Subject: Researching Hubbard the Pathological Liar (was
More Questions for the OSA Sock Puppets)
From: email@example.com (gerry armstrong)
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 23:29:56 GMT
Message ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(Not archived on Google, however.)
On Fri, 18 Feb 2000
11:24:18 -0500, Stacy Brooks <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Thu, 17 Feb
2000 15:56:44 -0500, "Jeffrey Liss" <monupics
>>Still more questions which deserve an answer. Why won't you
>>Why do you remain in this silent, defensive posture? I would
>>thought you would be eager to attacke these questions with the
>>stilletto that is a well-reasoned argument.
>>1. Scientology's official biographers claim that L. Ron
>>flirtation with satanism and black magick was part of a U.S.
>>government-sanctioned operation, in which Hubabrd was ordered
>>infiltrate and "shut down" the group. Why, then, did
>>fondly of Alistaire Crowley later in life? Why have
>>various mouthpieces (e.g. Freedom Magazine) offered no
>>evidence to support the "intelligence service" story?
Why has the
>>church, which has used the Freedom of Information Act
>>the past, not tracked down the documents to prove their claim?
>>does Hubbard's FBI file (the FBI being the sole agency
>>carry out domestic intelligence) contain no reference to the
>>operation? And, lest conspiracy or coverup be alleged, why
>>government conceal or destroy evidence of Hubbard's mundane
>>but leave a paper trail of harassment operations against Martin
>>King, Jr.; radiation exposure of U.S. civilians, the "
>You won't get a response from OSA on this subject, because no
>Hubbard's "intelligence operation" explanation exists. I
know this from
>Back in 1981 my then-husband Vaughn Young was assigned to take over
>Archives after Gerry Armstrong blew. In early 1982 I was assigned
to be his
>assistant. We knew that Gerry had been busted for voicing concerns
>of the unverifiable claims LRH had made about his life.
I hadn't been busted.
I remained on post as LRH Archivist/Biography Researcher until I
on December 12, 1981.
> But we believed
>party line about Gerry -- that he had been a shoddy researcher and
>LRH was lying simply because Gerry couldn't find the documents to
>story. Vaughn was known for his investigative reporting skills, but
>began to run into bewildering difficulty trying to track down
>for many of Hubbard's claims about his life.
>At the time Vaughn and I were utterly mystified by this. As
>Scientologists, we never questioned LRH. If LRH said something had
>that was that. It had happened. So why, for example, couldn't we
>of his nuclear physics degree? Why didn't his medical records from
>reflect that he had been crippled and blinded during World War II?
>couldn't we find any evidence that the ranch where he grew up
>by the age of two" was a quarter the size of Montana? Why
>Indian tribe have any record of LRH having been a blood brother?
>A Scientologist is trained to "duplicate" what LRH says
exactly -- no
>interpreting, no explaining, no "alter-ising," as they
In the Sea Org,
>everyone has to "go to study" at least two and a half
a day, and of
>course the main thing anyone ever studies is LRH writings and
>disagree with anything he says, or if you think something he says
>with something he has said elsewhere, it means you have a
>and therefore haven't duplicated the materials. If you get word
>still have a disagreement it means you have an out-ethics situation
>sent to ethics for O/W writeups or conditions or sec-checking --
>needed to clean you up so you can once again duplicate what LRH has
>So you can imagine our dilemma. Here we had in LRH's own
>stories about this wonderful man's epic life. Why couldn't we
>Why, in fact, did the documents we were finding tell a totally
>decidedly less dramatic and definitely not wonderful -- story?
>By February 1982 Vaughn and I were both in Author Services, Inc.
>directly by David Miscavige and Terri Gamboa. As we continued to
>the documents in the Archives we began to find irrefutable evidence
>of the things LRH had said were false. And we began to find certain
>that, if they ever were made public, would paint LRH as a vicious,
>tyrant. Some were even worse than that. We suspected that Gerry
>made copies of at least some of the Archives and that Omar
>been contracted to write LRH's biography, had those copies.
In fact, I was required
by contract to provide documents from Hubbard's personal archive to
The parties to the contract were Pubs DK and Omar. The contract was
and its conditions specified, by Hubbard's personal attorney Alan
>Now Gerry had
>blown and there was no telling what he would do.
