SPDL: Tom Cruise: Executing the Suppressive Person Doctrine

Over the last six weeks, and erupting in the September Rolling Stone cover article, Tom Cruise has been talking up a volcano of media about his role as the hit man Vincent in the movie Collateral, and his character’s “antisocial personality.” He even had a ninety minute tête-à-tête two weeks ago with the French Minister of Finance Nicolas Sarkozy when Cruise was in Paris promoting the film.

“Antisocial” is a common enough English language adjective.

1 a: tending to interrupt or destroy social intercourse
b: hostile to the well-being of society
c: characterized by markedly deviating behavior <antisocial actions> <crime is antisocial> <antisocial persons>

2: averse to the society of others or social intercourse: misanthropic. — Webster’s Third New International Dictionary

Cruise is employing the term in his media comments and in his portrayal of Vincent, however, with the special meaning he was taught in Scientology.

From The Scotsman, August 23:

when he talks about the role, and how it demanded a lot of research into what he terms “anti-socials”, he begins to sound uncomfortably intense and earnest.

“I’ve studied anti-social behaviour and personalities,” he says, “and in Scientology, there is a large body of knowledge about anti-socials. So I worked hard to create Vincent’s moral code from that.”1

On one of its web sites, Scientology presents an essay by cult founder L. Ron Hubbard entitled “The Antisocial Personality” that identifies what Hubbard says are such persons’ “characteristics.” This essay is taken from a “technical bulletin” Hubbard wrote dated September 27, 1966, which is almost identical to the online version except for, notably, its title: “The Antisocial Personality —The Anti-Scientologist.”2

When the legal or political structure of a country becomes such as to favor such personalities in positions of trust, then all the civilizing organizations of the country become suppressed and a barbarism of criminality and economic duress ensues.

Crime and criminal acts are perpetrated by antisocial personalities. Inmates of institutions commonly trace their state back to contact with such personalities.

Thus, in the fields of government, police activities and mental health, to name a few, we see that it is important to be able to detect and isolate this personality type so as to protect society and individuals from the destructive consequences attendant upon letting such have free rein to injure others.

As they only comprise 20% of the population and as only 2½% are truly dangerous, we see that with a very small amount of effort we could considerably better the state of society.

Well-known, even stellar, examples of such a personality are, of course, Napoleon and Hitler. Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Christie and other famous criminals were well-known examples of the antisocial personality. But with such a cast of characters in history we neglect the less stellar examples and do not perceive that such personalities exist in current life, very common, often undetected.3

Contract killer Vincent, Cruise is telling the world, is just such a common, undetected antisocial personality, an Anti-Scientologist.

New York Daily News August 1, 2004:

I’ve never played a character like this before,” says Cruise in an exclusive talk with the Daily News. “Vincent interested me because he is such an anti-social personality, bringing destruction and chaos with him wherever he goes. He’s a force of nature.”4

“Chaos” is an interesting choice of terms too for Cruise. Hubbard called the antisocial personalities at one time “Merchants of Chaos,” and Scientologists still use that label. From the Scientology Technical Dictionary:

Merchant of Fear or Chaos Merchant and which we can now technically call the suppressive person.5

Also from the same Tech Dictionary, the definition for “Antisocial Personality:”

we’re calling it a suppressive because it is more explicit.6

As Vincent, Cruise is dramatizing a member of the class of people about whom he has been well indoctrinated in Scientology, the class called variously “suppressives,” or “antisocials,” “Suppressive Persons,” or “SPs.”

USA Today August 3, 2004

To nail Vincent’s “antisocial personality” and die-hard commitment to his job, Cruise explored his dubious moral code. Vincent, he says, doesn’t think he’s “doing anything wrong” and isn’t aware of “the chaos that he wreaks.” All he knows is that he has to kill five people by 6 a.m.7

MTV August 4, 2004

“This guy being an antisocial personality, the things that concern him aren’t the same things concern a social personality,” he said. “One of the keys is that people, when they’re doing things, they do believe that they’re right in doing them and they have it all justified as to why it’s OK.8

This “social personality” is another Scientology term that has a very specific meaning to members of the cult. Hubbard writes in the same bulletin “The Antisocial Personality —The Anti-Scientologist.”

The social personality can be defined most easily by comparison with his opposite, the antisocial personality.

This differentiation is easily done and no test should ever be constructed which isolates only the antisocial. […]

As the society runs, prospers and lives solely through the efforts of social personalities, one must know them as they, not the antisocial, are the worthwhile people. These are the people who must have rights and freedom. Attention is given to the anti-social solely to protect and assist the social personalities in the society. […]

Thus it is the twelve given characteristics alone which identify the antisocial personality. And these same twelve reversed are the sole criteria of the social personality if one wishes to be truthful about them.3

Cruise insists that he is no antisocial or Suppressive Person, but the SPs’ opposite.

ABC News August 2, 2004

“I look for characters that I feel are going to be challenging. This is definitely right out there. A very, very complex character, playing this anti-social personality.” […]

“Just looking at the moral code, looking in terms of what I know about life, he’s the antithesis of who I am and how I feel about people and humanity,” Cruise said.10

Boston Herald August 4, 2004

“I play a character who is the antithesis of who I am,” Cruise said. “Everybody has a different moral code, and the things that concern him are not the things that concern a social personality, and this guy is an antisocial personality.”11

Cruise’s insights about his Suppressive Person Vincent not thinking he’s doing anything wrong, and about antisocials believing that they’re right in doing what they do and having it all justified as to why it’s OK, also derive from Scientology “scripture.”

