Is David Miscavige the Chosen One?
Miscavige has certainly run a concerted campaign for years to convince everyone L. Ron Hubbard personally selected him to take over after his passing.
The scientology.org official hagiography of Miscavige includes to this day this out of context quote about “real scientologists” that has been reinterpreted as if it means David Miscavige.
“So forgive me for not managing the Church when it almost fell into hostile hands. It all came out all right. Why? Because real Scientologists made sure it did. My faith was justified.”
That real Scientologist L. Ron Hubbard spoke of was David Miscavige.
Somehow the plural “scientologists” became the singular David Miscavige. How? Don’t ask. It’s because we say it is so.
They even brought Captain Morgan Starkey out of the drunk tank to appear on ABC’s 20/20 to proclaim there was no doubt that Miscavige was chosen by L. Ron Hubbard as his successor. It was a really strange performance, responding to a question nobody cared about – though clearly, this is a big button for Miscavige.
Somehow it seems to have been generally overlooked what Monique Yingling said on the ABC News site:
“Mr. Hubbard viewed David Miscavige as one of his closest and trusted aides, and he essentially groomed him to become the leader of the Church,” said Church lawyer Monique Yingling. “So really while there wasn’t an anointment or anything like that, it was clear to everyone… that David was the person that Mr. Hubbard would want to take the Church forward.”
Strange she confirmed that he was NOT anointed.
But for once, Monique Yingling was telling the truth. Miscavige was NOT anointed by L. Ron Hubbard. If there was such a person, it was Annie Broeker.
But in fact, NOBODY was anointed by L. Ron Hubbard. The guy who “causatively moved on to Target Two” didn’t leave ANY succession plan. How strange is that? He wrote “policy letters” on how to wash cars and windows, how to organize an in-basket and how to write a classified ad but he wrote NOTHING about how scientology was to carry on after he died. He recorded EVERYTHING he said on recorders that were with him at all times. He wrote long-hand and typed extensive issues and even books (remember he managed to write a science fiction “dekology” — Mission Earth — during his last years). He could have recorded a message laying out what he intended and had it transcribed by his secretarial pool as he had done thousands of times over the years — they were sitting waiting for his recorded words to arrive. He could have included his plan in a written “Ron’s Journal” – something he put out often. He could have included it in his will.
He could have delivered the message containing his specific intentions for succession and scientology after his passing in numerous ways. He did nothing. According to one of the two people who was with him in his final years (Steve Pfauth), he was instead obsessed with trying to get rid of BT’s around him.
Thus, the door was left open to whoever could seize the power. And there is no doubt that this IS David Miscavige.
The lie is not that he is in charge of scientology — it is that he seeks to convince people that he was anointed by Hubbard.
That he is still worried about this perception is interesting. He has pretty much assumed full L. Ron Hubbard II status within the scientology bubble. But I guess someone who is convinced everyone is out to get him is always going to be paranoid about his power.
David, you won scientology through guile, ruthlessness, skillful backstabbing and full blown sociopathy — nobody handed it to you on a silver platter. It was there for the taking and you took it. Nothing will ever take that away from you. It IS your accomplishment.
But you know the old saying — careful what you ask for, you might get it…
You have well and truly got it, you are the most powerful scientologist on earth. It’s sort of like being the most notorious mass murderer in the US. Or the head of Enron. Or the leader of North Korea. It’s a position that you sacrificed your soul to attain, but once you get there you discover it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
It sucks to be the ecclesiastical leader of the scientology religion.
I doubt there is another human being on this earth, including every scientologist, who would take the position if it was offered to them. You have made yourself that reviled.
Karma doesn’t discriminate.
Interesting that L. Ron Hubbard had 7 children at least and didn’t regard any one of them as worthy of being his “anointed”. Are there any words at all from any of his progeny?
There is a new handle for David Miscavige from Ron Miscavige’s new book “Ruthless”, it is:
To make it simple for myself: Miscavige was head of Science Fiction, and without any knowledge of Tech, Admin or Ethics, he took power over Scientology Inc. He had only one ‘tech’: that of a bully.
It shows clearly the weakness of the T/A/E: the highly placed officials of the church could not recognize and/or handle a SP. Can I conclude from this, that neither these officials had sufficient knowdledge of the T/A/E? Or was verbal Tech rampant at the time? Or was there a special Sea Org Tech in force?
My personal experience has been that the Admin Tech was little or not understood/known by staff and especially by public (class IV org – Europe).
Xenu's Son says
The sun never sets on scientology.LRH.
When small men start casting big shadows the sun is about to set.Lin Yutan.
Jethro Bodine says
Well, I have my own theory on this, not that anybody asked.
I read the INCOMM advices and there was nothing in there about a successor to LRH. There couldn’t be there will never be another “SOURCE”.
At the time that LRH dropped the body, DM was “COB ASI”. ASI never had any official control over RTC or CSI, although for some reason “COB ASI” was probably the most feared person in the church at the time. If “COB ASI” asked a Sea Org member to do something, you did it with out “backlashing” (talking back). I’m not sure why, but everybody “just knew” that “COB ASI” was somebody you didn’t want to mess with.
When LRH dropped the body in January 1986, there was a Flag Order that came out shortly thereafter which promoted Pat and Annie Broker to “Loyal Officer”. LRH also promoted himself from Commodore to Admiral. This is the closest thing that ever existed to an official passing of the baton. At the time, they outranked Miscavige because a “Loyal Officer” is senior to a “Captain”, which is Miscavige’s rank.
Miscavige ousted the Brokers in spring 1987 and cancelled the Flag Order. He claimed that this issue was a forgery and that the Brokers were receiving “ethics handlings” as a result. It was also around this time that Miscavige also removed Vicki Avanaran from her D/IG RTC post. Miscavige them assumed the role of “COB RTC”. It’s anyone’s guess whether the Flag Order was a forgery, and it doesn’t really matter at this point. Pat Broker left the church and Annie Broker passed away several years ago.
I believe that LRH never wrote an official issue to appoint a successor because I think he felt it wasn’t necessary. As stated above, there would never be another person who would be a “replacement for LRH” that would research and/or further develop the tech or policy. LRH said in self places that his work was done (whether or not he actually believed it himself). This is all stated in “Keeping Scientology Working”. In addition, LRH set up a SYSTEM that would run the church. The SYSTEM is the tech and policy he developed and the different orgs he set up at the time to manage and police everything – RTC, INCOMM, WDC, CMO INT, EXEC STRATA, etc.
I think that LRH thought that this SYSTEM could only fail if the church (RTC) got taken over by a corrupt person and group. RTC and INCOMM’s main purpose was to detect internal corruption. The whole “DUKE OF CHUG” computer advice was about detecting internal corruption and handling it. He envisioned that eventually the INCOMM computers would manage Scientology orgs, do evals and run admin programs, all on auto-pilot (no human intervention required).
So, how could this SYSTEM fail? Well, the LRH computer advices only talked about “alerting RTC” if something failed to get handled at the level of CSI or WDC. The advices never mentioned anything about escalating alerts within RTC or alerting anyone senior to RTC. This implies that if something doesn’t get handled after alerting RTC, the ballgame is over. Ironically, the hypothetical “Duke of Chug”, the corrupt politician referred to in LRH’s Chug advice, is alive and not so well in a modern-day COB.
Did anyone notice the following from “Thursday Funnies” May 5, 2016
“I need your help to put our Ideal Org here in Kansas City so we can then create a Scientology movement through the entire Midwest.”
Church of Scientology Kansas City
Here it is from the mouth of a Class V org ED, they require a building to create the public to support said building. Not the other way around…..
LOL! The reversed cycle of creation
Yes, Have, Do, Be. Makes perfect sense to these idiots, apparently. Blows my mind, ongoingly.
Actually, though, something just occurred to me just after writing the above.
There’s very possibly another method to Miscavige’s madness with regard to Ideal Morgues besides the tax angle.
