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The Only One

October 21, 2010

I don’t usually go to the official Church of Scientology website – why give them the stat? But after Karen pointed out that Tommy Davis has disappeared from all Church websites, I got curious (and let’s hope Tommy resurfaces outside the razor wire).

Sure enough, Tommy isn’t there. But guess what? Neither is anyone else. There is only one name of one real person on that entire site – you guessed it, David Miscavige.

Funny, they say they have “millions” of members, and “thousands” of staff and Sea Org Members. Too bad that none of them have actual names. And since they have a “Chairman of the Board” one might assume they have a “Board.” Well, none of them have names either, apparently.

I checked out the RTC site as well. Same thing. Only one name on the whole website. Again, David Miscavige.

Odd. Here’s this huge church (according to their claims), with thousands of organizations around the world, we are told, and a mammoth central management organization, we are told, yet only one name appears on any of their websites. One name. Unbelievable, when you think about it.

At the Freewinds Maiden Voyage, Miscavige used to shoot a joke video while he was there. Seriously, he would grab a camera crew and he and Norman and Marc Yager and Guillaume would goof off and make a comedy video. It was shown to the Scientologists on board on the last night – and never shown anywhere else. It was strictly frat-boy humor, usually heavy-handed and slapstick. They haven’t done it for years. But one year, Miscavige decided to make a video showing himself wearing all the hats aboard the ship. He would be at the helm, then would rush down to the engine room, then rush off and wash pots in the galley. He thought it was hilarious. It was one of the few that he showed to the Int Base – not for our entertainment, mind you, but to show us “what his life was like” because of all the hats dumped on his plate.

It wasn’t until much later that I realized he wants it that way.

That video wasn’t a complaint – it was his fantasy.

He wants to be a one man band, the guy who has to do everything. The one and only hero. He wants to be the Only One.

So he sacked every executive at the Int Base. Took them right off post. He did wholesale offloads from the Base, taking it from nearly 1000 staff to about 350 in just a few years.

And he’s done his best to get rid of anyone who could do anything better than he could, who was smarter than he was, who was more popular than he was. In other words, pretty much anyone.

He doesn’t want some other executive hogging the spotlight. He doesn’t want anyone else doing things for Scientology, making plans, writing programs, doing marketing, giving lectures. No, he’s got to be the Only One. His ideal of a Div 6 is a bunch of video flat screens. And on every one – his face.

Believe it or not, it wasn’t always that way in Scientology. There used to be names, lots of them. The magazines were full of them. People knew who the executives were.  Top Sea Org Members were very well known. There were famous lecturers. Any old timer can verify that there were a lot of Scientologists who had actual names, who were known.

Not any more.

Now there’s only one name, seemingly, in all of Scientology. David Miscavige. Everyone else is a supernumerary.

And at the rate he’s getting rid of people, his fantasy may come true. Pretty soon he will be the Only One – the only one left in the Church.

And Sue Wilhere’s statement will at last come true: “David Miscavige is Scientology.”

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49 Comments
  1. October 21, 2010 4:28 am

    yep, you’re right again, damn jeff, you’re on a roll loll 🙂

    David Miscavige has lived off of everybody’s create and production for years. It’s now all his create, but he has no real stats or gets no real products other than hanging out with tom cruise lol. Well I guess if you count destroying people’s lives and causing pain a stat well, then he would be upstat. But real products like number of books sold to raw public, or well done auditing hours or etc etc. He has none. So in the end he will be one lonely guy at the top. I guess it is true, it is lonely at the top huh lol, and yeah, he pulled it in, i’m sorry i couldn’t resist, after years of hearing that phrase, i had to go there. 🙂

  2. John Doe permalink
    October 21, 2010 4:38 am

    Great observation, Jeff.

    Note to David Miscavaige: Now that you are the only one on the websites, that means you are square in the center of the bulls eye for all the blame, lawsuits, recriminations, criminal charges directed at the entirety of the church of scientology. Quick, better post some people to management positions to try to obfuscate who is responsible for your crimes and then you should run off and hide with a small group of trusted associates and try not to get extradited to the US for trial.

    • Not Norman Starkey permalink
      October 21, 2010 1:27 pm

      Lol!

