Just a note to wish everyone a happy New Year.
In the Ask a Question thread, I made a few predictions for 2010, and I'll paraphrase them here, since it is appropriate.
I'm thinking that 2010 will contain a lot more of what we've already seen in 2009: More major media stories around the world exposing more and more of the Church of Scientology's crimes, abuses and fraud. There will be more investigations and legal actions against the church from governments and individuals. Who knows, there even may be a class action lawsuit.
There will, of course, be a lot more people leaving the Church of Scientology. It is collapsing and even hard-core Scientologists are well aware of that.
As Miscavige drops farther and farther into insanity, the church's actions, under his close supervision, will make less and less sense, which will only increase the exodus of Scientologists and will engender even more major media stories -- all of which, in turn, will cause Miscavige to go even more insane.
It just isn't going to stop.
Note to David Miscavige: You know how you really hated 2008 and hoped 2009 would be better? You know how 2009 was a lot, lot worse? Are you hoping that 2010 will be better? It won't be.
I made a few other predictions, such as that we'd see a local Scientology Org declare its independence from the Church of Scientology, and that David Miscavige would run-run-run away in abject fear of prosecution. Those are more speculative. We'll see.
In any case, it will be another interesting year in the wacky world of Scientology.