Got a new email from an old fake friend who usually circulates the latest slime about Ron Miscavige.
This time he/she was announcing the wonders of the new “Dublin Office.”
Prompting me to instant action, I dutifully followed the link to the scientology site to see what they had to say about this monumental accomplishment that had attendees at the IAS Event gushing about the miracle of being able to set up a whole “ideal org” without anyone even knowing! (As usual, their heads are firmly planted in the sand – it has been the topic of a lot of media and social media coverage over the past month or more).
The site of course has a ton of photos of empty spaces and a couple of shots of the obligatory ribbon yanking showing the (not so) enormous crowd in attendance (the insert of 3 flags is an impressive touch).
Big questions abound:
1. Why if COB was right there in England didn’t he hop on Tom’s plane and jump over to Ireland for the ribbon yanking? So unlike him to miss a photo op like that. The timing was set up so that it would be convenient for him to do so. He used the announcement of the new facility as filler for the IAS event and then he could use the ribbon yanking at the New Year’s Event. Here are a couple of possible explanations.
A. They could not guarantee he would be shielded from the media, protesters or the unwashed masses because the CICS’s failed to get the street closed off so they could erect lines of trees, shrubs and fences to protect him from interaction with the real world.
B. They could only guarantee 75 attendees. Not even the best hype or photoshop could convert that into “hundreds” and “overwhelming support.” Counting the people in the photo makes 75 (including rubberneckers) a generous estimate.
C. They could not persuade anyone of importance to speak at the ribbon cutting so the self-proclaimed pope of scientology would not lower himself to associating with riff-raff (and when Margaret McNair is front and center and her only claim to fame is that her husband used to be a member of the House of Lords, it is a sad day). You will note not a SINGLE “dignitary” is mentioned in the copy.
2. Why no ideal ORG? Why no org at all in Ireland? How can you possibly justify spending millions on a “PR Office” when there is no scientology delivery facility in the country other than the insolvent, failing mission in Dublin? This is further proof that scientology today has absolutely nothing to do with delivering services or clearing the planet — it is ONLY about trying to gain positive PR and come up with ways to spend all the cash they collect for “humanitarian initiatives” on items that will stay on their books.
Simply put, I am sure the answer to these perplexing questions is this: Miscavige wanted something NEW to show off at the IAS event (he only had the rehash of Harlem and AO ANZO). It had to be something he could attend when he was at St Hill for the IAS event (his time is so precious – he has to make best use of it when he has flown all the way across the Atlantic). There was no other building in the UK or Europe that could be done in time. He came up with a brilliant plan to follow the pattern of Fitzroy Street in London and the old S Street org in DC. Buy the building Hubbard had an office in and restore it to it’s 1950’s glory. Hubbard made a big deal out of being in Dublin — so the simple solution was to have CST buy it to add to their collection. But 69 Merrion Square was not for sale. Miscavige got impatient and told them to find something on Merrion Square as it sounds good enough to say this is where he set up his office (they got #4). The renovations were relatively simple and no real staff are required if you don’t deliver anything. Just a few imported SO members, some paint and furniture and voila! – another “ideal” grand opening.
But then the incompetents screwed it up and he could not attend lest he be put in personal danger of contact with the outside world.
Thus, a “B Team” ideal ribbon yanking. And a lot of serious butt hurt around the UK base for their incompetence.
But, all of that will not be mentioned at the IAS or the New Year’s event. This will be presented as another magnificent accomplishment proving to the sheeple that all is glowing in the golden age of golden ages.
Check out the Shermanspeak that tells the world so.
I have highlighted a few points of interest.
Most notably, Miscavige WAS intending to officiate at this ribbon yanking. The webpage was written before the event even occurred and it still includes his “quote” even though he was not there. Now it implies he was.
Apart from the obvious, the fact they are now reducing their claims of the number of active scientologists to “tens of thousands” reflects the hard reality that they cannot just blithely talk about “millions” or “tens of millions.”
And it is interesting that they try to conflate this “Public Relations Office” with openings of “churches of scientology” as if this is one and the same thing.
And finally, you just gotta love the cultural epicenters….
PS: Here is the sort of PR this generated. Article in the Irish Times:
PPS: That Hubbard quote about the weather in Dublin is taken from Professional Auditor Bulletin 76, March 1956 “Office in Ireland”. Here is the rest of the paragraph:
If the weather is cold the Irish heart is warm. The country and the people could not be improved upon. Unlike Communist-infiltrated England, where Russia has been active with anti-American propaganda in order to rob the crown of its only powerful ally to ready a later banquet for the Russian bear, Ireland is enthusiastically pro American. Lacking things to fight, the Irishman has been shooting up Communism quite enthusiastically and so we don’t even find the medical profession here antipathetic to Scientology. It’s all good roads and good weather.
I guess all the good roads and good weather for scientology in Ireland didn’t last long. And his predictions about England (in the same reference he railed about how they had disinvited him which is why he had left London – hence they must be communists) were clearly a little off.
In this issue he also begins talking about his planned publication about radiation (the shore story he used for traveling to Ireland was to set up a safe base that would not be prone to attack by atomic bombs).
