Scientologists have been indoctrinated into a complete, fanatic hatred of all psychiatrists. They have concocted a whole raft of "reasons why" they hate psychiatrists but those reasons don't really explain Scientologists' extreme, compulsive and absolute hatred.
They originally pointed to a number of reported abuses by psychiatrists and even created "Psych Busters" who would go out and dig up proof and have such psychiatrists put in prison. I've noticed that they've quit that and it appears that, ironically, they quit it because they were cleaning up the profession and giving psychiatry a good name.
Then CCHR started rewriting history so that psychiatry was behind every evil that has ever existed on Earth. Psychiatrists, in some mysterious way, have been behind every war, every mass murderer and every other horrible event. Evidence was lacking -- you had to just believe.
That hasn't been persuasive except for the gullible who don't check facts.
The latest "reason" is that psychiatrists are "over-prescribing dangerous drugs for children!"
That's actually a good reason to hate those who over-prescribe dangerous drugs, but doesn't hold up as a reason for extreme hatred of all psychiatrists. After all, some medical doctors are just as guilty, the psychiatric profession itself has condemned the practice and many doctors in both professions are not guilty of that at all.
And yet, Scientologists condemn ALL psychiatrists, the guilty and the innocent, and demand that the practice of psychiatry be banned.
I've asked Scientologists, "Given that some Scientologists are guilty of crimes and abuses, should we condemn ALL Scientologists and demand the practice of Scientology be banned?" But they don't get the point.
Why don't they get the point? Why are they unable to think logically and rationally on this subject?
Well, as you undoubtedly know, Scientologists believe that psychiatrists are the leaders of the Great Evil Galactic Conspiracy against L. Ron Hubbard and the Loyal Officers.
We all know that and we laugh and laugh. But think about what that actually means for Scientologists. For such a conspiracy to be true, for all psychiatrists to be part of such a conspiracy, the following must be true:
- All psychiatrists are in on this Great Evil Galactic Conspiracy. Every single one. That's what Hubbard said and that's what Scientologists are required to believe. There are no good psychiatrists.
- This means that all psychiatrists can remember their "past lives" when they were battling the Forces of Good all over the galaxy for quadrillions of years. You can't remember your past life. Scientologists may pretend but they can't remember their past lives either. But all psychiatrists must be able to so they know they must grow up and become psychiatrists, right?
- In addition, obviously, no "normal" person can be allowed to become a psychiatrist. Apparently there is a review board in every psychiatric school that checks every applicant to ensure they are a card-carrying member of the Great Evil Galactic Conspiracy. Anyone who isn't a member is rejected and cannot become a psychiatrist.
- And finally, psychiatrists, apparently, have extremely advanced communication technology so they can discuss their Evil Plans without ever being detected. Otherwise they would be some evidence somewhere.
This is what Scientologists have to believe or their Evil Galactic Conspiracy led by psychiatrists doesn't stand up to the briefest of thought.
It's another fine example of Scientology Logic™ in action.