HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
Gen Non Remimeo
TO: Executive Secretaries
Our Attorneys in any area
FROM: L. RON HUBBARD
SUBJECT: OUR U.S. SUITS AGAINST NEWSPAPERS ON FDA RAID STORIES ETC.
The suit which may be easiest to bring is against the newspaper publishing the FDA and other libel and slander naming in it also the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Better Business Bureau and the clipping or press bureau that forwarded it and the charge probably best consists of “Libel and slander to forward a Conspiracy to monopolize healing in contravention of the Sherman Anti-Trust Laws” or a similar anti-monopoly act.
Scientology should not be put on trial or defended as such and this should be avoided, as evidence for such charges are inconclusive.
However the treatment of the AMA, APA, BBB (and its collusion with the U.S. government on the same subject) of the chiropractors, AMA lobbying against other healing group for pro MD legislation all add up to conspiracy easily proven.
Lots of evidence is available from the National Health Foundation and other healing groups opposed to this clique.
The BBB issues pamphlets about “Cures” and “Quacks written by the AMA.
The fact that the AMA has worked to make people think it is a government group while it is only a private company like ours can be made to tell heavily.
The Australian mess was sparked off by the continual collusion of the AMA, APA, BBB and the U.S. Consul in Melbourne to whom libel was traced some years ago.
The AMA held a huge Congress in Washington D.C., got it addressed by government leaders, and branded anyone else engaged in healing a “Quack” and has since kept this exhibit alive in Washington.
Any libel and slander around about myself or Scientology is based on a 15 year endless campaign by this group. The AMA issues “news releases” to magazines and papers vilifying us. One such went to the Diner’s Club Magazine in the U.S. It is a standard “news release” as issued by the AMA.
Out of this vast fund of clippings and propaganda, “new” stories are made up from old clippings. No U.S. newspaper reported has ever interviewed me.
Only Phelan of the Saturday Evening Post Magazine did and he consulted before me hundreds of clippings he had been furnished with, not us. He did nothing but read these old clippings to me challengingly. He never asked anything about me.
The American Psychiatric Association psychiatrists have no standing under law of any kind but depend on being Medical Doctors to practice. Psychiatry has no legality whatever anywhere except a created illusion in the public mind done by advertising in covert ways and libel and slander of all mental healing groups other than those of medical doctors of the AMA.
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and undue influence of governing persons and agencies by libel and slander can be proven rather easily. Full minutes are available from the National Health Foundation in Washington DC.
It has been going on about myself and Scientology for 15 years despite all evidence to the contrary. It is probably necessary to tie all this up in one suit, to include a continuing bad press and thus choke off a defense against our suit by their reading press clippings to the court.
As a side comment, before I seemed to threaten the multi-billion dollar healing empire of the AMA and APA, all my personal press was bountiful and good. It included stories of my expeditions, Hollywood successes, war successes, etc. Suddenly, after 20 years of fine personal press in U.S. papers, (1930-1950) the moment my first book on healing was published, good press became violently bad press so that in 1950 “Time Magazine devoted more space to my doings than the President” as one of my press agents once said. And it was all bad press. My book said “any two people by reading this book could help each other” and the book invaded psychosomatic medicine, which accounts for 70% of Man’s ills. The change from hero to devil occurred in one day — May 9, 1950, the publication date of Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health — the runaway health best seller of all time.
But the Doctor’s Shutes in Canada developing Vitamin E Therapy (curing 50% of the average doctor’s income cases — heart disease) and hundreds of others have also felt the libel and slander tactics of the AMA et al.
This therefore is a field of attack crammed with evidence pointing to conspiracy to monopolize healing by one group, the AMA, extended into the APA’s mental healing by reason of requiring a medical doctor’s license to practice on the mind. Thus the medical doctor has it sewn up and by discreditable means seeks to extend his monopoly. Medical doctors aren’t even trained in the field of the mind.
There is no evidence that qualification as a medical doctor cures anything or that modern medicine is necessary for cures. The Better Business Bureau pamphlet says nobody can cure anything including the MDs. Almost no discoverer of cures was ever a medical doctor, no matter what line of illness one looks into. They have planted the idea in the public mind that healing of anything by anyone but a medical doctor is dangerous. But they also hold that treatment by a non-member of the AMA is also illegal even when a medical doctor (Army and Navy trained doctors are refused the right of private practice by the AMA.)
Yet, as psychiatrists they kill their patients. And adequate proof exists that medical practice is dangerous.
They excuse the monopoly by saying it is unsafe not to have one. None has ever also said it is unsafe to have one. There are many therapies besides pills and the knife. The AMA debars them all by libel and slander to maintain the monopoly of a private organization of practitioners in a multi-billion dollar healing business kept to themselves alone.
POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND
The points to keep in mind in the U.S. suits are:
(1) That defending attorneys will quote old clippings as facts unless these are included and answered in our own charges.
(2) That the medical doctor in issuing pamphlets through the Better Business Bureau states that “anyone who says he can cure anything is a quack” and that the medical doctor states he can’t cure anything — so why should he have a healing monopoly?
[(3) … influence … the government and public over many years …the actual identity of the AMA — a private group.]
[… they defend their monopoly only by creating fear and …treatment.]
(5) That issues to press by the AMA and their companion medical doctor group, the APA, consisting of libel and slanderous attacks and are their means of maintaining a monopoly.
(6) That the AMA does this to all other healing groups.
(7) That neither myself or Scientology need be tried as evidence of defamation issued by the AMA exists concerning many healing groups.
(8) That the present position of monopoly of the AMA was won by such tactics.
(9) That I was never given any bad character anywhere until 1950 when I published a book threatening the profitableness of healing and threatening to break up their monopoly. It is easy to prove any charge made in the press by the AMA false. Otherwise I long since would have been put out of action.
(10) That the newspapers and clipping bureaus have uniformly forwarded AMA slander and have not ever sought or published actual interviews of myself. That all actual evidence has been carefully avoided for 15 years.
(11) That it is not necessary to refute press charges over the past 15 years but to use them to show (when attempts are made by the defense to use them) that the campaign is of long duration and is an attempt at monopoly through libel and slander.
(12) That defending against his continual attack has cost us millions and brought us near ruin in some areas and that damages should be historic.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1965
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
PROFESSIONAL AUDITOR’S BULLETIN
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30 September 19551
Don’t be terribly surprised if in the next year or two the psychiatrists start pushing auditors around with even greater antagonism. And DON’T be caught flat-footed when they do.
You know, auditor, we HAVE had a fight on our hands. And we have and WILL have a fight on our hands. The old Book One Black Panther mechanism is all right in its place, but it doesn’t do here.
Nearly all the backlash in society against Dianetics and Scientology has a common source-the psychiatrist-psychologist-psychoanalyst clique. Their patter doesn’t vary. Behind the bulwark of authority these people, when asked about you, an auditor, or about the subject or about me, usually say that it is a hoax and that you or I are really just out of an institution for the insane.
Wherever some auditor stupidly decides to co-operate with psychiatrists, he has been gobbled up very quickly. One cannot co-operate with them any more than he can “do business with Hitler.”
You think maybe I’m just sawing out a tune when I say this. Very few people believe the actual true history of our science in the past five years, the amount of attack and antagonism to which it has been subjected. But let it suffice that about two million have been spent to put Dianetics and Scientology out of the running. Because the people trying to do it are, by and large, pretty stupid, and low-toned, the campaign has not succeeded. But the amount of fast action necessary to combat that much money has been, to say the least, exhausting.
I could tell you a lot more about this: I could tell you about the strange finances of the BDR,* of DIANOTES,* of other squirrel publications. I could tell you about three actual murders. I could tell you about long strings of psychotics run in on the Foundation and the Association, sent in to us by psychiatrists who then, using LSD and pain-drug-hypnosis, spun them and told everyone Dianetics and Scientology drove people insane. I could tell you about the strange politics and ambitions of psychiatry, so well covered in the book Psychopolitics, and give you a proper riddle as to why we, a small group, the only ANGLO-SAXON DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF THE MIND AND SPIRIT, have been subjected to so much attack and finance. But I am not telling you stories or being dramatic. I am inviting your co-operation in your own future security. Whether you believe this war exists, or believe the psychiatric rumor that it’s all a figment of my mind, it’s best to be safe in this battle.
It’s best to be safe because it isn’t our battle and it isn’t our objective to ruin psychiatry or medicine. We don’t care about these. Our goals are to make more people more able, to make a rather inefficient society a lot more fun. In order to attain these goals we had better scan the river ahead for shoals and fit our craft so as to survive any, and having done that, lightheartedly continue on our way. Dianetics and Scientology are not political; they desire to overthrow no government. Each auditor anywhere is expected to continue his long-given allegiance.
Dianetics and Scientology exist to serve and assist any given officialdom in a proper way. We have in view no empire of madmen all screaming for some dictator or banner. We have our place in the world of things as they are, and we can do an awful lot right in that place, seeing that we know more about the mind, the spirit and religion and even science than any other group in the world.