  3. October 21, 2010 5:10 am

    “David Miscavige is Scientology”

    Kind of a self fulfilling prophecy.

    The irony is too much!

  4. Mystic Shores permalink
    October 21, 2010 7:38 am

    Very insightful article. And I agree with John Doe…….it’s hard to miss One. Big.Target.

    On the upside, at least the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies won’t have a problem deciding which name to put on their Search Warrants and Subpoenas.

    The mighty midget is quickly descending into a state of complete mental paranoia and paralysis. Looks like Karma will be embracing him very sooooooooooooon…..and Bubba in lockup can’t wait.

    Sweet Dreams!

  5. wannabeclear permalink
    October 21, 2010 8:13 am

    It is fascinating how the narcissistic sociopath has made it all about him. But, I did find info on Tommy Davis and others on another Scientology site — http://www.scientologynews.org/contact.html The Scientology News Room, the official media resource of the church of Scientology. And you know what’s amazing about it? The primary goal of that site is to show off all the new buildings. If you look at the “Statistics” the focus is on “expansion” — new building purchases, assets and property holdings, renovations, square feet of real estate owned. If you look at the press releases, they all are about new buildings. If you look at the photo gallery, it starts with pictures of buildings and that’s mostly what’s there. “Social Betterment” is way down on the page. It’s so blatant when you look at that site that it’s not about people, it’s not about helping anyone, it’s not about clearing the planet, it’s about owning as much real estate as possible and wasting as much money as possible on new buildings — the Idle Orgs. Since the evil elf keeps alienating people, many Sea Org members have blown, and the ones still around are pretty much consigned to the RPF, who is running those multi-million dollar buildings? Miscavige wants to run everything and control everything, so I guess all of those buildings are to house his ego…

    Astonishing, really…

    • Jeff permalink*
      October 21, 2010 4:42 pm

      You’re right, he’s still up on that site. Well, we’ll have to see how long that lasts. He certainly hasn’t been visible. That “Scientology News” site is 100% about real estate. A good indication of what the C of S has become – a real estate scam.

  6. JanieG permalink
    October 21, 2010 9:12 am

    and the sad thing is when you see these characteristics have spawned into individuals in the lower Orgs who operate just like dm’s well oiled machines pushing the scene they see because of their rose coloured glasses and similiar personalities to dm. The church is a complete mess from top to bottom. Wake up and smell the roses I say.

    • Thought Provoking permalink
      October 23, 2010 2:21 pm

      This is so true! I left in 2008 because of the DM dramitization of the winning valence.

  7. Cool Observer permalink
    October 21, 2010 9:16 am

    Jeff,

    remember when you wrote about those promo videos after the exposure in AC 360?
    Beautiful buildings but no people. None. Now the websites are empty. Makes sense. Let’s hope Tommy Davis never goes back to this ghost ship (provided he wasn’t shipped off to the RPF)

  8. October 21, 2010 10:15 am

    It seems that the only way to keep scientology and cull out all the BS is to have some form of Lutheran reform movement.

    Freezone seems as good a start as any.

  9. October 21, 2010 12:51 pm

    The beauty of this for DM lies in pure mathematics. Pure mathematics doesn’t actually need apples to tell you how many apples exist. Pure mathematics is completely abstract. Therefore, you can have any number of apples you want just by assigning numerical value to the statement, “There are X number of apples floating around the room.” No need for actual apples.

    This makes it very easy to produce stats. Number of clears produced? Why, Clears Produced becomes a stellar graph in power, rising dramatically every week. No need for actual clears. No need for bodies in the shop.

    Without names, you eliminate the pesky problem of verification. Can these stats be independently verified? What a completely suppressive question! Do you doubt Der Leader?!

    Preclears? I don’t need no stinkin’ preclears!

    And without preclears and students, why would you need staff?

    Michael

  10. October 21, 2010 12:53 pm

    And Scientology is David Miscavige.

    I believe that David Miscavige is an excellent example of the end result of Scientology.

    He is its Poster Boy, its VFP, its sum.

    This is because ideologies like Scientology are finite.

    Yet life is infinite.

    So when you walk around wearing Scientology on your head, you will be bombarded by the infinity of life. Eventually your head will become smaller and smaller and smaller.

