OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS NETWORK ORDER
OSA NW ORDER 40
30 May 19881
THE MECHANISM OF ATTACK AND DEFENSE
(Excerpted from LRH Tape 6310021 SH Special — 315, 21 Oct 1963, ATTACK AND GPMs. Issued as an OSA NW Order on 30 May 1988.)
I have to wear the Washington legal hat and go up there and solve their various difficulties for them.
It’s a spectacle of people defending, defending. You know you can defend yourself into more holes and it has never occurred to them, on this one suit that has been going for about 5 years, to attack anybody. That would be very dangerous! Don’t attack anybody!
Look at the situation. Every time the enemy offers an attack, you defend against it and that is all you do. Any castle, to hold out, has got to sortie. The proper strategy for any battle is to find a weak point in the enemy lines and attack it.
The reason the United States is losing against communism is simply on these same mathematics. That they are losing is patent. All they are doing is defending the points attacked.
On this Berlin thing , before it really came to a hot boil, the United States was not claiming any piece over there and so is never going to be able to swap Berlin for anything. The proper action is to go find something to collect as a piece. Yet there they stand, defending, defending, defending, defending. Well, don’t they want to win?
How about an auditor that sits there and defends and defends and defends and defends and defends against the attack of the pc? He never looks for the bypassed charge and he never does anything effective to straighten out the case. He just sits there and defends himself. He would last about 2 minutes. This is about the most dangerous thing you can do. Look it over. It is certainly the most unthetan thing you can do.
You can defend to a certain degree and you have to defend to a certain degree. But use 75% of your energies to attack and you will always win. Find a weak spot and attack it. Attack expertly and attack perfectly and don’t flub with the attack. Always put your concentration on the attack and you win every time.
People look awfully silly two miles in your rear without any supplies, without any ammunition, with no defenses and no place to go. They attacked all right. The whole front of the battle shifted. They attacked and you didn’t defend. You went and destroyed their supply dump. It is very embarrassing to have this sort of thing happen.
The whole of life is an interchange, if you’re going to live. It is an interchange activity. It is putting out
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Let’s look at the gradient scale of how you would go about this.
Supposing you are just there all by yourself and there is no limitation to your putting out anchor points. You can put out as many anchor points as you like.
Somebody else shows up and says, “You shouldn’t put out these anchor points,” or, “I want to have some of this space too,” and they put out anchor points against your anchor points. So you don’t put out anchor points quite so far. I am talking about the Factors now.
Let’s suppose that every time you put out an anchor point, somebody else forbade you to put out the anchor point and you complied and agreed and didn’t put out your anchor point. How big do you think you would be after a while? That is about how big you are now. That is practically the way you got there.
There is nothing quite as disturbing and there is nothing quite so certain to throw anybody into apathy as just continuing to put out your anchor points. This is the most disturbing activity that you can engage in. Everybody says, “You mustn’t put out your anchor points,” and you put out your anchor points. Then they give you lots of reasons why you shouldn’t put out your anchor points and you put out anchor points. They bring all sorts of duress to bear on you on why you shouldn’t put out your anchor points and you put out your anchor points. What is going to happen to their morale?
I Sometimes it is very difficult to continue to put out anchor points in this particular way. Sometimes you just get cut to ribbons and it is those particular times that you got cut to ribbons you tend to remember as lessons not to attack or lessons not to put out anchor points.
The gradient scale on the thing goes: Putting out anchor points, in other words, continuing to create your space; to attacking that which is preventing you from’putting out your space. That is also putting out anchor points. And you get down along low human levels and what are you then involved with? You are involved with attacking those who are preventing you from putting out anchor points.
You go down scale just a little bit further and you start defending yourself against attacks. This causes you “to live good,” “to have good behavior,” to have various socially acceptable characteristics, all sorts of things. These things are basically defenses against attacks, direct attacks.
You can go downscale even further than that. You have the defenses against possible attacks and this causes people to live in castles, dig moats that nobody will ever think of charging against, invent weapons that have no particular use and invent social characteristics that are impossible to attack. This causes you, in other words, to go downscale a bit further.
