The responsibility [for Scientology’s bad PR and down-trending statistics] lies squarely on DM’s shoulders. Personally, I think people are afraid to speak against him because they think it was LRH’s intention that DM take the reigns of Scientology.
Here’s the problem, Leonore: Scientology and LRH have been garnering negative PR since long before DM came to power. There is no shortage of examples, such as this, this, and this. The best-known of Scientology’s crimes – disconnection, the RPF, and a steady stream of lies about LRH’s accomplishments and the “evils” of medicine and psychiatry – all predate DM’s reign of terror. They were dictated by LRH. The policies are there, Leonore; you can look them up and read them yourself.
Maybe those who stay with the Church aren’t afraid to speak out against DM, Leonore. Maybe, like you, they believe in LRH’s technology – but unlike you, they understand that DM is running the Church exactly the way LRH intended.