Some people in this country have managed to get the word Halliburton to be almost as nasty as Nazism or Fascism. The only thing I know is that for better or for worse Halliburton is a for profit American giant corporation that American vice president Dick Cheney was once involved with. For thirty years I more or less bought the "party line" of the CoS, including that having an "open mind" was almost as bad as being a child molester (except if the child molester had money, lots of it, and was wiling to hand it over in some way to the CoS, then of course openminded trumps the child molester in badness, if you all get my drift). These days I take very much pride in having an open mind, including about Halliburton. This message board is about undressing Scientology. If you're on a spiritual quest for the truth this site is a god-send, if you have been in the mind-fuck that is Scientology (thank you again, Andreas, who doesn't even believe there is a god), but let's keep political comments out of here and address them on other message boards that are political in nature.
SCIE-NO-MO, Gotcha, however, in regards to the undressing of Scientology, please read the first posting on this thread as well as any other postings I've made in regards to Scientology. I think I've done a fair share so far of undressing the Cult and there's a lot more I need to say, so I believe I have earned a right to discuss any topic on this board unlike some who's sole intention is to distract a thread or stir the pot. But I started
this one in particular and believe that on this thread we can discuss anything we want about Scientology. BTW, if all you think Halliburton is is just a corporate giant that "Dick Chaney was once involved with" you really need to do your homework on this one. Do you follow politics much? Because it's the ignorance of the people in this country who are allowing people like Bush, Cheney, Halliburton, Kellog, Blackwater, Scientology et al, to continue to rape the people on this planet. And guess what, it's the Scientologist that's been blinded the most. Don't get "open minded" about your own personal freedom and human rights just because those lines were used in Scientology propaganda to enslave you.
Os, you are right on. For example, the German government and others can spot a Cult a mile away and won't put up with it. Yet, here in the USA, Scientology is pretty much free to get away with anything it wants. Hmmmm.... Could it be vested interests? The Halliburton connection is probably small in comparisson to other ties that Scientology has within the US Government. How about the IRS?
Scientology infiltrated the US Government with Operation Snow White and to this day is THE largest infiltration of the US Gov't that's ever happened in history. So, in my opinion, Scientology IS a politcal Cult and that's what I'm attempting to "undress" here.
IMHO, some people should follow politics more closely. If you became part of the herd in a Cult, don't become one of the sheep out in the real world either.