Our man in Sweden, Dan Koon, has sent us a copy of the “Dead Agent Pack” being distributed to those who dare question the wisdom of David Miscavige’s Ideal Org Strategy.
As D/A packs go, it leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it is really lame.
It could be Exhibit 1 in a presentation to prove that Ideal Orgs are a squirrel, off policy “bright idea” by the Chairman of the MEST Universe.
Of course it can be tough to try to find quotes to “Dead Agent” clear LRH Policy. It’s sort of like the North Koreans trying to “D/A” the “enemy line” that they live in a closed society with impoverished, brainwashed citizens.
I have broken this pack down into the topics it covers. Each is posed in the form of a question. The full document is at the end of this posting.
Why is the OTC responsible for this? Good Question — they shouldn’t be!
Whoever put this together apparently has no idea of the history of Scientology (not a big surprise). The PL they cite from December 1966 makes reference to “OT Activities”. OT II had been released in 1966 and LRH resigned as Executive Director International that same month. He was already looking to form the “OT Team” that would become the Sea Project. It is clear that the SH OT Committee (the subject of this PL) became the OT Central Committee and in a PL dated 11 August 1967 (the day BEFORE the official foundation of the Sea Project/Sea Org) he describes the far reaching responsibilities and even designates a pale blue flag with an OT symbol for this – the emblem on the stack of the Apollo.
So, in fact the assignment of the functions of “Buildings for Scientology Orgs” and “General improvement of finances” is a SEA ORG function. There are hundreds of policies, Flag Orders, Central Bureau Orders, Flag Bureau Data Letters and other issues that make clear that the Sea Org is responsible for finances and buildings. Believe me, LRH NEVER addressed these functions to anyone other than the Sea Org after 1967. To misquote this 1966 PL today as justification for the “OT Ambassadors” (a term found nowhere other than in the world of Miscavology) is disingenuous at best.
Why do we do fundraising? Gung-ho Groups. Seriously?
More twisted misquotes from two PL are all they could come up with. Of course they completely ignore “What Your Fees Buy” that says:
So where does your fee go? … the biggest part of your fee stays right in your area. It is used to make training and processing and data available to the next fellow first by keeping the org there and second by letting him know about it and third by making as sure as possible that the training and processing he gets is standard and effective.
The quote from KSW requires a total dub-in that because finance is listed as “contributions that were worthwhile” this means people donated money for no service. It’s like saying “defense” is on the list so that means LRH sanctioned people being beaten up as that was “defense.”
And the second PL “Gung-Ho Groups” is equally inapt. This reference is clearly talking about GUNG HO groups, not Scientology orgs. He refers to them as “civic-minded groups” and that they be “a member of existing nonprofit organizations” and “Governments have been known to contribute large sums to groups.” Clearly, not talking about demanding “contributions” from Scientology public for buildings.
What about HCOPL 18 Jan 65 Building Fund Account? (A policy that has NOT been modified by later references or organizations being established). It says:
“The weekly proportion of income owing to the Building Fund Account must be paid into it weekly and may not be withheld.
…the Building Fund is to purchase property, but when this is done, the purchase must be for cash or, if any mortgage is involved,all further payments than the initial payment must be made from the expense sum.
Could we not instead just build up the finances with steady growth and then after some time we have the needed finance? Well that IS a good question….
Oh, you mean EXACTLY like LRH says in dozens of references?
And the “handling” for this is to lift a quote completely out of context from LRH ED 339R about “speed of expansion is the problem of management”. There is not a SINGLE mention of buying buildings in 339R, there are about 15 pages between 339R and 339R-1 explaining what must be done to EXPAND an org. Recruitment, hatting, purpose etc. And nothing about buying buildings or getting “donations” from public. ONLY about delivering service.
What did the founder do himself? Another good question! Maybe we should do that!
Errr, apart from writing hundreds of policy letters about expanding orgs, about premises not needing to be posh, about “solving it with Scientology”, about not having bingo nights to raise money?
