There was a skirmish between this forum and a "secret" FB group, which led to a number of people being banned. I never really understood the nature of the disagreement and refused to be forced into a position of "choosing my friends" when we're all fighting for the same thing. I was never privy to the content of the FB group and, sadly, the one contact that I truly valued made the decision for me by cutting me off. Although I had contributed much to this forum, I was still hurt and needed a holiday. Little did I know that circumstances would make it such a long one! I guess the absence of reminder emails from the (then) new server contributed to my loss of interest. Do we ever truly recover from the trauma? Sometimes we just have to stop picking at the sores. Several of those few face-to-face friends who know of my Scn entanglement have been asking me about the revelations in the recent broadcasts by Australia's SBS of Leah Remini's Scientology: The Aftermath, and again, sadly, I've had to confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, they are true. Those that I can't confirm based on policy are also 99.9% probably true. This is why I'm sticking my head back in the blender. I know that the series is at least 12 months old, but I would like to do some basic fact-checking. As best I remember, RTC and GAT were already established before Hubbard's official death. Checking now, RTC was created in 1982. Is this evidence that Miscavage was planning his coup much sooner? When, and over how long, was the Gold Base turned into a Maximum Security Prison? While we all know that Hubbard was no saint, how much effort has gone into documenting the perversions of Hubbardology by Miscavage? When I was around, Hubbard had policies on how children were to be raised and cared for within the SO. Admittedly, from what I saw, those policies were implemented rather poorly but, as I remember it, Hubbard saw those children as future Scientologists, not liabilities. I can understand Miscavage making a unilateral decision to remove children from the environment just for the sake of PR, but isn't forced abortion blatantly off-policy?