What just occurred to me is that Miscavige has known for at least a decade that cult PR is so awful as to preclude any new people from walking in the doors in any viable volume.
So, he convinces the Sheeple that the Real Why is because the orgs are not “Ideal” (HIS definition of ideal which has to do with the size of the buildings and the quality of the renovations, etc.)
OK, he sells the Sheeple on Have, Do, Be.
Of course, this won’t, can’t work in a million years because the reason people aren’t walking in and signing up has NOTHING to do with what the buildings look like and everything to do with the fact that the Church of Scientology is considered at best a joke and at worst a dangerous, ruthless, greedy cult.
But the Sheeple, forbidden from the internet and otherwise with all their info about the church obtained from Int Events and otherwise spoon fed to them by the church, don’t know this, so they keep trying to go Ideal, fundraising and pursuing their Have Do Be path to doom.
Of course, they fail at getting Scientology disseminated this way, fail at getting new people in this way.
Even when they succeed in getting a big, beautiful new building perfectly renovated and “ideal” they still fail.
Of course, they blame themselves.
Of course, Miscavige lets them blame themselves. all the while knowing that what they are doing is in vain, what they are up against, all unknowingly, would be extremely difficult to handle even if they DID know what the real reason was. He lets them blame themselves, knowing full well that nothing as regards new and renovated buildings established will bring in new people.
Sociopath that he is, he lets them blame themselves, blames them himself, gets a free pass for the failure of orgs and in the meantime continues to rake in the dough for new buildings.
You know, its almost too evil for me to confront, no kidding.
You are on a roll, Aquamarine!
Truth is truth, and all truth needs is to be spoken.
Ann B Watson says
Hi Mike Thank you for this post.For me seeing David Miscavige not only through the eyes of his Dad,who I send all good wishes to, but as you wrote how David grasped the power he had always dreamed of ,but never got in his life previously.What a twist in the Bridge and actually in the entire under structure of Scientology.A poster who was to handle fiction works pulls off a most evil plan.He became in his mind bigger better & badder than Ron.Because of that arrogance combined with utter ego loving of himself,created the destruction of all tech that was left to alter,the many disappearances he has ordered the re-writing of Ron’s family history to his specifications He continues to foster disconnection, deceit and those pesky OT 9,10,and what ever other number he comes up with levels to keep the sheeple on their toes.I could not come up with all this if I tried my entire life.Truth is stranger than fiction.
Wishing Christie a lovely Mom’s Day with you and your family.xo Ann B.ps the ideas I posted about David came from reading about him and seeing his ribbon yanking bits and some of his podium antics.I am so happy I missed him!
(just in advance, I adore you)
I don’t understand why so many people blame Miscavige for the disconnection policy. I get that he wholesale slaughters people and under his regime insanity and injustice is the order of the day… but…
Hubbard wrote the book on “PTSness” “high crimes” “suppressive acts” and disconnection. From what I saw, from what I’ve read, he had his own wake of dead bodies. AND..he wrote it. He wrote the contradiction of the Creed and the penalties for speaking aloud one’s disagreements. (and reams of other contradictions along the same lines)
The problem is not the current evil SOB on post. The rottenness is inbred and unavoidable. Thousands of hours listening to Hubbard on tape and studying his crap ….I’ve spent, hearing him sneeeer at those he disagreed with. His arrogance knew no bounds.
Disconnection is evil. The source is Hubbard.
Ann B Watson says
Hi secretfornow, Just found your post.Siri took it for a walk.I read my post over and thought secretfornow is totally correct.I knew in my heart Ron was the Source for all and you pointed this out expertly.I was trying to examine David separate from Ron as he is his own mistake.
All you posted rang true for me.Adoration flows from me right back to you always.xo Ann B.
Howard K. Smith says
Right to the point Mr. Rinder. You in this issue today have put it the way it is objectively, nice job after all it is the heart of the matter. So simple.
Yes, Demento is the “Chosen One”, he chose himself because his ego, narcissism, sociopathic and psychopathic makeup wouldn’t let him do anything else.
Skip Press (@skippress) says
Miscavige is the Chosen five foot one.
Chee Chalker says
Oh snap! Skip for the win with that one! ‘Miscavige is the chosen (5′) 1’
His father, Ron Miscavige in “Ruthless” says that David is 5’4″.
Peter Moon says
Janis is working on a book but she has not gotten to the ASI point yet. Its very thorough thus far about the ship years and thus far, it is very anecdotal, personal with a lot of “snap shots” of life aboard the Apollo. Perhaps the stupidest thing I ever saw come out under LRH’s name was in 1983 as I was leaving when he said something to the effect that he now had the “most powerful group of OTs ever assembled in the universe” backing him up. This was DM’s crowd in the wake of the Mission Holder fiasco.
Ann B Watson says
Hi Peter Moon, I am pleased to meet you. I would love to read Jane’s book when complete.Anecdotal and personal with “snapshots” of life on Apollo.Wonderful for me.My Sea Org Asho F story rattles around here,but I am still working out stuff from way back 74-78 then and maybe one day I will self publish my contribution to the incredible escape history we all lived and read about here.Your last quote really made me think…so happy I blew and did not stick around for fun & torture with dm.Ron looking on from #2. Laughter xo Ann B.
Timothy J Hallinan says
Miscavicge is responsible for everything, until a little bit of the everything washes up in a courtroom, when suddenly he had nothing to do with it, any of it.
Over and Out says
As I’m sure you know, the website “Save Scientology.com” has a whole explanation of how Hubbard laid out very specific legal instructions for how the Church was to be run after his death, including an elaborate system of checks and balances.
I’m curious if you think there’s any legitimacy to this theory. You were in OSA Legal for years both before and after his death, so I figure you would know better than anyone.
Mike Rinder says
I explained it in my other response. In theory it could work to some degree. Just like Boards of Directors (unless, like in scientology, everyone has an undated resignation letter that will become effective based on a determination from the powers that be). It’s a facade.
So many great points! I thought briefly that Hubbard purposefully left things up in the air so that it would be easier for him to take back over if he returned, but that doesn’t make any sense. The only thing that makes sense: he was batty!
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
Excellent post Mike. Straight to the point and so true.
I Yawnalot says
Nicely said Mike, you’ve really written that very well and it gives an honestly angle to Scientology’s history sadly missing in lots of material on the subject.
Scientology has had more lies entered into it under Miscavige’s association with it than can be comprehended easily, but he sure wasn’t the first to do so. Just considering the fact that Miscavige physically abused a PC – what he must have done with the technology to acquire such a reaction to be applied to another under auditing circumstances sure indicates he was up to no good way before he did that infamous act. He is a vile man indeed. The lack of confront by those around him or the trusting/reliance of, “it’ll all turn out OK, we have the tech/policy to handle that,” let an enemy slip through the gate. Lack of application of policy failed once again within the organisation. It looks good on paper and supplies answers to the socially minded but is inapplicable in the real world, the one where people like Miscavige reside.
He’s a first rate scum bag who I’m sure is charming and convincing when needed, can be a smiling assassin at will but has morphed into a monster even he cannot control now that he has successfully stolen the power. There is no precedent in his actions except generalities, he is a ship without a rudder but remains afloat. If there is a script behind all this, it has been very well implemented behind the scenes, it has however has effectively and intentionally killed off any work-ability of Scientology that’s for sure.
I’m still convinced he didn’t act completely alone, even if coincidental. Legal luck of that magnitude doesn’t happen so readily so many times no matter how ruthless you are or how much money you have. The powers that be obviously don’t have a problem with Miscavige running Scientology, they sure had a big problem with Hubbard at the helm (potentially CL12 Quentin posed a similar problem too). Why did they go to such extraordinary lengths to chase Hubbard down across international waters?
