Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on February 5, 2008
There’s been so much “Tom Cruise is nuts” fodder that he’s almost unfair game. This week, more news broke of the Mission Impossible star’s excitable antics. This time, the focus of his energy wasn’t Brooke Shields, Paramount, Oprah’s couch or other SPs (suppressive people). It was the EPA.
Cruise branded the Environmental Protection Agency liars for declaring the air was clean in the aftermath of 9/11. In a Scientology promotional video filmed in 2004, Tom, clad in a dramatic black turtleneck, said “The EPA came out and said the air was clean. Of course, as a Scientologist you go, that’s a lie. Outright lie. Liar. Fine”.
In his defense, Cruise certainly walked the talk in the days after the terrorist attack by visiting ground zero to provide rescue workers with detoxification therapy based on the teachings on L. Ron Hubbard. So what if this crusade to detoxify took place without permission? As Tom said in the video (as quoted by Hollywood Rag), “Why ask permission? We are the authorities.”
That’s not all. Evidently a Scientologist “has the ability to create new and better realities and improved conditions. Being Scientologist, you just look at someone and you know absolutely that you can help them. So, for me it really is KSW (keep Scientology working)…”
So, who’s in the right? That depends on how you look at it. But I’m guessing that in the eyes of Mr. Cruise, the EPA is a PTS (potential trouble source).