Calling his great-grandpa “a shepherd who enslaved his own flock,” L. Ron Hubbard descendent Jamie DeWolf gives his own up-close version of the Scientology debacle — and while the truth may be ugly, his words are pure poetry. Yes, it actually turns out Jamie is an award-winning spoken-word performer as well as a harsh critic of Hubbard’s legacy.
Apparently, his criticisms have angered the church; Jamie’s website claims they’ve been stalking and harassing him for speaking out.
To be fair, Jamie wasn’t around to witness his great-grandfather’s misdeeds firsthand. But these stories are pretty horrifying, and have seemingly been handed down through the generations. Plus, the whole performance is just beautiful.
One of my favorite lines: “You want to know how you really get rich? You start a religion.”