OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
1 September 2006
OSA Network Order No. 341
All Execs & Staff
SPECIAL PROJECT AUSTRALIA
(Taken from an undated manuscript written for Australian Scientologists concerning the enquiry conducted at the behest of the British Medical Association [BMA] by the Victorian government. It is issued here as it contains broadly applicable technology for all areas.)
The continuous statement on a positive side about Scientology will overcome any entheta thrown at it.
The power of a mass repeated positive postulate is enormous. No negative postulate such as “medicine doesn’t work” is needed. All you have to say is “Scientology works.”
No BMA or political group can overcome the cumulative power of this action by us, no matter how much they spend or who or what they bribe.
NO GOVERNMENT PERMISSION
If we stand around and wait for protective laws, nothing constructive will happen.
Giants don’t need protection. There is something deadly about being protected by legislation anyway. Laws stem from public customs. Establish the custom and you can create the law.
A POSITIVE PROGRAM
The whole activity of healing groups derives from their inability to prevent illness. An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure, and also total lack of prevention adds up to BMA and psychiatric millions.
The way to really wipe out the apparent power of medicine and psychiatry to harm is to be truly effective in preventing the necessity of their use. The larger percentage of the population that remains well, the smaller percentage will patronize totally healing groups like the BMA.
It is within our power to proof Australia against mental and physical illness. This is in itself a good goal and a workable one.
And it is, after all, the best and quietest answer to all threats—be effective.
So let us set our goal for Australia, both to win on all dynamics and to vanquish our enemies.
We have the technology, “they” don’t. We’re the experts. “They” aren’t. “They” could not even copy us for their ethical level is too low.
You could even get the government to cooperate. For it would relieve them of enormous expenses. But why wait on that?
A government today is a political effort to dominate the minds and loyalties of men. Most governments can only act to make men slaves. That makes any political government today a strange bedfellow for Scientologists. We don’t need their help. We are independent people. All we have to do is make it our job to make Australia proud and free.
L. RON HUBBARD
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO INFORMATION LETTER OF 17 FEBRUARY 19691
Anzo Orgs Only.
TO: All Anzo Orgs
Subject: Ron’s Journal 1968 Australian – Anzo Supplement for issue at tape play BPI.
As you would expect, the intensity of attack on Scientology is at its greatest in the Australian, New Zealand area.
The enemy, the International psychiatric front organization and its “National” Mental Health chapters over the world, has the stated ambition of dispensing with all boundaries. It is so odd to find them talking not of cases but always of political aims that one begins to believe they have other things in view.
If the US pulls out of Vietnam, that’s it for Australia and New Zealand.
To find their governments obviously controlled by pro-Communist forces is not very surprising. It’s just later than we thought.
Top Communist Brock Chisholm was once their International president. “Doctor” Stoller of Victoria was also a past president. “Doctor” [Dax] the Victorian inquiry has his books published by this foreign group.
We are gradually turning up more and more red cards connected to this Melbourne mess.
We in Scientology seek to uplift western society. We break no laws. We help people. There are no evidence against us. So why do the Anzo governments fight us? Obviously, since all anti-Scientology data has been given to them by this International psychiatric front group, they are taking the lead of those who have as a declared published target the eradication of boundaries.
If Anzo governments are taking orders from this psychiatric front group, refusing to investigate their real murders and political chicanery, then its pretty obvious that when the US pulls out of Vietnam, that’s it. England in something like a year pulled back from Singapore to Portsmouth. That protection is ended forever. Anzo stands alone and won’t for very long!
There are three things that can be done:
1. Revitalize Anzo society with Gung Ho groups.
2. Solidly oppose the election of psychiatric political stooges and
3. Set up agitation and committee to achieve US statehood quickly.
This is the only way I know of to keep Anzo from being deluged with Asiatic hordes.
Remember that I know Anzo. I once had a big share in saving its bacon from Japan. Note please that a small Jap force could have taken the lot and didn’t. A handful of us, months before the coming of the US troops, worked like mad to balk the Japs and change their minds. So I know exactly how real the threat is. And I know also that Anzo governments, fully aware of Jap intentions a year before World War II did NOTHING. Would not even listen.
