Here’s a photo of 2nd generation Scientologist Danny Masterson speaking at Youth for Human Rights International benefit last year. YHRI is one of many organizations used as a front for Scientology to suck in vulnerable new recruits. The whole org is staffed and financed by CO$ members. Shady.
Danny has a new interview in Paper magazine. He’s promoting nothing — his show, Men at Work was cancelled after three seasons — except Scientology. Really! The CO$ is couch-jumping mad about the Going Clear documentary premiere at Sundance. They’re trotting out their lesser known celebs for lip service, and it’s so much fun. I love it when Scientologists (like Juliette Lewis and Kirstie Alley) try to convert the masses and only reveal their cult mindset.
Danny comes out with E-meters blazing. He calls the CO$ “college of the mind.” Whereas Going Clear is “retarded” even though he hasn’t watched the movie. He trashes psychiatry and spouts the usual lies about how someone can follow their own religion and still be CO$. The full interview is awe inspiring. These are my favorite parts:
On Going Clear: “I heard about that documentary where they interviewed eight people who hate Scientology. Should be pretty interesting. I wonder if Sundance would allow a documentary of, like, eight people who hate Judaism. But you know, my religion’s fair game, I guess, ’cause it’s new. How true it is, I guess that’s up to the reader. If you’re going to write something and you don’t ask the people who actually do it, then what’s the f***ing point? We could all interview the KKK about what’s cool about being white, but we don’t. I don’t know; it just seems retarded to me.”
Who was L. Ron Hubbard? “He’s a f***ing guy who wrote awesome sh*t that I love studying. That’s who he is. He was a very famous author. He basically spent his entire life studying every great religion, found everything that worked, found things that didn’t work, took the stuff that worked, started like questioning it and grilling it and drilling it, going over and over until he could find the things that worked every time, guaranteed. And he was like, ‘Holy sh*t, here’s a new discovery I’ve just made. What does everybody think about it?’”
On meds: “You will not find a Scientologist who does not f***ing hate psychiatrists. Because their solution for mental and spiritual problems is drugs. So let’s talk about putting a Band-Aid on something that’s just going to get worse and worse and worse. But it’s like, if you study that man is an animal and nothing more than that, and you basically have this f***in’ manual that has, what, 5,000 disorders in it, that you just bill your insurance company — ‘Oh, you have PMS disorder, you have caffeine-addict disorder, you have mathematics disorder; here, take Prozac’ — what the f*** is that? Scientology handles those things, those mental problems that people have. It gets rid of them. It gets rid of them by that person doing it for themselves. That’s the solution to depression, not f***in’ Prozac and whatever other pill that makes the kid then walk into a goddamn school and kill other kids.”
The bottom line: “I work, I have a family and I’m a spiritual being who likes to understand why things happen in the world and want to learn more so that I can have them not affect me adversely. So if that’s weird, then, well, you can go f*** yourself.
[From Paper Mag]
Such language! Danny’s also angry at Paul Haggis, who famously wrote a scathing resignation letter after disagreeing with the cult’s opposition to gay marriage. Danny calls Paul’s exit “stupid” and rambles on forever. This guy is a pill, and his wife, Bijou Phillips, is the same way. She’s given interviews about how depressed people should “get over it.“ To borrow Danny’s favorite word, “f*** Scientology.”
Photos courtesy of WENN