“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
Nineteen Eighty Four
Interesting item on Mike Rinder’s blog. Here we have we have someone by the name Simon Tauffer AKA Winston Smith telling us how L Ron Hubbard formed the Sea Org in Lisbon and spent many years there.
Actually the truth is that the Sea Org wasn’t established on the sea at all but on the river Hull in Northern England in the district of Yorkshire when Ron purchased a boat that was christened the Enchanter which was fitted for ocean sailing and sailed from there to the city of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands and then on to Morocco.
By the time the ship arrived in Lisbon, Ron had already gone to New York which brings me a series of interesting articles on this blog beginning with Part I The Great Mystery of Scientology’s 1972 Moroccan Missions.
The fact is that Ron actually spent little time in Lisbon. Definitely not years. Not likely even months. More like several days when he caught a flight from there to New York city after leaving Tangier.
In any event. Lisbon was not the birth place of the Sea Org.