Even the antisocial personality, in his warped way, is quite certain that he is acting for the best and commonly sees himself as the only good person around, doing all for the good of everyone — the only flaw in his reasoning being that if one kills everyone else, none are left to be protected from the imagined evils. His conduct in his environment and toward his fellows is the only method of detecting either the antisocial or the social personalities.12

It is clear that Cruise, who is now regularly referred to in the media as a “devout Scientologist,” is indoctrinated enough in Scientology administration, “ethics” system and “technology” for the organization’s leadership to have him speak publicly about the subject, and even to talk about the “Suppressive Person” doctrine, and he is dedicated enough to do the public speaking they’re having him do. He knows what the SP doctrine is, and he executes it in his role as Tom Cruise, Scientology Agent.

Scientology teaches that Suppressive Persons, or Antisocials are a class comprising two and a half percent of earth’s population, and are the cause of all illness, accidents and any bad condition. Scientology states that SPs are completely evil and irredeemable, “truly dangerous,” committing crime continuously, “psychotic,” and deserving of no civil rights. Scientology also teaches, and Cruise knows, that the Antisocial Personality, the SP, is, as the Hubbard bulletin but not the online version says, the “Anti-Scientologist.” The opponents or critics of Scientology or any of its doctrines, policies or practices are the people that the organization identifies as Suppressive Persons. From Hubbard Policy Letter of December 23, 1965, revised January 8, 1991 “Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology or Scientologists:”

A SUPPRESSIVE PERSON or GROUP is one that actively seeks to suppress or damage Scientology with suppressive acts. […]

Suppressive acts are defined as actions or omissions undertaken to knowingly suppress, reduce or impede Scientology or Scientologists.13

Hubbard wrote, and Scientologists accept as “scripture,” that all critics of Scientology are criminals with criminal pasts for which they could be imprisoned, and Hubbard threatened that his organization would find and expose the crimes of anyone who opposes Scientology.14

Scientology’s policy and practice for the treatment of people identified as Suppressive Persons, universally known by the name Hubbard gave it, “Fair Game,” calls for malignities against the SPs, the “enemy,” such as lying to, tricking or suing them, and criminal, violent acts acts, such as theft, injury or destruction.15

In another policy letter, called menacingly “Battle Tactics,” Hubbard expanded on the need and opportunities for Fair Gaming Scientology’s SP “enemies.”

“We must ourselves fight on a basis of total attrition of the enemy. So never get reasonable about him. Just go all the way in and obliterate him.[…]

One cuts off enemy communications, funds, connections. He deprives the enemy of political advantages, connections and power. He takes over enemy territory. He raids and harrasses.[…]

The prize is “public opinion” where press is concerned. The only safe public opinion to head for is they love us and are in a frenzy of hate against the enemy, this means standard wartime propaganda is what one is doing, complete with atrocity, war crimes trials, the lot. Know the mores of your public opinion, what they hate. That’s the enemy. What they love. That’s you.

You preserve the image or increase it of your own troops and degrade the image of the enemy to beast level. […]

Wars are composed of many battles.

Never treat a war like a skirmish. Treat all skirmishes like wars.”16

In heading for that safe public opinion of a frenzy of hate against the people Scientology declares “SPs” and “enemies,” and in their campaign to degrade these people’s images to beast level, the organization publishes and disseminates mountains of generalized as well as individualized defamatory and hateful attacks, which Hubbard termed “Black Propaganda” or “Black PR.” Hubbard himself Black PRs the SP class as “insane,” “criminal,” dramatizing a “continuous determination to destroy,” “the only thing wrong in this universe,” and responsible for “fill[ing] the institutions with victims, the hospitals with the sick and the graveyards with the dead.”17

According to the “Suppressive Person” doctrine, SPs, Scientology’s “enemies,” “oppose violently any betterment activity or group,” and “have a deep but carefully masked hatred of anyone who seeks to help them.” For example, from “The Antisocial Personality – The Anti-Scientologist:”

If anyone were to promise to make others stronger or brighter, the antisocial personality suffers the utmost agony of personal danger.

They reason that if they are in this much trouble with people around them weak or stupid, they would perish should anyone become strong or bright.12

From the Scientology Technical Dictionary:

He goofs up or vilifies any effort to help anybody and particularly knifes with violence anything calculated to make human beings more powerful or intelligent. A suppressive automatically and immediately will curve any betterment activity into something evil or bad. 19

Important to the Suppressive Person doctrine is Hubbard’s and the organization’s claim that Scientology makes human beings more powerful and intelligent, stronger and brighter, in fact, that Scientology is the only system and procedure to make people more powerful and intelligent, and stronger and brighter.

From Hubbard’s policy letter of February 14, 1965, “Safeguarding Technology:”

In fifty thousand years of history on this planet alone, man never evolved a workable system. It is doubtful if, in foreseeable history, he will ever evolve another.

Man is caught in a huge and complex labyrinth. To get out of it requires that he follow the closely-taped path of Scientology.

Scientology will take him out of the labyrinth. But only if he follows the exact markings in the tunnels.

It has taken me a third of a century in this lifetime to tape this route out.

It has been proven that efforts by man to find different routes came to nothing. It is also a clear fact that the route called Scientology does lead out of the labyrinth.20

To devout Scientologists, because Scientology is the only “technology” that works to improve mankind, make everyone smarter, more able, and, very importantly, more ethical, and get us out of the trap that Scientology also says everyone, except them, is in, learning, applying, spreading and defending the “tech” and their identities as Scientologists is all important. From Hubbard policy letter of February 7, 1965, “Keeping Scientology Working:”

We’re not playing some minor game in Scientology. It isn’t something cute or something to do for lack of something better.

