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$cientology Web-Swamp

Neil Muspratt, 22 Apr 1997

From: Neil Muspratt <>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: $cientology Web-Swamp
Date: 22 Apr 1997 09:15:21 GMT
Message-ID: <5jhvj9$>

On 21 Apr 1997 15:49:34 GMT wrote:

> I suppose you all have noticed that now, when doing a net-search on
> keyword Scientology, you barely get any critic pages because there are so
> many damned 'official' Scientology and Dianetics pages!  This must be
> part of their war on the internet... swamping it with so much of their
> own garbage that getting to the vital critics' pages is well-nigh
> impossible (if you're a newbie, anyway).

Technology can be counterproductive, huh?

> There must be some way of counteracting this.  Any suggestions?

Don't just rely on the Net to get the word out. I'd suggest
making up A5 leaflets with a swag of critical WWW page URLs.
Take them with you wherever you go and always be creative in
distributing them. Heck, why give them out only at pickets?
Here are just a few examples:

* leave a couple on the bus or train each day
* give copies to all your friends
* mail them to your politicians
* mail a batch of them to your local churches
* mail one anonymously to an investigative journalist
* leave some on display at an Internet Cafe
* leave them inside Co$ books in libraries and book stores
* leave some behind with all the magazines in your doctor's
  or psychiatrist's waiting room
* accidently drop some near the computers used for Internet
  access in public libraries
* hand them out on a busy street corner, even if it's only
  for 10 minutes at a time
* leave one in every public toilet you visit (people have to
  have something to read while they're occupied don't they?)
* insert a few inside newspapers or magazines each time you
  visit the newsagent

Sound like a lot of work? It isn't. Get a couple of people
together and do it as a team. It keeps your morale up and
it can be a lot of fun as well. The clams can't do a thing
to stop you and in most cases they're not even going to know
you're doing it. Turn it into a game. Try and see how long
you can keep up your suppressive activities without getting
caught by the big bad cult monster! Get the kids to help!

"What are you doing, Mama?"
"Spreading entheta darling. Can you put the stamps on for me?"

Enough people will get interested from reading the leaflets
and they will spread the message even further. It's just like
a chain reaction in slow motion. Think of how many people you
personally can reach with the information you already have.
Then get to it!

Make no mistake. This cult's days are numbered if we all make
an effort.

Tick, tick, tick . . .

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[Leaflets from Scientology demonstrations]