David Miscavige is fond of talking about how his “Ideal Org” program is creating “islands of sanity”… It is prominent in his official hagiography at scientology.org
The idea that “OT’s” are the ones “changing the planet” and creating “ideal orgs” is a “truth” scientology. It was one of Miscavige’s strokes of genius to make the “OT’s” responsible for creating ideal orgs. That way, they could not complain that they were not able to do OT IX and X, because Miscavige set an arbitrary that all orgs had to be “ideal” before this could happen (it actually began with all orgs St Hill Size, but when that was recognized as unattainable and therefore not a usable carrot, he changed it to “Ideal Orgs”)/
The Flag OT Committee harps on fundraising for these ideal orgs as if their ethics clearance depends on it. Of course, it does. Or at least, healthy contributions to the ideal org fundraising is a great when sitting in front of a scientology ethics officer or chaplain.
It’s an image scientologists love to invoke — their ideal orgs are “islands of sanity” in the sea of wogdom. Hubbard even went on to say how these islands would grow and become one monolithic sane continent…
So, here is something from the Flag OT Committee that highlights just how unreal the “we are making it” and “we are changing society” and “clearing the planet” really is.
Of course, the other thing about the Caribbean is that it is home to the ultimate in OT cause and effectiveness, the Freewinds. If there was going to be anywhere on earth where the true demonstration of OTness would manifest, it would obviously emanate out from the Freewinds. After all, these were the very beings that brought down the Berlin Wall and shattered criminality and drug violence in Colombia.
And of course, ideal orgs are the embodiment of precisely what is needed to bring sanity into a zone. They say this all the time.
So, isn’t it just a little odd, that there is not a single one of these “islands of sanity” in a region of the world that is literally made up of islands. 7,000 of them in the Caribbean that are part of 13 sovereign nations and 12 dependent territories.
NOT A SINGLE ONE has any scientology except Puerto Rico. Not an ideal org. Not even a normal run of the mill small and failing org. No ideal missions. Or even small and failing missions.
Yet they constantly conduct seminars on the Freewinds with the tech to handle anything, from your personal life to your business to even changing nations (the latter is specifically how they promote their “PR tech” seminar).
But, in the entire Caribbean there is not a thing to show for it? Nothing? No interest in the tech? No groups or missions or orgs to “fulfill the demand?”
Nada. Bupkiss. Zilch.
So much for the power of OT’s at total cause over Matter, Energy, Space and Time.
Even the US orgs are isolated islands of sorts. Research shows that people generally won’t travel more than 15 to 20 minutes to get to something. I checked once for several of the orgs around the country, and typically the population is well under half a million within that surrounding zone, so they’re really only convenient to at best 10% of the population in the areas where they’re located, and in some cases probably less than 5%.
While the mistaken focus on vastly oversized “ideal” orgs has limited Scientology’s membership prospects, the ongoing failure of the missions show that it’s about more than geography, as well. My best guess is that what’s at work is something like a mix of aging membership that goes back to the days when there was more geographic coverage due to the missions, and a limited number of diehards who either travel longer distances than could normally be expected or move closer to where the orgs are; I doubt Scientology’s membership would be more than 50% larger than it’s current tiny size, even if they had multiple orgs in many more metropolitan areas.
Kaz Thomas says
It really bugs me that they call their ideal orgs or any other building they have purchased with their tax free dollars, a church. The definition of church is, “a building for Christian worship”, there is no worship going on in their buildings and Scientology has no connection to Christianity, it’s just a facade for collecting money. I suppose COB worships himself and/or money in the few buildings he stays in but it just isn’t right to refer to their buildings as churches.
Ammo Alamo says
The exciting drive for donations to complete my Ideal Yard starts today! Donate now!
When my superbly designed Ideal Yard is complete, it will attract family members from far and wide to swim in the swimming pool, dive from the dive board, grill on the grill, swing on the swing, monkey with the monkey bars, and putt on the putting green. Note: donations for upkeep required; dogs and children on leashes allowed; not responsible for deaths or injuries, especially in the secured and guarded Lawn Dart RPF Section.
We are also excited to announce that we are only 96 Ideal Yards away from an All-Ideal Subdivision!
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Chris Shugart says
Astute, very astute. A reputable establishment in the making.
