I received this response to my latest posting on ‘Who Helped Miscavige’
I want to clarify that this is the author, Sniper’s opinion. I am making a separate posting for this response because it is very long, very interesting and has a lot of information.
Thank you Sniper for your input in the situation.
Lets look at Rathbun from the view of warfare. That’s what he was doing for 30 years while being in the church. He was sitting in the fortress (called Church of SCN) and fighting the “enemies of SCN”.
He had millions of Dollars, personal PI´s and got whatever was needed to destroy the whistle blowers, the “apostates” and the “squirrels”.
Now he is sitting on the other side trying to fight it. Trying to fight a fortress is stupid. Sun Tsu, Chinese general warned to do so, already 2500 years ago. (The art of war) Its exhausting and expensive and it was almost never successful and for sure never efficient.
Ask Larry Wollerheim or Gerry Armstrong. Based on his debrief available on the Internet, Larry was fed up fighting the church and though he won the legal battle after 25 years. The fortress is still there and it does not matter how insane it is inside. They still delegate POWER to a certain degree.
It took 60 years to get rid of the USSR and it was not done by external influences, nor by infiltration. It was done because a sane individual reached the highest rank. (Gorbachev) And think about the fortress, Third Reich Germany. It cost the allied endless billions of war machinery to defeat it and 60 million people lost their lives.
Usually one fights the enemy (at a place) where he is weak or can’t execute his skills.
Vietnam and Cuba have been the best examples how guerrilla tactics work best, but one can do it only on familiar terrain. Or you heard the story about Troja, After 10 years of siege it was conquered with a clever deceit, not with effort.
All whistle blowers made the same mistake. Larry Wollersheim, Jesse Prince, Gerry Armstrong, RV Young and Bob Minton… just to name a few, they tried to fight the fortress at a place where it is strong.
Now what has this to do with Rathbun
He also did not learn anything about it, he keeps going with the same mistakes and I bet that he will fail. He KNEW exactly what would happen if he stands up and speaks out.
Furthermore he is not telling us NEW Stories!! Not at all.
All the stories about abuse, intelligence, out tech, reging blah blah blah… have been told already for years, even decades before HE decided to talk. There is absolutely nothing NEW, just other incidents, other places, other times, other forms or additional data which have been omitted in earlier times.
I have been reading his blog for about one year. He thinks he is an Opinion leader.
He is treated by his followers as an OL. Sure he is for about 100 Indies, maybe 1000 I don´t care.
What smells is his godly correctness about LRH and the tech. Whenever its possible he is pushing his message, I am standard tech, I got it, I am on source.
Furthermore he never lets anybody doubt that HE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT drop-out ever. He is making a lots of noise. Noise attracts and disperses attention and makes it difficult to look.
Although, I spotted a few outpoints which made me suspicious about his show. And one of them is the following. If one leaves the church to make up an independent movement, he actually has no need to fight his earlier group or mates. He could just do it. Delivering service.
Or even if he is doing a liability (making up the damage, as he claims) he could just do it. It won’t be necessary to attack the fortress as he could pick up all the bodies the church left in the field and fix them.
He is even trying to remove power from the fortress by ripping off parishioners from their lines. And on top of that he has been refusing to apologize for harsh and evil fair game actions against earlier whistle blowers. For example, Gerry Armstrong.
I know Gerry personally. He is neither evil nor dangerous for his environment. It seems Rathbun is just picking the individuals HE likes to help. Why not inviting Paulette Cooper for a session?
Rathbun must not wonder that he is being chased and harassed. I am sure there are a lots of (silent) auditors which deliver service and are not having problems with the church.
So why the show?
If its his intention to dispossess Miscavige by creating pressure from outside (ethics gradients) then its an out-point (DEV-T unnecessary action) because he already formed a new group.
Why waste effort to the former group? He could give a shit on it. He won’t go back anyway.
Furthermore, his actions of whistle blowing were obviously useless and did not work. I do not criticize the act of whistle blowing, but its a fact that Miscavige and his fortress is still there (probably in a bad condition and bad reputation) but he is still reging money like crazy for estates, IAS and OT levels which don´t exist.
This concludes that the church still has power to a certain degree. They have marching parishioners, money, assets and they still have comm lines and allies. Not even Hitler was such a bold guy. I guess, Hitler and DM would be a good team.
Rathbun and Rinder also learned how to get rid of Miscavige. They could have done it while being in the church. As pointed out by Larry Brennan, the bylaws of CST say that the board members or the chairman of CST can dismiss the head of RTC.
Quote Brennan: “All what needs to done is that the terminal (Board member) HOLDS its POSITION in front of Miscavige and FIRE HIM.”
Both guys, Rinder and Rathbun could have had an influence on a CST Board member, help him to confront AND FIRE THE ASSHOLE……..
But no, they did not. They preferred to leave and appear as poor victims. “……Miscavige beats his staff…..” That’s all that is left from 30 years of Sea Org training and experience?
You see, they were already inside the fortress, knew the rules, knew the scene, knew the game conditions and a real way out of the mess for all Scientologists but they didn’t !!!! THAT’S THEIR REAL OVERT of omission!
Gorbachev didn’t blow: HE DID IT!!!
Let me end with a quote from LRH.
“The thing you are not able to communicate to, you must fight.” (DN 55)
So decide for yourself who is the psychotic, Rathbun, Miscavige or both?