Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An Open Letter to the Members of the Anti-Scientology Movement Known as Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,

I applaud your efforts to counter the Church of Scientology. I share your view that Scientology is a pseudo-scientific rip-off and a dangerous cult that exploits its members and discourages people with mental health problems from seeking proper medical care. I would like to compliment members how members of your movement have creatively used your abilities to oppose this pernicious movement.

I am involved in the fight against another destructive group that ruins lives: Sun Myung Moon's Unification Movement. In case you are not familiar with Moon and his organization, my YouTube video "The World's Most Powerful Cult" succinctly shows what anti-Unification activists are fighting (you will probably notice that the video is styled after the video "The Un-Funny Truth about Scientology").

I don't think it would be constructive for me to make the argument that Moon's cult is worse than Scientology because both are predatory organizations that destroy lives. However, there are a couple of important distinctions between Scientology and the Unification movement:

  • Although there are some highly publicized attempts by the Church of Scientology to use the power of the government for its purposes (namely Operation Snow White), the Unification movement has spent billions to influence the U.S. government to influence the U.S. government to achieve its dominionist and reactionary political agenda. Moon's activities in the political sphere affect us all.

  • While the fight against Scientology is being undertaken by many people, the opposition to the Unification movement, though dedicated and scrappy, is relatively small and it has few resources.

That why I am asking that some of you devote some of your time and energy to fight the Unification movement. Any help you can provide--whether it is in the form of suggestions, web sites, YouTube videos, or publicity--would be welcome. Thank you.




Anonymous said...

This idea doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of being adopted.

Considering the work that went into getting the media to focus on this story (and the work it will take to keep attention on it), what good do you think spreading ourselves thin would do?

Of course, I can only speak for myself, but we need to STAY ON TARGET.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Anonymous is no ones personal army.