How Scientology Got 5,000 Secret Agents in the Government

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting9 muaj më parë

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  • Colin Campbell

    Colin Campbell

    19 ditë më parë

    @diegobolso2005 A particularly subjective viewpoint. I sure there are many who believe it is a true religion.

  • diegobolso2005


    19 ditë më parë

    @Colin Campbell because scientcrap isn't a real religion but a scam. I doubt HAI would make fun of a true religion, but who knows who's behind it 😂.

  • Not Sure

    Not Sure

    6 muaj më parë

    How about a follow up: "How Shelly Miscavige disappeared".

  • Rover 791

    Rover 791

    6 muaj më parë

    I found a better video than this about the exact same topic

  • David Steiner

    David Steiner

    9 muaj më parë

    Please include sources even if it is just on a separate website so we can use your videos in further writing! Thanks

  • Kyle Cooked
    Kyle CookedDitë më parë

    3:44 you say ancient like a 3 year old btw

  • Harsh Baranwal
    Harsh Baranwal5 ditë më parë

    Scientology was created when the fiction writer took a bet that there was more money to be made from religion than writing science fiction books.

  • Jericho Stevens
    Jericho Stevens9 ditë më parë

    You’ve become a trendy racist

  • john quinn
    john quinn9 ditë më parë

    Not honestly surprised that they tried to frame the mayor of Clearwater for murder, they still currently control the majority of downtown Clearwater real estate and the businesses that they don't own are pressured into higher property fees bcz the "church" doesn't pay property taxes and artificially raises real estate costs to buy out anyone who speaks out against them. Clearwater is their second largest hub after the one in California and is home to their main "training center". Source: from Clearwater

  • Noname
    Noname9 ditë më parë

    *Holy music starts*

  • Aaron Holm
    Aaron Holm11 ditë më parë

    I snuck into a Scientology church once. We drank a bunch of vodka, watched bad recruitment movies, then stole a Scientology navy movie and legged it.

  • Justin Alias
    Justin Alias12 ditë më parë

    Anything that charges you for "services" is called a business, not a religion. Great now the Scientologist are going to come after me. Get a life losers!

  • TonkarzOfSolSystem
    TonkarzOfSolSystem15 ditë më parë

    The sad thing is they got away with it and are still operating to this day.

  • Nia.D33
    Nia.D3316 ditë më parë

    how has the scienetolgists race become importnamt ?

  • Musikur
    Musikur19 ditë më parë

    How the heck people still believe in this crap after such a public outing like this beyond me...

  • Anton Sokolov
    Anton Sokolov21 ditë më parë

    makes as much sense as torah, new testament and koran, a way to scam money and control dum dum people

  • Gary Morrison
    Gary Morrison21 ditë më parë

    Oh! Scientology! I thought you were talking about the Republican Party...

  • crowonthepowerlines
    crowonthepowerlines23 ditë më parë

    Honestly doesn't sound crazier than any of the mainstream religions...

  • tangent mechanic
    tangent mechanic24 ditë më parë

    I was gonna like this, but you shit on Star Trek. So despite hating Scientology, dislike.

  • Matthew
    Matthew24 ditë më parë

    Scientologists: We got 5,000 secret agents in the government! Christians: We *are* the government.

  • Famoter LHH
    Famoter LHH27 ditë më parë


  • ThatOcelot
    ThatOcelotMuaj më parë

    I want to like Bart Simpson, but I can't because of this bullcrap.

  • 33moneyball
    33moneyballMuaj më parë

    This is an example of what happens when there’s actually a major conspiracy involving large numbers of gets discovered very quickly.

  • Glitter
    GlitterMuaj më parë

    The softness of the Clinton administration led to the 911 terrorist attacks.

  • Hendrick Swart
    Hendrick SwartMuaj më parë

    A saying amoung some bikers: "Tom Cruise is the only person who should be allowed to ride a bike without a helmet, because he don't have a brain".

