HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 29 JUNE 19711
PUBLIC WARNING ON PSYCHIATRY
(Originally written in 1971. Issued as an HCO PL on 24 June 1988.)
HCO PL 29 June 71R I Rev. 24.6.88 POLICY ON PSYCHIATRIC AND MEDICAL FAILURES
It is time we began to label psychiatry for what it is, the greatest failure of the nineteenth century. Every notorious criminal and defector of the 20th century was in psychiatric hands before the crime. Burgess, McLean, the Texas Tower murderer, Manson and all the rest were psychiatric failures first. Every infamous modern assassin was a psychiatric failure. Psychiatric victims are endless trouble to our society. We are tracing social turmoil, unrest and widespread drug addiction to psychiatry.
We wish to issue a public warning that psychiatry kills. We in Scientology stand ready to help anyone and help governments rid themselves of psychiatric crime. There is urgency in this. In too many cases we are asked to repair persons already maimed beyond human tolerance by psychiatric interference and brutality. We blame psychiatric failure for the state of modern society. We will do all we can to help, but nineteenth century psychiatry must go. We have never had a failure or upset that psychiatry had not first ruined.
L. RON HUBBARD