Our next shot at getting the Inquiry over the line is coming up very shortly, and a few of us are again approaching MP's and the like. As I've said in other threads, the issue is not now about whether or not the crimes and abuses at the hands of the CofS need addressing, it's about *how* they should be or can be addressed.
There is a particular message (relevant to the above) that I'd like to get across to the powers that be, but that message involves concepts which outsiders or 'never scios' would/do find hard to grasp.
This is what it is:
* If there's a crime by a member of the CofS or some neglect by the CofS itself, the Church will subvert and/or obstruct justice to protect its own public image, and by doing so it protects criminals.
* There is a mindset that the Church must be protected at all cost. This includes protection from any ill repute, and is the reason that Scientologists will commit perjury (the lesser evil, in their minds).
* Nothing is sacred when it comes to the image and survival of the Church. Human rights of individual scientologists are forfeited and denied in the name of the "cause".
* To Scientologists, the authority within the church is considered superior to any outside authority which they consider amatuer and incompetant. Any knowledge of an abuse or crime, or any seeking of justice, must be reported or done "in-house" only. Scientologists don't trust outside authorities and aren't permitted to use them on matters involving the Church or its members.
* The Church is expert at pre-empting legal scrutiny and presents an acceptable image which gives the illusion that they operate within the law.
* This is why we need an Inquiry into the Church of Scientology:
An Inquiry will create a safe platform and help give courage to the many victims and witnesses who would otherwise be afraid to speak. It's only the testimonies of many which will shed light on how the Church avoids detection by law enforcement and how it manages to operate above the law.
So, while most of you will understand what I am saying here, what do you think would be the best way to communicate this to those who have had no involvement with Scientology?
Whether it's a point I've made, or the whole message/concept, how do *you* think that it could best be communicated, to those who haven't been in the loop?
Urgent reply. I've been away on business for a week. Just read this and am catching up.
I think a positioning of the situation ought be this:
Scientology considers itself to be above the law. Its mindset is that it has "superior knowledge and a superior purpose" to all others in society, and thus it is justified in conducting its hidden criminal activities and to do everything necessary to hide its true criminal activities, and that it is "correct" for them to subvert any and all of our society's laws, facilities, institutions, resources and communication lines in order to accomplish its goals on "getting Scientology in on the planet" . . . in other words, like all maniacal, religiously bigoted cults, it believes it is correct and necessary to do what ever possible by whatever means to accomplish this end of converting all of society to its religion . . . . and those who oppose scientology must be destroyed by whatever means at their disposal. They are on a modern, more sophisticated Jihad.
This is the proven track record of scientology's behaviour and conduct of affairs and is as stated in its own doctrines.
I've not read the rest of the thread . . . . this thought might also be in it.