This is an underlying theme of the reign of the Emperor of Scientology, David Miscavige.
The basic idea is to keep various factions of your empire uninformed about the goings-on in other areas. Thus, no mass uprising can occur. You don’t want disaffection with the leadership to spread, if it arises anywhere, it must be stamped out immediately and at once and ensure no other area hears about it to plant seeds of discontent.
George Orwell’s 1984 and the brilliant movie The Lives of Others detail methods employed to accomplish this, including everyone being a potential “rat” to the “authorities” to report even the slightest hint of questioning the “powers that be.” Meanwhile, there is a constant stream of propaganda fed to the people to keep them in a state of misinformed ignorance. It is a time honored and well proven system of control, Machiavelli covered it extensively, Napoleon employed it and today it is perfected in North Korea (for an interesting insight into this, see John Sweeney’s latest Panorama program where he spent 8 days undercover in a society of impoverished, brainwashed robots convinced that the rest of the world is intent on their destruction and who treat their Dear Leader as God).
Divide and Rule in Corporate Scientology
Today, in the corporate church of Scientology the strategy is evident to everyone but the poor saps still blinded by the bs.
Daivd Miscavige International Propaganda Events
The primary tool is to make everyone believe that the world of corporate Scientology is flourishing and prospering, undergoing massive expansion and that if YOUR ORG doesn’t appear this way, then YOUR ORG is out of step and is the ONLY org that is this way. Nobody dare speak if their org doesn’t match up to the hype, as that would be interpreted as CI to “Command Intention.” Every International Event hammers home the message. And there are endless videos that “prove” it. Videos of grand new buildings being opened. The only people ever seen at these orgs are the people who attend the ribbon cutting. No videos of the current state of these “Ideal Orgs.” But everyone is told over and over – THIS is how we will clear the planet. This is “COB’s plan for planetary clearing.” Thus, if you are not making that happen you are CI.
In reality this has nothing to do with planetary clearing. it is a strategy to maintain his position. It is his plan to keep “proving” that his leadership is effective. ALL it requires is money. No delivery. No hatting. No staff. No dissemination. Thus it is perfect for David Miscavige as that is all he has. Money and MEST.
Scientologists are indoctrinated to believe that if anything is not going right in their environment, they need to look at how THEY caused it. Even if you agree with this concept, its a perverted version of it that is now the norm in the church. Because it is forbidden to question anything that comes from “COB” there could never be a conclusion “my cause in the deteriorating scene around me is that I am following insane orders instead of applying Scientology to solving the situation.” Instead it becomes a never ending self-listing process while ignoring the most obvious why staring everyone in the face,
Spies Among Us
And on top of this, there are “spies” everywhere, expected to report on any “Bad Indicators” – of which the first on the list is “questioning Command Intention”. This is very effective in keeping people quiet. They are afraid to talk to others, even their spouses or parents or children for fear of the consequences of even hinting at a thought that there may be something wrong with “Command Intention.”
One of the things people most often tell me when they finally break free from Scientology North Korea is that they had NO IDEA that conditions were just as bad, if not worse, in other orgs. When they discovered this, they knew the problem was NOT THEM.
It is why I have paid so much attention to exposing what is really happening in orgs around the world. Though a lot of people caught in the spell of the corporate church will never read this blog, there ARE those who do.
And there are more each day.