Thanks so much to the temporary moderator who seems to have gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep things moving along in my absence. We had a wonderful vacation with the Headley clan and also got to see some old friends in Denver, including one VERY long time friend from Gold who I had not seen since I left in 2007.
I may be posting something here that is already known, I really wasn’t able to keep up with everything. But someone sent me an email last evening enclosing this article which I found interesting. Not really a new story, but just further proof of the absolute tin ears of Miscavige and Sherman (who has apparently been quite ill — confirming what he looks like on stage). So desperate were they for ANYTHING to show at the New Year’s event that they decided to go with a fairy tale about the the amazing expansion in Ireland. Miscavige is notoriously US-centric in his perception of the world. If it is not happening in his backyard, it isnt important. So, he paid no attention to the history of media coverage in Ireland. I would estimate that only France, Germany and Australia have had a more consistent flow of “entheta” media over the last two decades. All the more remarkable in that there isnt even an ORG in Ireland (though Miscavige made much of the astonishing discoveries LRH made in his organization in Merrion Square — the “PE” and that THIS is the great intro route that Miscavige “recovered” to boom Scientology).
Imagine if there were interested media in the other places He pontificated and condescended about in that event. The Mexican prison officials who had no idea they would be paraded by the “leader” of Scientology (in a video that was a repeat of several others that had earlier proclaimed the same thing about getting “LRH tech” into the prison system). They would be issuing denials as soon as they heard the word Scientology. Or the Italian Narconon people who have “cut the mediterranean drug routes” with a video that looks IDENTICAL to the two previous IAS Freedom Medal winners from Narconon Italy — the first was Gabrielle Segalla in the 90’s. Or the Malaysian Government and businesspeople being “ushered into the 21st century” by study tech who had no clue Scientology had any part of it.
And ironically, though Miscavige stands on stage and soaks up the applause and proclaims this as “proof” that Scientology expansion is straight up and vertical, if anything turns into a flap in any of these places, He has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING that happens…. Just check out the Narconon cases for proof of that.
But Ireland HAS taken up the gauntlet and the pain just keeps on coming. Miscavige is just not having a good time of life.
Here is the newest story published on Monday. I can assure you, Miscavige has NOT made a lot of friends in the BBC.
Karma’s a bitch.
The Derry radio station, and Donegal based Ocean FM, were among a number of local media outlets to feature in the video, shown at a major New Year’s Scientology convention in Florida, which claims to show the outreach work of the Church in Ireland.
Yesterday a spokeswoman for the BBC said the corporation views any misuse of its brand as a serious matter.
“The BBC is an independent, impartial organisation. Any misuse of its brand is considered a serious matter and will be investigated,” the spokeswoman said.
Management at Ocean FM are also “investigating the matter.”
The Scientology video formed part of a presentation made by church leader David Miscavige in which he highlighted Ireland as an example of the work being carried out by Scientologists worldwide.
During the two hour address, Miscavige describes Ireland as “being not immune to the decaying values of this 21st century.”
As well as the local radio stations, the video shows Scientology leaflets being delivered to Carndonagh Garda Station.
You can watch the video here – the Irish segment features around 7mins and 50 seconds in.