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Scientology, Measles, and Sea Org
May 2nd, 2019

A cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology has been quarantined over a measles outbreak:

    A crew member aboard a cruise ship used by the Church of Scientology tested positive for measles, causing the vessel’s occupants to be quarantined in the Caribbean since Monday, a report said.

    The vessel and its roughly 300 passengers and crew members have been stuck on the “Freewinds” ship in the Caribbean port of St. Lucia after the confirmed case of the highly contagious disease, according to NBC News.

    The infected female patient has been isolated and is in stable condition, according to St. Lucia’s chief medical officer Dr. Marlene Fredericks-James.

    St. Lucia Coast Guard Sgt. Victor Theodore confirmed to the network that the cruise ship was the same as the one listed on the Church of Scientology’s website.

    The ship is described on the church’s website as being used as a floating “religious retreat ministering the most advanced level of spiritual counseling in the Scientology religion.”

What most people reading this story might not know is that Freewinds isn’t just a Scientology ship, it’s the Scientology ship. “The Freewinds is the exclusive training center for OT VIII (Operating Thetan Level 8), the highest level of Scientology and the last of the published OT levels. Members of the Church of Scientology who have reached the highest levels must receive their training on the Freewinds, as the Church does not deliver this service anywhere else.”

It’s also the likely current location of the Church of Scientology’s infamous “Sea Org” that formed the command and control nexus of the church while founder L. Ron Hubbard was alive, under which some of the Scientology’s most shocking human rights abuses were committed, including the mysterious death of Susan Meister.

    The Sea Organization is the actual nexus that controls the scientology empire. Sea Organization personnel are authorized to take over and control scientology organizations and to demote personnel, move bank accounts and run the corporation as if the SO personnel were employees or representatives of that corporation but they are not.

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    Crew were put into a chain-locker as punishment. A chain-locker is “a dark hole where the anchor chains are stored; cold, wet and rats,” to quote one ex-Sea Org officer. A crew member that was put on ethics could spend up to two weeks in the tiny hole. Former Scientologists who served as crew together with Hubbard in the early years remember a five years old deaf and mute child being locked up in the chain-locker. Hubbard said she was not to leave the chain locker until she completed the formula by writing her name. Another witness claims that a three-year-old was once put in the locker.

In 2011, The New Yorker published an expose of Scientology that accused the Church of using child labor on the ship.

Oh, and the people who work on the Sea Org ship have to sign a billion year contract.

I am very far indeed from the heart of Scientology leadership, but by all accounts Sea Org still exists, and Freewinds is the only cruise liner still used by Scientology. Maybe St. Lucia authorities can use the quarantine to determine just what else might be going down on Freewinds…
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$cientologists are notoriously anti-vax. At that, the big Hollywood names in the anti-vax movement are $cientologists as well as some of the big kooks pushing that movement like Andrew Wakefield.  The documentary Vaxxed, that a lot of Karens on the internet are swooning over was produced by a Scientology production house.

Maybe this is nature taking care of the cult.
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Was it a Measles cruise party?
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 Scientology cruise ship sets sail for Curacao after measles quarantine
By Jackie Salo
May 3, 2019 | 2:36pm

The cruise ship operated by the Church of Scientology that was quarantined over a measles scare has set sail for Curacao, according to a report.

The 440-foot vessel Freewinds left St. Lucia around 11:18 p.m. Thursday to head to Curacao after being placed for two days under quarantine.

The ship carrying 300 passengers is set to arrive the Dutch Caribbean island’s port of Willemstad around 6 a.m. local time Saturday, according to NBC News.

Passengers were stuck on the Freewinds after a female crew member tested positive for measles. ... NY Post
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Media and authorities should focus on the real horrors of Scientology’s Freewinds
By Tony Ortega | May 5, 2019

In 2011, we first told the story of Valeska Paris, who was sent to Scientology’s Freewinds cruise ship in 1996 at 18 in order to keep her away from her mother, who had criticized Scientology on French television. She served on the ship for 11 years without any choice in the matter, and she characterizes herself as a prisoner.

Her story is getting a lot more attention now because the Freewinds itself is in the news as it’s been quarantined, first in St. Lucia and now in Curacao, because a crew member was determined to have a confirmed case of the measles. On Thursday, Valeska told us about a previous infection on the ship, when a crew member with chickenpox was sent ashore to a hotel and the ship’s officers never notified local authorities.

But Valeska says the media is missing the point if they focus only on measles or other infectious diseases when it comes to the Freewinds. She isn’t the only former worker who was held on the ship against her will, and she witnessed a lot worse. In fact, she has given us a remarkable rundown of the things she saw while she was on the ship, and we publish it here hoping the rest of the media pays more attention to the Freewinds as a floating ship of horrors and not merely a symbol of the anti-vaccination ignorance in the U.S. Here’s her piece…     More at Tony Ortega's blog
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