This is a short segment of that PAB about atomic war and scientology being the only cure for radiation poisoning. In it Hubbard talks about more life threatening “research” he conducted (foreshadows the OT III life threatening research story by a decade or so). I am sure commenters will have plenty to say about this – perhaps I should not include so much fodder for commentary in any single post, but it all just fell out of the closet and landed on my feet the minute I looked up that quote:
THE ATOMIC FIZZLE
Wouldn’t it be very funny if the moguls and high mucky-mucks of the higher insane wards of government were to have their favorite threat—atomic fission—turn into an atomic fizzle. This would be the joke of this or any other century.
Because we’re all professionals here, well schooled in Scientology, let me talk a little bit about past track. This is not the first time that a planet has been threatened by the development of atomic technologies. It is on the past track many places and times that planets have been scorched and made uninhabitable to all forms of life. This tells us as we read our E-Meter that life is capable of abandoning a planet and going to another planet, setting up the painful process of making lichens and moss to make soil out of the stones and building a gradient scale on up to moving beings.
Atomic energy has always been a tragedy. Atomic radiation burns savagely and furiously, and life so burnt in this age and time then is incapable of procreating. In other words, an atomic burn hits mainly at the second dynamic. The reason it does is the number of times planets have been wiped out in the past. When atomic radiation came all procreation became pointless. The genetic line was over-ended and done. There was no use making new cells or new babies. There was no future into which they could go. Thus the appearance of radioactivity tends to aberrate the second dynamic. Its actual use brings about a total apathy on procreation. Radiation first and foremost when it burns is effective simply because the hemoglobin no longer makes new cells and so a person dies of acute anemia. The blood cells are, it is true, the most cowardly of all the body cells. Blood cells lake into the center of the body in a moment of fear or terror. They give up quickest when struck by atomic radiation.
I have been conducting a series of experiments, one of them almost fatal to myself, on the auditing of radiation burns. I have found that we can make an enormous effect upon radiation burns and can cure them in a milder form. That means we are the only agency, the only people on the face of Earth who can cure the effect of atomic radiation. I expect to make further progress in this direction and the whole answer is not yet gained, for the whole answer would be to actually proof a body against radiation itself.
It is rather foolish to believe that a flash of light which actually goes through and is not stopped by ten feet of concrete can yet do things of hideous magnitude to a body. That is all that alpha and gamma and the rest are—a flash of light. There must then be some cooperation on the part of the body to stop the flash which is not present in concrete. True, a newspaper held before the body interposed between it and an atomic flash can keep the body from being severely burned, but remember the actual destructive rays do actually go on through the newspaper and unless stopped by the body itself would go on through the body. On such reasoning I began to experiment to discover what the body was doing in connection with atomic radiation and discovered that it was actually stopping it.
I found out further the procreative aspect of atomic radiation came about because atomic radiation on the early track was used as a punishment mechanism. At first it appeared that atomic radiation was the basis of the second dynamic and its various wavelengths, but this is not true. They were so identified because radiation was used in second dynamic punishments and activities. Radiation is the only thing capable of reaching into the mock-up strata of a thetan and on this high wavelength knocking apart his bank. There are many black fives around whose black screens are actually radiation hunger.
On the basis that the only havingness difficulty is under the heading of “not enough” I caused atomic radiation to be wasted (until the thetan could accept it). The difficulty was trying to operate with radiative mock-ups in the vicinity of bodies. Evidently the thetan has to change his mind very thoroughly before the body can be coaxed into letting radiation pass by. The body is apparently anxious for radiation punishment, since it then no longer has to continue a genetic line.
The problem on which I am working is the actual proofing of a body against damage from bomb flash. That is between us auditors. To publication, however, it is actually factual that we are the only people who can do anything to alleviate or cure atomic fission. No serums or other mechanisms have proven effective. The most effective means of cleaning up radiation or radioactive dust in an area is the common water hose. That is the high tide of anti-radiational research. In Scientology, using standard procedures and including in them an address to radioactive masses, we can cure by remedying havingness with it radiation burns. Indeed, it requires a very skilled piece of auditing with a great deal of havingness remedy, but we can do it.
Now I want you, and by that you I mean you, not a general editorial “you,” to send me at once any article in whatever publication or any book or pamphlet of whatever simple or complex nature you have, know about and can get, to me here at the Scientology Emergency Station, address “Scientology, 69 Merrion Square S., Dublin, Ireland.” Please send me as well any horror material you have. I do not even have a copy of John Hersey’s book on Hiroshima or any newspaper accounts on it. You can help by taking upon yourself personally the responsibility of being the only person who is going to send me any material here. As Ireland is well removed from any such threat, the material extant at this point is very poor. I need this material in order to draw upon it for a book. This book will be called “Atomic Burns, Their Danger, Cure and Prevention,” and it will be, we hope, in all the major book stores of the world and will be, I assure you, translated into the various languages.
You see, the most frightening aspect of atomic radiation is that it is the very most basic ingredient in insanity, and people close to it, handling it or restimulated by it can be no better than totally insane. You see the threat we are up against? Now it may well be that the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission outlawed psychiatrists from its ranks and precincts simply because these, who do at least know insanity when they see it, might have been urging institutionalization of every leading atomic scientist on grounds of paranoia, megalomania, and other psychotic symptoms. My own experience with these people would confirm it. The atomic scientist in the world today on grounds of security is removed from any skilled mental observation of any kind whatsoever. Nobody knows whether they are sane or not. Researches demonstrate that the stuff they are handling would bring about insanity in them in very short order. A light look at the subject demonstrates that they have a craving for the destruction of all life. They are totally careless and conscienceless when questioned on the subject of destruction of men, women and children in cities. They are equally conscienceless concerning the injury of their fellow workers.
