Friday, 13 December 2013

UK Supreme Court duped by deluded agent of 'Scientology' racketeers.

Whilst reading the following article, I would invite readers to bear in mind that, in Britain, abusing a position of trust, and/or lying to, and/or withholding key-information from, people, in order to take their property, is fraud, which is a form of theft. Furthermore, the subjecting of human beings to any form of medical experimentation (physiological or psychological) without their fully-informed voluntary consent, is prohibited by the Nuremberg Code:

'This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved, as to enable him/her to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that, before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject, there should be made known to him/her the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his/her health or person, which may possibly come from his/her participation in the experiment.'

This week it was announced that the UK Supreme Court has ruled against the UK High Court that :

  'a Church of Scientology is recordable as a place of meeting for religious worship, with the effect that a valid ceremony of marriage can be performed there.'

louisa hodkin
Once upon a time in the Utopian kingdom of 'Scientology,' there was a sweet and innocent young Princess Louisa who simply wanted to marry her brave and handsome young Prince Alessandro, in a 'Church of Scientology chapel,' so that they could live happily ever after.

In the adult world of quantifiable reality, this fairytale court case which was ostensibly brought by a certain Ms. Louisa Hodkin - a demonstrably-deluded deployable agent of the US-based organization known as 'Scientology' - (who is, in fact, the daughter of one the organization's attorneys) against the UK Registrar General of Births Marriages and Deaths, is part of an overall pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity (as defined by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 1970) which stretches back more than 60 years.

The clandestine criminal objective of the bosses of the 'Scientology' organization (who were undoubtedly the real instigators of the recent UK courtroom charade) was to obtain apparent official recognition of 'Scientology' as a tax-free religion in Britain via the back door, in order to continue to commit fraud around the globe and to prevent victims of the fraud from confronting reality and complaining.

Unfortunately, to date, the members of the UK Supreme Court have been unable to look beyond the ends of their noses and, consequently, they have completely failed to comprehend that this case was, in fact, just another subversive move in a propaganda war which the self-appointed sovereign leaders of various camouflaged totalitarian groups continue to prosecute against the rest of the world. To give readers some idea of how utterly-duped the members of the UK Supreme Court were, they even issued a stomach-churning statement expressing the court's delight at the result of the case, and they wished Louisa and Alessandro every happiness in their future married life together.

Lord Lester of Herne Hill (b. 1936)

Lord Lester QC is recognised by Chambers UK 2014 as a Senior Statesman in Administrative & Public law and Civil Liberties, with commentary that he “Has handled some of the most innovative and complex cases in this field. He remains among the most admired public law practitioners at the Bar.”  “The doyen of human rights in this country. He was raising human rights points long before anybody else, and he is still one of the very best.”
The Legal 500 2013 ranks Lord Lester QC in Administrative & Public law, Civil Liberties & Human Rights and Employment.
Lord Lester QC was named in The Times Law 100 2009 listing the most influential lawyers in Britain. Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, a “leading public and constitutional lawyer, is still changing the law and pushing the boundaries of reform”. 

Professional and public experience:

  • Former Recorder South Eastern Circuit 1987 and Deputy High Court Judge
  • Special Adviser to the Home Secretary The Rt. Hon. Roy Jenkins MP, with responsibility for policy advice on human rights, 1974-76
  • Special Adviser to Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights for Northern Ireland, 1975-77
  • Board of Overseers of University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1977-89
  • UK legal expert on EEC Commission’s Network Committee on Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination, 1983-93
  • Chairman, Institute for Public Policy Research’s Judiciary Working Group on “A British Bill of Rights”, 1990
  • Hansard Society Commission on “Women at the Top” (Report, 1990)
  • Became a Life Peer 1993
  • President, INTERIGHTS (International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights) (1982-)
  • Council of JUSTICE 1977-
  • Editor-in-Chief, Butterworths’ Human Rights Cases
  • Member Editorial Board Public Law
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law
  • Advisory Board of Institute of European Public Law, Hull University
  • Board of Directors, Salzburg Seminar, 1996-2000
  • Co-Chair of the Executive Board of the European Roma Rights Centre, Budapest 1999-2001
  • Member of Legal Advisory Committee of the European Roma Rights Centre, Budapest 1999-
  • President Liberal Democrat Lawyers Association
  • Co-founder and former Chairman, The Runnymede Trust (1990-1993)
  • Governor, British Institute of Human Rights
  • Former Chairman and member of Board of Governors James Allen’s Girls School 1984-1994
  • Governor, Westminster School, 1998-2001
  • Chair, National Committee for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1998
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge, 1999-
  • Member, Executive Board, Open Society Institute Justice Initiative, 2000-
  • Independent Adviser to the Justice Secretary on certain aspects of constitutional reform, 2007-2008
  • Director, Odysseus Trust


House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities Sub-Committee E (Law and Institutions); rejoined 2004-2008
Joint Select Committee on Human Rights; rejoined 2005-
Sub-Committee on the 1996 Inter-Governmental Conference
Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Genocide Prevention
UK Bill of Rights Commission

Membership of Professional Bodies, Honours and Awards:

  • Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn, 1985
  • Queen’s Counsel, Bar of Northern Ireland (1984)
  • Member, Irish Bar
  • Honorary visiting Professor of Law and Honorary Fellow, University College, London
  • Honorary Doctorate, Open University
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Ulster (1998)
  • Honorary Doctorate, South Bank University (1998)
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Durham (2001)
  • Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award (1997)
  • Honorary Life Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (1998)
  • Honorary Member, American Law Institute
  • Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002)
  • Member, American Philosophical Society (2003)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at University College Cork, Ireland (2006)
  • Vice President of English PEN (2006)
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Stirling (2006)
  • The Judges Award For a lifetime of achievement in the service of human rights, Liberty/JUSTICE Human Rights Awards (2007)
  • Honorary Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (2008)
  • Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur (2009)

With an an irony that is close to equisite, the 'Scientology' racketeers co-opted Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, to present their fairytale court case. It seems that, despite all his many qualifications and achievements,  Lord Lester never bothered to apply common-sense, and establish what was the origin of the money with which he was to be paid by his 'Scientology' clients.

Lord Justice Toulson (b. 1946)
Lord Wilson
Lord Justice Wilson (b. 1946)

Naina Patel

Apparently, in total ignorance of wider-reality, Lord Lester and his colleague, Naina Patel, succeeded in persuading Lord Toulson (with whom Lord Neuberger, Lord Clarke, Lord Reed and Lord Wilson agreed) that:

Religion can be described 'in summary as a spiritual or non-secular belief system, held by a group of adherents, which claims to explain mankind's place in the universe and relationship with the infinite, and to teach its adherents how they are to live their lives in conformity with the spiritual understanding associated with the belief system.'

Lord Toulson then found himself in the situation of having to deconstruct the terms which he had just used to try to decontruct the word, 'religion':  

'By spiritual or non-secular I mean a belief system which goes beyond that which can be perceived by the senses or ascertained by the application of science. I prefer not to use the word "supernatural" to express this element, because it is a loaded word which can carry a variety of connotations. Such a belief system may or may not involve belief in a supreme being, but it does involve a belief that there is more to be understood about mankind's nature and relationship to the universe than can be gained from the senses or from science.' 

Finally, Lord Toulson made this extraordinary statement:

'I emphasise that this is intended to be a description and not a definitive formula.' 

Thus, since Lord Toulson's
 non-definitive description of 'religion,' was then used as a formula to produce a definitive Supreme Court ruling, by his own admission, the ruling had to be fundamentally-flawed, and on various grounds. In truth, Lord Toulson and his colleagues should have clearly stated that 'religion' (Latin religionis obligation, bondage, reverence) is not merely one of the most-ethnocentric of all words, but one label for a vast and evolving phenomenon, and, therefore, it cannot be accurately defined.

Furthermore, any attempt by judges or legislators to describe 'religion,' but which fails to take into consideration the irrefutable historical fact that self-perpetuating, non-rational or esoteric ritual belief systems have been (and continue to be) established, and/or perverted, for the unlawful, clandestine purpose of human exploitation, is not just fundamentally-flawed, but also fundamentally-dangerous. 

Thus, all Lord Toulson had to do to protect the British people, was to apply common sense, and the following vital clarification: 

Religion: 'a spiritual or non-secular belief system, held by a group of adherents, which claims to explain mankind’s place in the universe and relationship with the infinite, and to teach its adherents how they are to live their lives in conformity with the spiritual understanding associated with the belief system, but which has not been established, and/or perverted, for the unlawful, clandestine purpose of human exploitation.' 


Unfortunately, on his own fundamentally-flawed and dangerous non-definitive description of religion, Lord Toulson upheld a previous High Court finding that 'Scientology is, therefore, a religion.' However, it is not entirely clear what independent quantifiable evidence was produced to prove that 'Scientology' has, in fact, even conformed to Lord Toulson's own description of religion. Nonetheless, overruling another previous High Court ruling, Lord Toulson then held that:

 'a place of religious worship' was wide enough to include a place where religious services take place,

and he concluded that:

 the 'Scientology chapel' was such a place of worship.  

Consequently, the Registrar General was ordered to register the 'Scientology chapel' under both section 3 of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 and section 41 of the Marriage Act 1949, enabling Louisa Hodkin and her fiance to marry there as they wished.

Yet according to L. Ron Hubbard’s most-paranoid, and frighteningly-familiar, so-called 'religious/spiritual' pronouncements:

High-level, ‘Scientologists’ transform into immortal, intellectually and physically superior ‘Homo Novis’ (the next stage in human evolution), whilst ‘Wogs’ (the derogatory ‘Scientology’ jargon for all other Homo Sapiens, including Lords Lester and Toulson) remain inferior, mortal animals - the unenlightened pawns of an ‘Evil Extraterrestrial Ruler, Xenu'.... since ‘Scientologists’ alone represent a protective force of enlightenment, purity and absolute righteousness, they are, therefore, ultimately, not governed by laws made by mere 'Wogs,' because 'Scientologists' are noble super-humans on a ‘Secret Mission to Clear Planet Earth’ which is part of a wider-campaign to ‘Save our Sector of the Galaxy from Destruction.'

It seems that, despite all their many qualifications and achievements, Lord Toulson and his colleagues never bothered to apply common-sense and establish what was the origin of the money with which the so-called 'Scientology chapel' (in question) had been acquired. 

Thus, I should like to put the following question to the members of the UK Supreme Court,  Lord Neuberger (President), Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Reed, Lord Toulson, who handed down this dangerously short-sighted ruling (particularly, Lords: Toulson and Wilson who gave the leading judgement):

How is it possible that well-educated, and experienced persons, such as yourselves, can so easily lose sight of your wider-responsibility to protect the British public, and allow your critical, and evaluative, faculties to be shut-down by an innocent-looking young appellant, Ms. Hodkin, who could not have been acting independently, because her model of reality is quite-obviously controlled by an absurd, but nonetheless pernicious, comic-book fiction (peddled as fact), entitled 'Scientology/Dianetics' that was originally cobbled together back in the early 1950s, by a severe and inflexible Narcissist (steadfastly pretending moral and intellectual authority), Lafayette Ronald Hubbard - a malingering coward, charlatan and thief, who later transformed into a megalomaniacal psychopath - 'a paranoid commander-in-chief leading his forces in a war against the rest of the world?'

The co-opting of Lord Lester (a noted human rights champion) by these affinity-pretending British agents of the US-based 'Scientology' racketeers, is doubly-ironic, in that he speaks French and he was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur in 2009; for, two months ago, it was widely-reported in the mainstream media that France's highest Court of Appeal had upheld a guilty verdict against 'The Church of Scientology.'


Unfortunately, the sloppy and inaccurate reporting of these tragicomic events in France is symptomatic of the thoughtless approach taken by most mainstream journalists confronted by reality-inverting, cultic, groups. 

A small flock of sadly-deluded French  'Scientology' adherents apparently remain totally convinced that their innocent leaders are being treated as 'religious heretics' and that the French judicial system is under the control of anti-religious fanatics.

Although the inflexible, American bosses of the so-called 'Church of Scientology' (via an inflexible Ministry of Truth), steadfastly pretend that their world-wide, religious/self-betterment movement is the victim of anti-religious extremism in France,' the so-called 'Church of Scientology' was not convicted of any criminal offence in the Republic of France, for the simple reason that, officially, it does not exist there.

What has actually happened in France, is merely further proof that the organization commonly-referred to as 'Scientology,' should be classified as a pernicious cult.


1975, 'Operation Snow White' -  was the comic-book title given by L. Ron Hubbard to the infiltration of the US Internal Revenue Service, the US Coast Guard and US Drug Enforcement Agency, by a small flock of his deeply-deluded 'Scientology' adherents. Using a hermetic chain of command (as employed by organised crime gangs and espionage networks) Hubbard's secret  agents a.k.a.'Guardians' were ordered to recover, and destroy, documents recording a catalogue of crimes which Hubbard steadfastly pretended he had never committed. One of these self-righteous criminals, Gerald Bennet Wolfe (code-name 'Silver'), stole in excess of 30 thousands documents from the IRS in Washington DC, falsely believing that his actions were perfectly justifiable, because they were part of a war against evil extraterrestrials.

1977, 8th. July, at dawn, 134 FBI agents swooped on the offices of 'Scientology' in Washington DC and Los Angeles seized 48 149 documents. A week later, L. Ron Hubbard went into hiding.

1978, 15th. August, a federal grand jury indicted 9 'Scientologists', including Mary Sue Hubbard, on 28 counts of conspiring to steal government documents, stealing government documents, burglarizing government offices, intercepting government communications, harbouring a fugitive, making false declarations to a grand jury and conspiring to obstruct justice.

1979, 26th. October, US Distric Judge Charles R. Richey found the 9 'Scientologists' guilty as charged. Mary Sue Hubbard and two fellow conspirators were fined $ 10 000 each and jailed for 5 years. 6 other conspirators were fined lesser amounts and given shorter jail sentences.

More than half a century of evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has laughably been labelled 'Dianetics,' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic pseudo-science, and that the impressive-sounding made-up term 'Church of Scientology' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigator, and associates, of an ongoing, major, organized crime group (hiding behind a labyrinth of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers, in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a blame-the-victim advance fee fraud (dressed up as 'religious/self-betterment/spiritual' programsand various other related-abuses of trust.

Note the claim of an IQ of 138.

The pernicious fairy story entitled, 'Scientology,' is neither original nor unique - it is part of an evolving, criminogenic phenomenon that has always posed a threat to democracy and the rule of law. 



'The Universal Identifying Characteristics of a  Cult.' 

David Brear (copyright 2005) 

1). Deception. Pernicious cults are presented externally as traditional associations. These can be arbitrarily defined by their instigators as almost any banal group (‘religious’, ‘cultural’, ‘political’, ‘commercial’, etc.). However, internally, they are always totalitarian (i.e. they are centrally-controlled and require of their core-adherents an absolute subservience to the group and its patriarchal, and/ or matriarchal, leadership above all other persons). By their very nature, pernicious cults never present themselves in their true colours. Consequently, no one ever becomes involved with one as a result of his/her fully-informed consent.

2). Self-appointed sovereign leadership. Pernicious cults are instigated and ruled by psychologically dominant individuals, and/or bodies of psychologically dominant individuals (often with impressive, made-up names, and/or ranks, and/or titles), who hold themselves accountable to no one. These individuals have severe and inflexible Narcissistic Personalities (i.e. they suffer from a chronic psychological disorder, especially when resulting in a grandiose sense of self-importance/ righteousness and the compulsion to take advantage of others and to control others’ views of, and behaviour towards, them).* They steadfastly pretend moral and intellectual authority whilst pursuing various, hidden, criminal objectives (fraudulent, and/or sexual, and/or violent, etc.). The admiration of their adherents only serves to confirm, and magnify, the leaders’ strong sense of self-entitlement and fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beautyideal love, etc.
* ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder,’ is a psychological term first used in 1971 by Dr. Heinz Kohut (1913-1981). It was recognised as the name for a form of pathological narcissism in ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 1980.’ Narcissistic traits (where a person talks highly of himself/herself to eliminate feelings of worthlessness) are common in, and considered ‘normal’ to, human psychological development. When these traits become accentuated by a failure of the social environment and persist into adulthood, they can intensify to the level of a severe mental disorder. Severe and inflexible NPD is thought to effect less than 1% of the general adult population. It occurs more frequently in men than women. In simple terms, NPD is reality-denying, total self-worship born of its sufferers’ unconscious belief that they are flawed in a way that makes them fundamentally unacceptable to others. In order to shield themselves from the intolerable rejection and isolation which they unconsciously believe would follow if others recognised their defective nature, NPD sufferers go to almost any lengths to control others’ view of, and behaviour towards, them. NPD sufferers often choose partners, and raise children, who exhibit ‘co-narcissism’ (a co-dependent personality disorder like co-alcoholism). Co-narcissists organize themselves around the needs of others (to whom they feel responsible), they accept blame easily, are eager to please, defer to others’ opinions and fear being seen as selfish if they act assertively. NPD was observed, and apparently well-understood, in ancient times. Self-evidently, the term, ‘narcissism,’ comes from the allegorical myth of Narcissus, the beautiful Greek youth who falls in love with his own reflection.

Currently, NPD has nine recognised diagnostic criteria (five of which are required for a diagnosis):
  •       has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
  •       is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, ideal love, etc.
  •       believes that he/she is special and unique and can only be understood by other special people.
  •       requires excessive admiration.
  •       strong sense of self-entitlement.
  •       takes advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends.
  •       lacks empathy.
  •       is often envious or believes that others are envious of him/her.
  •       arrogant disposition.

3). Manipulation. Pernicious cults employ co-ordinated, devious techniques of social and psychological persuasion (variously described as: ‘covert hypnosis’, ‘mental manipulation’, ‘coercive behaviour modification’, ‘group pressure’, ‘thought reform’, ‘ego destruction’, ‘mind control’, ‘brainwashing’, ‘neuro-linguistic programming’, ‘love bombing’, etc.). These techniques are designed to fulfil the hidden criminal objectives of the leaders by provoking in the adherents an infantile total dependence on the group to the detriment of themselves and of their existing family, and/or other, relationships. Pernicious cults manipulate their adherents’ existing beliefs and instinctual desires, creating the illusion that they are exercising free will. In this way, adherents can also be surreptitiously coerced into following potentially harmful, physical procedures (sleep deprivation, protein restriction, repetitive chanting/ moving, etc.) which are similarly designed to facilitate the shutting down of an individual’s critical and evaluative faculties without his/ her fully-informed consent.

4). Radical changes of personality and behaviour. Pernicious cults can be of any size, duration and level of criminality. They comprise groups, and/or sub-groups, of previously diverse individuals bonded by their unconscious acceptance of the self-gratifying, but wholly imaginary, scenario that they alone represent a positive or protective force of purity and absolute righteousness derived from their leadership’s exclusive access to a superior or superhuman knowledge, and that they alone oppose a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil.Whilst this two-dimensional, or dualistic, narrative remains the adherents’ model of reality, they are, in effect, constrained to modify their individual personalities and behaviour accordingly.

5). Pseudo-scientific mystification. The instigators of pernicious cults seek to overwhelm their adherents emotionally and intellectually by pretending that progressive initiation into their own superior or superhuman knowledge (coupled with total belief in its authenticity and unconditional deference to the authority of its higher initiates) will defeat a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil, and lead to future, exclusive redemption in some form of secure Utopian existence. By making total belief a prerequisite of redemption,adherents are drawn into a closed-logic trap (i.e. failure to achieve redemption is solely the fault of the individual who didn’t believe totally). Cultic pseudo-science is always essentially the same hypnotic hocus-pocus, but it can be peddled in an infinite variety of forms and combinations (‘spiritual’, ‘medical’, ‘philosophical’, cosmological,’extraterrestrial’, ‘political’, ‘racial’, ‘mathematical’, ‘economic’, New-Age’, 'magical', etc.), often with impressive, made-up, technical-sounding names. It is tailored to fit the spirit of the times and to attract a broad range of persons, but especially those open to an exclusive offer of salvation (i.e. the: sick, dissatisfied, bereaved, vanquished, disillusioned, oppressed, lonely, insecure, aimless, etc.). However, at a moment of vulnerability, anyone (no matter what their: age, sex, nationality, state of mental/ physical health, level of education, etc.) can need to believe in a non-rational, cultic pseudo-science. Typically, obedient adherents are granted ego-inflating names, and/or ranks, and/or titles, whilst non-initiates are referred to using derogatory, dehumanizing terms. Although initiation can at first appear to be reasonable and benefits achievable, cultic pseudo-science gradually becomes evermore costly and mystifying. Ultimately, it is completely incomprehensible and its claimed benefits are never quantifiable. The self-righteous euphoria and relentless enthusiasm of cult proselytizers can be highly infectious and deeply misleading. They are invariably convinced that their own salvation also depends on saving others.

6). Monopoly of information. The leaders of  pernicious cults seek to control all information entering not only their adherents’ minds, but also that entering the minds of casual observers. This is achieved by constantly denigrating all external sources of information whilst constantly repeating the group’s reality-inverting key words and images, and/or by the physical isolation of adherents. Cults leaders systematically categorize, condemn and exclude as unenlightened, negative, impure, absolutely evil, etc. all free-thinking individuals and any quantifiable evidence challenging the authenticity of their imaginary scenarios of control. In this way, the minds of cult adherents can become converted to accept only what their leadership arbitrarily sanctions as enlightened, positive, pure, absolutely righteous, etc. Consequently, adherents habitually communicate amongst themselves using their group’s thought-stopping ritual jargon, and they find it difficult, if not impossible, to communicate with negative persons outside of their group whom they falsely believe to be not only doomed, but also to be a suppressive threat to redemption.

7). False justification. In pernicious cults, a core-group of adherents can be gradually dissociated from external reality and reformed into deployable agents, and/or de facto slaves, and/or expendable combatants, etc., furthering the hidden criminal objectives of their leaders, completely dependent on a collective paranoid delusion of absolute moral and intellectual supremacy fundamental to the maintenance of their individual self-esteem/identity and related psychological function. It becomes impossible for such fanatics to see humour in their situation or to feel pity for, or to empathise with, non-adherents. Their minds are programmed to interpret the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction, of inferior outsiders (particularly, those who challenge their group’s controlling scenario) as perfectly justifiable.

8). Structural mystification. The instigators of pernicious cults can continue to organize the creation, and/or dissolution, and/or subversion, of further (apparently independent) corporate structures pursuing lawful, and/or unlawful, activities in order to prevent, and/or divert, investigation and isolate themselves from liability. In this way, some cults survive all low-level challenges and spread like cancers enslaving the minds, and destroying the lives, of countless individuals in the process. At the same time, their leaders acquire absolute control over capital sums which place them alongside the most notorious racketeers in history. They operate behind ever-expanding, and changing, fronts of ‘limited-liability, commercial companies,’ and/or ‘non-profit-making associations,’ etc. Other than ‘religious /philosophical’ and ‘political’ movements and ‘secret societies,’  typical reality-inverting disguises for cultic crime are:

charity/ philanthropy’; ‘fund-raising’; ‘lobbying’ on topical issues (‘freedom’, ‘ethics’, ‘environment’, ‘human rights’, ‘women’s rights’, ‘child protection’, ‘law enforcement’, ‘social justice’, 'peace,' etc.); ‘publishing and media’; ‘education’; ‘academia’; ‘celebrity’; ‘patriotism’; ‘information technology’; ‘public relations’; ‘advertising’; ‘medicine’; ‘alternative medicine’; ‘nutrition’; ‘rehabilitation’; ‘manufacturing’; ‘retailing’; ‘direct selling/ marketing’; ‘multilevel marketing’; ‘network marketing’; ‘regulation’; ‘personal development’; ‘self-betterment’; ‘positive thinking’; ‘self-motivation’; ‘leadership training’; ‘life coaching’; ‘research and development’; ‘investment’; ‘real estate’; ‘sponsorship’; ‘bereavement/trauma counselling’; ‘addiction counselling’; ‘legal counselling’; ‘cult exit-counselling’; ‘financial consulting’; ‘management consulting’; ‘clubs’; etc. 

9). Chronic psychological deterioration symptoms. The long-term core-adherents of pernicious cults are psychotic (i.e. suffering from psychosis, a severe mental derangement, especially when resulting in delusions and loss of contact with external reality). Core-adherents who manage to break with their group and confront the ego-destroying reality that they’ve been systematically deceived and exploited, are invariably destitute and dissociated from all their previous social contacts. For many years afterwards, recovering former core-adherents can suffer from one, or more, of the following psychological problems (which are also generally indicative of the victims of abuse):

depression; overwhelming feelings (guilt, grief, shame, fear, anger, embarrassment, etc.); dependency/ inability to make decisions; retarded psychological/ intellectual development; suicidal thoughts; panic/ anxiety attacks; extreme identity confusion; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; insomnia/ nightmares; eating disorders; psychosomatic illness ( asthma, skin disorders, headaches, fatigue, etc.); sexual problems/ fear of forming intimate relationships; inability to trust; etc.

10). Repression of all dissent. The leaders of the most-destructive cults are megalomaniacal psychopaths (i.e. suffering from a chronic mental disorder, especially when resulting in paranoid delusions of grandeur and self-righteousness, and the compulsion to pursue grandiose objectives). The unconditional deference of their deluded adherents only serves to confirm, and magnify, the leaders’ own paranoid delusions. This type of cult leader maintains an absolute monopoly of information whilst perpetrating, and/or directing, evermore heinous crimes. They sustain their activities by the imposition of arbitrary contracts and codes (secrecydenunciation, confession,justice, punishment, etc.) within their groups, and by the use of humiliation, and/or intimidation, and/or calumny, and/or malicious prosecution (where they pose as victims), and/or sophism, and/or the infiltration of traditional culture, and/or corruption, and/or intelligence gathering and blackmail, and/or extortion, and/or physical isolation, and/or violence, and/or assassination, etc., to repress any internal or external dissent.


