As brilliant as Debbie Cook was as a corporate Scientology executive, she was and is just as naïve about the workings of the outside world and particularly how David Miscavige’s Office of Special Affairs (OSA, corporate Scientology’s propaganda and dirty tricks branch) works within it.
Unfortunately, there has for decades been a “Peter Principle” at work within corporate Scientology. It goes something like this. To the degree that one is willing to set aside logic, compassion, and understanding to drive home “command intention” to compliance is the degree to which one rises. Thought-stopping supreme is the greatest asset for rising in the corporate Scientology ranks.
This is not a criticism of Debbie Cook. It is fact that I fully acknowledge applied to me too. However, I had the fortune, or misfortune, of dealing with the outside world throughout my corporate Scientology career, and specifically with the apparatus used by corporate Scientology to deal with the outside world. I learned well that one does not and cannot approach David Miscavige in a gray-area fashion. He only sees black and white, positive and negative, good and evil. It is purely a God vs. the Devil world to David Miscavige and corporate Scientology. Gray areas and nuances do not exist to them. That is why after many months of soul searching before deciding to make myself known on the outside I decided to choose the only entrance to the road to truth, honesty. It is the only antidote to the poison that is sure to rain upon anyone stepping out of line of the corporations. And, it has served us well.
Despite warnings, Debbie has tried to approach dealing with David Miscavige in a half-pregnant fashion. In this case, it was by the perpetuation of half-truths. Those are quite evident in the only public action she took, nearly three weeks ago, and which I noted in my January 1st 2012 post analyzing her mass email. As accurately predicted, Miscavige had OSA drop virtually everything and scramble to put Debbie in a box. Every person that contacted her since her email has been identified and contacted and handled by the corporate church – one way or the other. Because Debbie has attempted to perpetuate the fiction that she is not in communication with anyone not in good standing, and that all that is amiss is a euphemistic reality that there are some “policy violations” afoot, and she has been careful not to communicate anything beyond the generic “just follow policy” plea, those who stuck their necks out are left sitting in the middle of the battle field being slaughtered by corporate Scientology canons.
Though only a few with sufficient experience with OSA will fully appreciate this – such as Mike, Haydn, Steve Hall – probably the biggest reason we have David Miscavige exactly where we want him is because of his inability to successfully infiltrate me and my close friends with intel agents.
Debbie has no background or hatting on how to distinguish between friend and foe. In fact, I have personal knowledge that she has befriended the most treacherous foes (that is, card-carrying agents of OSA). OSA has access to every communication to and from Debbie since her 1 January email. She is stuck in a tar pit where more “helping hands” than not are illusions created by OSA. OSA has access to, and is reporting directly to David Miscavige, every thought she harbors about the entire matter, right on down to her vacillating on where to go, what to do, and her innermost fears. She is even being influenced by advice that does not appear to be, but most certainly is, coming from the twisted, manipulating mind of David Miscavige.
If you are under the radar or otherwise quietly sitting on the fence, and you have good reason to be, the most dangerous thing you can possibly do is to contact Debbie Cook or to express any hint of agreement with her email. You will be left high and dry, intimidated back into the pen (at great expense to yourself) or monitored closely for the rest of your corporate Scientology connection. If you were inspired to take a stand by Debbie’s 1 January email, the only place to take a stand with some level of security is with Independent Scientologists.
What I have written here is consistent with what I have previously written about Debbie since 1 January. The power of her email was that it would make people think who might otherwise never have had seeds planted inspiring thought. It has planted seeds. For that we thank Debbie. But, make no mistake, those seeds and subsequent sprouts will be protected from the varmints by one sector and one sector alone – the Independent Scientologists. Dozens of people who did start thinking, looking and inquiring have connected up with Independent Scientologists and have continued their educations and awakenings. Thanks to those Independents who remailed Debbie’s email to those in “good standing” and followed up with them. The way they needed to be followed up with, more truth.
At the moment, the odds are in favor of Debbie being bought off or quietly slinking into oblivion continuing to protect David Miscavige from exposure of the truth she witnessed, the truth that corroborates and expands and brings closer to present time everything a lot of brave folks have brought to light from The Truth Rundown forward. Truth is the only route to follow up with on those who have contacted her – all Scientology policy arguments having been trumped by the corporate church’s hold on its flock.
I still hold out hope that Debbie will buck the odds and make a clean breast of it. Her only hope for survival is choosing truth over compromise, something quite confrontable and doable thanks to the sacrifices of Independent Scientologists over the past three years.
Until she does, those who fly under the radar or sit quietly on the fence are advised to keep their distance. If you are inclined to take a stand, then contact those who will unequivocally, and competently, have your back – Independent Scientologists.