    Until you are David Miscavige – a pinheaded poodle boy who thinks he is the Master of the Universe.

    • October 22, 2010 4:33 pm

      Well, I will agree that DM is an excellent example of the imperfection of Scientology.

  11. October 21, 2010 12:58 pm

    For the OSA staff and those sitting on the fence reading this blog, what does this say about your value? What does this say about what David Miscavige thinks about you?

    Do you really exist?

    Do you really count?

    What tone level are you really operating at? As an individual. As a group. Is communication vigorously exploring a wide range of issues and subjects? Are you encouraged to explore a wide range of viewpoints?

    It’s really okay to ask questions. It’s really okay to disagree and doubt. That’s part of learning. And what is Scientology without learning?

    Read what LRH said about integrity, about greatness, about the code of honor and the code of Scientologists.

    Is that really the world you’re living in?

    Michael

  12. Skydog permalink
    October 21, 2010 1:15 pm

    I think there may be a more practical reason there are no other names on the website. Information about the inner workings of the church is leaking like a sieve. He cannot be sure that anyone listed on the website today will not blow and become a vocal critic tomorrow.

    • Synthia permalink
      October 22, 2010 4:39 am

      Skydog,

      That’s about the long and the short of it, isn’t it?

      No one can be trusted by Miscavige because the “other side”, his “enemy” really holds the truth and he is in the unfortunate position of running an organization where everyone joined to find truth. That’s a pretty hard lid to keep down when you have to fight the truth everyday.

      Can it be a mistake that the organization that has the most data about anti-social personalities is being run by a raving SP? Is it an accident that the one person deciding on everything, on everyone’s future (supposedly) and all of mankind’s future (supposedly) is a complete sociopath? What are the odds?

  13. freespirit permalink
    October 21, 2010 2:28 pm

    It is a fact that there has been a systematic effort to wipe out the names of others who contributed to the expansion of Scientology over the years, under the guise that it was “off source” to promote anyone else but LRH. I recall instances of submissions for magazines that were rejected for containing the names of Scientologists responsible for the growth of Scientology activities in their sectors. The only names that were allowed real mention were the Presidents of sectors in ABLE or WISE who are there purely and solely for puff purposes, act as the PRs and keeping the public off the lines of the Executive Directors and execute external facing strategies which are approved ONLY by the Church. They are not allowed to have an independent voice. No different than Heber . Ever notice the progression of extinction of faces over the years from Scientology News? The ONLY ONE -David MEscavige with his buildings – is shown page after page.

  14. R. Hill permalink
    October 21, 2010 3:01 pm

    “Tommy Davis has disappeared from all Church websites”

    Which pages did he appear on? I like when a few URLs are provided to confirm/document that he was there and that he is no longer there. (aka http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/browse_thread/thread/e147cd248e7d9999#)

    I tried a Google search on [site:scientology.org “Tommy Davis”], and nothing came up. Usually, if ever he was listed, the search should have yielded results, even if he was recently disappeared.

    I can see him there though:
    http://www.scientologynews.org/contact.html

  15. October 21, 2010 5:33 pm

    Yes, Miscavige wants a packed house and an empty stage for him to stand on.

  16. BBSox permalink
    October 21, 2010 5:47 pm

    Anyone who has run a business for any length of time knows that if a leader complains that all those around him are incompetent, then that’s a clear sign that the leader is the incompetent one.

    Donald Trump, one of the great narcissists on Planet Earth, surrounds himself with competent people and let’s them do their jobs . . . . . Perhaps Dear Leader should read some of Trump’s books . . . . .

    • October 22, 2010 4:35 pm

      Dear Leader just needs to watch the movie Scarface to see how his tenure is likely to end.

  17. October 21, 2010 6:32 pm

    Jeff, as usual this is a thought many of us have had, but you have communicated so well. I felt we reached the Tipping Point, and now I know it. I’m simply surprised he didn’t start sooner…..
    nance

  18. October 21, 2010 6:47 pm

    Jeff,
    Just like your book, your postings are brilliant. You have a way of uncovering little truths from the “churches” confusion of smoke and mirrors and presenting them in a simple, clear and intelligent way.
    I always look forward to visiting your site.

