OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
1 September 2006
OSA Network Order No. 311
All Execs & Staff
(Excerpted from a briefing of 28 May 1968.)
The cause of war is incompetent government. The US does not have the will, really, to handle or clear up its strikes and its differences. It does not have the mental technology with which to do this. It does not have the organizational technology with which to do this. These are blank pages in Man’s history. He doesn’t know how to do them.
The failures of all civilizations are political failures. Sicily, with a hundred and sixty cities, went completely to dust one hundred years before Christ. It was still very rich and worth looting, but that was the end of the Greek civilization in the Mediterranean. The high tide of the Roman Empire was just being reached and actually was not reached for several decades after that. Barbarians had very little to do with wiping out that civilization.
Civilization after civilization has disappeared off this planet on the same note: they cannot handle their political affairs.
Our problem is continuing this civilization long enough to audit out its engram. We are interested in it because it may terminate itself before anything really effective can be done. When you have a government which no longer has the will to provide law and order inside its borders and when that is the principal and most powerful nation on the planet, coming right over the hill is war.
In its final agonies and disappearance, usually a nation involves itself in one long, prolonged, continuous war. It does not win these wars, it keeps losing them and losing them. But it has enough force and power to enturbulate every other nation on the planet. And unfortunately they happen to be armed with a bomb which has an overkill of one thousand times for every man, woman and child on the planet.
Our primary enemy is not the United States. We don’t have any enemies actually. We’ve got a few suppressives but they are not really enemies of ours. They are surrounded by Martians, stuck on the track with Martians attacking them and they identify all the beings around them as some weird personality. They are trying to be safe on the first dynamic or even trying to destroy their own first dynamic while trying to do something to all the other dynamics. It’s an inverse picture.
Therefore, our next mission will be to buy time for the planet. That is an awfully big chunk to bite. The political objective in which we are involved is to provide an auditing environment in which the engram on the fourth dynamic can be audited. I don’t think that you ever saw an auditor able to audit an engram in a room which had disappeared by a bomb blast.
L. RON HUBBARD
6th May, 19661
TALK TO THE SAINT HILL STAFF & THE STAFF OF WW
From Salisbury, Rhodesia. This is RON:
First of all, How are you? I have a lot of things to say about what you have been doing but more of that shortly. Reg is just now leaving and coming to England and he made all sorts of statements to me that I had jolly well better make you a tape. Actually he told me in the last day he was here that I have to write a book for you, that is before he left, of course, and to make a three-hour lecture and take forty or fifty photographs. This seemed to be a bit of a steep assignment for the last day but I am at least doing my best and giving you this short tape just to tell you Hello!
The important thing is not so much what I am doing but what you are doing. The truth of the matter is that after I spent from April 1964 to January of 1966 putting Saint Hill together and putting in through 1965 the Seven-Division system and writing up all of its policy letters and straightening out its lines, I now had to know whether or not it was a workable system. Well the test of whether or not it was a workable organization and whether or not you could do your job and actually whether or not Scientology could take the planet, all depended on whether or not you could make it yourselves, not with me standing there driving you and talking madly to straighten out the goofs but whether or not you and your combined efforts and whether or not this combined effort as represented by the Seven-Division system of organization could succeed.
I finished up quite a few policy letters while I was in Las Palmas and neated up some various points that needed neating up — I still have one of those to neat up, I have to give you your conditions, formulas, completely, but all that time I was waiting to see how you made out.
Then when I came down South I was still waiting to see how you made out. On the 22nd March, 1966, I received 21 R2 from Suzie saying “Ron SH in Affluence”. Well this was very good news and I then patiently waited thinking that was fine but it didn’t prove much, since it had more or less been in affluence when I had left, and on the 7th April 1966 I receive 123WW which read as follows
“Ron Div. 7 SH Statistic for week ending 7.4.66. is £9,861 ARC highest yet Love Helen and John”.
Well, that pleased me very much. This meant that one had had a record week there and that this had been done without direct coaching from me and I was very satisfied.
