In the Counterknowledge article by number6 Scientology 101: What is the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)? prominent Scientology critic Chuck Beatty has posted a comment that deserves to be widely read and not buried so we are reproducing it here.
Besides being endlessly available to all manner of people seeking help and truth, Beatty is a scholar of great intellectual humility. He modestly presents us with a suggested research program on the Truth Rundown in the RPF. In doing so he reveals its shocking core.purpose: tracking down any "false vilification" of David Miscavige and eradication of all such thoughts from the minds of RPF'ers.Beatty has called for the release of Hubbard's Truth Rundown writings into the public domain for research. 2008 has witnessed many important internal church documents becoming publicly available. We hope the Truth Rundown materials will soon be among them.
Someone needs to research the "Truth Rundown" which is arguably the most important "spiritual" therapy that one cooperatively delivers and receives with one's RPF partner. This "Truth Rundown" the name broadcasts the irony of it. Hubbard's authorization of such bold names to his spiritual rundowns is classic L. Ron Hubbard. The "Truth Rundown" is second only in such crassness, to another Hubbard rundown called the "Superpower Rundown." But on the RPF, one spends arguable one's MOST concerted redemption focus on the "Truth Rundown." It MUST be researched in detail, someday, and it alone will stand to show just how close Hubbard's Scientology spiritual therapy (fraud therapy) is to brainwashing. I hope to hell someone gets the Truth Rundown writings of Hubbard out into the public domain, and that some advanced Scientology observer does the homework and research.
Most troublesome, is this exact scenario. The Truth Rundown deals with a Sea Org member's false vilification of one of the Sea Org's top ranked executives. In particular, any false vilification of David Miscavige, would be addressed by the person on the RPF.
Realize it is only the top ranked people who have years of dealings with Miscavige, intimate day to day dealings on various Sea Org strategic big and small administrative and otherwise dealings, that a Sea Org member might encounter David Miscavige's irrational and explosive temper tantrums.
Well, if a Sea Org member who was overwhelmed and physically abused by Miscavige were to be sent to the RPF, they likely have some instances of them "falsely vilifying" Miscavige.
But Miscavige deserves to be vilified.
But people are made to do their Truth Rundown therapy processing, and change any harbored ill feelings for Miscavige to glowing good thoughts for Miscavige.
This subject, David Miscavige, he's supposed to be a good guy.
People on the RPF, who have BAD experiences with Miscavige are made to change their thoughts.
This is roughly how the Truth Rundown is brainwashing, in that harbored ill feelings that Sea Org members HAVE (rightly) for David Miscavige are attempted to be "redeemed" out of them, on the Truth Rundown.
Hubbard didn't entertain the thought that he, or that his supreme leaders/executives could be wrong.
Hubbard's extremist therapy processing leads to thought crime eradication, in that a person would have to change their "viewpoint" from a bad viewpoint to a good viewpoint, in order to succeed in completing the Truth Rundown.
This is brainwashing.
ex Sea Org (1975-2003)
I did two stints on the RPF:
Feb 88 - May 88
Jul 1996 - Mar 2003
I loved the RPF hard work, hated the mind f-ing Hubbard fraud therapy