For a moment there Mike I thought you were referencing a voluptuous female.
Jokes are jokes are meant to be funny. A girlfriend of mine is Irish and if she heard this news from her homeland, she would develop reactive mind over it. What good is the Church of Scientology if they inform you of the problem but can’t do anything about it? ?
It reminds me of those new TV commercials. You know the one where the bank is getting robbed and the guy says, “Oh, i’m not a security guard, i’m a security MONITOR. I’m only here to tell you when you are getting robbed”. Or something like that. LOL
Thomas Weeks says
In 1950 there were 0 Scientologists in Ireland, now there are 75. That’s upstat. Scientology wins!
As regards Miscavige and his extreme security measures, I’m wondering now if the Still Ins are being told that his life is at risk now due to the fact that under his leadership Scientology has been expanding so exponentially 🙂 that the SPs are going WILD – they just can’t HAVE this, you know, they’re going INSANE, tearing their hair out, etc.
Seriously, I wouldn’t be surprised if this were being whispered about, Within The Bubble, as the excuse for why He never appears in public, only at cult events – this, along with the well known fact that the press is sooooo suppressive that they’d never quote him accurately. Gosh, they’re such a bunch of old meanies, the American press!
Only FreeToBeDumb Mag can be trusted to report accurately the cult activities. Why read anything else? And why fact check anything? There’s no need. If FreeToBeDumb says its true, you can take it to the bank. And while you’re there…
Mike Wynski says
You nailed it Aqua. I bet you are 100% correct.
roger hornaday says
The atomic fission report is required reading for all who are interested in scientology, Ron Hubbard and advanced comedic studies. It’s hard to decide what among all his assertions is the most sublimely ridiculous but my favorite one is where HAVINGNESS is the causative factor allowing radiation to pass benevolently through the body.
Apparently radiation is only harmful when stopped and stored in a physical body for it passes benignly through concrete. Newspaper too! According to his paradigm-shattering theory the body WANTS to hold the radiation because of low thetan HAVINGNESS. Raise the thetan’s havingness level and the body won’t feel the need to acquire it as a possession but will let it pass merrily on through! (I blew considerable charge on that)
Hubbard apparently prevailed against formidable dangers to arrive at this knowledge for his “research” was perilous. He stood before the yawning abyss of death for crying out loud! (I blew considerable charge on that one too)
“It’s hard to decide what among all his assertions is the most sublimely ridiculous” = scientology with emphasis on sublimely + ridiculous + the bridge to total freedom, both sides.
That’s Ron’s true mathematical explanation of scientology
Gawd, Hubbard was stupid and ignorant. His radiation nonsense amuses me. When I was “in” I had to rationalize why he would say the speed of light was not a constant (or a limit) — he had no understanding of physics, or the fact that our evidence even today is that the speed of light, c, is indeed a constant in a vacuum.
Then in the above excerpt he gets to red blood cells and says “… hemoglobin no longer makes new cells and so a person dies of acute anemia. The blood cells are, it is true, the most cowardly of all the body cells. Blood cells lake into the center of the body in a moment of fear or terror.”
1. Hemoglobin no longer makes new cells!? Wrong. Hemoglobin does not make cells in the first place. Hemoglobin is a protein _inside_ and carried by red blood cells.
2. Maybe he meant to say red blood cells no longer make new cells!? Still wrong. Red blood cells do not reproduce either. Individual cells live for somewhere in the 100 – 120 days range — so about 3 or 4 months. New, replacement red blood cells are produced inside bones (inside red bone marrow).
3. Blood cells “lake” into the center of the body in a moment of “fear or terror”!? Huh? Maybe he heard about but misunderstood the body’s protective mechanism of withdrawing blood from the periphery of the body to the core and brain to try to protect the critical functions of the body to improve chances of surviving whatever was encountered? (Hubbard with an M/U? Gasp. You could write a book on just his M/Us — misunderstood words.) The behavior of the body in withdrawing from peripheral limbs is no more “cowardly” than a military strategy of consolidating your forces to more effectively resist an attack, or of white blood cells attacking an invader or moving to a cut to block invasion.
Hubbard may have had charisma (I did not feel he had it, but apparently many did). But his intelligence was questionable and in many ways he was simply a dolt. He was, quite simply, a very stupid man in many ways.
Blood only ‘congregates’ in the center of the body when hypothermia sets in. It is part of the ‘diving reflex’. Red blood cells respond poorly to radiation because like most of the body, they are mostly water. Ionizing radiation hits water and you get a broken water molecule. That causes a lot of problems.
Everything else Lron correctly knew about radiation is contained in tiny period at the end of this sentence.
Yes, and the part about the cowardly RBCs got me. It seemed that Hubbard was referencing shock and the cells were pooling in the body in an effort to get away from it out of fear. Shock can result from different causes: anesthesia, traumatic injury with blood loss, sepsis, etc. Blood pools because the vessels dialate, and the normal flow cannot be established. The heart rate also increases, in an effort to keep the blood flowing. It’s pretty simple. Since he was in combat in the military and wounded himself, he should be vaguely familiar with this concept.