The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology.

This is a deadly serious activity. And if we miss getting out of the trap now, we may never again have another chance.21

Another key component of the SP doctrine is the concept of the “Potential Trouble Source,” or “PTS,” which is the state, condition and identity of anyone “connected” to a Suppressive Person or a Suppressive Group. Connection to an SP or an SP group, Scientology teaches, is the cause of all illness, and the cause of people “roller-coastering,” losing their “gains,” their increased power, ability and intelligence “gained” from the organization’s technology. From the definition for “Potential Trouble Source” in the Scientology Technical Dictionary:

Somebody who is connected with an SP who is invalidating him, his beingness, his processing, his life. [cite]

Means the case is going to go up and fall down. He’s a trouble source because he’s going to get upset. He’s a trouble source because he’s going to make trouble. And he’s trouble for the auditor and he’s trouble for us and he’s trouble for himself. [cite]

It means someone connected to a person or group opposed to Scientology. It is a technical thing. It results in illness and roller-coaster and is the cause of illness and roller-coaster. [cite] 22

Hubbard laid down the law in a number of policy letters, and in his book Introduction to Scientology Ethics, about what constitute Suppressive Acts that make a person an SP and that make people connected to the SP PTS. For example, from his policy letter “Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists:”

Suppressive acts are clearly those covert or overt acts knowingly calculated to reduce or destroy the influence or activities of Scientology or prevent case gains or continued Scientology success and activity on the part of a Scientologist. As persons or groups that would do such a thing act out of self-interest only to the detriment of all others, they cannot be granted the rights ordinarily accorded rational beings.13

Scientology publishes in its “scriptures” a long list of Suppressive Acts or “High Crimes” that make a person a Suppressive. These High Crimes include serious felonies such as murder and arson, and many acts that a reasonable person would view as innocuous and any citizen’s right, such as public statements against Scientology or Scientologists, testifying before state or public inquiries into Scientology, reporting Scientology or Scientologists to the civil authorities, public disavowal of Scientology, demanding the return of fees, publicly departing Scientology, making private plans to leave, informing others one is leaving, or continued adherence to a person or group pronounced a Suppressive Person or group.

Scientology teaches that SPs, the people who criticize, and perhaps otherwise oppose the influence or activities of Scientology, are so hateful, or frightful, or powerful that Scientologists under the organization’s command may not deal with them or even grant them credence. Scientology’s leadership threatens that anyone who grants credence to an SP will be guilty of a Suppressive Act and the Suppressive Person doctrine will be applied to him.

It is a SUPPRESSIVE ACT to deal with a Declared SUPPRESSIVE PERSON […] To maintain a line with, offer support to, or in any way grant credence to such a person indicates nothing more than agreement with that person’s destructive intentions and acts.

[… ] to deal with one constitutes no less than a Suppressive Act. Such an act is cause to have levied against you the same per policy Church justice procedures afforded any Suppressive Person. Full ethics penalties will be applied.24

The Suppressive Person doctrine teaches that Scientology alone has the “technology” to detect and to shatter SPs, the people who oppose the organization’s influence or activities, and the organization teaches its adherents in this detection and shattering “tech.” When Tom Cruise says that he “studied anti-social behavior and personalities,” he doubtlessly studied Scientology’s “PTS and SP Course,” also called the “How to Confront and Shatter Suppression Course.”25

The organization’s “devout” celebrities, just like its non-celebrity devotees, are indoctrinated26 in this “technology” of detecting and shattering the SPs, Scientology’s “enemies,” “opponents” or “critics” that they encounter in life. Scientology then uses these indoctrinated celebrities’ status to promote the Suppressive Person doctrine to others in the organization’s publications, advertising and events.27

The organized Fair Gaming of Scientology’s opponents, is not carried out by the celebrities, of course, because this would cause bad PR for the celebs. Fair Game operations are the responsibility of the SP doctrine enforcement personnel 28 in the Religious Technology Center and the Office of Special Affairs,29 which are arms or networks in the global Scientology enterprise directly under the control of cult leader David Miscavige.

We whom Scientology’s leaders have declared to be “SPs” and are the cult’s Fair Game targets strenuously object to celebrities like Cruise using their star status and their easy access to national and international media and to officials to promote and forward the cult and its “technology” that target us. We are particularly concerned with Scientology’s current and increasing use of celebrities and supercelebrities to sell the public, media and government officials on the Suppressive Person doctrine. The Suppressive Person Defense League, which is dedicated to defending SPs and uniting SPs to stand up against the SP doctrine and its executioners, calls on Cruise, and all Scientologists, to immediately cease all support for this pernicious doctrine, and to cease all support for Scientology until the cult ceases teaching and enforcing this doctrine.

We are not saying that there are not antisocial people in the world, or that such antisocial people are not evil or dangerous, or that they do not cause great damage and suffering. Psychology, psychiatry, science and the courts have recognized that such persons exist much longer than Scientology has existed. What we are saying, however, is that the people Scientology’s leaders, personnel and celebrities identify as “SPs” and “enemies,” as evil, criminal and insane, and target as Fair Game, are not antisocial at all, not evil, not criminal, and not insane. Scientology’s SP targets are generally and simply ordinary, good, social people who criticize or oppose some of this global, totalitarian cult’s policies, practices or claims.

