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.