no, Ron never went clear nor OT. Mayo confirmed this, Ron thought he could clear and OT only because he read success stories and C/S'd.Excellent post.
Not everybody may be aware, but after Ron went Clear, he had three bouts of pneumonia
in one year and was advised by his doctor to leave England and go to a warmer climate. This
is mentioned in a private letter made public during the Armstrong trial and brought to light
by Attorney Michael Flynn. In the letter, Hubbard said he wanted this kept hushed up and
Scientology public mustn't find out about it.
Was also mentioned in a newspaper interview:
'Mr. Hubbard arrived in Rhodesia early in May from Johannesburg, where he had flown in January 1966after “a third bout of pneumonia following which my doctors advised me to leave Britain” — accordingto a newspaper interview in Salisbury.'Source: Peter Younghusband, Salisbury, Wednesday, July 14, 1966In an interview in the Rhodesia Sunday Mail he said he had left his stately home in Britain on doctor's ordersafter a third attack of pneumonia. 'I am really supposed to be on vacation,' he explained . . . .Bare-Faced Messiah
It apparently didn't enter his mind that his prior tech -- clearing -- might be flawed. No, he had
to do further research to solve his then problem -- recurring pneumonia -- and that's when he
came up with the risk thing and OTIII, which alludes to a "pneumonia risk."
Again, another instance of "running LRH's case," as some have put it.
Ron thought success stories are proof. And he rhetorically promoted it. LOL
The guy was no scientist but only claimed he was thru his words.
His words are only rhetoric: the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.