For or against Scientology, they share at least ten common obsessions.
David Miscavige’s obsession
Let’s face it, you can’t Lord over others with out it, rank.
Without ever filling out a job application or receiving one vote, David Miscavige managed to install himself as the top commander of the Scientology Organization’s top commanding authority group, the Sea Organization.
From there, he hired himself as the top executive overseeing the Church legally, the Chairman Of The Board.
From the age of fifteen he installed himself in Hubbard’s messenger organization and instantly began to lord over others. He has only held top ranking positions in the Church and within the Scientology culture. Having never worked in an organization lower than the top elite Sea Organization. He has spent his entire adult life, in a Scientologist only culture.
The medals he wears, are medals he awarded himself. The lanyards, stripes and military gear are a beacon of his rank he imposes on other Scientologists. As he never graduated high school, and has never been a civil servant or government employee.
David Miscavige began selling status’ several years ago to members of the Church. Under Hubbard’s time rank and status involved your education or your staff status. Now you can write a check. This works the same way the Catholic Church higher ups once sold Bishop positions in the Church, and senator positions were once sold in ancient Rome. The status is purchased and the buyers are given trophies and status awards.
David Miscavige has cart blanch within the Scientology Organziations. Unquestioned authority, no peers of equal status or power.
He has positioned himself as Scientology’s demigod.
Karen De La Carriere’s obsession
Karen Da Lacarriere’s rank is announced by herself in magazine articles and on various blogs and forums:
She quickly moved to top rank when she left the Church of Scientology, within the Scientology Independent community.
Karen de la Carriere | Independent Scientology Community
LRH trained Class XII CS. Crew member aboard the Apollo; Flag Service Org (FSO) Class XII auditor and CS; L’s auditor CS ~~ one of only 7 Class XII CSes …
The only one ever recruited by Hubbard himself for staff:
“About 20 minutes later I met LRH (L. Ron Hubbard) on the Promenade Deck and received his congratulations. Janis told me later she knew of no other person who was invited to join the Sea Org personally by LRH.”
Personally endorsed by Hubbard:
“I soon discovered that a “Field Class VIII” did not mean a Flag Class VIII. And so I re-did all my internships and then trained up to Class XII with LRH as the CS overlooking the folders and giving final TR passes.”
Auditor of the year several times:
“I won several “Auditor of the Year” awards and was personally commended by LRH 9 times. I was a high producer as part of LRH’s Flag technical team.”
The last one standing:
“I am the last LRH trained Class XII that belonged to Church of Miscavology. All other XIIs died, left the Church, or were declared.”
Created all of the income for the Church of Scientology as half a dozen:
“A relative handful of us kept the delivery high and the Gross Income rolling in, month after month, year in and year out. Half a dozen Class XIIs were the main source of income for the FSO.”
She, with only five others, kept Scientology alive and made it possible for Hubbard to operate:
“We kept the ship afloat with delivery of the Ls and other auditing, so LRH could continue his research and overlook and guide Scientology’s growth and impact. ”
Essentially, if not for her and five other people, Scientology wouldn’t even exist.
When transferred to the Office of Special Affairs:
“From early 1982 to 1987 I worked at OSA International. I had married Heber in 1978 and when he became President CSI in 1982 and was located in Los Angeles I transferred there to be with him. I had the grandiose title of “Presidential Aide”.”
From her Daily Mail interview : September 2014
I was a ‘Queen of Scientology’
- Karen de la Carriere, 70, was a member of Scientology for 35 years and attained a rank only shared by a handful of others
- She rubbed shoulders with the church’s elite including John Travolta
She was married to its President. She held a level of ‘enlightenment’ and a rank within its organization shared by only a handful of others. She was one of its ‘rock stars’.
In 1975 she signed a simple pledge and entered the Sea Org –
Within three years Karen had achieved Class XII Case Supervisor status. To this day there are less than 60 auditors to have received what is, for them, the highest honor. She met Heber Jentzsch, a senior officer in the public relations department, and they married in 1978. David Mayo – L Ron Hubbard’s personal auditor – gave her away.
Badge of honor: Karen reached Class XII Case Supervisor status. To this day there are less than 60 auditors to have reached it, the highest rank:
Within a few months after the Daily Mail announcement, she declared herself “Queen of OCMB” in one email. OCMB is an anti Scientology forum.
Her royalty and rank has spread across every theater related to Scientology.
Tony Ortega’s obsession.
It is telling when you fly from New York to California, and wade through protesters across the country, protesting about you, to grab an award and smile for a photo op.
But after being booted from the Village Voice / Backpage, he began to bill himself as a “Scientology expert” and worming his way up through the ranks in the Scientology theater with his blog and following.
He pimps his followers and blog commentators as an attraction:
“I’m probably the only journalist in the world that writes about Scientology every single day at my own website, TonyOrtega.org.
There’s a lot going on. I hope people, after they watch the film, (Going Clear) come to the website. It’s got a terrific community of folks who talk about Scientology that are very knowledgeable. We’d love to have them join us.” Interview with Skeptical Inquirer October 7, 2015
He managed to elevate himself to top rank when he was billed as “The World’s Leading Authority” on Scientology, on The Morning Show. Positioning himself in rank, above David Miscavige and even L. Ron Hubbard. Shooting upward to instant stardom in the Scientology theater before millions of television viewers. Googling “Tony Ortega Scientology expert” today, produced About 69,800 results (0.53 seconds) .
It doesn’t seem to matter that Ortega has never stepped foot inside of a Scientology Church, or been involved in Scientology in any way shape or form. He can still prop himself on a television panel discussion, as an expert, about whether or not Scientology is a religion.
In 2016 Ortega declared former Scientologist Marty Rathbun, a thirty five year Scientology staffer who was second in command in the Church, and private counselor to Tom Cruise and the stars, “irrelevant”.
It is the rank, glory and television and radio spots he receives, that have moved him to the top of the heap. And made Tony Ortega, the “only one who truly matters”, when you hear the word “Scientology”.
ALL THREE ARE OBSESSED WITH RANK