Scientology's Ultimate Weapon:
In 1956, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard warned of the danger and evil in
seeming to promise, and goading people on to “total freedom.”
Life is a game. A game consists
of freedom, barriers and purposes. This is a scientific fact, not merely an observation.
Freedom exists amongst barriers. A totality of barriers
and a totality of freedom alike are no-game conditions. Each is similarly cruel.
Each is similarly purposeless.
Great revolutionary movements fail. They promise unlimited
freedom. That is the road to failure. Only stupid visionaries chant of endless
An endless desire for freedom from is a perfect trap,
a fear of all things.
Executives in business and government can fail in three
ways and thus bring about a chaos in their department. They can:
1. Seem to give endless freedom.
An employee buying and/or insisting upon freedom only
will become a slave.
It has been stylish in past ages to insist only upon
freedom. The French Revolution furnishes an excellent example for this. In the
late part of the 18th Century, the nobles of France became so self-determined
against the remainder of the country and were so incapable of taking the parts
of the populace that the nobles were destroyed. Immediately the populace itself
sought to take over the government and, being trained and being intensely antipathetic
to any and all restraints, their war cry became “Freedom." They had
no further restrictions or barriers. The rules of government were thrown aside.
Theft and brigandage took the place of economics. The populace, therefore, found
itself in a deeper trap and discovered itself to be involved with a dictatorship
which was far more restrictive than anything they had experienced before the Revolution.
Although man continually uses "Freedom" for
his war cry he only succeeds in establishing farther entrapment for himself.
A race which is educated to think in terms of freedom
only is very easily entrapped. No one in the nation will take responsibility for
restrictions, therefore restrictions apparently become less and less. As these
restrictions lessen so lessens the freedom of the individual.
There are various states of mind which bring about
happiness. That state of mind which insists only upon freedom can bring about
nothing but unhappiness. It would be better to develop a thought pattern which
looked for new ways to be entrapped and things to be trapped in, than to suffer
the eventual total entrapment of dwelling upon freedom only.
— Professional Auditor’s Bulletin 84, 15 May 1956,
“The Reason Why,” by L. Ron Hubbard
This version is printed in Volume 3 of the Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and
Scientology, © 1991
An earlier published version stated: “by L. Ron Hubbard, Ph.D., C.E.”
The same essay “The Reason Why” has also been published in every
printing of the book Scientology the Fundamentals of Thought from the first printing
in 1956. The essay is Scientology “scripture” and has never been “cancelled,”
nor Hubbard’s authorship questioned.
Ten years later, however, and from then on until his death, Hubbard whistled
a new tune, or really gave up whistling altogether for that old war cry he’d
forewarned everyone about in 1956 – Freedom! In HCO Policy Letter of 15
February 1966, “Attacks on Scientology,” he wrote:
Having had some time to think this over
and having studied the matter with great care, I have isolated the most successful
response to meeting any and all attacks on Scientology, its organizations and
Scientologists and as of this date this becomes policy.
ADVOCATE TOTAL FREEDOM
That is the policy — advocate total freedom.
This is also the basic purpose of Scientology and the basic purpose of people,
so it all agrees well.
So never advertise an attack. Just advocate more strongly "Total Freedom!"
and show how Scientology can attain it for the individual.
Careful summary of our past actions in the face of attacks and an analysis
of various changes in human history show that the best and only effective thing
we did or anyone ever did was advocate freedom. The precise practice of Scientology
obtains total freedom so never advertise anything else but total freedom and the
Scientology services and steps that bring it about. Courses, processing are the
gradient scale to total freedom.
That's the answer no nation or person can stand up to-if we keep saying it
long and loud. SCIENTOLOGY IS THE ROAD TO TOTAL FREEDOM.
Used in argument one can invent reasons to baffle the attacking agency or
person-but all these reasons should add up to everyone has rights to total freedom.
On February 18, 1966, Hubbard issued a policy letter also called “Attacks
on Scientology,” continuing the February 15 PL. He repeats the “total
freedom” stratagem, and provides the public “justification”
for its implementation.
When you hold up an image of freedom,
all those who oppress freedom tend to attack. Therefore attacks, on whatever grounds,
are inevitable. Holding up a freedom image is however the only successful forward
action even though it gets attacked.
Actions [which] have been positive in stopping attacks:
Going on advertising total freedom;
Groups that attack us are to say the least not sane.
According to our technology this means they have hidden areas and disreputable
facts about them.
To hold up to Man an image of spiritual freedom is
adventurous. Man is suppressed. And those who oppress him have a peculiar frame
of reference. This is:
1. If anyone became free or powerful, a suppressive
believes he would promptly be slaughtered.
