Since opening it’s ideal doors in 2013, Pretoria org has made a valiant effort in keeping up the facade of a thriving and expanding Ideal Org. BIC published several reports which clearly revealed Pretoria to be in deep trouble long before it opened for business in its new location.
For those new to this blog, the links below will give you an idea of the history of Pretoria org.
The building of an Ideal Org – Pretoria
Pretoria – idling along
Pretoria – straight up and vertically in debt
Not that this should be surprising to anyone. Pretoria, like most orgs in South Africa, has been a small struggling concern for years.
As has been stated on this and many other blogs, the act of putting up huge lavish buildings and expecting formerly struggling orgs to suddenly expand and flourish is pure lunacy. But when you’re playing with other people’s money, anything goes.
Recent news would indicate nothing has changed for Pretoria.
Troll: (in folklore) an ugly cave-dwelling creature depicted as either a giant or a dwarf.
Disinformation: intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. It is an act of deception and false statements to convince someone of untruth. (Wikipedia).
OSA Trolls, Disinformation & Scaremongers Par Excellence
In recent weeks BIC has been alerted to a number of strange incidents which seem to indicate yet another wave of OSA skulduggery is underway.
The people being targeted are the church-labeled “SPs” and many UTR public who have seemingly been singled out or flagged as potential threats or risk to the church.
Many years ago at the time of the Anonymous protests/attacks and the Marty/Mike big reveal, it became practice for orgs to categorize their public into different groups:
- Public who are regularly on service, attend org events and are supporting (financially) org activities. These guys are considered safe and fully on board with “Command Intention”.
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JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON
Bandwagon meaning: “An activity or cause that has suddenly become fashionable or popular”.
It’s no secret the church is notorious for seizing fundraising and PR opportunities when tragedies result in human suffering and misery. As Tom Cruise famously stated in the leaked IAS video “because being a Scientologist……you know you’re the only one that can help”.
Although using such situations for PR purposes has been a long-standing strategy of the church, it was steeply increased following the tragedy of 9/11. The church acknowledged this in numerous self-generated press releases such as this one which states: “The work of these volunteers at Ground Zero New York inspired a movement that now circles the globe—Scientology Volunteer Minister Disaster Response teams on call 24/7 in times of disaster”.
The press release further blows the church’s horn with: “They served in the aftermath of the 2004 South Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 Japan tsunami and hundreds of disasters great and small in countries around the world”.