The Last Roundup
Well, the Church of Miscavology is pulling out all the stops. The Freewinds MAA has been sent to LA and is working with others on a major investigation of public Scientologists – particularly OT VIIIs. They are trying to find out “who is reading the internet” and “how did they find out about certain blogs.”
Well, I can save them a bit of time. The answer to the first question is “pretty much everybody” and the answer to the second is “Google.”
But of course they know that. The purpose of the investigation isn’t really to get information, it’s to exert control, to send a message to the field that they’d better toe the line.
And the OT VIIIs? They’re being rounded up and sent to the Ship. They’re calling it a “recall.” That’s right, that’s the word they’re using. As if OT VIIIs were cars with defective clutches.
The only difference is, if Ford recalls an Explorer SUV, they have to pay to repair or replace them. With the Church, the product pays. OT VIIIs pay for their own repairs, their own Sec Checks.
But again, it’s not about correction. It’s about control.
But there’s another difference between an OT VIII and a car. When a car is recalled, it just gets shipped off. When an OT VIII is “recalled,” they might, just might, decide not to go.