So they better listen.
I don’t want to see my friends swallowed up. So have a go for God’s sakes!
This is not a political statement. It is a statement and programme based on pure survival of Anzo and all my friends there.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1969
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead,Sussex
To: All Orgs
Subject: Article “E-Meters Replace Guns,” issued this date for general info.
Terrorists and subversives are far more afraid of E-Meters than guns.
An E-Meter is a small, inexpensive box of electronics that ably distinguishes the subversive or the criminal from honest men.
When guns are used on subversives the subversive wins; he wins world support, boycotts, the protests of huge governments. But when E-Meters are used, the subversive loses. He loses his leaders, his communication lines and his support. And even more important he loses his hold of terror over people by which he can cause broad strikes and passive resistance.
The Mau Mau won after all. Even though he slaughtered thousands of natives in terrorism, the opinion of the world swung toward the “poor native downtrodden by his masters” and Kenya was delivered over to Mau Mau inspired freedom—and presumably more Mau Mau* massacres.
*Mau Mau: a secret organization of tribesmen in Kenya that used revolutionary terrorism during the 1950s in a rebellion against British colonial rule.
Subversion is a large subject. Only a skilled expert can handle it.
A good control requires superior technology. Just now the “superior technology” in political use is mental terrorism in subversive and seditious hands. And it is winning in the UN, throughout the Northern Hemisphere and in Asia. It does not mean freedom. It only talks about it. It means slavery for all, white, brown, and black.
Unless the controlling forces in Africa use technology superior to that in the hands of the terrorist, no amount of guns, no number of soldiers or police can stem the tide.
Police force is an emergency measure. It is vital to bring about order—but only after security technology has failed. That riots occur and that police must act says that security has already broken down.
Unless broad, effective security measures can be instituted, more riots, more police, more terrorism can result.
The average native does not like to run with the terrorists. He would rather live in peace. But when criminal subversives exist amongst the native population, the native is cowed by their terrorism into taking part in demonstrations, strikes and vandalism.
This was the pattern of the Mau Mau. By threats and enforced oaths, a few trained subversives dominated the area. That the native population was reluctant is demonstrated by the thousands of natives slain by the terrorists, compared to twenty whites.
The terrorist is the proper target of any police action, not the defenseless bodies the terrorist throws upon police guns. The terrorist stays safe while his enforced slaves die.
How does a terrorist subversive accomplish this? His devious ways include blackmail on sex and other crimes, threats of reprisals on families, and promised punishment if the hapless native fails to act.
Guns only shoot the pawns set up by subversives. They do not kill the subversive.
And that is why the E-Meter is far better than guns. It hunts down the shadowy man behind the trouble.
Find one native who participated in a riot or a strike. Put him “on” an E-Meter and without that pawn saying one word, you can find out who made him do it.
Then, finding the person who forced him on and putting that person in turn upon the E-Meter, you can find the man behind him.
The safety of the terrorist is blasted apart the moment an E-Meter is applied to some of the people taken from any riot or passive strike.
There is no known way to “beat the E-Meter” used in this fashion except Scientology processing. And in processing honesty and courage are returned and the information is usually volunteered.
So there is no known way to beat the E-Meter except by smashing it or discrediting it. The subversive bitterly hates the meter. He hates it so much that a London pro-Russian paper recently devoted half a page calling it “a box of rubbish” and other hard names even knowing they would be sued and would lose 20,000 pounds at least. It is worth many times 20,000 pounds to world subversives to discredit “the magic box.”
What is it anyway? It is a very sensitive, extremely modern version of the old Wheatstone bridge, designed a century ago. Its use has been constantly fought by “liberal” and subversive groups.
An older version exists today as the “skin galvonometer” unit of the police lie detector. These machines however are unwieldy and subject to 9% error. Further they cost about 6,000 pounds apiece.
Ten years ago new research was begun on the structure of the machine and improvements were made. Then about four years ago a brilliant electronics team under heavy supervision, designed and built the modern Electrometer.
Many times as sensitive as the police lie detector, this new meter is constructed with a very sensitive dial and transistors. It is not subject to mains variations and can be adjusted to read through the reactions of the most nervous subjects.
