The Wrong Route

Scientology tries to weasel its way into the minds of the disenfranchised during the year of protest.

The Route Out. On the surface, this website appears to be nothing special. The site, at first glance, is just another bland political action site attempting to raise a “grassroots” movement out of “nothing” with a heavy handed organizational structure.

The Route Out is smothered in Americana, quotes and images from founding documents abound. The wording of the site’s overarching message is so whitewashed, mundane, and apolitical that Tea Partiers and OWSers nodded along with the message, even if it is pretty simplistic.

Who We Are

We here at The Route Out are just a few of the many millions upon millions of people who have suffered in this economy.  We are among the millions who can no longer just sit around and hope that someone else is going to fix things for us.  Not when we can look toward Washington, D.C. and see a government that, at best, doesn’t have any sort of clear consensus on how to fix things, and at worst is horribly broken.

Our country has been the greatest source of freedom this planet has ever seen.  It has earned that distinction because of one thing – because it’s a country of the people, for the people, and by the people.  We’ve gotten away from that.  Today, our country is being run by interests becoming more and more removed from us; the people.  So, it’s time to change that.  This is what The Route Out is – one way to regain the country being run by the people; a way to get back to that essence that opened the door to freedom on this planet.

It’s a way for you to get your country back.

Yet when you dig a little further, the crazy begins to show. First the idea to make everything better in the world is too simple; everyone needs to stop being shitty to one another. Ok… But we exist in a state of existence known as reality.  In reality people are often quite shitty to everyone- especially on the internet. To make everyone get along all the time, as if we were all trapped in some Pixar style hell, would and could only be accomplished through brainwashing. And then it started to click.

The website encourages visitors to watch several videos on social subjects, but the subjects offered are a bit familiar. They are still whitewashed to make the videos as socially acceptable as possible.  As I watched them, Project Chanology started to push to the surface of my mind.

On the “The Route Out Pledge of the Media,” where users can send this “pledge” to news organizations to attempt to change their behavior, there is…

To adopt for organization the precepts of The Way to Happiness

Fucking sneaky ninja-wannabe Xenu believing loons! Scientology!

So to my fellow protestors, activists, and agitators; be advised. There is a predator in your midst. It seeks to strike at you when you go against the wall of the bureaucracy and the sheer difficulty of the effort makes you lose hope. Like all crazy ass belief systems, it offers hope. Unlike others, this hope has been tailored to your specific situation yet the hope offered is just as hollow. Beware, thou hast been warned.

And in case you think that I may be just seeing ghosts in the machine…

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  1. Randomfactor says

    Careful–the moneysucking cult which is Scientology is one of your advertisers here on FTB.

    But yeah, they’re like cockroaches running into any disaster or cause they can exploit for their First Dynamic: the Holy Buck.

  2. Randomfactor says

    Loving the Dianetics ad alongside this post. And the continuing (for at least a month now) ads for the cult’s “Freedom” propaganda ‘zine. Hope you’re charging the body thetans out of ’em…

    • says

      Adds get served to articles based on Keywords. Thus posts with the word Christian get Christian adds. The only way to get those ads to stop is to right click the add, go to properities, and copy the HTML link that the ad directs to. Then email me that code at and I will forward it to our webmaster. This does FTB and the reader a service as that ad is probably not getting your patronage and thus can be replaced with ads that you and I find less infurating. FTB gets ALOT of traffic and we want to maintain strong ties with companies that we like and cut ties with companies that only make you want to throw something heavy at your screen.

      • F says

        I’m more of a mind to let them pay you for adspace when the ad isn’t going to reach any intended target. This amuses me, and FTB gets the cash.

        But if you prefer, any time I actually see such ads (assuming I see any at all), I will follow your suggestion, if that is what you folks would like. I am at your service in this regard. I would even allow more ads to do this.

  3. Stevarious says

    We have been fortunate to have been given permission from The Way to Happiness Foundation to use The Way to Happiness videos for our efforts here at The Route Out.

    Yeah, I’ll BET you have. How… fortunate.

  4. sisu says

    they are a sneaky lot! I was part of the Minnesota Atheists’ tour of the new scientology center in St. Paul. They showed us several anti-bullying PSAs they’d produced. The PSAs didn’t say a word about scientology, though; it directed people to a website that said something about “teens for human rights” or some such language. I think they realize that they’re widely regarded as totally bananas, so they set up front groups like this that avoid telling you who they REALLY are until they’ve got the hook firmly set.

  5. Randomfactor says

    Scientology sneaks into a LOT of popular issues without the general public being aware of it. They’ve registered literally DOZENS upon DOZENS of websites claiming to offer information about various drug addictions (while pushing their phony “Narconon” program which is, basically, Scientology.) They have a similar “Criminon” program trying to suck at the teat of federal grants for prisoner rehabilitation.

    They cockroached 9/11, too, until the local authorities finally tossed their yellow-shirted asses and their “touch assists” out of Ground Zero.

    The “Freedom” banner ads here at FTB attacking a magazine over its coverage of Scientology appear independent of any FTB mentions of the bloodsucking cult.

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