We would not want the undesirables getting a glimpse of Dear Leader, the Emperor with No Clothes.
So the long-anticipated, joyous occasion of finally yanking the ribbon on this building that has been put there in order to move 5+ million people onto and up the Bridge, is being done out of the public eye…. Hardly consistent with the message “we are here and everyone is welcome” that they will tell the media and repeat endlessly on their website. Funny, I dont think the Australian media is going to buy it. Hell, I dont think the Australian public are going to buy it? “You want us to come in and find out about Scientology but you won’t let us stand on the street and watch your highest leader speak to open the building we are supposed to come into? No, thanks mate, I’m busy watching the paint dry on the Sydney Harbor Bridge,”
Miscavige proudly refers to himself as the “leader of a worldwide religion.”
Are there any other “worldwide religious leaders” who are never seen by the general public?
He likes to call himself “the Pope of Scientology” but unlike the Pope, he only appears where the people who can see him have gotten a security scan and been issued a ticket. No media, no public appearances. Not Pope-like.
Not like the Dalai Lama either.
Also not like the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Not even the Elders of the LDS.
Not like any religious leader.
Maybe he should be rightly categorized as the leader of a worldwide cult? Because that IS how he acts.
And WOW, the impact of this new ideal org is really amazing. ONE guy who walked past commented how great it looks.
Which raises the point. Is one org, no matter HOW “ideal” it is, even in the ballpark to accomplish “planetary clearing”? There will be all sorts of rah rah about how this is now making clearing possible blah blah blah. How long would it take one org to Clear 5 million people? Let’s say they were making 100 Clears a week (Flag is proud of making 8 a week…). Then it would take 50,000 weeks or about 1000 YEARS.
Of course, Miscavige will explain that Ideal Orgs create massive field operations and generate new Social Betterment organizations, missions and then orgs. But after 10 years of this program there isn’t ONE new org anywhere in the world that has been “generated” by an Ideal Org. I doubt there is even a single new mission.
So, pat yourselves on the back as the ribbon is yanked off the “new” ideal org in the old Sydney org building, for this will make clearing Sydney within reach in 1000 years (providing there is no increase in population and providing they expand by at least 100X in their delivery….)
Another empty ideal org is about to join the list. How long before their unpaid utilities bills are leaked?
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014
From: Lisa Terpstra | Commanding Officer Church of Scientology Australia <email@example.com>
Subject: Sydney Ideal Org Grand Opening
Our Sydney Continental Ideal Org Grand Opening is now only 18 days away, and the excitement is mounting!
We’ve had many people who walk past the building every day just stop and stare at the magnificent transformation of our org. One man said he had walked past our building on his way to work every day for 40 years and he was truly flabbergasted at what we had done. He graciously accepted our invitation to attend the opening.
It really is unbelievable. If you’ve been to the Sydney Org before, you will not recognize what we have created today. And if you haven’t been before, you will be truly inspired.
In the promotional e-mails you would have seen that you need a ticket to enter the Opening event on the Saturday. This is because the street will be completely closed and you will need a ticket to enter. Tickets have been sent to your local org so you can collect yours now.
You are welcome (in fact encouraged) to bring friends, family and associates with you. You can pick up additional tickets for those you want to bring with you. Provide details to your local org who will assist you.
If you are coming from interstate, we have some awesome people arranging logistics and they can help you get the best deals for accommodations. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be right in touch with them. And, of course if you haven’t yet confirmed you are coming, click [here] to let us know you’ll be there.
So, please come and celebrate with us on the 3rd and 4th May 2014. We have a weekend packed of activities for you, and want you to join in this celebration.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Commanding Officer CLO ANZO
At the last census in Australia 2,500 people described themselves as Scientologists. 70,000 described themselves as Jedi Knights. On an official census. Heh heh
Hallie Jane says
Have you been reading beautifully illustrated books to your kids Mike? I think I read that one…..years ago.
need to know says
Mike I think this may be my favorite post ever on this blog. I burst out laughing at the picture. I don’t think you could have found a better one. Just the way they are strutting along says it all.
