A Special Correspondent sent this in.
I’ve recently started getting texts from Judy Fagerman, who seems to still be the VM I/C Tampa.
Here are a few texts she sent me in the last few weeks. I copied all text exactly. Typos included:
Dec 15: “Active VM now this week? 141 assists, 34 books at Winter Wonderland. Miracle wins! ML, Judy :)”
Dec 22: “Active VM now this week? Did 220 assists, sold 48 books & got out 1,300 promo at Winter Wonderland! Woo hoo! ML, Judy”
An earlier one I found interesting since it allows sign “waiving” to be counted as a VM activity:
Oct 27: “Active VM now this week? Helping with sign waiving against Ammendmant 2 counts. ML, Judy” (Amendment 2 is the one re Medical Marijuana in Fl)
I find it amazing, though not really surprising, that “VM’s” and “FSMs” and “CCHR Volunteers” are apparently one and the same.
So a single person that goes out to “waive” some signs against Amendment 2 becomes an “active VM”, as well as an “active CCHR volunteer” as well as an “active member of the OTC” and an “active FSM.”
And hey presto, each one counts that person as an “active” VM/CCHR/FSM/OTC and those stats are added together for the “total volunteers active in the Tampa Bay area” and pretty soon every person is 4.
It’s a microcosm of the sort of creative “scientology math” that offers up “47X expansion” and “12 million scientologists.”
South African Blog
So nice to see our friends at the South African blog back from vacation.
And the article today is very interesting. Seems to be stirring up some upset in the comments, but IMHO well worth reading. You don’t have to agree or disagree with the viewpoint the author puts forth, though I doubt anyone can disagree with everything he wrote. What is of value is to look at things, everything, from different perspectives. The ability to do so is truly the oft promised “Think For Yourself” that scientology promises but doesn’t deliver.