Marty Rathbun hasn’t been at all successful in distracting people from standard Scientology, even though that’s been his purpose in organizing a splinter group.
Rathbun didn’t really do any organizing. He just stepped forward as a figurehead (or was pushed forward by Mike Rinder, the real “brains” behind the operation) and took over a mini-mob of field squirrels and no gain cases out to destroy others. Marty’s always been the kind of guy who would step out in front of a parade and act like he knows whats going on
In the Church Rathbun got away with that for a long time until no one could any longer ignore the fact that he was not actually leading, but just standing out in front working to sabotage the whole thing.
The personal profit motive is obvious with Rathbun. Aside from the fact that he’s making a living attacking LRH and Scientology (talk about “vampiring” that he likes to accuse others of!) he’s also taken money for his media attacks, continues to try to get money from bogus lawsuits against the Church, and works harder and harder every day to work towards that big payoff-to-go-away that he and Rinder think they’re ultimately going to get.
But media money has dried up and he has to live on donations from SPs and “auditing” fees he occasionally gets from those who haven’t yet heard of his real results.
The personal power motive is clear, too. A quick look at Marty’s blog will clue you in to just how important he thinks he is.
“Every time you write something, Marty, it gives us a better idea of what you’ve done, are doing, or are trying to do. Anyone with any understanding of the criminal mind can see that, too.
For example, you said about me: “… they pirated my name in a vampirish attempt to garner an audience…”
You mean the way you pirated “Scientology” and “standard tech” to garner an audience for yourself, Marty? In your case, I’ll agree it does sound “vampirish” as your only life comes from sucking the blood of the Church you’ve worked so hard to destroy for 3 decades, and leeching off it’s name. You know that without it, you would just be the zero you really are, and would have to find some other helping organization to try to “fight.” No one would listen to a word you say if you weren’t vampiring Scientology.”
Marty spent twenty six years trying to suck the life out of Scientology behind a guise of helping. When he finally left, he dropped the act and told us his realy intentions.
The ‘we agree in most things with Ron but——-‘ sees the coattails of the public, not their faces. Only recently a large office nearly crashed on this one alone. I repeat that this is no self-interested observation. It is just fact. ‘This office doesn’t fully agree with Ron’ is a sure trademark of failure. I can name nearly a hundred (independent, nearly all of them) failed centers who for all their work and often creditable actions, new furniture and exteriors, failed and failed hard on just that point.”
- L. Ron Hubbard
HCOPL 27 Dec 63 THE MAGIC OF GOOD MANAGEMENT
You hear this kind of remark from Marty Rathbun and his nutty pals all the time: “we agree in most things with Ron but ——- “ The caveat (they hope) obscures a cesspool of ethical and technical crimes, committed every time they are able to snag some poor pre-clear and shove him in front of an, at best uncertified, quite often jury-rigged, even flat-out broken, excuse for an e-meter.
With squirrels like Rathbun, faint praise for LRH (if any) is a staple, and it is always delivered while they are quite blatantly criticizing LRH and Scientology with their actions.