Imelda Marcos obsessively bought shoes, Miscavige obsessively buys buildings.
Despite having a film and audio studio at Golden Era that contains hundreds of millions of dollars of buildings and equipment, David Miscavige felt compelled to buy the KCET studios in Hollywood.
Gold operates at a tiny percentage of its capacity.
But Miscavige has long wanted to “close it down” and has threatened to do literally dozens of times. He is of course “right” about this as he pulls out LRH despatches where he did the same thing, calling Gold the most unproductive org in the history of Scientology.
There is also a problem at Gold because people LIVE on the same property where things used to be made. This increases exposure to human trafficking law violations — so the “manufacturing” of CD’s and meters was moved to Bridge in LA, so too any printing.
Event production has moved to LA too — between Mad Hatter Studios and KCET they now handle event production. Of course there is no international management at “Int” either, that was disbanded many years ago though they try to maintain the pretense that it still exists.
So what DO they do at Gold?
Shoot “technical training films” because the Non SO Director Mitch Brisker refuses to work with anyone other than the shoot crew he has worked with there for many years. Miscavige cannot do these films without Mitch as there is nobody else competent enough to direct them. So, he can’t move the film production to KCET studios.
The only other major activity on the base is preparing all the “new” materials for titanium plates for CST. Realize that every time Miscavige “redoes” things, whole new sets of those astonishingly expensive titanium plates have to be produced. It’s busy work that keeps the people somewhat occupied.
Meanwhile, the bizarre story to position the KCET studio (now the “Scientology Media Center”) is being rolled out. Like Mad Hatter Studios which Miscavige bought from Chick Corea to solve Chick’s insolvency problems and then renovated at massive expense to basically become a useless duplicate studio to the ones at Gold — “local Scientology celebrity musicians can use it to further their dissemination efforts”, this white elephant is now being positioned as the new hope for Ideal Orgs. But ONLY ideal orgs.
The logic of this escapes me. He buys a studio ostensibly to produce media to promote Scientology, but none of its output will benefit the orgs that need it most…
“Yes, we have developed a cure for cancer, but we will be using it exclusively on those who have survived cancer as they are the ‘upstat’ ones.”
Here it is in all its illogical finery:
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014
From: Kansas City Org <email@example.com>
Subject: message from the Executive Director Maggie Kittinger
3 May 2014
Hello to the best Ideal Org Supporters in the world!
I just received a briefing from some very senior Scientologists regarding the future opening of the Scientology Media Center. This will be the Scientology Radio and TV station exclusively promoting and marketing Scientology and all of LRH’s planetary salvage technology. The Scientology Media Center will only promote and market in areas where there is an Ideal Org. I’m sure you can understand why. Only an Ideal Org will be able to handle the floods of people coming in for services. We will then be able to market and promote Scientology in the correct orders of magnitude. It is more important than ever with this Media Center Grand Opening right on the horizon and the speed in which our public are going up the Bridge with Golden Age of Tech 2 that we get our Ideal Org DONE. Planetary Clearing isn’t a dream. It is very much within our reach.
If you have not yet become an Alumni then I ask that you move up to that status. If you already are an Alumni thank you very much. Keep the torch burning and move up to your next status.
We also have a new status “Founding Ideal Org Member.” To become a “Founding Ideal Org Member” you need to make a donation of $5000 or become an Alumni. The Alumni Status is the foundation of an Ideal Org. All “Founding Ideal Org Members” will receive a special pin with the KC Ideal Org logo.
You are my heroes and the brightest stars shining the way for spiritual freedom here in the Midwest. You have all done so much to keep the momentum going.
Thank you for being there and your continued create, participation and generosity.
It is appreciated more than I could ever express.