Brainwashing Manual Parallels ?

Reyne Mayer

Pansexual Revolutionary
yep. i think the question, related to the 'Did Hubbard Really Believe His Bull$#!+?', is did Hubbard deliberately put to work the techniques and tactics he accused others of, or did he just do it without meta-awareness as a bright and charismatic, but mentally compromised person struggling to control a burgeoning flock of followers?

and on a related note, as i've pointed out before, while Hubbard loved to hate the Soviets, he created his own system that has many parallel elements of collectivist ideological totalitarianism, including calculated misleading and false propaganda, aggressive spying and attempts at external pacification through infiltration, though reform, secret police and snitching, kangaroo courts, inflexible and inefficient production quota systems, gulags and labor camps, discouragement of bourgeoise/middle class materialism and the confiscation of non-essential assets from the masses excepting a 'first among equals' elite, and the justification of it all based on the ideal of creating a 'new man' and a transformed world/planet wide civilization. heck, with all that you'd almost think he'd used the canons of Marxism-Leninism as a sort of manual....
 

Xenu Xenu Xenu

Well-known member
yep. i think the question, related to the 'Did Hubbard Really Believe His Bull$#!+?', is did Hubbard deliberately put to work the techniques and tactics he accused others of, or did he just do it without meta-awareness as a bright and charismatic, but mentally compromised person struggling to control a burgeoning flock of followers?

and on a related note, as i've pointed out before, while Hubbard loved to hate the Soviets, he created his own system that has many parallel elements of collectivist ideological totalitarianism, including calculated misleading and false propaganda, aggressive spying and attempts at external pacification through infiltration, though reform, secret police and snitching, kangaroo courts, inflexible and inefficient production quota systems, gulags and labor camps, discouragement of bourgeoise/middle class materialism and the confiscation of non-essential assets from the masses excepting a 'first among equals' elite, and the justification of it all based on the ideal of creating a 'new man' and a transformed world/planet wide civilization. heck, with all that you'd almost think he'd used the canons of Marxism-Leninism as a sort of manual....
Just like the Soviets, there was a lot of institutionalized snitching and ratting on your fellow cult members all in the name of protecting Scientology.
 

Veda

Well-known member
yep. i think the question, related to the 'Did Hubbard Really Believe His Bull$#!+?', is did Hubbard deliberately put to work the techniques and tactics he accused others of, or did he just do it without meta-awareness as a bright and charismatic, but mentally compromised person struggling to control a burgeoning flock of followers?

and on a related note, as i've pointed out before, while Hubbard loved to hate the Soviets, he created his own system that has many parallel elements of collectivist ideological totalitarianism, including calculated misleading and false propaganda, aggressive spying and attempts at external pacification through infiltration, though reform, secret police and snitching, kangaroo courts, inflexible and inefficient production quota systems, gulags and labor camps, discouragement of bourgeoise/middle class materialism and the confiscation of non-essential assets from the masses excepting a 'first among equals' elite, and the justification of it all based on the ideal of creating a 'new man' and a transformed world/planet wide civilization. heck, with all that you'd almost think he'd used the canons of Marxism-Leninism as a sort of manual....
Looking for the full text of Hubbard's PTS to the Middle Class HCOB.
 

Veda

Well-known member
yep. i think the question, related to the 'Did Hubbard Really Believe His Bull$#!+?', is did Hubbard deliberately put to work the techniques and tactics he accused others of, or did he just do it without meta-awareness as a bright and charismatic, but mentally compromised person struggling to control a burgeoning flock of followers?

and on a related note, as i've pointed out before, while Hubbard loved to hate the Soviets, he created his own system that has many parallel elements of collectivist ideological totalitarianism, including calculated misleading and false propaganda, aggressive spying and attempts at external pacification through infiltration, though reform, secret police and snitching, kangaroo courts, inflexible and inefficient production quota systems, gulags and labor camps, discouragement of bourgeoise/middle class materialism and the confiscation of non-essential assets from the masses excepting a 'first among equals' elite, and the justification of it all based on the ideal of creating a 'new man' and a transformed world/planet wide civilization. heck, with all that you'd almost think he'd used the canons of Marxism-Leninism as a sort of manual....
Looking for the full text of Hubbard's PTS to the Middle Class HCOB.
 

Veda

Well-known member
Preamble: It's a fine point, but, these days, with the spirit of totalitarianism sweeping society, and greater "top down control" by the government-corporate complex (the name for which is "fascism") being asserted, and the possibility of a "social credit system" and electronic monitoring of speech, commerce, movement and, conceivably, even thoughts, no longer being far fetched ideas from a dystopian paperback novel, I have to express my support for (unauthorized) "altered states." That may sound silly, but there's a nuance. I recognize the danger of "altered states" inside a (destructive) cult milieu, such as Scientology, but reject those who seek to assert control over our minds - often with the pretext of "protecting" us, and "safety," etc. - and I reject that control just as I reject something like Scientology.

The difference is that Scientology is small, and society and the government, etc. is large and encompassing.

I mention this because there seem to be some who oppose the totalitarian system of Scientology who seem entirely too comfortable with the trend toward totalitarianism in society. But, of course, I could be mistaken in that perception, and I hope I am.

Anyway, that's the end of the preamble.

Footnote on Hubbard's use of the term "psychotics." He sometimes used it to describe people who were not really psychotic. A person might disagree with Hubbard and Hubbard would call him "psychotic," etc. So, while no doubt there were some actual "psychotics," Hubbard sometimes classified people who didn't like him as "psychotic." He also classified those who didn't like Dianetics as "low" on his "Tone Scale," and thus not sane.

And ex wife Sara was described as having been PDHed, etc.

Anyway, during that period - early to mid 1950s - Hubbard was trying out - testing - many ideas that he would implement, with gusto, beginning during the early 1960s. So it became even worse.

There are many things in Scientology that can lead to delusion, confusion, paranoia, obsession, depression, guilt, shame, suicidal tendencies, suicide, violence, and even murder.

1952

Mary Sue Hubbard reading about her last sixty trillion years

Scientology messes with people's minds. After all, "mental healing" was the entry point for both Dianetics and Scientology, and both emphasized that the person's SURVIVAL depended on how well the person progressed in its system of "mental healing."

(Cutting and pasting of other old posts begins here. Hope it's not too sloppy.)

"Advanced Courses are the most valuable services on the planet. Life insurance, houses, cars, stocks, bonds, college savings all are transitory and impermanent... There is nothing to compare with Advanced Courses. They are infinitely valuable and transcend time itself."

L, Ron Hubbard, during the late 1960s, writing of his confidential "upper levels," from Mission Order 375,
from Scientology's Hard Sell pack for training Scientology sales people or registrars.

Scientology was becoming increasingly more secretive before the "Advanced Courses" appeared.

Secrecy, deception, "implanting," authoritarianism, "brainwashing," being punitive, were mentioned, by Hubbard, to unsuspecting Scientologists, as things done by the bad guys - as "enemy tactics" - and then Hubbard would turn around and use those same ideas and actions on his own defenseless followers, who knew - with "total certainty" - that "Mankind's Greatest Friend" would never do such a thing.

This pattern was commented upon as early as October 1950, in the book, A Doctor's Report on Dianetics, by Joseph Winter, who had written the introduction for Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health. Winter had noticed that Hubbard liked to lecture about the evils of authoritarianism while being authoritarian himself:

"There was a difference in the ideals inherent in the Dianetic hypothesis and the actions of the Foundation in its ostensible efforts to carry out those ideals... as I saw them, included non-authoritarianism and flexibility of approach... These ideals... continued to be given lip-service, but I could see a definite disparity between ideals and actualities..."




Scientologists might say this was simply the result of working in an imperfect environment, where "We build a world with broken straws," etc., but, in 1954, Volney Mathison - whose electro-pyschometer, based on the much earlier Wheatstone bridge of the 1800s, and popularized, to some extent, by Carl Jung in the early 1900s - made this observation, referring to Hubbard:


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...a certain type of sick patient is referred to as being vampire-like in behavior. But such a patient is not really aware of why he acts as he does, a far more despicable vampire-like personality is that of a vicious type of fraudulent cult therapist who operates in the two following phases:

First, he denounces or "exposes"... Then he USES THE VERY POWER HE HAS DENOUNCED [sic]... but the techniques he employs are of a covert type...

The victim is caught completely off guard. He has just heard all about the evils... so he believes that here is this kind and honest person whom one can TRUST...


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A virtual compendium of ideas and methods used by Hubbard on others, including his own followers, can be compiled by listing the things he denounced, or about which he warned.

The cover of Hubbard's hoax "Russian" manual of 1955 - which depicted Dianetics and, in a 1968 printing, "the Church of Scientology," as under attack by Russian communists - aptly describes the Scientology operation, in its definition of psychopolitics.

The original manual

Remarkably, this booklet was spotted as the "blueprint" for the Scientology movement as early as 1965

The pattern of Hubbard warning people about the bad guys doing something, and then turning around and doing the same thing, was repeated over and over.

In the above manual, Hubbard was warning about "brainwashing."

Scientology presents itself as the antithesis of "brainwashing," while advising people to think for themselves.



Scientologists would soon be reading the super-hyped secret materials where Hubbard would tell them what's wrong with them.

And applauding his giant photograph in gratitude.

At the "upper levels" Hubbard authoritatively TELLS Scientologists the contents of their own minds and spaces.

And if they don't agree, or are not delighted with the results, that means there's something very wrong with them.


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Also, at its core, Scientology is a violent subject.

Link to Lightness of organization thread.

Link to Scientology: The Higher OT Levels Begin After You Commit Suicide thread.

Link to LRH Dead. Scientologists react thread.

Link to Scientology & Jim Jones thread.

