Our apologies – this is a day late. A gremlin got into our publishing schedule, but we figured it’s still Wednesday somewhere on the planet, so we’re good to go 🙂
We present this week’s weird ‘n wacky collection, this time focusing on an assortment of Idle Morgues campaigns.
First up is this oddity – a promo piece which landed in the email of a South African Scientologist who has never put his foot anywhere near the UK. Really odd positioning of two Roman/Greek columns accompanied by the question “What do you Get?”.
Whatever the message was, we didn’t get it.
“Shumba the Ideal Org Lion” who first made an appearance at fundraisers some years ago, visited Kensington to help “a group of theta kids raise funds for Joburg North”. This picture appeared on the Joburg North facebook page.
We don’t have any funny quips about this – except to say that in our opinion, using children for fundraising is just all kinds of wrong.
Next up, Ideal Orgs has an ongoing “Why we donate” campaign – featuring SCN’s moving up in donation status. Now, it’s pretty much a guarantee that 90% of SCN’s receiving these mails don’t even read them, but we at BIC do. If these people honestly believe what they are originating, this is just scary. The kool-aid is indeed strong.
Featured below is Philippa Sondergaard who routed out of the SO some time back. She’s obviously still in the fold and playing the game. She states the new Joburg North Org is ideally situated to reach many people. What is preventing them from doing this in their current building? Another classic example of “having to have before you can do”. JBG North has always been a small struggling org, and no amount of fancy marble, expensive AV displays, a generator and 2x state-of-the-art R57,000 e-meters per auditing room will make an iota difference to the org’s stats. All Philippa has to do is visit Joburg and Pretoria orgs – preferably with her eyes open. Being an ex-SO member, she knows damn well that the Idle Morgue campaign is a massive FAIL.
Next up, a couple very familiar to the BIC blog. Robin & Carol Hogarth who reached notoriety when their weird arrangement with Scientology’s biggest whales was exposed – that of taking one of the Duggan’s fostered children off their hands. This story appeared on Tony Ortega’s blog last year and was followed up by the BIC Blog.
Interesting to note they have only made it to Platinum when one considers their income from the Duggans alone is rumoured to be $9,000 per month. Per the current exchange rate, this equates to around R1,3 Million per annum.
And then this fellow who either wasn’t available or declined to be photographed for some reason. This didn’t deter Ideal Orgs from making the announcement anyway.
And then we have family Diamond who recently made Diamond status! Their story is quite a study in ignorant arrogance peppered with doomsday predictions. Classic chaos merchant tactic – make the environment seem dangerous, frighten people into believing the only way “out” is by erecting massive buildings for SCN to save the day. Sheer lunacy.
From the first sentence of “When you do your upper OT level you get an idea of the mess the beings in this universe are in” – Not this country, this continent or this planet but the whole universe? Well, bugger the buildings, save your money and go jump off the closest cliff. This universe is screwed!
Then “Ideal Orgs are the ideal that Ron put there for us Scientologists”. Huh? Have they actually seen this written by LRH or are they just parroting the same old garbage that is regurgitated time and again, snippets of LRH totally out of context and carefully scripted to justify this scam which was dreamed up by DM 16 years after LRH died?
And then this: “The stats in an Ideal Org with the help of a dedicated staff usually booms! New people flood in and we cause the spiritual freedom to be possible for so many beings”
Well, Derek & Desiree, we’re sorry to burst your bubble, but perhaps you’d better demand a refund or, failing that, minimally a re-do of your “Upper OT Levels” which seem to have destroyed your powers of observation and ability to LOOK at what is in front of your nose. Every single Ideal Org on the planet is struggling and in deep trouble. This is not propaganda – all you have to do is some simple obnosis.
And for those of you who haven’t made it into a splashy promo piece yet. Not to worry, if you’re feeling adrift and abandoned, this is our message of reassurance: