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Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard: A Legacy of Hate and Intolerance
by Lilly von Marcab
Friday Oct 31st, 2008 9:33 PM
The Scientology cult's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, was a white American middle-class male who grew up in the early 20th century. It is not surprising, then, to learn that he was a racist and homophobe, and that there are many examples of these sentiments in his written and recorded works. What is surprising is that in the year 2008, the Scientology cult continues openly to embrace Hubbard's extremely offensive statements, and refuses to make even the smallest gesture to repudiate or reject Hubbard's hateful views.
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Instead, in a tacit approval, Hubbard's many books and recorded lectures in which these passages occur are re-published year after year after year, without any clarification, comment or footnote. Indeed, no individual Scientologist will personally reject these views, at least not in any public forum. To do so could earn him or her some time with the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF), Scientology's internal corrections and re-education system.

According to one of the thousands of Scientology web sites:

"The Scripture of the Scientology religion consists of the writings and recorded spoken words of L. Ron Hubbard on the subjects of Dianetics and Scientology. This Scripture includes more than half a million written pages, over 3,000 tape-recorded lectures and some 100 films….This Scripture is the sole source of all doctrine regarding the religion of Scientology and it is an inherent principle of the religion that only by exactly following the path it outlines can mankind achieve spiritual salvation. This concept of orthodoxy in religious practice is fundamental to Scientology. Thus, any attempt to alter or misrepresent the Scripture is regarded as a most severe breach of ecclesiastical ethics."

Thus, it is simply not permitted to alter, modify, or update Hubbard's work in any way (although the cult's current leader, David Miscavige, has made many subtle changes). In fact, it is official policy that members must "exactly follow Hubbard's path." Still, even with the "scriptures" remaining relatively intact, this does not explain why the cult will not make a clear statement of its position on Hubbard's extreme views, nor why it will not stop re-publishing them.

Here are a few examples of Hubbard's views on people who did not fit into his scheme of things:

Hubbard spent a little time in southern Africa:

  • The South African native is probably the one impossible person to train in the entire world — he is probably impossible by any human standard. – Hubbard, PAB No. 119, 1 September 1957, as published in Level 0 PABS (c.1968, The American St. Hill Organization).

  • As long as a white foreman is there, they will prevent soil erosion; but the moment that a white foreman turns his back — boo! There goes the whole program. And you finally get up to the point of where he's [native] supposed to take care of something, a lesson which has never been taught to the native of South Africa. – Hubbard, 15th ACC (Power of Simplicity) lecture "Education: Point of Agreement", 30 Oct 1956.

  • The insanity rate per capita in South Africa is appalling. …it is easily seen that a primary requisite in any programme of the rehabilitation of the Bantu in South Africa would be mental health – Hubbard, HCOB April 1960, "The Scientific Treatment of the Insane"

  • [Y]ou'll find in Africans a fantastic amount of heavy space opera and so on, going on … which makes the colored African very, very interesting to process because he doesn't know why he goes through all these dances … and why he feels so barbarous ….– Hubbard, 1st Melbourne ACC, lecture "Principal Incidents on the Track", 27 November 1959.

  • They took people who were totally dedicated to certain tribal procedures … and said, "You're free." And they said, "Free. Free? Free. Ah! You mean there's no police anymore." Boom! Boom! – Hubbard, State of Man Congress, Opening lecture, 1 January 1960.

  • …the Zulu is only outside the bars of a madhouse because there are no madhouses provided by his tribe. … primitives are far more aberrated than civilized peoples. Their savageness, their unprogressiveness, their incidence of illness … – Hubbard, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

  • Illiterate cultures do not survive and they are not very high. The natives of the tribe of the Bugga Bugga Booga Boogas down in Lower Bugga Wugga Booga Woog are mostly no longer with us, or they are around waving red flags today and revolting against their central government. And they didn't learn fast. Their literacy was not up to absorbing culture rapidly. They've been very happily down amongst the bong-bong trees, you know, dancing up and down amongst the bong-bong trees, and the highest level of their interest and so forth was their own back yard. – Hubbard, The Study Tapes, "Study: Evaluation and Information", lecture given on 11 August 1964