Link to Scientology exploits catharsis thread.
 

guanoloco

As-Wased

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 16 APRIL 19821
Remimeo
MORE ON PTS HANDLING
(Taken from an LRH despatch to an executive on 10 Aug. 73.)
You will find that PTS policy calls for DISCONNECT or HANDLE.
PTS is a connection to an SP. That is true. But what may be overlooked is that persons of the middle class (which is a culture, not an income bracket, to which belong all the puritan hypocritical mores of the cop and the get-a-job-be-a-moderate-plugging-success) frown very terribly on anything that the least bit tries to make a better world. The middle class wants the world of a job and order and even hypocrisy and cops because they are AFRAID. They hold to their narrow views because any other views may disturb their twenty-year house mortgage, the store, the job. So when someone decides to make a better world they look on him as a direct menace even though the dull middle-class world is a sort of slavery and suicide. It is the middle class that tries the hardest to keep the down-and-outer out and down, who go along with a cop America and hate support of anything not their class. And nearly every PTS you have will be found one way or another to be PTS to the middle class. As a group, not as an individual, the middle-class-parent world suppresses anything different. So you have PTSes.
I heard that less PTSes were found than people found reading on a problems’ question.*
I began to wonder about it. Then I heard of PTSes being simply transferred or demoted. Now listen, these people are PTS and there must be a total grasp on that tech. It IS a tech.
The person has to either handle or disconnect. If he does so he will begin to get well and cease to have problems. The reasons he cannot handle are because he tries to do it in the heroic fashion that is required in a disconnect. Handling can be very, very gradient. I have seen a case where the person was simply coached to give his parents good roads and good weather and not take up any entheta and have seen the person pull right out of it and get well. It doesn’t have to be a sudden explosive handling! It can be very gentle. All you want is the person at cause and that is attained on a gradient toward the SP.
The bulk of your PTSes may very well be PTS to a class, the middle class, of which their particular SP is simply a member. Few of them realize this or even that the middle class (bourgeoisie) ARE very suppressive to anyone who tries to do something in the world besides support the system. My attitude in this is that both the capitalist and communist are alike old hat and a bore, that they’ve made a ruddy mess of things, exhausted the planet and, with their senseless wars, smashed up mankind.
The whole crux of PTSes is HANDLE or DISCONNECT. And the misunderstood on it is how gently one can handle.
Many of them are caught up in the mystery of why they are snarled at and have no conception of the middle class as a formidable and jealous force that goes psychotic when it feels anyone may get away from the treadmill and threaten their uneasy and doomed lives.
It is definitely out-tech to either (1) transfer someone who is PTS to another area yet still keep the person on one’s lines or (2) to put someone who is PTS on a lower post, AS A MEANS OF HANDLING, as it is not handling at all.
One tries to find what it is and then persuades them into handling or disconnecting. That’s the tech.
EVERY ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE CAN BE STRAIGHTENED OUT. EVERY ONE OF THEM SHOULD BE.
Every one who read on problems* is to some degree PTS. One just didn’t try hard enough to give them the scene. Most of them don’t even know what the letters PTS stand for. So there is an educational step. It does not mean they have been connected to ogres. It means they are suppressed by someone or something OFTEN FAR EXTERIOR TO THEIR PRESENT POSITION OR AREA. So there is an educational step. The tech is in HCO PLs and HCOBs. It is perhaps given more directly herein, as it applies to that exact scene.
So go to it. Really get a grip on it. And handle the hell out of them yourselves.
L. Ron Hubbard
Founder
*In August of 1973 some individuals were checked for PTSness through metered questions regarding problems. For data on the relationship between problems and PTSness, see HCOB 29 Dec. 78R, THE SUPPRESSED PERSON RUNDOWN, A MAGICAL NEW RUNDOWN and HCO PL 18 Dec. 82, ETHICS CONDITIONS: HANG-UP AT DOUBT.
 

Veda

Well-known member
L. Ron Hubbard, during 1973, while wanted for fraud in France, secretly residing in Queens, New York,
in disguise, and pursuing his hobby of photography.







Thanks. That's excellent.

Originally from an LRH dispatch of 10 August 1973. Made into an HCO Bulletin of 16 April 1982. (Note: "PTS" is an acronym for "Potential Trouble Source.")

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...persons of the middle class (which is a culture, not an income bracket, to which belong all the puritan hypocritical mores of the cop and the get-a-job-be-a-moderate-plugging success) frown very terribly on anything that the least bit tries to make a better world. The middle class wants the world of a job and order and even hypocrisy and cops because they are AFRAID. They hold to their narrow views because any other views may disturb their twenty-year house mortgage, the store, the job. So when someone decides to make a better world they look on him as a direct menace even though the dull middle-class world is a sort of slavery and suicide. It is the middle class that tries the hardest to keep the down-and-outer out and down, who go along with a cop America and hate support of anything not their class. And nearly every PTS you have will be found one way or another to be PTS to the middle class. As a group, not as an individual, the middle class parent would suppress almost anything different. So you have PTSes.

....

The bulk of your PTSes may very well be PTS to a class, the middle class, of which their particular SP is simply a member. Few of them realize this or even that the middle class (bourgeoisie) ARE very suppressive to anyone who tries to do something in the world besides support the system...

Many of them are caught up in the mystery of why they are snarled at and have no conception of the middle class as a formidable and jealous force that goes psychotic when it feels anyone may get away from the treadmill and threaten their uneasy and doomed lives...

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