Scientology Hip Hop Video Goes Viral Online (VIDEO)

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    Screen-grab of the video clip "Dauntless, Defiant, Resolute."
By Luiza Oleszczuk, Christian Post Reporter
November 25, 2011|10:00 am

A hip hop video which leaked online last week called "Dauntless, Defiant, Resolute," produced for the internal use of the Church of Scientology, is going viral across the Internet, drawing mockery and criticism of the church from mainstream media.

The video seems to show a gala of the International Association of Scientologists (IAS), including scenes of church members singing a chorus to the camera. In the video, a singer praises the influence the Church of Scientology has in boosting people's careers.

"Against impossible odds. 
And deceptive facade. One group outshines, man -- just look at the signs. 
See we winning all over the place.
Giving solutions to the world and the whole human race. 
We ain't never gonna back down, leave town, play the clown," the lyrics begin.

The video was uploaded last week by the Open Comments's Channel on YouTube, which holds a belief that Scientologists pose a threat to the right of free speech. The clip was viewed by almost 6,000 people as of Thursday.

The Village Voice, which investigated the video, believes that the song is by "Chill EB," a hip hop artist "who credits Scientology with extending his career." The name of the song is reportedly the title track of Chill's latest CD, but the artist himself does not appear in the video.

Mainstream media have been mostly critical of the video, and the church's attempt to look "cool."

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"And oh man, it makes them look kind of silly!" The Huffington Post wrote. "Total amateur hour over in the I.A.S. studios. Among the points that will get made fun of: the fact that Chill E.B.'s not actually in it, and his stand-in is a white kid who does hand guns, the pasty hordes of riled-up Scientologists, the chorus, which sounds like a mix between a Will Smith song and a chant at a corporate softball game, the anti-psychiatry lines mixed in with ones about loving all humanity (except, of course, those humans with MDs), the Mercedes with the Scientology vanity plate, the uniformed men accepting framed certificates (so many framed certificates!), a certain overarching part-creepy, part-lame quality that's kept Everything Is Terrible in business." 

"The evil Lord Xenu doesn't stand a chance," Spin magazine wrote coyly.

Scientology considered a cult, was developed by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard. It claims to offer "a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being," according to its website.

The Christian Post recently published a report on Scientolog in its "Cults in Culture" series. 

Full lyrics (courtesy of Village Voice):

Against impossible odds.
And deceptive facade.
One group outshines, man - just look at the signs.
See we winning all over the place.
Giving solutions to the world and the whole human race
We ain't never gonna back down, leave town, play the clown.
Phychiatry and SPs you know we take 'em down.
See the purpose ingrained.
It's burning in our blood.
They the passing storm.
We the unstoppable flood.
See, cuz we the IAS.
And we're dauntless and defiant.
We confront even the giants, yo.
Handle anyone barring freedom for all.
Cuz you know when we win then nobody falls.
So bring it harder y'all.
Let's make it stronger now.
Unite as one, answer the call.
Come on, and we'll forever be the winners!

Chorus: IAS. Dauntless and defiant.
So resolute. There's nothing we can't do.

Scientology ads and the PSA's.
Let's play them 24/7, watch them clear the haze.
We're lighting the path that Man has sought so long.
And now the search is over, the truth is out, the mystery's gone, see.
That's why I say there is no letting up
'til all the people are free.
You know it's up to us.
With Narconon and Criminon, Applied Scholastics.
New AOs in the conts.
Yo, it's truly fantastic.
Cuz there ain't no limit to what we can do.
So I wanna see you up your status.
Yeah - you and you and you! And you too.

Chorus: IAS. Dauntless and defiant.
So resolute. There's nothing we can't do.

From the VMs down in Haiti.
Who saved so many lives.
To the Cavalcades spreading the help so wide.
You see we unite for human rights and restore for
Man all that belongs to his life.
The Way to Happiness.
Brings the calm and the peace.
Helping all reduce crime - even the police.
Psychotropic drugs - we'll make a thing of the past.
Expose the fraud of the psychs.
And watch them dwindle real fast.
We got islands of sanity 'round Ideal Orgs.
Let's make the islands the sea by creating even more.
The dwindling spiral.
We'll turn it around.
We got the greatest campaigns
this world has ever had.
So keep the force going.
You know we'll never rest.
Cuz as a matter of course.
We be the very best.
So stand proud, shout it loud.
That we the IAS!

Chorus: IAS. Dauntless and defiant.
So resolute. There's nothing we can't do.

 

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