The Scn/1984 Parallel - The Future (RVY)
[27 Aug 1997]

On The Future by Scientology: The "Cleared Planet"

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Subject: The Scn/1984 Parallel - The Future (RVY)
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(make this part of OSA US DR on RVY)

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

Substitute your name for "Winston".

On The Future by Scientology: The "Cleared Planet"

From George Orwell's "1984": "We have cut the links between child and
parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares
trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there
will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers
at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be
eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a
ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. our neurologists are at work
upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty to the Party. There
will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no
laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be
no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent we shall have no
need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness.
There will be no curiosity, no employment of the process of life. All
competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always -- do not forget this,
Winston -- always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly
increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there
will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who
is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping
on a human face -- forever."

Commentary: Only those who have lived the Sea Org/Dept 20 life and left it
will recognize the chilling parallel, starting with the control of the
children and the control of relationships. Children _are_ separated from
their parents. And Hubbard, a few years before he died, wrote how sex was
invented by psychiatry, which means it is evil. It is only a matter of
time before the implications of that announcement is known. Loyalty is to
the Sea Org and L. Ron Hubbard. Any other loyalty is suspected. Only
Hubbard's "sciences" and 'art" are allowed. "He even has an "Art Series,"
a series of directives as to what constitutes "art." And Orwell's insight
into power is exactly what happens. Many people have asked me if the
leadership have a dozen BMWs and Rolls Royces the way some cult leaders
do. No, I said. They don't. A couple of them might have money stashed in a
Luxembourg account but the money is not present. Then why do they do it, I
am asked. Because of _power_, I tell them, exactly as Orwell says it. It
is the euphoria, the drug of power - exercising it or being close to it -
that drives the leadership. And when it comes to trampling on "an enemy
who is helpless," that is one of Dept 20's favorite pastimes. Evidence
abounds, especially on alt.religion.scientology.

Here is an additional quote from "1984" to make this point. The parallel
to the Sea Org/Dept 20 and RTC is staggering: "The Party seeks power
entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we
are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or
happiness; only power, pure power. What pure power means you will
understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the
past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who
resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the
Russian Communists came very close to us in their own motives. They
pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power
unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there
lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like
that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of
relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not
establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a
revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of
persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object
of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?"

For further parallels, read Hubbard's policy letter on power. It is called
the "Bolivar PL," after Simon Bolivar. (Hubbard believed he had been
Bolivar.) The exact title is HCOPL 12 Feb 67, "The Responsibilities of
Leaders" and is found in the most basic Scientology volumes. Every
Scientology staff member knows it. In it, Hubbard tells how to take power,
including the inevitable stacks of dead bodies. (He tells you what a true
leader says when he is told, "Well, boss, about all those dead bodies,
nobody at all will suppose you did it. _She_ over there, those pink legs
sticking out, didn't like me." He also recommends hiring assassins and
bribing the police. Read it. It was written by the man Scientology wants
to introduce to California school children.)

Robert Vaughn Young
writer@eskimo.com