HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 29 SEPTEMBER 19821
Keeping Scientology Working Series 30
MISREPRESENTATION OF DIANETICS AND SCIENTOLOGY
There is a vital legal and PR point which should be broadly known.
“Standard Tech” is contained in the official volumes of the technical services and in HCO Bulletins and charts within them and in textbooks on the subject.
These are, none of them, vague. They are very explicit.
The data is thus not only available but taught in courses.
Now and then we hear of “somebody’s case messed up.” Or that someone was complaining or dissatisfied with results. Research into such cases uniformly shows that STANDARD TECH was not applied.
Thus one arrives at an interesting point: Standard tech has never harmed anybody.
Recently there was a spate of “out-tech” on some executives that “messed up their cases.” (This of course impaired their effectiveness and made them feel”Dianetics and Scientology did not work and so was not worth defending.”)
A careful review of these cases showed that the “Case Supervisor” and a small clique of “auditors” (all of whom knew better but who were serving their own ends) were NOT applying Dianetics and Scientology but were only pretending to. (The clique has been detected and thoroughly handled and so are the”messed-up cases” -by standard tech of course and so successfully.)
But this brings up an interesting and useful legal and public relations point:
When people complain and are “dissatisfied with results,” it will be found that Dianetics and Scientology were NOT being used on them.
Someone was doing something else and calling it Dianetics and Scientology.
This is, of course, misrepresentation and a violation of trademark and copyright law.
A similar circumstance would occur if someone put transmission oil in a package marked “Green Meadow Butter” and sold it and advised its use as”Green Meadow Butter” when it isn’t.
Legal and PR situations from people who have complaints stem from two reasons:
A. They are themselves engaged for whatever reason in some self-serving end by complaining or
B. They did not receive Dianetics and Scientology.
A review of any such cases will bear this out. It is not a matter of making minor errors with the tech. It is not a matter of poor C/S judgment in applying it. The situation will be found to be flagrant.
Someone was only pretending it was Dianetics and Scientology and doing something else and for some other reason.
Here we have a problem in labels. The labels “Dianetics” and “Scientology”could illegally be placed on anything and that anything might be quite bad.
Thus it is the person misrepresenting who is actionable, not the originator or the properly licensed and supervised entities.
The operating question is “What did he or they do that they were calling Dianetics and Scientology standard tech?” And “Let me have their names so the misrepresentation can be stopped.”
Don’t let yourself be conned by an old legal or PR trick of switching labels!
Dianetics and Scientology are a precise system that works.
L. RON HUBBARD
TO: All Orgs
SUBJECT: RON’S JOURNAL 1969 NO.3 POLITICAL TREATMENT
I’ve been studying the state of psychiatry and there can now be no doubt whatever that their “treatment” is political treatment and should be called such.
Electric shocks if not given show patients would leave 6 weeks earlier.
Brain “operations” result in total loss of body coordination and a bright normal being is turned into a drooling blob of flesh, unable even to retain urine. They live only briefly when they do not die at once on the operating table.
The only precedent for such “operations” is Hitler’s action in doing it much more lightly to 800,000 persons to make “farm slavery” or zombies.
The political color command and control of parliaments and legislatures by psychiatry are evident in the easy seizure without trial laws being passed or in the hypocritical actions like Ronald Reagan’s new bill in California that was hailed in the press as giving “rights” to patients in asylums (comparable to Geneva’s Prisoner of War Code) to refuse such treatment but the actual bill says in small print that the “doctor” can refuse any of these rights at his sole discretion. This equals a sentence to death without trial or even a crime.
In Dianetics insanity is shown to be common physical illnesses, yet asylums have no medical facilities. Dianetics can handle insanity with relative ease once the physical injuries and illnesses of the patient are cured medically or when the patient is only lightly ill. A new breakthrough on this is now being taught real MDs in England by a team I trained.
So there is an easy cure of insanity in ordinary medical treatment of broken, badly healed bones, bad kidneys, etc., plus easy Dianetic auditing.
Dianetics has been available and proven for 20 years. Yet psychiatric front groups have been able to command sufficient political action to prevent its use, instead getting bills passed to easily seize anyone, torture and kill him.
Thus the Western countries are seen to refuse actual treatment and legalize inhuman torture and brutality.
Psychiatric treatment is actually psychiatric political treatment, nothing more, to rid the world of anyone who might disagree.
Nelson Rockefeller’s “youth stockades” are for youths who might become delinquent, it says right there in the founding papers.
In Arizona federal judges sentence delinquents to electric shock or death for “being turbulative.”
Insanity is now defined as anyone who disagrees with the social autonomy.
The handwriting is plain. Only the government supports psychiatry. The public by survey stays thoroughly away from them. Death camps like the one just found in Cardiff are situated strategically over the West. Hitler at least wasn’t pretending to help anyone. He just wanted them dead.
So psychiatric activities consist of political treatment. That is very certain now.
This was the deadly secret we in Scientology might have found out and which made them terrified of us, ridicule us, fight us and spend over 2 million dollars to try unsuccessfully to get rid of us.
