(Prefatory note: I have absolutely nothing against Linda Hamilton. She’s a fine actress who has acted in some ground-breaking roles. However, she does represent a problem that is fairly endemic in Hollywood.
I recently watched an old movie starring Linda Hamilton (also star of The Terminator). I hadn’t seen or heard of Hamilton in a long time, so I went to IMDB to see what she’d done recently, if anything. As I often do in circumstances like this, I read her biography, various quotes from her, etc. Turns out, Linda Hamilton suffers from what they call “bipolar personality disorder”, but which we used to call schizophrenia. It’s basically a mental condition where the person runs hot and cold. One day, they’re up. The next they’re down. Or the next hour they’re down. Sounds a lot like PTSness to me. (Possibly even false or pretended.)
Apparently, Hamilton underwent (or is still undergoing) twenty years of therapy to handle this condition.
Think about that. Twenty years worth of therapy to handle one condition. Lord knows what it would have been if she’d had cooties too!
Contrast this to Scientology. If you went kinda slow, you could do your Bridge in twenty years, and handle conditions you didn’t even know you had– hundreds of them. Moreover, the kind of condition that Hamilton suffers from could theoretically be handled in a week or so. Maybe more if you did the whole PTS/SP course as well. Certainly you’d expect whoever is keeping Hamilton in restimulation to be isolated and recognized as the source in that time.
But this isn’t a post regarding how nifty Scientology is. We all know that. This is a post about how come psychology/psychiatry takes twenty years to handle a condition it takes about a week to handle in Scientology. And doesn’t really handle the condition.
There’s really only one answer to that question. The whole purpose of Scientology is to resolve these problems for a person. You follow the Tech, apply it properly, and obtain a resolution. The whole purpose of psychology and its brethren is to control the mind. The multi-billion dollar medical/psychological/pharmaceutical industry doesn’t pump out millions of psychotropic pills every year so they can resolve the problems of the mind. They do it to control the mind. Even a casual reading of the history of psychology’s history will confirm that this is the case.
And this brings into sharp doubt the holy grail of some bloggers who believe that Scientology can somehow be merged or affiliated with psychology in the future. With each activity so far apart in purpose, the merger (and proper application of Scientology Tech subsequently) simply cannot be done.
So the next time you hear some Bozo on the Internet advocating for the merger or affliation of Scientology with psychology, realize they have, as LRH put it, “other fish to fry”.