Who Are The Squirrels? – by Silvia Kusada

It all started with a beautiful idea to help, to have a better world, to have happier people. The idea was genuine, the intention clean…..at least for some.

I guess to many of us that was what Scientology meant at the very beginning. We felt we could be free to be ourselves, to have our own ideas, we enjoyed the dream of a society where honest people have rights and where we could finally deal with truth.

That dream has nothing to do with what the Church of Scientology is today. The original philosophy has been perverted by people who know best, by others that have seen in this movement a way to enslave and a very profitable activity.

This will happen in the independent field as well if it is not already happening. Today we are left with nothing more than Reversed $cientology also called “The Incorporated Church of $cientology”. A business activity dealing with lies, with enslavement and psychological violence. A group who abuses justice and protects criminals.

I get pretty puzzled when I hear people calling each other Squirrels.

Who are really the squirrels?

Let’s look at the original definitions: from LRH’s Tech Dictionary;


1. A squirrel is doing something entirely different. He doesn’t understand any of the principles so he makes up a bunch of them to fulfill his ignorance and voices them off on a pc and gets no place. (SH Spec 77, 6111C08)

2. Those who engage in actions altering Scn, and off beat practices. (ISE,p.40) -v. to change and invent processes. (HCOB 23 May 69) SQUIRRELLING,

1. It means altering Scn and offbeat practices. It is a bad thing. (HCO PL 14 Feb 65)

2. Squirrelling is not really different processes, it is careless, incomplete, messed up auditing procedure. (HCOB 15 Jan 70 11)’

A Squirrel is somebody who violates the very basics human rights of men. That is a violation of the basics tenets of the original Scientology. A Squirrel is somebody that sees something wrong but does not do anything about it. A Squirrel is somebody that forwards lies, creates antagonisms, works for money or for status, promotes overtly or covertly disconnections, who separates as opposed to unites.

A squirrel is one also who calls others squirrels, and purposely lessens Affinity, Agreements and Communications amongst people, groups or nations…..All the above are violations of the fundamentals and therefore are squirrel activities, no matter how you wish to justify them.

A Squirrel to me is someone who in or out the Church continues to specialize on stopping people from getting better and/or from receiving auditing when he/she wishes. This include making auditing difficult to get and entering arbitrary rules.

You will seldom hear a true Scientologist (very rare to find) calling another a squirrel. He has mastered one of the basic tenets and abilities: to grant others beingness. He works looking at stats on long terms goals. He does not catch the ball to destroy another auditor using one of his complaining PCs. We all had bad sessions, every single one of us auditors, and that does not make us bad auditors.

There are a lot of good people around, but there are also a lot of scared individuals, insecure untrained people who think they know best and what they know best about is how to 3rd party others.

A true bridge to others. Good stats, where with good stats we mean steps toward a saner society, freedom of speech and choice, respect for others, justice and TRUTH, are my way to judge if an activity or people are squirrel or not. It is all part of the fundamentals, and the basics are concepts, not words.

Published with  Silvia Kusada’s written permission