This magazine article is an excerpt from Hubbard’s lecture Scientology Zero [pdf].
This magazine article is an excerpt from Hubbard’s lecture Scientology Zero [pdf].
This magazine article is an excerpt from Hubbard’s lecture Scientology Zero [pdf].
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LRH technology brings freedom — on the third dynamic and across all dynamics.1 Suppressive elements, however, exist who will stop at nothing to prevent progress and success. You’ll find these in all areas of life, but nowhere more so than in the business world. …
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Definition: Inspector General An independent authority who inspects the conduct, ethics and morale of the troops and the officers. The Inspector General also investigates reports of corruption, subversion or infiltration and has the authority to handle. The key to success of an Inspector General is independence and objectivity.
Fifteen years ago, a momentous event took place, one which determined the whole of our collective destiny: LRH formed the Religious Technology Center.
By the early nineteen eighties, LRH codified and turned over the many duties he performed in Scientology -from Executive Director International to auditor. Yet one crucial hat remained – protector of the religion.
He knew that in order to turn that hat over he would require a team of the most dedicated Sea Org members. That hat would require a special form of dedication, born from unwavering certainty that Scientology works. Finally, that hat would require an absolute uncorruptibility. In other words, it would require a team of Sea Org members who would operate exterior to the organizations and be utterly uncompromising with the tech. Religious Technology Center and its Inspector General Network has become that team.
LRH’s stated purpose for RTC was, “To safeguard the proper use of trademarks, to protect the public and to make sure that the powerful technology of Dianetics and Scientology remains in good hands and is properly used.”
This was no theoretical idea. RTC was formed after Scientology organizations had been assaulted by attacks and infiltration in the early 80s. LRH related the story in RJ 38:
“This conflict is quite a dramatic story. At last a small hard-core group of founding members, devoted on-policy, in-tech Scientologists who suddenly understood what was happening, used their power as Trustees and, just as it looked like the Churches were finished and about to fall into hostile hands, they suddenly isolated the infiltrators and threw them out!”
This may seem fantastic to those who did not live through those times. That’s only because since that time RTC has safeguarded the technology and those responsible for its ethical delivery so effectively, calm has apparently reigned for the past fifteen years.
How is this continuing duty accomplished?
LRH gave to RTC the trademarks of Dianetics and Scientology. The trademarks are certain words and symbols of the Scientology religion that are legally owned, registered and licensed to ensure the purity of application of the technologies by those authorized to use them. Misuse or misrepresentation (calling something Scientology that is not, or calling Scientology practices something else) can be legally enjoined by RTC’s exercise of its rights.
In fact, in the past year alone RTC has won three landmark legal cases preventing unauthorized use of Scientology materials by unscrupulous individuals.
These court decisions set legal standards recognized across the world.
But RTC does much more within Scientology organizations to ensure the standard application of LRH tech. This is accomplished through its Inspector General Network. Inspector Generals investigate and root out suppressives within and outside Scientology orgs who would prevent or distract from 100% standard application of tech. The Inspector Generals also inspect technical and policy standards of application and correct them where they are out.
RTC collects tremendous amounts of information by direct inspection and by reports from staff and public across the globe. This points up broader situations that require more comprehensive handling. For example, the investigation and evaluation and resultant production and implementation of the tools to make perfect auditors in any Scientology organization on the planet — released under the banner “Golden Age of Tech” – has raised technical standards internationally to heights never before achieved.
Man’s ultimate freedom lies with the OT materials. And LRH recognized the tremendous backlash this fact creates with suppressives:
“Psychotics deal with doing people in. Their whole mission in life is destruction.
“They inveigh against lower-level gains and seek to discredit them since these run contrary to their aberrated purpose.
“But when it gets to Clears and OT levels, psychos go berserk!”
That is why LRH entrusted RTC directly with safeguarding the upper end of The Bridge. RTC licenses each Advanced Org to use the Advanced Tech under specific guidelines protecting their security and ensuring their standard delivery. And because their security and exact application is so important, RTC has created offices and posted Inspector Generals at each of the Advanced Orgs.
Here too, broader situations are evaluated and action taken to raise technical standards. With the breakthroughs of the Golden Age of Tech being applied to Solo auditors in the OT band, never before have so many OTs been made in so short a time.
RTC is not involved in day-to-day operations or Church management. That is by design. LRH had discovered that the future of Scientology could only be assured by an external body not subjected to or influenced by statistical concerns or the bustle of day-to-day events. Indeed, only such a group would then have the vision to locate hidden subversives intent on stopping Scientology who would otherwise remain hidden in the wake of chaos they would create through their actions.
