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"BornAgainWog" posts to alt.religion.scientology about a woman locked up and driven mad on the Introspection Rundown..

From: BornAgainWog <********>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Mental Treatement and the C of S
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 05:47:21 -0700

Way, way back when I was a boy (about 12) I got to see my first 'psychotic break'. A woman at the local org was having some processing (by ******** - is he still active anyone know?) and she totally lost it.

I got involved because my dear, still dedicated (but inactive - no money left) Mum volunteered to care for her, and I helped. She was locked in in a room in the org for some weeks in the hope that she would 'come good'. It seems that this was an Interiorisation Rundown before the name was coined, but whatever name it goes by, it's still just "lock 'em up because they're an embarrassment, and we don't have a clue what do about it except try to ignore it".

We went in every night, washed all the urine and faeces off her and the walls and floor, hand-fed her, changed all the bedclothes and so on. She was the first 'Napoleon' I ever met (met plenty more later of course - plus the usual DaVincis, Caesars, Rembrandts etc).

While I was fascinated naturally enough, I started to have my first doubts about this wonderful new 'scientific philosophy' (this was pre-Church days) which I was told was going to end insanity, criminality and war and, and, and...

When I voiced my doubts, there were the predictable responses.. "Well, we're not *really* interested in curing the insane, although we can do it *easily*, we're about making the able more able" and "She had a history of psychosis and shouldn't have been processed anyway - See HCOPL No xxyyzz". Although I didn't check up (I was far too young) I seriously doubt she had any such history.

Eventually she was committed to an asylum and brought back to fairly normal functioning by those 'evil, degraded, long-track SPs' - the psychiatrists. She visited us subsequently, with her husband, to thank us for caring for her.

This was my first experience not only with Co$ caused insanity, but with what I eventually came to expect as the normal Co$ furious back-pedalling in terms of what it actually does compared with what it promises to do. And in the wake of that back-pedalling a long, long trail of ruined and tragic lives.

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