Volume 0, Issue 26 vom 15. 10. 1995
Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review
Volume 0, Issue 26
by Rod Keller [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- America Online
- Kim Baker
- Dennis Erlich Update
- Gerry Armstrong Update
- Guardian Office
- Greeks Against Scientology
- Psychiatry and Scientology
- Scamizdat 11
Alt.religion.scientology Week in Review summarizes the most significant
postings from the Usenet group Alt.religion.scientology for the preceding
week for the benefit of those who can't follow the group as closely as
they'd like. Out of thousands of postings, I attempt to include news of
significant events, new affidavits, court rulings, new contributors,
whatever. I hope you find it useful. Like many readers of a.r.s, I have a
kill file. So please take into consideration that I may not have seen some
of the most significant postings.
The articles in A.r.s Week in Review are brief summaries of the articles.
Many include an excerpt, and all include message IDs for the articles I
cover. This may or may not be useful to you, depending on how long your
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Diane Richardson's America Online account was reactivated without comment
"My AOL account has been restored as mysteriously as it was canceled. I
have not heard a word from anyone regarding this; in fact, I wouldn't have
known about it if I hadn't tried logging on one last time before deleting
the AOL files from my computer."
Meanwhile, the existence of an AOL Project by the cos was revealed by
"Patty". The group is apparently set up to complain to AOL when rebuttal
posts are made to the Scientology folder.
"Ron, No problem. I was just offering guidelines agreed to by many of us
with those in charge of the Scientology America Online Project. I assume
you have been sent a copy of the hat write up for posting in the folders
by Sabrina. ML Patty"
Kim Baker has resigned from the FACTNet board of directors following a
phoned-in bomb threat.
"On Monday evening, 9 October, at approximately 7.00 pm, Malcolm Nothling,
a veteran critic of the Church of Scientology, received a telephone call
in Johannesburg, South Africa. He said the caller was male, and had a
Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) accent. The caller said that based on the results
of the Gerry Armstrong hearing, a planned action to bomb a Scientology Org
(he did not specify which Org) was going to occur within the next ten
days. He asked Malcolm if he wished to help with the planning of the
"A new level of operation against Scientology is going to occur as a
result of the Church's actions against its detractors. I feared this would
happen, and I cannot be a part of it. I have resigned from the Board of
Directors of FACTNET, and I withdraw from the conflict."
Dennis Erlich Update
Dennis posted an update on his case.
"This week MoFo produced a strong filing for Judge Whyte which requested
that the scienos be held in contempt of court for failing to return all my
personal property illegally seized in the (now vacated) unconstitutional
raid in February. If I get around to it, I'll post some of the lovely
"The scienos have filed requesting an impoundment of all the materials
they shouldn't have ever taken from me during the raid that shouldn't have
ever happened. They base this filing on my earlier posted intention to do
fair use critique of all the materials, once I get them back.
"Another hearing (or ruling) will be forthcoming November 3."
Gerry Armstrong Update
Gerry Armstrong posted the proposal submitted by the cos in Superior
Court. Here's an excerpt from the orders they want the judge to sign.
"Defendant Gerald Armstrong, his agents, employees, and persons acting in
concert or conspiracy with him are restrained and enjoined from doing
directly or indirectly any of the following:
"Voluntarily assisting any person (not a governmental organ or entity)
intending to make, intending to press, intending to arbitrate, or
intending to litigate a claim against any of the persons or entities
referred to in paragraph 1 of the 'Mutual Release of All Claims and
Settlement Agreement' of December, 1986, regarding such claim or regarding
pressing, arbitrating, or litigating it;
"Facilitating in any manner the creation, publication, broadcast, writing,
filming audio recording, video recording, electronic recording or
reproduction of any kind of book, article, film, television program, radio
program, treatment, declaration, screenplay or other literary, artistic or
documentary work of any kind which discusses, refers to or mentions
Scientology, the Church, and/or any person or entity referred to in
paragraph 1 of the 'Mutual Release of All Claims and Settlement Agreement'
of December, 1986;
"Discussing with anyone, not a member of Armstrong's immediate family or
his attorney, Scientology, the Church, and/or any person or entity
referred to in paragraph 1 of the 'Mutual Release of All Claims and
Settlement Agreement' of December, 1986;
"Remove all information concerning Scientology, the Church and/or any
person or entity referred to in paragraph 1 of the 'Mutual Release of All
Claims and Settlement Agreement' of December, 1986 from any and all
databases, electronic or otherwise, within the possession, custody or
control of FACTNet."
A summary was posted this week of the activities of some of the people
convicted or named in the Guardian Office trials. The cos claims that the
old Guardian Office people were all removed from the church.
"Duke Snider is listed in Source issue 91 as completing the Flag Executive
"Henning Heldt is listed in Source issue 60 as completing level B of the
St. Hill Briefing Course and in Source issue 67 as completing New OTV
"Richard Weigand is today a member of the 'Church'.
"Kendrick 'Rick' Moxon was named in U.S. v Kember as an unindicted
co-conspirator. Moxon is still in the 'Church'.
Greeks Against Scientology
A letter from Rev. Antonios Alevisopoulos was posted this week. An excerpt:
"PAN HELLENIC PARENTS' UNION for the protection of the Orthodox
Culture, the Family and the Individual
"With this letter we are asking urgently for your help in the following
"U-Man deposed an action asking for urgent measures against us. These
measures refer mainly to the chapter Economic Religions of our book 'New
Sects - Destructive Cults'. We need URGENTLY facts to prove:
"That U-Man International is a branch of Scientology.
"That with the test and the following seminars U-Man is pushing
Scientologists to the businesses and finally takes hold of their control,
directing the company in accordance with the Scientologic ethics, and
changing also their administrative structure.
"That the use of Scientology's technology on the part of the businesses
has the same negative consequences that Scientology has on the personal
lives of people and this has dangerous results for the business and the
economy of any country."
Psychiatry and Scientology
The text of "Psychiatry and Scientology" by L. J. West, M.D. was posted
this week. It was originally printed in The Southern California
Psychiatrist, published in 1990 and 1991.
"The medical profession as a whole, and psychiatry in particular, has
generally failed to fight back or even take notice of Scientology, its
slanders and other depredations. In the medical literature there are only
a handful of references to Scientology. It is clear that the legitimate
healing professions have not come to grips with the dangers posed by cults
in general, and with the peculiarly hostile and antipsychiatric 'church'
of Scientology in particular.
"Most people know surprisingly little about Scientology. Only a handful of
books and articles, and a few journalistic pieces in the popular press,
have been written about Hubbard and his organizations. In May 1980 and
September 1981, the Reader's Digest published two articles about
Scientology and its dangers.
"Unfortunately, the harms done by Scientology go far beyond attacks on
psychiatry or on critics. It is Scientology's membership, and their
families, who are the most likely to suffer. Many damaged personas are
emerging from the cult, often with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder including prominent dissociative features. Some of these refugees
seek help from psychiatrists. We owe it to them, and to ourselves, to
continue investigating the nature of harms done by cults such as the
Church of Scientology and to publish our findings regardless of the
"One of Scientology's latter-day developments has been its putative
detoxification procedure, called 'the purification rundown.' Within
Scientology proper it is employed along with the continual 'dianetic'
psychotherapy procedures as a health enhancement process. By Narconon
(Scientology's drug rehabilitation front group) this is called 'the
"It is supposed to dislodge toxins and drugs from fatty tissues through a
rigorous regimen of exercise, saunas (up to five hours a day, for up to 30
days), and progressively larger doses of various vitamins. There is no
scientific basis for the claims about it. In fact, a noted in the previous
article, the prolonged saunas can cause serious dehydration, and the high
doses of certain vitamins may also pose a health hazard."
Scamizdat 11 was published this week. It contains dozens of cos policy
documents, letters, upper levels and training routines. Here are some Fair
Use excerpts of a few of the documents. I've selected documents which show
the unethical behavior that the cos engages in.
- When hitting a group or individual, hitting their finance and comm
- Getting an enemy to attack another enemy.
- When planning not considering all the effects as the Op runs it's full
course, and not taking the enemy's viewpoint, leaving critical holes in
the plan which will later backfire on you, make your scramble on an
emergency basis to handle or make the Op less effective.
- Manufacturing documented enemy crimes (there are rare exceptions to
"DATA NEEDED BY OPS ON EACH LOCATED WHO
"- Criminal background of terminal.
- Financial involvements (inflow & outflow of money)
- Legal involvements (summary of actions)
- What persons have the power to fire terminal from the position he holds.
- Any rules or regulations that if broken would cause the terminal to lose
"Stay away from harassment actions that are only for the sake of doing
channels or revenge. ie: Sending pizzas from every Pizza delivery
restaurant. These basically have been unsuccessful as they do not achieve
any real effective result, except for letting the WHO know that he is
under attack. There may be times when 50 pizzas every day being sent to a
WHO would be effective, but this would be in such a case where the WHO was
restimulated heavily by seeing pizzas, smelling pepperoni or seeing pizza
delivery boys, etc.
"Ensure proper security is planned in an operation, ie: use of an
untraceable typewriter, paper without fingerprints, proper covers by
FSM's, etc. (See security write-up and security section data in hat
materials of Ops US hat checksheet)
"A believable source must be provided in an operation, thereby 'filling
the vacuum,' so that Scientology isn't dubbed in as source of the attack.
A1 Ops are planned in such a way that they in no way could be traced back
to the Church."
