Of course. we kick off this week with the hype about the magnificent, epic, earthshaking, LRH Birthday celebration.
Finally, the final component…
How stupid were we, thinking the ideal org “movement” was the “final component” for Planetary Clearing? There is in fact a final component to the final component… And next year the final, final component will be the new “on Source” KTL because nobody who actually studied the OEC/FEBC had done KTL and that is why they couldn’t apply the tech and the stats didnt go up… And after that it will be the now “on Source” False Purpose Rundown because KTL can’t bite when there are unhandled evil purposes. And on and on and on. It’s been this way since 1951…
Being on staff has helped my second dynamic…
She hooked up with someone on staff? That must be it — being a staff member is catastrophic to all relationships.
A green card perhaps?
2023 is THE year. Just like you have been saying every year since 1995 or so…
Quickie yourself up the Bridge
IF they’re so powerful…
How come they can’t finish their org and get it opened?
And this place is EMPTY
Not “squirrel” at all…
Is seems scientology is SO desperate to have some African Americans visible in their promo they can get away with anything…
I would hope the Dir Registration is a staff member…
This is a strange thing to announce
Auditing Handles “Drug Damage”
How do we know? Ron says so…
More “quickie” promotion
I could have SWORN there was something where Hubbard forbid this…
Remember “Quickie Grades” back in the 60’s. This is what they promoted then.
A silent auction
Oh no, not fundraising?
He is 112 today!
Such a creepy thing to do….
Yeah, because we are SO “christian”
“Reverend” Dave Petit oversees an all-star (?) cast of performers nobody has ever heard of…
Their “christian celebration”?
Egg in a hole and cheese blintzes.
And only $25!
This will be unforgettable
Because we say so…
She just “KNOWS” it’s the right place to be
“Tampa Brad” is hiring
But he has gone pretty quiet on social media. I guess OSA caught up with him.
Yeah, “recent circumstances” are always tough
Another “inspiring” presentation
But will it be unforgettable?
Save the date — it will be in March. We think. Maybe they forgot?
Reading this, right now, I almost feel sorry for Miscavige. He is not Source. All he can do is repackage with lies the material left by Hubbard, forcing the Sheeple to redo courses, redo auditing, all the while lying to them, lying, lying lying over and over and over and over; never-ending lies so that his Still Ins will comply and redo what they’ve already done, and, of course, pay again, for what they already paid for.
What a horrible, horrible way to live.
No really! I’m serious. Just awful!
Sure he’s rich. But how happy can this man be, really?
How authentically happy could anyone be, living like this?
Perpetrating one scam after another, never being able to tell the truth, and consequently, mistrustful and fearful of everyone…horrible, just unspeakably depressing.
No wonder he’s so explosive.
How he must hate himself, inside!
Here’s a thought:
no matter our own problems, no matter the severity of our own problems and what we as individuals are up against in our own lives, I suggest that each of us pause for a brief moment to reflect upon how lucky, how supremely lucky we are, that we are not David Miscavige.
I know I am.
He has a very nice bunker though.
From the very get go, he plotted and schemed to usurp Scientology and the list of destroyed lives and careers in his wake are many.
If I was to quote Hubbard, he fits very neatly into the 2 1/2% bracket. Luck and not being someone like Miscavige is an interesting concept to ponder.
It is no accident he is like he is… 97 1/2% of people are not a contender for his career moves.
I know. There’s nothing you’ve said with which I would disagree. And I know I sound very airy fairy or goody goody. I know he’s endlessly wealthy with all the trimmings. But – again, at the risk of sounding like the cautionary morality tales of one’s childhood – honestly, who loves this man? Or perhaps I should rephrase that by asking what non-brainwashed people love him? Does he get deference? Check. Does he get obedience? Check. But true respect, derived from understanding? Do his lawyers actually respect him? Like him? Does anyone really LOVE him? And possibly most important of all, does HE actually love anyone – is there anyone he honestly, truly loves – is there any relationship he enjoys which is not wholly transactional? You see, I don’t think he is capable of that, of either loving or being loved. The sheeple who “love” him don’t know him. Those who do know him fear him. Well, what can I tell you; living as he does, always on guard, always ready to betray or be betrayed…there’s no amount of money that could compensate for that operating state in life…unless I was drunk a good part of the time, maybe. Point being, I can’t imagine living like that – straight.
Yes, you and most others can’t imagine being like that, but he can’t imagine being any other way, doesn’t even appear on his radar at all as a question. He is in a perpetual state of never doubting himself. He is not capable of love.
The quicker he is removed the better. Trust me, he won’t be missed by anyone sane, but the relief will be enormous.
“He is in a perpetual state of never doubting himself. He is not capable of love.”
Yes, analytically I get it. He’s a sociopath, a 2 1/2 percenter, choose the nomenclature one prefers. I’m doing my best to look from that viewpoint, and succeeding, somewhat.
So OK he’s not capable of love – of other humans.
But then there are animals. He has animal pets, or I read that he did. Didn’t he have beagles? Did he love THEM?