Over the world they were running death camps.
A few times they missed and certain political actions came to light — Ezra Pound the poet, Governor Long of Louisiana, General Walker of Little Rock, managed to become known about before they were depersonalized. So be mystified no longer. We weren’t up against any mental treatment — only violent brutality properly known as political treatment.
So that’s what we ought to brand it.
These dumb birds were trying to form a total police state, but the police hate them and the army deserts at every chance. How do you form a police state with the police and army on the side of the population?
That’s not their only mistake. Their biggest one was attacking us.
The commies would have won in the end.
Revolt is not far off if political treatment is allowed to continue.
Some of the “very best people” are involved.
If we can expose and eradicate this bestial tendency in Western government before it is too late, the society will not fall into the chaos desired for a communist takeover. It’s our one chance. Expose them fully and fast.
If we delay, the mobs will tear these government leaders limb from limb for other causes than political treatments.
If exponents of death camps can be gotten out, Western governments may yet survive.
Remember that Pavlov 1870 and Wundt 1879 invented these technologies and every nation that used their work-Russia, Austria, Germany, Poland, has ceased to exist, their leaders brutally slain and the governments replaced by maniacs. So it is no idle prediction that the West, using now Wundt and Pavlov, are very close in their turn to going down in flames.
Man just doesn’t like being called an animal or treated like one. He revolts.
As he did in Russia, Poland, Germany, Austria, and got real beasts in charge instead.
The “best people” in the West who support psychiatry and look to it to seize their mob leaders and “clean up dissident elements” had better try to remember their history since 1789.
A lot of “best people” then and since have been made awfully dead at the hands of mobs.
This is not the Middle Ages. It is the twentieth century. Human rights not death camps are the fashion today.
L. RON HUBBARD
PROFESSIONAL AUDITOR’S BULLETIN
The Oldest Continuous Publication in Dianetics and Scientology
Via Hubbard Communications Office
163 Holland Park Avenue, London W11
30 September 19551
Don’t be terribly surprised if in the next year or two the psychiatrists start pushing auditors around with even greater antagonism. And DON’T be caught flat-footed when they do.
You know, auditor, we HAVE had a fight on our hands. And we have and WILL have a fight on our hands. The old Book One Black Panther mechanism is all right in its place, but it doesn’t do here.
Nearly all the backlash in society against Dianetics and Scientology has a common source-the psychiatrist-psychologist-psychoanalyst clique. Their patter doesn’t vary. Behind the bulwark of authority these people, when asked about you, an auditor, or about the subject or about me, usually say that it is a hoax and that you or I are really just out of an institution for the insane.
Wherever some auditor stupidly decides to co-operate with psychiatrists, he has been gobbled up very quickly. One cannot co-operate with them any more than he can “do business with Hitler.”
You think maybe I’m just sawing out a tune when I say this. Very few people believe the actual true history of our science in the past five years, the amount of attack and antagonism to which it has been subjected. But let it suffice that about two million have been spent to put Dianetics and Scientology out of the running. Because the people trying to do it are, by and large, pretty stupid, and low-toned, the campaign has not succeeded. But the amount of fast action necessary to combat that much money has been, to say the least, exhausting.
I could tell you a lot more about this: I could tell you about the strange finances of the BDR,* of DIANOTES,* of other squirrel publications. I could tell you about three actual murders. I could tell you about long strings of psychotics run in on the Foundation and the Association, sent in to us by psychiatrists who then, using LSD and pain-drug-hypnosis, spun them and told everyone Dianetics and Scientology drove people insane. I could tell you about the strange politics and ambitions of psychiatry, so well covered in the book Psychopolitics, and give you a proper riddle as to why we, a small group, the only ANGLO-SAXON DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF THE MIND AND SPIRIT, have been subjected to so much attack and finance. But I am not telling you stories or being dramatic. I am inviting your co-operation in your own future security. Whether you believe this war exists, or believe the psychiatric rumor that it’s all a figment of my mind, it’s best to be safe in this battle.
It’s best to be safe because it isn’t our battle and it isn’t our objective to ruin psychiatry or medicine. We don’t care about these. Our goals are to make more people more able, to make a rather inefficient society a lot more fun. In order to attain these goals we had better scan the river ahead for shoals and fit our craft so as to survive any, and having done that, lightheartedly continue on our way. Dianetics and Scientology are not political; they desire to overthrow no government. Each auditor anywhere is expected to continue his long-given allegiance.
Dianetics and Scientology exist to serve and assist any given officialdom in a proper way. We have in view no empire of madmen all screaming for some dictator or banner. We have our place in the world of things as they are, and we can do an awful lot right in that place, seeing that we know more about the mind, the spirit and religion and even science than any other group in the world.
