Marty’s type is, sadly, not unusual or hard to find – I spot them occasionally in my own workplace. Whether an obvious bully like Rathbun, or dripping with apparent sweetness, they all DO as LRH describes.
They produce nothing, while undermining and upsetting their co-workers, and running down the reputation of the guy who signs their check.
It can be a challenge to see the obvious. We don’t want to believe it of people we once trusted or had some affinity for due to past association. But Rathbun is nothing if not painfully obvious in his methods and motives.
Like most suppressives, all of Marty Rathbun’s outrageous transgressions against others don’t matter one bit. Every slightest opposition of him – real or imagined – is tragically bad and utterly unforgivable. Rathbun’s gone so far down the tubes that someone even observing him sends him into fits of whining over his victimhood.
Marty Rathbun has become the classic victimizer claiming to be a victim. This he hopes will keep him safe from others possibly doing to him what he’s done to them, and of course make him some money in the process.
Isn’t it interesting that Marty Rathbun feels at liberty to post embellished and derogatory information about L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology and Scientologists, yet if someone speaks out against him he goes ballistic?
If anyone dares to oppose Rathbun’s views and expose his motives, he promptly blames the ecclesiastical leadership of Scientology. Marty is so obsessed with the leadership that he is compelled to constantly gripe about it and justify everything he is doing and saying in order to lessen (he thinks) the target of his hate propaganda.
Rathbun’s obsession boils down to this one factor: he is missing the leadership position he once had and abused. Rathbun has been desperately trying to get it back.
The 9th Circuit Court issued yet another resounding defeat for the legal genius Marty Rathbun, deciding against the Headleys in their Rathbun-inspired claims against the Church and the Sea Organization and the notion that their labor was “forced.” In fact, 3 of the judges found that the Headleys failed to show that they were forced into anything. In other words, the whole thing was just as bogus as Marty’s other claims about the Church.
Although Marty Rathbun now tries to cover up this legal failure by blaming it all on the Headley’s attorneys, it was Rathbun who provided the Headleys with a declaration in the case in full support of their provenly false claims that helped push the case into a fatal loss and a precedent for the Church. At the time Rathbun made the declaration, he was so wound up over his flip flop from being a Scientology supporter to a treasonous back-stabber that he abruptly went out, got drunk and got himself thrown in jail for disorderly conduct.