HCOB “Honesty and Case Gain” 1 is an extremely important piece of Hubbard’s scripture, both for Scientologists who practice it, and for wogs who want to understand and deal with the Scientology evil. Hubbard wrote it (and it is definitely his) less than a year after he was declared by Judge Breckenridge in the Scientology v. Armstrong case2 to be a pathological liar, and less than a year before he, or someone else, would end his life.
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.3
“Natter,” as the term is used in Scientology, means telling the critical truth about Hubbard, Scientology Scientologist leaders such as Miscavige or Rathbun, and their victims, the Suppressive Person class. Telling the truth about Hubbard, Scientology, Scientologists such as Miscavige or Rathbun and SPs signals to Scientology execs, OSA, C/Ses, sec checkers or auditors to interrogate the natterers and pull their withholds. The action of pulling natterers’ withholds is intended to introvert them, redirect their attention from the critical truth, or cave them in, and reconvert them into uncritical, compliant subjects. [Ref. Hubbard, L. R. (1961, 21 September). Smoothness of Auditing. Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, (6109C21). East Grinstead, Sussex.]
SPs are almost synonymous with natterers, because SPs are people who tell the truth about Hubbard, Scientology, Scientologists such as Miscavige or Rathbun, but will not stop telling the truth and will not be reconverted by the Scientologists applying the “tech” to them. That’s what it means when Hubbard says in Scientology scripture and Scientologists say that SPs don’t make case gain. These are the people – who tell the truth and won’t stop despite the tech – that Scientology scripture states are to be disposed of quietly and without sorrow.
The withholds these Scientologists seek from the natterers, interrogate them about, and want them to confess to, are the “overts” the natterers have against Hubbard, Scientology or Scientologist leaders. These “overts” include, very significantly, the truth the natterers have told about Hubbard, Scientology, Scientologist leaders, and their SP victims.
A C/S, auditor or sec checker would never ask people for the truth about Hubbard, Scientology or Scientologists leaders. And if a C/S, auditor or sec checker did so, he would be immediately be targeted, and interrogated or sec checked about his own “overts” against Hubbard, Scientology or Scientologist leaders.
The truth is that in Scientology it is virtually impossible for Scientologists to tell the truth about what is really important in their lives – Hubbard, Scientology, Miscavige and SPs if the Scientologists are in DM’s faction; or Hubbard, Scientology, Rathbun and SPs if they’re in Marty’s faction. This can be seen clearly in Marty’s faction by his visible dramatization of prohibiting the truth on his blog, and his labeling of the forums where the truth can be told about Hubbard, Scientology and himself as “natter boards.” Rathbun performed this same function of suppressing the truth, and punishing natterers or SPs who told the truth, while in the Sea Org.
Although Rathbun and Miscavige call each other SPs, neither can possibly be an SP because neither tells the truth about Hubbard, Scientology, themselves and SPs. Both Rathbun and Miscavige interrogate people or have them interrogated or sec checked and use Scientology tech to introvert them, redirect their attention from the critical truth, cave them in, reconvert them and render them uncritical and compliant.
Thus, this HCOB, which Hubbard undoubtedly wrote to cloak the fact that he had just been exposed as a pathological liar, is one hundred eighty degrees diametrically opposed to the truth. “Case gain” depends entirely on the Scientologists’ lying, about Hubbard, Scientology, Scientologists and SPs. OT VII’s and VIII’s, who have progressed to the top of Scientology’s grade chart, got there by consistently never telling the truth about these things.
Hubbard, source of the grade chart, and as OT as OTs come, was perhaps the most dishonest person to have ever walked on planet earth. Does anyone know any other person who told more lies than Hubbard? Can any Scientologist identify any other person who told more lies than Hubbard?
Scientologists, I know, are for the most party able to view the truth about Hubbard, Scientology, their leaders, fellow Scientologists and SPs. But the Scientologists must lie about the truth they view, in order to make case gain, and, of course, to avoid the pain and horror of reconversion or being declared SP.