If you love a good comedy, especially one with a hefty dose of irony, then you will be loving the accusations all the various flavors of Scientologists are slinging at each other.
It really is quite wonderful.
Squirreling: The act of using Scientology techniques in a form different than originally described by Hubbard is referred to within Scientology as “squirreling”, and is said by Scientologists to be a “high crime”.
According to the Church of Scientology, every single person who practices any form of Scientology outside of the church is a squirrel — unless, of course, they pay a licensing fee to the church.
So the Church of Scientology is crying that, well, everyone else is a squirrel.
Oh, this is a terrible insult!.
One of the earlier breakaway groups was the rather large Ron’s Org groups established by “Captain” Bill Robertson. Robertson established his Ron’s Org because, in his words, the Church of Scientology was squirreling the tech.
Other individuals and groups have broken away from the Church of Scientology before and since. Many of them have also accused the Church of Scientology of squirreling. However, these other individuals and groups avoided joining Ron’s Orgs because, they said, Ron’s Orgs were squirreling.
David Mayo, kicked out of the Church of Scientology for protesting David Miscavige’s squirreling of the tech, established his AAC (Advanced Ability Center) group to deliver “standard Scientology”. He was, of course, condemned by the church for squirreling the tech.
And so it goes. Each new breakaway accuses both the Church of Scientology and all previous breakaway groups of squirreling!
So, today, you have all the newest Scientologists who have left the Church of Scientology, but who still believe in Scientology, eschewing the Freezone and all other non-church groups and calling themselves “Independent Scientologists” — although they are, truly, no different than those who have gone before. Of course, all the older breakaway groups will undoubtedly accuse these newest ex-churchies of being squirrels, since they are tainted by Miscavige’s squirreling!
So, it appears that everybody practicing any form of Scientology, inside or outside the church, are, in fact, all squirrels.
Well, I have something to add to all this. Since L. Ron Hubbard knowingly used the “Ls” and “NOTS”, both of which are proven to be authored by David Mayo (not Hubbard), not to mention Hubbard adopting into Scientology various techniques from many other people, I’d like to add to this universal list of squirrels the name L. Ron Hubbard.
There, the list is now complete. Might as well call it Squirrelology, everybody is doing it!
Look, a squirrel!