Is it “Ideal Orgs,” or “Idle Morgues,” ?? The Promise versus Reality.

I found some interesting stuff about the creation of “Ideal Org,” by Scientology.  This information came from former high-ranking Sea Org member, now defector, Marty Rathbun and also a web site that had more pictures of the Northumbrian org in the UK.   Between them the difference between promo material and the actual state of the org is strongly made and that the whole issue of “expansion” in Scientology is a farce as they have been shrinking in membership for many years now.  This is not news to dedicated Hubbard bot watchers.  But what IS interesting is the photographic evidence that backs this fact up.  Scientology is now the religion of empty buildings.

The Chicago org is a good place to start.  The heavily photo-shopped image is impressive alright; but of course it is not reality.

This is how it really looks.  But no matter which picture takes your fancy the fact is that the Chicago org has been stagnant for many years.

What about the “Northumbria Org.” that was touted as being the best thing since sliced bread?  This building was to be done up in style as per this picture.

The real org as it is now is not so classy.  It is more ruin than building and is getting worse all the time.


To find out more on the subject of the “Ideal Org,” go here:

A bit more on the Northumbrian org go here:

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The Best of “The Village Voice Blog,” Part Six. Deaths and Shame. Many dimes for Wollersheim.

Death of a Scientologist: Why Annie Broeker, Famous in the Church, Had to Die in Secret

by Tony Ortega, 1-30-12

This story is about a woman who had spent most of her life in Scientology coming in as a teen.  During that time she saw a lot of dirty laundry being washed out in one manner or another.  Her and her husband Pat were in one load.  He was given the Order of the Boot when the Philidelphia-born tough David Miscavidge took over Scientology ousting her husband and her as the heirs apparent of Scientology.  As a loyal bot of Hubbard she remained true to the cause ditching Pat.  There were a number of people who could have taken over Scientology at the death of Hubbard; all were insufficiently ruthless to grab the glittering prize.  The winner of the coup could never let her walk freely in the world again, not even among the sheep that comprise the everyday Scientologists.  No, he kept her close at hand.  Being close to DM means being treated like a convict in a rural Arkansaw jail at the turn of the twentieth century.  All the power players of Scientology knew her yet her death was kept quiet for months before it was announced leading to all sorts of speculation and conjecture about just what happened at the end of her life.

For the entire story go here:

Annie in her younger days aboard the “Apollo” at a recording session with Hubbard. The “Apollo All-Stars” sounded like they had just listened to OTIII and were unhappy about it.

Scientology’s Shame: Lisa McPherson, 16 Years After Her Death

by Tony Ortega 12-5-11.

Not one person went to jail for the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson although there were many charges that could have been filed such as negligent homicide, practicing medicine without a license, abuse of a handicapped person. destroying evidence, lying to the police, kidnapping, and obstruction of justice among others.  Yet Scientology suffered greatly from this PR fiasco.  No event since the sentencing of Mary Sue Hubbard, the wife of L. Ron Hubbard, to federal prison has shaken the cult like this.  Years have passed since this woman’s untimely death and although Scientology settled with Lisa’s estate in the wrongful death suit the cult itself has never admitted any wrong doing.  For Tony’s take on this go here for the story:

Scientology’s Crushing Defeat

A previously unpublished saga of an $8 million check

by Tony Ortega 1-24-08

This concerns the case of former Scientologist Larry Wollershiem who sued the cult and won only to have the verdict contested for the next 16 years.  This case offers some interesting insights into the crazy world of Hubbard Bots.

Here is what Tony had to say as a preface to the story.

Six years ago, when I was a reporter atNew Times LA, I’d written several stories about Scientology (Los Angeles is one of its headquarters), and I was about to uncork the longest one yet—a 7,000 word piece about an embarrassing, $8 million defeat Scientology had just suffered, when the weekly paper suddenly folded. That unpublished story has been sitting in storage ever since. Fast forward to 2008, and the world of reporting on Scientology has changed radically, thanks in part to the lunacy of Tom Cruise, but also in part to a worldwide, leaderless movement that calls itself Anonymous. Ravenous for any information about L. Ron Hubbard’s strange organization, Anonymous scours the world for the least tidbit about Scientology. Well, here was a pretty meaty morsel just sitting in my hard drive. It’s still a substantial bit of reporting, and it fills in some gaps in the historical record of one of the most humiliating court losses Scientology has ever suffered. Originally scheduled to be printed in October 2002, the piece follows. (It’s unchanged except for updates in[brackets].) This material may come as a revelation to some readers, but even for the know-it-alls at Anonymous, there are juicy bites.—Tony Ortega.

