Two ideal org videos have been leaked online. The first, from 2010 and the other from 2012. Both are meant as promo videos for ideal orgs intended to help extract money from Scientologists.
This is a 12 minute video which opens with Sally-Anne Cooke, the OT Committee Chairman, appealing to Scientologists to support Ideal Orgs. The following are some of the claims that are made in this video:
- The claim is made that there are 188 orgs in the world and that the 8 Ideal Orgs that existed at the time out produced the other 180 orgs combined. Given the level of production in Joburg in 2010 this does not bode well for the level of production for the Scientology org network globally.
- The Braamfontein Life Improvement Centre is the largest and most productive in the world.
- The average number of new people onto the Bridge from the Life Improvement Centre is 20-30 per week. See our article on the current state of the Life Improvement Centre. If it ever was that productive it certainly isn’t now.
- Bulawayo & Harare ideal orgs are fully funded and ground breaking is imminent. 3 1/2 years later and still nothing.
- All African ideal orgs are 75% funded. Yet only one more ideal org has opened since then.
In our view, however, the most egregious bit of sleight of hand comes at 11.40 in the video. The following LRH quote is given:
“Your donation is supporting the greatest hope that man has ever had and the churches and people vital to its survival and increase.
“Your donation does what it takes to get the job done.”
This quote comes from a policy titled “What your Donations Buy”. This policy was originally called “What your Fees Buy”. The word “fee” was changed “donation” sometime in the 70s to make it more religious sounding. But the policy explicitly talks about donations for training and processing. Now the word “donation” is used so hey-presto, abracadabra and just like that: LRH sanctioned donations! It is truly revolting.
Here’s the second video:
The four people featured are the EDs of Joburg Day, Foundation and North with the ED Pretoria conducting the tour for them through the construction site of the Pretoria building. There is a startling amount of joking and degrading. It’s mostly a lot of fluff but at 5.27 they are at an upstairs part of the building in a space with no wall. They look down over the edge and joke about how this is for the serious ethics particles. It’s a “too gruesome”. While obviously a joke it gives insight into the heavy ethics mindset.