In this article we explore “spiritual technology” as Scientology’s code word for the psychological manipulation and fascist social engineering program at the core of the Scientology Master Race ideology.
SCIENTOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION, AND SOCIAL ENGINEERING
Before the advent of computers, the concept of social engineering was concerned with a government using various means to psychologically control and manipulate the thinking and behavior of its populace. This was to be achieved by controlling the flow of information and the skilled use of propaganda, disinformation, and symbols. The purpose of psychological manipulation and social engineering was to achieve a government’s ideological supremacy over the people while criminalizing freedom of thought, freedom or speech, freedom of press, and destroying all contrary ideologies.
Controlling the flow of information in the newspapers, radio, and television was a central part of social engineering. Controlling and regulating the educational system, churches, prices, and the economy was also essential to achieving the goals of social engineering.
In the 21st century, social engineering has taken on a different context. From Wikipedia:
Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.
The term “social engineering” as an act of psychological manipulation is also associated with the social sciences, but its usage has caught on among computer and information security professionals.
L. Ron Hubbard’s design purpose for the Church of Scientology’s social engineering program was cloaked in his unique Orwellian codespeak:
“A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology.”
To better carry out the goal of Scientology world domination — hidden behind Hubbard’s stated pseudo-utopian ideals — Hubbard chose to call his form of psychological manipulation and social engineering “spiritual technology.” In the sense of information security, then, we can see that auditing, as delivered in the Church of Scientology, aims to psychologically manipulate people into “divulging confidential information”and is therefore a form of social engineering.
While the divulging of secrets to an auditor in session can be cathartic — and can sometimes even express itself in terms of the alleviation of psychosomatic ills — the Church of Scientology nevertheless gains the ability to manipulate and control all persons who have divulged confidential information in session.
As a Scientologist is unburdened in auditing from their subjective psychological and spiritual travails, they feel a sense of freedom and relief. However, they also incur a psychological dependence upon the auditing experience as delivered within the confines of a Scientology Org. This dependence inevitably brings about the state of obedience the Church needs to begin its program of indoctrination. In other words, the wins of auditing are explicitly converted by the Church into an enforced identity called “a Scientologist in good standing who is willing and able to do whatever is needed and wanted to help clear the planet.” Many Scientologists join Scientology’s paramilitary Sea Organization as a concrete expression of their willingness to help clear the planet.
Coincident with instilling a sense of absolute obedience into its members, the Church also inculcates into its members a staggering sense of overwhelming superiority. “Wogs” are held to be filthy degraded beings who are far, far, far below Scientologists in ability, intelligence, and spiritual enlightenment. This is why Tom Cruise declared that Scientologists were the authorities, the experts on the mind, and were the only ones who could help.
Scientology’s “spiritual technology” is a form of psychological manipulation and social engineering intended to control people and the world itself. On the dark side, and in actual practice, the Church uses confidential preclear confessional folder information in an effort to smear people who leave the Church and speak out. This form of psycho-social terrorism is entirely criminal, and yet it so characteristic given the fascist nature of the Church. Indeed, as shown in our previous article, L. Ron Hubbard embedded genocide into Scientology as the final solution to handling those who stood in the way of Scientology’s goal of world domination.
The Church of Scientology imposes heavy censorship and thought-stopping techniques on its own members. The Church also attempts to control, or at least to blunt, the negative coverage about itself in the media and online. The Church of Scientology’s current attempts to smear Alex Gibney and HBO are an expression of the ongoing psychological manipulation of Scientologists and the larger social engineering program in which the Church is engaged.
People must pay enormous sums of money for auditing in the Church of Scientology because, as a Master Race Cult, the Church of Scientology is self-financed. Hubbard wanted to remedy the serious limitations of self-financing by tapping into what he considered to be the staggering amounts of money spent each year on mental health treatment by the governments of the world.
Hubbard saw psychiatry and pharmaceutical companies as competitors for the lucrative mental health market. To use a Scientology term, the Church of Scientology has “dead-agented” psychiatry and pharmaceutical companies for decades only because it wants a monopoly on the mental health market.
