Thursday, November 26, 2009

TVOD: V is for 'Vitamin Regimen'

The latest episode of V did little to discourage my suspicion that the series is an allegory on Scientology.* The "vitamin shots" that the V were offering as well as the E-meter type diagnostic apparatus used to lure the "poor man's Tom Cruise" into their clutches are fascinating clues here. The paranoia and punishment of dissenters ties into the recent news stories on Tom Cruise's alleged violent threats against disobedient "managers" and the "Fifth Column" is eerily similar to Anonymous. The attempts to divide kids against their families (witness the storyline with Tyler and Lisa) is typical of most cults, and I can attest that Scientologist recruiters used that tactic on my friends and I when we wandered unknowingly into a "personality test" way back in 1983.

There is definitely a coordinated effort being waged worldwide against Scientology that includes governments, the media and private interests. Who the combatants are and what the battle is all about is unclear, but it's not just about some ditzy Hollywood cult. There are big players behind both sides, using the visible antagonists as surrogates. Of that I'm sure.

This is not my battle and I'm content to watch it all from the sidelines. But let me just say this- grassroots cults don't become widespread and powerful in a relatively-short periods of time. There are always players pulling strings behind the scenes, who know that belief is the most powerful weapon in the world.

* The first posting of this article was overly unambiguous, and contrary to this blog's own stated mandate of 'questions, not answers'. That happens sometimes- which is why I usually wait to post major articles. The thrust of the piece is the same, but the goal is to instigate discussion not end it.
I'm always interested in hearing differing opinions.


  1. For some reason all this time I thought you were 24 years old! But wouldn't have been born yet in 1983. Wow, was I off. Interesting blog, nonetheless, that just threw me! I only thought that because I thought you wrote that once, but it must have been someone else!

  2. Hey Chris,

    Just wanted to mention the movie Bowfinger with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy because of its connections to Scientology and aliens in movies...


  3. "But let me just say this- grassroots cults don't become widespread and powerful in a relatively-short periods of time."

    Christianity? The Mormon Church? Just saying is all.

    I agree that something big is definitely going on with the coordinated effort against scientology. Anonymous (I believe) goes much deeper than most people think. It's a pet project I've been following for a while. What we're seeing here is the war behind the war. The REAL war. The battle to see who's going to control the information. And it's just heating up.

    PS-- Have you seen the new Google Droid commercials? Rockin' that alien invasion meme hard.

  4. "I agree that something big is definitely going on with the coordinated effort against scientology. Anonymous (I believe) goes much deeper than most people think. It's a pet project I've been following for a while."

    Same here. They have a very heavy influence on internet culture which most people wouldn't even recognize. I'm not going to share my opinion on them, but it's not good. They are one of those "cults" (yes, I'd call them that, they are what one could call an atheist cult as ridiculous as that sounds) that popped up and gained cultural relevance in an extremely short period of time. What's sick is that if you ever peek even slightly behind their exoteric veil, you will find some really horrifying stuff, and here they are trying to take a moral high ground over Scientology. Doesn't work.

    This is one of those issues where there really aren't any sides one can take with good meaning. Like Chris, I will watch from the sidelines.

  5. When Martin Bashir, The Establishment Hatchet man extraordinaire gets on the case (Princess Diana, Michael Jackson), you know it's gotten serious, and Scientology's enemies aren't f**ing about.
    The ABC nightline news special in October

  6. Here are some links that tie in with the discussion:

    My two cents: Scientology is just the outer shell for something else, and Hubbard was just a front man for a mass movement that he himself didn't invent.

  7. I am in no mood to mince words about scientology. It is militaristic,mind and soul control.To seperate familys, brainwash newcommers and submit to Mis-cavig is tomfoolery par excelence. What goal? Domination! Syncromystic- not. Healthy for the soul-not. Dennis

  8. Anony- I thank you for the compliment, but 24 is long gone for me, alas.

    DDJr- Yeah- love that movie! Mindthink!

