I think Indies are still cult members and that is why they are Indies. Scientology is such an obvious pile of shit to anyone outside looking in that I can only conclude that for those people who have left the cult, some sort of cult influence that they can not shake off is keeping them banded together as Indies. Like you can take a person out of a cult but you can not take the cult out of the person (for many of them). So do they still act like cult members after they have "left" (ha ha)? Do they still practice "social shunning" between each other, for example, in their new role as supposed "Independent Scientologists" ?