Blog: To Those Who Fly Under the Radar... - 2012-01-19
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.