    Anony- I would never consider either Christianity or Mormonism grassroots in any sense of the word. I know that's the mythology, but certainly not the history. I haven't seen the Google ads- do you have a link?

    Tommy- I don't know much about this Anonymous group, but it just feels like we're seeing the fingerpuppets but not the hands, if you dig my meaning there. As always, elucidating links are always welcome.

    Anony- Cheers for the link. I can't help but wonder if there's some connection to the change in Washington with all of this. Did you notice that this all started a couple years back, right at the same exact time the neocons were losing power? Coincidence? It seems to me that the glory days of CoS were in the Reagan years when all sorts of strange organizations were popping up.

    Anony- You could be right. They seem too powerful for what is actually a relatively small movement.

    Dennis- I have no problem with you speaking your mind, brother.

  9. Interesting links Anonymous @ 4:26 PM (the irony of another Crowley entering the story is not lost on me ;) ) and lead to this:

    Peter Moon makes similar accusations in The Montauk Book of the Dead, in which he details his life in Scientology and why he left (although some suspect he didn't or if he did he went... somewhere else). He paints Miscavige's rise as a power grab and makes more serious allegations that I won't go into here.

    The CIA do have form for this, going back to their basically taking over the UFO organisation NICAP (although really it was packed with CIA and/or Navy personnel from the early days so I'm not sure how much take over was required - see). Branches of military intelligence were also interested in Ufology and I sometimes wonder if there were often situations when the only people in the room were spooks, without anyone actually realising it - that is the depth of dickery that could have been going on!!

    What is interesting is the Scientology-CIA links goes back further than these more recent claims - the CIA funded the remote viewing projects at the SRI (yes, Project Stargate and this hooks everything into The Council of the Nine) and the bulk of them, including Ingo Swann, were Scientologists.

    Now the problem is I don't really trust the word of any of the core parties in these events, so I have to take their word with so much salt I'd start ODing on sodium. The whole thing stinks but who did what to who and why is difficult to pin down, as is who are the Good Guys in all this (if there are any). As the game is (and always has been?) about manipulation of belief systems, that may be part of the point.

  10. They actually put it into what?... a flu vaccine. They thought it was a vitamin shot but it wasn't. The vitamin shot was a red herring. Nice move story-wise, especially since they are mandatory for some health workers and sorta being shoved down our throats here in reality (literally). Adds a nice touch of mystery...

  11. Well, I'll have to disagree with you there brother; I tend to think that Christianity was grassroots in the beginning. Mormonism I'm not so familiar with-- though I find its occult/freemasonry ties fascinating.

    Here's the Google Droid ad:

  12. Chris,

    This is a fantastic site. I also very much liked your interview on RedIce re: Dubai/Atlantis Rising

    Listen, I have studied Scientology in the past and it won't disappear because quite frankly it helps too many people. I've seen it with my own two eyes.

    I understand and can appreciate some of the criticism but I also believe much of it to be outright lies.

    As umpopulare as this statement may be, in the end I think we will find that, in spite of all the controversy, Scientologists are on the good guy team.

  13. Hi Chris. I wanted to give some perspective, having been on many sides of this issue.

    For disclosure's sake, I am one of the many who style themselves "anonymous." This came about in large part because I've been aware through my own occult meanderings just how incredibly dangerous and power-mad the cult is. (When I'm not anonymous, we actually have mutual acquaintances)

    I don't know your age, but if you're near mine, you might remember Alvin Toffler talking about the emergence of 'adhocracies.' That's anonymous- a spontaneous coming together of people for a particular purpose. I imagine as the internet continues to widen our lines of communication, we'll see many more such instances. We've moved from passive viewing of world events to active participation. (many of the same anons are helping create anonymous networks to protect Iranian protesters, for example.) We'll probably see negative effects of the 'hive mind' (as it were) at work as well (and have already).

    An amusing side: the same anons who took on scientology christened the "internet meme." Looking into the history of the idea of the meme/mneme, there's a scientology link. Finding it blew my mind a little.