  • nunya biznez
    nunya biznezMuaj më parë

    I live in Clearwater FL within walking distance of their religious center of the universe. I see Scientologists every day and have seen some of their more famous members several times. They infiltrate every government agency they can from the local level on up. What they can't infiltrate they sue. We used to have a wonderful newspaper that were constantly doing investigative reports on Scientology until they sued them out of existence. When the new Clearwater Public Library opened up it was discovered that all archived copies of the Clearwater Sun mysteriously disappeared. Clearwater has no photography zones. In violation of the constitution, Clearwater Police enforce an unofficial off the books law that you cannot photograph or video any Scientology property for any reason. If you are caught they will confiscate your camera, you will not get it back and you will not be compensated. Then they will put you in handcuffs and keep you in the Clearwater Police station for 48 hours without being charged and either let you go or if they are feeling particularly ambitious, they will charge you with any number of bogus crimes like disorderly conduct, malicious mischief and so on. The reason this can happen is due to the fact that first Scientology built the city a new police station a few years ago and second, half the force are members as are half the staff at city hall. Scientology owns most of the real estate in the downtown area. They don't pay taxes on any of those properties. They ruined an otherwise nice downtown by scaring away all the tourists who used to come here 50 years ago. They have purchased multiple hotels and multiple apartment complexes and evicted everyone without reason and then put their members up in those locations. One building had 120 condo unites and the Scientologists went in and bought up one unit at a time until all the vacant ones were theirs. Then they got involved in the condo management and as soon as they got majority ownership which took about 5 years they created a whole slew of impossible to follow rules and evicted the rest of the owners for breaking those rules imposing ludicrous fines like $25,000 for having furniture visible through your windows on the 20th floor or having the wrong shade of white light coming from under your door or having the wrong color furniture on your balcony. They even imposed a $100,000 per day late fee for being late on your $1500 a month condo fee which used to be $300 a month. So now they own the entire building which they now charge $5000 a month in condo fees for.

  • J. Tendean
    J. TendeanMuaj më parë

    Brainwashed mind controlled zombies can't be considered agents.

  • Uknown Gamer101
    Uknown Gamer101Muaj më parë

    These guys are modern day mobsters which is like cool as fuck.

  • Ethan Blassingame
    Ethan BlassingameMuaj më parë

    Who else can name another religion that infiltrates the worlds governments?

  • Glitter


    Muaj më parë


  • chipmunktubetop
    chipmunktubetopMuaj më parë

    Scientology makes white supremacists look like a popsicle stand.

  • chipmunktubetop
    chipmunktubetopMuaj më parë

    "Exploitive" is not a word.

  • Gilium 117
    Gilium 117Muaj më parë

    First world problems

  • J Chandler
    J ChandlerMuaj më parë

    Is this all on Wikipedia? This is some really wild stuff lol

  • falrus
    falrusMuaj më parë

    Just reminding you, 95% of DC votes one side. Somebody might did it much better.

  • falrus


    Muaj më parë

    @no yes Washington DC is a city, DC also includes suburbs

  • CURTIS Stapleton
    CURTIS StapletonMuaj më parë

    Devils advocate : ( some pun attended ? ) ... is Scientioligy any crazier than any other "religion "

  • Nicholas Harris
    Nicholas HarrisMuaj më parë

    Scientology is a cult, and the majority of its members are abusive gaslighting morons. Not to mention criminals.

  • Alex f
    Alex fMuaj më parë

    This guy is a good white. He called us all out for those scientologists getting away with something. How dumb do we look?

  • Sir_Prize_Muthafakka
    Sir_Prize_Muthafakka2 muaj më parë

    Scientology Was Formed To Launder Money + To Push The Far Left Ideology's Smoking It As Liberal Ideology + They Are Involved in child Trafficking.

  • Idli Amin fka Senator Tankerbell
    Idli Amin fka Senator Tankerbell2 muaj më parë

    I guess this means the QAnon crazies aren’t going away anytime soon, either. 😕

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith2 muaj më parë

    At this point, everyone kinda knows how screwed up Scientology is. So anyone that joins up now, well they're just looking for trouble and deserve what they get

  • Human , wow
    Human , wow2 muaj më parë I guess GTA V's Epsilon Program is based off Scientology

  • mrmimeisfunny
    mrmimeisfunny2 muaj më parë

    Guess who's a Suppressive Person now.

  • Nunya Biznas
    Nunya Biznas3 muaj më parë

    Damn, I really wanted to hear more about bricks.

  • TrapstarCZ
    TrapstarCZ3 muaj më parë

    Their hq is in the city I live in 😳

  • Rose Anne
    Rose Anne3 muaj më parë

    Damn Scientology was pissed

  • gábor papp
    gábor papp3 muaj më parë

    3:36 Magyarország nagykövetsége

  • Zyane Go
    Zyane Go3 muaj më parë

    One day they take over the World

  • G.A. C.
    G.A. C.3 muaj më parë

    Dear 'Mr. Half A, Interesting'. Do you know our friend , 'Mr. T. Most Interesting'? He's a Man in the World, you know?...he's not holy like us. We would have contacted him, but he's usually drunk. We find your comments most distressing. You make us out to be greedy money mongering brain washers chasing after simpleton targets such as a Tom and John (these are famous people you know, you should show respect). Anyway, as it turns out, we have a bunch of spies with nothing to do now, so we figure the best thing to do is to put them to work on everyday folks and media scientology-haters such as yourself. We do this for your own protection, you know? We care about you, we love you, we want to know more about you...much, much more.

