OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
1 September 2006
OSA Network Order No. 401
COMMUNISM AND THE US GOVERNMENT
(Excerpted from a response to a compilation of
materials provided on 25 July 1975.)
Sometime probably December of 1950, the Board of Directors of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation in New Jersey, probably at the instigation of Parker Morgan (a former FBI and OSS agent, at that time a member of the Board), visited J. Edgar Hoover in relation to the unreasonable attacks which were occurring on the HDRF. Mr. Hoover’s assistant apparently inferred that these attacks must be of communist origin and referred the existing Board and in person conducted them to the head of the Communist Activities Division. He appeared very withholdy and confused by this sudden advent of the Board but he gave the Board to understand that it probably was of communist origin. The Board of Directors made a bargain with the FBI to turn over to them the names of all staff members in all the existing orgs at that time and the FBI made a bargain in return to return to them those names which were not communist. There were one thousand names on the list. Two hundred and fifty-two of these names had been deleted by the FBI. The FBI said that it could not tell them directly that these people or anyone was a communist but it used this method of singling out the communists connected with the organization.
In this fashion a spirit of cooperation was built by the FBI directly to hunt down communists who were knocking apart the organization. Through 1952 the FBI was also reportedly active trying to locate certain communists who supposedly had joined the organization.
It was however the FBI which planted the idea with the HDRF and with me that all our trouble was stemming from the communists. We were in fact under this direct impression throughout 1950 and until the outright attack by the United States government in ‘62. This matter, then, was directly caused by government propaganda. I never believed there was any particular conspiracy against the organizations and did not take any particular action until the early ‘60s at which time I put on my own intelligence officer hat and did an appreciation of the general scene. That appreciation took it straight out of the communist line of think and more or less accurately described the scene which we have been running down since that date. My prediction in the matter was true. That of the Justice Department and federal government was knowingly false.
During the time that the Justice Department and other government agencies were propagandizing the American people and us to believe that communist infiltration was the cause of all these strange dirty tricks which were occurring, the federal government was itself engaging in various dirty tricks against its own people. Intelligence files have demonstrated that there were various circulations against me and Scientologists occurring in the early ‘50s. During that period of time the Justice Department must have been well aware of that and yet continued to pose as a protector. All that I can make out of this at this writing and without further study of the matter is that this was a government ploy.
It is highly probable that every approach to me on the subject of going to Russia from 1948 on was a direct instigation by the federal government agencies.
Had I at any time accepted such a suggestion they could have arrested me and destroyed me.
It looks like a case at first glance here of police provocation.
At this writing, and purely for propaganda purposes, I would estimate that the late ‘40s and ‘50s communist infiltration scares, including those of McCarthy, were direct instigations of federal government agencies to bring about various purposes best known to themselves. They had the Korean War promoted. They had the Vietnamese War promoted and I wonder how much actual communist infiltration ever occurred. And I also wonder how much share of blame for the cold war the United States bears. During the ‘50s they had every church and social organization believing that it was being attacked and infiltrated by communists. We now know from the “Enemies List” and from various revelations that the federal government itself was engaged in dirty tricks against social and cultural groups in America. And in this instance particularly they certainly were at pains to make the early Dianetics and Scientology
organizations believe that they were being victimized by the communists and we know very well that it was the federal government itself which was keeping the organizations upset.
The matter is neither actionable nor libelous toward me as in each case of “communist” approach, I gave a very thorough “no.”
These files are valuable in that they disclose the fact that somewhere there may be an operations file or memo or plan to provoke me into accepting a discreditable invitation.
The entire atmosphere that was built around myself and organizations in the ‘50s was that communists were seeing we were being hit in America so that we would be driven to collaboration with Russia. It appears that this structure was probably a fabrication by US agencies to bring about some sort of incrimination.
Whoever originated such a plan or whoever originated the attacks and prevailed upon the federal government to engage upon them remains of vast interest to us. As these approaches after the war could be considered as covert or intelligence approaches, it is highly unlikely that the persons making them would go to any great effort to identify themselves or impinge upon one’s memory. Intelligence has a habit of employing people who are non-descript and who are not easily remembered. Furthermore, it is highly probable that the persons were not even using their right names.
The value of the information provided has been to expose a possibility of a much earlier conspiracy and perhaps even a criminal police provocation which was pulled not only on us but upon many, many people to make them believe that activities of the US government in the order of “dirty tricks” were communist in origin so as to stimulate some war enthusiasm or for some other discreditable reason.
L. RON HUBBARD
OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
25 June 1988
OSA Network Order No. 991
POLICY OF FREEDOM AND PAMPHLET PUBLICATIONS IN THE US
(Originally written by LRH on 3 June 1969.)
The US scene differs slightly from the UK and Commonwealth scene in that it has different problems and slightly different ethnic values. As, per a recent ethnic survey, 49% in the US favor freedom (of speech, religion, press) and the largest percents are against government and hypocrisy, the formula for Freedom in the US is:
CLAIM CREDIT FOR ADVANCES IN REESTABLISHING FREEDOM IN THE US AND PUSH ACTIONS TO DO SO AND CLAIM CREDIT FOR UNMASKING GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY AND ACT TO DO SO.
