You have all heard scientology spout repeatedly that Valley is the biggest and most important Class 5 org in the world. Of course, this is idiocy, they cannot gather together 50 people for an event and have less than a handful on services at any given time (though this DOES put them ahead of most orgs in the world).
What is probably true is that this org has the largest number of scientologists in its field – and the largest empty white elephant building in terms of square feet (and of course in scientology, square feet of empty space is the ultimate measure of accomplishment). There are more scientologists in the greater LA area than anywhere on planet earth. Next closest is Clearwater/Tampa Bay. After that it is anyone’s guess. But nowhere is it even worth mentioning (except perhaps Taiwan — see recent article in The Atlantic). I would guess 40% of all people in the Greater LA area willing to identify themselves as scientologists live in the region that the Valley Org is supposed to serve. Pasadena, LA Org and Orange County probably have 20% each. Inglewood 0%.
But despite this fact, they cannot complete the fundraising for their idiotic building. So, the pressure has on people from all over the US (and the world) to “step up” and give money for Valley. It’s been going on for years now — predating the now common “ideal org alliances” that are used to try to encourage suckers to give to small and failing orgs that will never make it alone. All the orgs in LA, including ASHO, AOLA and CC hound their public to give money to Valley. So too the “Valley Project” (Quinn the Eskimo and Co.) who hit up anyone they can lay their hands on anywhere in the world.
And on top of that, they have a special “humanitarian” in Bart Simpson who has handed over millions upon millions to this crazy cause. The Governess of the Vast Valley territory (or whatever it is that they call her) apparently loves the praise and recognition heaped upon her – must be kind of sad being identified as a naughty child cartoon character all your adult life…
But in any event, these facts when put together make for an interesting picture.
To illustrate, here is just one of the latest “Up Status” alerts. These two are NOT Valley Org public. They were big supporters of the failed Sacramento “ideal” org. They are Sacramento or CC or Flag public.
Now, let’s take a look at the numbers they boast about. This the “LARGEST Ideal Org on Earth!”
From all over the world, they have managed over 10 years, to get less than 500 “Alumni” for this, the biggest and most important class 5 org anywhere in the biggest field of scientologists anywhere.
After more than 10 years the collective efforts of scientology have not managed to complete this “ideal org.”
And here is the latest list of the “Humanitarians.” They are still struggling to reach 100. It’s sort of reminiscent of the 10,000 “on or through” Solo NOTs endless target.
Note how many of these names are NOT Valley public. Also how many are full time “FSM’s” and staff regges.
This is a good measure of how many public there are actually participating in scientology.
And the language is oh so typical of the scientology fundraising insanity “unstoppable scientology expansion” “continue to align for an epic completion” “never been seen or even conceived possible” “spearheading this great movement.” Truth in advertising should require them to be more honest “an utter waste of time and your money” “not going to make a difference” “only so David Miscavige can claim more square feet of expansion.”