What does it read? The older models were thought to read “lies.” The new model reads emotional reaction and disagreement—and it reads them whether the subject talks or not.
The subject is made to hold two electrodes, one in each hand. The operator asks questions. The machine reads the emotional reaction to the questions. Whenever the needle dips a bit the answer is “Maybe.” When the needle dips a great deal, the machine is answering “Yes.” When the needle does not dip at all, the answer is “No” or “Not Guilty.”
The machine also has a tone arm which tells a quicker story. Used, for instance, at a road block, if the subject took the electrodes in hand and the E-Meter was adjusted to read, the tone arm would tell at once whether the person should be questioned further. A tone-arm too high or too low would mark the subject that should be interrogated at length. Sixty persons an hour could be checked by one machine in the hands of one operator by using the tone arm only. And every person with a bad tone arm reading could be set aside for additional testing. All this has held true on tens of thousands of cases.
This compared to the old police lie detector is a great advantage since the old lie detector required about one hour per subject.
The 6,000 pound detector would require a truck to carry it about. Its new, better grandson is a box not much bigger than a large book.
And what if a person refused to take the electrodes. They almost never refuse even when guilty. But if they did, a gentle placing of the electrodes under the armpits or against the soles of the feet gets the same readings.
The E-Meter costs no 6,000 pounds. It costs about 36 pounds less than a good rifle. And it gets the right game, not the pawn or the innocent bystander.
In troubled times business tends to halt because there has been no way to sort out the dishonest employee, house boy or farmhand. The method used in the past was to remove all the help to a reserve. And that nearly ruined everyone and punished the innocent.
A better method is for every manager or householder to have an E-Meter and to understand its operation (it takes about two weeks to become rather expert). Every employee can be checked out at effective intervals and trouble will be caught a long time before it happens, for the instigator of future trouble would instantly be disclosed. It’s nice to sleep comfortably and eat and work with no fear.
Subversion attempts to break down the natural affection and understanding that should exist amongst people, between employer and employee. An E-Meter restores confidence. And after all, security is only confidence confirmed.
A whole otherwise loyal population can be turned against its employers and rulers by doing two things:
(1) By corrupting the worker with lies and threats and
(2) By provoking the leaders to act savagely toward the governed, thus severing loyalties.
When these two actions are undone, subversion, sedition and terrorism collapse. All subversion depends on messengers, delivery of arms, collection of monies and other movements. These actions require the use of paths and roads.
By putting road blocks across internal and external paths and highways of the country and equipping these with E-Meters, this necessity of movement is hampered and most communication chains are broken. Subversion could collapse on this alone. For instance there is no reason to unload and inspect trucks when drivers and riders are checked for conspiracy and found “clean.” Constant checking is obviated by thorough checking at regular intervals and issuing certificates of a check, complete with picture and thumb print. A person with “clean hands” does not need continuous checking or special passes. He can be trusted.
Honest people are the victims in a subversion. It is the basic responsibility of a government or an establishment to protect its loyal and honest people.
Make no mistake about the end product of a subversion campaign. The talk during a revolt is all of “liberty,” but once the revolt is over, slavery of the cruelest kind is the country’s lot. Look at France in the 18th century. Look at Ghana. It is no kindness to go soft and let a people’s lot be worsened.
Around the world today, an enormous raid is in progress. Perhaps capitalism has had some bad points. But capitalism at least returned something for a people’s labor.
Socialism and communism, growing ever stronger in the Northern Hemisphere, are a raid on the production of labor by the privileged few. Socialism and communism seek to have a people’s labor for no return. And the least progress, the least happiness, exist in communist dominated countries. They “award” the worker with near starvation, no freedoms and total labor.
The reign of terror which ushers in a communist state in practice never abates. Even when communism has won “freedom for the worker” there is no freedom—in fact far less freedom than ever before. So no effective measure that halts the sweep of terrorism should be left unused. So, have no qualms about the invasion of privacy factor in using E-Meters. Only the honest deserve privacy. Only the loyal have earned it.
And yet we often hear honest men revile the use of quiet interrogation. They are misguided. They have been set on by dishonest men who are trying to hide. Only the honest have rights. It’s a good thing to remember that when subversion is about.
