Tuesday, May 15, 2007
According to the Scientologists: The Holocaust was the responsibity of psychiatrists
BBC's investigative news show, Panorama, did a story on Scientology. The reporter wanted to know if it had changed and could no longer be labeled, as it has so often been in the past as a "cult."
The reporter mentioned that an American judge in 1984 described Scientologists as "nothing in reality but a vast enterprise to extract the maximum amount of money from its adepts by pseudo scientific theories." The judge also accused them of "blackmail." For a compendium of what other courts and officials have had to say about Scientology check this out.
Well seems that the Scientologists went into high gear, following this BBC reporter and, eventually completely unnerving him. He had, in fact, what looks like a mini-breakdown after spending 90 minutes in a Scientology exhibit which accuses psychiatry of being responsible for the Holocaust. He lost his cool and began to shriek at the Scientology representatives.
If this could happen to a seasoned BBC reporter, imagine what happens to more innocent types who go to one of the Scientology weekends.
The photo is from an exhibit at Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, a Scientology-run museum in Los Angeles, portraying psychiatry as being responsible for Hitler and the Holocaust.
Scientologists have long made this claim about the Holocaust. It's despicable and could be described as a form of "soft-core" denial because it's a whitewash of those who were truly responsible for it.