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Bizarre secret Scientology museum pins blame for Holocaust and 9/11 on psychiatry

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The Church of Scientology has been running a museum in Los Angeles that blames the entire practice of psychiatry for crimes against humanity ranging from the Holocaust to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Daily Beast reports that the Scientology-funded museum, which is called “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death,” features exhibits that include a film that warns viewers that the sinister tentacles of psychiatry are responsible for horrific tragedies “everywhere you look.”

In addition to the film, the Daily Beast reports that museum goers are then treated to a “dimly-lit maze of exhibits with framed torture devices, belligerent wall text, and video testimonies from tear-stained victims.” Other exhibits posit that the 9/11 attacks were devised by a psychiatrist associate of Osama bin Laden as a way to boost anti-depressant sales, while the Holocaust is described as “a psychiatric movement that would cause the deaths of millions.”

Other atrocities blamed on psychiatry include mass shootings at schools, South African apartheid, segregation and slavery.

Psychiatry has long been a bogeyman for the Church of Scientology, as evidenced by Tom Cruise’s infamous 2005 meltdown during the “Today Show” in which he ranted about “the history of psychiatry” and linked it to multiple societal ills.

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BUSTED: CNN’s panel of women defending Trump’s racism were literally the ‘Trumpettes’

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CNN aired a panel that featured “Republican women” defending President Trump’s racist tweets, but failed to mention that they were actually part of a pro-Trump group whose members the network had interviewed in the past.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

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Ben Carson is Donald Trump’s faulty human shield against accusations of racism

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Ben Carson is back in the news — after another long absence — because Donald Trump has once again been accused of racism.

This article originally appeared at Salon.

The secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the only African-American member of the president’s Cabinet, and is often trotted out to clean up after Trump makes a mess too obviously problematic for the media to ignore. While Trump has tried to spin his recent racist attacks on four progressive freshman congresswomen as a strategic maneuver meant to manipulate Democratic infighting to his advantage, Carson's re-emergence from his stupor should be a clear indication that the president’s team recognizes the damage that can be caused by his unforced errors.

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An illegal trend could be emerging after Trump let Kellyanne Conway off the hook for breaking federal law

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Federal workplaces are supposed to be free of politics, but a Trump administration appointee used a government forum Wednesday to express support for the president’s reelection.

At a conference on religious freedom hosted by the State Department, an official told the crowd of several hundred people that “hopefully he will be reelected,” referring to President Donald Trump.

It’s illegal for federal employees to engage in political activities while they are on the job.

“It’s a violation of the Hatch Act for a federal official, to say in her official capacity, to hope that the president will be reelected,” said Kathleen Clark, an expert on legal ethics at the Washington University in St. Louis.

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