Beck May Have Won Two Grammys But He Is Still A Scientologist
After the Grammys, Kanye was all the attraction because of his action and crazy rants, and people even questioned his mental state, but what about Beck? I stumbled on this new interview of actor Danny Masterson published by Papermag, and the connection? Masterson is a scientologist, the interview is about scientology and Beck is also a famous scientologist… I can’t stop reading when people talk about this crazy cult, and the interview is absolutely revealing how brainwashed, insane, or dumb these people are,… and I thought, is Beck thinking the same thing? Probably! To my great despair because I like his music and it’s very difficult to imagine it is coming from such an ignorant mind…
Papermag was interviewing Masterson because of the upcoming release of the HBO documentary ‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ (I can’t wait), which has already premiered at Sundance. But Masterson thinks the documentary ‘interviewed eight people who hate Scientology’, and he ponders ‘I wonder if Sundance would allow a documentary of, like, eight people who hate Judaism’… Is it such an unfair and stupid comparison, does he know there are entire organizations which mobilize against Scientology in order to denounce the abuse and the isolation in which members of the church are maintained? This is the purpose of this movie and to compare the participants to anti-Semitics is very idiotic. But it gets worst, he actually believes the book, which the documentary is based on, was not published in England and in Canada because ‘the libel laws are so much stricter than in the US’… Really? Has he even heard about the endless lawsuits involving Scientology? Does he know that HBO has hired 160 lawyers to make this movie, because, of course, they expect a backlash!
And then he describes scientology as a ‘college of the mind’, and ‘Dianetics’, the Ron L. Hubbard book which basically brings answers to everything, as ‘an unbelievably not-easy book to read because it was written by somebody with a much bigger vocabulary than most of us’… The whole interview is a series of inanities, talking about Hubbard’s bullshit pseudo-philosophy with a large dose of empty thoughts,‘Oh my god, I’m so thirsty. OK cool, go drink water. That’s your solution’. How can these people be so ignorant of… everything?
‘Hubbard figured a way to get rid of the reactive mind so it doesn’t affect you and it doesn’t fucking take over your life.’
‘The word Scientology means the study of knowledge. So there’s nothing else to it.’
So why is it called a religion? The answer is well-known, it was to escape the IRS. This is striking how scientologists, when they speak about their religion, never reveal anything about it, and just come up with extremely trite sentences. I am starting to believe that ‘Dianetics’ is the only book that Masterson, like many scientologists, has ever read. I bet he didn’t even read Ron Hubbard’s Wikipedia entry otherwise he would know that Hubbard was a pathological liar, a failed scientist who was flunked out of college, and basically a crook.
So does Beck agree with all these things that Masterson is talking about? Probably! We all know he is a scientologist but he has always avoided talking about it, and being in the spotlight as a celebrity scientologist. ‘If you interview Beck Hansen you will probably be monitored and may have to agree not to discuss his controversial personal life’ says this webpage ‘A guide to Beck and Scientology for journalists and fans’. Everything they say there is very damaging for the indie songwriter and the cult name was thrown at everyone’s face celebrating Beck’s victory at the Grammys… This is fair game, this is always in the back of my mind when I listen to him… but again Prince, who presented the Grammy to Beck, is a Jehovah’s witness.