The Church of Scientology has made perhaps $2.5 billion USD selling auditing and believes that Scientology auditing is superior in every way to Psychiatry and pharmaceutical drugs. Thus, Scientology considers that it rightfully deserves a monopoly on mental health by virtue of the innate superiority of its so-called spiritual technology. That Narconon brings about one hundred million dollars per year into Scientology’s coffers, and this is tax-exempt money, reinforces the Church’s belief that hundreds of billions of dollars await it if Psychiatry and psychiatric drugs were outlawed. To this end, Scientology’s CCHR front group devotes much efforts to “depopularizing” Psychiatry by promoting horror stories and lobbying for stern laws controlling psychiatric drugs.
If Hubbard’s goal of taking over the fields of mental health and education were realized, Scientology would take in hundreds of billions of dollars per year. This amount of money coupled with tax exempt status and religious protections would make the Church of Scientology incredibly dangerous and capable of great violence. And yet this lust for world domination via a program of social engineering and genocide is exactly what Hubbard wanted and it is what the Church of Scientology is actively working towards today.
What has emerged, however, is a nightmarish and dysfunctional Scientology dystopia led by David Miscavige. Nevertheless, the intentions and capabilities of the Church of Scientology should never be underestimated. The Church of Scientology’s notorious Office of Special Affairs works based upon the orders written by L. Ron Hubbard. These programs outline what the Church of Scientology must do to meet its goals as a Master Race.
One of the more blatant pieces authored by Hubbard is his infamous 1969 HCO PL entitled Targets, Defense. This HCO PL speaks to the psychological manipulation and fascist social engineering program that is at the core of the Scientology Master Race ideology.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 16 FEBRUARY, 1969
Cen O Con
It is quite obvious that Scientology has to maintain a defense perimeter. 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.
Experience has shown that defense is only effective when one sorties or attacks.
When we did not give a lot of time and energy and funds to knocking out real enemies we came close to losing the lot.
The errors we have made have been
1. Defending only.
2. Defending on Scn ground.
3. Being reasonable and assigning mild motives to the enemy.
4. Failing to attack early and hard.
5. Undervaluing the broad social value of Scn.
6. Individuating from other similar organizations.
7. Not learning enemy tactics and using and bettering them.
8. Failing to heavily contest for public opinion and public media.
9. Failing to identify the enemy early and hit him hard.
A. Our best defense is that we are sincere, that we are effective and that we commit no crimes.
B. Our next best defense line was being sure the public knew we were a Church.
C. Our next best was being quick and able and using very fast comm lines.
We must not repeat the errors of 1 to 9.
And we must reinforce A, B and C.
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.
Our only justification for doing these things is that Scientology is the only game where everyone wins.
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 would make us unable to function.
5. The cold war is being fought on home ground and has an apparent target of degrading western society to a point where we are finding it difficult to operate; a degraded society can be swallowed up easily by an enemy.
6. The public is somewhat sympathetic already but in a democracy trials are by public opinion. To win all the way, the bulk of public opinion must be at the level of love us … hate the enemy.
7. Many groups exist with similar aims. They need organizing and uniting.
At first glance the targets T1 to T7 are a pretty big handful. But we have to start somewhere. And we might as well start in the direction of the total target as per T1 – T7.
Nearly everything we are doing is already tending in that direction T1 – T7.
We have the advantage of new vital technology and a monopoly on it. New technologies are the things which made progress.
We do not have a Utopian dream or a planned society. We are trying to survive. Our theory is that if individuals become more honest and less harassed they will be capable of building a better society.
The fact is we would have gone along happily minding our own business. But these fantastic and continuing attacks have pushed us more and more into developing a technology and direction of defense.
We now have a lot of experience. We have been hurt, we have been held back. It has cost us millions. Normal channels of the society have let us down. Therefore we are on our own. Obviously. To our actual and factual view, the West is prostrate and near helpless and the rest of the world is a big slave camp.
If we don’t do anything about it we and everyone else are gone
So we may as well have a go.
If we unite all groups into an interplay and use all forces extant and channel them we have a very big chance of winning.
Therefore from an appreciation of all data to hand and experience it seems that T1 to T7 is beneficial. Things that don’t are a relative waste of time.
If we, doing our jobs, doing no wrong, breaking no laws, are having trouble operating, what about the rest of the West? We’re not the only ones in hot water. In fact we are probably in far better shape than many many other groups and for sure in better shape than other individuals.
So we can and must take the lead.
And we ourselves must develop many leaders.
We may as well start now and push all we are doing in defensive actions into T1 to T7.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1969
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED