The Enchanter sailed in the New Year with a hired skipper and a novice crew of four Scientologists, including Downsborough.
After putting in briefly at Oporto, the Enchanter arrived safely in Gibraltar. A message arrived from a Hubbard aide in Tangier saying that Ron was ill and they were to continue to Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 265)
LRH: So in January and February of this year, I became very ill, almost lost this body, and somehow or another brought it off and obtained the material, and was able to live through it. I am very sure that I was the first one that ever did live through any attempt to attain that material. This material I’m talking about, of course, is very upper level material and you will forgive me if I don’t describe it to you in very broad detail because it’s very likely to make you sick, too..Now my task for the remainder of the year, up until now - which is to say the ensuing six months - was to find some way to safely bring through individuals. It was not enough for I myself to have lived through it. Other people would have to do so as well when they reached Clear and tried to move up from that point above. (Ron's Journal 67)
... (LRH) went to Africa and later met us in Las Palmas, when I was put into active service on the 'Enchanter', January 1st, 1967. So, in 1967, I started on the Sea Project and I've sailed as Chief Engineer on the 'Enchanter' all the way from Hull, England down through, stopping at Oporto and Gibraltar and Agadir and ending up in Las Palmas.
... Virginia Downsborough and I ... decided to stop by the post office and see if there was any mail for the 'Enchanter' or anything. And we found a telegram in there from LRH and it said "Please meet the plane". It was addressed to the crew of the 'Enchanter', you know, and it said "please meet the plane" arriving on a certain day from Tangier, at a certain time; "I will be on it".
... we met LRH coming with his full OT III research materials ... and we set up right away into production getting the ships ready for sea and OT missions. He wanted to set up an OT Base to get OT III run.
At that time it was thought it had to be run in a special warm environment with medical service available and he later discovered easier ways to do it, but his research notes were approximately 3 feet high and handwritten and those had to be copied and sent into safekeeping back at St. Hill .
It had all the points of the catastrophe that happened on this planet 75 million years ago with, and including, Ethics Orders on those responsible for that catastrophe. And as you probably know from your OT study, beings don't really die and some of them are still around this area.
So anyway, we helped the Boss, and were totally on purpose and just working 16, 17, 18 hours a day. Got the ships ready. His main things were to set up OT Bases and do the researches into various plans for planetary control. ... And take over the various organizations that were the main, shall we say, suppressive control groups on the planet, which we all lumped under the name of SMERSH, but which included the infamous World Federation for Mental Health, and a few other World-type of organizations, that were all headquartered in Switzerland. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
'We got the Enchanter on the ways in Las Palmas,' said Downsborough, 'and we had not been there very long before Ron turned up. Bill Robertson - another Scientologist - and myself went to the post office to post some letters and discovered a telegram there from Ron saying that he was arriving in Las Palmas almost at that minute and wanted to be met. We jumped into a taxi and got to the airport just in time to pick him up as he was coming through Customs. We found him a hotel in Las Palmas and next day I went back to see if he was all right, because he did not seem to be too well.
'When I went in to his room there were drugs of all kinds everywhere. He seemed to be taking about sixty thousand different pills. I was appalled, particularly after listening to all his tirades against drugs and the medical profession. There was something very wrong with him, but I didn't know what it was except that he was in a state of deep depression; he told me he didn't have any more gains and he wanted to die. That's what he said: "I want to die."'
Virginia Downsborough did not observe any broken limbs, but recognized that Ron needed nursing. 'I moved into an adjoining room in the hotel to take care of him. He refused to eat the hotel food, so I got a little hotplate and cooked meals for him in the room, simple things, things that he liked. My main concern was to try and get him off all the pills he was on and persuade him that there was still plenty for him to do. He was sleeping a lot and refused to get out of bed.
'I don't know what drugs he was taking - they certainly weren't making him high - but I knew I had to get him over it. I discussed it with him and gradually took them away. He didn't carry on about it. He had brought a great pile of unopened mail with him from Tangier, a lot of it from Mary Sue, and I got him to start reading her letters. After about three weeks he decided he would get out of bed and he started taking little walks and then he got interested in what was happening on the Enchanter and after that he was all right.'
Mary Sue flew in to Las Palmas as soon as Ron was back on his feet and Virginia Downsborough was instructed to find the Hubbard's a house. She rented the Villa Estrella, a pretty white-painted hacienda with a red-tiled roof on a rocky promontory facing the sea, about forty-five minutes drive from Las Palmas.'
...When the Enchanter came off the ways in the harbor at Las Palmas, Hubbard took her out on extended cruises round the Canary Islands to search for gold he had buried in previous lives. 'He would draw little maps for us,' said Virginia Downsborough, 'and we would be sent off to dig for buried treasure. He told us he was hoping to replace the Enchanter's ballast with solid gold. I thought it was great fun - the best show on earth.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 266-267)
At first Ron thought - because I talked to him several times, and now I was pretty much talking to him every day - he thought it would be necessary to run the OT III in a warm climate, because there were several very heavy incidents to run through and if you didn't do it in a warm climate, weft, the body might get too cold and it might go into some kind of sickness or illness and so on.
So he wanted to establish a base there in the Canaries to bring OTs to in order to do OT III. A bit later he discovered a way that it could be done easier with a certain procedure which you now use. It's the exact same thing you now have on that level, where you can run it safely anywhere on the planet. Again you can see how he was concerned with the health and the welfare and the ability to go up the Bridge of the Scientologists and the public. (Capt. Bill Robertson - Lecture about LRH)
Although Scientology had been outlawed - temporarily at least - in the State of Victoria, it was still flourishing elsewhere in Australia.
The medico-psychiatric group, together with their political and press allies who were conducting the extermination campaign against Scientology, now directed their efforts towards securing a nationwide ban on the organization. Health Minister G. C. MacKinnon of Western Australia told newsmen in January 1967 that he would call for such a ban at the Health Ministers conference to be held in Perth in April of the year.
MacKinnon made no secret of his motives. Scientology, he said, was dangerous "to certain groups in the community". He then made it clear which groups he was referring to:
"This is an organization which particularly argues against the established mental health services."
True to his pledge, MacKinnon had the subject of Scientology put on the agenda of the Conference of Health Ministers. However, he was unable to get an agreement from all the ministers present to push for joint Commonwealth-State legislation against the "cult". Those in whose States there were no Scientology centers felt that it was up to the individual States to deal with the problem when and if it arose.
At the same time, for publicity purposes, a resolution was passed condemning "the harmful cult" and recommending that "a close watch should be maintained to prevent its spread".
Scientology was even made the whipping boy for crimes which came before the courts. For example, when a male nurse in Sydney appeared in Quarter Sessions, after pleading guilty of an offence against an eight-year-old boy, Dr. Emmanuel Fisher, a psychiatrist and member of the World Federation of Mental health, gave expert testimony in his defense. Dr. Fisher told the court that Scientology was 99 per cent responsible for the man's criminal behavior. He had attended the cult's lectures.
Thereupon, showing tender concern for an aggressive, adult pederast who had sexually assaulted a child, the magistrate - a judge Monahan - released the man on a £100 bond and said he hoped his name would not be published. It wasn't.
While on the stand, Dr. Fisher was permitted to discuss two other wholly irrelevant cases in which he said he had treated two young people who had been attending lectures on Scientology."
In another case, also before the Sydney Sessions, a judge Amsberg said, after receiving psychiatric reports on an estate agent he had sentenced for fraudulently converting trust funds: "It is clear that a good deal of . your mental difficulty is due to your association with people who call themselves Scientologists. It seems like an evil cloud settles on a person."
Declaring that "he has my deepest sympathy", judge Amsberg then signed an order to have the defendant removed to a mental asylum where he would "receive proper psychiatric treatment". (O. Garrison, Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 164-165)
Six months before Scientology's trial in the U.S. (see: 1967, 5.7.) Court of Claims, the director of AMA's Bureau of Investigation wrote a letter to David W. Meister, executive secretary of the Peoria Medical Society, in which he said: "For your confidential information, some agents of the Internal Revenue Service were in the office not too long ago and we gave them a bundle of information on 'Scientology', Hubbard and their operations."
Scientology attorneys filed a protest against the IRS ruling and asked reinstatement of their exempt status, but IRS refused.
The Church's response was to bring suit in the U.S. Court of Claims, arguing that the action taken by IRS was "arbitrary, prejudicial and erroneous".
The Internal Revenue Service answered by denying the charges and at the same time filing a counter-claim against the Founding Church for $3,262.75, together with interest, for the fiscal year beginning July 25, 1955 and ending June 30, 1956. (Garrison, Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 179)
UK: ... adjournment debate concerning Scientology... (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 199-200)
When Scientology was debated in the House of Commons on a motion for adjournment in March 1967, the Minister of Health had said that the Government took the view that there was little point in holding an enquiry because they already had evidence that the practice of Scientology was potentially harmful to its adherents. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 203)
In April 1967, the Avon River steamed into the harbor at Las Palmas after a voyage from Hull.
At Las Palmas, the Avon River was hauled up on the slips recently vacated by the Enchanter and prepared for a major re-fit. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 268)
Re. FDA raid/charges (1963): ... When the case was finally brought to trial on April 3, 1967, the federal agency still maintained the fiction that they were not taking legal action against a Church. It was that bad old E-meter that was the defendant of record.
According to FDA's complaint, the labeling for the meter (a term used to designate the whole range of Scientology literature) contained statements which "represent, suggest or imply" that the E-meter was adequate and effective for diagnosis, prevention, treatment, detection and elimination of a long list of human diseases, including arthritis, cancer, stomach ulcers and radiation from atomic bombs.
... the first trial resulted in a general jury verdict for the government, and District Judge John J. Sirica ordered destruction of the seized E-meters, together with a quantity of the printed material.
Attorneys for the Church immediately appealed the case, arguing that the E-meters were used only as part of a religious practice, to audit and process the mental and spiritual condition of adherents. (O. Garrison, Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 136)
Dr. E. L. Fisher (in SA Parliament): The cult, said he, could use information obtained during the "security check", made at the beginning of the course, to blackmail anyone answering the questions for the rest of his life. He also quoted the standard passages from the Anderson Report and then, on cue, called once more for an official inquiry into Scientology.
Dr. Hertzog said in reply that one could not rely solely upon the Anderson Report as a basis for launching a Government inquiry in South Africa. He needed information from people who had allegedly been victimized by Scientology. He simply did not have a prima facie case needed to justify an inquiry.
Dr. Hertzog later told a newsman: "We must be very careful not to have inquisitions against people. This is not a police state. Overseas government commission findings are not sufficient proof." (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 219)
Two weeks later, Dr. Fisher once again, during a debate on another Health Department issue, urged the Health Minister "to find some way of assisting persons suffering from the persecutions of Scientologists".
And once more Dr. Hertzog answered that if anyone would provide him with evidence that Scientology was harmful, an investigation would be justified; but no such evidence had been forthcoming.
As a matter of fact, Dr. Hertzog went on, when it became known that Dr. Fisher would introduce a motion against Scientology during the previous parliamentary session, the Health Minister had been astonished by the number of persons in high positions who had approached him to tell him of the benefits they were deriving from Scientology.
...It must have occurred to T.J. Stander and associates that their failure to get official action in Parliament was attributable to the fact that they were represented by the Opposition.
Stander told a visiting French psycho-therapist that "the Government will never decide to accept a motion presented by anyone of the Opposition".
The only way to accomplish their purpose, Stander continued, would be to enlist the help of a Member who was a Nationalist. The man they had in mind was Dr. W. L. D. M. Venter, for Kimberley South.
"I would appreciate it," Stander told his visitor who, during their conversation, had demonstrated an expert knowledge of the subject, "if you could instruct Dr. Venter on Scientology because he knows nothing about it, or very little - and myself also; the only thing I know about it is what I learned in England during my travels overseas, and it's very little. Then we're going to arrange a meeting with Mr. Venter and this time it is going to be a serious business. We have two months for that, and not a minute to lose."
While preparations went forward on this new front, the South African press launched a massive assault on Scientology, making use of the traditional weapons - rumour bombardment and the poison gas of "expert opinion". Scientologists were depicted as "a back-slapping crowd", intolerant, self-righteous, vindictive, who "seemed able to disregard many traditional moral concepts and the normal community's sense of values". They broke up marriages and alienated families. They caused mental breakdowns: "The condition of a man who had suffered from schizophrenia was much aggravated. He is now completely dependent on psychiatric treatment - a Jekyll and Hyde personality." (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 219/20)
Church of Scientology of Austin, Texas founded. (CofS)
IRS: The trial did not begin until July 5, 1967. After six days of testimony by witnesses for both sides, the court ruled that the Church was not entitled to an exemption because part of its earnings inured to the benefit of private individuals.
According to the Government's own audit, Hubbard's entire income from all Scientology sources during the taxable years in issue (June 1955 through June 1959) averaged less than $2o,ooo a year, including royalty on his books and fees for lectures given by him at various Scientology congresses. Mrs. Hubbard, an officer of the Church, received an average of less than $4,000 per year, as did L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., who held responsible jobs in the organization.
In what Church attorneys called "argument by innuendo", the Government implied to the Court that the Hubbard's were receiving immense sums of money from all Scientology Churches collectively and that on that basis the exemption ought to be denied the Founding Church of Scientology.
The Founding Church of Scientology immediately filed a petition for amendment of judgment or for a rehearing.
The Internal Revenue Service revokes CSC's tax-exempt status, citing three reasons:
Scientology practitioners are profiting from the "non-profit" Church;
The Church's activities are commercial;
The Church is serving the private interests of L. Ron Hubbard (a practice known as inurnment).
Scientology denounces the revocation, declares its intention to ignore the decision and withholds payment of taxes for the next 26 years. (Ref: Church of Scientology of California vs IRS, 24 Sept 1984 judgment) (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Hana Eltringham, a former nurse from South Africa, arrived in August. 'At first sight the ship looked terrible, all streaked with rust,' she said. 'You had to climb a long, shaky ladder to get up on to the deck and as I got over the side I could see everything was covered in sand from the sand-blasting and there were people sleeping on the sand, obviously exhausted.
'Nevertheless, it was a tremendous thrill to be there. It was a great honor to be invited to join the sea project; we were an elite, like the Marine Corps. All of us were true and tried Scientologists, highly motivated, and to me it was high adventure.'
After working as a deck hand for a couple of weeks, Hana was promoted to ethics officer. 'My job was to run round making sure the crew weren't goofing. I felt I was responsible for catching errors before he did because he would get very upset - he would literally scream and shout - if something was not being done right. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 269)
LRH:... I finally was able to make a breakthrough which brought people through the zone safely. It is relatively easy to do now, provided one is an extremely well-trained auditor, and the band of fire can be walked through, bringing one out the other side unscathed, providing he applies the exact technology. No one is in danger of colliding with this at lower levels, since it concerns the formation of the society itself in which we live. A person is Clear on the first dynamic. It is necessary, to become OT, to became cleared on all dynamics, including that of society and that of the physical universe. So I have also made this breakthrough, and I don’t mind telling you, it took some doing. In all the eighteen years, this has been the toughest one that I have faced. And I faced it so that it would not be tough for you to face when you came to it. (Ron's Journal 67)
The Sea Organization (or Sea Org) officially established. (CofS)
... Then, as we carried on with our missions around the Mediterranean and trying to handle orgs and so on, we became known as the Sea Org. It was renamed - the Sea Project became the Sea Org.
And he told us of several of his lives in the past that he was using to build up reserves and technology to prepare for the auditing of the people of this planet. And he told us that Buddhism, when he was Gautama, was the first attempt to get people to stay out of their reactive banks, but there were two main difficulties with that time in Buddhism. And one was, that the communication lines did not have good duplication on them, and the other was, that there were no instruments to detect which charge to run on a person first. So he said that the best he could do with Buddhism was to keep people away from the bank by doing the middle path and to exteriorize them if they could key out enough mass. And he said that now he also needed to save up enough resources or get enough resources to make this a worldwide movement.
So right there he had laid out the future of the Sea Organization. You've read the book "Mission Into Time" - that was the one to recover the reserves. And you see the intensive amount of duplication and communication lines he put in policy and in the red volumes. Everything is totally up to the of 1980- very accurate. Everybody had telex machines in their orgs and everybody was supposed to learn how to duplicate what it said and so on, so that there would be no alter-is. And you have seen the intense concentration he did on developing new and improved versions of the E-meter. Teaching people how to use them. Training them to use the E-meter exactly. (And which still continues today, as you can see from the new E-meters shown at this Convention.)
Now you start to see the picture of the man who is concerned about the whole planet and the cases of all the people on it. And his entire grasp of the history of the planet and how to bring it to a better condition. Does this sound like a man who is collapsed on his First and Second Dynamics? I don't think so. Only the people who write about him who themselves are collapsed on their first and second dynamic could ignore these things.
There was one thing that he still had as a major problem in getting the technology applied on the whole planet. And he said: "In many ways I have tried to get official help for our project on this planet from several governments and it has always been refused. And we have subsequently been attacked by those same governments. They apparently do not want to see their people get more able and more free." So another aspect of our missions then was to try to find a safe place or a safe country for making OTs. And also a place to train OTs so that they could bring health to the people of the other countries. Now that was where the pattern of the future Sea Org was laid out, in that conference. (Capt. Bill Robertson - Lecture about LRH)
Objections to learning the ultimate truth of this universe and what happened to it and why are so deeply implanted in people that it is necessary for any extremely advanced level to be relatively out of the common area and not planted on the crossroads of the world. So therefore the Sea Organization is simply organizing bases which are off the main track of man and in these bases we will be able to push people through and also to handle situations with regard to Scientology to help it get in Ethics on this planet. (Ron's Journal 67)
For many months two senior Scientologists, Joe van Staden and Ron Pook, had been scouring European ports for a big ship, something like a cruise liner, which could be used as the Sea Org's flagship. In September, they reported by telex that they had found, laid up in Aberdeen, just the ship that Ron was looking for. She was the Royal Scotsman, a 3280-ton motor vessel built in 1936 and most recently in service as a cattle ferry on the Irish Channel crossing.
Royal Scot Man
(Granada Television Ltd)
LRH and a crew picked it up in Southampton.
Over the next few days, there was constant activity at the Royal Scotsman's berth. Every few hours a truck would arrive from Saint Hill loaded with filing cabinets which were humped on board. Taxis disgorged eager Saint Hill volunteers, clutching their bags and the 'billion-year contract' which Hubbard had recently introduced as a condition of service in the Sea Org. Mary Sue and the children arrived and took over the upper-deck accommodation which had been reserved for the Hubbard family. Diana Hubbard was then fifteen, Quentin thirteen, Suzette a year younger and little Arthur just nine years old. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 272)
Hubbard had dispatched Hana Eltringham on a top secret mission to re-register the Royal Scotsman in Sierra Leone. Hana first flew back to Las Palmas, where she collected a Spanish lawyer who had previously worked for the church, and then together they took a flight to Sierra Leone, Africa. In Freetown, the capital, it took thirty-six hours to complete the paperwork, during which time Hana bought a large Sierra Leonese flag. On 28 November, less than three days after leaving Britain, she was on her way back to Gatwick carrying the ship's new documents. She took a cab from the airport direct to Southampton Docks.
'I arrived back on board at about four o'clock in the afternoon and took the papers straight to LRH, who was having tea in the main dining-room with the ship's officers. He was delighted to see me and very pleased to get the new registration, but as he was reading through the papers his eye caught something and he started to frown. I felt the familiar terror rising. "Did you notice this?" he said, pointing to the name of the ship on the papers. I looked and saw the "s" had been missed out and it was spelled "Royal Scotman". I began to stammer an apology, but he suddenly smiled, grabbed my hand and began pumping it. "Double congratulations," he said. "Now the ship has a new name as well."' He instantly ordered painters to black out the second 's' in the name on the bows, stern, lifeboats and lifebelts. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 274)
Church of Scientology of Toronto, Canada founded. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe founded. (CofS)
In "Ron’s Journal 67" (a recorded message to Scientologists) the major breakthrough level, OT III, the "Wall of Fire," is announced and released. (CofS)
LRH: And this is a tape of 20 September 1967, made on an island in the sea, and it is addressed to all staff and students of Scientology organizations...
... With all of this action being taken against us in the last seventeen years, I found, after the southern African matter (1966), that it was vitally necessary that I isolate who it was on this planet who was attacking us. The attacks were always of the same pattern; they always followed the same newspaper routes; they always used the same type of parliamentary member; and I thought that I had better look into this very thoroughly.
... Our enemies on this planet are less than twelve men. They are members of the Bank of England and other higher financial circles. They own and control newspaper chains, and they are, oddly enough, directors in all the mental health groups in the world which have sprung up. Now these chaps are very interesting fellows: They have fantastically corrupt backgrounds; illegitimate children; government graft; a very unsavory lot. And they apparently, sometime in the rather distant past, had determined on a course of action. Being in control of most of the gold supplies of the planet, they entered upon a program of bringing every government to bankruptcy and under their thumb, so that no government would be able to act politically without their permission.
Anyway, these fellows have gotten nearly every government in the world to owe them considerable quantities of money, through various chicaneries, and they control of course income tax, government finance -- Wilson, for instance, the current premier of England, is totally involved with these fellows, and talks about nothing else, actually. They organized these mental health groups which sprang up simultaneously all over the world, and anything that has mental health in it - in its name - or mental hygiene, or other things of that character, such names as that are all part of the organization which stems from these less than a dozen really men.
... Now of course these fellows are very suppressive indeed, and they are actually quite miserable. They’re fighting the Martians, and everyone and anyone is their enemy. They are very badly served. Any of their people can be bought for a hundred pounds. These fellows are unable, of course, as any suppressive, really to complete a cycle of action, and they always choose the wrong target whenever they go about anything. They have failed in nearly every part of their mission except this one of making every government bankrupt and owe them fantastic sums. Now these chaps control newspaper chains through one of their number, Sir - I don’t know if it’s Sir - but it’s Cecil King, and these newspaper chains go down into southern Africa, they go into Australia, they go into of course all parts of the world, and this newspaper chain was what was being used to try to give us a bad name. It was very interesting that the only effort they only ever made was simply to discredit us; that is what they could be counted upon to do, simply discredit us, and discredit the workability. There is no faintest doubt in their minds but that our technology does work, because many other such activities as Subud and so forth have gone on unmolested by them. It is the only intensely workable technology of Scientology which has attracted their ire.
They have collected rather interesting files on us, our people, and organizations, and their orders concerning what to do about this is part of their files -- all makes very interesting reading. We of course have full copies of their files.
... I think we probably have enough to discredit them utterly if we ever published what we knew, but our position with regard to this dozen fellows - I think they number about ten, really - are - count in a couple of their major henchmen and you have a dozen - ...
It is quite aside from the point, but maybe a slight matter of interest, that all of this recent career has been relatively hard on this poor body. I have broken its back, broken its knee, and now have a broken arm because of the strenuousness of these particular adventures. One wonders, then, well, if he is in such good shape, then what is he doing breaking up these bodies? Well, that is the trouble! I have -- I have a great difficulty in getting down to the small power level of a body and if suddenly - if something happens in its vicinity - I will suddenly move it or yank it in some direction, and it is very very difficult to keep it in any kind of condition. I’m keeping it alive because it is a symbol and because it is still needful and because it would be upsetting, at least to the wog side of the world, if a symbol of this body were to disappear.
But it certainly is hard on it and certainly is hard on me.
In searching out and forming bases, I have covered a great many sea miles and because the ships available were not yet complete, I was using a small yacht, the Enchanter, and although she is a steel vessel and very very strong, she nevertheless was operating in seas which were far beyond her class and capability, and built as she is of wog engines and technologies, it is considered -- it has taken a considerable genius to keep this vessel going.
If you understand the extent of it, I have worn out several crews of OTs in the progress of this search and establishment in just the last few months. It is not really not worn them out; it is just that this vessel has gone through her crews rather rapidly; and they are then returned to other work and activities to recuperate. As it has only been a very few weeks since I found a proper line through, these people have not yet been through the Wall of Fire, what is called, really, Section Three, OT, so they are having their troubles, too; and we are just now embarked on putting the entire personnel of the Sea Organization who are eligible for it through Section Three, OT. And then we won’t be wearing out so many crews.
... The mission of organizations is to form the first part of the Bridge up from the wog world up to the level of Clear. It is as far from Clear to OT as it is from wog to Clear. Organizations are performing their actions in this very splendidly. The only thing that they could improve would be holding in Ethics more strongly and getting tech more exactly rendered, having their examinations more precise, since endless trouble comes from missed declares; and expanding further into the public more quickly. This is what organizations ought to be doing.
... In the lower grades one is mainly concerned with himself and his own case or his immediate family, but as one moves up the line, one becomes more concerned with the environment and the world in which he lives; and with this concern comes the realization that all has not been well. And it is very true that a great catastrophe occurred on this planet and in the other 75 planets which formed this Confederacy 75 million years ago. It has since that time been a desert, and it has been the lot of just a handful to try to push its technology up to a level where someone might adventure forward, penetrate the catastrophe, and undo it. We’re well on our way to making this occur.
... We are no longer dealing with the time span of man, which is 70 years; we are dealing with the centuries. And we have enough time at the upper levels to bring it off, providing we work quickly enough at the lower levels and within the framework of the society itself to prevent it from destroying itself before we attain our purposes and goals. It possibly it is a bit above your reality to say that we intend to salvage this sector; no one has been able to do it for 75 million years. We are the first. In that period of time, there has been nothing but suffering and misery for its populations. ...
... Any suppressive element is bound to lean on us very hard, and where it is permitted to enter the organization and permitted to make nothing of our plans and activities, of our purposes and even our gains, we will lose to that extent. Therefore we must have a very tight ethics perimeter inside our organizations, and those people who are making slighting remarks about what is going on are simply in their own way trying to stop the forward progress. All they will really succeed in doing is stopping themselves.
... And I can assure you that anyone connected with the great catastrophe of ages back has been dead almost the same length of time; they brought about the catastrophe and they perished within six years. We do not have any enemies, except suppressive, dramatizing men, who are themselves the victims of something that happened here.
