Friday, July 11, 2008

Another Example of Gross Propaganda on the Part of Anonymous

Another example of gross propaganda on the part of Anonymous and outrageous stalking. They write:
"Apparently forgetting their harmonious public image, the Scientologists got nasty - and a bit violent - with the activists. An Anonymous member sent over an explanatory video on Scientology’s anti-gay agenda and some footage from the pride battles, including when Scientological leader Yvette Shank telling the activists “we can find out where you live.” Eeks!"
Now watch the video they provide and you will find that this is not at all what happened. Quite on the contrary, Yvette Shank was extremely friendly, motherly even, towards the protester.

This is the exact conversation that took place:
YS asks a protester why she is not wearing a mask

Anon: "It's quite warm outside and I'm honestly not afraid because I highly doubt you guys can find me."

YS: "Not only that, we wouldn't even bother. We wouldn't. We could find you, just so you know, we could. If we wanted to."
Look at the tone in which this is being said - the whole think is friendly and non-threatening - exactly the opposite to what Anonymous want us to believe.

Now look further in the video and see how Anonymous grossly interferes with Scientologists' right to propagate their beliefs, dancing in front of the advertisement panel, etc. This is sheer and pure stalking.

Quite on the contrary, the Scientologists display an amazing amount of patience and tolerance towards anonymous' protests. Anyone else would have already beaten the shit out of them.

Scientology Justice Manual

Some valid criticism towards the strong stance Scientology takes towards its critics.

Stalkers Needed

More people seeking to stalk and harass Scientologists for no better reason that they don't agree with them. Free speech seems to work one-way only. And don't tell me Andreas Heldal-Lund does not approve, because he is the one forwarding this message to ARS.

4Chan Gets Feature in Major Media

The Wall Street Journal and both have surprising articles about 4chan, the image forum at the origin of Anonymous' "fight" against Scientology. 4chan is describe as the source of several fast spreading memes which makes businessmen jealous. They would not advertise in it, however, because of the channel rowdy reputation.

Note however that neither source say even a single word about about Scientology or Anonymous' protests.

Here are a couple of excerpts:
"You may not realize it, but 4chan has probably touched your life. Possibly inappropriately. 4chan is unusual in several ways. It's extremely large and active; it gets 8.5 million page views a day and 3.3 million visitors a month. Since moot started it in 2003, those visitors have put up 145 million posts. By some metrics, 4chan is the fourth largest bulletin board on the Net.:

"Over the last few years, has become one of the most talked-about
sites when it comes to launching new memes. "

"A book based on the site is coming this fall for Gotham Books."

"A large part of the site's success is its emphasis on anonymity. Users are not required to provide a working email address or any other personal information, a standard practice for other online communities like Facebook or MySpace. "

Tom Cruise, family enjoy holiday outing

Tom Cruise was seen with his family at a Fourth of July celebration in Telluride, Colorado.

Inside a Church of Scientology

Latest Fad video from the CoS, that shows several sights inside the orgs. However, a lot is spent on interviews, which spoils things a little. With all the new historic buildings the CoS aquired recently they could have done something a bit better. Maybe these are not ready/restored yet.

Daily Argus Hamilton

"Rafael Nadal won Wimbledon Sunday, beating Roger Federer in the best played and most epic tennis match anybody has ever seen. The whole world was riveted. Osama bin Laden was almost captured because he refused to change caves during the fifth set."