LRH Aides Conference
This is the sixth November, 1969, Flag Org Officers Conference.
Okay, I just wanted to call you together. There are two matters here of interest and the first of those is the local campaign. I want to call to your attention, having heard the article, you told me it was the same as Lisbon. It isn’t the same as Lisbon, it’s a brand new pitch, utterly and brand new, whereby we’re an espionage vessel of some kind or another, and we rush money to the bank with motor cycle escorts. And it’s just kooky, and it is so easily knocked out, there are so many false reports in it. For instance, if you look at it you, it says sixty women on board. The crew list invalidates that, doesn’t it? Or does it?
(Officers: 60 out of 90)
MSH: Oh no, that’s not right. Actually the last time I was counting, we had a greater majority of men aboard the ship.
Ron: Well anyway, that datum is for the birds and then that we were denied Greece is denied by our Greek letter and you can just mop up the Earth with these guys — you see, and it’s the voice of M.I.6 in Morocco.
Now if they wanted to know that that’s the opposition paper — their opposition is of course M.I.6. But anyway, I leave that to you to go ahead and run this thing down.
There’s another caper I could write up about this that I wanted your opinion on — is to have Peter Warren assemble the contractors — and tell the contractors, this guy’s trying to knock out — just call up the boys at M.I.6 in Morocco and tell them to advise their friends not to buy advertising in that paper because it says they don’t exist — invalidates the fact that the ship is being repaired in the port — so it is actually inferring that there are no repairs in the port. And it’s a direct strike at them and their future business. Because if this sort of thing goes on and happens when ships come into Casa Blanca, they very soon will find their business flat on the back, you see.
And they should spread it around that their friends should not advertise [?] similar opinion. That is one of the ways at striking back this way — but you can strike back in several ways and you should strike back, because we intend to secure this territory.
As you see, it is actually — amounts to a military objective of denying us terrain — do you see that? That is a basic military objective, and the — if you have not heard the tape of summary which I made which gives our policy along in that line, I invite you to hear that. I think four copies of that tape — four copies — ought to be sent to Jane, so that she can keep one and send some others out to her A/Gs. ‘Cause that gives her policy — that is a new policy by the way.
What you have been doing before is uncovering their people — this is hard to do — we’ve been uncovering their people — well, it has been successful to that degree — don’t you see?
But it isn’t all that successful whereas we have another one — i9s this idea of we would just invalidate their data to one and all showing them then to have some covert motive. Because they’re feeding false reports into the public and intelligence organizations of the world. Do you see? And that is from the definition of the Art of War, some thousands of years old — of — who’s this guy’s [na]me?
MSH: Sun Tzu.
LRH: Sun Tzu — and this boy has — says there are five types of agents — one of them is the dead agent. He’s the dead agent because he gives false reports to the enemy, and when the enemy finds out they are false, they shoot him. And in that bit of Chinese wisdom, all we’ve got to do is prove conclusively that these boys are booting around false reports and it invalidates all of their sources.
Now you see, that is superior to the action that we were carrying forward of unearthing their agents. You unearth their agents for sure and go on this way as we have been, but — our main action — because we don’t know all of the agents who are operating — so it invalidates any of their intelligence reports and that sort of thing.
Now even though western intelligence services are absolutely rotten at the top — they must be — otherwise their security would not be as bad as it is. To have psychiatrists sit on the advisory panels of the CIA and M.I.6 who meet yearly in conference with Russians, and knowing as any intelligence, competent intelligence officer should know — the Russians never let anybody out of the country unless he’s a KGB or GRU. KGB is their general intelligence. GRU is their military intelligence.
And Penkovsky says that nobody could — Talking about getting into diplomatic relations with the Russians is silly, because their embassies contain nothing but KGB and GRU. There’d be something like five KGB and three GRUs and then a couple of clerks, who of course have been cleared, who handle the protocol and that is a normal Russian agency.
