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The Brainwashing Manual

Post by SchwimmelPuckel » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:43 am

This is something that needs to be bounced up from time to time! :D

In 1955, when the cold war was at it's hottest, Hubturd wrote The Brainwashing Maual. He tried to make us belive that the Soviet KGB chief, Lavrenty Beria wrote it. This lie is in accordance with Hubturds philosophy that, to make something persist, you must lie about it. To control someone, you must lie to them... In the book Hubturd describes the communist conspiracy to infiltrate and take over the world. A chilling resemblance to $cientology itself is apparant throughout. The Brainwashing Manual is a must read for anyone in, or out of, scientology. Read it with a critical mind!

Hubturd tried to incite hate and outrage against communists with this. He sent copies to government officials in the US.. He tried to third party the world into WW3!

I posted my usual rant about this at ESMB and got a most valuable response! - Brian Ambry's "Brainwashing Manual Parallels" (link below).

These links are a 'harvest' from ESMB with thanks to 'Veda' and 'Dulloldfart' over there. :D

WikiPedia : Brainwashing Manual
The Brainwashing Manual (PDF) First version.
Brainwashing Manual, Parallels in Scientology (PDF)

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Post by Hubbard's Mushroom » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:15 pm

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
217a Kensington High Street, London W.8

RUSH
July 22nd, 1956

To U.S. ONLY Julia Lewis, Dick Steves, L. Ron Hubbard, Jnr.
To England ONLY Association Secretary (Jack Parkhouse)
Director of Processing (Ann Walker)
Director of Training (Dennis Stephens)
Staff Auditors, Instructors and Auditors close to Operation only.

TECHNICAL BULLETIN OF 22 JULY 1956

CAUTIONARY

This is true -

1. We have created the permanent stable clear.

2. In creating him we have a homo novis in the full sense, not
just an Operating Thetan.

3. We now know more than life. An oddity indeed!

4. We now know more about psychiatry than psychiatrists. We can
brainwash faster than the Russians (20 secs to total amnesia
against three years to slightly confused loyalty).

5. We can undo whatever psychiatrists do, even the tougher grade
from away back. We can therefore undo a brainwash in 25 to 75
hours.

6. We can create something better than that outlined and promised
in Book One.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Hubbard's Mushroom wrote:+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
217a Kensington High Street, London W.8

RUSH
July 22nd, 1956

To U.S. ONLY Julia Lewis, Dick Steves, L. Ron Hubbard, Jnr.
To England ONLY Association Secretary (Jack Parkhouse)
Director of Processing (Ann Walker)
Director of Training (Dennis Stephens)
Staff Auditors, Instructors and Auditors close to Operation only.

TECHNICAL BULLETIN OF 22 JULY 1956

CAUTIONARY

This is true -

1. We have created the permanent stable clear.

2. In creating him we have a homo novis in the full sense, not
just an Operating Thetan.

3. We now know more than life. An oddity indeed!

4. We now know more about psychiatry than psychiatrists. We can
brainwash faster than the Russians (20 secs to total amnesia
against three years to slightly confused loyalty).

5. We can undo whatever psychiatrists do, even the tougher grade
from away back. We can therefore undo a brainwash in 25 to 75 hours.
"Undo?" Perhaps what Hub really meant was ~redo~

:bs:

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Post by brownjedi » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:01 am

If he wanted WWIII why not leave it up to those pesky psyches? THat lafayette was a scamp.

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Post by mr_bad » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:01 pm

Well, well, well Schwimmy,
This is something that needs to be bounced up from time to time!
I'll have to agree with you. You're onto something here.

This idea that Tubby wanted to incite outrage and start WWIII ties a lot of things together nicely, answers a lot of questions, and makes a lot of sense.

1955 was a pivotal year in the life of Hubterd.

