It’s been three weeks since the GAT Phase II event.
Of course it is still far too early to judge the success or failure of this new venture, but you cant blame them for already extolling the “wonderfulness of GATII” in this email promo.
The first thing to note is in the first paragraph she explains how crap the old Student Hat was. Yet when it was launched as part of GAT I in 1996 it was described thusly:
“The new Student Hat launches you into a sky of knowledge. This is where the whole subject of education suddenly makes sense, and changes before your eyes from a labor, into an effortless adventure. You become a power student who knows every study barrier in the book without thinking. Your study speed rockets, and you move through all future courses in warp drive.”
Miscavige has in effect said “Oops, my bad. Cocked that one up. But now it’s golden.” Tech Degrade much? Who does he blame for this? This was his project.
What is interesting about this is not what is IN the promo-piece, but rather what is NOT.
- In the first small picture on the left, the student is sitting front of the Word Clearer’s desk. There is no Word Clearer in evidence. This is not a Gold shoot, perfectly set up to look like an alternate reality. You’re seeing what was actually there.
- In the middle picture, it would seem that each student has his/her own course-room and personal Supervisor – there are no other students in the shot.
- The Supervisor in the picture is clearly not Francois Groenewald – the Pretoria Org Supervisor who we believe went to Flag for GATII training, returned to South Africa and promptly departed from the org.
When you read this promo you get the idea that this is a completion success story. But a second look shows that it is not. She is still on the course. It would be interesting to know how many days she has been on course and what progress she has made in view of all the hype about “students now completing the Student Hat in 8 days”.
Most disturbing though is the statement “…and all the corrections made to the course, by fixing all the out tech and having it all pure – thank you to RTC and COB”.
The message here is clear – COB (who is RTC and vice versa) has now fixed all LRH’s mistakes, and expansion will be straight up and vertical. For real this time. Seriously. We mean it.
Time will tell. And we will be watching.