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Subject: Ron’s Journal 1969 No. 2 THE OPPOSITION
I have put in quite a lot of intensive study in the last few months on the character and anatomy of the opposition. And I have found some amazing phenomena.
Evidently what seems to be going on on a very broad basis in the West is a social evolution that is not pretty.
Russia apparently “won” World War II. She acquired 750,000,000 new population in conquered areas. The West betrayed the expatriate governments of these seized countries (Poland, China, Czechoslovakia etc.) and the crime has come home to haunt them. The West finally woke up to the fact it had an enemy not an ally.
The continual cold war needling of Russia has pressured certain elements in Western governments into TURNING FASCISTS.
The natural conflict of Communism and Fascism has been pressed into being in some areas in some Western governments.
Fascism is “Industry operating in collusion with the military” according to the text books.
A Fascist has certain personality trails. He tries to obliterate minorities. He burns books. He seeks “legal” means to seize any person who disagrees and hold or murder him. He does physical experiments on people.
The Fascist has the delusion that ideas can be crushed by force.
Such small elements in Western governments have turned to the psychiatrist as a method of seizing. torturing and killing people. In the U.S. Civil Defence Manuals under “Psychology” it says the role is to notice anyone who tries to do anything about a nuclear bombing or who is blaming the government and seize him and put him in a stockade. No mention of soothing the population or caring for emotional upset is made.
These fascist elements were looked to to resist Communism and so have gained some power. They probably don’t even think of themselves as anything but “patriots”.
The Communist elements are infiltrating such areas and attacking such officials heavily.
The Western population is overwhelmingly on the side of human rights, so these politicians are against the stream of public opinion.
If the Communists can force these fascist elements to act against public opinion (such as attacking Scientology and other minorities) they can show the public that their government has no Cause worth fighting for, that it is destructive and mad.
This effectively turns the people against their own governments.
It is a vital consideration (according to all their literature) that an insurgent must be able to operate freely amongst the people without being informed on or given over to authorities. If the government by doing crazy and unpopular things (such as an attack on innocent people) it will become distrusted and detested and a Communist insurgent will find support among the people.
The stage is then set for Communist insurgency and government overthrow.
The odd picture then greets us when we suspect our enemies, of a fascist inner-government clique with Communists mixed up in it.
The Fascists, lied to and needled by Communist elements then act like mad dogs against the wrong targets in the society, become hated by the public and no longer find public support or obedience. The Communist is then able to subvert the entire country by propaganda or insurgency.
Right now the fantastic desertion role of Western troops shows they do not support their own governments. When the show down comes, possibly it will be another 14 July 1789 when on “Bastille Day” the National Guard of France turned at once to the side of the people. And for some years the heads of the “best people” (meaning the fascists of that day) rolled into baskets.
People do NOT ask what the revolutionary is going to do. That he is overthrowing a hated government is enough to keep the public uncooperative at best or in active revolt.
The causes of revolt are unpopular unfair and brutal government punishment and actions and oppressive taxation, plus some element active in promoting revolt.
Julian Paget’s “Counter Insurgency Campaigning” Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Sq., London, and James Eliot Cross’s “Conflict in the Shadows”, Constable and Co Ltd., London, are two excellent recent books on Communist activities and Insurgency over the world. I wish politicians would read them.
Communists are not attacking us. They are stirring Fascist elements up so they will attack us.
This involved action then causes the Fascist to look crazy. He is seen to be attacking a minority church group which has done nothing, causes him to seize innocent books and generally act like a Fascist.
The people see these acts as wrong headed and the government loses credit.
Thus, when we investigate these actions we find fascists running death camps and commies stirring it up.
It is a pretty dizzy sort of scene.
For 19 years we have been demonstrating that we help people and have the first truly effective mental technology If we won probably both the Fascist and the Communist would lose out since both are fanatics.
Remember that we are not the only ones being attacked. So the cumulative effect of their attacks makes the Fascist “prove” to the population there is no good reason to defend “such a government” and every reason to knock it down.
By deteriorating the government’s cause the potential revolutionary can greatly improve his cause. And one day the government goes to pieces. In the ensuing commotion the Communist feels he can take over.
Not every militaristic government is a fascist government. Far from it. Militarism is a condition, not an ideology. In self defense several nations have shifted over to militarism to defend themselves against all this confusion. Having done so they feel more secure. On the other hand Fascism is a very particular frame of mind — oppress minorities, burn books, seize torture and kill people on some flimsy pretext, fatten the industrialist by heavy government expenditures, these are the primary characteristics of Fascism. But above all it believes all ideas can be fought with force and only force. Getting a better idea or strengthening their own Cause so that it will appeal to their people is seldom done by Fascists. At best they seek some new foe to distract their people.
Fascism is too old hat. It won’t wear.
Our opponents are a small clique running against the trend of the world. They will lose.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1969
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
- Document studied on Confidential GO Intelligence Course. PDF format. ↩
- Books cited: Paget, J. (1967). Counter-insurgency campaigning. London: Faber.; Cross, J. E. (1963). Conflict in the shadows: The nature and politics of guerrilla war. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday. ↩
- Excerpts of this document are quoted in The Foster Report, Chapter 7. ↩