Can he love domestic animals, or wild animals? Or birds, or fish? Would he, could he, torture an animal, say, or watch it be tortured, and feel nothing?
What about plant life?
Are these stupid questions? If so, I can’t help it, and if you don’t know and/or can’t answer them because they are too exasperating, I understand.
Please don’t take this the wrong way, but there is very much a valid reason why we have jails. Miscavige belongs in one for the rest of his natural life imo. I would consider what he feels emotionally about things like love etc, well… he can ponder that & how he denied & messed up those feelings in so many others from inside a cell.
OMG Yawn, I couldn’t agree more. He definitely belongs in jail for the rest of his natural life. In solitary confinement. David Miscavige is a cruel psychopath and a danger to society. Whatever I communicated that made it look like I was in any way condoning his behavior or making excuses for it; for justifying the pain he has inflicted, giving reasons why for the destruction of the lives of honest, hardworking, loyal good people – whatever I said in my posts about him that created such an impression was obviously a miscommunication on my part, and wholly unintentional I assure you!
Aqua, here’s the difference between you and David Miscavige. You are a loving, caring individual who only wants what’s best for everybody. Miscavige, on the other hand, is a self promoting narcissist who only cares about himself and his goals and has no problem with stepping on other people to achieve them. Hitler fit this mold and look what happened to Europe as a result. Of course you don’t want to be like Miscavige and I and all the others on this blog wouldn’t want that either.
We love you just the way you are.
You said, “You are a loving, caring individual who only wants what’s best for everybody”. Thank you, that’s true, essentially, but I think most people are, essentially. I think that underlying most of us is an emotional base that is loving and caring, surface appearances to the contrary.
I do believe that most people are basically good, and can act badly (including me by the way. I have been, in the past, horrible, to some people. Selfish, willful, stubborn, thoughtless, yes, and cruel, to some, and it took years for me to see and understand and acknowledge that I am basically good, despite having acted badly.)
On the other hand I do believe that some people, very few, relatively speaking, are just “bad seeds”. They are missing something essentially, that the vast majority rest of us have, and operate from, or try to, or believe that they should, even if they don’t always.
But the Bad Seeds, the psychopaths, no matter how clever, eventually do themselves in. Of course, in the meantime, they damage and destroy others, and so, yes, the sooner such people are rendered inoperative – whether thru incarceration or their own demise.
Look how Al Capone, who had so many people murdered, was brought down by such a relatively minor offense – income tax evasion! All the skill and dedication of Elliot Ness, the police, the FBI, couldn’t nail him for his murderous crimes, but wow, the IRS got him.
Something, some instinct tells me its going to be a little thing, a little nothing thing, that’s going to get Miscavage nailed. He will slip up. They all do!
Edit: “…that the vast majority of us have, and operate from, or try to, or believe that WE should, even if WE don’t always do so.”
Aqua, DM’s parents got him in a cult, and turned him over to its paramilitary slave labor order, where he was groomed by the narcissistic, authoritarian and ruthless supreme leader – not exactly a good start in life, especially since he was exposed to abusive behavior at home before that. Accounts that he physically attacked a “PC” he was auditing at about the age of 12, suggest that by then he already had a propensity for actually committing the sort of violence that Hubbard threatened in old missives.
And Hubbard left his successors hamstrung, technically forbidden from doing what I would say had been his key to keeping Scientology going, continually introducing supposedly new and better “tech” to paper over the failures of what had come before — presumably based on his own unrealistic belief that he would return to take the reins again. Plus of course they inherited all sorts of other messes, like Hubbard’s greed having lost the organization its tax exemption, and accumulating a huge tax liability.
One of the classic quandaries of totalitarian leaders, is that they practically have to sleep with one eye open.
Not a fate most people would choose up front — though perhaps it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
“One of the classic quandaries of totalitarian leaders, is that they practically have to sleep with one eye open.”
Although you have to wonder at this point if there is anyone in the CoS who has the ambition, much less the capability to take over. Seems that everyone left is either a traumatized and beaten-down long-termer who would never think of trying, or a person (let me find a kind word)…..naïve enough to join and stay in Scientology in the 2020’s despite the existence of the internet. Again, no real threat to DM.
Anyone deposing him would inherit a hollowed-out, depopulated organization based on DM’s rewrites of LRH’s material and staff without any experience of Scientology at its height. They’d basically have to rebuild from the ground up, (but without the passwords to the secret accounts where I assume most of the money resides.) And would he whales keep giving without DM’s prodding? I’m not sure any new leader wouldn’t take over only to be left holding the bag as it all collapses.
So I don’t think he fears anyone inside CoS, although he probably worries about the ever-shrinking finances and the possibility that local govts may start taking action on all the neglected properties.
wfto, Hubbard was paranoid about imagined enemies, and DM reportedly uses bullet-proof lecterns, so maybe he is afraid of possible internal opponents and usurpers – people who might do what he did, in the classic pattern of projection – even if it doesn’t seem like he should be. I think much of how he runs the CofS doesn’t make sense to normal, rational people.
