June 22, 1996
By Fax (213)960-1929
I am moved to write you at this time because of your recent actions toward
me, and now again so directly toward my friends, the Waltons, and my great
hope for peace.
If you would quit attacking people, with your church, the law, your private
instigators, and other mechanisms of war, there would be no war. We could all
do our work, which is not war. Nor is your work war. You signal to the world
in your actions and your papers that you are going to continue to attack other
innocent people. I care because I am their friend. If no one else will speak
up for them I will. Yours is the wrong signal to send to anyone. So I am here
to importune you. See Luke 11:8.
I call upon you to meet and communicate. You have many entanglements. I can
certainly save you from your entanglements with me, which are themselves worth
disentangling, and I have something different from stupidity to offer in your
Who could be more innocent than the Waltons? And being innocent, the rest
of the picture is only David Miscavige trying to take away their house. And
David Miscavige, knowing so utterly that the Waltons are utterly innocent,
reveals what in his character? That David Miscavige needs another house in
which to hide?
As regards the innocence of your grounds for your fraudulent transfer
charges, you've seen the documents, you've seen the testimony of seven
witnesses including your own agent's, and you've had a ruling on your same
charges in your bankruptcy case. You continue to make the same charge on no
evidence. You know what in this moment of history is true and you ignore it to
continue the attack. Have the courage to do something about chickenhood. In
the Age of Wisdom ®, into which we have just been moved either dancing or
kicking, positions of strength are the same as admissions of weakness.
Remember, it is your hands which are tied because you must hold the
constraints by which you would bind me.
I know much more now about why God sent that answer to my prayer back in
August, 1990, and I'm sure you've by now yourself imagined some. It is a
demonstrably isolated sequence of events provably happening according to
guidance beyond any man's
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This is an opportunity, by the way, should you accept it, to listen to God.
I know your present theology doesn't allow for such communications, nor wisdom
itself for goodness' sake. Yet I guarantee that if you did listen, God will
say to you something very different from "Take the Waltons' house,
David." The house is for you an easily relinquishable obsession. Let it
go. I never think about the house, other than to happily think of the Waltons
all living there happily. I think you can just as happily think the same happy
thoughts. I think now a lot about your renewed, unchastened grab, but that
will certainly cease when you quit grabbing, which can happen at any and in no
Everyone should have a home of their own, and it would be great. On the
other hand, no one should try to take away someone's home, and it would be
great if you stopped. It's the Waltons' home. Simply drop your efforts to
steal it. Come to the Waltons instead with a peace offering. Let your
relinquishment of your grab for their house be your acknowledgment of the
correction of your wrongness. Do you really want your organization to be known
for what it's known for?
I am writing because at this moment there is still hope; in fact my hope
has never been greater. All that's required is a complete about-face, what in
God's Church is called repentance. But if you've been going the wrong way,
especially for a long time, an about-face should not necessarily be totally
unwelcome. All investments in getting somewhere on the wrong road have not got
anyone any closer to the real goal on the right one. It's obvious to me that
you need to get your own house in order. So do I. People do grow up, you know,
not just become tougher.
You must come out and you must talk. You have refused to talk to me, yet I
can help in so many ways, and it costs you what? Would it be so awful if I
knew what I was talking about? Your health at this time is not unurgent for
us. Your wasting precious time is a huge complaint, as you know, against your
organization. How about get out here and do a little healing, breath, run,
stretch, don't do anything unsafe, discourteous or stupid, find out who one
is, and seek wisdom.
I wrote you back in March, and someone gave the response to Andy Wilson to
handle, as the designated representative of CSI. Certainly everything involves
CSI, but my communications are with
all of the "beneficiaries" of the illegal and illegally obtained
December, 1986 "mutual release of all claims and settlement
agreement" and the illegal orders of Judge Thomas enforcing said
document. I know that, although all of these "beneficiaries" are
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participants in the illegalities, you are the person who can order them to
stop such participation.
