Fan Mail from Canada, Eh
Take off you hosers. I got a lovely e-mail from the Great White North I wanted to share with you:
About 10 years ago (give or take) A&E aired a show about Scientology and invited people to an online chat room to discuss the episode.
At first it was tough to pick out the Scientologists, but that didn’t last.
Before long they were accusing everyone even remotely associated with the show of being drunks, wife beaters etc.
That was when first got my attention and I’ve been researching them in a small way for years.
Fast forward to the beginning of August.
There is a three-day open-air country music concert held just outside Camrose, Alberta, during the August long weekend called Big Valley Jamboree.
It’s about 2 hours from _________ and we travel there every year.
I’ve been going six years now always have a great time (you haven’t really partied until it’s been with hillbillies) … with one hiccup.
Never in a thousand years would I expect to see my 14-year-old nephew getting a “stress test” at BVJ .
I nearly swallowed my tongue.
He and the rest of my family have been hearing me talk about this cult for years and yet … there he sat, listening the nice Scientologist tell him that “it seems his family stresses him out.”
The only thing that stopped a very ugly scene was the realization gained after reading your material … these people are victims too.
After a few minutes I went over to talk to the fellows. They wanted to show me their products and asked if I was feeling any stress in my life.
I said I would rather talk about Scientology. He was a little surprised.
I was very nice … he was very nice, but started to use that weird double-speak that we see over and over again on these videos. He said he hadn’t heard about “Fair Game” (I realize the name has changed) and that all the stuff on the Internet was a “web” of lies. He then began answering direct questions with questions of his own.
I told the fella that he seemed like an intelligent, kind man and that he should maybe look into some of the information that was being put forward. That’s all.
I can only hope more people did the same.
As my dad used to say …. “If one person calls you as asshole, ignore it. If two people call you an asshole … that’s their opinion, but if three people call you an asshole, you better start looking in the mirror … ‘cuz you might be an asshole.” (I don’t think these people are necessarily assholes … but you get the idea … the more people that talk to them in a rational, caring manner the more hope that they start doubting their beliefs.)
As soon as I left the booth I told everyone I ran into at the concert about the “stress test” and Scientology. (There are 25,000 people there per day for three days. I wonder if they thought rednecks were easy pickings.)
The conversation was enough to completely convince me that 1) they are victims 2) I will be showing up at the next protest and 3) I am going to write a letter to the people who organize BJV and the major sponsors.
Just wanted to let you know that you are fighting the good fight and between xenutv and anonymous, the word is really getting out there.
Thanks for the great report. It’s good to see the word spreading.
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