attacks on Scientology
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
ATTACKS ON SCIENTOLOGY
(Cancels all Sec Eds and PLs to the contrary)
Having had some time to think this over and having studied the matter with great care, I have isolated the most successful response to meeting any and all attacks on Scientology, its organizations and Scientologists and as of this date this becomes policy.
ADVOCATE TOTAL FREEDOM
That is the policy—advocate total freedom.
There are technical reasons for this which an auditor will recognize. To discharge later incidents from a mind, one must get the first or basic incident of that kind. In this case the basic aberrated incident was the suppression of freedom of the being. Just before that there must have been freedom. Thus advocating total freedom hits the true basic incident.
This is also the basic purpose of Scientology and the basic purpose of people, so it all agrees well.
This is also easiest to do. It is easier than fighting Parliaments or building up cases against people who attack us.
The only liability of using this policy (total freedom) is that it releases energy (a Scientologist knows this as “blowing locks”) which looks disturbing but is weakened.
No other approach we have used worked. We are alive not because we fought but because we went on doing Scientology in spite of anything.
So never advertise an attack. Just advocate more strongly “Total Freedom!” and show how Scientology can attain it for the individual.
Careful summary of our past actions in the face of attacks and an analysis of various changes in human history show that the best and only effective thing we did or anyone ever did was advocate freedom.
The precise practice of Scientology obtains total freedom so never advertise anything else but total freedom and the Scientology services and steps that bring it about. Courses, processing are the gradient scale to total freedom.
That’s the answer no nation or person can stand up to—if we keep saying it long and loud. SCIENTOLOGY IS THE ROAD TO TOTAL FREEDOM.
Used in argument one can invent reasons to baffle the attacking agency or person—but all these reasons should add up to everyone has rights to total freedom.
I think this alone can move mountains.
L. Ron Hubbard
Hubbard, L. R. (1966, 15 February). Attacks on Scientology. (Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter). The Organization Executive Course Executive Division (1991 ed., Vol. 7, pp. 1024-1025). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.