Oh, you mean the paragraph from the 1959 PL where LRH says he bought St Hill with his own money and used all the reserves he had to do so? Hey good idea – USE the reserves to buy the buildings. A couple of billion dollars buys a LOT of buildings, even the extravagant palaces David Miscavige dictates. At $20 million each, you could get 100 of them all at once and we done with clearing the planet!!! And release OT IX and X! And have public that still have money to go up the Bridge (as long as you also got rid of the IAS).
Why are the new ideal orgs so big? Napoleon Complex?
There is not even a reference that responds to this at all.
The first quote is simply irrelevant and bordering on non-sequitur.
The second merely says we need “a strong central organization, steady effective staff members and precisely formed and compartmented posts and departments.” Somehow this is supposed to be interpreted to say “big buildings.”??
Then the third quote talks about the space planning for a hypothetical “ideal org” and that it would be three long buildings and the floorplan would follow the Scientology org board. Still no justification for a huge building where the utilities alone exceed the weekly FP.
So, there is apparently no answer other than to try and pretend there is a large org in the big building. Sort of like stuffing a sock in your underwear….
Is image that important? Only to those who place appearance above substance….
Dear me. This one goes into free fall before it gets started. The first quote is from the very PL that says right within their quote:
While we know it takes income to make a place look smart and to have elegant quarters, this is not the point of this policy letter. … A clean set of quarters and a neat professional looking staff can increase your income by about 500 percent.”
And then they quote from LRH ED 102 Int THE IDEAL ORG. This is where Miscavige took the name for his squirrel program of MEST acquisition. Thhis is their excerpt:
The ideal org would be an activity where people came to achieve freedom and where they had confidence they would attain it.
It would have enough space in which to train, process and administrate without crowding.
It would be located where the public could identify and find it.
It would be busy looking, with staff in motion not standing about.
It would be clean and attractive enough not to repel its public.
Sorry, once again, that proves absolutely nothing. It militates AGAINST an insane stampede of heavy handed regging to buy huge buildings and renovate them at ridiculous cost. And ESPECIALLY when you include the end of the LRH ED which reads as follows:
“Such an ideal org would be built by taking what one has and step by step building and smoothing, grooving in and handling each of its functions, with each of its divisions doing more and more of its full job better and better.
The business is always there – the skill with which it is handled and the results on pcs and students is the single important line which makes it possible to build the rest.
The ideal org is the image one builds toward. It is the product of the causative actions of many. Anything which is short of an ideal org is an out-point that can be put right. The end product is not just an ideal org but a new civilization already on its way.
L. Ron Hubbard
The final insanity:
Ideal Orgs are Fulfilling LRH’s Intention for Churches of Scientology. Only in the imagination of the blind being led by the blind…
This takes the cake. To “Dead Agent” the “squirrels quote out of context two LRH sentences: Don’t get interested in real estate. Don’t get interested in the massed of buildings, because that’s not important.”
Then they proceed to quote the two paragraphs (the exact quotes I have seen the “squirrels” use repeatedly???) as follows in an effort to prove that it says something completely different in support of the squirrel Ideal Orgs program. It could not be further from the truth! I guess they think if they say “It’s out of context” and “here is the full quote” people will not read it and will simply assume the “out of context” bit was actually meaning the opposite of what it said. This is a new twist on the “Dead Agent caper.” Just claim it’s a lie and attach a document that proves it isn’t a lie….
Here is the full quote they include to “prove” Ideal Orgs are perfect embodiments of LRH intention…
We own a tremendous amount of property. We have a tremendous amount of material and so forth, and it keeps growing. But that’s not important. When buildings get important to us, for God sakes, some of you born revolutionists will you please blow up central headquarters. If somebody had put some HE under the Vatican long ago, Catholicism might still be going. Don’t get interested in real estate. Don’t get interested in the masses of buildings, because that’s not important.
What is important is how much service you can give the world, and how much you can get done and how much better you can make things. These are important things, these are all that are important. A bank account never measured the worth of a man. His ability to help measured his worth, and that’s all.
Oh yeah, that proves it!
Here is the entire pack (click to magnify):
Old School says
Napoleon? More like Henry VIII. At the next International “event” we’ll see Miss Cabbage wearing the Ideal Codpiece
Odd Thomas says
I guess what gets my cookies frosted with all of this, is the numb-from-the-neck-up attitude assumed by current Corporate Scientologists, when it comes to evaluating what’s in front of them. Year after year, I see more truth seeping into the “groundwater” and becoming available to all concerned and yet — nothing happens. Scientologists of long standing, glare out into space when confronted with a smoking gun, and pretend it’s just a prop. I haven’t seen this many blank stares since my high school graduation. Nothing appears to impinge. Nothing seems to cut through the haze. It’s right out of Orwell’s 1984. The outpoint has become the norm and is gleefully accepted. It’s actually quite scary. Like watching video clips from North Korea, where average people believe and repeat the most outrageous statements, failing to comprehend that what they’re saying makes absolutely no sense and is not backed by anything they have actually seen.
I understand how someone without any education, can be made to believe the most incredible things, by twisting the truth and using force and fear to insert ideas into their own thinking. But how do you get well educated, processed and trained individuals to act like morons, with such regularity? I’m not saying it as a put down, but as a clinical fact. A moron, having an IQ in the 60-80 band, is not expected to be able to think much of anything through to a conclusion. He’s expected to act, based on learned responses, with little to no reasoning involved. But a Scientologist?
I know many of the people out there. I know they are not inherently stupid; they have the sense, common and otherwise, to think things through. Yet they stand in the middle of the road, with a child’s sense of wonderment, believing the truck will never hit them. Yikes!
Intelligence and training can lose a lot of relevance and power when a being is operating off an uninspected fixed idea as his fundamental stable datum.
Wendy Munro says
I agree with your diagnosis Aquamarine. The RCS knows this and capitalises on it. They count on people not having time/access to look at the full reference, or the other references. They make people think (as I used to think) that it was unthinkable that their ethics could be anything less than perfect. A fundamental stable datum reinforced by the make wrong on me, and getting sent to ethics for small things. All that crap is what makes this blog (and others like it) so important. First the fundamental stable datum has to be wiggled a little before the lies can be yanked out like a rotten tooth. But then, once the false datum gone, then I agree with Odd Thomas – it is mind boggling that intelligent scns cannot see the ship is going to sink and take them down with it.
sets guy says
Well it does seem that the more “processing” they get the stupider they become. Maybe hypnosis is not such a good tool to”wake” someone up?
sets guy says
That and the constant state of fear sleep deprivation and North Korean brainwashing techniques which are in daily use. 🙂
Jim Logan says
So, the “squirrels” are saying that LRH says MEST ain’t it, and DM then says to prove that this is “squirrel” that LRH says MEST ain’t it. Well that makes perfect sense Dave.
The bad news is that unless someone is really fed up, this shitty D/A pack will serve. The handler can use it to cave the person in. “I’ve just shown you the LRH on it,” and so forth. The good news is that more and more people are really fed up!
I’m left with,
The responsibility for the Ideal Org program belongs to The Public.
Mike Rinder says
P85 — of course, its been that way from the outset, very deliberately.
Miscavige told the “OT” Ambassadors they could not have OT IX and X until all orgs were SH Size. They began rumbling about the unreal target. They knew orgs were not expanding. And the only thing they could do was join staff (quite a number of them did).
So, he reinterpreted his “carrot” to “all orgs Ideal.” And then made them responsible for getting the money. Now they could not be “disaffected” about the unreal target as it would just be turned around on them that they had not done their jobs and hadnt lived up to their end of the “bargain.” He was safe as he would never have to produce the non-existent OT IX and X AND he would rake in the bucks and purchase property with NOTHING to deliver other than cutting a ribbon every couple of months to keep up appearances that all is well in the world….
