Title: Re: The first Big Story
Author: email@example.com (Martin Poulter)
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 17:49:38 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Richard <email@example.com> wrote: >Which site is the transcript of the first big story programme on ? I've never seen it transcribed, Richard. There are some quotes on the web, which I may as well reproduce here: QUOTES FROM CARLTON TV's "THE BIG STORY" Jim Siegelman: "Of all the cult groups that we have studied over the last 2 decades now, Scientology has shown itself consistently to be the most effective in terms of recruiting and, more importantly, potentially the most damaging in terms of its effects on its members." Vaughn Young: "Hubbard literally had a plan for world conquest. He actually literally wanted to take over the world, but he had to put it in other terms. The term he came up with was "clear the planet." This sounds like a very beneficient action: we're going to "clear the planet" which means 'rid it of its problems' but really it was more of a case like a Hitler: he wants to rid the planet of vermin. The vermin are the people who are stopping him and these were basically the enemies of Scientology." Russell Miller: "Ron Hubbard was a charlatan, a liar, a confidence trickster, a thief. He invented his whole life. He invented a career to substantiate himself as the guru of Scientology." Interviewer: "Do you ever think that you might be... quite mad?" L Ron Hubbard: "Oh yes! The one man in the world who never believes he is mad is a madman." [smirk] Stacy Young [on David Miscavige]: "His viciousness and his cruelty to staff was unlike anything I had ever experienced in my life. He wanted me to carry out a lot of his vindictive orders... He just loved to degrade the staff. He got a kick out of it: he thought it was funny. Anyone who didn't think it was funny, like I didn't, was very suspect." Sea Org member [persuading undercover reporter to join]: "Here it's just like very dedicated... you get berth and fed and... Our purpose is really big, because to clear Earth takes a long long time. We're talking about 5 billion people on this planet." That's from http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/fuss/bigstory.html The second Big Story on Scientology was transcribed by John Ritson and is archived at http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/media/itv281196 Hope this helps! -- MARTIN L: Postgrad., amateur crackpotologist and caffeine-free celibate bon M POULTER : viveur studying the Philosophy of Belief at Bristol Uni., England c Cult Concern FAQ + The Bayesian Explosion + Celibate FAQ + Gifts from "Bob" Q Helena Kobrin Page + Scientology Criticism: http://mail.bris.ac.uk/~plmlp/ !