Church of Spiritual Technology

20 questions about Scientology — with answers that get to the center of a dying movement

(Authored by Jeffrey Augustine, this essay was originally published by Tony Ortega at the Underground Bunker and is reprinted here for archival purposes)

1: What is the Church of Scientology?

Technically speaking, there is no single entity known as the “Church of Scientology.” As the organization told the IRS, the term “Church of Scientology” is one of convenience referring to all of the churches in the Scientology hierarchy:
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“Flag” (the Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Florida) is a separate Scientology church, as is the Religious Technology Center, the Church of Spiritual Technology, and so on. All Scientology churches are legally separate.

2: Why are all the churches in the Scientology hierarchy legally separate?

In order to mitigate the dangers posed by lawsuits, all of the “churches” in the Scientology hierarchy were set up to be legally separate. Before beginning any service sold by Scientology, a Scientologist must sign one contract for one service with one church. The legally separate nature of all churches is stated in each of the contracts Scientologists must sign before receiving services:
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3: If there is no “Church of Scientology” then how does a person become a member of the Church of Scientology?

Legally speaking, the Church of Scientology is a “term of convenience” and therefore can have no members. So what do Scientologists actually join and belong to? Scientologists must join the “official Scientology membership association” known as the “International Association of Scientologists.” In order to receive services from any Scientology church, a Scientologist must be a member of the IAS. There may be exceptions for introductory courses, but as a general statement Scientologists must be IAS members to progress up the Bridge.

4: What is the IAS?

According to Scientology’s own website, “The International Association of Scientologists (IAS) is an unincorporated membership organization open to all Scientologists from all nations.”

5: What is an unincorporated membership association?

An unincorporated membership association has no legal existence apart from its members. The IAS cannot legally do anything in and of itself.

6: If the IAS cannot do anything then how does it get anything done?

The IAS has an operating arm called the International Association of Scientologists Administrations (IASA). From the IASA website: “IAS Administrations is a non-profit foundation contracted to provide services to members of the IAS — the International Association of Scientologists.”

7: Scientologists are prevailed upon frequently to donate money to the IAS for various IAS statuses; what are IAS statuses?

IAS statuses are essentially meaningless honors having no real world value. For example, apart from the IAS, it means nothing to be an IAS Patron Meritorious. IAS statuses merely indicate how much money a Scientologist has donated. IAS statuses confer status upon a person in the Church of Scientology and nowhere else.

8: Where do IAS donations actually go?

The IAS offers virtually no financial accountability to Scientologists for how IAS donations are spent. There are occasional PR announcements made by the IAS concerning grants it has made for Scientology Volunteer Ministers or other Scientology-related efforts. However, these efforts appear to be wholly geared towards PR for Scientology and nothing else. (Members were told, for example, that recent Super Bowl ads were paid for with IAS “grants.”) In legal terms, donations to the IAS are “unrestricted,” meaning donations can be spent in any way the IAS deems necessary. Former Scientologists have said that IAS donations effectively constitute David Miscavige’s personal slush fund and that he does not have to account to anyone for how he spends it. The ever increasing emphasis on IAS donations in the past fifteen years tends to support the view that David Miscavige places a very high value on having an unrestricted source of funds at his disposal. Moreover, every dollar donated to the IAS is a dollar for which the Church does not have to deliver any corresponding services such as auditing.

9: The Church of Scientology makes a great fuss about the Sea Org and how the Sea Org is clearing the planet. But what exactly is the Sea Org?

The Sea Org appears to be a legal fiction. As David Miscavige’s attorney Wallace Jefferson has argued in Rathbun v. Miscavige: “Plaintiff asserts that Mr. Miscavige exercised control because he leads the Sea Organization, a religious order within Scientology. But the ‘Sea Org’ is not a corporate entity; it has no physical or legal existence. It is not incorporated or established pursuant to legal formalities. It has no constitution, charter or bylaws, and no formal or informal ecclesiastical, corporate, or other management structure. It has no directors, officers, managing agents, or other executives; no employees, staff members, or volunteers; no income; no disbursements, no bank accounts or other assets; no liabilities; no stationery; no office, home, address, or telephone number. It does not create or maintain any financial, personnel, or other records. It can neither give nor receive orders because it has no one to either give or receive them or to carry them out. It cannot sue or be sued.”