These two policy letters, of February 15 and 18, 1966, have been re-published
in The Organization Executive Course, the books of Hubbard’s “Administration
Technology,” and the PLs are required study by the Scientology cult’s
intelligence bureau personnel.
4. HCO PL 15 Feb 66 I ATTACKS ON SCIENTOLOGY ___ ___
5. ESSAY: Give 5 examples of how you would apply the
policy to advocate total freedom to meet any and
all attacks on Scientology. Explain why this
policy works. Turn your write-up in to the
Supervisor. ___ ___ ___
*6. HCO PL 18 Feb 66 ATTACKS ON SCIENTOLOGY
(Continued) ___ ___ ___
7. DEMO: Demonstrate an actual example of how you
could employ each of "The Third Group of Actions"
to stop an attack, as covered in the above PL:
Less than two weeks after he issued these PLs, Hubbard officially created the
notorious Guardian’s Office, with his Policy Letter of 1 March 1966, “The
Guardian.” Even current cult leader David Miscavige describes the GO, which
Hubbard created, operated, and renamed the Office of Special Affairs, as a criminal
In a third policy letter from the same period, with the same title “Attacks
on Scientology,” dated February 25, 1966, which was not published in the
OEC Volumes, but was required in GO training manuals, Hubbard ordered what actually
was to be his cultists’ “response to meeting any and all attacks on
Scientology, its organizations and Scientologists.”
NEVER agree to an investigation of Scientology. ONLY
agree to an investigation of the attackers.
This is correct procedure:
(1) Spot who is attacking us.
(2) Start Investigating them promptly for FELONIES or worse using our own
professionals, not outside agencies.
(3) Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them.
(4) Start feeding lurid, blood, sex, crime actual evidence on the attackers
to the press.
Don't ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on
attackers all the way.
[A]ttackers are simply an anti-Scientology propaganda agency so far as we
are concerned. They have proven they want no facts and will only lie no matter
what they discover. So BANISH all ideas that any fair hearing is intended and
start our attack with their first breath. Never wait. Never talk about us - only
them. Use their blood, sex, crime to get headlines. Don't use us.
I speak from 15 years of experience in this. There has never yet been an attacker
who was not reeking with crime. All we had to do was look for it and murder would
Remember - the only reason we are in trouble with the press or governments
is that we are not searching out and exposing rotten spots in the society. We
must practice on the whole group called society. If we do not it will attack us
just as a preclear will attack a Scientologist that won't audit him. To get wholly
over to cause we must select targets, investigate and expose before they attack
In yet another PL from the same period, HCO Policy Letter of 17 February 1966
“Public Investigation Section,” Hubbard wrote:
The purpose of this section is:
"TO HELP LRH INVESTIGATE PUBLIC MATTERS AND INDIVIDUALS WHICH SEEM TO
IMPEDE HUMAN LIBERTY SO THAT SUCH MATTERS MAY BE EXPOSED AND TO FURNISH INTELLIGENCE
REQUIRED IN GUIDING THE PROGRESS OF SCIENTOLOGY."
It will be seen that the section has all the useful functions of an intelligence
and propaganda agency. It finds the data and sees that it gets action.
As Scientology stands for freedom, those who don't want freedom tend to attack
it. The Section investigates the attacking group's individual members and sees
that the results of the investigation get adequate legal action and publicity.
See that enough of the data is made available to the state or world agencies
to obtain convictions.
See that excellent press coverage is given the disclosures over as long a
period of time as possible.
See that HCO and Scientology are given full credit for protecting human rights
Standard intelligence procedures are used.
The section should note that press and the public are interested in murder,
assault, destruction, violence, sex and dishonesty in that order. Investigations
which can uncover these factors in the activities of individuals of a group attacking
Scientology are valuable in the degree that they contain a number of these factors.
The more factors a case contains the more important the case is. The idea is that
the press feeds on these factors and we feed them someone else's.
Associating the attacking group's activities with reprehensible groups in
the past by using familiar descriptive words will be found very effective. For
example, if the word "white" has been made hateful to the public by
some past criminal group we use "white" in our descriptive terminology
concerning the group that is attacking us and whom we are investigating. "Psychiatric
blood sports" is an example, blood sports being lately very much derogated.
As one holds up an image of freedom to the public the more suppressive groups
and individuals in the society attack it. Hitler, for instance, would have attacked
any group just because it was free. In that way we then get rid of suppressive
groups by investigation and disclosure.
Section investigators would do well to study the technology on suppressive
The “Public Investigation Section” policy letter was required
training for GO intelligence personnel.
