Monday, June 30, 2008

Circle Jerks

The "Circle Jerks, Noisemakers and Trolls" in ARS page is supposed to save you the trouble of reading "noise". However some of the names on the list are nothing more than dissenters to the ARS anti-Scientology consensus. These include some fine posters such Jonathon Barbera and Nec_V20, This once again speaks load about the so-called stance of "free speech" critics award themselves.

Interview with L. Ron Hubbard

A video on YouTube contains one of the rare interviews with L. Ron Hubbard. Unfortunately, it has been very heavily edited and distorted.

For example, zoom to 2:55 where Hubbard is asked to answer the question "what is Scientology". He starts to explain the origin of the word, then the commentator at 3:38 ask him to be more concrete. He let Hubbard state one single sentence then cuts abruptly and on 3:47 jumps to another out of context sentence that for the layman would be difficult to understand. Then the commentator claims "even after three hours of talking, we never got an explanation from him that we could understand" and goes on to provide his own (irrelevant and biased) interpretation. They didn't even allow the viewer to decide this for himself by letting Hubbard speak more than two sentences, mounted in such a way to make it look absurd!

This gives the tone of the whole footage. Out of three hours the team made a 26 minutes footage containing very little of the actual interview and loads of their own derogatory comments. They just selected out the few minutes in the interview that fit their obviously biased point of view.

The full uncut version of that interview is unfortunately not available.

Another Self-Serving Definition of Anonymous

Another self-serving definition of Anonymous:
"Anonymous is the voice of the body politic and the consciousness of the Internet that has stepped offline and into the real world"
never mind that this "consciousness" is basically just swallowing anti-cult propaganda so readily available on the Internet.

Moderate Opinions about Will Smith School

A couple of moderate opinion towards the anti-Smith current regarding his future schools:
"The important point is that private schooling works best for both private and public schools when it stays private".
"As hard as I've tried - and believe me, I've tried - I have never been able to get particularly upset about Scientology."
"If Will Smith wants to spend his money setting up a school so his kids get a step up in life, I say go for it."