Are you and your friends flourishing and prospering? (2006) [Advertisement]. Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization. 1
flourish and prosper
Ben Zarai speaks at a Celebrity Centre graduation having completed the PTS/SP Course. He attributed his recent Emmy Award (shown above) to application of the tech he learned on the course.
SPDL Note: This Scientology recruitment flyer identifies the component of the cult ostensibly responsible for the execution of the “Suppressive Person” doctrine against the cult’s enemies, people identified as “SPs.” The aggressive, antisocial, abusive, and often criminal, treatment of SPs, which the SP doctrine mandates, cult founder L. Ron Hubbard called “Fair Game.” The claimed Hubbard quote, as it is used in the flyer, also is intended to create the illusion that OSA is the cult component responsible for Fair Gaming and obliterating the cult’s “enemies,” the SPs. In actuality, it is David Miscavige, and OSA’s seniors in Religious Technology Center, who identify SPs for targeting, enforce the Suppressive Person doctrine and Fair Game, and operate OSA as a personal army and intelligence organization, just as Hubbard ran the infamous Guardian’s Office, as his personal army and intelligence organization, before he renamed it OSA.
Do you know Who[Image caption]: Staff of the new European office for Public Affairs and Human Rights building in Brussels meet with the media at the opening event. [Reverse]:
is handling suppression so that orgs can flourish and prosper?
The Office of Special Affairs!
[…] Our solutions for society’s ills are going into use everywhere, with government officials and community leaders not only reaching for LRH technology, but advancing it on their own lines.
Thus it remains a vital duty to handle suppressive elements within society that may hinder our expansion and so create a safe space for Scientology to expand into.1
That is the job of OSA.
As LRH stated: “It could be that the fate of nations hangs on the actions, brilliance and skills of the Director of Special Affairs in handling individuals to gain help for Scientology.”
— L. Ron Hubbard
The Office of Special Affairs
so that orgs can flourish and prosper2
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From: “Stephanie Rinder” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Handling suppression
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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 00:14:03 GMT1
Dear ARS Posters,
I am writing to you to offer you a unique opportunity to work in
the Office of Special Affairs International, where you can help handle
suppression and rid society of psychiatric influences and thereby
enable orgs to flourish and prosper like never before.
In France, OSA is working to bring an end to religious intolerance
and hatred so that not just Scientologists, but people of all faiths
may practice their religion without restraint. While on the one hand we are
confronting and handling those suppressive elements that attempt to cut
across the expansion of Scientology ( see
http://france.freedommag.org/), on the other hand, OSA is getting into
communication with various parts
of society and helping them succeed in their endeavors through the
acceptance of and use of Scientology tech (see
For example, OSA staff were responsible for the What is Scientology?
tours which have introduced hundreds of thousands to Scientology around the
world. They also oversee CCHR campaigns that relentlessly expose the
destruction done by psychiatrists in the name of “help”.
Along with having and using all of the technologies of Standard Ethics,
Tech and Admin, OSA also has its own standard technology of Public
Relations, Legal Affairs, Social Reform and others, all based on the
research and discoveries of LRH in each of these fields. Within our
team, we have staff who work in many different areas.
As Scientology expands into the 21st century, little could be more
important than to lay the foundation for that expansion by handling any
barriers to a safe environment. As the task becomes more demanding and
we expand into more areas, more staff will be needed to play this
challenging and rewarding game. It is for this reason that I am inviting you
to join the OSA team.
Please write back to me right away. I am looking forward to hearing
back from you.
RON’S JOURNAL 34
Birthday March 13, 19821
THE FUTURE OF SCIENTOLOGY
There comes a time in all the great movements of mankind when they get attacked.
When one reviews the history of religious wars which laid the bulk of Europe in ruins time after time across the centuries, one gets some idea of the passions of man.
The primary passions are twofold: one stems from the decent impulses of man, the effort to do and be something good, to accomplish a resurgence and reforms that are worthwhile; the other is the evil hatred of the status quo who, in their violence oppose all who would question their right to oppress and maim and kill.
The first impulse comes from the very heavens, the second is born in the depths of hell.
All things worthwhile have to be fought for: every decent impulse in man’s history has been opposed.
