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1991 Version [Images]

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     IN ALL SUCH CASES OF ARREST FOR THE PRACTICE OF SCIEN-
TOLOGY, THE HASI WILL SEND A REPRESENTATIVE AT ONCE, BUT
DO NOT WAIT FOR HIS ARRIVAL TO PLACE THIS SUIT. THE SUIT MUST
ALREADY HAVE BEEN FILED WHEN THE HASI ATTORNEY ARRIVES.

     In other words, do not at any moment leave this act unpunished, for if you do
you are harming all other Scientologists in the area. When you are attacked it is
your responsibility then to secure from further attack not only yourself but all
those who work with you. Cause blue flame to dance on the courthouse roof until
everybody has apologized profusely for having dared to become so adventurous
as to arrest a Scientologist who, as a minister of the Church, was going about his
regular duties. As far as the advices of attorneys go that you should not sue, that you
should not attack, be aware of the fact that I, myself, in Wichita, Kansas, had the
rather interesting experience of discovering that my attorney, employed by me
and paid by me, had been for some three months in the employ of the people
who were attacking me, and that this attorney had collected some insignificant
sum of money after I hired him, by going over to the enemy and acting upon their
advices. This actually occurred, so beware of attorneys who tell you not to sue.
And I call to your attention the situation of any besieged fortress. If that fortress
does not make sallies, does not send forth patrols to attack and harass, and does
not utilize itself to make the besieging of it a highly dangerous occupation, that
fortress may, and most often does, fall.

     The DEFENSE of anything is UNTENABLE. The only way to defend anything
is to ATTACK, and if you ever forget that then you will lose every battle you are
ever engaged in, whether it is in terms of personal conversation, public debate, or
a court of law. NEVER BE INTERESTED IN CHARGES. DO, yourself, much
MORE CHARGING and you will WIN. And the public, seeing that you won,
will then have a communication line to the effect that Scientologists WIN. Don't
ever let them have any other thought than that Scientology takes all of its objectives.

     Another point directly in the interest of keeping the general public to the
general public communication line in good odor: It is vitally important that a
Scientologist put into action and overtly keep in action Article Four of the

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Code— "I pledge myself to punish to the fullest extent of my power anyone
misusing or degrading Scientology to harmful ends." The only way you can
guarantee that Scientology will not be degraded or misused is to make sure that
only those who are trained in it practice it. If you find somebody practicing Sci-
entology who is not qualified, you should give them an opportunity to be for-
mally trained, at their expense, so that they will not abuse and degrade the
subject. And you would not take as any substitute for formal training any amount of
study.

     You would therefore delegate to members of the HASI who are not otherwise
certified only those processes mentioned below, and would discourage them from
using any other processes. More particularly, if you discovered that some group
calling itself "precept processing" had set up and established a series of meetings in
your area, you would do all you could to make things interesting for them. In
view of the fact that the HASI holds the copyrights for all such material, and that
a scientific organization of material can be copyrighted and is therefore owned,
the least that could be done to such an area is the placement of a suit against
them for using materials of Scientology without authority. Only a member of
the HASI or a member of one of the churches affiliated with the HASI has the
authority to use this information. [Missing sentence: The purpose of the suit is to
harass and discourage rather than to win.]

     [Missing paragraph: The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough
harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing
that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional
decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.

     A DScn has the power [...]

 

 
 

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