Scientology trying to use its UN connections to fight its favorite bogeyman, psychiatry - 2019-12-15
Scientology has a new article from front group CCHR, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. For years Scientology has courted the United Nations as it fights attempts by governments to tax, regulate, or prosecute the church. In August we reported that a Scientology front group was granted Special Consultative Status by the UN.
Now CCHR is attempting to leverage the UN in its battle against psychiatry, claiming that the profession obstructs the UN's target of promoting literacy. The UN Sustainable Development Goal calls for members to "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all." Despite CCHR's engagement on human rights, this attempt to influence the UN is a fool's errand. Almost nobody reads Scientology's blogs and those that do will not be swayed by the article's logic, but it does provide insight into the group's agenda.
In 1967, a group of psychiatrists met in Puerto Rico to discuss their objectives for psychotropic drug use on "normal humans" in the year 2000. Their plan included drugs to "enhance the learning capacity of the individual." Today, with at least 17 million children worldwide consuming mind-altering drugs and the almost exclusive use of psychology-based curricula in many schools, literacy is fast becoming a thing of the past.