I was embarrassed that I had allowed my opinion of someone be so easily swayed…

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I got into CofS a while after the DM takeover. Sadly, I have to admit that I bought into the anti-Mayo group-think to the point where I rounded up all the Mayo side-checked Tech Dictionaries at the org and tossed them, not that I had any personal knowledge of what actually happened. I read “Story Of A Squirrel”, the anti-Mayo screed, many many times.

One thing that did always bug me about SOAS is that in it, Hubbard purportedly calls Mayo a “bird dog” or enemy agent. That was a heck of a charge to bring against someone who had been involved for something like 30 years and was one of the first SO members. He’d worked long and hard for Hubbard, I couldn’t imagine such a person being an enemy agent. Which “enemy”? Yet not a single shred of evidence was provided to back up such an outrageous claim.

One day well into the 90s (many years after the fact) an IAS reg came to town. They mentioned Mayo and said that he was an enemy agent. That reminded me about my long standing question about it. I asked the IAS reg what proof they had about it. They said they’d talk to me after.

Later I got a chance to ask about it. What was the proof? Story Of A Squirrel! Basically, Hubbard said so. Or was reported to have said so. Sigh.

That was a reminder to me to stay vigilant and not accept ideas based only on hearsay or authority. I was embarrassed that I had allowed my opinion of someone be so easily swayed. It made me wonder if there were other people who had perhaps been injustly accused.

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  • Comments (8)
    • Darren may
    • February 2nd, 2013

    Dave was lrh very good friend, they have been on the track along time togather, their is no way lrh ever thought bad of David , actually their was only a few people lrh trusted on the planet and he was one, but don’t get me wrong he would always correct you to become closer to his realty of life and tech.
    glad to here you are around David again.
    arc
    darren may  

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  1. A suppressive always deals in generalities so as to hide and go unpunished for his destructive acts. Demanding specifics from a suppressive person the truth will come to light and the bad guy or girl will be known for what they are. Us failing to demand specific data of any contra survival data given is our act of omission and our overt. So shall we be more alert to the world around us, please. Even stepping on someones toes while finding the truth of the matter, while it might be unpleasant for the moment could avoid a future catastrophy. KARL 

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      • Bill Straass
      • August 17th, 2013

      Dear Karl.
       
      I was the Mechanics Chief of the Freewinds for 16 years until it was discovered I had AIDS acquired from a bad blood transfusion in Curacao, the ship;s home port. (I am assuming that you are the Karl Rosenkranz that was the Mechanics Chief of the Apollo.) I never knew what happened to you, Wick Allcock I think told me that you went to Alaska.
       
      sincerely, Bill Straass

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    • David Mayo
    • March 30th, 2013

    Hi Karl,
     
    Thank you for your comment.  I’ve been hoping to get in contact with you for a long time. I remember you from the Enchanter/Diana. I came aboard after you did.  I also remember when Hana was the Captain and (unfairly) ordered you into the chain locker. I wish I could have helped you but she wouldn’t listen.
     
    I’d like to get in touch with you again.
     
    Best wishes,  David Mayo

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    • David Mayo
    • March 30th, 2013

    Hi Karl,
    I’d like to get in touch with you again.
    Best wishes,  David Mayo

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      • Karl
      • August 17th, 2013

      Hi David, are you the one who was the senior CS at the FLB? Karl

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  2. Hi, Karl here. You have got the wrong guy or are a fake and not David Mayo. I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN ANY CHAIN LOCKER. You have audited my wife. What was her name and were did the auditing took place? KARL

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    • Darren
    • March 30th, 2013

    Good point Karl, excellent question , is this Dave mayo or not, avail yourself dave????
     

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