On September 8th  2008, a decade after a series of familiar complaints were first filed, Judge Jean-Christophe Hullin (representing the people of the French Republic) finally signed the order for two American-controlled, French-registered corporate structures jointly to face a criminal charge of ‘escroquerie en bande organisée’  (literally, ‘fraud  in an organized gang’). Judge Hullin also ordered that six current, and former, senior corporate officers of these structures should face the same criminal charge and other charges relating to the ‘illegal operation of a pharmacy.'

At the outset of this ongoing affair, at the request of a defence attorney, certain of the plaintiffs were apparently persuaded by an Investigating-Judge, Marie-Paul Moracchini, to withdraw their criminal complaints. This was because of procedural irregularities i.e. the Judge had allowed a large quantity of confidential documentation to vanish from a Paris Court House. Judge Moracchini had apparently made the ‘mistake’ of leaving all the files relating to the case ‘unattended on a table for a clerk to collect,' but without verifying that the clerk, in question, had received the message. Although a criminal inquiry was pursued, and a likely thief identified, no charges were brought. Ironically, this was due to lack of evidence. Subsequently, after a typically-protracted judicial system internal inquiry, Judge Moracchini was officially found to have not behaved improperly and, consequently, she was not sanctioned. However, these farcical proceedings don’t explain why it then took a further decade before (what remained of) the original case was scheduled for trial. By 2009, this accident-prone prosecution - which certain commentators are convinced the French government wanted to disappear for reasons of Franco-American diplomacy - was considered to be so sensitive that the French Foreign Ministry felt it necessary to form a special team to deal with an expected deluge of international criticism.

The initial trial lasted over 3 weeks and 40 witnesses testified. When the verdict was delivered on October 27th 2009, although an echelon of defence attorneys had steadfastly pretended their clients to be completely innocent of fraud, because they were being judged for their beliefs and not for their actions, whilst they had produced lots of satisfied clients and had voluntarily refunded the few dissatisfied clients, the two corporate structures, and their respective officers, and former officers, were duly found guilty as charged. The structures were ordered to pay fines totalling  600 000 Euros (approximately $1.1 million).

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Deeply-deluded cheat, Alain Rosenberg, attempted to obstruct a journalist from lawfully filming his exit from court. Rosenberg has exhibited classic symptoms of totalistic paranoia - genuinely believing that he is an innocent martyr being hounded for his 'religious beliefs.' In reality, core-'Scientologists' are programmed to believe a self-righteous, comic-book narrative which has been used as the false justification for countless crimes since the 1950s. In this unoriginal, pernicious, cultic game of make-believe, high-level 'Scentology' initiates are a new Master-Race of morally, intellectually and physically superior humans who, alone, are engaged in a never-ending Holy-War against an invisible force of evil extra-terrestrials infesting the minds and bodies of inferior humans. 

The most-senior officers, Alain Rosenberg and Sabine Jacquart, were each given two year suspended prison sentences and personally fined 30 000 Euros, whilst two others were given suspended prison sentences and (along with the remaining guilty party) personally fined lesser amounts. The trial Judge, Sophie-Helene Chateau, explained that she had decided not to grant the State Prosecutors' original request for custodial prison sentences, because the offenders had given undertakings that they would, henceforth, reform their activities. Despite the remarkably-lenient sentence, the defence attorneys immediately filed an appeal and (completely ignoring the suffering of the plaintiffs) continued to invert established-reality by indignantly portraying their clients as the victims of a witch-hunt. The trial Judge also explained that she was unable to grant the State Prosecutor’s original request for the corporate structures to be closed-down without further delay. This was due to another unbelievable ‘mistake.’ This time, a vital section of computer text had been ‘cut, but not pasted’  by a ham-fisted clerk drafting proposed French legislation (enacted just before the case came to trial) which should have made it a simple matter of procedure to dissolve any French-registered corporate structure(s) proven to have been engaging in a chronic pattern of criminal activity. However, it had been feared that closure of these particular structures might very well have been counterproductive, in that the attempted prohibition of what they were peddling could have driven this criminal activity underground. Consequently, the outcome of the original trial was described by many well-informed commentators as ‘intelligent.'

Mme. Aude Claire Malton

According to the evidence which made it to court, it was in May 1998, that a 33 year old hotel governess, Mme. Aude Claire Malton, was approached on her way home from work (outside the Opera metro station in Paris) by a group of friendly individuals. They had no authorization to be soliciting in the street and did not fully-identify themselves, but they invited her to ‘agree to participate’ in (what they insisted was) a ‘Free Personality/Stress Test.’ Mme. Malton, who had never heard of 'Scientology' and who had been suffering from depression (due to a relationship breakdown the previous year), found herself unable to refuse, and she accompanied the individuals to an address in the rue Legendre. However, Mme. Malton's subsequent ‘failure’ in the ‘Test’  led to her becoming convinced that she had significant  problems which could only be resolved through the purchase of an exclusive, special offer ‘Self-Betterment Course.’ She had, in fact, been deceived into allowing herself to be subjected to coordinated devious techniques of social, psychological and physical persuasion (designed to identify vulnerable individuals, destabilise their self-esteem and provoke an infantile total dependence to the detriment of themselves).

In this way, Mme. Malton was given the illusion that she was making free-choicesbut she was effectively-coerced into buying a collection of progressively more-expensive, but ultimately-worthless, publications, recordings, treatments, medicines, esoteric accessories, etc. Fortunately (with the help of her family), Mme. Malton was able to come to come to her senses, but not before she had parted with more than 20 000 Euros (some of which she had been advised to borrow by an individual who was presented as a 'Scientology financial consultant').

One of the most-outrageously over-priced single 'Scientology' items (approximately 4000 Euros) is a handheld gadget, labelled ‘E-meter’ (capable of detecting tiny fluctuations in natural, corporal electrical resistance), which countless victims have been assured is part of a ‘proven technology’ for measuring and improving the clarity and functioning of a person’s mind and body.

The gang of high-pressure charlatans whom this unwary Frenchwoman had met, were from the Paris branch of a legally-registered, privately-controlled corporate structure, known as ‘The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre,’ ostensibly 'directed' by Alain Rosenberg. 

The Bridge To Total Freedom: A map of every level and course of Scientology

The pseudo-scientific paraphernalia Mme. Malton bought, was the just the start of a potentially-limitless advance fee fraud to which certain victims have been proven to have lost amounts totalling millions of dollars over periods spanning decades. These fraudulent materials were mostly supplied in France via another legally-registered, privately-controlled corporate structure, known as ‘The Church of Scientology Book Shop.’ 

[Readers should note that, despite their misleading labels, neither of these ostensibly'commercial/cultural' corporate structures has any official 'religious' standing or privileges in France, where they have been required by law to disclose their financial activities and pay taxes on any net-earnings]. 

Sadly, this French prosecution is just one piece of a vast and confusing puzzle, because there are thousands more corporate structures around the globe (some of which have obtained official'religious/charitable' standing and have been granted a tax-exempt status) engaging in unlawful, and/or lawful enterprises, which comprise the pernicious cultic organization most-commonly referred to as Scientology.’ 

These apparently autonomous 'Scientology' groups have their own paramilitary hierarchy of leaders who, in reality, answer to the organization’s supreme leadership

When this typically-distracting tangle of Gordian Knots is ignored, and the wider-picture examined with intellectual rigour, ‘Scientology’ sub-groups are revealed as the spokes of a rimless wheel, all obediently feeding cash (and intelligence) back to the central hub. 

This vast corporate labyrinth is neither original nor unique; for the shifty ‘Scientology’ edifice has been maliciously constructed to a well-known esoteric/hermetic pattern in order to prevent, and/or divert, investigation and isolate the organization’s wealthy bosses (in the USA) from liability. By its very nature,‘Scientology’ never presents itself in its true colours. Consequently, no one ever becomes involved with the movement as a result of his/her fully-informed consent.

The setting up (and sustaining) of such a criminogenic system is defined as a ‘pattern of ongoing, major racketeering activity’ by the US federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act , 1970 (clarified by subsequent US Supreme Court rulings).

Why the French authorities (who have access to a veritable mountain of evidence stretching back decades) did not file suit against the real bosses of ‘Scientology’ in the USA under RICO, is not such a mystery when one realises the unhealthy influence ‘Scientology’ has wielded over certain thoughtless officials at the US State Dept and US Internal Revenue Service.


The bosses of ‘Scientology’ are demonstrably committing fraud and obstructing justice, and are, thus, in flagrant violation of RICO, each time they steadfastly pretend to run the ‘World’s Fastest Growing Religion and Self-Betterment Movement, with 10 millions followers (including 45 000 in France).’  In the adult world of quantifiable reality, the best available estimates (from democratically-accountable European government agencies ) reveal that, in total, there are currently far less than 150 000 core-Scientologists’ and that recruitment has been in steep decline for some time. Most people who are initially seduced by ‘Scientology,’ abandon the movement within a short period and without complaint. A significant minority (usually with access to independent funds) have remained enslaved for extended periods. It is this core-group of deluded proselytizers who perpetuate the organization, and who are (unconsciously) both victims and perpetrators of the abuse. Down the years, a growing number of courageous whistle-blowers have managed to face the ego-destroying reality that they were committing all-manner of crime by proxy, and they have faced all-manner of intimidation designed to silence their dissent. Indeed, many have been coerced into retracting their complaints. To date, for obvious reasons, the overwhelming majority of core-‘Scientology’ survivors have remained silent. When they first escape, former Scientologists’ are invariably destitute and suffering from chronic psychological deterioration symptoms -  overwhelming feelings (guilt, grief, shame, fear, anger, embarrassment, etc.). Yet, interfering with witnesses to racketeering who wish to cooperate with law enforcement agencies (including the filing of malicious criminal complaints and civil lawsuits against them), is also a violation of RICO.

David Miscavige
Boss of  the pernicious cult known as 'Scientology'

Reed Elliot Slatkin (without wig, 2003)

A while back, I was contacted by a former adherent of ‘Scientology’ who, almost 10 years previously, had fallen victim to a Ponzi scheme ostensibly run out of Santa Barbara California by Reed Elliot Slatkin (married 2 children, b. 1949), a Minister of the Church of Scientology.’ My correspondent told me that he found it very difficult to believe (after reading black propaganda posted about me on the Net) that ‘Amway’s’ apologists have not received their training in how to destroy critics, from within‘Scientology’I was directed to This is probably the largest body of accurate information available describing one the most-revealing, organized, financial crimes in 6 decades of shameful ‘Scientology’ history.

Reed Elliot Slatkin circa 1995)

In 1986, Reed Slatkin (then aged 37, and whose involvement with ‘Scientology’ already stretched back 23 years) began illegally to acquire control over a capital sum which he eventually would pretend totalled approximately $600 millions.This was achieved by him posing as an ordinary man turned infallible capitalist superman – a wise ‘Investment Club Manager’ who (guided by the ‘ethics and spiritual technology' of his ‘religion’) always returned substantial profits for his ‘Club Members,’ no matter what the overall trading conditions were. Many of Slatkin’s (ultimate) victims were wealthy, low-level ‘Scientology’ initiates programmed to defer unconditionally to the imaginary moral and intellectual authority of high-level initiates; others were well-heeled Hollywood types.

Unfortunately, exactly like Bernie Madoff, Slatkin was nothing more than an economic alchemist - a once-penniless nobody: turned self-proclaimed financial guru who, despite the huge amount of cash he handled for (ultimately) 800 listed ‘investors,’ was not even registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Unlike Madoff, Slatkin completed many trades, but these were generally disastrous and his losses quickly grew to monumental proportions. At first glance, I assumed Slatkin to be a typical narcissistic charlatan who squandered his bedazzled victims' money on bedazzling toys, and who didn’t have the beginnings of a clue what he was doing. However, I then discovered that Slatkin did not really display the trappings of wealth whilst many of the failing ‘partner’ companies which he recklessly continued to pour his victims’ money into, were created and run by his fellow core-‘Scientologists’ (some of whom had previous convictions for fraud

This aspect of the Slatkin affair immediately put me in mind of Mel Brooks’ 1968 comedy film, ‘The Producers,’ in which the two central characters, Max Bialystok’ and ‘Leo Bloom,’ stage a financially-suicidal 'Nazi'-themed Broadway musical (‘Springtime for Hitler’) in order to cheat their elderly (mostly Jewish widow) ‘investors.’

Smiling Reed  Slatkin, the perfect 'Scientology' family man (circa 1997)

During 15 years, Slatkin was extensively promoted by'Scientology' propaganda as a glowing example of the limitless prosperity, freedom, health and happiness which unquestioning adherence to the 'Church' brings.

