Patron with Honors
True, but Hubbard on his bad days is what Miscavige is constantly.
Miscavige is a brutal usurper of power who lives in his own fantasyland.
He may be a product of Hubbard's philosophy or he may not, but he is definitely a nasty small-minded individual and represents the absolute worst of Scientology. I doubt that if you or I had been in his position we would've taken the choices he took.
The vast majority of Scientologists I met in my thirty years "in" were good people. A lot of them were executives who were slowly twisted out of shape by an increasingly insane system. Most did good things when left alone to do them.
I'm personally glad that Miscavige is where he is as it means that the cult has zero chance of survival with him at the helm. If a more compassionate person, such as Greg Wilhere (who was the first CO AOSH ANZO) or David Mayo were leading the cult, the place would be in much better shape PR-wise and probably not as brutal a mind-warp but most of us would still be there wasting our lives chasing non-existent "Total Freedom." No thank you very much.
I like to think that personal attacks on Miscavige that are exposing HIS past for all to see will drive him further into psychosis and thus accelerate the inevitable implosion of the cult. That means my friends and many others still in will be freed of their own chains and thee and me can find something else on the Net to spend our idle hours discussing. So - yes, I do think it is important.
Scooter, I'll second that.