LRH Pattern #1 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Faked Illness or Injury as a Way to Escape from Serious Problems
LRH Pattern #2 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Concealed Those Parts of His History That Were Personally Embarrassing.
LRH Pattern #3 in the Evolution of a Fraud: L. Ron Hubbard Knowingly Lied About His Educational and Personal Accomplishments in an Attempt to Portray Himself as a Superhuman, a Superman.
LRH Pattern #4 in the Evolution of a Fraud: Stolen Valor L. Ron Hubbard Knowingly Lied About His Non-Existent Military Exploits in Order to Make Himself Appear Heroic, Courageous, and Distinguished.
LRH Pattern #5 in the Evolution of a Fraud: LRH Failures Followed by Fake Expeditions and Heroic Lies.
LRH Pattern #6: Representing Himself as Having Been Injured in a Great Battle or Quest, He Emerges Damaged but Bearing Secret Information of a Universal Nature.
Pattern #1, Part 1
Here is LRH's bio from 1928-1932:
Hubbard's folks pay for him to attend the expensive Swavely Prep School in Manassas, Virginia. He was enrolled in a special program that prepared young men to apply for admission into Annapolis, the famed US Naval Academy. However, CoS' LRH bio shows him graduating high school from the Woodward School for Boys in Washington, DC.
Why did Ron never make it into Annapolis Naval Academy? It was due to his bad eyesight. I will show in this thread why LRH lied about his bad eyesight and other physical problems to escape the responsibly for his own actions. In Scientology parlance, LRH "turned on somatics" as a way to avoid confronting life.
1. As stated in Understanding Scientology by Margery Wakefield:
ref: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shel ... us-02.htmlTo his father's disappointment, Ron failed the entrance exam for the Annapolis Naval Academy. Determined to get his son into the Academy, Harry enrolled Ron at the Swavely Preparatory School in Manassas, Virginia, in a special program for prospective Annapolis candidates. Inevitably, however, Ron was denied admission to the Academy because of bad eyesight.
Next, Ron was enrolled in the Woodward School for Boys in Washington, D.C. as a substitute for taking the College Entrance Examination. In September of 1930, Ron was admitted to George Washington University School of Engineering with a major in civil engineering.
2. LRH's rejection from Annapolis Naval Academy due to "bad eyesight" raises an intriguing issues:
2A. Why did the US Marine Corps accept LRH as a reservist in 1930 while while Annapolis Naval Academy rejected his request for enrollment due to bad eyesight? LRH himself confessed to his fraud at Annapolis in his own Admissions:
ref: http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.ph ... Itemid=174That my eyes (which I used as an excuse to get out of school) are perfect and do not pain me ever.
ref: http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.ph ... Itemid=174Your eyes are getting progressively better. They became bad when you used them as an excuse to escape the naval academy. You have no reason to keep them bad and now they can get well and they will become eventually starting now as keen as an eagle's with clear whites and green pupils. Sunlight does not affect them. Lack of sleep does not affect them.
2B. LRH would later use both ulcers and eye problems (conjunctivitis) as a way to evade the punishment of the US Navy for misconduct following his order that his coastal patrol ship fire its deck gun upon an inhabited Mexican island:
ref: http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.ph ... Itemid=174Your stomach trouble you used as an excuse to keep the Navy from punishing you. You are free of the Navy. You have no further reason to have a weak stomach. Your ulcers are all well and never bother you. You can eat anything.
We see that LRH was able to "turn on somatics" early in life as his way of escaping the responsibility for his own actions.
3. Here is my scenario:
3A. LRH's father, Commander Harry Ross Hubbard of the US Navy, paid handsomely for LRH to attend "Swavely Preparatory School in Manassas, Virginia, in a special program for prospective Annapolis candidates."
3B. LRH attends Swavely and apparently graduates from the Annapolis prep program, for he is invited by Annapolis to begin the admission testing program. During the Annapolis pre-screening physical, LRH fakes bad eyesight in order to be dismissed from the academic entrance exams, which exams I conclude that LRH knows that he will fail. I say this based upon his later D's and F's at George Washington University. The conclusion here is that LRH cheated at Swavely to get the grades he needed to get accepted to apply at Annapolis, this to please his father. LRH himself admitted to academic cheating and underage drinking at GWU in 1930-1931 (LRH turned 21 in 1933):
ref: http://www.ronthephilosopher.org/phlspher/page32.htm...I wheedled all the psychology textbooks out of a psychology major whose themes in English class I used to write... About this time a biology major and I were accustomed to meeting after classes at (bygone days) a speak-easy up 21st Street for a round of blackjack and a couple shots after classes and whilst trying to detour my eyes from his nimble fingers he regaled me with bits and things about what went on in the world of biology...