    Thank you,
    Mat

  19. Karen#1 permalink
    October 21, 2010 9:15 pm

    Another Great Essay Jeff.

    David Miscavige has lost control on the flow on information about him.

    He Ruthlessly and Tyrannically rules over the 350-400 INT BASE PRISONERS as the Lord and Master dictating how much sleep or sleep deprivation they suffer, whether they ever get a day off or not (NEVER), what they eat, what possessions they are allowed (no cell phone, no internet connection, no *CARS* made in Germany and host of other ridiculous LAWS.

    His word is LAW in a CULT COMPOUND of flashy buildings made by SLAVE LABOR.

    But in the real world he has lost control on the flow of information about him and his maniacal ABUSE, BEATINGS, HUMILIATIONS, ACTS of DOMINATION and BULLYING.

    A High profile person will often have a Public relations Firm or Publicist~~ monitor, streamline and curtail the IMAGE so that it is carefully controlled.

    Hill and Knowlton had a falling out and would never work for the Church again.
    More recently an attempt was made to engage with Sergio Zyman, Marketing Guru, considered one the best in the world, who wanted NOTHING to do with DM’s cult.

    And so the Internet and Blogs, and TV shows move onward and forward…….it is a daily bloodbath showing how off the rails it is…

    Sue Wilhere says “David Miscavige is Scientology”

    And Scientology’s image is not a religion, but a BUSINESS of extreme ABUSE

    • freespirit permalink
      October 22, 2010 12:18 am

      Karen- I had dinner with one of the top guys from Hill & Knowlton (one of the most, if not THE most respected PR firms in the business) who had handled the C of S account, several years after they gave up C of S as their client. His impression: DM and his group were “wackos” (his word, amongst others). He was most amazed at the level of self aggrandizement by DM and felt he was delusional. He also thought and felt Scientology’s interest on taking a prominent role in society to be self-serving. As a PR he struggled with how to convince mainstream public of the efficacy and sincerity of the operation. Very sad.

      • Karen#1 permalink
        October 22, 2010 2:38 am

        Thank you FREE SPIRIT.

        Even with the $1 Billion in reserves…DM’s cult would have a hard time of getting any illustrious PR firm want to attach their name to it.

        I could only imagine what someone like Sergio Zyman would think of the sleezy DIRTY, Manufactured LIES they have on their hate pages.

        “FREEDOM Magazine.”

        Freedom indeed.

  20. Peter McMahon permalink
    October 21, 2010 10:25 pm

    Jeff, another clear and concise post. Love this paragraph,

    “And he’s done his best to get rid of anyone who could do anything better than he could, who was smarter than he was, who was more popular than he was. In other words, pretty much anyone.”

    It must be mighty lonely in DM’s little universe. I can picture him running through long empty hallways, a few tumbleweeds rolling by. Like a Twilight Zone episode. — Peter

  21. October 22, 2010 12:17 am

    Another great article.

    For you info, I tried to order Counterfeit Dreams from Amazon and there is only one copy available which unfortunately does not ship to Canada.

    • Jeff permalink*
      October 22, 2010 1:45 am

      Check Amazon again, there are plenty of copies available, and I do ship to Canada, no problem. If any difficulty with Amazon go to http://www.counterfeitdreams.com and order directly.

      • October 22, 2010 3:05 am

        Thanks. I ordered the book.

  22. Joanna permalink
    October 22, 2010 12:26 am

    Well stated, Jeff! Thank you so much.

  23. Watchful Navigator permalink
    October 22, 2010 2:29 pm

    You really nailed it Jeff – couldn’t have written a better description of the actual intentions of this “Only One”. Truth revealed.

  24. October 22, 2010 4:41 pm

    Thanks, Jeff. That is true. Miscavige is the Only One, and as BBSox says above, when a leader blames his people, it is the leader who is the problem.

    Mr. David Miscavige is losing staff left and right. All the bright ones have left or are in The Hole.

