Skirmish over YT video of Mike Rinder black PRing Gerry Armstrong and Graham Berr
by, 18th June 2012 at 01:46 PM (818 Views)
What many people don't seem to really see clearly:
Mark Rathbun and Mike Rinder are critics of David Miscavige
They are not Scientology critics. So there is NO critic war. That just furthers a lie and in a way that favors Scientology.
This is not critic vs critic. It is Critic vs Scientologists.
Mark, what if your simple facts ARE stridently partisan material?
You think film makers have no emotion invested in their projects? You think Markus made this film just to make some money? I think he has an interest in getting out a message.
Gerry is ardent about his message. I would be too if I'd had as much shit piled on me by the criminal cult as he. Does he hurt his own cause by his stridency? Some, I'd say he can overdo it at times. No one is perfect.
How did Gerry try to co-opt Markus as an information source? He posted a less than 90 second video of Rinder, that he had permission to post. How do you read co-opt of information source into this?
Markus is clearly interested in bringing out the truth about the cult. There are far less risky things to make films about.
Maybe he is not aware that he is now a target for fair gaming by the Co$. OSA is not going to sit around and do nothing about this film-maker. You can be sure that they are running an OP on him already. Maybe this bullshit is part of it.
Whether he wanted to be or not, he has involved himself in this ongoing conflict between those that want the lies and criminality of Scientology exposed and stopped and those that do not.
To claim, "I am just a film maker." leave me out of this. Sorry, Markus chose to step into this and bring some truth to light. He shouldn't wimp-out. It takes strength to keep going in the face of opposition. It takes clear thinking to see manipulation.
I do not see the lessons you see Mark.