There are in fact a great number of Scientology organization policies and practices that are themselves antisocial, that are hostile to the well-being of society, averse to the society of others or social intercourse, or misanthropic, and which call out to good people for criticism. Many of the cult’s claims for its “technology,” such as raising IQ, even claiming “about one point per hour,” are provably false, and should be denounced as fraud. The Suppressive Person doctrine, which brings Scientologists to view opponents of the organization’s reprehensible policies and practices and fraudulent claims as SPs, and opens them up to Fair Game, is itself an extremely antisocial, dangerous doctrine and very criticism-worthy. Scientology’s policy and practice of “Disconnection,” which is rooted in the SP doctrine, and by which the cult breaks up families and destroys personal or professional relationships, is damnable.

Contrary to what the Suppressive Person doctrine states, SPs, the Scientology organization’s critics or opponents, do not fear people getting better, or stronger or smarter. They don’t oppose violently any betterment activity or group, don’t hate anyone who seeks to help them, don’t vilify efforts to help anybody, don’t knife anything calculated to make human beings more powerful or intelligent, and don’t curve any betterment activity into something evil or bad. Scientology’s “scriptural” assertions that “SPs” do these things are false and defamatory, intended to black PR the good people who oppose the cult’s bad policies and practices, to degrade their image to beast level, so that Fair Gaming them becomes laudable.

Scientology does not detect, target, Fair Game or shatter actual antisocial persons, but declares good, loving people to be “Antisocials” or “SPs” and then goes about targeting, Fair Gaming and shattering them. The cult equates the good people it targets with gangsters or murderers, but the cult doesn’t target or Fair Game gangsters or murderers. Scientology equates its SP targets with the al-Qaeda terrorists who attacked the U.S. on September 11, but doesn’t go after terrorists, and the cult equates the good people it Fair Games with Hitler and Stalin, but does nothing about the despots or their regimes in power around the world.

The Suppressive Person doctrine is a doubly cruel thought system and organizational rule, because the good people who comprise its SPs are usually already Scientology’s victims. People that Scientology defrauds, often out of huge sums of money, have every reason to criticize the cult’s false claims, delivery failures and the Scientologists who carried out the fraud. Such criticisms, however, make the fraud victim a Suppressive Person, and a target for Fair Game, thus twice victimized. A person might have been horribly abused and victimized in Scientology, locked up, ordered into the cult’s reindoctrination labor camps, or kept slaving for years, but if he ever spoke out about the abuse he would be declared an SP and Fair Gamed, a victimization which can be worse than what he endured inside.

In 1984 Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge, Jr. stated in his judgment in the case of Scientology v. Gerry Armstrong, which was affirmed on appeal in 199130:

In addition to violating and abusing its own members civil rights, the [Scientology] organization over the years with its “Fair Game” doctrine has harassed and abused those persons not in the Church whom it perceives as enemies. The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder LRH. The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background, and achievements. The writings and documents in evidence additionally reflect his egoism, greed, avarice, lust for power, and vindictiveness and aggressiveness against persons perceived by him to be disloyal or hostile.31

From the evidence gathered since 1984 at the very least, similar conclusions can be drawn. Hubbard has died, but the “Suppressive Person” doctrine, and policies and practices for its execution, Fair Game, have continued in full force in the Miscavige Regime. There also are signs that while the SP doctrine is being pushed right now by Scientology, including by its celebrities, people outside the organization are beginning to grasp what the doctrine actually is.

Neil Strauss writes in the September Rolling Stone:

Since Scientology, in the popular imagination, is such a loaded word — often associated with heavy-handed recruitment tactics, strong-arm-lawyer assaults and steep membership and course fees — one would think that Cruise wouldn’t be so willing to take a journalist through that world.

“Who are those people that say those things?” Cruise asks when I bring it up over lunch one day. “Because I promise you, it isn’t everybody. But I look at those people and I say, ‘Bring it. I’m a Scientologist, man. What do you want to know?’ I don’t mind answering questions.”

He lists some of Scientology’s selling points: its drug-abuse, prison-rehabilitation and education programs. “Some people, well, if they don’t like Scientology, well, then, fuck you.” He rises from the table. “Really.” He points an angry finger at the imaginary enemy. “Fuck you.” His face reddens. “Period.”32; 33

We are the enemy Cruise imagines, the people he points angry fingers at, gets red faced about, says fuck you to. Cruise knows, because he also knows that Scientology is the “science of knowing how to know,” that people who don’t like Scientology, who might comment on its heavy-handedness, strong-arm-lawyer assaults, and fees fit for millionaires, are Suppressive Persons, SPs, Antisocials, Anti-Scientologists. We are Scientology’s victims, and our further victimization is what Cruise’s fees buy.

We’re looking back at Cruise, we’re bringing it, and we have some questions. We want to talk with him about the Suppressive Doctrine that he was taught in Scientology, and which victimizes so many good people. We’d like to talk to him about his support of the organization that promulgates and enforces this doctrine, its absence of science and reason, and the hatred and abuses it engenders. We’d like to ask him if perhaps he’d risk being declared SP himself, in order to criticize the doctrine, the hatred or the abuses, or to speak up for the victims. We hope he gets in touch.

