Here we go again…
A definition: Disaster capitalism is the practice of generating profits based on the occurrence of a disaster.
Next to that definition in the dictionary is the photo above.
These IAS people have no shame.
Let’s put this latest pathetic plea into perspective.
1. What Dominica needs is NOT Volunteer Ministers — it is money, clothing, food, construction workers and equipment.
2. IF Dominica really needed “Volunteer Ministers” and scientology really WAS about humanitarian aid, the Freewinds would have been despatched there 3 days ago and the entire crew could have stepped ashore and begun to help. They don’t DO anything all day anyway…. And that would only necessitate an IAS grant to buy enough fuel to sail there. MUCH cheaper than flying “30 VM’s” in (you want to bet when they finally show photos of the “massive relief efforts” there will be 3 or 4 VM’s visible, probably the same ones that went to the Philippines and Nepal and India and Indonesia….)
3. But hold on — every year we hear about how the Freewinds has created enormous PR area control and goodwill. Dominica is one of the islands she has visited. How come there aren’t a bunch of VM’s on the island already? Why don’t they train VM’s to help the local communities? According to them they have trained tens of thousands of VMs around the world (it’s the largest private relief force on earth remember — though it is a little strange that the same faces show up everywhere in the world) — but none on any of the islands where the Freewinds goes? (Of course, in scienotolgy, it’s always “somewhere else” that is doing so well. Somewhere you can’t SEE.
The sad part of this is that some decent people will hand over money to these lying vultures, thinking they are helping.
The IAS will trickle out a few thousand dollars to fly some people in for photo ops, while collecting massively more than this. The only people being helped are the IAS Regges who collect commissions and the IAS itself which will tuck away some more cash to add to its accumulated billion dollars.
This is a scam that Reed Slatkin would have wholeheartedly endorsed. What is most surprising is that there are still people out there who don’t realize it….
Once again it demonstrates that if someone WANTS to believe, you can tell them the most amazing lies and half-truths and they will buy every word of it, and even give you money to demonstrate the strength of their belief and conviction.