By John Sweeney
Tom Cruise and John Travolta say the Church of Scientology is a strength for reliable. Others disagree. Award-winning journalist John Sweeney investigated the Church for greater than part a decade. in the course of that point he used to be intimidated, spied on and and the consequences have been impressive: Sweeney misplaced his mood with the Church's spokesman on digital camera and his notorious 'exploding tomato' clip used to be noticeable via thousands around the globe. within the CHURCH OF worry Sweeney tells the complete tale of his studies for the 1st time and paints a devastating photograph of this unusual business enterprise, from former Scientologists who inform heartbreaking tales of households torn aside and lives ruined to its present fans who say it's the approach to a lot of mankind's difficulties. this is often the genuine tale of the Church through the reporter who used to be courageous adequate to take it on.
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Yet it's not that i am a violent guy. ‘…he then acknowledged we had attempted to brainwash him! ’ convinced. i feel they did try and brainwash me. ‘He additionally repeated request for interview w COB and Tommy informed him he had now not forwarded the request and wld nvr ever ahead this kind of request in amillion yrs and wld do every thing in his energy to ensure sweeney by no means will get at any place close to cob as he's a bigot and abusive and we hv ansrd each fake allegation and may resolution to any others. Sweeney ended up striking up after which geting again into his van and using off as i'm typing this and now heading up Virgil. ’ We had now not informed the Church the place we have been going. Virgil road was once en direction among the Concrete Angel and the site of our subsequent appointment, with one other ex-Scientologist. The Communicator responded: ‘Your challenge on COB is you didn’t fill the vacuum yet simply “da’s”. That’s because of your overts. in particular hat sell off. ’ That appears like utter mumbo-jumbo yet let’s try and holiday it down: ‘Your challenge on COB is you didn’t fill the vacuum [deal with the BBC] yet simply “da’s”. [Dead brokers – knocking out critics with a dossier of black details. ] That’s because of your overts. [Crimes opposed to the Church] particularly hat unload [a failure to hold out your challenge – hat potential publish or task, sell off ability failure. ] Translated, i feel it potential anything like this: ‘You did not do your task safely. ’ Lifton’s try quantity six, ‘Loading the Language’, springs up right here and it truly is worthy repeating the psychiatrist’s particular aspect, that ‘the impact of ideological totalism could be summed up in a single be aware: constriction. he's, so as to converse, linguistically disadvantaged; and because language is so vital to all human adventure, his capacities for pondering and feeling are immensely narrowed. ’ The good judgment of the language from the Communicator is as around and soft as a billiard ball. It chokes communique and decreases language to a sequence of Druidic insults to which there's no attainable solution. To me, it kind of feels mad. The Communicator had much on her brain: ‘As for the silly allegation of being “aftraid” to determine Sweeny, anyone who truly is familiar with COB is aware what a comic story it's… Afraid? He’s met members from 10 Downing let alone the house place of work. ’ No-one within the British govt may be certain or deny that Miscavige had met members from quantity Ten or the house place of work. Who precisely in quantity Ten? No-one is familiar with; or no-one is asserting. The Communicator went again to demonizing his employees: ‘You’ve simply long gone PTS [PTS=Potential difficulty resource, one step from Suppressive individual] and never crammed the vacuum because the truth is he slightly sleeps and also you realize it and doing this BBC factor simply because he’s attempting to blackmail with threats of what lies he’ll unfold is as obscene because it will get and a digital warrantly it wouldn’t occur. ’ the topic pronoun ‘he’ switches from Hero Miscavige – who slightly sleeps – to Demon Sweeney – who blackmails and lies – within the related sentence. we're diversified. this is often fundamental university English and the Communicator has failed.