It is a time honored tradition that creating enemies and instilling fear is an effective method of fundraising.
It’s much easier to get money by preaching hellfire and brimstone than to appeal to people’s benevolence to support the good works you do. It’s the difference between the TV evangelist and the Salvation Army. Per capita the TV evangelist extracts orders of magnitude more from their marks.
Scientology has refined this technique and employs it from someone’s first contact to their last dollar. Imagine if you had no “Ruin” and were not convinced you had a reactive mind ravaging you, or body thetans making you insane. It would be very difficult to extract hard earned dollars with the promise they would be vanquished.
Imagine the IAS NOT preaching doom and gloom, that psychs are running rampant, drugs are destroying everyone, Big Pharma is killing people, children are being kidnapped into slavery, education is creating zombies etc etc etc
Or that the society is about to explode and the future of every man, woman and child on it depends on getting ideal orgs everywhere to save them from themselves.
It’s become part of the culture of scientology. There are enemies everywhere that must be stopped. And WE are the ONLY ONES that can do anything about it because we are the ONLY ONES that “have the tech of L. Ron Hubbard.”
Every good scientologist buys into this conceit.
There is a new guy on the block in WISE WUS. He seems to fancy himself some sort of literary genius and scholar of history.
I attach a couple of his pitches. I was originally going to post only the one about the vaccines, but then the Cyrano de Bergerac one came in and I thought it makes the point even more strongly to see a couple of his missives (I have a few others, but won’t push the point too far…
What is so incredible to me is that this fellow seems to think that he is pretty smart and has an intellect that exceeds most. At least he tries to sound smart, as if he is a great thinker and observer of humankind.
And his every thought is a “quote” from L. Ron Hubbard….
It is such a clear-cut example of the inability to “think for yourself” that is inculcated in scientology. Every idea must be based on something L. Ron Hubbard said. And everything L. Ron Hubbard says is, without inspection or thought, absolute truth.
And these emails are also demonstrations of the amazing ability of scientologists to find enemies of mankind/disasters at every turn and use them as a pitch to gather money. You have to admit that tying vaccines into buying WISE services is a pretty ingenious spin. But disturbing all the same.
A few days ago I read a mention from L. Ron Hubbard of Cyrano de Bergerac. For those not so classically inclined, Cyrano was a 17th century playwright, duelist and novelist (in fact, Mr. Hubbard cites him as one of the first sci-fi writers in recorded history, being the first writer ever to propose rockets as a means of space travel). Unfortunately for this brilliant man, his life serves as an example of the perils of socialist theory. But more on that in a short moment.
Cyrano’s life was very highly fictionalized in the eponymous 19-century play. The opening scene is set in 1640 at the Hôtel Burgundy in Paris. A minor nobleman lies dead on the floor, killed by a rapier’s thrust. Of course, you can guess who’s hand was on the grip.
Oh, Cyrano! The Parisian with the peculiarly prodigious proboscis (that is, the Frenchman with the freaky big nose). A great man who forsook the true love of his heart (Roxane) because he considered himself unworthy. Oh, Cyrano! The great scholar who decided to help another better-looking man (Christian de Neuvillette) pursue her by ghost-writing love letters and poems for the lesser man. Oh, Cyrano! The warrior poet who went so far as to proclaim his love for Roxane from beneath her balcony, albeit in Christian’s voice.
A tragic example of the communist principle “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!” popularized by Karl in 1875. And the outcome was just as gruesome and tragic as the Soviet Union. In fact, the Russians should have watched this play when old Lenin got up on his soap box. For in the end, neither Cyrano, Christian nor Roxane got the love that they wanted. And Cyrano, talent and ability and genius notwithstanding, died a broken man, with his tremendous store of love and passion unrequited.
And while this fictionalized account of Cyrano’s life might be lesson enough, the real lesson lies in the tale of the man who famously portrayed Cyrano on the silver screen. It was a man who made headlines a few years ago, and more than 350 years after Cyrano’s death. I am speaking of the highly-acclaimed and prolific Monsieur Gerard Depardieu.
Mr. Depardieu is arguably France’s most accomplished actor. He has completed 170 movies in 6 decades. But in 2012 he really made French audiences gasp and the French administration scream in terror. That was the year he told that nation’s prime minister, in the most academic Parisian dialect, “Adios, amigo!”
The reason? Well, he stated that the primary motivation for leaving was France’s socialist economic policies. Mr. Depardieu claims he has paid $190,000,000 in income taxes over his career, and that the last year he lived there, he paid 85% of his personal income in taxes.
That wasn’t a typo: 85%.
The point is not that income taxes are oppressive (they are), nor is it even that income tax laws that allow a citizen to keep a mere 15% of his production are downright mafia in their criminal brutality (again, they are). The real point is this: an organization, even one as expansive and loose as a nation’s society, is doomed to failure if it does not facilitate its best members to do their job, to contribute all they can to the purposes of the society and its culture.
