(Authored by Jeffrey Augustine, this essay was originally published by Tony Ortega at the Underground Bunker and is reprinted here for archival purposes)
Frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine is back with another fun dive into Scientology’s own publications and documents to show us what Scientology promises, and what it actually delivers…
Issue 149 of Scientology’s Impact magazine, the official magazine of the International Association of Scientologists (IAS), repeats a hackneyed old IAS cliché: The IAS is “Guaranteeing Mankind’s Freedom.” As the leading IAS member, David Miscavige is given the cover of Impact and is shown doing his best at a recent event to guarantee that freedom for mankind.
Inside, we learn that the IAS is a “kingdom,” which makes Miscavige its mighty king…
In addition to guaranteeing mankind’s freedom, what else does IAS King Miscavige and his legions stand for? What do they represent?
We turn to additional pages of this recent Impact magazine for answers.
“In any event, any person from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind, because by abusing those rights he brings into being arduous and strenuous laws which are oppressive to those who need no such restraints.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival, 1989 Ed., p. 145
“Perhaps at some distant date only the unaberrated person will be granted civil rights before law. Perhaps the goal will be reached at some future time when only the unaberrated person can attain to and benefit from citizenship. These are desirable goals…” – L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (1987 edition, p.534)
“Somebody some day will say ‘this is illegal.’ By then be sure the orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not.” – L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 4 January 1966, “LRH Relationship to Orgs”
“You want to know what happens when you clear everybody in that neighborhood, the only thing that [Scientology] center can become used for is a political center. Because by the time you’ve done all this, you are the government… Once the world is Clear – a nation, a state, a city or a village – the Scientology-organization in the area becomes its government! And once this has taken place the only policy accepted as valid is Scientology policy.” – Lecture by L. Ron Hubbard, “Future Org Trends” delivered January 9th 1962.
Also, in terms of upholding the civil and legal rights of Scientologists, we have amply documented the ways in which the Church uses malicious contracts to strip Scientologists of their fundamental rights. This is Hubbard policy as we saw in a previous article, How L. Ron Hubbard devised Scientology’s most diabolical legal mechanisms.
Next, we notice that The Kingdom of the IAS claims to be “ending abuse:”
And yet, despite the IAS’ claim to be “ending abuses,” our article last week on why no one should ever join the Sea Org, showed how Scientology’s lawyers are even now defending the Sea Org’s forced abortion policy – and the rest of the Church’s atrocious conduct — by citing a chilling judicial ruling that protects barbarous ecclesiastical discipline:
The Kingdom of the IAS also claims to be fighting “legal kidnapping:”
But the Church of Scientology uses an infamous “kidnap contract” to legally kidnap and indefinitely imprison Scientologists who become psychotic (Type III):
The Church of Scientology also makes Sea Org members sign the same waivers of human and legal rights before legally kidnapping them into the RPF for years or decades of imprisonment:
The Kingdom of the IAS says it is opposed to people being experimented on without their consent…
But the Church of Scientology makes people sign waivers and contracts so it can avoid any responsibility whatsoever for giving Scientologists informed consent about anything. The Church of Scientology routinely orders and conducts brutal “sec checks” (interrogations) without the consent of Scientologists. The Church’s Office of Special Affairs culls preclear folders for blackmail and dirt without the consent, permission or knowledge of those whose folders are culled. Essentially, Scientology are not given informed consent about the risks and dangers to their person, sanity, finances, or families in the Church.
We also learn that the Kingdom of the IAS protest slave wages in Bangladesh:
Members of Scientology’s Sea Org are supposed to be paid about $50 per week for 112-hour, seven-day work weeks. But if gross income (GI) is down in an Org, Sea Org members are lucky to get half pay. It is not uncommon for Sea Org members to go for weeks without any pay at all. IAS King Miscavige needs to clean up his own house before decrying slave wages in Bangladesh or anywhere else.
Meanwhile, the Dark Secret of the Church of Scientology is that it considers itself a master race group called Homo Novis.
The Dark Secret is that the Hubbard’s writings call for genocide against those who are 2.0 or lower on the tone scale:
Despite the master race agenda of the Church of Scientology to take over the planet by processing “homo saps” into Homo Novi and destroying all those lower than 2.0, the Kingdom of the IAS assures readers in issue 149 it is “Reviving Humanity.”
This claim that the IAS is “Reviving Humanity” fundamentally contradicts L. Ron Hubbard’s view that people are:
— Hypnotized zombies
— Unaware of the 75 million-year-old catastrophe whose effects still enslave humanity
— Crippled by hundreds of thousands or millions of body thetans
— Controlled by alien mental implants
— Aberrated by their reactive minds
— Unable to read, study, or learn properly
— Unable to confront and handle the MEST (physical) universe
— Victimized and secretly controlled by the evil race of “whole track” (trillion-year-old) evil Psychiatrists
— Overwhelmed by their own Human Emotion and Reaction (HE & R)
In Hubbard’s view, humanity is defective and beyond redemption without Scientology. This is why Hubbard wrote that Scientology must process humans into Homo Novi, the new and superior Scientology Übermensch who suffer none of the human liabilities and, in fact, are Operating Thetans possessed of the extraordinary superhuman powers promised by Hubbard and his Church of Scientology.
Issue 149 ends with what could be considered squirreling (unauthorized changes to Hubbard’s words) by David Miscavige and company. This occurs when it announced that Scientologists are in dire peril and that the IAS is the only safe road out:
This claim that the IAS is the only safe road out stands in sharp contradistinction to Founder Hubbard’s words in Safeguarding Technology (HCO PL 14 February 1965) that the only way out of the labyrinth is to follow the “closely taped path of Scientology.” It can be argued from this HCO PL that David Miscavige is squirreling by taking Scientologists down a tunnel called the IAS:
Does it matter if a Scientologist still in the Church is going down Hubbard’s closely taped path or is following Miscavige’s IAS status tunnel? Not really, for both paths produce the exact same result:
— Jeffrey Augustine