You’d think that anyone receiving one of these packs might get curious, pull all of the references and sort it out for themselves. I mean the authors of the pack condemn un-named “squirrels” for quoting LRH out of context and then procede to do so themselves! Hopefully, some do read all of the references in full. I like to send people who are railing against un-named “squirrels” to the COS’s Freedom Mag web site. …..It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to spot the outpoints there and figure out who is lying.
Over the long term, I think that Miscavige has been trying to de-power Scientologists by making sure that they don’t learn how to read well and think for themselves. DM has diverted attention from the delivery of normal services which Ron developed to enhance those abilities by altering and de-emphasizing the importance of the Key to Life Course, the Basic Study Manual, the Student Hat course, the M1 Co-audit, and the Data Series Evaluators Course to name a few. Scientologists are taught to look in the DM glossary instead of the dictionary. Fewer and fewer Scientologists feel confident about their ability to fully understand what they read. As a result, they are more and more willing to accept the evaluation of some “Authority” as to what an issue says or doesn’t say. Ron developed these courses and procedures so that Scientologists could become truly educated and discern the difference between lies and truths. Done standardly, they result in these abilities. These services actually protect people from the bad effects caused by liars and con artists. They help a person to sort out what is true for themselves.
Anyway, hopefully, on their own if need be, enough people will see through the bullshit and notice where it is coming from.
It is very hard to believe that someone would be so corrupt as to seek to overtly sell blatant lies to others for their own hidden reasons , but such people DO sometimes exist. Here is a historical example of a person who cold-bloodedly told blatant lies to others to forward an evil hidden agenda. His name was Joseph Goebbels:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
But there is one thing about the truth…. As Ron said, “The truth persists.”
Dave Fagen says
Speed of expansion? Really? The Chicago Org bought its building in 2007. That part alone took four years. It’s now been 7 additional years and they still haven’t moved in. A total of 10 years and still counting. That is speed of expansion? You think maybe if this “Ideal Org” multi-million dollar distraction hadn’t been going on for 10 years, and if our OEC trained ED had been left alone to do her actual job description, that there would have been some real expansion? Let’s not even mention the low stats of the orgs that actually have moved in to their new buildings.
Hallie Jane says
The aberrated think here is painful. I know seventh graders who can make more salient arguments. Forget that thousands of permanent certs of auditors were cancelled and invalidated en mass with the golden age of crap. ( All the tech terminals trained on LRH’s watch) Forget that the whole body of study tech, LRH’s original books, and successful students were invalidated en mass because of the evil transcriptionist motivator. Forget that LRH’s checksheets are gone and training, HALF the entire bridge to OT is dismantled. Forget the en mass invalidation of clear declarations. Forget the en mass overrun of OT’s on sec checks, arbitrary lengths on solo nots and unnecessary actions.
LRH’s Scn. is dismantled, but by all means, let’s twist his words and get some more god damned fucking buildings! grrrrrrrrrr
Jane Doe says
YOu go girl! What she said!!!
Wendy Munro says
The degree and volume of the “blah, blah, blah” that the RCS puts out on this, reflects the degree and volume of resistance from the field. I think many (even still in) are beginning to notice that the Kool Aid they are drinking tastes funny!
I think it is odd to D/A founder’s words by quoting what he has said or written in other circumstances. It will go nowhere. I only see justifications on why RCS must get the so-called Ideal Orgs purchased and built. Unless the D/A pack contains actual data of GDSes to show they are close to or even beating the GDSes of old SH, then the arguments or rumors will continue. Because only results/products justify. But RCS will never present the GDSes in any D/A pack, except a millisecond presentation of phony graphs in their events. RCS must assert those stats need to be kept confidential so the enemies cannot use them to attack (laugh at).