Gerry Armstrong
Suppressive Person Defense League


  1. From The Scotsman.com
  2. See “How can Scientology help me with… The Antisocial Personality
  3. From HCOB The Antisocial Personality The Anti-Scientologist.
  4. From NYDailyNews.com
  5. Definition: Merchants of Chaos
  6. Definition: Antisocial Personality
  7. From USAToday.com
  8. From MTV.com
  9. From HCOB The Antisocial Personality The Anti-Scientologist.
  10. From abcnews.go.com. Former link: https://web.archive.org/web/20041223032135/http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Entertainment/ap20040802_1077.html
  11. From Boston Herald
  12. HCOB The Antisocial Personality The Anti-Scientologist.
  13. HCOB Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology or Scientologists
  14. HCOB Critics of Scientology
  15. See HCOPL Penalties for Lower Conditions
  16. HCOPL Battle Tactics
  17. HCOPL Attacks on Scientology (Continued
  18. HCOB The Antisocial Personality The Anti-Scientologist.
  19. Definition: Suppressive Person
  20. HCOPL Safeguarding Technology
  21. HCOPL Keeping Scientology Working
  22. Definition: Potential Trouble Source; Potential Trouble Source (PTS)
  23. HCOB Suppressive Acts Suppression of Scientology or Scientologists
  24. Scientology Policy Directive 28 13 August 1982 Suppressive Act Dealing With A Declared Suppressive Person
  25. Promo for the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression Course
  26. See for example Celebrity interview with Marisol Nichols
  27. See Celebrity interview with Nancy Cartwright
  28. See Knocking Out Suppression
  29. See OSA recruitment promo
  30. See 283 Cal.Rptr. 917
  31. Breckenridge Decision in Scientology v. Armstrong
  32. Strauss, N. (September 2, 2004) The Passion of the Cruise Rolling Stone. (Excerpts from print copy.)
  33. rollingstone.com: The Passion Of the Cruise.

Article: A Turning Point In Our History (2004)

Flipping the switch at an exponential level on all we do to clear a planet, the launch of the Golden Age of Organization means expansion at the correct orders of magnitude.1

A Turning Point in our History

The standard every org is meant to emulate began with one man, and a handful of staff, non-Scientologists at that. Yet what we represent today is a global movement across every sector of society, thousands of groups, missions and organizations—millions strong.

“Moreover—and let’s bear this in mind—the salvage of a planet is something that does span all areas where LRH tech must be employed— and all else we do to reverse the dwindling spiral, through social, governmental, and Human Rights reform.”

With these words, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board RTC, began a landmark briefing on the essential core of our crusade to clear a planet. For at the heart and soul of every sector of our activity—even our work in the fields of education, rehabilitation and success in the workplace—are our organizations.

“And while you’ve heard it said that what LRH most wished for on his birthday was expansion,” Mr. Miscavige continued, “let’s not also forget, he defined that expansion in very specific terms. … LRH asked for a gift on his birthday that specifically named one thing that would represent them all—our organizations. And if the reason for that has previously been missed, it’s about to take on unmistakable clarity. Which is to say—if we have previously given LRH the gifts he asked for—tonight we do it like never before. Because it not only is precisely what he wished for—but it’s also the means by which that gift he asked for, will keep on coming.”

“LRH asked for a gift on his birthday…and if we have previously given him the gifts he asked for—tonight we do it like never before. Because it not only is precisely what he wished for—but it’s also the means by which that gift will keep on coming.

The ultimate target of the LRH Birthday Game is a cleared planet, and to achieve that goal LRH gave the precise ingredient to make it happen, for the entire purpose of the Birthday Game is expanding every org on the planet above and beyond the size of Old Saint Hill.

“Exactly how we accomplish that is the subject we now address,” Mr. Miscavige continued, “for if you’ve seen huge strides in recent years, through establishment of massive bases of operation, then here is the final element in those plans which is the keystone of it all.”


Our response to the wake-up call of 9/11 was a dramatic escalation of our impact on the world with a corps of 30,000 Volunteer Ministers spanning every continent; more new groups in two years than the previous two decades combined; massive new headquarters for Narconon, Applied Scholastics and The Way to Happiness spearheading those solutions globally; and the numbers of those completing OT levels hitting all-time highs, week after week.

Although this is unprecedented expansion, in truth we have barely scratched the surface. “First—let’s take a look at the population of planet Earth—6.5 billion and growing,” said Mr. Miscavige.

“Second—with all the people we have helped, through the expansion we have achieved, has come an even greater reach in return. And for every being we salvage (in the front lines, through our social betterment groups and even one-on-one with VMs, there is then the rest of the Bridge we must help them travel. And third—for all those new groups, missions and even new Social Betterment activities—behind them is an auditor.

“The point is this,” Mr. Miscavige continued, “no matter how else we expand—that expansion is fully dependent on our organizations. We need big ones and lots of them.”

Flag, our largest org, was built by LRH as the Mecca of Scientology. It now stands 20 times greater in size than Old Saint Hill and is expanding every day. “But, let’s now compare it to Earth,” Mr. Miscavige said. “Here it sits, a huge presence in Clearwater, Florida. Still it’s yet a single city in Florida, one of the United States, in North America—a single continent of Earth. And while it caters to thousands at a time in any given day—moving out across the world, it still is only thousands.”

How large do we need to be to impact the entire planet?’ Or put another way—how do we honest-to-god, clear the planet, for real?

There are 4,203 groups, missions and organizations on planet Earth today—but there are 2,795,000 towns and cities that don’t even have a group. With a population of 6.5 billion, we’d have to expand 5,750 times by tomorrow— to reach them all in the next 10 years! So how do we take it to a whole new level?

The problem is not one of how much we’ve grown, or the expansion of existing activities. It’s a question of how do we honest-to-god, clear the planet, for real? The answer is orgs like Flag, everywhere. And thus the question becomes how do we do it?