There is a point further downscale than that, which is imagining that you are under attack. You are defending yourself against possible attacks. You are not being attacked — you are simply preparing yourself to defend possible attacks.
Just below that, there is a point where, because there are all these defenses, there therefore must he attacks. It proves itself. You have got a moat dug all the way around the place. Obviously there must be somebody going to ride across that moat.
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Some of the screens that a thetan puts up are terribly entrancing. These screens are very, very entrancing because they leave them up forever. why did they put them up in the first place? Well, they put them up against a lion. The lion might still be there. You would have to take the screen down to find out. You don’t dare take the screen down because you would be attacked if the lion were still there.
This causes a very funny action. You can get a thetan, a pc, and get him to find one of these black screens and get him to pick up one little corner of it and peek around it real fast. Sometimes he will really have to get his nerve up to do it —* and he will. He will see something like a mocked up lion or a snake or something on the other side of the black screen. One of his answers of confronting is to cover it up so he won’t have to confront it — black it out. There is the final mechanism of a defense.
Permanent defenses lead to a belief that one is under attack. when you get way down scale it must be that you are under attack because there are the defenses. Somebody must be ready to launch the rockets at you any moment, because here are all these radars waiting to detect them and of course, the more one defends, the less one becomes mobile. So therefore, actually, he never gets out to look if there are any attackers. And I imagine that there are nations on planets, someplace in this galaxy at this very moment, who have no neighbors, but who believe implicitly that those neighbors are there with full armies, ready to attack them and that live a life of complete defense, complete immobility, never going abroad, carrying through all of the various survival activities to prevent an attack against nations that are no longer there and that are long since gone to dust.
One has a defense up against an area of confusion. He has a stable datum all arranged to take care of an area of confusion that has long since ceased to exist. A thetan eventually traps himself.
What do you think are the chances of your opponents of trillions one hundred – trillions written one hundred times still being alive and kicking and ready to knock your block off? And yet, you have all the defenses for that period all rigged and all the stable data already there with those defenses against those confusions and attackers of trillions one hundred.
And that, in actual fact, is what a thetan is doing.
The above are mechanisms of defense of a certain kind of order. They are also, of course, mechanisms of attack. You will have to defend to a certain degree. But if you use 75% of your energies to attack, you will always win.
L. RON HUBBARD
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
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1 In wearing the Washington legal hat, LRH referred to having to handle the raids of the Food and Drug Administration on the Founding Church in Washington, D.C. In 1956 and 1958 the FDA seized Dianazene tablets and in January 1963 books and E-Meters. The FDA sued the D.C. Church. This suit was initially lost by the Church. However the Church appealed and won the appeal against the FDA. The FDA petitioned for rehearing the case and this petition was thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals. On 3 August 1971 LRH announced in the Orders of the Day: “We won our FDA (Food and Drug Administration attack on the E-Meter) case in a Washington Court. This gives the Church of Scientology exclusive rights to the E-Meter, wipes out all squirrels, confirms Scientology as a religion and restores our property – books and meters seized in ’63.” For further information on the FDA matter, see HCO Information Letter of 17 Dec 1963, RON’S JOURNAL No. 7, HCO Exec Letter of 7 Apr 1965, RON’S JOURNAL No. 11, SEC ED 45 WW E 301 SH, 9 Feb 1966, ENQUIRY RUMOUR U.K., OODS 6 Feb 1968, NEW NEWS, OODs 25 Apr 1969, GOOD NEWS, OODS 3 Aug 1971, BIG NEWS.
