VIDEO: The Terrible Culture of Scientology- Interview with Larisa Smith

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  1. CommunicatorIC

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    VIDEO: The Terrible Culture of Scientology - Interview with Larisa Smith, Part 1

    [video=youtube;mRQPdVEoR4o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRQPdVEoR4o[/video]

    Published on Sep 29, 2016


    This is the first part of an in-depth interview with Larisa Smith, daughter of Tim and Sylvia DeWall. We go into the details of growing up in Scientology and how the culture of Scientology is designed to do nothing but serve Scientology's purposes at the expense of family, friends, love or personal happiness.

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  2. Free to shine

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    Re: VIDEO: The Terrible Culture of Scientology

    Here is Part 2, where the daughter Larisa Smith, goes into detail about being raised in a scientology family.

    I have the tissues handy as this is so close to my heart, having both been raised in and raised children in the cult.
    If you want a deeper understanding of how children are affected, watch. Thankyou Chris.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl2zvBIRyf0
     
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    VIDEO: nThe Terrible Culture of Scientology: Part 3

    VIDEO: The Terrible Culture of Scientology: Part 3.

    [video=youtube;tWg1jJBMvbM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWg1jJBMvbM[/video]

    Published on Oct 13, 2016


    This is the third and final part of an in-depth interview with Larisa Smith, daughter of Tim and Sylvia DeWall. We go into the details of growing up in Scientology and how the culture of Scientology is designed to do nothing but serve Scientology's purposes at the expense of family, friends, love or personal happiness. In this video, we cover what happened to Larisa after she left the Sea Organization behind her, worked for a Scientology-based company in Clearwater and then went back to Los Angeles and experienced the worst event of her life.

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    Chris commented further on Tony Ortega's blog:

    http://tonyortega.org/2016/10/13/at...-scientology-life-exposed/#comment-2948562010

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    Chris Shelton (Galactic Patrol • 8 hours ago


    Hey Bunkerites. Ok, this is the big wrap-up on our series and I wrote the intro so there's not a lot more to say except a few personal notes about this story. Larisa approached me months ago wanting to get her story out after her parents had come out on my channel. I was happy to hear what she had to say, but of course was shocked and appalled before she'd finished. It's a gruesome story. The Mojave Desert ranch child abuse, the usual Sea Org bullshit, but then physical assault in an effort to abort a baby, drunken rages and the psychological torment in the court room - these are all things no one should ever have to endure under any circumstances, whether Scientology is involved or not. I wish I could say that Scientology is the only group that creates and engages in this kind of reprehensible behavior, but unfortunately that is not the case and we all have to be aware of how these sorts of things happen.


    I think that is what spurned me to look more broadly than just Larisa's story and try to find out not just what happened but why it happened. I am grateful to Tim and Sylvia for unhesitatingly being a part of this, contributing to the overall narrative so we get a much bigger picture of what happened over the years of Larisa's life. It took me a significantly longer time to put this all together because of that. Believe me, it increases the post-production/editing time by almost five-fold when you add a whole new narrative to someone's story. I definitely have a newfound appreciation for video news editors, deciding what to include and how to sequence everything so it all makes sense and tells the story the way it should be told.


    Larisa's story is horrifying but it does have a happy ending and I really want to stress that. The DeWall family won. They beat Scientology in spades and they are all doing great right now, despite every roadblock and barrier that the Church and their Scientology "friends" threw at them. Scientology likes to popularize the false notion amongst their ranks that without Scientology, your life will dwindle into the dwindling spiral of out-ethics in the wog world and you will never make anything of yourself and you are doomed to an eternity of misery and suffering. No, that is what life in Scientology is like, and once you get out of it you are free in a way that is impossible to achieve as a Scientologist. The indoctrination runs deep and recovery is not easy but it is possible. I wanted to talk about the terrible culture of Scientology and the effect it has on people, but I also wanted to stress that a happy ending is possible for anyone involved in that hot mess. I really hope that comes across in this work. And most importantly, I would really appreciate you guys sharing this story on any outlets possible. I've never particularly asked for "likes and shares" before but if no other parts of my work deserve that, I think this one does. Thanks for your support everyone.

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