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PRAISE XENU: We have more Scientology hip-hop, and even better – IT’S AUSSIE-FLAVORED

We’ll admit that we’re huge fans of Scientology hip-hop going way back, and although Chill EB is the unrivaled king of the genre, we can’t help having a special appreciation for the Aussie-flavored rap that comes out of the church.

One of our biggest disappointments was losing track of a copy of the Melbourne Day Rap Battle Team’s epic video that was apparently taken down from YouTube after we brought it a lot of attention. Oh well. But now, our man Rod Keller has discovered a new source of that sweet Down Under sound, and we’re going to let him tell you about it. But first, here’s Rod explaining why rap is so perfect for Scientology’s wacky lingo…

In his groundbreaking 1961 book Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of “Brainwashing” in China, Robert Jay Lifton describes a series of interviews he conducted with American service members who had been indoctrinated during their captivity during the Korean War. The book is best known for Lifton’s Eight Criteria for Thought Reform, a list of aspects shared by cults and brainwashing groups.


[Robert Jay Lifton]

Lifton’s Criteria Eight — Loading the Language — is evident in “Scio Rap Music Video,” a song by Sydney Ideal Org staff member Luke Ayers.


Yeah, you know there are certain times in your life when you just feel like you gotta sing…

Yeah, I’m second generation
taking my place in
this new world religion
yeah, we’re Clearing our space in
this time frame is short I know
but let’s be bros, do this together
we’ll go free in droves
I was scared as shit
before I went up the Bridge

changed my whole bloody life
now I’m feeling rich
let’s do this properly
yeah we got a monopoly
on world Clearing, no shit
no, nothing’s on top of me

so now I’m walking the beat
I’m talking no defeat
we’re going up the Bridge
it’s feeling clear & sweet
we’re gonna take the win
we’re gonna make em grin
we’re gonna turn this whole world round
yeah, and these times are changing

it feels engaging
take that Standard Tech, bro
turn the page and audit them PCs
turn out releases, dunno about you
but this is feeling easy
coz we have the tools
train up the fools
make em tough as guts
as Auditors they rule!
read Policy letters get on staff
& better your fellow man
coz shit bro
he ain’t gettin it together
just don’t listen to the psychs
they’re drug-dealing spikes
there’s a very good reason
they operate in Treason
so let’s spread the word
don’t be middle class PTS
be epic Scientologists
and save the world
with your boys and girls
full of free theta, good times,
good people, sunshine
working together
together forever
we making it better
now let’s swing together

so let’s set em free
with Scientology
follow RTC & COB
and respect the man
who made all of this possible
I love you LRH
now we’re totally unstoppable

Scientology publishes entire dictionaries that define a huge number of loaded language words and phrases, and this is a great example of packing as much as possible into one song. “Going up the bridge,” “Operate in Treason,” and “PTS,” or Potential Trouble Source all make for unusual lyrics and a non-member would probably find it incomprehensible. As Lifton describes Loaded Language:

The language of the totalist environment is characterized by the thought-terminating cliché. The most far-reaching and complex of human problems are compressed into brief, highly reductive, definitive-sounding phrases, easily memorized and easily expressed. These become the start and finish of any ideological analysis. Totalist language, then, is repetitiously centered on all-encompassing jargon, prematurely abstract, highly categorical, relentlessly judging, and to anyone but its most devoted advocate, deadly dull: in Lionel Trilling’s phrase, “the language of nonthought.”


[Luke Ayers and Scientologist rapper Chill EB]

Loaded language makes for dull rap lyrics, in the genre of rapper Chill EB’s anti-Psychiatry songs. Ayers and Chill EB join rapper Doug E. Fresh in recording Scientology-based music. Fresh, along with Slick Rick, recorded the classic rap songs “The Show” and “La Di Da Di” in 1985. He also performed Joy of Creating, the title song on a 2001 album by the Golden Era Musicians and Friends. It is based on a poem by L. Ron Hubbard.



[The Joy of Creating by Doug E. Fresh]

— Rod Keller

Dull? We beg to differ, Rod. We think Ayers is the bomb, and now we just have to get a rap battle between Luke and Chill! Get on it, Golden Era!


Make your plans now!


Hey, we’re less than a month away from this year’s HowdyCon in Chicago, June 21-23. As in past years, we’re looking forward to meeting readers of the Bunker, culminating in Saturday night’s main event.

The biggest difference this year is that our Saturday night event is separate from that evening’s dinner. Chee Chalker is setting up an inexpensive pizza dinner that you don’t need to pay for ahead of time, after which we’ll walk over to the theater where our event, hosted by Chicago Fire star Christian Stolte, will take place. Because it’s a separate event, we’re asking that you pay $10 each to get into the Saturday night event, which will help us recoup what the Bunker paid for the venue. (We have never made a penny on our HowdyCon meetups, we only try to break even.)

Please email your proprietor (tonyo94 AT gmail) in order to reserve your spot for Saturday night’s main event. Seating is limited, and we’re going to have some really interesting people on stage and they may make a few announcements that you don’t want to miss.



Scientology disconnection, a reminder

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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 27, 2018 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

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