November 23, 2006
Religious Technology Center
1710 Ivar Avenue, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90028 U.S.A.
Also by E-mail
Dear Mr. Miscavige:
As you know, I am the Gerry Armstrong identified on the Scientology web sites religiousfreedomwatch.com , religiousfreedomwatch.org and religiousfreedomwatch.net . This letter is a demand that you immediately have all references to me removed from these sites.
You and Scientology first published the web pages on your sites that now contain references to me on or about October 20, 2006.
As you know, your Scientology organization junior Joel Phillips is identified as the administrative contact for these three sites, and I am therefore copying this demand to him.
Because of your reported policy and practice of denying receipt of communications that are sent to you directly from your targets and victims, which includes me, I am also copying this demand letter to a number of other Scientology organization personnel and components junior to you in the global Scientology enterprise. In that way, since you control every component of Scientology and direct all organization personnel, and since you require publicly that all personnel report all such communications and situations as mine to RTC, I am prudently doing what is reasonable to reduce or eliminate any temptation you might entertain to delay responding to this demand by pretending you didn’t get it. If you say you get it and you’d like to communicate one to one without the whole world having to have every word, that would be fine with me.
The truth, known to you beyond any rational doubt, is that I am not an anti-religious extremist, in any sane meaning of the term. The clear and unlawful reason that you have positioned and labeled me on these sites as an anti-religious extremist is to facilitate my obliteration. Positioning and identifying me as an anti-religious extremist is black propaganda, and done to cause the intended effect for black PR stated in your Scientology scriptures, which you know and enforce.
As you know, I am as far as a person can reasonably get in a lifetime from being an anti-religious extremist. Your libel that I am an anti-religious extremist is particularly hurtful, insane and threatening because you are actively prosecuting a massive, multimillion dollar anti-religious judicial and extra-judicial campaign to suppress and destroy my basic human rights, including, most egregiously, my freedom of religion. Virtually all your juniors in the Scientology religion and organization in every country of the world, including Phillips, participate in this religious persecution campaign against me that you control and direct. As I have often pointed out, you are all contracted legal beneficiaries in your litigation war against me, which is using wog secular courts, agencies and lines of communication to suppress and destroy my religious liberty and the religious liberty of my classes, widely “Suppressive Persons” and narrowly those SPs acting in concert with me
I am not arguing that anti-religious extremists do not exist, and indeed I would argue that you yourself are, on a gradient scale of anti-religious extremists, an extreme or extremely anti-religious extremist. I cannot, however, speak for or about all the other people on your sites whom you identify as anti-religious extremists, and I have, as you cannot but know, no way of knowing if some are anti-religious extremists or not. A few of them very well may be anti-religious extremists. Some of them, in fact, may very well be your agents or covert operatives, and included on your sites because perhaps they act the part of anti-religious extremists. You then associate and position me, and whoever else isn’t an anti-religious extremist and doesn’t act the part, with your actors. I don’t know. I do know, however, with complete clarity, that I am not an anti-religious extremist in any sane meaning of the word. I also know, as I said above, that you cannot but know that I am correct, and that you are willfully falsely identifying and labeling me as an anti-religious extremist with manifest malice.
With the understanding that I cannot know if some of the people you identify and classify as anti-religious extremists may be anti-religious extremists, I do know that those I know personally reasonably well, are most certainly, like me, absolutely not anti-religious extremists in any sane meaning of the term. I will also copy these people and suggest that they also protest their being falsely, maliciously and threateningly vilified as anti-religious extremists on your sites, and demand you remove any reference to them. There is, however, no reason for me to take up their cases with you at this time. I know how thoroughly wrong you are about me, and I reasonably extrapolate you being just as wrong about more people around the world, including a significant percentage of the people identified and attacked on your web sites as anti-religious extremists.
As I’ve documented and demonstrated in several legal proceedings, your Scientology head predecessor L. Ron Hubbard spelled out in your scriptures what you are doing in black PRing me as an anti-religious extremist on your sites, and why you and your Scientology juniors are doing it. In his 1969 directive “Battle Tactics ” Hubbard ordered that Scientology and Scientologists are to degrade the images of people like me to beast level, and drive public opinion into a frenzy of hate against us. He ordered that Scientology and Scientologists are then to just go all the way in and obliterate us. You had the “Battle Tactics” scripture reissued in 1987, the year after Hubbard’s death, and you had it included in Scientology intelligence training manuals in 1991. You are responsible, Scientology wide, for the enforcement of all scripture, and all application of scriptural directives, including Battle Tactics.
