Reports are coming in that the big Scientology New Year's Event was another big window into the rapidly vanishing planet Scientology.
No one was there.
Oh, there were some Scientologists in the audience, although not nearly as many as previous years. The few remaining True Believers, plus the not-yet-announced ex-Scientologists were there, but Church of Scientology upper management totally failed to appear.
David Miscavige, leader of the church and re-inventor of Scientology was missing.
Marc Yager was missing. Mark Rathbun was missing.
[EDIT] This is unconfirmed, but there are reports that Guillaume Lesevre was a speaker. It is important to note that he's no longer part of International Management. He used to be Executive Director of the Church of Scientology but is no longer listed anywhere as such. Reportedly, what he does every day is "conditions", punishment and "deck work" (digging ditches, etc.). Apparently he was pulled off of his punishment to speak at the event.
Heber Jentzsch was also reportedly a speaker, but he is not part of International Management either. He was President of the Church of Scientology, years ago, but no one handles that post any more. According to recent leaks, Heber is also on "conditions", punishment and "deck work" and only gets a reprieve when he speaks at an event.
Neither Guillaume nor Heber are in Scientology International Management positions.
Top management was missing.
Tommy Davis, a second-string PR flack was running the event -- not someone from management, not anyone who actually does anything, just a PR flack.
All the puffy and fluffy stories were there. All the we-have-no-proof-but-look-how-great-we're-doing creations were there, but nobody from top management bothered to show up.
Is there anyone still there in top management, or are they all on "conditions", punishment and "deck work"?
It appears that all the Church of Scientology has left is PR. Everything else, everyone else is gone.
Where are all the Scientologists?