Say (just hypothetically) that YOU personally witnessed some of these things and knew them to be true. How exactly would you handle it internally? You say it was a big mistake going to external authorities but you don't give a real solution for how to handle matters internally.
Lets step back from this a little. If you were in the Catholic Church, how would you handle the fact the previous pope stacked the Cardinals with conservatives so as to get the current guy? This is not a unique problem.
Next, I observed over the years that despite in-tech or out-tech, what got a person through up the Bridge was their own postulates. There are people who are getting through. I know several OT 8's, one was my first auditor. I also have a very good friend who has been on OT 7 about 20 years.
You could have an SP that comes through and invalidates many Clears. What gets others through this, strangely it is postulates. The whole basis of blame is electing another cause. Strangely it is this single characteristic alone that is the single most important factor, regardless of events.
Look, if Marty, Rinder had one more senior Exec, lets say Lesevre, they could have stood off DM because the staff would have come over to them. They can't do that now because they are out.
Peoples experiences of the same event can be quite different. When someone becomes upset they can build quite a structure. When they are complaining at length it is axiomatic that something else is wrong because if they had the right why it would blow. Sure I can believe that some of these guys were monumentally mishandled, but I'd also be sure that there is some thing about themselves they are not confronting. As I said above, despite all reasons not to, some people do get through this stuff unscathed, when you are upscale the SP can't touch you.
Now the process of going outside is a little like being in Rome in the 5th century and saying "I don't like our local politics, the Emperor is corrupt, lets bring in the barbarians". These reporters and politicians love people like Carmel and Scooter because they confirm to their reactive mind which is that things must be opposed and invalidated. They pretend to help but they only ever do the former.
I recently went to my AO for a short visit. I had read some of Marty's stuff. I had no withholds on it and as appropriate I was quite willing to communicate it. I was also wanting to inspect the Org, do an Observation mission if you like, and form my own opinion about its indicators. I was highly impressed with the tone of the staff. Sure there are things I would like to change but it is not the overwhelming situation some say. I do have some international comm lines, I have been to Saint Hill and PAC but not Flag. I can guarantee you that I would not be withheld if I was at Int, but I can't say what would happen because I am not there and it would depend upon what I confronted. I have written to the RTC and asked for these matters to be investigated. I don't have a formed opinion, but I do have concerns. I have taken action.
I also happen to be interested in some other threads, I saw one where most of the leading staff of Saint Hill in its boom times had been declared, and also all the class 12 auditors originally trained by Ron. I'd like to read some of the declares as I think it is a bit incomplete. Those numbers would indicate an outpoint as SP's are a minority, and as per a previous reply of mine (I think to Thetanic), you should be judged on your products not on whether you can be annoying. But lets apply the same principle of the prevalence of SPs, most of Scientology staff are good people and do an honest job. Organisations can be misled, crap can go on, but somehow some people get though it. This is what going OT is about. The best reference on it is Axiom 49 "To solve any problem it is only necessary to become theta the solver rather than theta the problem." So all this stuff about external cause has some relevance but when it becomes completely overwhelming, nuh uh. The OT power is in you.