Writing OT VIII, a Pot Bust, and More From L. Ron Hubbard: Sailing the Apollo Dec 11 - 17

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On November 18, we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from 1968 to 1971, and this time we're looking at what was happening the week of December 11 through 17 during those years.

After the jump, LRH plows past OT VII to OT VIII...





1968

December 11: Hubbard nears the end of the upper levels! (At least, what's been released so far...)

ON OT VII

OT VII has been researched by me. I have not written it up.

I have almost finished OT VIII.

I was sort of waiting until I'd done the whole of VIII before I wrote up VII.

VII could be written up almost any time.

Somebody at WW foolishly said it would be ready on 1 Jan 69. This wasn't noticed by me.

My research got slowed down by three things. Noisy research area, the attacks since August from SMERSH, and my body's tendency to pack up.

The noise in research area is now more or less handled by moving the research area to the bridge. Bristow and Venter slowed it about 3 weeks but Janet Guilford got it done.

SMERSH action is still going on but mostly now from us. Due to the Guardian action and SO Missions SMERSH got cooled off considerably. But I won't feel secure at all about it until we complete the cycle and Scientology is secure. For 18 years I've had to research up against these continual covert attacks and get the Admin done and keep things going and it's been rough.

My body has packed up before this life and somehow came out of it but during the SO VIII blow up and overload in September-November, it got too much and my heart has bone a bit odd, skipping beats, surging. Probably I'll outlive this too. "I've" even been dead this current life. Research is hard on a body. The results are safe to run -- but the blind alleys and rocks and shoals of finding the way are pretty rough sometimes.

So VII?

Well, as I told Baron tonight, I really want to finish VIII first.

VII is a long level, a lot to write up. A lot to do. Not an easy level.

So when?

LRH, COMMODORE
10.12.68

3. LATE ITEM

I've decided to release OT VII when SMERSH is vanquished and things are safe for Scientology over the world.

LRH, COMMODORE


December 14: SMERSH has infiltrated even Australia's government! The bastards!

SMERSH

Good News. Adelaide trouble had a reprieve when they did not pass a ban bill at once but delayed it until Feb due to the filibuster tactics of our opposition and the ferocity of our defense. The "Parliament" there was considering a bill to ban Scn, backed of course by the Health Minister who is a SMERSH appointee.

LRH, COMMODORE


December 17: Anyone know anything about this Berez?

2. GOVERNMENTS

We salvage people. The enemy kills and injures people. We do good. The enemy does vicious things.

Governments side with the enemy and attack US.

Anyone whom we have allegedly wronged can still talk. The people the enemy wrongs can't -- they're dead.

So if this is true that governments find their most basic agreement with the enemy, then what does that make governments?

LRH, COMMODORE 17.12.68

3. B. BEREZ

Goodbye, Mr. Berez. You who used ethics most wrongly were found with a huge tin of marijuana to be the most out-ethics person aboard.

B. Berez, you were the longest aboard in all the out ethics days of the old RSM.

We can blow some charge on that.

So goodbye Mr. Berez. I trust you will soon go up in smoke.

LRH, COMMODORE


1970

December 14: Nothing makes Hubbard happier than to hear that the money is flowing in than holiday cheer.

HEY HEY HEY

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S!

By T-R-E-N-D the MAJORITY of AOLAs STATS ARE IN AFFLUENCE -- AFFLUENCE BY TREND!!!! Releases and Clears as well! C/O Fred Hare is reeling ripping the top off the rocket stats.

ASHO and ASHO FOUNDATION GIs are both in AFFLUENCE by Trend. C/O Ira Chaleff helped by the Guardian Office US have got a show on the road with student points blowing the stratosphere for US Class VIs in the making.

I don't need any other Christmas pressent! With AF, and EU in a sick moan and Scn orgs staggering it was a time when one needed real good news. And there it was, brought in by the new US recruits. These stats are as of 10 December, just four days ago!

Hurrah - hurrah - hurrah!

There's a lot of guys out there doing a terrific job. Three cheers for them.

Let's back them up here to the limit! They need a lot of basic things like hats, checksheets, packs, a splendid USLO to help, better tapes, highly skilled executives, auditors auditors auditors and case supers.

If we can get the auditors on any continent we can send the culture soaring. We MUST have working successful orgs out there.

And here's our AOLA and ASHO pushing right on through.

And December is the tough month in the US!!!

So more power to them.

Let's work like fury here and back them up!!!!!

Three cheers for all our great guys at ASHO, AOLA and Guardian's Office getting the job done!

LRH, COMMODORE


Tony Ortega is the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. Since 1995, he's been writing about Scientology at several publications.

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64 comments
Shawn
Shawn

Google is your friend Tony.  Berez's email is out there on the web, do a search for "Brian Baron Berez".

Barbara Snow
Barbara Snow

While it is a complete mystery to me why anyone would try to make sense out of the gibberish Hubbard wrote, let alone think the man was anything but a blow-hard, I know for a fact that many, if not most, scientology adherents were very intelligent.  What hooked them was some need far deeper than IQ.   I do not, however, hold with their assertion that it was to work for the good of mankind, which I think that was a deluded rationale for them to justify the harmful effects of their beliefs.   That  Scientology somehow enabled them to cope with anger,resentment, sadness or some other painful feelings with which they struggled.   That's just my opinion, but I am quite sure that whatever the cause, it was not stupidity.  

mjm
mjm

just saw the weekend b.o. returns: looks like the early Imax opening didn't help MI:4, opened at #3. womp womp wommmp....

The Scientologist
The Scientologist

 By the by, for clarification, the upper OT levels above OT III back then were completely different from what they are today. All this is happening during the pre-NED (New Era Dianetics) period. The upper OT levels mostly consisted of what you could call the "remote viewing" and "ESP" type of processes - Ingo Swann and Hal Puthoff of CIA and Pentagon-funded research thinktank SRI used the original upper OT levels as the basis for their remote viewing programs in the 1970s and 1980s.

It was beginning around 1978 ("the year of the technical breakthrough") that Hubbard came up with New Era Dianetics, and that quickly led to New Era Dianetics for OTs (NOTs), which meant that OT levels IV-VII were literally rewritten as a continuation and extension of processes and theories first encountered in OT III. OT VIII was also rewritten, but like the original upper OT levels, it has nothing to do with the OT III material.

Swann and Puthoff were declared as SPs and squirrels, so there was a lot of speculation that the rewriting of the levels may have had to do with that.

But there is plenty of evidence to suggest that what actually happened was that the materials of the original OT IV-VIII became OT IX-XV. If this is true, then it is not surprising that the Church still has not released levels above VIII, because there are still plenty of old timers still around who have done the original OT levels and who would spot the fact that the "unreleased" levels were actually released decades earlier and that they had already done them.

Just a short bit of history to think about.

bobx
bobx

He should have word-cleared "research".  So many problems stem from just a misunderstood word!

Aa
Aa

So it would seem that in 1968, rulebreakers like Baron Berez were simply kicked out right then and there - no need to spend months/years enduring hard labor, malnutrition,  and constant sec checks in the RPF prison waiting for permission to leave. I'm curious where the ship was on or shortly after 17 Dec 68 --where Berez presumably was abandoned.

Strelnikov
Strelnikov

I still think how he treated Baron Berez was cheap and high-handed; I would guess that after Berez was off the boat, old Hub smoked all the pot, because you know he would keep it.

Sarasota Breeze
Sarasota Breeze

No matter how brainwashed you are, how in the world does anything this lunatic said make any sense at all?  I tried to read Dianetics once and it was so unintelligble it might as well have been scribbled by a 2 year old.  What a lunatic.  Again I say, SMERSH, are you kidding me?

Old OT7
Old OT7

As you can see from reading these "orders of the day" just how paranoid Hubbard was.  And that paranoia permeates the entire organization to this day.  Seriously, what church has its own intelligence division?  It's own ARMED guards?  Spikes pointing INWARD around the perimeter of Gold?  Three roll calls daily?  Oh, my bad.  This is a cult.

Scientia
Scientia

It's called perspective, Miles. :)

Scientia
Scientia

Well...firstly, you're mistakenly assuming that no has questioned it. Secondly, entities either exist or they don't, no matter what someone believes their "back story" to be. This is not some new subject dreamt up in the 60s by some seafaring, pill-popping halfwit. This is something that has been acknowledged in various texts and spiritual practices for thousands of years. Sure, an alien holocaust is a modern spin on things, but no more wacky than half the crap you can find in the mind, body, spirit section of your local bookshop. Xenu, shmeenu. The auditing processes either work or they don't. If they do. great. If not, meh. Try Shamanism if you're that bothered. It's all the same old shit.

Schockenawd
Schockenawd

Like.  Totally, completely Like.  Like-Plus.  You nailed it, Miles Biondo. 

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

GO, OSA... nothing has changed but the name. All under the orders of the madman known as L Ron Hubbard.

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

30 December 1970The Founder The Guardian WW via CS-G D/G US ((Deputy Guardian))                              CONFIDENTIAL                    US GUARDIAN OFFICE WINS IN 1970     Dear Ron and Mary Sue,     Following are the major wins of the U.S.  Guardian Office in 1970.     BUREAU 1 - PERSONNEL

[..] 70.  Established business-type cover organization in the form of anemployment agency by which we obtained positions for our penetrationagents.************************************************************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     71.  Recovered upper level course materials from Rod Taunton.     72.  Recovered upper level course materials from Jack Horner.     73.  Brought about the largest drug "bust" in the history of California.     74.  Put Doug Rambo in jail.     75.  Put Baron Berez in jail. <----------------------------------     76.  Contributed greatly to Jack Shapiro's arrest for conspiracy.     77.  Penetrated the L.A.  Better Business Bureau and established afull-time working agent.[..] thru 168http://www.ex-cult.org/Groups/...

From Ireland With Love
From Ireland With Love

All hail the Guardian's Office - what amazing guys, eh Rawn?? I thought auld Ronnie was oblivious to what the GO was up to. Hahahaha - the affluence is now the lulz delivered to Anon on a daily basis. Ron the entertainer, Scientology the interactive soap opera.

OMAR HUMMER
OMAR HUMMER

Hubbard's heart was skipping beats and surging? Could those "pinks and greys" and all that rum have had anything to do with it? Turns out there was no OT 8 in 1968. There wasn't even one in 1978. What is OT 8 now ("new" OT 8) was thrown together by? What a joke.  

GarryS
GarryS

Brian Baron Berez' residence in 2008 was Palm Springs..nothing on him since then.  He was involved with a community calling themselves "New Civilizations".. he wanted to build a utopian community in Nevada using gold mining profits, but nothing ever came from the planning.

MarkStark
MarkStark

All the levels after OTVIII are probably SMERSH-related. What more can they do with Body Thetans?

You can barbecue em, boil em, broil em, bake em, saute em. Dey's uh, BT-kabobs, BT creole, BT gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple BTs, lemon BTs, coconut BTs, pepper BTs, BT soup, BT stew, BT salad, BTs and potatoes, BT burger, BT sandwich. That's about it.

I'm thinking of starting my own Church based on truth instead of lies or faith. I'll call it:

The First Church of We Don't Know a F'n Thing.

Robert Robinson
Robert Robinson

LRH "Anyone whom we have allegedly wronged can still talk. The people the enemy wrongs can't -- they're dead."  Yup.  Except Lisa M and a few others.  Well done Ron.

The Scientologist
The Scientologist

Re the photo, would be interesting to get an update on Diana Hubbard. She's still in the SO, but no one ever seems to have any information on what exactly it is she does now at Int, or if they have long since sent her off to Saint Hill.

MrElronious
MrElronious

Wake Up People its a trap, a snafu, a set-up, a cardboard set-up, you can knock it down with one little push!

MarkStark
MarkStark

I know what he means about SMERSH. I've gotten robocalls from the Royal Caribbean cruise line for three days in a row, saying I "won a prize." I think it's SMERSH, and the prize I won is an icepick lobotomy. You just know.

Jgg
Jgg

If he's "source", why does he have to research anything?  And what is meant by salvaging people?  Was Lisa McPherson salvaged?

TimBooBa of Teegeeack
TimBooBa of Teegeeack

I was a university student and a cult member when those bulletins were written. A friend of mine who couldn't believe how stupid Scientology was used to walk around singing, "Oooh weee, Oooh weee, baby, woncha lemme take ya on a-- SEA CRUISE." He kept me grounded.

sketto
sketto

I really wonder how hard it is on those Hubbard worshippers to read this kind of absurd, fantasy-world blather and still try to keep up the pretense that Hubbard was brilliant. That dude was a loon.

O. Lallieberry
O. Lallieberry

In late 1968, Hubbard claimed that if "the tech" were properly applied, the planet could be cleared within a year. No Scientologist has yet explained what went wrong in the past 41 years.

===Do you know that absolutely Standard Tech -- complete, utter, hairline, Standard Tech -- used in organizations throughout the world, will at least triple the stats of each org within 90 days. Couldn't help it. And if it was really applied in a business-like fashion, and nobody messed it up in any way, shape or form -- one of our Division 5 people said we might even be able to take the planet within a year. It is hot! Scientology is so much hotter than anybody thinks it is, that it is fantastic! -- L. Ron Hubbard, "Welcome to Class VIII" (Confidential), 24 Sept. 1968. (#6809C24)

audio here: http://mirror-of-dr-lilly.blog...

Sid
Sid

Poor old Baron Berez.

One minute he's reached the state of "Clear", the next minute the head of the cult wants him dead. Harsh.

The Auditor, issue no. 27.Clear No. 477 BARON BEREZ, Las Vegas, Nevada.

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

"Somebody at WW foolishly said it would be ready on 1 Jan 69."

Anybody know which WW he's referring to? Is my assumption that's GOWW correct?

scnethics
scnethics

"Research is hard on a body."  Don't I know it, as I was doing a lot of that kind of "research" in the 60's too.

Dan Garvin
Dan Garvin

B. Berez is Baron Berez. I didn't know him. According to this story, he was once Commodore's Staff for Ethics. Now he's "You who used ethics most wrongly ...." LRH always destroyed anyone who got too close to him.

  http://www.newciv.org/nl/newsl...

Mimi The Great
Mimi The Great

Nothing makes me happier than reading,"we can blow some charge on that!"

robinlandseadel
robinlandseadel

" "I've" even been dead this current life. "

Brain dead?

OMAR HUMMER
OMAR HUMMER

That's a nice sanitized PR history.

Ingo Swann took as much from the Monroe Institute as he did from your beloved Scientology upper OT levels, which are mostly re-cycled Rosicrucianism with some Aleister Crowley thrown in. He later described Scientology's OT levels as disappointing.

Hubbard, after his preoccupation with Xenu and his merry implanters, became just as preoccupied with "whole track" psychiatrists (from trillions of years ago). He even discovered that these "psychs" invented pain and sex to keep beings small.

How deep do you have to keep your head in the sand to remain a Scientologist?

 

MarthaWiggins
MarthaWiggins

IIRC, the Royal Scotman and Avon River were docked in Cagliari on the island of Sardinia.  I was the cook on the AR.  I was happy to be away from the "main stage" -- not near as much sh*t went down on the AR.I worked for Baron Berez when I was first on the Scotman in 1968 -- I typed the OODs.  He was a screamer, like hubbard.  Berez was responsible for locking a small group of people in a rusty ballast tank, giving them the task of clearing out all the rust with tiny hammers.  They were given any leftovers from meals and no one was allowed to talk to them.  I do not for one second believe that hubbard knew nothing about this punishment.  hubbard knew everything that was going on -- he either ordered it or sanctioned it.

The Scientologist
The Scientologist

Armed guards? That's nothing. You realize they have a fairly sizable cache of assault weapons at Int and also at the various CST vaults in case things really hit the fan? The Sea Org is, first and foremost, a "Fabian" organization - they are supposed to operate in secrecy, behind the scenes, and prepared to take over when disaster strikes and there is a need for central authority. It's not organized along paramilitary lines for no reason. It's not a pseudo-paramilitary. It is a paramilitary, and all SO members are eventually supposed to learn basic self-defense and martial arts and how to handle a weapon and so on.

LRH wrote Sea Org directives detailing exactly what the SO must do in case of an "emergency" where Ethics must forcibly be put in at a society wide level. If an armed SO guard sees someone coming at him with a sword, he's not going to put Ethics in by auditing the guy. He's going to do it by putting a bullet in his head.

Anyway, point of all this is that it's easy for people to ridicule and mock Scientology and the Church and make light of it in South Park and Very Merry Scientology Pageant or whatever else they can come up with. People laugh at the SO because they wear naval uniforms and so on.

But Old OT7's post is a reminder that this is serious business. The Church is deadly serious about what they say and do and their plans. The SO are deadly serious about what it means to wear the uniform and bear the insignia. In 2000, there were less than 4,000 members in the SO. Today, it's well over 6,000 (by some estimates given by defectors, closer to 9,000) and that number is growing every year since Scientologist parents provide a steady supply of new recruits to the organization (whether the parents like it or not, since the kids will be regged like crazy to join). On top of that you've got adult Scientologists who end up going broke or who just give into endless regging and join up (the only Scientologists who don't get regged for SO are the celebrities - even filthy rich Scientologists are regged for SO, and then pressured to donate their wealth to the IAS after signing the contract).

So, the numbers keep growing. And these people are all indoctrinated in paramilitary procedures, the EPF (initiation for SO membership) has become more and more about drilling paramilitary tactics in case of national meltdown, and requirements to join Int staff are even more strict today because they want more staff to learn how to use weaponry.

When these people talk about Clearing the planet and getting Ethics in on Earth, this isn't some pie in the sky type stuff. They know they're not going to "get Ethics in" by auditing. Go to any Sea Org run Church or base, and look at how many SO security guards there are and how many of them are armed. The plainclothes private security they contract for SO Churches aren't even armed!

And like Old OT7 asks, what the hell kind of Church has armed guards? What kind of Church has a paramilitary organization running it, and what kind of Church is willing to use force to "get Ethics in"?

If Hubbard was right and Catholicism is an implant, then Hubbard and his Sea Org are sure as hell doing a great job dramatizing the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages.

Xenu
Xenu

So let's abandon our concerns about the loony sounding theory, and look deeper: results.

My 1970 grade chart said that OT VIIIs gained the "Ability to be at cause knowingly and at will over thought, life, form, matter, energy, space and time, subjective and objective."  Hubbard had OT VIII almost finished a couple of years before that (see OODs above). One would assume that he completed the level while researching it, rather than get incredibly close to becoming a god, then deciding, "Meh. Why bother?"  Yet he didn't celebrate completing it by, say, jumping into orbit for a day.  Instead, he continued to deteriorate, and didn't even live to be very old.  Never even levitated a ping pong ball.  Rather unimpressive for a god.  One is tempted to call shenanigans.

Also, show me a f***ing Clear.

Xenu
Xenu

 The upper OT levels were a major problem.  Hubbard had some sort of obsession with the number 8, in case you hadn't noticed, and the early '70s grade chart made it look like OT VIII would be the final level.  It said that OT VIIIs would have the abilities of a god.

The problem was that he couldn't deliver what he promised, and the closer people got to the top, the more glaring the problem became.  The first draft of OT VI included a test of OT abilities -- making someone send you a post card.  This resulted in many failures to pass the level, which was soon rewritten without any sort of test.

The version of OT VII that Hubbard was working on at the time of the OOD, dealt with intention, and may have been hoped to fix the inability of most OT VIs to project enough intention into another person to get them past the test.

But once he got to OT VIII, he was screwed, because he had promised unlimited psychic powers to people.  Even if there were no test of powers in the level, it would be clear that anyone certified as OT VIII could not raise the dead, turn a dirt clod into a gold nugget, or walk on water.

So the grade chart was changed.

Strelnikov
Strelnikov

I don't think they let members read these; the OODs puncture the idea that Hubbard was doing something heroic in the Mediterranean, instead of fooling around and calling it "research."

Mat Pesch
Mat Pesch

WW stands for World Wide.  It was the name for Scientology's international management at that time which was located at the St. Hill Manor in England.

The Guardians International Office was called GOWW.   It was a branch of Scientology management.  Today it is known as OSA INT or the Office of Special Affairs Internationaland is now located in California.

John P.
John P.

Might it just be blaming somebody else for his own bold pronouncement that he'd have it done by then?  Blaming the minions after the fact seems to be a standard Scientology executive way of handling things.  Time to break out the hardware to celebrate a cheery Christmas round of e-meter interrogations ("sec checks"), overboardings, enemas and whatever else they used to find out who dunnit.  

SFF
SFF

I would assume it to be a reference to his alleged clinical death on an operating room table that lead him having a vision that was the basis of Excalibur.

I think this story of his is documented in Barefaced Messiah but I could be wrong about the source.

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

A lot of deceit and heartache woould of been spared if he would of been "brain dead." So i prefer to take that remark as dead on the inside... Hubbard had no soul, he aborted it along with his reactive sanity, errr I mean mind.

Strelnikov
Strelnikov

So he was a jerk like Hubbard - interesting. Then I take back the high-handed and cheap. it's too bad none of the Mediterranean governments decided to hold L. Ron's little navy; possibly the chain locker crew could have been found out and the proper people could have been sent to jail. Remember that `80s photograph of Heber Jentzsch in handcuff in Spain? We could have seen Hubbard in that same position, or languishing in a Libyan jail cell.

Scientia
Scientia

Preaching to the choir, dude.

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

No i don't think so, WW meant something specific in that context methinks. I'm just at a loss to figure out if it was an organizational reference (like GOWW) or a publication reference (eg: "The Auditor WW" which was the contemporary journal getting the most effort at this point in time)

robinlandseadel
robinlandseadel

Somehow "She Said, She Said" comes to mind.

"And you're making me feel like I've never been born . . ."

The bORG
The bORG

How do you know?   How would you know?

Jessica Sideways
Jessica Sideways

Hubbard was one of the 1% of the world that is the violent sociopath. The non-violent sociopath gets his kicks from verbally and emotionally abusing people, stopping short of committing physical violence against others. Hubbard was smart in cloaking his own violent outbursts but not smart enough...

Overboarding, the beating of Sara Northrup, the list goes on.

Now, David Miscavige - that is one really violent sociopath. How come sociopaths seem to be so prevalent in religions/cults?

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

^^Why i asked. Which world wide WW whatev whadafk wouild that wraskley wrabbit be wreferring too. Hrrmmmms. Thanks for the better guess of Commodore's Comm WW.

Xenu
Xenu

 There were a ton of things WW... Mission Office WW ran the missions in the old days, etc.

I'm going to speculate that it may have been LRH Comm WW.

robinlandseadel
robinlandseadel

"  You don't need to interpret what he meant "

Copy that.

I mean, it's just about impossible to explain to people that the mythic nature of the Gospels automatically places them in the category of "Fiction."

However, the mind-boggling baldness of L. Ron Hubbard's lies can most reasonably be attributed to the D.T.s.

CofS Exit Zone
CofS Exit Zone

Because when you look into the eyes of Hubbard's minion, there is nothing but deadness. And the evidence of the tech sucking the humanity out of people is readily apparent once you wake up from the mind warp. Since Hubbard called himself the "typical case" in only stands to reason the deadness inside, comes from his teachings.

Also - exteriorization, LOL. Aborting your consciousness from your body = Soullessness.

And thinking that's good for you and doing over & over again? Insanity.

The bORG
The bORG

L. Ron Hubbard was sincere about helping people. You've done a great job here Mr Ortega, with whistle blowing and exposing corruption of Scientology Corporation run by David Miscavige.    But it drops you a notch (I know you don't care) to try to put words in the mouth of a man I(Hubbard) who wrote plenty himself.   You don't need to interpret what he meant  --- and I guarantee you it was not money he was happy about that Christmas.    If anything, Hubbard honestly did believe in helping others -- and has saved many many lives from ruin -- not as a god, but as a philosopher and pioneer.   

MarkStark
MarkStark

No matter how bright some of the Sea Org members were at the time, many of them were young and didn't know much about the world. I understand them better than the Indies of today -- at least the ones who think Hubbard was a genius and that the tech works 100% of the time when applied properly. The Indies today have access to the whole history, including this. They aren't stuck on a ship, devoting themselves to their lofty goal of a crime free, drug free world. They are stuck on the mind ship and some are milking the con.

bORG has captured the Indie mindset but on second reading appears to be a clever troll. I say clever, because he is capturing the Indie attitude accurately.

robinlandseadel
robinlandseadel

So, on a scale of one to shitstain, where would you place LRH? If one's bullshit detector is at all operational, the grotesque, surreal vibe of the Source's rants and demands onboard his floating castle clearly point to a Deranged Intoxicated Sociopath on the Highway to Hell. Sorry to interrupt your hypnosis session, but L. Ron Hubbard was a remarkably bad person. Scientology is fruit of a poisonous tree.

The bORG
The bORG

yadayadayad   People say Steve Jobs was weird and hard to work with too

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