It all comes under the heading of Orders of Magnitude—how large or how small something is in relation to other things,” Mr. Miscavige continued. “And therein lies the essence of a pilot program launched by RTC last year. Specifically—not how to increase what we have, but to instead determine what it would take to now accomplish planetary clearing—at the correct order of magnitude.”

How do we take all we’ve accomplished in 50 years and create that same cycle, at that same grand total order of magnitude achieved internationally—but in every single city, and all 50 years of progress in an instant in any given area?

“The answer lies in policy,” Mr. Miscavige said, “and LRH’s discovery about the pattern of this universe. And without trying to make everyone a policy expert, there is one datum that you should know. The org board represents the cycle of expansion—in short, how any organization expands. And organizations—of any type, Scientology or otherwise—go through phases, division by division, representing that cycle of expansion.”


Reviewing our history on an international basis over recent decades, a pattern emerges. In the early 1980s LRH established the international structure from which to operate—that was the Establishment, or HCO, phase.

With public awareness of Scientology less than 10 percent in the mid to late ’80s, the Dissemination phase began. Today, you can hardly find a person who hasn’t heard of us.

The Treasury phase followed, with the IRS recognition and the end of a 40-year war in the early ’90s.

Next, and immediately following, was Technical in the mid-1990s with the Golden Age of Tech—and the ability to train auditors to perfection, and make OTs for real.

With technical standards in, we reached the Qualifications phase, removing arbitraries on Bridge progress and case progress to OT. The route up the Bridge increased by 5X and is more direct than ever.

“Which brings us to today, and Public Divisions,” said Mr. Miscavige. “That’s where the answer lies and the result is the Public phase we now begin. And, believe me, it is the start of an entirely new era. It’s the answer to any existing org area not yet the size of Old Saint Hill—both why and how to do it in a snap. But it’s much more. It is also the answer to starting, and booming, new organizations anywhere. And the ability to do that, too, in a flash.”

Heralding this new era as the “Golden Age of Organization,” Mr. Miscavige said some False Data Stripping was in order on the idea that expansion occurs on a gradient. For the true data on the subject, he quoted LRH on the Birthday Game: “It is a different idea: The consideration that it takes a long time to build something is not true. That itself is an aberration, an effort to discourage destruction by pretending creation takes a long time.”

“We don’t build on a gradient, slowly, and bit by bit,” Mr. Miscagive continued. “Our new gradient for organizations is straight up—we do it all, and right now. And here’s why. Our organizations live and breathe. Their very essence is life itself.”

The entire plan of an organization—the org board—can be analogized to auditing. The actions of an org are a Third Dynamic auditing session. In order to audit, all elements of a standard auditing session must be present. To omit the auditor, for example, would mean no session could take place. And so it is with an org. “If one omits any part of the organization, or its functions, then the session isn’t there and you won’t achieve the end phenomena.”

The answer is an Ideal Org, which LRH describes in these terms:

“One could look at this ideal org and know that this was the place a new civilization was being established for this planet. It is the product of the causative actions of many. The end product is not just an ideal org, but a new civilization, already on its way.”


What we are working towards is not just a big org—it is a new civilization,” Mr. Miscavige said. “In essence, and as you are about to see, we found the underlying Why. And that is: They were trying to do too little. If the product of an org is a new civilization— then it requires all components to make that new civilization. The question is not ‘how to clear an individual’—it’s ‘how do we clear a civilization?'”


For the answers, Mr. Miscavige turned to “the org LRH ran as ED Int, and which every org strives to achieve. On the one hand—you can look at its statistics for its sheer size. But beyond that—let’s look at purpose and responsibility. For Saint Hill wasn’t just a big org, it was central headquarters for all Scientology activities planetwide.”

And therein lay the answers at the correct orders of magnitude, and precisely why LRH called for all organizations to emulate Old Saint Hill.

“Old Saint Hill emanated every type of Scientology activity—new groups, missions and every form of LRH tech application, on an international basis,” continued Mr.Miscavige.”Those were the Public Division functions of Old Saint Hill. So how do we apply that basic purpose of Old Saint Hill— responsible for all activities of Scientology planetwide—to the result of planetary clearing?”

The answer is to make every one of our orgs a Central Organization, a headquarters responsible for every sector of Scientology activity across its entire geographic zone—all of it!

How do we take all we’ve accomplished in 50 years and create that same cycle, but in every single city and all 50 years of progress in an instant, in any given area?

“Because, that is the next cycle of expansion, and why I also say, this is the New Era of Central Organizations.”

The Pattern of our Expansion

The org board represents the cycle of expansion and organizations move through phases, division by division, representing that. We have moved from the Establishment, or HCO phase, through Dissemination, Treasury, Technical and Qualifications and we are now in the Public phase.

The Establishment phase was the early 1980s when LRH established the international structure for eternity, giving us the structure from which to operate.

The Dissemination phase began in the mid to late 1980s when there was less than 10 percent public awareness of Scientology. Today, it would be hard to find someone who hasn’t heard of us.

We passed through the Treasury phase in the early 1990s with IRS recognition and the end of a 40-year war.

The Golden Age of Tech in the mid 1990s was the Technical phase with the ability to train auditors to perfection and make OTs for real.

The Qualifications phase in the early 2000s resulted in all arbitraries on Bridge progress found and cancelled, speeding progress up the Grade Chart by 5X.

We are currently in the Public phase, beginning an entirely new era of creating and booming organizations everywhere.


