IFA Viewpoint Don't know for sure where to post this, but I've joined a private FreeZone chat group to learn more about where they stand and how they see Anonymous, while answering questions as best as I can from my own experience in Anonymous. I have permission to repost this, and i think it's very educational to know where many Free Zoners are coming from. Highlights of what I've learned so far that is important here: 1) They consider themselves Scientologists, and do not consider what the CoS does to be consistent with the original purpose, intention, and practice of Scientology. A dogmatic point perhaps, but an important one. 2) They are somewhat offended by ridicule of beliefs (including the confidentiality of higher level mateirals) and Hubbard himself, but approve of Anonymous's efforts overall 3) Many are in hiding from fair game policies, but many of them have joined Anonymous in protests throughout the world already. 4) Their target is Miscavige above all else. They believe that if he and his regime falls, Scientology as a religion will be open, free, and accountable for people to use the tech without coercion and abuse. ************ emphasis below is mine ************ Hi Sam, Welcome to the IFAChat group. I appreciate the time you are taking to find out more and create good will between Anon and the IFA. Thank you for finding out what is needed and wanted. Many of our members support Anon with attendance at Demos etc and posts to forums. We have also helped Anon back lines with information to assist with the cause. From our point of view, the RTC/CST and david miscaviage have altered not only the technology and philosophy of Scientology but also the intent and the purpose originally created by Hubbard when the Church was first set up. The church does not represent scientology anymore. It now represents Miscavigeology. Yet still uses the word scientology to entice people in and part with their money for a service they no longer delivered. The basic philosophy and technology that Hubbard researched and developed is sound and is quite valid in its own right. It is that philosophy and technology to which we, in the IFA and indeed many parts of the Freezone, subscribe to out of intellectual understanding and subjective experience. I would only ask, of Anon, that they stay focused on the prime objective which is to remove Miscaviage and his principles that have perverted the original technology within the church and betrayed the purpose of the church which was created by Ron Hubbard. I would appreciate that the target be not L. Ron Hubbard or the philosophy or the technology of Scientology. I would state that the correct target is David Miscaviage, the Board of Directors of the Church of Spiritual Technology and the Religious Technology Center as they are fraudulently stating they practice and deliver scientology when clearly they do not. The philosophy of Scientology does NOT include: Excessive payments for services. Promising one service and delivering something altered or changed. Acting in a paranoiac and obsessive manner. Physical and mental abuse. The degrading of people by reducing their beingness and havingness and even control over their lives. Applying an outdated disconnect policy with a view to control and stop. Removing technology promised to be delivered and now not delivered. Destroying the philosophy and technology. Destroying the Church. Quite the opposite in fact. The purpose of scientology is to "change conditions". That means for us, to improve man. Assist them to become better people. Improve their responsibility level, their beingness, their havingness and their control over their own lives. In short, the antithesis of all the things David Miscaviage is doing and pushing for. The IFA is purely an association of peoples who wish to practice the philosophy and technology of L Ron Hubbard. You will appreciate then that any denigration of Hubbard or the philosophy is not something that we like or desire. Hubbard was human, he made some mistakes along the way. I don't know anyone who can validly say they have never made mistakes. However, his accomplishments in research and development and the creation of a philosophy which many thousands of people have claimed benefit from, far outweigh any mistakes anyone likes to hone in on. And if they do, then they either have an altered importance with regard to Hubbard's mistakes and accomplishments or their expectations for Hubbard were unreal and far in excess of what is expected of any man. So all efforts to enlighten people as to the above is always most welcome Sam. Any questions or queries, please feel free to ask. We have a real bunch of eager beavers here who just love answering questions and showing of their knowledge, so make good use of them!