  • Kot


    Muaj më parë

    I can't tell if this is satire or not

  • G.A. C.
    G.A. C.3 muaj më parë

    512 brain-washed, kool-Aid drinking, virus-denying, flag wavers say this video is a 'thumbs down'. 512, really, that's all? The rest haven found you yet, I guess.

  • Manager Mister
    Manager Mister3 muaj më parë

    Sounds like the next Mission Impossible movie and Tom Cruise already has the inside track.

  • 27_Dikko
    27_Dikko3 muaj më parë

    Virgin Scientology vs World fights : *only undercover, doesn't want to sacrifice lives, only the world always win, Scientology not owned by any 1 nation, uses snow white names* Chad Catholic vs Muslim fights : *going strong after thousands of year, always end up killing someone, all have their own victories, uses c o o l names like crusade and reconquista*

  • Carbon Proksi
    Carbon Proksi3 muaj më parë

    Now do one on how Catholicism infultrated your government.

  • jane jan
    jane jan4 muaj më parë

    being white? really? Citation needed.

  • Devil_Dog_06
    Devil_Dog_064 muaj më parë

    Anyone noticed the disney theme here

  • Micah Cassar
    Micah Cassar4 muaj më parë

    *tom cruise disliked that*

  • Yellow Woodstock
    Yellow Woodstock4 muaj më parë

    Do you have a google dock or something with your sources ?

  • Lufefe Ngilana
    Lufefe Ngilana4 muaj më parë

    Me after watching Joe Rohan podcast with Louie Theroux: “Elron Hubbard” Actually: “L. Ron Hubbard”

  • Keefe
    Keefe4 muaj më parë

    Is this video fiction?

  • Miguel Salazar
    Miguel Salazar4 muaj më parë

    *5000 people show up to the irs headquarters... religious war boi*

  • Ishari
    Ishari5 muaj më parë

    To be honest, Dianetics was published in a sci-fi magazine, but it really was a pseudoscientific therapy method that Hubbard developed because he decided psychiatry was evil after being denied free treatment. Also, it's interesting that he commanded a ship during WW2, which he used to: 1. Fire all its depth charges at a nonexistent Japanese submarine 2. Shell some Mexican islands

  • babo mthethwa
    babo mthethwa5 muaj më parë

    i found a picture of you denby

  • Andrew Cool
    Andrew Cool5 muaj më parë

    So much hate

  • SN CY
    SN CY5 muaj më parë

    Isn't any church a fake church? I mean, even christianity and islam are based on nothing more than a book of fiction...

  • Din Serombong
    Din Serombong5 muaj më parë

    Fire Lord Ozai

  • Snowshowslow
    Snowshowslow5 muaj më parë

    That's impressive and all... But I'm pretty sure there are more than 5000 Trekkies who infiltrated governments worldwide. A lot more. Although I suppose that's less of a plot and more just demographics.

  • toshi k2
    toshi k25 muaj më parë

    Who cares? From what I know - Scientology isn't even 1% as bad as Islam and Christianity.

  • Ash Willis
    Ash Willis5 muaj më parë

    you only really said how they got 2 agents in.

  • Matthew Miller
    Matthew Miller5 muaj më parë

    A lot of people don’t know this, but L Ron Hubbard was actually a black man named L Ron Hoyabembe

  • Alucard
    Alucard5 muaj më parë

    Do they still have to pay taxes?

  • Damir Maatar
    Damir Maatar6 muaj më parë

    2 days after this video came out, the author saw a suspicious black SUV in front of his house

  • Not Sure
    Not Sure6 muaj më parë

    "I have never had any problems with the IRS." -- Shelly Miscavige

  • Andrew Lindsley
    Andrew Lindsley6 muaj më parë

    This guy has a lot of fake alien memories

  • IchhabezuvielYoutubegegucktO_o
    IchhabezuvielYoutubegegucktO_o6 muaj më parë

    Funfact: Germany is mentioned every year in the international religious freedom report of the US for discrimination against Scientology because they are considered a cult and observed by the Verfassungsschutz

  • Gabe Steinberg
    Gabe Steinberg6 muaj më parë

    Now the Cult of Intersectional Wokeness has infiltrated our government as well, along with our media, academia, and most large corporations. I miss the days when Scientology was the biggest and most dangerous cult in America.