African-Americans:

  • Actually, have you ever noticed how a Negro, in particular down south, where they're pretty close to the soil, personifies MEST? The gatepost and the wagon and the whip and anything around there—a hat. They talk to them, you know. "What'sa mattuh wi' you hat?" They imbue them with personality. – Hubbard, Therapy section of Technique 80 ("Route to Infinity" tapes), Part I, a lecture given on 21 May 1952

Gays and Lesbians:

(In his book "Science of Survival,: Hubbard establishes a "tone scale," ranging from -3 to +4, for classifying categories of people and evaluating human behavior. "Perverts," as he classified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, fall at 1.1 on Hubbard's scale. He considered them to be extremely dangerous to society.)

  • "The sexual pervert (and by this term Dianetics, to be brief, includes any and all forms of deviation in dynamic two [sexuality and procreation] such as homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual sadism, etc., and all down the catalog of Ellis and Krafft-Ebing) is actually quite ill physically." -Hubbard, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health"

  • "At 1.1 on the tone scale we enter the area of the most vicious reversal of the second dynamic. Here we have promiscuity, perversion, sadism, and irregular practices…. People on this level on the second dynamic are intensely dangerous in the society, since aberration is contagious. A society which reaches this level is on its way out of history, as went the Greeks, as went the Romans, as goes modern European and American culture. Here is a flaming danger signal which must be heeded if a race is to go forward…. The person may claim to love others and to have the good of others as his foremost interest; yet, at the same moment, he works, unconsciously or otherwise, to injure or destroy the lives and reputations of people and also to destroy property… No social order which desires to survive dates overlook its stratum 1.1's. No social order will survive which does not remove these people from its midst…. Such people should be taken from the society as rapidly as possible and uniformly institutionalized; for here is the level of the contagion of immorality, and the destruction of ethics.,,, The only answers would seem to be the permanent quarantine of such persons from society to avoid the contagion of their insanities and the general turbulence which they bring to any order, thus forcing it lower on the scale, or processing such persons until they have attained a level on the tone scale which gives them value" - Hubbard, "Science of Survival"

Critics:

  • "Show me any person who is critical of us and I'll show you crimes and intended crimes that would stand a magistrate's hair on end." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, 4 April 1965

  • "Somebody some day will say "this is illegal." By then be sure the orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 4 January 1966, "LRH Relationship to Orgs"

  • "If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 15 August 1960, Dept. of Govt. Affairs

  • "The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly." - Hubbard, A MANUAL ON THE DISSEMINATION OF MATERIAL, 1955

  • "ENEMY SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 18 October 1967

  • "A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 1 March 1965, HCO (Division 1) "Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists"

  • "Now, get this as a technical fact, not a hopeful idea. Every time we have investigated the background of a critic of Scientology, we have found crimes for which that person or group could be imprisoned under existing law. We do not find critics of Scientology who do not have criminal pasts." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, 5 November 1967, "Critics of Scientology"

  • "This is the correct procedure: Spot who is attacking us. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don't ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 25 February 1966

Mental health professionals:

  • "The names and connections, at this time, of the bitterly opposing enemy are: 1. Psychiatry and psychology (not medicine). 2. The heads of news media who are also directors of psychiatric front groups. 3. A few key political figures in the fields of "mental health" and education. 4. A decline of monetary stability caused by the current planning of bankers who are also directors of psychiatric front organizations [that] would make us unable to function." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 16 February 1969, "TARGETS, DEFENSE"

  • "A psychiatrist today has the power to (1) take a fancy to a woman (2) lead her to take wild treatment as a joke (3) drug and shock her to temporary insanity (4) incarnate [sic] her (5) use her sexually (6) sterilise her to prevent conception (7) kill her by a brain operation to prevent disclosure. And all with no fear of reprisal. Yet it is rape and murder. We want at least one bad mark on every psychiatrist in England, a murder, an assault, or a rape or more than one. This is Project Psychiatry. We will remove them." - Hubbard, Sec ED, Office of LRH, Confidential, 22 February 1966, "Project Psychiatry"

