Paul Cocovinis posted a report about the number of Dianetics and Scientology library books in the libraries of London. This is an on-the-ground, in person account of the state of affairs. It is not too surprising, the only thing that is amazing is that like the IAS and so many other arms of the Vulture Culture — they roll forward promoting the lie that the money they suck out of you is actually accomplishing some useful purpose. The church KNOWS the reality of this. People pay FULL PRICE for sets of books that are supposedly “now in every library in xxxxxx.” They KNOW how many returns they get. They can easily have staff in orgs in cities around the world go into their local library and verify what books are actually in the system. They KNOW its a LIE.
Here is Paul’s report.
Had a real eye-opener today. Thought I’d pop into my local library and ascertain how many of LRH’s books were actually available there.
In light of some of the ‘Library Donation’ dones I recall seeing reported somewhere recently I figured there’d at least be one or two, right? Wrong. There are none in there actually, but then, it’s a pretty tiny library so that’s not a major surprise really. What was a little more shocking was what I discovered next.
I live in one of the largest and most significant cities on this planet – London. I also happen to live in one of it’s and the country’s largest boroughs – Newham (also home of the 2012 Olympics).
When I made my enquiry, the assistant allowed me to look over the results on the screen. There were several columns. One indicated the count for the library itself, one for the borough (Newham) and one for the entire library network of London.
The first search was on Dianetics which brought up a number of editions of DMSMH (about 5), one of The Original Thesis and one or two independent references I’ve never seen before. (I think these were reviews or theses of some kind that got published.)
Of all the editions of DMSMH, the number count in the Borough column was 0 (zero), and in the London column, 4.
The Original Thesis showed 0 (zero) for the Borough and 2 for London.
That was it for a Dianetics search.
So how about Scientology then? This would surely return a plethora of titles in the hundreds of well-furnished libraries around my home and city if what I’d been reading and hearing over the years is true, as we have been told….?
Not sure how to break this but……no. Hundreds perhaps? No. A few score maybe? No. Just a handful then, surely? Err, no.
A search on the word, Scientology, brought up several references and books including Lawrence Wright’s, but none by LRH.
The London Borough of Newham shows no books in their libraries under the search for Dianetics or Scientology even though some titles are indeed listed.
In the entirety of London’s borough libraries the title showing the most copies under a search of Scientology is called A Bare Faced Messiah (you may have heard of it) with a grand count of 3!
I wasn’t expecting to see too many, to be honest (my inculcated skepticism hasn’t quite worn off I’m afraid) but even this was a real shock.
I smell false reporting! 🙂
Good nose Paul!
Anyone else have reports from their local libraries, please send them along.
UPDATE: You Tube Video From Mike Bennett