This entire PR meltdown with the threat of a Federal investigation might be the perfect opportunity the COS (Crimewave of Scientology) has been waiting & looking for! Consider this: For a very long time, the COS has been phasing out and underplaying its original goal, purpose and activity--AUDITING & TRAINING! They have been "gradiently" de-emphasizing the OT powers (the Grade Chart no longer boasts miracles but only some bland generic rhetorical mush). They haven't been training auditors either. The legendary SHSBC, once the centerpiece of all Scientology training--for 50% of the gains!) is no longer even being delivered. What is emphasized in all ways and all times is now DONATIONS. IAS donations. Ideal Org donations. Way to Happiness donations. LRH books for libraries donations. International Dissemination Campaigns donations. The COS is now the COD: Church of Donations. So, now they have an opportunity. Close down the delivery of any auditing and training. Call a huge event and deliver a rousing briefing about how the planet is "not safe enough yet" to deliver Clear and OT levels. Sound crazy?! LOL. Well, that's the reason OT VIII was held back for decades. And that's the exact reason given why a massive ship (Freewinds) had to be purchased--because it was "not safe enough" on land to deliver OT VIII. Jeez, that's weird--they told Scientologists that AOs had to be built because it wasn't safe enough to deliver OT III and above in a regular org. But, then, OT IX and OT X cannot be delivered because "it's not safe enough" on this planet. For DECADES, Scientologists have been saddled with the Sisyphean task--to expand all orgs in the world up to "Old St. Hill Size!" So, maybe it's "not safe enough" to deliver the Grade Chart now. Maybe Scientology has to raise 5 billion dollars (or whatever number is favorably answered in standard surveys). Five billion dollars becomes the magic number of dollars that is required in order to "make it safe enough" to deliver grades, Clearing and OT levels. Because "we are under attack" dear parishioners. It is the apocalyptic battle of SPs vs THETA BEINGS. We must win at all costs! The "costs" are (naturally) to be borne by parishioners. Then Scientology can fully become what it has been struggling to become for decades. A pure DONATION RELIGION. Everything great in the world can be done "if we only had the money to do it!" And all the evil in the world only prevails because "we don't have enough money" to fight them! It's a perfect Orwellian vision of endless war that can never be won, because it is not the plan nor intention to ever win. It's an ecosystem predicated on a forever enemy that must be hated and fought to the death! Fortunately, all the fighting is done by loyal staff members willing to sacrifice their lives. All parishioners have to do is write some checks from the safety of their living rooms, without even missing their favorite tv show! Pure donations! That's the answer to all Scientology's problems. It solves their ruin--that they never had any Clear or OT states to deliver.