Though Mr. Hubbard gave many definitions of organization, his most succinct (in my opinion), is given in his lecture of 15 November, 1956, entitled Definition of Organization, Part 2:
“An organization is a servomechanism to the doingness of people. Now, I’ve told you what an organization is. An organization is a group of terminals and communication lines associated with a common purpose.”
He goes on to say:
“Therefore, what an organization is, very sharply, is a servomechanism to the doingness of people. Now, what do you mean by a “servomechanism”? It means a mechanism which serves, services or aids something. That is all that that is—servomechanism. If it is not a servomechanism, it becomes a sort of a monster, a peculiar sort of a monster too, because the monster never does anything except interrupt the willingness and doingness and workingness of human beings. When an organization becomes a monster, it has ceased to assist the doingness of the person and has begun to block the doingness of the person, and then that organization is a monster. It is apparently something which exists which kills people.”
And that monster, whether it be a national government, or merely its tax revenue agency, very often takes on the aspect of a monster: a rubbery, murderous creature rising from a black lagoon, or in this case it is rising up from the river Seine. And it is dead set on destroying all in its path, including cultural icons and administrators, let alone the general population.
While your own business or place of employment probably isn’t anywhere near the scale of a national government, the zone under your authority and control must meet up favorably to the above definition. Either the organization your set up or participate in is a servomechanism, an aid to those trying to get their job done, or it is a hindrance to be reorganized or destroyed.
And when your story is told on the silver screens by tomorrow’s Gerard Depardieu’s, it can either be an epic tale with a joyous ending—full of comic relief—or it can be a horror story sufficient to make the weak of heart suffer a coronary as the protagonist is dragged down to a watery grave by scaly and unearthly demons. It will be your application of Mr. Hubbard’s principles of organization that will determine which it is.
WISE Western United States
The little boy ran down the corridor. The man in the lab coat plodded after him.
Somewhere in the whirlwind of his panic, the boy heard his mother scream. He heard the desperation in her voice. It made his little legs pump harder. But no matter how hard they pumped, he knew the man in the lab coat closed the gap between them with each mindless thud of his clogged feet.
Then he found a possible refuge! It was an elevator, and the doors were closing slowly and certainly. He leapt through the doors and, thank the gods, those doors had no motion sensors. The doors closed and stayed closed. He stood up and hit the ground floor button. The bedlam of the corridor and the roar of the main the lab coat, still audible through the elevator doors, faded to nothing as the car was lowered to the ground floor.
The boy stood in a battle stance ready for any attack, in any form, that might beset him when those doors opened up to the lobby. He was scared but he had to try! By all the gods past and present, he would not let them take him without a fight!
The drama that the little boy felt was as real as the screen you are probably reading this on. What, you might ask, was that little boy running from? Well, lean closer. This is going to seem a little controversial.
The boy was running from medical doctor who was trying to administer a vaccine injection.
You see, that kid was a six-year old who was required to receive vaccinations before he could register into the Texas public school system. That little kid a) had no affinity for needlesespecially ones that were about to be rammed into his little body, b) he had no understanding as to why he needed the shots and c) he didn’t take to the bedside manner of the man in the white coat, who seemed about as charming as an African spotted hyena. You know the African spotted hyena, I am sure. It stands about 3 feet high at the shoulder, has the strongest bite of any African carnivore, and is known to laugh hysterically as it rips your flesh apart while it crushes your bones into tiny little bits before swallowing.
In all deadly seriousness, that was the positioning that the doctor administering the vaccines had with that little boypredator! And the little boy wasn’t about to become prey. No, sir.
All the recent furor over vaccination, in California and nationwide, brought the above story to mind. As a result I did a bit of googling and found that, starting next year, all children in the state of California will need to get vaccinated in order to enroll in any school, public and private. While it is not my purpose to engage in any side of this debate (I am loathe to enter any sort of medical or scientific debate regarding the efficacy or the perils of American vaccinations) a few words on this issue from a WISE perspective are in order.
You see, I am somewhat fairly read on this subject, though far from an expert. I am familiar with every conspiracy theory, with the allegations of corruption leveled at Big Pharma, as well as the PR and marketing being pushed through the media at the behest of the pharmaceutical industry. And while my personal convictions on the subject are very strong, this isn’t a platform for me to vent these.
I’m not as expert on chemistry, biochemistry or biology as I would like to be. I couldn’t tell you which was the hypothalamus and which was the optic tectum if you cut them out and presented them to me on a platter1. But I have learned a thing or two about administration and organization, so it is on this that I will speak.
