Gold Leaf wrote:
David is the least likely candidate for Scientology we have, LOL. He is in fact fending them off of the unprotected interests of Sunland Tujunga, single handed. As a result the STNC took his leadership of the Outreach Committee away from him and lent an ear to cries for David's recall. David stopped their takeover of the Specific Plan and is in hot water constantly with them now. He also represented me when I filed a grieveance against the STNC for failure to uphold the Brown Act and backing the boycott of advertisers on the Foothills Paper which they hope to close down financially. David is a natural to teach emergency preparedness just because he lives in the Angeles National Forest and is a skilled survivalist.
Still studying the whole scenario... there's a money trail to follow I think.
Good info about David Cain, Terre, appreciated. This isn't about singling Scientologists out as personalities. Any Scientologist in a position of influence or power, in STNC or anywhere, would use it to forward Scientology's agenda, expressed, for example in "The Code of a Scientologist."
As a Scientologist, I pledge myself to the Code of Scientology for the good of all.
17. To take my share of responsibility for the impact of Scientology upon the world.
18. To increase the numbers and strength of Scientology over the world.
19. To set an example of the effectiveness and wisdom of Scientology.
Hubbard, L. R. (1951). Scientology 0-8 The Book of Basics. (1988 ed., pp. 189-90). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Disaster preparedness, disaster relief, etc., are exactly on point with their "Volunteer Minister" program. [Wikipedia: Volunteer Ministers
]. The good people of Sunland-Tujunga should know what to expect from Scientologists. Thankfully, there's plenty of information available.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 10 JUNE 1960
WHAT WE EXPECT OF A SCIENTOLOGIST
We inherited, when we began, a great many hidden errors in the society, so deeply
laid they seemed right. “Everybody knows that ....” is a tombstone of progress for it
contains uninspected lies that bring the wittiest of us to grief. “Everybody knows that
Man is Evil” was only one of the many things we found wrong, exposed and dropped
from our own knowledge.
However, in the field of what is expected of a Scientologist, we have for ten years
carried along an inherited error. It is this: “Everybody knows that a specialist in a science
hangs out a shingle and, if a professional, becomes a private practitioner.”
Now listen. Psycho-analysis was developed in 1894 by Sigmund Freud. Everybody
who studied it was expected to hang out a shingle and start practising. It took half a
century for psycho-analysis to become generally known by the people. Yet how could it
miss? Its tenet was that if you were sexually uninhibited you would be happy.
The psycho-analyst took his cue from the medico of his day. If you could heal you
were a healer with a shingle.
Well, I’m afraid a lot of us have bought this too. If we were trained in Scientology
as a professional we should hang out our shingle as a practitioner. With all due respect to
the Scientologist in professional practice (where they have every right to be) this is not a
true idea. It is a borrowed idea. It’s as old as the witch doctor.
A Scientologist is the being three feet behind society’s head. And society runs on
eight dynamics, not in a sick room. Some of us, of course, would become professional
practitioners. But a professional Scientologist is one who expertly uses Scientology on
any area or level of the society.
A housewife who does not have professional level skill in Scientology could not
expect to run a wholly successful family or keep order in her neighbourhood and keep
her family well. A factory foreman could not possibly handle his crews with full
effectiveness without professional Scientology skill. The personal assistant to a
corporation executive could not do a fully effective job without being a professional
Scientologist. A corporation president without a certificate will someday fail. And the
head of a country would go to pieces if he didn’t know Scientology from a professional
How can these people handle life if they have no expert knowledge of how to
Now we don’t expect everyone in the world to become a trained auditor. But we
expect the people who are making the world to have a knowledge of how to make it go.
A trained Scientologist is not a doctor. He is someone with special knowledge in the
handling of life.
We have many, many personal success stories in Scientology. They begin with a
book acquaintance and bloom when professional skill enters the background. These
people, small people, big people, drove a wedge for themselves into companies, societies,
with Scientology and then took over control of the area. They succeeded
where they never would have dreamed they could. And every time one of us drives in
such a wedge, we all win because the world is brought nearer to a sane and decent world.
The factories, the marts of trade, the homes, the neighbourhoods, these are the
places we want trained Scientologists. In that way alone, we’re on the busy, still healthy
communication lines of the world.
Some of us need to run centres and schools just to give the rest of us service when
required. Training at a pro level must continue and must be kept good. And service and
communication must be given. Hence, we have Central Organizations on every continent
and HCOs. But if we avoid the throbbing comm lines of the world and act like doctors, we
will not win soon enough as a group.
Any trained Scientologist can win to success in society. Heightened IQ, a knowledge
of life, a forthright attitude—with these things it is easy for him or her to improve 2 social
or business position, to get higher pay, to exert wider personal influence. This we know
we can do, we have done it so often so let’s improve the ability.
Process people weekends, run a co-audit some evenings of the week at home, but
get on the active lines of the world and make your presence felt.
It takes full training to do it. It’s been done from our books alone but not always
well. It takes tough Academy training to make a Scientologist, so don’t go at it half
And stop feeling apologetic because you are not a “full time auditor”. We are the
auditors to the world, not to a handful of the sick.
We are not doctors. We are the world’s trouble shooters. When we make a company
win, the whole world wins, when we make a neighbourhood win, we all win.
A full time Scientologist makes life better wherever he is. And that is enough pro
activity for anyone.
What do we expect of you? To become the best Scientologist that can be and to get
on the comm lines of the world and bring a big win where it counts. We don’t expect you
to hang up a shingle as a doctor and have a private practice. We’ll respect you if you do.
But we’ll respect you just as much and even more if you get trained as a pro and go out
and up in the world of action and of life.
Hit for the key spots by whatever means, the head of the women’s club, the
personnel director of a company, the leader of a good orchestra, the president’s secretary,
the advisor of the trade union—any key spot. Make a good sound living at it, drive a
good car, but get your job done, handle and better the people you meet and bring about a
And stop feeling hangdog because you “aren’t auditing full time”. Nobody
expects you to.
We’ll keep centres going to service your needs, some of us, we’ll provide
ammunition and books. And the rest of us had better invade every activity there is on a
high level of success and make our influence felt on the comm lines of the world.
Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins.
So let’s help the world win.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. (1960, 10 June). What We Expect Of A Scientologist. Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology. (1976 ed., Vol 106-7). Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California Publications Organization US.