This guy is an “icon” and “all-American hero” because he has given some of his ill-earned cash to ideal org campaigns, but more so because he has persuaded others to part with their money.
Who can forget his wacked out video on Tony Ortega’s site: “You’re going to pay this money fucking eventually”?
It is an interesting microcosm of the crazy world of scientology that this is what is lauded. He is a hero figure for scientology.
The ONLY criteria for being a hero, humanitarian, icon, champion or any other title you can think of is giving money. While Hubbard said it was the “lowest form of motivation in the universe,” the reality is that this was a platitude like “love your enemies.” Scientology is driven by money in every respect. And they are not embarrassed to announce it to the world.