Promotions/Demotions in Scn (& Mitoff)(RVY)
[12 Sep 1997]

If Mitoff had been promoted, he would be announced in his new position with great fanfare. If he has been demoted, he will be missing. That is the same with any person in the hierarchy for the same reason that every totalitarian regime does it.

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From: writer@eskimo.com (Robert Vaughn Young)
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Subject: Promotions/Demotions in Scn (& Mitoff)(RVY)
Date: 12 Sep 1997 02:39:45 GMT
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I have seen speculation that Ray Mitoff may have been replaced as Snr CS
Int. According to a recent Scn publication, Dan Koon is now there.
Regardless, let me give some advice on how to judge movement up/down in
the cult. I doubt that few of you are versed in this, but let's give it a
try.

In the old Soviet Union (a good model for a totalitarian comparison to an
equally totalitarian Scientology), May Day was a day that the CIA would
use to see who was in power because the "power" appeared and the
"depowered" disappeared from the podium.

That was how the USSR operated. If one was promoted, there was fanfare (a
la "1984") and if one was demoted, there was silence. One is a non-person.

Same with Scientology. If Mitoff had been promoted, he would be announced
in his new position with great fanfare. If he has been demoted, he will be
missing.

That is the same with any person in the hierarchy for the same reason that
every totalitarian regime does it.

(Think on that one, RTC/OSA. You operate by the same PR principles as the
old Soviet Union. Odd coincidence, eh?)

So if there is no mention of Ray Mitoff, he's busted. Outathere. Probably
on the "Freewinds," for safe keeping and until they rescramble his
brains/thetans.

I kind of liked Ray. He was a casual sort of guy. He and I used to forge a
lot of LRH material together. (Whoops! Did I say that?) He and I (and DM
and Pat and Mike) stopped smoking together, after LRH's death, out at
LRH's other secret ranch, the one near Barstow. (DM, Pat and Mike didn't
last.) Ray had a tough time of it. He went to "Bandits." I went to "rough
cut." (look it up.) I think I'm the only one who stayed off, but hey,
what's that compared to OT8?

Robert Vaughn Young
writer@eskimo.com