Unfortunately the Scientologists have me all fucked up now, I had to go to the website, don’t know if you’ve ever seen their website, but I just spent a couple hours on it and it’s really good. Very slick and smooth investigative-researchy, high tech bells and no misspellins, very seductive for people looking for data on psychiatric issues.
So I put the fancy posh Scientologists on my blogroll b/c they are in fact fighting for psychiatric rights. And then I instantly took them off, I’m no damn fundamentalist and that’s them to the core and the more I simmered the pissier I got about the name of the place:
Citizens Commission on Human Rights
See, it’s not called the Scientologists website, but that’s what it is.
“The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, public benefit organization dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights. It also ensures that criminal acts within the psychiatric industry are reported to the proper authorities and acted upon.”
Peachy, except for the fact CCHR was created as a front group for Scientology, which was not widely known until recent years. But it’s there, casually understated on the front page-
“The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) was co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz…”
Even better, the scientologist and the libertarian, both agents of inpenetrable and absolute certainty, alone together on the front lines, battling forced treatment, psychosurgery, ECT and involuntary committment. Why is that? Where is the loony left?! Why are we leaving this fight to friends like these? These dogmatists with their skeevy agendas.
Glamour. The glory of the Scientology elite puts the standard mental health non-profit to shame, shoestring budgets and carnival tents abandoned massage parlors with sawdust floors, one look and you know those activists will be eating cat food by the time they’re 60. Where’s our big movie star financiers, where’s our Kirstie Alley?
Don’t take my word for it, compare for yourself:
No beauty glamour chic charisma, what
we need are Pepsodent smiles, make lobotomy palatable.
Don’t you fall for that.