Yes, important points. There’s no zero sum in these situations. Things were done to him at an early age, and he was certainly groomed from an early age by Hubbard in his latter stages of paranoia.
I know this is petty (and maybe I’m just from a different part of Ohio), but I have literally never heard anyone in the state of Ohio say “central Ohio” unless — maybe — gesturing at a weather map. If you are located in Columbus, you just say “come to Columbus.”
Joe Pendleton says
Think it’s because Christopher has been “cancelled” …
Joe, I think “central Ohio” is more CofS being tone deaf, than aware. I suspect it may even be a grandiose attempt to attempt to include all the places in Ohio they don’t have any presence – like Cleveland and its southern suburbs all the way down to Akron and Canton, which actually comprises the state’s largest metro area by far, and yet where they couldn’t even keep a mission going.
“There is in fact a final component to the final component…” And it’s a never ending grab for money, cash, moolah, boodle, etc.
As for the rest of the nonse…zzz…snore…no mum, it’s too early to get up for school…zzz…snore…
Ed Rausch…..no wonder you used to drink alcohol, your name in German literally means being drunk.
Oh no, Georgina Reilly is a Scientologist? That sucks! She was in Murdoch Mysteries and lots of other Canadian stuff. And she’s married to Mark O’Brien, another Canadian.
Fred G. Haseney says
Re: “Tampa Brad” is hiring
So, “Tampa Brad” is looking for a videographer/editor (wink, wink).
Has Ashley gone legitimate as emails are being sent to her?
How many hours of amends did “Tampa Brad” and Ashley do for OSA?
It tells you something about the guy that he’s able to show his face even after such disgrace.
Mary Kahn says
Well considering the church of scientology is promoting members who are part of a highly anti-semitic group (NOI) and call themselves “sister” (or Rev), it’s no big deal that Brad is promoting his porn star wife. But then again that earring she was looking for might have paid for some intensives of auditing.
Fred Haseney says
It looks like we saw the same video re: that earring.
We live in a crazy, crazy world.
Paul Ronk says
scientology sets up a two-way mirror for the parishioners. They cannot see out, but all of us that are out can see in, and it is quite a sad show. Spinning like hamsters on a wheel, they have been on the road to clearing the planet ever since they were told there was such a thing. Here they are, on a spinning wheel.
Truly, a scientologist will be the last to know the truth about what it really is. It would be only just sad, except for the fact that there are evil things setup to keep people in. Oh, and there are games setup to fool the hamsters into continuing to spin on the wheel. The few things that are there that make sense were not of the founders construction, but were stolen and used as attractive baubles to lure the hamsters in. Yikes, am I grateful of the mental torture that I received while routing out which caused me to look. Not an easy way to spend twenty-seven years, I do not highly recommend it.
jim rowles says
The hamster concept hits home. All they end up doing is consuming oxygen .
Francis Khoury says
Congrats on your departure, whenever it was. It is sad to see, you’re right. I spun my wheels in a very culty sub-group of Catholicism for years, so I have some idea about the mental conditioning involved. But, Scientology is a freak show like almost none other.
Mary Kahn says
For sure b
Glad you got out of your cult. It takes courage.
Austin org is scheduled with the city for an opening event on April 15th. Chicago will apparently be after that – and after all the effort made to recruit staff, and after having had their new building finished and ready but sitting empty for at least a year longer than Austin’s – meaning that DM’s promise to have 4 openings in the first quarter will not be met.
And there are no more projects in the US known to be under construction. The “ideal” org program and “expansion” are obviously in a dwindling spiral….
Francis Khoury says
And that spiral, real as it is, will not be talked about, except in places like this. Cognitive dissonance at fever pitch for so many. PM, I haven’t hung around here too much lately, but your posts have always been insightful.
Prof. Yapgalla says
“… who will one day ensure the islands indeed become the sea.”
Koos Nolst Trenité says
Walking into a Scientology Org, or by studying Scientology material, your innate sense of morality receives blows that are hard to repair.
You will be heavily invalidated, even resented, for the spiritual abilities that you DO already possess or that you were latently aware of. (“You are not Clear yet!” “You are not yet O.T.!”)
As you go along immersed in Scientology, your spiritual abilities and morality AT THE VERY LEAST must be diminished to the level of not facing (not Perceiving, not sensing) L. Ron Hubbard and not facing those who admire him (or who even worship him in the most bizarre ways – as frequently pointed out in MikeRindersblog).
Your own sense of Beauty gets very much trampled on. (Ugliness is presented and praised – enforced – as “Beauty” – which is bad for your health.)
Sensing the soul (the person) of L. Ron Hubbard, is always a shock – hopefully for you, a shock that frees you from him! (Rather than for Lisa McPherson, who went wholly insane when she truly Perceived him …her “Greatest Friend of Mankind”).
Measured by various definitions, any and all of you are spiritually SENIOR to L. Ron Hubbard.