I was in San Diego last weekend and swung by the new “ideal org.”
Here is what scientology displays on their website, presenting this as “California Dreaming Becomes Reality”:
Here is the non-dreaming reality:
It was 6pm on Saturday — Memorial Day weekend.
Just two blocks away, there were literally thousands of people in the streets going to restaurants and bars in the Gaslamp District. They literally overflowed the sidewalks and spilled onto the traffic.
This is not an org that lacks nearby body traffic.
The entire ground floor is windows (used to be parking before they turned it into an “ideal” FART Div 6). BUT THEY HAVE COVERED UP EVERY WINDOW so nobody like me can come along and take photos of the completely empty spaces. They do nothing private behind these curtains, they just do nothing at all. If they were busy with people it would be the best advertising possible, but a completely empty space is the worst message – so like much in scientology the answer is to cover it up.
It really looks inviting.
There was ONE person in front of the org.
A staff member smoking a cigarette.
She evidently has not completed the PTS/SP course. She turned her back to avoid looking at me and appearing in the photo — but didn’t put out her precious cigarette (it was likely worth more than she would earn for the whole day).
Dave Myers, who reportedly gave $1 million to the ideal org (I am told he mortgaged himself to the gills, sold all his assets and donated his retirement savings) scurried out a few minutes later to take pictures of me and report in to his seniors that he had spotted a major SP in the vicinity.
Like the Valley and Inglewood “ideal orgs” I have also seen recently, this place was completely and utterly dead.
Not much of a return on the million bucks he sank into the place.
I wonder what he thinks? No doubt he has been convinced that unlike all the OTHER ideal orgs, San Diego is an off-policy, out-ethics shithole full of PTS scumbags that are not making it go right like everyone else on earth.