Tonight’s episode scratched the surface of a subject that many wonder about.
What is David Miscavige like and how did he get where he is?
Understand, he was NOT anointed by L. Ron Hubbard. Though he likes to show a declaration that HIS lawyers drafted for L. Ron Hubbard to sign in the Ron De Wolf probate case and takes a statement Hubbard made about “good scientologists” in Portland and claims it is about him — Hubbard did not choose him.
In fact there is NO written or recorded statement of what Hubbard wanted in his succession other than his will. But his will does not anoint David Miscavige to any position. In fact, the only time in his life where Hubbard failed to provide a briefing for scientologists about what he intended was when he “causatively left his body.” At every other juncture in scientology (and many other times in addition), Hubbard briefed scientologists. He was proud of this.
Way back in 2010 I wrote a blog article about Miscavige based on one of Hubbard’s writings about the “Aberrative Personality” (this was Hubbardspeak for sociopath or Suppressive Person). Though I have a different perspective about Hubbard and scientology than I did 7 years ago, this article is nevertheless instructive. Even applying Hubbard’s standards to Miscavige, he does not look good.
Neither Jackson nor JB overstated anything tonight. And in this episode, as with all of them, much could not fit into the allocated time.
Of course, scientology will claim they are liars and they are nobodies and they know nothing and focus everything on THEM, while ignoring everything they SAID. Will post about that tomorrow.
As I always do, for anyone newly coming to this blog, I include some relevant links to earlier blog articles. And even for those who regularly come to the blog, it is instructive to refresh your recollection as to just how clear the POLICY of scientology is that anyone in disagreement must be destroyed.
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”: