Blog: Worse Than Fair Game? - 2010-11-02
I have been criticized by Scientology haters for not laying blame for the abuses and demise of the church of Scientology on L Ron Hubbard. Some have pointed to my refusal to credit the Fair Game Policy (SPs may be tricked, cheated, lied to, sued or destroyed without any recourse to Scientology justice) as being the chief motivating policy behind the evil and criminal deeds Miscavige's Office of Special Affairs (OSA) and RTC routinely commit against those who refuse to comply with the dictator's reign. My response was, and is, that 99% of staff, including the Sea Org, have not even heard of the Fair Game policy, so of course they do not apply it.
What then does justify the criminality demanded by Miscavige in the minds of those who feel they must comply? Certainly he lacks the charisma personally to make people want to harm others to protect him and his regime. While providing some assistance to Daniel's defense preparation, I was asked by some people involved, "what makes these people (OSA) think what they are doing is ok"? It prompted me to do a little soul searching on the subject. I knew that I'd do something similar, perhaps not as over-the-top and vicious, if I were confronted with similar circumstances back in the day. What motivated me to comply? What justified my actions in working to destroy other human beings when I set up OSA and worked through it for so many years?
The answer was HCO PL 12 February 1967 The Responsibilites of Leaders.