Hubbard had so much contempt for the organic body and its ability to heal and protect itself. He had so many weird theories and misconceptions that were born out of ignorance. He obviously never studied any form of anatomy and physiology and yet, he wrote as though he was the total expert based on his Dianetic cell theory – engrams.
Thank god he was shut down from practicing medicine with his emeters, dianetics (and later on, ‘living beings’ theories) by the FDA when he was way back when.
“As usual, their heads are firmly planted in the sand” I would suggest, Mike, that their heads are planted in a dark and smelly place much closer to each individual than any sand!
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear li’l Davey sing
When Irish hearts are happy
Though the Org is in decay
And when Irish eyes are smiling
Davey steals their cash away
COB regrets not being able to attend the grand opening of the Ireland Government Affairs Office.
COB was busy elsewhere with Dr. Dick Dooley, the Third Undersecretary of the Dewey Decimal Oversight System in the UK. COB met with Dr. Dooley to demand that Scientology books be shelved in both the Science and Religion sections of all libraries in the UK.
COB also demanded that all books attacking Scientology be taken off all library shelves globally and burned for containing so many vicious lies written by bitter defrocked apostates and journalists in the employ of the pharmaceutical companies whose “feel good” pills sell trillions of dollars each year while Scientology is forced to limp by with a just a few billion dollars and a real estate portfolio of underutilized buildings that, if all entheta could be destroyed, would be booming. “The peoples of Earth naturally clamor for Scientology. However, their natural urge to reach for our copyrighted $360,000 body of OT Super Powers has been unnaturally and criminally blunted by the forces of suppression,” stated Mr. Miscavige.
Dr. Dooley refused COB’s request. It was thereafter discovered that Dr. Dooley is connected to criminal elements in London’s underworld who are in the employ of the Royal Family, i.e. the Reptilian Shapeshifters who secretly control the world by, among other things, subtly manipulating the Dewey Decimal System globally so that books are not shelved in their proper categories libraries.
“It is not just misunderstood words,” said Church spokesman Ken Delusion, “it is entire bodies of knowledge that are misunderstood because they have not been aligned to Scientology which is senior to life itself and therefore aligns all bodies of knowledge to the dynamic principle of existence which is this: Stats are due each Thursday at 2:00 PM, and, stats must increase each week ad infinitum if one wishes to avoid ecclesiastical beatings and the RPF.”
“The answer is clear,” said Mr. Delusion, “the IAS must immediately raise $500,000,000 USD to fight the Psych operatives who have very cleverly and covertly manipulated the Dewey Decimal System globally.”
“The corruption of the Dewey Decimal System is the “why” that explains why all 22,512 LRH Basics libraries Scientologists donated for stolen from library shelves by agents of SMERSH, thrown by psych-drugged librarians into library dumpsters, sold for $15.00 at library sales, or dumped into the plastics recycling bins of libraries. It was all an appalling crime against humanity and the universe itself.”
In addition to revamping the Dewey Decimal System, Mr. Miscavige also demanded that the DEW line be reactivated so as to ensure Scientology orgs and missions are protected from covert nuclear attacks by SPs. This request was also denied, which proved COB’s contention that the conspiracy to suppress Scientology runs deep, prompting an immediate, emergency IAS briefing in all continental sectors to raise $100,000,000 to protect human rights on an epic and global scale, and thus save the peoples of Earth.
OMG – the BEST belly laugh all week – thanks OTVIIIisGr8
What about the London shopping trip for several new pairs of John Lobbs, and Dave & Lou’s matching thongs?
Also, let Dave know that he missed the Desert Trip in his back yard (Coachella) with an attendance of over 75,000 for each of two weekends while he was out of town.
Big Surprise - More Lies says
It is a curiosity indeed that the folks that posted the “official” picture of the opening you write about have photoshopped an Irish flag into the hand of a fairly well-known critic of Scientology at the back of the crowd. She was in attendance and holding a camera while filming the event. There are non-shooped pics over at tonyortega.org.
The foot-bullets and lies never end.
I Yawnalot says
Always found Hubbard’s take on atomic sickness & it’s cure hard to follow. The thetan’s track on it equally difficult to comprehend, I ignored it. But the insanity of that period just after WW2 has one agonizing fact not many people, especially of authority care to really understand. Nuclear weapons were used, killed tens of thousands, destroyed whole cities and poisoned countless more people that the effects still lingers today. Then the race was on for countries to arm themselves with these weapons and enhance their destructive power many times over. Hubbard’s take on it all, while insane to look at today, was concocted under the greatest single threat to the survival mankind ever dreamed up and then in all its horror, put into practice. Those silos today do have weapons of mass destruction in them, more than is ever needed for the complete destruction of all the cultures of mankind. Submarines cruise the oceans of the world armed to the teeth with them and who knows how many have been intentionally buried beneath cities or sunk just off the coast. Trust no-one who has access to the deployment of such things to be sane on the subject of perceived security.
The fact we are still here stands as testament there is some basic balance of sanity in the system of national defense but it is the “offense” that is where the real insanity resides. Nth Korea strives to obtain nuclear tech and Pakistan already has the bomb.
Shitty subject, and then there’s the bs.
