Landmark Education - how they trick you becoming an unpaid workin bee
Date: January 31, 2009 12:45PM
All capitalized words are landmark lingo/jargon
What is a volunteer? Someone who is willing to work for free for a cause. Landmark offices around the world is filled with those volunteers. What they really are is unpaid workers doing the work for landmark. Work that should in any normal business be generating an income. We're talking money. Not an income in BREAKTHROUGHS.
The reason for why landmark uses volunteers is simply because they know how to manipulate people into thinking that this is for their own good.
A SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
- Center manager approaches you and says he has a wonderful opportunity for you. He really sees you as a leader and would like to ask you if you are interested in a CONVERSATION FOR POSSIBILITY. You might feel flattered that the center mangager thinks so highly of you. So you say yes.
- center manager ask you what's important in your life. What's the next step? In a lot of cases you feel that you want to do work for landmark so the center manager is already half way.
- the task is to become team leader for a team of COMMUNICATORS.
- the center manager asks you what private project you would like to investigate as you take this team lead function on. You find something like "get a raise" or anything that would be thought by you to be a personal result. The center manager really don't care about anything else than filling the position. But his manual tells him that this should be part of the setup. Maybe sometime, somewhere a center manager really cared about you - I doubt it...His whole life is centered around landmark so he or she might even resent you having a good life outside landmark.
- the center managers makes a PROMISE that he will support you both in your private project and your function as a team leader
- you say yes, I want to do this. You see this as an opportunity to start doing some real good in the world. You are now a team leader for a company that has the "technology" to bring peace to the world (or any other implanted thought that they feed you)
- now you have given your word. To be in INTEGRITY you have to do the job.
- now center manager tells you it is your job to find the persons for your team.
- you do the same steps as the center manager did on you (above). You have to talk to maybe 25 people to get a team of 5. This of course is time consuming and you spend all your evenings at the landmark office trying to fill your team
- you complain to the center manager that you don't feel good. You are tired all the time and your private project is just failing because you have no time to engage in that. You might even get fired from your job because you are coming in late, you are not focused on your job, you worry constantly how to fill the team.
- after COACHING from the center manager you suddenly feel energized again. Oh, now I see, I really need more distinctions in ENROLLMENT. So the center manager promises to help you. You make a renewed promise to stay on as team leader. You have 3 persons and need 2 more. Let's not quit.
- center manager helps you. He enrolls 1 person and then there is 1 to go. Since you are at the end of a very tedious task you feel good and you suddenly get a BREAKTHROUGH in AUTHENTICITY. You enroll the next person into your team by relating how "I see now that I struggled with this because I am such a jerk. I really don't tell people WHAT THERE IS TO SAY (distinction from one of the communication courses). You have become more entangled in the net.
- Now this new distinction that the center manager may have coached you in makes you sign up for the communication course. Since that distinction MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE in your life.
- you spend more and more time at the landmark office doing the work as team lead. You are coached every day by the center manager.
- more and more tasks are suddenly revealed. An example; when the forum starts at friday morning there is a binder with all the forms that the participants have filled in before the course. You get a call at work from the center manager who MAKES A REQUEST that you get your ass into the office right now. All the forms have to be cleaned up from little markings in the margin. Markings from the forum leader and other people. It might read "not a breakthrough result - call participant up and create one."
- you leave work very pissed. Why should I do this? Shouldn't the forum leader or the center manager do this? You do the task and think for yourself - "this was the last time I took on a leadership role"
- your job as team leader is finally finished. The center manager calls you up at work saying that he wants to make your team lead project COMPLETE. You SAY EVERYTHING THERE IS TO SAY. You tell the center manager that your p-d off about the enormity of the task and that you have had no time for your own project. The center managers RECREATES you - you feel listened to. Your are COMPLETE. You start to think of this a a very tough exerience but you have proven yourself as BEING YOUR WORD. Your life works - it seems.
- next day your boss at work calls you to a meeting. He says he is really concerned about how bad you have performed at work lately. You RECREATE him using the new techniques you have just learned. The boss feels COMPLETE after you tell him some bogus story about doing important work for an organisation called landmark. You invite your boss. Your boss start doing courses and get hooked. The whole workplace is TRANSFORMED. Landmark has hooked into normal business. That business may have better results after the whole workforce has taken the training in landmark. The whole workforce works their ass off to make more money. Some people get burnt out. That is of course their problem. No one has asked them to CREATE a burnout/breakdown for themselves. They were simply NOT RESPONSIBLE for their WELLBEING. There is now a buffer zone between landmark and the workers of the company. If any harm should come to the workers of the company landmark will say that the boss applied landmark to his company totally wrong. Possibly even without consent. Maybe they will even sue him for creating bad press for landmark and using the "copyrighted" "technology". "Oooh, little us - we are just an eductional company - we didn't do anything - we are just dedicated to people - don't talk to us about other peoples problems - it's their problem"
Can you see the childlike thinking?
- you make a promise. You regret that promise. You cannot back down because then you are OUT OF INTEGRITY. You are not YOUR WORD. You talk to the center manager who is constantly struggling with a situation far worse than yours. The center manager asks you who made the decision to take on the project. You say - I did. So who is to blame? Yourself. Landmark cannot be blamed. That would be a RACKET. You understand that RACKETS are BAD and you don't want those bad RACKETS. You don't want anything bad. You want to have AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE. You want to live YOUR POSSIBILITY. You want to be a forum leader. They seem happy. You want more training. "Maybe then I will be happy". You make a new promise. More training... Yeah!
You are in a state of self hypnosis or self suggestion. You are going blank. No more bad feelings..... zzzzzzzzzz. You are in landmark coma....
You just need some sleep and everything will turn out ok...Let's just not take on any big projects at landmark. Let's have relaxing ones....Let's enroll more people that I can have as supporters...they can do the hard work - I will coach them - I am a good person.... oh what a wonderful life.....zzzzzzzzz.......
BLIP! Who haven't I tried to enroll? Where is the nearest phone? I must get my act together....Oh, I have been running these bad rackets....Oooh bad bad bad......
FOR LANDMARK PEOPLE
This is a made up story - it has nothing to do with real life or any real characters. It's NOTHING. I gave you NOTHING. Should you decide to wake up from the hypnosis there is help. Use your ALREADY ALWAYS LISTENING and start to listen to it. That voice is you. It is your connection to who you are. You may not like who you are. But ask yourself - do you like WHO YOU ARE BEING right now? WHO YOU ARE BEING right now may not be yourself. You may be what I call a landmark robot. Don't take it as an offence - I've been there myself and I liked being a landmark robot. It was an easy way of living. Landmark technology might seem complex and very intricate. In reality it is very simplistic. It's black or white. It's totally devoid of any intelligence. It's just a set of simple ideas. Put together in a soup of mind control, abuse, seemingly good results and the promise of A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY. That was Werner Erhards goal with his work (we are told). If the forum would work - why has he been on the run from scientology for god knows how long? Why is he in hiding? Where is he? Does he collect dividends?
The deeper you get into landmark the less your world works. There is no way of determining when to stop and if it's ok to take one course or maybe two or maybe the whole curriculum.