  25. Anonymous permalink
    October 23, 2010 7:09 am

    Hi Jeff, another question for you. What’s in it for Tommy Davis? or, Whats your take on him? The guy is the son of a celebrity, has his own money, can do anything he wants with his life ( or it seems so anyway) yet he chooses to defend Slappy Miscavige with tooth and nail. Would he be in a position to witness or hear first hand about the abuses? And even if he refuses to believe the accounts of abuse because he hasn’t experienced them himself, he is in the position to know that the “expansion” narrative is a lie. I understand someone inside without a penny to his name who doesn’t have a clue what could be in store for them should they leave the cult, defending SM for their own perceived survival ( like Rinder did ) but Tommy is at the other spectrum of the social scale in which most Sea Orgers are. I remember reading not too long ago that he was put on decks for a while, sometime after the first John Sweeney report. If that were true, if it comes down to him not wanting to “lose his eternity” does he seriously believe that standard tech is being applied?

    I know he is not your buddy and you cant speak for him, but of all the ex INT people who have left and are publicly speaking out, you and the Headleys are the ones who have the most credibility in my book. I know whatever your answer may be it will be honest and rational. Thanks. 🙂

    • Jeff permalink*
      October 23, 2010 5:37 pm

      I never knew Tommy. I met him a few times at Celebrity Centre and he seemed like a nice enough kid, well-dressed, smooth and polished. He didn’t strike me as a future executive or major player, but certainly with his looks and polish, he had a future in PR. Why does he put up with it? Well, why did any of us? If you believe Scientology is the only road to spiritual salvation, you’re going to put up with a lot of abuse before you decide to get out of the Church. And as for the lies, you justify it is “protecting Scientology” or “telling acceptable truths” until the cognitive dissonance becomes too much. Sure he has money, but he grew up in Scientology and spent most of his life in the Sea Org, and like a lot of Scientology kids, it’s all he knows. But he did blow once and was recovered. He may well blow again.

      • Fidelio permalink
        October 26, 2010 2:50 pm

        Jeff,

        you ask: “Well, why did any of us put up with this?”

        Last night I completed your book!! I had read the abridged blog version of your narrative in January this year – and during all those months my mind was racing around the question: Was Hubbard a well-intentioned or bad-intentioned guy? How could I fall for an author who practically lied about everything when it comes to himself and his curriculum vitae? And carefully covered it up? And was stupid enough to believe it could rest uncovered in all times?

        Any and all abuses dished out by Miscavige can be traced back to one or another writing of Hubbard. So – yes Miscavige IS Scientology, IS a very “fine” product of Hubbard’s visions. Miscavige can be identified as An Only One like Hubbard designed himself, too.

        The “innocent” stories by Sarge, the coquettish anecdotes from dedicated oldtimers who seem to never have seen the inhumane atrocities condoned by Hubbard under his very own watch. They all draw he picture of The Only One Friend mankind ever had and continue to sell it to the followers. And mildly smiling they admit now and then, that Hubbard, too was just a human with his own flaws.

        Ah yeah?

        This morning I woke up and thought:

        Hubbard was neither well nor bad intentioned. He was none.

        Confused, overwhelmed by hastily accumulated information he stole like a magpie from multiple (partially highly spiritually advanced) sources. He proliferated information undigested and unintegrated by himself pretending he was the source of it, he messed around with it pretending to research “OT” abilities he himself neither understood nor mastered, he wise-cracked his own gigantic confusions on students of SCN and declared them having “MUs to be word-cleared up” or “counter-intentions to be handled by too gruesomes” or — in need to be “handled” by what we see now dashed out by that demented punk at the helm of the so-called Church of Scientology.

        Meanwhile, I perceive Hubbard as a highly disintegrated person who somewhere along the line collapsed under his tremendous confusions, failures and broken promises. His inability to accept help, to admit truths and the chaotic conditions in which he died seem to support that picture of a hapless overwhelmed poor sod.

        Jeff, I officially quit the Church three months ago and I want to thank you personally for having been a tremendous help to set my mind finally at rest with regard to the subject.

        Because I perceive you as a highly integrated and accomplished master of your own history, I finally could transform myself and integrate my 22 years detour through SCN as well.

        My very best!
        Fidelio

      • October 26, 2010 7:55 pm

        Fidelio,

        In one of Nietzsche’s works a character says something to the effect, “I’m not upset that you lied to me; I’m upset that I can’t trust you any more.”

        When I left the church in ’81/’82ish, I had no real intention of returning to the subject. Then when I read the biographies of Hubbard, I was really pissed off. The audacity! The unmitigated gall! And I shuffled the subject even lower on the deck of interest.