What Miscavige is doing in Ireland – sheesh… more of same type of bs that oozes from that cretin.
Are we seeing the birth of a new management “strategy”? Something like…All orgs must have an Ideal National Affairs Office, externally housed, whose purpose is to safepoint the area so Scientology can safely expand. Is this the reason for the failure of the Ideal Org Strategy? Lack of expansion? Is this the missing ingredient?
Sounds like a money-maker to me.
I Yawnalot says
Expansion admin – the real why, Miscavige style… you might be onto something there Stats. It’s not that the Ideal Org strategy is a failure, far from it, it’s just incomplete that’s all. The depth of suppression growing against the existence and accomplishment of Ideal Orgs is proof we are winning in the fight against global aberration. Phase 2 of the Ideal Org pgm must now expand to include an Ideal National strategy for all continents. Tirelessly we at RTC monitor the success of Scientology against the sources of suppression that success exposes, your help is needed now to push each continent to a done as LRH intended.
Wow! Reading THE ATOMIC FIZZLE was a jarring experience. Mainly because, not too long ago, I would have ate that shit up. Now, it simply illustrates how transparent and irresponsible Hubbard was when it came to announcing his “discoveries”.
A man either has to be deluded or evil, to announce to a group of loyal followers such “discoveries”, knowing that they will be received as the “ultimate truth”. What kind of man does that? Complete disregard for long established protocols of research and the civilization that developed it.
I’ve also noted a behavioral pattern:
1) Announce that you have discovered the underlying cause of something that plagues mankind.
2) Emphasize you have done this through great personal harm or threat of harm. And you, personally, did the impossible.
3) Just tell people “we have it cracked” and have the solution. Stay away from details.
4) Emphasize that “we are the only ones” who have this technology
5) Punch home that all the great thinkers of the past have failed to crack this mystery (See how great I am)
6) Never bother to deliver an actual workable solution, or blame lack of delivery on dark, evil forces
7) Move on
8) Repeat steps 1 to 7
He’s done this here, OTIII, as well as the infamous “Lucifer” OTVIII document.
Older & wiser says
Huh. You also just described how Trump works.
I would still prefer him to his despicable criminal opponent who does far worse things.
So you would prefer someone, who like lron, has no idea of the consequnces of nuclear attack? There are many si ilarities among the propaganda tactics of dm, mussolini and hitler. If you cant see them, thats on you.
So the Dublin Liaison Office is window dressing without windows. What a surprise. I guess DM’s retirement job will be as a ‘property flipper’.
Lron knew enough about radiation to sound like a 10 year old in a science class run by some weird anti-science cult. Oh, now I get it.
Ann B Watson says
I waded through the tangled swamp of Ron’s Radiation Pronouncement and it hit me that he simply was not making sense at all.Bouncing all over the place with grandiose ideas with no anchor in any type of research I could see save his own.So David M now has been in control of all things Ron for years and I honestly think he laughs all the way to the bank each new minute.When I believed Ron boy did I Believe!Now his words seem lost in space literally.Thank you for this piece Mike.❤
Infinitely More Trouble says
One of the main reasons a lot of us left Scientology in the first place was because of the outrageous squirreling we observed or suffered. But if we imagine ourselves in the shoes of David Miscavige, we can appreciate the cross he has to bear in carrying the flame forward in this new era.
Anybody who was able to finish reading that little piece of L. Ron Hubbard’s astonishingly misinformed cold-war word salad can gain some sense of the original appeal of Scientology, developed as it was during a time of imminent nuclear destruction and limited scientific understanding. For example, I just searched the internet for less than a second and discovered (what I hope to be) accurate and current information about the effects of nuclear radiation which fairly demolished Hubbard’s laughable assertions. (Hints: Wikipedia and World-Nuclear.org.) In 1956, however, sources of accessible information were few and far between.
That year, my grandmother was a secretary at a UCLA research laboratory. She was somewhat aware of the effects of radiation, to which she feared she had been exposed, so when she read Dianetics several years later, she was a member of the prime audience for Hubbard’s declarations of science-y sounding solutions. You have to remember the 50s and 60s were the time of school drills when children dived under their desks at the wail of the sirens to protect them from atomic destruction. (Seriously.) Similar to the TSA circus we put up with at our terrorist-prone airports, those atomic drills of yore were all security theater.
And L. Ron Hubbard used our poorly defined and very real fear of radiation to successfully attract followers to his movement. Now, of course, the old goat’s risible claims can be disproved in about ten seconds, thanks to Scientology’s greatest threat, the internet. (At least, the claims about how radiation works can be disproved; the claims of its effects on the 2nd Dynamic are a matter of faith.) Poor David Miscavige has always had a monumental task to keep things going in the face of this oncoming and ongoing Age of Information. No wonder he has to cherry pick the least offensive (and least bizarre) of Hubbard’s writings and policies, so many of which are simply inapplicable in a world that is no longer in the 1950s.
Ann B Watson says
Just a fantastic comment.Thank you.I do see where within history of eras,Ron was completely stuck in 1950 smoke & mirrors with so many policies.And I see why he wrote his piece when he did.I went to both public and private schools and I have a strong memory of public under your desk duck and cover drills of grades1-4.I hated those with a siren screaming in the background.Also when on field trips in Boston those years my class had to identify the air raid shelters which consisted of subway platforms,banks or other sturdy buildings as if that would keep radiation away! Ha!Scary times.But still reading Ron now makes me very sure I did the right thing by leaving his fold.?
