. Fascinating and funny article today at MIKE RINDER'S BLOG called "Big News about OT VIII" that includes this priceless (and inadvertent) revelation: You see, the most incredibly advanced beings on the planet, the OT VIIIs, need to "prepare" for OT IX. They've been preparing for decades. Actually, their entire case was supposed to get handled back in 1950 when Dianetics guaranteed no more somatics, no more reactive emotions, no more illness and no more case. Now, 68 years later, there is more case than ever! OT VIIIs cannot even study because they need to re-do their "Student Hat". How they progressed from DB Wog up to the godlike state of OT VIII is a complete mystery. DMSMH promised "perfect memory" but nearly three-quarters of a century later, OT VIIIs cannot even remember how to read and understand things, something they even knew BEFORE they began Scientology. After all, they read "Book 1" and decided to go into the org and do Scientology, so they must have understood it, right? And, they must have been capable of learning before Scientology, otherwise how did they learn their job and earn the money that they paid to start Scientology in the first place? And, oh yeah, there are the numbers, LOL. Today, in 2018, there are only 1,686 OTs that are "able" enough to have re-done their Student Hat which is part of the requirements of OT IX. That means that since 1950, every two weeks there was only one (1) person in the entire world who would join and ultimately end up staying in Scientology long enough to get set-ups to entitle them to really handle their case in 2018. If they can only get through the eligibility auditing now and live long enough for the COS (Crimewave of Scientology) to actually release OT IX and OT X. But their case was supposed to be handled 68 years ago when Dianetics was released, because that "modern science of mental health" was a bigger breakthrough, Hubbard claimed in his own book, than the discovery of the wheel or fire! CONCLUSION: Cult members never learn (that they are being scammed over and over and over again). Literally, they never learn, so maybe this is why they keep having to re-do their Student Hat? Scientology can only hope that they falsely attest to the Student Hat again because, otherwise, they will be able to learn and thus instantly blow the cult of Scientology. .