If you look at this policy, it is the policy of a shaman, the sort that gave sacred beads or necklaces to the poor natives to protect them against the guns of the intruders.
One of my favorite LRH policy letters is HCOPL 30 Jan 83, which was made
part of the "Keeping Scientology Working" series. The title is, "Your Post
and Life." LRH says that he found a "vital datum" while working on "recent
whole track research" and he puts it in CAPS:
IF ONE KNOWS THE TECH OF HOW TO DO SOMETHING AND
CAN DO IT, AND USES IT, HE _CANNOT_ BE THE ADVERSE
EFFECT OF IT.
He says it is a "key point of life" and has "many ramifications." He gives
three examples of how different positions in the org can use it and then
he has two that apply to ARS, me, Wollersheim, the NY Times, CBS, Bryant
Gumble and a couple of nations.
The first is that a hatted staff can't get an "adverse reaction from
superiors or even an enemy." Okay! Got that RTC/OSA? You will no longer
expeience any adverse reactions from Rinder, DM, ARS etc! (zap!)
But here's the one I love: "An SP confronted by someone who knows and
can use all the tech concerning SPs would shatter."
Do we want to go through the list of SPs? Let's start with Time magazine,
which the cult has been after since the early 1950s. How about L. Ron
Hubbard, Jr., who plauged them for decades? Or Michael Flynn, the attorney
that they finally had to pay to send him away? (Hey, there's some great
"tech"!) How about Wollersheim? Paulette Cooper? David Mayo? (Can you say,
"settlement"? More SP tech, eh?) Grady? Lerma?
Let's go to the "corollary" that LRH gives in this inspirational policy.
"There is a corollary: If one is experiencing an adverse effect on a post
or in life, then he does not know or has not applied the tech or policy
Okay, let's see where they are "experiencing an adverse effect...in
SP Times (don't you LOVE that name?)
Dare we extend the list? Especially with those that they have been having
an "adverse effect" with for years and years and years?
If you look at this policy, it is the policy of a shaman, the sort that
gave sacred beads or necklaces to the poor natives to protect them against
the guns of the intruders. The warriors raced out, knowing that they had
the "tech" and they were protected...and they were gunned down.
That is what Hubbard was selling here, telling his followers that as long
as they believe in him and do what he says, they cannot be harmed in life.
So where are the Scientologists on ARS? All they need to do is carry a
copy of this policy letter and wave it at us all. They have the tech,
don't they? We'll "shatter," won't we?
What have they got to be afraid of? Why do they hide? The "SPs" of the
world are all easily found, starting with phone books. Yet those who are
"protected" by the "tech" have to hide behind phoney accounts and barbed
That says it all, doesn't it?
Robert Vaughn Young
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