On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 01:09:42 GMT, [email protected] (Fredric L. Rice) wrote:
>A look at how the Gambinos were toppled might also be in order. Tat
>organized crime syndicate was _easy_ to decapitate compared to what it
>would take to exterminate the Scientology crime syndicate.
I might add that there was no chance whatsoever as long as the Mafia had Hoover by the short hairs.
You don't want to underestimate the difficulty. Just look at the Lisa McPherson case. There is relatively little at stake, but the cult spent $15 million in legal fees rather than pay an $11,000 fine (the prosecutor eventually gave up due to budget considerations after the cult harassed the medical examiner into a mental hospital). Think what scientology would spend to get the organization or its leadership out of a jam like the last time they were raided.
For a government agency to take scientology on in the courts, it would probably take as much money as scientology could spend, call it one or two billion dollars, with no certainty of winning. There is no US law enforcement agency that would to allocate that kind of money short of the cult assassinating the President. (There is, incidentally, widespread belief that the cult--which had motive--did have the Prime Minister of Sweden assassinated in 1986.)
With enough money to twist the court system and force recusal on any judge, the law is of no use to control abuses such as this cult--which is (like all cults) really a dope cartel. (Endogenous dope, but it has the same effect and the cult makes dope dealer level profits off their "addicts.")
Over the past two years a number of people who understand the cults operation have proposed that something outside of the court system is going to be required. These range from exposure on the Internet (which is being done) to . . . . well, perhaps I should not go there in a public forum, but I am sure you get the drift. (Ask me privately if you wish.)
When the government goes after scientology again, it is a good bet they will not be using the courts.