Saturday, February 2, 2008

Alea Iacta Est [The Die Has Been Cast]



"...Never discuss Scientology with the critic. Just discuss his or her crimes, known and unknown. And act completely confident that those crimes exist...."
L. Ron Hubbard, "Critics of Scientology", November 5, 1967
The die has been cast. It was cast the moment we voiced our opposition to the practices of the Church of Scientology (CoS), the moment we declared that “knowledge is free”. But we have done more than voice an opposition, we have waged war for your hearts and minds, and we have made progress. Our gains have drawn us significant attention, both positive in the form of the media, and sinister in the form of the “church”.

The attention the “church” gives its own adherents will give you cause for concern, the attention it gives its critics, is frightening. To protect its stream of income, the “church” indoctrinates and exploits its members, deliberately conceals its origins from them, requires donations and costly purchases to continue, it even has an “auditing” process that involves the use of a Colt-45; “bridge to enlightenment” indeed. These cultish behaviours and well known brainwashing techniques (along with many others) are employed on the newer members, those that are yet to reach even a single level as an “OT”.

For the attention it gives its critics, the “church” maintains a special policy beyond its regular “always attack, never defend” motto, “Fair game”. Anyone who is “fair game”, to put it in L. Ron Hubbard’s own words, “May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” These actions, include but are by no means limited to, large smear campaigns, accusations of paedophilia, houses picketed and of course, lawsuits. Persecution of its critics, or indeed anyone, in such a manner is a practice that the “church” claims to have revoked in 1968, but has tried to get constitutionally protected as late as 1985, and has been seen practice even in recent years.

This is why the new movement opposing them has decided to be Anonymous, in name and action. Albeit, this is not the only reason to remain Anonymous, we are also Anonymous because this is the only type of action that the CoS cannot fight on their standard terms, a faceless, loosely organized, leaderless entity. Therefore, the idea of the faceless being is what the CoS will target, we can be targeted with any faceless act, any form of crime that will never be linked to a specific individual. The credibility of Anonymous will, as has been attacked. We will be and have been called “persecutors” despite our intentions, declarations and actions.

For the Office of Special Affairs (OSA) , the intelligence agency of the CoS, to label a critic as a “persecutor” is a common tactic. The effect is that they may act as if they, or the “Church of Scientology”, are the victim. Often, this is far from the case and such bizarre claims on part of the Church of Scientology can be quickly dismissed as filled with fallacious rhetoric and logic. A marvellous example would be the following post in the comments sections of The Huffington Post by a Scientologist who goes by the internet name "Terryeo".
"News reporting and reporters depend on our rights to free speech. Anonymous has suppressed free speech with its DDoS attack against a charitable organization. Once established, with organization and dedicated resources, what next? Anonymous could "rent out" services (from another country of course) to target any organization or business. Freedom has but one cost. Public support of those who suppress freedom of speech is a denial of responsibility." (Terryeo)
He begins the argument with obviously loaded term, such as when he (falsely) paints the Church of Scientology as a "charitable organization". The argument continues, to where he states, "Once established, with organization and dedicated resources, what next? Anonymous could 'rent out' services (from another country of course) to target any organization or business." an argument, which is easily dismissed with simple logic.

It is known that Anonymous is not "established", it is a decentralized entity that works by accepting and formulating ideas that are used to further their goals. There is no "establishment". Hence, it is already evident that this Scientologist has formulated an imaginary situation, assigned it to Anonymous, and then attacked the imaginary situation.

Given the history of the CoS, unsurprisingly, in the last few days stories have arisen about Anonymous attacking Dutch schools, innocent everyday people, and sending letters with white powder to Scientology "churches" in the southern California area. As it is our goal to bring the truth to the people, we feel it necessary to show you how we operate, as well as, what is true within these stories, and what to expect from the poison going into the well in the future.
  • Members of Anonymous are human; the attack on the Dutch school was a typo. The actual target was Prolexic, a company that provides protection for the CoS from a Distributed Denial of Service attack. An IP for the Prolexic server network was gathered by a member of Anonymous, having gained useful information from a friend, and was posted with a typo on the standard contact channels. This lead to a very brief attack on a Dutch school before the typo was discovered and corrected. All the communication channels used by Anonymous are based on any of the three US based time zones, so any DDoS that will occur happens in the middle of the night for most Europeans. Therefore, it is likely to suspect that the school would not even have noticed the glitch, were it not for the Wired article discussing the mistake.


