“WHAT DOES ‘CLEAR THE PLANET’ MEAN?
It means that Scientologists want to rid the planet of insanity, war and crime, and in its place create a civilization in which sanity and peace exist. In order to do this, they must help individuals become free of their own individual aberrations and insanities and, hence, regain their inherent goodness.”
Dear SeaOrg Member;
I understand you are really busy rushing about in your uniform, doing whatever it is you do. But I wanted to take a moment to ask you a question. After all, Edward Parkin on Twitter has posted the statement “if you want to learn about Scientology, ask a Scientologist!”
So I am asking.
Have you ever taken a moment to stop and ask yourself what “Clearing the Planet” really means?
Have you looked at the work you are assigned and thought about how it corresponds to the mission at hand?
Is Clearing the Planet really doable?
Let’s just focus on one of the three “aberrations” alright?
Scientology is convinced that it has the ability to Clear the Planet of crime.
So how does one go about removing crime from a society?
Crime is the external result of a person’s internal conflicts and subsequent wrong choices. Leaving out those who are sociopaths and those who suffer from severe, untreated mental illnesses and focusing rather on the “everyday” criminal, crimes are committed for a myriad of reasons.
Shoplifters enjoy the adrenaline rush; will they be caught or not? Or they steal to feed their families.
Murders are crimes of passion of revenge of greed of hate of opportunity.
Gang members commit heinous acts of violence for peer acceptance, for that feeling of belonging that they do not have otherwise or just because that is the only life they know.
Domestic violence is about power and control over another.
So many crimes.
So many variables.
So how then does one go about clearing crime from society?
Can you even really define what “crime” is in order to classify it for removal? After all what is considered a crime in one society may not be one in another.
Speeding is a crime in the U.S. but not on the Autobahn in Germany. Adultery is a crime punishable by death in some countries but not in the U.S.
Then there are degrees of crime.
Littering is a crime but not on the same level as murder.
So SeaOrg Member, what IS crime? How do you determine what it is so you can recognize it for clearing?
Tell me SeaOrg Member, how does one go about clearing the planet of crime? Humanity may be inherently good but we ALL are capable of making bad choices. Does someone who gets a speeding ticket qualify as a criminal and therefore need clearing?
It is impossible to qualify crime into one, set definition so that it can be erased. There are too many parameters involved. Too many degrees of seriousness. One might spend years just arguing what entails littering. Does it include spitting on the street or sidewalk? Some states have “Clean it or Lien it” laws for private properties and some don’t. Just narrowing down what crime is will use up that billion years.
Who will make that determination? Who will decide what constitutes a crime? How will he or she make that determination? What yardstick is used to measure societal behavior or ethics on a global, planetary scale?
Next is the question of how to clear crime from the Planet.
Criminal acts are committed by people.
People are motivated by their emotions, the stresses in their lives, their development, their childhoods.
People commit crimes.
In order to clear crime from the planet one would have to somehow remove all of the possible motivators that leads one to commit a crime. How on earth does one go about doing that?
But who can predict exactly what those motivators are?
One person raised in a violent, negligent home may grow up stealing, setting fires, assaulting others while another who experienced the same sort of upbringing becomes a law enforcement officer.
One man comes home to find his wife in bed with another man simply packs his bags and files for divorce where another kills both in the bed.
So how does one determine who may or may not be a criminal? Who knows which person may have the propensity for criminal behavior?
The fact is, we all are capable of crime.
We can all litter or speed or not come to a complete stop at a stop sign.
So how do we Clear the planet of crime?
The only thing left to address is Man.
Will Scientology set itself up as the Great Judge and jury? Will you, SeaOrg Member, somehow scan the thoughts and hearts of others and decide who is capable of making bad choices?
Then what Sir or Madam SeaOrg?
Baby John may have the potential to one day throw his empty milkshake cup out of his car window.
Do you remove some part of the child’s brain? Do you kill him before he has the chance to face that choice? Do you ban all milkshakes?
How does one Clear the Planet of crime?
Scientology is not immune to crime. David Miscavige himself has gotten speeding tickets before.
Hubbard’s own wife went to prison.
The bottom line is that clearing the planet is Mission Impossible. It cannot be done unless humanity and it’s free will are removed from the equation.
So what does that say about the life you have dedicated yourself to SeaOrg Member?
Are you really working towards an attainable goal?
Is the giving up of your life and everything that makes us whole, i.e. spouse, children, family time, for an impossible and unfulfillable dream a good trade off?
I’m just asking.