MECHANISMS OF MISCAVIGE
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In addition to the more obvious ones, there are exact mechanisms Miscavige has used and continues to use in order to dominate, control and enslave those around him to the great detriment of our staffs, public, organizations, the PR of Scientology and its forward progress.
Miscavige has used these mechanisms so well and for so long that he has managed to create for us a completely false Scientology time track, to such an extent that even when those who were there attempt to remember incidents, people or occurrences they tend to remember only the false track, complete with fictitious villains, falsely interpreted incidents, wrong reasons given, altered facts -- an entire fallacious patchwork history woven by Miscavige that clouds the mind and makes it difficult to see what actually took place and absolutely impossible to detect any pattern.
Strong words? Hard to believe? Read on …
1. The False & Alarming Report
This mechanism is probably his most used; Miscavige has been using it for three decades, that we know of. Read the incredibly detailed account from Gang of Five (The Secret History of David Miscavige) which describes incidents that took place thirty years ago where Miscavige used this very mechanism to undermine and get rid of a series of his superior officers in the Commodore’s Messenger Organization International (CMOI) so he could increase his power.
The exact tactic used by Miscavige is covered by LRH in HCO PL 15 August 1967, DISCIPLINE, SPs AND ADMIN, HOW STATISTICS CRASH. In it he states:
"One of the key ways an SP works to stop an activity or halt an affluence is to pick out key personnel and spread wild, false and alarming stories about them.
"Another way, often used in conjunction with the above, is to pound a key executive with alarming entheta about staff, divisions or activities. This urges the key executive to take uncalled-for action which upsets things and may lead to the dismissal of valuable staff."
LRH gave a rule in the same policy which if used would have countered this mechanism. Disastrously, it became the least used, most violated rule or policy in the history of Scientology. It states:
"A GOOD MANAGER IGNORES RUMOR AND ONLY ACTS ON STATISTICS"
To return to his early use of this mechanism: As covered by Gang of Five, Miscavige spread wild, false but alarming stories about Dede to one and all (including LRH) and got her shot as CO CMOI. Later it would be the turn of her sister (Gale) using the same mechanism. Before it was over other experienced Messengers would go down with them.
But by the time he took out Gale, Miscavige was already well on his way in using the technique to devastating effect on other terminals and areas. Note that LRH says this trick may be used against “divisions or activities.” Miscavige had already used it against the Guardian’s Office and the senior Sea Org officer over The Guardian Worldwide (Mary Sue Hubbard -- The Controller) and was driving home his advantage. Soon he would be in full flow against the big Mission Holders. David Mayo would follow and a host of others along with him, including Watch Messengers. Then there would be Vicki Aznaran and her team, plus Pat Broeker and anyone who may have supported him. And I’m not trying to list everyone and that still only covers some of the 80s.
And isn’t it strange that no matter who it was he took down, you always heard wild stories about them, every single one of them, before during and after the fact? These alarming but false reports still circulate; they replaced fact and became a grim but fictitious folklore for Scientology.
Let’s look at a few examples. Martin Samuels, man I heard some wild and highly critical reports emanating from Miscavige about him. Now, what I didn’t hear was that he’d built four mega missions, to this day the largest missions in the history of Scientology and the first major Scientology school (Delphi), and boy were his stats up, so much so he was about to be awarded Kha-Khan* when Miscavige took him down amid all manner of false and alarming reports. And right out of the policy quoted above, the international stats got into trouble right after Miscavige took down Samuels and other big mission holders.
*(Kha-Khan was the highest status in an ancient army that protected it's owner from internal penalties exactly of the type inflicted by Miscavige to take him out - Thoughtful)
The staff members of Martin Samuel’s missions were briefed on why he’d been kicked into oblivion. An eyewitness account states they were told he had “gone woggy, become MEST oriented and unproductive”, that he now “dressed in fine clothes and liked to go out to restaurants with celebrities”. These were just false and alarming reports, black PR in fact with no mention of his actual worth or accomplishments (that his stats were up and he deserved ethics protection).