The PL is still required training for the Miscavige regime’s intelligence
personnel, and in fact provides the “post purpose” for the cult’s
"TO HELP LRH INVESTIGATE PUBLIC MATTERS AND INDIVIDUALS
WHICH SEEM TO IMPEDE HUMAN LIBERTY SO THAT SUCH MATTERS MAY BE EXPOSED AND TO
FURNISH INTELLIGENCE REQUIRED IN GUIDING THE PROGRESS OF SCIENTOLOGY." –
(HCO PL 17 FEB 1966, PUBLIC INVESTIGATION SECTION)
In yet another publication from the same period, HCO Executive Letter of 21
February 1966, “The Calculated Risk,” which was also required in GO
training, Hubbard wrote:
By working 18 hours a day on research and the rest on
administrative matters, by August of 1965 I had the full answers to total freedom.
[Scientology’s] ultimate “weapon” was attained before the
shades of night hit the planet, before the Big Bomb went and before suppressive
groups totally shackled Mankind.
The ultimate weapon is total freedom. A freedom no benighted beast can send
to Auschwitz. A freedom no gestapo can curtail. A freedom that is completely unqualified.
From 1966, without cease, Scientology’s leaders, first Hubbard and then
the Miscavige regime, have been beating on their opponents, and on their own people,
with this ultimate weapon, total freedom. The cult’s leaders promise unlimited
freedom, use "Total Freedom" for their war cry, and have turned their
own people into stupid visionaries chanting of endless freedom. Just as Hubbard
predicted, Scientology and Scientologists, with their cruel total freedom lie,
are well down the road to failure, caught in Hubbard’s “perfect trap,”
only becoming slaves.
Hubbard’s total freedom trick is indispensable to the Scientology cult’s
Person” doctrine, and its execution or application, which Hubbard dubbed
“Fair Game.” Since Scientology promises “total freedom,”
and since “total freedom” is the “basic purpose of Scientology,”
the doctrine proclaims, people who criticize Scientology’s lies, fraud,
abuses and criminality are opposed to freedom. These are the “Suppressive
Persons.” They are counter-intention to Scientology’s intention, which
is, the Scientologists cry, “Total Freedom,” and, being SPs, have
no rights, but are to be “obliterated.”
The Scientologists declare that SPs can’t stand the idea of anyone being
totally free. In truth, it is the enslaved Scientologists who can’t stand
the idea of freedom, who can’t even stand people being free of Scientology.
The Scientologists declare that even leaving Scientology is a “Suppressive
Act,” for which the people leaving will be vilified as opposing freedom
and supporting slavery.
The language the cult leaders use to assault their manufactured “enemies,”
and their own cult slaves, with their “ultimate weapon” is bellicose
and dangerous, extremist black propaganda.
Their actions are destructive and aimed at the enslavement
rather than the freedom of man.
Their continual harmful acts to themselves and their continued desire to drag
others to the level of beasts and animals devoid of spiritual qualities places
them in the psychiatric camp of those who manufacture madness for profit.
The Scientology cult flogs its “total freedom” trap on the Internet.
Scientology®: The Route to Total Freedom
"As much of Scientology is true for you as you know of it, those who
know it only by name react to the hope of it. And as one advances upon the road,
one knows more and more of it and is more and more free. Unlike so many promises
made to man and which have made him fear disappointment, Scientology delivers.
It may be over a rough road. It may be over a smooth one. But Scientology eventually
delivers all it says it can."
L. Ron Hubbard from The AUDITOR® magazine Issue 13
Scientology calls its whole system of “training,” “processing”
and the “Suppressive Person” doctrine, the “Bridge to Total
Freedom.” The cult screams its war cry “Total Freedom” relentlessly
in its advertising and marketing campaigns. And Scientology, of course, calls
its black propaganda publication for “investigating” Suppressive Persons,
and dishing up lurid, blood, sex and lies about them, ““Freedom.””
Is there is any organization, group or cult on earth preaching, promising and
pumping “Total Freedom” more than Scientology? And is there any organization
that seeks such total slavery of its own citizens, and even seeks the total slavery
of free men in the rest of the world, where any criticism makes a citizen a “criminal”
and triggers the “Suppressive Person” doctrine?
The Scientologists justify whatever evil they do to critics of their cult’s
antisocial, anti-human rights, and even criminal policies and practices, with
Scientology’s inculcated computation that critics – the SPs -- are
opposed to freedom, and therefore attack because the cult is the “route
to total freedom.” Scientologists’ enslavement requires that they
automatically and robotically hate and war against those SPs, the good people
who dare to and are still free to criticize. It is extremely difficult for Scientologists
to break free from their slave state, in no small part because of their knowledge
that they will themselves be hated and warred upon if they ever did try to escape
their total freedom chains.
On their Route to Total Freedom, Scientologists do as Hubbard, in a saner moment,
postulated they would. They have suffered their eventual total entrapment. They
become afraid of all things, even their own freedom.