Tonight, at the Fort Harrison Hotel, scientology will once again try to cash in on the claimed “fact” that their founder was an accomplished War Hero and recipient of a “Purple Heart With Palm.”
Anyone unfortunate enough to be hoodwinked into this event with the offer of a free dinner, valet parking and some insincere flattery (insincere because scientologists believe all “wogs” are unfortunately ignorant) should take a few minutes to find out just what it is they are supporting. If anyone DOES show up, you can bet there will be photos taken and their names and likenesses will be used to make it appear they support CCHR and scientology.
A great place to start educating oneself is with Chris Owen’s meticulously researched book Ron The War Hero (available on Amazon here). I HIGHLY recommend it. Chris lays bare the reality of Hubbard’s military career.
I am taking the liberty of including the first two chapters of Chris’ book (again, I recommend if you have an interest in scientology or Hubbard you read the whole book) because they are SO illustrative of how Hubbard and his organization have manipulated and changed the story of Hubbard’s military career to suit their ends.
Chris uses a simple but brilliant method to debunk the myth of Ron’s war record — he cites what Hubbard and scientology have said. The stories are so conflicting it is clear that this is more like an episode of “Drunk History” than anything resembling reality.
Chris then briefly lays out the Navy’s account of Hubbard’s military career.
The rest of the book goes into enormous detail analyzing and debunking the claims that have been made.
But the final point, most relevant to this posting is that Hubbard claimed to have been awarded a “Purple Heart With Palm” — this is what Chris has to say about that:
Claiming military service and medals that are not reality is extremely dishonorable.
An organization founded by someone who did this so extensively, and who has actively participated in it to bolster their credibility should not be hosting any event that even used the words Purple Heart.