All of RTC’s actions add up to Scientology remaining secure from unscrupulous interlopers who seek to enslave man, and keeping Scientology in the hands of those who will use it for its intended purpose to free mankind.
The legacy of RTC is already impressive. From successfully ending the war with the IRS and Interpol, to locating the Why preventing standard application and creating the Golden Age of Tech – and from the thousands of individuals we’ve helped get Standard Tech to the dozens of SPs and plants we’ve located and removed from the lines which you never heard about because we kept it off your lines. When it comes to keeping Scientology working, we get the job done.
In RJ 38 LRH summed up how all staff and public could align their actions to accomplish these ends:
“My earnest advice is: Only deal with or associate with those organizations licensed by RTC and auditors in good standing with the Church; close your ears to false statements made by bad hats and thus really clear the planet.”
Through standard inspections and reports, RTC Inspector Generals locate and root out suppressives who would otherwise create chaos and stop org expansion.
Religious Technology Center and the Inspector General Network, (1997.) Highwinds 20, 46-47.
THE SEA ORG
HANDLING SUPPRESSION ON THE FOURTH DYNAMIC
“We are making a safe environment in which ethics, tech and admin can be put in on a planet in order to be able to run out the fourth dynamic engram.” LRH
Throughout Scientology’s history, SPs have attempted to subvert the tech and prevent people from moving up The Bridge. But again and again, in country after country, those who seek to suppress mankind and thwart Scientology’s expansion come up against the one group they cannot overwhelm or beat when they stand face-to-face with the Sea Org.
The Office of Special Affairs network is headed by the Office of Special Affairs International and has offices in each CLO around the world. These units are staffed by Sea Org members, because historically, the safety of Scientology has been entrusted to Sea Organization members—because they have a level of dedication and toughness that is necessary to deal with suppression on the fourth dynamic.
This team of Sea Org members is achieving victory after victory on the external front through the application of standard LRH tech.
There is never any compromise when it comes to protecting the delivery of Scientology in our orgs through the standard application of LRH ethics tech. Being the top of The Bridge, and because of its importance to Scientology and to the rest of the planet, this is particularly true at Flag Land Base. And it was this unreasonable viewpoint which brought about one of the Sea Org’s most important recent victories.
The battle centered around a handful of SPs who had waged an unsuccessful campaign to drive the Church out of Clearwater. In the face of Flag’s continued expansion, their efforts became even more frantic.
Their suppressive assault began in the mid-1970s when the purchase of the Fort Harrison cut across the plans of local SPs to depress the local real estate market so they could move in and buy up the city cheaply. Reacting to our presence, they pushed through a city ordinance in the early 80s designed to give the city the power to control and manage any religious organization’s finances and operations. Of course, in spite of their efforts to camouflage their bad intentions, it was clearly aimed solely at the Church of Scientology. These officials wanted to be able to move in and take over the Church.
In the early 1980s, a Sea Org Command Team fired to form the Office of Special Affairs at the FLB to deal with these suppressives. One of the first actions was to file a lawsuit against the city.
This proved to be only the first skirmish in a tenacious, decade-long battle. Eventually, in September 1993, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a landmark ruling that protects the rights of all religious organizations throughout the United States. The Court blasted the ordinance and ruled that it had been enacted for an improper political purpose. The Court ruled 100% in our favor. They further found that the ordinance violated a portion of the U.S. Constitution which guarantees freedom of religion in America.
Not only had the SPs lost and the Church been totally vindicated, but Sea Org members in the Office of Special Affairs had brought about what has been termed one of the greatest victories for First Amendment religious rights this century.
These SPs, however, could not admit defeat. In a last, desperate effort, city officials tried to appeal the case, but the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, refused to hear it.
Even then, they tried to carry forward with a small portion of the ordinance that had not been specifically declared unconstitutional by the courts. They were willing to continue wasting taxpayer money so they could be right.
The Office of Special Affairs, through the efforts of its dedicated Sea Org members, took the next step to get in their ethics. Special editions of Freedom were produced for the Clearwater area. Distributed widely to civic leaders, businessmen and taxpayers, a series of articles exposed the truth and the real motives of those who had been behind this attack.
The truth impinged.
The last few holdouts on the City Commission came to their senses.
They passed a law that officially repealed the ordinance. Scientology was totally victorious and the city paid the Church $635,000 to reimburse all we spent to get their ethics in and bring their illegal acts to a halt.
Scientology is today enjoying unprecedented acceptance and expansion in Clearwater. Clearly, the road to OT will never be blocked in the presence of the Sea Org.
ERADICATING EXTERNAL SPs
No matter where situations arise, Sea Org members work as a team to create a safe environment for Scientology. Keeping the route to OT open means protecting The Bridge at all levels.