The E-Meter prevents the honest from being arrested, jailed, martyred. The punishment of the honest is all music to the terrorists’ ears and earns a large splash in world news. So prevention of injustice is vital.
It is remarkable that the E-Meter makes it unnecessary to jail men for political crimes. And this punishment of political action is what makes bad press in the United States and England.
How is that?
Political crimes of the intensity of mob violence, terrorism and vandalism occur against the background of a very odd fact: The professional subversive is held on the job by blackmail. The blackmail consists of threatened exposure of an actual criminal background.
In a very large number of cases checked on the E-Meter it was discovered that the majority of persons guilty of political crimes were first guilty of actual crimes such as robbery, murder, rape and mayhem. Of a long series of known communists checked out, the large majority were found to have committed crimes of violence.
In the light of this startling fact, jailing a person for political beliefs or sedition becomes relatively unnecessary. One doesn’t jail a murderer for inciting a riot and incur vast international press repercussions. One jails a murderer for murder and hangs him very thoroughly.
A country can be torn asunder by failing to understand subversion. A government becomes savage, driven half mad and understandably so. It cannot find anything to hit except its people. Employer becomes paranoid about his employees. Which one of them will cut his throat? And understandably he becomes hostile to all of them. The worker feels the brunt of government and foreman and, afraid, has no place to turn and comes at last under the executioner’s axe of the terrorist as he mounts to power or grinds out his life, a slave in the donkey mill of the “new people’s state.”
The forces of subversion loose on Earth today use exact technologies. These are taught carefully to criminals in prison, in schools, in foreign states. This is the new psychosis of Earth. To break it one need only work with truth and reach men’s minds with truth. One need but be certain to have the subversives behind bars, or otherwise cared for, to prevent truth from being corrupted. And the E-Meter singles them easily out from the loyal crowd.
No fortress, business or country can long endure in the climate of hate.
No gate, no fortress is more secure than its garrison. That corrupted and why the walls?
Not for nothing does any “new people’s state” shoot down the moment it’s in power the very men who destroyed the old. Counter-revolution is the terror bed mate of all new communist
states. They know how easily it is done and how. And so they usually remove even their own old agents by the firing squad or through exile. The Trotskys don’t live long. Therefore, if
this is so efficient, why don’t we remove the agents now before the people’s state is formed by violence? We don’t even need to know their names and addresses typed on a neat list.
Those can be found by a quiet dial placed in the hands of any rioter or striker that is caught. These wouldn’t talk. They don’t have to. The meter does the talking, even in semi-skilled hands.
Reform of abuses in a state cannot be achieved while that state is filled with distrust and nerves. And a state will be so filled while subversives, trained in their own technologies, are still at large amongst a people.
Confidence is the only atmosphere in which reforms can take place.
The subversives in the UN and throughout the Northern Hemisphere have South Africa now just where they want her. Antagonized by violence within her borders, South Africa uses guns. The subversives through the world scream and cause, by this, good people to act and protest.
The end of this tragedy would be a South Africa denied all help, even arms, shut off to the North by “new people’s states” well supplied with arms, and finally attacked from without only to collapse from within by carefully prepared revolts.
To turn this into a comedy, with the subversive at the receiving end of the joke is not hard to do. A populace of Asians and natives loyal to South Africa could help fight subversives rather than aid the collapse and any war declared in the north could be rolled back with ease.
To accomplish this at first not even government cooperation is necessary to the project. If employers and householders could read men’s minds with “the magic box,” they could assemble to themselves loyal crews. If this were broadly done the government would soon follow suit, if only to the extent of the individual police members adopting the method to save themselves hot work in interrogation and arrests. But let us hope the government as well would quickly avail itself of technology superior to that of the subversive and quickly run subversion down with modern scientific technology instead of tedious and ancient actions which, everywhere they have been used, failed.
E-Meters are cheap. They can be imported in enormous quantities. They are easy to operate. Special evening classes could be set up quickly in existing centers throughout South Africa. There are no frailties or bugs in the modern meter. They read positively. The E-Meter and the know-how to use them is fifty years ahead of the technology being used by subversives. And if the terrorists learn it, they cannot use it against South Africa because it is the technology of honest men. To use it is to become honest. Although the E-Meter technology now extant and well known to certain skilled persons in South Africa could be adequate, some additional technical work should be done to speed the resolution of this particular problem. Coordination of the program and compiling instruction leaflets for the layman also should be done. Not even this is needed to launch the program but the effectiveness of the action could be speeded even more if it were. There would be no substitute for having a top flight security expert on the ground. Unfortunately those present, through no fault of their own, lacking technology, have already failed.
Once subversion is handled and terrorists put out of the way, continued use of this activity would prevent further occurrences. Thus a rechecking of employees and population at
intervals would be necessary to maintain peace.
And peace with trust is the only atmosphere in which measures can be taken to bring greater understanding and participation to a populace.
A government cannot compromise or quit under duress without losing its strength and vitality. One cannot give up his integrity just because he is threatened. But once peace with trust is secured, harsh and inhumane methods of handling people become stupid and can be discarded.
Only by treating its situation sensibly and effectively can South Africa live through the tremendous external pressure of a world gone mad with slavery in a new and terrible form.
Don’t think the world outside South Africa is free. It is not. It is sinking deeper and deeper into the slavery of new economic task masters, of rapacious governments, of its own terrible weapons.
South Africa and Australia may well be the only civilized countries that will survive a coming atomic war. Thus South Africa has a tremendous responsibility to keep civilization alive and a population free of “people’s dictatorships.”
South Africa needs every bit of modern technology it can obtain to win through to security.
She faces today these menaces:
(1) The exerted and concentrated technology of the terrorists which has so far won everywhere it has been hard tried—i.e., Kenya, Ghana, the U.A.R, etc.;
(2) A possible shut-off of arms—i.e., Batista in Cuba;
(3) Economic boycotts in the hands of rabble rousers running free and unhampered in the Northern Hemisphere—i.e. recent boycott in London;
(4) Bad world press, fattened by new riots, a press that forgives any vandalism if anyone seeks to keep order and uses guns—i.e., Vereeniging, Hanga riots;
(5) News people’s states just to the north, ready and able to supply new subversives, unlimited arms and eventual war with the whole-hearted support of the world—i.e., Egypt, Algeria, etc.;
(6) Internal distrust which can rise to stop all productions— i.e., Kenya, etc.;
(7) An ever more divided government as the government seeks to hammer back the threat by needful methods which yet dismay the hearts of every decent man;
(8) An engulfing of white, Indian and black alike in the chaos calculatingly created by a handful of trained subversives.
This is no time to leave stones unturned. This is no time to fail to write and apply the best available technology and the most effective plans.
There are only two things which can prevent South Africa from winning with this program. These are:
(l) Discrediting of the plan, its source and its tools. The E-Meter is violently hated by the subversive who already knows of it and will try to tear the sky off to prevent its use. When you hear it disparaged, look behind the discreditor to see what you find; and
(2) Failure to use the most modern weapons and technology to fight back.
To turn this tide use E-Meters, not guns.
Probably, the only nation left on earth with the will to fight subversion is South Africa.
Do we want to win?
L. RON HUBBARD
SECRETARIAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Office of LRH
22 February 19661
SECED 61 WW […]SH
EXEC Secs, ES Comms
Dir I & R SH
and Dive 1 Section 5 only
In accordance with HCO pol ltr 17 Feb 1966, the HCO Area Sec SH will organise it with great care in the selection of personnel whose bona fides must also be passed on by the Ad Council SH and Ad Council WW. The Section personnel must be procured quickly by ads in London papers giving our London phone number in the ad for relay to Saint Hill.
The Ad should read “Investigators services of trained personnel required for interesting work. Phone Langham 3601”. Repeat the same ad with “Enquiry Agents” as [its lead;] Advertise often.
Five in all are authorised with the Section Officer chosen by statistics after work is begun.
Stenographic and file personnel must be given this section.
The top budget per week including salaries and expenses of all investigators and clerks is £300 and it must be kept below that until raised by my SECED and based on results.
No agency may be hired. Our upsets in legal, accounting and investigation stem from hiring outside agencies instead of individual professionals as staff or hiring persons who like the recent accountants “weren’t really part of staff”. Our investigators must be our own staff and reliable.
Project Psychiatry arises by the psychiatric attack on us in the US, in Australia and now England.
These attacks since 23 Jan 1963 follow my withdrawal from heading up our investigatory actions of attackers. So long as we investigated attackers, the attacks folded up. When we ceased, the attacks took a new violence. This is what changed that gave us a down statistic in this matter of attacks. It is repaired by the organisation of Div 1 Section 5.2
The attacking group as may be expected has a bad background. It is nowhere legalised by name under law. It derives any “authority” by medical degrees but psychiatrists are not qualified medical doctors in actual training and practice. Insanity has no precise definition, but is whatever they say it is. And whoever they say is insane is usually somebody who is in a temporary exhaustion or who doesn’t agree with them.
There is a conspiracy [here we has gotten across the path of ..]
Any person in the world can be pronounced “insane”, killed or assaulted and made incompetent at the whim of any psychiatrist. Further they pretend they can suspend civil rights! This is a violation of human rights. And far too much power for one group composed of men who at best act insanely when faced with any challenge.
We do not know if there would be any “hopelessly insane” people if there were no psychiatrists. For insanity is anything anybody says it is.
Hitler invented the pre-frontal lobotomy to make farm zombies. LSD25 as a drug administered to a person makes him temporarily insane. The Russians abandoned all this realizing these “treatments” were Fascist, were begun by the Czar’s secret police and have yet to cure anyone of anything except life. “The World Book” states they do no good.
Anyone dying as a result of an operation on the brain (and they generally do, at once or in a few years) has been from our standpoint, and in view of the fact that it helps no one, murdered. Anyone given electric shock has been assaulted, as shock hasn’t ever cured any “insanity”.
A psychiatrist today has the power to (1) take a fancy to a woman (2) lead her to take wild treatment as a joke (3) drug or shock her to temporary insanity (4) incarcerate her (5) use her sexually (6) sterilize her to prevent conception (7) kill her by a brain operation to prevent disclosure. And all with no fear of reprisal. Yet it is rape and murder.
There are fantastic statistics on this already. Thousands killed yearly by shock and operations, a rising rate of insanity, rising costs for insane appropriations, and all with violence.
Psychiatrists violently attack not only persons but groups such as ours. And they have very dirty hands. And the public hates them, they have no large membership and buy no advertising.
They pretend some sort of government position. They are a private group; in the US they are a stock company. They have no more official position than bookies. Yet their own megalomania (delusions of grandeur) lead them to pretend a mighty status.
Lord Balniel’s Mental Health Association has no more official status than the Plumbers Association! Yet he can, as an MP, pretend for his group official public status and does.
If these violations of human liberty aren’t checked we will soon see “thought police” and an end of individual rights.
I have done a preliminary investigation. I find the material available in individual psychiatrists enormous. We do not care about their conspiracy to rule the world even if it exists. They are no stronger than their individual practitioners and they are weak.
All we want are case histories from complaints by relatives or friends that fill our files with evidence of murder, assault and rape under the guise of “treatment”. We only want actionable evidence. Testimony that “Johnny wasn’t so bad until he saw Dr. Nut. Then he got shocked and got worse.” That’s assault. “Bob was all right but after he saw Dr. Mutt he was worse and then Mutt operated and Bob died”. Murder at least in the second and we hope with enough evidence to be first degree murder. “Evelyn became sexually promiscuous after she was treated by Dr. Gutt and told me he raped her”. Rape. By getting testimony and evidence we can amass a collection and an exposure of psychiatry for what it is. If we are further troubled we will start feeding the data in any enquiry demanding arrests.
If we are challenged with incitement to riot we claim we didn’t but they did by their actions.
We also will form committees to use this data, collecting together a lot of protest committees that already exist.
Psychiatric bloodsports. Psychiatric Auschwitz all proven by individual cases.
Carefully do not attack medical doctors as such. You will find they will discern psychiatry at the first breath in fear which will help us.
We want at least one bad mark on every psychiatrist in England, a murder, an assault, or a rape or more than one.
This is Project Psychiatry. We will remove them.
