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2010 – Miscavige’s BOLT FROM THE BLUE

Plain Old Thetan brings us some news from the Mission Network that is hard to believe:  In 2010, six Scientology Missions in the Los Angeles area were closed or downsized.

2010 – Miscavige’s BOLT FROM THE BLUE1

In THE AUDITOR No. 25, LRH says: But man had no inkling whatever of Dianetics. None. This was the bolt from the blue.

Miscavige has no inkling whatever of Dianetics and Scientology.

2010 contained a bolt from the blue for DM, even if he doesn’t realize it.

In 2010, SIX Scientology Missions in the Los Angeles area closed or downsized.

This stat was NOT in the 2011 New Year’s Event. Hmm.

Instead, the 2011 New Year’s Event segment on the Mission and Field Groups gave little actual information. There was no information about Field Groups or Field Auditors or I-HELP. And the only information about Missions was the information about Odessa Mission, some of which I covered in my article 2011 – The Year of the PhoneyGraph. The Ukraine mission was the only Mission detailed in the 2011 New Year’s Event.

But now we know why U.S. Missions were silently overlooked in the event.

DM’s closing fist of control has let the Missions slip through his fingers.

And now they’re gone.

And one of the reasons the Missions are closing or collapsing is that their pcs and staff are being ripped off.

Of the six collapsed or closed Missions in L.A., I know of one that lost its only Class IV auditor to the Los Angeles Model Idyllic Org. And I know of one other that lost its Class VI auditors (plural) to the Los Angeles Model Idyllic Org. Personnel rip-off is, of course, off policy.

LRH clearly states in lecture 7101C23 THE ORG OFFICER AND HIS RESOURCES — PART I that the solution to not enough auditors is to go to the local Auditor’s Association and hire some. But field auditing has been destroyed, and with it, the local Auditor’s Associations.

Now, one could train one’s own auditors. But that depends on the Golden Age of Gack being able to turn out auditors.

But no, DM’s solution is to disestablish the area’s Missions. That, of course, is cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face2.

If an org depends on feeder lines from local orgs and missions, disestablishing and unmocking field auditing and missions only results in the collapse of the local org. Well, if you were looking to maximize the damage, then well done, Davey!

We can only hope that the consequences strike DM between the eyes like a bolt from the blue. Now that’s a severe reality adjustment.

1 bolt from the blue, a sudden and entirely unforeseen event.

2 cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face, to create a disadvantage to oneself through one’s own spiteful action.

– written by Plain Old Thetan

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Eileen Clark  on January 13th, 2011

I can well imagine the amount of pressure and stress put on the CLO/FOLO staff to come up with resources to staff the latest incarnation of “Ideal Org” in Los Angeles. The ‘solution’ of taking trained staff from one place to prop up another has reached all new highs of criminality. I can imagine a time when there will be so few resources that they are simply moved around from one org to another for the photo ops. That could be done for a while since they wouldn’t really need to be used to actually AUDIT someone since there are no new public flooding in…anywhere.
So sick and sad and non-confronted by those still holding on to a dead church that abandoned them a long time ago and limps along with only smoke and mirrors and their foolishly wasted theta postulates. One day they will wake up and like the German people after WWII, realize how badly they were lied to.
We are here for them and I will say again, you are not alone and there is truth and standard ethics, tech and policy outside of the travesty called CofS. It is delivered by all those people who walked away just so they COULD have, learn, and apply STANDARD LRH TECH.

Good job, POT!

Tom  on January 14th, 2011

Interesting Data. Perhaps DM’s coppor grounding rods are a counter-measure to inhibit such an earth shattering revelation!

lunamoth  on January 14th, 2011

What has been and is still going on with the church – poaching staff from one organization to prop up another – is the manpower equivalent of borrowing on one credit card to make payments on another one.

That’s an act of desperation and is the phase right before it all goes down the drain.

Perhaps we’ve placed too much importance on how much money miscavige has squirreled away in his “war chest.” There may indeed be billions of dollars in the church’s bank accounts, but they are hemorrhaging people, and we know that it is people who make a church. When we think of dm’s power being represented by his money we buy into his view of the world as primarily (exclusively?) material. All the money in the world will not preserve power and your public image when the churchs you claim to control are literally empty and the sound of crickets can be heard across the land.