You’ve got to be kidding! I’ve always wondered what the excuse was for the fake cartoon non-graphs. So the RCS needs to hold back the actual, specific, booming stat data and communicate only vague statistical generalities to prevent the SPs from attacking? Oh, brother! What a freakin’ unbelievable whopper!! And the OTs swallow this reasoning? Oh My God.
Mr. Shakespeare, you said it well: : “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive”.
Radical Church of Scientology, you are imploding. Implode, baby, implode.
Regular Dog says
Yes Mike, that’s pretty crazy that Miscavige’s people say they follow LRH’s teachings and present proof that shows that they don’t. It kind of makes me long for the old days in 2009 I believe where Tommy Davis was able to explain things by saying you were upset because you “weren’t running with the big dogs in the talls grass” anymore.
Mike Rinder says
RD — yeah, that line always made me smile. Sometime when I am not so deluged with news coming in from around the world, I am going to do a post about Tommy and Jessica. It will be fun….
sets guy says
Oh Mike I can’t wait. Please do that. Happily he is gone too. On second thought I don’t know that it’s good or not. Maybe he was doing more damage when he was around? 🙂
Jane Doe says
Yes please do tell us about Tommy Davis!
Chris Black says
Good analysis, Mike. I’ve always liked – and admired – that about you: your ability to show the illogic of the RCS statements and ideas. I operate a lot off of logic and the ability to differentiate (sanity), and the use of the data series to identify similarities, identities, and differences. It’s nice to read something founded and based on the same idea of rationality. Nice also because there sure ain’t none left in DM’s management school.
Paul J says
This proves the insanity of DM. The Co$ will promote endlessly that Ideal orgs are on policy and Independent Scientologists will insist they aren’t. The bottom line is that no matter what, they don’t work and DM keeps building them. These orgs are like boats in the middle of the ocean with giant anchors that will pull them to the bottom no matter how hard they row. I’m sure everyone knows the saying that insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. If Ideal Orgs worked DM would be right and it wouldn’t matter that it violates policy, but because they never have and never will work it’s easy to see that DM is truly insane. He has destroyed the Church of Scientology.
Mike Rinder says
Excellent comment and analogy.
And the ultimate in simplicity — if they worked there would be no argument.
Miscavige is trying to hoodwink people into believing they DO work and that is done in 2 ways:
1. BS stat graphs/generalities about expansion
2. Pretending this is “per policy” which gets the run-of-the-mill Scientologist to sit down and shut up as that then means that if they are NOT working, it isnt because the plan or action is wrong, it is because “it isnt being done right” or some other excuse. ALL he has to do is convince the clubbed seals that this is “what LRH wanted” and they will blindly support it no matter what evidence is before their eyes.
Could it be said that RCS’s Ideal Org program is an admission that LRH policy does not work, or is ineffective in bringing about prosperous orgs? That DM had to invent new policy to realize LRH’s postulate of an Ideal Org. I say this because of their attempts to force the square peg (DM’s policy) into the round hole (LRH policy) in the D/A pack, to convince the faithful that they are indeed “on-source”.
Core religious belief dictates that LRH tech AND policy is infallible, when clearly after six decades of dedicated attempts to make LRH policy work, the results have been disappointing. The only conclusion is that “you are doing it wrong”, never questioning the possibility that maybe, just maybe, not all of LRH’s admin “technology” really works. Gasp!
While I agree with LRH’s postulate for an Ideal Org, he didn’t really dictate exactly how this was to come about, other than broad brushstrokes (e.g. “apply policy”, “stick with Green-on-White”). DM’s “policy” is just more unworkable policy, but it’s worse because it is based on unsound, delusional business concepts.
Is it possible that the systemic, long-term, underlying “why” for Scn org poor performance and viability is the fact that they have been applying policy, or trying to? And that the infallibility of LRH admin tech is a lie?