Any comparison between Hubbard and Miscavige is folly and to say Hubbard personally chose Miscavige to lead the organisation is wishful thinking to satisfy some urge to believe the lies surrounding and/or injected into the organisation.
One thing is for sure, Miscavige has no friends. Every associate he has dealt with or is close to is a threat to him, not withstanding the incredible precautions he has to take with his personal safety let alone legal identity.
The misinformation circulating about Hubbard is a wonder of human ‘misaccomplishment’ and conjecture. I think the truth will be never known as to what actually happened after that faithful day in Dec 1972 when he reentered the US and disappeared (arrested?) up until the time he “resurfaced” in September later that year only to become a reclusive within his own organisation and from his family/friends so it seems, plus he gave no more lectures. From that point on the rewrites and revisions within the technology grew and grew and became mind boggling. 10 years later a completely different Bridge emerged which obviously doesn’t work, this site alone confirms that. Yet in 1965 KSW1 was written to leave it all alone.
The story of Scientology whichever way you view it has many lies in it, one could comfortably believe anything you wanted about it. The sad thing is that as a technology is doesn’t work within the Church and if it did elsewhere you’d become an instant target of all the experts who need convincing over and over they are correct in declaring that it doesn’t work.
Miscavige does have a purpose though – attention on him and his antics directs attention away from the real truth of Scientology and buries it but good!
Loved that recent saying, “one man’s truth is another’s WTF!”
Specify exactly what “extraordinary lengths” “the powers that be” went to to go after L. Fraud in international waters. Russell Miller never mentions any. The Exes that were aboard the Apollo never mentioned any. To me, the Powers That Be did jack shit to Hubbard in international waters. You don’t think that if Nixon wanted the fat fraud gone, the master of dirty tricks wouldn’t have arranged a convenient “accident” like, say, a boiler blowing up (that’s what the official report would say)? LBJ wouldn’t have had a second thought about it either.
Quentin wouldn’t have been a problem for the FBI. The Bureau just needed one beefcake trap, and Quentin would have played ball given the cult’s (and the FBI’s) homophobia. That’s another strike against the old conspiracy theory.
You’re still buying the Scientology-Is-Suppressed shit you were force-fed in the cult. You are so freaking close to Bill Robertson’s delusional paranoia that it’s scary. What’s next, you believe that Marcabs kidnapped L. Fraud in New York in 1973 and brainwashed him to alter the Tech?
I Yawnalot says
Espi – I don’t “buy” anything. Reactions like yours are a dime a dozen and is the main reason I find ESMB such a boring place.
I think the double lined bullshit surrounding Scientology is fascinating in certain aspects. I have no ability nor care to defend myself regarding my opinions on this because I’ve found after 2 decades you can’t change opinions such as yours, they are set in concrete. But you are entitled to think and say whatever you like but as far as suppression goes – it’s all relevant to what you don’t like to have happen to you. Your words are like water to ducks back with me.
I did find this website interesting as it gave certain insights into things concerning Government activities during that period and your accounting of it is not as simple as you make out.
Especially since a lot of the claims are backed up so called original documents. It’s not a Scientology based site but a site researching cover ups. The Cold War did create a paranoia concerning psychological warfare between the US & the Soviets, Scientology re Hubbard did get to some degree get mixed up in it all. They were pretty nutty during that war, and don’t think they are any different today, they’re just more stylized now. Scientology is not an unknown to them as it was back then – Scientology is a toothless kitten now barely able to meow.
ed kette says
I also tried to save mankind, but thanks to dm an his ever increasing demands for money, higher prices for everything, outright donations and NO results, started looking by myself and with a little help from my true friends, have been most Superior Person (SP Club) for more than twenty years now.
Happy Mother’s Day for everyone entitled to have such an honor!
Old Surfer Dude says
ed, I’m sorry, but, with words like that, you need to reserve a spot in the Hole (which, once again, continues to not exists)…
Leslie Bates says
And speaking of uniforms, the blue lanyard on the Class A uniform symbolizes the role of the Combat Rifleman in the United States Army. (I still have mine.) What the the lanyard on the Sea Org uniform stand for?
Mike Rinder says
That signified the “personal office of L. Ron Hubbard.”
Leslie Bates says
Okay. Thank you, Mike.
I Yawnalot says
Black lanyard and beret in the Australian army is the combat engineers.
Mike Wynski says
I looked up that guy who is trying to start an Independent COS. Vannier (sp?). The guy is running around spreading a lie that El Con ordered an elaborate checks and balances management system to take over after his death. I guess to counter Miss Cabbages trying to lie about being set up by El Con to be the new dictator.
Why IS it that scamologists (of any flavor) feel a need to lie so ofter?
Mike Rinder says
See my answer about the “checks and balances” — they DO exist. They are simply not senior to the power of the Sea Org and Miscavige’s asserted authority. CST could depower RTC — but instead Miscavige put the head of CST in the Hole. CSI could depower him by declaring him “no longer in good standing with the mother church” – hahahaha.
Mike Wynsky says
Yes, I know to what you refer and that is what I mean. That set up is not senior to any S.O. hierarchy and LRH did NOT set it up for after he died to prevent a continued dictatorship. Which is what is falsely asserted.
It would have been awkward for him to say in effect, “I am currently the dictator of the church (which he denied on legal grounds) but after I die it will be this NEW set up…”
Joe Pendleton says
Whatever policy or organizational setup may have been proposed or not, the bottom line is not “the system.” The real reason Miscavige cannot be opposed or deposed (or even spotted by anyone who stays in the CoS) is that none of the “OTs” who stay have the perception, courage or confront necessary to do it. THAT to me is the MOST disappointing “non result” of the OT levels, what completely poor shape as beings these folks are in (for WHATEVER reasons that they obviously have never gotten the case gain to overcome).
Jens TINGLEFF says
You do realise that this lack of result makes perfect sense if one assume that there are no “OT abilities” and that L Ron Hubbard simply wanted his victims to “KSW?” And that the “working” was to make the victims his slaves (not saving this sector of the universe)?
Mike Wynski says
Well Joe, that’s because there are no “OTs”, anywhere. In or out of the “church”.
please don't call me The Commadore says
Fact: Scientology destroys families.
Including the family of the leader.
Neither science nor religion, scientology makes a mockery of civilized thought.
It is only natural that the leader of such an organization would reflect the deceitful, misguided, and aggressively predatory characteristics that is the “church” itself.
No religious leader acknowledges David Miscavige.
No political leader would encourage a citizen to buy the services.
No scientist would call scientology a science.
That there is a scientologist at all is a tribute to the power of mind manipulation that scientology does indeed possess, for scientology, what it is and what it offers… all of such statement as having value in some way collectively defies reason. It is therefore dangerous as it breeds ignorance and defies knowledge as it is understood by the rest of the world.
The leader is worth a psychological examination.
And all I gotta say is that if LRH “anointed” david miscavige, then LRH made an obviously big mistake. All you have to do is look at the fear, mockery, or disdain with which the church of scientology is regarded – that is, if you are allowed to look.
Contrary to Monique Yingling’s highly-compensated claim that it was “clear to all” that Miscavige was to succeed LRH at top of the CoS heap, for anyone that was there (which includes me) at the time, it was clear that Miscavige was not so designated by LRH. If it was anyone at all, it was the Broekers that were at the top, and for the first year following LRH’s death the Broekers were viewed as the ones in ultimate charge, as Loyal Officers, and their power ran down through RTC by reason of Annie Broeker’s having been the IG while LRH was alive. Then David Miscavige anointed himself, pulled a board room takeover of RTC, and deposed the Broekers and the other RTC leaders of that time.. That is what was “clear” at the time. And as for Monique Yingling, what was clear to her is what David Miscavige said was clear to her.
Jose Chung says
David Miscavige was the comm link between the church and LRH
till LRH died.
I’d say the only operative principle that’s “clear” to Monique Yingling is that David Miscavige employs her lawyer services and signs her big checks.
