BFG, I don't know how you stood it.
The brunt of LRH's cruelty seems to have always been directed at SO members ever since it's inception.
official church website wrote:
"The Sea Organization derives its name from its beginnings in 1967 when Mr. Hubbard, having retired from his position as Executive Director International, set to sea with a handful of veteran Scientologists to continue his research into the upper levels of spiritual awareness and ability."
(Note: LRH had "retired" as EDI...yeah, right.)
Once LRH got people on board & out to sea he unleashed the full force of his sadistic "ethics" indoctrination.
From the accounts that I have read, it appears that as LRH morphed from "Ron" to "the Commodore" he became more & more ruthless, deranged & just plain cruel.
It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that LRH had severe mental problems.
But, none the less, the abuses continued & grew to new heights.
LRH always tortured SO members worse than any other group in his organization.
I think a good part of the reason is because SO members have always been isolated. They have no place to go because the church traps them by taking away everything from them.
The church invades every aspect of their lives.
I have no doubt that DM is every bit as demented as LRH ever was. He thoroughly embraces torture, cruelty & pain as measures of control--or even just for fun.
Desire for & indifference to human suffering is ALL he is about. He really could have "forgotten" about his "ethics handling" for 6 people, leaving them in dire circumstances for weeks?? I DON'T THINK SO!
He has no conscience.
I hope you will keep telling your stories BFG because what you say illustrates the will & the strength of charactor of those abused by the church.
By the same token, it also exposes the outrageous criminal & inhumane "policies" dictated by the leader of the organization.
I can't believe that this has gone unchecked for such a long time.