The capes probably also have something to do with their lying belief that they can... FLY. Yes, fly. St. Petersburg is going to look like a vampire coven. In a hundred degree day, this is going to cause them to sweat themselves soaked walking a couple blocks.
My, what magical things they must think these capes are. A cynical ploy to get the comic book guys inolved, perhaps? Or are they actually thinking about recruiting among pre-schoolers, who I could definantly see jumping on the cape bandwagon.
Anonymous will have to make up their own capes. They should have a scarlet red A with white angel wings on the side. A flag they can wear on their backs as they march (stumble?) off to war. They are abolitionists. Mental ones. Saving people from an insidious form of slavery that our laws have not yet caught up with. L RON RON declared his cult a church and had the money to buy tax free status. Christians swindle their ilk, too... but at least that is not their primary mission.
Yes... those capes must have something to do with that promise that they can fly...
These are the kind of promises you can make, when you will make up anything that you think people will want to buy. If Scamtomologists got what L Ron promised, they would have long ago killed the rest of us off. That is within the scope of this church. Fair Game is how the rationalize destroying anyone who crticizes them. This is impossible now that the artistic community, and the activist community, has finally gotten off their asses and started confronting this con game.
The Internet showed that Tom Cruise has no clothes. Hollywood was afraid to do it, because they did not want to offend anyone who could hurt their career, I suppose. They are all afraid of getting black balled for this or that -- drugs, being assholes, anti-semetic, racist, etc... Reputations are important when a producer is wondering if people will pay to see you in their story.
People outside of hollywood, like me, on the other hand -- I have been all over cults since I started blogging, having studied them in school, and done some research for an anthro article, my books... etc... Scientology is the worst in my opinion, because they operate like a rogue government all to themselves, all in the name of being a church. They make a mockery of the laws meant to protect churches from taxes, etc... by pulling elaborate scams. They used to buy as many politicians as they could, hold elaborate fund raisers for them. Add that with attacking all of their critics, and silencing most of them, and you have a very deadly precedent.
The fact that they are against psychiatry shows a wariness of psychotropic drugs that admittedly more people should share. One of the points that L Ron made was that drugs were being pushed on people who did not need them. There is a lot of truth to that, but not for the reasons Hubbard laid out. Some doctors are irresponsible, lazy, and just out to make a few bucks. Some do all the can. Some are overwhelmed and try whatever drug might help people who they have not found a way to help. A lot of chaos involved. 95 million dollar ad campaigns foist seroqul and other drugs on everyone they can, including 13 percent of pregnant women, even though it has been shown to have caused infant deaths, and all sorts of diseases.
Just today, the government started stepping in to stop the flow of these drugs to pregnant women. I have been reading about SSRI drugs for awhile, on a site that exposes them, and after having my own mind twisted by being put on one, and it is enough to make any fanatic think there is a huge conspiracy going on. I think it is the evil of capatalism at it's most 'Snake Oil Being Sold out of a Wagon Worst.'
To throw out all research by psychiatrists is crazy, though. Pure bunk. Like saying there is no evolution. I have been helped a lot by talking to psychiatrists. The drugs never helped me, but I learned a lot about myself, and how to live better, in therapy. Money and time well spent, and I would recommend it to more people, but the drugs... that is where the patient has to draw the line. Only a few people really need anti-depressents. Changes in lifestyle are usually enough. And these drugs are known to cause a lot of suicidal feelings, so tell me the logic in taking that if you are depressed?
That is not the only place I agree with Scientology. People thought I was one, for awhile, I think... because we believe some of the same things. They are very few, however, and insignificant.
The mystical things I have seen, and experienced, are few, but telling, to me. Astral projection, and reincarnation therapy effected me. Together, they convinced me I am a soul that is living over and over. I did not read this in a book and just believe it, I did a lot of meditation to astral project, and went through a formal process for reincarnation therapy. I expected nothing from either of them, since I was at an age when i was trying all sorts of different belief systems. Christianity seemed foolish to me, especially the way it was practiced in the conservative churches I was exposed to, so I read the Hindu's, the Marx, the Greek's, Islam... I found most of them to be more poetry without substance.
Now... I have had a lot of other experiences that are mystical as well. They are very infrequent, but startling enough that they are seered into my mind like a list of things that prove to me there is more going on here than meets the eye.
I basically keep it very simple. This happened, and I do not know exactly what it means...
L Ron had to write an elaborate book that merely used a few things I think, too. His Jesus being an implant into people's minds is kind of amusing to me. A nice metaphor in a way for how Christianity is full of a lot of illusions.
Those new uniforms... wow. Maybe that is what I need... a super hero costume. They promise their recruits they can become Supermen... the cape is about all the can deliver -- of course, it will come at a price, which all their poor slaves will have to shell out of the stipend they get for their 80 hour work weeks.
Now that new recruits are not coming into this particular spider web, their fearful leader, Misgivinngs, is repackaging old scam-books with new covers, and forcing them to buy them up...
Ho.... ho.... ho.... capes. This could be the nail in thier coffin. The funniest part is that they do not see how laughable this is. I am sure that in the language they speak the capes have all kinds of mystical meanings, because they use language in a classic brain washing way--- language is a game unto itself that requires you believe a whole lot of bunk to communicate (wittgensteinn talked about how language is a game, and you agree to certain rules to talk to others --- cults use this to control the language, and thus the thought, of their members; like the sci's saying referring to people as SP's (something like suspicious person, but worse). They dismiss them with a word of their own making, for reasons of their own making, that would not hold up in the larger language game that most in society share.