Scientology Versus the Media; L Ron Hubbard Part I

Who Controls the Media?

Soulless corporations do, of course. Corporations with grinning, double-breasted executives, interlocking directorates, labor squabbles and flying capital. Dow. General Electric. Coca-Cola. Disney. Newspapers should have mastheads that mirror the world: The Westinghouse Evening Scimitar, The Atlantic-Richfield Intelligentser . It is beginning to dawn on a growing number of armchair ombudsmen that the public print reports news from a parallel universe – one that has never heard of politically-motivated assassinations, CIA-Mafia banking thefts, mind control, death squads or even federal agencies with secret budgets fattened by cocaine sales – a place overrun by lone gunmen, where the CIA and Mafia are usually on their best behavior. In this idyllic land, the most serious infraction an official can commit __is a the employment of a domestic servant with (shudder) no residency status.

This unlikely land of enchantment is the creation of MOCKINGBIRD.

Tales from the Crypt

The Depraved Spies and Moguls of the CIA’s Operation MOCKINGBIRD

by Alex Constantine


Poor Ron much like Donald Trump today he has been the target of unrelenting media attacks which began when he published the book Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health.

Before that he was just a retired Naval Officer and a pulp fiction writer who wrote in various genres for various fiction magazines under an assortment of pen names yet after  Dianetics he became according to the media a “Science Fiction writer”.

This is obviously done to make an invidious connection to Scientology and Science Fiction. Of course if they (the media) were being entirely honest they could have noted that an article Dianetics the Evolution of a Science appeared in Astounding Science Fiction about a month before the book on the subject of Dianetics was published.

True it doesn’t require to be a rocket scientist to write Science Fiction but the fact is that many rocket scientists happen to be Science Fiction writers. Another thing is that in many ways Science Fiction happens to be on the cutting edge of actual Science and have to a greater or lesser degree predicted the future.

Take for example George Orwell AKA Eric Blair’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four that warned us about the current surveillance state.

But I digress.

My point of view is “so what?”. Ron wrote Science Fiction and also in other sundry genres to finance his original research on the subject of Dianetics and later Scientology.

He explains why he did this:

I have been at work for seven years to produce a series of techniques which any well trained auditor can use to clear people. We now have them.

I am truly sorry that this took seven years. Actually, it took more than twenty-five.

Under other “systems of research” it could not have been done. It was financed at first by my writings and expeditions. Some 15,000,000 words of fact and fiction articles ranging from political articles to western were consumed in a large part by this research but it was free to act if not free from sweat.

No bullying dictator wanted it for his mass slaveries as happened to poor misguided Pavlov. No big corporation wanted it for a better Madison Avenue approach to advertising another kind of slavery. No big RESEARCH FOUNDATION like Ford was there to interject their “America First” philosophy. These had not paid for it, therefore they didn’t own it. The work stayed free. Thus it prospered. It did not wither in support of some aberrated ” cause”. It bloomed.

But the violence of protecting this work while continuing it took a toll nevertheless. Special interests believed it must be evil if they did not own it. Between 1950 and 1956, 2,000,000 traceable dollars were spent to halt this work. Newspaper articles, radio ads (as in Seattle from the University of Washington) bribed “patrons”, financed “patients” all cost money. You hear the repercussions of this campaign even today.

Money could not stop this work by then. It was too late. If anything had been wrong with our organizations, my character, our intentions or abilities the whole advance would have crumbled. But we had no Achilles heels. We carried on. All that has survived of this attack by the two APAs, the AMA and several universities is a clutter of rumors concerning your sanity and mine and rumors no longer financed will some day die.

And so the work has emerged free of taint and misguided slants. It is itself. It does what it says it does. It contains no adroit curves to make one open to better believing some “ism”. That makes it singular today in a world gone mad with nationalism. Buddhism, when it came to the millions, was no longer free of slant and prejudice. Taoism itself became a national jingoism far from any work of Lao-Tze. Even Christianity had its “pitch”. And if these great works became curved, with all the personal force of their creators, how is it that our little triumph here can still be found in a clear state?

Well, no diamonds and palaces have been accepted from rajahs, no gratuitous printing of results has been the gift of warlords, no testament had to be written 300 years after the fact.

For this we can thank the gentleman from Guttenberg and the invention of magnetic tape.

Therefore, although we have no such stature as the Great Philosophies, I charge you with this look to source writings, not to interpretations. Look to the original work, not offshoots.

If I have fought for a quarter of a century, most of it alone, to keep this work from serving to uphold the enslavers of Man, to keep it free from some destructive “pitch” or slant, then you certainly can carry that motif a little further.

I’ll not always be here on guard. The stars twinkle in the Milky Way and the wind sighs for songs across the empty fields of a planet a Galaxy away.

You won’t always be here.

But before you go, whisper this to your sons and their sons “The work was free. Keep it so.”




Issue One 1957

What isn’t said by the Mainstream Media is how research into the mind and spirit has been subverted by Governments as a method of control. What is known as psyops or psywar. In recent times going back to Propaganda which was used to gain support for America’s involvement in World War I.

It seems that Ron didn’t want his subject used by warmongers and profiteers and for that he paid dearly with adverse press exposure. Even today like ghouls there are still those who attempt to sully his name.

I’ll go into greater detail in the next part of this chapter.


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