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Godwin’s Law Dominates Cruise’s Lawyer’s Tactics

hitlercard_If you’ve been on the internet for any time at all, you’re familiar with Godwin’s Law, a scenario wherein people disputing in internet news groups or blogs reach an impasse when one of the people resorts to casting the proponents of the opposing point of view as Nazis.

Person 1: I don’t see anything wrong with saying “Merry Christmas”.

Person 2: That’s the kind of thing an insensitive bigot would say.

Person 1: I don’t think I’m an insensitive bigot, I just don’t find anything wrong with saying “Merry Christmas”.

Person 2: So, you spend your time enforcing your fixated bigotry on people?

Person 1: There’s no enforcement. I just don’t find anything wrong with saying “Merry Christmas”.

Person 2: Just like no one found anything wrong with the destruction of Jewish businesses during Kristallnacht.

By the principles embodied in Godwin’s Law, the person resorting to the invocation of Nazism, especially when totally unwarranted, is considered to have lost the argument.

12 November 2013, the UK’s Daily Mail reported that Hollywood Reporter journalist’s Kim Masters received a communication from Tom Cruise’s lawyer. Fields was trying to head off reports about the October 2012 Vanity Fair article discussing “What Katie Didn’t Know”, regarding Scientology Inc’s and David Miscavige’s efforts to audition wives for Cruise in 2004.  (1)  (2)  (3)  (4)

The documented communication I’m specifically interested in is the one that contained this passage:

‘It is old tabloid lies spewed before by bitter ex-Scientologists. Your suggestion that Tom may have to quit the Church to save his career begins to sound like Germany in the 1930s, where a man’s professional career could be ended because of his religion.

‘You’re too good a reporter to let your feelings about Scientology, which you and I discussed years ago, cause you to hurt Tom, who’s a very good guy and who doesn’t deserve it.’

Of course, as the facts unraveled, Scientology Inc and Miscavige were working behind the scenes to find Cruise an acceptable “Scientology wife”. Specifically, Anette Johansen and Homeland star Nazanin Boniadi both have come forward to reveal their involvement with the Church Of Scientology Inc’s WifeQuest operation.

That would all seem to be old news. After all, it was about a year ago that the Vanity Fair published their article was revealing Cruise to be a bachelor devoid of possibilities for finding an acceptable wife. “Acceptable”, in this case, means “a wife that is so totally devoted to Scientology that she won’t object to Miscavige and Scientology meddling in Tom Cruise’s life”.

As we’ve seen, Katie Holmes didn’t fit that bill. She popped a well-orchestrated surprise divorce on Cruise in June 2012.

But coming to the forefront this week in the media is the typically Scientology dirty tricks tactics as played out by Cruise’s mouthpiece, Fields.

Since Tom has revealed that Scientology and Miscavige were a factor in the divorce from Holmes, and women have come forward to give details of WifeQuest, Fields’ tactics are, well, tacky and unjustified.

It was especially tasteless…and manipulative…for Fields to pull the Nazi card, because Kim Masters’ mother is Jewish, and was one of those whose life was saved in World War II by underground forces in Slovakia rescuing Jewish children from Hitler’s extermination efforts.

Since this story shows poorly on Cruise, Fields, and Scientology and Miscavige, I’m counting another 1,863,151 on Miscavige’s Damaging PR stat, bringing his total to 586,761,412.

And by Godwin’s law…and the facts…Fields loses.

— written by Plain Old Thetan

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