One of our faithful readers and contributors happened to be in Sacramento on New Years Day.
She stopped by to check out the “ideal” org, and here is what she had to report:
The wonders of ideal-orgdom…
Perhaps the greatest some and mirrors trick Mr. Mickiewicz has foisted off on the scientology sheeple.
It has accomplished nothing he promised. This was to be the solution to getting orgs to “St. Hill Size” — which was necessary for the release of the fabled OT IX and X. Now of course there is another reason no orgs have achieved the “size of old St Hill” and that is they didn’t have any trained executives. But the COB has now solved that with his “new” OEC and FEBC. When that doesn’t change anything, there will be another “why” — perhaps a “new” Key to Life? Or maybe “Super Power” for the staff. These are all the “solutions” Hubbard cycled through. You can see them lining up on the horizon for the endlessly hopeful scientologists who are always the next “major breakthrough” away from Clearing the Planet.
You think they would have a NEspresso machine or something in there.
Let’s chat about your future “Come in for free coffee” – then take a picture of the place.
You do have to admire that cool looking retro sign on the corner of the building.
WWW : Wisdom of the Wog World says
Remember it’s the Final Count Down …..2025 : Age of Extinction
It’s not me, it’s written on the wall
Terry Lawrence says
OT IX is the super secret one. It’s where a final credit check is done and once you have no money left to give, they train you in how to drop the body.
Ellanorah Wilson says
It looks picture perfect…. when they start selling the buildings it will be interesting how much they loose over what they spent doing remodel & furniture.
Ellanorah, I think the CofS will lose a lot of money due to neglect as well, when finally some of the “ideal” buildings are sold off. I’ve heard of existing buildings left to suffer damage due to leaky roofs, and with elevators that don’t work.
And if you’ve ever seen what happens to these sort of properties when they get sold, new tenants with new ideas move in and they usually get gutted and renovated – just as the orgs did with them. Buyers will want to pay just for the “bones” of a building that they can then do what they want with. Except for possibly a few buildings in places where property values have gone up enough to wipe out losses from the sort of factors already mentioned, they will be getting something like pennies on the dollar for what they shelled out originally
Mary Kahn says
All I see when I look into those windows are broken bankrupt lives.
I see many of the faithful run away when they heard this idea for expansion for what it is – another david miscavige “give us your money for nothing get rich scheme.”
James LaPaz says
Glad to see that they’re swirling down the toilet at a faster rate.
I laugh aloud every time I read “Mr Mickiewicz”. The poor lady who mangled Diminutive Dave’s name must be another $100k in debt for doing it.
Troy S says
As funny as it is, I don’t think that the original mention of Mr. Miskewicz was a mistake. I believe it was Poland embracing Little Davey’s polish heritage (or at least the origin of his name). It is the original Polish spelling of Miscavige.
Mike Rinder says
It was from a Ukrainian. But you are correct, this is the original Polish spelling — there is a pretty famous Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. Ron told me their name had been anglicized when his ancestors had migrated to America.
Thanks for answering my question, Mike. I was wondering if Ron or Ronnie Jr. might have any information on the history of the Miscavige family pre US. Oh, and by the way, just finished your book. My sister got it for me for Christmas. It was fantastic!
From the slavic word for “mouse.” 🐭🐭
Good try, but that is not true.
From myszka, mysz, myšь (mouse)
+ wicz/witz/vich/vic, etc. (family, clan)
Oh, well, a native English speaker playing with dictionaries.
The name discussed is Mickiewicz. The version mentioned above, namely Miskewicz, is just an incorrect past transcription, because native English speakers cannot readily pronounce Mickiewicz [mitskyewich].
As a native speaker of more than two Slavic languages and having lived about 30 miles from Poland for about 25 years before moving to England, I can assure you that I happen to know what I am talking about.
This is my last comment on this topic, as I do not wish to spend the rest of body’s life in this thread.
I’m asserting Myszkiewicz is its origin. Argue over alternatives if it pleases you. Ideally without appeals to authority.
In 2012 when Orange County opened, they had about 120 total staff. Within a few months that dwindled to about 90. About 2 years ago it was down to about 25 staff. This is an org that was Saint Hill size in late 80s and which boasts a central files of 180,000 names.
How much you want to bet that the person who called him Mr. Mickiewicz in her post is now doing lower conditions?
Angry Gay Pope says
If I were her I would have used a regular camera NOT her cell phone which they can see electronically. The inglewood community center is an AT&T cell tower! So at least IT is pulling in dough. more at: https://angrygaypope.com/inglewood_ideal_org/index.php
Rumor has it that the long running game show ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ will be launching a spinoff called ‘Let’s Guess An Ideal’ where contestants try to estimate how many new people visit specific ‘Orgs’ in a given week. Prizes include $10,000 Amazon gift cards, and all expense trips to Disneyland. All losers receive a consolation prize of a Davy Mickiewicz bobblehead doll.
Meanwhile, on the other coast…
Now that Miscavige has confirmed with his phone call to the Acting Clearwater City Manager that he is in fact in Clearwater, will it make it easier for the FL Sec. of State to carry through ‘Service by other means’??
Scott Tweedie says
Miscavige’s side-stepping, ducking and diving from the law, epitomizes to me, the story of the swaggie (tramp) featured in that iconic Australian ballad, “Waltzing Matilda”. The swaggie steals a lamb from a local grazier (farmer). While he’s cooking the lamb on his campfire (BBQ), the troopers (Police) come down the embankment to arrest him. He turns his back on his intended meal and jumps into a nearby billabong (lake) and drowns. His last words were, ” You’ll never catch me alive says he” lol.
Paul Ronk says
I was on staff for the grand opening of Atlanta. We had over 300 staff between day and foundation. That was April 2016. By 2018, I was out and there were maybe 25 day and foundation staff. I drive past the building a few times a week. I never see more than 6 cars in the parking lot, and often it’s 3 or 4.
Fred G. Haseney says
Re: “… some dude came outside and photographed me.”
The make believe church of scientology is frightened to death of anything outside their norm.
Thank you for your field report, contributor.
Wait until someone with the primary name Xenu enters an org. There would be an immense amount of puking.
All the faithful must have been upstairs in the courseroom. If she had waited until break she would have seen the hundreds of broken, bankrupt souls pouring out into the canteen.
Do something about these lies you loser! It’s yer job!!!!!!
From: David Miscavige COB RTC
DAMMIT, NEWCOMER, YOU ACCUSE ME OF SPREADING LIES! HOW DARE YOU! YOU SPREAD LIES JUST BY BEING ON THIS BLOG! YOU, IN FACT, ARE A LIE AND THE ORIGINATOR OF LIES! SO DON’T ACCUSE ME OF SPREADING LIES!
To: David Miscavige COB RTC
Re: not going into cardiac arrest.
Okay, it’s okay. First, calm down. Second, Newcomer is not accusing you of lying(although you do come up with some whoppers at those events you put on), he only wants you to do something about the idea going around that Ideal Orgs are empty. And third, lay off the scotch. I think that’s what’s causing you to go off on people like you just did. Now be a good COB RTC and go handle those process servers.
No love at all,
Lights are on but there’s “no one home”.
Good to see the Sacramento public seem to “know the drift” and stay away from this money grubbing and despicable cult. Puke, puke, puke!!!
Except for the likes of Steve and Wendy Hectman and the few other millionaire faithful that somehow continue to give their all!
Scott Knitter says
Here’s hoping Chicago does the same. (Majorly ignore the Ideal Org if it ever gets kicked off.)