Thanks for the laugh, Ammo 🙂
christopher baranet says
Try a Pirate Party, maybe? BTW,you cant just ask for money. You have to give them some status to shoot for.
Such as ” Pool Patron “. ” Pool Patron Superfoluos “. “Charcoal Grill Gatuitious” etc.
Forget pirates, they’ve been done to death. Ditto Big Bird, chickens and other poultry. Ammo, for your first fundraiser would you please throw a Camelot Party and invite me? There’s this Lady Guinevere thing I just gotta get out of my system. I promise to be generous! Just let me be Guinevere, soon! Spirit of Play! And if you hold the Camelot Event before Thanksgiving, I’ll throw in a lawn mower. The time is now.
Sarah Blodgett says
But but but I wanted to be Guinevere! (Pout)
I get it, SB. Tell you what, let’s throw for it. Heads gets Guinevere; tails gets Morgan Le Fay. I’m down with either, SB. Goodness, innocence and purity are wonderful, but wicked, devious female sorcery also has its charms.
Sarah Blodgett says
Ooooo, I’m down! 😘
With all their alleged OT power, they should have postulated/made it go right a long time ago, that the Freewinds can come into port in Puerto Rico.
Apropos Freewinds: Does anybody know what has happened to the former Port Captain Ludwig Alpers? He disappeared from the scene some years ago.
And right there my question which, until I read this article, never occurred to me to ask: Why DOESN’T the Freewinds dock in Puerto Rico? It is America, technically.
My understanding is that they don’t dock in any American port because the ship does not meet the requisite safety standards/regulations.
Just Wondering says
Everyone says, “the IRS doesn’t have the money to fight the fight.” If that is the main reason that the IRS does not begin the process necessary to remove Scientology’s tax exempt status, how does this sound for a plan? Maybe someone or some entity could set up a Foundation that people could donate to (particularly wealthy people since I know it’s going to be very expensive) so that the money needed could be accumulated.
Would the IRS be allowed to accept the funds for that purpose? (Or maybe the fund could be there for individual IRS agents’ attorney and court costs that might result if they tried to take back the tax exemption). Scientology seems to have plenty of people willing to donate $10 million, $1 million, $500,000, $10,000, etc., for their SP building, so maybe there are enough people who are not scientologists who would be willing to contribute significant sums to help see that the fraud, abuse, lies, etc. are stopped? (Let’s add spying, stalking, harassment, hate websites, false, defamatory, malicious, deceptive propaganda and misleading fundraising activities, inappropriate use of ‘church’ funds, and the breaking up of families to the list.) Maybe, if necessary, a GoFundMe could also be set up for smaller donations, so that everyone who wants to help could donate whatever is possible for them. A lot of ex-Scientologists apparently have money solicitation skills that they learned and perfected when they were in Scientology. They might be able to help with approaching people who might be willing to donate. I’m not saying they should use the same tactics, but they might have ideas for a beginning point for approaching people and entities who would be willing to contribute to this worthy cause.
There are 607 billionaires in the US. Maybe some of them would be sympathetic to this cause. There probably aren’t that many of them who are Scientologists, so that would leave about 600 billionaires. (?)
As a reminder, you can go to this website to download the IRS form 13909 [Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral) Form], so you, individually, can easily get the ball rolling. There are very good instructions on this site for filling out the form and sending it in.
I hope the people who can tackle this project take my post seriously.
Everyone says, “the IRS doesn’t have the money to fight the fight.”
Just Wondering, I’ve NEVER heard that said. Where did YOU hear it?
I think it was yesterday on this blog, but I’m too lazy to check.
Espy J & D says
I agree, I think it was mentioned yesterday and in another thread earlier in the week here. But also comments on Ortega’s blog and I’m reading that chronologically and am only up thru 2016. So I guess it’s a longstanding argument. I would guess they mean IRS doesn’t have enough $$ for all the inevitable legal costs as well as to cover REAL in-depth investigations. Seems weird to me, but I’m no expert in legal matters.
The IRS has plenty of money for suits for people who don’t pay taxes. The then Director didn’t have the patience to deal with the number of suits. Whoever started that rumor is clueless about the IRS and its monetary resources.
The IRS simply traded the headache of the suits for a Church that would punish its parishioners with cheating on taxes which is more money lost to the IRS than last for charitable contributions for services. sccamology became an arm of the IRS collection branch.
