ACTING! Leah Remini is SHOCKED and You Will Be Too!

Acting 101: Bug Out Your Eyes and Make Your Face Look Horrified Because You Want People to be Pissed At Scientology

Is Leah preparing to jump the shark?

After two missed episodes in the middle of a season, leaving the A&E Network’s Tuesday night 8pm slot with re-runs 2 weeks in a row, Aftermath returns with what appears to be more acting than ever. Leah’s hamming acting here actually does a disservice to the people she is interviewing as they tell their stories of abuse in Scientology.

Hopefully there will be something in this Tuesday night’s episode that will cause the federal investigation that Leah said she wanted at the beginning of Season 2.

And before you say that Alanzo is simply heartless and cruel to the people who have been harmed by Scientology, you should understand that I have talked to many Ex-Scientologists and listened to their stories of abuse as a critic of Scientology over the last 18 years. NONE of them act like they act on Leah’s show.

Some of the Scientology atrocity stories are bad, and you feel bad for them and you want justice. But because most all of these things happened years and years ago, rarely have I ever seen anyone cry. They have usually repeated these stories to others on the Internet over and over, and everyone has thanked them and told them how bad they feel for them, and told them how brave they are, and these victims of abuse have pretty much come to terms with what happened to them and largely moved on – at least as much as anyone can.

But when they get on Leah’s show, they seem to really need to milk it. And they cry and they get bewildered and then Leah cries and they all hug and blame the brainwashing.

How many times will we be repeating this pattern on Scientology and the Aftermath before people start tuning out, and we miss the chance for real reform?

Where is the illegal or criminal activity that will bring about the federal investigation?

What did the attorneys say at the end of Season 1?

How long does Leah expect to emotionally manipulate people into hating Snidely Scientologist with all this maudlin melodrama?

Again, I am not minimizing anyone’s experiences of abuse. I am raising the question of whether this is an effective way to get a federal investigation, or to do anything other than make people hate Scientologists – including the majority of Scientologists who have never, and would never, abuse anyone.

For Season 2, by calling for a federal investigation and then delivering nothing that the government can do anything about, Leah Remini has set the expectation at a legal standard of criminal activity yet delivered only incidents of moral failure and a lack of compassion.

And her viewership is crashing.

Tony Ortega reports that the RPF was disbanded 4 years ago. Coerced abortions were also abandoned years ago. So what are we really accomplishing here with this show besides Leah getting her sitcom career started up again and winning an Emmy?

That is not a rhetorical question. I really want to know what people think is being accomplished to actually stop the abuses inside Scientology by this show because a federal investigation, so far, is never going to happen with what Leah is delivering here.

So if there is no federal investigation – and no Miscavige Perp Walk – then what?

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Richard
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If Mike and Leah want to present themselves on a national television show then I think they should be open to criticism and even satire. Everything presented on the Aftermath so far has been so horrific that it tends to stifle logical criticism. Criticize the show and you can be charged with condoning abuse and all the other horrors presented as current and endemic.

Roger From Switzerland Thought
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Roger From Switzerland Thought

It’s like CCHR reporting about the abuses of Psychiatry, but will never help one single mentally Ill person as they are illegal pc’s.
Its exactly the same PR tech applied 100%, this is what Mike was doing for 30 years and what he learned and now he is just on the opposite, still doing what he learned.
Did Leah and Mike reunite one single family that was victim of disconnection ?
Did they they help one single ex S:O come back onto his feet ?
What help do they offer to their victims they are portraying ?
There are no real perspective or solutions in their reporting. He name his blog “Something can be done about it”..What did he really do about It ? I don’t exactly know how Marty and he worked together to get all those reports to the media. But I think in those times Mike did a lot that media didn’t fear anymore to report about Scientology..No more abortions, no more hole, no more RPF..What will come next? No more disconnection?

He is quite different then Marty, who helped 1000ds of people with his blog to decompress, but what Marty does now, I don’t know. Probably he realized that people have a free will, can think and decide for themselves, even if their decision are against reason. He repeated many times that he didn’t want to become a fucking leader of anything, even when people were begging for his leadership.
So others jumped in and took the leadership and can be cheered at, and be given money to.

Also the ex scientologist cheering at those leaders are a minority of the 100 000ds that left in 40-50 years and just continued their life and never looked back…

As chancellor Merkel repeated over and over in the last years:
” When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises”

Marty, Mike, David and all those other people are human beings and I respect them that they have their own reasons and motives for their actions, and they have any right of the world for their actions as long as they don’t do illegal things. This is the basis that humanity is build upon and evolving with, and perhaps one day there will be dialogs or perhaps they are already happening.

It’s just not anymore my game, whatever side I’m looking at.

In the 14 century the catholic church had all power over Europa, but was then dismantled by reason alone and lost most of its power and wealth. Man will always with reason fight any dictatorial tendencies of people or politics, but this takes a lot of time and education of people. The USA failed to educate their people in the last 40 years by making education so expensive…That such an Idiot as Trump is their President now. On the other hand other countries are gaining ground by educating their people.

