FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 243
July 16, 1971
Mr. J. Edgar Hoover
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dear Mr. Hoover:
Initially, I would like to express my gratitude to you for the magnanimous
service that you have rendered to the people of the United States for the
many years you have been in office; we often have taken your work for
granted for which I must apologize at this time.
Nevertheless, I am sorry to say that my letter is concerned with a
despotic evil that has crept into the anti-spiritual atmosphere that has
gripped this wonderful country of ours. I am refering to these so-called
esoteric "religions" that have taken a foothold in America, more
specifically Scientology Church.
A member of my family who once was a completely wholesome human being has
returned from a stint in their L.A. center as a completely wrecked person.
The brainwashing and subliminal psychology that was and are used on this
person and all other members of this group rival the fiction of "Brave New
World" and "1984."
I suppose I should begin with what I have learned of this group and its
founder. Ronald Hubbard was a Midwesterner at the end of his tether when
he started this. At [illegible word] it has become a method to extort
money from m[?]bers (usually un[?]d children from t[?] homes of the
nouveau riche; the rootless and the unstable) and develop a scope of
influence for his avowedpurpose, gaining control of the world: members
often say "We are taking over!" He hides beneath the tax _evasion_ of his
so called "Church" when there is no dogma, there are no Deities and the
warping of social behavior are involved. He maintains a ship wherein he
docks in international wateres, presently the Mediterranean to escape the
laws and justice of all countries. His organization is open only to those
that can pay $15,000 or more for "auditing" which is actually
psychoanalysis making every member that performs it guilty of medical
I am certain that your organization would be able to uncover more of the
evils perpetrated by this group - one that rivals the Nazi Youth Movement
in form and the Nazi concentration camp in practice - and bring justice to
this situation before the damage multiplies. I am also writing to others
that I believe would take action against this plotted usurpation namely
the attorney General and the House Unamerican Activities Commission
I thank you most sincerely for your services.
Most Sincerely Yours,
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