        I was looking for truth, for spiritual insight. How could I find any with such an unscrupulous liar?

        So, I set out on my own quest to find what was true. And I left Scientology as far behind as I could. I hated the subject. I hated any actor who was associated with the church because they were supporting such a corrupt and criminal entity. I was the enemy of anyone who would justify the things done to Paulette Cooper and others. There was no excuse for such behavior in my mind.

        Then, Marty’s blog came along. And my interest was renewed. I still will never be a Scientologists. Even when I was associated with the church I felt embarrassed by the group. I felt embarrassed to be a member. And I never really committed to being a Scientologist. Something just didn’t feel right.

        After seeing the best and worst of Hubbard, I’m not so anti-Hubbard. He had a personality that ranged from the best to the worst. And understanding anything requires the ability to be that thing. Life ranges from the degraded to the sublime. So, understanding life fully would require the capacity to be both degraded and sublime. Therefore, I don’t begrudge him the bad.

        But, I don’t condone it either when he felt he had the right to harm others “in a just cause.” And I’m not blinded to his policies that created a culture in which a person like DM could rise and take control.

        I think LRH was fascinated by power. Maybe obsessed with it. From his confirmations to his study of hypnotism to his involvement with Jack Parsons to his interest in creating OTs who were total cause over matter, energy, space, time and life.

        Since then, I’ve made what I feel is dramatic progress spiritually. The one thing that fascinates me is how often I will have some great understanding and realize that this insight was contained in earlier material from Hubbard. I found myself looking at the same things he was and coming to the same conclusions, the same understandings.

        So, even though I haven’t read much of his stuff basically for almost thirty years, I do have an appreciation for his work. I just don’t let that work determine what I will observe or think.

        A lot of former Scientologists who have become ardent critics feel that we work through a belief that anything in Scientology works to finally see that none of does. Or nothing important. I can see what they mean because I went through that.

        But on the other side is a realization that, hey, Hubbard was onto something. I personally found that when you work through the exaggerations and lies, there are a lot of answers to life’s mysteries.

        And I use the Scientology vocabulary when addressing these things because that language is convenient.

        Not that I feel you need your mind changed about how to view Hubbard or his work. Just some personal experience which might soften the sense of having been duped and betrayed. I think anyone who sees the down side of Hubbard should be outraged to some degree. To merely justify or deny those things is blindness.

        But, there’s possibly a certain blindness to not seeing where some of the information from Scientology has value. Or in seeing where LRH had value.

        Just thought I’d comment on your comment because I’ve grown kind of fond of you.

        Michael

      • brendon permalink
        October 26, 2010 10:00 pm

        Fidelio-

        I really enjoyed your post. The angle on LRH just basically being un-intentioned – and then playing catch up on the fly – is a clever approach.

      • Fidelio permalink
        October 27, 2010 5:25 pm

        Well, Michael, thank you! Can’t help but answer your fondness – ditto! 🙂

        Recently, I studied a lot of Osho. He refers to other enlightened masters he admires (contemporaries of Hubbard) and I followed his suggestions and discovered Madame Blavatsky and George Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti and Thich Nhat Hanh – and a whole new world opened up.

        Gurdjieff is an interesting man in that he uses tough methods to make people wake up – (not my way at all!) and I would not be surprised if Hubbard knew (and misunderstood) about those. Gustave le Bon makes an interesting read and the bio of Madame Blavatsky gives quite some clue on what “OT” abilities Hubbard might have wanted to achieve…. To integrate these informations require a loving heart, a humble maturity and a highly conscious approach – which I cannot see with Hubbard at all. Like Elvis said: All but head – no heart. Hubbard initially had a brilliantly computing mind – that’s for sure but he had not digested and personally experienced advanced spiritual wisdom of his own.

        Just look what he did to Love – he diffamated it, he dissected it into ARC, or into Admiration plus Sympathy (well knowing that “sympathy” is of course “low on the scale” and thus to avoid…) To follow up that thread on his utterances on Love alone reveals quite something on the seething hell, Hubbard was living in himself. (Q.E.D. when it comes to his true personal and family life).

