Wow – can Freedom Magazine call it or what.
As you may or may not know, Freedom Magazine’s latest issue is devoted to debunking the travesty of a show Anderson Cooper put on with chump expelled-Scientologist ‘witnesses’ that blame all of their wrongdoings on their bosses, in an attempt to defame Scientology management. In this issue, Freedom Magazine stated:
“And that’s the real story of Rathbun, Rinder and DeVocht. They don’t belong in front of cameras, unless it’s for a mug shot.”
In any case, in what I would consider one of the more prophetic moments of modern journalism, on the very same day as the release of the above Freedom Magazine issue, Mark “Marty” Rathbun was arrested in New Orleans for Public Drunkenness and for Disturbing the Peace.
Personally, I think that’s pretty choice. Rathbun has been in a non-stop attack of his former religion, blaming every last wrongdoing he’s ever done on his former boss, and asserting that he himself had no responsibility for any of the calamity he caused whatsoever.
So again, I think it was pretty prophetic of Freedom to say before the fact:
It’s a well-known mental phenomenon, mostly seen in institutions for the criminally insane or maximum-security prisons. That is, unable to come to grips with the depths of evil one has engaged in, one instead has an ‘epiphany.’ One ‘realizes’ one day that ‘None of it was my fault! Those were the cards I was dealt and I was just a victim of fate!’ At which point one has a euphoric resurgence, losing touch with all reality of one’s past, and reinvents oneself as what they wish they were. They blame their failures on somebody else (No Responsibility For Anything) and when they look in the mirror they see a ‘warm and fuzzy guy,’ while the rest of the world sees someone in need of an exorcism.
That’s Marty Rathbun. Because while he paints himself as a lovey-dovey, pop-psychology guru to the indigent, his actions belie his self-proclaimed façade. Worse, he seems utterly unaware of the turmoil that is his life. He could have kept fishing from his used trawler like the Old Man and the Sea. But all he sees is an endless battle to be picked and imaginary war to be fought.
For PDF versions of his arrest, see: