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Where’s The Beef?


I just watched the LRH Centennial Birthday event. Twice. It’s three hours and twenty-three minutes of the usual overblown, uber-orchestrated, hyperbole-filled crapola.


The breakdown of the show was roughly like this:


Miscavige introducing the festivities from the circus center ring: 6 minutes
Dan Sherman going on and on and on embellishing LRH’s life history: 1 hour 53 minutes
Miscavige showing his home movies of empty Idyllic Orgs: 37 minutes
Guillaume Lesevre going over the Birthday Game results: 28 minutes
Miscavige promising image advertisements of LRH on morning shows and nightly news, followed by “toughness” quotes from KSW 1, and promises about SuperPower: 10 minutes
A non-sequitur exhibition of dancers from far away lands: 5 minutes


The most important part of an LRH birthday event – the stats – was lost amid the self-congratulatory segments surrounding it.


And lo! Guillaume Lesevre actually showed up and apparently was allowed to do something executorial. Too bad he was talking so fast that, with his accent, ninety percent of what he said was virtually unintelligible.


Even though there were some PhoneyGraphs presented, they were much fewer in number. And where “auditing hours” were presented, most of the time they were qualified: “Book One Auditing Hours”.


I found it fascinating that number of Clears Made, or number of Auditors Made, or number of OT Levels completed weren’t among the stats presented to parishioners during the “most hotly contested LRH birthday game ever”.


All of the trophy recipients had obviously been coached to overuse the word “expansion” so that their message was in indisputable harmony with Miscavige’s message.


Oddly, though, the Class V org Birthday Game winner was NOT classified as an Idyllic Org. Gasp! It was Washington DC Day. Hmmmm.


I am accustomed from previous years to having a special section of the birthday game awards just for the different sections of Flag. Oddly, that section was missing this time.


The most interesting thing for me, though was the 6 minute introduction section, during which Miscavige’s hands are visibly trembling, looking like early-onset Parkinson’s symptoms.


Hey Dave! What do empty Idyllic Orgs have to do with expansion?


For as many words as you spoke, coupled with the overbearing and glitzy Idyllic Org videos, not to mention the laudatory sound bytes of notable non-Scientologists speaking at Idyllic Org openings, influenced and driven by your arrogance and hubris and insistence of listening to your own voice, backed up by your vacuous claims of expansion without any visible evidence of it, while simultaneously decimating the auditing profession and cannibalizing the Mission network for your own pointless ends, the LRH centennial birthday game event was just one more of your bimonthly production-diverting time-wasting off-policy bore-fests.


What? You tossed the coin and it came up “style” instead of “substance” again?

Big surprise.

— written by Plain Old Thetan



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OldAuditor  on March 18th, 2011

It is amazing that he has not cracked under pressure before this. With his drinking habits and his constant rages, he is under stress all of the time. He frequently says has to do everything himself.

Of course he has pulled this in on himself because he has degraded his staff into classic examples of Robotism. (overwhelmed people operating only on orders and frequently making mistakes)

His staff can be repaired. I am not sure that he will ever be.

MafiaWog  on March 18th, 2011

Pulled it in, eh? I sort of agree with you there, but i dont know if “degraded being(ness?)” has as much to do with it as does the fact that DM’s an insanity-plagued asshole. Maybe that’s the same thing as a DB, just without the metaphysical-esque aspects to it. Amazing, though. Whether one chooses to think in terms of DBs or in terms of just being an asshole, the conclusion is the same. Scns and non-Scns alike can see the same result. In a way, he is bringing everyone together! PRAISE MISCAVIGE! I joke of course.

He made his bed, then unmade it, crapped all over it and keeps pretending it’s all ok…hope he enjoys lying in it.

So, where can the rest of us get the video(s) of these events? Or is it just too much suffering and ridiculousness to even warrant a curious watch?

Also- he still wears his wedding ring it looks like, right? I guess he has to, but considering his wife used to be at least somewhat visible, it almost might be less conspicuous if he didn’t. Ah well. I gotta see the shaking hands though :)

Fellow Traveller  on March 19th, 2011

I noticed this Guillaume hyperspeed hyperbabble at the last event I saw. I thought it was as he was worried about making it someplace in time or he’d have serious hell to pay. It also seemed very robotic as well.

Did he mention the points the winners had? Just curious because that (used to) indicate something about the stat condition.

I can see it hotly contested because of all the contestants in non-E fighting over whose zero is bigger and better than the others.

Thanks for the skinny on what must have been an onerous task. May the gods look favorably upon your toils in this and grant you leniency like few more of these.

Bruce Pratt

VM  on March 19th, 2011

none of you obviously actually had any understanding of the event

plainoldthetan  on March 19th, 2011

Here’s an idea. Have the church put the video of the event up on one of its websites. That way people can watch it and judge for themselves.