From here on the world will change; but if it changes at all, and if it recovers, it will be because of the Scientologist, it will be because of the auditor and his technical skill, it will be because of the organization and the organization staff member and his dedication. In all the broad universe, there is no other hope for man than ourselves. This is a tremendous responsibility. I have borne it too long alone. You share it with me now. This is however he game in which everyone wins, no matter which Ethics action is taken, no matter what activities go forward; in the ultimate, everyone will win. I am very thankful that you exist. I need your help. I need your support. ... (Ron's Journal 67)
Let me give you a few choice examples of this philosophy in practice. One memorable one was a report Murphy created that urgently requested another government agency to not allow foreign Scientologists into the US on any basis. The report stated:
"There is evidence that LSD and perhaps other drugs are widely used by the members which assembled. There is evidence that an initiation ceremony is held for all new members at which time an electric shock is administered to them. There is evidence that members of several families in different parts of the US have been shot but not killed by unknown persons because they have objected to their teenage children becoming members." (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
The first Scientology Publications Organization (Pubs WW) established at Saint Hill Manor, England. (CofS)
The first Advanced Organization, offering the advanced levels of Scientology to the public, was established aboard the Royal Scotman, the flagship of the Sea Organization. (This ship was later renamed the Apollo.) (CofS)
...And we did missions to find out more about those (suppressive control groups), who was in them, who the bad guys were, who the good guys were, all that kind of thing, and the English started attacking in the press when we started doing this stuff around the last part of 1967. You'll see some - if you research the newspapers of those times - you'll find some really heavy-duty attacks on the Sea Project and so on like that and especially when we went up to get the 'Royal Scotsman' in December of '67 - no, late in November. And he also made Ron's Journal '67 that year. That's all covered in RJ67 actually, what I'm going over now, but it lets you know this is not just your friendly little planet where everybody's just sort of "aberrated". There's actually some very evil intentions going on here. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
BY the late 60s, the Government's secret war against Scientology had expanded to international dimensions, involving the CIA; the overseas arm of the Drug Enforcement Administration (then BNDD); U. S. embassies and diplomatic outposts; and "friendly" foreign intelligence agencies.
Attention was focused principally upon the 3,280-ton motor vessel, the Apollo, operated by the church as a training ship for management personnel. It also provided L. Ron Hubbard, the church founder, with a place to conduct various kinds of research free of constant raids and intrusions by minions of the federal Government.
During the entire ten years that the Apollo sailed the high seas, no proof was ever obtained by the legion of international spies monitoring her that the ship or its crew or passengers ever did anything illegal.
A CIA memorandum reports that there was no indication that the ship's activities posed any intelligence or security risk.
The Defense Investigative Service, whose spooks were also keeping a close watch on the Apollo and its complement, likewise found nothing, on close inspection, to complain of. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 75)
Rodney Austin, the legal expert on civil liberties and constitutional law, voiced the opinion that there were four reasons for surveillance of the ship and infiltration of its crew, namely:
The world press weighed in with their customary lurid and inaccurate reporting, dubbing the Apollo a mystery ship" and implying that strange things were happening aboard the vessel.
The truth was that in every port where she docked, both passengers and crew of the Apollo enjoyed open and cordial relations with the people of their host country. The substantial amount of money they spent with local merchants was a welcome boost to the economy of the small Mediterranean ports. Scientology artists and musicians from the ship gave free concerts and entertainment.
But if the people of the host countries enjoyed the fun and fellowship with the young Scientologists, the U. S. Navy took a different view. In an interview with a Swedish journalist, one Captain Lemon, Naval attaché at the American Embassy in Athens, told the reporter that the Apollo was operated by a "vague, silent and sinister organization," the activities of which were unknown. He suspected that dangerous drugs, especially marijuana were in circulation aboard ship, and stated that he had counseled U.S. naval personnel on liberty not to "get mixed up with trouble."
Captain Lemon vouchsafed the opinion that it was highly likely that U.S. Army deserters may have taken refuge on the ship in an attempt to escape foreign military service.
The naval officer denied that he had given a direct order forbidding Naval personnel to pay courtesy visits to the Apollo, but admitted that he had "strongly advised" such a prohibition to the Captains of U.S. Naval vessels in the area. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 76/77)
... By this time, it was the Sea Org, and we set up the first AO that delivered OT III in Valencia on the ship, on the Flagship. Sorry. It wasn't the Flagship yet. It was the 'Royal Scotsman' at that time. The Flagship was the 'Athena' or the old 'Avon River' at the time, and I was the Tech Sec, the first one there, and it was quite good. We had a big flow of people coming in from all over the world.
Now, at the same time, LRH took the 'Athena' and did "Mission Into Time", from which that book was written. That same year we also had AO Alicante, AO Edinburgh, AOLA. That's interesting because, right at that time, I'd been the CO of each of those Orgs, and I'd gotten Power stats at each of them, and also got promoted to Captain at this time 'cause I'd done my navigation hat.
I knew how to sail ships and run ships. Motor ships, sailing ships and so on, and also had been in Power on three missions on AOs, so I got my Captain's awarded, and there was only, and still is, only two. There's Mary Sue and myself.
We had the famous 'Liability Cruise' that year before the AO, or in between the AO on the ship and the AO at Alicante.
I told you, I think, once, that story about how the life boats got blown ashore in the wind when we were doing drills one day and the Spanish government arrested everybody and threw them in jail, and thought we were a Russian spy-ship. And came out finally, and Mary Sue handled the guys very well and offered the guys with the machine-guns tea and everything, so that they had to take the tea-cups and drop their machine-guns.
And the officer that came out believed that she was a Russian at first and then she handled him and told him the truth, that she was an American and this ship was merely doing a cruise and we were actually now in the process of making a movie and that's why everybody was, - so you know - they had handcuffs on their wrists and things like that - it was part of a movie, right? So anyway, that was the 'Liability Cruise'.
Well, we got the ship in shape and refitted in Alicante and got it up to Marseilles and the Boss christened it the Flagship and came aboard again from the 'Athena'.
At that time, also that year, we did the Pubs Mission. I did that one myself to Pubs in Edinburgh, and we found there that "plants" were put in by the World Federation of Mental Health and that they were in the Shipping Department, which were mis-addressing all the books being sent out and causing their stats to go down. I traced the guys back to the pharmacy shop where they were getting drugs, and to the owner, who was in phone communication with a guy named Dr. Carstairs who worked in the Medical School of Edinburgh and was the President of the World Federation of Mental Health.
That year also, (we had done one earlier), in 1967, we did the World Wide missions, a series of missions that showed we had to take over the responsibility from Management as well, because the WW Exec Council and so on just could not run Orgs properly...
... and we did a couple of missions also to Switzerland, to make sure that we continued in our operations to take over some of those fraudulent Mental Health Groups and so on, and part of the purpose then (after the English newspaper attacks), that LRH gave to the GO, was to take over the entire field of Mental Health. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
OT levels IV, V and VI released. (CofS)
David Mayo: In January 1968, I joined the Sea Org and continued my tech training, frequently working and studying under LRH; e.g., I did my technical internships under LRH, audited under LRH as the Case Supervisor and later worked as a Case Supervisor under LRH, as the Senior C/S. (David Mayo, Open Letter)
LRH asked for volunteers to accompany him on a special mission on the Avon River.
Amos Jessup was among the first to step forward. 'He didn't tell us ahead of time what we were going to do, but it didn't matter to me, I'd have followed him through the gates of Hell if I had to. I was glad to do anything for him because I felt that what he had done to help others was so great an accomplishment he deserved whatever help I could offer. People felt he was a miracle worker, someone who had demonstrated a far higher level of competence than anything we could aspire to. It was as exciting and stimulating as hell to be with him. You had to be on your toes, put out your maximum effort, but it was always very refreshing and therapeutic.'
Hubbard accepted thirty-five volunteers for the mission and for the next few weeks conducted daily training sessions on the deck of the Avon River, often watched by envious students hanging over the rails of the Royal Scotman moored alongside in Valencia harbor. With a stop watch in one hand, the Commodore put the crew through innumerable drills to rescue men overboard, fight fires, handle lines, launch and retrieve small boats and repel boarders - he told them he was worried about piracy in the Mediterranean and wanted to be sure they would not panic if that circumstance arrived.
At the beginning of March the Avon River set sail, leaving the Royal Scotman seething with speculation about the nature of her mission. She headed east, back across the Mediterranean once again, and anchored in a sheltered bay off Cap Carbonara, on the south-east coast of Sardinia, where Hubbard mustered the crew on the well deck for a briefing. Standing on a hatch cover so that he could be seen, he told them he was on the threshold of achieving an ambition he had cherished for centuries in earlier lives. This was the first lifetime he had been able to build an organization with sufficient resources, money and manpower to tackle the project they were about to undertake. He had accumulated vast wealth in previous lives, he explained, and had buried it in strategic places. The purpose of their present mission was to locate this buried treasure and retrieve it, either with, or without, the co-operation of the authorities. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 280)
UK: A brief article in the spring 1968 edition of Mental Health informed that publication's readers that "the chief, long-standing opponent of Scientology, Mr. Peter Hordern, Conservative MP for Horsham, is beginning to agitate for a public enquiry again. He has received many letters from disenchanted members - many too frightened to put a signature to what they write."
These poison-pen missives, including the many anonymous ones, were duly passed along to the Minister of Health to become part of what the Hon. Gentleman later described as "a considerable body of evidence about the activities of the cult in this country", but which he never exposed to public scrutiny.
The continuing pressure built up at the Ministries of Health, of Education and Science, and at the Home Office, eventually resulted in administrative action against the Scientologists. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 188)
HCOPL 25 April 1968
The standard actions of Intelligence are:
Predict the trouble before it occurs by filing, cross-indexing, investigation of areas, statistics and other means.
Investigate for crimes, the individuals who are creating trouble.
This is standard, 1 2 3 action and should not be deviated from. The maxim is…when under attack…attack". The point is….even if you don’t have enough data to win the case…still attack…LOUDLY. Reason is, it is only those people that have crimes that will attack us, and they will soon back off for fear of being found out when attacked back.
...an urgent radio message arrived from Mary Sue asking the Commodore to return immediately to Valencia, where there was a 'flap'. ... the 'flap' had been caused by the port Captain of the Royal Scotman, who had consistently refused requests from the Spanish port authorities to move the ship from the dock to a mole in the harbor. The situation had deteriorated to such an extent that the Spaniards were threatening to tow the ship out to sea and deny her re-entry. Hubbard sent a mission ashore to heal the rift and transferred six officers from the Avon River to the Royal Scotman to report on how the ship was being run.
A few days later, the Royal Scotman dragged her anchor in the outer harbor as a storm began to blow up. Hubbard heard what was happening over the radio on the Avon River. He grabbed the nearest available officers, jumped into the barge and hurried across to the Royal Scotman, running up on to the bridge to take command. The ship was still secured to the harbor wall by wire hawsers which were under enormous pressure; if they snapped, nothing could prevent her being swept on to the rocks. Hubbard managed to slip the hawsers and re-anchor the ship, but not before her rudder had been damaged against the mole.
When the emergency was over, the furious Commodore demanded an 'ethics investigation' to find out who had 'goofed' and meanwhile assigned the entire ship a 'condition of liability'. Since there were so ew people he could trust, he appointed Mary Sue to be the new Captain of Royal Scotman. Her orders were to take the ship to Burriana, north of Valencia, for repairs and then to cruise up and down the Spanish coast to train the crew. She was to stay at sea until both the crew was sufficiently well trained and the ship sufficiently spruce to qualify for upgrading; until then, the Royal Scotman would remain in 'liability'. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 285/286)
Advanced Organization, Edinburgh, Scotland established. (CofS)
Dispatch from The Guardian WW, Mary Sue Hubbard, dated May 26, 1968:
We did this with the people who were giving us trouble – we found The National Mental Health Association and a lead line off into banking and into the air force – we haven’t looked at who in banking or at who in the air force – we may find further cross-connections and come up with ONE PERSON. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Scientology Publications Organization moved from Saint Hill Manor to Edinburgh, Scotland. (CofS)
At the beginning of June a radio message arrived from Mary Sue to say that the Royal Scotman was ready for reassessment. Her husband agreed to up-grade the ship to the next level - 'non-existence' - and gave his permission for her to sail to Marseilles for his inspection, after which he would decide if she could resume operations unhindered by the stigma of a lower condition. The Royal Scotman arrived in the harbor at Marseilles looking better than she had at any time since going into service for the Sea Org - she had been painted white from stem to stern, her brass work was gleaming and the entire crew bad been fitted out with smart new uniforms. Hubbard was all smiles, presided over a ceremony to remove all lower conditions and promptly moved back into his cabin on board. A few days later the Royal Scotman sailed for Melilla in Spanish Morocco, eight hundred miles distant. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 287)
'USIS OFFICER STATES HUBBARD RUNS FLOATING UNIVERSITY OF QUESTIONABLE MORAL CHARACTER, NOT ACCREDITED ANY US UNIVERSITIES AND POOR REPRESENTATIVE FOR US ABROAD..' (CIA cable traffic)
Church of Scientology of Denmark, founded in Copenhagen. (CofS)
Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence of Edinburgh, Scotland founded. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of San Francisco, California founded. (CofS)
The move against Scientology in New Zealand was begun in the usual way: on June 28, 1968, a petitition bearing 716 signatures was presented to Parliament, asking that a Board of Inquiry be set up to investigate Scientology, and requesting legislative action. The petitition was referred to the Select Committee on Social Services, which, after hearing evidence, recommended that the Inquiry be held. (O. Garrison, Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 167)
IRS (petition for amendment of judgment - see: 5.7.67):
The court carefully avoided the underlying issue of the case, that is, the question of whether the Government and the courts are entitled to judge or characterize a religious practice for purposes of allowing or denying tax exemption,
Writing the opinion for the court, judge Collins declared: "The court finds it unnecessary to decide whether plaintiff is a religious or educational organization as alleged, since, regardless of its character, plaintiff has not met the statutory conditions for exemption from income taxation."
Thereafter, none of the precedent cases cited by the opinion were concerned with religious bodies. Instead, they involved such organizations as The Broadway Theatre League of Lynchburg, Va., Birmingham Business College, Texas Trade School and Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc.
