Benny's Friend wrote:
Mr. Bad, I've seen Jan in action a couple of times and the best word I can use to describe her is "rabid". There is not one molecule of her being that is not batshit Scientology, a huge asset to the organization. Is there a scenario where she categorically denies the coverup charges and is wholly believed by church members (Carmen, Phoebe, and Carmel Underwood are lying SPs after all), and the church simply takes the bad PR from the trial on the chin? To me, this seems the least flappiest of options. And the least likely to stir up current koolaid drinkers. I'm interested in your thoughts on this.
I'd like to address this.
What you suggest, BF, probably would be the least flappiest of the options, but I think the people involved in scientology who will deal with this won't do that, even if they should think of it. Taking the bad public relations (PR) from the trial would be looked on as putting scientology 'at effect.' This is an anathema to people in scientology. They strive to always be 'at cause' so they won't take the bad PR. They also have L. Ron Hubbard's direction: "The wrong thing to do is nothing." Essentially those involved in scientology are obsessive compulsive about being at cause and about always doing something about whatever happens, especially where scientology is concerned.
They will attack. Be sure of that. They will investigate all the people from the Australian justice system who are involved. If a jury becomes involved they will make folders for the jurors and find out everything they can about them. They will find the crimes of everyone involved and make them publicly known. If they can't find crimes they will invent them.
If they can possibly get Jan Eastgate acquitted they will do that. They will, however be in unfamiliar territory as the Australian justice system is different from that of the United States. If the case goes badly for them and Jan Eastgate is convicted or looks like she will be convicted, the people in scientology will abandon her. The scientology organization is psychopathic and that's what psychopaths do. They will then do everything they can to assign all possible blame on Jan Eastgate so that scientology is left squeaky clean.
If Jan Eastgate is lucky she will get a short term sentence accompanied with some excellent therapy that helps her to jettison scientology. Potentially Jan Eastgate could become a rabid critic of scientology. Scientology's management knows that's possible and they fear that happening. That's why I said I hope she gets protected by Australian justice authorities.
One of the scientology organization's problems is that their strict adherence to Hubbard's directions makes their actions extremely predictable. Hey, they might surprise us, but I doubt it.