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May 15, 2005

Scientology And Terri Schiavo - Is There A Connection?

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

I've recently become more interested in what many believe to be an influence upon the Terri Schiavo murder by judicial fiat and scientology, and have previously written on the relationships and connections between various Pinellas county folks that beg for an investigation. Although a connection has long been suggested(not by me alone), no clarity exists on the matter, and there's certain to be many who will disagree, among them a close personal friend and fellow vet. However, the idea of there being a connection seems to be gathering a little steam, and we've received info about a few comments and posts on other sites. One of the more interesting comments was found at Title of Liberty. The entire comment follows below; I've posted it here because I intend to follow-up on the matter with subsequent posts.

From an anonymous commentor via Title of Liberty:

I've read some web sites which say that there is a connection between Terri's plight and the Scientologists. I find these web sites to be "Michael Moorish" in the way that they draw diabolical conclusions by drawing loose connections together.

Particularly the following site:

http://libertytothecaptives.net/

(I think whoever does that site is well meaning and the site has a lot of good factual points... but it is too "trigger happy" and, therefore, will come across as irrational or nutty... which is a shame considering what is at stake here and how much of a Scientology connection there really is that should be investigated and revealed.)

However, on the other hand, I do think that there is some merit to the argument which need to be presented in a more no-nonsense way and backed up by mainstream sources.

In particular:

(1) the scientologist's philosophy is very, very pro-euthanasia... in fact, to Nazi-like extremes.

(2) The scientologists probably have more political, legal, and economic power over Clearwater than the Mormons do over Salt Lake City. No kidding!

(3) The scientologists have long been in the habit of using the judiciary to accomplish their goals (policitical, economic, philosophical, etc).

Even if there is no specific grand conspiracy going on here, these facts alone indicate that there was probably some kind of "subliminal" influence of Scientology values on the judiciary in Clearwater regarding Terri's case.

But don't take my word for it... READ/WATCH the items below:

1981 60-Minutes report about Scientology just starting to move into Clearwater
(This also details their illegal mob-like tactics.)

Time Magazine Article
(Scientologists attempted to sue Time for this for millions of dollars)

St. Petersburg Time articles about Scientology: here, here, and here,

EXCERPT: "You can't separate Salt Lake City and the Mormons, and you can't separate Clearwater and Scientology," said Ray Cassano, a Scientologist whose 146-unit downtown condo tower will rise next door to the historic post office. "We may be a bigger presence here because Clearwater is a smaller city."

A St. Petersburg Times article (inadvertently) describes similarities to Terri in Lisa McPherson's mysterious death while in Scientologist's care.
EXCERPT: "Wood initially said McPherson had died of complications from dehydration"

L. Ron Hubbard own writings demonstrate an extremist Nazi-like philosophy about dealing with disabled or retarded or unstable individuals. Disturbing tactics are also revealed. There is an unmistakable connection between these tactics proposed in Hubbard's writings and the actual actions of the Scientologists as described in the 60-minutes and Time magazine reports. No doubt about it. here, here, and ESPECIALLY... here.
EXCERPT: "The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that people from 2.0 down have no traffic with reason and cannot be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0. There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the tone scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the tone scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow."

Answers.com general article about Scientologist's extensive use (and abuse) of the legal system.
EXCERPTS:
"The Church of Scientology has made extensive use of the legal system to defend itself and attack its perceived enemies, including both critics and..."
"The Church of Scientology is often accused of barratry, the willful use of frivolous lawsuits for the purpose of harassment..."

Testimony from a writer who was harassed by Scientologists. She wrote 1 book back in 1971 and was harassed by the Scientologist with character assassinations and frivolous lawsuits for decades. Ironically, this testimony was before a commission in Clearwater at the time that they were concerned about scientologists moving into their town.

(They have since accepted the scientologists because the "assimilation" is practically complete.)

Lastly, there is this fictional movie that is supposedly about cults in general (not necessarily scientology.. but there are some similarities and the creator of the movies was a former scientologist for 20 years. He is also a former Universal Studios V.P.) This movie is currently blocked from release by a Pinellas County judge... has been for quite a while. See here, here, here, here. (Is this normal? I thought this was a free country with freedom of speech?)

Given the Scientologist's proven track record of attacking the messenger (with vengeance), I'm too fearful to post my name...

Definitely, something is not right in Clearwater/Pinellas County.