The IRS budget has been seriously reduced and they are understaffed.
Nonetheless, go to scientologymoneyproject.com to see Jeffrey Augustine’s detailed instructions on how to report the church of scientology’s violations of its 501(c)(3) status.
Also, see the link below for a timeline history of scientoligy’s religious tax exemption status battle…
You are a quarter of a century out of date with your statement. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE IRS OF TODAY.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE THREAD.
The IRS had the budget in the 80’s to handle 2000 separate suits by both the church of scientology and its individual parishoners, both of the government entity and of IRS individual employees, is that what you are saying I missed Wynski? My understanding was that that scientological lawsuit phenomenon was no mere headache AND had persisted for years…But, hey if you have information that contradicts the reality of the IRS being overwhelmed by scientology harassment back then, please share it and I WILL read it. Thanks!
Mark I never said they weren’t overwhelmed you idiotic straw-man creator. I said they didn’t lack the FUNDS to carry on with the lawsuits. Now, instead of LYING about what people write, rent an IQ.
They did not have the financial or personnel resources to deal with 2000 lawsuits-ever. Hence, my use of the word ” overwhelm ” in my comment.
Just Wondering says
Wynski, I wish I had kept a journal and taken notes while watching videos and reading articles, the last couple of years. Could it be that I jumped to conclusions and assumed that was why the IRS had not moved forward with removing Scientology’s tax exempt status?
Surely, there has been enough outcry since1993. Or have people complained in the media, but not taken their complaints to the IRS? Maybe I assumed that since the IRS was overwhelmed with the approximately 2400 lawsuits filed prior to 1993 and “cried uncle,” because they had used up their legal department budget, (See Wikipedia: Tax Status of Scientology in the US, and Going Clear movie), that the lack of funds would prevent them from being able to or wanting to repeat the experience, now.
A commenter on this blog, Lliira, on October 27th, said that the IRS wouldn’t have the money to attempt to revoke Scientology’s tax exempt status, and I agreed with that, but what a relief if both she and I are wrong.
So, the only thing that is holding us up, now, is that not enough people have spoken out? (And filed the IRS form 13909?)
A helpful article can be found on Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker. it’s titled, “If You Want the IRS to Re-Examine Scientology’s Tax Exempt Status, It’s Time t o Get Real.”
Melinda A Clare says
It isn’t about the money per se. it’s because the IRS is made up of people and $cientology targets the people–each and every one–who have tried to take on $cientology and/or make sure that they’re held accountable. It’s because $cientology targeted the individual people that the collective IRS backed down and gave the organization tax-exempt status. At least that’s the way I see it. Fair game in action.
Ammo Alamo says
The Un-Fair Gaming of the IRS, its employees, and the US court system was significantly responsible for the capitulation by the IRS, despite having a Supreme Court decision saying Scientology was not a non-profit. Miscavige et al had up to 2500 lawsuits in action during the era leading up to the exemption, many of them against individual IRS employees who did not have big pockets to fund their defense. They also targeted judges and top dogs at the IRS. It was a full-on attack of the IRS and the legal system at any and every level the CoS could think of.
Wikipedia gives a lengthy, detailed, and, as far as I can tell, accurate summation under “Tax status of Scientology in the United States.” The footnotes include works by Russell Miller, Janet Reitman, Jon Atack, Hugh Urban, Lawrence Wright, Richard Behar, Mark Rathbun, and Alex Gibney, plus Hubbard and Miscavige and some church docs. Several very reputable newspapers are also referenced, including the famous 2013 “Truth Rundown” from The Tampa Bay Times. The wiki also references court decisions all the way to the US Supreme Court.
I’m sure the major blogs and active ex-Scientologists also have written about the exemption, and what led up to it.
Mike Thicketts says
So OT.s have to make Ideal Orgs happen?
So why are there OT’s in Tampa who only do basic courses and not very often?
Falg seems to be asleep and the IAS is in a coma.
Come on drag those lazy OT’s in Tampa to a Reg event and get them donating.