I am not condemning the whole body of work. I think there are valid philosophic concepts in the admin tech; however, literal application on a day-to-day basis is demonstrably unworkable. I recently re-watched Bob Mongiello’s YouTube video on the Riverside Mission, and I got what made them successful was working off of policy “concepts”, really thinking with the data and applying it as they saw fit. They created their own operational policy that used LRH admin “concepts” as a foundation.
Personally, I would not want to be in DM’s shoes, or anyone running the church, with the proviso that forced me to use unworkable management practices.
In the end it will be proved that DM’s bright idea will fail (as we are seeing), and it will be a massive 3rd dynamic secondary. Orgs will fail, staff will feel like they “did it wrong”, public will feel like “they didn’t do enough and let LRH down”, and the reputation of Scn will be tarnished. This is a game where everyone loses.
Jane Doe says
Exactly Mike. And it brings up the vital need for training. The clubbed seals can believe any misquoted or out of context or altered LRH quote that DM trots out to them because most of them are not trained. Many of them have always been professional pcs who never took the time to do training. But if you train and know the tech, you can hopefully spot when DM is playing with semantics and pulling one small LRH bit out of context and ignoring the other things that negate it even in the same policy! I think the price of freedom needs to add this: Constant alertness, a willingness to fight back and knowing your own technology through study and application of it.
Mike, totally true. . I personally know one Clubbed Seal, who if/when shown this D/A pack will swallow it whole and probably not even read it but simply take it as fact on the urgings of the correct RCS “Opinion Leaders”.
Ronnie Bell says
Good googly-woogly. They’re getting so desperate, they’re now actually quoting LRH policies which clearly PROVE how off the rails they are. You’ve got to be monstrously PTS to put something like that together, and not see that you’ve included the precise chapter and verse that indicts you and the whole operation.
This thing reads like it was penned by some low level North Korean gov’t apparatchik, who’s so scared of Dear Leader and his jack-booted thugs, that he’ll say anything to defend the criminal regime.
Richard Grant says
To inject just a tiny note of devil’s advocacy, I would say that while this effort is feeble (and likely as not will have the opposite effect to that which was intended), it does seem to represent an effort to recognize and respond to criticism.
That’s something rather out of the ordinary for this organization and hence it’s hardly surprising they’ve made a hash of it. But still I find it surprising that the COS, presumably at David’s direction, has come so close to acknowledging, albeit tacitly, that these questions deserve answers. The more predictable and customary style of dead-agenting would be to attack the critics, no?
Jane Doe says
Good point Richard. I think their OSA bots read Mike and Marty’s and Steve’s and Karen’s sites and know that we are showing truth about the Idle Morgues, and that scares DM. So they put out answers to it by selectively quoting LRH out of context. The DA packs they use normally are just slander the author and never address the actual points brought up. But as you pointed out, this one is different. This one attempts to answer the questions. It is done this way I think to justify the overt and answer the doubts in the still in clubbed seals as well as to try to DA the loudly proclaiming Indies.
Aside from the fact that I am optimistic by nature, after re-reading the D/A pack and all of the posts here on it , I join those who opine that this is evidence of real trouble in Ideal Org Fundraising Land.
If Ideal Morgue fundraising stats were trending in an over-all acceptable way it would make no sense for the RCS to respond directly to anything Marty and Mike and other “squirrels” would say on their blogs.
Looks to me like what is being applied is Step One of the Danger Formula: “Bypass habits and normal routines”. Yes, I do see this as evidence that the truth IS getting out there enough to down the stats and really scare the bastards!
The Oracle says
Wow. This should be on it’s own web site. This is vital information. Thanks Mike. The truth is mercy.
The Oracle says
The way some people will twist or alter is to forward their own purposes, with the tech and with the admin, is spooky. Is nothing sacred anymore? These people are out ruds, and desperate desperate desperate.