Wasn’t there a sucession issue written in the late 50’s or 60’s in the original green vols?
Mike Wynski says
This is the one I was thinking about.
Definitely a succession issue.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 9 MAY 1963
One to each Council Member
Post on Staff B Board
(Cancels earlier directives)
I do hereby appoint the following Scientologists to comprise an International Council of
Dianetics and Scientology:
Mary Sue Hubbard-Chairman
Eleanore Turner for the US
John Fudge for the US
Julia Salmen for the Western US
Marilynn Routsong for the US
Peter Hemery for the UK and Commonwealth
John Damonte for the UK
Peter Williams for Australia, NZ and Oceania
Elizabeth Williams for Australia, NZ and Oceania
Denny Gogerly for Australia
Jack Parkhouse for South Africa and Africa
John M. Campbell for France
Dick Halpern in General
Jan Halpern in General
Reg Sharpe in General
And in the event of my prolonged absence do charge these deputies to assist Mary Sue
Hubbard in their areas.
And I further appoint as Inheriting Members for whom the various properties may be
held in trust:
Quentin Hubbard by Guardianship until of age
Arthur Hubbard by Guardianship until of age
Succession of Chairmen:
After Mary Sue Hubbard, who shall not be elected or stand for election in her lifetime,
Chairmanship shall be by election annually, all voting being restricted to Council Members.
The Council may elect new members but the candidates must be approved by the
Chairman and may become part of the board only by appointment by the Chairman. The
Chairman may also appoint Members.
This council is legalized by the legal structure of HCO Ltd and by my will of December
26,1960, as amended March 1, 1962.
The purpose of this Council shall be: To ensure the smooth running of Dianetics and
Scientology throughout the world, to safeguard and increase their money and properties and
to provide good administration, excellent service and justice.
The first thought of Council Members in event of any untoward event threatening
Dianetics and Scientology or their organizations, or in event of my sudden absence, should be
to handle the situation and to prevent the breakdown of administrative lines.
L. RON HUBBARD
(c)1963 by L. Ron
Hubbard ALL RIGHTS
L. Ron Hubbard and Simon Bolivar:
Ron went to Target Two (not Bulgravia) without favoring “politician Jiggs” (nor David Miscavige).
DM kept the show on the road with the the mind of a sociopath, the ‘pink legs’ of RTC, and the bandwidth of a Hitler.
The rest is HISTORY.
Good vs. evil — ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ — continues.
And so does ‘karma’.
Old Surfer Dude says
And Karma will ALWAYS be a bitch. You can write that down in big letters in your book.
Will probably have Dan Koon edit the book. BTW, when do we start calling you “Gramps”?
Old Surfer Dude says
Whoa! That’s right! I complete the ‘Gramps’ RD on or near 13 August. My wife has already bought so many outfits for baby Dylan, that he’s going to be one stylin’ little guy! At our local Carter’s store, since it’s in Huntington Beach, all the baby clothes have a beach theme. Whew! There’s just so much I want to do with our grandson. TFB, you can be one of his uncles!
Please favor us with pix of BSD (Baby Surfer Dude) as soon as he is born, Gramps. Just think, in utero right now, he is already FSD – Fetus Surfer Dude. OK, I’ll stop. 🙂
Pete Griffiths says
Nice post, Mike, accurate.
fascinated lurker says
As a never-in, I would be very interested if any former Sea Org members could comment on the video testimonials to the greatness of David Miscavige that have recently been posted online (mostly in response to the publication of “Ruthless”). Seemingly sincere Gold Base workers and others, including N. Starkey, praise “Mr. Miscavige” on all kinds of grounds–he’s a genius, he’s kind and supportive, a visionary, just one of the guys, etc. Plus there’s lots of talk about the idyllic living and working conditions within the Sea Org. Do these people believe what they are saying? Do they believe they have a figurative gun to their head and so they have to lie? Are they handed scripted material? What is going on here?
It’s called Classic $cientology and it is truly the product of those who are inside of a mind numbing Cult. It is what they do.
Old Surfer Dude says
“It is what they do.” But, the do it in a Classic way, right?
Its also called Stockholm Syndrome, fascinated lurker. Google = your friend.
I’ve read many accounts where people discuss their “eternity” being at stake if they didn’t toe the line.
It as a prison of belief like the threat of hell or eternal damnation to a christian. The difference being that presumably Scientology’s clergy hold the power to deny one’s eternity rather than god.
Stupid is as stupid does.
And the stupidest of them all is the winner.
And let’s not forget OSA for all they do as well to salvage this sector of the universe. As the midget’s major tool of enforcement all our Great Leader has done to save every man, woman and child from an eternity of hell would surely not be possible. So please OSA know your endeavors have not gone unnoticed and how grateful we are for all your dastardly deeds in the name of the “greater good”.
And please if you’ve disconnected from Mom on this her day, do all you can to make it known to her, her friends, family, co-workers, etc what an awful human being she is. You’ll be doing her a great service.
Jose Chung says
Is David Miscavige the CHOSEN ONE ?
TRY FUCK NO !!!!
Shelley Jackson says
Excellent article and some great comments. All I would add is that according to church scripture “what you resist, persists”. And boy, does Davey-boy sure resist having his name and reputation besmirched and mocked by the world at large. Keep resisting Dave, it’s working!
This IS the church’s big lie they are keeping from its members. I once ask the chaplain where this is stated in writing, his response – “Who the FUCK you think you are?” Mighty ministerial of him.
Questioning this is enough to you declared.
Martin Padfield says
Indeed. Your chaplain was playing by the same rule book that ultimately produces the likes of Grant “abuse the elderly” Cordone, Tommy “no such thing as disconnection” Davis, Tom “three failed marriages and counting” Cruise etc etc. Arrogant, obnoxious individuals who leech off others to feed their inflated egos and self importance.
Beautiful post Mike – and so true.
Upstat Casual says
The comes laughter at the end and from the darkness, beneath a shadow of horns you learn the truth of what you’ve done, with whom and where you are.
Ann B Watson says
Hi Upstat Casual, Good to meet you.Thank you for this post.I so like where I am now. On a moonless night “beneath the shadow of horns”and so into the deep forest….Now Laughter & Light & Love works for me in tandem when I need guidance on my path.xo Ann B.
Upstat Casual says
Ann! A thrill and honor to share your time, sincerely. My best and warmest, UC
Ann B Watson says
Hi Upstat Casual, Right back to you.I have found your posts and it is an honor for me as well.So happy you are here.Always xo Ann B.
fantastic analysis, and great catch on what Blinky McBlinkyface said about how “it was clear to everyone… that David was the person.” “everyone” who? everyone he TOLD, and who were too brainwashed to ever stop and say, “hey…wait a minute….”? if you say so..
i’m really enjoying this time in CoS history, watching the fall of Dear Leader. blogs like this one… little nuggets like Ron Sr’s description of him on the garage roof with a plunger in hand, or comments about what a ‘little guy’ he still is, fill me with glee. i’m dying to know how this all ends – how would he fare in prison? or free, but in the wog world? what will his day to day life look like once his house of cards falls away and he’s left exposed to reality? will TC come to visit if he goes to jail?
like most narcissists, he would probably still have those who would protect or rescue him, but it’s fun to imagine bitter, angry tears falling as he tries to sleep, alone in his bunk, desperately trying to postulate away the late night clamor of his cell block!
Leslie Bates says
You know, Karma can be orally gratifying.
LRH in the OEC Volume 0, the “Basic Staff Hat” policy first volume of the OEC (Organization Executive Course) tells in one of the all time important writings, says one is doing LRH’s job when you do one of the positions in an org (church of Scientology). You are doing what LRH wants of that position.
LRH wrote, simply, that COB ASI, nor COB RTC, nor any specific writing, for what David Miscavige’s today’s self assumed position as “leader” of the movement.
Miscavige hasn’t properly worked out what his post is.
