Friday, 9 May 2008

Here Come The Marcabians

The Fourth or Fifth Fleet of the Marcab Confederacy will invade cities across the world tomorrow, in the form of thousands of masked minions controlled via the internet by evil psychiatrists.

Think I've fallen off my rocker? Think again.

That is how the head of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, is reported by long-time anti-CoS activist Gregg Hagglund to have explained the development of the worldwide Anonymous protest against the organisation's practices - The fourth iteration of which is taking place on May 10.

Because although there's plenty about Scientology (such as the above) that can only be described as utterly absurd*, there are serious reasons why the level of opposition that Anonymous are currently providing the Church of Scientology is justified.

Although they don't think much of the description, Scientology certainly fits the definition of a cult. It is an organisation that has turned taking advantage both psychologically and financially of vulnerable people into an art form. An organisation described by a UK High Court judge in 1984 as "corrupt, sinister and dangerous".

The May round of protests is aimed at highlighting the policy of 'Fair Game', originally described by Scientology's founder L Ron Hubbard in 1967 as follows (a 'Suppressive Person' is an opponent of Scientology):

"A Suppressive Person or Group becomes 'Fair Game'. By Fair Game is meant, without right for self, possessions or position, and no Scientologist may be brought before a Committee of Evidence or punished for any action taken against a Suppressive Person or Group during the period that person or group is 'fair game'." - Hubbard, Introduction to Scientology Ethics (1967)
The CoS claims that 'Fair Game' was cancelled forty years ago. However, there are reports of critics of Scientology being "fair gamed" throughout this period and to the present day.

The London protests take place tomorrow (Saturday May 10) from 11am to 1:30pm at the Scientology Centre at Queen Victoria Street (near Blackfriars) and from 2pm to 5:30pm at the Dianetics Centre on Tottenham Court Road (near Goodge Street).
Most of the protesters will be wearing a mask (usually the signature 'V For Vendetta' mask). Many will be wearing the Marcab Confederacy outfit: A black suit accompanied by a black fedora hat.

* This South Park episode, 'Trapped In The Closet', believe it or not, provides an accurate outline of the belief system at the core of Scientology. For a Scientologist to gain the 'knowledge' supplied in this episode, they would have to pay the Co$ thousands of pounds.


a very public sociologist said...

Excellent stuff. Here's some scientologists in action.

How do people fall for what is so obviously a load of parrot cack?

TotallyUn-Pc said...

Good article, most inforamtive to be honest. I think the south park thing was never shown.

Anyway, I've decided, as a direct result of reading your blog, to use the term Parrot Cack far more in conversation.

Nanu Nanu