PRAISE XENU: We have more Scientology hip-hop, and even better - IT'S AUSSIE-FLAVORED - 2018-05-27
We'll admit that we're huge fans of Scientology hip-hop going way back, and although Chill EB is the unrivaled king of the genre, we can't help having a special appreciation for the Aussie-flavored rap that comes out of the church.
One of our biggest disappointments was losing track of a copy of the Melbourne Day Rap Battle Team's epic video that was apparently taken down from YouTube after we brought it a lot of attention. Oh well. But now, our man Rod Keller has discovered a new source of that sweet Down Under sound, and we're going to let him tell you about it. But first, here's Rod explaining why rap is so perfect for Scientology's wacky lingo...
In his groundbreaking 1961 book Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China, Robert Jay Lifton describes a series of interviews he conducted with American service members who had been indoctrinated during their captivity during the Korean War. The book is best known for Lifton's Eight Criteria for Thought Reform, a list of aspects shared by cults and brainwashing groups.