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Kirstie Alley lets her Scientology hang out and fans react with predictable hilarity

Kirstie Alley is an oversharer on Twitter, and we try to not to get too caught up in her online drama. She’s crass and comical, and on occasion we see our readers giving her some pretty clever comebacks. But for the most part she merits little more than an eyeroll.

However, during the current national unrest, we’ve seen her comporting herself with some real compassion for protesters and those affected by the uprisings.

And then, on Monday, she let her Scientology hang out.

She posted this tweet, along with a 1969 L. Ron Hubbard essay titled “Riots.” And, well, we’ll let you see it in its entirety here…



19 March 1969

Riots are not always caused by economic deprivation.

The bulk of American riots are caused by injustice.

Only the wealthy can afford justice. It may say there must be justice in the Constitution but it can only be obtained in upper courts.

The little fellow doesn’t have a hundred thousand dollars to fight the unjust actions of those in power.

Until there is justice for the little people, not just for the rich, there will be riots. And these riots can easily swell into complete raw red revolution.

A Negro can be innocently standing on a street corner, can be grabbed, beaten, thrown in jail, and worked at hard labor all on some imaginary charge. It may say it can’t be done in the law books, but where’s his $100,000 to take it high enough for action.

I have seen a Filipino university professor hauled in for a nothing, his jaw broken, held without bail, all because he was a Filipino in a white US community (Port Orchard, Washington).

I have seen jails full of men who could not even say what the actual charge against them was — but they worked like dogs every day as convict labor.

As a minister, going amongst the people, I have witnessed enough injustice to overturn a state only waiting for a spark to ignite the suppressed wrath into revolution.

Until justice applies to all, until a person is really assumed innocent until proven guilty, until it no longer costs a tenth of a million to get an upper court, the government is at risk.


They may be very big, their sweat may have no odor, their arrogance may put them above all others, but the leaders of a nation who for one instant tolerate injustice to their poorest citizens today should have their heads ready for the basket. Another 1789 is boiling up, only waiting for one big spark to flash across the Western world.

Injustice is not something in which any man with power should ever trade. It is not just a sin. It is suicide.

L. Ron Hubbard

Reactions to Kirstie’s tweet were precious. Here’s a sample…


At least one of her readers defended Alley by saying that she was only partially in Scientology and not really dedicated to it. But that’s certainly not the case.

Kirstie is an OT 8 and fully committed to the Scientology cause. We have a feeling that she’d be quoting Hubbard a lot more frequently if she could get away with it.

As for Hubbard’s relatively generous attitude toward the oppressed classes in this essay, we’ll remind you about some of the statements he made a few years earlier in a 1960 lecture on the political situation in South Africa. (Hubbard was a staunch supporter of the apartheid regime and described Scientology as a “rightist” organization to the country’s prime minister.)

“I’m not against the black man. As a matter of fact, I’m probably more friendly towards the black man than any person in this audience.”

“Right now you tell me, well, the government of South Africa does not permit the black man a vote. He doesn’t even know what a vote is!”

“Blacks kill off the Blacks. And all you’ve got to do is pull a stable government off the top of them and they promptly start killing each other off.”


“The present administration does not permit an Indian or a white tradesman in a Bantu area. Does that sound like oppression?”

“You can’t understand anything about the Bantu by understanding anything about the American black man. The American black man in the first place has been mixed with Indian and white blood over a period of a couple of centuries or less, but has actually been in close proximity to the white man and white land civilization for a century or two, you see.”

“As far from being a police state — they’re not even half as tough as the American cops.”

“I’d say they’ve got about 50 years to go before they get the South African Bantu up to the same status and level of civilization of the American Black.”

“The Bantu doesn’t register the same on an E-meter as a White, and I have had to start a whole program of research in addition to everything else I’ve been doing, trying to find out how to read a Bantu on an E-meter. Because he doesn’t operate like an American Negro or like a European.”

“I’m not actually trying to sell you the South African government. I could easily do so because I consider these men very able from what I have seen. They’re nice guys. I know them personally.”

“The press has ceased to be factual, has ceased to be a reporting medium and has become a propaganda media throughout the world.”

And keep in mind, as an OT 8 Scientologist, Kirstie considers these utterances by Hubbard to be scripture.

What a world.


A simple observation

On May 20, the Los Angeles City Council formally accepted a $20,000 donation from the Church of Scientology that had been solicited by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division.

On June 2, with rioting threatening to harm local businesses, the Hollywood Division forms a protective ring around Scientology’s management headquarters in the Hollywood Guaranty Building.



Draw your own conclusions.


Source Code

“One of the things which I am very pleased to announce immediately is that we have seldom failed in recent months to raise the intelligence quotient of any individual undergoing 25 hours of processing, at least 10 points. And for those who have undergone as much as 75 hours of processing, we have raised it as much as 35 points and consider it routine 25 points. This is something that has never happened before, and therefore it is an important thing that we take a look at this. According to psychology, this is an impossibility — completely impossible.” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 3, 1955


Overheard in the FreeZone

“We have made it clear from the onset that we are Scientologists who are all about Ron’s brand. If people want to hear lies about the Founder, or natter about other Scientologists or staff — then this is not the place to frequent. If they do want to hear about standard delivery in the field, the training of auditors, the unsnarling of out-tech, and the resolution and debunking of technical and administrative arbitraries, then yes, we can provide information.”


Random Howdy

“There’s no shortage of angry disaffected white people in this country. It’s scary.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing was set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for October 7 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Waiting for an appellate decision from the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Hearing on motion for reconsideration set for August 11
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: July 8 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice), August 31-Sept 1 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 7-19 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Oral arguments were heard on March 11 in Jacksonville
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Amended complaint filed.


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Elisabeth Moss, Michael Peña, and Laura Prepon]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



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[TWO years ago] The US government continues to fret over how other countries treat Scientology
[THREE years ago] Scientology to federal court: A judge calling our members directly? Are you nuts?
[FOUR years ago] ‘Ross & Carrie’ conclude their Scientology investigation by calling it ‘ridiculously creepy’
[FIVE years ago] Scientology routed: What the national press hasn’t figured out about the Trout Run defeat
[SIX years ago] Federal judge again declines to intervene for Ken Dandar, but leaves a door open
[SEVEN years ago] L. Ron Hubbard Intends to Rid You Of a 43-Trillion-Year-Old Implant. What Was That Like?
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Wins a Major Award Again! Galaxy Press Vindicated!
[NINE years ago] Jan Eastgate, Scientology Official, Arrested in Australia for Covering Up Sexual Abuse Claims


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,957 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,461 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,981 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,001 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 892 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,199 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,067 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,841 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,615 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,961 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,527 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,446 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,614 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,195 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,456 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,494 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,207 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,732 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,262 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,822 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,962 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,282 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,137 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,257 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,612 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,915 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,021 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,423 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,295 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,878 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,373 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,627 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,736 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 3, 2020 at 07:00

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