He’s not done his “Admin Scale.”
The COB RTC “Full Hat” I dare say, I’ve never seen it.
All Sea Org members at the Int Base are responsible for their “Full Hat” checksheet writing or revision.
Miscavige has not been to staff course for decades, he’s never been in a standard course room with proper training.
I never say a “COB ASI Full Hat” checksheet when I was at ASI.
The checksheet, of COB RTC ought to be produced by the movement.
The movement of Scientology is so not run per the rules that the rest of the movement runs by.
And the rules at the lower levels are grossly discarded and thrown out the window except at the lower levels where the newbies have no idea how decimated and messed up it’s been the last 20 years at the top rungs of the Sea Org.
At the Int Base though, other positions there they do their staff hatting and cramming I’ve heard, in some units, but the lack of sleep problem keeps staffs from doing their 2 1/2 hour study on their “Full Hats” (with the full hats being their key Hubbard writings that tell them HOW to do their jobs as Hubbard for all time wishes them to continue doing, long range).
Miscavige’s job of COB RTC could be made public.
The history of Hubbard’s writings could be made public, and expert ex members who have read all those writings could piece it together.
(I don’t believe in “OT” making, I don’t think “OT” supersouled supernatural powered Scientologists are produced by the whole Hubbard “Bridge to Total Freedom” assembly line of Scientology therapy and exorcism levels, though. So doing a full blown reform to follow Hubbard’s massive rules and patterns the way Hubbard ordered will end up at the same place we are today, no “OTs. So it’s all for nothing, and it would be even more for nothing to reform Scientology per Hubbard’s final writings. The best that can be done is explain it and try to get all of Hubbard’s own final writings out into the public for interested people to see what Hubbard wrote.)
BOOM! goes the dynamite!!!!!
Paul Cocovinis says
Nicely summarized indeed Mike. It’s perhaps always been the biggest ‘outpoint of omission’ and one which doesn’t need any other data than what is freely available or evident about the man to those still on the inside with which to compare it to, and which should in itself have raised enough red flags or sown enough seeds of doubt in even the most blinkered of die-hards. And for those it hasn’t , it then becomes a complete mockery of everything scientology claims to do for the individual.
don device says
Miscavige must be the loneliest man (or Demi-man) on the planet.
You can be sure he cannot even speak openly no confidenin his BFF (Biggest Famous Face) Tom Cruise, became Super Scilon is the Biggest dupe of all…
So he gets just what Hubbard got, the self-hatred of a man who has everything, yet knows he’s a fraud, hated by friends family and millions who haven’t had the displeasure of seeing his five feet and-a-bit of Agggrssive, Paranoid, overcompensation.
He will go to the grapple insisting he was right and no one will believe him– not even himself.
On the off chance Cruise starts duped, then he will know that the only people who loved him, he tortured and removed, and then he had to pretend to be someone else to even have a friend.
What a pathetic piece of shit.
I cannot think of anyone who deserves it more, and the best part is– You did it to yourself, Davey!
Joe Pendleton says
It’s probably not a good sign that L. Ron Hubbard was still working on the ol’ BTs at the time of his death (so he never really finished OT7 and got to do any of the versions of OT8 – the “first” real OT level … hmmm, very interesting ….) Which leads me to the next point … isn’t it weird or strange how Scientologists never seem to be bothered by the fact that Miscavige himself is not OT8? I mean, you would think that the leader of the entire Scientology universe would want to be the most spiritually advanced being possible and would work as hard as possible to do everything that he tells the public is so vital for one’s eternity. (in fact, one would think he would have done the OT9&10 as well, that is always being promised).
Two recently out folks told me they were led to believe, by various people at Flag, that David Miscavige is a class twelve auditor and that he has already done OT IX and X.
They bought this line without question while still in. Just never thought it through.
The sheeple will believe what they are told and never question it. They’ll do this until the injustice hitting them between their own eyeballs is too severe to tolerate. That seems to be the situation.
Jose Chung says
David Miscavige Class 12, nope never.
OT 9 and 10 completion, try bad April fools joke.
Mike Wynski says
Joe, they aren’t worried about El Con making it all the way (and thus NOT being able to even test OT 8), Miss Cabbage? Even less so.
Jose Chung says
It’s all about the Money and keeping the COBs income
always going up.
Jens TINGLEFF says
Not weird or strange – not in the slightest. That is, if one assumes that the whole setup is there to rape the minds of the victims and turn them into slaves.
Check out “opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing” by Jon Atack for a good general introduction and “Closing Minds: How Scientology’s “Ethics Technology” is Used to Control Their Members” by Jefferon Hawkins for a more specific $cientology oriented work. (I only just now juxtaposed those titles, that’s funny 😉 )
Great post! I look at the leadership succession problem as a glaring omission by LRH. It was bad management and irresponsible. Hubbard’s failure to take responsibility for his absence created incredible chaos and set the stage for the shrinking disaster known as Scientology.
LRH thought to protect his “tech” on titanium tablets and disks in a mountain but ignored succession.
There is no escaping this sublime bit of BAD MANAGEMENT from the self-proclaimed genius of management tech.
Yes it is so weird that he planned everything else but not who would run it when he was gone. In the Conditions, the Power Change condition calls for writing up your hat and post and making it occupiable by the guy who inherits it. And if you don’t include all the comm lines and things that put you in power and how to do it and what to do to do the post well, then you will be stuck with a part of the post from now on forevermore, which is why LRH said to so the Power Change Formula in the first place. So if he believes this, then part of him is “stuck” on his last lifetime and he is not free to completely be and do and have in his new lifetime, wherever or whatever that may be. It is another surprise of LRH’s to “do as I say– not as I do.”
Great article today, Mike, one of your best!
Gus Cox says
Yep, no hat turnover from the guy who, as Mike mentioned, wrote policy on everything from baby formula to window washing. Oh, and he had instructions how one should use a turkey feather duster to dust a car!
lol, I remember back in the ’80s, Scns looking in vain for dusters made out of turkey feathers! This was pre-internet… I imagine the people they called at the cleaning supply stores must have wondered why all the interest in turkey feathers.
And anyway… fine ostrich feather dusters are superior, IM(not so)HO. (Not so humble, considering I am contradicting Source)
Ann B Watson says
Hi Gus Cox, Your post is so true and now I remember my second day on the Excalibur in the course space I was shown a pl that basically said when on deck wear short sleeves when working because all the metal got super hot,but do NOT get a sunburn! Even if I put on Sea & Ski back in the day was what I got, still got sun burnt.I do feel Ron never researched his pronouncements himself,concerning car dusting,hair washing,sailor’s showers and turkey feather dusters! Always look for your posts. xo Ann B.
Steve Friedl says
Morgan Starkey? Isn’t it Norman Starkey? [don’t post this comment, just correct the text if necessary, then delete it]
Mike Rinder says
It is a name I coined for him Captain Morgan Starkey after he got so drunk at Tom Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes (he was freed from the Hole to be the “minister”) that he started hitting on Brooke Shields (her husband complained). Captain Morgan rum is a well known brand in the US.
Steve Friedl says
Ohhhhh, now it makes sense 🙂
Willie AKA Good Old Boy says
Mike what surprised me about Captain Morgan was how he behaved when I saw him glued to DM’s side, yelling and screaming at gold staff to say sir to DM and salute him. He also would run across a room and scream at someone who rolled their eye’s at what DM said. Man this was really nuts. He was forcing staff to respect DM. WTF?
What the hell did DM have on Morgan? Or what was in it for him?
Dave would fondle him. Oops, I mean Dave would think fondly of him.
Norman Starkey has been known to have been seen drunk and get drunk a lot . I myself have witnessed his behaviour being drunk and yelling and screaming way back in the late 80’s taking on some of the traits of DM himself.
Its Dave Miscaviage that took the position and holds the current Watch and it being in question to have assumed the position dishonestly and at the same time destroying along the way any one else who had been trusted by LRH and they were forever silenced or sadly died.eg Annie Broeker and others.