I began to think that I had more or less made it and the organizational line-up was following and the staff was doing very, very well and then on the 14th April 1966 I received 141 WW
“Ron SH Statistic week end 14.4.66. is £12,039. Love Virginia”.
Well now, that was fantastic and although even though I was aware of having plotted the original promotion which resulted in that, it had to be followed through and it meant that you were doing your jobs excellently well. So therefore I became very confident and I could adjudicate then that the Saint Hill pattern of organization and the new WW Executive Division were working very well and the net summary I gave that is that Scientology organizations all by themselves could take the planet. And they could take the planet without my being there and driving every point of it — because of course I can do a lot, but I can do just so much and then the lines jam at the top if there isn’t an adequate organization. But with not being there at all and seeing the statistics go up to this degree gave me a great deal of confidence and made me feel that finally the bridge was in; the bridge was in technically; the bridge was in organisationally; everything was fine.
Now, along with all of that, of course, before I left Las Palmas, I had news that John McMaster had flown back from Los Angeles and had been checked out Clear. Well, that was very, very terrific because it so happens that I never audited John McMaster and this meant that people I had not audited; people following standard technology; people going right down the line with standard technology, with no flooks or freaks connected with it, had a possibility of making Clear. So this meant that standard technology was working and that the Gradation Chart which was refined in ’65 was accurate and was following straight on through.
Then a few weeks later I received a cable that John Imburgia had made Clear and at the same time I receive—just before that, rather — had received worrisome news that some of the cases were taking longer to go Clear and then John Imburgia went Clear and that made me very happy and then on 21 April ’66 I received cable 159WW “Pam Pearcy has checked out Clear after ten runs and had passed check-outs completely.” And then on 4 May 1966 I received 218 WW “Pat Scufari has passed Clear test today” and that made four. So after this, why I’m not worrying — the rest of you will come up the line and make it.
Now I knew indeed that the technical bridge was in all the way through to Clear. Ahead of that largely unexplored and not vital in its technology to the lower echelons, is of course Operating Thetan. This area is relatively unknown and just exactly what the total potentials of an Operating Thetan are have not been explored but I can say this, that everything that I try to say that an Operating Thetan can do as the total limit of his ability and so forth, reads as an invalidation on my E-meter. Oh, we know that the capabilities are great but we have no idea how great. But the important line is up to Clear, since Operating Thetan in itself is mostly familiarity and exercise. Well, this means then that you, working on staff, are doing a job using the Seven-Division system and making the technology operate all the way and then barring cataclysmic catastrophe or some kind or another of a planetary basis, will be able to take the rest of the planet in due course.
Now I did receive a bit of a shock when Reg came down and showed me some photographs. Well, I’d asked Reg to take some photographs before he left Saint Hill so I could see how everything looked and he didn’t say anything about anything — I was sitting there and I was looking at the screen and all of a sudden a photograph of that building came up and it was the same as it had been in December and I didn’t say anything to Reg, I simply went in and sent a cable. We thrashed this thing out and we found a Suppressive in the line-up and I am sure that construction is getting off the launching pad.
The danger of this is that selling advance bookings at the degree that you were selling them, you could easily have crashed the organization by not providing facilities and by George you’d better mark that down in big letters that this is a very big danger that as you expand you will not provide quarters and you must provide them — you must provide quarters for future expansion. A great deal of your income must be spent on the provision of future quarters because expansion also requires buildings.
However, I didn’t blame you very hard for this as a staff and as Executives for this reason: I had not in actual fact thoroughly shed the Hat of Construction and I am sure that the Estate Division is improperly placed in the Third Division and the reason it is improperly placed is that the Third Division is not an origin point for the organisation. The origin point for the organisation is the Office of LRH and the Estate Division, complete with the maintenance of charters and so forth, must go into the Office of LRH.Now sooner or later, local maintenance of quarters might be able — I mean just in terms of changing light bulbs and keeping the floors clean might possibly go into the Third Division but it is so much part and parcel to Construction and Grounds and Upkeep and all that sort of thing that I think it goes along with origin.
