I am going to attempt to explain a topic here that, for many, is VERY hard to understand and, for many, is a VERY emotional topic, that is Scientology and Disconnection.
Yes. Disconnection does exist in Scientology. I don’t care how many times Scientology says it doesn’t exist or how many times Kristie Alley lies about this subject on Twitter (she blocked me on twitter by the way as I told her to quit lying)
Many people don’t understand how disconnection comes up and I am not 100% that I have written enough in my articles to help you understand it; however, I am going to attempt this.
Let’s get something straight up front about this though:
People disconnect from people all the time in their own personally lives
Straight up. Period. They do. They may disconnect from a person for many, many reasons:
- They don’t like that person’s political view (sad but people do disconnect for that reason)
- They don’t do drugs and the other person does so they decide to just, well, disconnect.
- They don’t want to be around a person that lies all the time and they found out that person lies.
- They don’t like what that other person believes in regards to Religion.
- They don’t want to be around a felon.
I could go on and on here, you can add to that list if you so wish. You probably already came up with some reason why to disconnect from another person just by reading my few examples that came to me while typing this.
Fact is, it happens.
It’s basically a fundamental RIGHT or anyone living on this planet:
You can talk to or disconnect from anyone you wish to, it’s you’ re RIGHT!
That is how Hubbard explains it too:
Perhaps the most fundamental right of any being is the right to communicate. Without this freedom, other rights deteriorate.
He gives an example of a marriage where the wise is cheating (funny he used the wife) and the husband the right to have the wife cease communicating (disconnect) with that other person or the marriage will cease.
That makes sense right? So, disconnection isn’t always bad.
Here’s where it gets bad:
The term “disconnection” is defined as a self-determined decision made by an individual that he is not going to be connected to another. It is a severing of a communication line.
Key word in all that is “self-determined”. Read that quote again and let that sink in.
There was a time in Scientology that disconnection wasn’t an option and the person had to handle the issues with that other person (I wasn’t around at that time) but Hubbard explains that trying to handle situations without disconnection, in many cases, made the situation worse. I can see that. Can you?
So he implemented disconnection.
In Scientology there is this term and the term is “Suppressive Person” I could write a whole book on what that is but in essence, it’s a bad person. It’s someone that is against Scientology and doesn’t want Scientology to expand. ( Me.. hahaha).
There is also policy in Scientology that you aren’t allowed to communicate to a Suppressive Person. The reasons for this are many but the basic reason of why is this that Hubbard thinks that for a person to be willing connected to a suppressive person or group than that person must have some basic agreement with that suppressive person or group. Here’s the quote:
If a person was a member and left, it still remains such a person must have had some basic agreement with the motive of the suppressive group.
So, In Scientology you aren’t allowed to talk to anyone that is Declared Suppressive by Scientology.
Now, I ask you, Is THAT a self determined decision?
I don’t think so.
What happens in Scientology if you talk to someone that is declared Suppressive?
To fail to refuse to disconnect from a suppressive person not only denies the PTS case gain, it is also supportive of the suppressive- in itself a supprssive Act. and it must be so labeled.
Anyone connected to a Suppressive is called a PTS (Potential Trouble Source). If that person doesn’t disconnect, he/she gets declared Suppressive. Take that! Self determined decision my freaking ASS! and, yet it is. so screwed up.
What does that mean? It means you are no longer involved in Scientology. Go back and read my articles on Keeping Scientology Working and the Aims of Scientology, no longer being part of that is what that means.
But I ask again: Is it really a Self determined decision to disconnect or are you being forced to?
I say it’s forced and it’s consequences are nearly unfathomable.
There is NOT one person that has disconnected from a family member in Scientology (because that family got declared that wouldn’t say it wasn’t a self determined decision).
To them, it was. It was because of what was at stake: every man, woman and child on this planet and their own self.
There is so much that can be written on this topic. I’ll come back to it in the future just because this has something to do with my own life. I’ll fix it up, word it better and help to get all this terminology across.
I know it’s hard to understand. I am going to fix that!