"HCO POLICY LETTER OF 25 APRIL 1968
"The maxim is .. 'when under attack .. attack'. The point is .. even if
you don't have enough data to win the case .. still attack .. LOUDLY.
Reason is, it is only those people that have crimes that will attack us,
and they will soon back off for fear of being found out when attacked
Industrial Intelligence Text Note
"The Officer should not be an Scn but a pro.
"The US trained lots of them so they are available as they also released
lots of them.
"The trick is to get an unemployed ex Intelligence Officer, metered for
"2 Dec 69
INTELLIGENCE ACTIONS COVERT INTELLIGENCE DATA COLLECTION
"Essentially a covert operation is intended to embarrass, discredit or
overthrow or remove an actual or possible opponent.
"It is a small war carried on without its true source being disclosed.
"The enemy propaganda tactic is to print bad things, repeat them in
another country, repeat them back, get them into articles and then into
books. This builds a background of ill repute. This builds a 'library of
public opinion'. This has happened to us.
"The enemy objective is to discredit, in our case, and then build on this
a denial of rights under law. Their first bad articles were the New York
Times Sunday magazine section in mid 1950. Their first blast was the San
Francisco papers, Sept 1950, quoting the publisher Ceppos being critical
of me (he was a Communist, publisher of Book One) followed by the LA
papers, pushed then by the Sara Komkovadamanov (alias Northrup) 'divorce'
actions, followed by attempted kidnapping of myself. Other details were
pushed into it including murder of four and so on. This was a full
complete covert operation. At the back of it was Miles Hollister
(psychology student) Sara Komkosadamanov (housekeeper at the place nuclear
physicists stayed near Caltech) Gene Benton and his wife - secretary of
the Young Communists League. The FBI approached in December 1950 and asked
what Communists were in our orgs, said they could not give it out but
asked for a list of all staff saying they would give us back those who
were not. 252 out or 1000 were struck off the list by the FBI."
"Written for the Guardian and her offices.
TO: THOSE CONCERNED September 17, 1965
"I. J. F. 'Jack' Horner is hereby declared a Suppressive Person for
reasons herewith given:
"(a) Using and giving altered 'Standard Scientology Technology' aimed at
"doing someone in". The public is warned not to accept any processing
and/or training from Horner or anyone, I repeat, anyone connected with
him. What he is using is not, I repeat, not Scientology Technology. (b)
For his association with J. Edgar Watson, a known thief (fired from Saint
Hill for this reason) and a sex pervert recently declared a Suppressive
Person by L. Ron Hubbard.
"II. Not to be trained or processed.
III. Not to be communicated with.
IV. Declared FAIR GAME."
"HCO POLICY LETTER OF 21 SEPTEMBER 1965
CENTRAL FILES SECTION
"The prime purpose of the Central Files Section is:
"'TO HELP RON COLLECT AND HOLD ALL NAMES, ADDRESSES, PERTINENT DATA ABOUT
AND CORRESPONDENCE TO ANYONE FROM ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BOUGHT ANYTHING FROM
"Policy of Freedom and Pamphlet Publications in the U.S.
"As 49% in the U.S. favor Freedom (of Speech, Religion, Press) and the
largest percents are government and hypocrisy, the formula for Freedom in
the U.S. is
"CLAIM CREDIT FOR ADVANCES IN REESTABLISHING FREEDOM IN THE USE AND PUSH
ACTIONS TO DO SO AND CLAIM CREDIT FOR UNMASKING GOVERNMENT HYPOCRISY AND
ACT TO DO SO."
PR SERIES 24
HANDLING HOSTILE CONTACTS/DEAD AGENTING
"The errors we have made have been:
1. Defending only.
2. Defending on Scientology ground.
3. Being reasonable and assigning mild motives to the enemy.
4. Failing to attack early and hard.
5. Undervaluing the broad social value of Scientology."
"HCO ETHICS ORDER
FROM: ETHICS OFFICER WW 29th December 1969
SUBJECT: JOHN McMASTER - WRIT OF EXPULSION
"1. John McMaster, parishioner of 3, Carlisle Crescent, Durban, South
Africa, is on this date duly expelled from the Church of Scientology for
the following reason:
"PLACING HIMSELF IN A POSITION OF BLACKMAIL WITH HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONS."
"HCO Ethics Order
To: Those concerned Date: 29 June 1965
"I. RALPH GLASER is declared a Suppressive Person for the following
"A. He failed to handle or to disconnect from his wife as ordered by
Natalie Fisher on May 5, 1965. By his own testimony, 'The more I gain the
more she matters,' his wife is Suppressive to him; three weeks elapsed
from the time of the order from Natalie until his next interview with
Ethics, which might have been construed as rescinding Natalie's order.
"B. He has repeatedly done the Crime of heckling Scientology instructor or