All right, if the enemy can invade an intelligence service to that degree that is not uncovered — then it takes us to uncover that — then there’s some other fact emerges. That right up at the top, along about the level of Under Secretary of Justice or something like this, you have a red hot, do you see? It’s not a slight revelation. But this fact can also be drawn by the public, do you see? So even though they’ve got somebody at the top who’s trying to knock things through covert lines, it obviously elects the fact as an intelligence action, because the guy at the top knocking things through the covert lines and so forth, daren’t forward them overtly. Got it?
So he’s got plenty to hide. Well, if you just keep invalidating his data and showing that his data is false — you invalidate and clean up all of their damned intelligence files.
Now, new data poured in on top of that then demonstrates conclusively that it also is false. Do you follow? So you’ve invalidated a very widespread network which is not available to you by mere exposure. Do you understand?
So your action is just to continuously work at it like mad to develop documentary evidence of the falsity of report. That requires the report. And then you get the documentary evidence that shows it is false, and then you present this to the agencies involved. And not everybody is in on this, don’t you see?
A Western Intelligence service and so forth isn’t solid Russian. It’s only a minority Russian. Otherwise, they’d have the whole country — they would have run the hammer and sickle up a long time ago, don’t you see?
You see, I don’t even know that the — you’ll see CIA’s definition of Communism. And Soviet Russia is that Communism is a political party which uses the Soviet Union as a front group.
Now, we, at the same time this is going along, have got to make friends with the Soviets. Not to forward any of their purposes or anything of the sort, but we already have an “in.” We are already in the process of making friends with them, because our books are being displayed in their book fairs. And I can assure now that being Communist-connected is praiseworthy, rather than otherwise throughout the West. Only Communists have a say so in the press. Rightist is a very bad thing to be.
Now this local story is interesting that it doesn’t mention my name, doesn’t mention Scientology, and so forth, weird. So it’s a new line, it’s a new attack. And certain things have died out, and we don’t even know if it isn’t, isn’t from some other channel of service.
But never let one of these things go by. And use it to invalidate intelligence. Invalidate false intelligence. Use this as a beautiful opportunity to invalidate false intelligence.
Now any new report that comes in in the future will hit this in the files of this country’s security police. They say, “Oh, just another one. Oh, to hell with it.”
So that’s one thing an intelligence officer hates is a false report. They just fowl him up left, right and center. And he himself feeds them to the enemy. His difficulty is trying to identify a false report. So you’re going to have to identify what reports are false to them, don’t you see?
And remember the old Soviet line of three steps forward, two steps backward. In other words, you’ve got to have three successes for every two loses. But you’re in the business of conquering terrain. The right to move freely about in, and do business in countries, that’s what they are trying to deny us. So the objective is plain. Very plain objective here, right?
I also call to your attention this business of power. All they’re trying to do is reduce our power. They must figure that we are potentially terribly powerful. 1958 they decided that we were a threat to psychiatry. A covert operation has as its target: the reduction of the power of an opponent. And it doesn’t necessarily include increasing their home power at all.
So psychiatry’s operation at the present moment is reducing our power. As they do this, they are reducing their own power. The damn fools are muddying up the entire field of mental health, and they’re getting their damned teeth kicked in. Do you follow?
Now, you must be very quick with this present operation, this present action.
Always fire off quickly. Now it behoove[s] you not to look too professional.
Lean very heavily on the advices of the attorneys, but don’t let us get caught as we got caught in Greece. That attorney was inactive. He didn’t strike, do you understand?
And that’s how we lost the chips in Greece. We didn’t [?], do you follow? We didn’t carry this thing through.
But we now have a common denominator we didn’t have before. There’ve been four consecutive countries where this covert operation has sought to deny income and technology to the country involved, by false reports. So therefore the country has a vested interest in it also. Okay.
I didn’t want to go into it to any great length — but there are points in this. I have discussed them with, with Brian and the points which we have to do to undertake this. You’ve got to get these things real clear, real clean cut and follow them through very relentlessly, and make sure they are actioned. Do you follow?
You’ve got a programme that’s been running for some time now which will secure Morocco. It started way back, fortunately. We also started a programme way back in Greece, and it didn’t get there, because of the political instability of the country and the presence of the U.S. fleet and a bunch of other things of this kind. Got it?