The fate of the entire civilization is decided on the issue of which one wins.
No single human being can stand aside from the fray, a spectator wondering who is going to win. It is his OWN fate that is being decided: will he in the future have a decent life or will he be crushed down into the mud? Will the decent impulses of the civilization triumph or, in defeat at the hands of evil, have to wait again for another chance, another time?
The travails of the religion of Scientology may seem great but, frankly, they do not compare to those other faiths have gone through.
Time and again since 1950, the vested interests which pretend to run the world (for their own appetites and profit) have mounted full-scale attacks. With a running dog press and slavish government agencies the forces of evil have launched their lies and sought, by whatever twisted means, to check and destroy Scientology.
What is being decided in this arena is whether mankind has a chance to go free or be smashed and tortured as an abject subject of the power elite.
The issues are extremely clear-cut, there is no argument there.
But what is the result to date of enemy action?
Honestly, my friends, a review of these battles over the past thirty-two years moves one to contemptuous laughter. The enemy, perched in their trees or swinging by their tails, have been about as effective as one of their psychologist’s monkeys peeling a policeman’s club thinking it is a banana and then throwing it only to hit the chief ape in the face.
Oh, the furor has been very loud. The AMA, pouring lies into the press through gnashing teeth persevered for years-and then went bankrupt. The psychiatrist, riding high in 1959, hoping to place one of his ilk in a blackmail position behind every head of state, hoping to consign any citizen at his whim to a psychiatric Siberia, trying to preserve his right to kill and maim as a profession above the law, is today a butt of comic strips. And what of the FDA that for fifteen years snarled and snapped about the E-Meter? One hardly hears of them today. And what of the mighty Interpol, that tool of CIA? It was found to be a nest of war criminals hiding out from the law itself.
Oh, one could go on but in each case the enemy has gone down to defeat in the end. You do not hear much about this from the running dog press because, of course, they were the tool of the enemy in the first place.
They lose because they traffic in lies. But, because they told their lies so broadly, even when they were disproven, they still tend to hang around and make one feel there is-there isn’t-an adverse public opinion. The enemy and their press are not the public: you could ask yourself why, year after year, fewer and fewer people buy and read newspapers: people don’t believe them anymore.
I once checked, in the 50s the effect on org stats of howling bombasts of a running dog magazine called TIME. Its owner, a man named Luce, was said to be an LSD addict, both he and his wife carefully controlled by his psychiatrist. Of course he published blasts against anything which would expose his rotten condition. What I found was that not one of those lying bombasts had had the slightest effect upon org stats. Luce is dead now, a good testimony to his drugs and the psychiatrists. There are a dozen orgs today for everyone that existed in
And so it goes with these attacks.
Oh, yes, we’ve had some casualties. Oh, yes, we’ve had some trouble. But that is the way with wars: not only combatants but innocent bystanders can get wounded. That’s this universe: we didn’t make it that way but that’s no reason we cannot, bit by bit, correct it. Certainly, for mankind, there’s no escaping it and if there is a battle, there is more to do than simply duck one’s head: the bombs are no respecters of uniforms or identities.
It may appear that the enemy suffers no casualties for they hush them up.
With no great pleasure, I used to keep a roster of them. Through no will or fault of ours, many of them are dead. Some died from things that we have tech to help: it is rather poetic in justice that they were fighting what they themselves could have used. Many others, when the battle cleared, lost their jobs: and that is a precious thing to a suppressive, his garnered rights to do others in: it is sad to say there are many in governments who are there just so they can have this right: so when one gets fired for failing in his attacks on us, that’s very close to the end of his life. They do not care if you hurt the government or their association or their publication: threats against those things are part of their own plans to cause
trouble-typical of the insane. Where they can be hurt and practically the only place, is losing their job or position. And their casualties in this respect would fill some very long bread lines: when they fail, their mentors fire them.
They have lost power.
They have been hurt.
And in any contemporary attack, no matter how violent it may seem, the result predictably will be the same: failures and casualties in enemy ranks. Not because we harm or touch them-we wouldn’t. They are mad monkeys and they blame and shoot each other.