John Doe  on January 16th, 2011

Another lucid article, POT, thanks!
@Lunamoth…brilliantly stated, as usual.

brendon  on January 19th, 2011

New here, just followed a link on WWP. Not a criticism but I’m surprised a list of the six being counted isn’t included.

Touchstone  on January 20th, 2011

A list of the six might be helpful. Here in early 2011, the Upland, CA Mission (San Bernardino County) just had a recent serious downgrading from a nice corner store to an obscure strip mall in an unincorporated section with next-to-no foot traffic.

plainoldthetan  on January 21st, 2011

Thanks for the verification. I have now had reports of closure/downsizing for:

Brand Blvd
Redondo Beach
Santa Monica

My contact in the Mission netword told me *six*.

So far, we’ve verified four. Does anyone care to verify that there are two more from this list?

Church of Scientology Mission of Buenaventura
3295 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
United States

Simi Valley
Church of Scientology Mission of Simi Valley
6593 Collins Drive, Ste D-16
Moorpark, CA 93021
United States

West Valley
Church of Scientology Mission of West Valley (Chatsworth)
21010 Devonshire Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
United States

Santa Clarita
Church of Scientology Mission of Santa Clarita
802 W Ave J-12
Lancaster, CA 93534
United States

Church of Scientology Mission of Malibu
29169 Heathercliff Road #216
Malibu, CA 90265
United States

Church of Scientology Mission of Sunland
8229 Foothill Blvd
Sunland, CA 91040
United States

Sherman oaks
Church of Scientology Mission of Sherman Oaks
13517 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States

Brand Boulevard
Church of Scientology Mission of Brand Blvd
2101 N. Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91504
United States

Church of Scientology Mission of Upland
575 N. Central Ave
Upland, CA 91786
United States

Newport Beach
Church of Scientology Mission of Newport Beach
238 W Taft
Orange, CA 92865
United States

Santa Monica
Church of Scientology Mission of Santa Monica
2716 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
United States

Church of Scientology Mission of Beverly Hills
9885 Charleville Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
United States

Church of Scientology Mission of The Foothills (Montrose)
2254 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose, CA 91020
United States

Church of Scientology Mission of Melrose
6710 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
United States

Los Feliz
Church of Scientology Mission of Los Feliz
1934 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

South Coast
Church of Scientology Mission of South Coast
26981 Vista Terrace Ste A
Lake Forest, CA 92630
United States

Redondo Beach
Church of Scientology Mission of Redondo Beach
1611 S. Catalina Avenue, LL50
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Tel: 310-698-4690

Fellow Traveller  on January 21st, 2011

I suspect the downsizing is not restricted to LA. Here in the San Francisco area, a former winner of the mission birthday game has a) moved from it’s home of aforementioned winning and b) has limited hours posted open 3 days a week.

I will attempt to check out the SoMa mission, moved from it’s very nice 530 Howard to 566 Folsom. I don’t know when they moved.

plainoldthetan  on January 22nd, 2011

The follwing mission has vanished from the “official” list, too.

Church of Scientology Mission of Burbank
1010 North Hollywood Way, Burbank
(818) 559-3297

plainoldthetan  on January 26th, 2011

The web also notes that Costa Mesa and Buena Ventura are closed.

A giant missing piece of the Ideal Org puzzle  on July 30th, 2011

[...] I know that the L.A. area lost several Missions due to frantic cannibalism from the Ideal Org activity in that area. (/?p=1484) [...]

Tatiana Baklanova  on August 24th, 2011

Dear POT,I have read so far a lot of great articles of yours. And I want to say you something. I am really sorry that I was blaming you rashly for hiding your name. You may not even remember that but I do and apologies. Because I see that if to write under the nick-name or not to write at all were the only choices you had, – that was the very right choice you made. I still wish you were fighting with an open visor, but it is not my place to decide or even judge. I will wait patiently until you feel safe to say your name.
With much respect,

plainoldthetan  on August 26th, 2011

Tatiana: Understood. No hard feelings. I needed to do something about the situation without exposing my friends to the wrath of Davey.

“Thus when one can do anything about it, it is less suppressive.” (HCO PL 26 Dec 66)

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