Another tough episode. That was an example of the “ideal” scientology family. About as successful as their “ideal” orgs.
It will be a bit of a breather next week as we take a look at Miscavige’s rise to power.
Elizabeth Gale is a courageous, strong, woman, mother and role model. We will be waiting (probably not for more than a few minutes) for the hate videos and smear site to go up that the busy little OSA beavers have been working on. Of course, every time they put them up they prove what is being exposed about them. But they don’t care because they “know” (because L. Ron Hubbard told them so) that this is the “right” thing to do. Eventually the rest of the world will come to their senses and join the scientology team and all will be well.
And in the interim, the world sees what they do. It’s their words and actions in response to the abuses that are exposed that are in some ways MOST damaging to their cause. They claim as their defense that “everyone is lying” and the abuses are made up. That they are really loving, family-first, kind and gentle people who are helping the world. They rely on “they claim this” and it’s “our word against ours.” And then they go and prove they are NOT kind and gentle, they spew hate even when they don’t need to.
Once again, thanks to Liz Gale for being willing to stand up and be counted. Without her and the other contributors none of this would be seeing the light of day.
Every contributor knows that any remaining scientology friends they may have had will instantly disconnect (even though “that practice is not part of scientology”) and that some of those old friends are going to be dragged out of mothballs to say things about them… They won’t be true, they will be scripted and put N. Korean POW videos to shame, but they will hurt nevertheless. That is what they are intended to do. Hurt.
Scientology has no limit on its willingness to “attack the attacker.” But it is comforting to remember as they careen on down the path of self-destruction, every action they take to shame the victims moves them closer to finally driving off the inevitable cliff.
I would love to hear your views about the episode.
And also as I always do, for anyone newly coming to this blog, I include some relevant links to earlier blog articles.
To begin to understand the mindset scientologists have about those who criticize any part of it, read this article:
And then read this one:
And here is a fairly short explanation of how disconnection is used in scientology (and how they try to spin the practice):
An overview of the efforts by scientology to smear Leah Remini:
And finally this is a post about the lies they tell about their “expansion”: