Tony Ortega: Scientology internal videos

Discussion in 'Media' started by The Wrong Guy, Dec 20, 2013.

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    Maybe the saddest Scientology promo video ever, and a history lesson from Mark Bunker!

    We have a potent set of videos for you today. First, we’re going to show you the very latest Scientology promotional message that’s been smuggled out to us. Then we’re going to go back in time thanks to filmmaker Mark Bunker.

    To begin, wasn’t it just the other day that we remarked how Scientology seems to be focusing so much attention on its “Ideal Org” program in the western United States, and the eastern half of the country is almost an afterthought?

    Renovation projects in Chicago, Detroit, Boston, and Philadelphia are all either moribund, in trouble with city officials, or are just barely showing any progress at all.

    Well, almost as if they heard us, the eastern US (which is considered a separate “continent” in the Scientology system) has suddenly put together its own rah-rah Ideal Org video in order to convince the few remaining church members that they need to attend events and continue to write big checks.

    Get a load of which org in the east is being held up as the one making the most progress, and which particular couple (an Underground Bunker favorite) are the stars of the show.
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  3. RightOn Member

    The old Scilon bullbaiting is so juvenile.
    One of the guys keeps asking Bunker "Are you gay?"
    I think that part of the vid needs to be seen by a lot more people. It represents Scientology's stance on gays. Of course if asked, the COS would say that was only one individual that they had no control over.
    Right Laura Prepon?
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    Our video source came through again, bringing us a short film you normally have to be in a Scientology “org” to view. This one is a treat, because we get to hear L. Ron Hubbard in 1954 telling us to learn and understand Scientology’s “Axioms.”

    The short “quote video” is meant to help sell a collection of Hubbard’s talks known as the Phoenix Lectures: Freeing the Human Spirit. Scientology’s Bridge Publications has the series for sale to church members for $350.

    And here’s what Bridge says about the Phoenix Lectures:

    “Here is the panoramic view of Scientology complete. Having codified the subject of Scientology in The Creation of Human Ability, L. Ron Hubbard then delivered a series of half-hour lectures to specifically accompany a full study of the book….Here then are the bedrock principles upon which everything in Scientology rests, including the embracive statement of the religion and its heritage — Scientology, Its General Background. Hence, this is the watershed lecture series on Scientology itself, and the axiomatic foundation for all future research.”

    In the video, Hubbard touts his “Axioms,” saying that they’re like the axioms of geometry, only groovier. In geometry, an axiom is a self-evident premise. In Scientology, an Axiom is an adventure in science fiction fun.

    Take Axiom One, for example: “Life is basically a static.”

    We’ll forgive Hubbard the odd use of an adverb, “basically,” that has no place in an ironclad law of nature. (Either life is a static or it isn’t, Ron. “Basically” has nothing to do with it.)

    A “life static,” Ron says, “has no mass, no motion, no wavelength, no location in space or in time. It has the ability to postulate and to perceive.”

    In other words, you’re just a dimensionless, perceiving, and postulating thetan that slips through time and space and just happens to be inhabiting your current meat-body in this current lifetime. Scientology will help you learn how to exteriorize from that body and travel wherever you want and manipulate space and matter as an “operating thetan.”

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    Scientology graduation videos from Copenhagen? Yes, please!

    Solid evidence presented here and at the blog of Scientology’s former spokesman, Mike Rinder, leave no doubt that Scientology is shrinking, and fast. Even loyal, longtime church members are becoming more reluctant to take part in David Miscavige’s desperate scheme to open new empty churches to give the impression that Scientology is expanding.

    But you have to wonder, who’s left? Who’s still hanging in there as the collapse seems inexorably to be drawing near?

    Well, a tipster let us know that recently Scientology’s “Advanced Org” in Copenhagen posted a set of new graduation videos. They’re short, but you get a pretty good sense of these enthusiastic folks being celebrated for getting suckered into paying big bucks achieving huge success.

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    Scientology graduation videos from the UK? Even better!

    We will admit to a lifetime of Anglophilia. Though we’ve never been to Albion’s shores, we tend to put its residents on a pedestal. And so it always amuses us that Scientology has found so much success there (at least historically). L. Ron Hubbard? In the UK?

    And yet, here is video proof that the few Scientologists left in Blighty are still moving up the Bridge. A few days ago we had graduation videos from Copenhagen. Now let’s take a look at what’s been happening at Saint Hill Manor, Scientology’s headquarters in England!

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    Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest Scientology video in the history of Scientology videos

    We’ve been leaked a video which could not be a more perfect distillation of Scientology as it exists in 2014.

    This thing, well, it’s — it’s beautiful.

    Before we show it to you, we want to help you put it in context. The few remaining Scientologists in Atlanta, like other cities in the U.S., are under intense pressure to donate huge amounts of money in order to pay for a new building they don’t need. These new facilities are called “Ideal Orgs,” and just yesterday former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder posted a great backgrounder on this maniacal decade-long push by church leader David Miscavige.

    Rinder explains that Miscavige has numerous reasons to strong-arm his dwindling membership to come up with millions of dollars to purchase and renovate Ideal Orgs around the world, primarily so he can tell the press that Scientology is expanding (when the opposite is true).

    We’ve showed you numerous videos and mailers which show Scientologists trying to generate enthusiasm about fleecings they get at themed fundraising parties, and it’s quite obvious that it’s getting harder and harder to get people to show up. Even L. Ron Hubbard-loving automatons are pretty fed up with being told they need to dress up for parties where they’re going to be goaded into putting a big number up on a tally sheet and get love-bombed out of their kids’ college fund.

    As these efforts have gotten more and more desperate, they’ve become more blatant. Meanwhile, Scientologists — who consider themselves “homo novi,” a new, superior brand of human being and better than the rest of us — seem to have little self-awareness about how cheesy these productions are. If these be superhumans, why such cheeseball celebrations?

    So, brace yourself. This effort out of Atlanta combines so many elements we’ve seen elsewhere, but the lack of self-awareness, the strained levity, the out of tune soundtrack, and yes, even the tenuous link to Tom Cruise through his association with the Rock of Ages film make this, we would argue, the greatest Scientology video of all time.

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  8. God, that was painful. Full-on fremdschämen.
  9. Holy shit. Their parody of "We Built This City" makes the song parodies the Westboro Baptist Church shit out look like Weird Al quality in comparison.

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  10. afternon Member

    How appropriate that the culties used an (even worse) version of a song that is considered one of the worst ever written! (Blender magazine and in conjuction with VH1 most awesomely bad songs of the 80's) I couldn't listen for more than about a minute- tis could be the new ice bucket challenge- anyone who can listen the whole thing - post a video and donate money to the psychs!
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  11. We Built This City is hardly the worst song ever. It's pure 80's cheese at its best.
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  12. OK this "We Built This City" should be a thread of its own.

    Fuck that - this should be a sticky.

    This is "whyweprotest" the cult of scientology right here.

    Atlanta, we salute you.

    You have delivered us our daily LULZ and we also know what is going to happen next.

    Anonymous as a whole entity might have found more worthy foes, and actually helped or otherwise affected world history, for real.

    But having scientologists to laugh at, with their tacky dad-dancing and fake enthusiasm for a concept that has no resonance on planet earth whatsoever, well. That's the LULZ.

    I gotta say folks, for the first time in my life, I actually feel sorry for scientology if this is the best they can do in 2014.

    So this Atlanta video - Tony O was right, this is one of the best scientology videos ever, and it should have its own thread.

  13. RightOn Member

    I felt the opposite. Little Davey's tears are delicious. That's of course if he is even able to cry.
    The poor saps in that video made me cringe. They are still clinging on to hope and in their minds their eternity. They really think throwing more money at the fail will help. As they are love bombed by vultures who are being pressured by the powers that be to reg, reg, reg.
    That is the SAD part.
    To feel sorry for Church of Scientology itself will never happen from me. It's been a long hard fight and I am in it ti win it and will dance when it finally crumbles and Dm's ass is sitting in jail.
    And the video? The worst piece of shit I have ever seen. And that makes me happy.
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  14. fishypants Moderator

    Well I couldn't watch the video because the lyrics were so toe-curlingly embarrassing.
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    That was ... painful
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    Scientology’s over-the-top testimonials video

    Published by churchofscientology4 on September 1, 2014

    The newest edition of International Scientology News came with a DVD! On that DVD was a hilarious video mashup of hyperactive Scientology testimonials. Standard Tech has never been this much fun!
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    Church of Scientology's commercials will seek fresh faces instead of celebs like Tom Cruise and John Travolta

    Sorry, Tom Cruise and John Travolta — the Church of Scientology is on the lookout for new “normal” faces. The high-profile church is planning to shoot TV commercials and is looking for fresh faces to lure new recruits. “Using Tom Cruise and John Travolta and other famous faces hasn’t resulted in new members. So now they are ditching that approach and focusing on people that look normal,” a casting director who has seen the call sheet tells Confidenti@l. “The ‘job’ is offering a $250 day rate and no residuals,” we’re told. “Thus, non-union. It’s a one-time buyout, which will be shot on the streets of NYC in one day. The notice says both men and woman in their 20s is what they want.”

    Scientology seeks new faces instead of Tom Cruise and John Travolta

    By David Love
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    Nancy Cartwright puts out the creepiest Scientology advertisement of all time | The Underground Bunker

    Scientologist extraordinaire, voice of Bart Simpson, and San Fernando Valley resident Nancy Cartwright — known to the locals as ‘Her Royal Governess’ — has provided what may be the creepiest Scientology advertisement of all time.

    Readers of the Underground Bunker know that Cartwright has been heavily pushing her fellow Valleyites to come to one themed event after another where they have the pleasure of being held in a locked room until they fork over large donations for the renovation of a dull-looking building at Lankershim and Burbank Boulevards in North Hollywood.

    Nancy herself has donated more than $10 million to Scientology, and she’s been laser-focused on getting the Valley project done. And once again, Nancy comes through, this time with a … sculpture?


    Anyway, we also were leaked a fun new video promoting Saturday’s party, and it includes images from a big previous party that culminated with Nancy jumping up and down on stage — you’ll catch it at the end. It’s fun stuff.
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  19. Quentinanon Member

    Royal Governor?
    Baby Buddha?
    Where do I vomit?

    P.S. The cult is only getting crazier and creepier.
    Gotta love that methamphetaminesque choreography.
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    Finally! Scientology begins selling its mysterious ‘OT’ levels more openly with slick new videos!

    We’ve said it before: Scientology is really missing out by not being more open about its space-opera beliefs. Thanks to the Internet the word is already out, and there’s just no hiding the fact that Scientology is all about time travel to your brutal experiences taming unruly planets 10 million years in the past, getting implanted with memory-wiping brain-scans on Venus or Mars between lives, and spending years exorcising unseen alien entities with electronics that were considered sophisticated when a guy named Ike lived in the White House.

    Maybe that kind of Space Age excitement, especially at several hundred dollars an hour, isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But it seems to us that everyone would be a lot better off if Scientology were to embrace its L. Ron Hubbard weirdness and actually try to reach people in a more open way.

    And that’s why we’re super excited by some new videos put out by the “Advanced Org” in Copenhagen, Denmark, which at least go a little way towards embracing that weirdness.

    As we explained in “Up the Bridge,” our series with Claire Headley, once a Scientologist takes enough courses to “go Clear,” the next step is to move on to the “Operating Thetan” levels, with the highest level being OT 8.

    Scientologists hold these top secret levels out to new members like mysterious sources of immense power. If they can only “go OT,” they’ll finally unleash all of the powers L. Ron Hubbard promised when he wrote Dianetics in 1950.

    Of course, what Scientology is really selling is a “mystery sandwich,” and even after OT 8, none of the superhuman powers Scientologists are promised ever materialize. But shhhhh! Don’t tell the newbies that. They’re still dying to spend the incredible amounts it costs to reach these levels, and the Copenhagen folks are doing their best to pump up that feeling in these slick videos. So let’s dive in!
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    Scientology says it’s received $5.7 million from Google in advertising grants

    At a $100 per person event held in the San Fernando Valley on September 6, about 500 Scientologists were told, among other things, that Google has approved advertising grants totaling $5.7 million for Scientology churches around the country.

    Also, that the Chinese government has approved Scientology’s website,, as one of only a few religious websites Chinese citizens can access without restrictions.

    And that by taking over YouTube’s homepage in an advertising buy earlier this year, Scientology reached 46 million people with its “Spiritual Technology” ad.

    These claims were made at the “Autumn Gala” of Scientology’s Valley chapter as it tries to raise about $8 million needed to complete the renovation of its “Ideal Org” project, a large and drab building at Lankershim and Burbank Boulevards in North Hollywood.

    The fundraising for the Valley building has dragged on for years, which is embarrassing for an organization which has a greater concentration of Scientologists in Southern California than anywhere else in the world. Here at the Underground Bunker, we’ve printed dozens, if not hundreds, of advertising fliers over the past two years as Scientology has pushed and begged and cajoled its members to attend fancy events where they are pressured to donate large sums and get the building finished.

    But what happens at these events? We get some idea through the fliers that Scientology puts together after such events, showing off the people who have earned certificates for writing large checks. But it’s always interesting to learn what, exactly, these people were told to convince them to donate for these projects.

