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
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO INFORMATION LETTER OF 16 JANUARY 19631
OUR ROLE IN THE WORLD
The DC raid shows on inspection, a deterioration of government honesty and therefore government sanity.
The Department of Health, Education and Welfare did not tell the judge who issued the warrant that it was a church they wanted to raid. They named the HGC, Academy and Distribution Center-all of which are owned by the FCDC and are church departments conducted in quarters leased by the church. Yet the government knew it was a church, for in New York, an FDA spokesman lecturing the Humanists a month before the attack called it a church and nothing else. This makes the warrant false.
The FDA said they seized “pamphlets” and “leaflets” whereas they also seized books. Before the raid they called in the press and planted a story so as to cover their real actions. This story was out on the streets hours before the raid, giving us no chance to give our side of it.
They referred to the Founding Church as “a quasi-religious cult.” As Scientology 8-8008 makes plain, we study and process the human spirit to free it from the effects of the physical universe. We call the spirit a “thetan” after the Greek symbol of thought and spirit-theta. If studying and treating the spirit isn’t religion then billions and billions of savants and worshipers have been wrong for 2,500 years. If there’s anything “quasi” about the religious aspect of studying and treating the human spirit, then FDA religion must be defined as “the worship of the son of Wotan, Adolph Hitler.”
The meter was seized because it was “mislabeled.” Their pretense of a label is “This Instrument Diagnoses and Cures Physical Illness.” It doesn’t. We have never said it does and it can’t. Thus they want us to label something wrongly so that it will then contravene their ideas and so would be illegal. Evidently the meter should have their label on it so they can legally seize it.
Additionally, they seized privately owned meters for which they had no warrants.
This cloudy thinking is a symptom of sick men. A sick government. And a government that is afraid to perform its actions in public view. All this leads us to some speculations and planning vital to our future progress.
The way I see our hand is this:
1. Our forte is the human spirit and its relationship to the physical universe. Two”great” nations are liable to wreck the playing field with overwhelming nuclear force, their rage against each other born out of their inability to handle their own affairs.
3. Our first job is to salvage as many as we can from the possible debacle.
4. Our hope is that we can halt the progress of destruction by processing and applications of Scientology before Armageddon.
Number 3 is well formed up and in actual progress.
In suddenly engaging our forces the US government has entered us upon number 4.
Oddly, we couldn’t have been better poised to receive the government’s attack. Our only danger is not using the great advantage it gives us, especially in not attaining and holding the offense. We may lapse into defense. That would be fatal.
Singularly in our favor is the dishonest aspect of the government’s “case.”
It makes it an easy one to win, if we are militantly offensive about winning it. We should plot and execute a resounding defeat, not just prove our point.
After taking care of the government charges, we should launch an attack from that springboard upon all US government “thinking” about “the mind” and hammer our way rapidly into a dominant position and use that position to audit out the danger in the two GPM items that most menace Earth.
Russia can be reached. They’re going mad trying to make communism work. We have just had an oblique bid from a Russian diplomat and remember, they made more than a bid in 1938.
US or Russia, these are both run by cynical men. But they’re sick men.
So we have some hopes on number 4.
The weakness and dishonesty of the US attack, the recent bid by Russia, gives us reasons to hope. It shows they are afraid of us, afraid to confront what they are doing. They can’t outflow straight. Therefore they are willing to inflow.
There are three major factors in world peace. The US. Russia. And our technology. Factually there aren’t any other vital factors except our continuing to hold our own in neutral ground, from where we can handle the situation. We are not becoming wild to say we’re a third in this, as nowhere on Earth is there any solution or technology for a solution except in our hands.
Do you know of any?
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
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 29 OCTOBER 19621
Urgent to DC
NY and LA
(Furnish a copy of this to all attorneys dealing with our interests for us.)
It is of interest to all organizations that all Scientology incorporations are religious in nature.
Not only the Founding Church of Scientology or the Churches of Scientology in the United States, but also all HASI, Inc., offices (which includes all British and Commonwealth offices, as HASI, Ltd., is not fully in force anywhere except New Zealand) are religious corporations.
In the HASI, Inc., incorporation papers the corporation is clearly designated as a “religious fellowship.”
The use of the E-Meter in Scientology, but not Dianetics, is describable as follows:
“All religions seek truth.
“Freedom of the spirit is only to be found on the road to Truth.
“Sin is composed, according to Scientology, of lies and hidden actions and is therefore untruth.
“The Electrometer is used to disclose truth to the individual who is being processed and thus free him spiritually.
“Only in this way can man’s spiritual self be regained.
“A religious Confessional fails only when not guided by a modern instrument such as the Electrometer.
“Religions in the 1960s use modern aids. The Electrometer is a valid religious instrument, used in Confessionals, and is in no way diagnostic and does not treat.
“Regardless of any earlier uses of psychogalvanometers in Dianetics or psychology or in early Scientology publications when research was in progress, the Electrometer in Scientology today has no other use than as described above.”
In view of the “interest” the Food and Drug Administration has in the E-Meter, the above data is vital and must be impressed upon investigating agents as it is only the truth of the matter. They thought that outside the US Scientology was not religious, which is false. The impression must be strongly corrected in the FDA at once.
Dianetics used an older instrument to detect engrams. The book Electropsychometric Auditing is entirely a Dianetic manual.
L. RON HUBBARD