2 “This Berlin thing” refers to Berlin, the largest city in Germany which became the hottest issue in the Cold War between communism and democracy. The city of Berlin is located 110 miles inside communist controlled East Germany. Before World War II, Berlin was the capital of all Germany and with 4 million people was the largest industrial city in Europe. At the end of World War II in 1945, Berlin lay in ruins. Allied bombs had wiped out about a third of the city. More than a million people had been killed. Berlin surrended to the Russian army on May 2, 1945. Although Berlin lay deep within the Soviet zone of Germany, the Russians guaranteed the Western powers free access to the city. The Allies divided Berlin into four sectors and set up a four-power council to govern Berlin. Each ally occupied one sector. The three sectors occupied by American, French and British troops became known as West Berlin. The Russian sector is East Berlin. West Berlin soon became a gateway to freedom for hundreds of thousands of East Germans who wanted to escape communism. From 1945 to 1961, almost 3,000,000 people escaped to West Berlin. Then, on August 13, 1961, the communists sealed off the border between East and West Berlin with a 6-mile concrete and barbed wire wall across the city. They also boarded up windows and doors in buildings facing West Berlin. A few desperate refugees still managed to escape. But for most East Germans, the door to freedom had been shut tight. The Berlin issue came up over and over again in the Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s. Russian Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev demanded that Western powers withdraw from West Berlin and turn their sectors into a “free, demilitarized” city. The Western nations however insisted on staying to safeguard West Berlin from becoming defenseless against communist aggression.
Ref. World Book Encyclopedia.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
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To: All Orgs
Subject: Ron’s Journal 1969 No. 2 THE OPPOSITION
I have put in quite a lot of intensive study in the last few months on the character and anatomy of the opposition. And I have found some amazing phenomena.
Evidently what seems to be going on on a very broad basis in the West is a social evolution that is not pretty.
Russia apparently “won” World War II. She acquired 750,000,000 new population in conquered areas. The West betrayed the expatriate governments of these seized countries (Poland, China, Czechoslovakia etc.) and the crime has come home to haunt them. The West finally woke up to the fact it had an enemy not an ally.
The continual cold war needling of Russia has pressured certain elements in Western governments into TURNING FASCISTS.
The natural conflict of Communism and Fascism has been pressed into being in some areas in some Western governments.
Fascism is “Industry operating in collusion with the military” according to the text books.
A Fascist has certain personality trails. He tries to obliterate minorities. He burns books. He seeks “legal” means to seize any person who disagrees and hold or murder him. He does physical experiments on people.
The Fascist has the delusion that ideas can be crushed by force.
Such small elements in Western governments have turned to the psychiatrist as a method of seizing. torturing and killing people. In the U.S. Civil Defence Manuals under “Psychology” it says the role is to notice anyone who tries to do anything about a nuclear bombing or who is blaming the government and seize him and put him in a stockade. No mention of soothing the population or caring for emotional upset is made.
These fascist elements were looked to to resist Communism and so have gained some power. They probably don’t even think of themselves as anything but “patriots”.
The Communist elements are infiltrating such areas and attacking such officials heavily.
The Western population is overwhelmingly on the side of human rights, so these politicians are against the stream of public opinion.
If the Communists can force these fascist elements to act against public opinion (such as attacking Scientology and other minorities) they can show the public that their government has no Cause worth fighting for, that it is destructive and mad.
This effectively turns the people against their own governments.
It is a vital consideration (according to all their literature) that an insurgent must be able to operate freely amongst the people without being informed on or given over to authorities. If the government by doing crazy and unpopular things (such as an attack on innocent people) it will become distrusted and detested and a Communist insurgent will find support among the people.
The stage is then set for Communist insurgency and government overthrow.
The odd picture then greets us when we suspect our enemies, of a fascist inner-government clique with Communists mixed up in it.
The Fascists, lied to and needled by Communist elements then act like mad dogs against the wrong targets in the society, become hated by the public and no longer find public support or obedience. The Communist is then able to subvert the entire country by propaganda or insurgency.
Right now the fantastic desertion role of Western troops shows they do not support their own governments. When the show down comes, possibly it will be another 14 July 1789 when on “Bastille Day” the National Guard of France turned at once to the side of the people. And for some years the heads of the “best people” (meaning the fascists of that day) rolled into baskets.