Louisa Hodkin and fiance, the perfect 'Scientology' couple.
Readers are reminded that all comic-book 'Scientology' propaganda, has always been essentially the same. No matter what quantifiable evidence proves the contrary, 'Scientology' propaganda constantly reflects its adherents as nice, friendly, healthy heterosexual people who want to help you, and who would never ever tell lies or do anything unethical or unlawful. Sadly, the members of the UK Supreme Court have accepted the testimony of deluded pawns in this pernicious game of make-believe, as the truth. 

Meanwhile,Slatkin succeeded in maintaining an absolute monopoly of information about his own financially-suicidal tragicomedy - issuing countless fake ‘account statements’ and actually paying out what he arbitrarily defined as profits’ to privileged ‘investors’ by using authentic cash taken from fresh victims. In total, he paid  $279 millions to a group of persons who had apparently originally given him a total of only $128 millions to invest. 

In this way, between January 1st 1986 and April 30th 2001, Slatkin passed more than $151 millions of stolen funds to 75 (apparentlyindependent) individuals many of whom were core-‘Scientologists.’ A second (slightly larger) group pocketed $44 millions. If we just take one example, Joel Kreiner, ‘Scientology’s’ primary tax attorney, received a whopping $5 866 583. (

Well into this period, by chance, Slatkin became involved in the creation of a truly successful company, the Internet service provider, 'EarthLink Inc.' Sadly, this fluke only served to enhance his unwarranted reputation as shrewd businessman on the cutting edge of technology. Thus, drawing more victims into his pay-to-play game of make-believe. Evidently, 1986-2001, no agent of law enforcement ever asked Slatkin the one blindingly-obvious question which would have immediately revealed what he was doing:

'Excluding your own documentation, what quantifiable evidence can you produce to prove that your alleged investment fund has had any significant or sustainable source of revenue other than its own alleged investors?'

By the spring of 2001, the flow of cash was finally drying up. A few already mildly-critical victims had begun to smell a rat when Slatkin (who couldn't pay them their fictitious ‘profits,’ let alone refund their so-called 'investments') began behaving strangely and stalling for time. He was now escorted by an echelon of aggressive bodyguards. 

After failing to act on complaints for more than 12 months, the SEC finally strolled in - filing a civil enforcement action, freezing Slatkin’s remaining assets. Simultaneously, the FBI executed criminal search warrants and quickly discovered that Slatkin’s miraculous, ever-growing ‘investment fund’ was indeed a classic Ponzi scheme, without any significant or sustainable source of external revenue other than its victims. By this late stage, the bogus business was in deficit to the tune of $255 millions. Furthermore, the FBI found that Slatkin had gone to the most extraordinary lengths - including the creation of a fictitious Swiss bank, NAA Financial,’ - to conceal the truth, obstruct, and/or divert, the SEC investigation and continue to commit fraud.

Confronted with reality, Slatkin gave himself up, but when he was interviewed by SEC lawyers, much to their amazement (in response to a standard question about his educational qualifications, or rather lack of educational qualifications), he calmy explained that he was a 'Certified Dianetics Auditor', and he treated them to a deeply-mystifying, extended lecture on his comic-book ‘Scientology Beliefs and Ethics,’ recounting his 38 years in ‘Scientology.’ This remarkable testimony included how Slatkin:

- (as a 14 year old boy in 1963) was recruited into the organization by his uncle, after the sudden death of his father.

L. Ron Hubbard playing Lord of Saint Hill Manor

- (before graduating from High-School) travelled to the UK to study ‘Spiritual Technology’ at Saint Hill Manor under L. Ron Hubbard himself.

- (in his late teens) was involved in the setting up of Hubbard’s ‘Sea Organization’  in Scotland, but was deported from the UK, and his passport confiscated, when the UK Minister for Health declared ‘Scientology’ to be a public danger.

During the SEC interviews, Slatkin (without the slightest embarrassment) proudly recited from the absurd ‘Scientology’ fiction as though it was fact; demonstrating that he was still the deluded de facto agent of its authors. However, during his trial (more than 2 years later) his lawyer stated that it had taken a while to ‘deprogram’ his client, but now Slatkin accepted that he’d  been acting under the influence of ‘Scientology.’

Reed Slatkin (with wig, but without smile).

On September 2nd 2003, after pleading guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and obstructing justice, Slatkin was sentenced (by California Judge, Magaret Morrow), to serve 14 years in a federal prison. Although ‘Scientology’s’ attorneys subsequently maintained that Slatkin’s explanation of his behaviour was rejected out of hand by Judge Morrow, she actually felt obliged to state before sentencing that:

‘The Court does not discount the importance of the Church (‘Scientology’) in his (Slatkin's) life and that it colored his judgement.’

Daniel W. Jacobs

During the trial, and sentencing, a claque of deluded  Scientologists’ in civilian dress had queued to be first into the courtroom. They all smirked and sniggered in unison, acting as though Slatkin’s attorney was a crazy conspiracy theorist, each time he had made the slightest reference to his client being programmed. A highly-convenient witness (and long-time ‘Scientologist’) Daniel W. Jacobs (b. 1946), testified (under oath) that Slatkin had met with him in a restaurant in 2001 and openly boasted about  having:-

- millions of dollars stashed away in gold, art works, etc.
- a plan to ‘implicate Scientology.’

Jacobs (who described himself as a ‘financial consultant’) had, in fact, made a prior agreement with the prosecution. In return for his co-operation and guilty plea, he would receive a derisory 4 month prison sentence for conspiracy to obstruct the SEC investigation. Jacobs admitted that, for 12 months, he had posed as a representative of Slatkin’s fictitious Swiss Brokerage.’ He had assisted in the production of fake ‘Swiss account statements’ and running fake ‘Swiss telephone numbers,’ all of which were designed to fool victims and regulators into believing that a reputable overseas financial institution held hundreds of millions of dollars of missing cash.Tellingly, Slatkin’s alleged stash has never been traced, and (in direct contradiction to Jacob’s statement) the quantifiable evidence proved that Slatkin had paid $1.7 million of his ill-gotten gains directly to ‘Scientology’ groups, and that he had facilitated the channelling (via favoured ‘investors’ who were Scientologists’) of an unspecified amount to corporate structures affiliated to ‘Scientology.’ Indeed, in November 2008, it was reported that a Scientology’ attorney, David Schindler, had ‘negotiated a compromise’ with Alexander Pilmer, an attorney acting for Slatkin’s bankruptcy trustee, R. Nodd Nielson, in which ‘Scientology’ agreed to pay back $3.5 millions to victims. After being in receipt of bundles of cash for 15 years (apparently in total ignorance that it was stolen), the leadership of ‘Scientology’ suddenly pronounced the ‘Excommunication’ of Slatkin, and all the many references to him as a glowing example of a ‘Scientology’ success story, have been removed from the organization’s propaganda. To date, no further investigation has been pursued against the leadership of Scientlogy’ by the US authorities regarding this affair. The buck stopped with Slatkin and five associates, even if the bucks didn’t.

Jason Beghe

It doesn’t take a genius to spot the (underlying) similarities between the two (apparently diverse) groups most-commonly referred to as 'MLM Direct Selling Companies’ and ‘Scientology.’ For anyone who has encountered inflexible ‘MLM’ proselytizers in his/her own social circle, but who still finds this unpalatable analysis difficult to digest, I would suggest that he/she reads any of the testimonies of the heartbroken friends and relatives of core-Scientologists’ who have been exposed to (what the original author of the pernicious ‘Scientology’ fairy story arbitrarily defined as) ‘Disconnection.’ Better still, take a look at the frighteningly familiar testimony of Jason Beghe (the Hollywood actor and former poster-boy for ‘Scientology’) who now accepts that (during a period spanning more than 10 years) he was tricked into believing that he was making a free-choice to hand-over around $1 million to a gang of racketeers posing as the philanthropic leadership of  the ‘Worlds Fastest-Growing Religion/Self-Betterment Movement.'

Although the flock of apparatchiks at the ‘Scientology’ Ministry of Truth steadfastly pretend that there has never been a doctrine of ‘Disconnection’ in their ‘Church’ and that ‘Scientology’ brings families together, it is a matter of public record that anyone challenging the authenticity of the pernicious ‘Scientology’ fairy story has always been systematically categorized, condemned and excluded by it, as a ‘Suppressive Person’ (‘S.P’) – a negative threat to redemption with whom positive ‘Scientologists’ must break all contact, because only total belief leads to freedom, enlightenment, health, happiness, prosperity, etc. Obviously, by making total belief a prerequisite of redemption, adherents are drawn into a closed-logic trap (i.e. failure to achieve redemption is solely the fault of the individual who didn’t believe totally). Indeed, a growing list of courageous dissidents (who have refused to be intimidated or bought off) confirm that the more cash an individual coughs up to climb in the endless ‘Scientology’ pyramid of ‘Secret Knowledge:’ the more outrageous and extreme the group’s closed-logic controlling-scenario becomes. According to Hubbard’s most-paranoid fantasies: High-level, ‘Scientologists’ transform into immortal, intellectually and physically superior ‘Homo Novis’ (the next stage in human evolution), whilst ‘Wogs’ (the derogatory ‘Scientology’ jargon for Homo Sapiens) remain inferior, mortal animals - the unenlightened pawns of an ‘Evil Extraterrestrial Ruler, Xenu.’ ‘Scientologists’ alone represent a protective force of enlightenment, purity and absolute righteousness. They are super-humans on a ‘Mission to Clear Planet Earth’ and, thus, ‘Save our Sector of the Galaxy from Destruction.’

No matter how absurd and impossible their comic-book model of reality might seem to outsiders, all active core-‘Scientologists’ unconsciously accept that it is perfectly justifiable to ‘lie, cheat and destroy,’ because they have a higher moral purpose… they alone are engaged in a never-ending war against evil.

Once the unoriginal, dualistic fiction modifying the behaviour and personalities of core-‘Scientologists’ is understood, the crimes of deluded individuals like Reed Slatkin and Alain Rosenberg are revealed in an entirely different light; for 'Scientology' is a counterfeit culture in which the traditional concepts of right and wrong have been overturned and made absolute. 

David Brear (copyright 2013)

Footnote to the Slatkin affair.

I’d like to thank Robert Fitzpatrick (President of Pyramid Scheme Alert) for drawing my attention to the fact that Ms. Joan 'Jodie' Bernstein (Director of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, 1995-2001) was solicited by the St. Louis-based law firm, Bryan Cave LLP, and that (in her new, much more highly-paid capacity) she then enthusiastically lied to her former colleagues at the FTC on behalf of the ‘Amway’ mob - arguing that there was no need for government regulation of her client in particular, and of ‘Multi-Level Marketing’ in general.

Gerald E. Boltz, former SEC official
Gerald E. Boltz (d. 2006)

It will probably come as no surprise to readers to learn that Bryan Cave LLP has also defended Reed Slatkin. Indeed, the late Mr. Gerald Boltz (a former Securities Exchange Commission Administrator) was also solicited by Bryan Cave LLP, and (in his new, much more highly-paid capacity) he then enthusiastically lied to his former colleagues at the SEC on behalf of Reed Slatkin, arguing (at the beginning of 2000) that there was no need to file a civil enforcement action to  freeze his client’s remaining assets

In 2003, it was reported that Reed Slatkin’s bankruptcy trustee, R. Todd Neilson (a former FBI agent) had complained to US Bankruptcy Judge, Robert Riblet, that Gerald Boltz and his associates at Bryan Cave LLP had deliberately mishandled Slatkin’s case and, thus, permitted hundreds of individuals to continue to lose their money. Neilson argued that Boltz (as a former top SEC lawyer) should have immediately deduced that Slatkin was running a Ponzi scheme, but (inexplicably) he did not.

Bryan Cave LLP subsequently filed a ‘tentative settlement’ with the US Bankruptcy Court, in which the law firm denied any wrongdoing, but (all the same) offered to pay Slatkin’s trust $650 thousands to be distributed to its creditors. Limply, Bryan Cave LLP (a firm that promotes itself as being expert in financial fraud) posed as a wide-eyed victim totally deceived by Slatkin’s fake documentation. In any event, Gerald Boltz’ amoral defence was that, as Slatkin’s counsel, his duty was to his client: not to his client’s ‘investors.’

Bennetta Slaughter

For a while, in another obvious attempt to obstruct justice, a 'Scientology' agent, Bennetta Slaughter, tried to create a fake association to 'represent Slatkin's investors'

Immediately after his trial, Slatkin’s mystifying labyrinth of lies was so vast that it was still in process of being partially dismantled by Alexander Pilmer, the attorney acting for R. Todd Neilson. At this time, hundreds of Slatkin’s (ultimate) victims were owed around $240 millions, and more than 200 lawsuits had been filed to recover money from corporate structures and individuals who had profited directly from Slatkin’s crimes. However, Pilmer was also in negotiation with attorneys acting for another (even more-mystifying) labyrinth of lies. The leadership of ‘Scientology’ had profited indirectly from Slatkin’s crimes - receiving an unspecified number of payments (arbitrarily defined as ‘donations’) via an unspecified number of corporate structures (arbitrarily defined as ‘non-profit-making organizations’) and from around 75 individuals who headed the list of 'Scientologists' who had profited directly. For obvious reasons, Pilmer requested that all these ‘donations’ to ‘Scientology Groups’ (allegedly totalling many tens of millions of dollars) should be immediately declared and returned. After 5 years of wrangling, ‘Scientology’ coughed up a mere $3.5 millions, but this included $1.7 millions that Slatkin ‘donated’ himself.

However, many obvious questions have (apparently) never been asked by law enforcement agents - principally:

  • Since, out of the group of core-‘Scientologists’ who (over a period of 15 years) were proved to have received a total of $151 millions stolen by Slatkin (arbitrarily defined as profits on investments’ ), a significant number were from the so-called ‘Sea Organization’ who are paid just $50 per week, where exactly did certain pious members of this poor ‘Scientology Religious Order’ suddenly acquire the odd quarter of a millions dollars (in cash) to invest’ with Slatkin in the first place?

  • Where is the proof that these core-'Scientologists' actually gave Slatkin any money in the first place?

Perhaps the sadest irony in all of this occurred 3 years after Reed Slatkin had been imprisoned. The City of London Police (which now runs an 'Academy to provide a centre of excellence for training in the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud and economic crime'), was easily infiltrated by deluded 'Scientologists' pretending affinity. Indeed, Commander Kevin Hurley (4th in the overall hierarchy of command of the City of London Police, and a highly-esteemed officer with almost 30 years experience), thoughtlessly accepted a flattering-invitation to speak at the grand opening of 'Scientology's' new HQ in the City of London (Oct 2006). For a long time, the above photographic images (designed to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of 'Scientology' adherents and all casual observers) remained plastered all over 'Scientology' propaganda. Commander Hurley subsequently retired from the police service in February 2011. 

A media investigation revealed that numerous City of London Police officers had foolishly accepted gifts worth thousands of pounds from the 'Church of Scientology.' Some received free-invitations to a pay-to-enter charity dinner (with Tom Cruise as the guest of honour). Apparently, more than 20 wide-eyed officers were approached and groomed over a 15-month period.

Scientology centre

Unfortunately, it is quite conceivable that some, or all, of the £24 millions that was apparently used to acquire and equip 'Scientology's' impressive City of London HQ, derived from the vast capital sum which the Ponzi scheme (ostensibly run by Reed Slatkin) secretly generated for 'Scientology's' bosses in the USA, 1986-2001.

Kautilya Pruthi
Kautilya Pruthi

The City of London Police were recently involved in the 'complex'  investigation of the Indian- born economic alchemist, Kautilya Nandan Pruthi who hid his self-perpetuating crimes behind just a few counterfeit corporate structures during a period of only 3 years. Next to the ongoing, major, global racketeering activity lurking behind the countless, fake front-groups comprising the 60+ year old totalitarian labyrinth known as the 'Church of Scientology,' Pruthi's relatively straight-forward £38 millions theft by deception, appears almost benign. 

At precisely 8pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday October 30th 1938,  Dan Seymour made the following radio announcement:

“ The ‘Columbia Broadcasting System’ and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the ‘Mercury Theatre on the Air’ in ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells…. Ladies and Gentleman the Director of the Mercury Theatre’, and star of these broadcasts, Orson Welles.”

This is what Orson Welles awoke to the morning of October 31, 1938

Although the show that followed ended within an hour, the effect it had on broadcasting endures to this day.

We will never know for certain if L. Ron Hubbard was listening to ‘Mercury Theatre on the Air’ on the evening of October 30th 1938. Although the programme would have been available to the future instigator of the ‘Scientology’ racket via one of CBS’s affiliated stations, the likelihood is that he was far too busy to be bothered with the radio. It would, however, seem inconceivable that Hubbard remained unaware of the effect caused by Orson Welles’ production of ‘The War of the Worlds,’ or of its wider implications.

In the Autumn of 1938, Hubbard was just 27 years old and living, with his first wife and their two infant children, in the small coastal community of South Colby near to the Bremerton Naval Base, Washington State. By all accounts, he was up to his eyeballs in a sea of mounting debts. Hubbard had recently taken out a loan to buy a small house and he was behind with his taxes. However, he was not only struggling to keep afloat financially, but also mentally and physically. His main source of income depended on pounding-out lurid adventure stories for pulp-magazines. 

The year before, Hubbard had completed a novel set in the wild-west, entitled ‘Buckskin Brigades. For this, he had negotiated an advance of $ 2 500 from aNew York publisher, but (ignoring his debts) he’d bought a 30 foot ketch. Like numerous other aspiring authors, Hubbard had been drawn to the pulp genre because it was by far the easiest form of professional writing to enter. 

‘Penny Dreadfuls’, ‘Shilling Shockers’, or ‘Dime Novels’, had been popular with schoolboys since the 19th century.

During the ‘Depression’ demand for escapist pulp-stories boomed. Once you understood the simplistic good-guys versus bad guys formula, virtually anyone could produce a pulp-story. All that was required was to take any existing yarn and rewrite it using different narrators, names, locations, historical periods, etc. Most pulp writers were white males, and their readers were mainly white male teenagers. There were pulp heroes for most tastes: Cowboys; Indian Scouts; Detectives; Secret Agents; Knights of Old; Pirates; Spacemen; Scientists; Airmen; Soldiers; Sailors; Explorers; Sportsmen; etc. One thing that they had in common, was they all inhabited essentially the same two-dimensional dream world where good endlessly wrestled with evil, and boring things like bosses, babies, mortgages and taxes did not exist.

In the days before computers, pulp-writers were paid by the word and they had to work damned-hard to make a decent living. Even if Hubbard had been living reasonably, it would have been difficult to keep his family. Unfortunately, he was living way above his means. Since childhood, Hubbard had himself inhabited a two-dimensional dream-world. In 1935, one of his pulp-stories,‘The Secret of Treasure Island,’ had been bought by ‘Columbia Pictures’ to be turned into a children’s B-movie serial. As a consequence, he had visited Hollywood where he was briefly styled by Columbia’s Publicity Dept. as  ‘a famous action-writer, stunt pilot and world adventurer.’ This, in essence, was what Hubbard imagined himself to be, and Hollywood publicity agents were the last people on Earth to challenge anyone’s fantasies. However, Hubbard needed increasing amounts of cash to keep reality at bay. So, in order to maximize his pay-cheques, he had extended periods when he closed the door on the outside world and wrote obsessively; often working all night and sleeping briefly during the day. To maintain the pace, he rarely stopped to eat, but he chain-smoked cigarettes and drank huge quantities of coffee.

The number of different pen-names Hubbard used during his career, illustrates the size of his self-inflicted work-load: ‘Winchester Remington Colt’; ‘René Lafayette’;‘Kurt Von Rachen’; ‘Joe Blitz’; ‘Legionaire 148’; (and these are just a few).

Hubbard's editors and fellow pulp-fiction wordsmiths were later astonished to discover the wacky explanation of his apparently superhuman productivityHe’d invested in one of the first electric typewriters. Instead of wasting valuable seconds introducing individual sheets of paper into this costly machine, he rigged up an ingenious system using a thick role of cheap wrapping paper which he’d had attached to the wall behind his desk. Hubbard, in full flow, was a one man pulp-fiction factory. His formulaic stories literally rolled-off his do-it-yourself production-line on continuous sheets of paper.

As 1938 came to a close, Hubbard’s narcissistic fantasies veered into disturbing waters. On a visit to New York City, he began pretending that he’d written his first philosophical book, ‘Excalibur,’ … this was going ‘to have a greater impact on people than the Bible’…it  was founded on his own ‘advancement of the theories of Darwin and Freud,’… all human behaviour was ‘based on the instinct to survive.’

At this time, Hubbard wrote a letter to his first wife, in which he stated:

‘…on the strength of the contents of Excalibur, I am going to go into politics and smash my name so violently into history that it will take on a legendary form.’

Almost 10 years later, Hubbard had abandoned his first family, but he was still faithful to his claim to have written ‘Excalibur’ or ‘The Dark Sword.’ He now pretended that the contents of his great book had come to him when he had temporarily died on an operating table during WWIIAccording to numerous witnesses (including fellow writer, Sam Moskowitz), in 1949, Hubbard spoke to a science-fiction group in NewarkNew Jersey, and stated:

‘Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous; if a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.’

Tellingly, by the time of his death, ‘Excalibur’ remained unpublished, but, although he pretended not to have earned any money for years, Hubbard had secretly acquired control of a vast fortune, estimated (by the US Internal Revenue Service) to be in excess of $600 millions. Sure enough, Hubbard had instigated a movement which he arbitrarily defined as a ‘religion.’ His fortune (much of which was hidden in overseas bank-accounts) derived from his exploiting people’s unconscious acceptance a wholly-imaginary, but nonetheless emotionally and intellectually overwhelming, narrative as totalreality. Fundamental to this fraud, was a never-ending series of over-priced books about Hubbard’s life and achievementsHowever, the authorized version of L. Ron Hubbard’s visit to planet Earth (which all core-adherents of the ‘Scientology’ myth have been obliged to accept as fact) reads as though it was patched together from yarns selected at random from his days and nights as a manic writer of pulp-fiction. There is a very good reason for this - it was:

The founder of the ‘Church of Scientology’ was born in the ‘Wild West’. He was a descendant of the ‘Count de Loupe’ (‘a companion of William the Conqueror’). His maternal great-grandfather and grandfather were ‘Captains: I.C. DeWolfe and Lafayette Waterbury’ (two of ‘America’s greatest naval heroes’).

The infant L. Ron Hubbard lived on a 35 000 square mile ranch with his paternal grandfather (‘a multi-millionaire, Montana Cattle-Baron’)… As an adolescent (when he wasn't with his Blackfoot Indian, Medicine-Man mentor, ‘Old Tom’,  becoming an expert ‘rider, hunter and explorer, blood-brother of the Blackfoot tribe’  and the ‘youngest ever American Eagle Scout’), Hubbard was an intellectual prodigy studying most of the world’s greatest authors and developing an interest in ‘religion and philosophy.’ 

Aged 12, Hubbard was sent to Washington where he was schooled by ‘Commander Snake Thompson’ (a ‘friend of his wealthy grandfather’ and ‘close associate of Sigmund Freud’). 

From 1925 to 1929, Hubbard was a ‘lone teen-age wanderer in ChinaIndiaTibet and the Pacific’… absorbing the ‘culture and wisdom of the Orient’ (financed by his wealthy grandfather).

 In the early 1930s, Hubbard established himself at George WashingtonUniversity as a ‘brilliant academic and sportsman’… a ‘dare-devil pilot and parachutist, renowned explorer, navigator and adventurer’… a ‘pioneering geologist, nuclear physicist, rocket scientist, philosopher, engineer and mathematician.’ 

When his wealthy grandfather died, he was cruelly disinherited and forced to ‘turn to writing science-fiction to finance his scientific research.’ 

In the late 1930s, Hubbard was a ‘renowned essayist,’ ‘best-selling novelist’ and ‘major Hollywood scriptwriter’… an ‘influential member of American artistic, and scientific, associations.’ 

During WW II, he was a fearless warrior (the ‘most-decorated officer in the US Navy with 28 medals collected in every theatre of operations’)… a national hero (the ‘first American serviceman wounded in the Pacific, before Pearl Harbour’) who was ‘blinded and crippled saving the crews of his various ships’… a miraculous survivor, who ‘used the power of his mind to restore his own sight, and who twice defied the medical profession to return from the dead.’ 

After WW II, Hubbard became an ‘agent of US Naval Intelligence’ sent to ‘infiltrate and destroy a satanic Cult in California.’ He then became the ‘world's leading nuclear physicist’… a genius in all fields of literary, philosophical, artistic and scientific, endeavour… a man who (working alone) advanced the work of ‘Aristotle, Socrates, Voltaire, Decartes, Freud, Darwin and Einstein’… he’d acquired his ‘secret wisdom in heaven during his two near-death experiences.’

 In 1950, Hubbard published ‘Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health’ and became a medical-Messiah and revolutionary ‘psychiatric therapist.’ This was the first in a series of important ‘scientific/spiritual’ publications, in which Hubbard explained a ‘universal method to improve people’s looks, increase their intelligence and cure all known human illnesses (including ageing, and the common cold).’

These books led to Hubbard founding the ‘Church of Scientology’ in 1954.

 During the McCarthy era, Hubbard was a ‘fearless anti-Communist’ and ‘American patriot.’

 In the 1960s, he was forced to take to the high-seas to save his ‘secret research material’ from an army of ‘Soviet spies and double agents’ (including his wife, and numerous former associates)… an innocent victim of the ‘Communist plot to take over the world’… a man pursued all over the globe by the FBI, the CIA, British intelligence services, French intelligence services, etc., all as a result of a conspiracy lies orchestrated by the medical profession (and particularly psychiatrists), who were, in fact, the secret agents of an ‘evil extraterrestrial ruler, Xenu, who wants to destroy planet Earth’.