“have been conducting a series of experiments, one of them almost fatal to myself, on the auditing of radiation burns.”
Wow what a humanitarian to risk his life for us …
Not to mention penetrating the Wall of Fire at
The Wall of Fire turned out to be an incident on the Apollo where Ron fell asleep and left one of his Kools burning. He woke up to see his cabin in flames.
LOL Anything is possible…
Ann B Watson says
Love it Mephisto,?
Consistent with all the smoke and mirrors. ?
John McGhee says
I LoL’d 😀
The method to his madness is finally exposed during the last moment of $cientology on the planet. Davey turns around and there’s nobody at Flag, nobody at an org, all front groups shut down, no narconons, no missions…..Scino population: 1.
Davey turns around…shrugs his shoulders…”OK, nobody left….I guess it’s all mine.”
Gazing up at the huge painting of LRH….Davey smartly salutes and says, “That’s a DONE Sir!!!!!” End of Process!
Fade Out. Roll credits.
Dave salutes his dog, dog pisses on huge painting of LRH.
Fade out. Roll credits.
I Yawnalot says
Dave now stands in front of a full length mirror (4′ 1″) – and smiles at his own admiration of magnificence. No more riff raff at the Mecca!.
Ann B Watson says
True Harvey about the huge portrait of Ron, except when it falls and crashes on the floor in front of you, after I was hit by an unseen Force,?
Rick Mycroft says
Another perplexing question is where did the flying balloons and confetti come from? There were shots be people right there and I don’t recall any with loose balloons and confetti, just the bunch held by the security guy on the right.
Rick Mycroft says
My mistake, it did happen. I guess the Irish public campaign to not release balloons was lost of all those out-of-towners.
Space cootie on Sherman's shoulder says
Saw those report cards too.
In 2016 the last diehard scientologist remind me of
the ISIS suicide bombers in Mosul
What a great inspiring column Mike has written today. It’s all about COS recognizing its own failure and the scam it perpetrates. How does a member reconcile the “tens of thousands” with the 1.6 million volunteers and the other hyped up “growth” figures all given in their own propaganda? Of course the dreamers will be able to make best case out of the ambiguity that “on any given day tens of thousands of Scientologists are working on every continent on earth” to equate as millions of Scientologists clearing the planet. But really it’s an admission that, like a bacterial colony on a laboratory agar plate, scientology has parasitized the resources available to it and is into the Death Phase.
Ireland is too nice a place to deserve scientology and has been able to slough it off. May that continue.
Oh and thanks for the insightful “research” results on staving off nuclear radiation. Is it any wonder the efficacy of Rontech raises questions in the rational mind?
Wow! They are finally representing accurate numbers of actual scientologists.
10’s of thousands.
Never have so few given each other so many pats on the back for so little.
They have managed to acquire some nice buildings though (giving credit where credit is due).
Right now it seems to me to be mostly quite a few really nice people wrapped up in a sociopath’s fantasy. Or maybe a small number of nice folks and a lot of sociopaths?
Space cootie on Sherman's shoulder says
Scientology in 2016 reminds me of the last days of communist russia.Our last 5 year plan utterly failed..The new 5 year plan should ask for 47% more.We are right!!!!!!
Space cootie on Sherman's shoulder says
the irish independent wrote:
It was like a mini Mardi Gras with a sinister edge. A line of people waved Irish flags and sang as a small band played As The Saints Go Marching In. A cheer went up as party streamers ignited and the doors swung open to “the public” – which excluded any passers by or members of the press, who were strictly barred from entering (journalists are thought of as ‘merchants of chaos’ by the church).
Why couldn’t Slappy Dave have jumped in Tom’s plane? Well do we have any proof that Tom was actually at this year’s IAS event? There’s been a remarkable lack of “look at me standing next to Tom Cruise” pics on social media.
A few comments on that picture at top:
Although they couldn’t get permission to close the road if you look carefully [on the left] you can see a Scientologist in the act of paying the driver of the big Mercedes taxi to stop there and obstruct the traffic.
How many SPs are in the crowd? Bottom left is the Underground Bunker’s i-Betty/Andrea for example.
According to Andrea there was a critical Irish journalist standing next to her who has been photo-shopped out of this official pic.
Great way to start a new PR initiative.
The photo I’m referring to is the second one down.
Maybe Hubbard really did believe that the human body was a better shield against nuclear radiation than concrete, and that’s why he surrounded himself with followers? Were we all just one big radiation shield?
OK…here’s what we’re going to do as far as Ireland is concerned.
To gain the respect and admiration you so richly deserve from the Irish folk you need to challenge Conor McGregor to a fight. You beat the shit out of him with your Super Powers. Ireland is yours.
