Scroll down for Version 3 of my “three column version” of the Scientology Mafia. The latest chart compares the Church of Scientology to the classic Mafia structure. In this case, David Miscavige is the boss of the three major components of the Scientology Mafia: CSI, IAS., and the Sea Org.
For many decades the classic Mafia legal defense was to argue that the Mafia did not exist — and it was virtually impossible for prosecutors to actually prove that the Mafia existed. In the same vein, Sea Org Captain David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology are arguing in court that the Sea Org has no legal existence and that Sea Org rank means nothing. In my view, however, the Church of Scientology is the operating arm of Scientology’s paramilitary Mafia-like Sea Org.
To be exact, the Church of Scientology and the Sea Org are inseparable and synonymous; the distinction between the two is purely a legal fiction to fend off lawsuits. Likewise, the separation of CST, RTC, and CSI is also a legal fiction. The Church of Scientology is a singular entity that has no checks and balances in any proper form of governance. The Church is a madhouse and an asylum awash in legal fictions and dirty laundry. For example, did you know that, legally speaking, the “Church of Scientology” does not exist?
The Church of Scientology is a Hall of Mirrors into which the internet is hurling an unrelenting torrent of hammers.
RICO was the answer to the Mafia, and, I believe, is the answer to the Church of Scientology.
In this latest chart, I argue that the Sea Org are “made men” who have signed a billion year contract and uphold a code of silence. This is not to say that all Sea Org members are criminals and indeed they are not. However, some Sea Org members are criminals, e.g, David Miscavige, the intelligence and dirty tricks people in OSA., and Miscavige-run operatives.
The Church of Scientology is the operating arm of the Sea Org. I say this because, legally speaking, the Church of Scientology has no employees and no members and the Sea Org does not legally exist. Therefore,the Church needs a work force to operate it, and, the Sea Org’s only reason for existence is to operate the Church of Scientology. Hence, any distinction between the Church and the Sea Org is fictional. To expect the public to believe that the multibillion dollar transnational corporation known as the “Church of Scientology” is run by the volunteers of a religious order is preposterous.
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This is a great post. I absolutely love your characterization of the “Omerta”, as the Mafia code of silence, as being an integral tool of this cult. I have a slightly different take, just because I think we shouldn’t underestimate the power of Religion to mind fuck people.
The Church of Scientology does operate like an international Mafia cartel, but I think the glue that binds its power to harm is its religious faith, specifically the brainwashing its Sea Org members are subjected to. See http://www.nwrain.net/~refocus/lifton.html
The model the Founder used to mold the Church of Scientology into a juggernaut organized to run Covert Ops, was that of Hassan Al- Sabbah, aka The Old man of the Mountain.
Hassan built his cult of the Ḥashshāshīn, around the years 1050-1124, in Persia, out of the Islamic sect of Nizari Ismailis, a branch of Shia Islam See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassins.
Hubbard expounded in his 17 Sept 1951 essay “Some Notes on Black Dianetics”, how this religious order terrorized the Middle East for hundreds of years. See R&D Vol. 7
Hubbard as usual threw a red herring on brainwashing and forgot to mention that Hassan was a highly educated religious scholar, who would indoctrinate his Fedayeen, not only on combat but also on religion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedayeen
The assassins being bound first and foremost by their extreme views of the Islamic faith, followed by their fanatical devotion to the Founder, who they viewed as a prophet and a magician.
Mike Rinder’s declaration on the Sea Organization, as an unincorporated religious brotherhood, that underlies the entire corporate structure of Scientology, is probably the clearest representation to date of this cult’s clandestine nature but also of its religious fundamentalism.
Here is a summary of the modus operandi used by Al-Sabbah. Of course I’m not suggesting that Scientology engages in assassination and violent acts of terrorism, but we can see similar asymmetric warfare tactics used by David Miscavige, to create terror and silence whistleblowers and critics of Scientology.
Al-Sabbah’s Intimidation/Decapitation Strategy:
Following the capture of Alamut, the Nizaris faced a dilemma: How could they defend themselves from wars of attrition, recurrent loss of lives, and the eventual demise of their state and religion? And how could they prevent state-sponsored massacres of Nizaris living under Sunni or Christian rule?
Al-Sabbah’s brilliant solution to these questions involved nine ingredients:
1) Instead of a contiguous, readily vanquished, small state, establish a geographically dispersed state of formidable mountain fortresses. Such fortresses might be conquered, but that would involve high costs and would divert powerful rulers from more pressing matters.
2) Be ready to form mutually beneficial alliances with any ruler—provided that ruler left unmolested your state and Nizaris under his rule outside of your state.
3) Train a cadre of assassins willing to sacrifice their lives to save their state and co-religionists.
4) Establish these assassins’ well-deserved, fearsome reputation for professionalism and courage.
5) Avoid killing bystanders: Only kill the intended target.
6) Use assassinations to deter conquests of any part of the Nizari state, to deter massacres against co-religionists living in the domains of the target, and to promote alliances.
7) Whenever possible, before killing, try to intimidate a powerful target, e.g., by leaving a dagger on a Sunni Sultan’s bed while he is asleep. Carry out an assassination as a last resort only.
8) If nothing else works, kill the target. His successor, most likely, would not be as foolhardy.
9) Strike fear into future victims by carrying out assassinations in a public space and have your assassin stay put after completing his mission, unflinchingly accepting death.
A question rather than a comment.
How does auditing work in the RPF?
I was wondering how sleep deprivation, miserable food and auditing fits together. Has anyone any experience about this? Did nobody have any cognitive dissonance when being asked at the beginning of the session?
Is this reverse Scientology or was the RPF not that bad?
Karen and Jeffrey, many many thanks for your hard work to produce all this media. You are making history.
The Church of Scientology historically relied upon the Economy of Terrorism. The tactics of GO and OSA “Fair Game” were Mafia tactics of terrorism in which only one individual need be singled out for a psychologically devastating public attack in order to silence the masses. However, with the rise of the internet, the Church is becoming increasing powerless and toothless. The curbing of Scientology Fascism needed to happen. Left unchecked, the Church of Scientology is a vicious, lying, and ruthless Cult. Predictively, the Church will crater, lose its tax exemption, and come apart in a storm of of civil and criminal matters.
The “Head on the Pike” Hubbard called for is all the proof one needs to establish his willingness to engage in violence to further his own ends. Likewise, “Pink Legs” is also proof of the fact that Hubbard wanted his followers to stack up the bodies of his enemies while giving him deniability.
In his notorious piece, The Responsibilities of Leaders, L. Ron Hubbard wrote
“So to live at all in the shadow or employ of a power you must yourself gather and USE enough power to hold your own-without just nattering to the power to kill Pete’, in straightforward or more suppressive veiled ways to him as these wreck the power that supports yours. He doesn’t have to know all the bad news and if he’s a power really he won’t ask all the time, What are all those dead bodies doing at the door?’ And if you are clever, you never let it be thought HE killed them-that weakens you and also hurts the power source. Well, boss, about all those dead bodies, nobody at all will suppose you did it. She over there, those pink legs sticking out, didn’t like me.’
” Well,’ he’ll say if he really is a poor, why are you bothering me with it if its done and you did it. Where’s my blue ink?’ Or, Skipper three shore patrolmen will be along soon with your cook, Dober, and they’ll want to tell you he beat up Simson.’ Who’s Simson?’ He’s a clerk in the office enemy downtown.’
“Pink Legs” is also proof of the fact that Hubbard wanted his followers to stack up the bodies of his enemies while giving him deniability.”
Well, Mayo apparently thought so, as he said he was worried Hubbard would have him put away.
Very cool. Thanks