  • "Psychiatry" and "psychiatrist" are easily redefined to mean "an anti-social enemy of the people." This takes the kill crazy psychiatrist off the preferred list of professions...The redefinition of words is done by associating different emotions and symbols with the word than were intended...Scientologists are redefining "doctor", "Psychiatry" and "psychology" to mean "undesirable antisocial elements"...The way to redefine a word is to get the new definition repeated as often as possible. Thus it is necessary to redefine medicine, psychiatry and psychology downward and define Dianetics and Scientology upwards. This, so far as words are concerned, is the public opinion battle for belief in your definitions, and not those of the opposition. A consistent, repeated effort is the key to any success with this technique of propaganda." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 5 October 1971, PR Series 12, "Propaganda by Redefinition of Words"

Beggars:

  • "A Venezuelan dictator once decided to stop leprosy. He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars. By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the beggars in Venezuela an end was put to leprosy in that country." - Hubbard, 'Science of Survival"

Other people "low on the tone scale":

  • "Unfortunately, it is all too often true that suppressors to a creative action must be removed before construction and creation takes place. Any person very high on the Tone Scale may level destruction toward a suppressor." - Hubbard, "Science of Survival"

  • "The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the Tone Scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered." - Hubbard, "Science of Survival"

  • "There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the Tone Scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow." - Hubbard, "Science of Survival"

But now it's 2008

Why won't modern Scientology refute, repudiate or reject these ideas? Why not an admission that Hubbard was wrong and insane? Individual Scientologists will not address this question. They will only change the subject, and insist that plenty of happy gays, people of African heritage, and other kinds of "minorities" can be found in Scientology; there is no policy against them; Hubbard was just a man of his times; criticism of this kind is pure bigotry; etc. etc. etc. They will attack the writer of the article and the writers of comments in support of the article; they will attack all critics of Scientology as obsessed losers in the pay of evil psychiatrists; they will attack everything Hubbard said they should attack in such situations; but they will NOT answer any of these questions: Does Scientology reject Hubbard's statements? Should Scientology reject Hubbard's statements? Do you, personally, reject Hubbard's statements?

They just can't bring themselves to answer these questions. Try asking a Scientologist for a simple "Yes" or "No" to any of those questions. They won't oblige.

Thousands of people around the world are currently engaged in activism to make Scientology accountable for its human rights abuses, fraud, and many other forms of criminality. To join them, please visit http://www.xenu-directory.net http://www.youfoundthecard.com, and http://forums.whyweprotest.net

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by General Public AYS
Saturday Nov 1st, 2008 5:39 AM
Come on then you scientologists....lets see your comments. But answer this first: are any of these words attributed to Hubbard not true or fake? If you use the 'taken out of context' argument can you please place them IN context.

by Anonunnaki
Saturday Nov 1st, 2008 2:42 PM
It is true that the "fair game" policy was "canceled," but if one actually reads the "cancellation," one sees that only the TERM "fair game" was canceled a couple of years later, because it caused bad PR. Activities and behavior were to remain the same.

All the other quotations above are true, and can be verified easily.
by Michael
Saturday Nov 1st, 2008 5:14 PM
Thanks to the author for putting all of this in such a clear format. I am an American, but I live in Israel/Palestine, and the cult is alive and well in Israel. Scary stuff.
by Kevin Owen
(KevinOwen [at] rehabilitatenz.co.nz and KevinOwen) Saturday Nov 1st, 2008 9:26 PM
The True Story Of Scientology
By L.Ron.Hubbard

® Those Who Oppose Scientology
The true story of Scientology® is simple, concise and direct. It is quickly told:
http://www.rehabilitatenz.co.nz/pages/true-story-of-scientology.html

1. A philosopher develops a philosophy about life and death.
2. People find it interesting.
3. People find it works.
4. People pass it along to others.
5. It grows.