So anyway the main fault here — it showed up a fault in the Organisation. It showed up that origin, Office of LRH and Construction and so forth were misplaced in the Organisation and so I, having broad shoulders, am very happy to take responsibility for that but let me still give you a grim warning on the subject. Don’t for Heavens sake sell fantastic quantities of Advance Bookings without providing the professional technical staff, well trained and well able to deliver and the quarters necessary to furnish service and the administrative expansion necessary to serve the service. Now that is a big lesson to be learned along. Perhaps there will be others but it isn’t too vital because I caught it but it still shows that I am needed to some degree in the line-up. Well it shows that the Heavy Hussar Hat — you know, the Heavy Hussars always lie as a squadron, a regiment, out to the flank of the battle and if it gets to going too bad, the Heavy Hussars go in and straighten out the lines. And it shows just this, that I still have to keep my eye on it a bit.
But, in all due respect to one and all, you’re doing splendidly and I think it was a misarrangement on the organization pattern. I think this was the only flaw that we have found so far that would have been a big enough flaw to have made a serious dent in things. So, in essence, I feel that you’re doing very, very fine. I think you’re doing splendidly, I’m proud of you — every one of you — for carrying on and handling the things the way you handle them; keeping income up and so forth and don’t sit there thinking now that I’ve berated you roundly and shot you down with guns on the subject of construction. I haven’t. Let me make that very, very clear — I believe that Construction in any other position in the organisation but the Office of LRH is misplaced.
It’s an amusing point, by the way, that Construction has to be furnished by you in the future — a rather high rate of build and when you do it that way it costs more money and any time you put something that costs more money in the Third Division you can absolutely count on the fact that somebody there will save money. This makes what’s called an abstract loss — you can save a pound or two now but you’ve just got through wasting several thousand pounds next month. But that’s no cry against the Third Division either, it’s just that Third Division quite rightly, should be very saving of money and people who are saving of money should not be in charge of construction of future facilities. So, aside from that wiggle on the lines, all is well and I still think that you are going to take the planet just as organisations, barring possible catastrophe
All right, now let’s get down to this basis of catastrophe and once more we’re getting down to the Heavy Hussar Hat and there I sit in the woods, ready to turn the enemy’s flank if there is too much confusion in the battle line and this problem of catastrophe and so forth is the only thing now that we can keep you from taking the whole ruddy planet because your organisations will expand, your technology will maintain a high level, you’ll be able to train new technical personnel and somehow or other work with the strains and stresses of expansion and taking care of more and more traffic.
But there are two things that you are not at this time gauged to take care of: one is the fact that there is an up statistic sitting over there in Russia. That up statistic on the part of Russia is conquered territory. Now if you will simply — this isn’t anything to do with me being against Communism or anything like that, I couldn’t care less — but here is an up statistic sitting over there and if you get the number of square miles and the number of people who have passed under Communism in the last twenty years, you will see that this is pretty fantastic and, for instance, right after 1945 seven hundred and fifty million human beings who had never before been under Communism passed under its yoke and this expansion of Communist ground terrain and capita — well not to use that word but population — is something which you’re running neck and neck with. It could happen that in the next decade or two the areas of the world could be blanketed by this weird philosophy.
Now, democracy tends to go into socialism — socialism inevitably bankrupts itself and the moment it does it goes into Communism. So whether Russia took the rest of the world or not, the socialistic tendencies and so forth are certainly going to crash the whole show unless something is done about it. Now this means in essence just this way: you’ve got an expanding population and a socialistic philosophy that everybody, no matter whether he lies in the sun or something, or anything, whatever he does, why the State somehow owes him a living. Well that leaves just a few blokes working and more and more population to take care of, you see and more and more hand out by the State and less and less work being done and when you finally get it down to the final last dregs, well the machine breaks down — socialistic machinery breaks down; the economic lines break down and suddenly the atmosphere is laid for revolution and bango — there is suddenly a new Communist state. This is how it is being done.
So with this up statistic on the part of Communism, you could, somewhere up the line in the next few years, run into this trouble as an organization. Now I’ve done several things about this and one of the things is I have developed a government which is based on seven divisions. I needn’t say anymore — you see I have to figure out these things from O.T. base viewpoint now and this is not a vital concern of yours.
