Jim Marrs is not a Scientologist |340| by Alex Tsakiris | Feb 14 | Skepticism Share Tweet SHARES0 Jim Marrs is a top-notch investigative journalist, so what’s he doing promoting L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth? photo by: Galaxy Press On this episode of Skeptiko… Alex Tsakiris: There are a lot of people scratching their heads saying, “What the heck is Jim Marrs doing getting in bed with those Scientologists?” Jim Marrs: I am not a Scientologist, and I’m not going to be a Scientologist. (re Jim’s still evolving investigation of the John F. Kennedy assassination) Jim Marrs: I get people all the time that say, “Will we ever know the truth about the Kennedy assassination?” and I try to explain to them that that’s not really what they’re asking. What they’re truly asking is, “Will there come a day when some government official will get up at a press conference, before all of the mass media, and say, “Okay, okay, alright, here, we’ve lied to you for 70 years but here’s the real truth, and we’re going to lay it all out here,” and no, that ain’t going to happen. (re Jim’s investigation of the U.S. psychic spying program) Alex Tsakiris: One thing that kind of irks me is, the narrative that gets played out is, “Oh, this was all just kind of normal defense intelligence stuff… we had to do it because them darn Russkies were doing it, and we had to have a leg-up on them,” which there is some truth to, I mean, clearly the Russians were involved in this, but it does seem also like we were using that as an excuse. Jim Marrs: Yeah absolutely, that’s a lot of facile rationalization. I think the reality of it was, it was the people who actually knew what was going on and saw the positive results from the remote viewing. I mean, who doesn’t want somebody around who can tell them what’s happening on the other side of the world?