  • Unfortunately this is not the only innocents that have taken hits in the wake of the internet tsunami that is hitting the CoS. Once again reported by Wired, an elderly couple from Stockton, California was hit by another mistake made by individuals within the movement known as Anonymous. The Lawsons had their personal information, put up for all to see on the internet (has now been removed), and have been harassed by those connected with Anonymous, an official apology can be read below. However, this does not end the story. Quoted from Wired;

    “According to an e-mail from the hacker to THREAT LEVEL, the Regime's "main objective was to obtain logs and various data including user names and passwords" and "to take down our targets in the best way possible to bring as much embarrassment/shame as we could to the offending organization." The hacker said his group turned over the purloined data to the Church of Scientology.”

    Above quote is an indication that The Regime, a hacker group that has been doing much to harass Anonymous and this fight in the last week, is working on orders from the Church of Scientology. In fact ex-Scientologists that have spoken to and shaped what Anonymous now is, say this is a perfectly plausible tactic to be used by the OSA. Based on the “fair game” policy of removing any and all opposition; hiring a team of expert hackers to take down a bunch of inexperienced script kiddies, shooting sparrows with cannons as it were, is the exact measure to take for obtaining a name to run through the dirt. Actions like these have already taken place according to the same Wired article. In this The Regime used a takeover of one of Anonymous’ main communications channels as leverage towards the owner of the website, forcing him to give all the information he could give them about individual members of Anonymous. One idea is that The Regime is directly linked with the CoS, in other words being members of OSA, but a more plausible explanation is that they are paid by OSA to do their dirty work. There is very little doubt that they are not at all connected with the Church of Scientology based on the ultimate goal of their actions.

  • The latest news in the exploits of Anonymous is an article about anthrax based terrorist threats towards the CoS. Operations that could be understood like an attack of this sort has not been discussed in the timeframe that would be needed for the powder to arrive and the FBI to be called in. However, it will be admitted that the idea of sending packets of Kool-Aid, as a reference to Jonestown, was discussed and left abandoned in the early days of Project Chanology. Should, the case be that the article is in fact discussing such a letter, it is either a downright falsification of facts from the CoS or a poor job from the reporter. The items sent would be unopened Kool-Aid packets, and not the powder itself. It should be understood that this would not be the first time that the CoS has made false completely claims of terrorist threats towards themselves.

    Most well known of these self proclaimed threats is during “Operation Freakout”, in which Paulette Cooper was deemed a Suppressive Person, and hit by the Fair Game policy. This lead to all manner of attacks upon her person, one of which was a piece of amazingly devious planning from the CoS; disguised as a public official doing a survey on housing taxes in the area, and had her sign a document. Underneath this a piece of paper, assumed to be yet another survey, was used to get Paulette Coopers fingerprints on a bomb threat written by the CoS, and to be delivered to the FBI the next day.


When the “church” knows only attack, it cannot defend against the truth that we, and other critics, bring against them. Instead they act through fear, and attempt to discredit us. Knowing their past practices, their “fair game” policy, that they have people dedicated to nothing more than making people’s lives miserable, it is worth wondering what they might do against a faceless entity. A Smear campaign maybe?

In the end we encourage you to learn, to search, we cannot make up your minds for you, after all “Knowledge is free” and “what’s true for you, is true”.

UPDATE: Yeah, they began the smear.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Superb piece of written truth, keep up the intensity! Lets wage this war of intregity against this evil cult!

AnonMom2 said...

A friendly nod of recognition to fellow Anons.

Elders of the Church of Scientology: One hundred seventy hours and 15 minutes from now, Anonymous will be standing across the street from your orgs worldwide.

Do you have the stomach to greet us? Not minions, but you, the controllers?

Dear, dear Scientologists...You must understand... it's all over but the shouting, so to speak. Anon merely had to speak the truth with a global voice heard by the public and by members who harbored unspoken doubts. It is done. CoS's reputation is, deservedly, in shreds, thanks to its leaders' actions and direction.

It's not your fault. Rather than fret about what is irrevocably lost, look forward to the future. Think about what you're going to do with the rest of your life here on Earth with the rest of us. Establish some ties in the broader world, on the sly, until you're ready to get out.

You're about to be unemployed, if in the pay of Co$. Demands for money and "New" OT level training will increase, because recruitment will have fallen off drastically. Sales of the materials usually bought by new members will slow to a trickle. Members will become more and more disenachanted at how little the courses do for them, and their outrageous expense, eventually realizing that DM is bleeding them dry.

DM will become increasingly abusive toward his "failing" leadership, when this massive failure is HIS. Perhaps the CoS will continue to present a facade with empty buildings and posh retreats for more valued members, but the rank and file will suffer as the money dwindles.

Payroll, is a major drain, even at $50/week. Maintenance, landscaping, office supplies, infrastructure -- it's all expensive. Know that funds will run out, the properties will be sold, and even DM's fancy cars will have to go. Will it be with dignity, or in some horrible meltdown featuring R2-45 (google it)? Stay safe. Be careful. Simply leave if you see really erratic behavior. We want you happy, well, and free.

It's just a matter of time. Prepare yourselves. The downward spiral is quickening.