Remember the RTC authentfication documents of the hand writing of LRH and DM’s signature was put under question.
Justice has to happen sooner rather than later.
Gus Cox says
“Captain Morgan” Starkey – I didn’t catch that – LMAO!
The Gang of Five people who told the story of David Miscavige’s rise during their time, I wish would gradually become forthcoming in telling their history.
Their articles on Steve Hall’s site are must read.
Stacy Brooks Young I believe has talked a good deal on videos of what she experienced under David Miscavige at ASI in those early years there.
Mike Eldridge, I hope he gets interviewed of what he witnessed as Mike was an early ASI staff member.
I most wish for Janis Grady and Paul Grady, who have meticulous memories, to someday detail what they saw.
I when I became the computer guy at ASI in May of 1992, I in a year or two was put on the proofreading of all of the ASI traffic from LRH to ASI.
Of that traffic, I guess about one filing cabinet drawer full, LRH had ordered that his “timeless tech” (and the phrase “timeless tech” comes from one of LRH’s orders to an ASI staffer to take from LRH’s traffic the “timeless tech” and make a series of “Prosperity Bulletins” which were to be the hatting materials for the long term operation of ASI, and anyone trained in the LRH Comps subunits over the years will remember reading the “Prosperity Bulletin” that was even in the LRH Comps Full Hat for compilations officers, the “Prosperity Bulletin” issue that contains LRH’s principle about selecting out “timeless tech” of his final years traffic and turning his “timeless tech” writings into issues. That principle was applied across the boards to all of LRH’s traffic to Cine, to Audio, to all the other units, and to OSA which got their own “Office of Special Affairs Network Orders” based on all of LRH’s long history of Guardian’s Office advices and issues which were LRH’s earlier GO writings.
There ought to be a whole chapter on just the final years of writings that LRH had ordered to Comps Unit, to do.
I witnessed firsthand how the “routing forms” advices (traffic) were turned into the “Routing Forms, How to Write One” policy letter that the late Phoebe Mauer produced, her being the old timer legendary compilations office for LRH Comps (RTC-LRH Tech Comps, later changed it’s name to RTRC-LRH Tech Research and Compilations, but piloting the tech was included, I remember Amir Gueron was the Pilots Office in RTRC during the couple of months I was in RTRC back when Mickey Lipton was the RTRC boss, and Dan Koon and Russ Williams were long term vet compilations officers, which is why Dan Koon today all Dan’s writings are SO significant for serious observers of the Scientology upper ranks world, people OUGHT to appreciate all the historical writings of Dan! And of Russ Williams. Those two did a lot of sausage making, turning LRH’s advices, notes and so forth, into the sausage of finished LRH issues.
But to get the truth of David Miscavige’s claim to be LRH’s chosen one, the way I would characterize it, would be based on LRH’s traffic to ASI, and to David.
There are about 20-25 despatches with “COB ASI” on the top left address line, which means they were directly addressed to Miscavige. I proofread all of them, and so did several other ASI staffers, Frannie Harris and David Bloomberg I witnessed doing their Method 9 thorough proofreading procedure on that set of the “COB ASI” advices.
Once done, I loaded the 20 or so “COB ASI” advices on a standalone WICAT computer, the vintage we used at ASI and matched the INCOMM Sea Org units’ WICAT computers, so we at ASI were networked to the INCOMM system, our emails went between ASI and the church, the traffic was relayed by the connections in the ASI computer room over to the HGB, I know, I was the ASI computer operations officer and I physcially was the one who watched as that system worked, I helped manage and upkeep that computer relay system.
I put the 20 or so “COB ASI” advices that Frannie and Bloomberg proofread thoroughly, onto a special PC, and drove the PC to Int, turned it over to Rog Kernbach, and he transferred the PC’s “COB ASI” files to a standalone desktop WICAT that he had, I saw the WICAT later, when I was visiting Rog and he pointed out where the standalone WICAT computer had the most sensitive COB RTC (David Misavige’s) traffic.
This all has for sure changed, as the WICATs are all gone (INCOMM had probably 11-12 millions bucks of the now antiquated WICATs in their computer rooms, I was told the LA computer room’s WICATs and other equipment added up to 11 million I was told this by Foster Tompkins when I started when I started in the LA Computer room for INCOMM in 1990). When INCOMM got Paul Wilmshurst and Jason Harris (both Aussies, and Jason is out today, Jason has posted on Clambake and he’s confirmed loads of details about the famous CHUG INCOMM traffic from LRH, which is important final years traffic from LRH which lay out what INCOMM today is trying to achieve and it gives plenty of the sci-fi whole-track history, since CHUG is the name of the Duke of Chug who was also a bad buy millions of years ago, and the CHUG LRH traffic gives the broad goals of what Hubbard wanted of the INCOMM computer system).
Anyways, Miscavige was NEVER in NO single writing, ever given the “chosen one” role.
At best, if you read ALL of the LRH’s final years of traffic, you can at best presume that LRH accepted David as the COB ASI position, is all.
In the ASI traffic the position called AVC, which needs more discussion, that role is essentially the top editor role, the AVC boss (Authorization Verification and Correction job) is supposed to be the “buck stops here” final authorization job.
AVC at the Int Base, was never given that final authority, because in Scientology’s top management history, LRH retained and wished, almost to the end of his life, the final top authority decision making, top editor, “the buck stops here” final decider role, on many things.
What LRH wanted on his lines, what he wished to give his “advice” which everyone always knew whatever he adviced WAS to be followed severely absolutely unquestioningly.
The ASI advices DO give one big major clue to Miscavige’s taking on this LRH final authority job.
But what it states, in the COB ASI 20 or so advices, is more of a suggestion, LRH says that AVC job might need to BE in ASI.
But that wasn’t legally okay to have the for profit ASI corporation being OVER the Church of Scientology International Corporation.
But the authority was suggested by LRH to have to be in ASI.
But the power of the jobs at the top ranks of Scientology was from all the other writings to Int Base CMO and other units, clearly the jobs as outlined in the Commands Channels booklet is really the bottom line.
ASI is NOT in the Command Channels booklet. But ASI, when COB ASI was an operative position in ASI, was given this problem of somehow being the top editor (AVC) over even the “church” corporations.
The subject is L. Ron Hubbard.
LRH’s problem was who to disperse the top editor (AVC) job to.
It’s today dispersed I believe into CSI, and for years it was in RTC, and Mariette Koon (Dan’s wife) I think I hope plans to someday tell her years when she was AVC RTC.
Others have been in AVC in different time periods and they have told of a few stories of their years.
LRH considered, when he was alive, as ASI as being his sort of same group as the old Apollo era “LRH Personal Office” staff were to LRH back on the Apollo.
On the Apollo the LRH Pers Office contained the CMO, contained the old Commodore’s Aides, contained the old LRH Personal Accounts people (Vicki Polimeni/Livingston and later Marlin Anderson, Marlin’s an official Scientologist today, I had a quick email with him before I became full blown SP, I knew so many of these people when I was an old Flag Course Supervisor and had to be the course sup to many of the old LRH Pers Office staff who came to study, back in the late 1970s during that tumultuous period when the old LRH Pers Office fell apart, and the old Commodore’s STaff Aides (my first wife was CS-3, the treasury Commodore’s Staff Aide, I thus got to sit at the mess hall table with the “Aides” when Phil Stevens was the Commodore’s Staff Chaptain for a spell, other famous “Staff Captain’s” included even Chris Many husband of Nancy Many, and Nancy herself was D/CS-6 under Diana Hubbard and Nancy became CS-6 for a spell before the whole Commodore’s Staff Aides was disbanded and the “Executive Strata” was formed up in the 2 or 3 incarnations of the Exec Strata before this final Exec Strata that today David Miscavige has completely decimated and which today Miscavige fails to build up Exec Strata.
