Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sweeping Statement

You know .. you write just a couple of articles about them Scientologists and next thing you know, everyone and their cousin is sending you snippets of info about them. You have every intention to stop writing about them in case people assume you have an unhealthy obsession with them ... then more ludicrous information falls into your hot little hands.

Apparently, author Ian Halperin went undercover, as a gay man seeking a cure from the Scientologists, in order to write his expose on them. During the course of his sting, he claims he asked a Scientology recruiter in Los Angeles the following question and received the following disturbing reply.

The facts (according to him) are these:

Halperin: Have you been wondering who Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, who died in 1986, would vote for to be President?

Criminon: "I can tell you who shouldn’t be President - Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice and the Rev. Al Sharpton. They should not be allowed to run for office, they should be sweeping the office.”

When I expressed reservations about the validity of this statement, my source sent me a direct quote from Master Hubbard himself, apparently to his second wife, before he left to go back to Thetan or wherever ...

Spotting wife doing housework, he said: “You shouldn’t be scrubbing the floor on your hands and knees. Get yourself a nigger; that’s what they’re born for”.

As I pick my jaw off the ground, tell me something. Am I naive but do people who presumably had some level of education really, really think like that? If so, how can Jaida Pinkett-Smith ever been culled into an organisation like that ... that so disrespects her people?

Alright, I shall not criticise since I am not African-American but if this is indeed true, I am totally appalled.