HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO EXECUTIVE LETTER OF 21 FEBRUARY 19661
TO: Org Staffs
SUBJECT: THE CALCULATED RISK
The calculated risk taken on 23 January 1963, has paid off. And nothing can stop us.
On that date I saw that when the gun-waving Federal Marshals stormed the Church in Washington, we were in for a series of raids and enturbulent actions by governments.
Therefore, as the officers of the various areas can tell you, I ordered them to fight a delaying action while I completed the research.
The strategy was this — the only thing which would ultimately win for us was total technology. If I interrupted research to swat flies, we might lose. Therefore I handed over most of the defense to others and speeded up research.
This was somewhat like seeing the Indians in the distance and instead of readying a barricade, going on inventing a new weapon on the gamble that you would have completed the job before the first brave got to you.
Well, “we done it”. Melbourne fell. DC barely held on. Even Saint Hill got its whiff of grape. All orgs were hammered. But staffs stood up splendidly. And the research was completed.
By working 18 hours a day on research and the rest on administrative matters, by August of 1965 I had the full answers to total freedom.
Over a hundred Scientologists were enrolled on the Clearing Course and started toward Clear and Operating Thetan.
In the spring of 1966 the first Clear graduated from that course with many close behind.
And in the nick of time.
This material and these people are scattered all over the planet. Scientology data now couldn’t be isolated and burned by an army of agents.
No matter what happens, Scientology today will keep right on going.
History is about to be written out loud.
The only thing you could do to a Clear or an OT would be to make him laugh. But that isn’t all a Clear could do. I trust you get it.
Well, the calculated risk paid off. The ultimate “weapon” was attained before the shades of night hit the planet, before the Big Bomb went and before suppressive groups totally shackled Mankind.
The ultimate weapon is total freedom. A freedom no benighted beast can send to Auschwitz. A freedom no gestapo can curtail. A freedom that is completely unqualified.
It is a good thing beings are basically good..
Freedom to be free or to strike at will without any fear of retribution could otherwise be rather grim.
The higher the release or clear, the more decent a being gets.
So we made it. In all the eons, apparently only we made it. And whew it was a near thing.
But in the immortal words of Tom Esterbrook 2, “there goes the old ball game.” The job is done.
If you’re not enroute, by the way, you better hurry up and join the crowd.
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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