Your call on the Aussie reaction…too right Mate. I’m an Aussie that’s been living in the US now for 12 years and to be honest it never ceases to amaze me that Scientology can survive in Oz at all. We’re pretty good at calling a spade a spade and we don’t generally care who we offend while we’re doing it. General view. ..if you’re offended by me pointing out simple logic or commonsense then you’re a dickhead. And NO…. l’m not gonna say it in a nicer tone or word it in a way makes you feel less of a dickhead because just the fact that you you want me to do that makes you even more of a dickhead.
David Cooke says
One passer-by commented on how great the building looks – well, for years 201 stayed shabby while the rest of that stretch of Castlereagh Street was going upstat. So he might have been impressed that it had been cleaned up at last.
You’re so right about Miscavige’s shyness. Being the figurehead of a group normally means using publicity, even playing up to the media (just look at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who arrived in Sydney yesterday). Miscavige’s followers just don’t notice this outpoint, or any of his other outpoints. And hardly anyone else notices Miscavige at all.
It’s probably that Miscavige acts more like a Mafia don than a religious leader.
He’s making offers no one can refuse.
Insteada “Pope” Dave.
It should be Capo Dave.
Lara Solnes says
Really admire you Mike Rinder☀
As far as how the org looks, I would say it’s very spacious.
Pope on a rope. A short rope for a tiny fisted short Pope, and it’s getting shorter by the day.
J. Swift says
The closed street says two things:
1. This is a film set for a PR shoot and not an actual public event. The people with tickets are nothing more than investors who get to be in the movie. DM is throwing them a bone for paying for his real estate That is a real “f**k you” from DM if you stop and think about it this way.
2. When making a movie, particularly a short subject self-glorifying propaganda piece, you don’t want protesters or media around. Thus, you close the street and erect privacy fences, barriers made of tall hedges, and hire off duty cops and armed PI’s to keep the riffraff away.
My proposal is that David Miscavige be honest with himself and everyone else and make a 92 hour Chairman Mao Zedong type of propaganda extravaganza and let the world really know where he stands concerning his accomplishments and legacy: http://otviiiisgrrr8.com/2014/04/16/chairman-miscavige-releases-heroic-video-of-conquest-over-sps/
Ya must missed some of the Glorious Sea Org Propaganda Promos us poor students were subjected to by SO recruiters during our breaks.
The word got out:
To avoid the canteen at all costs.
J. Swift says
I will take your word for it — and avoid the canteen I will!
The PAC canteen has left me packing.
I had an exchange with someone who claimed to be a Scientologist on an article about Christians feeling that they are being persecuted in the US. The comment was that Scientologists are the most persecuted people in the US media. When I asked various questions about what articles were lies I got the same stock answer three times…David Miscavige isn’t all bad and does lots of good. I asked for specifics of the good versus my examples of the bad. Got no answer and the person hasn’t posted a comment in awhile (they were new to the board). This is why they aren’t allowed on line.
I can understand the com lag Smokey.
Even when I was in. It was hard for me to figure out what Miscavige had done that was so great.
Sure he managed to regain the Church’s Tax Exempt status but I always wondered at “what cost”?
Then I read about the so called “Victory” in the Wall Street Journal and read the formerly “Secret Closing Agreement” on line and realized that Miscavige had basically deputized himself as a Revenoo Agent as Chairman of the Tax Compliance Committee and that Church basically had become a Tax Reporting agency.
Before that the Church never gave a damn whether you paid your taxes or not and then after the “Glorious Victory” it was included as part of eligibility for OT then after that for any auditing at all in the Church.
Not only that I had friends in CATS who were given their burn notices.
“Thou shall pay your Taxes.” became the new commandment.
Sure you got a Tax Deduction for buying services but did it really matter if the cost of those services was now totally out of range for the average public by about 200%?
You could say that the whole thing went against my Libertarian streak.
Then I read about how he basically lied to Mary Sue in the “Man Behind Scientology” and you could say I had become well actually became more disaffected than I was with the Junta that took over in the early ’80’s.