LOL! I’ll bet those OTs really HATE being responsible for Ideal Morgues. What a mind-fuck for them! The further up the Bridge they go, the more free and self determined they’re SUPPOSED to be. But it isn’t like that for them. Instead, the more “OT” they go, the more they’re pressed to serve without pay to further Miscavige’s scams, the more they must unquestioningly obey Command Intention or suffer the consequences. AND along with this unquestioning obedience they have to convince themselves that they’re NOT obeying, that they’re doing what they actually WANT to do! Like I said, a true mind fuck! Pretty gruesome when you really look at it. Because obeying without question and being fully aware that you are obeying without question is one thing, but obeying and believing that you’re doing exactly what you want to do. like these poor devils are doing is quite another! THIS is spiritual freedom? Thanks, but I’ll pass! End of rant!
Peter Blood says
Miscarriage’s “islands of sanity” are in reality islands of fund raising and stillborn idle orgs.
Well said, Peter! And also this: “It was one of Miscavige’s strokes of genius to make the “OT’s” responsible for creating ideal orgs. That way, they could not complain that they were not able to do OT IX and X, because Miscavige set an arbitrary that all orgs had to be “ideal” before this could happen (it actually began with all orgs St Hill Size, but when that was recognized as unattainable and therefore not a usable carrot, he changed it to “Ideal Orgs”) “
The deal is, the OTs are making more of an impact than scientology cares to admit.
The OTs who are making an impact are those OTs who have escaped. I would be willing to bet big bucks (hey maybe even $4.00 – will you match my bet Old Surfer Dude?) that there are now more OTs out than in.
We are making an impact because although we may have the right to remain silent, we usually don’t.
” Hubbard even went on to say how these islands would grow and become one monolithic sane continent…”
Shit! They cant even get a few buildings in CW to grow and become one monolithic city. How the Hell will they ever get anything to grow into one monolithic continent?
They must be joking!
Komodo Dragon says
Skyler I’m surprised at you. You know Scamology is a deadly serious activity and for you to suggest that the almighty Sea Ogres would be guilty of J&D, of all the nerve.
Pain in the Zorch says
Scientology Ideal Morgues
Islands of insanity where the able become disabled whilst their bank accounts are cleaned out.
Good One! We don’t give out points here.
Otherwise, I would have awarded you 4 points!
Pain in the Zorch says
Skyler: Thank you 😊 (blushing)
I won’t get too full of myself here though. That ability to poke fun at Scientology and speak fluent Scientologese cost me half a million euros and I lost my family “going Clear”. 😥
Zee Moo says
Even the most stoned Rastafarian in Jamaica would not spend a penny taking any $cieno course. Now if the Clampre sold Pizza and good beer, they could clean up. Yeah, that’s the ticket, convert the Fleecewinds into a floating pizza oven. That is a much better business plan than the one $cientology is currently using.
Blubbard’s horse shit was bad enough but now the stench from Miscarriage can be picked up thousands of miles away.
They could have zero orgs in any country and still they would claim some wildly exaggerated “cause point.” OT’s made the hurricane miss this island, or OTees make these indigenous peoples’ stats go up when the ship passed by…ya don’t need evidence, you just say it…so it’s true…to them. LOL
You know, everyone, reading this article and all your posts, a thought just occurred: With regard to his stipulation that OT 9 & 10 be released only if and/or when all Scientology Orgs go Ideal, the OTs presenting Miscavige with a “Done, Sir” would be his worst nightmare! I mean, what if someone, some Whale, or some small group of SuperWhales, actually got together and said,
“Let’s do it! Let’s give him the dough! Let’s give COB EVERYTHING he’ll need to get EVERY org Ideal in 2 years! Land, buildings, renovations, furniture, taxes, everything! Its our ETERNITY at stake. The fate of every last man, woman and child and living organism on Earth is at stake! Lets DO it!”
I mean, can you IMAGINE what a pickle Tiny fists would be in THEN? Holy Moly! Would not that be hilarious? OMG.
And, you know, it could happen. It COULD happen. These Whales give him SO much money, there’s no end of koolaid the won’t drink, and they’re getting older, and older, and older…it could happen…”Done, Sir!” God, I would die laughing!
George M White says
This bad ending was all so obvious even in 1988 when the Freewinds first sailed. Scientology will be the religion of the few narcissists who control it until the tax exempt status is revoked. The reality is that the tax exempt status is the glue that holds it together. I have been spreading the truth about original OT VIII
since 2008. Hubbard gave up on Scientology in the 1980 Student Briefing. The people in the religion today just cannot accept that Hubbard was a confused anti-Christian who acted in the role of Lucifer and the anti-Christ. But in the United States you can believe what you want in religion so it is not critical. Even all of the pain and suffering on former Scientologists does not motivate the government to abolish Scientology. So Scientology operates on a thin veil of lies accepted by the few remaining members.
