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Porkins Policy Radio episode 55 Jeffrey Augustine – Scientology and the Nation of Islam

Today my guest is researcher and host of “Surviving Scientology Radio” Jeffrey Augustine. Jeffrey and I have an in-depth conversation on the growing relationship between The Church of Scientology and the Nation of Islam. Jeffrey relates the history of how these two groups came together, and describes the role that Christian minister Alfreddie Johnson has played as a top Scientologist recruiter and spokesman, particularly through his Scientology front group, the World Literacy Crusade. We discuss how Johnson deeply involved Nation of Islam’s Tony Muhammad, who in turn brought Louis Farrakhan into the fold. We explore how the Nation of Islam has essentially been turned into a Scientology franchise, which now requires all high-level members to go “clear.” Jeffrey and I discuss the future of these two cults and how their relationship may evolve over time. Jeffrey closes out the conversation by discussing some of his recent work looking into the financial affairs of Scientology. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, so we plant to have Jeffrey back on the show again soon!

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Show Notes:

Scientology Money Project

Surviving Scientology

Louis Farrakhan renews call for self-determination among Nation of Islam followers

Farrakhan on Scientology

Farrakhan on Dianetics

Speech by NOI Minister Tony Muhammad to the Church of Scientology

Thetans and Bowties – The Mothership of All Alliances: Scientology and the Nation of Islam

From the Land of the Seminole and Osceola to the Clear Water Mecca of Scientology

Farrakhan delivers a warning and offers a healing for spiritual leaders and humanity

Calling for ban on electroshock of children

Snoop Dog at Saviors Day

 

 

tony super power

Tony Muhammad receiving Super Power at Flag Land Base

tony graduation

Tony Speaking at Scientology graduation

  the final fall

Something funny Jeffrey found online

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Porkins Policy Radio ep. 48 Aaron Smith-Levin on growing up in Scientology

Today we are joined by former second-generation Scientologist Aaron Smith-Levin.  Aaron became a member of the Church of Scientology at around the age of 4, after his mother joined up in Philadelphia. Aaron details his life within Scientology, from joining staff at age 12, to signing his billion year Sea Org contract in his 20’s, to eventually leaving the cult along with his wife and children.  We discuss what it was like as a child growing up knowing nothing other than Scientology.  We discuss how Scientology is often contradictory and at odds with its own belief system, along with the posthumous influence of L Ron Hubbard, regarded by Scientologists as both god and man.
Later Aaron relates the fascinating story of how Patt and Annie Broeker were ousted by David Miscavige in the course of his quest to gain control of the group.  We also discuss Scientology’s dangerous and barbaric views about disabled people; Aaron describes the “superman” mentality of Scientologists and how they blame disabled people for their handicaps.  Aaron explains that Scientology doesn’t regard them as worthy of help, and explains the Scientological concept of “making the able more able.” We round off the podcast with a discussion of the current state of Scientology —  Aaron and I talk about the involvement of Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam with Scientology, and what this means for the future.  We briefly consider the rumors of OJ Simpson being a Scientologist, and Aaron notes some other interesting celebrities who dabbled in Scientology.

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Show Notes:

Growing Up In Scientology

 

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