I know, I know... he hides away when the news is all bad. He's done it before.
This is different, though. It seems to me that current events are Miscavige's third crisis... and it really could be the end for organized Scientology. The first crisis was Hubbard's death: charismatic cult leader dies, and his successor has to pick up the pieces and keep things going. Scientology changed at that point, and a lot of the sense of fun (or at least camaraderie) went out of it, but the organization survived and stumbled onwards. The second crisis was the death of Lisa McPherson, and that could have brought the whole sham crashing down. Now we have another situation: another death apparently by neglect, plus a series of Narconon deaths, during the media attention due to Tom and Katie... it's a perfect storm of bad PR.
So I started thinking: what will DM do? We actually know him quite well. For starters, he'll hide. No public appearances, and no Q&A with journalists. Next up, he'll seek scapegoats within his corporate structure... which means some more people will disappear into the Hole, and some more people will blow... but what will DM himself do?
What would any educationally sub-normal cult loon who believes that LRH had all the answers do? He'll think "What would Ron do?" like the good little cultie he was raised to be. And what would Ron do? He'd disappear. Not just hide away from the media, but either run away to sea, or conceal himself in a secure location known only to a few 'loyal officers'. Scientology's 'government in exile'. Crimes have been committed, after all. People have died. If he's named in a lawsuit and deposed, he'll look like the biggest idiot ever.
It's got to the point where any time I haven't heard anything about the asthmatic midget for a few days, I'm starting to wonder if he's done his disappearing act. I suppose that, rather like Osama Bin Laden, he will be able to continue to make videos from exile, and still run what's left of his empire.
While LRH was somewhat older when he finally hid out in Creston, CA., he'd already worn out his welcome in a number of other locations long before then. Persona non Grata in the United Kingdom, found guilty of fraud when tried in absentia in France, and ultimately unable to dock his ragtag 'fleet' throughout most of the Mediterranean.
If Wee David Miscavige decides to do what Ron did, he could vanish any time now, so maybe it's time to monitor and share up-to-date news of where Slappy Dave is, or has been recently. He might want to disappear, but we don't have to make it easy for him.