Obviously, the most beastly, degraded image imaginable is of anti-religious extremists. The public hates anti-religious extremists, and hates to be associated with anti-religious extremists. The public accepts that anti-religious extremists are so hateful it’s legitimate to attack or pursue them, to cut off their communications, funds and connections, to deprive them of political advantages and power, to raid and harass them, and to take over their possessions and territories. Clearly, by obliteration and by your behavior, you mean me death or physical harm as well as other forms of harm, and consequently I have been at all times and continue to be in physical danger as well as in other forms of danger from you and your juniors and agents. Your hate sites black PRing me as an anti-religious extremist are intended to generate so much public hatred against me that the world cheers when I’m obliterated, and to generate so much hatred against me within your Scientology enterprise that it’s a snap getting someone to just go all the way in to do the obliterating.
I recognize that your three hate sites listed above that willfully, wrongly, maliciously and threateningly vilify me as an anti-religious extremist comprise only one weapon system in one channel in a multi-channeled and international campaign to suppress and destroy me. Removing references to me from these sites will not guarantee, or even mean, that you and your juniors have ended your war on me. There are many more actions you and Scientology must take, and other actions you must stop taking, to work toward peacefully ending the Scientology v. Armstrong or Miscavige v. Armstrong war. The corrections and reparations you and Scientology must make are also on multiple channels, and will extend through some time. The first action toward that end, however, which you can do immediately, is to have any reference to me removed from your Internet hate sites.
As you cannot but be aware, I have identified you for some time as a sociopath. I think this is clarifying for everyone, and good for you as well because it gives you a real and immediate public opportunity to take your sociopathy by the horns and pen it up. Your reported history as Scientology head of physically beating people, your agents’ physical attacks on me and death threats, your continued operation and promotion of the murderous “Suppressive Person” doctrine , your bragging of shooting down people like ducks in a pond , and many other indicators, show that you are a sociopath of a violent stripe.
You and your Scientology juniors have conspired against me in violation of laws and moral and social norms for almost 25 years. Throughout those years, you have willfully falsely labeled and black PRed me as an “SP,” meaning in Scientology, as twisted by Hubbard, a “sociopath.” To get your 1993 tax exemption and “religion status,” you black PRed me in official documents as “psychotic.” And now you label me an anti-religious extremist. There is a statistically negligible chance that you will have a change of heart and cease your sociopathy, simply because you are a sociopath.
Nevertheless, I know that with God all things are possible, and certainly He can raise anyone above his sociopathy with the slightest willingness. This knowledge is itself adequate proof, it should be clear, that I am not in any way an anti-religious person, let alone an anti-religious extremist as you label me. There is also a chance that some smart good people in Scientology will get together and prevail upon you and upon your other organization juniors to do the sane, decent and lawful thing and remove your black PR on me from your hate sites. Thus, I am still hoping that the war you and your Scientology juniors wage on me can be ended without obliteration and more terror, and I writing you in that hope.
As you know, a number of your Scientologist juniors such as Barbara Schwarz or hired operatives have the hat of spreading your web sites’ black propaganda onto Usenet to further incite hatred and threat toward me, and toward all of the individuals you label anti-religious extremists on your sites. I will therefore post this demand letter to ensure that as many people as possible who are involved in Scientology’s war on wogs on Usenet, including, of course, your junior Scientologists and operatives, get the message as well. I will also web it.
Within a reasonable time, which is really up to you, I will begin the process of retaining an attorney to represent me in any potential legal action necessary to compel you and your Scientology juniors to remove the references to me from your hate sites. I will forward this letter to various government officials and media representatives who know or should know about Scientology’s antisocial and criminal activities. Because of the specific and immediate nature of your actions and of this demand I will also copy this letter to Tom Cruise, who recently has publicly identified you as his best friend. I do this in the hope that he isn’t also a sociopath, and that he can get you help, or at least talk to you about removing the references to me on your hate sites. I’ve seen that you are honeymooning together on a yacht as I send this letter, so this could be an ideal time for you and Cruise, and probably Ms. Holmes now, to talk about the antisocial and criminal things you’ve been doing and having Scientology do, the ignominy you bring to Scientologists, and most urgently your black PRing me as an anti-religious extremist on your hate sites.
I won’t list all the false statements about me on your sites at this time. You know what the truth is, and you know how big a liar you are. I will mention five willful lies that relate to your declaring and vilifying me as an anti-religious extremist.
1. “In 2000, Armstrong traveled to Europe to attend an anti-religious conference in Leipzig, Germany.”
