AUDIO: "Touch Me," Creepy Scientology Goon Repeatedly Tells Protester


"Touch me" the man says again and again. "Touch me."

In what should go down as one of the most skin-crawling audio tapes in recent Scientology history, we hear a church operative repeatedly challenge protester David Love to provoke an incident so that Love can find himself in a world of legal hurt.

Too smart to take the bait, Love calmly continued his picket of Scientology's Montreal "org" yesterday, and didn't let on that he had a digital recorder in his jacket running during the incident. After the jump, he tells us more about this recording.

In April, we wrote at length about Love's remarkable one-man campaign against Scientology in Canada, which resulted in getting Scientology's Narconon drug treatment facility in Trois-Rivières, Quebec shut down by government authorities.

He's also targeting Scientology's Montreal "org," and is planning to file an official request to have authorities review its property tax exemption, he tells us.

But what prompted yesterday's protest, he says, was a new bylaw in Quebec that bans the wearing of masks during protests. Now, suddenly, the local contingent of Anonymous members who usually picket the Montreal org wearing Guy Fawkes masks have been stymied. So Love -- who doesn't bother with a mask because he's already so well known to Scientology -- decided to carry out a picket on his own yesterday.

"Now the 20 other Anons won't protest, so I filed a human rights complaint against the city and police. The police and I get along well and are glad I filed so that they can have the law interpreted," he says.

Love briefly videotaped his activities, but put down his camera as he picketed outside the Montreal facility. Then, he was approached by a man who sounded angry.

"He was about five foot eleven, balding, in his 50's," Love says. "His face went bright red."

In a very Canadian exchange of charming accents and quaint epithets ("fuck a duck", the Scientologist says), the two square off. Repeatedly, you'll hear the man say "touch me" in the oddest way.

No, he didn't want a hug. What the man was doing was a classic Scientology ploy, trying to get Love riled up enough to push or punch the man, which would then be used to arrest him and make him the target of a civil suit. (We've seen the strategy used time and again by Scientology's goons.)

Although we don't see the man's face during the encounter, the recording of his voice is crystal clear and really quite remarkable. It may be the most interesting reaction to a protester since New York org president John Carmichael told a protester "I smell pussy" while a video recorder was rolling in 2008.

Meanwhile, in further Narconon news, the heat is being turned up on the drug treatment company's headquarters in Oklahoma even before Love has had a chance to head down there, as he has vowed to do.

Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate began a two-part investigation of the Narconon Arrowhead facility, where three patients have died, and under questionable circumstances. Here's the first part of the series...

In last night's part two, Fox's Marisa Mendelson interviewed a state official who said that there is an open investigation of a complaint against the facility, but wouldn't go into specifics.

Also, let me just add, if the Fox affiliate in Oklahoma City is on Scientology's ass, we seem to have reached some sort of tipping point as far as how badly this organization is nosediving. Just sayin'.


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Scientology on the High Seas!

In November the Voice obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean on the yacht Apollo. Our documents cover the period from late 1968 through 1971, and this time we're looking at what was happening the week of May 27 through June 2 during those years.

This week, the Commodore gets closer than ever to the big answer...

1969

May 29: LRH at his most charming.

Daily Report

Thank you for your Daily Report. We keep these all filed. Quentin wanted to know on his yesterday if I actually read them so I had a Commodore's Msgr route him out at midnight to tell him yes!

Poor Phil Vratari. He was first mate yesterday, got a lot of cycles done. Also got a $1000 diamond ring back, put it in his shirt pocket, leaned overboard and Old Man Sea grabbed it. So we're anchored on a $1000 Diamond Ring 32 feet down! (It could never be found in this mud and Tide).

Phil did a good job cutting a rope out of the Portuguese boat prop.

Captain Bill fixed my bubble octant which had a variable error. Did a very good job of it. So stars can be shot all night long now instead of just sunset and sunrise.

The ship is looking much neater. People are picking up and handling outnesses and get cycles done.

