David Miscavige - Articles and Speeches

May 17, 2006 at 21:15 o\clock

Mr. David Miscavige 1997 Opening Address

Mr. David Miscavige Chairman of the Board

Religious Technology Center

OPENING ADDRESS IN HONOR OF 

L. RON HUBBARD'S

BIRTHDAY

- 1997 -

       On March 14th, 1997, the L. Ron Hubbard Birthday Celebration took place at the spiritual mecca of Scientology, the Flag Land Base, in Clearwater, Florida.

       Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center, Mr. David Miscavige, welcomed the capacity live audience and tens of thousands from nations around the world who watched the annual celebration via satellite broadcast.

      Mr. David Miscavige opened the event with a focus on the many recognitions and tributes bestowed upon L. Ron Hubbard over the previous twelve months—one of which an entire community and dozens of local officials worked together with Scientologists to make a reality.

     He then gave new and vital information concerning broad application of L. Ron Hubbard’s technology in society and its impact on the fields of education and drug rehabilitation.  

     The excerpts from this speech by Mr. David Miscavige will follow in subsequent blog entries.

 

May 11, 2006 at 08:58 o\clock

Mr. David Miscavige 1998 Opening Address

 

Mr. David Miscavige Chairman of the Board

Religious Technology Center

OPENING ADDRESS IN HONOR OF 

L. RON HUBBARD'S

BIRTHDAY

- 1998 -

More than 4,000 Scientologists-an all-time record-streamed into the Flag Land Base (Scientology’s spiritual mecca in Clearwater, Florida) on March 13th, 1998, to honor L. Ron Hubbard. They were joined by satellite with Scientologists in nearly 100 countries speaking 39 languages.

Mr. David Miscavige Chairman of the Board, Religious Technology Center, opened the event with a presentation on the tributes and awards bestowed upon L. Ron Hubbard throughout the year-and the stories behind some of those awards and the profound impact Mr. Hubbard has on the lives of people all over the world.


               PART 1 - THE OPENING OF THE EVENT:

 

Good evening.

Welcome to the event where we gather in greater numbers than on any other night of the year.

As a matter of fact, our celebration is being seen in nearly 100 countries and 39 languages, all joined to honor a name transcending every language, every border, every culture—a name of truly universal proportions and, on one level or another, a man whom everyone recognizes: L. Ron Hubbard.

And so, from the latest land just opened to his technology, the republic of San Marino located in Eastern Italy, and in fact, the oldest independent country in Europe, to Budapest, Hungary, where the national synchronized swimmers now don DianeticsT-shirts, to our churches and missions that today span five continents and 117 countries, we welcome you tonight.

More from this opening address follows.

May 10, 2006 at 09:04 o\clock

Mr. David Miscavige 1998 Opening Address - Part II

 

Mr. David Miscavige Chairman of the Board

Religious Technology Center

OPENING ADDRESS IN HONOR OF 

L. RON HUBBARD'S

BIRTHDAY

- 1998 -

PART 2 - THE EVENT BEGINS

     Now traditionally on this night, we consider what the name L. Ron Hubbard has inspired on a fully global basis—which is to say, we consider the tributes, proclamations and keys to cities bestowed this past year in recognition of what L. Ron Hubbard has brought to this world.

     But that’s the broad view, and to fully appreciate what those recognitions signify, you have to look at L. Ron Hubbard through the eyes of those who bestow those awards.

     In other words, you have to place yourself in those lands where his technology is utterly new. You have to walk among people who never imagined one could conquer immorality, ignorance, drug addiction and illiteracy.

     Or, to put it more simply, if you want to appreciate just what stands in back of the awards and proclamations L. Ron Hubbard receives each year then you have to understand the back stories, such as this one:

     Like many a people displaced and overwhelmed by colonial rule, native New Zealanders known as the Maori—suffer a pretty serious drug and alcohol crises. It’s especially prevalent among Maori youth and, in fact, tribal elders have come to mourn the end of their culture and the loss of traditional wisdom.

     A few years ago, however, one of those tribal elders, established a Narconon drug rehabilitation facility right at the spiritual center of the Maori community. And I mean that literally—the facility actually stands on what is locally regarded as sacred ground.

While to underscore what L. Ron Hubbardtechnology means to the islands, a sister facility recently received a telephone call from local police, inquiring just why probationers from that facility were so uniquely trouble free.

     And with that kind of result now spreading across the landscape, it is said that elders of the tribe will tell you they know precisely who L. Ron Hubbard is.

     And therein lies the story behind this presentation—a wall plaque and statue, hand-carved by members of the Maori community. It says this:

     “In our myths and legends of Maoridom, handed down from generation to generation, this story rings out:

     “...The White Heron’ will arrive and with it will come peace and happiness to the land and its people.

     “Your arrival has been known.

     “We humbly thank you.

  “Te he Mauriora’. (It has heard)

   “To L. Ron Hubbard.”

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