The nine minute video circulating around the net, although four years old, confirms what I suspected for a while: Tom Cruise has totally lost it.
He is a handsome man, but has lost any remnant of sex appeal the past few years and this pretty much seals the deal. Much like Mel Gibson, who is also completely off his rocker, I can't stand to even watch Cruise in films. Seeing him wrapped in this little cocoon world where he's CLEARLY received no outside perspective, where people have told him what he wants to hear and others have fed his own sense of self-importance and ego really makes my stomach churn. I admit I'm morbidly fascinating with this video, but it's the last film of any length outside of a documentary that I would watch with Cruise.
The film is loaded with jargon:
"KSW" - keep scientology working - which, according to many internet sites is a philosophy of not just spreading the work of scientology, but supressing criticism of scientology
"SPs" - suppressive people - people like me, I imagine
"PTS" - potential trouble sources
Aside from the jargon, the way he talks in absolutes, claims unsupportable authority and expertise in areas where he has none is just creepy. He's become a fundamentalist, not much different than fundamentalists from Islam or Christianity, albeit his religion is based on the writings of a science fiction author who may have started the church for his own profit and ego.
The video has been deleted so many times on YouTube, I am linking to Gawker, who claim they will not take it down. Full Nine Minute Video of "Tom Cruise on Tom Cruise, Scientologist"
Gawker: More Cruise Footage - The Freedom Medal Award Ceremony
Is Cruise the Goebbels of Scientology?
Keith Olbermann: Is Scientology a Cult and German film fracas
Stop Scientology: Information and Parody Site
This is still one of the funniest videos ever...perhaps moreso now