e Q&A con J. Swift.
Q: Senor Swift, could David Miscavige be using Anonymous as a cover to settle a lot of scores?
A: Conceivably, yes.
Q: Why do you say this?
A: Because the public face of Scientology has become that of Private Investigators -- and there are likely 200+ PI's working across the USA and Europe. Arnie Lerma has said that CoS brought in 100 PI's into Washington DC.
Scientology Security Operatives on April 12, 2008
in front of the HGB, Hollywood
photo source: kone_anon as posted at enturbulation.org
Add in high price law firms like Latham & Watkins to Scientology's response to its "Anonymous Crisis" and the Cult has a great deal of investigatory manpower at its disposal. I find it hard to believe that all of these paid thugs and sleazy attorneys are being used only to investigate Anonymous. It makes more sense to me that David Miscavige would also use all of this expensive investigatory power to spy on Scientologists, Scientology's enemies in the media, as well as Anons. I could be wrong, but c'mon! That is a lot of money to spend on teenagers on the internet and peaceful street protests. I see a larger dimension to it because I view DM as being paranoid and comprehensive in his need for total revenge in the same way that LRH was. So yes, maybe DM is doing a housecleaning of Scientology coincident to, and under the cover of, investigating Anonymous.
Latham & Watkins LLP: Providing the Master Race Cult of ScientologyQ: What does your source Radio Silence Broken say?
with the Finest in Legal Representation
with the Finest in Legal Representation
A: That person is not presently available as a source.
Q: Do you think OSA got him?
A: Not at all. RSB is just prudently offline for awhile.
Q: Do David Miscavige and Scientology CoS have scores to settle?
A: What do you think?
Q: Tom Cruise's career?
A: That was a long fall.
Q: What else?
A: The BBC Handling was a huge PR disaster for Scientology.
Q: Is the fight between "Mr. Moviemaker" and "Mr. Moviestar" a subtext to Anonymous?
A: I don't see it as a subtext at all, but Anonymous is a great PR distraction for both parties in that fight.
Q: Tom talked to Sumner Redstone...
A: And Mr. Moviemaker would have read about it...
Q: Let's change topics with that one.
Q: I agree that Anonymous could serve David Miscavige as a great distraction to take drastic measures, but doesn't he already have dictatorial powers?
A: Sure, DM exercises dictatorial powers over Scientology, but fear sells. He can reg the hell out of Scientologists over Anonymous.
Q: Sort of shaking the cookie jar real hard one last time?
A: Well that's just it: Scientology has always claimed that the world and Scientology are on the edge of disaster. What is any different this time except Anonymous?
Q: But this time might Scientology really be collapsing?
A: I think that Scientology has collapsed on the PR front and will never recover. I think that Scientology's expansion has stopped completely and that the Cult has become culturally irrelevant. Scientology now faces utter stagnation at best and criminal prosecution at worst if the Brussels raid yields any evidence. Look, there is no more TR O forever. Scientology blinked and flunked. Culture won. Culture stared down Scientology and saw it for what it really is. Scientology is not funny anymore. The public has awakened and realized that Scientology really is a dangerous Cult that needs to be stopped.
Q: What do you make of the recent police raid on Scientology's Brussels Org?
A: That could be huge depending upon what the police find in the hard drives and the files. Of course, the police may find nothing and it will be a simple complaint about a misleading newspaper ad. Still, for the police to make such a major raid: One has to think that there is more to it than a misleading newspaper ad.
Q: Sort of like Scientology being raided by the FBI in 1978 for using government copier paper? A. Yeah, maybe something like that. We will all have to wait and see.
Q: Going back to Scientology settling scores, wouldn't Scientology face a PR disaster if it settled scores in a big way?
A: Do you think David Miscavige cares anymore what Culture thinks?
Q: Is Scientology still that strong?
A: I don't think so, but it could settle some scores as it...
Q: What? Collapses?
Q: So short term, what is your prediction?
A: Look at the short time since Anonymous went active in Jan 2008.
A: It has "Attorneys" and "PI's" written all over it. Attorneys and Private Investigators are generally used to settle scores. I would expect DM to be pounding on his desk demanding a Valuable Final Product for all of the big fat checks he is signing to pay these people. I would expect DM to want some revenge for all of that IAS cash that is being spent on PI's and lawyers instead of real estate.
Q: How the hell did it ever get this far?
A: IMO, DM's strategic thinking completely misread Western Culture and its opposition to Psychiatry. Ironically, CCHR's work to place warning labels on psychiatric medications will only serve to make prescribing these drugs much safer. Imagine it: All of the money that Scientology has spent to destroy Psychiatry has resulted in more oversight on psychiatric medications and has therefore improved patient safety. People who use doctor-prescribed psychiatric medications can thank Scientology for being a watchdog group. Unfortunately for Scientology, Psychiatry will only improve and become better and more effective because it is based on Science whereas Scientology is collapsing because its leaders are arguably insane.
Q: Scientology's leaders need psychiatric medications?
A: I am not a doctor and did not say that. However, LRH did die while medicated on the psychiatric tranquilizer Vistaril. It is all so ironic.
Q: Enough Q&A for Part I, si?
Q: One more question off-topic.
Q: Your favorite song of all time?
A: That is a hard question. Tonight, I will say Martine Girault singing Revival This is hard to find on the internet. Here is a YouTube link that is not a good copy. If a reader finds a better copy online, please post it here for me. I would be indebted. BTW, watch Martine Girault dance as she sings; she is so beautiful when she moves.