L. RON HUBBARD
- Document studied on Confidential GO Intelligence Course. PDF format. Text generated using linked pdf and xenu.net images. ↩
- From Modern Management Technology Defined: “Section 5, refers to a section which started out in HCO before the ’67 Org Bd, and before the Guardian Office was established. It was an Investigative Section which did investigations. It hired proved private detectives to do this. It was abolished when these functions were taken over by the G. O. (MSH Notes) ↩
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO EXECUTIVE LETTER OF 6 OCTOBER 19651
TO: ANYONE INTERESTED
SUBJECT: THE MELBOURNE ENQUIRY INTO SCIENTOLOGY
Regarding the opposition party “enquiry” into Scientology in the State Parliament in Melbourne and its “findings” the following story was written in reply by L. Ron Hubbard, Founder of Scientology.
Does a Man in the 20th Century have a right to write what he believes to be the truth?
I am a philosopher and a writer. I am not a psychiatrist and have no degrees for it. I am not a psychologist, and there are no degrees for that. I am a philosopher by trade and I do have a degree for that.
In a long lifetime I have always written what I believed to be true and I am afraid, will continue to do so. Some millions of my books have been bought, so there are many who think as I do — that Man is basically good, and that he deserves help.
And organization has grown up to forward my work. People read my books and come to me and somebody has to help me care for them. Any money they receive from people, they use in helping people. I do not get it as I do not need it. Even my book royalties have all been used in this work. These are decent people. They are only trying to help others. Nobody is getting rich. On the contrary, they are rather badly paid. A lot of money can be totalled up but then, it’s a big organization across the world and it costs money to run it. What I own I bought myself and have loaned or given the organizations more money than they have ever paid back.
The lot of philosophers is often a hard one. They think new thoughts and advance new ideas and these are resisted by the old, quite naturally. But the world must go on, must progress. The normal lot of any philosopher is to be fried during his lifetime and either exalted or forgotten after he is dead. This matters little to me. My trade is that of a writer of philosophy and the issue is, do I have a right to say what I believe is true? And do people have a right to believe what they wish to believe?
McCarthyism has many faces. It is still abroad today.
The “enquiry” that dragged on for years in Melbourne was in fact no more than a “Kangaroo Court”. They had their conclusions drawn long before they held the first hearing.
In England this “enquiry” would have been laughed out of existence. It was quite illegal in its conduct under common law. And I’m afraid the Q.C. would have been disbarred.
Consider these points. The opposition witnesses held secret meetings before the hearings to agree upon their testimony. They even kept minutes of those meetings and I have a copy. Although the Profumo2 witnesses are still in jail for doing just that in England the Q.C. in Australia and their parliament shrugged it off.
The court transcript is illegible and contains enough errors to make it senseless.
And finally, I was not permitted to appear in defense of my writings. Our solicitors [Nossic] and Norris of Melbourne petitioned their justice department and were refused. They petitioned the enquiry and were refused. They urged the hearing be held in England since I was not permitted to go to Australia. And this was refused.
These and many other errors give one a picture of a confused scene. And the findings, based on no facts, are at best an hysterical outburst.
Well, Australia is young. In 1942 as the senior US naval officer in Northern Australia by a fluke of fate I helped save them from the Japanese. For the sake of Scientologists there, I will go on helping them. They have a lot to learn.
I feel sorry for them. They are afraid.
Fifteen years ago my writings were ridiculed by the various vested interests. But as time has gone on these interests have felt more challenged and have now issued what amounts to a self condemnation.
Socrates said, “Philosophy is the greatest of the Arts and it ought to be practiced.”
I intend to keep on writing it and practicing it and helping others as I can.
The dark ages have not yet returned. The three witches burned at the stake for “heresy” who lie buried in our East Grinstead Church cemetery are not forgotten. That example of barbarism helped push form the shores of England tyranny over men’s minds. The members of the enquiry in Australia are members of the same Church that burned the witches in our High Street.
Let us be thankful that this desire to persecute is now 12,500 miles away from us.
I will continue to write what I think and believe. And will go on until lightning strikes or the atom bomb comes. And I hope a Man’s right to do that is still his right in this our times.
End of story.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1965
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED