I certainly hope this is typical scientology hype…
Is there anyone in S. Africa that can independently check these two claims….
This is the sort of thing that scientologists LOVE to latch onto. One person reads a Intro booklet about the organizing board, they are employed by the government and soon this has become “the government of Malawi is now operating on LRH Admin Tech.” Or there is a photo taken of someone standing next to a police officer with a WTH booklet and “crime has been reduced by 60% in the city of Caracas as a result of the police department embracing the WTH”.
It’s never specific. There are no names. It’s not “the Minister of Health” or “regional director, Dr. Smith,” it is invariably “the Ministry of Health” or “the Police Department.”
That makes it impossible to easily verify the claims. Stefani Hutchison at her wonderful “Confront and Shatter” blog has exposed many examples of the fraud perpetrated by scientology and scientologists who happily pass on anything if it seems to support the idea that scientology is “popular” or “the tech is being accepted” or “psychiatry is being obliterated from the earth.”
I assume this is just another one of these “wishful thinking” things, but scientology does on occasion hoodwink unsuspecting government or other legitimate organizations into their scam. Hopefully the “government in South Africa” (whatever that may be) isn’t one of them.
I would be pushing Francis hard to name the two psychiatrists…wait a second…I already know their names:
D. N. Exist and A. F. O. Imagination.
Todd Cray says
2 psychiatrists “renounced psychiatry.” Funny. How do you renounce a medical discipline? Especially after training in it for at least a decade? All because of reading the incoherent ramblings of an obvious ignoramus scamster.
dr mac says
Well I live in South Africa and spend my life reading the daily papers as a researcher and have certainly never heard this and given its financial constraints it is utterly impossible!
Eyes wide says
Wouldn’t most governments have a freedom of information process you could go through to verify or blow scamologys claim out of the water. Would be worth the effort.
Sounds like someone may be misusing a TVET loan to pay for auditor training. In South Africa TVET stands for Technical Vocational Education and Training. It is education and training which provides knowledge and skills for employment. TVET uses formal, non-formal, and informal learning.
TVET loans are only supposed to be used for approved colleges and training programs, but oversight may not be as tight as it should be.
Or the whole thing is a lie.
Mike Rinder says
Thanks for the insight. This sounds likely, and would be typical. If it hadnt been so widely known I bet they would have done a similar thing with the PPP loans here: “The US Government is sponsoring our orgs…”
The first thing I thought of was a question: Wasn’t LRH a horrible racist?
Miss Dutch says
Why yes, yes he was a horrible racist. Since when does that ever stop the gullible?
If you look at the vast majority of promotional pieces about Scn in South Africa, you would be hard-pressed to know it was in Africa for the dearth of anyone LRH and his minions view as ‘less able’.