HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
37 Fitzroy Street, London, W.1
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 15 AUGUST 1960
Re-issued from Sthil
DEPT OF GOVT AFFAIRS
(Cancels any previous directions to set up a Special Zone
(This Policy Letter is mandatory all Central Organizations
There shall be
established on a board level and outside the structure of the Central
Org and HCO but under the board of HASI Ltd, a new department to be called "
Department of Government Affairs".
More and more,
as governments disintegrate under the threat of atomic war and
communism, central organizations have had to give high executive time to govern-
mental affairs to the great loss of the organizations themselves. The
entered into Scientology activities by legal matters, tax matters, and matters of
assisting governments to maintain stability, has sapped our time and fixed our
attention to our own loss.
Now to remedy
this situation, I wish to contain and cordon, in a military sense,
this incursion and to prohibit utterly and completely such entrance (of these
or our own project for governments) into Central Org or HCO comm lines. In other
words, Central Orgs and HCOs are run by, for and as Scientology service and
units and the special Department of Government Affairs shall handle other matters
specifically deny such non-Scientology matters entrance into organizational comm
of Government Affairs shall be headed and directed with a
minimum of personnel and shall not be able to call upon the personnel of the
Org or HCO for further assistance than the relay of communications.
Director of Government Affairs shall be a fully qualified person of good
judgement subject to control of the Board of Directors and shall be subject to
advices and directions of the Board and the HCO and Assn Secretary. Only
and South Africa are excluded from supervision of the Dept by the Assn Sec, Org
and HCO Sec. In all other offices the Director of Government Affairs shall be
subordinate to the Assn Sec and HCO Sec.
department comes the corporation's solicitors, attorneys, chartered
accountants and any attorney or accountant hired directly by the corporation for
outside legal or tax or filing purposes.
and issue of shares comes under this department, but the actual
invoicing and banking shall be done as always by the Dept of Accounts or, for
the HCO Secretary.
filings with the government, all tax reports and their preparation,
corporation minutes, annual meetings, legal papers, suits against and by the
corporation, whether HASI Ltd or HCO Ltd, all legal investigatory work and
detectives, all contacts with government agents, bureaus and departments, all
to governments, messages to governments, handling answers from governments or
courts shall be cared for by the Department, whether to advance or protect
Scientology or its corporations by government or legal channels.
documents and the Valuable Document files for HCO and HASI shall be
kept by the Department in a proper safe in accordance with previous rules written
the keeping and handling of valuable documents.
All share sales
reports and all legal, governmental and corporation reports to be
made to the boards shall be made to it by this Department.
No shares may be
advertised or issued save with the approval of this department.
purchases or mortgages may be undertaken without the approval of
this Department and then only by the action of this Department.
It is clearly
understood that the Department shall not undertake financial
management for the Central Org or HCO nor may it direct the Central Org or HCO on
purely Scientology affairs or Scientology dissemination except where these may
impinge directly upon the government, and even then this Department is enjoined
forcing government laws or rulings upon the Central Org or HCO by threat of
ominous advices, nor may the Department employ either solicitors nor accountants
who specialize in ominous advices to the Orgs since the Orgs could be discouraged
impeded by such.
The object of
the Department is to broaden the impact of Scientology upon
governments and other organizations and is to conduct itself so as to make the
and repute of Scientology better and more forceful. Therefore defensive
frowned upon in the department. We are not trying to make the Central Orgs and
HCOs "be good". We are trying to make their reach more secure and
attacks resolve threats.
In the face of danger from Govts or courts there are only
two errors one can
make: (a) do nothing and (b) defend. The right things to do with any threat are
Find out if we want to play the offered game or not, (2) If not, to derail the
game with a feint or attack upon the most vulnerable point. which can be
the enemy ranks, (3) Make enough threat or clamor to cause the enemy to quail,
Don't try to get any money out of it, (5) Make every attack by us also sell
and (6) Win. If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any
organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them
sue for peace. Peace is bought with an exchange of advantage, so make the
and then settle. Don't ever defend. Always attack. Don't ever do nothing.
attacks in the rear of the enemy's front ranks work best.
Never put the
organization on "wait" because of courts or other matters. It's up
to the Department to make the actions of HCO Secs and Org Secs right, not enjoin
right actions on the HCO and Org Secs.
To win we must
have treasure and verve. If a Central Org and HCO function
perfectly as service units then treasure and consequent security for the further
are to hand. If the Department operates with verve and elan, even with rashness,
afford a screen behind which organizations can work.
attacks Scientology in Australia via the government. Answer:
throw heavy communication against the weakest point of the BMA-its individual
doctors. Rock them with petitions to have medical laws modified which they are to
sign. Couple the BMA attack with any group hated by the government. Attack
personally by threats or suits any person signing anything for the BMA. Slam the
matter into politics, advance a bill into parliament that strips the BMA of all
rights by opening healing to all. Make the attack by the BMA look ridiculous.
medical practices. Investigate horrible practices loudly. (Always investigate
never quietly.) Make the distinct public and governmental impression and BMA
impression that they've run into a barrage of arrows or electronic cannon and
continued attack by them will cause their own disintegration. As all this is
on a thought or idea level the restimulation of their engrams results in the
impression that they are surrounded by their own dead and the battery may fire
at any minute. And if one makes in writing not one slanderous or libelous
there is no defense by them. This example is patterned on what just happened and
what we did in Australia where we are winning strongly.
The personnel of
the Department should be freed of past track legal and
governmental overts by the HGC using evening auditing. This is a must or the
Department will otherwise attract attacks. Further, the higher the department
personnel is raised on "control" through running help, the less action
will have to be
undertaken by it and the more it will actually accomplish without violent action.
The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or
societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This
done by high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to
overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the
game on Earth where everybody wins. There is no overt in bringing good order.
The offices of
the Department, so far as is possible, should be so situated as to
bring no government traffic into the main avenues, comm lines or halls of the
HCO or so as to divert it to the maximum extent from said avenues,
comm lines and halls.
personnel appointments are made, conditional to acceptance, as
Directors of Government Affairs:
Marilynn Routsong Los Angeles: Dick Steves
South Africa: Jack Parkhouse Australia: Denny Gogerly
London: George Hay New Zealand: Steve Stevens.
In the United
States and South Africa the head of the Department of Government
Affairs shall be also Trustee or Area Director of the Central Organization while
Sec and Assn Sec shall not be, but will be officers of the corporation.
letter and these appointments are prompted by the following facts:
1. My own traffic
on government legal affairs is far too heavy and I need help of
magnitude on a continental level.
2. HCO Secs and Assn
Secs are having difficulty holding down their Orgs and the
field because of the time demanded by government affairs.
3. The activity will
get heavier rather than lighter.
(a) The deterioration
of government order is accelerating with consequent
confusion in all related affairs;
amounts of order must be maintained by us at a governmental
level against the possibility of finding our areas without governments.
4. We are about to
file HASI Ltd and HCO Ltd in all areas with the attendant heavy
legal and governmental action necessary.
5. We are about to
arrange for the release of and the issue of over half a million
pounds of shares to the public, thus making heavy demands on legal and
6. We are about to
finance and erect various media of communications, such as radio
stations, on the various continents and this will require enormous amounts of
liaison and action in such a department.
7. We are about to
finance and find new quarters in the United States and such
activities come under the new Department.
8. Due to new
clearing techniques, our sphere of control is widening. This is purely a
case phenomenon, but will be felt heavily by Orgs in the future. It is necessary
provide comm lines for this widening of influence.