Granting this, then, we should act to best fit our niches, and so do our jobs. About the only thing which upsets our forward course is the fact that psychiatry and medicine sit close to the advisers of state, and these officials, on matters of the mind, turn to psychiatrists for their opinion, and the psychiatrist there can be counted upon by his cult headquarters to give the right amount of sneer to the official about Dianetics and Scientology. The public as a whole love Dianetics and Scientology. Our word-of-mouth praise is remarkable. But in the official strata, because the psychiatrist is the authority, we are likely to be mud. Similarly, the newspaper, in wanting an opinion of us, calls the local medical or psychiatric board and again gets this formulated sneer and defamation. That the public responds to us and likes us is remarkable in the face of this authoritative calumny. Reversely, the public utterly LOATHES psychiatry. You waste time if you try to defame psychiatry to the public. The public is already in a spitting frame of mind on THAT subject. Coals to Newcastle, strictly. Psychiatry stands in the public mind for ineffectiveness, lies and inhuman brutality. The public is better informed on this than you suspect. The public only avoids YOU, an auditor, when it believes you are a psychiatrist or a psychologist, so there is no team-up; there never will be. The Busy Business Bureaus, advised by psychiatry, will always give Dianetics and Scientology a bad report no matter how hard you work to get them to give a good report. The answer—ignore them. We are an organization for and of the people.
But don’t fail to take the steps to secure yourself an immunity from attack, auditor. Make sure all your papers are in good order. Make sure, no matter where you are in the world (for the last attack upon us was in Central Africa) that your ordination is in good order. Make sure that you are running a good and orderly congregation every Sunday morning. Make sure your Church is registered properly. Make SURE your literature says you make the able more able, and that insanity and illness are no more your problem than they would be the problem of any minister. Stay out of that slough of insanity and severe illness, for you don’t belong there and never will. Practically, I don’t know any auditor who ever came out unscathed entirely when he attempted to work with the severely ill or the insane. The amount of enturbulence caused by contact with such is fantastic.
Now, not to scare you but to inform you, psychiatry has armed itself with several new drugs. One of these, LSD, has the total goal of driving persons insane for fifteen to twenty-five hours—JUST long enough to convince people that your auditing spun the preclear.
When you see a process solve a case, and then the case spins, don’t even bother to look for the needle mark on the pc. The APA spent their whole May convention in Atlantic City drooling over the effectiveness of this LSD, WHICH HAS NEVER MADE ANYONE WELL AND IS WELL KNOWN TO HAVE THE TOTAL PURPOSE OF PRODUCING INSANITY. Grim? Fantastic? Ha! Ask the few auditors who’ve had this done to the pc. For the pc or his family often has a psychiatrist looking in, unknown to the auditor. And it HAS happened. Wild? It’s a lot wilder when it’s happening to you as an auditor. The answer? Don’t process people with psychotic histories. That’s simple enough.
Now if it does happen to you, don’t just abandon the case. Give the case a few exercises and observe the recurrence of the weird spin. Observe this carefully. And then bluntly inform the family or the authorities, if you are questioned or called in, THAT YOU AS PASTOR OF THE CONGREGATION TO WHICH THIS PERSON BELONGS HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THE LIFE AND HEALTH OF THIS PERSON AND THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT UNDUE INFLUENCE WAS USED AND THAT SPECIFICALLY YOU GAVE EXERCISES TO AND OBSERVED THE PERSON IN QUESTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THAT PERSON HAD BEEN GIVEN THE INSANITY DRUG LSD SO THAT YOU COULD REPORT IT TO THE PROPER AUTHORITIES. And don’t testify otherwise. Sounds wild? Well, always do it if involved in such a thing. You’ll find the family physician or psychiatrist was called in midway in processing (which consists, remember, entirely of making able people more able). You’ll find there is a vested interest somewhere in the insanity of this person. And so testify that you suspect it. We will have to hand lots of literature on LSD, in fact we’ll have the APA convention reports on it for you. If this happens to you, you, minister, are the only policeman who would suspect it. If, then, psychiatry “plants” one on you, look it over, report the sudden occurrence of insanity promptly, testify your suspicion of LSD, produce the literature on it and get the sheriff looking around for that medico or psychiatrist as fast as possible. BUT, don’t look for trouble in the first place. Leave insane people alone. I know we can do things for them. We can also shed light on how to solve the national debt, too.
DON’T ever promise people you will cure them. If they want to know if Scientology will help their arthritis, tell them it often has been known to do so, but that that isn’t an auditor’s goal. If a person becomes more able, he’ll usually feel well. But DON’T advertise that you cure things. If you HAVE to advertise, I’ll give you some tips that work. They don’t include curing ills and insanity.
You, as the most educated people on earth on the subject of the human spirit and MAN, certainly deserve a high role in the field of religion. We can reform all of religion and make it vastly better. Why clash with healing quacks?
Scientology is for the people and of the people. It belongs to them. They are receiving it. They like it. Bear with our troubles with the dull official and authority and go out and make a happier world.
L. Ron Hubbard
*BDR: Bristol Dianetic Review, a squirrel magazine once published in Bristol, England.
*DIANOTES: a squirrel magazine once published in Minneapolis, Minnesota (US).
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