Karen Bass says “Who knew?”
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This reminds me of the Congress members who voted to invade Iraq. “Gosh. They sure fooled us, didn’t they?” I knew what the deal was with Scientology in 1980, but Bass claims there was general ignorance of their wrongdoings in 2010. Well, that makes me feel pretty damn smart, to have figured it out 40 years before Karen Bass. I guess I should be vice president.
August 1, 2020 at 11:07 PM #342736ThouArtThatParticipant
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Help me understand – what is the controversy I am supposed to be outraged about?
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August 1, 2020 at 11:11 PM #342737
August 1, 2020 at 11:26 PM #342745HassleCatParticipant
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Bass said some kind things back in 2010, at an opening of a Scientology facility. She actually got kind of gushy about Scientology and praised them for their efforts to cultivate respect for all beliefs, etc. That’s OK. Public officials are expected to appear at ribbon cuttings and say nice things. Bass should have said, “I felt obligated to show up and say nice things.” Instead, she tries to pass off the idea that nobody knew Scientology was involved in scamming, brainwashing, persecuting opponents, etc. It was generally known, but Scientology has money and influence.
August 2, 2020 at 1:15 AM #342776Ohio BarbarianModerator
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@thouartthat One good scam deserves another, does it not?
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
August 2, 2020 at 1:35 AM #342782elias39Participant
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@hasslecat Things never go away any more.
August 8, 2020 at 6:10 PM #345001Bernice TaParticipant
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Like, in the 60s. L. Ron Hubbard invented it on a bet, saying he could get people to follow a fake religion and give him money. For a not-so-great SF writer, he sure nailed that prediction.
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