International Management bodies exist today for each sector of activity; including Scientology Missions International for missions across the planet; I HELP for field auditors and groups; and Social Betterment activities which handle drug rehabilitation, education and morality. And each one now emanates from the Central Org into the environment.

“With this new breed of Central Organization— which are also now responsible for generating them across their entire geographic zone—we instantly increase our reach 200-fold in creating this new civilization. Let there be no doubt—that is the LRH plan for planetary clearing, and what all our expansion to date has brought us to accomplishing,” said Mr. Miscavige.

As to how we do it, the solution comes from an LRH discovery made while researching in the realms of OT, and the result of that discovery was the formation of the three Public Divisions as the product of an org. As LRH said, “The theory of the org board is basically: THETAN, MIND, BODY, PRODUCT.

“We have hitherto had only the mind and body in an org. Consequently, we have not expanded fast enough into the public. Our task is to make a cleared civilization.

“As we have not provided for the public on our org board,it tends to become another determinism.”

Understanding the Public Divisions Functions

Our Public Divisions are key to creating a new civilization. They are not simply to introduce new people to Scientology

1 The Public Contact Division (6A) introduces and enlightens new people on Dianetics and Scientology.

From LRH research into the realms of OT came the organizational discovery of Thetan, Mind, Body and Product. With this came the breakthrough of three Public Divisions, the inclusion of everyone on our org board and the solution to creating a cleared civilization.

2 The Public Servicing Division (6B) provides all Introductory Services and also provides many public services intended for all Scientologists to be done between major actions. Here, too, is where Scientologists and non-Scientologists train to open new activities.

3 The final division is Fields (6C) where every type of activity is formed and continued to create a new civilization.


As to increasing our numbers with the speed necessary to get the job done, the answer is to simply bring everyone on board. “That means the entire planet— Scientologists and non-Scientologists, alike.

LRH put them all on our org board, and we’re about to slam on their hats!” Mr. Miscavige said.

Putting this into action means confronting the size of the org and handling as needed to accommodate its nine divisions and within that, the three Public Divisions. Whereas the bulk of our org spaces have been dedicated to Technical, with approximately one-tenth allocated for Public Divisions, to build the orgs means expanding each one so that our Public Divisions occupy no less than one-third the space of our entire organization, without reducing the space devoted to technical delivery and administration. It also means correctly understanding Public Division functions, for they are not simply to introduce new people to Scientology.

Is there a way to both provide for expansion and create new organizations in such a way that it’s a matter of “add water and mix”?

The Public Contact Division’s function is to introduce and enlighten new people on Dianetics and Scientology. The Public Servicing Division includes all Introductory Services, and is also where we train Scientologists and non-Scientologists to open new activities. “But on top of that,” Mr. Miscavige said, “this division also includes the many public services intended for you. Because that’s another false datum—there is no such thing as an ‘off-lines Scientologist.’ LRH developed hundreds of services for you in between major actions and we’re going to be making every one of them available.”

The Fields Division is the final Public Division and is where every type of activity is located— responsible for both their formation and their continued assistance. Here too is where every being is located on our org board.


Taking up the biggest barrier in starting Scientology in any new area—bringing people to the awareness that help is possible—Mr. Miscavige stressed that except for a select and very minor percent of the population, when people find out what Dianetics and Scientology are, they want it. The major barrier is our communication. And if we are to achieve our objectives, we need to communicate at a whole new order of magnitude. And because we have a ton of solutions, we run the risk of being out-reality.

So the problem becomes, “How can we answer that question ‘What is Scientology?’ completely and totally to the full satisfaction of any person?” And in the next segment of his briefing, Mr. Miscavige answered that vital question.

“We do it in four words, and they are: ‘Go to the org.’ And that’s because we are taking all our successful dissemination programs—every one of them—and building them right into every org.

“We’ve had massive touring WIS? Exhibitions—introducing hundreds of thousands in major cities. We’ve had LRH Exhibits, doing the same. We’ve had massive Book One campaigns, introducing millions. Well—we are building them all into every org.”

Whereas telling a new person to go to the org might have ended at Reception or possibly the Reg in times past, now it will mean full dissemination, no matter the individual’s needs.

A person walking into any one of our Churches will tour the Scientology Information Center right off Reception and soon be aware of the scope of the subject and the broad spectrum of real solutions available to him.

“You tell them to ‘go to the org’ and know they’ll find their ruin—and what they need. And when they get there, it won’t require one person saying a single word, except this: ‘Welcome to Scientology.’

“When someone walks into any Scientology Church, they will be greeted by an entire information center. Several Public Film and


Our new Public Divisions are designed to receive and handle any new person, find and handle his ruin and move him swiftly onto the Bridge. You will simply tell a person “go to the Org” and know he will be welcomed and that the Scientology Information Center will do the rest. Several Public Film and Introductory Lecture rooms, as well as auditing and course rooms, will directly adjoin the information center, so the flow onto the Bridge is simple and direct.

Introductory Lecture rooms, as well as auditing and course rooms, will directly adjoin it. Large displays present every fundamental of Scientology itself.”

There will be extensive exhibit panels, accompanied by an audio-visual presentation giving it all: the Reactive Mind; Thetan, Mind, Body; The Eight Dynamics; ARC Triangle; The Tone Scale; and more. A special display describes the E-Meter in full, and there are cans ready for anyone to pick up and see a thought.


Public gathering rooms will include a Chapel and Event Hall. For Sunday Services and ceremonies the walls of this large room will be lined with panels displaying Scientology basics including The Axioms, Codes, Creeds, and more. For large public events, including Open Houses, community events, lectures and workshops, the panels convert to present a specific display, for example regarding Dianetics in the case of a Dianetics Workshop, or a permanent exhibit on LRH himself.


