42X was not good enough.
Let’s make it 64X in 17 months.
64 is a good number. 8×8. 4 cubed. 2 to the 6th power. It just has a nice ring to it that connotes exponential expansion….
17 months I am not so sure about. 18 would have been better, but someone probably decided 17 sounded less contrived. Like instead of saying there were 12,000 people at the SP building ribbon cutting there were 12,311, because nobody would make up an exact number like that unless it was true. But really it is 19 months since GAG II. I suppose if you are going to just make up numbers it doesn’t matter which ones you use. Near or far, they’re all the same significance. Just numbers.
So, here we have Columbus small and failing org “announcing” 64X international expansion. Wonder what they think about that? How incompetent are they that everyone else has grown by 64X and they have grown not at all? Realize that an org that had 10 staff making 5,000 a week 17 months ago would have more than 640 staff and $320,000 per week GI by this time at that rate…. Yet Columbus has the same 5 part time people and $2,000 GI it has had for 25 years.
And there would be nearly 10,000 orgs by this time too! Instead of 64X expansion, there are less orgs with the closing of LA Fdn and SH Fdn…
How can Columbus promote massive expansion when they have gone nowhere? That’s just how things work in scientology. On the third dynamic you are expected to ignore self-introspection and just repeat the party line to “create enthusiasm” and never “spread entheta.” (It’s different when it comes to auditing and training and virtually everything else — if you don’t get the “expected result” you are required to “find your O/Ws” or PTS situation, or hidden standard, or M/U’s, or evil purposes or, or, or… introspection is the specialty)
The poor fool that wrote this might actually believe it to be true simply and only because someone in a position of authority asserted it and no utterances from on high are inspected in the mind-controlled world of scientology. But surely he or she must have wondered for just a second — “Where is the expansion happening? I ONLY see expansion of negative news coverage of scientology.”
But then relief washed over him like calming oil on a turbulent sea as he quickly realized that the entheta media is the best proof of the expansion — because LRH said that the “squirrels only howl when we are expanding.”
It’s a mind warp being inside that bubble.
The truth is simple: 64X is just a bigger lie than the 42X one. They can’t keep saying 42X so they just bumped it up with a different, bigger arbitrary number.
These figures are just blown out of someone’s butt…
No doubt if you traced it all the way back you would find singe marks on the rear end of Dear Leader DM.