After 3 evenings of C/Sing mostly horrible sessions (because the main DAC people were in Cramming and getting ready to leave) I finally had some very good session folders tonight. The guys we are sending out will be able to do the job. They have my confidence.

LRH, COMMODORE


1970

May 31: Planet cleared by 1973! We can do it!

SHIP REVENGE

I made a derogatory comment about the current abilities of Flag. Promptly the ship itself started getting even with me!

A hot water line burst and flooded a corner of my cabin. My bridge cabin got varnished without being properly scraped down and wasn't available. I got no real sleep and had a bath one finger deep and dressed in a torn up repair area.

I hastily and humbly apologize to the ship, admit my overt and will mend my ways!

Three bows and the sign of the triangle to Apollo!

I hereby warn all snipes, sailors, stewards, officers, mates and midship mites that it doesn't pay to abuse, revile, mock or insult the ship or she will take her revenge!

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OT Grades

I have been working for some time now on the oddity of one or two of the OT grades in that some people consider one of them endless. I think I have spotted what this is after much work and we are now testing it out. It will greatly speed up AO traffic if all goes well.

There have been several major developments since 1970 began. Of those released the most spectacular of these in results and letters from the field have been the Group Engram Intensive and the Interiorization Rundown that gets people past having exteriorized and lets them get up into further grades.

Discoveries in the field of management tech such as the Management cycle and the Logic -- the Data Series, will make a big difference when generally applied.

Finding that orgs had thrown the subject away and forbidding several grades at once was a major penetration of observation.

Actually, tech -- on both the 1st and 3rd dynamics is proceeding at lightning speed. And early teach and books are coming into their own also.

If everyone on Flag and on station ships know and wear their own hats well and insist on the fellow next to him wearing his, we have a potentially brilliant future. First and Third Dynamic Tech was never better, or orgs are doing well. We can greatly improve our actions and lines.

If we can continue to best the enemy and get things running right we will really E-X-P-A-N-D.

It took 100 years to abolish slavery. We are 20 years up on abolishing barbarism in psychiatry in a much faster moving age.

If we keep at it and get better on our own jobs and get the breaks, I give us three years to have full command of the situation.

...

LRH, COMMODORE


1971

June 1: LRH nears his greatest discovery ever! Give the man some peace!

PTS

I got in a marvelous long search period yesterday. Search is not over the terrain you cover that has been blueprinted and mapped. It is straight into the unknown. Often when you have your hands on something strange and there's a sudden distraction, you get a blow up.

I am looking for the very exact cause of PTS in order to raise our FEBC successes above 85.5 percent.

Already great progress has been made. And yesterday I found a phenomena we've never before seen as such. In 1945 and 1955 I noticed bits of it but never put it together.

Mainly now, the work out of application must be done. I know what causes it. Now all I have to do is work out how to apply it which is the easier part.

As this has to do with physical illness as well, it may be a rapid advance in this field. It is the first major tech advance into new ground since '67.

So thank you for the quiet I got. A few more of these and we'll have even more planet.

LRH, COMMODORE


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More 1970s Awesomeness!

While L. Ron Hubbard was moving HQ from the yacht Apollo to the Florida coast, Advance! magazine was thrilling Scientologists with its tales of "OT Phenomena." Those church members who had reached the higher levels of spiritual training shared their stories of superhuman powers with fellow dupes -- er, enthusiasts. This excerpt is from Issue 35, November 1975. (And another cover featuring a photo by the Commodore!)


On a recent business trip to California I awoke one night rubbing my eye. There was a sharp, painful something in it. After trying for an hour to get it out -- an eyecup and all the usual means -- I was almost ready to go to an emergency hospital but decided first I'd have a go at not-ising it. No way! It pained too much to let me sleep. There was no one there to help or give an assist so I "got into" my eye myself and started pushing. Wow! I could feel it move. Down the eyeball, under the lid and out. Asleep in a few minutes.