Keep in mind that the links I've provided make extensive use of mainstream media sources and direct quotes from L. Ron Hubbard. Check these out and draw your own conclusions.

...someone needs to get this information to the public...

- End item

Hat tip - Juleni and Title of Liberty

Cross posted at BlogsforTerri

Posted by Hyscience at May 15, 2005 9:36 AM

I think this is interesting, but lacks a necessary link. I think you'd have to demonstrate that Judge Greer--as well as all the appellate and supreme court judges--were somehow influenced by Scientology.

The "subliminal influence" argument doesn't work well with me; I'd want some clear evidence that these judges shared the world view of Scientology, particularly as it pertained to "lesser beings". While I hold no truck with Scientology--I was around when it was ginned up out of LRon's pointy little head--the arguments thus far are indeed "Moore-ish".

Posted by: John Burgess at May 15, 2005 5:37 PM

I think this is interesting, but lacks a necessary link. I think you'd have to demonstrate that Judge Greer--as well as all the appellate and supreme court judges--were somehow influenced by Scientology.

The "subliminal influence" argument doesn't work well with me; I'd want some clear evidence that these judges shared the world view of Scientology, particularly as it pertained to "lesser beings". While I hold no truck with Scientology--I was around when it was ginned up out of LRon's pointy little head--the arguments thus far are indeed "Moore-ish".