People do NOT ask what the revolutionary is going to do. That he is overthrowing a hated government is enough to keep the public uncooperative at best or in active revolt.
The causes of revolt are unpopular unfair and brutal government punishment and actions and oppressive taxation, plus some element active in promoting revolt.
Julian Paget’s “Counter Insurgency Campaigning” Faber and Faber, 24 Russell Sq., London, and James Eliot Cross’s “Conflict in the Shadows”, Constable and Co Ltd., London, are two excellent recent books on Communist activities and Insurgency over the world. I wish politicians would read them.
Communists are not attacking us. They are stirring Fascist elements up so they will attack us.
This involved action then causes the Fascist to look crazy. He is seen to be attacking a minority church group which has done nothing, causes him to seize innocent books and generally act like a Fascist.
The people see these acts as wrong headed and the government loses credit.
Thus, when we investigate these actions we find fascists running death camps and commies stirring it up.
It is a pretty dizzy sort of scene.
For 19 years we have been demonstrating that we help people and have the first truly effective mental technology If we won probably both the Fascist and the Communist would lose out since both are fanatics.
Remember that we are not the only ones being attacked. So the cumulative effect of their attacks makes the Fascist “prove” to the population there is no good reason to defend “such a government” and every reason to knock it down.
By deteriorating the government’s cause the potential revolutionary can greatly improve his cause. And one day the government goes to pieces. In the ensuing commotion the Communist feels he can take over.
Not every militaristic government is a fascist government. Far from it. Militarism is a condition, not an ideology. In self defense several nations have shifted over to militarism to defend themselves against all this confusion. Having done so they feel more secure. On the other hand Fascism is a very particular frame of mind — oppress minorities, burn books, seize torture and kill people on some flimsy pretext, fatten the industrialist by heavy government expenditures, these are the primary characteristics of Fascism. But above all it believes all ideas can be fought with force and only force. Getting a better idea or strengthening their own Cause so that it will appeal to their people is seldom done by Fascists. At best they seek some new foe to distract their people.
Fascism is too old hat. It won’t wear.
Our opponents are a small clique running against the trend of the world. They will lose.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1969
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
- Document studied on Confidential GO Intelligence Course. PDF format. ↩
- Books cited: Paget, J. (1967). Counter-insurgency campaigning. London: Faber.; Cross, J. E. (1963). Conflict in the shadows: The nature and politics of guerrilla war. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday. ↩
- Excerpts of this document are quoted in The Foster Report, Chapter 7. ↩
EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE FROM L. RON HUBBARD
Date 20 December 19681
LRH ED 69 INT
One has to ask a question seriously concerning the American – European – Anzo world – normally called “the West”.
Are they capable of surviving?
The business of police is public safety, which in any terminology means the personal safety of the person and the goods of the individual or group.
In any governed society the government takes responsibility for personal security.
If the government itself aids and abets the actions of criminals, condones or legalizes raids upon possessions and attacks on the person, then it is no longer a government but a hostile enemy of the people.
When a government collects taxes it is supposed to give service. When it collects taxes and turns any part of them over to those who attack the people to assist the attack on them and provides no protection in return then it has ceased to be a government and is a kind of curse, like a locust swarm or a plague.
If protection was proportionate to taxes and was actually furnished, even then there would be no real complaint even if the taxes were high.
The definition, by Classic International Law, determinjng a Sovereign Power is “the ability to protect the lands and People of the country from foreign aggression.” If the government cannot or does not do this it is then, in International Courts, no longer defined as the Sovereign Power of the state.
Modern governments realize they cannot defend their land against atomic bombs (as there is no defense) and since 1950 when Russia stole the formula of fission have degenerated into the shadow of the real government.
Western governments and peoples are under ceaseless and unrelenting attack from the Communist forces in the “cold war”. The enemy has for a long time been inside, getting laws passed, degrading the society, seizing persons in the name of “psychiatry”, pushing up taxes, inflating money —
Well it’s pretty obvious what the enemy is doing.
