Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs
Carrying on my program of hosting guest contributors, here is an essay by my good friend and supporter, Karen de la Carriere.
Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs
by Karen de la Carriere
I would like to tell a story to illustrate what happened with me and many other Ex-SO.
There was a beloved lawyer, nicknamed “Scoop,” in a suburb of Denver, Colorado that a relative of mine greatly admired. The whole town admired him. He was OL (Opinion Leader)#1. The town of Breckenridge is wealthy. There isn’t a house under $1million in the town. Endless charity dinners, fund raising for worthy causes, is the chief social activity. “Scoop,” the wealthy lawyer, generously contributed to every call for money. The town thought he was the greatest. You could count on him to donate generously to any worthy cause.
One day Scoop vanished into thin air. The consensus was that it was foul play. For the first 3 days, law enforcement of several jurisdictions, tracking dogs, helicopters, Colorado Bureau of Investigation hunted high and low, and the town mourned deeply.
As the investigation deepened, it was found out that $1.5 million of client’s money had vanished. Scoop also had eight kids and a wife back east that no one knew about. One story after another about the inner secrets of Scoop emerged.
Overnight the Town’s attitude changed. They had a paradigm (reality) shift. Were they disloyal flip-floppers in Treason to this bond of friendship ? No! More data had come to light on who Scoop REALLY was. The 3rd dynamic of the town no longer subscribed to Scoop as a friend. More and more came forward to reveal that which had been so well covered up.
And so it is with C of S and Miscavige. I joined a group. I thought I had joined an ethical group. But as C of S morphed into something else and more and more revelations came to light and I withdrew my allegiance on a paradigm shift, of no longer supporting what I THOUGHT was our group. Do I consider this treasonous? Absolutely not. I am like the town of Breckenridge finding out more by the day on lawyer Scoop…
But the main point I want to make in all of this is that while I was in, like all the others that were in for decades, we were the Goose that laid Golden Eggs for the Church.
I find a lot can be said of that old Aesop Fable about the goose that laid the golden eggs.
The hen was a mystical creature that laid a golden egg every day. Now an effective boss or manager sees that he has a real asset. When he has a continuity of golden eggs being laid for him, he’s getting what he wants ~ not one time, but day after day after day. A clever manager would see the goose was cared for, rewarded, given good nurturing, given every care to make the asset (the goose) continue to produce.
A clever boss or manager would hardly beat up and abuse and slaughter that which was producing golden eggs.
When DM took over after LRH’s death, he had many gooses that could lay golden eggs. The sheer wealth of the technology, the green on white volumes and a various stratas and levels of management which could guarantee expansion and stability. Quite aside from Watchdog Committee there was CMO Int, Exec Strata, a corps of evaluators and a huge bunch of management tools. There were hardworking, dedicated SO members willing to work for pennies all hours of the day and night for LRH.
DM killed these golden geese:
• Long term senior Managers with great and hard-won experience — all declared.
• All former Commanding Officers of CMO Int were declared.
• Senior Tech Terminals, Senior CS INT office decimated.
• Much of CMO GOLD and then GOLD staff decimated — on and on and on…
• The former Mission Networks, the Field Auditors which now amount to a tiny handful…
• All of Scientology Marketing
• Translations Unit as per recent article by Misha
You know the purges, I don’t need to repeat.
You know the brutality on single dedicated individuals…Debbie Cook, Heber Jentzsch, Jeff Hawkins, Dan Koon, Steve Hall, Mike Rinder, Tom deVocht and so on.
But DM sought out more instant golden eggs. So these “STATUSES” were invented for tens of thousands of dollars, sometimes even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I remember a restaurant that used to serve the BEST clam chowder. From 11am onwards there was a line to get in to get a lunch table. Clients would not only eat it there, but take buckets to go. Business was out the roof. One day the restaurant sold, new management came in and kept the same menu. Except they cut corners by really watering down the clam chowder. The Shrimp fried rice has barely any shrimp — all rice. For the first month the revenues were good, because it cost them so little to make, they were using HALF the ingredients. They were altering the formulas that worked by short cuts and short changing the public. The client base dwindled away and lost faith in the new management giving them a good soup. The trust was broken. It was no longer a place to eat. Less and less public appeared at the restaurant til it was on the verge of folding. They had killed the Goose. The Goose that laid the Golden Eggs for the business.
I believe many of us who post on this blog were Golden Geese for the Church in many ways ~~serious donations, or contributions, such as years of labor, working in the trenches, producing for the church for long periods of time.. I would state categorically that Marty, Mike Rinder, Haydn James, Steve Hall, Jeff Hawkins, Amy and Matt, Dan Koon and tons of others on this blog were PURE GOLD to the Church. Huge contributions for decades. Many many more that come together on this blog contributed big time.
The Golden Geese are no longer there…
More and more data about Lawyer Scoop gets revealed daily…
The Church was not what we thought it was
Karen de la Carriere