Posted by: John Burgess at May 15, 2005 5:38 PM

Scientology – The Secret Force Behind Terri Schindler Schiavo’s Murder
What set the agenda for Terri to be starved/dehydrated to death right over the course of 13 days, with the world’s eyes ingrained hopelessly watching; begging anybody to help? That was the question haunting me as I returned from Not Dead Yet’s emergency action Easter Sunday outside of Woodside Hospice, where Terri then was on her 11th day without food and hydration. 8 of us had flown down there to protest in civil disobedience Terri’s right to life and her family’s right to take care of her. http://nation.com.pk/daily/mar-2005/29/international8.php,
Upon returning home to Atlanta, Georgia, I watched non-stop Terri’s struggle to hold on until someone answered her call. When she died I began my search to find out what truly lead to the death of her. It was to large to be explained by the stupid insistence of some Judge who thought he abiding ‘her wishes.’ What I found lead to a 30,000 word series of articles that ends with what you are about to read. For the whole article go here: http://endeavorfreedom.org/Articles.htm
My research shocked me at first, enraging me later, but at least I felt I had found the key to the truth once I began my research of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology and Dianetics. Could anybody believe the existence of an order to annihilate 2.5% of the world population considered better off dead by Hubbard in one his books, The Science of Survival, Book I, Chapter 27, page 157 "The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that people from 2.0 down have no traffic with reason and cannot be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0. There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the tone scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the tone scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes (reeducation, isolation, or relocation).”
“The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow. Adders are safe bedmates compared to people on the lower bands of the tone scale. Not all the beauty nor the handsomeness nor artificial social value nor property can atone for the vicious damage such people do to sane men and women. The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the tone scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered.
It is not necessary to produce a world of ‘clears’ in order to have a reasonable and worthwhile social order; it is only necessary to delete those individuals who range from 2.0 down, either by processing them enough to get their tone level above the 2.0 line--a task which, indeed, is not very great, since the amount of processing in many cases might be under fifty hours, although it might also in others be in excess of two hundred--or simply quarantining them from the society. A venezuelan dictator once decided to stop leprosy. He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars. By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the beggars in Venezuela an end was put to leprosy in that country.”- http://www.lermanet.com/cos/exterminate.html
Hubbard wished for, “A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology.” He also claimed that “Society, the bulk of which is bent upon survival, fails or refuses to recognize death or the urge of organisms toward it. Society passes laws against murder and suicide. Society provides hospitals. Society carries such people [the disabled] on its back. And society will not hear of euthanasia or "mercy killing." (Self Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard; pg. 28) "Perhaps at some distant date only the unaberrated person will be granted civil rights before law. Perhaps the goal will be reached at some future time when only the unaberrated person can attain to and benefit from citizenship. These are desirable goals..." Dianetics; the Modern Science of Mental Health, by L. Ron Hubbard (1987 edition, p.534)- http://www.libertytothecaptives.net/scientology_and_terri_schindler_schiavo_death_connection.html
Hubbard cheers an agenda for euthanasia, does so scientology? They have the resources to fund such an agenda. They, too, have the resources to fund developing support of local city, county, state, and even federal politicians, judges, and any necessary additional persons of interest. “To understand Scientology's methods of judge tampering, one must be aware of the `sacred scripture' behind Scientology's notorious intimidation tactics. It is called The Art of War by Sun Tzu. This text, written in China more than 2,400 years ago regarding the planning of military operations, has been adopted by Scientology as a training manual for its staff. Scientology requires its intelligence division to know the text inside and out.”- http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/judge_tampering.html?FACTNet
Factnet has interviewed Jesse Prince, Scientology’s once second in command of worldwide operations before defecting. He wanted to warn the world about Scientology's covert criminal activities as decreed by Scientology's top executives and law firms. There is much available on the web about the techniques scientology uses for securing support. Much was discovered when the FBI raided Scientology’s headquarters in Clearwater in 1977 and seized thousands of documents. The raids uncovered many operations by Scientology including- Operation Snow White, an elaborate plan to infiltrate various government and business offices and destroy negative or incriminating files pertaining to Scientology and/or its founder; Operation PC Freakout, a project to present the author of a book critical of Scientology as insane and discredit her through various overt and covert illegal activities; Operation China Shop, a project to gain control of the Clearwater Sun; Project Vatican Passport, which was a series of actions designed to establish legitimacy for the United Churches of Florida, one of the assumed names used by Scientology when they first arrived in Clearwater; and Operation Tricycle, or Hubbard's Guardian Office Program Order 261175, which instructs Scientologists to work to "take control of key points of Clearwater," including the Sun and Channel 13 TV. This kind of illegal and coercive practice has led the church to be banned from many countries.
Even being banned from some countries, the Church enjoys tax-exempt status in many and takes in a huge amount of money. Take into consideration documents filed by the church with the Internal Revenue Service in 1993 as they sought tax exemption- the church counts assets of about $400 million and appears to take in nearly $300 million a year from counseling fees, book sales, investments and other sources. In a local Clearwater court case against the church, it was revealed in a 1987 credit statement for the organization listed "Estimated annual sales" of more than $90-million. The 1987 statement also listed estimated annual purchases of $13-million and an operating cost of $26-million.- http://www.shipbrook.com/jeff/CoS/timeline.html These figures only apply to the main Clearwater-based Scientology group, called the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, not to the others based in California and abroad. Back in 1998, the "church" of Scientology generated from 1.5 to 2 million dollars of income per week! This material success enables them to maintain ownership of tens of millions of dollars worth of property (about 40 buildings) as well as many businesses:
To date, the church owns more than $50-million in Clearwater-area properties and is nearing completion of a $50-million Mediterranean Revival-style building nicknamed "Super Power." Additionally, the church now has 565 hotel rooms in and near downtown for visiting Scientologists who consider Clearwater their spiritual mecca.- http://www.sptimes.com/2004/05/29/Tampabay/Scientologists_settle.shtml
There is little doubt in my mind that someone very powerful, was able to influence all the right people, guarantying Terri’s right to life would be largely ignored. If you take a look at http://home.tampabay.rr.com/sp/FLA.html a website dedicated to tracking scientology’s influence at every level of the Florida government, one finds that indeed their influence is great enough to ensure participation at their events many of Florida’s politicians, judges, and public servants. The list includes Senator Mike Fasano and Majority leader Dennis L. Jones, Representative Gus Bilikaris, Governor Jeb Bush and "Mayor (Brian Aungst), Deputy Mayor and City Commissioner of Clearwater, the Clearwater and Hillsborough County Commissioners, the Sheriff (Everett Rice) and Deputy Sheriff of Pinellas County, mayors from seven surrounding cities, a representative from the Florida State Attorney's office, two former state senators, the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (Johnnie Byrd), hundreds of local judges, attorneys, top business executives and other opinion leaders from throughout the community including Tampa City Council member Mary C. Alvarez and Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan.
George Felos has scientology ties as well as the screenwriter for ‘Million Dollar Baby’, Paul Haggis. When you study into scientology’s criminal past you learn about another woman Lisa McPherson, who as part of the church, too was starved and dehydrated to death while in the custody of church members.- http://www.sptimes.com/2004/05/29/Tampabay/Scientologists_settle.shtml
While no one can say for sure whether the church is actively in pursuit of an agenda to kill the 2.5% of people not valued by their founder, what can be stated with certainty is that 22 states currently exclude nutrition and hydration from the definition of "life-sustaining procedures" that may be included or excluded by the patient's "Living Will." However, with Terri’s passing we must remain vigilant of the right-to-die push to have food and hydration considered ‘artificial’ life support. It was the right-to-die groups who started the “Living Wills” as a way to make death acceptable in certain instances. They want people to believe as “Million Dollar Baby” concludes, that one is better off dead than disabled.- http://prolife.ath.cx:8000/plae111.htm
We must really study into these things as some are starved/dehydrated against their wishes as Mae Magouirk nearly was. If it weren’t for Not Dead Yet, she may be dead now. This signifies to all of the very serious nature of what we are up against. How Judge Greer was allowed to remain as the decisive decision maker in this case when he was asked to remove himself from the case 5 times, clearly demonstrated a bias in Michael Schiavo’s drive to end Terri’s life. Perhaps, we will learn more as a result of Texas businessman Michael Bradle’s formal complaint against Judge Greer with Brooke Kennedy, executive director of Florida’s Judicial Qualifications Committee. Bradle, senior managing partner of Tejas Corporate Partners, L.P., complained of “Judge Greer’s total mishandling of the Terri Schiavo case. I am also complaining of ex parte communications and his refusal to recuse himself amid obvious conflicts of interests”. Bradle believes that a grand jury should conduct an independent investigation in the Schiavo case.
If anybody else has any further information on the connections between the church of scientology and the murder of Terri Schiavo, please let me know, as I am compiling a book about the subject. I do appreciate anyone's help with this matter and I hope everyone will spread the word on this, as we must all understand that they have set precedents. They murdered her in front of the world, forcing us to watch, having changed the laws protecting human life. Terri was forced to endure starvation/dehydration on three occasions.

