HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
1812 19th St., N.W., Washington 9, D.C.
THE DC SITUATION
As you know on January 5, 1963, the Health, Education and Welfare Dept., and the “Food and Drug Administration” of the U.S. Government conducted a smear campaign in the press and then raided the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington and seized the total stock of 21 book titles.
As data comes in, the raid was a spearhead of an organized attack by HEW’s FDA on “quasi-religious groups who use healing aids” and is their test case so they can shut down all religious psychology in the U.S. As psychology was founded by Saint Thomas Aquinas of the Roman Catholic Church in the 13th century, and as the FDA was founded when Roosevelt was so friendly with Communism, we think the U.S. Government is trying its strength against all free thought in an effort to set up an NKVD of thought in the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare. We don’t think they are out to get “quasi-religious groups”.
Our Security Chock utterly panicked the Government. They quoted it to the papers. They’ve got to get the E—Meter made illegal before this horrible honesty spreads.
We have heavily written Congress. The FCDC is collectin[g] a million dollar fund for Religious Freedom. We have the best attorneys in Washington. And we are not only going to met our books and meters back.
If the Government wins they plan to seize, on the basis of this case, every “healing device” in the United States and every lie detector in the country. That’s their goal. “Make the U.S. safe for Communists and criminals.” And Government agents.
They really messed up their attack by choosing us for their test case.Possibly there are quacks in the U.S. But we’re not amongst them.
We will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. If we don’t, it’s goodbye to freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion in the U.S. We, by FDA statement, are the test case.
When a Government attacks such things as the Axioms of Logic and seizes such books as “Advanced Procedures and Axioms” and tries to make a lie detector illegal, watch it. Ever hear of thought police?
You cannot enforce laws against thought, morals, behaviour and religion or protect the individual from himself. Every Government that has tried this has gone to dust. The more such laws are enacted, the more frantic the task of enforcement becomes and the more decedent the State.
The officials of a Welfare Department specialize in Victims. They are personally interested only in victims. They reward only victims. They make only victims. The professional do-gooder is at best a reformed gangster.
Welfare States are run for victims, think only about victims and create only victims. That is the basic disease of all socialistic endeavors. Welfarism is a psychotic mental disease born out of a guilty conscience and conducted only for the victim by those that try to make victims. Government of the helpless by the helpless and for the helpless has always perished from this Earth.
Well, this outburst makes me no Tory. It’s Just that I despise psychosis paddled as the ultimate sanity.
This attack echoed hard in Australia. The Government there panicked andpoured into the press a torrential echo of U.S. inspired press opinion. They acted like U.S. slaves, ready for the master’s whistle. I didn’t realize Australia had sold out to the U.S.
On Earth today we have two “great powers”. The majority of Earth’s weapons are concentrated in the hands of two nations, Russia and the U.S. Russia has closed 10,000 churches in the last two years and is shooting anyone who tries to attain a personal reward.
Russia’s grip on other nations is great. Blackmail and perversion work hard for her. The U.S. was supposed to be freedom’s last bastion, the keeper of the free world. And now it appears that the only freedom they’ll protect is freedom to have do and think only what the U.S. Government agency considers to be permissible freedom.
These two Great Powers hold the rest of Earth in an hypnotic spell, the spell of overawing force. But force without principle, cannons without a decent cause, have laid Earth waste before. And it would seem, are about to do it again, finally and thoroughly.
The day of Great Nations is dead. But the dying agonies of these States seek to strike us all into degradation.
Just hold on and do your job, get and give case gains and get clear. And another day, a better day will dawn for all of us.
L. RON HUBBARD