The main problems discussed here are the actions of people that lack an education and a good childhood, free of indoctrination of any kind.

So lets go around and educate people about Human Dignity,Reason, Dialogs and Compromises.

Doloras LaPicho
Guest

The RPF was disbanded? So what do the Church hierarchy do to recalcitrant SeaOrg members now?

Allison
Guest

This whole post has been something like this “no offense but you ass is fat”

In one line you mock the people that have been abused, then in the next you assure us that you are not saying there hasn’t been abuse.

Gib
Guest

So if there is no federal investigation – and no Miscavige Perp Walk – then what?

What if DM drops dead tomorrow. What will happen?

I can see it now, some nobody in the COS will step up the plate with a most important briefing. The person will tell us DM discarded his body to join LRH in further OT material research.

Behind the scenes are a bunch of lawyers riding this train for all it’s worth.

Richard
Guest

. . . discarded his body to join LRH – Laughter! – good one

Richard
Guest

I’ve been thinking a bit about the question – What do “people” think is being accomplished? and looking at it from the viewpoint of – What do “I” think is being accomplished?

If 20,000 people worldwide practicing scn as presented by Miscavige (and possibly a few other top executives) suddenly walked out the door, what effect would it have on the world in general and how would I feel about it personally.

Scientology blogs would be relegated to people reminiscing which might still be fun. In only two years of reading the blogs I’ve come across numerous subjects which cross reference scn and which people have studied and commented on. I’m compiling a list.

Richard
Guest

Buddhism, Taoism, Atheism, Occultism, Nondualism, Ken Wilber and Integral Life, Rupert Sheldrake and Morphic Resonance, Guy McPherson and Near Term Extinction, TED talks, I could go on. Many thanks to people who more or less introduced me to these subjects.

Richard
Guest

Gib is here so he gets credit for bringing up Rhetoric and Crowd Psychology! Hypnotism, Confirmation Bias, Tribalism, Affirmations, Groupthink, Cognitive Dissonance, Neuropsychology, etc.

I am now much better prepared to enter The Void with many more concepts packed within my wee thetan ears.

Joshua Tree
Guest

But Richard you would be more prepared to enter the Void if you were Clear and OT like me!

Richard
Guest

Joshua Tree – You’l find no invalidation of “Clear” coming from me. I claim no super human abilities, just some subjective realities I might not have gotten if I’d become a Moonie or joined Primal (Scream) Therapy back in 1975 – lol

Gib
Guest

thanks Richard, but I’ve never spoken of cognitive dissonance or Neuropsychology, that’s ok.

But there is another I have spoken of which is sublime writing, the power to provoke ecstasy in a reader or viewer. I’m not sure Hubbard read about such things but he sure did tap into it. It took me a while to understand sublime, a strange concept, but now I see it in great movies and especially sci fi movies since the technology to produce sublime images on the screen has advanced since the time of the ancients and painters and poem writers. I’d consider myself pretty illiterate when it comes being able to produce such works as are most of the population I gather but I do understand now.

Some easy reads:

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/l/longinus/on_the_sublime/

http://cnqzu.com/library/Philosophy/neoreaction/_extra%20authors/Burke,%20Edmund/Burke%20Edmund-Of%20the%20Sublime%20and%20Beautiful.pdf

The second pdf is quite interesting since it talks about emotions. Both writings were quite eye opening for me in comparisons to Hubbard.

Richard
Guest

Hey Gib – I just took a quick look at “A Philosophical Inquiry . . .” by Edmond Burke and here’s what jumped out at me:

“Novelty – The first and simplest emotion we discover in the human mind, is Curiosity.”

No wonder I dove into Scientology! laughter

Gib
Guest

“That is not a rhetorical question. I really want to know what people think is being accomplished to actually stop the abuses inside Scientology by this show because a federal investigation, so far, is never going to happen with what Leah is delivering here.”

For me, what the show is accomplishing is putting a major stop gap on anybody joining scientology and hopefully reaching those still in to leave via connections whether wog or scientologist. This is just the opposite of what Hubbard set up, and of course Hubbard’s set up is that anybody against scientology is evil.

The show is using ethos, logos and pathos appeals, thumbs up to A&E.

The show is not the only entity doing rhetorical analysis of scientology:

http://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/jrpc.26.1.107

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230504417_3

https://leoniekijewski.weebly.com/rhetorical-analysis.html

Richard
Guest

I didn’t realize it was yesterday’s topic at Mike’s blog and most people hadn’t watched the episode yet, but here’s what I posted:

“Hubbard wrote it so “all Scientologists” believe it and follow it. How many exes here treated their own children that way?”

Richard
Guest

There’s certainly nothing unusual about parents raising their children in their own faith. Any picture of a kid holding a Scientology certificate is met with instant outrage on scn blogs.

Eileen
Guest

Catholics certainly post “first communion” pictures.

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