It has been long standing practice in the church, since at least 1996, to promote international Scientology events as massively important for Scientology expansion. At each event there is a release of some sort that is critical for expansion and individual Scientologist’s eternity. These released items are then pushed relentlessly until the next event and next release when the cycle repeats with the next invaluable item.
This changed to an extent with the release of the basics. The relentless push lasted years despite its obvious failure. (Note: When we say failure we are specifically referring to failure in terms of the claims that came with the release, i.e. “a whole new breed of Scientologist”).
This cycle, combined with the crises culture of Scientology orgs, makes self inspection & evaluation impossible. Staff go from one event to the next, one crises to the next. There is just no time to look back and tell if the last event or release was a success or failure.
It is this culture and stressful environment that allows the church to get away with the things they claim.
And lastly, claims tend to be so general as to be impossible to prove anyway. What the hell does “a new breed of Scientologist” mean anyway? This was supposed to be the product of the basics. (The only “new breed” of Scientologist we see around these days are those that have left the church and are reveling in the freedom that comes with the free application of Scientology. By that standard, perhaps it was a success).
With the above in mind we see it as a duty of this blog to keep the claims of the church in the front and centre so the success or failure of their programmes can be properly evaluated.
How will we know if GAT II has succeeded or failed? When do we make the evaluation?
Any new programme needs time to have an effect. We believe 6 months is a fair amount of time to at least get a sense of what the programme is doing. GAT II was launched on the 22nd of November 2013. This puts our mark at 22 May 2014 which will be around the time of the Dianetics annual event (where we are sure something will be being released).
At that time we will try to measure the success of GAT II against the following claims made leading up to and immediately after the release:
SOLO-OT V package is 38% cheaper with GAT II. (ANZO Email 11/12/13)
We have just seen the monumental launch of the Golden Age of Tech Phase II, which has changed the world of Scientology forever. (Joburg email 4/12/13)
Oh yes there is much, much more than the above, like faster training and auditing routes, lower AO package prices, and everything geared to get you to be a trained auditor, Clear and OT fast! Fast, how fast? You will not believe how fast! All the arbitraries, stops and suppression have been stripped out of the courses, now it is pure LRH and of course when it is pure LRH it is simple and fast. (Durban email 27/11/13)
Here is a glimpse of what has happened with our Ideal Org since we have opened it. In a years time you will get more specifics on how we expanded since the release of the GOLDEN AGE OF TECH II and SUPER POWER. That will be expansion from this point on. It will be expansion on top of the expansion that we are already experiencing. (Pretoria ED email 15/11/13)
The GAT II Release is such an event and show piece that it will blast you through from here all the way up both sides of the Bridge. It will not be possible to still have a single failed purpose as far as your Scientology Bridge is concerned. Come and get all your failed purposes blown to smithereens and then completely GONE. (Pretoria ED email 15/11/13)
You will see the biggest release in our history at our biggest event in history. You will see a whole new world of training and auditing, plus the spiritual headquarters of Earth, unveiled! (Joburg North email 14/11/13)
We are entering a Golden Age of Mankind, and it is a Golden Age for all Eternity. Do let me you are attending – most especially the live events themselves. For these truly will be a moment for the whole track history books. (Joburg North email 14/11/13)
Whatever rumours you have heard about Golden Age of Tech II, they don’t come close to just how huge this is. This will literally bring a WHOLE NEW WORLD! (Durban email 13/11/13)
Oh, and just for the fun of it we will also check how many auditors have been made and are in training.