This email is a sure “tell” that he is concerned. Concerned about his own PR and concerned about how he has not had a June 6th event and doesn’t have a date for the “GAT II” big top extravaganza which is obviously going beyond his announced target of “late July.”
The natives are getting restless so he figures a good dose of Dear Leader in all his glory will help placate the rumblings of discontent.
Miscavige considers this 1993 “War Is Over” event his greatest performance and most significant accomplishment. He has directed it be shown many times to reaffirm his position as the guy who gets things done. I have probably seen it 25 times. The event is not cluttered up with anything that distracts from Our Leader — it’s just HIM for an hour and half…. Young, assertive, dismissive of the almighty IRS and a WINNER!
Why re-show this? It’s not like anyone has forgotten the church has tax exempt status. It’s not news. It’s to remind everyone what an incredible leader Miscavige is.
What is sort of interesting though is how this “one-time-only international showing” (yeah, right, its been playing in the lobby of orgs repeatedly for years — go to the IAS space in the Sandcastle and it is playing continuously now for 20 YEARS) is now being repositioned. Ignore the fact that this announcement about an org event is coming from WISE….
…the biggest breakthrough on the fourth dynamic ever. Seriously? The 4th dynamic? Bigger than the end of World War II? The invention of fire? Whatever — they got a bit mixed up on the dynamics, so how about the biggest breakthrough on the Third Dynamic? Fascinating how Miscavige is slowly usurping the positioning of Hubbard. It used to be that the discovery of Dianetics was the biggest thing ever. Then it was the discovery of theta. Grades. OT levels. Data Series…. Whatever. Now it is tax exempt status = Miscavige (you can bet Marty Rathbun is no longer going to be mentioned as being integral to accomplishing this).
WHY the IAS was formed… Hmm, not really. Because if this WAS covered then everyone would realize the IAS is NO LONGER NEEDED. It is true, the IAS WAS formed to be a repository of church money outside the US that was not under the purview of the IRS. It was created SOLELY to be a reserve of safe funds against IRS seizure. But that doesnt get mentioned in this event. It is repositioned as the “war chest.” Ha. Not a penny of IAS money was spent on anything until AFTER exemption was granted and they HAD to start spending money to justify their exempt status.
This was the turning point of our religion… This is probably true, but for the wrong reasons. It signaled the end of any potential oversight of the activities of the church. It guaranteed that the IRS could never again reach into the financial activities of the church. It guaranteed protection under the First Amendment for virtually anything done in the “name of religion.” It WAS the moment in time when there was no longer any threat to Miscavige becoming the undisputed dictator of Scientology.
… with all that is happening now, you will want to see it again! I doubt it.
From: WISE International <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Subject: Message From The CEO WISE Int On: The 1993 Turning Point Event!
I am writing to you as a Scientologist to ensure you know about a very special upcoming event.
On Saturday July 13th, there will be a one-time-only international showing of the legendary IAS 1993 event. This was the largest event ever in Scientology’s history, where Chairman of the Board RTC announced the biggest breakthrough on the fourth dynamic ever.
This event truly tells the story of WHY the IAS was formed, where the epic story of how, against all odds, we ended a 40-year war and achieved full religious recognition in the USA, our founding country.
This was the turning point of our religion—the story all need to know.
Even if you were there 20 years ago or saw this event before, with all that is happening now, you will want to see it again!
Please contact your local organization or mission for exact details on event times and locations.
Let me know you where you will see these spectacular events and who you can bring along!