Whenever things get really worrisome in David Miscavige’s world he orders everyone to rewatch the 1993 “War Is Over” event.
This is his crowning achievement and he wants to remind everyone what an incredible accomplishment it was. He is convinced this is his “greatest performance” and it makes him look good, which tells you a lot. His tiny figure on that massive stage with flaming sconces taken from the castle in Young Frankenstein projects, in his mind, the image of power he craves.
In truth, it WAS incredible. It should never have happened. And while it is a bulwark in the defensive wall that surrounds scientology and its illegal and improper activities, it is also a point of enormous vulnerability now. Remove this single thing and his world comes tumbling down.
In the years since the IRS capitulation there has been an era of relative safety for Miscavige — virtually shielded from any government oversight in the US. But that is changing. The PR climate is unhealthy and getting worse. He can feel the walls closing in. Perhaps he has some idea of what is coming in Season 3…
Whatever else, the demand that everyone watch again the “Turning Point” is always a sign of insecurity.
And that is always good.