But no, if someone puts a copy of the event up on a website so people can judge for themselves, then the Church’s attorneys will move with LIGHTNING speed to get it taken down.

Write a letter to ED Int and see if it gets LIGHTNING response.

MafiaWog  on March 19th, 2011

Replying to:

“VM on March 19th, 2011

none of you obviously actually had any understanding of the event”

You’re right! I cannot understand it if I cannot see it. Why don’t they make it more widely available? Like PoT said, it wouldn’t be hard for them to put it online, seeing as how they’re well-versed with online video as shown by their “Video Channel”.

plainoldthetan  on March 20th, 2011

Sorry Bruce, the number of BD game points wasn’t even hinted at.

PlainOldThetan  on March 20th, 2011

MafiaWog: I knew it was pointless when I suggested they post it.

When I was on staff, we got IMEC EDs telling us the whole point of the event was to get bodies into a place where the salesmen and registrars could pounce and feed. Even the meager snacks doled out after a 3.5 hour sweat-lodge event are only provided in order that more people linger in anticipation of the sales/reg feeding frenzy.

If they posted the videos online, they’d lose that mechanism.

Immortal  on March 20th, 2011

Well, I can answer about the event videos not being made public. When I was in HCO, all the event videos had to be logged in and accounted for. Then, they were locked up in HCO until the event. If shown after the event to someone coming in the org wanting to see it, it had to be logged out of lock up, shown and re-locked up. This all happened because of event video leaks to You Tube and the church didn’t want this “copyrighted” material put up on You Tube and ridiculed, so I was told.

Too bad about Davey’s hands. I don’t know how he can keep it together either. Maybe he isn’t. The last couple of times I’ve seen him in these videos for just a few seconds, I thought he looked awful.

Immortal  on March 20th, 2011

Oh, and it’s also true about the getting bodies in the shop. Of course. Hard to sell if they are not there. Plus, they all get the same “from source” R-factor at the same time. (gag)

Passerby  on March 20th, 2011

Share the video!

Rip it, encode it, leak it!

Anonymous loves having fun with MESTology promo vids, whether it be illustraing bad photoshopping in Event vids, or merely remixing them to humiliate the tiny Tyrant.

Send it to one person, and the mirrors will be up within the hour. Contact me if this is relevant to your interests.

Sidewinder  on March 20th, 2011

I found it interesting that Guillaume was introduced as: Mr. Guilliaume Lesevre, and NOT
CSI ED International G.Lesevre.

Bryan U. (formerly Idle Org)  on March 20th, 2011

Thank you for enduring that event two times through! That takes confront!

COB either has delirium tremmens from drinking or early parkinson’s.

If it gets too much worse, he’s going to have to put Heber back up on stage to replace himself.

Just Me  on March 21st, 2011

Thanks for doing this, PoT, and posting it. As others said, it would be fun to see clips from the video’ed event. The shaking hands thing is very interesting. Scared? Drugs? MS? Being David Miscavige must be awfully unpleasant.

Tara  on March 21st, 2011

Wow! Thanks for the report. Torturous as it may have been for ya! :(

Anonkat  on March 21st, 2011

We can haz leak of Video ?

Centurion  on March 21st, 2011

Well, if DM has early onset of parkinsons, we can all remember who else had such during his demise in 1945….?? How interesting. Now I want to see this event just to observe that.

If not Parkinsons, then perhaps the DT’s??

PlainOldThetan  on March 22nd, 2011

I don’t have the video, so I can’t leak it. My understanding, though, is that the Ch-uurch released it to orgs and Missions only in Blu-Ray format, so leaking 50GB of video would be problematic anyway.

MafiaWog  on March 23rd, 2011

PoT: “I knew it was pointless when I suggested they post it. ”

Heh, that’s interesting… I mean, that’s a pretty obvious (to the outsiders) reason for this, along with making it harder to fact-check and/or just not drawing _too_ much attention to what their events are saying. It’s interesting that you were told the cattle-call reason; I’m guessing the potential fallout from fact-checking would never even occur to most Scns as a possible reason not to make the video widely available, since they’re probably assuming – I mean, KNOWING – that everything being said is true, so who cares if someone fact checks?


MafiaWog  on March 23rd, 2011

Oh, and just in case anybody couldn’t tell – my response to VM about making the videos public was *SARCASM*. Just to clarify in the off chance someone really didn’t get it…

MafiaWog  on March 23rd, 2011

Immortal: Re: “the church didn’t want this “copyrighted” material put up on You Tube and ridiculed, so I was told. ”

Well, I guess I stand corrected from my previous post (I guess I should get into the habit of reading the entire set of replies before posting … sorry :P Too bad there’s no Reply to/sub-threads, but I digress…)

Who told you this, Immortal? Was it someone who was still on active staff, or at least an active member of the church? Because if so, I’m surprised at the candidness and mention of even the possibility of their video being a source of ridicule.

