How to spot the OSA members on this newsgroup:
First let me explain to you what an OSA member is in case this
term is new to you. An OSA member is a Scientologist who works in the
OSA division of Scientology. He or she has the job of dealing with
threats to the Church of Scientology or the Church of Scientology's
public image. Most of the threats they have to deal come from outside
of Scientology but sometimes they have to deal with problems emanating
from inside a Scientology Org. Certain members of OSA have been
assigned to this newsgroup with the goal of stopping criticism
emanating from this newsgroup and the critics who post it.
The two most basic ways to know what a person is all about is
by: 1. What they Do 2. What they Don't Do. It is what a person Does
and Does Not Do that shows what's in their heart. That is the basic
fundamental to knowing what they are really all about.
What an undercover OSA agent Won't Do:
1. Make a list of the names the undercover OSA agents are posting
under on this newsgroup.
An undercover OSA agent will admit there are OSA agents on this
newsgroup but will never make a list of who he feels are the
undercover OSA agents and post it. An undercover OSA agent will always
invalidate any list posted by a real critic but will never post a list
himself. If he ever does make a list it won't contain any real names
anybody has ever posted under, it will be just a joke on his part to
poke fun at a real critic who had put up a list of real names earlier.
For example, his list will contain something like "Elmer Fudd",
"Scooby Doo", or "Bugs Bunny", names nobody has ever posted under,
that will be his "list" of undercover OSA agents.
In the past the OSA agents have been fond of saying that I'm the
undercover OSA agent on this newsgroup. This newsgroup is big source
of bad PR for Scientology and they would have assigned at least 5-10
OSA agents from different Orgs with the job of "handling" it. This
newsgroup goes all the way around the world and there is no way they
are going to assign just one person to that task. If they used only
one person, who would be handling the newsgroup while he was asleep?
Remember, there are articles posting on this newsgroup 24 hours a day.
2. Do something to hurt Scientology in any real way.
You will never catch a undercover OSA agent going to nationwide TV
like Bob Minton did unless it was to embarrass the real critics of
Scientology by saying crazy stupid things in front of the camera.
Sometimes when an undercover OSA agent feels he has the world
convinced he is an enemy of Scientology and is a easy person for the
Church of Scientology to discredit, like Arnie Lerma, he will go in
front of a camera looking like a nutcase lowlife and saying outlandish
things which only discredits him. Since the viewers think he is a
critic of Scientology, he has effectively discredited the critics of
Scientology also. This is all just what the Church of Scientology
wants to have happen.
What an undercover OSA agent Will Do:
1. Attack any article that is hurtful to Scientology and the person
who posted it.
Anytime there is a article that is posted that would cause the
reader to want to move away from Scientology, the undercover OSA
agents will attack it. For example, if there was an article like this
"How Scientology traps news members", the undercover OSA agents will
attack it. They will try to: 1. Block anybody from reading it by
posting a response which tries to change the subject. 2. Trivialize
the subject. 3. Confuse the subject. 4. Try to direct the reader to
one or more web sites controlled by OSA. 5. Try to discredit the
poster by saying he or she is a Scientologist, or a nutcase.
2. Try to "body route" the readers attention off this newsgroup and on
to a web site.
The reason the Church of Scientology does this is because this
newsgroup is dangerous to them because it can't be controlled by them.
Scientology is an organization that likes it best when it has complete
control over things. Because this newsgroup is not under their control
it could contain some criticism that could be truly hurtful to
Scientology. Another reason is because they can't track who it is that
is posting or reading articles on this newsgroup. If the reader logs
onto a web site controlled by Scientology, the person logging on can
be traced just like you would trace a phone call back to where it was
placed. Anytime you see someone pushing "this web site" or "that web
site" is trying to "body route" you off this newsgroup. Anybody has
the right to include a web address in their article but if they put
web addresses in almost all there articles or keep pushing hard for
you to go to "this web site" or "that web site", more than likely it's
an undercover OSA agent. If they have something to say, why couldn't
they post it or say it on this newsgroup? Why do they insist you read
it elsewhere? Answer: Because they want you out of here. If you stay
around here on this newsgroup you might read something truly damaging
to their church.
3. Post articles that appear to be critical of Scientology but only
has the effect of discrediting the critics of Scientology.
Inside that article will contain a few lines of false data that
was deliberately inserted by Scientology. They put the false data in
the article so the reader will discover it. After discovering the
false data, the reader will conclude, seemingly on his own, that the
person who wrote it either doesn't know what he's talking about or is
a liar. Since the person reading the article believes that the person
who wrote the article is a critic of Scientology, he will come to the
conclusion, again seemingly on his own, that the critics of
Scientology don't know what they are talking about or are liars. If
the person reading the article comes to either one these conclusions
it would benefit Scientology, which is the reason why the article was
created and posted in the first place.
4. Post articles that are trivial in nature which leaves the reader
bored or coming away with a response of "Who cares?".
They create what looks like criticism on the surface but it
doesn't really tell you anything that is hurtful to Scientology. The
normal response you get from reading this type of phony criticism is:
"Oh well, who cares about that?". They make it look like criticism of
Scientology but it doesn't contain any real substance. They are hoping
the reader will get bored with reading the articles on this newsgroup
and leave. There is another reason why they are trying to bore the
reader with boring fake criticism. They feel that most of people who
are reading this newsgroup are angry and looking for blood and guts
criticism of Scientology. By posting articles that's at 2.5 (boredom)
on the tone scale they are hoping to handle the angry 1.5 who's
reading it. L. Ron Hubbard said that boredom will handle an angry
person and this is another reason why they employ it.
"OSA Stands for: (O)perations by (S)uppressive (A)ssholes"
If you want to know what Scientology doesn't want you
to know, take a look these posts that I've put up earlier on
this newsgroup. (That's if the Church of "Suppress Free Speech"
hasn't illegally cancelled them)
"How to spot the OSA members on this newsgroup"
"How you know you've just read phony criticism created by Scientology"
"Scientology's Plan to Stop Critics & Criticism on this newsgroup"
"The key to how Scientology is handling this newsgroup"
"Why you should stay away from Scientology"
"The FAQ for Alt.Religion.Scientology"
"Names Scientology is Posting by on this newsgroup"
"Tactics OSA uses to stop critics on this newsgroup"
"The Magical Transformation of Church Member into Critic"
"How Scientology is playing both sides of the coin"
"Scientology's Decoy System"
"The 3 beliefs Scientology wants the world to believe"
"Some different Ways to "Handle" Scientology"
"How Scientology Traps New Members"
"Scientology's Trick to keep people from REAL criticism"
"Weaknesses of the Church of Scientology"
"How Scientology creates identity confusion"