Okay, we all already knew that $cientologists were deluded, but who knew they were this incompetent?
I knew we were traveling with doctors and EMTs, but I didn’t expect to see 50 scientologists, in their yellow shirts with Volunteer Minister on them. They were completely unprepared for going to a third world country, let alone a disaster zone. One girl was in designer cowboy boots. I asked her if she’d brought any sturdier footwear.
“Oh no, these’ll be fine.”
I asked another guy what he’d packed and he said he hadn’t bothered to bring soap or toilet paper or food, but that he’d just “buy whatever I need at Port-au-Prince airport.” I couldn’t break it to him.
While they didn’t bring food or water, they figured they’d just buy it with their giant bankroll when they got there. . .because of course we all know post-earthquake Haiti has plenty of food and water to go around. Oh yeah, and they had no one with them who could speak Creole. Good thinking!
But at least their efforts of “touch healing” were appeciated:
One of the doctors and one of the nurses told me that the wounded started coming to them to tell them they didn’t want to be treated by the people in the yellow shirts.One nurse told me that the Scientologists actually caused harm — they gave food to people who were scheduled to go into surgery. That then led to complications in the operating theater.
No wonder $cientology is falling apart. These people are fucking idiots.