In Scientology management there is an old saying “You get what you push”. This is meant as a cautionary reminder that if you start pushing hard for things that are not the main line of making auditors and clears, then you do indeed end up with what you push- and not the auditors and clears that in the long haul make Scientology worth something.
For many years now David Miscavige has pushed money. And that is what they have – MONEY in all caps.
David Miscavige has convinced them that it is possible to buy good PR, buy expanding churches, buy interested new public. But you absolutely cannot buy those things- heaven knows DM has been trying hard enough.
They hired the most famous Crisis PR company in the world and fat good its done them. David Miscavige was finally humiliated into spending some money on broad ads but no one actually comes in for a service. The truth is that you can buy cars, houses and buildings but you absolutely cannot buy good PR or new parishioners.
Push Money, Push Money, PUSH Money- in the end that’s what you have – lots and lots of money. But meantime there is terrible PR. Meantime literally thousands of previously faithful Scientologists have had their clear status taken away and not gotten it back (so Scientology has far fewer Clears now than 15 years ago). Meantime Scientology churches are shrinking and shrinking all over the world. Meantime Scientology missions are closing their doors. But the MONEY rolls on.
In other words – you get what you push- LOTS OF MONEY, NO SCIENTOLOGY. There is also a sad fact that it is easier to get a man to donate $100 worth of food to the local food bank than it is to get that same man to come to the food bank and hand out cans to hungry people for 3 hours. Same applies to Scientology. It is FAR easier to get some guy to donate a money than it is to get that same guy to come hand out booklets to drug addicts in some needle park.
So David Miscavige has been pushing EASY WAY, EASY WAY, EASY WAY for years and years now. As a result the group of Scientologists is now mainly made up of people who are focused on their ordinary jobs with absolutely no time or real drive to personally better the world around them. So the parishioners of Scientology are not interested in PERSONALLY solving crime or fixing illiteracy. They are way too busy being accountants and lawyers and house painters and paying down their credit cards.
So for the Church staff you have MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, but no Scientology. And in the field, the flock so to speak, they are also EARN MORE MONEY, EARN MORE MONEY and also not doing Scientology.
The good of Scientology comes from DOING the practical techniques. Talking to people who are sick, working with people who have literacy problems. DOING it creates good PR and interests people.
This MONEY program is the eradication of everything that good and positive about Scientology. And the public repute of the religion and numbers of new people inquiring show it. I have been asking and asking for information on Churches around the world. I have never received a candid photo of a full academy.
The churches of Scientology are emptying out. But any Scientologist who stands up and says “to hell with donating, I am spending my time with illiterate children and so should you” is going to get shot.
But the fact is that until a good number of Scientologists have stood up and sacrificed themselves on the altar of personal integrity, the MONEY MONEY MONEY push will go on. Only a clear and obvious statement from a significant number of Scientologists will change the course of the religion. My message here is that if you are a Scientologist and you are reading this blog, you need to start thinking about how much you are willing to personally sacrifice to change the downward plunge in Scientology’s reputation and numbers.