Granting this, then, we should act to best fit our niches, and so do our jobs. About the only thing which upsets our forward course is the fact that psychiatry and medicine sit close to the advisers of state, and these officials, on matters of the mind, turn to psychiatrists for their opinion, and the psychiatrist there can be counted upon by his cult headquarters to give the right amount of sneer to the official about Dianetics and Scientology. The public as a whole love Dianetics and Scientology. Our word-of-mouth praise is remarkable. But in the official strata, because the psychiatrist is the authority, we are likely to be mud. Similarly, the newspaper, in wanting an opinion of us, calls the local medical or psychiatric board and again gets this formulated sneer and defamation. That the public responds to us and likes us is remarkable in the face of this authoritative calumny. Reversely, the public utterly LOATHES psychiatry. You waste time if you try to defame psychiatry to the public. The public is already in a spitting frame of mind on THAT subject. Coals to Newcastle, strictly. Psychiatry stands in the public mind for ineffectiveness, lies and inhuman brutality. The public is better informed on this than you suspect. The public only avoids YOU, an auditor, when it believes you are a psychiatrist or a psychologist, so there is no team-up; there never will be. The Busy Business Bureaus, advised by psychiatry, will always give Dianetics and Scientology a bad report no matter how hard you work to get them to give a good report. The answer—ignore them. We are an organization for and of the people.
But don’t fail to take the steps to secure yourself an immunity from attack, auditor. Make sure all your papers are in good order. Make sure, no matter where you are in the world (for the last attack upon us was in Central Africa) that your ordination is in good order. Make sure that you are running a good and orderly congregation every Sunday morning. Make sure your Church is registered properly. Make SURE your literature says you make the able more able, and that insanity and illness are no more your problem than they would be the problem of any minister. Stay out of that slough of insanity and severe illness, for you don’t belong there and never will. Practically, I don’t know any auditor who ever came out unscathed entirely when he attempted to work with the severely ill or the insane. The amount of enturbulence caused by contact with such is fantastic.
Now, not to scare you but to inform you, psychiatry has armed itself with several new drugs. One of these, LSD, has the total goal of driving persons insane for fifteen to twenty-five hours—JUST long enough to convince people that your auditing spun the preclear.
When you see a process solve a case, and then the case spins, don’t even bother to look for the needle mark on the pc. The APA spent their whole May convention in Atlantic City drooling over the effectiveness of this LSD, WHICH HAS NEVER MADE ANYONE WELL AND IS WELL KNOWN TO HAVE THE TOTAL PURPOSE OF PRODUCING INSANITY. Grim? Fantastic? Ha! Ask the few auditors who’ve had this done to the pc. For the pc or his family often has a psychiatrist looking in, unknown to the auditor. And it HAS happened. Wild? It’s a lot wilder when it’s happening to you as an auditor. The answer? Don’t process people with psychotic histories. That’s simple enough.
Now if it does happen to you, don’t just abandon the case. Give the case a few exercises and observe the recurrence of the weird spin. Observe this carefully. And then bluntly inform the family or the authorities, if you are questioned or called in, THAT YOU AS PASTOR OF THE CONGREGATION TO WHICH THIS PERSON BELONGS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THE LIFE AND HEALTH OF THIS PERSON AND THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT UNDUE INFLUENCE WAS USED AND THAT SPECIFICALLY YOU GAVE EXERCISES TO AND OBSERVED THE PERSON IN QUESTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THAT PERSON HAD BEEN GIVEN THE INSANITY DRUG LSD SO THAT YOU COULD REPORT IT TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES. And don’t testify otherwise. Sounds wild? Well, always do it if involved in such a thing. You’ll find the family physician or psychiatrist was called in midway in processing (which consists, remember, entirely of making able people more able). You’ll find there is a vested interest somewhere in the insanity of this person. And so testify that you suspect it. We will have to hand lots of literature on LSD, in fact we’ll have the APA convention reports on it for you. If this happens to you, you, minister, are the only policeman who would suspect it. If, then, psychiatry “plants” one on you, look it over, report the sudden occurrence of insanity promptly, testify your suspicion of LSD, produce the literature on it and get the sheriff looking around for that medico or psychiatrist as fast as possible. BUT, don’t look for trouble in the first place. Leave insane people alone. I know we can do things for them. We can also shed light on how to solve the national debt, too.
DON’T ever promise people you will cure them. If they want to know if Scientology will help their arthritis, tell them it often has been known to do so, but that that isn’t an auditor’s goal. If a person becomes more able, he’ll usually feel well. But DON’T advertise that you cure things. If you HAVE to advertise, I’ll give you some tips that work. They don’t include curing ills and insanity.
You, as the most educated people on earth on the subject of the human spirit and MAN, certainly deserve a high role in the field of religion. We can reform all of religion and make it vastly better. Why clash with healing quacks?
Scientology is for the people and of the people. It belongs to them. They are receiving it. They like it. Bear with our troubles with the dull official and authority and go out and make a happier world.
L. Ron Hubbard
*BDR: Bristol Dianetic Review, a squirrel magazine once published in Bristol, England.
*DIANOTES: a squirrel magazine once published in Minneapolis, Minnesota (US).
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