But this is the important bit: Aaron claims that non-Scientologist attorneys who have some relationship with the IRS sit on the board of CST, and that the CST arrangement was part of the secret deal worked out between the CoS and the IRS in 1993.
If this is true... well, words fail me.
If this is true, the citizens of the USA need to examine this strange relationship in detail immediately.
But what hope do we have of separating signal from background noise, when the airwaves are filled with wacky conspiracy theories about 9/11, UFOs, lizard people, and psychic mind control? How are we to comprehend any genuine, covert abuse of power in an environment of so much strangeness?
Puzzling accidents, suicides, and other deaths become fodder for semi-fictional screenplays, further complicating any effort to separate reality from distortion.
Three people read this blog. Hopefully that will be enough to spark a larger public conversation.
Aaron Saxton speech to Sea Org - Sydney Dec 19, 2009 from Harvey Smith on Vimeo.
Addendum: Google is my friend. Here ya go:
There's no reason to try and sugar-coat it: IRS has agents now operating inside Scientology, micro-managing not only Scientology as a whole, but snooping into the private lives and financial affairs of Scientologists. And since IRS is in the Treasury Department, and the Treasury Department is part of the cabinet of the President of the United States, this is all being carried out with the full knowledge and power of the highest office in the land, and all being managed and carried out with your tax dollars.
Scientology is, in short, the first official federal religion of the United States.
This will not end well.