While L. Ron Hubbard was alive, there was always the chance that he would develop the next breakthrough that would finally realize the Scientology goal of a Cleared Planet (a world free of negative problems).
When Hubbard died, David Miscavige took the helm. Now we had the go-to guy who could bring that goal into focus.
With the release of OT 8 in 1988 on board the newly acquired ship Freewinds, Scientologists were sure that World Clearing was imminent.
When Miscavige re-released Hubbard’s books in 1989, the goal of a Cleared Planet became real. And with the release of the Key to Life and Life Orientation courses in 1990, the goal was sure to be reached in no time.
And when the long-standing arch-enemy of Scientology, the IRS was defeated in 1993, the Church of Scientology was granted tax exempt status in the US. Now there was no barriers to Clearing planet Earth.
But all was still not well in the world of Scientology. Expansion still didn’t occur. The population was increasing so many times faster than the church could produce Clears. Something had to be done.
The Golden Age of Tech (1996), followed by the Golden Age of Tech for OTs. Now the scene was set for a straight-up vertical expansion. Hopes were refueled, but no expansion in sight.
The Ideal org strategy! Sure to expand Scientology into the realm of Planetary Clearing.
Then the Golden Age of Knowledge with a thorough overhaul of all Hubbard’s material and with all Scientologists ordered to restudy everything from scratch.
Still no impact on the society.
Finally we have the release of the long awaited Super Power rundowns accompanied by the Golden Age of Tech, phase II. NOW everything is different. NOW we can FINALLY achieve a Cleared Planet.
But, but, the churches are empty and the party seems over.
Give it a few years and the die-hard gung-ho Scientologists still in the Truman Show will start to question even this lates monumental break-through. It will leave the Pope of Scientology with no other choice than to play his final card – the release of OT 9 & 10. It wouldn’t matter that no one knows what OT 9 & 10 is or should be. He will surely release Something. To calm the diminishing masses and instill yet another round of refueled hope. Finally, finally, finally we will be able to Clear the Planet.
A few years after the final card has been played, even the most ardent supporters will get the drift… there will never be any Cleared Planet. And they too will leave. Or revolt. And we will see the end of Scientology as we know it.
Perhaps 10 years from now. Unless David Miscavige gets indicted for some of his crimes before then.
Looking forward to speaking tonight at the Flag Down 2014 conference 🙂
(This blog post could and should contain lots of links to explain all the details. But being somewhat bored with the theme, I leave it up to the reader to Google what they need).