Apparently the higher up the scientology “Bridge to Freedom From Your Money” you progress, the more gullible you are to being led around by the nose ring of shiny trinkets.
They dangle these little items in front of the sheeple with as much tact as The Publisher’s Clearing House.
Here is the latest offering — directed exclusively at OT VIII’s.
If you re-do all your bottom of the bridge stuff, you will be awarded a “pin” that announces to one and all “Get Ready for OT IX and X” (just to be a nit-picker, why doesn’t it say “I am Ready for OT IX and X”? Because undoubtedly the prerequisites will be more than just redoing the Purif, redoing Objectives, redoing Student Hat and redoing Solo Auditors Course. At some point Miscavige will probably reinstate “Class IV auditor” to the line-up. At another time he had Class 6 but that no longer exists. But who knows, the new GAG Class 6 with fully edited Briefing Course tapes may be coming soon and then everyone will have to do this before they can start whatever they are going to foist off as “new OT IX and X.”
But, in the meantime, as the IAS and Ideal Org fundraisers have proven, nothing gets a dedicated scientologist moving in the direction he is supposed to go better than the offer of some more lapel candy. Some of these people are starting to look like North Korean generals with all the pins they stick in their lapels.