The nit-picking, letter-of-the-law opinion cited as evidence that some of the Church's net earnings inured to the benefit of private individuals, included such bagatelles as the fact that Hubbard had use of an automobile at the organization's expense and that the Church provided and maintained a personal residence for Hubbard and his family. Mrs. Hubbard had received rent for property owned by her that was leased to the Church. And there was "a completely unexplained figure of $25o, and loans of $8oo were received in 1958-59". There was also the weighty fact that L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. had been reimbursed for expenditures of approximately $2oo in 1957-8 and 1958-9. And so on.
The court concluded as a matter of law that the Founding Church of Scientology was not entitled to a tax-exempt status, and dismissed their petition.
The only remaining legal recourse open to the Founding Church of Scientology was to petition the Supreme Court to review its case. Accordingly, attorneys for the Mother Church asked the High Court for a writ of certiorari, arguing that denial of tax exemption to a particular religion constitutes discrimination among religions and is therefore a violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
In opposition, government attorneys again dwelt upon the fees, royalties and compensation for services Hubbard had received and arrogantly asserted that, as "tax exemption is a matter of legislative grace, petitioner has the burden of clearly establishing a right to it".
...while Hubbard was still in Bizerte, the government in Britain finally decided to take action against Scientology. Kenneth Robinson, the Health Minister, stood up in the House of Commons and announced a ban on Scientology students entering the UK. 'The Government is satisfied,' he said, 'having reviewed all the available evidence, that Scientology is socially harmful. It alienates members of families from each other and attributes squalid and disgraceful motives to all who oppose it. Its authoritarian principles and practices are a potential menace to the personality and well-being of those so deluded as to become its followers; above all, its methods can be a serious danger to the health of those who submit to them.'
A few days later, the Home Secretary announced that L. Ron Hubbard was classified as an 'undesirable alien' and would consequently not be allowed back into Britain, a decision that prompted Hubbard to send a telex to Saint Hill complaining that 'England, once the light and hope of the world, has become a police state and can no longer be trusted.'
These developments spurred British newspapers to renewed efforts to find and interview the elusive Mr Hubbard. The Daily Mail, which had recently been pleased to publish the numbers of Hubbard's bank accounts in Switzerland, was first to track him down in Bizerte. Hubbard affected an attitude of nonchalant indifference to events in Britain and did his best to charm the Mail team. He invited the reporters on board, showed them his sixteen war medals in a framed case behind his desk and politely answered questions for more than two hours. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 289)
UK: On July 25, 1968, in response to Mr. Johnson Smith's question in the House as to what action he proposed to take concerning Scientology, Kenneth Robinson replied:
"The Government are satisfied, having received all the available evidence, that Scientology is socially harmful. It alienates members of families from each other and attributes squalid and disgraceful motives to all who oppose it; its authoritarian principles and practice are a potential menace to the personality and well-being of those so deluded as to become its followers; above all, its methods can be a serious danger to the health of those who submit to them. There is evidence that children are now being indoctrinated.
"There is no power under existing law to prohibit the practice of Scientology; but the Government have concluded that it is so objectionable that it would be right to take all steps within their power to curb its growth.
"It appears that Scientology has drawn its adherents largely from overseas, though the organization is now making intensive efforts to recruit residents of this country. Foreign nationals come here to study Scientology and to work at the so-called College in East Grinstead. The Government can prevent this under existing law (the Aliens Order), and have decided to do so. The following steps are being taken with immediate effect:
The Hubbard College of Scientology, and all other Scientology establishments, will no longer be accepted as educational establishments for the purpose of Home Office policy on the admission and subsequent control of foreign nationals;
Foreign nationals arriving at United Kingdom ports who intend to proceed to Scientology establishments will no longer be eligible for admission as students;
Foreign nationals who are already in the United Kingdom, for example, as visitors, will not be granted student status for the purpose of attending a Scientology establishment;
Foreign nationals already in the United Kingdom for study at a Scientology establishment will not be granted extensions of stay to continue those studies;
Work permits and employment vouchers will not be issued to foreign nationals (or Commonwealth citizens) for work at a Scientology establishment;
Work permits already issued to foreign nationals for work at a Scientology establishment will not be extended."
This announcement was made at the final session of Parliament before adjournment for holidays. It thus precluded any adequate deliberation or debate by the members on the issue. Furthermore, sufficient hard evidence to support such a drastic measure had not been presented.
It was all shamelessly unfair, and the more responsible elements of the British press began to smell a rat. These knights of the ballpoint lance did not care what happened to Scientologists (indeed, it was largely with their assistance that the situation was what it was), but they suddenly came to their senses long enough to realize that the arrogant and arbitrary exercise of power by Government administrators threatened not only the freedom of Scientologists, but their own as well. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 189/91)
... the Minister had repeated the assertion: "My Right Hon. Friend the Home Secretary and I have amassed a considerable body of evidence about the activities of the cult in this country." (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 203)
UK after the ban:
In July 1968, for example, a charter flight which was to bring 186 American students to Scotland was cancelled by the airline after being informed by the Home Office that the Scientologists would not be allowed to enter the United Kingdom.
Less than one month later, 2oo South Africans and 6oo Americans, who wanted to attend a Scientology congress in London, were refused admission.
At the entrances to the Croydon hall where the congress was held, squads of Scotland Yard detectives screened delegates entering the building.
Home Office commissars issued a warning to foreign visitors that anyone who came to Britain to attend the Scientology conclave, but put down "holiday" on his landing card, as the purpose of his visit, would be guilty of an offence.
In an action that must have surprised and greatly annoyed the Yanks who were not Scientologists, immigration officers asked every American arriving in Britain during the period just preceding the congress: "Why have you come here?" (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 193)
Two young new Zealanders -Sandra Stevens, eighteen and Bruce Gibson, twenty-four - who made the long journey from the antipodes to take a six-month course in Scientology at Saint Hill - were refused entry by the chief immigration officer at Heathrow Airport.
They were taken into custody and detained in prisons for convicted criminals, while legal representations were being made on their behalf.
Sandra, who was sent to Holloway Prison for women, told her story in these words: (Note: read the story...) (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 195-198)
Members of the Church (and here I am referring to English members, not foreign nationals) were made the victims of various kinds of slander, discrimination and spite. Here are some typical instances:
The headmaster of a private school refused to accept the son of a prominent Scientologist as a pupil, declaring,
"The father has drawn a great deal of attention to himself and the family belongs to an organization said to be socially harmful."
Six doctors in East Grinstead, Sussex (home of Scientology's world headquarters) refused to accept Scientologists as patients on their National Health Service lists. A spokesman for the group told newsmen that "ethical reasons" prevented his stating his objections. A lay member of the East Sussex National Health Executive Council made a public statement, saying:
"It is within my official knowledge that local doctors are most unwilling to include Scientologists in their lists of patients for the reason that they naturally want to avoid association with people who are frequently unclean and are often found living in most unsatisfactory conditions"
Britains largest insurance company, the Royal Insurance Group, withdrew its policy on Scientology's international headquarters - Saint Hill Manor. The reason given by company executives was that
"we are pruning our portfolio of unprofitable business".
When the Scientologists purchased an advertisement in the Tunbridge Wells telephone directory, it appeared under the classification, Zoos. Later the Government Post Office wrote to Thomson Directories, who print the book, asking them not to carry any more advertising for Scientology under any classification. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 199)
The ability of the group fighting Scientology to use even the Foreign Office to harass Hubbard and his followers in distant parts of the world should make even the most resolute flag-waver stop and think.
Consider, by way of illustration, the Corfu caper. Anyone who has read any of the many accounts of British war-time intelligence activities will immediately recognize a familiar pattern in the whole episode. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 198/99)
... during the summer of '68 is when the ban came in England, and that was a direct attack by the enemy on Scientology.
It was banning all foreign Scientologists from England. It was not a law. It was just an instruction sent down from a guy named Kenneth Robinson, the Home Secretary. He just issued an order on instructions from the head bankers in England, who were getting their instructions from the head "honchos" in Switzerland, which are the guys at the top of the ladder, as you will find out on RJ67. And there's one guy that actually is the chief of those, and we know who that is - a guy named Strasbourg, J. Strasbourg, Herr J, Mr. J. He's the guy behind the scene that tells the bankers what to do and they tell the various government officials who owe them money. (Not the government officials, but the government owes them money.) (...)
... finally I got an order from the ... and he said ' take your Americans (because we'd been given two weeks to leave the country) and go over to the United States and set up another AO over there, an AOLA. And at the same time he was sending out another mission to set up one in Europe, in Copenhagen.
At that time, I think the ship was in Greece, being that they were going to also set one up in Greece, but then there was an "American Embassy to the British Embassy to the Greek Embassy report" which said that we were some kind of drug addicts and we were drug smugglers and all that shit. And a lot of bad PR happened and the ship had to leave Greece. Naval vessels in the Greek ports were being told 'don't associate with those Scientologists, you know they are all bad, they have drugs and they're hippies and they're this and that'. And the commanders of ships were being advised by the psychiatrists aboard.
We found all this out from our intelligence operations then. However, all during this time, reporters were being sent down to interview the Boss, and they weren't being allowed in, of course, and also people were trying to be planted aboard to kill him, and so on, and we caught every one of them.
... So we were quite willing to do this move and we jumped over to LA with all our OT materials. Got them through Customs without anyone looking at them. Set up the AOLA and sent back Flag about 1/4 million dollars in about 10 or 12 weeks. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
American Saint Hill Organization (ASHO) and Advanced Organization Los Angeles (AOLA) opened in Los Angeles, California. During this month L. Ron Hubbard released and personally supervised the Class VIII Course aboard the flagship Apollo. He also released the Drug Rundown.
The Phoenix Lectures published. (CofS)
Sea Org at Corfu...
By the time the Avon River joined the flagship in Corfu, Hubbard was so enamored with Greece that he decided to change the names of all his ships in honor of his new hosts. The Royal Scotman became the Apollo, the Avon River the Athena and the Enchanter, which had been pottering around the Mediterranean on various missions for the Commodore and frequently breaking down, was re-named the Diana.
'Overboarding' was a daily ritual. The names of those who were to be thrown overboard were posted on the orders of the day and when the master-at-arms walked through the ship at six o'clock every morning banging on cabin doors and shouting 'Muster on the well deck, muster on the well deck!' everyone knew what was going to happen. 'Anyone to be thrown overboard would be called to the front,' said Ken Urquhart, 'and the chaplain would make some incantation about water washing away sins and then they would be picked up and tossed over. People accepted it because we all had a tremendous belief that what Ron was doing would benefit the world. He was our leader and knew best.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 292)
The Class VIII Auditor Course released. (CofS)
Some of the unmortgaged Members on both sides of the House challenged the Health Minister to publish the evidence he claimed to have in his possession and upon which he based his statements and actions against Scientology.
Mr. Robinson could not, of course, produce something which quite obviously he did not have. He took cover behind the shield so widely used by government functionaries in all countries - the alleged confidentiality of his information. Detailed evidence proving the cult's potential danger to health, said he, consisted of individual case histories which it would be inappropriate to make public.
Referring to the massive attack in the media, Robinson declared with a straight face that evidence of Scientology's social dangers had already been published widely in the press. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 192)
Ken Urquhart (personal butler of LRH and later LRH comm):
I went to the ship in October, 1968, expecting punishment. I was made very welcome by those in the crew that knew me from Saint Hill; they assumed I’d come to join the Sea Org. LRH seemed to take no notice of my arrival, but when we bumped into each other he was as warm and friendly as ever. So was Mary Sue. I felt very welcomed. I found life on the ship to be dynamic. I stayed.
HCO Information Letter of 16 October 1968
E-Meters Replace Guns
Terrorists and subversives are far more afraid of E-Meters than guns. An E-Meter is a small, inexpensive box of electronics that ably distinguishes the subversive or the criminal from honest men.
Socialism and Communism, growing ever stronger in the Northern Hemisphere, are a raid on the production of labor by the privileged few. Socialism and Communism seek to have a people’s labor for no return.
To turn this tide, use E-Meters, not guns.
The E-Meter is violently hated by the subversive who already knows of it and will try to tear the sky off to prevent its use.
Church of Scientology of Las Vegas, Nevada founded. (CofS)
Australia: In response to pressure brought by the State Health Council and others associated with that body, in November 1968 a bill was introduced in the Parliament of Western Australia similar to the one earlier passed by the State of Victoria; prohibiting the practice and teaching of Scientology. Voting on the measure divided along party lines, with the government's majority of three insuring passage of the Act. During a lengthy debate of the Bill. H. Graham, deputy leader of the Opposition promised that "when a Labor Government is elected - whenever that might be - high on the list of priorities will be the repeal of this rotten piece of legislation".
Scientologists pointed out that Dr. A. S. Ellis, chairman of the State's Mental Health Committee, and one of the chief instigators of the Western Australian legislation, had attended the founding meetings of the World Mental Health Organization in 1948 and had served under Dr. E. Cunningham Dax for nearly ten years.
Soon after the outlawing of Scientology in Western Australia, a similar Bill was introduced in the South Australian legislature. Again, voting divided along party lines, with the Opposition solidly against it. When the vote was tied, the deciding vote in favor of the Bill was cast by Tom Scott, Speaker of the House. Scott's personal physician was an outspoken critic of Scientology and a member of the South Australian Association for Mental Health, a local affiliate of the World Federation for Mental health.