Later on the trip, camping, I picked up a small propane stove and got a nasty burn on one finger. No comm lag this time. I got into the finger, found the area, and realigned what looked like a small knot of randomity. The pain stopped instantly and, where before was a blister, only a small shiny spot remained. -- Herb Williams, OT VII


These OTs and their amazing self-healing adventures. Color me nunplussed. Advance! 35's OT Phenomena section was definitely underwhelming, but there's one more treat from the issue we wanted to share with you -- its back page. How could any Scientologist resist this temptation to go full OT?

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That's good stuff. Make sure you check in with us Sunday morning for our weekly feature, Sunday Funnies, and this week we also have a special treat: Scientology wins a major award, again! For other schedules and updates, make sure to check our Facebook author page.


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Tony Ortega has been the editor in chief of the Village Voice since March, 2007. He started writing about Scientology in 1995. You can reach him by e-mail at tortega@villagevoice.com, and if you ask nicely he'll put you on his mailing list for notifications of new stories. You can also catch his alerts at Twitter (@VoiceTonyO), at his Facebook author page, on Pinterest, a Tumblr, and even this new Google Plus doohickey.

New readers might want to check out our primer, "What is Scientology?" Another good overview is our series from last summer, "Top 25 People Crippling Scientology." At the top of every story, you'll see the "Scientology" category which, if you click on it, will bring up all of our most recent stories.

As for hot subjects we've covered here, you may have heard about Debbie Cook, the former church official who rebelled and was sued by Scientology. You might have also heard about the Super Power Building, Scientology's "Mecca," whose secrets were revealed here. We also reported how Scientology spied on its own most precious object, Tom Cruise. (We wrote Tom an open letter that he has yet to respond to.) Have you seen a Scientology ad on TV lately? We debunked some of the claims in that 2-minute commercial you might have seen while watching Glee or American Idol.

Other stories have looked at Scientology's policy of "disconnection" that is tearing families apart. You may also have heard something about the Sea Org experiences of the Paris sisters, Valeska and Melissa, and their friend Ramana Dienes-Browning. We've also featured Paulette Cooper, who wrote about Scientology back in the day, and Janet Reitman, Hugh Urban, and the team at the Tampa Bay Times, who write about it today. And there's plenty more coming.



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5lttlestones
5lttlestones

HILARIOUS ! DAVID LOVE YOU ARE BRILLIANT! laughed until i cried! kinda reminded me of the Michael Moore documentary "Roger and Me" just in the way that David Love responded...oh my gosh too funny. 

Guest
Guest

One of the world's strangest religions

Defrocked Bitter Apostate
Defrocked Bitter Apostate

Touch me in the morning, then just limp away. Man, what fucking insane criminals these Scientology buttfucks are.  

Elizabethan
Elizabethan

And bring that Million $ along with you for that to happen.  Unless you go to the independents of course for much less. 

Elizabethan
Elizabethan

Excellent idea Chuck. It would be very helpful.

Chuck Beatty
Chuck Beatty

Re:  Touch Me (Scientology physical provocative tactics)

It's probably good for people who first time get this procedure, to back off, and call the police, and then ask the police for their opinion, for on the spot advice.

Then send to the police copies of Scientology's relevant documents, see the Frank Oliver Hat materials (Frank was the DSA trainee who leaked his hatting materials to the internet, so the materials about this provoking tactic is in the public domain), so police are informed this is standard Scientology tactics.

We should probably put together a "Scientology Protester First Aid Kit" of all these Hubbard writings that show Scientology's tactics, including links to the materials online and to videos of the court cases where judges saw through these tactics, thankfully.

Elizabethan
Elizabethan

More like it scientology's lawsuit tech with OSA ... 