        I agree with you that Hubbard seemed to be obsessed about power and dominance of others at all cost. But why is that?

        His inflated full-mouthed bragging had no substance in his own beingness thus the notorious lying – so what I see is a gigantic feeling of inferiority he wanted to compensate and handle by cloaking it over others. He virtuously played on the gamut of feelings on guilt, inferiority, frailty and worthlessness. With all that PTS/SP and Ethics “Tech”, the huge array of scales where to plot people and judge them, the confessional and sec check mania, he invented tools of humiliation so subtle and perfidious, that the individual forced to apply those to himself ends up humiliating and destroying himself without Hubbard even laying a hand on him. That is psych and priest and politician and slavemaster handicraft at its best. And a red carpet for a complete idiot like Miscavige.

        ***************************************************

        I studied Mike Goldstein’s book on John Galusha’s Idenics which is to me the most enlightening book when it comes to the “value of SCN”. Galusha was an early auditor (one of the best!) and started out from there with his research for Idenics. Studying that, I came to understand where Hubbard went completely off the rails and what NOT to do “tech”wise!

        I though agree that some of the information from SCN has value!! What I am after is to find Hubbard’s sources where he drew from in the first place to distinguish the fake from the original and go from there myself.

        To me personally, SCN got indirectly value, since I learned English with it which I would have probably not done so ambitiously had I not suffered of poor translations. And I was anyway on the search of the real information I felt was promised but find only now after not having discovered it while studying SCN. Hubbard just laid the bait and sometimes gave the string to pull – and now that I know that, I just have to bypass thought stops from him and dig further – Finally, I found the gold mines he drew from without admitting.

        This is where I am now at this point in time. Will see where my path leads me to.

        Thank you Michael!

      • Fidelio permalink
        October 27, 2010 5:26 pm

        Brendon,
        glad you liked it! thanks

    • October 23, 2010 6:38 pm

      to Anonymous , I knew Tommy in my short stint in the Sea Org, he was at CC Int at the time, the presidents office. He handled celebrities, at the time I was there when he was handling Lisa Marie Presley cause she was looking for her SP’s in the president’s office, she was extremely pissed off and at that time and they wanted her to cool her jets lol. They didn’t want her running around CC Int and entrubulating others I guess lol or have an out pr sit with one of their top names, I mean how would that look lol.

      • October 23, 2010 10:04 pm

        Well Lisa wasn’t that far off.

        If she followed the chain and connected the dots she would have found the supremo SP in person in the company of his butt kissing DB Tom Cruise.

  26. Thought Provoking permalink
    October 23, 2010 2:14 pm

    What a great article! Wow, did this indicate. I never knew the guy personally but over the past year have seen his path of destruction. It still seems surreal sometimes that someone like this really exists. You really want to hate the guy because of the mass destruction he has caused but at the same time there is this morbid fascination about him. He is so over the top evil, something you only see in the movies, spy thriller type stuff and at the same time it is hard not to miss how small he is by the fact that his beingness can only be created by making nothing of everyone else. Perhaps he forgot the old expression, nothing from nothing makes nothing and in the end he really is a big nothing trying to be something.

  27. October 23, 2010 7:37 pm

    Beautiful and well said !

  28. Tony DePhillips permalink
    October 24, 2010 8:16 am

    That was a geat post Jeff!!
    A lot of truth there. You made me realize that dm’s obsession with tc could have many angles. The fact that tc has many adoring fans is something dm would want too. He is just so buggered up that the only way he can seemingly get any admiration for being “the hero” is to get rid of everyone. Or if he can stick to tc like a remora on a shark maybe he can suck some of the valuable admiration particles off of him. (sorry for any unpleasant visuals this may conjure up)
    This is probably good logic for a madman…LOL.

  29. Valkov permalink
    October 24, 2010 9:40 am

    Another great post, Jeff!

    You have a fine way of focusing in, filtering out the noise, and giving us brilliant snapshots of the way things really are.

    I always look forward to new posts by you.

  30. idle org permalink
    October 24, 2010 8:33 pm

    My postulate:

    Tommy Davis sitting down, on camera, with John Sweeny, to tell the truth after having just left the cult once and for all. Perhaps his mom, Ann Archer, could chime in as well.

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