Gold Meritorious Patron
After reading the latest stupid Scieno antics, I'm struck with a brilliant idea for the COS.
RUN YOUR ORGANIZATION AS THOUGH IT WERE A NON-PROFIT ENTITY WITH OPEN BOOKS.
Get rid of the prisons, get rid of the deception, stop coercing people, stop the private investigations, stop recruiting kids, stop over-promising, get rid of the cruise ship, end any hint of a disconnection policy, get rid of Billion Year Contracts, ....
IT'S NATURE IS STUPID.
What other organization does all that weird stuff? The KGB? I have nothing to compare them with, even the Nixon White House pales in comparison.
Then again, I get suckered into thinking that the COS will stop doing stupid things.
LRH had this stupid notion that he was invincible if he could collect dirt on someone and therefore he focused on getting dirt--PI's, sec-checks, the comment in Simon Bolivar about blackmail, the focus on crimes, high crimes and misdemeanors, ugh, AND free himself from constraint.
LRH's brain was wired to assume criminal activity. Comic book intrigue, rarely paralled in real life.
It makes sense that he spent the final years of his life living in an RV, paranoid.
If, if, if....
Someone please tell me that I was conned by someone who never envisioned an honest organization.
Well all that sounds nice but you have to realize that if scientology didn't resort to crime, it wouldn't exist. It started as a lie and then Elron kept pulling more and more shit to keep the lie profitable and keep it from being shut down. So it's kind of hard to modify it into a non-profit charity when it's really a for-profit scam.