Walking epitome of a Napoleon Complex.
High School dropout and bully who leads the crumbling cult of Scientology from the shadows. A role he stole from the cold hands of a man who trusted him.
He flaunts his relationship with L. Ron Hubbard, who allegedly called him “friend”.
This designation meant so much to him that the second his dear friend was dead Miscavige rolled in like a tsunami, ignored Hubbard’s wishes and orchestrated a coup that left him in charge with the detritus of broken people and promises in his wake like so much flotsam.
“Trust and friendship are things forged in fire and pounded out on the anvil of life. We have been through a lot together. I trust you as you trust me.
L. Ron Hubbard to David Miscavige”
That was one of Hubbard’s mistakes.
Miscavige used and manipulated Hubbard as a means to an end proving exactly what the words “trust” and “friendship” meant to him.
As a whole Scientology has in place policies that ensure there is no trust or friendship. How close can one be to another when there is always the threat of a Knowledge Report hanging over the relationship?
Even within what are supposed to be the tight bonds of marriage there is the fear that one spouse may expose and betray the other.
Betrayal seems to be what Miscavige does best.
Trampling over Hubbard’s dead (or shed) body to secure leadership was not nearly enough as he went on to leave Pat and Annie Broeker, who had cared for Hubbard for years, completely destroyed. He instructed his Private Investigators who he had following his own father to let him die if they saw him having a heart attack.
Shelley Miscavige, his wife, has not been seen for years.
Thus the character of the Ecclesiastical Leader and Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center for Scientology.
David Miscavige models the ideals of his cult.
Insisting that Scientology is a religion yet in no way resembling one, COS and it’s COB both use anger, abuse and bullying to roll through the world.
Demanding the rights to freedom, tolerance and acceptance while denying them to anyone else, it breaks every accepted societal more in its bid for dominance.
Scientology stands on the foundation of it’s leader and it is crumbling badly.
Miscavige rules by fists and fear. His followers stroke his ego, sing his undeserved praises and laud his non existent accomplishments in order to mollify and prevent another eruption of temper.
But the cult is failing under his leadership.
Angry bullies are seldom successful and Miscavige is no exception.
Beyond the issue of religion, Scientology is coming apart at the seams because it defies what makes LIFE.
Anger and chaos only go so far before cracks begin to appear. People are not meant to be isolated. We long for companionship and intimacy.
Scientology claims that Man is driven to Survive.
Rather we are driven to Thrive.
Man needs love and trust. He needs fellowship and the touching of mind to mind, soul to soul.
We neither survive nor thrive in constant suspicion and loneliness.
David Miscavige buys up building after building. Empty, echoing monuments that reflect his own isolation. They will survive after he is gone. The buildings will stand until either someone else comes along and fills them with people, giving them LIFE or until nature reclaims them leaving ruins behind.
As the truth of existence within the confines of this dark cult is exposed more and more; as the reality of what Scientology IS becomes clearer, it begins to be overcome by nature.
Miscavige is leading his organization deeper and deeper into destruction. The more it lashes out the brighter the light that shines on it.
Where is this angry, calculating man as his dreams of global expansion and Ideal Orgs begin slipping away? Does he stop to wonder, as he dons his tailored suits and Cartier watch, where all the new members are? Does it occur to him that he is on borrowed time?
What will he do when there is no one left for him to attack and abuse?
When rock bottom comes, who will he turn to for support or comfort?
John Donne said “No man is an island”, but David Miscavige truly is.
He cut himself off from all those around him just as Scientology cuts it’s members off from each other and the rest of the world.
“Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.— John Donne”
It tolls for thee, Miscavige.