HCO EXECUTIVE LETTER OF 7 APRIL, 19651
Post Public Board
TO: ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS
SUBJECT: RON’S JOURNAL NO. 11
E-METER PERSECUTION BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMIN. U.S.
At a hearing in Washington the FDA lost several rounds in its suit against the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington DC and the tide has turned for the better.
Some people think Scientology is illegal in the U.S. because of this Meter business. But it’s only the U.S. government’s guilty conscience about “lie detector[s”] only the meter is in question.
We have won round one apparently, our attorney looked good and the judge [pleasant] and the government really unwilling to attack.
In Australia the “Enquiry” by Holy Joe Anderson, the famous Catholic bigot, is over and he is to make a report to the State Parliament probably next September.
Evidently both the Victorian Enquiry and the U.S. FDA hearing were inspired by the Catholic church! Very startling. I thought the Catholics stopped burning Witches when they were run out of England several hundred years ago. But no. They still hunt them with mad abandon. We ought to “hex” Anderson and the FDA.
By the way, the graves of the 3 witches the Catholics burned in East Grinstead in the 17th Century are the best tended graves in the cemetery!
It’s almost a recommendation, it seems, to be harassed by the Catholics!
Things go well in general. I am sorry if price charges upset anyone. I’m doing all I can to ease it.
The new org board will soon be up in orgs.
Be sure to see it. It’s the same board org-to-org and pole to pole. It’s a “cognition chart” too. Look it over and it tells you where your life is going wrong! Fact.
You’ll see lots of people around that board in Comm Centres. The students here were fascinated by it.
Hear the news about Clear?
You will in Auditor 8.
That’s all for now. I feel just fine and hope you do too.
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 INFORMATION LETTER OF NOVEMBER 9, AD 12.1
RON’S JOURNAL NO. 2
It seems from here that the world went through a psychotic break in October. Along with Cuba and the near boom of the bomb, with Russia helping India against Red China, things closer to home also went spinny.
There were crimes in the world of Scientology in the following places: South Africa, England, Australia and the U.S.
Two of these emergencies were governmental.
One (England) was Town & Country Planning. They have since granted us rights to retain and use our buildings and this flap is over and successfully ended for us, so we don’t have to move and the course goes on.
The other governmental emergency (U.S.) was traced to the irate parents of a student who were hammering at FDA (Food, Drug Admin.) to seize all E-meters and clo[se] down all Scientology in the U.S. One wonders at their missed withholds! The matter is being fought but 35 Mark IVs are held up in Customs in the U.S. on F.D.A. orders. The F.D.A. has been trying for years to halt our meters. They have authority over all “diagnostic and therapeutic electrical machinery.” They pass as wonderful all psychiatric electric shock machines even when they kill patients. One wonders at the political colour that favours machines that murder and outlaws those that disclose truth.
The other two emergencies were caused by Rock Slammers, so upgrade the importance of Rock Slam and ordinary sec checks.
The lesser one was caused by a Rock Slammer, since suspended, auditing the HCO Continental Sec Australia. This situation is in hand now.
The whole disgraceful Johannesburg mess was caused by Rock Slammers. They were two in number – Senogles and van Niekerk. Advertised as clear (by themselves) they both check out on the meter with TA at 1.5 and both RS-ing on LRH and van Niekerk also on “an auditor.” Jack Parkhouse returned in time to deliver the new addition to his family and to get things under control from Cape Town. But the tide turned with the arrival of Quintin [Schnehage] as Assoc. Sec. at Johannesburg, backed up a week later by Joan Oberholtzer as Technical Director.
Aside from the fact that entheta persists, Jack, Quintin and Joan, with good support from Durban and Port Elizabeth, have things well under control. An aside comment on this, the Johannesburg area, with all these “clearing” reports was lousy with wrong goals. Evidently only Vicky du Toit is clear.
It is highly probable that we will shortly convert all SA to Scientology 1970 as private practice was at the root of most of this — next to Rock Slammers.
So the general situation, with a lot of fast comm and hard work has calmed down.
With all this I’ve been auditing my head off getting data for Routine 3-21, the Twenty-One steps to O.T., and gave up lecturing this week to get it into HCO Bulletin form. About half the pcs were running into goal finding and listing trouble which was solvable only by individual handling or several procedures. I’ve gotten this all under one run-down with only one of 21 steps varied for the rougher case, so I feel we’re way ahead on this now. We made a 1st goal clear this week on course.
Early darkness and autumn chill are upon us. I have my new Pontiac out in the garage (sigh) and no spare instant to drive it. It’s my cameras and cars which suffer in the midst of all these flaps.
L. RON HUBBARD
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