Recent media stories about Scientology have focused their attention on
the cult's leader David Miscavige. The problems of Scientology run much
deeper than its current leadership, and it would be naive to ignore the
history of Scientology and its founder L Ron Hubbard.
of all types that are inherent in Scientology originate with Hubbard
who standardized this abuse in writing through various policy letters
It may serve someone's agenda to suggest that
Miscavige has created a violent and destructive culture in the upper
levels of Scientology, but it is more accurate to say that Scientology
creates violent and destructive leaders. Miscavige is just a symptom of
the disease Hubbard created.