Well, it’s interesting that you could figure out a whole government on the seven division system and you could put it into a form whereby every company or corporation belonged there in the Production Division and you had all types of correction and that sort of thing in the Qualifications Division and you could do all kinds of wild things — the whole society, actually, could be fitted into one.
Well that doesn’t mean that we’re about to take over the society but it does mean that we can present a form of government, if you want to call it that, which is probably more socialistic than socialism and we could criticise now both the socialist and communist state and do you know that they have members — they have actually members of their country; they have actually citizens, who are not staff members! Isn’t that terrible? And they are denying their citizens the right to be staff members. Anyway, that’s a wild dream from one point or another but frankly, working it over, it looks like a very efficient and effective activity regardless of who is sitting there in Dept. 21.
So that is a thought and more importantly we have now got Section 5 and Section 5 with its investigatory techniques can roll back and locate the blackmail which the communist and revolutionary used to force utterances from political figures and if we just keep running back in the society anybody who attacks us; running back as to his personal background and so forth, we’ll wind up with the blackmail that makes it possible for the communist or super-socialist to manipulate this fellow and when we run into that of course we don’t really have to do anything with it; it’ll probably blow up.
So what we’ve done is come up to the necessity to operate as Third Dynamic auditors so this makes our organisation reform groups and we have to work on it and work at it and we have to investigate the rotten spots of the society and those rotten spots investigated will blow just like an auditor auditing a preclear and if we regard ourselves as an auditor to society and our role as an auditor simply investigatory to find the jammed spots and the rotten spots and the down spots and the mean ones in the society, why then we will keep the society audited.
We’re getting too big now to neglect our role as auditor to the society and what is actually happened is that we ourselves have been unable to take our minds off the idea of auditing the individual long enough to see that we as an organisation must audit the society or the society will stay too rotten and too aberrated to work with.
The society is psychotic and we can handle the individual — that’s our main business — but at the same time we are auditors to the society: unless we keep the society audited we are denying auditing to the society and that is the trouble we get into. Now it is very easy to select what to investigate from a Section Five viewpoint, extremely easy, since all we have to do is to find out anybody who is attacking us and then run back that situation and the individuals in it and we’ll clean up the rotten spots. So that’s the approach to reduction of the statistic of Communism.
Now there is also an economic situation which is very bad. Not only is there what’s left of civilization being shotgunned from the communist areas but also it is being mowed down from the world bank areas. In other words, the trick here is to make a country as insolvent as possible so that it will borrow as much money as possible and therefore that country can be made to pay back such vast interest rates and such huge sums of money through overtaxation of its population that somebody gets rich some place else. Now this theory of how you depress the providency of a government in order then to tax and more or less own the country as a whole is probably the reason back of the African new black states, the present semi-confusion and dissolution of the government of England which owes the World Bank £900,000,000 and will owe it more and more and more and more and you’ll notice that the whole budget was paying back that World Bank, paying back that World Bank. Well of course they’ll never pay back the World Bank and the World Bank will end up owning England.
So you have the super-capitalist shooting at civilisation, you have the super-communist shooting at civilisation and between the two there is some possibility that you might not make it, you might get disrupted on route. So therefore Avenue Two has received my attention and there’s going to be a brand new civilisation arising in Africa which could salvage the old civilisation. Now if we can get white population, immigrants and big companies and so on moving into Africa and if we can get with that Scientology well established in Southern Africa, why we can then look forward to a salvage operation base, in case the northern hemisphere’s lights go out.
So the main chance is you see that you’ll just go on and take the northern hemisphere and the rest of the world. But if by some flook or inefficiency or incompetency or ineffectiveness or something like that, but ethics officers and so on — somehow or other you skid just enough to let the communist-capitalist war muck up the civilisation in which you are operating. Why then, even if that went by the boards, we still wouldn’t lose Scientology — we still wouldn’t lose the bridge and we would be moving on up into the society to take it again from Southern Africa providing that has been propped up or beefed up.