One of the things I’ve learned is this:
“So we find the and foremost thing of organization, of course, would be a definition of organization. What is an organization? But to find out what is an organization, we have to look at what composes an organization and we find that an organization, optimumly, would be composed of communication terminals2. And if we look it over and find an organization is composed of communication terminals, then we decided that a communication terminal had better have a communication line. So we find an organization consists of communication terminals and communication lines associated with a common purpose or goal. And that is the definition of an organization and that is all there is. Now, if you look for anything else, you’re going to … you’re going to go splat against the walls or something. That’s all an organization is.”—L. Ron Hubbard3
So what exactly does a vaccination controversy have to do with Hubbard administrative technology? In two words: basic purpose. That is, basic purpose for a society, and for a government.
You see, if we were living in a totalitarian regime in some dark and dingy corner of the globe, and our most sanctimonious and benighted leader decreed that all citizens must be injected with Chemical 43 or face imprisonment, well… I’d probably shrug my shoulders and say, “What else is new?” And if our despotic and tyrannical ruler threatened me with the loss of my children if I didn’t consent to feeding them Pill 79J every evening, well… I might get a little peeved. But isn’t that what totalitarian regimes are all about? Such a situation would certainly be an inequity, but it would be an expected inequity. They haven’t committed themselves to any righteous ideals in that dark and dingy corner of the globe.
But alas, I live in the United States of America! This is a Jeffersonian republic if I recall things correctly. For twenty-four decades, this country has maintained that the motivation for its founding was the self-evident truth that we are all created equal. This country exists, according to my grammar school education, because all men and women are endowed by their Creator with certain rights which are unalienable; that amongst these rights are the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to the pursuit of happiness. The author of some of the founding documents of this nation maintained that the whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. That man also said that the greatest calamity which could befall us would be submission to a government of unlimited powers.
He also said that the principle issue he faced in his day was the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.
If the purpose of the United States of America is to be a place wherein the citizenry would have the freedom to govern themselves rather than be governed by an elite clique, if the purpose of this nation is to be a refuge from the gales of oppression, the torrents of invasive government and the lightning strikes of brutality, then how do such laws as mandatory injections for the entire citizenry come into the picture? If the purpose of this nation is to be a place where people are secure in their right to their lives, are stable in their right to their liberty, and are certain in their right to pursue happiness, then where does a mandate to force a vaccine into one’s body, or into body of one’s child, fit in?
My point isn’t one of medicine or of biochemistry. The point here isn’t even really that I question the efficacy of the vaccines. Not really. The real point is that if someone wants to say “No, thank you!” then that should be the end of the discussion. At least as far as that individual is concerned. And if the American regime, no matter its organization or form, was capable of respecting the right of any of its citizens to say, “No, sir!” then I would predict a long and prosperous career for that regime.
“Evidently an organization is a number of terminals and communication lines with a common purpose. The purpose associates, and keeps in contact with one another, the terminals and the lines. That’s all an organization is. It isn’t a factory. It isn’t a house. It isn’t a machine. It isn’t a product. It’s not a command chart. That’s all it is. And if you look it over in the light of that simplicity, you can actually form one and get one to function. One will actually function.”—L. Ron Hubbard3
And from that we might conclude that, with a little work, even the U.S. government might start to function.
Well, to bring things a little closer to home, what about your own organization? Is it functioning? Are you sailing on the smooth waters of profit and security? Or does your bow dip below the waves from time to time? If you occasionally wonder if you’ll make it safely back to port, perhaps you should review the original purpose of your activity. Does the present organization forward the basic purpose, or has it veered off course?
If the form of your organization is geared to make that purpose a reality, and if the policies that coordinate the actions in your organization actually forward that basic purpose, you’ll make it all the way, regardless of the weather forecast.
And as for that little kid in the elevator going down, his escape plans led him as far as the hospital parking lot. But when he got to his mother’s car, he realized with a sinking heart that he didn’t have the car key. That was still, sadly, in his mother’s purse.
The medical zombies of vaccination caught up with him and dragged him back into their lair. He kicked and screamed the whole way. This harrowing experience happened a few decades ago. Fortunately, the boy did live to tell (and write) about that long-ago experience. He’s still passionate on the subject, mainly because no one paid him any mind when he said, “No, thank you!”
Maybe he’ll have better luck next time.
WISE Western United States
1. Two parts of the brain. The hypothalamus is engaged in additional involuntary or partially voluntary acts such as sleep and wake cycles, eating and drinking, and the release of some hormones. The optic tectum is used to direct eye movements
2. A terminal is anything that can receive, relay or send a communication. This term comes from the field of electronics where a terminal is one of two fixed points between which a flow of energy travels. Two people communicating are called terminals because communication flows between them.
3. Lecture of 8 November, 1956, Definition of Organization, Part 1