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Kalifornia Uber Alles
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A friend of mine from highschool got into Scientology (after she got into Mormonism) and, basically, they sucked every penny from her. The average sap (as opposed to the famous people they suck dry in a slightly different way while using their fame to get average people into the "church") is made to pay for every "treatment" they get and they just keep getting told they need more to get "clear".
I can totally see why so many Hollywood types go in for this as they message they get is that they are special aliens and thus are expected to rule over the rest of us losers. Some marginally talented actor would love to hear that they are cosmically per-determined to have gotten that supporting role in 'That 70s Show' due to their inherent "specialness" rather than their legendary casting couch blowjob or because they fit into the costume. The lure for regular people I cannot figure out, though. Maybe they think they'll meet TomKat at some chuch function. In fact the rich folks have their own special events and the riff raff don't get to mingle, as the typical Scientology event is more segregated than a George Wallace BBQ circa 1958.
My friend ended up practically bankrupt, with no friends other than other Scientologists and in the looney bin (not entirely the fault of the crazy Hubbard-ites, but it sure didn't help), and because they don't beleive in psycho-active drugs she didn't get the help she needed as a schitzoprenic and tried to burn her parent's house down. Ended up on the 6th floor of the county jail. I guess the "auditing' didn't help her...
You know the scene it's very hum-drum
And my favorite song's entitled "Boredom"...