The keynote is that the support of Scientology is the support of freedom and a blow at government hypocrisy.
If you examine this policy in depth with imagination, you will see at once that it is adaptable to any of the current zones of interest. Watch carefully the zones of maximum public interest and flow with these.
Dope, sex, education are the contemporary US hot spots. Quite honestly only Dianetics and Scientology can resolve these problems. The psychiatrist and psychologist are portrayed as agents of fruitless government attempts to CONTROL and deny freedom to the public and violate their rights.
Our position is that if every government official and agency was personally answerable for violating the Constitution and Bill of Rights all would be peaceful, prosperous and happy again.
Russian psychology and psychiatry introduced into schools are causing the riots. The Russian seeks to dominate education. Students are revolting against that. We are the foremost Western development in workable technology of the mind and spirit.
All you have to do to be a Scientologist is advocate freedom for the individual, equal rights under law, true constitutional government and a belief in the destiny of mankind and America.
There is no insanity but there are people in the suppressed agony of physical illnesses neglected in hospitals.
We expose influences hostile to America.
We cooperate with and do not antagonize city and state police. These, we maintain, are good people who do their duty despite corrupt political efforts at the top. In short, we work actively to get the police on the side of the people.
We also work to get the armed forces on the side of the people. (It is plainly demonstrated only top politicians have fought us. Police over the world try to stay neutral about us.)
Every win to improve freedom, we say, “See what the Scientologists did.” Every exposure of corrupt politicians, we say, “See what the Scientologists did.” Any and all data and news and exposes we publish in the US Freedom should accomplish one or another of these points.
We, an American development, are fought by Russian psychology and psychiatry. This gives a plain visible conflict. The universities ceased to be governed by churches and are governed now by Russian mental technology, so the students revolt.
“We have the answers.” You don’t have to say what answers we have. You add one way or another to main items that we have the right answers to this. This we say again and again.
“We are only fought because we are totally effective.” We say this over and over in various ways.
Within this framework you can develop many themes.
The present Scientology campaign is a crusade to bring better health to the world. You see this in our Dianetic program. We will push this hard in orgs. It is not Freedom material.
Later in this year we will push a whole new school-college, study-teach reformation program. This is Freedom material so we build up how bad it is in colleges, dope, sex, psychiatric and psychological fiends working on students to wreck America.
In Freedom, bill the Scientologists as a large powerful protesting group. Omit the stress on me personally and do not use my bylines unless told to do so specifically. This is not true of The Auditor. It is true of Freedom in any land. You imply Scientologists are all over the place, and they are. So long as you stress only me in your propaganda efforts, they are far more able to confront. You don’t want the enemy to confront. You want him suppressed. Get it?
Please study this and give us some heavy propaganda wins.
L. RON HUBBARD
OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
17 March 1988
OSA Network Order No. 1461
Social Reform Staff
(Originally a despatch from LRH of 25 July 1975, which critiques two proposed scripts.)
I have your scripts on psychosurgery and electric shock convulsions. Both of these scripts are just bare bones horror pictures which do not particularly deliver any message which would assist us.
When doing a script of this sort, it has to be plotted in some way to show the enemy in a very bad light. So let us ask the question as to what psychiatry has been doing and what it is trying to do.
Basically psychiatry has been the tool of persons who are trying to control society. Obviously not to protect it from its insane or criminal members, but to get rid of those who might oppose what they consider, or what some political figure considers his destiny. Although we have Bismarck in one of these scripts pushing Wundt, in the remainder the political background is neglected.
Any picture story is trying to teach a lesson such as a parable that will make people back off or will encourage people to do something. In these scripts the psychiatric arguments that it is trying to help people and electric shock is necessary and that psychosurgery is necessary are deeply embedded in the society.
Psychiatry is still singing the song that they need more money and more psychiatrists in order to do their job. And the politicians are busily giving them more money.
Thus we must actually attach a stigma to any politician who gives any money to a psychiatrist to forward anything and that such a politician is of course an enemy of the people.
An exposition of simple cruelty and brutality in the script will not carry the above messages. There is definite complicity on the part of politicians and police forces to knock out anyone in the society they consider odd or different.
According to these scripts all these operations could well be performed on the insane because the actors in the scripts are being shown as more or less insane, such as trying to jump out windows or tearing up beds or something of the sort. The burden of it would be that these are innocent victims being hit for racial or political reasons or for familial disagreements so as to magnify the crime. I notice as well that all these people are adults whereas the sympathy of the public would go further if they were children or old people.
For both of these scripts then, we can get a different kind of plot. It is somewhat similar to the plot you were using but it shows a much deeper connivance and a much deeper conspiracy against the people.
The Jews were not murdered by psychiatrists because they were insane. A person who simply is confused is not insane. The psychiatrist, in actual fact, could not tell you what an insane person is, yet he pretends to be the authority on this subject. As a matter of fact, he thinks insanity is some kind of a virus or bacteria. He speaks of mental illness, yet nobody has ever located any illness that became insanity.
