Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Reading a bit about the beginnings of Scientology I acme across this passage: " In 1938, in an unpublished manuscript Excalibur, he [ L. Ron Hubbard ] delineated the common denominator of existence as "survive" and outlined the theory that "life is composed of two things: the material universe and an X-factor...that can evidently organize and mobilize the material universe." This fundamental concept was to be the basis of his later researches for both Dianetics and Scientology. "
reminding me of the ubiquitous, like-a-rash, talunt show title , the 'X-Factor' which organizes the 'material' of fraught attention-seeking sorts and then mobilizing them into all kinds agenda-dripping situation.
The chosen, birthright elite develop the frightfully mundane who live such unglamouress existences yet keep a tight hold of the resulting financial windfalls - Whitney's , Amy's, Michael's record sales "soar" after death - almost soul-like.
The show tries to find the talent nestling within ordinary folks who are judged by super-folks. Apparently the show swings between intense emotional happiness, through crying for no reason doused with glib critique, + the de rigeur elevated spite followed by the audience screaming in mockery , laughing at the night's cowering victim. ' Burn them hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! '
Some may see a connexion between that and the 'personality test' administered by Scientologists when looking to recruit , uhhhhh, talent.
The one Scientology uses is called the ' Oxford Capacity Analysis '
Apparently most results are negative thus requiring improvement via Scientology, at your expense. Organs such as Scientology seem to work on the newcomer by stripping the personality of its past and then rebuilding along 'good' programming.
Some will deal with their 'unacceptable' ratings in different ways.
I assume most joining such organizations feel less than happy about themselves and require a sort of exclusive , group stability based on the same programming.
As far as being a member of humanity as group this rarely ever seems to be enough - one must belong to the 'correct' group
I wonder if they practice the personality stripping scenario with contestants who do well [ i.e.: 'get chosen' ]on 'X-Factor' , just to make them ready for the rigours of 'show-business'.
The creator of 'X-factor' seems to be one Simon Cowell , perhaps so-named for his trademark 'scowl'.
Perhaps he wears a 'cowl'
He calls his company SYCO which I assume stands for Simon Cowell , though replacing the 'i' with a 'Y' lest it should read ' SIC[k]O '
'Syco' may well be short for 'psychopath' -
definition via Wiki:
'Psychopathy (/saɪˈkɒpəθi/) is a personality disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others. It is defined in different ways, but can involve a lack of empathy or remorse, false emotions, selfishness, grandiosity or deceptiveness; it can also involve impulsiveness, irritability, aggression, or inability to perceive danger and protect one's self.'
An essential for prospective 'winners' perhaps - this thread melds scientology, x-factor and lying together:
Simon shares his surname with Theodore Robert Cowell [ after his mother] better known as Ted Bundy, a prolific killer amongst other talents. He adopted the name of his mothers second beau - Johnny Culpepper Bundy, a hospital cook. Neverthless some wonder if he wasn't related to the more well-off Bundys who pepper US history.
Allegedly he would 'change' in appearance throughout his trials, his smell would alter, facial features looked different. One judge apparently referred to him as a 'changeling'. He administrated a number of personalities, a requisite for 'fooling the public', gaining their trust and their 'consent'.
Like television and Pop 'person'alities , there's a whole lotta 'hoodwinking' goin' on!