'We Stand Tall', sung by upper management, 1990

Veda

Well-known member
In 1988 David Miscavige, after raiding Pat Broeker's residence at the secret Hubbard ranch, discovered
there were no more
upper OT levels, and thus no bridge to OT.

Miscavige had a choice: Inform Scientologists of this, or lie to Scientologists. He chose to lie.

By 1990 a video had been produced to boost morale: "WE STAND TALL!"

Scientologists, trapped on a treadmill to nowhere would, at least, be proud.

Feel free to sing along!
 

Enthetan

Veteran of the Psychic Wars
In 1988 David Miscavige, after raiding Pat Broeker's residence at the secret Hubbard ranch, discovered
there were no more
upper OT levels, and thus no bridge to OT.

Miscavige had a choice: Inform Scientologists of this, or lie to Scientologists. He chose to lie.

By 1990 a video had been produced to boost morale: "WE STAND TALL!"

Scientologists, trapped on a treadmill to nowhere would, at least, be proud.

Feel free to sing along!
Oh God, that brings back memories.

Around 1980 or so, when I was at Flag Bureau, there was a CMO mission by Captain Bill Robertson to "get us sorted out"

One of the things he did was to have us do songs. Then a tape of the songs was sent to each FOLO (regional management group, for never-in lurkers). It was embarrassing.
 

He-man

Hero extraordinary
Oh God, that brings back memories.

Around 1980 or so, when I was at Flag Bureau, there was a CMO mission by Captain Bill Robertson to "get us sorted out"

One of the things he did was to have us do songs. Then a tape of the songs was sent to each FOLO (regional management group, for never-in lurkers). It was embarrassing.
How very theta of him. LOL!
 

PirateAndBum

Administrator
Staff member
In 1988 David Miscavige, after raiding Pat Broeker's residence at the secret Hubbard ranch, discovered
there were no more
upper OT levels, and thus no bridge to OT.

Miscavige had a choice: Inform Scientologists of this, or lie to Scientologists. He chose to lie.

By 1990 a video had been produced to boost morale: "WE STAND TALL!"

Scientologists, trapped on a treadmill to nowhere would, at least, be proud.

Feel free to sing along!
I just noticed... WTF is that image on DM's shirt? Is that a wolf taking a piss or a wolf ripping someone's throat out?
 

Glenda

Well-known member
Dear @PirateAndBum and other interested parties (probably those that were made was made to sing "we stand tall" at staff musters but not limited to these people),

I would like serious consideration to be given to reprimanding @He-man for posting the "thank you for listening" video. There are some lines that should not be crossed and this is one of them. This song (& one can only call it a song very loosely) is an international assault on the senses. I had high hopes that my reading experience on this new board would be comfortable and gentle. Currently I am feeling anything but comfortable or gentle. :dramaqueen:

I realise it could be said I should not have clicked on the start button to the video. I honestly don't know what came over me. A misguided reach for a bit of nostalgia? Or some unhealed kernel of madness? Whatever it was I am now not feeling too good. :melodramatic:

May I take this opportunity to suggest a punishment for He-man? Don't answer that, I will anyway. Sleep deprivation-based, I think he should be assigned the duties of the in-house spell-checker and grammar fixer. For about, say, 48 hours, non-stop. This is a win-win for all. We get a neat and tidy board and He-man will be held accountable for assaulting the auditory senses of this international community.

Thanking you in advance for your prompt attention to this most serious (not) issue.

Kind regards
Glenda
 

lotus

rebel french frog
Oh God, that brings back memories.

Around 1980 or so, when I was at Flag Bureau, there was a CMO mission by Captain Bill Robertson to "get us sorted out"

One of the things he did was to have us do songs. Then a tape of the songs was sent to each FOLO (regional management group, for never-in lurkers). It was embarrassing.

Is that you singing Capt Bill's song Enthetan???

 

lotus

rebel french frog
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I just noticed... WTF is that image on DM's shirt? Is that a wolf taking a piss or a wolf ripping someone's throat out?
Someone has told the story ( Mike Rinder if memory serves) that little Davey had bought this designer shirt and it was mandatory that he was to wear his innapropriate designer shirt for the video recording so every viewer see his beautiful shirt.
 

lotus

rebel french frog
Also,

Obviously you are all nattering because you haven't been invited to sing

Hey lolle la...we stand tall...hey lolle la we stand tall....
 
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Enthetan

Veteran of the Psychic Wars
Is that you singing Capt Bill's song Enthetan???

No, I would have blown first. And you dont want to hear my singing voice. It makes my dog howl.
 

kaiser

Member
I've never seen the SNL version, thank you for posting : )))

When I first saw/heard We stand all, I loved it. I was feeling so empowered, those were emotional times : )
 

Veda

Well-known member
I've never seen the SNL version, thank you for posting : )))

When I first saw/heard We stand all, I loved it. I was feeling so empowered, those were emotional times : )
Here's some background.

In 1988, David Miscavige had Hubbard's ranch - where "First Loyal Officer" Pat Broeker was residing, supposedly with Hubbard's many unreleased upper OT levels - raided, and found no more OT levels.

Miscavige had a decision to make: 1) Tell the truth to Scientologists, that there are no more OT levels and, thus, no "Bridge" to OT, or 2) Conceal what he had discovered and continue forwarding the falsehood that there are many more OT levels ultimately leading to the state of OT. He chose to lie and conceal.

Part of the concealment was distracting Scientologists with other things.

This thread from old ESMB is packed with information on this:

LRH death event Pat Broeker | Page 5 | Ex Scientologist Message Board
 
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