But if this is so — and we know now it is — then where are the Western governments? Where are their 007s and Steeds of “Avenger fame.” Where, even, are their pavement pounders.
SH suffers a small crime on the average of once a month – theft or breaking in. Out of this long list, not one crime has ever been solved by the police to whom each was reported. SH on the other hand has solved several of these on its own. Interesting statistic isn’t it?
Over the years we have had a lot of crimes against us in orgs in various countries – petty theft, etc. And even staff members injured and killed in LA and DC years ago. And where were the police?
The enemy in ’63 dressed up Baltimore longshoremen (the enemy recruits in labour unions for members) gave them guns and badges and they raided our DC HQ and seized everything they could grab. These were called “Federal Marshals” in the press.
We have had a lot of action by police and governments against us WITH NO EVIDENCE OF CRIMES BUT LOTS OF EVIDENCE OF DOING GOOD but we have not had ANY protection of any kind.
The orders the governments followed in attacking us were originated by REDS, by the usually foreign psychiatrist, operating as per Communist instructions to destroy all Churches and Scientology in particular.
The governments took THEIR orders. We were citizens of the country, with honourable decent records and intentions. So where were the governments? Where were the police?
We in desperation, conceiving that the society appeared lawless, developed our own codes of justice and our own ethics officers.
SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE MADE HEADWAY.
Not only that, we have also found the enemy and have him badly rattled.
So, the point is, if this handful of us could accomplish all that and stay alive and grow as well, and if the governments concerned could not handle it and were themselves being mowed down and turned against their own people, we come to two conclusions
A. We are largely on our own.
B. On our own we can make steady progress. This then leads to the conclusions that
1. We must be an awfully effective group
2. And, wildly enough, we are better than the continued governments of the West in defense from Red attacks.
All right, those are fantastic conclusions. But they add up to that by all processes of reasoning. This is no bid to revolution. It’s just a summary of bald
We, the dark horse, came up from the dusty rear of the field and got about 100 furlongs ahead.
So who are these other guys? The police and the governments? They were obviously the losers in this cold war. They couldn’t win on the battlefield or in the conference chamber and they not only let the side down, they helped the enemy.
Either the police were tied down by the corruption in politics or they didn’t care.
I think we ought to give policemen a piece of our mind.
What are they doing letting their citizens be chopped up?
The job we’re doing is their job. They get paid for it.
Sooner or later one of two things happen in a state:
(a) The people and government get tired and the whole thing folds up, or
(b) The people start siding with the winner against the government.
We didn’t set out to be a political force. We don’t care to be one.
BUT WE ARE BEING FORCED INTO TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WEST.
Assistant Guardians here and there at the peak of the late 1968 enemy offensive, were getting calls from unions and public groups TO ASK FOR HELP OR DIRECTION in handling the local government on matters of their own, not ours.
And that’s the beginning of a government.
The people are on our side in these weak states.
Now in a governed area that is newly or strongly governed we are being included and welcomed by the new government.
We didn’t promote any of this, really.
The people of Western nations would rather die than become puppets in a Communist State. They do not have much faith in their losing governments.
As we were an unsuspecting object of attack by the enemy we had to measure up to it or die as a group.
We measured up to it. We did not die. We expanded. So now what happens? We are caught up in world forces.
The West is losing steadily as governments.
We refuse to be a revolutionary force. We will continue to try to cooperate with the West.
But it looks to me that this is what will be forced into existence:
As we totally dominate the technology of the mind, as we are winning where the West was losing, as Western governments turned on us and were thereby shown to be weak or corrupt,
the public as the years roll on will force us into a position of control of order whether we like it or not.
That’s the way the tide is swinging.
We have a lot of hard battles ahead, I am sure. We will have to be careful not to be classed as a revolutionary force. We will have to keep our truth and integrity in the face of
all opposition and carry on and continue to win.
And just by doing what we are doing, I predict that the West will survive and that Communism will succumb. And that we will make our target of a cleared 4th Dynamic.
If we really keep on working hard at our jobs.
L. RON HUBBARD