Now when you hear of some new attack or an old one, you could get the idea that we’re losing and are likely to winnow away and vanish. The enemy keeps saying that. But just remember a maxim: if the papers say it, it isn’t true.
Hearing such things, one may think that, as a Scientologist, it doesn’t matter what you do: it doesn’t make any difference now since all is lost. That’s silly. In or out of Scientology, one is on these firing lines. The crime-ridden, drug-crazed, misgoverned mess out there which they call civilization is no place at all to escape to. That’s surrender.
And it DOES matter what one does on post, particularly when the shots are flying hottest. If you think it’s bad in a Scientology area, look at Ulster or Detroit! And those poor guys are just innocent bystanders being mowed down.
At least the Scientologists are DOING something about it. They’re handling people, they’re making inroads on crime, they’re salvaging addicts, they’re even quoted, often unknowingly, by beleaguered business.
All you have to do is look at where Scientology was in terms of numbers of orgs and missions even a few years back and where it is now to know. All you have to do is count the additional countries using it year by year. All you have to do is count the memberships of the Churches. And you know conclusively that while the enemy goes down, whatever the bombast, Scientology is going UP.
It DOES matter what you do on post or in the field or in the world. This scene called Scientology is not going to end. Time after time the enemy, in our blackest hours, has told itself, “We’ve got them now! We’ve stopped them!
They’re through!” They were just praying past their own graveyard. Each time, there we were again, stronger, expanding, working better. And at this very moment of writing, that’s where we are at right now. The last enemy attack is winding down.
And there we still are all over the world, doing good, getting stronger, getting more numerous.
And in the coming decades so it will be again.
The guys in the white hats-with the S and Double Triangle-are winning.
They are winning because they mean well. They do good. They know their business. And the enemy is losing and will lose because they mean bad. They do evil. They are incompetent.
Remember the principle of Flourish and Prosper. It works!
And the next time you see an attack, remember the old truth, “This too shall come to pass away.”
But not Scientology. We’re here and will be here for all the decades and centuries that this civilization has left to it. And right now I am working on plans so that it will be here even when the madmen, in some possible last convulsion of evil, have blown this civilization away.
We are saving beings, not men.
And the evil die within their own generation.
So the next time you feel blue, read this.
The enemy can’t even plan for tomorrow.
We work in eternity.
L. RON HUBBARD
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 1 DECEMBER 19791
Issued 11 December 2000
FLOURISH AND PROSPER
(Excerpted verbatim from RON’S JOURNAL 31, 1980—THE YEAR OF EXPANSION.)
There is a great deal going on and a very great many very fine people working to create a better future for Scientology, for orgs and for everyone.
But much of that is in the future. So does one simply wait? Or is there something one can do right now?
There is: Decide to flourish and prosper! And then Flourish and Prosper!
There is no more deadly way to get even with a suppressive or an antagonistic person or a downgrading society than by flourishing and prospering.
All a suppressive person or society is trying to do is prevent one from flourishing and prospering.
Of course, one has to handle threats or attacks. But don’t get stuck in on them. One handles them but puts his main attention on doing things that will make one and the group flourish and prosper.
One cannot simply vanish in life, one cannot just become a nothingness. And the wrong way to handle suppression is to be low key and hope one isn’t noticed. That is simply agreement with the suppressive person or society.
Attempts at suppression are totally defeated in the long run simply by Flourishing and Prospering!
The ammunition in such a battle is effective beingness and for us, effective promotion, books, excellent results and satisfied people. Use what you have. The very best way to flourish and prosper is to sell and get out the good products.
Now, while reading this if it has occurred to you that if you did, the suppressives would simply attack harder or that you had better be careful, then could I point out that people who have that reservation are a bit or a great deal under suppression. And that they need to locate and handle it with what is called “PTS Tech” available in any org. It is a certain indicator that if one has reservations about being able to Flourish and Prosper he needs to unsuppress himself!
So there is the ultimate victory over any suppressive group or society. Not to do them in—as they are very busy doing themselves in—but only handle enough to hold them off until one day we get to them with proper rundowns.
The ultimate weapon is to Flourish and Prosper.
So do so.
L. Ron Hubbard
Compilation assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