10: If the Sea Org does not have employees, staff members, or volunteers, and does not exist in any meaningful way, then why does the Church of Scientology International have the Sea Org?

The Church of Scientology needs a labor pool even though the Church does not want the liabilities of employees, paying minimum wage, overtime, or offering other worker protections or benefits. Therefore, the Church of Scientology created a “religious order” and named it the Sea Org. In America and other Western countries, religious workers are exempt from minimum wage, overtime, and other worker protections that employees receive. In the scenario presented by the Church, then, members of the fundamentally non-existent Sea Org religious order sign billion-year contracts as a pledge of their devotion to L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. Thereafter, these Sea Org members are assigned to individual churches and sign five year staff contracts. Religious worker status also allows the Church of Scientology to conduct its notorious prison-like Rehabilitation Project Force program under the guise of “spiritual rehabilitation.”

11: Given that the Sea Org does not legally exist, who actually recruits Sea Org members; manages their training and indoctrination into the Sea Org; gives them a meager weekly stipend; administers the RPF; and assigns them jobs in the Church of Scientology?

The Church of Scientology International does.

12: What is the Church of Scientology International?

The Church of Scientology International is the “administrative Scientology church,” also called the “Mother Church” which had been previously assigned to a now defunct entity, the Church of Scientology of California. CSI does not deliver auditing or other Scientology services. Rather, CSI licenses and manages the legally separate Scientology churches (Orgs) beneath it. In return for its services, CSI collects management fees and a percentage of Org income.

13: CSI licenses the churches beneath it. Who licenses CSI?

The Religious Technology Center (RTC) licenses CSI to sell and deliver Scientology goods and services. In exchange, CSI pays RTC licensing fees and a percentage of CSI’s income. RTC’s purported task is to ensure the ecclesiastical purity of the Scientology religion. David Miscavige is the Chairman of the Board of the Religious Technology Center, which is why he is known as “C.O.B.” to the Scientology membership.

14: Who licenses RTC?

This is an interesting question. RTC owns the “Advanced Materials” of Scientology, i.e. the OT levels. The rest of the Scientology’s intellectual property is owned by the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST). CST licenses this intellectual property to RTC who sub-licenses it to CSI.

15: This sounds like a franchise system.

The easiest way to think of the Church of Scientology is as a franchise system, the legal design of which is evasive and constructed to fend off lawsuits, discovery, and court trials. We covered this in our last installment in the Underground Bunker where the Church of Scientology’s system of unconscionable contracts was discussed. Essentially, no one in the Church of Scientology – Sea Org, Staff, or Public – has any power whatsoever. Only David Miscavige has any power and his power is that of a Dictator.

16: Who actually owns the Church of Scientology?

The Church of Scientology is nothing more than a predatory intellectual property-based business engaged in selling and delivering personal psychotherapy services. The Church is therefore owned by the two corporations that own and license the intellectual property and the rights to deliver its personal psychotherapy services: The Church of Spiritual Technology and the Religious Technology Center. Given that CST is, by charter, a passive entity, the effective and active owner can only be RTC. Thus, whoever controls RTC effectively owns and controls the Church of Scientology. At present, this person is David Miscavige.

17: Given that the Church of Scientology is an IP-based personal services business, it logically follows that a management and sales force is needed to administer, sell, deliver, and collect the revenues deriving from this intellectual property. Is this the real purpose of the Sea Org?

In my opinion yes. The “Church of Scientology” is fundamentally a predatory business that does not want the financial liabilities associated with employees. Said another way, the Church of Scientology is designed to extract the maximum amount of money from its client base while reducing its cost of operations to the bare minimum. From this perspective, the IAS is far more lucrative than operating the Sea Org to deliver personal services. Based upon this assessment, it is easy to see why the Church of Scientology’s main business these days is focused in the pure sophistry of selling IAS statuses.

18: Given that selling IAS statuses is so central to the Church of Scientology, why does the Church bother with the expense of staffing and maintaining its existing Orgs and purchasing and renovating new Orgs?

The answer is multifaceted: The IRS does not allow 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations to endlessly hoard wealth. The IRS instead requires tax exempt groups to spend a portion of monies collected for the public benefit. Scientology must spend some of its wealth and real estate – in the form or “new Ideal Orgs” — is one of the few things the Church can easily justify to the IRS as being a public benefit.

New Ideal Orgs serve to create the appearance to Scientologists that their Church is expanding and growing. Actually, the Church is contracting and losing membership. Nevertheless, because the Church must spend some its cash hoard and the interest it generates, Scientology will, predictively, continue to purchase and open buildings — although at a reduced pace as we are seeing. IAS donations act to offset any financial losses associated with purchasing empty and financially non-performing Orgs. In the long run, the Church of Scientology will continue to accumulate a vast real estate portfolio as a function of its tax exemption.

Referring back to Scientology as a franchise system, the Orgs are the only RTC-authorized locations where Scientology auditing services may be delivered. This is really no different than saying that Goodyear tires may only be purchased and mounted at authorized Goodyear dealers by Goodyear trained service technicians.

Orgs are a place where a member of an unincorporated membership organization called the IAS meets a member of a non-existent Sea Org to receive auditing. The money moves through the Org and uplines to CSI, RTC, and CST. The poor Sea Org members get virtually nothing.

If the Church of Scientology began closing Orgs it could cause a calamitous “run on the bank” in which Scientologists lined up by the thousands for refunds in fear that Scientology was going out of business. The purchase of Orgs creates a confidence factor that Scientology is not going out of business.

19: How do you see the Church of Scientology in 2015?

The Church of Scientology has become about accumulating MEST (physical property) while substituting IAS statuses for any claimed form of spiritual enlightenment. Indeed, it seems any pretense to spiritual enlightenment in Scientology has gone out the window in favor of celebrating IAS statuses and raising money endlessly for buildings.

20: Do you have one of your charts?

Intended to be read from bottom to top, the chart below is the latest attempt in my series of wall charts that attempt to explain the Church of Scientology.

The Sea Org: Fact or Fiction?

The “Church of Scientology” is a term of convenience; as the Church itself told the IRS:

When people say “The Church of Scientology got IRS tax exemption in 1993” what is really being said?

The answers are surprising.

First, it is important to realize that all the “churches” or “Orgs” in Scientology in America are legally separate and distinct corporations.

As such, the “Church of Scientology” is composed of three main corporations:

A. The Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) — CST builds the nuclear-proof vaults.

B. The Religious Technology Center (RTC) — this is where Captain David Miscavige is situated.

C. The Church of Scientology International (CSI) is the so-called “Mother Church.” What this actually means is that CSI is an administrative entity only. With the exception of CST and RTC, CSI licenses and manages all the legally separate and distinct churches of Scientology and the “social betterment” groups such as Narconon, WISE, ABLE, and CCHR. As such, CSI charges all of these corporations management fees. CSI then passes a cut of these management fees uplines to RTC and CST.

All  of these legally separate and distinct corporate entities are collectively referred to as the Church of Scientology.

Therefore, when the “Church of Scientology” gained tax exemption what actually happened is that the legally separate and distinct US corporate entities collectively called the “Church of Scientology” gained tax exemption.

There was one extremely curious omission however.

This a very crucial subtlety: The Sea Org does not have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status!

Why?

Why does the Sea Org not have tax exempt status?

Former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson is now one of twenty-two lawyers working for David Miscavige and the other defendants in Rathbun v. Miscavige et. al. in Comal County, Texas. Mr. Jefferson stated in his Writ of Mandamus:

“Plaintiff asserts that Mr. Miscavige exercised control because he leads the Sea Organization, a religious order within Scientology. But the ‘Sea Org’ is not a corporate entity; it has no physical or legal existence. It is not incorporated or established pursuant to legal formalities. It has no constitution, charter or bylaws, and no formal or informal ecclesiastical, corporate, or other management structure. It has no directors, officers, managing agents, or other executives; no employees, staff members, or volunteers; no income; no disbursements, no bank accounts or other assets; no liabilities; no stationery; no office, home, address, or telephone number. It does not create or maintain any financial, personnel, or other records. It can neither give nor receive orders because it has no one to either give or receive them or to carry them out. It cannot sue or be sued. (MR1810-12 at ¶13.) The evidence Mrs. Rathbun has submitted fails to establish a prima facie basis for an alter ego finding, because none of it involves the defendants’ purported contacts relating to this suit, nor does any of it speak to the organizations’ current practices.”

The public and the courts are supposed to believe that the multibillion-dollar transnational “ecclesiastical hierarchy” known as the “Church of Scientology” is wholly managed and operated by ~3,000 unpaid volunteers from a legally nonexistent “Sea Org” that — per by Mr. Jefferson’s own words — “has no directors, officers, managing agents, or other executives; no employees, staff members, or volunteers.”

The ultimate lie in the Church of Scientology is that the Sea Org is an actual organization.

It is not.

* Per David Miscavige’s own attorney, the Sea Org is not an actual organization of any kind.

* The Sea Org does not legally exist and has never legally existed.

* The Sea Org cannot have any members.

* There can be no “religious commitment” to the Sea Org because the Sea Org does not exist to be committed to.

* A commitment to the Sea Org is invalid on its face because there is no actual entity known as the Sea Org. The “Sea Org” might as well just be a phrase.

* Per Mr. Jefferson, the Sea Org cannot have volunteers and so Sea Org members cannot be volunteers as there is nothing to volunteer for.

* The Sea Org has no address and does not exist anywhere.

“Sea Org” members are — if we are to believe Mr. Miscavige’s attorney — nothing more than people off the street with no legal standing. At most, these people off the street call themselves Scientologists — but even this is misleading as the Church of Scientology cannot have any members.

Sea Org members sign a piece of paper that is meaningless because the Sea Org, as Mr. Jefferson wrote, “has no physical or legal existence.”

As such, these people off the street who sign a meaningless piece of paper are assigned positions within the Church of Scientology.

Given the Sea Org has no has no “directors, officers, managing agents, or other executives; no employees, staff members, or volunteers” the shocking truth is that the Sea Org is a legal contrivance the “Church” uses to exploit and manipulate its captive slave labor force.

Sea Org members are not employees and have no employee protections. The Church takes all the money and pays Sea Org members pennies an hour. The Church spends millions of dollars on attorneys while Sea Org members may wait as long as two years for new uniform parts. Sea Org members have no health care, no pension, no privacy, and no freedom of movement. Sea Org members work at least eighty hours per week. They work seven days per week.

Having a “Sea Org” allows the Church of Scientology to avoid employee lawsuits; the payment of minimum wage; overtime restrictions; and freedom from compliance with secular workplace standards. The Sea Org is the Church’s freedom from employee lawsuits arising from physical abuse, verbal abuse, psychological cruelty, forced abortions, and human trafficking. The Sea Org is a self-serving fiction that benefits only the Church of Scientology.

The cynical and cruel exploitation of Sea Org members by the Church is horrible. Adding insult to injury,  David Miscavige has — in order to save himself from being deposed in a lawsuit — openly disavowed the Sea Org in court, and on the record, through his attorney,

The truth is now out in the open: The Sea Org is an artifice created to enable the Church of Scientology evade legal problems while simultaneously exploiting its workforce to the maximum degree possible.

The Sea Org is a hellish trap and a lie.

Despite these facts the Church of Scientology tries to tell the world that the Sea Org is Scientology’s  “religious order.”

The hypocrisy!

Nothing is as it seems in the Church of Scientology.

The Church of Scientology is pushing a legal fiction that it is a sophisticated multibillion dollar “ecclesiastical hierarchy” of transnational corporations operated by people off the street who sign a legally meaningless piece of paper to volunteer for one billion years in a legally meaningless group called the Sea Org.

In other words, the Sea Org is just people off the street who have no legal standing in the Church because they are not employees, receive no paycheck or benefits of any kind. The Church gives them a few bucks, a “stipend” each week as a handout.

The Church of Scientology’s reliance upon celebrities has harmed it significantly. In the end, in my opinion at least, the Church of Scientology’s reliance upon the Sea Org has damaged it severely and will be the Church’s ultimate undoing.


Sea Org “Religious Commitment”:

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1996 “Religious Order” Staff Contract:

Targets, Defense

Targets, Defense — a 1969 HCO Policy letter written by L. Ron Hubbard and reissued in 1987 after his death.  This document offers an insight into the Orwellian nature of the Church of Scientology.

Disclaimer: As with many things Hubbard wrote, most Scientology Sea Org members and Staff never knew anything about Hubbard’s secret policy letters like the one below. Certainly public Scientologists would not know. Hubbard would send confidential policy letters to the Guardians Office or its successor the Office of Special Affairs (OSA). The Church of Scientology is very compartmentalized. Furthermore, the Church attempts to censor, filter, or otherwise restrict the flow of information its members. The most current interview with a public Scientologist occurred last week (11 Feb 2015) when Danny Masterson’s interview appeared in Papermag. Thus, while Danny Masterson may have never seen, read, or even heard of Targets, Defense, the ideology contained therein nevertheless flowed down to him and he fully duplicated it. This is evident from Masterson’s statement:

“You will not find a Scientologist who does not fucking hate psychiatrists.”

Hubbard assigned the old Guardian’s Office (GO) with the task of performing covert operations and fighting the Church’s enemies by overt or covert means. The GO suffered a catastrophic meltdown following the FBI raid in Operation Snow White.  The GO was disbanded and reconstituted as the Office of Special Affairs (OSA). OSA’s thinking and actions are informed, in part, by Hubbard’s secret policies.

OSA handles the intelligence, legal, and PR affairs of the Church.  Thus, while OSA arranges for Super Bowl ads to promote Scientology’s “Spiritual Technology” and “enlightenment” it also pays private investigators to stalk and harass former Church members, critics, and even Academy Award winners Paul Haggis and Alex Gibney. This is schizophrenic to say the least!


HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex

HCO POLICY LETTER OF 16 FEBRUARY, 1969
Issue IV
Reissued 24 September 1987

(Reissued with updated distribution)

Limited Distribution:
OSA NW
IMEC
PRs

Confidential
TARGETS, DEFENSE

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.

TARGETS

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
Founder

LRH:bw

Copyright (c) 1969
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


 

PDF Version of Targets, Defense:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/255982342/Targets-Defense

Scientology’s Demented Version of Social Engineering

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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.

THE MONEY

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.

 TARGETS, DEFENSE

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex

HCO POLICY LETTER OF 16 FEBRUARY, 1969

Cen O Con
Guardians Offices
Intelligence
PRO

Issue IV

Confidential

TARGETS, DEFENSE

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.

TARGETS

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
Founder

LRH:bw

Copyright (c) 1969
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Explosive Rathbun Deposition in Garcia Case Exposes David Miscavige’s Control of the Church of Scientology

David Miscavige attorney Bert Deixler takes the deposition of former Church of Scientology executive Mark Rathbun.

The fireworks fly between Deixler and Rathbun. Posted on January 18, 2015 by Tony Ortega.

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In related matters, Captain David Miscavige is using depositions in the Garcia case in a flanking attempt to impeach Alex Gibney’s sources for the HBO documentary.

Below: An interesting exchange between Michael Leonard Tilse and Panopea Abrupta on January 16, 2015 over at Tony Ortega’s blog discusses this matter. Captain Miscavige is trying for a twofer here: Impeach Gibney’s sources while impeaching witnesses in the Garcia case. As usual, Miscavige is too clever by half as he is opening the door to other legal problems arising from his actions.

