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Tom Cruise's (and Scientology's) crusade against Psychiatry and Psychology: Tom Cruise thinks psychiatrists are criminal

Scientology and psychiatry (anti-psychiatry)

Tom Cruise thinks psychiatrists are criminal
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Tom Cruise about Ritalin
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Tom Cruise helping people in the middle of the night
Tom Cruise against treating people with the proper medication
Tom Cruise knows the real cause of mental illnesses

Tom Cruise


Billy Bush assumes that Tom Cruise can be reasonable about his opinion on psychiatry. But he probably doesn't know these quotes from the founder of Scientology (and there are many more):

L. Ron Hubbard, 16 Feb 1969, "TARGETS, DEFENSE":

«The names and connections, at this time, of the bitterly opposing enemy are:
1) Psychiatry and psychology (not medicine).
2) The heads of news media who are also directors of psychiatric front groups.
3) A few key political figures in the fields of "mental health" and education.
4) A decline of monetary stability caused by the current planning of bankers who are also directors of psychiatric front organizations would make us unable to function.»

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL, 29 June 1971, Confidential:

«Policy is that we assign any case or upset in Scientology to past damage and interference with the person by medicine or psychiatry.»

L. Ron Hubbard in HCOPL, 5 October 1971, "Propaganda by Redefinition of Words":

«The way to redefine a word is to get the new definition repeated as often as possible. Thus it is necessary to redefine medicine, psychiatry and psychology downward and define Dianetics and Scientology upwards. This, so far as words are concerned, is the public opinion battle for belief in your definitions, and not those of the opposition. A consistent, repeated effort is the key to any success with this technique of propaganda.»

Ushma S. Neill, Executive Editor of The Journal of Clinical Investigation in Tom Cruise is dangerous and irresponsible:

«My favorite part of this interview was when Cruise equated psychiatrists to drug dealers. “You know what? I’m sure drug dealers on the street, in some way, they are making money. That’s what I equate it to. Here is the thing: you have to understand, with psychiatry, there is no science behind it. And to pretend that there is a science behind it is criminal” (2). In Cruise’s eyes, there are a lot of us criminals, including the 38,000 members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), who have issued several statements disagreeing with many of Cruise’s exhortations about the mental health field. I suppose now would also be an appropriate time to mention my particular conflict of interest — I am the daughter of a psychiatrist/neurologist. That said, my father, and most responsible physicians, are well-trained scientists who do not run around willy-nilly dispensing controlled substances nor filling irresponsible prescriptions to, in Cruise’s words, “drug the piss” (2) out of their patients.»

Scientology critics wish Jeremy Perkins, a schizophrenic, had been treated with the proper medication. But his scientologist mother treated him with vitamins. Scientologists are taught that psychiatrists are evil, thus it is unlikely they will seek proper treatment when they need it.

Tory Christman: Scientology, Medication and My Life While "In", On Medication:

«Anyways, I spent years trying to get off of the medications I needed, unsuccessfully. I went back on the medications I needed, as my Mother had pointed out, "No, Dianetics won't fix it! Tory, they're going to KILL you!" I had fallen in the shower and broke my front teeth, and was losing my memory daily. Finally I agreed to return to taking my medications. I spent years and years and years being looked down on, Just as Tom did the other day, by Scientologists who thought they knew better.»

Tom Cruise is being a good scientologist: they believe all psychiatrists are evil, they are the ones to hate, and he is certainly going along with that... According to a central doctrine of Scientology, psychiatrists were key allies of Xenu, a galactic ruler that staged a coup 75 millions years ago...

Tom Cruise thinks that Matt Lauer "is glib," Tom Cruise knows better about the real causes of mental illnesses, this is what Scientology taught him. But to acquire this "knowledge," it will cost you a lot of money, or maybe even your life.

Amazing... Tom Cruise, an actor and an high-school drop-out, says that there is no science behind psychiatry. The irony is that L. Ron Hubbard failed to validate Dianetics and Scientology as a science, even though he claimed relentlessly that it was all based on hard science (something the Church of Scientology still claims today). Hubbard also claimed that he was one of the first nuclear physicist in the world, an assertion that has been debunked since a long time now.

A good start to find out about how scientific is Dianetics (and Scientology):

My answer to Tom Cruise: You don't know the history of science. A lot of smarter minds not driven by dogmas know about it.

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