This is a page from the latest edition of Planetary Dissemination News.
Once again, it is hard to hide the truth. Partly because those within the scientology bubble often don’t even understand what they write.
More proof that the lies that are repeated over and over by Miscavige and Co that he has overseen an “era of unprecedented expansion” is a preposterous lie.
So, more than half the largest cities in the world do not have an org OR EVEN A MISSION?
But, look a little closer, and even this is a lie.
This is the list of cities with populations greater than 5,000,000.There are actually 49 (you would not expect anyone in scientology to get this number right). And I have marked those that have an org or mission.
|13||São Paulo MSN||11,895,893|
|19||Mexico City ORG||8,874,724|
|21||New York City ORG||8,491,079|
|32||Ho Chi Minh City||7,681,700|
|40||Rio de Janeiro||6,429,923|
|47||St Petersburg ORG||5,191,690|
That is a total of TWELVE. Even if there were only 30, it is generous to call that “less than half” — it’s 40%. Of 49 it’s 24% — or less than a QUARTER.
And that means less than a quarter of the biggest cities on earth even have a single mission. One mission for 15 or 20 million people is like one loaf of bread for 5,000. It just isn’t going to hack it. And so this is doubly disingenuous in that there isn’t a single city ANYWHERE ON EARTH that has anything near the capacity to “clear their area” — let alone the major metropolosises. Even the small cities with ideal orgs like Malmo and Basel and Nashville are not even close to clearing the blocks that are immediately adjacent to the org….
And now let’s tale a quick look at the claim of 1,000 cities of 500,000 or more. Not even going to bother counting them — no doubt there are many more than this. But just take it at face value.
There are orgs in 110 cities around the world (quite a number don’t meet the 500,000 threshhold…).
Thus, at best there are only scientology orgs in 11% of those cities. That percentage has DECREASED since the 70’s. There were a lot less cities with more than 500,000 population 40 years ago, but there were NOT a lot less cities with orgs.
It’s the same with the big cities. They have probably doubled in number, and the new inroads in the 80’s were into Russia and Pakistan. Maybe Nigeria.
But what is absolutely NOT true is that there has been ANY expansion by these measures over the last decade. And certainly not “greater expansion in the last 5 years than the 50 previous years combined.”
In fact, since the arrival of David Miscavige, the number of NEW scientology orgs and missions has ground to a standstill and has in fact gone backwards. There are LESS missions and LESS orgs today than at their peak in the 90’s.