Now our steps are very clear cut. We just run into this guy with a truck with lawyers. You also got a caper with Warren and the contractors. You’ve got another caper — you can buy or get that statement from the Panama Consul or any other person he has said this to, and that coupled with a letter which you will undoubtedly get — crossing our fingers — many a slip twixt promise and lip. Plus the Greek action runs this guy over the hill.
But another point which should be made, and this should be made very directly to the lawyer, si the opposition paper here. It is quite obviously motivated by [?] Now, we can run this caper back into Morocco. We can run, ah, pardon me, into Rhodesia. We can run this capter into Australia, we can just run this right on down and we will just keep doing this.
The Select Committee Report of the guy named Salter is a marvelous thing in — because he said that we did what psychiatry does and we provedly do not do.
You’ve got to get a proof that we didn’t do it, such as book number so and so and so and so inveighing against hypnotism, and any statement about brainwashing. You have to know something about brainwashing. Brainwashing is an action where a man is beaten and starved for seventy days, like they do in institutions. We don’t have any institutions to do that in. Do you understand?
It’s a technical action. So he’s found out in the field of technology. And then right along with that is your absolute proof, your documentary action, the World Federation of Mental Health. This guy is a member of it. You take the chapter and verse that shows that he is and then that is in continuous communication with Soviet Russia.
In other words, you hang him as a red agent. And you want to know why a red agent’s word is being taken before the Select Committee of South Australia. Just give you an idea, see.
Now that can be internally rabble roused, and that sort of thing. There’s a lot of ways to play this thing, but the way to play it is the invalidation of data. So it takes documentary action, and you’ve got to figure out what that is, right?
Alright, any questions on that?
Alright, I’m through with it.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
BPI (Also Broadsheet)
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. ↩
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
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.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 13 FEBRUARY 19651
Now and then you hear me speak derisively of governments and ideologies — including democracy.
If, by seeing I criticize an ideology, anyone seeks to believe I embrace its opposite, he has failed to get the point.
What political system could work amongst very aberrated people?
A democracy or a communism would be a huge joke in an insane asylum. Well, isn’t it?
The basic building block of any political system is the individual. One can seek to avoid this point by conceiving of the masses. But you can’t have masses which aren’t made up of single units. Therefore the single unit is the basis of a mass.
No political system applied to a colony of monkeys would have anything to govern but monkeys. That’s plain, certainly.
A political system seeking to function amongst ignorant, illiterate and barbaric people could have marvelous principles but could only succeed in being ignorant, illiterate and barbaric unless one addressed the people one by one and cured the ignorance, illiteracy and barbarism of each citizen.
The collective think of apes is ape-think. A fascism led by and applied to idiots would be idiot-fascism.
So there is no reason to suppose any political system is any better than thosewho use it to govern or be governed.
The only difference in existing systems of politics is their relative values in giving the individual a chance to develop and receive a higher level of personal sanity and ability.
That rules out any system which witch hunts, freezes opportunity or suppresses the right to improve by any workable system or suppresses a workable system.
Watching the US and Australia fight Scientology with blind fury while supporting oppressive mental and religious practices proves that democracy, applied to and used by aberrated people, is far from an ideal activity and is only aberrated democracy.
Every human has in common with every other human the same reactivebank. This is the most they have in common.
The reactive bank-unconscious mind, whatever you care to call it — suppresses all decent impulses and enforces the bad ones.
Therefore a democracy is a collective-think of reactive banks. Popular opinion is bank opinion.
Any human group is likely to elect only those who will kill them. That’s concluded from actual 1950 experiments.
The group succeeds only by the efforts of individuals who rise above their banks and do their best for their fellows despite the vicious character of groups and the idiot nature of collective-think.
Believe in the individual being and work with him and you will find he is basically good.
Work only with a group and you work with collective-think which is basically bank and therefore evil.
Scientology gives us our first chance to have a real democracy.
By freeing from the worst aberrations each individual, one then achieves a group which doesn’t react only on bank and which will be, like the individual, basically good.
For the bank was made to keep people who were not bad from going bad. It was a mistake. So it is bad.
We prove daily in Scientology that an individual freed of aberrations reacts more decently toward his fellows and that an individual, restimulated, acts worse; we prove that the individual under stress of aberration is unreasonable and an individual freed is bright.