To read the rest of this story go here:

The Best of “The Village Voice Blog,” Part Five. Tom Cruise Bottle Talk, Serial Slapper in Scientology.

‘Tom Cruise Told Me to Talk to a Bottle’: Life at Scientology’s Secret Headquarters.

By Tony Ortega, 11-4-2009.

Women take note.  If Tom Cruise ever suggests “pillow talk” he is not suggesting a euphemism for intimate conversation.  He means literally that you should start talking to the pillow.  He might suggest that you talk to other inanimate objects as well.  So get ready to joke with his shoes, yell at his underwear and weep to his DVD collection.  Does this make sense?  Not to me but then again I am not a Scientologist like Tom is.  All this comes out in one of the many “Tell All” books that have been written by former Scientologists.

Marc Headley was in a position to see what went on at the top levels of the cult.  If you are a dedicated Tom Cruise watcher then you will want to read this story and this book.   Go here for the story:

I can’t resist a song to dedicate to the bottle talker.

Scientology’s Leader a Sadistic Slapper, Say Top-Level Defectors: St. Pete Times.

by Tony Ortega, 6-21-2009.

Reports of David Miscavige slapping around his underlings are easy to come by these days.  About the only people involved that apparently don’t know what is happening are the sheep that follow him.  Scientologists have gotten very good over the years at keeping their heads in the sand.  Yet word will somehow penetrate their thick skulls that they are being used.  There is one positive thing about DM as the dictator; with him at the wheel Scientology will never grow.  To read about this abusive ruler go here:

The Happy Slapper!

The Best of “The Village Voice Blog,” Part Four. The Whole of the Hole, Child Slaves, Hidden Files in Italy.

Mike Rinder on “The Hole,” Indoctrination, Confessions, and His Ultimate Escape.

by Tony Ortega, 4-4-12.

At Int. base near Hemet, California Davy Miscavige keeps his underlings in a prison where he subjects them to every form of humiliation and torment.  He does this without regard to their service for Scientology or their age.  In his eyes all are guilty until proven otherwise.  And since he is never wrong there is no chance of getting out except for escape.  That is just what Mike Rinder did, escape.  His story is a chilling one.   To read the full story go here:

David Miscavige has studied the evil parts of history. The “Black Hole,” of Calcutta was his model on how to treat your underlings.

Scientology’s Shocking Treatment of Children Held in a Suburban Labor Camp.

By Tony Ortega, 2-15-2012.

Repeatedly we hear accusations of child exploitation in Scientology.  Some of these stories are fully corroborated and are of such a nature as to make us wonder how they can get away with such things?  It is like a page out of Dickens’.  This particular story comes from Sydney, Australia.

Scientology marches backwards in time to exploit children.

Scientology Raided in Italy, Stash of Personal Records on ‘Enemies’ Found.

by Tony Ortega, 5-21-10.

L. Ron Hubbard was a good hater who never lacked for enemies either within the cult or without of it.  His opinion was always the same on how to deal with these naughty little rascals.  Get them quick, let none escape and get them ruined as thoroughly as possible.  He said it was ok to lie, cheat, sue and trick them.  His “fair game” doctrine has been one of the hallmarks of Scientology.  But sometimes that can get them in hot water as in this case.  For the full story go here:

Scientology, the “get even often” religion.

L. Ron Hubbard, “Murder He Wrote,” death by R2-45.

   In issue 37 of the 1968 magazine The Auditor, L. Ron Hubbard awarded the Order of the Boot to a number of his fanatical followers.  I am unsure of that the real crime was but judging from Hubbards hardly controlled wrath I suspect they must have broken into his piggy bank.  In Scientology there is nothing worse than shorting the Commodore’s Swiss Bank accounts.

   Regardless of what these people did Hubbard gave them the full menu of Scientology dirty tricks including the Fair Game treatment that meant that states that any Scientologist could lie, cheat and steal from them with impunity.  He declared them to be the enemies of  planet earth and all life that lived there.  It would be safe to say they were also taken off of his Christmas card list.

 And just what is “R2-45”?  It is shooting somebody with a Colt .45 caliber pistol.   Hubbard had this to say in his book, “The Creation of Human Ability.”

«R2-45 – an enormously effective process for externalization,  but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time.»

So what Hubbard wanted was to have these people shot if they ever set foot on the premises of a Scientology property.  Is this a joke?  Read the whole thing  and decide for yourself.  I have read a lot of Hubbard’s writings over the years and one thing that I have found is that this guy never jokes when it comes to ethics or settling a score.