The event I attended in Leipzig, in multiple years as you know, had nothing whatsoever to do with anti-religion. Religious people from many countries participated, and all people who participated were joined by the common desire for religious liberty everywhere. Events at these Leipzig events are very well recorded and documented, and you cannot but know that all the Leipzig events that I attended, if they were in any way at all religious, were pro-religious.
2. “In 2001, Armstrong traveled extensively in Europe, joining in a hate march in France with extremist Roger Gonnet”
I have never joined in a hate march in France, or at any other time or place in my life. I know Roger Gonnet personally, and spent some days with him in France and elsewhere. At no time did I ever see him join in a hate march, and indeed at no time while with him did I even observe a hate march. At no time did I observe any behavior by him that would lead a reasonable person to conclude he is an extremist, in any sane meaning of the word.
3. “and visiting anti-religious groups in Russia and Denmark.”
I have never visited an anti-religious group in Russia, Denmark or anywhere else in the world. In fact, the groups I visited in Russia and Denmark were truly religious in the most sincere sense of the word.
4. “At a meeting of hate groups in Russia, Armstrong met with deprogramming proponent Alexander Dvorkin.”
I have never attended any meeting of hate groups in Russia at any time, nor have I attended any meeting of any hate groups in any other country. I have met Dr. Dvorkin several times in Russia and in other countries, he has translated for me on several occasions, and I have been able to observe him for several hours at a time on many occasions. At no time did I observe him attend a meeting of hate groups, discuss attending any meeting of hate groups, or suggest that I or anyone else attend any meeting of hate groups. At no time did he propose deprogramming me or anyone else, as you define “deprogramming” on your hate sites; i.e., activities involving kidnapping and assaults or such stupidities. He is a Doctor of Theology, a religious man in the sincerest rational meaning of the word, and a teacher in religious studies and in religious organizations. He is one of the people identified on your hate sites as an anti-religious extremist that I know with complete certainly is not an anti-religious extremist.
5. “The following is what Gerry Armstrong’s ‘friends’ think of him:”
These people are not my ‘friends’ at all as the word ‘friends’ is commonly and sanely understood. Some of these people you call my ‘friends’ hate me almost as sociopathically as you do, and indeed serve your malevolent purposes in your Scientology v. Armstrong war. Some of these people you call my ‘friends’ and quote on your hate sites you don’t even identify by name.
You chose or invented, approved and webbed the untruthful, hateful things you say about me on your sites, and the untruthful, hateful things you claim other people say about me, whether my ‘friends’ or not. These things were written or selected to “support” your willful misidentification of me as an anti-religious extremist and your willful misassociation of me with other people you identify or misidentify as anti-religious extremists. You label, portray and position me as an anti-religious extremist so that more hate and more evil can rain down on me from everyone, and to create an atmosphere in which you can have me disposed of silently and no one would sorrow.
You write on your sites that I appear to have no gainful employment; as if this demonstrates I’m a degraded being and proves I’m the anti-religious extremist you say I am. The fact is, you and Scientology have worked very hard to prevent me from obtaining normal, gainful employment, and from living a normal, peaceful life. Your actions and threats against me and anyone who would even grant me credence , let alone gainfully employ me, have been effective. You have demonstrated that eight or ten million Scientologists, all close-knit on the one goal, can cut off many of my communications, pretty well all of my funds, and numbers of my connections, can deprive me of power, can harass me, and can impoverish me. Now you signal to those millions of your Scientology juniors all together on one goal that you can build hate sites, can lie about me, can call me an anti-religious extremist, and can legitimately attack and pursue me as an anti-religious extremist. That I am still alive, still defiant and still able to make this demand does not mean that your intentions and actions to suppress and destroy me on multiple channels are not adversely effective. I cannot but fight back. You cannot but remove all references to me from your hate sites.
Finally, you have webbed a photo of me (doing mayurasana) in multiple places on your hate sites without a proper copyright credit, and I request that you immediately correct this. I have always strived to properly indicate copyright ownership, if known to me, of any photos of you, or anyone or anything else I have used, or other materials I’ve used, in accordance with the fair use provisions of national and international copyright laws. See, e.g., the photos of you on, or linked to from, this page: http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/fun/index.html
Even if you refuse to remove all your references to me from your hate sites and force me to take legal action to compel you to remove such references, this will not affect you at least providing a proper copyright ownership for my photo you are using. http://armstrong.xenu.ca/photogallery.htm
Thank you for whatever good you do.
[signed] Gerry Armstrong
cc: Joel Phillips
Various Scientology organizations
Various media and representatives
Various other individuals