There’s nothing wrong with being anti-Christian, or anti-all religion for that matter. (I’m the latter.) Most Satanists are good people (and don’t worship Satan — or anything), and plenty of Christians are as vile as Hubbard. What matters is what people do.
George M White says
I do not care about Hubbard’s anti-Christianity. I should have made it more clear. Miscavige trashed the document and is holding it from all Scientologists. In my opinion, Hubbard was the most stupid religious definer that ever existed. The point I was trying to make is that Hubbard said something in 1980. Miscavige trashed it but then took it back with a different date. So the document goes into the history of Scientology but is not practiced as from Hubbard. I am sorry to hear that you are anti-religion. I never met a good Satanist. The term was invented by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages and is often misinterpreted. So I am Buddhist. Does that mean you are anti-Buddhism?
Lliira, a Christian is by definition someone who FOLLOWS the teachings of Christ. If they are vile like Hubbard then, they were Not Christians Any more than a person is a Vegan if they eat meat. You DO understand that words have REAL definitions and not just suggested meanings?
Well said, Wynski! Bravo!, in fact. Frankly, I don’t know ANY “Christian” who follows the teaching of Christ to the letter. Turn the other cheek? You are your brother’s keeper? Love thy neighbor as thyself? Judge not, lest ye be judged? Care not for what ye shall wear or what ye shall eat or drink, the Lord will care for you (paraphrased) Now, Do you know ANYone calling himself or herself a Christian who REGULARLY practices ANY of this? Neither do I. And our whole JUSTICE system is based on the ancient premise “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth”. Of course we don’t practice this literally, instead we imprison and execute criminals, and of course, we judge them beforehand! Oh, and did Jesus Christ say anywhere that “Thou Shalt Not Kill” had 2 exceptions, 1) if your country is at war and 2) in self defense? Does Christ say this anyplace? Look, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think what Christ said is WORKABLE or POSSIBLE all the time anyway. These are things to ASPIRE to, certainly, but in actual life, no, not applicable, mostly. But then, I don’t call myself a Christian either! Or any organized religion. Sorry for the rant 🙂
The original is not, thou shall not kill. It was not to murder. But, as you have stated, REAL Christians are almost non-existent.
Espy J & D says
Hi Liira. I agree that what matters more is what people DO with their belief system (lack of belief or otherwise). Hubbard being anti-Christian just matters because he kept it secret from everyone while telling outsiders (in particular) that $cieno was compatible with other beliefs. At least real Satanists don’t hide their belief from their followers/fellow parishioners. At least, I don’t think they would, but I don’t understand when you said Satanists don’t necessarily worship Satan, so I could be wrong in my assumption. If they don’t, why are they Satanists, then? I don’t worship anything (as you said about some Satanists), but I’m certainly not a Satanist. Honestly, although I don’t judge individuals by their religion, beliefs or lack thereof, I do believe organized religions are responsible for most of the world’s problems.
As a historical footnote, when I split scientology in 1982 I didn’t know anyone who referred to scientology as “Our Church” and the Sea Org had little to no presence in the outer orgs and missions.
Rename Hubbard as Prophet and the Savior of Civilization. Savior of Mankind and Jesus Saves is already taken by Christianity. Scientologists today are much more religious than when Hubbard was alive and they would probably go along with it and that’s what Elron always wanted. A posthumous assignment.
“Ghost” is a Satanic act and the fans go along with it in concert.
The monstrance clock was developed during the Renaissance (1300 AD – 1600 AD). It is cross shaped and made use of a rotating ball at the top or in the base to indicate the time of day and used to play an important part in church ritual.
Ghost – Monstrance Clock
Like George White says, scientology as a religion got cancelled when DM cancelled the original OT8.
All those facts – that the Caribbean has no Scn presence despite the absolute best of the “only technology capable of saving mankind” being right there – that’s the kind of dot-connecting that is apparently not in the EP of any of their levels. It seems that no one inside the bubble is capable of seeing that disconnect.