But that’s only the half of it,” Mr. Miscavige continued. “Since each Church will be the Central Organization for their area, there are displays encompassing every sector—with descriptions understandable by Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike. They both enlighten, and generate new activities: from salvaging lives from illiteracy, addiction and crime; to programs for opening new groups to handle community ruins. It also includes everything needed to establish new missions, groups and VM chapters. And then there are the public gathering rooms, including a Chapel and Event Hall.”

Showing the audience examples of these facilities, he went on to explain how for Sunday Services and ceremonies, there are panels displaying all basics: The Axioms, Codes, Creeds, and more. If the org is having an Open House or a large public event, the same room converts to present a permanent exhibit on LRH himself. It can also cater to any type of activity, including community events, lectures and “workshops, and can be converted quickly for public film showings. There are also individual lecture rooms for smaller groups of people, and directly adjoining all these spaces are public course rooms, which will now be sized like a full Academy.

“They provide introductory services,” Mr. Miscavige continued, “but, as I mentioned, for the first time ever, they will also include course rooms for field activities—rooms for Scientologists and non-Scientologists to train on how to open a group, mission, or even a Social Betterment activity. So that’s our new Public Divisions and the first step in creating this new breed of Central Organization!”

Following this rapid overview, Mr. Miscavige detailed just how all of this would work in this Audio-Visual Communication Age. As people are generally much more willing to watch a TV than read something, he pointed out this makes our job much easier. To illustrate the point, he briefed on a pilot study conducted over the past year.

The question is not how to clear an individual—it’s how do we clear a civilization? And how we increase our numbers with the speed necessary to get the job done?

“From the results, we have now refined it to perfection,” he said. “Our displays cover all major subjects, and each one will contain a brand-new film we’ve just produced—giving the full essentials of that subject—and in just two minutes.”

For example, when a person walks up to the Dianetics display, he gets the basic concept from the panels. When he hits “play” a film gives him the reality of mental image pictures and the Reactive Mind—all in two minutes.

There are also films on the fundamentals of Scientology: The ARC Triangle, its components and its application in life; The Eight Dynamics; Auditing; The Tone Scale and The Parts of Man.

Showing one of these films to the audience, Mr. Miscavige then said, “That’s just the start. For then there is the application of the technology in society. The panels and displays enlighten people to use this tech—for instance, application of a moral code. Or use of Study Tech with children. And yes, they also bring individuals and community leaders on board to themselves implement these programs. And that’s why we have also produced brand-new films for all those field applications.”

Adjacent to the Scientology Information Center, a number of rooms will be available for new public to view LRH Public Films and Enlightenment Films, addressing specific ruins and their handlings. A new multilingual digital projection system will allow the exact right LRH Public Film or Enlightenment Film to be shown instantly. And these film rooms will convert to Introductory Lecture rooms, providing even more facilities for enlightenment.

Similarly, public can find out about Narconon—from its presence around the world to a description of the program itself. At the Applied Scholastics display, they can see the ‘worldwide centers, Study Technology itself and its many applications from children’s programs to inner cities.

The Way to Happiness display provides a description of the book’s content and intended use, as well as the collective accomplishments of its dissemination through the years. Further displays show the rest: from the Volunteer Minister program, I HELP, SMI and WISE, all the way to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. There will be literally hundreds of videos presented.

“During an Open House, or community event, there is no limit,” Mr. Miscavige continued, “since all displays can play at once. And we know that one way or the other we will provide the right answer each person needs, since these new Public Divisions show it all. And in that way we also place, in every org, the means to generate every type of activity as the Central Org for their geographic zone.”


Yet there is even more,” Mr. Miscavige continued. It is one thing to enlighten, but that only creates a reach. The next step is their own study of the tech itself. “That, too, is accomplished,” Mr. Miscavige said, “with Public Films, written by LRH.” And demonstrating a new multilingual Digital Projection system for all orgs, Mr. Miscavige said, “Most important, it allows the exact right film to be shown instantly. At the push of a button, the exact film is selected—another button and whatever language. It starts at once and the public is directed to the exact book, piece of tech, or even LRH Tech Films written for new public. With half a dozen films already in place, there will be a dozen more in the future.”

Yet there was one further crucial element Mr. Miscavige told of: “If we are going to create a smooth route into Public Divisions—it also means they must be just as smooth through the division and out of it. Specifically onto the mainline Grade Chart and seeing that that individual gets the exact right service they need—personally—all the way to Clear and OT.”

With that he announced new Enlightenment Films, covering every level of the Grade Chart from the moment a person moves onto The Bridge.

By way of example Mr. Miscavige described the new LRH film, “Advice to Persons Being Audited.” Shown to a person immediately after he signs up for auditing, this 10 minute film teaches him the ropes of a session before he spends one minute of auditing time.

Such films will cover all levels, from the Purification Rundown and TRs and Objectives, to the Solo Auditor, specifically written by LRH to be played for a person the instant he goes Clear.

“The Registrar simply sits the public down and, again—at the push of a button, he is shown a film, straight from LRH, describing his next step. And with films that will cover every level, the result is we get in the full rudiments, create no confusion and keep every being moving step-by-step on the Bridge.”

Closing this section of his briefing, Mr. Miscavige said, “With all I’ve shown we will answer the public’s questions and yes, it can be done anywhere and yes, that is how we move into the Public phase with authority.”


  1. From International Scientology News Issue 27 (2004).