Failed Scientologists require handling and, if they can't be handled, they are to be ignored, but sometimes they are subjected to exhibitions of the superior intelligence of M.A.B., a person who can be depended upon to use the least understood words with the most syllables, for example, rather than use the word "insert," the word "interpolate" is used. One has two syllables and is widely understood; one has four syllables and is not widely understood. No contest.
The long range objective is to cause to cease any discussion of the discreditable aspects of Hubbard ("Hubbard is dead," etc.), and to cause to cease discussion of the OT levels, especially OT 3 ("irrelevant to Scientology," etc.), in anything but the most general terms.
Since this is not possible, varying degrees of PR damage control - done out of desperation - are attempted. This PR damage control is sometimes mistaken for discussion.
It must be quite frustrating for M.A.B. However, recently, he has been assisted by "Atalantan" who, apparently, wants to be his helper, but in the role of a "Not a Scientologist, but," rather than a "Scientologist."
The smoke blowing and mirror tilting can become pretty tedious, especially since such people sometimes like to mimic the views of others for purposes of camouflage ("acceptable truths"). It's probably the last thing someone newly out of Scientology needs to encounter, but there's not much that can be done about it.