Opposition leader D. A. Dunstan, who had previously investigated Scientology when he was Attorney-General, told members of the House: "I must say that after a few complaints made to me about Scientology in South Australia, we investigated this matter, following the urging of the Victorian Chief Secretary. I had it drawn to my attention that there were a number of prominent citizens of standing in South Australia who could not in any way be said to be mentally unstable or unsatisfactory citizens (they were the reverse, being prominent in community organizations), who were involved in Scientology and who claimed to have derived personal benefit from it."" (O. Garrison, Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 165-166)
Dispatch of Nov. 3, 1968
Place an appropriate condition on New York Intelligence –
I have no source of info, being stuck here aboard a ship in the MED….
We have had no copies from them of the incorporation papers of the National Mental Health Assoc. in New York when the corporation must be registered to do business.
Jane, baby, we’re losing because we are fighting in the bush league and not getting to the main central headquarters of the group directing the bush fighters.
Intelligence is not concentrated on what they should be – the WFMH, the NAMH – these are the groups I want destroyed.
I’m not interested in the local psychiatrist around the corner – this data is for PRO who can use how he screws his patient and then shocks them so much electricity they can’t sue him for rape. PRO digs this data up.. it is around by the library full.
And get Intelligence on to digging up the data we need to sue the WFMH, to obtain evidence of conspiracy and attack upon us.
Let’s go – the Charles Berners of the world are nothing compared to what we have our hands on. …let Intelligence get the data and info we need to blast this WFMH and its associate groups around the world to smotherings.
Executive Directive from L. Ron Hubbard 4 November 1968
As a tip off, we have not only located the enemy exactly but find him guilty of so many crimes that the end for this opposition is in plain view.
I have just had this cheering news that we now are closing in on the basic of aberration on the 4th Dynamic on this planet. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
...In the face of growing uneasiness about harsh Ethics within the movement, and mounting hostility outside, in 1968 Hubbard ordered a public opinion survey of the Church's current structure and practices. According to Scientology spokesmen, 318, 885 questionnaires were sent to all parts of the world.
As a result of the replies received, Hubbard issued a directive dated November 15, 1968, cancelling the practice of disconnection, security checking, and fair game, and the writing down or otherwise recording of any confessional materials. (Garrison, Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 173)
Executive Directive From L. Ron Hubbard 24 November 1968
We have located and are directly attacking the only enemy we had on this planet, the World Federation of Mental Health and its "National" chapters. The "National" chapters of it are not part of national governments although they want people to think so – the crocks. Red as paint and phony as any confidence game, this was the group who were attacking us for 18 years.
He, the enemy, had control of mental healing on the planet – and killed and raped and had a ball. We’re going to take over the mental hospitals and the political guidance and the whole field of mental healing.
So let’s get set for the long pull, shall we. It is our planet after all. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Executive Directive from L. Ron Hubbard 29 November 1968
You may not realize it staff member but there is only one small group that has hammered Dianetics and Scientology for 18 years. The press attacks, the public upsets you receive and all those you have received for all your time in Scientology were generated by this one group. For eighteen years it has poured lies and slander into the press and government agencies.
Last year we isolated a dozen men at the top. This year we found the organization these used and all its connections over the world. They are as red as paint. Their former President was a card carrying Communist and they have four on their Board of Directors, yet they reach into International Finance, Health Ministries, Schools, the Press. They even control immigration in many lands.
Psychiatry and "Mental Health" was chosen as a vehicle to undermine and destroy the West! And we stood in their way.
Hey have infiltrated boards of education, the armed services, even the churches. They hold the wives or daughters of a great many politicians and keep them "under treatment".
Their "technology" is the same as that used by Intelligence Services. Electric shocks.
Brain operations. These were used in Lubenka Prison in Russia but are not allowed on Russians!
Anyway, this was the live wire we got across by being able to undo their effect on the West.
We are using only legal means over the world. We don’t stoop to murder and rough house.
Our error was in failing to take over total control of all mental healing in the West. Well, we’ll do that too. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Forte, a retired army officer who had made his home on Corfu, knew a lot. He had reported the arrival of the Royal Scotman in Corfu to the Foreign Office in London, correctly deducing that it was, in his words, the 'sinister Scientology ship'. Subsequently he had been instructed to deliver a letter to Hubbard to inform him that he had been declared persona non grata in Britain.
The Greek Government had instituted inquiries about Scientology through its Embassy in London. Security agents acting for the Colonels had been instructed to check out the ship, but were assured by the harbormaster that the Scientologists were harmless people who abided by the law and gave no trouble. 'I have seen people being tossed into the sea,' he admitted, 'but they have told me this is part of their training course.' Major Forte complained that he was besieged by people objecting to Scientologists being 'harbored' on the island and Corfu's leading daily newspaper, Telegrafos, published a highly critical feature about Scientology which really raised Corfiot suspicions with a passing mention of 'black magic'. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 295)
Hubbard and 200 of his adherents who had taken up residence aboard the 3,300-ton ship 4pollo, thought they had found a haven far removed from their tormentors, when they docked in the harbor of Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea.
The local population was friendly, their goodwill no doubt stimulated by the estimated $5o,ooo a month the Scientologists were pouring into the island economy, which had to depend ordinarily on what summer tourism brought in.
After five or six halcyon months in their Greek refuge, however, the Scientologists began to realize that their enemies were at work once more behind the scenes, planting suspicions against Scientology in the minds of local authorities and spreading false stories among the people concerning the foreign "cult".
According to the Scientologists' account of the affair, a substantial part of which I later verified, the main focal point of their difficulties in Corfu was the Honorary British Vice-Consul, a certain Major John Forte, whom Hubbard followers suspected, rightly or wrongly, of making derogatory statements about them to the Greek authorities.
An article appeared in the Corfu newspaper, Telegraphos, warning the Scientologists that the Greek Government would not tolerate anyone spreading within her territory theories of religion, politics "or even of black magic".
Since all of Scientology's literature was in English and the people of Corfu spoke Greek, such a statement leaves one puzzled as to how Hubbard might proselytize the local population. It seemed, rather, a pretext for publishing the whispered gossip already being circulated by word of mouth.
In London, the Greek Embassy was given copies of Hansard which reported in full the adjournment debate of March 6, 1967 concerning Scientology, as well as the Health Ministers statement of policy to the House on July 25, 1968, when he announced the ban against foreign Scientologists.
Apparently to make certain that the information reached Greek Government authorities at home, the British Embassy in Athens made the same material available to the Greek Deputy Prime Minister there.
The American State Department also weighed in with a request to Greek authorities for information concerning a thirty-one-year-old woman from Las Vegas, whose parents said had been kidnapped by the Scientologists. The woman had been aboard the Apollo, but had left the ship some time previously. Hubbard was unable to inform the Greek officials of the woman's whereabouts because he did not know. Later, she turned up in Athens and expressed surprise that everybody had been searching for her. "We wonder," said a Scientology spokesman, "which Embassy or Embassy official hid her all that time." (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 199-200)
Despatch from Peter Hollon to Mo Budlong, 6 December 1968
The following are possibilities for collecting data.
The last two are, of course illegal. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Church of Scientology of Pretoria, South Africa founded. (CofS)
Executive Directive From L. Ron Hubbard 12 December 1968
Re Life Article And Letter
It is interesting that "Life" Magazine in the US has been a violent foe of Dianetics and Scn for 18 years.
In England the heads of the largest newspaper chain are also members of the UK World Federation of Mental Health confederate board of directors.
This is an old intelligence trick – to own or control a press chain in an enemy country.
It was done by German agents, for instance, to keep Spain out of the war.
Earlier the "Saturday Evening Post" published an article full of quotes never made. It has gone downhill as a magazine over the years. WFMH connected publishers often do.
So some of the US magazine and newspaper chains are controlled by the WFMH.
The Intelligence, espionage pattern is very plain here. In the "Life" article a psychotic is pushed into the org to get no case gain, his identity secret, to get discreditable data and he then writes an article. But he is already a mental patient.
Local Agents WFMH has confederates in every country and many states with sub-chapters in most US cities. They are always named "National" and have "Mental Health" in their name at nation or state level.
There is a National Institute of Mental Health in Washington DC that is US Government. The only one in the world really connected to a government. It does WFMH printing for it at US expense!
All the rest of the "National" groups are phonies. They are only private groups. Following orders from overseas.
These groups secretly shoot down chiropractors, churches, any Western culture or advance or healing action. Their standard propaganda line is:
A conspiracy formed at the WFMH Congress in London in August 1968 resulted in simultaneous identical political channel attacks on Scn in several countries. The "Life" article was crudely timed to be part of this.
And every branch of every rightest group would be delighted to know these US "mental health" groups are controlled by a foreign group which has Communists on its board of directors.
The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association and such are members of the main world group and are just pawns.
They are called "Mental Healing" but their literature talks only about world domination and seldom about any cases.
They were founded by a psychotic named Clifford Beers and carry on the tradition.
It is interesting that WFMH says publicly there is "no difference between right and wrong" and "psychiatrists are the only enlightened people who know this". By traditional law, sanity is defined as the "ability to tell right from wrong." (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Executive Directive From L. Ron Hubbard 13 December 1968
The Great "Charity" Swindle
One of the reasons Scientology is fought so hard and with such heavy finance and ferocity is that if it succeeded, it would then end one of the greatest "Charity" swindles of all time.
The group who fights Scientology in the press and parliaments is fighting madly to retain control of (amongst other things less savory) a billion pound "research" racket.
A group named so as to make people think it is part of governments over the world, has fund collection chapters and agents. These see all the rich people they can and the governments and explain that the lot of the "poor insane" (about whom they don’t give a damn as evidenced by their killing them) is so horrible that millions are needed urgently.
The rich people and the deluded governments then lay out fantastic sums of money, millions upon millions each year. The groups representatives then take this money and whack it up amongst their pals. As simply to split it up would be caught by the tax people, the group invents a "reason why". It appoints insanity projects for research like, "The Depressive Project". The members write up something like "Depressives are often noticed to be depressed" and that’s it for the year.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich, not one of their boys, was imprisoned and killed for making a breakthrough in the 50’s. It could have ended the golden avalanche.
Then, good Lord, there was Dianetics and Scientology all of a sudden, in one piece and actually working! It threatened this yearly harvest.
This isn’t the only motive this international group has. It is their finance motive. But in itself it would be enough. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Executive Directive From L. Ron Hubbard 20 December 1968
Western governments and peoples are under ceaseless and unrelenting attack from the Communist forces in the "cold war". The enemy has for a long time been inside, getting laws passed, degrading the society, seizing persons in the name of psychiatry, pushing up taxes, inflating money…..
The orders the governments followed in attacking us were originated by REDS, by the usually foreign psychiatrist, operating as per Communist instructions to destroy all Churches and Scientology in particular. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
In "Founding Church of Scientology v United States", the Court of Claims found that some of the Founding Church’s money inured to the individual benefit of LRH and family. This included a house maintained by the Church, a percentage of the Church’s income, and other royalties and commissions. The court based its finding of inurnment on informal loans made to LRH that were never explained. (Criminal Time Track)
...Tricky Dick (Nixon) finally did make it into the White House. And by then he had developed his own special hit list of all those people or groups who had ever crossed him. Just as LRH predicted, Nixon couldn't wait to abuse the power of his office to make his critics pay. Frustrated with the inability of the US Government to put a halt to Scientology, Nixon instituted secret intelligence programs designed to accomplish that purpose. A secret IRS unit known as "the special services staff" was set up to target individuals and groups it labeled as so-called activists. The groups and individuals to be targeted by this special unit were on a list that the press later termed 'the Nixon/IRS enemies list". And right at the top of that list were L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology.
The purpose of Nixon's IRS intelligence unit was to use any techniques available - legal or illegal - to infiltrate groups in an effort to gather dirt to later smear and destroy them. And if no such dirt could be found - then create it and disseminate it widely. They were quite successful. In fact, you can get a copy of the Nikon/IRS enemies list and review the names of individuals and groups who were targeted.
...With Nixon finally resigning the presidency in disgrace, the IRS's problems with Scientology were just beginning to build. They had been attacking the Church with the purpose of destroying it for over a decade. Yet Scientology had only grown. And the IRS was starting to lose on the legal front. They had won the case against the Founding Church's tax exemption on a technicality but their win was short- lived, as that Church had long since ceased to be the mother church and the hoped-for destruction of Scientology didn't occur. So a new strategy was in order. (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
In early 1969. LRH promoted me to Commodore’s Staff. I was CS-7. A little later he created for me the post of LRH Personal Communicator. I was squarely on his communication and operation lines. I was at his beck and call. I answered to no other.
I observed when I first arrived that he was indeed a bit of a monster. He ranted, raved, and raged a lot. I can’t say that it was I who cooled him off but he did rage a lot less. (page 7)
... In 1969, within the constraints of the new structure we were in (the Sea Org and his position as Commodore), we soon re-established the very smooth relations of our SH days. He could be quite god-like in his thoughts, words, actions, and presence. He certainly could glow beautifully.
He could deal with the most adverse situations and turn them to advantage in the blink of an eye. (page 9)
The final push towards (South African) Governmental action against Scientology came in the early part of 1969. A number of leading South African newspapers ran lengthy statements "to urge, in the highest circles, an enquiry into Scientology".
In a front-page leader, Die Transvaler said the demand for an official inquiry had the support of church leaders, and introduced a racial note into the issue. Scientology, it said, "has an ethical precept which is in conflict with the Christian Ethic, and propagates an inherent liberalistic attitude of equality of rights for all races and colors". (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 223)
... the Boss noticed that AOLA was not doing so well under Yvonne (Gillham?), and wanted to know what was happening. She kept sending in these reports that there were a few people that "weren't real" on her lines.
