Sometimes, when I am reading a novel or watching a movie, I realize that I simply don’t care about any of the characters. Are they going to succeed? Are they going to fail? Who cares?
If I find I don’t care, I’ll put that book down or walk out of that movie. Why waste my time? There are too many excellent books and excellent movies for me to waste my time trudging through a boring one.
And so we get to the Glorious Battle between the mighty Church of Scientology and the bold rebels of the Independent Movement — with the fate of “every man, woman and child for the next endless trillions of years” at stake.
Really, really boring.
It appears that all the characters in this badly written drama are very excited, worried, angry and whatnot but I don’t care — and I don’t see how anyone not directly involved cares one tiniest bit.
Certainly I care about all the victims of the Church of Scientology, but that isn’t what they are fighting about. They are fighting over control of Scientology.
Is it important to “every man, woman and child” on this planet? No, of course not.
Is the fate of the Church of Scientology hanging in the balance? Nope. The church has been destroyed and all you see is the after-image after the implosion. The old image of the powerful and dangerous Church of Scientology has been shattered by David Miscavige’s recent stupid, immature and idiotic orders to his mindless followers. It’s a bad joke.
Is the fate of Scientology itself, hanging in the balance? Again, nope. All the facts and all the failures of Hubbard and Scientology are well known. Scientology doesn’t produce “homo novis“, it doesn’t solve any of the world’s problems and it isn’t a miraculous solution to anything. People may still use Scientology but, since Scientology doesn’t produce anything significant, its continued existence is of no importance.
So we have people of no particular importance battling over an insignificant “church” and an ineffective “tech” with nothing of any significance hanging in the balance.
I’ve walked out of better movies than this.