We are coming FOR you, not against you.
02.10.08
Expect us.

Anonymous said...

nicely written, good job letting people know that such an evil cult will stop at nothing to protect their monies.

Anonymous said...

I feel really stupid asking this question but here goes.

What is rule 1 and 2?

I'm new to the fight and will have an easier time not breaking the rules if I know what they are.

Anonymous said...

Well, Anon. To tell you rules 1 & 2 on this blog would mean that we are breaking rules 1 & 2.

So my only advice is to: LURK MOAR

Anonymous said...

Normal Rules 1 & 2 are Project Chanology's Rule 0. Just to clear things up depending on where you lurk.

Anonymous said...

@faggots above whining about the rules.
None of them are being broken.
#1; Do not talk about...
#2; eBaums did it.
I would suggest you lurk moar.

Anonymous said...

Rule #0: Rules #1 and #2 of the internet still apply. Your memes are not, at this juncture, something that the real world can appreciate. Although meme speak between fellow Anonymous is acceptable, focus on the target and keep it to a minimum.

Rule #1: Stay cool.

Rule #2: Stay cool, especially when harassed. You are an ambassador of Anonymous. Although individuals trying to disrupt your demonstration will get on your nerves, you must not lose your temper. Doing so will harm the protest and tarnish the reputation of Anonymous.

Rule #3: Comply with the orders of law enforcement officers above all else. Doing otherwise is harmful to the demonstration as a whole and may compromise your performance as a human being. Do not request badge numbers unless you are being treated in a very abusive manner, as doing so will anger officers.

Rule #4: Notify city officials. Most jurisdictions either have rules about public protests, or would prefer to be notified that they are taking place. Know the rules for your jurisdiction and abide by them.

Rule #5: Always be across the street from the object being protested.

Rule #6: In the absence of a road, find another natural barrier between yourself and the target of protest. Doing so will make it more difficult for individuals hostile to your cause to come and harass you.

Rule #7: Stay on public property. You may be charged for trespassing if you do not.

Rule #8: No violence.

Rule #9: No weapons. The demonstration is a peaceful event. Your weapons. You will not need them.

Rule #10: No alcohol or pre-drinking. Violating this rule may easily precipitate a violation of rules 1 and 2.

Rule #11: No graffiti, destruction, or vandalism.

Rule #12: If you want to do something stupid, pick another day. These should be self explanatory. Violation of these rules during a demonstration will tarnish the reputation of Anonymous, harm the demonstration itself and leave you vulnerable to attention from law enforcement.

Rule #13: Anonymous is legion. Never be alone. Isolation during a protest marks you as a target for handlers who wish to provoke an angry reaction from you and other hostiles. In keeping with this principle...

Rule #14: Organize in squads of 10 to 15 people.

Rule #15: One or two megaphones per squad. A megaphone is helpful for maintaining the overall cohesion of a demonstration and spreading your message. However, too many will confuse the public and render you hearing impaired.

Rule #16: Know the dress code. Forming a loose yet reasonable dress code for protest members will help to maintain cohesion and get the public to take you seriously.

Rule #17: Cover your face. This will prevent your identification from videos taken by hostiles, other protesters or security. Use scarves, hats and sunglasses. Masks are not necessary, and donning them in the context of a public demonstration is forbidden in some jurisdictions.

Rule #18: Bring water. A dehydrated, thirsty Anonymous is not a useful Anonymous.

Rule #19: Wear good shoes. Following these rules will assure your comfort during the demonstration. Keep in mind that demonstrations may often be quite lengthy.

Rule #20: Signs, fliers, and phrases. Have yours ready. Make sure that signs are large enough to read. Also ensure that the text on your signs and your phrases are pertinent to the target of the protest.

Rule #21: Prepare legible, uncomplicated and accurate flyers to hand out to those who wish to know more regarding the motivations behind your actions.

Rule #22: Document the demonstration. Videos and pictures of the event may be used to corroborate your side of the story if law enforcement get involved. Furthermore, posting images and videos of your heroic actions all over the internet is bound to generate win, exhorting other Anonymous to follow your glorious example.

Anonymous said...

http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Scientology REAL LOWDOWN ON $CIENTOLOGY!

Anonymous said...

"Be Wary
Be Wary
of the 10th of February.
Picketing, protesting and plot.

We see no reason
Why protesting and picketing
Should ever be forgot."

This shall shake the world.

This will make is stop.

This 10th of February, Scientology

will see it's fault.

Dakkl said...

