"If He Dies, He Dies" book by Ron Miscavige Sr., David Miscavige's father

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    Hunted by Scientology: The Ron Miscavige Story
    Published on Feb 13, 2017 by Mythicist Milwaukee

    Ron Miscavige is the father of the leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige. He is also an author, having penned the tell-all book "Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige and Me".

    Ron appeared on ABC News’ 20/20 to reveal the drastic measures he took to escape from their ‘Gold Base’ compound in California. He has also appeared on Leah Remini's new docuseries "Scientology and the Aftermath"

    Ron Joined us live in the studio to discuss everything from his introduction to Scientology in 1970 to escaping the Gold Base compound in 2012. Ron will be speaking at the Mythinformation Conference IV on September 30, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI.
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    Hmm. It looks like Ron is seriously doing media again, probably thanks to added exposure from Leah. Synergy. Delicious.

    Shocking Secrets of Scientology Revealed: Former Scientologist Ron Miscavige | Coast to Coast AM ALT
    Published on Feb 3, 2017 by Mysterious Matters with Bob Bain

    Watch this interview to learn the Deepest and Most Shocking Secrets of Scientology! Ron Miscavige is the Father of Scientology's Current Leader.

    For Forty years Ron Miscavige was a member of an organization (Cult or Religion) known throughout the world as Scientology. He is also the father of Scientology’s Leader—David Miscavige. Scientology was created by Science-Fiction Author, L. Ron Hubbard.

    In 2012 Ron Miscavige and his wife, Beth, left behind their lives, and their families—potentially forever—in search of truth, and real freedom outside of the grasp of the Ruthless and ideological deceit of David Miscavige, and Scientology.

    Topics touched on include:

    ► When did Ron Miscavige get his family involved in the world of Scientology

    ► What was Scientology like under L. Ron Hubbard and was there a dramatic change once David Miscavige took over

    ► What is the Sea Org

    ► Is Scientology a socialist like community

    ► What Level of Scientology did Ron reach prior to leaving

    ► Does Scientology have deep and dark secrets on their major celebrities like Tom Cruise

    ► What Did Elvis Presley have to say about Scientology after meeting with them

    ► Why is Ron speaking out about Scientology and his own son

    ► What is known about Scientology’s belief in Xenu (the dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy" who 75 million years ago brought billions of his people to Earth (then known as "Teegeeack") in DC-8-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes, and killed them with hydrogen bombs.)

    ► Plus much more!
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    Podcast - Serious Inquiries Only SIO19: Interview with Ron Miscavige

    Posted on February 26, 2017 by serious
    Joining us today is Ron Miscavige – the father of Scientology cult leader David Miscavige. Ron has a long history with the church and he takes us through the background of how his son went from an asthmatic 9 year old to the supreme leader of Scientology, and further, how Ron managed his and his wife’s eventual escape from the organization.

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  7. Upcoming speaking engagements for Ron Miscavige.

    JUN 21
    Book Reading
    Speech: Brookfield Library
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    6:30pm 8:30pm
    More details:

    JUL 7
    Book Reading
    Speech: Greenfield Public Library
    Friday, July 7, 2017
    7:00pm 8:00pm
    A Night With Ron Miscavige
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    SEP 30
    Presentations / Speaches
    Special Guest Speaker: Mythinformation Conference IV
    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    9:00pm 11:59pm
    Ron will give a special talk at the VIP after-party event as part of the Mythinformation Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sept. 21, 2017. Details and tickets:
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  9. Ardent Atheists Podcast with Ron Miscavige.

    I watched the webcast last night. It was very well done. The hosts are both informed and funny.

    I watched the webcast last night. It was VERY well done. The hosts are both informed and funny. Ron is very well-spoken.

    One thing that came out during the interview is that it was the people at Mythicist Milwaukee who set up Ron with his new website, Twitter account, official Facebook page, and on social media generally. Very cool.

  10. Joe Rogan Experience #947 - Church of Scientology defector Ron Miscavige.

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  11. Friendly Atheist Podcast: Ron Miscavige, Author of Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me

    * * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

    If you've followed the articles, movies, and TV shows about the Church of Scientology recently, you're probably familiar with the name David Miscavige, the man who runs the Church. His father is Ron Miscavige, and he joined the church in 1970. David was 10 at the time. It wasn't until 2012 that Ron escaped. Since then, he's worked hard to undo some of the damage caused by the Church, including their policy of basically shunning those outside of it. His book, now out in paperback, is called Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.

    I spoke with Ron about whether his son knows that the Church's beliefs aren't real, why Scientology is so appealing to some people, and how he managed to break out of the bubble.

    * * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *
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    On Wednesday, June 21, Ron Miscavige will be speaking at a library near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Quote:

    An Evening With Ron Miscavige: Ron Miscavige, author of “Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me,” will talk about his experiences as a former Scientologist from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road.

    Source: http://www.brookfield-elmgrovenow.c...lm-grove-weekly-planner-june-15-21/387702001/
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    The father of Scientology leader David Miscavige told us why he left the church he calls a 'cult' (and showed us his family photo album)

    By Jim Edwards, Business Insider Australia, January 14, 2018


    Ever since the death of L. Ron Hubbard in 1986, the Church of Scientology has been led by David Miscavige, one of Hubbard’s former messengers.

    Miscavige’s reign atop Scientology has been turbulent. The church successfully gained tax-exempt status in the US when the IRS accepted it was a religion — saving it millions of dollars. And Miscavige brought Tom Cruise, the world’s most famous actor, into his fold.

    But Scientology has also been beset by scandal: Miscavige’s wife, Shelly, disappeared from public view in 2006 and has not been seen in public since. Some of Scientology’s most famous adherents, like actress Leah Rimini, and writer/director Paul Haggis, have publicly split with the church. Dozens of former Scientologists have fled the church’s vast “Gold Base” HQ in Gilman Hot Springs, California, claiming they were coerced and abused for years inside its fences. And a book and an HBO documentary, both titled “Going Clear,” painted a brutal picture of intimidation, beatings, imprisonment, and exploitation of Scientology workers. (The church regards these stories as false claims made by disgruntled former members who have personal axes to grind, or unaddressed mental issues.)

    Now Miscavige’s father, Ron, has written a book about his life inside the church, titled “Ruthless.” Ron describes David as a dictator, the leader of a “cult” who suppresses any dissent, keeps his flock in poverty, and suggests that he may be a sociopath.

    In 2012, Ron and his wife secretly loaded up their car, dodged Scientology’s security guards, and fled Gold Base, never to return. He has not seen his son — or any of the other members of his family still inside the church — since. In 2013, Ron discovered he had been followed for over a year by two heavily armed private investigators. They told police they were paid by Scientology to keep tabs on Ron. The church denies their claims.

    Ron Miscavige spoke to Business Insider recently about what it’s like to be the exiled father of the world leader of Scientology, what life is like inside the church, and where he thinks Shelly Miscavige is now. He also gave us a selection of old family photos: They show David as a normal American kid growing up in New Jersey, years before he became the unquestioned dictator of a religion based on the belief that we are all Thetans, brought to the planet Teegeeack by the galactic dictator Xenu, before our home was renamed “Earth.”

    BI: One of the most interesting parts of your book is where you learn that David, as a young man, has had an asthma attack and goes to the hospital. And then while he's on a hospital bed, he says 'Power is not granted, it is assumed'! Can you tell me more about that incident?

    RM: Yeah I'll tell you. The person who took him to the hospital was a guy by the name of Paul Grady, who I know personally and he's a friend of mine. And he had a severe asthmatic attack where they just couldn't handle it with the inhaler you use if you're getting attacked like that. And he was taken to the emergency room. They handle it because they have very much up-to-date medical processes and machines, you know they can handle that type of stuff. But when Paul came to pick him up, he said to Paul: 'I had a cognition.' Now a cognition, just for your readers, would be a new awareness of life that held a lot of truth for you. It would be like Aha! And he said to Paul: 'I just realised power is assumed, it is not granted.'

    BI: Why is he having this 'cognition' in the middle of an asthma attack, though?

    RM: Well I have no idea, but I guess that was it. They had given him things to quiet him down. They opened up the airways in his lungs to get him breathing and he was just laying there I guess in the state of mind that he began to ponder about life and come up with that cognition, what he said.

    BI: Now where were you at the time?

    RM: I was back in the Philadelphia area. I hadn't as of yet arrived in the Sea Organisation.

    BI: How old was David at this time?

    RM: He must have been in his early 20s.

    BI: What year was that, do you remember, roughly?

    RM: Maybe it was '82/'83. It was around that area, but I'll tell you how I know this for an absolute fact. We went on a cruise this prior January in the Caribbean, one of these lines where you go on a cruise for five days, and Paul Grady was there and we were talking about this exact thing and he reminded me, 'I was the one that took him to the hospital' and he said 'yeah I do remember that. That was when David had his new awareness that power is assumed, it is not granted.' He just told me this in January again to corroborate what I had heard earlier in the year from other people.