One guy was getting on her lines trying to take her out to "dinner" and all this kind of stuff. He said he was an "OT VIII" from "Washington" in the "old days". He obviously didn't know anything about Scientology or Dianetics. He was just a plant. He was a Class B movie actor.
I was sent out on a mission to relieve Yvonne, congratulate her for handling those guys so far, but relieve her to start Celebrity Center. The Boss wanted her to start Celebrity Center and sent me back to AOLA. And what I found there was this guy, and we took care of him, and got him arrested and put in jail. We found out he was a Class B movie actor, a thief, a compulsive thief, and he also was observed by us calling up the organization, AOLA, and threatening to "blow it up", which we reported to the police. He also stole a typewriter from the Ambassador Hotel, which we observed and reported to the police.
They caught him for these things. They had him in jail. They were really amazed we were so good. We were better than they were at finding out things. So. And then, also, we found out he "reported" from a place on Sunset Boulevard. He would call up a psychiatrist and report to him his progress on enturbulating the Organization and finding out what the CO was doing and how he "scared us" and all that stuff. He was reporting to a certain doctor of psychiatry in Beverly Hills.
Now, at that same time, there was a Station Ship out in Pac. That was 'Neptune' or 'Aries' - one of those two - and a guy (Sea Org guy), had gone up to the shore toilet one night ...
And two guys had jumped out of a car and put chloroformed cotton over his nose and mouth, and stuck him in the neck with a needle full of sodium pentathol (a hypnotic drug), and then ordered him to run. "Just keep running." "Don't go back to the Sea Org" and "Forget everything!" And the guy did! He started running (it was a quickie hypnosis job on him with a drug), and he ran down the street until he collapsed and the police picked him up. It was at night.
So the next thing you know, they thought he was a psycho, and sent him to County General Hospital, to the Psychiatric Ward. He was then given another injection of sodium pentathol, taken into a room and interviewed by two psychiatrists. One worked at the hospital and another one that came in was from Beverly Hills. That same one. Yes.
The interview consisted of "Where is LRH? Where are the ships? What are missions? What missions are you doing? What is the purpose of the Sea Org?" All this kind of stuff. They were trying to find out intel data. This guy did not know anything. He was just a recruit. He just gave them the standard shore-story and he was aware enough that, when he got audited after this, he recalled all the things that had happened to him, after they let him come off the drugs.
And then they asked him what he wanted to do. And he said ' I don't know. I used to work for somebody, but I don't want to work there anymore. I want to go home to my mommy.'
So they gave him $30 to buy a bus ticket with and they sent him out the door. And he just jumped on a local bus in LA and came out to the FOLO there and reported - the OTL, that is - and reported what had happened, and we gave him rest, vitamins and Dianetics sessions and ran the incident out and got all the data and we started checking it out.
And we found it was all true. We found the doctor's name that had treated him. We sent a minister down, got the doctor's record. We checked out the names of psychiatrists that were associated in Beverly Hills. We got that name.
I sent a telegram to the doctor in the County General from the doctor in Beverly Hills saying: 'They found us out. Get out of town quick!' The guy in County General got out of town quick. He left in the middle of the night. We had a minister check on that.
I knew these guys were guilty as sin. So I checked my full staff for PDH, found two of them that read, ran them in session and they had similar stories. They were grabbed in the middle of the night, taken into a house, questioned, put back into the same area they were and told them to go to sleep and go up and go to bed and forget everything. And they did.
So, these two others were also debriefed and that was the enturbulation that was running around the Org. We got that straightened out, got a little campaign going against this kind of thing, and doubled the QM guards, and so on like that.
And stats started coming right up. People got more secure around the area because before that, these people were not on post, you understand? They were getting dispersed. They could not think. They could not... - one of them was in Division 6 too, so this was really what was causing the stats of the Org to go down. It was all these infiltrators sent against it. These agent provocateurs like the Class B movie actor that was going after Yvonne, and these PDH cases that were in there just "waffling around" and being sort of dopey. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
At the same time, this guy named Bob Thomas - now remember that: Bob Thomas. Because now we're getting into it: "Who is inside who works for the outside, huh?" He has been, and is, a government advisor on all the scenarios being run on the Church. He was a psychological consultant in the Army before he was in Scientology, and he's been working on both sides. He works for the government and he works for the Church, and finally he got Comm-Ev'ed by LRH and declared suppressive - (in the next few years). But before he made those mistakes in his court cases and so on and came to the attention of LRH and MSH, he had successfully third-partied me to everybody, saying that - in 1968 - saying that:"What you have here is Captain Bill hallucinating and none of this is really true, and everything is bla , bla, bla."
Meanwhile, his telexes were going up there (to Flag) saying that they (AOLA) should turn over these 3 people (that had been "PDH'ed") to him, because it was all "hallucination", and he would "take care" of them. In other words, he would kick them out of the Sea Org and tell them to go home and make sure that they didn't talk.
Because I had these three, we were going after the psychiatrist in Beverly Hills for KIDNAPPING, and we actually got to the door. I was going to take these guys over to him and walk in the door and have them identify him, and do a Citizen's Arrest on him. Well, the first day I went there to take his picture with another Sea Org officer, to take his picture, so I could show it to them to make sure it was the right guy. And he was so frightened when I walked in the door that he fell backwards over his desk and just sat there slobbering and gibbering. He knew he'd been found out. And the other guy with me, he was so shook up, he didn't even take the picture. I don't know why he was shook up, he should have expected it, but anyway. So we made some remark about his corporation in Las Vegas that we knew all about. (See, we researched this guy pretty good.) And he just stuttered and stammered and so on, and gave some kind of answer. And I said, "I'll be back."
And I came back the next day with the actual witnesses, the people that had been PDH'ed, and guess what? His office was deserted. His name plaque was taken off the door. When we asked the guard downstairs what had happened, he said the guy came in the middle of the night, 4 o'clock, loaded everything up into a station wagon and left. And I said, "Do you have his home address? We have one of his patients here". And he said, yes, here is his home address. We dashed over to his home. His home was in a similar condition. There were signs of hasty packing. He had blown town.
Now, that is fact. All that is documented. I have witnesses, etc, etc, etc. These guys were doing this. Alright. Now, that was one of the things that was leveled in recent times, it has been the same charge, of "hallucination". And when it was checked back by a friend at that time named Joe Lisa, it was found that: Bob Thomas had written those words in the"B-1" file, (that's an "intelligence file") about me, and that those words had been used by the GO all up until 1980 and B-1 to make sure that anything I said was labeled "hallucination" so that the plants would never be found out. And this is the way they work it.
Anyway, to carry on from this point in 1968, one other thing happened, uh 1969, sorry, one other thing in '69.
A guy named John Cole walked into the Org one day and offered to buy the OT materials for $10,000 for his business. I knew right away he was an "agent provocateur", sent him over to GO, and they let him go.
Two weeks later, he tried to steal the security pack from ASHO, (which had just been set up over there), by saying that "he worked for me" and that "I needed it for a press interview"' and "to bring it out to a certain location and he would take it to me". The CO over there was no dummy. In fact, I was on the phone to him at the same time and I was on another line, so I just told him to tell the guy, "Yeah, we'll meet him".
And we made up a pack with a lot of "nice" words for psychiatry and so on like that, like "screw you, you bastards", and "fuck psychiatry" and "psychiatry sucks" and all that stuff. And we put it in a nice envelope with a gold band on it, labeled it "SECURITY", "SECRET", all that stuff. And we delivered it to the guy. And I was right across the street and I walked over to the car, opened the door, and said "You're under arrest, you son of a bitch".
And he was so frightened, he - I took his keys out of the car, see, and just had his keys - and he was trying to get a gun, and a knife, and he didn't have any with him, and he was so frightened and flubbery and so on like that - he jumped out of the car and tried to hit me a couple of times and I just held him off. And then I started walking back toward the police station jangling his keys, and he came at me again, and I just made out that I threw them into the bushes, but I didn't. I just pocketed them. And then he ran scrambling into the bushes and cursing me saying, he was going to "kill me" and all this kind of stuff. Then I just walked up the street to the police station, jangled the keys again, and he came running like a Pavlovian dog, and ran into the police station and said that we were trying to steal his car. And we walked right in behind him and threw the keys on the desk, to my friend the Lieutenant in there, that had helped me out with various cases before this. I told him what had happened: "Industrial espionage; this guy has tried to steal things from us" and so on.
He said "You want him put in jail?"
I said "Yeah".
So they took him in the back and put him in jail.
And then Bob Thomas came along and let him out.
Now this was the same John Cole that's mentioned on page 64 of Omar Garrison's book. He's a CIA agent, FBI agent, worked in the Defense Intelligence Agency, he's a slavering psychotic.
And he was the one responsible for putting Terry Milner in jail for "attempted assault" or an "assault" charge - which Terry Milner never did. But John Cole is so crazy; he went and got himself beat up and said "Terry Milner did it". And that's how Terry Milner, who was a B-1 agent, the intelligence for GO in 1969, got blown and got out of the post - so that the field was open - Terry Milner was a good guy, you see - and the field was now open for Bob Thomas to run whoever he wanted in that post. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
First Dianetics groups in Germany, Greece and Mexico. (CofS)
By January 1969, Corfu traders were so alarmed by the prospect of action being taken against the Scientologists that a delegation sent a telegram to Prime Minister Papadopoulos submitting its 'warmest plea' for 'Professor Hubbard's Philosophy School' to be allowed to remain in Corfu. The Secretary General of the Ministry of Merchant Marine replied that there was 'never any objection' to the Apollo remaining in Corfu.
Hubbard, meanwhile, was promising to lavish further largesse on the island. ... he envisaged building hotels, roads, factories, schools, a new harbor, three golf courses, seven yacht marinas and various resort facilities, as well as establishing a Greek University of Philosophy funded by Operation and Transport Corporation. The headline on the front of Ephimeris ton Idisseon next day was 'CORFU WILL KNOW BETTER DAYS OF AFFLUENCE'.
Deputy Prime Minister Patakos hastily issued a statement emphasizing that 'no permission had yet been granted to the Scientologists to become established on Greek soil'. Hubbard responded by announcing that his Scientology School in Corfu would open 'within two or three weeks'.
By this time Major Forte was convinced that Hubbard's intention was to take over partial control of the island and establish the world headquarters of Scientology and he was lobbying assiduously against allowing him a foothold. Hubbard, on the other hand, was convinced that there was a conspiracy and that Forte was an agent of British intelligence working a 'black propaganda' section. He would later allege that the major had spread vicious rumors about black magic rites being held on board the Apollo and Scientologists poisoning wells and casting spells on local cattle. In reality, decisions were being made at a level far above that of an insignificant honorary vice-consul; the Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs had lodged an official request with the UK and Australian Governments for information regarding the status of Scientology in their countries. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 296)
During the first weeks of 1969, however, the Scientologists became aware that a covert campaign was being waged to discredit them and to plant suspicion against the church in the minds of the people and local government officials.
Upon investigation, they found that the primary source of the rumors was a British vice-consul named John Forte. According to church spokesmen who were aboard the Apollo at the time, Forte spread false and exaggerated reports concerning Scientology, to the press, the Greek Security Police, the Greek Prime Minister's office and among influential members of Curfu society. (When Forte was later sacked from his job by the British Foreign Office, he attributed his termination to the Apollo affair.)
Forte's efforts alone would not have been sufficient to arouse much hostility in official quarters against the Scientologists. The American Embassy in Athens, however, supplied Greek authorities with derogatory information sent to them for the purpose from the U.S. Embassy in London.
The American consul in Athens, P.J. Peterson, reported to the Secretary of State in Washington that the Greek Foreign Ministry was to make a recommendation to the Greek Government on the church's application to remain on Corfu and to establish a Scientology academy there. Peterson asked the State Department to provide him with possible police or other derogatory records concerning L. Ron Hubbard.
Responding to the serious adverse reports from the Scientologists own government, as well as those from other sources, the Greek Government, on March 17 ordered the Apollo to leave Corfu within 24 hours.
The New York Times reported that "the expulsion order followed months of diplomatic pressure in Athens by U.S., British and Australian diplomats urging Greek authorities to examine the activities aboard the Apollo."
The ship was wholly unprepared to sail on such short notice. Having been in port for several months, she was not seaworthy. According to affidavits by the Apollo's engineer, officers and crew members, there were serious problems with the ship's engines and mechanical equipment, as well as dry rot in some of the lifeboats. To put to sea without making the necessary repairs, meant risking the lives of all on board.
Following the Corfu incident, the Greek Government conducted an independent investigation of the affair. Upon learning that they had been made a cat's paw in the covert action against the Church of Scientology, Greek interior Minister Stylianos Pattakos did the honorable thing and wrote Mr. Hubbard a note of apology. He invited the Scientologists to return to Greece. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 77/78)
... on January 27, 1969, Richard Crossman, Secretary of State for Social Services, informed the House of Commons that he was setting up an inquiry into Scientology.
To take executive action against the Church, as the Government had done, and then to establish an inquiry to determine whether official action was justified, recalled the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, who cried, "Sentence first - verdict afterwards."
Several of the Honorable Members wondered why.
"May I inquire," asked Mr. C. Pannell, "why it is that first, Scientology is characterized as a fraud, and then we set up an inquiry into it? Would it not have been rather better the other way round?"
Sir G. Nabarro was puzzled by the Government's sudden about-face: "May I now be told by the Hon. Gentleman what has caused him to relent and to change his mind, and why he is now doing exactly the opposite of what it was endeavored to persuade him to do a few months ago?"