Finally, Hubbard revealed that he’d ‘discovered the truth about the nature of existence,’ his human body was only a temporary container for his ‘immortal soul,’ he was really a ‘time-travelling extraterrestrial’ (the ‘saviour of galaxies’), who keeps coming back to Earth to save humanity from destruction.

The above represents only a sample of the web of lies and half-truths which Hubbard threw up around himself. Even without access to all the evidence, it’s not that difficult to deduce that the man’s own version of his life and achievements is childish drivel. It is now generally accepted by qualified observers that, as a young man, Hubbard developed severe and inflexible Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).  

Dr. Louis Jolyon West

There have been many attempts to diagnose Hubbard’s exact mental disorder during the later part of his life. One of the best-informed, was made by a senior psychiatrist, cult expert, charter member of the ‘American Family Foundation’ and mental-health advisor to the US Government, the late Dr. Louis Jolyon West (UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute). He first encountered Hubbard in the 1950s, and then monitored his activities with increasing alarm. Finally, in the 1980s, Dr. West (who kept his sense of humour) described Hubbard as:

‘a paranoid Commander-in-Chief leading his forces in a war against the rest of the world, because, like Adolf Hitler, he is an atheist who suffers from psychopathic personality.’ 

(Dr. West was in rather a good position to be the judge of someone who could act the roles of a prophet and military commander, one of his closest friends was the Hollywood actor, Charlton Heston).

Despite Hubbard (and his successor’s) extraordinary efforts to hide the truth, there is probably more evidence publicly available proving the ugly reality lurking behind the Utopian ‘Scientology’ myth, than about any other latter-day cultic group. 

In 1987, Russell Miller, published ‘Bare-Faced Messiah’, ‘The True Story of L. Ron. Hubbard’ (Henry Holt & Co. New York). In the face of typically relentless threats from ‘Scientology’s’ aggressive echelon of shyster attorneys, Miller (an experienced and independent journalist from London) spent many months tracking down the truth about Hubbard, before producing a definitive account of his existence from the cradle to the crematorium. 

Miller discovered that, in January 1980, a long-time core-adherent of ‘Scientology,’ Gerald Armstrong, had already been given permission by Hubbard himself to research and write exactly the same book. 

By this stage Hubbard (aged 69) was so deluded and stuffed full of nicotine, alcohol and prescription drugs, that he actually believed his own private archive of manuscripts, photographs, diaries, etc. would corroborate the authorized version of his visit to planet Earth. What Armstrong actually uncovered, led to his being arbitrarily charged by the ‘Leadership of Scientology’ with ‘18 Crimes and High Crimes against the Church ofScientology.’ He was systematically categorized as a ‘Suppressive Person’ who was ‘Fair Game’ to be ‘Tricked, Cheated, Lied to, Sued or Destroyed by any Scientologist.’  However, Armstrong now knew that, during the 1960s, Hubbard had sustained his activities by imposing arbitrary codes and contracts (loyalty, secrecy, justicepunishment, etc.)  in order to repress any internal and external dissent.

Gerald Armstrong fled ‘Scientology,’ in fear of his life. Russell Miller quotes him as stating:

“By then, the whole thing for me had crumbled. I realized that I’d been drawn into Scientology by a web of lies, by Machiavellian mental control techniques and by fear. The betrayal of trust began with Hubbard’s lies about himself. His life was a continuing pattern of fraudulent business practises, tax evasion, flight from creditors and hiding from the law.’ … ‘He was a mixture of Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin and Baron Münchhausen . In short, he was a con man.”

In 1983, the leadership of  ‘Scientology’ launched a malicious prosecution against Gerald Armstrong (in which they posed as the innocent victims of a robberyto prevent 250 000 pages of documentation (which contained the truth about L. Ron. Hubbard) from ever being made public. A number of courageous, former ‘Scientology’ core-adherents were located by Armstrong’s attorney to act as defence witnesses. In May 1984, Judge Paul G. Breckenridge (Los Angeles Superior Court) decided in favour of Armstrong and delivered the following verdict on ‘Scientology’:

'The organization is clearly schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder. The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background and achievement. The writings and documents in evidence additionally reflect his egoism, greed, avarice, lust for power, and vindictiveness and aggressiveness against persons perceived by him to be disloyal or hostile.’

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was, in fact, born in the small town of Tilden Nebraska (formerly known as Burnett). He was named after his maternal grandfather, Lafayette (‘Lafe’) O. Waterbury (b. 1864 Grand RapidsMichigan), a popular, livery stable owner and autodidact veterinarian. 

Ledora May Hubbard                                                             Harry Ross Hubbard

His father was ‘Harry’ Ross Hubbard, né Henry August Wilson (1886 Fayette, Iowa), the adopted son of James Hubbard, an Iowa farmer. Ron Hubbard’s mother was Ledora May Hubbard, né Waterbury (1885 Burnett, Nebraska), a schoolteacher and eldest of 7 sisters in a family of 8 children. At the time of his son’s birth, ‘Harry’ Hubbard was a penniless college drop-out and former yeoman in the US Navy, with literary and theatrical pretensions.

As an infant, Ron Hubbard lived amongst his mother’s family in Helena City, Montana. His happy disposition, flame red hair and green eyes (coupled with the fact that he was the youngest child in a large group of loving adults) made him the focus of attention. 

Hubbard (left) with the Waterbury family.

By all accounts, the Waterbury family treated him like a little prince. When America entered WWI in 1917, ‘Harry’ Hubbard (who was trying to avoid his many creditors) went back into the Navy and served as an Ordinary Seaman. After the war, May Hubbard gave up her teaching career, and, along with young Ron, lived in the home-ports of her husband’s various ships (San DiegoNew YorkSan Francisco and Seattle). 

During this period, the adolescent Hubbard joined the Boy Scouts and he acquired the habit of keeping a journal.

In 1923, Ron and May Hubbard travelled on a warship from Seattle (via the Panama Canal) to the NE coast of the USA. They were en route for Washington DC, where ‘Harry’ Hubbard (now promoted to junior grade Lieutenant) was attending a land-based training course. Ron spent 4 months in Washington, and (in connection with his Boy Scout activities) he seems to have visited the White House where he shook the hand of president Calvin Coolidge.

In 1924, ‘Harry’ Hubbard was posted to Bremerton Naval dockyard in the Pacific NW near to Seattle. Ron attended a local high-school and continued to pass his spare time in the Boy Scout movement.

In 1927, ‘Harry’ Hubbard (now a full Lieutenant) was posted to the US Naval Station on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific. Ron (aged 16) was allowed to travel there with his parents before returning (alone) to live with his grandparents and 7 aunts in Helena City. During his 6 week trip he briefly visited ports in HawaiiJapanChina and the Philippines. At this time, his journal was filled with fantasies about ‘spies and gangsters,’ written in the first person from a contemporary racist point of view (‘Chinks’; ‘Gooks’; ‘Wogs’, ‘Coolies’, etc.). When Hubbard got home, he attended high-school in Helena City. He lied about his age to enlist in the Montana National Guard. 

In 1928, Hubbard ran away from his aunts and grandparents. He arrived at the US Naval base in San Diego. After an interchange of telegrams, he was allowed to rejoin his parents on Guam. In the same year, he took a trip (along with his parents and a group of US Naval personnel) and visited Peking and Hong Kong. Whilst still on Guam, his father decided that Ron should attend the US National Naval Academy at Annapolis, but he failed the entrance exam.

The Hubbard family returned to live in Washington DC in 1929. Ron was sent to the ‘Swavely Preparatory School,’ ManassasVirginia. He was persuaded to make a further attempt to enter the ‘National Naval Academy’. He was now rejected as short-sighted. A year later, Hubbard (aged 19) was attending ‘Woodward Boys School,’ Washington DC. He again lied about his age, and enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve. He was subsequently made a First Sergeant. Later in 1930, he was accepted into the School of Engineering at George Washington University

Hubbard spent two years majoring in civil engineering, but there is no evidence to prove that he attended class. His grades were dreadful. He spent most of his time as a reporter writing for the University’s weekly newspaper, the ‘Hatchet’ (a reference to George Washington’s boyhood cherry-tree chopping escapade). Hubbard also developed a passion for the new sport of gliding.

In 1931, Hubbard took a holiday in the State of Michigan with a college friend. He was taught to fly a light aircraft. Although he subsequently made numerous applications, Hubbard never passed his pilot’s licence. A story then appeared in a Ohio newspaper, referring to Ron Flash Hubbard, dare-devil speed-pilot and parachute artist.’

The following year, Hubbard published an article in a magazine called the ‘Sportsman Pilot.’ This was an elaborate version of his Ohio fantasies.

Hubbard then chartered a 200 foot Baltimore-based schooner, the ‘Doris Hamlin,’ and announced his intention to lead 50 fellow students on a 100 day, 5000 mile voyage around the CaribbeanHe called this new fantasy the ‘Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition.’  He acquired the ship without any payment by pretending to have the support of the University of Michigan, the Carnegie Institute and the Metropolitan Museum, as well a contract with the New York Times and a potential contract with either Fox Movietone or Pathé News.

Hubbard’s ‘Expedition’ quickly turned into a farce. The schooner was blown off-course in a storm and ended-up in Bermuda. Then it was forced to put into Puerto Rico short of food and water. The Captain quickly realised that he’d been dealing with a dreamer. In the face of his penniless customer’s empty legal threats, he returned the ‘Doris Hamlin’ to Baltimore. Subsequently, Hubbard published a series of tales in the ‘Hatchet’ in which he pretended that the Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition’ had been a ‘financial failure,’ but a ‘scientific success.’  By this stage, his University attendance record and grades were so bad that he was forced to quit his course. In desperation, ‘Harry’ Hubbard sent his wayward son to work as a Red-Cross volunteer on Puerto Rico, but, on arrival, he disappeared. He is believed to have taken a temporary job with a mining company.

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Margaret 'Polly' Grub

In 1933, Hubbard (aged 22) returned to Washington DC and made pregnant, and married, Margaret Louise (‘Polly’) Grubb (1907-1963?), a farmer’s daughter, and glider enthusiast, from Maryland. The couple rented a house in Maryland. When their unborn baby was lost, Hubbard was struggling to make a living writing articles about flying. A tale then appeared in the ‘Washington Daily News,’ in which ‘Ron Hubbard, a local adventurer,’ had returned from a ‘gold-prospecting trip in Puerto Rico to get married,’ and had ‘struck gold in Maryland.’  Soon, Polly Hubbard was pregnant again, but the couple were down to their last dollar. Hubbard was forced to discover his niche in life - pulp magazines. He first read as many of them as he could find (to absorb their formulaic style), and then he sent approximately 50 stereotypical pulp-stories (written in the first person) to various publications in New York city. He immediately started to earn decent money. 

Hubbard’s first customers included: ‘Popular Detective’; ‘Thrilling Detective’; ‘Phantom Detective’; ‘Thrilling Adventures’, etc. Shortly after the birth of his first child, Lafayette Ronald Jnr., Ron Hubbard travelled to New York. He paid a $10 subscription and joined the ‘American Fiction Guild.’

Hubbard became a father for the second time in 1936. His daughter was christened Catherine. The couple and their two children moved to South Colby, because Hubbard’s parents had recently retired there. (‘Harry’ Hubbard had achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1934).

In 1938,on a visit to New York City, Hubbard began pretending that he’d written his first philosophical book, ‘Excalibur,’ … this was going ‘to have a greater impact on people than the Bible’…it  was founded on his own ‘advancement of the theories of Darwin and Freud,’… all human behaviour was ‘based on the instinct to survive.’ At this time, Hubbard wrote a letter to his first wife, in which he stated:

‘…on the strength of the contents of Excalibur, I am going to go into politics and smash my name so violently into history that it will take on a legendary form.’

Years later, Hubbard told his literary agent, Forry Ackerman, that people who had read ‘Excalibur’ had either gone mad or committed suicide. He also claimed that whilst visiting his New York publisher’s office (in a sky-scraper), a reader had come in with a copy of Excalibur and promptly jumped out of the window.

Hubbard and John Campbell Jnr.

Hubbard’s publisher was John W. Campbell Jnr., an intellectual,  New York-based science-fiction author and editor, who later discovered some notable science-fiction authors, including Isaac Azimov and Robert Heinlein.

When Hubbard met Campbell in 1939, he was publishing a new magazine called ‘Astounding,’ later re-titled ‘Astounding Science-Fiction.’ Hubbard’s first yarn for Campbell’s magazine was the ‘Dangerous Dimension,’ which revolved around ‘teleportation.’ This, like all Hubbard’s plots, were stereotypical of the pulp genre — goodies versus baddies , written in the first person and set in outer-space. For a while, Hubbard abandoned science-fiction and philosophy,’ and began writing ‘cowboy’ yarns for ‘Western Story’ magazine. With the outbreak of WW II in Europe, he rented a small apartment in Manhattan.

