As if the Haitians haven't been through enough.
John Travolta has flown into town, armed with six tonnes of food and medical supplies... and a gaggle of Scientologists.
Speaking with reporters, the actor said: "We have the ability to actually help make a difference in the situation in Haiti and I just can't see not using this plane to help". Fair point, and no doubt the supplies were welcomed, but did he have to use this as an opportunity to spread his churches "healing methods?"
Gawker.com reports that the church members have been administering 'Locational Assists': "After traumas, people sometimes forget where they are maybe? To remind earthquake victims that they are still stuck in Haiti, volunteer ministers will be performing this vital medical procedure, quoted here verbatim from the Scientology Handbook: 5. Continue giving the command, directing the person's attention to different objects in the environment. Be sure to acknowledge the person each time after he has complied. For instance, you say, 'Look at that tree.' 'Thank you.' 'Look at that building.' 'Good.' 'Look at that street.' 'All right.' 'Look at that lawn.' 'Very good.' You point each time to the object. 6. Keep this up until the person has good indicators and a cognition. You can end the assist at this point. Tell the person, 'End of assist.'"
Wow, how helpful, pointing out what a hades on earth they're stuck in, pointing out piles of rubble housing lost decaying souls of loved ones, only to then jump aboard Travolta's private jet and bugger off back to Hollywood...