I really should finish up my predictions before January comes to an end.
What does David Miscavige predict? Well, several years ago, he promised, to wild applause, that he would “open 70 new Ideal Orgs” that year. That didn’t happen. It would have required Miscavige to open up “his” church accounts and pay for it — everyone knows that wouldn’t happen.
Last year, as I recall, he promised to open up an Advanced Org/Saint Hill organization on “every continent”. Tumultuous applause. Didn’t happen. Not even one new AOSH was established. Again, it’s “his” money and he doesn’t want to let it go.
For years Miscavige has been promising that this year they will “eradicate psychiatry” from this planet. And every single year, nothing happens.
And, this year, Miscavige, once again, is promising he will “complete the Super Power building and start delivering Super Power”.
So I’ll start with the easy predictions:
- Still no 70 Ideal Orgs created,
- Still no new AOSH orgs created on “every continent”,
- Still no effect on psychiatry, and
- Still no Super Power.
I found out that the official version of the Super Power building “promise”, apparently, is that they will start on the Super Power building this year. Huh? For some of you, this may seem a bit of a WTF. What is that big, ugly building across the street from the Fort Harrison if it isn’t the Super Power building?
That building is actually known as the “Flag Annex” by insiders. The Super Power section of the building hasn’t been built. Rumor has it that the design for the Super Power part of the building has been “settled”, but I doubt it.
However, the most important part of that huge, ugly building is not the Flag Annex part, nor is it the Super Power part. No, the most important part of that building is David Miscavige’s Office. This started out as part of one of that building’s massive floors, then half, and it now takes up almost an entire floor all by itself. This is one of the main reasons it has taken so long — designing the largest, most luxurious, most secure single-person office this world has ever seen takes a long time! Every few weeks, Miscavige rips up the plans for his office and demands a redesign.
It will never get built. The Super Power building will never get opened — not the Flag Annex part, not the Super Power part and definitely not Miscavige’s office.
Some more obvious predictions:
- Even more major media exposés of the church’s lies, crimes and abuses,
- More Miscavige insanity and abuse,
- More government investigations,
- More Scientologists leaving, and
- More Scientology celebrities leaving. It will be fun to watch.
Everyone is wondering when certain mega-celebrities will officially leave. We’ve seen Tom Cruise emphatically disassociating himself from the Church of Scientology, but when will he repair the damage by publicly quitting?
- Miscavige will continue to personally direct the church’s “counter-attacks”, which will fail miserably and will, instead, make the Church of Scientology look even worse,
- At which point Miscavige will declare “victory”, again.
- David Miscavige will continue to live the lifestyle of a billionaire, while bankrupting and destroying the lives of the very few Scientologists left in the church.
Local churches will continue to close but, of course, secretly. Miscavige must keep the façade up. Since Miscavige has already “consolidated” all the orgs that were close to each other, he will have to find more creative ways to hide his org closings.
You might not know this but each Scientology org can be considered to be two orgs. One, called “Day”, operates Monday through Friday during the day. The other, called “Foundation”, operates evenings and weekends. These two orgs obviously use the same building but operate separately, with separate staff and separate “stats”.
I expect many small orgs are already operating in Foundation-only mode. All they need is one person to cover reception and the book store to give the appearance of still being open during Day hours. I expect more and more orgs to go into this form of Foundation-only mode.
I also predict that more local orgs will sell their new, empty “Ideal Org” buildings once they realize they can’t afford it. This will always be justified as “it didn’t meet our needs”, as Portland Org did recently. I expect orgs to “expand” into cheaper quarters — while touting that as an “Ideal Org” move.
More and more orgs will have notices taped to their doors about unpaid utilities and unpaid rent but, since no one goes there any more, few will notice.
However, the main drama will center on the Independent Scientology movement. Tons of drama, but nothing much actually happening. Newly-out Scientologists may land there, temporarily, with more news of abuse and crimes so it’s worth monitoring.
As long as the outside Scientology practitioners don’t implement the abusive and fraudulent parts of Scientology, and if they can stop lying about their results — we wish them well.
So those are my predictions for 2011. The Church of Scientology will continue to collapse. Miscavige will cover it up, and continue to make his stupid mistakes.
But, for the most part, the collapse of the Church of Scientology will be boring. Sorry about that.