You have made a very limited use of buttons in the following fashion. I myself collided with this problem as there are not too many unwanted buttons. If you keep using helping others or creating new people or a new civilization, you’re actually downgrading by inference, or to some slight degree, what we are trying to do. We are not trying to do that but we are certainly headed in that direction whether we would or not. I solved this problem earlier simply by taking negative vital buttons and negative good buttons. Some of the buttons you are using are only ten and fourteen percent unwanted buttons which would not have any impact at all. But you take a negative 50% button which, let us say for example, would be “good looks” and reverse it to “ugly appearance” and you now have as many unwanted buttons as you have wanted and vital buttons.
A study of the psychiatrist and his wily ways begins actually with the study of the medical doctor in his pretense that he could tell whether a person was actually physically insane or was simply possessed of demons. Dr. Szasz has written a whole book on the subject which is present and he proves beyond any doubt whatsoever that psychiatry grew out of the medical profession. The medical profession in their organization of the AMA has hit us far, far, far harder than psychiatric organizations. Therefore, you don’t keep using the word psychiatrist. You start using the words medical doctor when you’re speaking of psychosurgery operations.
In the Interpol script from WW we have a scene of champagne and posh luncheons while the officers of Interpol planned the construction of the gas chambers to kill six and a half million non-criminals, non-insane people. Therefore we must, very hard, push the idea that the eradication of unwanted minorities and unwanted religious groups is the primary target of the medical doctor who is himself simply the servant of the insane politician.
In South Africa at this very moment, they are solving the racial problem by herding thousands upon thousands of blacks into stockades and keeping them on drugs. They don’t give them any mental treatment. They are not insane. There is nothing wrong with them at all. There was some black who objected to being pushed off the sidewalk or who dared raise his voice in some congress for equality.
The uses to which psychosurgery is put and the uses to which electro-convulsive therapy has been put are far, far more important in these scripts than mere terror or horror scenes.
Therefore, would you please rewrite these scripts, each one of them, from a very tightly conceived plot.
It will help you a great deal if you simply make what is called in Hollywood a “story outline” before the script is actually written as it is much more difficult to write a script and therefore it saves a great deal of time if a very rough one-half page story outline is sent through the lines for an OK. That would save you a great deal of work.
As long as we have time here and we are not shooting, it would be a very good idea to use the time to turn up some bang-o scripts which were very startling and highly informative and would deliver the impact.
We have a vested interest in knocking out the medical doctor and psychosurgery and electric shock since these men are the tools of mad do-gooders, and as they are the out-ethics segment of the planet.
You will understand this better if you realized that we have to get ethics in before we can get tech in. The reason why Scientology has not gone any further than it has, even though it has gone a considerable distance, is because ethics is so far out on the planet. Therefore, whatever other message is being pushed, we’re pushing the basic message of getting ethics in on the planet. Therefore, we shouldn’t show these things as simply tolerated and let go. We should show them as something that should be abolished, knocked in the head and swept aside. Not by just making the public upset with the horror of them but with actually showing the public the course of action necessary to take them out of the running, fast and now, before they themselves are totally crushed by one-worlders and other social control groups.
Any script that we write in this direction is not in the direction of reform. It is in the direction of eradication. We do not care anything for reformed psychiatrists or a reformed medical doctor or a reformed Interpol. Scripts should be written in the direction that gives them no choice but knock off, quit and go away.
You will see from this that the absence of public reaction in these pictures, the absence of political connivance and the absence of an exposure of a mechanism “more money and more psychiatrists,” then falls short of what we would intend. So remember this form. All of the victims are decent people, all of the villains are evil, insane people. The actions of the victims are sane. The actions of the bad hats are insane. And that the bad hats should get their just deserts.
It is not impossible to accomplish this sort of thing in the society. We have actually pushed a bill straight on through the California legislature to limit electric shock and psychosurgery and the pressures we have built up over the world are already eroding the power of the psychiatrist and the medical doctor. The high tide of psychiatry was 1958. It has been on the decline ever since, beginning with our killing the great Siberia bill in which any citizen of the United States could be transported to Alaska without even a hearing and held without civil rights forever. He could be sent to Alaska simply by some other person on the street pointing a finger at him. We killed that bill and we fell across their evil intents and purposes. They have been on the decline ever since. They hold meetings now in psychiatry wondering what is going to happen to them and discussing the certainty that they are finished. The American Medical Association is being torn to pieces at this moment by the US Congress. It has lost the bulk of its employees. It is losing the bulk of its membership. It is going to be charged for criminal practices and will probably be in debt tens of millions of dollars it will never be able to repay. So don’t think we are not being effective in these campaigns. We are.
Therefore our scripts, while not disclosing our role in this, should reflect the success. They should not reflect a terror campaign which is being successful. They should reflect terror campaigns which are failing.
I hope this will be of some assistance to you.
L. RON HUBBARD