Man, no argument with ya there.<snip>
Well Mike (and Marty) are not in the same boat as most people Carm - they actively tried to destroy people some of whom are on this board. It aint a question of "oh whoops, my bad".
Agreed with all you say here, except I AM holding my breath.It is a colossal red flag that neither of them have , to my knowledge, sought out those they tried to destroy and apologize and help them out.
It doesn't matter whether Mike is "newly out" he is not owed anything by people who are not in Scientology. I'm glad you think that he may just deign to speak to the inquiry, given his performance thus far I wont be holding my breath.
The mere fact of running away from Miscavige does not make Rinder a good guy. He ran away, he chose not to defy and to protest and to speak out to DMs face and in public at the base or anywhere else. Instead he put up with for years and then ran.
You know what I felt and expressed about Marty, early on when pretty well all my mates, except you and Zinj, were telling me go easy and give him the benefit of the doubt. For whatever reason, I think the circumstances are different with Mike than with Marty, and that he is of a different ilk. In saying that though, I'm not saying that I'm impressed with Mike's actions to date at all, I'm certainly not!
I don't trust nor support Mike. I just get the idea though that he *could* SEE what I believe he *should* see and do. That's what I'm holding onto (not any *blind* faith).
I see a *chance* that Mike will come to the party, albeit small. I'm looking at that chance, coz as ya know, it would make a huge difference. From where I sit, I want to do all I can to get his testimony regarding perverting the course of justice, for the Inquiry.
I don't *expect* him to, I just *want* him to, and believe that there is a possibility that he *could*.Expecting him to find a pair now is hopeful thinking at the very best.