Scientology: 'The Crusade' Continues

It turns out the video we posted last week was just one way Scientology plans to take over the world. Here's more sinister leaked footage in which leader David Miscavige lays out his plans for intergalactic domination to fervent followers.

The video comes from this year's L. Ron Hubbard birthday celebration, held around March 13th annually art their flagship church or 'org' in Clearwater, Florida. It's kind of a progress report and self-congratulation — and an Oscars to honor the particular 'orgs' that have recruited and inculcated the most people. It is typically gaudy in style; like Michael Bay directing a Wheel of Fortune prize segment.

In it the leader of Scientology, David Miscavige, talks literally of their plan for world domination — "spearheading the crusade for a clear planet" — and there is talk of a scheme to move the church to other planets too. On earth he claims over a billion followers, a complete takeover of the Colombian police force and that Bolivian president Evo Morales has started in the cult. It also becomes evident where the millions of dollars Scientology forces converts to pay to ascend its ranks goes — they have a yacht, a hotel, are expanding furiously into some prime real estate and translate and distribute millions of books and pamphlets across the world. The full three-hour video, filled as it is with bad CGI, can't have been cheap either.


Our source for the video was in the church for seven years, and rose to a senior position before he left recently. When he eventually got out they sent people to his place of work to tell his boss he was secretly a convicted rapist and pedophile. He did not want to be named for fear of further persecution.

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This is the introduction. And is far from tasteful. The voiceover guy is not subtle. He talks of the various groups Scientology is targeting for inculcation — drug addicts, criminals and students among others. And generally boasts of the church's (admittedly slightly alarming) spread. 'Mr. David Miscavige' (in their slightly creepy formal titling) who sounds like he does voiceovers for mini-mall commercials in his spare time, then says the church has precisely 1,010,480,489 followers although it's not clear how he's calculating that. Among them, he says, are police officers, firemen "African presidents and 31,000 disaster response personnel." Which must make Tom Cruise happy — he said in this previous, now infamous, leaked Scientology video that "when you're a Scientologist and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you're the only one who can really help."

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In perhaps the most sinister segment, it seems that Scientology has literally taken over the police force and part of the navy in Colombia — the cult is now part of the training courses for both bodies. The Colombians have even started to use the terminology, talking of the religion, as followers do, as 'technology'. A cited statement from the police force, for example, says "we would like with your help, to generate as leaders of the Colombian community a training center exclusively for police in every part of the country where the technology of Mr. Hubbard can be delivered."

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And it seems nowhere in Latin America is safe — during this rundown of all the fancy new 'orgs' the church has built and occupied Miscavige mentions that Bolivian president Evo Morales sent an ambassador to collect some beginning Scientology materials on his behalf.

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This is the beginning of an outline of the L. Ron Hubbard birthday game, in which 'orgs' compete to recruit the most people and get them to the highest levels of the church in order to win a crappy trophy and the chance to deliver a dreadfully earnest speech.

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And the end of that outline — including the plan to move beyond the confines of earth, onto other planets, until they "clear the whole universe of planets."