This is just a realization I had on how DM must view the world of Scientology.
He took over the Church in the early 80ies and the church was expanding through the 80ies. It just occurred to me that he has obviously concluded it was due to what he was doing that expanded the church at that time. This must have been a massive booster to his self-importance button, and a proof (to himself) that he was the right leader for Scientology.
20 years later the only thing that he can still do is to extract money out of people. That is virtually all that there is left of the Church of Scientology: a money-extraction machine. I guess you could say that is what it has always been, but look at it: The CoS used to have services that people paid for. They were expensive, yes, but as far as I know a significant portion of the income came from actually delivering something. And how is it now? You can only get either re-dos of earlier services at an increased price or just plain donations for an award or for a totally vague and unaccounted-for "Scientology expansion" or "protection." Some 90% of the income is in exchange for nothing.
Anyways, it was just a realization I had on DM's viewpoint -- he must really believe it was his achievement that Scientology expanded after LRH's death.
But now, after having declared a couple of thousand SPs to safeguard his Church, why is it now not expanding with the same "genius" still in charge and the SPs out of the way? Riddle me that.