Don't get upset by my use of the terms "illegal" and "
illegally." Getting upset, even fools know, distorts confusion. Fools
just act improperly on their knowledge. You know getting upset makes you a
fool but you get upset anyway because you already are one. The document and
the orders which flowed from its enforcement will be judged to be illegal and
illegally obtained. I know them to be illegal before any such judgment. You
must come to see the same. Then you can put an end to the squandered defense
of indefensible illegalities. Once you get rid of the illegalities no one has
reason to prove them illegal. In the meantime, still I urge you to
I reason that if no one tries wisdom everyone will just go on being fools
You see, the house and my transfers, you and I and everyone know, have
nothing to do with you. You decided, for no reason beyond malice, to inject
yourself into that aspect of my life. I must tell you, I've done everything I
could to be unobsessed with it all, but have still written so much about it in
a book. You are the one who injected Scientology into what did not involve
Scientology. Haven't you also seen that by injecting yourself into something
which has "legally" nothing to do with you, the truth makes itself
inescapable. Everything has everything to do with you, and no less me, and who
would want to stop anyone from saying exactly that? I am a writer. What can I
You cannot stop me from writing about what doesn't involve Scientology. On
the other hand, although this letter is my attempt to convince you to consider
stopping, I can't stop you from injecting yourself into what doesn't involve
you. I believe you cannot, moreover, stop me from writing about what doesn't
involve Scientology by injecting Scientology into what doesn't involve it.
Judge Thomas, as we all know, is really wrong; but even accepting the
wrongness, and stretching it to its limits, no order can stop me from writing
about your presence in a part of my life, law basing its presence on life
having parts, having nothing to do with you.
I pray that your sense of humor be restored, so that
you can get why so many people are laughing. You and your gang pretend so hard
to make it such a grim world that you terrify us. You should see your forces
at court appearances. That's really why we joke about your big scary cult. We
mean it all in good fun. People remember unhappily what happened with Hubbard;
he lost his sense of humor. Ended up sending people to the RPF for joking. You
tell me, is that funny or what?
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I realize you still have Gene Ingram, and he has, as you
know and I keep saying, threatened to assassinate me. That is no laughing
matter. So as long as I don't wind up dead there's
something amusing in store for me every day. I do sadly know that in the
Ingram solution you can stop me from writing anything at all. You must,
therefore, stop Ingram, and you must stop all your bad thoughts like him. Oh,
and look, it would not be unthinkable for a person in my profession to have
taken actions to ensure that his words, and all of them, are indeed published
in the tragic event he is killed. I write, that's enough.
So we can talk about it in the future, I've given this book the working
title God's House. You've already seen something of that period in I Declare.
Since GH concerns, as did ID, a piece of my life which in truth has nothing to
do with you, you will have no legal interest in it. I am, however, willing to
discuss its development as it develops, as it is developing, to a degree,
especially when you're ready to meet and talk. I really don't have any desire
to embarrass you, because clearly the opportunities are wasted. I'm appealing
to your more selfless nature.
While I do have this opportunity, however, there is another matter which is
very important to a multitude of us. I represent all nonscientologists, as you
know a considerable denomination. You refer to us throughout your copyrighted
materials as "wogs." We reject the term as we understand people of
African origin to reject the term "niggers." We understand that you
mean by the term "wog," inter alia, a disadvantaged person with
inherently less ability, intelligence, emotional stability, power and
opportunity for success than a non-nonscientologist. It is possible there are
other disparaging and inflammatory terms, such as "homosap," still
used in your literature also in derogation of nonscientologists.
We request that you immediately undertake to tender an apology to
nonscientologists and to remove all offensive terms from your literature. We
are aware that you use nonscientology courts, services and utilities in the
furtherance of your goals. It is inappropriate to insult the denomination of
the very people on whose kindnesses you so completely depend. Perhaps you
didn't know what you were doing. You do, however, know that you personally
have control of every public statement by every organization person or thing,
and control of all of its copyrighted works. If you have any communications
you wish to send to nonscientologists please consider me a channel.
As an immediate first action, as a signal of something sensible, will you
please have Ms. Bartilson correct your erroneous "judgment" filed
May 2, in the Thomas case. I received David Miscavige
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a letter from her last night in which she refused to correct the errors.
She apparently insists that the following part of the "judgment, "
which I quoted to her in my letter of May 22, 1996, makes sense:
"On August 16, 1994, the Superior Court of California, County of Los
Angeles, in which this action was then pending, granted the motion of
Defendants under Code of Civil Procedure §437(c) on the ground that the
causes of action asserted in the 2nd and 3rd causes of action on the Cross-
Complaint of Gerald Armstrong, for an order that judgment be entered for
Defendants and against Plaintiffs on said causes of action."
I know this doesn't make sense, and that it makes sense to have something
as important as a judgment make sense. If it doesn't make sense to you to have
your "judgment" make sense, then it won't make much sense for me to
try to make sense of it. If you want your " judgment" to remain
nonsense, let me know anyway, and I will continue to treat it accordingly. Ms.
Bartilson is your lawyer after all, and you can have her be as sensible as you
want. Please have her file a correct "judgment."
And when you do communicate to God it might be an idea to thank Him that
you've been so completely wrong about me all this time.
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