  • Scott T.
    Scott T.6 muaj më parë

    It’s called operation snow white, snow white sleeps, waiting to be woken up. Operation snow white silently put agents into world organizations, secretly, and covertly, maybe you could say they were waiting to do something big. Interesting yet horrifying.

  • Kristin FROST Lazerbeams
    Kristin FROST Lazerbeams6 muaj më parë

    Well, this is going to be terrifying, huh? Well let's go...Start the video.

  • Matheus Salatiel Borges Corrêa
    Matheus Salatiel Borges Corrêa6 muaj më parë

    Biggest infiltration? See the modernist infiltration in the Catholic Church

  • Andrew Cool
    Andrew Cool6 muaj më parë

    Total lies. Scientology is nothing like that.

  • DivaNove
    DivaNove6 muaj më parë

    I yam tim criss

  • Matt Tumberman
    Matt Tumberman6 muaj më parë

    What a pretty organized set of Trekkies.

  • Sharjeel Zahid
    Sharjeel Zahid6 muaj më parë

    This is way more than half as interesting.... It's highly captivating

  • HaydenX
    HaydenX6 muaj më parë

    In a sane world, this would have been the end of Scientology...but in a sane world, Scientology would never have existed in the first place.

  • TheSushiandme
    TheSushiandme6 muaj më parë

    So my entire life is a lie?....

  • IronEyes
    IronEyes6 muaj më parë

    This would make a great movie

  • Hagan Werner
    Hagan Werner6 muaj më parë

    I remember one time during my church confirmation class, we were talking about other religions, and one classmate asked "Is the church of scientology based on science?" and our youth group leader replied "no, no, no, no, no"

  • Mišo Deák
    Mišo Deák6 muaj më parë

    How is Scientology still legal?

  • Isaiah stevenson
    Isaiah stevenson6 muaj më parë

    Please make a video about the science of bricks.

  • Mittens FastPaw
    Mittens FastPaw6 muaj më parë

    And yet they are still not considered a terrorist organization. Fucking insane!

  • Mittens FastPaw

    Mittens FastPaw

    6 muaj më parë

    @Al Swearengen No, God no.

  • Luís Siopa
    Luís Siopa6 muaj më parë

    Ah yes the good old "being white" strategy

  • Bk Santiago
    Bk Santiago7 muaj më parë

    Hail Hydra

  • Your Sleep Paralysis Demon
    Your Sleep Paralysis Demon7 muaj më parë

    56 is the biggest FBI raid? El Chapo is a *little* disappointed

  • Your Sleep Paralysis Demon
    Your Sleep Paralysis Demon7 muaj më parë

    2:02 Camp Camp?

  • ochenna osa
    ochenna osa7 muaj më parë


  • Silent Sahara
    Silent Sahara7 muaj më parë

    L. Ron Hubbard: "I always wanted to start my own religion. So I did."

  • Evan Ferris
    Evan Ferris7 muaj më parë

    Anyone that believes in this is a lunatic.

  • epicsamurai5
    epicsamurai57 muaj më parë

    Careful, they’ll come for you.

  • Michael
    Michael7 muaj më parë

    All churches are pretend

  • Richard Lindsay
    Richard Lindsay7 muaj më parë

    Enjoy what you like. I don't enjoy this topic.

  • andy McBride
    andy McBride7 muaj më parë

    Your very lazy

  • freakymoejoe2
    freakymoejoe27 muaj më parë

    the church tax exemption in the US needs to be removed full stop

  • Henry Peake
    Henry Peake7 muaj më parë

    I can't believe Sam isn't 6ft under right now

  • FDN
    FDN7 muaj më parë

    but is the book any good?

  • Timothy Gilliam
    Timothy Gilliam7 muaj më parë

    He kept mispronouncing words, like saying “religion” instead of “cult”

  • Den Of Wolves

    Den Of Wolves

    18 ditë më parë

    @Silvershield100 google the BITE model. Many cults aren't religious too

  • avid david

    avid david

    19 ditë më parë

    @Youssif Soryal by that logic all religions around the world were cult but slowly evolved into religion as the world modernized.

  • diegobolso2005


    19 ditë më parë

    Because he can't pronounce the ". He meant to say "religion".

  • Youssif Soryal

    Youssif Soryal

    Muaj më parë

    @Euro Guy 85 Heard someone say the difference is what happens when you try to leave. I tend to agree

  • Euro Guy 85

    Euro Guy 85

    Muaj më parë

    What’s the difference?!

  • Ezh__
    Ezh__7 muaj më parë

    Next video: "How scientology got two bullets into my frontal lobe"

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