 

 

The Scientology Mafia Wall Chart

Scroll down for Version 3 of my “three column version” of the Scientology Mafia. The latest chart compares the Church of Scientology to the classic Mafia structure. In this case, David Miscavige is the boss of the three major components of the Scientology Mafia: CSI, IAS., and the Sea Org.

For many decades the classic Mafia legal defense was to argue that the Mafia did not exist — and it was virtually impossible for prosecutors to actually prove that the Mafia existed. In the same vein, Sea Org Captain David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology are arguing in court that the Sea Org has no legal existence and that Sea Org rank means nothing. In my view, however, the Church of Scientology is the operating arm of Scientology’s paramilitary Mafia-like Sea Org.

To be exact, the Church of Scientology and the Sea Org are inseparable and synonymous; the distinction between the two is purely a legal fiction to fend off lawsuits. Likewise, the separation of CST, RTC, and CSI is also a legal fiction. The Church of Scientology is a singular entity that has no checks and balances in any proper form of governance. The Church is a madhouse and an asylum awash in legal fictions and dirty laundry. For example, did you know that, legally speaking, the “Church of Scientology” does not exist?

The Church of Scientology is a Hall of Mirrors into which the internet is hurling an unrelenting torrent of hammers.

RICO was the answer to the Mafia, and, I believe, is the answer to the Church of Scientology.

In this latest chart, I argue that the Sea Org are “made men” who have signed a billion year contract and uphold a code of silence. This is not to say that all Sea Org members are criminals and indeed they are not. However, some Sea Org members are criminals, e.g, David Miscavige, the intelligence and dirty tricks people in OSA., and Miscavige-run operatives.

The Church of Scientology is the operating arm of the Sea Org. I say this because, legally speaking, the Church of Scientology has no employees and no members and the Sea Org does not legally exist. Therefore,the Church needs a work force to operate it, and, the Sea Org’s only reason for existence is to operate the Church of Scientology. Hence, any distinction between the Church and the Sea Org is fictional.  To expect the public to believe that the multibillion dollar transnational corporation known as the “Church of Scientology” is run by the volunteers of a religious order is preposterous.

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Where Are the Church of Scientology Obelisks?

In its second 1993 submissions to the IRS, the Church of Scientology stated that, among other projects, the archival Church of Spiritual Technology, “also has firm plans to construct many large indestructible obelisks in different parts of the world with the express purpose of preserving for all future generations of man, the precepts from the book The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard.”

oblesiks'The world has yet to see even one of the planned twelve indestructible Scientology obelisks.

What happened? There were firm plans in place.

As of 2012 CST had a book value of $447,192,921 so it’s not like there is no money for the obelisks.

Perhaps the Church of Scientology went astray when it failed to build the planned Way to Happiness obelisks? I say this because the Ideal Orgs have not helped.

A dozen dramatic obelisks placed in the major cities of the world would surely have attracted far more attention than the bland and boring Ideal Orgs.

Imagine the stunning visual impact of magnificently lighted Scientology obelisks at night!

Alas, we have all been deprived of the grandeur that was to be.

Surely had these structures been erected at the principal byways of the world the social decline would have been arrested. But no. The obelisks have yet to be built and so the dwindling spiral consumes even the Church of Scientology itself.

I wonder if the IRS noticed that the Church reneged on this plan.

Other CST items of interest are listed in the PDF below. For example, we learn that CST manufactured an estimated 1,800,000 stainless steel plates and then stored them inside 15,500 titanium time capsules. These capsules were then wrapped in thermal covers, stored on special racks, and placed in vaults that are impervious to all but a direct nuclear strike.

CST candidly admits in this document that its vaults will be vulnerable to looters and vandals in a post-apocalyptic future. Even CST recognizes that future survivors will likely melt down the metals in the vaults to make utilitarian items such as coins, forks, knives, axes, tent pegs, and even swords and shields. Perhaps CST stores multiple sets of everything in its vaults in the hope of future survivors melting down most of the Tech while keeping at least one set intact. In such a case, future survivors of a nuclear holocaust can repeatedly touch the charred walls of ruined buildings while doing TR’s.