Goodbugger

Jon Atack asked if I would write down something about the name “Jonnie Goodbugger” that Omar Garrison came up with for L. Ron Hubbard. Atack spelled it Johnny Goodbugger, but I believe it should be Jonnie, after Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. In October 1980, right after Garrison signed his contract to write the LRH biography, I […]

Sounding the Sheep Dip for Bubbles

I cannot find where anyone at Tony Ortega’s blog has spoken up to correct inaccuracies in Jon Atack’s September 10, 2016 article about Scientology cult collaborator L. Fletcher Prouty, so I am doing my best now. The article and the inaccuracies I’m correcting also concern testimony in the 1984 trial in the case the Scientologists […]

Exscientologists’ terrible humility: An open letter to Jon Atack

  I am writing concerning some statements you made about Exscientologists in your foreword in Chris Shelton’s just-published book Scientology: A to Xenu. I am assuming you wrote what was published. There is considerable disinformation in the book, and, while presenting as critical of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology, Scientologists and their collaborators, it actually serves […]

Hubbard, Scientology, death and memes

Jon Atack wrote on Ex Scientologist Message Board: After the Armstrong case, attorney (and legend) Mike Flynn turned to Gerry and told him he’d killed Hubbard. We killed Scientology at Toronto. All we have to do now is dig a big enough hole to bury it in. 1 Jon also emailed me about the “death” […]

Russell Miller and me

DamOTclese2 commented on Tony O’s blog:  Of primary importance — for me, any way — is what Gerry thinks about all this. We all have opinions about wrongs that Scientology people have committed against others, and I would love to hear Gerry comment on the re-release of BFM as well as what he thinks about […]

Memories of memories of farmers and fools

In an article http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/28/10468/ about Hubbard and Scientology’s occult incidents and connections Jon Atack writes: When I first met Gerry, he told me about a scale he’d found in Hubbard’s papers, which belonged to the period between Parsons and Dianetics — around 1947. I asked Gerry about this, recently, but he couldn’t remember it, so […]