Hubbard’s final years do include a LOT of private despatch traffic to the Exec Strata, to the Senior C/S Office (the David Mayo long 20 page despatch even tells David that he might need to do a whole splintering off from the church, the implication to those who lived the fears of that time understand that LRH was considering the possibility of LOSING it all to the IRS, Scientology completely being dissolved were the large legal cases be lost (the cases that Marty Rathbun as legal guy was so hard fighting to not lose).
A full book, I wish to fricking hell some person with interest would lay this all out.
I’ve tried over the years I’ve been on chat sites, try to grasp it for myself, as when I was a training course supervisor at Flag, and staff were stumbling all over these questions of WHO was the top person, I would agree that it points to COB ASI, per all the rules.
But there’s no LRH despatch to David Miscavige for him to rule the mess. Only the implication that ASI (when David was the boss there) would have to have AVC within ASI.
The spreading of the top editor/decider role power is absolutely spread around in all of LRH’s final years writings and the policy patterns, and the Admin Dictionary is just a all time important historical book that ought never be lost.
Serious researchers of Scientology have to be well trained in the massive amounts of leads and definitions in the Admin Dictionary, which has most of the LRH Personal Office positions mentioned. That book alone pretty much points the finger at LRH as having all these Sea Org staff working directly on his orders, and that is clearly the case.
But LRH of course, there’s not a scrap of writing, that gives Miscavige the roll that LRH wore, as LRH tried and LRH thought, he was turning over all of his LRH hats to the various units that were created in those final 6 years leading up to LRH’s death.
WDC, Exec Strata, RTC, CST, all the corps in the Command Channels booklet.
Power was clearly intended to be spread around.
AVC was the orthodoxy editor top decider.
A final series of “Strategic Planning” policies by Hubbard gave strat planning to Exec Strata and WDC.
IN fact, I recall a period when RTC under Vicki Aznaran was NOT writing the Evals and Strats for the movement, but demanding the evals and strats be written by the people who LRH designated to do that work.
What’s happened, is Miscavige was never to be the one to get WDC to get Exec Strata manned up and doing Exec Strata’s job, but RTC only acted like the personnel final authorization unit.
RTC took over, wrongly I think, during the late 1980s the IG Ethics, IG Tech and IG Admin top editory/authorization jobs.
So there has been even history showing that what is today said by Norman Starkey, it shows Norman’s omitting telling even the IG Ethics, IG Tech and IG Admin era.
Again, I’m an atheist, but my history in the movement was training the execs mainly, as Flag Admin Course Sup, for the OEC/FEBC, the PR Course, Eval Course, etc, and I saw a lot of the future and existing execs of the top of the movement when they came to do their “Hats” for their top jobs. I had to read their essays, check out their practicals, I had to give them sometimes checkouts on their clay demos and thus had to read their private traffic from LRH that was the theoretical basis for their clay demonstrations, etc.
My Sea Org bias is towards training up the new Sea Org people to take over and try to better follow Hubbard’s final orders.
Hubbard never wished COB RTC to be running the show.
The Hubbard committee policies of 1982 and Hubbard’s strat planning 1982 policies also put the strategic running to WDC and Exec Strata and to the Network Heads (who were presumed to be part of Int Headquarters, that’s be Senior C/S Int Office, Int Finance Office and some other snippets like LRH International PR Office and the Int Landlord Office).
Miscavige, or the top AVC role, wasn’t to be one marching around issuing orders, but only the top editor/authorization job, the top “AVC role” is how Hubbard outlined that role.
Jesse Prince’s book I hope nails this point of Miscavige being the “chosen one” narrative.
Jesse I recall has stated Hubbard had ordered Jesse to Sec Check Miscavige, which implies clearly Hubbard was untrusting of Miscavige. That’s key.
Xenu's Son says
Thanks for reminding me of Jesse*s book.Curious when it will be out any data anyone?
Alex De Valera says
Chuck, you are right, Jesse sec checking Miscavige is essential, but unfortunately the person conveying the data to Hubbard was Broeker. In his confession, David talked about drinking and having a good time with women in Las Vegas in the company of Broeker, making sure Pat would take the fall with him. Obviously Pat never gave the data to the old man and later, Miscavige succeeded his coup and got rid of anybody who got in his way. One tragic destiny here is the fate of Annie Broeker who was abused to the extreme by Miscavige and who went from being the trusted LRH aide to being a POW in a North Korean camp because she knew too many things to be allowed to depart.
I Yawnalot says
Tough read but thanks Chuck.
You paint quite the picture of the mess. Must have been quite the ordeal being so close to it all.
Thanks for this fascinating account of the time Chuck! I know you are an “atheist” now, I’m not. I appreciate you taking the time to outline what you know of that period.
My mom coordinated her end of life to the letter. What home she would live, what care facility, at which time of her bodily needs. Which funeral home, where to get buried. How her meager money was to be distributed amongst her sons.
She thought of everything. How grateful we boys were for her handling all of this.
Do you know why she did all of this?
Because my mom loved and cared about us. The purpose of her live was service to her family.
If L Ron Hubbard truly cared about the future of mankind, If L Ron’s great purpose was to give happiness and spiritual freedom to the world, don’t you think he would have done a hat write up and spent his last years preparing for his passing?
If instead he wrote a Sci Fi book and obsessed about himself and BTs.
L Ron Hubbard’s true purpose is unquestionably revealed in his glaring omission of a hat write up, a goodbye HCOB………. anything……. just anything to acknowledge all of us and what was to be done.
By not passing on the mantle he unwittingly revealed there was no mantle to pass on.
What came after him was a ruthless young boy hungry for power.
Power and money……………… This was Ron’s legacy. And for David Miscavige it needed no write up,
By not organizing his end of life Ron revealed he did not really care about us or the planet.
My mom cared. Because my mom loved us.
We were a source of cash for Ron. Ron did not care. It as a fraud. His omission proves it.
While it is natural to assume that LRH and the top management actually follow and practice Scn, the reality is much different. I think they do, or not do, Scn as they please. I would go a step further and suggest they are not even Scnists.
I see your point Stat Push.
Mike Wynski says
No statpush, they are scientologists. That is why they are so nuts.
Old Surfer Dude says
When it’s time for me to leave, I’ll be having a ‘surfer’s funeral.’ I’ll be cremated and a few of my friends will paddle out and scatter my ashes in mother Pacific. On the beach, I’m going to have a Scotsman (of course!) playing Amazing Grace. Then it’s back to my place for the party of the year!
Ann B Watson says
Hi OSD, Don’t forget I will be sitting on that obsidian rock playing my conch shell ,but I will probably go ahead of you.I will be cremated too but no funeral or memorial.Then I want hubby and all who feel like it to Party because I will always always be energy and I love you all fiercely.xo Ann B.
Great article Mike and so very true. With the PR of the cult in the state it is in, DM would be smarter to say that Starkey was secretly running the church the entire time and look what a mess he made of it.
Off topic, but I wanted to make a comment on Mother’s Day. My son and daughter in law took my wife and me out to dinner yesterday evening. What an enjoyable evening. We spoke of all of the great times we have had as a family and how wonderful it is that we enjoy the support and love of sisters, parents, children and close friends during difficult times. DM will never enjoy these feelings or this sort of love. I almost thought that I felt sorry for him but cut that thought short. Maybe I’ll have some sympathy for him if I get my son back from his disconnection policies, but nah, I don’t think so.
Mike Rinder says
Thank you my friend. Love to you and your wife and that beautiful son and daughter in law of yours. Family is more important than wealth.
Thanks so much Mike. It is such supportive friends like you that I speak of in my comment. I hope you enjoy a great day with your beautiful children and wife today. All the best.
Old Surfer Dude says
And we ALL hope your son comes home. Soon……
Like you Mike, any of us who have ever had any contact with DM know without question all you said above is totally true.
