Hubbard’s SPs/Hitler’s Jews
by Robert Vaughn Young
(originally posted to the USENet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology 09/11/1997)
There is a direct parallel between Hitler’s views of “Jewish vermin” and Hubbard’s views of “suppressive persons” (SPs) as well as their “final solutions” that I would like to make. Others might want to fill this out with some quotes from Hubbard.
What is a “suppressive person”? Basically it is a person disagreeing with Hubbard and/or Scientology doctrine, according to him/them. More on that later.
Those in the RTC (Religious Technology Center) and the OSA (Office of Special Affairs) are the ones who fervently hold to these views of SPs. Quite honestly, most of them would honestly be shocked at the suggestion that they view SPs the way Hitler and the Nazis viewed Jews because – in an astounding leap of ” doublethink” – they are told that THEY are the oppressed. However, when the RTC/OSA staff get to sit around and hear reports of how this SP is under attack and that SP is under attack, they smile and they laugh and they want to hear more. They delight in the bad news for SPs. That is because they really don’t connect SPs with being real people any more than Jews were people. Nazis could do anything they wanted to Jews. So RTC/OSA can do anything to SPs.
It is a long-standing Dept 20 joke that attacking an SP actually HELPS them. It gives them “case gain.” It will “make their TA move.” (A complex inside joke.)
If an SP is forced out of his job, it is good, just as it was good if a Jew was fired or thrown out on the street. If an SP goes to a club meeting and the membership has turned against him, it is good, as it was good for the Jew. In fact, any misfortune is good for the SP/Jew. They deserve it, according to Hubbard/Hitler.
The point is that there is no sense of humanity connected to what befalls the SP, any more than there was humanity connected to the Jew. That is why anything can be done to the SP, as it was the Jew.
When I was watching the movie “Schindler’s List,” there were scenes that chilled me in a way that is difficult to relate. For example, when the camp commandant is shooting into the camp, using Jews as target practice.
And the scene where the commandant is walking through the ranks of Jews and randomly shooting them in the heads while they have to stand there, waiting to see if they are the next to die.
I watched these scenes and a chill ran through me. I had not personally seen such acts of violence but I had seen that evil, that wish that one could walk through the ranks of the SPs and randomly shoot them, for sheer pleasure. I had felt the hate when it was generated and I joined in it, laughing with the executives and the others at the misery of an “enemy,” someone lower than I and my group.
And before anyone takes too much exception with my parallel, let me make another: segregationists and blacks. There is no doubt in my mind that there were segregationists who would have enjoyed a camp full of blacks that they could randomly shoot at, or kill randomly as the commandant could. Dare we find another parallel?
My point is that evil is evil. It is not unique to a group. (Americans were shocked to learn how barbaric the Viet Nam war had made many of our soldiers.) But this newsgroup is alt.religion.scientology and I was in that cult for nearly 21 years and I was in the section that dealt with SPs and I know the feeling of detached exhilaration one gets in destroying one’s “enemy.” They are “out there,” as if in a movie or at a sporting event. They are not real. They are not people. They do not feel or care or love or have values that we should cherish, which merely justifies and redefines the hate. (You can watch some of it right here on ARS.)
Hubbard’s policies are filled with such propaganda to create such attitudes, from the “Bolivar PL” where he says a true leader doesn’t care about piles of enemy bodies, to policies on how to “ruin” the lives of critics. These are studied and restudied in the RTC/OSA and they seep into the mentality so the “enemy” become like vermin/bacteria, and one doesn’t cry or worry about destroying vermin.
What then is an ‘SP”? The RTC/OSA speaker will say people who seek to destroy humanity, murderers etc. But I challenge anyone to find one “SP Declare” where murder is cited as the reason for the declare. There is not one. Instead, people are declared SPs for leaving the organization without permission or speaking with the authorities or being critical of Hubbard. SP “declarations” are used to silence, to weed out dissidents, and to make examples of others so the rank and file learn to keep their mouths shut.