I was at the event and can confirm 100-150 attendees (I am being generous). We checked with the city who confirmed that they did not grant road/pavement closures so I was able to spend much of the event 6 feet from the front door and red carpet which infuriated them. You will also see me in several of the official photos which must drive them nuts – that’s me with the white-blonde hair and black glasses on the bottom left of the second photo down after I moved to the rear of the crowd to film the speech and ribbon-cutting ceremony, before promptly uploading it to YouTube 🙂
Massimo Angius, OSA enforcer, was deployed to shadow me, taking the opportunity to tread hard on my bare foot after I politely asked him to be careful as I was wearing flipflops, and another Scientologist’s sole job was to wave his Irish flag in front on my camera at all times. What a shame they didn’t just focus on enjoying their event. I didn’t shout out, wave banners, or cause any trouble at all. Instead I smiled and remained polite at all times. The result of not simply leaving a quiet protester alone to do nothing more than observe and record proceedings is an article in today’s Irish Independent about how I was grabbed and pulled from the back of the crowd.
A second journalist from the Sunday Independent told me he’d been assured of 5-10 mins access at the end of the event. I told him that a) Scientology sees him as a merchant of chaos, and b) I highly doubted they would give him any access at all. Sure enough, instead of extolling Scientology’s virtues, his article discussed a) the fact he is regarded as a merchant of chaos, and b) he was given no access! Way to go, new public relations office!
Mike Rinder says
Sorry to hear of your travails Andrea.
Of course, any time they try to “confront and shatter suppression” it ends up blowing up in their faces.
You come out smelling like a rose. They look like lunatics.
It’s deja vu all over again.
Thank you all for your kind words 🙂
You have my admiration for being brave enough to attend wearing flipflops! Boo to them for purposely treading on your toes, that man had no class whatsoever. If I were there, I’d buy you the ‘sandals’ charm to hang on a charm bracelet in commemoration of your day. 🙂 Good job! – T.J.
This made me smile. Thank you! 🙂
The tremendous expansion of $cientology only proves the old adage true….”Everybody loves a bully”.
i-Betty you rock!
Realize, you are viewed as a “threat” by simply being there and documenting the reality of the scene. You don’t have to say anything, or do anything to disrupt their game. Just documenting reality is a cause of concern for someone who KNOWS they are going to lie about it.
Ann B Watson says
I-Betty,Sending you waves of Love.Just found your post here.Always with you.?
I-Betty, the next time it happens…and there will be a next time…the instant one of them latches onto you physically, use that most effective of all weapons, a woman’s high pitched scream!!! That will *really* screw up whatever they’re doing! I guarantee it!!! 🙂
Good morning Dave,
And yes it is a good morning! I have great news!
I’ve done some calculating and ya know this whole Internet thing that’s such a pain in the ass. Well I’ve done some Ideal Math and at the current rate of 347X Expansion the entire planet will be Scinos at exactly 3:47 and 13.456 seconds PM Standard Miscavige Time (SMT) on February 31, 2017.
My suggestion Sir is that on that date we announce the Internet will be totally dismantled and replaced with a Telex in every home….ya know like “A Chicken in Every Pot” type of deal.
Your welcome Sir. Glad to be of service.
Rod Keller says
They have opened this center to make a safe space for Narconon Ireland, and possibly an Ideal Org later on. Apparently the decision about why Narconons in Canada, Australia, South Africa and Maryland haven’t opened yet is that somebody didn’t apply HCOPL 1 April 1982 The Safe Point.
John McGhee says
They’ve already made the press for manhandling a protester at that grand opening :http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/news/scientology-protester-claims-she-was-grabbed-and-dragged-out-of-the-crowd-at-event-35140437.html
Yes, it does seem to have backfired on them PR-wise. Andrea Garner posted this article on the Bunker about being grabbed and dragged away. I also noticed that in the article they said the press was not allowed into the building after the opening. What kind of PR is that??! http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/scientology-protester-claims-she-was-grabbed-and-dragged-out-of-the-crowd-at-event-35140437.html
I can answer that first question for ya Mike. The reason Dear Leader couldn’t hop into Tom’s jet and join the festivities was that he’s knee deep into the construction of the Ideal Bluebird Motor Home that like his mentor he will escape to when things get a little too much….which is happening as we speak.
I have a feeling we’re going to see less and less of Dear Leader from this point forward. The downward spiral of his psychosis is fast approaching the event horizon. The liver must not be doing so well either.
It is truly the GASP (Golden Age of SP’s)!
I think He will end up in Petrolia. Lots of new construction going on there and away from the maddening crowds.
Tuolumne (Lady Washington Mine) is within walking distance of a casino which would be enticing for Him but again ….. too many watchful eyes around …….. and many, many GASPs to make things difficult.
Arrowhead is a problem because Shelly is there.
Trementina is a possibility if things get really bad. It’s hot, dry and desolate which kind of matches His personality.
Creston is too well known and too close and besides, LRH died there.
Prisonwinds is a possibility but with a fear of enemies and haters, being on international waters and near the drug cartel center of the world could be a problem. He might go down with His ship (of fools).
Whatsitgonnabe good buddy????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Final words as Dave is hauled off to Rikers Island, “Goddamn fucking Internet.”
I’ve always thought that Kyalami Castle in South Africa would be his destination. They speak English, the weather’s pretty good, the judges can be bought easily and cheaply, and thanks to the purges of a few years ago, he’d be surrounded by nothing but loyalists. Besides, L. Fraud only had a manor house. Davey would have a full-blown castle at his disposal. They can’t turn it into an Advanced Org, so why not give it to COB for his blowhole?