In 1940, Hubbard (aged 29) was granted membership of the prestigious ‘Explorers Club of New York.’ He wangled this, after pretending that he had supplied valuable data to the US Navy Hydrographic Office and the University of Michigan, during his expedition to the Caribbean in 1932, and that he had conducted a mineralogical survey of Puerto Rico in 1933, and had made various survey flights in the USA during the 1930s. Unfortunately, no one at the club verified Hubbard’s application. He immediately began styling himself as Captain’  and he gave his address as the Explorers Club, East 70th StreetNew York City. Later, in 1940, Hubbard published a series of science-fiction stories, culminating in a futuristic novel called ‘Final Blackout.’  In this, he described Britain, taken-over by a military dictatorship and then saved by a coup d’etat sponsored by the USA. Accusations followed that Hubbard was either a Fascist or Communist. At about this time, he started writing malicious letters to the FBI. In one, he denounced a hotel porter (who’d insulted him) as a ‘Nazi spy.’  Hubbard then disappeared from New York, and, along with his wife, sailed his ketch to Alaska, flying the flag of the Explorers Club and claiming that he was ‘leading the Alaskan Experimental Radio Expedition 1940 — checking data for the US Navy Hydrographic Office and the US Coast, and Geodetic, Survey.’  The ‘Magician’ was loaded with expensive equipment supplied for free by various US instrument manufacturers. They had all been fooled by the counterfeit ‘Captain’ with the authentic Explorers Club address. When Hubbard arrived in the town of Ketchican, his boat’s engine was broken, but he managed to free-load in Alaska by duping the owner of the only radio station. Hubbard was allowed virtually to take-over the Alaskan airwaves with a series of talks and interviews about his long life as an adventurer, explorer, scientist, pilot and best-selling author.

Ignoring a stack of new debts acquired in Alaska, Hubbard returned to his home in South Colby. Throughout the Spring of 1941, he hatched a plot to get himself commissioned into the US Naval Reserve. Spinning a web of typical Narcissistic fantasies about his qualifications and achievements, Hubbard persuaded various influential figures to support him; including his Congressman. He finally falsified a reference from Washington's Senator, Robert M. Ford, who had given him a signed letterhead.

Hubbard was duly commissioned as junior grade Lieutenant in July 1941. He first worked in Navy Press Relations, and then he was assigned to train as an Intelligence Officer. In December 1941 (after Pearl Harbour), Hubbard was posted to the Philippines. He got as far as Australia, but, at the start of 1942, he was sent back to the USA and branded ‘a self-important troublemaker’ by his superiors. He also left a stack of further unpaid debts. Whilst training at a Submarine-Chaser Center in Florida, Hubbard began to pretend that he had received flash burns to his eyes when he was the Gunnery Officer on a destroyer, and bullet wounds in the back when serving as a commando behind Japanese lines.

In the Spring of 1943, Hubbard was posted to PortlandOregon, and appointed Commanding Officer of the USS PC-815 (a brand-new, 280-ton, submarine-chaser). A tale then appeared in the ‘Oregon Journal’, in which Hubbard was falsely described as ‘a veteran sub-hunter of the battles of the Pacific and Atlantic, who had commanded 3 important scientific expeditions before the war.’ On the evening of the 18th. May 1943, PC-815 put to sea from AstoriaOregon, on a training voyage to San Diego - 5 hours later, Hubbard ordered his young crew to battle-stations. He proceeded to attack (what he later claimed to be) ‘at least two Japanese mine-laying submarines.’ For 68 hours, Hubbard continued his imaginary ‘battle;’  PC-815 dropped 100 depth-charges and fired several thousands 20 mm machine-gun rounds. Eventually, 4 other US ships attended the scene. Despite Hubbard’s 18 page report of the ‘incident’ (which graphically described periscope sightings’ and ‘oil rising to the surface’), an official enquiry decided that Hubbard had ‘probably attacked a magnetic deposit.’ Amazingly, Hubbard kept his command. At the end of May 1943, PC-815 was again ordered South to San Diego. On 28th. June 1943, Hubbard allowed his ship to stray into Mexican territorial waters where a number of 3 inch shells were fired from in the vicinity of the Coronados islands. As a result Hubbard was relieved of his command and branded as ‘below average… lacking in the essential qualities of judgement, leadership and co-operation’… etc. He then spent 3 months in hospital in San Diego, pretending to be suffering from ‘malaria, back-pain and a duodenal ulcer.’ Meanwhile, he informed his family that he had ‘been wounded whilst throwing an unexploded shell over the side of a ship.’

In 1944, after briefly serving aboard the USS Algol (a newly constructed, cargo/assault ship), Hubbard (aged 33) again managed to avoid active service in the Pacific. He was sent (at his own request) on a course in ‘Military government’ at the ‘Naval Training School, Princeton.’ Whilst there, he was invited by Robert Heinlein, to join a group of science-fiction authors. They had been asked by the US Navy to put forward ideas for dealing with the problem of Japanese suicide attacks. Detailed intelligence was made available to this group describing the belief system controlling the minds, and actions, of the young Kamikaze pilots. No solution was found.

Jack Parsons

During the final year of WW II, Hubbard returned to a land-based naval post in California and reported sick. In August 1945, he took leave and visited a Bohemian commune installed in a mansion in nearby Pasedena. This was owned by an (outwardly respectable) research chemist and explosives expert, John (‘Jack’) Whiteside Parsons (1914-1952). 

Whilst studying at the University of Southern California in the 1930s, Parson learnt how to induce hypnosis. He also become attracted to the works of Aleister Crowley a.k.a. the ‘Beast 666’Parsons managed to contact Crowley who immediately arranged for him to be initiated into ‘OTO’ (‘Ordo Templi Orientis’ or ‘Order of the Eastern Temple), his Satanic/Sex-Magic’ cult (formerly known as ‘Thelema’). When Parsons inherited his father’s mansion, he used it to create his own little kingdom based on ‘Crowleyanity’ (a perverted belief system which rejected all traditional moral codes and permitted its adherents do anything they pleased). Parsons constructed a Secret Temple in his private apartment (where he performed ‘Satanic/Sex-Magic’ rituals), and he began collecting all sorts of weird and wonderful people (out-of-work actors, actresses, dancers, writers, mind-readers, etc.) by renting rooms and throwing wild parties. Hubbard identified Parsons as a egomaniac, who was living in a drug-fuelled fantasy world. He stayed at the mansion for several weeks and discovered that Parson’s was sending money to Crowley. However, both Hubbard and Parsons were apparently unaware that Crowley was an undischarged bankrupt and heroine addict, living in squalor in a boarding house on the South coast of England.

At the end of the war, Hubbard was admitted to a Military hospital in OaklandCalifornia, suffering from a suspected duodenal ulcer.’ He stayed there for 3 months before leaving the Navy in December 1945. Along with several hundred thousand fellow sailors, Hubbard was automatically awarded 4 General-Service medals. He immediately applied for a Disabled Veteran’s Pension, on the grounds that he couldn’t go back to work as a ‘$650 per month author,’ or keep his wife and children, because of ‘a duodenal ulcer, arthritis, back pain, malaria, conjunctivitis and a sprained knee.’ (Hubbard was subsequently granted an $ 11. 50 a month Disability Pension from the Veterans Association). Instead of returning to his home in Oregon, Hubbard abandoned his wife and children and returned to Pasadena. He stayed with Parsons for several months during the Spring of 1946. Hubbard now pretended that he was ‘psychic,’  and he borrowed money from several of Parsons’ house guests. 

Sara Northrup

Hubbard also profited from Parsons’ claims to believe in Crowley’s doctrine of total sexual freedom and rejection of the unworthy, human emotions of love, jealousy, etc. He began frequenting the bed of his host’s attractive, young girlfriend, Sara Elizabeth Northrup.

Parsons left extensive documentary evidence describing Hubbard’s second visit. He compiled a ‘Secret Magical Record,’ and his letters to and from Crowley still exist. According to this material, Crowley recognised Hubbard as a dangerous manipulator. However, Hubbard quickly convinced Parsons that he (Hubbard) was in touch with a form of ‘Higher Intelligence’, possibly a ‘Guardian Angel.’  The pair then decided to perform a ‘Sex-Magic Experiment.’ They were going to create ‘a Magical Moonchild, an Anti-Christ, Mightier than all the Kings of the Earth.’ In January 1946, Parsons began searching for a woman, the ‘Whore of Babylon,’  to bear this child. He found a willing volunteer, Majorie Cameron, and took her into the desert to perform a series of ritual copulations assisted by Hubbard who took notes. At this time, Hubbard persuaded Parsons to finance a ‘business partnership’ known as ‘Allied Enterprises.’  Hubbard then disappeared taking $ 10 000 of Parsons’ money and Sara Northrup. The couple went to Florida, borrowed more money from a bank, and bought two second-hand schooners and a yacht. At first, Parsons refused to believe that Brother Ron’ would cheat him, but, eventually, he filed suit and took possession of the schooners. Hubbard was forced to sell the remaining yacht to pay-off his bank loan. After managing to increase his Disability Pension, Hubbard married Sara Northrup, but whilst he was still legally married to his first wife, Polly. During the second half of 1946, the bigamous couple lived in S. California. They then moved to New York where Hubbard started to sell stories to a pulp-magazine editor, Sam Merwin. It was at this time, that Hubbard began to boast that ‘the easiest way to become rich is to start a cult.’

In 1947, Hubbard (aged 36) returned to writing stories for John Campbell Jnr. Whilst living in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, he produced a novel ‘The End Is Not Yet,’ about a physicist who saves the world by discovering a ‘new philosophical system.’  The book was later serialised in ‘Astounding Science-Fiction.’ Hubbard then briefly returned to South Colby and divorced his legal wife. She was given custody of their children. He was ordered to pay her $ 25 a month. Hubbard simply ignored this and immediately left for Hollywood to live in a trailer with Sara. He began to tell his new literary agent that he (Hubbard) had twice died on an operating table during the war..… Whilst in Heaven, he’d been given the answers to all the world’s most important philosophical questions.… He had then used the power of his mind to resurrect himself, and he had spent 48 hours without sleep transcribing his heavenly wisdom into a book entitled ‘Excalibur,’ or ‘The Dark Sword.’… When he had given copies of this work to Publishers, several readers had committed suicide.… He had been forced to lock it away in a bank vault. At about this time, Hubbard started writing letters to the Veterans Association requesting psychiatric treatment.

In 1948, Hubbard was granted $ 55.20 a month disability pension. He then became involved with the ‘Los Angeles Fantasy and Science-Fiction Society.’ As a well-known author in the genre, Hubbard was a regular speaker at its meetings. He began to demonstrate that he could put people under hypnosis and make them hallucinate. Later in 1948, Hubbard was arrested by the Forgery Detail of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office. He was charged with petty theft concerning a cheque. At the hearing, Hubbard protested his innocence and was bailed on $ 500. At his trial, he entered a guilty plea and was fined $ 25.

Hubbard moved to BayheadNew Jersey in 1949. He continued to write for pulp-magazines, but rumours began to circulate in science-fiction circles that Hubbard was about to ‘publish a book on philosophy.’  John W. Campbell Jnr. put an announcement in ‘Astounding Science Fiction’  that Hubbard was preparing an article concerning a ‘New Science, Dianetics'. However, Hubbard spoke to a science-fiction group in NewarkNew Jersey, and stated:

‘…writing for a penny a word is ridiculous; if a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.’

Hubbard soon found his first adherent — his publisher.

John Campbell had trained in physics and chemistry, and he had become fascinated by the possibility of a rational explanation for psychic phenomena. Believing that that Hubbard was pursuing a ‘Research Project,’ Campbell allowed himself to be put him under hypnosis to see if this might help his chronic sinusitis. When he seemed to have been cured, Campbell became totally convinced that Hubbard really had discovered a cure-all therapy. Typically, Campbell’s own self-esteem would not allow him to face the ego-destroying reality that he’d been duped. He temporarily became an enthusiastic proselytizer for ‘Dianetics.’ Campbell contacted one of his authors, Dr. Joseph Winter (a medical practitioner), and asked him to help with Hubbard’s Research Project.’ 

Hubbard immediately pulled the same hypnotic trick on Winter. Although sceptical at first, Winter wrote an academic paper on ‘Dianetics’ and presented it to the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ and the ‘American Journal of Psychiatry.’ This was rejected by both publications (neither Hubbard nor Winter could supply quantifiable evidence to support their puerile claims). However, Dr. Winter wrote an introduction for Hubbard’s pulp-article. Campbell then found a medically unqualified publisher of medical, and psychiatric, textbooks, Art Ceppos, who agreed to publish a textbook on ‘Dianetics.’