Hubbard’s “Final Solution”
Look at what Hubbard wanted to do with SPs. (There have been some good quotes to ARS.) He believed that 2 1/2% of the population was SP and they should be sent off to camps, their civil rights suspended, and isolated from the rest of society. Sound familiar? That would be the camp – a camp of SPs – where the ” commandant” could use them for target practice, the way such minds have inhumanely used others.
Or Hubbard tells how one ruler ridded his country of lepers. (If someone could find the exact quote…) According to Hubbard, the ruler announced had created a special kingdom for the sick and he would be taking them there. They happily boarded a large boat that was taken to sea and the boat sunk. As Hubbard put it, the disease was gone – and his inference is clear.
That Hubbard would chuckle over the killing of hundreds or thousands of lepers (while someone like Princess Diana would shake their hand) says much for his tolerance and position as “a friend to Mankind.” It takes little to see that that is what he wanted to do that with the SP/vermin. After all, it was cheaper than a camp.
If it sounds impossible to apologists, then they need to read some more Hubbard. Not the milk-toast version pandered to the general public, like photos of Hitler with children. Let’s read some real Hubbard, the confidential ones in the RTC/OSA packs. (RonIsXenu has posted some excellent examples.) These are what they study to learn that it is all right to ruin the life of a person, for that ” person” is not a “person” but an “SP.” (Ref: Hubbard’s policy, PR by Redefinition of Words is how he does this. The “SP” label allows the detachment.)
And that is the detachment that is created in and by RTC/OSA.(1)
I know there are a few in there that it sometimes bothers, but they have learned to close their minds (“doublethink”) and laugh at the stories of how this SP and that SP were hit recently. They cannot speak out any more than a Nazi officer would have spoken out. The weeding-out process to make that jump guarantees those with greater loyalties. For someone in the RTC/OSA to complain would make them the target of this humiliation and harassment, starting with the RPF, Hubbard’s own private “camp,” where one learns what it is like to be a ” nigger” or a “kike,” right down to the armbands. “Niggers” and ” kikes” didn’t have rights either. Neither do SPs, the “niggers” and ” kikes” that need to be destroyed. That was the basis of Hubbard’s original Fair Game. It will be found in his writings(2) and it will be found in the minds and actions of the RTC/OSA and those they hire.
And rising above this is Hubbard’s “Homo Novis,” the “New Man” that Hubbard said he was creating via his doctrines, reminiscent of the Nazi Übermensch or Superman. Hubbard saw them as his creations – made in his image – that would rise above those “pieces of meat” he called “wogs” [what you are before you become a Scientologist] and take over the world, creating a new order according to his singular policies and ideas. Sound familiar?
Übermensch — Homo Novis
Niggers/Kikes – SPs/(wogs)
Thousand Year Reich – Billion Year Contract
Concentration Camps – RPF camps
Nüremberg Rally – IAS/RTC Event
Which reminds me of an incident in Hamburg, when I was visiting once. I had spent several hours with the head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and when we were done, he asked me if I had any pictures of the leaders of the organization. I opened an IAS magazine and it happened to fall to a fold-out (three page) photo spread of an IAS rally. Before I could turn the page, the man held it open and looked. The picture was of an event, probably at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, taken from one of the highest seats to give a wide perspective. It looked down on spotlights, banners and flags and huge photos of Hubbard and at the center of the stage was a lone figure, probably David Miscavige. The man beside me paused and then looked to his aide and said one word, ” Nüremberg.” The aide nodded silently, as they both looked at the photo. I did too, a chill running through me, realizing even more why the German government watches this group.
They have seen it before and they don’t want to see it again.
(1) It does not extend that much to the rank and file Scientologist. Yes, they believe there are “SPs” but they all don’t carry that evil bile in their system that gives sadistic joy when another person is harmed. If they do, if they can enjoy the harming or destruction of another person for whatever reason (usually that the person deserves it), they are simply good recruitment material for the RTC/OSA.
(2) These are far from the entirety of Hubbard’s writings but this militant hate literature – and let’s call it what it is – does constitute the core of RTC/OSA’s policies. For a good example, find a copy of CSC Pres. Jentzsch’s checksheet that he turned over in a court case.