Well we just got a copy of David Miscavige’s boldest attempt ever to lock down total control of all Scientology audiitng. A good try Dave, but I think the flock has already fled.
It is two documents, one that licenses the software and one that licenses the actual meter itself. You can download a PDF of this ball and chain right here. You can also click on the images below to get an idea of the pages and content. Keep in mind this has to be signed and returned to Scientology BEFORE you get your e-meter. I was going to excerpt the most egregious efforts to suppress all auditing outside of Captain David Miscavige’s control but almost every line is a direct statement command to “lie down, roll over and kiss my feet”. Two great lines are…
“CSI has the discretion not to renew the licence for any reason”
“CSI is the sole arbiter of whether a particular use of the e-meter is in accordance with the Scientology scripture and whether a particular individual is an authorized user”
Those declared to be no longer in good standing with the Church have to send their meters back in and supposedly will get a refund. I imagine there will be a few comments about the refund thing.
If you are a Scientologist in good standing and you thought that the chain was already tight, well you have just arrived in the Golden Era of Totalitarianism, Part II. Church of Scientology International will decide if you deserve to use an emeter and if they decide you are not up to snuff in ANY way, then you can kiss your meter goodbye. I can’t help wondering if they can deactivate the meters via wifi. There is no specific mention of it, but it would seem a logical step. If so field auditors with loud mouths can expect to wake up one morning and have their emeter mysteriously stop working. Solo auditors like-wise. I can quite imagine MK ULTRA meters with GPS tracking chips, the ability to relay audio via wi-fi to Dave’s office and wi-fi shut off switches. Time will tell.
When combined with the current level of injustice and declare by rumour, the return policy for emeters and extensive legal teeth provides an extra level of on-going control over the already docile remaining Miscavigites. I also can’t help but wonder if the old FBI “copyright violation raids” of bygone years could return in “raids” to capture escapee Mk Ultra meters.
Fortunately for the actual practice of Scientology I believe that thems that are leaving have already left and will not be buying the latest Miscavige boondoggle.
All in all David Miscavige has finally dragged Scientology kicking and screaming into the 22nd century of totalitarian police control. Video cameras in all auditing rooms world wide, software controlled emeters with built in shut offs. A few more cheers and tears for the man people. After all, he is the guy with his finger on your eternity.
Software law is extremely well established in the US and steadily becoming more and more established world-wide. David Miscavige has used some of the the most toothy intellectual property law in the US to ensure that no one who does not have his approval will be able to use one of his MK ULTRA meters. I believe that is why the separate software agreement, to double lock the control.
The thing that is most fascinating about this is to read the document and then try to imagine what is going through the minds of those Scientologists who actually fork over 10,000 dollars and sign it. What on earth are they thinking? That the world will suddenly be safe from Indies? I think not.
(Article by Special Correspondent)