We have all heard of the justification couched as the ‘why’ opening the door for the New Order’s new direction for the once workable methods of Scientology: the blind are leading the blind. I have given this some thought while working on the history of Scientology. First, for those unfamiliar with formal evaluation technology a ‘why’ is technically not a why if it does not open the door to a doable handling. The only door that ‘the blind are leading the blind’ opens is one into a brick wall.
To get to a real why let’s clear some words.
: exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner <an arrogant official>
: showing an offensive attitude of superiority : proceeding from or characterized by arrogance <an arrogant reply>
Origin: Middle English, from Latin arrogant-, arrogans, present participle of arrogare (see arrogate)
a : to claim or seize without justification
b : to make undue claims to having
a : destitue of knowledge or education <an ignorant society>; also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified <parents ignorant of modern mathematics>
b : resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence <ignorant errors>
: unaware, uninformed
Origin: See ignore
Origin of ignore: obsolete ignore to be ignorant of, from French ignorer, from Latin ignorare, from ignarus ignorant, unknown, from in- +gnoscere, noscere to know — more at know
The history of the ills of civilization could be summed up as the ‘game’ of the few arrogant, sociopaths arrogating the spoils of the work of the ignorant majority. It could be said to be the arrogant leading (or bamboozling) the ignorant.
L. Ron Hubbard came up with some ideas on how to reverse that long term cause of war and suffering and introduced them through the subjects of Dianetics and Scientology.
Lo and behold, shortly after Hubbard’s passing, the organizations he created to resolve humanity’s ills were steadily remolded. They began to take on the pattern of those governments and organizations they were created to reform.
Why: The arrogant have lead the ignorant into creating an organization that has become the epitome of the evils it was originally intended to handle.
This why does open the door to an effective handling. That is, learn and help others to learn so that the arrogant will have no more ignorant to bamboozle into perpetuating darkness.