The $cn SuperPower project's valuable final product is simply this:
A MEMBERSHIP WHICH IS RECOGNIZED AND HONORED FOR LUCRATIVE DONATIONS.
1) The SP building was almost finished more than 2 years ago
2) Construction hasn't happened in 2 years or more
3) The SP building has been fully funded for quite some time (who knows how long?)
We all know that they continue to advertise and collect money from their membership for the project... but you'll notice that there are a few MAJOR elements missing from their big, beautiful glossy full-color 4-panel poster-like brochures that they send out twice per month or more.
These brochures, and the endless letters begging for more money, never mention:
1) WHEN the $uperPower building will be finished
2) What the TARGET DATE is to open the $uperPower rundowns
3) WHAT has to happen before $uperPower will be ready to BE DELIVERED
4) HOW CLOSE they are to being fully funded
5) HOW MUCH MORE they need to complete the project
6) WHAT the hell they have been doing with ALL THE MONEY
What we DO see in the brochures are:
1) A growing number of Cornerstone members (anyone care to count them? The typeface keeps getting smaller and smaller to fit them all)
2) People's "success stories" of how good it made them feel to part with $35,000 or more
In fact, we'll see that going back all the way to at LEAST the year 2000~2001 (if not earlier), THE PRIMARY STATISTIC of the $uperPower project is the membership status levels and how many people are on them.
The major push $uperPower has always been for a member without any honorary status (less than $35,000 in donations) to "move up" their status to become a Cornerstone Member, because the only way to get your name on the big, beautiful glossy full-color 4-panel poster-like brochure is to give them $35,000 to be in the club.
And so it becomes similar in structure to the IAS membership (International Association of $cientologists), with honorary levels:
CORNERSTONE MEMBERS - $ 35,000
KEY CONTRIBUTORS - $ 100,000
FOUNDING MEMBERS - $ 250,000
LEGION OF HONOR - $1,000,000
LEGION OF OT - $1,000,000+?
Keep in mind that $uperPower donations at this time do NOT count towards the purchase price... oops, I mean donation amount, of the actual SP rundown itself. However, I believe that the higher you are in your honorary membership status, the bigger of a "discount" you are "eligible" for when it comes time to actually purchase your Super Powers, which I've personally heard rumored to cost about $40,000.
I find it amazing that for all of $cientology's devout dedication to Thursday 2pm targets and their statistical measurement and deadline-focus on everything, that they can continue to sell people NOTHINGNESS, repeatedly, over and over and over again, without ever once actually mentioning WHEN it's going to happen, a definitive DATE that they are shooting for, no STATISTICS at all to show for their progress towards the goal ever published, not even a funding goal THERMOMETER to show how close they are!!!! They keep publishing how VITAL IT IS to donate to this project now, and the ONLY thing they have to show for it besides an incomplete building, is a membership which is recognized and honored for their lucrative donations. And yet the membership keeps buying into this blue sky promise!!!
We don't even need to get into the other aspects of $uperPower here, such as how this is another "arbitrary" side-track derailment from "The Bridge," how it's their second-largest money-making scam ever conceived, or how the money is being devoured by lawsuits worldwide, or how anybody is ever going to be able to afford it, or how 10 years after the delivery starts (if it ever actually does), it will fall by the wayside, the way the Key to Life courses did, when they come up with their NEXT BIG THING which is the REAL reason why they just can't seem to get this damn planet Cleared!
Whoa, somebody pass me the bong...