A Trait of a Tyrant

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” — C. S. Lewis

Looking at the Church of Scientology one might get the impression C.S. Lewis wrote about its present leader.

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3 thoughts on “A Trait of a Tyrant

  1. I quite understand what you mean, but Miscavige “omnipotent”?

    Miscavige clearly is listed as a CIA source along with his “RTC” address in Joseph Trento’s published book “The Secret History of the CIA,” in which he cites papers and interviews of Robert Crowley as sources for the book. Prima Publishing, Random House, New York, 2001. ISBN 0-7615-2562-9. In this book 2,619 more persons are revealed similar to Miscavige, operating either as CIA sources or under regular CIA payroll.

    Mr. Trento writes informatively and entertainingly of several persons listed in The Crowley Files.

    Gregory Douglas, source of The Crowley Files, now has his own Web site which presents his research on the Crowley papers and other resources: http://www.crow96.20m.com/

    Robert Trumbull Crowley died in a Washington DC hospital on October 8, 2000.

    He was a senior Central Intelligence Agency officer from 1948 until the mid-1980s.

    During his tenure with the CIA, Crowley became Assistant Deputy Director for Operations and the second-in-command of the clandestine Directorate of Operations.

    He wrote a book entitled The New KGB: Engine of Soviet Power that was published in 1985 by William Morrow.

    In 1996, prior to what Crowley felt might be a fatal major surgery for suspected lung cancer, he gave a number of historical documents from his extensive personal files to an American journalist with whom he had been working.

    One of the caveats of this gift was that none of the material could be used or published until after his death.

    Among the treasure trove of historical material on the genesis and operations of the influential CIA was an alphabetical listing of CIA sources throughout the world, provided below.

    A source is not a paid agent but an individual who can occupy a position of influence, such as an international banker, a member of the print or television media, or a scholar or academic, who might be in a position to influence official decisions or supply necessary support for an official CIA position.

    Other material covered a number of clandestine operations of the agency, both national and international, from 1948 through 1978.

    For instance, among papers in the Crowley archives there is an explosive signed report concerning the underlying facts of the assassination of President John Kennedy and other material on such controversial issues as Operation Phoenix, the MK-ULTRA program, Operations Condor and Applepie, and even an in-house budget for the 1996-97 fiscal years.

    In his final years, a reflective Crowley often expressed his desire to help others understand the many historical events that he was party to, and his many friends and admirers are pleased that his wishes are now being fulfilled.

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