Well they might have seemed so about the time RJ 38 was released but to me day by day they were looking dirtier than an old dish rag.
Especially after my wife got fired from her post in Treasury at AO for bringing up various Financial Irregs.
Honestly they were beginning to make Herbie look like a paragon of financial probity.
But in the Church you are sold on the idea that the Church of Scientology is the only road out and unfortunately having worked on Project Squirrel redux. I saw the Church as “the devil you know”. So I hung in till like Mike and many other people I have known I just had enough.
“Not like any other religious leader” except one that comes to mind. The former leader of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden. Bin Laden was also adored by his fanatic followers, able to arrange protection by government entities, unable to appear without extensive security arrangements, supreme head of a paramilitary organization that followed his command intention, headed a group dedicated to changing the planet and preparing the way for his religion to rule (for our benefit). Al Qaeda and fundamental Scientology both believe they are a religious movement with the answer to Earth’s problems.
Actually it was the other way around CIA and ISI protected Al Qaeda because they were fighting the Soviets.
Also I’d hardly consider UBL to be a religious leader.
Laurie Dlm says
true….and everywhere in the world where you see a revolution you know they are there creating the revolution and fuelling it….
I sure CIA is totally involved in the conflict going on in the Crimean region right now.
Regarding Scientology and other sects or cults if you prefer:
Laurie Dlm says
thanks for the link. I have been looking for info about the chaos that we are witnessing for about 2 years. It seems to always come from the same sources. Consequently I stopped watching the News (what for?) except Russia Today that gives a completely different viewpoint of the state of world.
We are living “interesting” Times
Most “news” these days is solely for entertainment or to disinform.
Though there are occasions when the mainstream media actually does inform:
Laurie Dlm says
I realised that my comment was not really clear, due to just waking up and too much Malbec last night.
What I meant was that I started to look at the state of the world and it didn’t make much sense to me. All this insane violence everywhere “explained” by the word terrorist didn’t add up. So while looking for infos and finding them,it happened that what Ron said about the 12 bankers is being revealed by many as The source of wars, revolutions, famines, etc… All these events are entirely and purposefully created. Therefore watching the News is irrelevant are they are monitored by Them. By watching Russia Today one gets a different angle of available information.
I hope it sounds more clear?
PS: Malbec is one of my discoveries since I elf the Church :o)
Yes it does.
Ron was ahead of his time in pointing out the malicious influence of the banksters.
He actually said there were less than a dozen involved in attacking Scientology which included Carr of the Daily Mail in RJ 67.
As far as the intel he had back then.
But then he somewhat broadened his estimate in his Working Theory:
which is similar to the “Fascist Conspiracy” that the late Mae Brussels and Alex Constantine have been trying to unravel:
The irony is that this fascist conspiracy would probably support the Church of Scientology today as some of us suspect.
BTW Malbec is one of the better wines on the market.
Good Old Boy says
Yes Dear Leader knows that protests would be rampant if this opening were open to
the public. He’s afraid that more people would question him if they saw such protests
against what he has done and they might leave too. Oh does if ever suck to be David
Miscarriage. Oh I hope it rains.
It already has.
“magnificent transformation of our org” Note the A=A=A=A here. A building is an org. My experience is that an org is people (“lines and terminals”).
When ASHO was renovated in the ’90s, the SHSBC was moved from floor to floor until there was pieces of it in the basement and the quad between ASHO and Leb Hall and Leb Hall itself. AND IT WAS BOOMING.
I very often think what would happen if some org was hit overnight by a tornado or hurricane that flattened the building. To me, the test would be if it was operating in the parking lot in the morning. If it was, it’s an org. If it wasn’t, it didn’t deserve to be called an org.
A building doth not an org make.
And you can quote me.
And a COB an org does not need. You as well can quote me on this.
Thank you POT. I was a “basement student” on the BC in the 1990’s, latter half. I actually enjoyed being a “basement student” because it wasn’t being in the basement that mattered. What actually mattered was the materials of the course, the other students, the supervisors, roll call, drills, etc. But you already know all that.
They airlifted and transported the tech delivery area from the Apollo to Neptune without skipping a beat.
The Toronto Org burned to the ground (it was a fire trap that was an old Mortuary anyway) and they were up and running the next day in a rented apartment like nothing ever happened.
Before that at Saint Hill Ron had all his prize killer tomatoes moved out of the Pavilion and the Saint Hill students moved in in the same day
Yet it takes these turkeys years to get these so called “no gradients apply” “Idea ‘Orgs'” operational.
That’s because Dave’s improved on the tech.
“If you’ve been to the Sydney Org before, you will not recognize what we have created today.”
Aside from the ribbon, maybe there is nothing to recognize, or it is too hard to notice.
She’s right of course. I cannot for the life of me recognize Scientology.
” Not Pope-like.
Not like the Dalai Lama either.
Also not like the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Not even the Elders of the LDS.
Not like any religious leader.”
Well this presents a problem. Complete the following sentence,
“Will no one rid me of this troublesome _____________?”
Nowhere in that email does it say that Der Glorious Leader will be there to yank the ribbon…has there been promo to say he will? I think he is going to do a “Pretoria” and not pitch. I am sure he knows how active the SPs have been in Aus and that very little is left of his cult down under. Not to mention the various opening deadlines that have been missed by Sydney…the little one does not like that.
Mike Rinder says
The street would not be closed down if he was not planning on attending and they would not bother with “tickets”… He could change his mind and not show, but I suspect he will. It gives him an excuse to not be in CLearwater when the Flag Down people are around….
Ah…I had forgotten about that! It’s a bummer when the chicks come home to roost, isn’t it? 😀
Old Surfer Dude says
Flag Down is happening at the same time the Idle Morgue in Sydney is opening up? No way tiny will be in CW…
Mike, will you be one of the guest speakers of the Flag Down event?
Mike Rinder says
No, I am going to be out of town….
Buildings, buildings, buildings….it has
become so ridiculous I’m reminded what
it was like at ASHO Day on Temple St.
First time I walked into the HGC waiting
area my first thought when I saw the couch
was….they must of picked that up late at night
off the curb. Then that was it….I didn’t care.
Never heard one complaint from PC’s waiting
for session about the condition of the waiting
room….they didn’t care.
No windows in the auditing rooms, only a few
with air conditioning…..No one cared.
Back then everyone received Power Processing
and ASHO is where that was delivered. It was a huge
game setting up these PC’s and seeing
them move on to the Power auditors and then seeing
them out the door to AOLA…..a huge game that I must
say was done almost effortlessly…..bang, bang, bang.
The building was humming (literally) with action,
movement, intention, talking, laughing, people
making new friends and above all the loudest hum
came from the BC course room and the Internship course
room….HGC didn’t hum….it just sort of grooved.
Quite frankly the last thing anyone talked about was
the building and no one needed a ticket.
Midgy I must say you have done a wonderful job of
totally messing things up…..I don’t wish you well.
Potpie I couldn’t agree more. DM is about to get a very rude awakening.
I think you’re being over optimistic about dear Dave. Probably the last time the little guy had a cognition was somewhere on the back track.
Oh, I wasn’t talking about a cognition. 😉
Yeah there is a special meter for Dave.
It doesn’t have a tone arm because its unneeded 😉
That was the what AO was like when I was on staff there in the ’80’s.
I wouldn’t doubt that they snagged that couch as a throw away from some curb because tech services AO HGC was bragging on the deal he got for the mismatched “furniture” from Sally Anne or Goodwill or wherever that he lined the hallway with when the PC/PreOT waiting area overflowed.
Funny thing was the PC/Pre OTs didn’t mind at all.
They’d grab a latte or a cap from the canteen and pretend they were in some basement Bohemian Coffee house in Greenwich Village.
Hey Potpie I was at AO in the 80’s. I bet we knew each other. Email me privately. Your identity is safe with me.
Wonderful post, Potpie. I so agree. When I got in over 20 years ago no-one had attention on our building or its furniture. Now, its all they talk about and work for. It just blows my mind how anyone still in can engage in this altered importance. Blows my mind, really.
Be glad you still have one.
“Maybe he should be rightly categorized as the leader of a worldwide cult?”
Worldwide? Do you really think so Mike? From what I can see as a never-in it’s a US cult with tiny outposts in other places round the world.
Here in the UK there are just two thousand members in England, mostly in and around one small town- East Grinstead. The facility in Scotland is so small they’ve only just got round to installing a sauna. Over in the Irish Republic Scientology is propped up by a few individuals in a sad office over a shop in Dublin.
From what I can see this seems to be the situation in most parts of the world, apart from Germany, France & Belgium where the cult’s virtually banned, and places like Israel and South Africa where members are in active revolt.
To call him the leader of a US cult with world-wide pretensions would be more accurate from what I can see.
Shhhh Graham, the seals might hear you.
Tony DePhillips says
I’m giddy with excitement.
Speaking of “utility bills,” perhaps they will even have toilet paper in this “Idle Morgue.” They should promote that. I’m sure the public can relate to that plus point! Ha
Come one, come all and do your next service at our very own Ideal Org! We have a full supply of toilet paper for all you big shitters!
This toilet paper issue – so it’s not only in South Africa where toilet paper is conspicuous by its absence. You, too? They can’t even get this one right.
MJ you’re too much 🙂
We used to have a joke about toilet paper here in the US.
“How do you tell the difference between a Mission and an Org?”
“A Mission has toilet paper.”
Laurie Dlm says
no!!!! Saint Hill too….and also frozen butts due to the cold wind blowing in the ghastly corridors…..
We had problems with lack of toilet paper as far back as 1967 in the NY Org. I can’t imagine it’s gotten better.
I think the *bottom* line was toilet paper was never mentioned on the FP Checklist per RED 51.
I mean paper for worksheets, paper for mimeo, paper for promo……hmmm…
Guess it coulda come outa promo. I mean much of the stuff promo put out at times coulda been used as toilet paper especially these days 😉
I disagree. Have you ever tried wiping your ass with that glossy paper?
Sears catalog at an outhouse near a cabin near the lake once 😉
I think I’d prefer the grass.
Roy Macgregor says
The reason for the tickets is that they know perfectly well that if the event was open to the public, they would get more protesters and tomato throwers than scientologists. Scientology repute is on the same level as mormons back when the mormons insisted on polygamy as a religious freedom. The mormons eventually ditched that to be able to live in harmony with America. The scientology folks should dump disconnection and the abuse of staff, both of which are hardwired into the religion. They would get on a lot better. And walk Captain Davie down the gangplank and be done with him.
Right down into Davey Jones’ locker.
How many peoples´ lives have been brought in jeopardy from coughing up $750,000 to the IAS, so that David Miscavige can fly around in private jets with his entourage of chiropractors, personal chefs, hair stylists, make up artists and whoever else he brings along with him to pamper to his needs?
This display of contempt of other peoples´ hard earned money should be enough to make anybody wake up and start asking some questions!
But Birgit, he works so hard for all of us.
seems apropos to break out a ditty from down under.
“An Australian Ideal Org Disaster 2014”
At this event if something happens to me
There is something I would like you all to see.
It’s just a photograph of someone that I knew.
Have you seen my wife, Mr. Dave?
Do you know what it’s like on the outside?
Don’t go talking too loud, you’ll strain your backside, Mr. Dave.
I keep straining my ears to hear a sound
Perhaps I should just read the Bunker Underground.
Or should I just give in and go to ethics?
GATII has made me broke and apoplectic, Mr Dave.
Have you seen your Ideal Orgs Mr. Dave?
Yes the buildings are pretty on the outside
But we know they’re like on the inside.
Crashing one by one like a landslide, Mr Dave.
Without your bodyguards you’re not so brave.
But what you’re shoveling is merely dirt from your own grave.
You’ll be doing ten to life, Mr. Dave
The days will pass as years and seconds as hours
Ideal soap will be dropped in showers
You’ll make lots of friends Mr Dave
You’ll be all the rave, Mr Dave.
Good one WhiteStar. FOR an encore, let’s hear Davey singing a solo of WE STAND SMALL.