Hubbard's Mushroom dug up a great policy:
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
217a Kensington High Street, London W.8

RUSH
July 22nd, 1956

To U.S. ONLY Julia Lewis, Dick Steves, L. Ron Hubbard, Jnr.
To England ONLY Association Secretary (Jack Parkhouse)
Director of Processing (Ann Walker)
Director of Training (Dennis Stephens)
Staff Auditors, Instructors and Auditors close to Operation only.

Please note how few people this message is going to. It's a fairly intimate communication

TECHNICAL BULLETIN OF 22 JULY 1956

CAUTIONARY

This is true -

1. We have created the permanent stable clear.

2. In creating him we have a homo novis in the full sense, not
just an Operating Thetan.

3. We now know more than life. An oddity indeed!

4. We now know more about psychiatry than psychiatrists. We can
brainwash faster than the Russians (20 secs to total amnesia
against three years to slightly confused loyalty).

5. We can undo whatever psychiatrists do, even the tougher grade
from away back. We can therefore undo a brainwash in 25 to 75
hours.

6. We can create something better than that outlined and promised
in Book One.

When you read these statements, it's pretty clear by 1955 L. Ron's ego was off the charts!!
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L. Ron Hubbard Jr. puts these early years in perspective fairly well:
What is important is the discovery of truth and its application. That is, to what purpose is the truth put, to what goals it is used for, the method in which the truth is applied, to what benefit the truth is used, that is, who benefits by its use or its non-use or its being hidden or exposed. Such things as truth, facts, knowledge and discoveries, and techniques, are tools, and they in themselves don't have the ability to create or cause any action, effect or result. It is what people do with them that is important. It's the Being behind the tool. A scalpel can cut your throat or it can repair a body. A hammer can bash somebody's brains out or build a house. Therefore, what's more important is the individual's intention and action with that tool, not the tool itself. And again, it's the truth itself, not necessarily the source, that is important. L. Ron Hubbard tried very hard to assign source to himself when in truth he wasn't, and tried very hard to publicly and even privately own truths that he had no right to. These truths belong to the membership or to anyone else that cares to use them openly and freely. There were dozens and dozens of times throughout the fifties in which he would work himself into a monumental rage and shout and scream that Scientology was HIS, that HE created it, that HE invented it. That is not true. And he would take steps to quickly suppress any other thought or idea through the use of force, fear, intimidation, blackmail and all of that "good" GO stuff.

Scientology and its tech belong to the people and belong to the people who use it. L. Ron Hubbard may have been a crossroads of truth and communication but he tried to act as creator, which was a total misassignment of cause and creation which of course, naturally, was highly detrimental to his own case and his own bank and his own progress and to the growth and proper development organizationally.

He tried to by force make a lie persist. If any of you out there happen to have some of the early Journals of Scientology and Professional Auditors Bulletins that go on back to 1952 through say about 1955, you will note some interesting things, some interesting things regarding source. For instance, L. Ron Hubbard gave honorary Fellows of Scientology Certificates to at least a couple of dozen people of the past, such as Freud, Alfred Korzybsky (the great semanticist), Dr. Snake Thompson, a psychiatrist in the Navy that my father knew via my grandfather. He named many, many sources for Scientology at various times throughout these early years. You see, one of the problems Dad has had with me is that I've been around the family, him and Scientology since before the beginning, and I have a very long and pretty darned good memory. And then also, insofar as tech itself is concerned, there's great vast chunks of it that he did not invent or create. But the moment somebody came up with it he took it over and falsely owned it and suppressed the original source. I can give you several examples and I think that if you talked to some of the people that's been around for a long time you can easily substantiate this. As an example, the creation and invention of exteriorization was by Evans Farber. He's the son of J. Burton Farber who set up the very first Church of Scientology of California which of course later, as it was set up and running well, Dad and I took over. So as you can see, the Church of Scientology of California is not original with L. Ron Hubbard, but with J. Burton Farber. I can remember sitting around in Dad's house on Tatem Boulevard in Phoenix, Arizona in 1953 - excuse me, 1952 - and Evans Farber, who was at that time attached to Ross Lamoureux's Dianetic and then Scientology center there in Phoenix, pacing around out in the front yard, not going away, demanding to see Dad. And in fact I even took out some cool drinks to the man, feeling sorry for him. But Dad absolutely refused to see him, he couldn't be bothered to talk with him. Evans was really super persistent and finally, after several hours of pacing around out front they got to talking. It wasn't more than about an hour later and Dad is jumping up and down in great glee and enthusiasm over this whole new procedure. And it wasn't too long after that all of a sudden L. Ron Hubbard had invented and created the thing called exteriorization. I think you can verify this with Evans Farber, who is still out and around Scientology. Then of course such things as acknowledgments was invented by a Richard Steves. Dick Steves, who was also Organizational Secretary (Org Sec) which was at that time the highest position in any organization. It would correspond to the head of the International Organization. And so that was started to be taught in the advanced clinical courses, which by the way I did over twenty of them. And then you have Jack Horner who taught Advanced Clinical Courses in England, an absolute master and superb teacher. He came up with I believe, the repetitive question. I believe I'm correct in that but he also I think came up with a couple of other very important things that are still used today. He's certainly out there alive and kicking and doing a good job, so why don't you ask him.

Let's take also the TR's. Gad, I invented about half of them and Dick and Jan Halpern who were assistant course instructors in the Advanced Clinical Courses made quite a heavy contribution in that area. You have also the CCH's. Dick and Jan and Ken Barrett and I contributed probably better than half of that plus particularly 8C - 8C's my baby. I came up with that because I got tired of the students not doing what I told them to do and when I told them to do something they had bloody well better have done it. So this was a good way of teaching control.

Dianetics and Scientology therefore, insofar as its creation, implementation and operation truly belongs on the 3rd Dynamic, not the 1st Dynamic. Scientology and Dianetics as a science literally evolved from 1950 forward, and it didn't grow and become stable as tech without the very important contributions from many sources both inside and outside Scientology. If anybody has a librarian bent, just do some early research. I and many others have made it possible for people to ask questions, do research and to do the impossible. The impossible means to openly and freely communicate and to openly and freely practise Scientology as they see fit. Some of the very heavy main sources of Scientology come from Zen Buddhism and Hinduism and the Vedic Hymns and the very deep, strong and very, very real (dangerous and destructive I might add) involvement of Dad in the Magick and the Magick tech come straight out of the Bible and are biblically based. As a small aside here, the book Alice in Wonderland (which of course some of the TRs are based on) and the companion book Alice Through the Looking Glass, were written by a master adept at the Magick. And he was, as they all are, unknown and secret. He was also a secret member of the Order of the Golden Dawn of which Aleister Crowley, the English black magician was involved in. And of course it was purposely used and put there by Dad because of its Magick association. And Dad used it secretly in the Scientology training to gain a higher degree of control over staff, students and preclears for himself personally. So therefore the bottom line is that while L. Ron Hubbard may be a crossroads, he certainly is not "The Source". And naturally I think you can see what would happen to him personally and to the organizations when he got so deeply involved in the misassignment of source, the misassignment of cause, when he tried to own things or have things that weren't his. And also when he tried to get people to focus on him as a terminal, as a source terminal rather than (on) the truth, or in this the plural truths. That is to focus on the MEST rather than the theta. It would be like getting someone to focus on the TV set instead of the message, the truth, the information and the knowledge coming through the TV set. The TV set is not Source at all. And naturally, trying to make the lie persist, one gets heavily into force, disconnection and suppression.

And to make another accurate statement - that L. Ron Hubbard probably was the greatest suppressive in Scientology. Because there's another prime truth you ought to know, and that is that Dad never practised what he preached. Anyone who has had any personal contact, communication, living-with or personal involvement with L. Ron Hubbard can attest to that. Whether it be at home, the family, friends, staff, on the Apollo, those people can understand when I say that ninety-nine percent of whatever my father ever said or ever wrote about himself to the press, media, public and membership is totally false and untrue. It is just total fabrication. And you can also see that any self- respecting auditor who had audited Dad was in many instances very perplexed and could not figure out what the heck was going on. Because L. Ron Hubbard didn't get any case gains, at least in the normal sense of the word, because he had so many withholds. One of the major secret withholds (besides all the others of course) is his deep and very real involvement with the Magick tech. The one major thing he could not openly communicate, so he drove auditors nuts because in truth what the auditors were dealing with is the mock-up, not the person, not the real bank, not the individual. He was dealing with this great huge - as they say in Magick, the "construct". And one of the problems that friends, family and staff kept running into is that the L. Ron Hubbard they saw and talked to and worked with was not the Scientology L. Ron Hubbard, and slowly but surely, regardless of the justifications and rationalizations, saw the truth, bit-by-bit, inch-by-inch. This created the old early fifties horror formula: Must but Can't. That is, they saw the truth and must communicate it but can't. The other half is that they had to withhold but can't. You found this around a great many of the staff members, friends and family: Must withhold but can't. The other half is Must communicate but can't. This of course caused the opposing lockup in one's bank and caused tremendous overpowering negative feedback. It would be like being stuck between two plates in a battery with both sides trying to discharge against each other and you're in the middle - and you're trying to keep them from discharging.

You see, one cannot withhold truth. One cannot destroy truth. And one was forced (when one was in and around L. Ron Hubbard) to withhold truth. A lie will not persist so people were forced to make the lie persist and to do absolutely opposite from what was possible. One can just maintain a reverse polarity so long before they go into meltdown. The basic problem is that people just could not separate L. Ron Hubbard's case and the tech. Now I think it's about time you did. It is not necessary to throw the baby out with the bath water. The tech is 3rd Dynamic not 1st Dynamic. The tech originated from many sources not one source. The tech belongs to those people who use it, who follow its precepts, who realize the truth in it and practise it. That is, simply practise what you teach and practise what the tech preaches. I think if Dad were to listen to any of his own tapes the one he should probably listen to is the tape on the subject of "The Only One".

So its up to you to separate the wheat from the chaff. It's up to you to separate the fact and the opinion - LRH's opinion. The power of Scientology came from the field and in many instances if not all, gains were made in cases and the tech moved forward in spite of the orgs and in spite of L. Ron Hubbard. You made it work where it really wasn't supposed to work sometimes.

Another important fact you should know is that Dad could not stand a terminal of comparable magnitude. If anyone got close to his power level he destroyed them. You will note (going clear back to 1950) that anyone who really, truly and honestly was Clear or OT (and there were quite a number of them, I mean real honest-to-God ones that truly were as defined in the early days, I'm talking about from 1952, summer thereof, through the middle fifties - that's where the actual definitions came from), that those people were literally, systematically, overtly, by postulate and decision, destroyed. All you have to do is ask your neighbor, your fellow ex-member or member as the case may be, to find these original Clears and OTs and ask them what happened to them. Take John McMaster. He was not, by the way, the first Clear. I find that most interesting, that's another destructive ploy. When these people would come up to the actual being Clear, they were announced as being the First Clear or the First OT or the First MEST Clear, and then, when their abilities were truly demonstrated and found workable (that is if they were out there doing what Clears really do and demonstrating what a Clear can really do), then they were quickly put into not-isness and gotten down into Traitor, Enemy or some other good stuff. Then after they were successfully destroyed, when another Clear would show up, then they were again the First Clear. But of course a Clear does not toe the mark; a Clear does not make a lie persist and a Clear becomes fast approaching a terminal of comparable magnitude to L. Ron Hubbard and then dear old Dad would destroy them. And you would find that a few weeks or months later another First Clear would show up. This ran on about a six-month cycle from the end of 1950 to date. One of the main problems Dad had with Clears is that Clears practised what they preached and Dad didn't. And Clears very quickly found out that Dad didn't. And that's the one thing that would cause instant destruction: the revelation of that one piece of data. You can't find one Clear or OT in 34 years that didn't get run over by a herd of L. Ron Hubbard elephants and didn't feel like they had been stuck in the Coliseum with a hundred raging tigers and lions. I mean they really got chewed up and spit out!
That's from a classic L. Ron Jr. tape recorded in June of 1984. I highlighted some of what I considered to be the relevant points.

We know the brainwashing manual was written in 1955.
Also, here's a link to the old Brainwashing thread.

Schwimm, as prepostrous as it sounds, I don't doubt your assertion that he wanted to incite WWIII--he took the time to annomously write a brainwashing manual for god's sake, but it leads to some questions that need to be answered:

What did L. Ron Hubbard stand to gain from inciting WWIII??

Well, by 1955 L. Ron already had a cult following. The arms race with Russia was reaching top speed, and for a lot of people back then, a nuclear war seemed inevitable--nuclear bomb shelters were dug in people's back yards. Not to mention, WWII was still fresh on everyone's minds.

Now, imagine your an FBI agent or President Eisenhower and you recieve a Brainwashing Manual supposedly from the Russians, you're already paranoid as hell, and now you get something that adds to that paranoia--obviously, this was L. Ron's goal.

But, would it make them paranoid enough to degrade the communication between the U.S. and Russia to a point where a nuclear was started? Well, it's clear from the Technical Bulletin Hubbard's Mushroom posted that Hubbard's ego was big enough to where he believed he could "cause" it.

So, when the bombs started dropping L. Ron could take his cult off to someplace like Guyanna--way out of the way of the dropping bombs, and in his new jungle hideaway, he could be the Supreme Ruler of L. Ron Hubbard Land, and spend the days sipping Kool-Aid while one cult slave fanned him with a banana leaf, another held his cigarette, and another held the ashtray.

Unfortunately for L. Ron Hubbard, his plan failed. However, he did have the template--the Brainwashing Manual, which he could pull from and incorporate into $cientology for the rest of his life, which he did.

He eventually did succeed in creating L. Ron Hubbard Land when he created the $ea Org. Here you can see L. Ron Hubbard in all his glory as Supreme Ruler of L. Ron Hubbard Land--it's the shrinking world of L. Ron Hubbard video

Does that sum it all up?

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Post by mr_bad » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:50 pm

Currently, $cientologists world wide do not have historical perspective of $cientology. They honestly don't know where L. Ron Hubbard is coming from. They read bulletins like this one posted by Hubbard's Mushroom:
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HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
217a Kensington High Street, London W.8

RUSH
July 22nd, 1956

To U.S. ONLY Julia Lewis, Dick Steves, L. Ron Hubbard, Jnr.
To England ONLY Association Secretary (Jack Parkhouse)
Director of Processing (Ann Walker)
Director of Training (Dennis Stephens)
Staff Auditors, Instructors and Auditors close to Operation only.

TECHNICAL BULLETIN OF 22 JULY 1956

CAUTIONARY

This is true -

1. We have created the permanent stable clear.

2. In creating him we have a homo novis in the full sense, not
just an Operating Thetan.

3. We now know more than life. An oddity indeed!

4. We now know more about psychiatry than psychiatrists. We can
brainwash faster than the Russians (20 secs to total amnesia
against three years to slightly confused loyalty).

5. We can undo whatever psychiatrists do, even the tougher grade
from away back. We can therefore undo a brainwash in 25 to 75
hours.

6. We can create something better than that outlined and promised
in Book One.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
They scratch their heads and wonder where the hell he was coming from because it sounds so outrageous--brainwashing, psychiatry, Russians, homo novis--it's pretty confusing, if you're missing information. If you don't have proper context, your head will start spinning. Talk about MU phenomena!!

Actually, I just realized, all $cientologists suffer from a $cientology disease called "MU phenomena", which is, they can't put anything in their religion in proper perspective because truth is hidden from them. These $cientology bulletins appear to be coming from out of nowhere.

Knowing the Brainwashing Manual exists is the 1st step to putting all aspects of their religion into proper persective. Most $cientologists don't even know it exists. The next step is understanding L. Ron Hubbard's motives for writing it, which I believe, Schwimm, you have finally unearthed.

Once you understand the motives for the Brainwashing Manual, you can understand the arc L. Ron Hubbard's life took. He secretly craved WWIII his entire life after WWII. The more chaotic life was the more people would cling to a leader, and he wanted to be that leader, even if it meant millions of people died in a nuclear war.

His actions later on in life--moving to England and stashing money in Swiss bank accounts, starting the $ea Org and heading out on the High Seas, going into hiding the last 15 years--add to the verification of his secret motive of wanting WWIII.

Another interesting point, Schwimm, out of all the biographies I've read, I haven't really seen someone connect the dots on the Brainwashing manual. This is an important piece of the puzzle.

When you read Science of Survival, and L. Ron talks about disposing of massive portions of the population, it further confirms his acceptance of the consequences of WW3--if millions of people had to die, so be it.

When you add it all up, you have one extremely deranged individual, L. Ron Hubbard.

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Post by SchwimmelPuckel » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:49 pm

I didn't even think that long Mr. Bad! :D

I got that impression while reading it the first time in 78 or 79.. Possibly because in the GO there was warnings of impending war. Secrit GO order to have all GO staff do a quickie Ministers course and get diplomas, ASAP! - So as to avoid conscription for the army.. Yeah, It was that hysterical!

Given Hubturds exaggerated claims for the 3rd party law. I think he even say somewhere that basically the 3rd party law explains all conflicts and wars.. And then the fact that the GO routinely applied the 3rd party law 'reversed'.. Ie: secrit OPs in which they acted as the 3rd party themselves creating the conflicts.

Btw, I get the impression that Hubturd had communists in the role as the 'arch enemy' he later gave to the evil psychs. The 'prügelknabe' technology for building fanatic group loyalty.

There's this, from Brainwashing Manual, Parallels in Scientology (PDF)
During the third year of the Kennedy administration, Hubbard wrote of a bleak future for what he regarded
as an unfriendly U.S. government. In an untitled Information Letter, dated 8 January "A.D. 13" -
"A.D." meaning "After Dianetics" - he predicted the future of Washington, DC:
"We’ll still be alive when the cold wind moans through the girders of their gutted buildings. And
we’ll be alive when the only movement on Pennsylvania Avenue will be the frightened scurry of a
piece of paper in the dusty street. The sad part of it is, they [the U.S. government, if they had cooperated]
could have been alive too."
I've said it before! - The arrogance of this turd is daunting!

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Post by 'Alert' » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:38 am

For those who dont want to read via PDF, you can read the html file here
When a person is using autohypnosis, he is liable to use engramic language to himself, and he is liable to pick up things which he has in the bank in order to apply to himself. As a consequence, his autohypnosis is a self-restimulative process, and it can really get him into trouble.

L Ron Hubbard
Easy to see how by Hubbards own words, his affirmations/autohynosis really got LRH "into trouble"
"If anyone talks about a "road to Freedom" he is talking about a linear line. This, then, must have boundaries. If there are boundaries there is no freedom." - Dianetics 55

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Post by mr_bad » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:39 pm

I read through to about page 15 of that analysis by Brian Ambry. I didn't even know it existed.

Thanks for posting a link to it, Schwim.

Brian states right off the bat that the Brainwashing Manual is the foundation of "modern" $cientology, and he goes on to discuss it in detail for the next 97 pages. It's pretty amazing stuff. I think I might actually take the time to read all of it.

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Post by lermanet_com » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:46 pm

Thanks, I saved the PDF in the
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between hubbard and his printer regarding the "Brainwashing manual"
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http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shel ... igion.html

Scientology -- Is This a Religion?...
Stephen A. Kent <skent@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>
Department of Sociology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
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Brainwashing

One chapter of the brainwashing book is especially pertinent to understanding Scientology's contemporary tactics against Germany and its officials. The organization's attacks on the national character of the country; its continual attempts to paint current events in the context of 1930s Nazism (for example, Freedom Magazine, [1996?]); its efforts to discredit current German government officials by linking them to Nazism through (so I was told) their older relatives; and charges that German churches campaign against Scientology for fear of losing members to it
(Church of Scientology International, 1997: 101); all seem to have general parallels with tactics advocated in the brainwashing manual.
I will read the relevant passages, but I will do so making similar substitutions of words in the text that Kevin Anderson made in his 1965 report to the Australian Parliament (Anderson, 1965: 198-199). By doing so, Anderson dramatically illustrated his claim that "a great part of the manual is almost a blue print for the propagation of [S]cientology" (Anderson, 1965: 84). Whenever the manual says "psychopolitics" or
"psychopolitical," I will say "Scientology." I replace "psychopolitician" with
"Scientologist," and I replace "Communist Party Members" with "Sea Org members." With these substitutions in mind, I now quote excerpts form Chapter VIII entitled, "Degradation, Shock and Endurance:"

Defamation is the best and foremost weapon of [Scientologists] on the broad field. Continual and constant degradation of national leaders, national institutions, national practices, and national heros must be systematically carried out, but this is the chief function of [Sea Org Members] in general, not the Scientologist ([Hubbard?], 1955: 41).

....

The officials of government, students, readers, partakers of entertainment, must all be indoctrinated, by whatever means, into the complete belief that the restless, the ambitious, the natural leaders, are suffering from environmental maladjustments, which can only be healed by recourse to [Scientology] operatives in the guise of mental healers.

By thus degrading the general belief in the status of Man, it is relatively simple, with co-operation from economic salients being driven into the country, to drive citizens apart, one from another, to bring about a question of the wisdom of their own government, and to cause them to actively beg for enslavement.

....

As it seems in foreign nations that the church is the most ennobling influence, each and every branch and activity of each and every church must, one way or another, be discredited.... Thus, there must be no standing belief in the church, and the power of the church must be denied at every hand.

The [Scientology] operative, in his programme of degradation, should at all times bring into question any family which is deeply religious, and should any neurosis or insanity be occasioned in that family, to blame and hold responsible their religious connections for the neurotic or psychotic condition. Religious must be made synonymous with neurosis and psychosis. People who are deeply religious would be less and less held responsible for their own sanity, and should more and more be relegated
to the ministrations of [Scientology] operatives.

By perverting the institutions of a nation and bringing about a general
degradation, by interfering with the economics of a nation to the degree that privation and depression come about, only minor shocks will be necessary to produce, on the populace as a whole, an obedient reaction or an hysteria ([Hubbard?], 1955: 43-44).

With only a little imagination, one can see that the brainwashing manual seems to provide an outline for Scientology's battle plan against Germany.

Through, for example, innumerable publications such as Freedom magazine, Sea Org members and other Scientologists produce a barrage of material that denigrates the nation and its leaders. German Scientologists are now able to label its political leaders as violators of human rights, thanks in part to criticism that the United States Department of State levelled against the country's attempts to curb the
organization and boycott films starring American Scientologists (Lippman, 1997). On the economic front, critics might see events in the Hamburg real estate market as evidence of Scientologists' attempt to cause what the brainwashing manual called "privation and depression" among apartment renters. Reportedly Scientologists bought rental properties and turned them overnight into cooperatives. The chairperson of the
Hamburg branch of the German real estate agents association, Peter Landmann, told the New York Times that these Scientologists were "'using disreputable methods to frighten and coerce the renters into buying them back at high prices'" (Whitney, 1994: A12). Finally, of course, Scientology continues to blast psychiatry, attempting to link it with both Nazism and current German efforts against it. Hubbard, or whomever wrote the brainwashing manual's instructions about how to degrade a country,
undoubtedly would be proud of his followers' public relations successes thus far.

Indeed, from a public relations perspective, Scientology may be winning the battle, at least back in North America. When, for example, the prestigious New York Review of Books published an article on "Germany vrs. Scientology," the German reporter (who writes for the Suddeutsche Zeitung) strongly implied that government officials were scapegoating Scientology. His argument seems to be that attacks against the group
have become part of a moral panic, when in fact other social issues, such as double-digit unemployment, declining state generosity, tensions over European union, and problems with national identity, should be the real areas of concern (Joffe, 1997: 20). This argument, however, as well as the American State Department human rights criticisms, shows a profound and increasingly inexcusable ignorance of disturbing if not dangerous abuses that occur as routine Scientology policy against
many of its members.



forward:



The manual that Scientology distributed was entitled, Brain-Washing[:] A Synthesis of the Russian Textbooks on Psychopolitics ([Hubbard?], 1955). Purported to be an address by the noted Soviet spy, Lavrenti Beria, it was exposed as a fake in 1970 by debunker Morris Kominsky (1970). As Kominsky noted, much of the book was "a vicious attack against the sciences and professions of psychology and psychiatry, as well as
against the entire legitimate mental health movement" (Kominsky, 1970: 538). Attacks of this nature remain a central element in Scientology's secular activities, and one former member-turned-critic was almost certainly correct when he stated that the brainwashing book or manual "[w]as secretly authored by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955...." The former member also was absolutely correct about the importance of the
brainwashing manual when he concluded that Hubbard "incorporated its methods into his organization in the mid 1960s and beyond" (Corydon, 1996: 107). One thinks automatically of the RPF, but we know for certain that Hubbard had the manual as required reading for members of the Guardian Office (Anonymous, 1974).



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Post by mr_bad » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:52 pm

Arnie,

Cool!! It's an honor to have one of my posts get added to your website. Thanks.

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More thoughts:

A while ago, I stated that I was unaware the BRAINWASHING MANUAL even existed until I came to this board and started posting.

Now, I discover that not only did it exist, there's a complete analysis of it showing how this book was incorporated into "modern" $cientology!! --thanks for posting the link Schwimm.

It doesn't surprise me to hear that Nibs typed up the Brainwashing Manual for Hubbard.

Also, I finally read the analysis by Brian Ambry, and I'm still trying to understand the ramifications of it. I'm definitely posting a link in "my story."

It's true, L. Ron Hubbard was evil, but I'm still learing just how evil this guy was. I guess, it's why I stick around.

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Post by SchwimmelPuckel » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:26 pm

That surprises me Mr. Bad! - That you didn't know about the Brainwashing Manual. They must have stopped 'using' it.. When I was in this book was pushed on everybody... Mandatory reading for GO staff.

hmm.. On reflection.. I don't think I was the first to think WW3.. That was so glaringly obvious after all.


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Post by mr_bad » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:00 pm

Here's a clip from the book where John Sanborn recalls when the Brainwashing Manual came into being:

John Sanborn was the editor of several of Hubbard’s
Dianetic and Scientology books, and an editor of
Scientology publications during the 1950s. He left Scientology
in the early 1980s. In 1986 he recounted the
inception of the Brainwashing Manual:
“I suggested it. Just kidding around on his front porch
[on] Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland. Talking about
how are we going to ‘get’ these psychiatrists. I said, ‘What
we need to do is take over their subject. What we need to do
is put out a manual of psych-military something or other… as
coming from the Communists, and then put a lot of psychiatry
in it.’
“And we’re sitting there, with our chairs tipped back on
the front porch, tipped up against the house, with our feet up
on the railing, and all of a sudden he comes down on his
chair and he grabs me.
“And I thought, ‘I’ve had it.’
“And he said, ‘That’s it!’
“Then he disappeared into this little front room which
was sort of a bedroom and study, and you could hear him
in there dictating this book.”
The method of writing by dictating into a tape
recorder had earlier been used by Hubbard. It was a
method he would use, intermittently, over the years that
followed.

Later on, Nibs transcribed the Brainwashing Manual, and it was then publishced.
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