A reader sent this to me the other day and I found it fascinating. The parallels between North Korea and scientology are unmistakeable.
Below are excerpts from the article.
I highlighted especially relevant sections. They need no explanation to anyone familiar with scientology’s playbook that dictates how they must respond to “critics.” Scientology is as clumsy and unbelievable as N. Korea in its denunciation of defectors. It’s amusing to see: it seems everyone who leaves N. Korea or scientology is some form of sexual pervert, has stolen money or is being paid to say bad things about them.
And you note the use of children/family members as a means of seeking to keep people in line.