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There is a photo of David Gaiman in the latest Advance mag ... he is holding a 'Captains Commend' (apparently for services rendered to the National OT committee) ... he looks (to me) somewhat bemused.
In the same mag I notice that Sheila (Gaiman) has just completed the PDC lectures.
Kevin (Kember) completed the Self Analysis and Science of Survival courses and David Gaiman the Scientology 8-80 book and lectures course.
Past execs that literally ran the World wide ops studying the 'new' basics ... and (apparently) taking it all seriously ... :confused2:
I very much doubt he would have given you the time of day (sadly) ... as an ex you would not have even registered on his radar IMHO.
I don't believe he was evil or heartless ... just a 'good Scio' to the end.
Now that is a curious - your last two paragraphs.
Not believing he was evil or heartless - hmm. He tried to destroy people, he tried to destroy their reputations and their livelihood in all the name of supporting Hubbards insanity.
How is this NOT evil AND heartless?
This sounds like the "I was just a bureaucrat following really nasty and awful orders " defense used by Eichmann among others.
I am intrigued - perhaps Gaiman's BEST PR "Op" was convincing a lot of people that he was not an asshole.
Seriously - he did nasty and brutish things to deliberately hurt people. He was obviously OK with having done it because he remained a committed scientologist until the very end.
Why do you give him a "pass" on his behavior?