The Scn/1984 Parallel - Big Brother/LRH (RVY)
[27 Aug 1997]

On Big Brother.

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From: writer@eskimo.com (Robert Vaughn Young)
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Subject: The Scn/1984 Parallel - Big Bother/LRH (RVY)
Date: 27 Aug 1997 21:28:09 GMT
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(make this part of OSA US DR on RVY)

Parallels between "1984" and Scientology. Substitute "L. Ron Hubbard" for
"Big Brother" and "Scientology" for "the Party."

On Big Brother.

From George Orwell's "1984" published in 1949: "At the apex of the pyramid
comes Big Brother. Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful. Every
success, every achievement, every victory, every scientific discovery, all
knowledge, all wisdom, all happiness, all virtue, are held to issue
directly from his leadership and inspiration. Nobody has ever seen Big
Brother. He is a face on the hoardings, a voice on the telescreen. We may
be reasonable sure that he will never die, and there is already
considerable uncertainty as to where he was born. Big Brother is the guise
in which the Party choose to exhibit itself to the world. His function is
to act as a focusing point for love, fear, and reverence, emotions which
are more easily felt toward an individual than toward an organization."

Commentary: Hubbard gets the same praise. Every success is due to his
methods and every mistake or failure is due to someone or something else.
His face is everywhere in Scientology organizations, just as one finds the
leader in other dictatorships: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, China, the old USSR and Nazi
Germany, and for the exact reasons Orwell gives. Orwell's remark about Big
Brother not dying even applies to Hubbard for he didn't "die." His death
was unthinkable as it would have meant the tech did not work. So he merely
went to his "next level of research."

Robert Vaughn Young
writer@eskimo.com