Here are some words of wisdom from “HAPI” (the oddly inappropriate acronym for the always small and failing lone scientology outpost in Scotland).
The pitch about “men of goodwill” is taken straight from the Way to Happiness. Of course, scientologists believe they are the epitome of “men of goodwill” as everything they do, including taking people’s money and breaking up families, is for the good of mankind.
But this promotional piece is worthy of note for what comes AFTER the helpful advice from Ron.
The example they chose of a “man of goodwill.”
Apparently this anti-semitic race baiter Is what scientologists see as the perfect example of a man of goodwill? I guess we should not be that surprised when we look at some of the less publicized quotes from Ron. Jeff Augustine published a collection of them on Scribd and scientology had them taken down. He then published them on his blog. There is a PDF at the link.
It is worth a read — the racism of Hubbard was pretty astonishing, and it is not a surprise scientology attempts to keep it out of the public eye.
And then finally, in the true spirit of goodwill, they offer a free personality test so they can tell you a host of things that are wrong about you, and offer to cure them for an ever-increasing fee. They just cannot help themselves….
PS: A random sidenote — the “S” of SUCKS on the photo is above the window of the Invest Aide OSA Int office. The two windows under the “U” are the OSA Int Executive office on the left and the CO OSA Int office behind the right window. I sat there for many years.
Chee Chalker says
How long before its deemed off limits to criticize complete and obvious racists such as Tony Mohammed and the NOI?
Not long, I guarantee it
Golden Era Parachute says
I read an article yesterday proclaiming Ancient Astronaut theorists (AAT) are really racists for not declaring indigenous superiority. If they can be proclaimed racists, nobody is off-limits.
By the way, I am an AAT and I can say that Clifford Mahooty, a Pueblo-native / indigenous leader, fully supports AAT and its view on history. I think sensationalist journalism is to blame personally. They don’t want to go after the real targets, but rather create fake headlines to get click-bait in the day and age of work from home.
I think that Hubbard did avoid dreams for the reasons you give. It makes sense that he wanted to protect the engram images. BTW, I remember a tape in which Hubbard congratulates Mary Sue on her excellent work on the personality test. That is the source of my comment.
The “person of good will” qualification exemplifies the depraved situational, self-centered ethics of Hubbard – anyone somehow deemed not of good will, is then “fair game” and can be harmed, “tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” Compare that to traditional formulations of The Golden Rule where it is (every) “neighbor” without reservation or qualification.
Looking at how Hubbard actually lived, those who he judged not “of good will” and thus subject to punishment and retribution included everyone from small children and old men on the ship who somehow failed to meet his standards, to almost all of those who ever worked with or for him. For his followers it may mean the majority of their own families, even their own children, who are judged or deemed “suppressive.”
Andy S says
To put it succinctly, “There none so blind as those who WON’T see”.
I hope for all Scientologist to understand the greatest gift you can get on Earth is a loving family. I didn’t grow up in a loving family, but I married a man and we created a loving family. Then when our Son married, more love was given to us, with Grandchildren, Aunts, Uncles, Grannys, Grampas, Papas, Mommys and Daddies. Believe me when I say, there is no gift greater while you are alive than a loving family. Forget about the money, Church should never value a person based on their financial value. The greatest gift you can share is your family.
Under Hubbard’s practices, disallowing any pregnancies to grow and prosper, the Church of Scientology lost about Three Generations of future Scientologist that were all sucked down tubes of abortion. So the next time you stay away from your family for days working on an important project, remember, Scientology is losing another family because family is a commitment all to it’s self which must be nurtured. Scientology is a dying religion because it wanted no families. Families were considered a distraction. Now the distraction is; there are very few future Scientologist. Something to think about. Laura, in RO, TX
Beautiful and true comment, Laura.
Moving Forward says
So true Laura. Scientologists become so zombie like they can’t even see their true family. They lose all emotion needed to love their true family, it’s heartbreaking
“Apparently this anti-Semitic race baiter Is what scientologists see as the perfect example of a man of good will?”
It is likely that a fair portion of Scientologists don’t know anything about this person apart from what the cult tells them.
Of course Miscavige and OSA are well informed and know everything there is to know about Tony Mohammed…and then some!