    Fortunately, we have a transcript of the presentation given by Brandy Harrison, the “Building Expansion Director Int,” (see above), which a tipster was able to get from video of the event (and which we were able to verify the authenticity of). Brandy’s talk is filled with enthusiasm about Scientology’s new progress with Google, Amazon, and YouTube, and also she makes numerous claims about the new TV campaign that’s going to be produced at the old KCET studios.

    And of course, the people in the room were told that Scientology is expanding faster now than it ever has, a claim the audience seemed to accept uncritically. Brandy makes many claims and divulges quite a few new plans in her talk, and we look forward to interpretations of her words from our many experts in the comments section.

    Here’s the transcript.

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    New leaked videos from the super beings at Scientology!

    Sometimes it’s important to remember that Scientologists believe that not only had L. Ron Hubbard discovered, for the first time, the actual nature of the human mind — a breakthrough on par with the discovery of fire — but that he had found a way to improve human beings and make them ‘homo novi,’ an entirely new race.

    Scientologists take pity on us mere wogs, who are stuck on this prison planet, blinded by our reactive minds. If only we could be like the superhumans who are using Ron’s technology to take over the galaxy.

    Keep that superior attitude in mind as you watch this new batch of videos that we just received. Especially this first one, which celebrates the efforts of folks on Long Island as they try to raise money for an “Ideal Org” out there.

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    Scientology’s tent party in England: The 9-minute trailer!

    Let’s give Scientology its due: It can put out a slick, high-quality video on occasion, and we have one for you today.

    It’s a lengthy trailer for next month’s IAS gala in England which will celebrate 30 years since the legal slush fund was started at a time Scientology was being swamped by lawsuits.
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  26. Quentinanon Member

    Golden Era Productions can quickly put together a slick propaganda newsreel for internal influence, even though those come across as ridiculous when viewed by WOGs.
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  27. Quentinanon Member

    Looks like the osabots removed the videos.
  28. The Wrong Guy Member

    The videos are still where they were uploaded, on in Japan.
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    New videos leaked from Scientology, including a sobering call for help from Nashville

    We love our tipsters, especially the ones who take great risk and smuggle out to us videos that are only meant for internal consumption in the Church of Scientology.

    Most of the time, these videos are goofy, and we have a good time poking some fun at them. These are, after all, L. Ron Hubbard’s promised ‘homo novi’ — ‘improved’ human super beings who are going to take over the planet and save us from the Marcabian invading forces that rule Mars and Venus.

    Today, we have a couple of videos that are typically hamfisted and mockworthy. But this first video, from the Nashville Celebrity Center, is another matter.

    Technical secretary Karen Morris explains the tough choice she made to become a Sea Org staff member and dedicate herself utterly to the cause.

    UPDATE: We received this message from someone who knew Karen and her husband well:

    She used to be the Executive Director of the Atlanta Org, and was taken off post because she had a child. She was heavily ridiculed and Sec Checked for being “off-purpose” and putting her child in front of her post. She and David Morris (who used to work as an FSM for a while) then had another little girl. David is a chiropractor.

    After some financial difficulties (go figure), David got a job commuting to Nashville from Atlanta, then they moved up there and she re-joined staff.

    David and Karen are actually good people who have been completely fooled. Karen was raised in Scientology, as her mother was in the Sea Org for a long time. It’s a shame, and another reminder just how insidious this whole scam really is.

    If you know Karen Morris, or if you’re related to her, please, try to reach this woman. It’s not too late for her to have a real life, the kind she obviously desired before she signed up for David Miscavige’s workforce.

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    Of course he fucking is.
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  31. Quentinanon Member

    I wonder how Long Islanders would feel about a cult trying to "salvage" them.
    Cult cameraman needs a turntable.

    Looks like a "team of OTs" to me!

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    Another wacky Scientology testimonial video

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, April 19, 2015

    Scientology has sent out another frenetic video to its members, including it in a DVD that they’ve mailed out with a glossy magazine, ‘International Scientology News.’

    If you’ve seen these “wins” testimonials before, you know what to expect — the faces may have changed, but it sounds to us like they’re using the same up-tempo music track that they used the last time. Somehow, the testimonials themselves have become even more vague than ever — numerous times, the Scientologists have to resort to sound effects to describe what their courses in the Golden Age of Tech Phase II are bringing them.

    We look forward to your reactions to this latest circus of Hubbard tech.

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  35. Somebody post this on Tony Ortega's blog for me

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    To LRH: Hip, hip......yippeeeiiiiiiioooooohhhh.......yippeeeiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaayyyaaaayy...........
    Yay, Ron, Yay!
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    Having fun with Toastmistress Ultra

    By Tony Ortega

    An actual email exchange. [Emailed to the Underground Bunker]

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Hello! My name is Carla Moxon and I am the Director of Public Activities here at Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR). I am also in charge of following up on requests for CCHR’s documentaries.
    Recently you requested a complimentary copy of a free information kit from CCHR.

