Scientologists vs. David Miscavige
I just read an amazing letter from an OT VIII, which I am linking to here:
It is probably the best summary I have read of the case against David Miscavige, from a Scientologist point of view. It is intelligent, well researched, concise and lucid. It cites all of the main Scientology references that Miscavige is violating.
If your friends or family who are still in Scientology read one thing, it should be this document.
As I see it, Scientologists who are still in the Church and who want to continue practicing Scientology have three choices.
1. Keep your head firmly in the sand, refuse to read the internet, refuse to talk to anyone who has left, do everything the Church asks of you, keep your head down, and hope, just hope, that someday you’ll manage to “get up the Bridge.”
2. Somehow get David Miscavige to step down and then work actively to reform your Church.
3. Leave the Church and continue to practice Scientology with other Independent Scientologists, on your own terms and without interference from David Miscavige’s fascist cult.
Option #1 isn’t really practical, as most people are finding out. David Miscavige’s police state now reaches into every Org, every mission. Sure, years ago you could hunker down in a local org or mission and try to ignore the insanity coming from the Sea Org and Management. You can’t ignore it any more. And as for “going up the Bridge”? Well, read Marty’s recent posts about the state of tech at the FSO and FSSO, and see if you really want to do that.
Option #2 doesn’t really work either. Because the minute David Miscavige’s fascist security network gets wind that you are even thinking about getting him to step down, you’ll be declared and jettisoned from the Church.
Which really leaves you with #3.
And you can say, “but what about my family? My friends? I don’t want to be disconnected from them.”
Well then, you could all do Option #1 as a group, put all of your heads firmly in the sand and try to ignore the storm raging around you.
Or you could wise them up, get them to open their eyes and look, and leave – as a group. Doesn’t that sound like a saner solution?
Anyway, read Luis’ letter, it is brilliant.