What are our goals and strategies? This may seem like a silly question at first, because the answer may appear patently obvious to some of us; but our goals are potentially infinite, prone to be disagreed upon and are important enough to merit a dialogue. Is our goal the downfall of the Church of Scientology? Is it the exposure of its secrets, its founder and its corruption? Is this merely just a backlash against the Church's suppression of information via their interpretation of copyright law and their squelching of the marketplace of ideas? Is it the revocation of the Church's tax exempt status? Or to see it stripped of a religious status entirely? Is it to educate and warn those people who are not familiar with the Church? Are our goals all and more than, or some, or none of these things? Should we ever reach a consensus as to the question posed above, how are we to attain that or those goals? What strategies are at our disposal? Non-violent protests, violent protests, informing others, criminal acts, DDOS attacks, making their fax machines work overtime; these are all options among others, some of which we should employ and others we definitely should not. Illegal acts would only serve Church. By committing them we strengthen our adversary by giving up the moral high ground, alienating those who might work with us, or be open-minded and sympathetic to our perspective. But the questions remain, how do we do accomplish our goals? How do we stand against a mutli-million dollar global organization ever ready to defend itself against its detractors? I can think of a few motivations. First, endurance is pivotal, but so too is compassion- for each other, in memory of those who the Church has victimized, for the public and lastly for the Church members themselves. We cannot hope to win over others if our aim is one of pure antagonism. There we can be only be blunted, misdirected, and marginalized; the sound and the fury- signifying nothing. The Church will claim persecution and point to (or create) instances of its detractors nefarious acts as a premise to ignore and discredit them. "What are your crimes?" being their rallying cry, they want to provoke and incite, only to have ammunition against their detractors. But one method we cannot overlook is getting the Church members to see our side. There are numerous ex-Scientology members, and at one point or another a seed of doubt was sown in their minds. That seed germinated, grew and they ultimately left the Church to become its most outspoken and faithful critics, and that is the Church's most profound loss. The Church is stripped of an ally, the revenue they were providing is no longer given, and the ex-members know the inner workings and current members intimately- all powerful advantages to those who see the Church as it truly is. I could go on, but I'll refrain. I'm interested in what others have to say on these points, and I fear I've run on long enough.