California
California

Three stories so far from FOX25 news about the deaths at Narconon Arrowhead1) Narconon Arrowhead rehab deaths      http://www.okcfox.Kom/newsroom/special_reports/videos/vid_322.shtml                   posted  Wednesday May 30, perhaps2) Narconon Arrowhead rehab deaths, part 2  http://www.okcfox.Kom/newsroom/special_reports/videos/vid_323.shtml                    posted  Thursday May 31, perhaps3) Withdrawal Without Meds:      http://www.okcfox.Kom/newsroom/special_reports/videos/vid_324.shtml                 Posted:   Friday June 2, 2012, 10:14 pm CDT (Friday is June 1, so I am thinking that they made a date mistake)  Today is Saturday June 2, 2012.  No story posted by FOX25 yet today.Change "K" to "c"Next, shall the Narconon at Warner Springs, CA be investigated?  Is there a Narconon at 262 Gaffey Rd., La Selva Beach, CA 05976?

CanuckXenu
CanuckXenu

Not to change the subject or anything, but I just discovered what seems to be a rather new website about the fraud behind the Super Powerz building, why it was never needed and why Miscavige really doesn't want it finished. It's a VERY interesting few pages of reading, if you've been following the events in Clearwater:

http://www.superpowerfraud.KOM/default.html

jensting
jensting

clams are anxious to start an incident. David Love is wise.

In France, Nono the clown suggested that children in cults was a bad idea to an OSA goon taking his children into the bOrg. The goon left the children inside the bOrg and then stormed out (with three friends), knocked Nono to the ground, beating him up, kicking him repeatedly in the head. See the aftermath at the opening of the recent Arte documentary about OSA. And check out WWP for trolls going on abot the poor man who felt that his children were threatened.

In East Grinstead, a random passer-by walked up to Anons on the high street and berated them for being so loud that they woke up his child. The passer-by then returned to his car, collected the child (very small child), returned to the protest carrying the child in front of him, walked right up to me (instead of the target Anon) because I was filming and grabbed my camera. When I reached for the camera he twisted so that the child brushed against my outstretched hand, and proceeded to scream that I was hitting his child while trying ineffectively to kick me. (Oh, and an OSA goon carrying a child has surfaced on a video shot in front of an Indie gathering in East Grinstead, Axoim142's Youtube channel "Harassment by Members of the Church of Scientology" 0:40 left of frame.)So, now more than ever, think very carefully about solo protecting. You could end up with serious physical injuries being accused of injuring a baby in the bargain, with nothing to show for it but your word (your video-camera could be taken from you). Think of it this way: what would it take to prevent this from being half as bad as it could have been?I think the answer is: several cameras, some from non-protesters. (It may be illegal to protest wearing a mask in Quebec, but what about video-taping from a safe distance?) The criminal organisation known as the "church" of $cientology gets away with having "documentary makers" at protests filming non-stop, I don't see why Anons should not be allowed to film (not protest, just film) if they wanted to.Also, OSA is being predictable here. If you really want to protest and make a difference and you're enough of a target for OSA to try to fling a baby at you, please consider giving your protesting schedule to your friendly media contacts.

MimiTheGreat
MimiTheGreat

To me, it sounded like a pathetic soul begging for a "Travolta" style touch assist. I know, I know....he is attempting to goade David Love into an altercation but with the statement ,"touch me," being tossed around willy nilly, it can be easily misconstrued.

Damn, white people are CRAZY!

Theoracle
Theoracle

People always suspect the Scientologists will avoid the hazing and bullying.  That is why when they pick a target to suppress they go the Scientology Orgs instead of running up to Spanish Harlem and harassing the Catholics.  Yes, it is such a tragedy and injustice when one of the Scientologists finally fights back after weeks or months of hazing and abuse.  How shocking! What a thug! How creepy!  Bwahhh Bwahh...   For real Tony?  David Love only stalks people he supposes will NEVER fight back.  He is in the same catagory as the kitten killer, a bully. Get real.  Send him into someone else's front yard to abuse people all day long and watch what happens.

Mimsey_borogrove
Mimsey_borogrove

"Touch me" the man says again and again. "Touch me." There is a simple explaination - Scios believe people will respond to commands. As an example, Hubbard says telling people to "report to ethics" and they will do so. And the more intention you use the better it will work.

Mimsey

RadioPaul1
RadioPaul1

Way to keep your cool Dave, I wonder if that guy was Luka the kitten killer? It looks like people in Scientology have a fixation of sex with pets. 

