A poster at ESMB, “dianaclass8,” wrote about the latest issue of Flag’s Source Magazine, Issue 213, which she just received in the mail. Interestingly, their completions are listed as follows:
Clears – 5
OT 1s – 1
OT 2s – 2
OT 3s – 1
OT 4s – 5
OT 5s – 7
Class 5 grad auditor course completions – 3
Class 5 grad auditor internship completions – 1
Class 8 auditor course completions – 1
Source Magazine comes out six times a year, so this represents two months stats, eight weeks. Impressive, eh? Seems like every time someone slips up and gives actual stats, it gives the lie to their “unprecedented expansion” claims.
Here’s my prediction: Look for the Church to stop printing their completion lists in their magazines. There, that handles it.
Just like they stopped printing org and mission address lists in the magazines and books. It used to be you could look on the back page of the Auditor Magazine and see a complete list of orgs. And you used to be able to look in the back of any book and see a complete list of orgs and missions. Well, you can’t do that anymore. They don’t even list them on their websites. You have to go to their handy-dandy “org locator” to find an address. Why? It’s obvious. They have claimed “over 8000 orgs, missions and groups.” If they actually published address lists, anyone could see the lie. As it is, you have to laboriously go through their “org locator” to discover that there are fewer orgs today than there were ten years ago.
Same reason they don’t show stats at events any more. Remember, they used to show actual stats? With actual numbers and dates on them? Not any more. Now they just talk about “unprecedented expansion.” And if they do mention any stats, it’s things like “square feet of renovated space,” or “Ideal Org fundraising,” or “number of books printed,” or “number of trees chopped down to make all of our promotion.”
Why? Well, if they showed the actual stats, things like Clears made, auditors made, Releases made, they would get ridden out of town on a rail. Because then anyone, even the most self-blinded Scientology true believer, could see that the Church is failing, that all of this “unprecedented expansion” is a lie.
So the Church continues with more and more elaborate events, more and more empty “Ideal Org” shells, more and more claims of huge expansion.
As every magician knows, one key to fooling the audience is misdirection. Put their attention on something else, so they don’t see your deception. “Look over here! Shiny! Shiny!” Look at this nice event backdrop. The big podium. Miscavige’s $5000.00 Italian suit. Another posh building façade. Look! Look! Look!
Everywhere but at the actual statistics.
Five Clears in eight weeks? Great, at that rate, they’ll Clear everyone in Clearwater in the next three thousand years.
Wake up, people. All that “unprecedented expansion” doesn’t exist. No matter how many shiny distractions they wave in your face.