With a lot of talk and emails and hype, the yellow shirts of the largest relief force on earth have not shown up on the radar in response to Hurricane Harvey.
Here is the latest from the bubble. The first promotional item from the CO CLO WUS announces that there are less than 400 VM’s (out of the 200,000 they claim to have) who have arrived to help with Hurricane Harvey.
And of course that number of 400 is massively inflated — but it is the HIGHEST it could possibly be (scientology math is something from another dimension… 12 Million scientologists, 200,000 VMs etc etc). You will note the photos show a handful of VM’s.
Gosh, 400 is only 1 in 500 of their claimed VMs for this, the largest natural catastrophe in US history in terms of numbers affected. That those who have showed up are good people with good intentions is not in question. Despite their often misplaced ideas of what constitutes help in such circumstances, it is commendable they are there at all. I am not, so have no room to be critical of their effort and sacrifice. My point from the outset is that this will be a test of the lies they tell the world about their amazing, massive, deployed at the drop of a hat private relief force.
She also discloses that the IAS is paying for the flights to get people to Texas and their “expenses.” This tells you how desperate they are to make a good showing out of this to be able to promote it in the future. The IAS does not normally cover this expense, they appear to have been shamed into taking this unusual step. Scientology is reacting to the exposure of their BS, knowing there is more exposure coming. I have often said the only thing that will ever bring about any change in scientology is outside pressure and exposure and this would seem to be another example of that.
Next is a Facebook message:
This is a chilling window into the mindset of a scientologist.
The authorities and officials are clueless — they need us before they can REALLY do anything. Unbelievably, this IS what scientologists think.
Hey guys! We tried to get gas today and the station was out. I also just read another post about someone not able to find gas. This madness needs to stop. This is what I’m sharing on my own FB page:
Austin friends! STOP THE GAS HOARDING!
I am working with my church to deploy hundreds to Houston, Rockport and other affected areas as are many other organizations. Please spread the word to stop the gas hoarding. The volunteers are the ones who really NEED the gas!
If you must, take the bus, the train or walk. These heroes MUST be deployed to the areas that need them most and must not be stopped by a run on the gas here.
Please spread the word. Thank you!
And a final note on the VM’s. You may be aware that there were large and very dangerous fires near Burbank over the last few days. Hundreds of homes were evacuated. Ash falling from the sky all over the Valley. Including the largest ideal org on earth, located 10 minutes from the disaster zone. I happened to be in the area yesterday and swung by the org to check out what they were doing to muster the VMs for this.
As always the main parking lot of the org was completely empty.
And look what was sitting in the small parking lot… What, no VMs were even USING the van? It was sitting there being covered with ash. They didn’t even have 5 VMs they needed to transport to the scene?
Once again, I call BS on their claims about Valley ideal org and their claims about 200,000 VM’s.
In addition to the regular episodes of The Aftermath, we have shot a number of “specials” focusing on different aspects of scientology, especially ones we get most questions about.
A&E intersperses these throughout the season. I do not know when they will be or why they choose to air them when they do. The first is tonight – focused on the Bridge. I suspect A&E thought it might be good to take a bit of a breather after the first three episodes which have not been easy viewing (and there are more coming).
For ex-scientologists, you will likely not find a whole lot of new information. We try to explain things in a way that non-Scientologists will understand. But you might find some of the perspective she interesting.
I will put up the usual post tonight after the show airs so you can leave your thoughts and comments.