By 1950, rumours about a ‘New Science’ had spilled over into the popular press. Campbell then published an announcement stating that a 16 000 word article by L. Ron. Hubbard, entitled ‘Dianetics — An Introduction to a New Science,’ would be published in the May edition of ‘Astounding Science Fiction.’ At about the same time, the ‘Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation’ was created in ElizabethNew Jersey. Its board of Directors were: Ron and Sara Hubbard; John W. Campbell jnr.; Dr. Joseph Winter; Art Ceppos; Parker C. Morgan (a lawyer); and Donald Rogers (an electrical engineer). Winter sold his medical practise in Michigan, and began to support Hubbard’s Research.’ The ‘Foundation’ rented an office in Elizabeth, and the Hubbard family (complete with a new-born daughter, Alexis) moved into a nearby house. A forty page article was duly published in ‘Astounding Science Fiction.’

This was immediately followed, on the 9 May 1950, by the release of ‘Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health,’ published by Hermitage House at $ 4.00.

With ‘Dianetics,’ Hubbard plagiarized Freudian psychoanalysis. He simply rewrote Freud’s theory of ‘the conscious, and the unconscious, mind’ using his own comic-book pseudo-scientific vocabulary. Hubbard pretending that ‘using Dianetics, in 250 test cases out of 250, a dramatic, and beneficial, change had been achieved. He also borrowed ‘Darwin’s Theory of Evolution’ to maintain the aura of scientific authenticity.

In brief, Hubbard’s scenario was that evolution had created a self-defence mechanism for humans, where the ‘Analytical (i.e. conscious) Mind’ shut itself down under emotional stress, and the ‘Reactive (i.e. unconscious) Mind’ automatically took-over by filing-away negative information in memory-banks, or ‘Engrams.’ In his ‘NewTherapy,’ a qualified ‘Auditor’ could find these ‘Engrams’  neutralise them by regressing the subject’s ‘Reactive Mind’ under a form of ‘deep-relaxation’ (i.e. hypnosis). By ‘Returning Down the Time-Track’, ‘Engrams’ could be selected, removed and re-filed in the subject’s ‘Analytical Mind’ where they could be rationalised, and where they couldn't cause any harm. However, these ‘Engrams’ often originated from stressful episodes experienced before the subject was born. In these cases, subjects had to ‘Return Down the Time-Track’ to the moment of their birth, and even to the womb. Once the ‘Reactive Mind’ was ‘Cleared’ of ‘Engrams,’ the ‘Analytical Mind’ could function at its ‘Full Capacity.’ The ‘Clear’ subject's IQ would increase, all psychological, and psychosomatic, illness would automatically disappear and the ‘Clear’ subject would achieve total recall. Hubbard tailored his Dianetics’ scenario to fit a post-war America already destabilised by the prospect of nuclear war. Many people were easily attracted to his do-it-yourself ‘100 % effective’ version of psychoanalysis.

Almost immediately, numerous qualified observers recognised Hubbard as a dangerous charlatan, and they published their detailed concerns. However, the critics of ‘Dianetics’ found themselves bombarded with an avalanche of letters from Hubbard’s most-deluded followers, who were all totally convinced that they had benefited from ‘Auditing.’ Many were previously rational individuals, who occupied influential positions in traditional society. However, it must be remembered that Hubbard must have read, and analysed, the works of Aleister Crowley. He knew from his experience with Jack Parsons that humans instinctively tried to justify their previous actions. Unfortunately, all the quantifiable evidence proves that 'Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health' was designed to be so mystifying that it would shut-down an ill-informed reader's critical faculties and facilitate their conversion to the further self-gratifying false belief that they had found an exclusive path to a future Utopian existence. Interestingly, there are passages in the book which instruct so-called Dianeticists’  how to induce a hypnotic trance, and then how to extract compromising personal information from subjects.

In May 1950, for a fee of $ 500, individuals were offered ‘a residential course to train as a Qualified, Professional, Dianetics Auditor’ (no one was refused). They were offered their very-own Hubbard Dianetic Auditor's Certificate’ to hang on the wall (just like a real doctor). In reality, members of the public were being deceived into becoming, unpaid proselytizers and intelligence-gathering agents for Hubbard. So-called Auditors’ were instructed to write down the results of their 2 hour ‘Auditing Sessions’ and file these with the ‘Foundation’ on the pretext that this was ‘part of Hubbard's Research Project'. Consequently, a steady stream of money and compromising information began to flow in Hubbard’s direction. After a few weeks, he was inundated with thousands of volunteer ‘Auditors’ along with their $ 500 cheques.

By July 1950, 300 so-called ‘Dianetics groups’ had started all over the USA, and 55 000 copies of Hubbard’s fiction had been sold as fact. By August, the ‘Foundation’ had agreed to purchase a $ 4.5 millions mansion in Los Angeles, and had opened offices in Washington DCNew YorkChicago and the Hawaiian Islands

Hubbard with Barbara Kaye

Hubbard acted the role of ‘Chief Lecturer’ in Los Angeles, where he acquired a new girlfriend, Barbara Kaye (aged 20) an attractive, blond psychology student employed by the ‘Foundation’ as ‘public relations consultant.’ Hubbard began addressing open-meetings of several thousand paying customers, but these were soon abandoned, because he found that he couldn’t control the agenda. At this time (according to Barbara Kaye), Hubbard started to exhibit paranoia. He believed that he was being ‘followed, and targeted, by CIA assassins.’

The first people to confront reality within the ‘Foundation’ were Dr. Joseph Winter, and Art Ceppos. As Directors, they were aware that over $ 1 million had come into the organisation, but there was absolutely no control on expenditure. Hubbard was busy cashing cheques for tens of thousands of dollars, but the ‘Foundation’ had already become insolvent with outstanding debts of over $ 200 000. More seriously, numerous so-called 'Pre-Clears' had experienced severe, mental breakdowns (at least two were known to have become psychotic). Winter and Ceppos realised that Hubbard wasn't in slightest bit interested in the adverse results of his activities, his sole objective was making money. They resigned from the ‘Foundation.’ Hubbard immediately spread a rumour that he'd caught the pair plotting to take control. He wrote a malicious letter to the FBI, and accused Ceppos of being a ‘Communist sympathiser, who had tried to use the Dianetic Research Foundation to spread Communist propaganda'.

Free from the restraining influence of Dr. Winter, Hubbard invented an even more-dangerous pseudo-medical procedure— a cocktail of Benzedrine and vitamins to be taken in large doses every two hours over a period of one day. He christened this nonsense, 'GUK'. Hubbard claimed that 'Pre-Clears could take GUK, and Audit themselves'. Hundreds of fanatical 'Dianeticists' volunteered to act as guinea-pigs. This led to a detailed article in 'Look Magazine', which branded 'Dianetics' as total 'hocus-pocus'. However, by then, Hubbard had fooled an estimated 500 000 people into handing over $ 4 for one of his comic books.

At the beginning of 1951, the New Jersey Medical authorities began legal proceedings against 'The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation' in Elizabeth, on the grounds that it 'taught medicine without a licence'. 

During the spring of 1951, Hubbard fell-out with his wife, Sara. and John W. Campbell also resigned from the ‘Foundation'. After denouncing Sara to J. Edgar Hoover as a ‘Communist and drug addict', Hubbard kidnapped his own baby daughter, Alexis. The FBI granted Hubbard an interview in Los Angeles, 7th. March 1951, in which he denounced his wife again, and claimed that the Soviets were ‘interested in Dianetics'. The Federal Agent who conducted this interview, decided that Hubbard was a ‘mental case'. Hubbard took Alexis, and ran away to Havana with his personal assistant, Richard de Mille (son of film director Cecil B. de Mille). He stayed there for two months whilst Sara filed for divorce in Los Angeles. She accused her husband of: 'bigamy; kidnapping; systematic torture; sleep deprivation; beatings; attempted strangulation's and scientific experiments'. The divorce complaint also contained the opinion of Sara's medical advisers that 'Hubbard suffered from paranoid schizophrenia'. This was splashed all over the American press. Hubbard wrote to his wife from Havana. He now imagined himself to be a ‘classified scientist under the protection of the US government'. Sara filed a further complaint in Los Angeles. She presented another letter to the court written by Hubbard's ex-wife, who stated the following:

'Your charges probably sound fantastic to the average person, but I've been through it — the beatings, threats on my life, all the sadistic traits which you charge — twelve years of it'.

Meanwhile, Hubbard's 'Foundation' was rapidly going bankrupt, and 'Dianetics' was no longer the flavour of the month. Hubbard was forced to appeal to Donald Purcell (a millionaire property-developer and one of his most deluded followers) for help. Hubbard now pretended that 'he was dying'. Purcell sent a private plane to Cuba and flew Hubbard, de Mille and Alexis to his home-town of WichitaKansas. This was openly reported in the local press. A new branch of the ‘Foundation’ was set-up in Wichita using Purcell's money whilst Hubbard free-loaded in a local hotel suite. Sara's attorney filed a petition asking for Hubbard's Los Angeles assets to be placed in receivership. On the 14th. May 1951, Hubbard sent a 7 page document to the Department of Justice in Washington. In this, he revealed his surprisingly detailed knowledge of Soviet, brainwashing techniques. Hubbard accused his wife of: having been brainwashed by Communist agents… trying to murder him… living in a free-love colony in Pasadena… attaching herself to a rocket scientist, Jack Parsons… being intimate with several scientists working on the secret atomic bomb project… trying to steal his 'Dianetics' secrets for the Communists. The FBI stuck to their original opinion of Hubbard as a 'mental case'. However, in return for custody of Alexis, Sara withdrew all her petitions in June 1951. She also signed a document retracting her allegations against Hubbard and agreed to a divorce as though she had been at fault.

 David Brear (copyright 2013)


  1. Thank-you.

    You have raised a very obvious point. This ruling is as you say, flawed and dangerous, because these judges don't warn that 'religions' can be created by crooks and crazies.

    But I'd like to know why these judges, who are not legislators and not democratically-accountable are making the law in England?

    1. Mr. Brear this case was a human rights issue and it is you who doesn't want to live by the rule of law and who wants to deny millions of law abiding Scientologists their human rights!

    2. Anonymous - your statement referring to 'millions of Scientologists,' is a demonstrable lie.

      For your information, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drawn up by a group of idealistic young American lawyers in the aftermath of WWII, and the discovery of human abattoirs in which millions of innocent men, women and children had been secretly slaughtered, because a perverted ritual belief system (arbirarily defined by its instigators as 'Nazism') had systematically categorized, and condemned, them as being 'a sub-human menace to the purity of the Aryan Master Race.'

      Prior to their secret slaughter, these so-called 'sub-humans' had been openly stripped of all their property by laws which had been enacted in a parliament in which all members accepted the pernicious 'Nazi' fairy story as the truth.

      Thus, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was designed to prevent human beings from ever again being branded, and treated, as sub-human.

      Clearly, 'Scientology' is an organization controlled by an unoriginal dualistic scenario plagiarized by a Narcissistic charlatan, L. Ron Hubbard, and which strongly resembles the story which controlled the world according to Adolf Hitler. Obviously, the bosses of 'Scientology' have never managed to take control of a nation state, but they have infiltrated traditional culture to remarkably high degree.

      Despite its 'religious' camouflage, the world according to L. Ron Hubbard, is a counterfeit culture in which the traditional concepts of morality have again been over-turned and made absolute. The fact that the 'Scientology' racketeers have been allowed to hide behind reality-inverting claims to be 'the defenders of human rights', is both absurd and offensive.

      David Brear (copyright 2013)

    3. Anonymous - The Supreme Court is a new institution in the UK. Its members are following an established principle in law where, by interpreting existing laws, the most-senior and experienced judges do have the power effectively to make laws, rather than to enact new laws.

      This principal relies on Judges being of a high moral and intellectual calibre.

      The problem here, is that this Supreme Court ruling is an interpretation of a recent law which prohibits 'religious' discrimination in Britain, but for some mysterious reason, 'religion' was not defined in the anti-discrimination law. This means, that it has been left to the members of the Supreme Court to fill in the gap, but what they have come up with, demonstrates that they had a pitifully low-level of understanding of the criminogenic phenomenon lurking behind Louisa Hodkin's angelic smile and 'religious' jargon.

      When this issue was being debated in parliament, certain members of did try to point out the danger in having an anti-religious discrimination law which did not define religion. I believe 'Scientology' was actually mentioned at the time by members of the Conservative opposition, but these common-sense fears were brushed aside by members of the Labour government, who said that 'Scientology' was not considered to be a religion in an existing High Court ruling, and that this situation would not alter.

      In other words, either the Labour government, and its advisors, made a huge error of judgement, or someone was telling lies.

      Thus, the only way that this recent unsafe ruling can be overturned, would be for the Conservative government immediately to change the existing legislation and introduce an brief legal definition of 'religion,' but specifying that without exception, all organizations styled as 'religions,' but which are proven to have been engaged in a chronic pattern of unlawful activity, would not be granted the privileges accorded to religions, or would risk being sanctioned by the loss of all such privileges.

      Judges are appointed on merit in Britain and not elected. Unfortunately, these Supreme Court Judges cannot be officially held to account for their mistake in granting racketeers 'religious' privileges. Fortunately, they can be held to account in the public arena.

      David Brear (copyright 2013)