Now, there is also something else that might happen and that is atomic war and if atomic war occurred it most likely would occur in the Northern Hemisphere and would not affect the Southern Hemisphere. So therefore the second avenue; the main chance you see is that you just go on and take the world, organization — just as you’re going now, founding new organizations, WW, running more things and — that is running more organizations and everything going along smoothly and your tech up and furnishing new quarters and your income coming up and your statistics rising and so forth. You just go on and take the planet but there is a second avenue and that second avenue is possible through a reformation of Africa and all we have to do is make sure that this civilization of Southern Africa is, keeps going and keeps perpetuating itself and so forth and we will still have Scientology in spite of something happening in the Northern Hemisphere.
Hubbard’s proposed constitution would have almost certainly allowed the white ruling minority to continue in power while the black majority remained disenfranchised.
All right — there’s a third avenue and that third avenue I will be working on in a very few months and that is the O.T. base proper. All this is part of Mission. Mission is actually Avenue Two, which is a new continent in Africa, developed and able to function despite atomic fission, cataclysms that might occur in Northern Hemisphere and that also includes O.T. base and O.T. base of course is a final recourse on assisting the political situation and restraining various forces from engulfing civilization until we can get there organizationally. Now I’ll be working on that — I’m working on it right now as a matter of fact, but I will be working on it hammer and tongs in just a few months. Southern Africa is just a passing glance — this doesn’t amount to so very much, but it does furnish a second avenue and I’m getting the impulses in in this particular area to make sure that it stabilises politically so that it will not blow up. I’m trying, in actual sober fact, to get one vote — one man one vote — in down here and get it in in such a way that we won’t explode the whole civilisation and destroy everybody just because a political reform has been instituted. And this is not as hard to do as you would think. I have considerable acquaintance with this area of the world, by the way; over a considerably longer period of time than is immediately apparent.
Now, what’s going to happen to the Clears? Well the Clears are to stay with the organisations at the present moment and ought to help organisations out to be effective and efficient and carry the ball there and as soon as I get an O.T. base established — certainly within a year — why, I’ll want Clears at O.T. base and we’ll move forward from that point but right now Clears can do the most good by standing by the organisations, working in the organisations and raising their standards of efficiency.
So — there are three avenues, three avenues: you are the main chance. I am simply lying out on the flank of the operation at the present moment, seeing what has to be patched up and seeing what you can’t run and seeing if you make out all right and at the same time getting in a second chance of making sure that civilization cannot be extinguished on the planet and our technology lost by trying to put in a proper political stability in Southern Africa and making it possible for this to boom in case the lights go out in the Northern Hemisphere and the third chance I will be operating on and it will be in full blasting action within about a year, will be O.T. Base. Now this is what I’m engaged on right now is Mission. And Mission is simply the action of safeguarding the fact that organisations are going to roll forward and take the planet. You will roll forward and take the planet but one of the reasons you will is because I am at this moment out on the flank making very very sure that awful things will happen to people who try to interrupt our progress.
So now you understand what’s going on. Now I’m not doing anything very drastic but I suppose in planetary terms it would sound pretty exciting. Reg could probably tell you more about that.
Now I see they’ve just backed out the car out here and they are getting all ready to pack Reg aboard and he’s about to go down and get on his aircraft and fly away to England and he will take this tape with him. And I am much, much closer to you than you think and you carry on just as you’re doing and I think you’re doing fine and don’t be downcast because we had all that rickle-rackle about the Comm Ev and all that sort of thing. Great — we straightened it out and now we know what the score is and that’s all gone, that’s past history and we’re moving forward at great rate. I think you’re doing splendidly and I’m very proud of you and when I saw what you’re doing with income, shooting it up the line and what you’re doing with clearing, why I became completely convinced that we have just about everything we needed to take the planet with Scientology and we’re off the launching pad and away, so — lots of luck to you and thank you very, very much for being there and I’m looking forward to seeing you in the very, very near future — I will not be away from you very much longer. I will at least come home, no matter how briefly.
Very good — and my very best to all of you and thank you very much for being there.