But the rank and file Sheeple who believe that anything written about Scientology, Miscavige, LRH and any otherwise high profile Scientologists in the MSM and on the non-Scientology internet is a lie or at best partially true but riddled with errors, these Still Ins who carefully avoid reading anything about Scientology other than what Scientology spoon feeds them, will not know the truth about Tony Mohammed. All they’ll know is what the cult tells them.
They don’t have sufficient information to make informed evaluations.
And sadly, they don’t WANT to be informed.
And even more sadly, they’re PROUD of being ignorant, uninformed and misinformed.
That they don’t read or view anything ABOUT Scientology that is not written BY Scientology is a point of PRIDE with them. I’m generalizing here but its a workable generalization.
Also there is the FEAR factor keeping them uninformed and misinformed, utterly.
Fear of extended ethics cycles in which they would have to write up their having read “entheta” about Scientology on the internet or in a magazine or news article. O/W Write Ups, plunging them as students or staff into a Liability Condition wherein they’ll have to correct and make amends for having “taken on the color of an Enemy”. Or maybe they’ve been TOLD not to read anything other than cult literature so they’re plunged into an Enemy Condition.
Also if they’re auditing on 7, something like this would add hours and expense to their mandatory 6 month sec checks – thousands of dollars.
They have incentives and rewards for remaining carefully uninformed and misinformed about the true character of Freedom Medal winner Tony Mohammed.
Loosing my Religion says
Aqua. They (underlined) don’t want to know. We tried it with few people. Most of them literally banned you from socals if you say something different. They don’t even try to respond. Freezed minds.
Yes, its true. Very sad when one observes “freezed minds”. Why have a mind if you won’t/can’t use it?
Loosing my Religion says
Aqua. In my opinion they have no clue what is a mind. They just accepted it as given to them by the Hubbits.
They didn’t needed to use their mind anymore and it freezed. Lol
Aqua, wasn’t there an incident in South Africa where Mary Sue Hubbard complained about the amount of housework she had to do and LRH reportedly told her “Well, get yourself a n****r because that’s what they’re made for.”?
(I put the n-term in astericks because I see it as a heavily offensive put-down.)
Now we can dismiss LRH for his use of this term with the rationalization that he was a product of his generation (my father, born in 1924, used derogatory terms about various ethnicities all the time), but the point is, how did he view people of other races and cultures? Oh, yes, he claimed to have been a world traveler and studied a whole bunch of cultures but did he look upon them with awe and fascination or with contempt and condescension? It is necessary to explore this as it gives us a view of LRH that is being covered up by Miscavige and Company.
You know, I read somewhere about that “Get yourself a nigger” LRH anecdote. I think it was someone writing about having read “Messiah or Madman” – Russell Miller’s biography of Hubbard. I haven’t read “Messiah or Madmen” completely, only portions of it. But I’m fairly sure the quote comes from that book.
Now, in his writings, his official writings in Scientology, Hubbard demonstrated great tolerance and respect for other races. But did he really, personally harbor this tolerance and respect for races and cultures other than his own WASP culture? I don’t know. As you pointed out, given the times, probably not. In his heart of hearts he probably considered White Culture superior to all others, I’d opine. But he did talk a good game 🙂
Princess Leila says
That comment from LRH with the N Word is in a letter to his first or second wife…
Yes. In fact I believe it was directed at his, well, third wife, Mary Sue.
Loosing my Religion says
Today I re-watch the interview he gave in Granada. I am sharing it with friends.
One must look at the “indicators” and how he doesn’t answer the questions.
You can find most of all answers and real truth about him and the cult right there. Few words may remain to add.
Dealing with NOI (that are extremists in my opinion) is part of the hubbits heritage package.
Zee Moo says
How can anyone ignore the NOI connection and their various mouthpieces who spout anti-Semitic shit?
Antisemitism in politics is the practical equivalent of a dead canary in a coal mine, I can’t say this often enough.
I posted about this late-ish yesterday, but want to post my ESMB Redux link (With new and improved title!) and tweet (With graphic!).
Tracing a Scientology Volunteer Ministers – Nation of Islam – Los Angeles Sentinel connection.
