This is How You Finance an "Ideal Org"
By Tony Ortega, Village voice. 12th April 2012http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninsca ... videos.php
Tuesday morning we included a recruitment video from the Scientology "org" in Orange County, California in our post about Lisa Marie Presley. It was loads of fun, but then our tipsters alerted us last night that it was just the tip of the iceberg.
Orange County, in fact, has lots of diverting videos at its "Ideal Org" channel, where they are documenting what it takes to finance a big new building when, actually, there's really no influx of new people or anything to justify it. In this first video, above, you see one of the key strategies -- pore over records of people who may have at one time had some connection to Scientology by purchasing a book or taking a course, and mine those old files for new contact information. Surely, there's some gold in them thar hills!
Here's another strategy: hold a big Christmas party, and then after everyone's in a good mood, hit them up for cash! Just look at them race to that easel to write down how much they're going to contribute. One family gives so much money to help renovate a building no one needs, they get named triple humanitarians!
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