    We are very interested in your feedback, so would you please take a few minutes to answer the following questions:

    1. Have you received your DVD?
    2. If so, what part/element of the documentary did you find most interesting?
    3. After viewing the documentary, what actions do you consider are important to secure the rights of patients?
    4. Is there anything else you would like us to know about the documentary?

    Thank you very much for your time and information.

    Carla Moxon
    Director of Field Activities
    CCHR International

    [We don’t remember requesting an information kit, and we haven’t received a DVD. But here’s what we emailed back…]

    Mainly, Carla, I’m wondering how you still have any position at all with a Scientology entity after you were named an unindicted co-conspirator in the prosecution of Scientology’s 1970s Snow White Program by the US Department of Justice after the largest infiltration of the US government in its history.

    Sincerely looking forward to your explanation.

    [Response? Crickets.]

    Source, and open comments:
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  38. The Wrong Guy Member

    The cult's videos are mentioned in this article that was published today:

    Actress Sonja O'Hara on Her Indie Comedy Ovum |


    CS: Are you the type of method actor who had to join a cult to get into the character?

    O’Hara: I don’t know if I should say this, but when I lived in L.A. I acted in some of the Scientology videos. I didn’t realize what they were at the time. I just auditioned and they pay their actors well, but then you find out later they’re on the website. I played a girl who was sad until she discovered Scientology (laughs) and then suddenly she can date. Someone found that later on the website and said, “Sonja, you’re a Scientologist” and I was like, “No, no, it was an acting job.” I’m interested in that sort of thing.

    CS: Did your commercial make it into the Alex Gibney movie?

    O’Hara: I saw that, yeah. When I saw that I was super, super interested in how these groups can control your mind, so some of that definitely influenced me. I loved that darkness. I think that’s definitely what I’m interested in writing.

    CS: I guess that’s sort of an acting job as well because you get indoctrinated into playing somebody’s wife.

    O’Hara: Seriously, yeah! People were like, “When you were auditioning, did you audition to play Tom Cruise’s wife?” I was like, “No, I think I was just doing (a commercial)” (laughs) It was very strange.

    CS: My brother-in-law is an actor in Ohio and he once played a truck driver in the commercial for a really, really conservative politician.

    O’Hara: And you don’t realize it’s an ad for Republicans. (laughs) People forget that we’re actors. Like I’ve done ones for health care stuff and I don’t think about it, but once you do one for Scientology, people think that’s really you. (laughs) O'Hara
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    Scientology superstar: What it’s like to be big in Taiwan

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, August 20, 2015

    David Pomeranz may not be a household name in America — even if he’s a well-known figure inside Scientology — but over in Asia, he’s practically the second coming of L. Ron Hubbard or something.

    We thought you’d enjoy these clips that turned up yesterday showing Pomeranz belting out everyone’s favorite Scientology ditty, “We Stand Tall” (note the Freedom Medal), and then enjoying the adulation of some of his Taiwanese fans.

    Does David Miscavige understand what a rock star he’d be considered in Taipei? Has he thought about moving Int Base over there?

    Has there been a single critical news investigation of Scientology in Taiwan, ever? Could this be the promised land?

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    Actress Erika Christensen in unearthed video meant only for her fellow Scientologists

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, September 4, 2015

    If you thought it was fun to see Laura Prepon utter some strange Scientology lingo in a recent print interview, wait until you see actress Erika Christensen talk about the effectiveness of Scientology in a 2006 testimonials video that was only meant for other Scientologists to see.

    “It’s straight out of this universe,” Erika says. “It is! It’s straight out of this universe!”

    The “it” she’s talking about are lectures recorded between 1953 and 1962 by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. In 2006, many of those lectures had been repackaged by current Scientology leader David Miscavige, and he had a video put together of church members talking about how much these old lectures had impacted their lives.

    Christensen is at the very end of the five and a half minute clip:

    Another person you might have recognized in the video is Elena Cardone, wife to Grant Cardone, Scientology’s bumptious hatchet-man.

    Elena makes two appearances. In the first, she says, “I have cognitions and realizations, and I can really start to apply these things to my life. It’s made such a huge difference. It’s awesome.”

    But her second quote may be the best in the entire video: “This is how we’re going to change the future of the galaxies.”

    Now, if you’re new to Scientology watching, you may be asking yourself, how do some old lectures from the Eisenhower years elicit this kind of response? Allow us to elucidate.

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