MafiaWog  on March 23rd, 2011

Heh… Godwin’s Law proven once again, but nice and subtle this time. Good job. Perhaps that’s why he never became a popular artist – no straight lines, only jagged ones…

PoT: That’s what compression and conversion is for. And believe me, there are enough people who would have no qualms with dealing with a 50GB file if it was primo, uncut 100% puro from-the-source Scn Propaganda :)

So if someone wants to endure, I mean watch, this thing, they just go to an Org and ask (trying their best to look like they belong, or at least claim they just got into Scn a week or so ago)? Were you monitored/”guarded” the entire time the video was playing? If so, I feel sorry for whoever is assigned the Video Guardian hat… imagine seeing/hearing that thing over and over for days …. Ugh.

Actually…Maybe DM didn’t _mean_ to slap anyone! It’s a medical condition! One which will be taken care of with the Supah Powah Rundownz!

Sidewinder  on March 23rd, 2011

Since the TC video appeared om youtube, churches don´t hand out event videos to publics. they are available IN ORGS only to look at in Orgs. A few years ago I tried to get an event video from an FCS
because I could not attend an event. She refused: I tried to handle but she refused. I asked her: whats up, why ? She: “….the cruise video….bla bla.
I said, okay give it to me and when you got it back you can sec check me, and see if i turned it to someone else….. No way: she was looking at me
like a rabbit in front of a rattlesnake.*loool
What a crazy shop!

Fellow Traveller  on March 23rd, 2011

Speaking of beef, I received an email last year, February I think, that said:
“This is a simple statement of facts:

Superpower is coming this year. OT IX is coming this year. These are stated objectives from Int Management, and the SO teams involved are flat out to make these happen.”

It was sent from some Flag address so was apparently an authorized, blessed statement.

Nothing released in 2010. And a year later nothing released.

Apparently there ain’t any beef in the facts anymore. A whole lotta style, but no substance.

Bruce Pratt

Mafiawog  on March 23rd, 2011

Bruce: Heh.. don’t happen to still have that letter stashed away somewhere, ready to be scanned in for posterity? Well, that and to pressure/shame Scn/Int Management and _remind_ current members?

Ah well. Such gaudy facades… such a tale
told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing…

Immortal  on March 23rd, 2011

MafiaWog: Yes, Sidewinder said it. Since the TC YouTube video. I think it was the event where he got the Freedom Metal. I was on staff at the time and lived this event DVD nightmare. The event videos each had their own identifier number. They each had to be logged in and signed for. The paper had to be returned to uplines somewhere at PAC Base that the designated person had signed for them and locked them up. An org staff member had to monitor the video and person watching it when it was shown in the org. The videos had to be accounted for and locked up after the event.

Sidewinder  on March 24th, 2011

Ok immo, but annother strange thing happens about
two years ago, Orgs promoted FOR SALE to the publics the 1993 video and the 2003 video held in CC Int by DM. I just shaked my head. This was ok to hand out wha? *loool

Immortal  on March 24th, 2011

That’s weird. I don’t know about that. I was already gone by then. Was the 1993 video the big IRS win video? 2003…don’t know what big milestone that could’ve been.

lunamoth  on March 24th, 2011

I so appreciate your posts, POT. Thank you!

My own observation is neither particularly insightful nor significant. It is merely this:
despite his personal hair dresser, make-up artist, personal workout facilities, masseuse, very expensive, tailor-made wardrobe, and special lighting, david miscavige truly looks like crap.

Fellow Traveller  on March 24th, 2011

MafiaWog — Damn straight I got it. email never dies.

You figure out a way to ask for it, i’ll forward it to you.


OldAuditor  on March 24th, 2011

Does this look like someone you could trust your eternity to?

Sidewinder  on March 25th, 2011

Yes immo, it was the 1993 IRS Win video: I assume
they did it to let the public know what a cool and successful warrior DM is. “Here I am, stuck in my win which was 17 years ago”. The 2003 event at CC Int was praised as a dissem tool. The speech was held in CC Int, allegedly were also present a lots of “WOGS”. A PR show.

Immortal  on March 25th, 2011

Ok, Sidewinder. I’m sure each of the “events” were severely edited in any case. But to have people PAY for them? Wow. I guess that added some kind of value.

Lunamouth: You’re right. DM truly does look like crap. Aw, poor Davey…NOT!!!! From what very, very little I have seen of him in pics, he looks paranoid and kinda crraaazy…

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