In the United Kingdom, for example, one old-time suppressive tried for years to foist his lies about Scientology on the media and others. This year he was completely shut down by the courts. Unemployed and abandoned by his family, this squirrel had schemed to make money by hawking his lies in a book. But, the Office of Special Affairs had a court declare his book libelous.
Following a series of legal defeats, he was prevented from distributing his materials, and ordered to pay the Church more than 70,000 pounds in sanctions, costs and fees. He has now been forced into bankruptcy, joining two others who met the same fate in the last year after they were confronted by Sea Org members and would not voluntarily stop their squirreling.
LEGAL WINS AROUND THE WORLD
In Italy, OSA struck a major blow to the psych-backed enemies who have been trying without success for years to prevent Scientology from expanding in their country.
In a precedential ruling, the Supreme Court shut down attempts by psych-influenced prosecutors to portray the religious activities of the Church as unlawful.
This battle had begun in 1986, after CCHR started to expose the horrendous crimes being committed by psychs in Italy. The psychs recruited an allied prosecutor who ordered raids on Italian Churches and Narconons and closed them down. [1. The Sea Org Handling Suppression on the 4th Dynamic (ca. 1995). Highwinds 18, 36-37. Document in PDF format.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
a/k/a MO BUDLONG:
Criminal No. 78-401(2)&(3)1
SENTENCING MEMORANDUM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The United States of America respectfully submits this Sentencing Memorandum to aid the Court in imposing sentence in this case.
[The Scientology conspirators] challenged and attempted to undermine the judicial and governmental structure of the United States.
Thus, they perpetrated a fraud upon the American judicial system.
These crimes included: the infiltration and theft of documents from a number of prominent private, national, and world organizations, law firms, newspapers, and private citizens; the execution of smear campaigns and baseless law suits for the sole purpose of destroying private individuals who had attempted to exercise their First Amendment rights to freedom of expression; the framing of private citizens who had been critical of Scientology, including the forging of documents which led to the indictment of at least one innocent person; and violation of the civil rights of prominent private citizens and public officials.
[T]hese documents establish beyond question that the defendants, their convicted co-defendants, and their unindicted co-conspirators, as well as their organization, considered themselves above the law. They believed that they had carte blanche to violate the rights of others, frame critics in order to destroy them, burglarize private and public offices and steal documents outlining the strategy of individuals and organizations that the Church had sued. These suits were filed by the Church for the sole purpose of financially bankrupting its critics and in order to create an atmosphere of fear so that critics would shy away from exercising the First Amendment rights secured them by the Constitution. The defendants and their cohorts launched vicious smear campaigns, spreading falsehoods against those they perceived to be enemies of Scientology in order to discredit them and, in some instances, to cause them to lose their employment.
To these defendants and their associates, however, anyone who did not agree with them was considered to be an enemy against whom the so-called “fair game doctrine” could be invoked. Allard v. Church of Scientology of California, 2 58 Cal. App. 3d 439 129 Cal. Rprtr. 797 (Ct. App, 1976), cert denied, 97 S. Ct. 1101 (1977)]. That doctrine provides that anyone perceived to be an enemy of Scientology or a “suppressive person,” “[m]ay be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. [He m]ay be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” Id. This policy, together with the actions of these defendants who represent the very top leadership of the Church of Scientology, bring into question their claim that their Church prohibited the commission of illegal acts.
The defendants directed and encouraged a number of covert operations against private individuals and public officials to destroy and discredit these persons because they had either attempted to exercise their First Amendment rights by criticizing Scientology or by attempting to carry out their duties as public officials.
That these defendants were willing to frame their critics to the point of giving false testimony under oath against them, and having them arrested and indicted speaks legion for their disdain for the rule of law. Indeed, they arrogantly placed themselves above the law meting out their personal brand of punishment to those “guilty” of opposing their selfish aims. The crimes committed by these defendants is of a breadth and scope previously unheard. No building, office, desk, or files was safe from their snooping and prying. No individual or organization was free from their despicable scheming and warped minds.
These defendants rewarded criminal activities that ended in success and sternly rebuked those that failed. The standards of human conduct embodied in such practices represent no less than the absolute perversion of any known ethical value system. In view of this, it defies the imagination that these defendants have the unmitigated audacity to seek to defend their actions in the name of “religion.” That these defendants now attempt to hide behind the sacred principles of freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the right to privacy — which principles they repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to violate with impunity — adds insult to the injuries which they have inflicted on every element of society. These defendants, their co-conspirators, their organization, and any other individual or group that might consider committing similar crimes, must be given a clear and convincing message: criminal activities of the types engaged in here shall not be tolerated by our society.