So we can conclude on actual evidence that the first true democracy will emerge when we have freed each individual of the more vicious reactive impulses. Such beings can reason, can agree on decent and practical measures and be depended upon to evolve beneficial measures.
Until we have done that we will continue to be critical of human “democracy” — and any other political philosophy advanced upon man as a cure for his ills.
A political philosophy can’t audit. We can.
And don’t be so sensitive to popular reaction. Just get on with making a saner world and it will all come out all right.
L. RON HUBBARD
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
1812 19th St., N.W., Washington 9, D.C.
THE DC SITUATION
As you know on January 5, 1963, the Health, Education and Welfare Dept., and the “Food and Drug Administration” of the U.S. Government conducted a smear campaign in the press and then raided the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington and seized the total stock of 21 book titles.
As data comes in, the raid was a spearhead of an organized attack by HEW’s FDA on “quasi-religious groups who use healing aids” and is their test case so they can shut down all religious psychology in the U.S. As psychology was founded by Saint Thomas Aquinas of the Roman Catholic Church in the 13th century, and as the FDA was founded when Roosevelt was so friendly with Communism, we think the U.S. Government is trying its strength against all free thought in an effort to set up an NKVD of thought in the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare. We don’t think they are out to get “quasi-religious groups”.
Our Security Chock utterly panicked the Government. They quoted it to the papers. They’ve got to get the E—Meter made illegal before this horrible honesty spreads.
We have heavily written Congress. The FCDC is collectin[g] a million dollar fund for Religious Freedom. We have the best attorneys in Washington. And we are not only going to met our books and meters back.
If the Government wins they plan to seize, on the basis of this case, every “healing device” in the United States and every lie detector in the country. That’s their goal. “Make the U.S. safe for Communists and criminals.” And Government agents.
They really messed up their attack by choosing us for their test case.Possibly there are quacks in the U.S. But we’re not amongst them.
We will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. If we don’t, it’s goodbye to freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion in the U.S. We, by FDA statement, are the test case.
When a Government attacks such things as the Axioms of Logic and seizes such books as “Advanced Procedures and Axioms” and tries to make a lie detector illegal, watch it. Ever hear of thought police?
You cannot enforce laws against thought, morals, behaviour and religion or protect the individual from himself. Every Government that has tried this has gone to dust. The more such laws are enacted, the more frantic the task of enforcement becomes and the more decedent the State.
The officials of a Welfare Department specialize in Victims. They are personally interested only in victims. They reward only victims. They make only victims. The professional do-gooder is at best a reformed gangster.
Welfare States are run for victims, think only about victims and create only victims. That is the basic disease of all socialistic endeavors. Welfarism is a psychotic mental disease born out of a guilty conscience and conducted only for the victim by those that try to make victims. Government of the helpless by the helpless and for the helpless has always perished from this Earth.
Well, this outburst makes me no Tory. It’s Just that I despise psychosis paddled as the ultimate sanity.
This attack echoed hard in Australia. The Government there panicked andpoured into the press a torrential echo of U.S. inspired press opinion. They acted like U.S. slaves, ready for the master’s whistle. I didn’t realize Australia had sold out to the U.S.
On Earth today we have two “great powers”. The majority of Earth’s weapons are concentrated in the hands of two nations, Russia and the U.S. Russia has closed 10,000 churches in the last two years and is shooting anyone who tries to attain a personal reward.
Russia’s grip on other nations is great. Blackmail and perversion work hard for her. The U.S. was supposed to be freedom’s last bastion, the keeper of the free world. And now it appears that the only freedom they’ll protect is freedom to have do and think only what the U.S. Government agency considers to be permissible freedom.
These two Great Powers hold the rest of Earth in an hypnotic spell, the spell of overawing force. But force without principle, cannons without a decent cause, have laid Earth waste before. And it would seem, are about to do it again, finally and thoroughly.
The day of Great Nations is dead. But the dying agonies of these States seek to strike us all into degradation.
Just hold on and do your job, get and give case gains and get clear. And another day, a better day will dawn for all of us.
L. RON HUBBARD