Show me someone who is desperate and I’ll show you someone capable of anything. When a person hits this level he has long since ceased thinking or using the ethics tech. And if ever there was a desperate person, it is in the ranks of the fanatics. Those people are totally keyed in.
Agreed. The Dwarf is a cornered rat (iwth apologies to rats as one of God’s creatures).
So, fundraising is viable LRH policy, eh? Yet, curiously LRH never followed his own policy? And never wrote any Green-On-White on HOW to fundraise? After all, Ron wrote policy on all activities from the mundane to the sublime. He wrote policy on how to do laundry, on how to wash a car, for heaven’s sake. But not one HCOPL on this activity which is touted as vital for expansion – expansion, you know, that thing which spawned the Birthday Game…
See, this is why I have to make jokes sometimes, because otherwise I’d be really depressed at the thought that there are people still in who will accept this and stay in the fold.
Tom Gallagher says
Repeat after me- TOTAL MELTDOWN!
Obviously even the clubbed seals can’t take it anymore. Hence this nonsense from the 5 foot, 4 inch sawed-off lunatic pope.
Note to the little one (DM): Enjoy your single malt. It may be your last. Unless it’s served at Leavenworth….
As D/A packs go, it leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it is really lame.
I have never seen a DA pack that was not really lame, one-sided, and clearly designed to deceive the reader as to all sides of the truth of the situation it was written to “handle”.
The term “Dead Agent” itself says it all.
If speed was imperative then the focus would be solely on quality delivery to the masses not endless fundraising for empty buildings. The Bridge would be affordable to all. Super Power would have been available decades ago. Same for OTIX & OTX (if indeed they exist). Orgs would be lively and fun, booming to the point where they would actually need new quarters to accommodate larger volumes of public. Instead, some fucking idiot thought it would be better to just fundraise the shit out of everybody. Those few who haven’t yet walked out in disgust are now stuck with a huge, empty building and a general public who’d rather toast their collective nuts over a bunsen burner than go anywhere near it. “We’re Ideal!” they cry. “But where are all the people we were promised!?” Seriously. Pigeons learn faster.
Isn’t this so-called D/A pack a little bit like proving Nixon was innocent by providing a video of Nixon saying “I am not a crook”?
LRH says that you disprove lies by documenting the truth. It’s true that LRH said or wrote those things.
The problem is THAT IT’S PROVABLY TRUE THAT MISCAVIGE ISN’T DOING THEM. That’s the “true data” that a D/A pack should be concentrating on, not getting into a semantic debate about what LRH wrote or didn’t write or what LRH quote is applicable or not applicable.
If the true purpose of the GAAAAAACK and the Ideal Org Program (now expanded to the Ideal Narconon program) were to expand Scientology, the TRUTH WOULD BE IN THE ACTUAL STATS AS DEMONSTRABLE OVER THE PAST 14 years.
Miscavige CLAIMS that there’s been 70x expansion since 2001. SHOW US THE STATS. We’ll shut up if your 70x claim is provable with the stats. RESULTS. The whole scam is exploding in Miscavige’s face because he’s not able to credibly prove it’s achieved any results.
The whole Narconon implosion is based on “expansion through criminality”. The tyranny of Miscavige demanding results using his techniques is a little like demanding people open a can of beans with a nerf ball.
It might be possible, with enough force and ethics and screaming, to open one can of beans. But you can’t use a nerf ball as a kitchen tool and efficiently feed the entire student body of Michigan State University every day.
It’s just the wrong tool for the job.
That’s what PILOTING a major program SHOULD BE ABOUT. You try your “bright idea” on ONE ORG. If the staff leaves in droves…if the parishioners won’t come near the place…if the auditing hours drop to nil…if the number of auditors made drops to nil…MAYBE THE PILOT PROGRAM WAS THE WRONG PROGRAM.
If Miscavige were really PILOTING his harebrained ideas and using PILOT PROGRAMS as envisioned by LRH, then the only Idle Org would be Buffalo or Tampa. FOR THE LAST 14 years.
