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.)
E X E C U T I V E D I R E C T I V E
OSA INT ED 19
20 September 19841
PUBLIC NOTICE BOARD
STAFF NOTICE BOARD
The following people have demonstrated that they cannot be trusted with the religion of Scientology or Scientologists. Their actions are destructive and aimed at the enslavement rather than the freedom of man.
The above named squirrels have attempted to taint government with their false reports.
They have deliberately held policy up to scorn and altered such policies to suit their own destructive end.
Some of these squirrels have offered false testimony to the IRS in order to protect their overts against mankind and their only road out of this universe.
Several of them have misrepresented Scientology practices to the FBI or Justice Department in a futile attempt to taint the minds of the government and the courts against the Church of Scientology.
They have supported psychiatric aims and principles over Scientology principles in their misrepresentations to Department of Justice representatives as well as Boston lawyer Michael Flynn.
They have turned from ethical and moral Scientology principles by demanding no ethics be applied to them or by them.
Several of them have spoken out against Scientologists in good standing to the IRS in a hope that they might escape from their own destructive acts and shift attention from themselves and their crimes.
They have altered and assisted in the alteration of Tech in an attempt to seal off the bridge to those who have fallen prey to their destructive intentions.
Their continual harmful acts to themselves and their continued desire to drag others to the level of beasts and animals devoid of spiritual qualities places them in the psychiatric camp of those who manufacture madness for profit.
Therefore, be it known that these acts of spiritual destruction and cries for no ethics, no morals, and no policy, have separated them from the body of the ethical and practicing Scientologists of this planet.
Dedicated Scientologists need not support them until they have fully recanted and fully fulfilled all of the requirements of the Ethics and Justice PLs dealing with suppressives and suppressive acts.
This ED is written that those who are not informed as to the acts of those named above may now be so informed.
It is written so that those who are not Scientologists may be warned that these individuals do not represent the Church or the religion of Scientology in any capacity.
Their only terminal is the International Justice Chief.
CO OSA INT
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
(c) 1984 CSI
All Right Reserved
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 27 MAY 1960
MA (not a lead article but a 2nd place)
For a long ten years I have had to wear many hats. Amongst them is an Ethics hat by which I have had to protect, often with small support, the good name and standards of conduct of Dianetics and Scientology.
To say the least the hat and necessary actions of counter-attack and defense have been distasteful to me. And in this regard, I humbly ask your help.
We have the answers today as to the why of “squirrels”. We know the reason for their overts against Dianetics and Scientology. Technically, with overt-withhold and the phenomena of help we not only understand them but can straighten out their insecurity and hates to their own benefit.
Could you help me in this? It must be evident by now after ten long years that if there were any twist or untruth, betrayal or insincerity intended by me or organizational people, we long since would have passed away. The rumors that are put out by unbalanced people achieve only harder work for me and for good people everywhere.
In ten consistent years you should have proof enough that I’ll stay at my post and do my job and overcome barriers, technical or administrative, organizational and field, somehow.
I dislike punishments and quarrels and entheta as much as any of you. Sometimes I haven’t handled these things well, but I have tried to do my job as best I could here on a muddy earth.
Today nothing can destroy us or our works. I have no fear for our future and I know what we can do. Available to your hands is the technology necessary to handle rumor mongers, unethical persons and enturbulators. You can help me by handling them and getting them to good auditors, preferably an HGC, and preventing them from upsetting others and our task. Winning is so easy now, success is in our very grasp.
What failure do you think I feel when I am asked to cancel a certificate? With all the wealth of truth before him, someone avails himself or herself of no part of it and with a glass of water held in hand, dies of thirst.
Yet some of this burden lies with you. When an auditor forgets his personal auditing, and audits without being clear, why does the field permit him to crack up? Why haven’t his friends and associates thought enough of him to force him to get processing from a reliable source? Why do they wait for him, overworked already, to emerge from the tangle of some emotional crisis utterly unstrung and hating everything, before they offer processing?
Clearing the executives, the auditors, the people of Scientology is your job now.
When you hear somebody “going bad”, running away and raving against us all, don’t harbor him and sympathize—you’ll kill him. Make him go to the nearest HGC or an auditor with altitude over him and get his overts off and his ability to help increased.
There are thousands of auditors across the world. Few of them are clear. Once or twice a year amongst all these one of them turns upon us. Rumors fly. People wonder.
Eyebrows raise. Why? In a few years they’ll be clear. We’ve just begun the project. Right now they are not. Instead of standing around blinking, wondering even believing such wild tales, why aren’t you being effective? The person doing bad and untrue things needs assistance. The least you can do is drive or force him to an HGC where supervised auditing (and not patty-cake) will straighten the person out and make life bright again.
My lines are heavy. My days are long. To these should we also add my Ethics hat?
A breakthrough has happened here in 1960’s spring bigger even than O/W. We’re clearing people fast in HGCs. It just began to happen. But it isn’t happening to auditors in the field yet and it won’t for quite some while. Meanwhile must I go on and act to minimize the damage being done by people not only not yet clear but heavily caved in?
You could help me by pressing these people in toward auditing, by understanding the why of their rumors and hates and getting them processed. And you can help by insisting that “names” in Scientology get processed regularly by competent auditors in an HGC (not by some “friend” who’ll patty-cake) until they’re really cleared. I myself have had scores of hours of processing since last fall. If I could be clearer than I am, what’s that make the case of other Scientologists?
You could lighten my lines, and my heart, if you’d share this burden even a little bit. Hold the field together until they are all clear.
Now, certain you will help in this and let me get on to wider work, I wish to celebrate the occasion of HGCs, using new technology, beginning to make clears again, by announcing the complete and unqualified restoration of all certificates and awards ever cancelled since 1950. They’re all in force again. Let’s get on with our job.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1960, 27 May). Dear Scientologist: (Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin). The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. V, pp. 397-398). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
- This document is listed on SPD 139 30 May 1986 PTS/SP Checksheet, G31. ↩
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
SIGNS OF SUCCESS
Whenever we’re really winning the squirrels start to scream. You can tell if somebody is a squirrel. They howl or make trouble only when we’re winning.
Spectacular success can quadruple the number of complaints. Tell the complainees: “Come in, get clear.” Otherwise skip it.
To understand a squirrel, consider the reaction of somebody who could not run the fifth leg of help “How could another person help another person”. The thought of this drives some people spinny. That’s a squirrel. They can’t view other people helping others without going berserk.
There’s nothing personal in having squirrels. Even heroes can have lice.
L. Ron Hubbard
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩
- Document studied on DSA Investigations Officer Full Hat. ↩