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    Keeping Up with Ron Miscavige (Father of Scientology Leader David Miscavige)

    Ron Miscavige is a dynamo of energy and a busy man. A New York Times bestselling author for his book "Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me" Ron has just re-released his 1974 album he did with Polydor Records. Called "Timeless", the album shows the range of Ron's talent on the trumpet.

    Ron talks about St. Hill in the early 1970's, Herbie Parkhouse, and reminisces about his session work and live performances with Chick Corea and Isaac Hayes.
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    David Miscavige turns 58 today, and we’re celebrating with tales of birthdays past

    By Tony Ortega, April 30, 2018


    On April 30 1960, a celestial spirit trillions of years old began a new meat-body lifetime by jumping into a newborn twin baby boy in Bucks County, Pennsylvania who was given the name David Miscavige. His sister was named Denise — she also turns 58 today — and their parents were Ron and Loretta. As Ron says in his recent memoir, Dave was a sweet little kid, and so he often wonders — what the hell happened?

    Today, David Miscavige is the ruthless leader of a totalitarian organization so dedicated to his every whim, its members sacrifice what little they have to shower him with gifts.

    We checked in with a couple of his former Sea Org subordinates [Amy Scobee and Marc Headley] to tell us about what Miscavige birthdays are like inside the secretive organization.

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    Ron Miscavige: ‘When I look back, it reminds me of stories I heard of the Stasi in East Germany’

    By Tony Ortega, August 4, 2018


    We have another treat for you in our ‘Scientology Lit’ series. Ron Miscavige has generously allowed us to post an entire chapter from his book Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me, which he wrote with Dan Koon. Ron sent us the key chapter when he and his wife, Becky Bigelow, finally made their escape from Scientology’s Int Base which was run by Ron’s son, Scientology supreme leader David Miscavige

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    Dave Richards, 1948-2018, ran the Founding Church of Scientology in DC | The Underground Bunker


    We were saddened to learn from Ron Miscavige and Becky Bigelow last night that Dave Richards died unexpectedly yesterday at his home in Phoenix. He was 69.

    Dave Richards was one of the most congenial of the longtime former Scientology executives to leave the church and then speak up about its abuses. He had joined Scientology in Alberta in 1970, then had gone to DC in 1971 and was soon put in charge of the Founding Church of Scientology there as its commanding officer in his early 20s.

    (Just a quick note, because we find that even some veteran Scientologists seem unclear on this — FCDC was called the “Founding” church, but it actually wasn’t the first. L. Ron Hubbard created his first “Church of Scientology” corporation in Camden, New Jersey in December 1953, and the first actual physical church was started a few months later in Los Angeles in February 1954. The “Founding Church” in DC wasn’t created until the following year, 1955.)

    Richards took over FCDC at a crucial time, as Hubbard was evading government investigators by running Scientology from a ship in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, while the DC org still attracted a lot of attention from the FDA and other agencies. Some of the Snow White Program — Scientology’s yearslong spying operation to infiltrate government agencies — was run out of the DC org. Dave provided some invaluable help to us as we were researching those days for our stories here at the Bunker. We are grateful not only for the chance to have gotten to know him, but also for some crucial help he was able to give us.

    Dave was loved by many former Scientologists, and certainly by the man who says Dave was his best friend — that’s Ron Miscavige, father of Scientology’s current leader, David Miscavige.

    Ron tells us that he and Dave spoke on the phone up to six times a week, and Dave would make the flight up to Wisconsin to watch the Super Bowl with him at a time of year that most people make the opposite pilgrimage.

    When Ron began his video series, Life After Scientology, he had Dave with him on his initial episode. In that interview, Richards talked about the pain of being disconnected from his daughter, Megan.

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    Records of Scientology leader David Miscavige’s speeding tickets contain a small surprise | The Underground Bunker


    Hey, let’s see what we can find in the electronic archives of Pinellas County, Florida — which includes the city of Clearwater, the seaside town bum-rushed by the sneaky Church of Scientology in 1975 and which is today its “spiritual mecca” where rich Scientologists come to be fleeced for “Super Power.”

    Looking through old records, we find a speeding ticket from way back in 1991. Hard to believe it’s 27 years since then — we remember it like it was yesterday. But whatever, isn’t technology great, that we can pull up a random traffic infraction from that long ago?


    Isn’t that cute, that he gives “Apartment 1100,” when the HGB is an office building, and on the 11th floor is where Scientology’s top secretive brass runs the organization.


    It looks like there’s just a little more data here, something about Miscavige’s personal information. That he was born on April 30, 1960, which checks out. And that he’s six foot tall.


    More at
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