The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
a mental image picture. "June has a facsimile of a dog
biting her leg."
Fight Against Coercive Tactics network; a cult information
BBS with numerous files on the Scientology cult and others operated
by Lawrence Wollersheim, and various other directors at various
times including Bob Penny, Kim Baker, and Arnie (Arnaldo) Lerma.
FACTNet has undergone a shift toward carrying the torch for free
speech on the Internet more recently after lengthy and expensive
litigation with Scientology.
the notorious Scientology policy describing how to deal
with critics, ex-members, and other undesirables dehumanized with
the label "Suppressives"; they may be "Sued, tricked, lied to, or
destroyed," as per policy. A more recent policy has banished the
WORDS "Fair Game", but the policy of what to do to these "SPs" or
"Suppressives" cannot ever be cancelled, as it is Hubbardian
scripture, and his words cannot ever be altered in any way per
Scientology's policy. "Dennis Erlich, being an SP, is subject to
a Meter read of about an inch movement to the left.
the name of the mission that was sent to execute the programme
targets establishing the "United Churches" front (Flag) in
able to zip through course checksheets because of
superliteracy obtained from M1 word clearing and the Student Hat.
Flag Bureaux - Oversees all Sea Org service organizations and
all Class V (formerly Class IV) organizations. - Jonathon Barbera.
Flag Command Bureaux - In charge of internal management of
upper middle management. - Jonathon Barbera.
False Data Stripping. Brainwashing 101; an auditing
("therapy") procedure involving stripping away "bad" thoughts or
wrong ideas and replacing them with the proper cultic dogma. The
ideas are located, cleansed, and replaced with the "true data".
"Success Story: today I had a big win using FDSing to get rid of
the False Datum that Psyches are trying to help people!"
the Flag Executive Briefing Course. A top-level training
course for EDs and other executives delivered at ITO and possibly a
few other high training orgs. The FEBC used to incorporate strange
events like the Kali ceremony, the ritualistic destruction of model
noun. The "wog world" (disparaging term for everyday society
and the non-Scientology world) outside the Org. "The field is
getting so muddy that it is hard to get new Raw Meat in and onto
roaming Scientology recruiters and auditors who are
meant to channel people into missions and Class V Orgs. See FSM.
Fifth galactic invader force,
insect-creatures with horrible hands.
Psychs (Scientology's derogatory term for psychiatrists) are from
these galactic invaders who threaten our very existence on this
planet, according to L. Ron Hubbard.
the person in charge of extracting money from all
the little people or peons in Scientology. An Apt name, given the
brutality with which this all-important function is carried out.
"The Finance Dictator went after the Mission-Holders in a big
money-grab in the early 1980s."
the former name of the ship Hubbard was Commodore on, the
Apollo. When the Sea Org (high level Scientologists who sign
billion-year contracts) came ashore in Clearwater, Florida, they
set up the Flag Land Base, an upper-level Class XII Org, now just
called Flag. "I got my Ls at Flag, and my case was really cracked!"
Flag Executive Briefing Course,
a mistake made in the auditing "therapy."
perfect auditing without errors; a "star-high goal" that
is never achieved, as numerous therapy "repairs" point up.
Floating Needle. A rhythmic swinging of the Meter needle back
and forth indicating end of session, or completion of a "therapy"
process. Also commonly used to indicate good vibes, as in "I've
been F/Ning all day!"
Flag Order, a blue-on-white written directive similar to
Hubbard Communication Office Policy Letters, HCOPLs, for Sea Org
members. There is a Sea Org Briefing Course which consists of all
non-confidential FOs still in use. Flag Orders are a vital policy
line, as the Sea Org is the commanding and controlling organization
in Scientology which runs as a thread throughout the entire cult.
an Ethics (Scientology's corrections section) folder or
Auditing "therapy" folder in which Scientology collects all the
dirt on people obtained from auditing sessions and Ethics actions
which can be used as blackmail to keep critics quiet. Culled
information from folders of former Scientologists who have turned
into critics has a habit of showing up on ars.
Flag Operations Liaison Office. See Flag.
one of the two groups inside a Class V Org, which is a
Scientology organization that delivers lower level services.
Foundation works the night and weekend shift, while Day works days.
"Sally works for Foundation, while Sam is Day." See Day.
FPRD, False Purpose Rundown
FR or F/R,
Flag Rep. A minor post in a Class V or lower level Org;
a liaison with Flag, an upper level Class XII organization. "Ronald
was the FR from HAW FDN."
an old name used before the more appealing Newspeak
"Mission," qv. Franchise connotes the financial business aspects of
Scientology too much, and so the term "Mission" is now used to add
more religiosity. A Mission is a low level Scientology money making
organization; a franchise, in other words. See Mission.
Scientology's newspeak-monikered propaganda newsletter,
used for PR dissemination. See PR, good roads fair weather.
a debt incurred by staff members who break their
3, 5, or one billion year (in the Sea Org) contracts, and are thus
required to pay for every auditing action and training course done
to them while on staff. The freeloader debt usually runs into the
tens of thousands, but cannot be collected in most cases as the
contract in not considered to be in good faith.
the SO-run (Sea Org) ship that cruises around tropical
ports and gives the OT-8s (top level Scientologists) a hangout
while they proceed with their auditing. Ah, how nice it must be to
be at the top of the Bridge on a Clear day!
(also Freezone); a loose affiliation of people who still
believe in some of the ideas of Scientology auditing procedures,
but who have left the formal structure of the cult in a type of
Scientology Reformation. The Free Zone is a little more liberal
than the hard-core Churchies, as they sometimes like to call people
still in the cult proper, yet they often still have the trappings
of Scientology, for example, the E-Meter, Auditing, the concepts of
Ethics, Overts (bad deeds), Conditions, and the use of disparaging
terms for outsiders, (Meatballs, Bashers, Wogs, etc.) The cult
proper hates these splinterers and labels them "squirrels". Their
newsgroup is alt.clearing.technology; they also have their own
periodicals, such as the _Free Spirit_ and others. "The "Free Zone"
was a term first used by Bill Robertson in the early 80s. Robertson
was a fan of LRH and set up a network of organizations that
delivered the CofS's upper and lower levels grades, including the
Clearing Course, OT levels and NOTs, at a cut-rate." - Joe
(also Freezoner); a member of the Free Zone, qv.
Opinion is split on whether this term is or is not derogatory. Some
people are happy to be called Free Zoners, and apply the term to
themselves. Others claim it is derogatory when used by critics, but
this may be a confusion with attitudes as expressed in sentences
and simple nouns. Does a sentence like "Canadians are politically
stupid liberals" make the term "Canadian" a derogatory term? Free
Zoners have been called deluded for still adhering to Hubbardian
views and holding the vile man in high regard; I do not believe
that this can make the term itself derogatory, but others feel
differently about it. The term did not arise within the critical
arena, which sheds further doubt on the derogatory label
Field Staff Member. Mercenaries who recruit people using
selection slips for Scientology and get a 15% profit of the value
of services purchased by their recruits in return.
1. Flag Ship Organization. In reality this has been various
ships and locations over the last 30 years. 2. FSO also means Flag
Service Org which is in Clearwater, FL and is usually referred to
as simply Flag. "FSO - Flag Service Organization - Highest level
training organization in the world and can deliver the processing
side of the Bridge up to New OT VII. Located in Clearwater,
Florida, USA." - Jonathon Barbera.
Flag Ship Service Organization, Clearwater, FL. The Flag Ship
was the Apollo in Hubbard's day, now it is the Freewinds out
cruising the Caribbean. OT 8 is done on the FSSO, the Freewinds.
see Free Zone. (act)