And if you fast forward a few years Miscavige said very similar things about Vicki Aznaran (D/Inspector General RTC) who just happen to favor Pat Broeker in the successor to LRH stakes. And when Terry (Executive Director of Author Services Inc.) had had enough of Miscavige’s shenanigans he used the same false and alarming reports to condemn her, stating she had a “fondness for fine shoes and liked to go horse riding.” Are you serious? If those things are crimes we are all doomed. But somehow Miscavige had the ability to make even mundane things sound heinous, an ability he used to telling effect.
But he also simply lied, an example being the fact that he told CMO Int staff, after Vicki Aznaran was busted that a copy of Sun Tzu’s Art of War had been found on her personal bookshelf as if that was something strange and sinister. The truth is Vicki had been heavily involved in external affairs and the Art of War (along with Clausewitz on War) was an LRH-recommended book and Miscavige knew that.
So, was it strange coincidence that a mission holder, D/Inspector General RTC and ED ASI all had the similar “offenses” or was it a repeating pattern, a black propaganda machine churning out cookie-cutter character assassinations? In any event, they were injustices of the worst kind.
"This then is the primary breakdown of any justice system – that it acts on false reports; disciplines before substantiation and fails to confront an accused with the report and his accuser before any discipline is assigned, or which does not weigh the value of the person in general against the alleged crime even when proven." -- LRH, HCO PL 24 Feb 1969, JUSTICE
And if wearing expensive clothes and dining out with celebrities are offenses worthy of instant declare then surely Miscavige should be declared for same. Not to mention the theft of millions of dollars that disappeared from those Mission bank accounts, scooped up by Miscavige’s Finance Police.
Now, I don’t like it but I have to admit, I’m not surprised we all didn’t spot this mechanism at work many years ago. In addition to the false track that was put there, two other factors were in the mix. There was the obvious one: you know, man has trouble confronting evil. But there was another aspect that is much harder to spot: the fact that no one had the whole scene or the whole picture, and I mean no one. I have met ex Sea Org members who had a part of the track that I knew nothing of, and I had parts they didn’t have. They knew things Miscavige did or said concerning me that I never knew and vice versa. It was only through this process of filling in the gaps (by interviewing others) that enough of the picture has been put together.
Let me elaborate. There was a certain Sea Org executive named Tom. He was the Commanding Officer of CMO Clearwater in 1990 and doing a fine job by all factual accounts. But Miscavige, “COB” RTC by then, unbeknownst to Tom, was actively campaigning against him. Not with facts, stats or actual evidence but with complaints characterized as alarming false reports.
An eyewitness account tells of how Miscavige strode into the CO CMO Int’s office one day and nattered about Tom to Marc Yager and Mark Ingber who were sitting there. Ingber was the CO CMO Int but Yager (IG Admin RTC) was holding due to an assigned Danger condition. Miscavige’s complaint? That Tom had recently had the good manners and decency to personally pick up Miscavige from Tampa airport and be in comm with him during the drive to the church facilities in Clearwater, where Miscavige would be carrying out inspections. How that was cause for carping, critical complaint I do not know. It seems it just as easily could have been that Tom hadn’t picked up Miscavige from the airport, a no-win situation. But the way Miscavige snarled and spat somehow made the “offense” sound like the crime of the century. As I said above, Miscavige seemed to have that ability.
The eyewitness account goes on to describe how Miscavige kept up the critical complaints over time until the order was given to remove Tom. A distraught D/CO Conts CMOI then asked another CMOI staff member: “what am I supposed to tell Tom, he’s removed from post because he picked up COB from the airport?”
Regardless of the pretext given, Tom was removed from his post for no other reason than Miscavige pounded a senior executive with made up entheta, and under pressure the executive acted without looking at stats, hearing only the rumor.
And Tom was far from alone during that time period. Throughout the period of 1988 to 1990 Miscavige was going out into the continents and far flung regions on many inspection tours while management executives were prohibited from doing the same. When he returned from his trips, additional eyewitness accounts describe how Miscavige would hammer away at the CO CMO Int to get rid of the CO CMO of the area he’d been to as well as the corresponding Operations terminal at CMO Int and sometimes the relevant Watch Dog Committee member.
Remember, in this time period the International stats had been running up for years, and per these eyewitness accounts the objections from Miscavige regarding the “offending” persons were not about production or stats but were complaints similar to the entheta dished out about Tom. A case in point was Ginger who was the CO CMO UK. Miscavige’s complaint about her was the opposite of the one given regarding Tom. Per Miscavige Ginger had not been visible enough when he toured St Hill UK. So if she’d picked Miscavige up from Gatwick Airport and talked to him on the drive to St Hill and been in his face she’d have survived? You couldn’t make this stuff up.
