Oh dear, the spin doctors have spun themselves into a complete dizzy mess.
Remember when the big pitch was that Valley Org was the last, missing link to clearing all of SoCal? Well, before the ribbon was even yanked, there is now something else that is needed. MORE MONEY for the “last” (and “new”?) ideal org — the most northern southern California org.
What a surprise. Clearing is going to have to wait a little longer.
But if you think about this for a second, what they are really pitching here is the Great News that Santa Barbara will no longer have any org at all.
But Venture WILL have one? Those folks in Santa Barbara don’t really need an org apparently. They can now drive down the coast for 45 minutes to come to the “new” org. Obviously, they didn’t need their own.
This is such typical scientology “think” — turn every failure into a “win.”
But this is the simple question: Why not have an org in Santa Barbara AND one in Ventura to serve the million people within 30 minutes? Why not open an actual NEW org? That has been so forgotten in the world of scientology that most scientologists apparently have no idea that it is possible to open a NEW org…
You can open new buildings. And you can move old orgs to new cities (Cambridge also comes to mind). You can even close down and combine orgs (CCLV and LV, CC London and London etc etc). But the idea that a new org could open is just not in anyone’s thought process. I think the last totally new org was in Taiwan, and before that perhaps St Petersburg or Budapest or Athens. But those were in the 90’s as I recall.
Why are there no NEW ORGS? Doesn’t Santa Barbara need one AND Ventura? And Bakersfield? And Fresno? And, and, and…
This era of golden shower expansion has NOT seen any new orgs open anywhere in the world. And the number of Missions has also shrunk in the last 20 years.
Scientology “expansion” is a figment of Miscavige imagination that he has managed to convince his loyal subjects is true. And they actually buy the idea that 8 “ideal orgs” are going to clear 20 million people. That is 2.5 MILLION people for each org. And they throw this out like it is a foregone conclusion that because Dear Leader told them this is what is needed, it is now going to happen. If those orgs were going to clear southern California in 10 years it would be 250,000 Clears per year EACH. That is 5,000 Clears per WEEK. Combined they have not made 5,000 Clears in a decade, even though 7 of them are ALREADY “ideal.”
Math is not their strong suit.
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