The only issue is that the current occupants still have about a year on their lease, so he can’t get into it right away. But he still has time. Not much, though. Tick Tock.
Ann B Watson says
Love you always.?
dr mac says
As an Irishman would say. to be sure, to be sure, to be sure…
Psychosis?! But he is the leader in creating a “world without INSANITY”!!
I know right (scratching my head in bewilderment)? I think what actually happened was there was this SP transcriber who purposely typed INSANITY when what LRH really said was: ‘A WORLD WITHOUT SANITY”. Now it all makes sense. Thanks COB!
Harpoona Frittata says
Tony O. isn’t the only one broadcasting from a bunker in an undisclosed location and surrounded by pets these days. The difference between the two is that lil davey the savage’s dogs have official Sea Orgy rank (and their very own stylish doggy uniforms!) and that Tony O. can come out of his bunker to walk the streets and travel the world without the dread fear of being accosted by folks whose lives and families have been destroyed by him. In sharp contrast, lil davey’s reign as PoB (Pope on a Box) is increasingly resembling Hitler’s last days which were so brilliantly captured in the German movie, The Downfall (cue epic rant with faux DM dialogue inserted as English subtitling here).
Lil davey the savage’s ultimate evil genius accomplishment has been to mass hypnotize and enthrall his gullible followers into believing that there are tons and tons of SPs out there, when in reality he’s the Super SP that has been destroying the lives of everyone he can, while driving $cn’s actual success stats (i.e., number of well done auditing hours and auditor training completions) straight down and vertical.
Maybe they are there for the free balloons?
Or the beer. 😉
Mike Wynski says
I wonder how long before there is a ribbon yanking on the new “Org” on K street? I have a feeling that the cult is going to have to increase their presence there…
Isn’t it odd that they honor Hubbard and the American College of Personnel Efficiency, which was essentially a FAILED project?
Mike Rinder says
Hubbard had no “failed projects.” He merely discovered unworkable things that led to new discoveries and breakthroughs that benefited all mankind. Of course, when he discovered them they were the greatest breakthrough since the invention of fire, but as they were discarded they became part of the “research track.”
The same way Napoleon discovered that conquering Europe was an unworkable solution and moved on to to do research on his private island uninhibited by enemy soldiers.
Reading about the make believe research, make believe claims and make believe science about radiation fir some reason brought this song to memory that I wrote and recorded years ago.
Fear of nuclear war is good for business for world saviors. Doing Time on Planet Earth.
Nice song! Very good musically and lyrically. Good job.
Muchas Gracias detroit. It’s one of my favorites of my stuff. Sometimes how I feel about this place.
Was it Babe Ruth who said: ‘The train wreck isn’t over until the rubbernecking stops’?
Mat Pesch says
Pretty soon Scientology’s promotion will have to read “with almost 10,000 active members worldwide”. Even then they won’t know for sure how many are just playing along so they can stay in communication with their spouse, parents, children, etc.
Space cootie on Sherman's shoulder says
If you do not count 3rd world slaves in the SO or any other staff and a scientologist being someone who at least showed up at an event this year and who said hip hip hurray and did not stay seated the number would be less than 10.000.Maybe 8500-to 9000.Including staff about 4500 this would make 13,500.If we assume a rate of shrinkage of 15% per year which seems on par for the last 5 years,10,000 will be reached by about summer 2018.
I totally agree Mat….uh….hold on a second….yes dear….I apologize I cut your comm….no dear I haven’t done my conditions on the 2D yet…..yes dear I sent the org our check….no dear I haven’t forgotten about our Chaplains Court…..Sorry Mat I’m back where was I?
Wognited and Out! says
Why should Scientology justify any of their criminal acts????
…and the Real Estate Ponzi Scam is one of their biggest and best accomplishments….
Slappy Miscavige should have seminars on the Fleecewinds for the Oat Teas “how to get rich spending parishoner’s money and not having to provide any transparency”
Why do they get away with wasting money like the US Government???
Simple – Scientology is, after all, a religion….(guy whistling in the air) that is allowed to hide their crimes behind the religious cloak.
Another building with no real intention or purpose to help others. Hum…things look bleak for scientology and worse than the prior 50 years combined.
This is not the product of an ‘ecclesiastical leader’, rather is the one of a sociopath like miscavige who, by the way, is deep down on the tone scale: hiding.
Thank you Mike continuing this blog.
And the really sad, maybe ironic thing about this whole thing is that Dave could turn it all around if he would just apply the right condition. So come on Dave, route yourself to Ethics, crack open that book and let’s turn this thing around.
RE Hubbard and Radiation. Yep. The man knew little to nothing about radiation. Like his failing at college courses, he gets a failing grade in Freshman Physics. And I mean high school, not college.
Space cootie on Sherman's shoulder says
Good point Jim.Then writes all about radiation by a nuclear physisist(and a medical docter)
And in 2016 people some people who are totally invested are buying this.Many of my friends andI were stupid
Cootie. Back in the day Hubbard wrote All about Radiation there was a lot known but withheld from the public and someone such as Hubbard. Now days, I peg the ignorance level of the public at 99%. And few try to understand the subject, I found it hard.
Mike Wynski says
Quite correct Jim. El conman would have failed even the physical science classes in the Junior High I went to. I mean saying that the body stores UV energy in fat cells then years later releases it insanely stupid.