Old Surfer Dude says
ROTFLMAO! Good one!
Laurie Dlm says
ah ah ah ah !
Jose Chung says
People walking past an Org is not well done auditing hours.
Sydney Ideal Org should pay D.M. to stay home by sending him a check for $250,000.
Saving the Church $500,000. which could be spent on training auditors.
Lisa Terpstraw can rent some character actors from Universal studios , such as , Spiderman, Charlie Chaplin,Incredible Hulk save money on renting concealment bushes , at least hundreds of thousands $$$$$ which can go for training auditors.
More people by the 10,000’s will show up.
Open the doors for everyone to a giant free meal,children included.
Jose, that’s not command intention!
Old Surfer Dude says
No, but it is Command Humor!
They lost their sense of humor decades ago. Too bad. Humor is good for the soul.
That’s why it’s all but banned. Can you imagine trying to tell miscavige a joke if you weren’t Tom cruise?
These still in Sheeple are in “us against them” mode. The SPs don’t want Ideal Orgs because the SPs KNOW that that’s how the planet is going to be cleared. See? Its really simple.
All the SP’s are cheering Dave on.
I think the reason they don’t want “wogs” there is the same reason they can’t stand it when their videos go viral.
The average citizen of earth, watching a Miscavige presentation would simply recognize very quickly that he’s mad…quite mad. In short, Miscavige IS bad PR.
All the ‘security’ arrangements are meant to keep bootleg vids of the COBs speech off the internet. They did the same at every ‘Idle mOrg’ opening since Portland Oregon. How much editing does Davey require? Eventually, some of his speech gets to a promotional dvd that is sent to the faithful minions. but where is the raw stuff? Not much ‘confront’ or ‘dissemination’ in this bunch. Where are Davey’s balls?
They got stuck in his throat. That’s why he’s so high up.
This just in from Tom Cruise: “David Miscavige is a suppressive, so you BETTER know it.”
I can dream.
If he’s the Greatest Leader Ever AND they consider themselves the best communicators, shouldn’t they be opening the doors to the public and encouraging everyone to come?
Surely the people inside the bubble see that something is not right with the Miscavige logic?
We know that if they open things up, basically no one will go except a few cult-watchers and perhaps a heckler or two? Can you imagine how Miscavige would react to a heckler? How would he “handle” something like that?
This is yet another glaring sign that the Church of Scientology is cannibalizing itself.
Davey boy would never make it as a stand up comedian. He’d have more hecklers than parishioners.
Hallie Jane says
Assholes are not funny!
World religious leader? Maybe if you consider Napoleon to be a religious leader.
“Miscavige will explain that Ideal Orgs create massive field operations and generate new Social Betterment organizations, missions and then orgs”
I always thought this concept was odd, since it has NEVER proven to be true; yet, everyone assumes it to be a fact. If this WERE true, and if this were a naturally occurring phenomena, Clearwater would have the highest density of orgs, missions, groups and field practices on the planet. There should be loads in Clearwater AND you would expect the long vaunted “new civilization” to be alive and well in downtown Clearwater. But, alas, Clearwater is not dissimilar to many other towns in Florida, in other words – ZERO EFFECT.
Mike Rinder says
Hmmm, don’t think Napoleon is an apt analogy, sure he was short, but he did conquer most of Europe and left and indelible mark on history. His law code is still in use in many places. I think your sentence might have more appropriately read “Maybe if you consider Pee Wee Herman to be a religious leader.”
I don’t think the Pee Wee Herman analogy holds either. Pee Wee used to go on TV every week and make lots of people smile and laugh. That’s about as different from DM as you can get.
A bulletproof bubblemobile for Davy, similar to the Popemobile, would come a little too close to the truth.
Giving a whole new meaning to the Bubblegum incident in HOM.
Andrew McGowan says
You will find that Napoleon was not s short at all. That was British black PR about him. Nelson was actually quite a bit shorter.
I think the Pee Wee Herman analogy is perfect hgc 10.
Dave always made me laugh.
