The book "Soviet Military Strategy" was not written by Ralph de Toledano, as Hubbard erroneously stated, if his grammar is correct, but by Marshal Vasily D. Sokolovsky. There actually was such a book "smuggled" out of the Soviet Union, but what Mr. de Toledano failed to mention was the book was written in English, not Russian. It was never meant to be read by Russians, but by Americans. It was an example of Soviet disinformation whose purpose was to help incite hysteria in the USA. In this sense both Hubbard and de Toledano, while pretending to fight communism, were dupes of N. Krushchev, who officially led the Soviet Union.
In the 1950s, Scientology's Brainwashing Manual had been easily assimilated by this market of agitated nationalists. "Soviet Military Strategy" was Russian disinformation which purported to be official Soviet military strategy. Its purpose to mislead the "enemy," namely the American people who gave their support to the US government. Hubbard's Brainwashing Manual was Scientology disinformation, which purported to be a manual for Soviet psychological warfare. It combined a fear that already existed in the collective mind of Americans about Communist Soviet Russia with a fear for the "psychs," who Hubbard considered to be his enemy. On a strictly business level, psychiatrists and psychologists helped keep Hubbard from asserting a monopoly in the field of mental welfare. Hubbard used his literary skill to combine these two fears together in the word "psychopolitics". Hubbard also sought to exploit his enemy, the psychs, who had accused him of "brainwashing." He would use the lead they gave him and turn it around to give the public the impression that Scientology cured, not caused, brainwashing. Hubbard feigned self-confusion as he related that The Brainwashing Manual was supposed to be an English version of the German translation of Russian text.
The brainwashing manual which came into our possession so mysteriously is being released, not with any intent to unmock psychiatry, but as a necessary piece of information for auditors who are confronted with the problems of brainwashing. Some of these cases are now turning up, and unless the basic philosophy of the brainwasher is understood, they are more difficult to handle. [...]
Some of the mystery concerning the manuscript on brainwashing which came into our hands in Phoenix was resolved when it was discovered that a book called Psychopolitics (spelled with a K) is in the Library of Congress. It is in German. It was written by a man named Paul Fadkeller, and was published in Berlin in 1947. Although I may be misinformed, and I definitely do not read German, this book is probably the Russian translation.
-- HCO Operational Bulletin No. 8,
December 13, 1955
In an "insider" taped lecture which mentions the Brainwashing Manual, Hubbard later told staff that if one ever wanted to disclaim authorship of a text, all one had to do was to surreptitiously slip it under the front door of the org. Then one could honestly claim that it had been found slipped under the front door.
Journalists quickly saw through Hubbard's pretention, and "The Brainwashing Manual" was subsequently "recalled" by the Church of Scientology. Hubbard performed the "recall" in a manner so as to lead people to believe that he was engaged in secret government work. Despite the supposed recall, the book was still made available.
It is the friendly opinion of the government that the pamphlet giving forth the basic materials of brainwashing be circulated only amongst very trusted personnel in the organization and that it be withheld from general public release. You understand that this is not an official order on the part of the government, but the government appears to be very well satisfied with us and is only afraid, I suppose, of the commotion which would be caused by the broad and general release of the brain-washing booklet.
-- HCO Operational Bulletin No. 12,
January 10, 1956
In HCO Information Letter of November 24, 1963, "ESSENTIAL INFORMATION EVERY SCIENTOLOGIST SHOULD KNOW," Hubbard's office published a redefinition of "rightist" as one who believes in rights. This was to counteract Scientology's right wing political affiliations:
To correct certain misconceptions held by newspapers and areas of the public, the following information is released to assist Scientologists in correcting such ideas:
THE POLITICS OF SCIENTOLOGY
... [Scientology's] politics easily become those of freedom. In these days of huge bureaucracies a line of thought designated "Rightist" is growing up.
A rightist is defined "as one who believes in limiting bureaucracies and in the rights of the individual." Therefore Scientology whether it will or no gets classed as a "Rightist movement". It is listed in directories in the U.S. as one of the first 17 Rightist Movements of the U.S.
Almost makes being a "rightist" movement sound like an honor.
For a more detailed analysis on Hubbard's view of the master race, read Creed Pearson's "L Ron Hubbard â€“ The Racist", "How I Became Like a Nazi and How I Ceased to be One" at http://www.lermanet.com/creed-pearson/index6.htm
. The following is a sample of Hubbard's view of Black Africans. This may help explain how Hubbard came up with the derogatory term "cleared cannibal," which, like "wog," has not yet been completely purged from Scientology texts.
From PAB No. 119, 1st December 1957, "The Big Auditing Problem"
L Ron Hubbard:
"The South African native is probably the one impossible person to train in the entire world--he is probably impossible by any human standard."
"I'll give you an example."
"A South African native is being shown how to sow crops and he has a basket, and he's got some seed, and he's walking along back of the harrow disc--and he is supposed to throw seed out this way, seed out that way, seed out that way, seed out this way."
"A white man is riding a little tractor that's pulling the disc and scraping the soil for seed."
"And this scene was enacted and was witnessed and was told to me with considerable hilarity as some kind of learning rate."
"The white man was sitting on the little tractor pulling the harrow,"
"the native along behind him, sowing the seed straight down in handfuls on the ground. The white man got off the tractor, came back to the native, took the basket away from him, put his hand in the basket, threw it to the right, put his hand in the basket, threw it to the left, and gave it back to the native."
"And the native waited, the white man got on the tractor, drove along, and the native took a handful out of the basket and threw it straight on the ground."
"So the white man got off the tractor, came back, took the basket away from the native, showed the native, throw it to the right, throw it to the left, gave it back to the native, took him [sic] seat again on the tractor, the native followed along behind, took handsful and threw it straight on the ground!"
"And this went on for a very long time."
"The native never did throw any handsful of seed to the right and left."
"That is farming in South Africa."
In more recent research, Lermanet staff has found a February 22, 2005 link between the Stormfront White Nationalist Community forum at stormfront.org and what appears to be the web pages of past President of Scientology Germany Sepp Hasslberger at http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/epidemics.htm
. This was as of November 11, 2005. (For Stormfront: although some of the Scientologists' material may seem sensible, see the details of what happened with Willis Carto and the IHR at http://www.lermanet.com/cisar/carto/index.htm
.) As of December, 2005, Hasslberger's anti-psych propaganda is also linked to from a Scientology/CCHR related page, http://www.psychsearch.net/links.html