When we examine this extremely accurate and very brief account, we see that there must he in our civilization some very disturbing elements for anything else to he believed about Scientology®.
by Anonannunaki
Saturday Nov 1st, 2008 9:35 PM
Typical Scientologist! You have NO Confront! Flunk!

re: Those Who Oppose Scientology. Straight from the horse's mouth, here's what your cult's founder, L. Ron, had to say:

"Show me any person who is critical of us and I'll show you crimes and intended crimes that would stand a magistrate's hair on end." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, 4 April 1965

"Now, get this as a technical fact, not a hopeful idea. Every time we have investigated the background of a critic of Scientology, we have found crimes for which that person or group could be imprisoned under existing law. We do not find critics of Scientology who do not have criminal pasts." - Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, 5 November 1967, "Critics of Scientology"


by anon
Saturday Nov 1st, 2008 10:26 PM
We are Anonymous, We do Not Forgive, We Do Not Forget.

Co$, we will not rest until you are gone
You can not hurt us, for we are shadows on the internet
The web is our home and you trespass on it

by Frederic L. Rice
(frice [at] skeptictank.org) Sunday Nov 2nd, 2008 4:53 PM
The Scientology crime syndicate has been altering their insane conman leader's writings a lot, trying to remove all of the most embarrassing things that Hubbard wrote while doped to the gills. The Scientology crime syndicate sells heavilly edited writings to their remaining customers, claiming that they are not altered in any way.

The insane conman was a man of his time -- hate filled, bigoted, hated blacks, hated the Chinese, thought that white men like him were the top of the height of human evolution and everyone else was shit.

So of course his drugged writings reflected his mentality, including his screaming insanity. So of course the crime boss David Miscaviage and the other Scientology criminals who weren't put in prison yet have been altering virtually everything Hubbard wrote trying to tone down the insane hatred and the violent insanity that Hubbard suffered from.
by Free
Tuesday Nov 4th, 2008 6:46 AM
As predicted, Scientologists respond only by attacking. They have no "confront," to use their terminology. No Scientologist will disavow or repudiate even one of Hubbard's comments. He is infallible to them. It would be like a Christian saying, "Well, Jesus was wrong about that." Scientologists don't have the guts to take a stand, and say, "Well, Hubbard was wrong about that."
The things that Hubbard said and wrote, need no defense. On examination I find them truer than anything imagined. In point of fact, Just in what you have posted of his work, and your responses to it, I find, You The coward, You, The liar and You The Fool.

Cowardly in that you remove any and all response of Scientologists then state, "Scientologists don't have the guts to take a stand, and say, "Well, Hubbard was wrong about that." If he was wrong I would be more than happy to say so, being right however, I stand by his words. You are the one who lacks confront, FLUNK.

Liar, You say Hubbard was "hate filled, bigoted, hated blacks, hated the Chinese, thought that white men like him were the top of the height of human evolution and everyone else was shit." Talk about groundless attacks, You are the 1.1 he wrote about.

Fool, You are clueless about what you are doing to yourself, Karma is a bitch and she is at your door, but remember you invited her over.

Tomorrow, I am certain I will find this removed, as, mine and many other S-posts have been. (Coward) Perhaps Ill save it and post again, oh well, will see tomorrow.
by Joe H
Wednesday Nov 5th, 2008 11:24 AM
I have been thinking allot about thoes offensive things Hubbard said.

What in the hell was he thinking? Saying things that might offend you! You a great and noble contributor to the good, of our "Great Society". You who have done so much for humanity, and for the sanity of our world. What the hell was he thinking..........................?

I bow in abject sarcasm to your Delicate Sensitivities........................ get a Frigging life, and do something worthwhile, He did.

And as for any offense, be offended, be very offended, what the hell, just wallow in it. It might do you some good.

KRC Joe
by A non a moose
Thursday Nov 6th, 2008 7:09 AM
Joe, L. Ron's words are right there. If you refuse to believe them, then you refuse to believe your religion. Why would a religion that is supposedly based on peace, tolerance, and understanding be so vile to the people it wants to help.