Mr. Crossman had no forthright answer to these queries, and in reply expressed bewilderment that they should be raised, then talked around and around the subject without saying anything.
To carry out the Inquiry, which had the broadest terms of reference, the Government named Sir John Foster, KBE, QC, MP, Conservative Member for Northwich.
Crossman said the Inquiry would be conducted by Sir John alone, not by a committee and that it would not be carried out under statutory powers; therefore no one would be required to give evidence. Moreover, such evidence as was volunteered would be taken privately and not on oath.
"I have done this for a very special reason," explained Mr. Crossman. "The kind of evidence we want will be from people of a nervous nature, who will not face cross-examination or any public examination. This way we are more likely to get them to talk than in any other form of inquiry."
To Scientologist ears this sounded suspiciously like a secret tribunal before which lies, gossip and suspicion would be the only evidence to be heard. By excluding press and public and allowing Scientology's enemies to make charges unchallenged by cross-examination and unrestrained by swearing to tell the truth, the Government had set up an Inquisition along the lines followed by Torquemada.
Even unverified testimony from overseas countries was to be accepted.
The Church of the New Faith, founded in South Australia. This corporation consisted of Scientology churches in Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. (CofS)
Early in February 1969, T. J. Stander met with Dr. Venter in Pretoria and gave him a file of documents and press cuttings concerning Scientology. Among the papers turned over to the MP was the draft of a motion to be made in Parliament asking for an official inquiry into Scientology.
A week later, Dr. Venter presented a private motion in the House of Assembly calling for an investigation into the activities of Scientology with a view to banning the organization in South Africa.
In the three-hour debate which followed, Scientology's familiar enemies, protected by Parliamentary privilege, spoke with militant mouths. "We must decide," said Dr. W. L. Vosloo, Nationalist MP for Brentwood, "if this monstrosity - this octopus - is a religion as it claims to be."
Mrs. C. D. Taylor declared that Scientology was "silly and sick" and represented a danger to psychologically unstable people.
Nor was that all. Particularly disturbing, said Mr. L. F. Wood (U.P., Berea) had been reports from overseas about the organization's approach to sex. South Africa could not dismiss the situation lightly. As for the founder of the cult, Ron Hubbard, there was ample evidence that he was an impostor and a fraud.
After the Honorable Members had roundly condemned the practices, founder, aims and potentialities of Scientology - both in South Africa and abroad - it was Dr. Carel de Wet's turn. Dr. de Wet was the newly appointed Minister of Health who, unlike his predecessor, was willing to appoint a Commission of Inquiry into Scientology because objections against the organization "have been raised in responsible quarters". Referring to the action taken against Scientology by the Government of Great Britain, Dr. de Wet offered his clencher: "If Britain acts, then you must know that the hour is late." (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 224)
Inquiry New Zealand: The Commission was set up by Order in Council on February 3, 1969. Sir Guy Richardson Powles, the New Zealand Ombudsman and E. V. Dumbleton, retired newspaper editor were members of the Commission, with G. S. Orr as assisting counsel.
The Commission sat for eight days, during which they heard twenty-seven witnesses, whose testimony filled 650 pages of transcript. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 169)
Publications Organization moved from Edinburgh, Scotland to Copenhagen, Denmark. (CofS)
HCOPL 16 February 1969
In 19 years of continual attacks it is obvious that Dianetics then Scientology must have lain across some concerted plan by another older group to do something else. To analyze what the others intended, it is only necessary to review what Dianetics and Scientology intended to do and assume the reverse.
The vital targets on which we must invest most of our time are:
T1. Depopularizing the enemy to a point of total obliteration.
T2. Taking over the control or allegiance of the heads or proprietors of all news media.
T3. Taking over the control or allegiance of key political figures.
T4. Taking over the control or allegiance of those who monitor international finance and shifting them to a less precarious finance standard.
T5. Generally revitalizing the societies in which we are operating.
T6. Winning overwhelming public support.
T7. Use all other similar groups as allies.
These, of course, are very long range targets. But it is what must be done to continue the longevity of our organizations. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
HCO Information Letter of 17 February 1969 Ron’s Journal 1968
The enemy, the International psychiatric front organizations and its "National" Mental Health chapters over the world, has the stated ambition of dispensing with all boundaries. It is so odd to find them talking not of cases but always of political aims that one begins to believe they have other things in view.
Top Communist Brock Chisholm was once their International president. "Doctor" Stoller of Victoria was also a past president. "Doctor" Dax the Victorian inquiry has his books published by this foreign group. We are gradually turning up more and more red cards connected to this Melbourne mess.
Remember that I know Anzo. I once had a big share in saving its bacon from Japan. Note please that a small Jap force could have taken the lot and didn’t. A handful of us, months before the coming of US troops, worked like mad to balk the Japs and change their minds.
On 6 March, Hubbard's opponents received unexpected support from the US Sixth Fleet when a task force arrived off Corfu and a detachment of Marines set up sentry posts around the berths occupied by the Sea Org ships apparently in order to prevent US Navy personnel from coming into contact with Scientologists. 'Somehow it seemed', said Major Forte 'that this was a carefully planned operation designed to bring forcibly home to the authorities the grave danger of contamination by this undesirable cult.'
Unlikely as this theory was, less than two weeks later the Nomarch of Corfu ordered Hubbard and his ships to leave Greece within twenty-four hours. 'The old man almost had a heart attack when he got the news,' said Kathy Cariotaki, a Sea Org member who was on the bridge with Hubbard at the time. 'He went absolutely grey with shock.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 296)
In a policy letter of March 7, 1969, a continuing ameliorating of Ethics procedures was indicated.
"We are going in the direction of mild ethics and involvement with the Society," Hubbard wrote. "After 19 years of attack by the minions of vested interest, psychiatric front groups, we developed a tightly disciplined organizational structure.
"I don't like to see my friends pushed around. We didn't know it at the time, but out difficulties and failures were the result of false reports put out by the small but rich and powerful, group of individuals who would deny man freedom.
"Now that we know ... we will never need a harsh Spartan discipline for ourselves.
HCO Information Letter 16 March 1969 Ron’s Journal 1969 No. 2
The continual cold war needling of Russia has pressured certain elements in Western Governments into TURNING FASCIST.
A Fascist has certain personality traits. He burns books. He seeks "legal" means to seize any person who disagrees and hold or murder him.
The Fascist has the delusion that ideas can be crushed by force.
Such small elements in Western governments have turned to psychiatrists as a method of seizing, torturing and killing people. The odd picture that greets us when we suspect our enemies, of a fascist inner-government clique with Communists mixed up in it. The Fascists, lied to and needled by Communist elements then act like mad dogs against the wrong targets in the society…
Communists are not attacking us. They are stirring Fascist elements up so they will attack us.
Thus, when we investigate these actions we find fascists running death camps and commies stirring it up. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
In exasperation, the Greek government on March 18, 1969 ordered the Scientologists to leave Greece. In reporting the incident, the New York Times wrote: "The expulsion order followed months of diplomatic pressure in Athens by U.S., British and Australian diplomats urging Greek authorities to examine the activities of those aboard the Apollo."
Not long afterwards, when the Greek authorities' own investigation revealed the truth concerning the Scientologists, Interior Minister Stylianos Pattakos apologized for the incident and invited Hubbard and his followers to return to Greece.
The British Foreign Office vigorously denied that Major Forte had bad anything to do with the spreading of rumors about the Apollo and her crew. Nevertheless, a small item appearing in British papers on September 2, 1971 informed their readers that Major John Forte, Britain's representative for thirteen years on the Greek island of Corfu had been sacked and would be paid £1.000 compensation by the Foreign Office.
"The major blamed the sacking on his fight against the Scientology cult whose leader's 'flagship' spent nine months anchored off Corfu," said the story. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 201)
... the Apollo left Corfu. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 296)
“Royal Scot Man” rechristend “Apollo”
At the time of her departure from Corfu, the Apollo informed the port authorities that she would be making for Venice, information which was doubtless passed to the CIA and to the Foreign Office in London, since both the United States and the United Kingdom were anxious to keep track of the wily Commodore of the Sea Org. But once the ship was out of sight of the Greek mainland, Hubbard ordered a change of course. The Apollo turned west towards Sardinia, where she was rapidly re-fuelled and re-provisioned before heading for the Strait of Gibraltar and sailing out of the Mediterranean.
For the next three years, the Apollo patrolled the eastern Atlantic, aimlessly sailing from port to port at the Commodore's caprice and rarely stopping anywhere for longer than six weeks. She ventured out into the Atlantic as far as the Azores and once put in to Dakar, the capital of Senegal, but most of the time she criss-crossed a diamond shaped patch of ocean bordered by Casablanca, Madeira, Lisbon and the Canaries, with no objective other than to stay on the move.
'LRH said we had to keep moving because there were so many people after him,' explained Ken Urquhart, who was by then the Commodore's personal communicator. 'If they caught up with him they would cause him so much trouble that he would be unable to continue his work, Scientology would not get into the world and there would be social and economic chaos, if not a nuclear holocaust.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 297)
... on March 28, 1969, the South African Government appointed a nine-member Commission of Inquiry into Scientology, under the chairmanship of G. P. C. Kotze, a former Supreme Court judge.
The other members of the Commission were, by profession and social background persons likely to be hostile to Scientology. There were: the Rev. G. J. Davidtz, minister of the Nederduitse Kerk, and Welfare Board executive; Professor A. J. van Wyk, Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health and senior psychiatrist at Weskoppies Hospital; Prof. I. J. J. van Rooyen, head of the department of Social Work, Rand Afrikaanse University; Dr. L. van Z. Pretorius, who formerly lectured at Stellenbosch University; Prof. G. A. Elliott, member of the Medicine Control Board, for twenty-one years associated with the medical faculty of Witwatersrand University; Prof. H. L. Swanepoel, dean of the law faculty at the University of Potchefstroom; P. E. Bosnian, ex-secretary of Social Welfare and Pensions; and Mrs. A. M. G. Maytom, career politician and former mayoress of Durban.
Garrison: As I write, three years have elapsed since the Inquiry was initiated, but the Commission has not issued a report. (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 225)
Standard Dianetics released. (CofS)
HCO Information Letter of 4 April 1969 Ron’s Journal No. 3
I’ve been studying the stats of psychiatry and there can now be no doubt whatever that their "treatment" is political treatment and should be called such.
Brain operations result in total loss of body coordination…
The only precedent for such "operations" is Hitler’s action in doing it much more lightly to 800,000 persons to make them "farm slavery" or zombies.
Psychiatric treatment is actually psychiatric political treatment, nothing more, to rid the world of anyone who might disagree. Insanity is now defined as anyone who disagrees with the social autonomy.
Death camps like the one just found in Cardiff are situated strategically over the West. Hitler at least wasn’t pretending to help anyone. He just wanted them dead.
This was the deadly secret we in Scientology might have found out and which made them terrified of us, ridicule us, fight us and spend over 2 million dollars to try unsuccessfully to get rid of us.
Over the world they were running death camps.
Remember that Pavlov 1870 and Wundt 1879 invented these technologies and every nation that used their work – Russia, Austria, Germany, Poland, has ceased to exist…
Church of Scientology of Göteborg, Sweden founded. (CofS)
In a letter dated May 24, 1969, to Oliver Field at AMA national headquarters, Fred Mitten, executive secretary of the Maricopa County Medical Society (which includes Phoenix) wrote that "some pig - er took our Scientology file. Would you be kind enough to send us a duplicate which would include the British newspaper clippings I have been sending you? We have a feature writer on the Republic ready to go with a big expose." (Emphasis added.)
Of course, AMA's propaganda department was happy to oblige, and staff associate William J. Monaghan sent a packet of derogatory material reproduced from various publications, both British and American.
However, the projected attack on Scientology ran into an unexpected obstacle. Apparently the expose had been undertaken without the knowledge or authorization of the paper's executive office. When it came to the attention of the managing editor, he "killed" the series because, he said he did not want the paper to have to defend itself in a legal action brought against it by the litigation-prone Scientologists. (Omar V. Garrison - Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 80)
The Report of their conclusions and recommendations was submitted to the Governor-General of New Zealand on June 30, 1969.
Throughout the Inquiry, the Commission was mainly concerned with a number of practices which Scientology lumped together under the heading of Ethics.
Fair Game: Any person so designated (by an Ethics Order) could be deprived of property or injured by any means, fair or foul. He could be "tricked, sued, or lied to, or destroyed".
It was partly on the basis of the policy reforms (see: 1969, 7.3.) that the New Zealand Commission of Inquiry recommended that no legislative action be taken against Scientology.
In concluding their Report, the commissioners set down a word of warning and advice. "The commission feels that for the future Scientology should regard as indispensable certain rules of practice. These are:
No reintroduction of the practice of disconnection.
No issue of Suppressive Person or Declaration of Enemy orders by any member to any other member of a family.
No auditing or processing or training of anyone under the age of twenty-one without the specific written consent of both parents; such consent to include approval of the fees (which shall be specified) to be charged for the course or courses to which the consent is applicable.
A reduction to reasonable dimensions of 'promotion' literature sent through the post to individuals, and prompt discontinuance of it when this is requested."
If the Scientologists in New Zealand would observe these rules, the Report added, "no further occasion for Government or public alarm should arise...".
Neither Hubbard nor his followers made any objection to these reasonable strictures, and the Church has continued to function in New Zealand without further interference by Government authorities.