In fact I thought his incompetent efforts to “handle” Ted Koppel were a real hoot and his comical denial that Ron never recorded the lecture “Between Lives Implants” was just too much.
Then calling the IRS and InterPol our “friends” nearly had me rolling in the aisles.
Then the “Golden Age of Tech”.
Was he kidding or what?
And who can forget that line from Wake Up Call about suicide bombers attacking Pearl Harbor?
Then he basically says the same thing he said eleven years earlier about correcting and fixing up the Tech perfectly etc. and saving it from a bunch of “SP” editors which must of included him this time around.
However his biggest joke of all is telling everybody that they all have to do the Grade Chart because they all did it wrong earlier.
Too bad so many people take this guy seriously.
Too bad so many seals have lost their sense of humor.
Imagine me trying to keep a straight face when the CO IHelp WUS told me that the Golden Shower of Tech was comparable to the release of Class VIII.
Even funnier was someone trying to explain to me why they used the PC simulator to simulate actual reads on the Meter reads tech film.
Ya know because actual PCs reads varied.
There I was looking for the hidden camera.
Though one of the top 10 has to go with the RTC rep who justified the fact that they hadn’t canceled GAT even though they knew it was totally off *policy* specifically “Drills Allowed” was because they had spent so much money promoting it.
I guess I coulda stuck around but I wasn’t big on comedies.
Katniss Everdeen says
PeeWee Herman did end up in jail after making millions of people laugh on TV. That analogy actually works quite well.
it is quite astounding that he is the only “worldwide religious leader” that doesn’t have the balls to go out in public. I can’t even imagine what it would take for him to confront a reporter.
Penny Krieger says
Or a deposition!
Katniss Everdeen says
PeeWee Herman did end up in jail after all those lulz on TV. The analogy could still work….
Mr. Miscavige’s secret nightmare:
I think is better people can’t approach the Emperor without clothes and his realm of crime, abuse and insanity as then, they won’t be harmed by enforced beliefs of His cult and, of course, won’t be forced to donate as much money as they can find.
So thank you, it is better for the world to stay away from the dwarf leader whose ‘kingdom’ is so small and pathetic that reaches the highest and vertical shame ever could have dreamed of.
Yes, he could promote it on May 9th events, but deep inside he knows he is being abandoned left, right and center. Tick Tock “Mr Emperor of terror”
The volcano is the perfect symbol for what’s about to happen to his fiefdom.
Old Surfer Dude says
Nice! With tiny sitting on top when it blows.
Well, I’m sure he’s well acquainted with term cinders.
She’s my sister in law and at this point, she probably has more people visiting her home on an annual basis than all the combined Ideal Morgues do. Any other questions?
No, and thanks for clearing that up for me Valerie.
Imagine the shudder that must pass through people when they read a sentence like, “We have a weekend packed of activities for you.” Anyone who’s been on-lines lately must have an idea of how costly those activities will be.
Using John P’s math, David’s appearance at this grand event is likely to cost something on the order of $750,000, most of that to cover rental of a business jet. Is it possible, given the realities of running an Ideal Org these days, that the Sydney org will *ever* earn enough revenue to justify this exercise in vanity?
What this may accomplish, realistically, is drawing some momentary attention to this mysterious organization, causing a number of folks around Sydney to type “Scientology” into a search engine and POW! Or as Tory says, Tick tock.
‘You can pick up additional tickets for those you want to bring with you. Provide details to your local org who will assist you.’
Does that mean, “We want the names, addresses, phone numbers and email for anyone you can rope in.”??
Or, does it mean, “If some SP with a camera sneaks in and posts the video of the anemic crowd, we’ll know who to come after.”?
How can an organization that purports to do so much good be so paraniod?
“The overts doth speak loudly”
More professional security, bushes and trees rented to hide Der Leader from being seen by any non KA drinkers.
What is he so scared of?
It’s cannot be because he’s so important someone might try to take him out.
Oh I know,….. being served legal papers.!
His life must suck behind his facade.
Dave, just keep drinking the Scotch and all the pain will go away. Well, maybe not all of it. Good luck in prison.