Thanks, Mike. Very well stated.
There are so many reasons why Miscavige simply has to enforce disconnection. This is probably at the top of the list.
Allowing people to sit around the pool and discuss things like, “well, why didn’t LRH put it in writing that he wanted Miscavige to take over?” and, “Well, if he wanted Miscavige to take over as a sole leader, why did he set up all those corporations with checks and balances and no mention of a single successor?”
I’m positive that many if not all of the folks who revere Dave don’t have any idea that there are documents regarding the corporate sort-out and these are available on-line. While the whole sort-out might just be a sham for appearances while Hubbard was alive, it did appear that he wanted that to be enacted upon his departure.
The point is not whether or not Hubbard was sincere with this sort-out, but that Miscavige would lose so much power over his minions if they were aware of it and were talking about it.
“Hey Bob, you know it looks to me like that Miscavige guy is violating everything LRH wrote about how he wanted the place to be run when he left.”
“Hummm, I think you’re right Sam. We need to write a KR on that.”
“Yea, let’s do that Bob. And, by the way, do you think it’s true that Miscavge did all that crap to Debbie Cook? I really liked her.”
Nope. You talk, you’re out. ASAP.
Spot on Les.
And if you ‘think’ ….. well those thoughts might come up on a sec check so don’t do that either. And oh yes, don’t even talk to me about anything because then I might have a thought about it and then I might think about my thoughts.
And then Bill Batchelor or Julian Schwartz might say ‘ what was that thought?’ and oh my god, I could be considered disaffected because I think about not having enough money to donate……………….. or worse yet, I might start thinking about Cee Oh Bee and ……………….good GOD >>!!!????? how do I clear my head??
How do you clear you head good buddy???? Having any negative thoughts ……… possibly about your kind loving father or mother on this wonderful day? Enjoy your life as you twist in the wind Dave.
BTW – I think it’s about time for another session with your rods Dave, there are lots of pesky Bee Tees heading your way sent by all of the real Oh Tees that have left Your Cult. And make no mistake, they ARE pissed……………..
Great article! Karma….it’s a bitch huh Dave?
Tommy J says
Good morning Mike….Happy Mother’s Day to your wife and ALL the wonderful ladies who visit this site, and especially those who still hurt from disconnection. From my heart to yours – I hope this is the last Mother’s Day without your family by your side.
Please accept this post as a great big hug to everyone who needs it.
I am so thankful for this site for us to come together and share laughter, tears, anger and every emotion that is somehow considered wrong in the matrix of the scientology world.
Thank you, Tommy J!
I understand, Mike Rinder, why it must be really great to have you as a personal friend and ally. Reassuring and lovely. And I understand how it can be really scary to have you on the opposing side 😉
john johnson says
COB: Reviled in life and reviled in death…the perfect symmetry.
Old Surfer Dude says
Overly reviled on Target Two…..
I just wonder if there was some written material by Ron and it got hidden, destroyed or suppressed by someone close to him.
Mike Rinder says
Not according to those who were with him…
There’s no ASI advice giving COB ASI any order issuing power.
At best, AVC and RTC are orthodoxy “buck stop here” authorization points on the strategies that WDC and Exec Strata members were to write.
Hubbard wanted the running strategies to be written by WDC and Exec Strata, and then AVC was always the orthodoxy authorization final arbiter position.
LRH for instance, took on the AVC “hat” at times, when AVC was disfunctional.
Strategies and evals and programs, to run the movement, ALL was done by the top management units.
Miscavige is evidence of gross misunderstandings of key words:
“top management” (Admin Dictionary, and also there’s a mid 1970s LRH ED with a perfect example of LRH introducing that time’s new “top management” team.)
The whole long inclusive writings of LRH on who was to do what, is vital to even properly discussing the massive history and details that David Miscavige is omitting have the movement members understand.
I’m an atheist, I have only my old allegiances to trying to get Hubbard’s exact orders trained into the top members and executives, and the movement is grossly uninformed of their own Hubbard massive final 6 years of writings that would sort all this out, were anyone to look through all that Hubbard finally wrote.
Strat planning, evals, programs, were “top management” jobs.
Neither RTC nor ASI (whether AVC was in ASI or RTC, LRH suggested it might have to go in ASI, but only those that know the history can see how LRH was viewing ASI as basically the legal for profit corporation that was the old LRH Pers Office) have the power to run things.
They oversee orthodoxy and ensure correct orders and strategies and programs get operated on.
WDC mans up top management units like manning Exec Strata was WDC’s job to ensure got manned up.
RTC took over the personnel final authorization for all executive positions, that might be okay, I haven’t read the RTC advices closely enough to ensure that is correct.
The gross ignorance of the movement of their own history is horrible.
I say to researchers, save your Admin Dictionaries, since those books have the evidence of a lot of history that Misavige cares nothing of and has gross misunderstoods on himself.
deElizabethan; The answer to “What was Ron’s legal and structure control intent?” is covered in
How davie managed to get around it is something else.
Justifications by ding-a-ling just add to the conspiracy.
Mike Rinder says
That is “corporate planning” and completely omits the Sea Org which is where the real control of scientology lies. A Sea Org member for the most part has NO awareness of “corporate niceties.” Miscavige had no resistance whatsoever from Russ Bellin or Janet McLaughlin even though they were the heads of CST and IAS Administrations, neither of which he had any “corporate control” over when he put them in the Hole. Sea Org rank and position takes precedence. So too the “Command Channels” of scientology.
It’s a pipe dream to believe those corporate theories can hold up in the real world of scientology. They never have, and they never will.
And note, L. Ron Hubbard did not appoint Miscavige as the head of CST. Nor of RTC. Not even CSI. Those three are supposedly the checks and balances. Miscavige was the head of Author Services — which has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTROL OF SCIENTOLOGY.
So, I guess one could argue that Miscavige was NOT appointed to head scientology. He was supposed to handle fiction works…. He took over RTC without authority and created a post that existed on no Org Board.
Oh my Mike, now that’s an even more interesting answer. Thank you.
….and for the history books, when I was the ASI computer operations officer, I was ordered to remove the “COB ASI” actual advices off of the ASI computer, which I did make them unavailable, but I didn’t think the order was legitimate, so I hid the “COB ASI” advices still on the ASI computers (but I think for sure the info on the ASI computers was just backed up and kept somewhere on a storage backup tape or thumb drive today. The old ASI computers have for sure been hardware upgraded in the intervening years the old ASI WICAT computers surely are replaced today with a PC server(s) of some sort).
This was back in 1993 or 1994 when I was ordered and I put the 20 or so “COB ASI” advices traffic all from LRH to “COB ASI” on a PC, took the PC to Rog Kernbach who at that time ran the INCOMM Int computer room, and Rog serviced Miscavige’s computers at Int.
In the weeks afterward, during the weekly visits that ASI staff then made to the Int Base (we went up there for Saturday study all day in Qual Gold), Rog pointed out once that he’d put the “COB ASI” advices on a standalone desktop WICAT that only David Miscavige could access.
Miscavige was above the rules as the rules state clearly, by Hubbard, that Hubbard’s “timeless tech” orders to are posts (staff positions in the org board setups Hubbard all set up himself) and NOT to individuals, so Miscavige’s actions were against basic policies, which is also why I secretly left the “COB ASI” advices on the ASI computers, since LRH’s rules were what I mentally was guided by back in the day, no matter what anyone else said.
The COB ASI and COB Asst positions ceased to exist, when David and Shelly moved to RTC, but the other ASI positions many of them continued and other people took the regularly created positions based on LRH’s org board positions Hubbard had created in past years.
ex ASI computer operations officer 1992-1995.
Thanks 1984, that was good to read.
Mike Wynski says
1984, Ron’s control intent can be found in his “policies” about the “religious fraternal order” he founded called the Sea Organization. And, the Commodores Messenger Organization that is within that.