>Vaughn finally screwed up his courage to report this situation to
>Terri. We both knew it was a touchy thing to bring up so Vaughn and
>days trying to figure out how to present this so as not to get in
>it. Finally Vaughn went in and, as gently as possible, told DM and
>some of the documents in the Archives could present serious PR
>they were ever made public. I was in the office across the hall and
>Actually, I couldn't hear what Vaughn said, but there was no way
>what DM and Terri said. They were screaming. DM got furious at
>questioning LRH's integrity. Didn't Vaughn realize that the
>Archives that discredited LRH had been planted by the FBI? LRH had
told him so
>himself. How could Vaughn have doubted LRH? Obviously he had hidden
>Vaughn was sec checked for days after that, and he never brought up
>subject again. But in 1984 DM ordered that a lawsuit be brought
>Armstrong for theft of documents because of the copies Gerry had
Actually the lawsuit
was filed in August, 1982. Trial was April - June, 1984.
>responded by providing a list of falsehoods he had discovered in
>background to show that he was so frightened when he left that he
>needed the documents to defend himself against the inevitable Black
>campaign that would be launched against him.
Actually I didn't
take any documents when I left. When DM had me declared an SP, when I
knew $cientology intel operatives were spying on me and harassing my
and family, when DM had some photos of mine stolen, and when I demanded
the photos be returned and DM's junior Terri Gamboa (my ex-wife)
and told me to get a lawyer, *then* I went to Omar and got from him
of documents I thought I would need to defend myself. These were
I'd earlier provided him pursuant to $cientology's contract.
Omar and I made copies
of most of the documents I'd earlier provided him from Hubbard's
because he feared that $cientology would steal back from him the
he needed to write the biography. Omar, of course, had written _Playing
Dirty_ about $cientology's theft of documents from US government
so his worry about $cientology stealing from him was well founded.
>To prepare for that trial Vaughn and a team of researchers,
>assigned to document once and for all each of the points Gerry had
>falsehoods. We all started off full of determination and self-
>indignation at Gerry's smearing LRH's name. But by the time we were
>all of us secretly knew that Gerry had been absolutely right. We
>to document even ONE of the points Gerry had listed.
>We did everything possible to track down ANY trace of truth in
>that he had been on a mission for Naval intelligence to break up
>Black Magick ring. Instead, we found overwhelming evidence to show
>fact, Hubbard participated heavily in the Black Magick rituals. We
>confirmed that Sara Northrup was living with Jack Parsons when
>into Parson's house in Pasadena, and that Hubbard began a
>her while they were both participating in Black Magick rituals with
>Parsons. We also found extensive documentation that Hubbard
>when he took off with Sara. We found irrefutable evidence that
>married Sara while still married to his first wife, Polly, and we
>that contrary to what Hubbard later said, he was the father of
>Hollister, his child with Sara.
>It was a nightmare for all of us, because here we were under orders
>document that LRH had been a hero, and in instance after instance
>finding instead that Hubbard had lived a life that ranged from
>downright sordidness and criminality. We managed to escape dire
>by spinning tall tales about each of the points Gerry had listed,
>pathetic "DAs" didn't impress Judge Paul Breckinridge. I
think everyone is
>familiar with his famous ruling that Hubbard was a paranoid
>that the organization of Scientology reflects the psychosis of its
>After that project Vaughn and I both knew we were living on
>big bust came in 1987 when DM sent Vaughn to the RPF in the big
>The biography unit was disbanded, I was sent back to the Freedom
>no one else has ever been able to find any documentation beyond
>on that project for the Armstrong trial. By now I am sure that DM
>knows about all of Hubbard's lies.
DM knew in 1981 that
Hubbard had lied. During that year I critiqued several Hubbard
published by $cientology, listing lies in these publications. These
were "about the author" sections in books, "Executive
and other mimeo issues, and PR and marketing handouts about Hubbard.
of them were written or approved by Hubbard himself. My critiques went
to DM, who was above the Special Project and Mission All Clear.
DM and every person
in his regime knows that Hubbard lied and that he is rightly declared
to be a pathological liar. DM and all these people have made the
decision to ignore the lies and suppress their own consciences. None of
them care a fig about "ethics" or $cientology, other than how
these things can be used to accumulate more power and keep their
base ignorant and suppressed. They have all accepted that Hubbard was
a pathological liar and have accepted that pathological lying is the
to total power.
> This is why
no "official" biography of L.
>Ron Hubbard has ever been published. I doubt one ever will.
Omar *not* to write the biography. The present *official* Hubbard
is Dan Sherman, an O$A intel operative $cientology used to "
me and ultimately set me up in the "Armstrong Operation"
videotaping with cult PI Eugene M. Ingram. Sherman still works for the
cult, and I believe is one of the more rotten anonymous attack posters
$cientology has "handling" a.r.s.
(c) Gerry Armstrong