Propoganda by redefinition of words

You’re probably wondering why I haven’t commented on this post yet, and the answer is because I’ve only just now stopped laughing.

Marty cites an LRH quote in which the Ol’ Fraud suggests that his PR people adopt the Nazi and Communist technique of redefining words.

Marty then shows a Co$ flyer that, according to Marty, redefines the word “Humanitarian”. (Which isn’t quite true — since Scns believe they are saving the world, I suppose that donating money to build an Idle Org really does make one a humanitarian.) Down in the comment section, Marty’s crowd of cheerleaders* goes on to accuse DM of redefining even more words.

If I understand Marty and his fan club correctly, redefinition of words is a bad thing…and that’s what makes this post a barrel of lulz.

Because if you read the rest of this policy – the part Marty left out – LRH goes on to tell his followers that they are supposed to redefine words! Says LRH:

“Psychiatry” and “psychiatrist” are easily redefined to mean “an antisocial enemy of the people.” This takes the kill-crazy psychiatrist off the preferred list of professions…it is necessary to redefine medicine, psychiatry and psychology downward and define Dianetics and Scientology upwards.” — LRH

So once again, Marty is lambasting David Miscavage for following LRH policy. And here I thought the whole point of the independent movement was that DM and his crew were altering LRH policy!

If I was an independent Scientologist, this post would make me pretty angry, because Marty is essentially cherry-picking bits of LRH’s tech to prove a false point – just like Church management does. (Oh, wait, Marty was Church management!) Lucky for Marty, thinking for oneself isn’t a high priority for most Scientologists. LRH conveniently taught his followers to accept a leader’s words without question. They did it for LRH, they did it for DM, and doing it for MR is simply a matter of falling into a comfortable and familiar pattern.

Hmm. Come to think of it, if I was an indie, I probably wouldn’t get angry at all.

Thanks for the laughs, Marty.

Original post: Propaganda by redefinition of words


*”Marty’s Crowd of Cheerleaders” is hereby redefined as “commenters whose opinions agree with Marty’s.” As we Co$ protesters are learning, comments that disagree with Marty’s POV generally don’t pass moderation.

3 responses to “Propoganda by redefinition of words

  1. Robert Biasotti

    M&M have reached my gag reflex!
    I can’t take it anymore! I’m gonna vo..uh-oohh!..UUUuuurrrrrrp!
    Oh, Hell! G’night.

  2. Robert Biasotti

    All language exists by the consensus of its users. It cannot exist outside of that. Language is the agreed-upon method of communication, with agreed-upon definitions. That’s why we have dictionaries.
    One of the infallible earmarks of a “Cult” is their redefinition of specific words, to support their own, self-serving agenda. Once this has been hammered into the cult members, once they accept only their guru’s definition of these terms, then all meaningful discourse between “us” and “them” is over. Any attempt at argument against the cult, becomes almost a statement in support of it, by virtue of their “definitions”.
    It is insidious.
    It works.

  3. I love your point of view on the blogs keep em coming!!!

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