If Scientology is hurting, have its 'expansion' plans slowed down? Here's our assessment - 2018-08-12
We see a lot of signs that Scientology is entering a desperate phase. Mike Rinder does a particularly good job at his site gathering evidence that shortages in staffing and at events is a sign that David Miscavige's dog and pony show is at a breaking point. But even if membership is tanking, is Miscavige slowing down any of his 'expansion' plans? We asked the man who keeps an eye on that so well, Rod Keller, to pause and give us his assessment: What's the outward picture of health that Scientology projects in August 2018?
Today we'll take a look at the overall apparent health of Scientology, from top to bottom. The top level is the Advanced Org and Continental Liaison Office level. These are the Sea Org orgs that deliver the OT levels and control all Scientology activities in their "continent." AOs are expanding, both in real estate and population.
While Canada and Mexico seem to be far from opening, others are expanding. A source has identified new construction in Los Angeles for Sea Org berthing, new CLO buildings have been opened recently in Copenhagen, East Grinstead and Australia. The Kyalami Castle is being renovated and we think it will finally open after years of broken promises. The Flag Land Base in Clearwater has opened new facilities for WISE and Clearwater Community Volunteers, and we predict the long planned L. Ron Hubbard Hall and museum will break ground next year.