By Mike Rinder
Remember the FIRST “Ideal Org.” It was NOT Buffalo. Buffalo was bought with money obtained from a suit the church filed against an eminent domain action to demolish the old org building to make way for a freeway off ramp. But Buffalo did set the wheels in motion that unleashed Miscavige’s Masonry Frankenstein, now terrorizing cities everywhere.
In fact, the first “Ideal Org” was Tampa.
I commented recently that Flag was made “responsible” for Tampa Org by Miscavige. After the Buffalo building fiasco, he heard that Tampa was located in a strip mall, and that they were having trouble paying their rent and were being threatened with eviction. To make a long story short, he then wound up Jenny Linson and Angie Blankenship and sent them off like rabid pit bulls to start gnawing on the legs of Flag executives and public to make them responsible for Tampa org.
Many “OTs” were persuaded to join staff, including the ED’s of both Tampa Day and Fdn and most of the tech staff and regges. A lot of money was sucked out of Flag’s public to pay for buildings for Tampa: the org and its “Community Center” as well as “Test Centers” in Ybor City, St Petersburg and Plant City. THIS was the widely promoted “model Ideal Org” and was the pattern everywhere else was to follow. The ribbon was cut with great fanfare in 2003 and in doing so Miscavige threw the switch on his first bricks and mortar Frankenstein monster (Joburg and Buffalo would soon rise from the dead to follow).
The good Dr. Frankenstein heralded this as the future of Scientology and how the planet would be cleared.
With the artificial influx of staff, money and public from the FSO, Tampa SHOULD have become the biggest org on earth. Let’s not forget, the church has told the media there are 12,000 Scientologists in the Tampa Bay area (Karin Pinnochio Pouw recently told The Independent in the UK that one in five people in Clearwater is a Scientologist… that’s about 21,000 JUST in Clearwater which is about 2 1/2% of the Tampa Bay total). The FSO is NOT supposed to be the service org for Tampa Bay public. Even if 12,000 were only FSMing one person every 6 months, it would be 500 public onto service every week without Tampa doing ANYTHING to get new public through any other means.
Tampa Day was declared “SH Size” and told that the FSO was their “Universe Corps” – a cheap gesture by Dr. Frankenstein that had little significance as most of the staff were already Flag OTs and those that weren’t didn’t make it up the Bridge to Clear in Tampa Org anyway.
But, then last year, with much fanfare, the good doctor moved the Tampa “Ideal Org” from their model Ideal Org premises to “More Model More Ideal Org” premises “to facilitate their massive expansion.” Everyone knew that was a lie. Tampa Org, along with his other palaces of excess, is like an autumn leaf: aesthetically pleasing to the eye but unquestionably dying if not dead.
So, what follows is hardly a big surprise. But it is another of the stunning revelations that keep leaking out of the RCS that document what is REALLY going on, rather than the shermanspeak PR puffery that spews forth from the Emperor with no clothes.
One would be forgiven for thinking that 9 years after they were blazed across the headlines of the Scientology world as “the first model ideal org,” and then last year were moved into an 85,000 square foot building in order to “facilitate their expansion”, that Tampa would be a big, booming org, easily surpassing the size of Old St Hill. After all, it’s run by OT’s. It’s right here in the second largest concentration of Scientologists on earth. It’s supported by Flag. CMO CW are their hands-on “management.” THE model Ideal Org not making it in Tampa would be like a Mormon Temple failing in Salt Lake City.
Here is the message just sent out by the ED Tampa Fdn:
On Monday, April 09, 2012 11:36 11:36 “Lynn Irons” wrote:
Even with your busy schedule, I could really use your help on something:
I am looking for several exec-type personnel as I have some holes in my EC/AC and need to get some competent people on and helping put this Ideal Model Org there.
It is quite an adventure (as you well know) and with a few critical postings, I feel we can reach St Hill Size very soon. We have our ‘Non-E’ campaign launching in a week or so which is a carefully laid out media blitz using our $250K fund. A new Dianetics Campaign might also launch by May 9th, as well. I have most everything in place and this could drive us over the top.
I would really appreciate it if you could take a little time and scour you contacts and give me some names and contact info of people that you would like to be on your team if you were in my place.
I really want to give COB a jewel of an Org in exchange for all that he has done for us.
Did you actually gag over his last line? I did. Anyone who thinks the RCS is not a cult of personality, is in a KoolAid induced daze. And the old accusation that this is L.Ron Hubbard’s cult has long since been put to rest by Dear Leader, Dr. Miscavige. We’re not “Clearing the Planet”, we’re not even “doing it for Ron” any more. In today’s corporate Scientology world, we are “doing it for Dave.”
To those who know him, Lynn Irons has a reputation as a sleazeball. But this is brown-nosing that would qualify him for the butt-kisser Olympics.
And for any who still object to me or others saying the church is dead – here is Exhibit 1001.