The announcement has gone out for the live “New Year’s” celebration…
On 17 December.
And remember — no children.
And absolutely NO photos or videos. We don’t want anyone to know about our amazing accomplishments. Or something like that. They are truly concerned that someone will sneak out shots or videos that have not been approved by the church. If this truly is “a detailed briefing on Scientology activities around the world, our monumental achievements in addressing planetary social situations, and an INCREDIBLE briefing about our coming year” – what could possibly be the problem with that good news leaking out on “unauthorized” channels?
They must be concerned that if someone who is not a bubble dweller gets their hands on the information they will look into it and find out it is a lie.
There can be no other reason.
This is the EXACT thing they whine about — “the media never covers our good works and tells the real story about what scientology is doing in the world.” Well, perhaps it is because the information is kept as a closely guarded state secret, never to be shown to the world?
Why not invite everyone to come to the event? Including media? Hell, your best spokesman (according to the church) is going to be summarizing the accomplishments of the year. What better way to inform the world of all the magnificent things you do? The President does not deliver the State of the Union address behind closed doors with no cameras allowed. This is the opportunity to present accomplishments for all to see? It is illogical not to allow anyone to witness this.
In fact, this is a question the media should be asking repeatedly. “We would like to attend and record your event, in order to hear all of what you have to say, and as you will not grant us one on one interviews, we could get a lot of information from attending the event and speaking with the happy scientologists in the audience. We assume they will only say positive things about scientology, so there is nothing for you to be concerned about.”
The fact that this is a laughable idea says everything you need to know about the secretive, controlling ways of scientology – especially when they claim with great butthurt “it is a lie we are secretive and closed, we are the most open organization on earth.”