Decemberists Video Mocks Scientology

The Decemberists released a video today for the song “Cavalry Captain”. It features scenes that seam to mock Scientology. The premise behind the video is very clever. It appears to be a bad VHS tape copy of an infomercial from the early 90s.

We see people at motivational seminars getting excited around an avuncular personality. We are told about system of self improvement based on levels of monetary contribution to the organization. They call it Decemberism.

They even show a scene that resembles the “Audit” sessions in Scientology involving a small electronic device similar to the infamous E-meter, aka the Electropsychometer. It’s actually very creepy aside from being comical. It leaves one to wonder how much of it mocks actual videos that circulated in the 80s and 90s.

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