For that matter, why didn't L. Ron allow his religion to be practiced for free? Why does he make people pay for it? Why does he hate those who oppose his worldview? Is it because if people found out the truth, they would of never listened?

http://www.xenu.net
by joe H
Thursday Nov 6th, 2008 11:34 AM
"Joe, L. Ron's words are right there. If you refuse to believe them, then you refuse to believe your religion."

Yes they are right there, I do believe them and apply them, they are words about observable facts and effective responsible application.

"Why would a religion that is supposedly based on peace, tolerance, and understanding be so vile to the people it wants to help."

Peace, tolerance, and understanding only go so far, every being and or group has the right to defend itself against attack to the extent necessary to suppress it's attackers, I love animals too, but Id destroy a rabid dog that threatened me or my family

"For that matter, why didn't L. Ron allow his religion to be practiced for free?Why does he make people pay for it?"

It can be free, you can even get paid to practice it if you want to be on staff. You can apply as much or as little as you want, your choice. The simple fact is they provide a valuable service and a valuable exchange is expected. All religious groups or any group for that matter, do to a greater or lesser extent, I'm a contractor, I do not work for free, my family must eat, my mortgage paid, etc. I do valuable work and a valuable exchange is expected, seems fair to me but sometimes I run into a fellow who wants something for nothing. To him I say politely, No. And if that doesn't work I say it impolitely.

"Why does he hate those who oppose his worldview?"

Hate? A bit strong. Once again every being and or group has the right to defend itself against attack to the extent necessary to suppress it's attackers. You don't want to believe in Scientology, no problem. You don't want to apply Scientology, no problem. You don't want to support Scientology, no problem. But if you want to attack Scientology, if you want to align yourself with those who would try to destroy our work, you have more problems than you know.

"Is it because if people found out the truth, they would of never listened?"

People find truth and lies every day, sometimes they see and discern, sometimes they don't. Lies and truth can look quite similar. Every lie at it's core, contains a bit of truth, it's twisted, turned, modified and or taken out of context to fit the needs of the lair, but for the lie to exist, truth must be there first. If you consider that what your putting out there is truth because it's origin is truth, then I suggest you look up the definition of truth and apply it.

I have read and understand all that you have quoted of L Ron Hubbard, and I can agree with every word. I understand the context and application. I will not waist time trying to educate you, it would take far too long. What you have inferred from these excerpts lacks understanding and creates a lie, either because of ignorance or because of malice or both. Neither one is excusable, however ignorance is easier to repair.

I don't know if you created the lie, or bought the lie, but you are promoting the lie. So good luck with that.
by MM
Thursday Nov 6th, 2008 1:06 PM
Not only do the Scientologists not reject Hubbard's statements, they say that the statements are ALL TRUE!

THIS IS WHY Anonymous is systematically dismantling your ridiculous but destructive cult.

Scientology = Egocentrism + Hate + Ignorance
by A non a moose
Thursday Nov 6th, 2008 1:14 PM
"People find truth and lies every day, sometimes they see and discern, sometimes they don't. Lies and truth can look quite similar. Every lie at it's core, contains a bit of truth, it's twisted, turned, modified and or taken out of context to fit the needs of the lair, but for the lie to exist, truth must be there first. If you consider that what your putting out there is truth because it's origin is truth, then I suggest you look up the definition of truth and apply it."

So the lies that have been posted are true. and therefore aren't lies but the truth. But we shouldn't believe the truth because they are a bunch of lies. What you have actually done is compartmentalize what you have learned about your leader. The man who would take your money and sooner let you die than actually treat you like a human being. Instead of dealing with what you have learned, you justify it.

If you can point out one thing that has been misrepresented here, tell us what it is and show us a source to rectify it.

In the mean time court documents, statements by L. Ron, and the stories of people who left Scientology all prove what has been said about Scientology. those things paint the real picture of what is going on in Scientology. I encourage you to look at the wikipedia scientology page as well. Maybe take a look at http://www.xenu.net , http://www.exscientologykids.com to see what goes on in your religion.
by A non a moose
Friday Nov 7th, 2008 6:21 AM
Joe, I ask you again, please state where there has been an incorrect statement made. Please give specific examples and sources.

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