Scientology is a load of bullshit, I can agree with all of you, but is making a hundred blogs and two or three shitty videos going to bring Scientology to its knees?
Scientologists hide with other scientologists but you all hide behind your computer screens. Are any of you going to huck a brick at your local scientologist church? The main reason why Scientology doesn't expect or even comprehend most of the "Anonymous" gang is because most of them won't stand up for themselves. Besides, most of the "Anonymous" are just anti-scientologists, like everyone else, who think that they're waging some great war against some church that they think could become the next Catholic church and control the world. Scientology will fall, obviously, but when it does, you shouldn't all think "YA I HELPED LOL!" That's like adding a stick to a bonfire. I dislike the cult as much as you all do, but pretending to be an online shadow, why not do something? You're trying to be an intelligent gang or maybe heroic misfits seeking to unhinge an underhanded corporation posing as a church. Get out and do something.

Anonymous said...

Hurr hurrr.
Caption Obvious fails to see the obvious here.
This is just part of the PR campaign.
Naive to think this was all of the movement.
I also suggest you read the first blog entry, your description of us amuses me.
Or do you think this is what we are as total? We are normal people away from the screen too.
And ironically we are standing up and doing something.
10th of Feb., coming soon.
Other than that, http://www.nysun.com/article/70957?page_no=1 - Fuck yeah.

EDIT: Stop spamming the Jew shit you dickwads, it takes around a minute to delete all of it, there is no use in this.

Insurrectionary Anti-Racist Conservative Feminist Pagan's Party said...

http://community.livejournal.com/anarchists/2292320.html

Information Systems Audit and Control Association said...

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Victoria Gothic said...

I'm not a member of Anon, but I enjoy watching the ongoing war against the Church of Scientology. It’s good to know that someone is standing up against one of the most visible and yet corrupt movements in the world today. While I understand that Anon cannot be violent during the actual live protests, its always nice to know that some Anon member is working to take down anything positively related to Scientology on the internet. No point in offering good luck since Anon will not cease the assault until the CoS is gone, so all I can offer is my continued support of Anon.

Victoria

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION!

I have made a tribute video for Anonymous.

Please view it on YouTube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmoetBCTbZ4

And higher quality here:

http://www.vimeo.com/683573

Please spread this video around.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

http://memoagomez.deviantart.com/art/Anonymous-Stamp-2-77067658

A stamp for all Deviant art users who want to spread the word of anonymous. There's even a link to a playlist of chanology videos and an inverted stamp for those who prefer it the other method.

I do not condone Anonymous for their actions, yet I want to stay neutral in case the cult labels me as an SP.

(But really keep up the great work!!!)

Anonymous said...

Here here! Article full of useful information.
Keep up the fight, we will not stand down!

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous - I applaud you fully. I live in Santa Rosa, and near the Veteran's Bldg is a clam center. Every time I drive by it, I want to throw up. I looked on "media reports" at xenu.net to see if there were any pix of people protesting at the Santa Rosa center, but I did not find anything. I will look for you on 3/15.

This movement by you guys goes across all political lines btw. I am in FULL SUPPORT of you guys.

God bless. You're doing the right thing.

Kenjiman318 said...

I missed 2/10 bit will be in full force for the next protest. A coworker of mine participated in protesting the Seattle "brainwashing center" and touted success and enjoyment of meeting other intelligent humans for once.

I too wish to enjoy the company of people who's eyes have opened to see farther than two feet in front of them.

I fight for the betterment of mankind alongside mankind.


I am Legion.
I am Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

I already knew that cult was a scam (thanks to south park), my grandparents are involved in the same sort of cult they are jehovah witnesses, even if it is not as commercial as the COS it is also very dangerous. But after the reading of the facts you expose in your site, I definitely know which camp I have to choose.
For the freedom of speech, action, movement, for freedom and knowledge.

An european anonymous

Anonymous said...

I already knew that cult was a scam (thaks to south park), my grandparents are involved in the same sort of cult they are jehovah witnesses, even if it is not as commercial as the COS it is also very dangerous. But after the reading of the facts you expose in your site, I definitely know which camp I have to choose.
For the freedom of speech, action, movement, for freedom and knowledge.

An european anonymous

Anonymous said...

Tom Cruise looks the other way while slave Co$ labor is used for his benefit:

http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/tom-cruise-cult-secrets-exposed.htm

Anonymous said...

Looking for a new post...nothing for quite awhile. Hopefully the Co$ haven't found us...

Anonymous said...

http://backstabbed.ath.cx/clanxdrx/index.php

host switched redirects without telling me. ToT

gagneeric said...

Hi guys. Great work.

You can also check these links from Wikileaks.org:

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology%27s_%27Operating_Thetan%27_documents_leaked_online

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Citizens_Commission_on_Human_Rights_exposed_as_a_Scientology_front_part_2

Cheers

Anonymous said...

You guys need to go to the source. Wage war on the WHITE HOUSE, IRS and FEDERAL RESERVE as well. If the lies, deceit and criminal activities of these organizations are revealed, organizations like Scientology cannot thrive.