Another case in point was Cheryl, the CO CMO IXU -- in charge of Los Angeles CMO operations. On returning from inspections at the complex in LA, Miscavige harped on repeatedly about how he didn’t see any change in FCB (which was just opinion and a prejudiced opinion at that). The fact that the stats were up and the CO CMO IXU had been a very successful and productive CO CMO CW from which post she was promoted seemed to make no difference. Due to continuing pressure from Miscavige of the same kind, Cheryl was removed as CO CMO IXU.
In this way, during 1988 to 1990, we lost the CO CMO CW, CO CMO UK, CO CMO PAC, CO CMO East US and CO CMO IXU. All removed from their posts along with corresponding members of the Operations area at CMO Int, WDC FSO, WDC Gold and most of the Action personnel.
It was not even Miscavige’s hat to meddle in such affairs even if there had been a valid post entitled “COB” RTC, which there wasn’t. It had nothing to do with him but he made it his business, to devastating effect.
With this Miscavige mechanism in play, by May 1990 a great many experienced executives had been lost from the scene. And May 1990 brings me to Julie Fisher, a Watch Messenger and the Invest & Evaluations Dir CMOI.
Now, you’ve no doubt heard of how Miscavige came to assault Julie’s husband, Mark Fisher, in the garage at Int but there’s more behind that story. Mark Fisher had been working in RTC and had been a favorite of Miscavige right up to the point that Miscavige started to beat the drum for Julie’s removal from CMO Int citing his personal opinion of her (“entheta” per LRH), not facts, stats or production. Mark saw the falsity of it. He expressed his resentment and protested. Julie dug her heels in, refused to leave CMOI, querying any orders to do so, and Miscavige had her sent to the RPF for having the audacity to defy his whim. Mark’s protests became more and more vehement as a result and it all came to a head in the garage. [If you haven’t heard Mark’s story, you can read it in the St Petersburg Times article, entitled, “Strength in Their Numbers”]
Julie was the last of LRH’s original Watch Messengers, when she went to the RPF none were left posted in CMO Int other than Michele Yager (Miscavige had already gotten Michele removed as the LRH Comm CMOI by abolishing the post, so she was not on any production lines; she was now the Port Captain CMO Int). As an aside, every org (organization) in the world had an LRH Comm but Miscavige thought CMO Int shouldn’t have one. Very strange?
Miscavige also got rid of Jon, the Invest & Evals Dir CMO IXU. So by the time we get into June 1990 the CMO executive structure was decimated, very few investigations or evaluations could be done by the CMO, few missions could be fired or run and the previously successful programs area which had been highly effective was now in ruins. Is it any wonder the Int statistics began their long decline in June 1990 and have never recovered?
Few protested because not only had these once proud and effective organizations been eviscerated personnel-wise, their morale had also been destroyed.
"When you indicate the wrong bypassed charge on a case, the case caves in. When you accuse wrongly and punish unjustly, the group caves in." -- LRH, HCO PL INJUSTICE
Another reason the stats never recovered is that the above is still only a third of the way through the story. Miscavige continued to use this mechanism right up to the present with many other destructive acts played out on management and other units, not to mention the public, all very well covered by existing reports on the Internet. So for the sake of brevity I am not going to list here the countless other victims that fell to this mechanism.
But be certain of one thing, Scientology trends are set at the top (Int) and are forwarded from there or drift downward as a natural consequence. So Miscavige’s own brand of (in)justice (use of false and alarming reports) perverted the justice lines for all as a matter of course. Today it’s impossible to obtain justice. I challenge anyone to find actual examples of standard Scientology justice. They are impossible to find because they don’t exist. And it all started with Miscavige.
So, okay then, Miscavige fits the LRH reference on how suppressives crash stats, he used alarming and sometimes hidden false reports, he’s an SP, he’s been labeled, that’s it, we can all come out of the PTS fog we’ve been in and move on, right? Well, no that’s just a small part of it. There are a series of other mechanisms Miscavige has used and still uses, read on!