"New Zealand," a leading English Scientologist told me, "is the only place where we have had a decent and favorable inquiry, and it is the only place where there is no member association of the World Federation for Mental Health." (Garrison: Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 169-173)
Advanced Organization Denmark founded in Copenhagen to service European and African Scientologists.
Church of Scientology of Saint Hill Europe founded. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Copenhagen (a second church in Copenhagen, Denmark) founded. (CofS)
Within a fortnight after the ship had gone into dry-dock in Casablanca in September 1969, documents reveal that the U. S. Consul in that Moroccan port was circulating false reports about the ship and the church. Copies of a State Department Airgram A-30, dated September 26, 1969, containing derogatory data regarding Scientology, were sent to Rabat and Tangier (as well as Hamburg, London and Panama.) (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 79/80)
'It is possible that Commodore Hubbard and his wife... are philanthropists of some kind and/or eccentrics, but if one does not accept this as an explanation, there has to be some other gimmick involved in this operation. What this gimmick might be is unknown here, although people in Casablanca have speculated variously from smuggling to drug traffic to a far-out religious cult.' (Cable from US Consul General, Casablanca, to Washington, 26 September 1969)
Church of Scientology of Stockholm, Sweden founded. (CofS)
On October 29, 1969 a man who called himself "Jack Lundin" approached the Panamanian Consul in Casablanca, Mr Romulo Zappi Pere, in reference to the TSMY Apollo, a vessel under Panamanian Registry and owned by the Panamanian Company, Operation and Transport Corporation Ltd., a duly incorporated and registered company of Panama.
This Jack Lundin represented himself to the Panamanian Consul, Mr Zappi, as a reporter from the Manchester Guardian, a British newspaper…
Mr. Zappi answered the queries of this Jack Lundin, but became alarmed when Jack Lundin stated to him that the TSMY Apollo was suspected of smuggling hash-hish from Morocco to France and South America, that the TSMY Apollo was under investigation by Interpol for drug smuggling…
Mr. Warren was also informed by Mr. Ayhatt that Jack Lundin was not really a true reporter, that he had no visible means of support, that he was from Tangiers and that he had stayed at the British Consulate while in Casablanca. (Despatch from Mary Sue to GWW, dated 10 December 1969)
LRH Aides Conference on "Covert Operations"... a secret briefing which L. Ron Hubbard gave to a small group of key aides who held senior positions in Bureau 1 (the Information / Intelligence Bureau) of the Guardian Office. The conference was held aboard the Apollo. At the time, the ship was berthed in Morocco.
Hubbard studied some books on Intelligence, telling the audience about it.
"... these are the four books which I have - and this is the fourth one. This book in its chapter 'Political Operations' describes exactly what is happening to Scientology and has been happening to Scientology, mentioning no names - but it is just the general action. What we are being subjected to is what is called a "Covert Operation"."
"... We are if you'll notice the campaign that is extended over 19 years - has simply been attack on any increase of power by the - of Scientology by discrediting - and these discrediting things you will find the whole common denominator - I studied this some years ago and I found out the whole common denominator - everything they were doing was discredit, discredit, discredit. They actually did know other actions of magnitudinous sort - they simply discredited."
Seems that Hubbard got hold of the book "The Art of War" (Sun Tsu) the first time:
... "Now, here is an old book on Intelligence that was written, an old book on Intelligence written by a Chinese, called 'The Art of War' and one part of it is about intelligence - names five kinds of agents, and one of these kinds of agents he calls the Dead Agent. That gives us our clue and that gives us our defense. He calls them the Dead Agent because he feeds false reports to the enemy, and then the enemy when they find it out, kill him. This is a type of agent. This actually, Dead Agent, is what describes each one of these birds who comes down the line and that we hear of, who writes stories in Scientology - about - Scientology - in the press. Every one of these guys is a Dead Agent."
... "He is trying to build up a library so he can then come around with newspaper clippings so he can show that yesterday's lies proves today's lie. Do you see how it is? So then he's got morgues of tremendous numbers of clippings which the organization itself has gotten into the press here and there, and he eventually gets all these lies together and then he says well that's a big lie so that proves the other lies. Furthermore they forward all kinds of weird things to other intelligence organizations which are false reports. They each time bear out as false reports."
The roots of "Snow White"?
... "All you've got to do is demonstrate the falsity of such reports and the enemy won't believe them anymore. Somehow or another we've got to work and get out of existence all of these intelligence false reports that have been leveled against us. Do you see? That gives us an opening.
This gives us an opening, and we should simply work to have declared as false all of these reports."
... "When you start looking this over as an intelligence pattern it fits in no other category. So the guy sails in and he tells a bunch of people around one way or the other that we're bad hats and that we do this and we do that and then he proves it - and this is important to you - he proves this conclusively by showing that he has an intelligence report or a news clipping. Yeh but they're false reports."
... "What I'm trying to tell you is that the enemy works from the World Federation of Mental Health on the advisory panels of Intelligence Agencies and thus they can be parasitic to any Intelligence Agency and they can push their little favors and reports down the line, do you see, because they've got pals. Furthermore there is some connection between Intelligence and the newspapers that are being brought up left and right in England..." (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology, HCO PLs and Guardian Orders: LRH Aides Conference, "Covert Operations", 2 November 69)
LRH Aides Conference 6 November 1969
There are two matters here of interest and the first of those is the local campaign. I want to call to your attention, having heard the article, you told me it was the same as Lisbon – it isn’t the same as Lisbon – it’s a brand new pitch, utterly and brand new, whereby we’re an espionage vessel of some kind or another and we rush money to the bank with motor cycle escorts and it’s, just kooky, and it is so easily knocked out, there are so many false reports in it.
Well anyway, that datum is for the birds and then that we were denied Greece – is denied by our Greek letter – and you can just mop up the earth with these guys – you see and it’s the voice of M.I.6 in Morocco.
As you see, it is actually – amounts to a military objective of denying us terrain – do you see that?
Now even though Western Intelligence Services are absolutely rotten at the top – they must be – otherwise their security would not be as bad as it is. To have psychiatrists sit on the advisory panels of the CIA and M.I6 who meet yearly in a conference with Russians and knowing as any intelligence – competent intelligence officer should know – the Russians never let anybody out of the country unless he’s KGB or a GRU.
Alright – if the enemy can invade an intelligence service to that degree that is not uncovered – then it takes us to uncover that – then there’s some other fact emerges – that right up at the top, along about the level of the Under Secretary of Justice or something like this, you have a redhot – do you see?
A Western intelligence service and so forth isn’t solid Russian. It’s only a minority Russian otherwise they’d have the whole country. Now we at the same time this is going along have got to make friends with the Soviets – not to forward any of their purposes or anything of that sort – but we already have an "in" – we are already in the process of making friends with them because our books are being displayed in their book fairs – and I can assure now that being Communist connected is praiseworthy rather than otherwise throughout the West – only Communists have a say in the Press.
I also call to your attention this business of power – all they’re trying to do is reduce our power. They must figure that we are potentially terribly powerful. 1958 they decided that we were a threat to psychiatry. So psychiatry’s operation at the present moment is reducing our power.
There’ve been four consecutive countries where this covert operation has sought to deny income and technology to the country involved – by false reports.
The Select Committee Report of the guy name Salter is a marvelous thing in – because he said that we did what psychiatry does and that we provedly do not do. You’ve got to get proof that we didn’t do it… Brainwashing is an action where a man is beaten and starved for seventy days – like they do institutions. It’s a technical action – so he’s found out in the field of technology – and then right along with that is your absolute proof – your documentary action – the World Federation of Mental Health, this guy is a member of it – you take the chapter and verse that shows that he is and then that it is in continuous communication with Soviet Russia. In other words, you hang him as a red agent … (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
PRO Area Control (author believed to be LRH)
My congratulations on your splendid NAMH "election" caper. It was brilliantly conceived and executed.
They show signs of having other masters but these can be identified. I see an unknown now from our viewpoint:
I finally solved how the head shrinkers are able to use intelligence tactics and people and lines. MSH found they (members of WFMH) serve on Advisory Boards to CIA, M.I.6 etc. This gives them an inside action.
Also this means
And that the US and British govts in supporting these congresses pay for meetings between CIA – MI6 Advisors and KGB-GRU agents every year!
Then evidence emerges that Russia no longer lets anyone out of Russia who isn’t KGB-GRU as per the Penkowsky Papers. All trade delegates, scientists etc. who are let out, are KGB and GRU.
So no wonder CIA and MI6 lose the war and that explains why we get in Greece US intelligence giving false reports on us to the Greek govt, also Spain and lately here.
Lundin was obviously MI6, the Greek and possibly Australian showed CIA. So that’s how its done evidently. Agents of CIA, MI6, etc, get phony data shoved in by psychiatrists acting as advisors inside Western Intelligence who belong to the WFMH founded by reds whose Congresses are attended by the KGB!
So somewhere, Thompson and the Australian bloke tie in with the WFMH and that ties in with possibly the World or some Bank that ties in with Communism.
So as I see it we are in the weird position of being the only free agents and we are inheriting, in simple self defense, the whole mess that Western security should have cleaned up ages ago when the cold war started (1948).
In December 1969... government officials in Madrid issued an order restricting to eight days the vessel's stay in any Spanish port. The Sub-secretary of the Ministry of Merchant Marine revealed to two members of the ship's crew that an official file now existed on the ship. He would not disclose the file's contents, but indicated that the information was unfavorable to the Scientologists. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 80)
To: The Guardian WW 2 December 1969
Intelligence Actions Covert Intelligence
As in the case of the Swiss Account numbers the paper "exposed" they blew the cover of an agent. As it was you knew there was an agent near Treasury at SH.
The enemy objective is to discredit, in our case, and then build on this a denial of rights under law. Their first bad articles were in the New York Times Sunday magazine section in mid 1950. Their first blast was the San Francisco papers, Sept 1950, quoting the publisher Ceppos being critical of me (he was a Communist, publisher of Book One) followed by the LA papers, pushed then by the Sara Kamkesadamanov (alias Northrup) "divorce" actions, followed by attempted kidnapping of myself. Other details were pushed into it including murder of four and so on. This was a full complete covert operation. At the back of it was Miles Hollister (psychology student) Sara Kamkesadamanov (housekeeper at the place nuclear physicists stayed near Caltech) Gene Benton and his wife – secretary of the Young Communists League.
That was a full war against Dianetics. It revived in 1951 and 1952 using the late Don Purcell, a millionaire oil man in Kansas who received $500,000 into his bank account the day after he threw the Wichita Foundations into bankruptcy.
Only minor skirmishes were fought until 1958 and since then the war has hotted up. Only when we began to view this as a covert operation did we begin to take any tricks in the game. This whole thing is the pattern of a covert operation conducted by skilled intelligence officers.
Purcell managed to seize the whole Dianetics empire and run it for awhile. So there’s nothing strange about Cecil King being a director of the Bank of England and the Nats.
The Pubs Org crash, the fabulous list (Dunhill) price, etc., last year I have always suspected as a direct attack coordinated with the Immigration ban on our finances. But this showed (1968) an internal-external coordination of attack.
The actions to forestall infiltration, covert operations and enemy covert data collection are all actually known as security. As mentioned above, ours is poor. 252 out of a 1000! In 1950, the Verwood letter disappearance. Financial planning to crash us. Enemy data possession. Harmful internal acts. 65% of WW income from Franchise, 35% from orgs. All this adds up to infiltration at higher levels in our orgs.
Our war has been forced to become "To take over absolutely the field of mental healing on this planet in all forms". That was not the original purpose.
Four countries were totally run by enemy agents in 1939, agents of Adolf Hitler. When he struck, creating an atmosphere of confusion, these high "in place" agents took over. Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and France had Nazi agents at the top. Russia’s intelligence is patterned on the German service. A similar situation must exist today in the West or the Security forces would be active instead of hiring as advisors and for their personnel placement psychologists and psychiatrists who meet annually with Russian delegates and belong to KGB connected professional institutions. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Dispatch from Mary Sue to GWW, dated 10 December 1969
Re: The Jack Lundin Affair
Since nearly two months, Apollo is in the harbor of Casablanca, she has long been in drydock. She is now on the repair dock.
On October 29, 1969 a man who called himself "Jack Lundin" approached the Panamanian Consul in Casablanca, Mr Romulo Zappi Pere, in reference to the TSMY Apollo, a vessel under Panamanian Registry and owned by the Panamanian Company, Operation and Transport Corporation Ltd., a duly incorporated and registered company of Panama.
This Jack Lundin represented himself to the Panamanian Consul, Mr Zappi, as a reporter from the Manchester Guardian, a British newspaper…
Mr. Zappi answered the queries of this Jack Lundin, but became alarmed when Jack Lundin stated to him that the TSMY Apollo was suspected of smuggling hash-hish from Morocco to France and South America, that the TSMY Apollo was under investigation by Interpol for drug smuggling…
Mr. Warren was also informed by Mr. Ayhatt that Jack Lundin was not really a true reporter, that he had no visible means of support, that he was from Tangiers and that he had stayed at the British Consulate while in Casablanca. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
We now know that the main line of attack on Scientology has been undertaken by the people or groups directly associated with WFMH. We do not know if there is any person or group behind the WFMH which directs them in their actions or in their policies toward us.
To keep ourselves fully informed with regard to the WFMH, persons connected to it and the groups and persons connected to these groups, to the end result that their actions against us can be exposed fully.
This is a continuing programme. A lot of work has been done thus far; however, some areas have done little or nothing [missing words] should immediately do so.
Mary Sue Hubbard