And the rest of Scientology training and delivery would be proceeding apace.
Correct, I immediately thought on the justification definition, which states:
“explaining away the most flagrant wrongnesses. Most explanation of conduct, no matter how fr fetched, seems perfectly right to the person making them since he or she is only asserting self rightness and other-wrongness”.
It shows they are “concerned” as now thy have to explain, with a DA pack, why fund raising and so forth is being done. The truth is reaching others and this is just an attempt to explain their far fetched “strategy” It wont work…
Paul Foster (Martin Luther) says
Oh I love this. It’s brilliant. Thanks for providing a point-by-point “dead dead agent pack”. (if they come out with a new pack to refute your refutation, will that be a “dead dead dead agent pack”?) (Smile)
Kevin Tighe says
As we’ve discussed before one can always find an LRH policy or quote to support whatever viewpoint one might have. I personally could care less if the ideal org program was “off policy” if it worked. The simple fact is that it is an utter failure as are GAT, the Basics, Tom Cruise’s wife search and anything else the demented one has put his teeny hands on including Shelly.
Roger from Switzerland Thought says
Intelligent people will, after having read that pack, know that they are lying !
And the not too intelligent will have a 100% certainty that DM is only following LRH policy !
Just unbelievable !
Wow…I guess LRH was too stupid to apply his own policy in building orgs when he was running the show, seeing as fundraising for big, ornate buildings wasn’t started until 2004.
Once again, David Miscavige is trying to show everyone how he knows more about LRH tech and policy than LRH did.
one of those who see says
Exactly, if Fundraising is the right road then why didn’t LRH ever do any fundraising? This is a good question to ask those still in.
One of those who see,
Right!! VERY good question to ask those in.
And when we had our Org with the mortgage and finance issues, how come no management terminals ever crammed us on the policies to get fundraising going to pay off the mortgage? How come we had to sell services to pay the mortgage? And how come we never bought the building to begin with by fundraising?? How come FSO and Big Blue were not purchased thru fundraising when LRH was on the line?? Geez…LRH should have been sent to cramming.
Li Po says
If I was stil In and reading this masterpiece D/A pack, I would be instantly OUT ! One shot Clear !
Oh my, oh my… the Squirrels quote LRH…
Wait a minute….that’s not a D/A Pack, that’s a Justification Pack 🙂
That was my thought, exactly…
Jane Doe says
Thank you Dan for getting this to us and thank you Mike for the quotes which DA the DA pack. This is important enough to warrant its own tab on both your site and Marty’s site up top, a tap called DA references for Ideal Orgs.
Simple Thetan says
One needs to be a complete idiot to buy into this DA pack.
Alex Castillo says
Simple Thetan, don’t you get it? They ARE a bunch of complete idiots! If they weren’t they wouldn’t be where they are.
sets guy says
This should really help hasten the departure of anyone who can still think or look at all.
If one could get bulk copies of this, it would be a great caper to just pass them out to existing RCS staff and public, maybe with the statement “Here’s the proof.”
Bruce Pratt says
OMG. Face palm.
This collection of drivel and dribble is supposed to pass for a D/A pack? Dan is playing an April Fool’s Day joke late. Or in his case, way early. That must be it. It’s as good for me to dub that in to make sense of it as asking me to accept as is this, well, shoddy substitute would be an upgrade to its quality, so I guess I will have to call it a pack, pack.
Mike Rinder says
Hello Bruce! Nice to see you here….
Yvonne Schick says
The very fact that it was necessary to put this pack together is very telling. Clearly, many still in that church are disagreeing with the ideal org strategy and fundraising or this would not have been done. And they are not new concerns. Many of us were asking the same questions and having the same disagreements back in 2002 or 2003 when we started fundraising for the first ideal org in Tampa.
Amen Yvonne. They KNOW this project is not what the members want, so they are calling those who quote LRH squirrels once again.