Tuesday, January 15, 2008
A Suppressive Post from a Suppressive Person
I haven't talked about Tom Cruise on this blog in forever, but this is totally going to make up for it, because OH MY GOD. Sarah posted today, on Tomato Nation, about this video clip of Tom Cruise in this Scientology recruitment tape, and it might just be the scariest, weirdest, most hilarious but also alarming thing I have ever seen. The way he talks about Scientology -- the anger and intensity and rabble-rousing -- honestly makes me think they're amassing something. Preparing for something. They're the Cylons now and They Have A Plan.
Seriously, some quotes:
"Being a Scientologist, when you drive past an accident, it's not like anyone else. You know you have to do something about it because you know you're the only one who can really help." [He doesn't mean an actual car accident. The car accident, for him, is the world. And by "help," he means "annihilate."]
"I won't hesitate to put Ethics in on someone else. Because I put it ruthlessly on myself." [...dude, I don't know. But it sounds threatening, right? You have to see him say it, with the crazy-eyed intensity and the I'm-not-fucking-around turtleneck.]
"We are the authorities on getting people off drugs, we are the authorities on the mind...we can rehabilitate criminals...the way to happiness, we can bring peace and unite cultures." [They can bring PEACE! That doesn't sound good.]
"It is the time, now. Now is the time." [...to do what??? Do you see what I mean?]
"I'd like to go on vacation and go and romp and play...but I can't. Because I know. I know. So...I have to do something about it." [Okay, does he mean he had vacation plans, like, next month but cancelled them because something has to be done? Next week? Some time in April? What is he planning, you guys???]
"Maybe one day it'll be like that. Maybe one day it'll be like, "Wow, SPs..." They'll just read about those in the history books." ["SPs" = "suppressive persons." Who will soon be eradicated and consigned to history books, I guess. I'm boarding up my windows this weekend, seriously.]
Cruise talks some more about "shattering" suppressive persons and how none of them will dare approach him in public because they'll be taken down. And how they have no time for "spectators" in the religion now, because it's, like, Go Time or whatever. And then he does that crazy Tom Cruise Laugh for an uncomfortable length of time like he's actually Dr. Evil. And then he accepted a "Freedom Medal Of Valor" from the Scientologists. Neither of those last two sentences is a joke.
Dude, the Revolution is coming. And when they come for the Engrams, you'd better speak up, and when they come for the SPs you better speak up, because they'll be coming for you next and no one will be left to speak up.
Also, thanks, Will Smith, for just giving this loon another hundred million dollars. I don't care if it was your wife's idea, you were West Philadelphia born and raised. Even your Auntie and Uncle in Bel Air taught you better than that.