I took that personality test about fifty times and I was curious about it. It was mostly created by Mary Sue, as I found out. In the end it was meaningless. My own personal personality test I found out was in my dreams. Hubbard hated dreams because he could not understand them. A few nights ago I had a great one. Hubbard was sitting on a large wooden throne. He was smiling. Out came Michael with a sword and cut Hubbard through the middle of his body. The wooden throne broke into eight pieces and floated in the air. A voice came out and said the truth is not in Hubbard’s wooden eight dynamics. The truth is in the spaces. Personality test of the highest order. Your personality is not in the Personality test. It is in what is not in the test.
TT Greco says
Besides the fact that the OCA Test was a totally made up one inside the cult without any scientific validation, Hubbard was fixated about his evaluation of the alleged results such as down to the left =Out ovf valence, down to the right= Crazy. I personally sow his comment in the pc folder of Mary Sue where the test had the scores low to the right and he wrote she was crazy. Imagine how sane he was.
Loosing my Religion says
Laughing! He was really gone, like a balloon lost in the sky.
C’mon now….if “they” cannot find anything WRONG with you…
You won’t have to PAY THEM to “FIX YOU”….
That’s right. Remember the refrain always thrown at you when your OCA is evaluated:
Oooooh! Scientology can fix that!
George, I think Hubbard sidestepped dreams, because they’re a tip-off to the mind’s ability to create very real-seeming fantasies – exactly what it also does in hypnotic regression taken too far and become too suggestive, such as auditing to try to elicit supposed pre-birth memories and past lives. Hubbard certainly would have known about dream interpretation as a therapeutic and spiritual technique, but he didn’t want his followers considering how the mind can make up things that are symbolic rather than literal; instead he wanted to lead his followers down the garden path of believing that the pre-natal and past life scenarios elicited in auditing were real memories, especially when it came to the ‘space opera’ ideology he promoted in his lectures and teachings.
Also, I’ve read that the supposed personality test went through a couple of iterations, including I think with some work by someone with possibly just a bit of actual relevant background, though it wouldn’t surprise me if Mary Sue had a hand in it as well.
TT Greco says
I once audited a fellow staff member who claimed to have gone Clear in his previous life. By folder study his past track was full of incidents described in the various books of Hubbard.I couldn’t find anything to supprt his claim. He had just made a copy of alleged incidents narrated by somebody else.
TT, you figured out what research verifies – that such supposed “memories” are just fabricated from forgotten and below-conscious sources such as stories and movies.
This Wikipedia entry (which continues on in detail worth reading) pretty well sums up the state of knowledge and research, much of which I’ve looked into in depth and can vouch for:
“Sources of memories
The “memories” recovered by techniques like past-life regression are the result of cryptomnesia: narratives created by the subconscious mind using imagination, forgotten information and suggestions from the therapist.[sources 1] Memories created under hypnosis are indistinguishable from actual memories and can be more vivid than factual memories. The greatest predictor of individuals reporting memories of past lives appears to be their beliefs—individuals who believe in reincarnation are more likely to report such memories, while skeptics or disbelievers are less so. ”
Here’s a point of view on dreams from an Objectivism (what’s real is real, existence is self evident) type philosophy called Neo-Tech.
Dreaming – Thinking in Reverse
Dreaming is the thinking process in reverse: Dreaming is the mind’s garbage-disposing process. Dreams help purge the mind of unintegrated clutter, mysticism, and meaningless non sequiturs absorbed while awake. Thus, contrary to the mystical notions of Freud, dreams have no meanings or connections to reality. And dream “analysis” is nothing more than feeding regurgitated clutter back into the mind. Plus, the more mysticism and non sequiturs that crowd the mind, the more frequent and nightmarish the dreams become. Then subsequent dreams increasingly lose their therapeutic, garbage-disposal effects. If the mind becomes increasingly loaded with mystical notions, one’s dreams grow less effective in purging and protecting the mind from clutter. The mind then becomes unable to store, integrate, or function efficiently enough to let that person live as a happy, intelligent, productive, conscious being.
I’m not sure if I came across it in scn or elsewhere, but saying or thinking “Cancelled!” after a bad dream quickly “ends cycle” on any lingering unpleasant thoughts. At least that works for me.
Very interesting Richard. I read a book a while back on dreams but do not remember the author (I must have been dreaming). But seriously he got it down to a specific chemical in the brain. Basically he was saying that, for example, you could fly in your dreams because this chemical alters reality. It make things possible in the mind that are physically impossible. This is the mind’s way of finding a solution to a problem.