Jgg
Jgg

  Karla Homolka was recently played by Laura Prepon (who was and perhaps still is a scientologist)in a movie about Homolka's killings.  Interesting coincidence.

Ron
Ron

Tsk, Hubbard moaning his bath when there are only two on the whole ship: His and Mary Sue's.

sizzle8
sizzle8

 In Quebec, how is a 'mask' defined legally? Would 'make up' be considered a mask?

Ivy Mapother
Ivy Mapother

What Richard Avedon was to models on Cosmopolitan covers, L. Ron Hubbard is to Mayan ritual sacrifice on Advance.

magikcarrot
magikcarrot

I just don't know where to start. Ive done the Narconon in Australia (Melbourne) and now that ive have a few years to look back and take in what I had experienced there I'll be completely honest with you. For the 10 months that I was there it was quite a nut job joint!  From the moment I arrived they put me in withdraw and I had to do Tr's eyes open and eyes closed. Now keep in mind im coming off drugs and booze and hadn't had a break from drugs in nearly 30 years, But at that point I was desperate to get clean so I did these odds processes with arms out stretched believing that Narconon knew best and why would I question it authority, it had an awesome success rate to boot. Did I tell you I spend a lot of time rolling my eyes at the thought that I was wanting to become staff there? Thank my lucky stars I found my girlfriend there and started our own life somewhere far away (clean and sober by our own choice and not by some mad mans TecK) Anyway! The one thing that worked for me down in withdraw was taking LOTS of hot baths (Something I had discovered for myself many years before while kicking) and then I had to prompt them into allowing me to take with door a jar in some cases. As I say looking back it is all very odd. I think I should mention that I was being cared for by other Students (who themselves were part of the program) so there was no proper medical supervision just other recovering addicts giving you body com's and nerve assist to get you through till your ready to go up to the main building and that can take up to 5 to 2 weeks. I will note that their have been some very close calls with other addicts in the throws of withdral who have spent some pretty gruesome and heavy cold turkey withdrawals with nothing but Cal/mag, vits and lots of touching.  I can only say that it's a matter of time till someone dies. I could go on and on about it but I had just looked at the Arrow head incident on Youtube and I thought I put down a tinny bit of what I had experienced.

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

Hmm. In the May 31st 1970 OOD Hubbard jokingly says "Three bows and the sign of the triangle to Apollo!"

That's creepy ritualistic symbolism I've heard before somewhere. I'm sure of it... I just don't remember where off the top of my head.

AnonymousSP
AnonymousSP

That raging $cilon saying "touch me! touch me!"  Creepy and stuck in a Touch TR.  Can't wait to buy David Love's book.  I may even buy a couple of copies to scatter here and there.Thanks for following David's crusade against NarCONon and the cult of $cientology.

Elizabethan
Elizabethan

Commodore should have listened to a wise man who said words like, "look to thyself", when he was  "looking for the very exact cause of PTS... "Regarding the Advance cover, now I know why I got sick in 1975 and then imagining my head floating in the clouds - gone!

V for Vacation
V for Vacation

Hands down, my favorite Advance cover so far.  

HelluvaHoax!
HelluvaHoax!

This is Scientology tech.

A Touch (me) Assist. 

It doesn't have to make sense; it's Scientology. 

Choc. Vel.
Choc. Vel.

All my love and appreciation to those who protest - confronting real darkness is not a game, even if you try to have a good time along the way. The financial stakes are high for COS, so they will get ugly. Be safe, stay strong, keep up the good and important work!

One tip: freelance videographers are often looking for a chance to get footage they can sell to news outlets. This is a good incentive to enlist their help in documenting confrontations - the potential for juicy images of crazy behavior by weirdo culties. Plus, that means more chance these things wind up on the news.

California
California

This is excellent advice.  Starting about a year ago, many of the masked Anon protestors at the California orgs were OSA and/or SCN public and staff..... out there every single day, trying to get information from/above  real Anons and others, screaming and behaving badly. 

(This corresponded with increased suspected OSA and OSA-bots on WWP.) The local police started advising targeted real Anons and others to make sure that a peace officer was with them when they protested..... just having another real Anon with them was no longer sufficient.Be safe out there.  

Noah Miller
Noah Miller

Free speech and the right to protest = Kitten Murder! 

Totally analogous my friend. Totally. 

Chocolate Velvet
Chocolate Velvet

Yeah, go find some scary minorities in "Spanish Harlem" (LOL), and protest THEIR crazy, exploitive, billion-dollar cult disguised as a religion with many false-front groups offering sham services!

Oh, wait...

Question: how many parishes in Harlem are implicated in the catholic scandal? None that I have heard of - so why go there to protest? If you actually care, protest in Philadelphia or Boston, for starters. Now, how many scientology orgs, front-groups, and agencies are involved in the constant regging, and the sham fund-raising for idle orgs and the super-dooper building? ALL OF THEM. There is not one that has spoken out against or refused to be a part of the abuses. When individual members or people in the exec strata speak up, you all participate in vilification and disconnection to shut them up.

When you endorse the abuse and exploitation of others, and the violent suppression of any criticism or discussion, you surrender your right to cry "harassment". Standards of justice and human dignity are not the exclusive province of people claiming religious status. Wogs, PTSs, SPs, and "defrocked apostates" have the very same rights - but not according to scientology. Don't whine now, because your double-standard has whiplashed on you.

sharkattacksteve
sharkattacksteve

Oh yeah standing peacefully outside a "business' on a public street holding a sign engaging in free speech is definitely on the same level as strangling defenseless kittens.

DOH ! How could you be anything but a $cientologist ?

magikcarrot
magikcarrot

You guys really know how to pull in the negative dark shit on yourselves. Did you not think that at some stage of the game that the internet was going to show us what you REALLY are about? 

By the way, how's your stats looking?  

RadioPaul1
RadioPaul1

You call that fighting back? Man you idiots have no confront. You should ask for your money back on the PTS  SP Course, it does not work. It just makes you guys sound like hate filled nuts, you know, the kind of nut that kills kittens, chops people up and mail their body parts to politicians.

By the way, I am not aware of David showing up at peoples homes and F-ing with them, that is something your sick cult does.

hgc
hgc

Or, is it? Hmmm.....

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

Heh. Hey Tony,  I'm curious to know what the title is for the cover story that goes with that image?

Unex Skcus
Unex Skcus

Sounds like you both got out of there in one piece - and now have a real life! Congrats and best wishes :)

magikcarrot
magikcarrot

 Thats 5 days to 2 weeks in withdrawl

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

 Also, rats - yet another classic Advance! Mag in Ortega's hands that I haven't seen leaked yet :/

California
California

"about" not "above"..... more coffee, please.

magikcarrot
magikcarrot

Yes,! It's a long time to be in the hands of a covert Cult.... Sorry drug rehab. They kept telling me "the way out is the way through" and "times over equals certainty" I had know idea what they were saying  until it hit me like a thunder bolt after I left.... $cientology is you're only way out... Scary don't you think?

sharkattacksteve
sharkattacksteve

In the wog world it's usually 4 days for detox (depending on insurance) and if you wish to continue on in recovery it's normally 0 to 30 days in a separate holding facility waiting for a halfway house and then it's 6 months in the halfway house. Why Narconon holds people for so long is in itself highly suspicious.

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

Good to know - my Narconon harpoons needed some fresh angles, and the extended time period + high end cost will make for an interesting way to approach it without having to beat on the "Scientology is a cult" drum.

magikcarrot
magikcarrot

 Melbourne Narconon like to sell you the idea that the program can be done in 4 months. i have only witnessed one person do this in the whole time that i was residing there.  

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

Horrifying. Especially since I've never heard of a rehab program lasting more than 90-120 days tops, and that's only for repeat patients.

magikcarrot
magikcarrot

There were some guys who had been at Narconon just under 2 years! .. Shit you not. The longer they stayed the more case they gained.

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