Uploaded on Apr 18, 2008
Message to YouTube and the Church of Scientology
By now, the issue of Mark Bunker's XenuTV1 account has reached the highest levels of Youtube execs. Surely they must understand the ramifications of whatever decision they make.
If they reinstate his account they set a precedent to all users about how they enforce their guidelines. Mark has not tried to hide the fact that he had a previous account which was closed due to copyright infringement. He's also not shy about who did it the first time and who is the cause at this time: the Church of Scientology.
If YouTube does NOT reinstate Mark's account then they are setting yet another precedent, though only one in perception. And that is they caved to the demands and intimidation of the Church of Scientology. Let's be clear, there are all SORTS of copyright infringement issues on YouTube and rarely do they intervene unless a third party complains. So this isn't a black or white issue.
YouTube should do the right thing and allow free speech to continue. We WANT and MUST hear what Jason Beghe has to say. This is tantamount to the discussion on whether Scientology is a cult or a religion.
One way or another, that video is going up and there is little Scientology can do stop it. If YouTube were smart they'd treat their organization like the business it is and milk the story like any decent money-driven organization would. It would be EXTREMELY ill-advised for YouTube to side with a dangerous cult on this issue.
Now, I want to direct my comments to the Church of Scientology.
You couldn't have handled yourselves more poorly if you tried. Why not look to established mainstream religions for guidance. Pope Benedict is in this country to build bridges and heal wounds. He didn't have to, but yet the Catholic Church is wise and benevolent enough to see right through to the future. You don't influence your flock through intimidation and ignorance.
Of course, this is not a path I expect you to take. You are insular, dangerous, narrow-minded and unevolved. And like all dangerous, narrowminded and unevolved entities you will be extinct.
David Miscavige, you can not and will not stop the flow of information. You have simply galavnized the masses against you and your money-making scheme. You suppress free speech and enslave your members. You must be stopped and you will be stopped.
The walls are closing in and Scientology will fail. You will fail. Time's up.