She fought vali9antly each time to survive as long as she could. She was a martyr and we must remember that now that the precedence is set and everyone watched it on non-stop t.v., the euthanasia agenda begins its count of people claimed all across our great country. This issue affects us all, touches everybody at the heart, because whether we realize it or not, Terri is a reflection of us all, begging anybody in the whole world to help, please, please give me food and water. E-mail me at zengarcia@alltel.net

You can check out my site at www.endeavorfreedom.org
If you have not already, find out about 9-11.
Namaste,
Zen

Posted by: Zen Garcia at May 15, 2005 9:20 PM

I give Scientology the benefit of the doubt. I'm a big fan of some of their publications, many of which may indicate they might be on our side:

Pseudoscience:
Psychiatry's False Diagnoses
(evidence against those who would misdiagnose people a PVS)
http://cchr.org/publications/pdf/english/pseudo_EN.pdf

Psychiatric Hoax:
The Subversion of Medicine
http://cchr.org/publications/pdf/english/hoax_EN.pdf

Eroding Justice:
Psychiatry's Corruption of Law
http://cchr.org/publications/pdf/english/justice_EN.pdf

Unholy Assault:
Psychiatry Versus Religion
http://cchr.org/publications/pdf/english/religion_EN.pdf

The Real Crisis in Mental Health Today
http://cchr.org/publications/pdf/english/govt_EN.pdf

http://cchr.org/publications/index.htm

Posted by: Rev. Thomas Scott Painter R-FL at May 17, 2005 2:43 PM

...besides, if 60-Minutes and Time (ABC/CBS/NBC/KGB/CNNC17/AOL/TIME-Life-Warner) don't like Scientology then Scientology is probably on our side.

Posted by: Rev. Thomas Scott Painter R-FL at May 17, 2005 2:53 PM

John Burgess said:
"I'd want some clear evidence that these judges shared the world view of Scientology"

ANSWER:
Greer worked with other attorneys who are Scientologists and/or who had worked extensively for the Church of Scientology. Also, Greer recently won a very prestigious award from the Clearwater bar association during the thick of it all and this bar association is chalk full of Scientologists.

There is a credible argument that Greer was furthering his career and LOCAL reputation with his actions. He is in fact considered a hero by influential and powerful people in his own community. All of that would have been lost had he taken seriously some of the devastating claims made about Michael from some of Terri's nurses, for example. The fact that he blew some of these affidavits off so easily is likewise very suspicious.

Posted by: Rob McEwen at June 16, 2005 12:42 AM



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