Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Buying A Town (Season 3, Episode 9)
MR: I was on board the Apollo with L. Ron Hubbard from 1973 until 1975. The ship had been thrown out of various countries. He tried to bring the Apollo to the United States in 1974. And he discovered that the FBI, IRS, DEA and various other government agencies were waiting on the dock. For the next year or so, we sailed around in ports in the Caribbean.
Hubbard at one point had a heart attack in Curacao. The treatment wasn’t the like advanced medical ah treatment available and he decided, okay the time has come to move the operations to the United States.1
More information has surfaced recently about Hubbard’s “Allied Scientists of the World” scam, which he ran in 1951-52. 1, 2 [Read more…] about Hubbard’s “Allied Scientists of the World” Scam
At the end of World War 2 a friend of mine, Lt. Commander of the Coast Guard, Johnny Arwine, and myself went to the California Institute of Technology1–Cal Tech– to meet with a great many old time atomic physicists who had been at the project that dropped the original bomb–from Los Alamogordo2, 3. It was our intention to organise these people so that some sort of sensible control could be monitored across the bomb. Nobody had thought about it at this date and Johnny Arwine and I were still in uniform. We were both in the world of engineering, then in the world of arts and then finally in the Services. Neither of us had a thing to do with atomic fission in its development.
We got these atomic physicists together. I took the chair and Arwine addressed them. We spoke of using a propaganda weapon against anyone who would use atomic fission further against the human race. We planned to use any means we had to educate the people in the world concerning this.
The nuclear physicist was already so furious about this that Arwine and I could not control the meeting. We could keep them in their place, tell them to talk but we couldn’t get across any thought that was even rationally workable. These men said one thing: “We wish to overthrow the government of the United States by force.”
That is an astonishing chapter in the field of nuclear physics which only a few of us know about. There was a revolt and later on offices opened in the United States to propagandise the public in a movement led by the late Albert Einstein.
Arwine and I failed and withdrew our support from that meeting and did our best to calm them. We reported the findings to the Navy Department and the President. We said that we could not associate our names with this organisation. But the atomic physicist did try and he is not going to do much more because Albert Einstein is dead.
The other day I read the list of atomic scientists who are now dead. It is practically the whole roster. They died of leukemia, cancer and the very diseases radiation sickness breeds. They died to a marked degree of radiation, mostly I suppose mentally because they had exerted a tremendous overt act against the world and have been unable to repair it in any way.
That is clear fact and not propaganda. I am just stating that there was a background where the nuclear physicist did attempt to revolt. The punishment taken against him was severe. The information given here is not even vaguely confidential and I am not in the possession of any confidential material.
From that time on it was what seemed to be a lost cause. We knew that the world was certainly in danger from the theory of atomic war, but I am afraid that none of us were clever enough to realise that continued testing would take place since it seemed so stupid. None of us counted on the factor that the airs of the earth would be polluted with radiation. That was not part of our understanding and so the only new thing that has happened here, has been a certain carelessness for public welfare in the continued testing of the bombs.
Now let us examine this “revolt” and let us see in it the truth of the threat of hysteria. Even the men who made the bomb became so hysterical for a while that they could not even calmly organise. They screamed disgracefully at their own government. The danger was never that great, certainly. Defences were being built, no new war threatened. Yet these men went a bit mad. The group could not be controlled. They would not even listen to the necessity of calm public education. They merely wanted more hysteria. By the actions of these persons can be predicted a possibility of hysteria on a much wider scale. Propagandists to the contrary, this must be prevented.
I do not believe that atomic fission will continue being tested to a point where everybody dies. But I do believe that bombs will continue being tested to a point where everybody could be worried to a point where a great deal of the ability would be gone out of society.
I am not talking against the United States. The United States was simply the first to develop this. Since that time the bomb has gotten into much more irresponsible hands, Russian hands and the Russian is attempting to capitalise on this hysteria factor.
In the final analysis man has done an unfortunate thing and unless defences can be found and the public educated he may very well pay a dreadful price.
- Wikipedia: California Institute of Technology. ↩
- Wikipedia: Los Alamos National Laboratory. ↩
- In the 1989 edition of All About Radiation, the preceding sentence reads, “At the end of World War II, a friend of mine–Lieutenant Commander of the Coast Guard, Johnny Arwine–and I went to the California Institute of Technology to meet with a great many old-time atomic physicists who had been at the project that exploded the original bomb at Alamogordo.” See Wikipedia: Alamogordo. ↩
Making Light of Black PR, Part 7, The Admissions of L. Ron Hubbard.
Not all that long ago, someone sent me a copy of the set of writings which follow, written by L. Ron Hubbard in or about 1947. The original of these writings was in Hubbard’s personal archive which I assembled and worked with in 1980 and 1981. I provided the writings to Omar Garrison, a wog ® writer with whom $cientology had contracted to write Hubbard’s “authorized biography.” In 1984 I read portions of them into the record at my trial in $cientology v. Armstrong, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. C 420153. The trial resulted in the widely cited decision by Judge Paul G. Breckenridge, Jr. wherein he described Hubbard as a “pathological liar.”
Omar first called these writings Hubbard’s “Affirmations.” Later, after it dawned on him that Hubbard was a stupendous liar, Omar said he was correcting himself, and thereafter called the writings the “Admissions.” I believe that Omar was right, and that these writings are “Affirmations,” but more importantly, “Admissions.”
I will not now provide anything really of my own analysis or conclusions about Hubbard’s Admissions, because I want every $cientologist or wog ® who reads them to be free, or with negligible influence, to think about them for himself. I will comment below, for legal reasons, on *why* I am posting the Admissions. I have my own experiences, naturally, with these writings, I have drawn my own conclusions about them, and I expect I will participate in a discussion or two they may generate.
I don’t know who in this recent period sent me the copy from which I typed that follows. In any event I would not divulge the identity of the person because of the clear and senseless threat of attack from the people who now run $cientology. It is sufficient for legal purposes to state that the copy I received was not made by me. By the time the Admissions are posted to the internet, I will have, pursuant to the wishes of the person who made it, destroyed the copy I received.
I will also immediately wipe the Admissions from my hard drive. Thus the people who run $cientology will have less reason or justification to raid me or break into my house or computer than they have to raid or break into the house or computer of a million other people.
The Admissions I received are not complete. Perhaps when the kind person who sent me the copy sees they have been posted he will send the rest of the writings. My recollection is that the remainder of the Admissions do not diverge from the substance, direction or tone of what I’m posting here. Included in the remainder is, I think, a deeper delve into Hubbard’s sexual anxieties or aberrations, following the same vein he mined in the part I received. What I received, for example, doesn’t include Hubbard’s startling admission, “It doesn’t give me displeasure to hear of a virgin being raped. The lot of women is to be fornicated.”
I am posting the Admissions for all of the reasons stated in my declaration of January 26, 1997, specifically in paragraphs 57 – 65, which I recently posted to a.r.s.:
From: armstr…@dowco.com (Gerry Armstrong)
Subject: Making Light of Black PR, Part 2, January 26, 1997 Armstrong
Declaration for RTC v. Ward.
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 08:12:59 GMT
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In that declaration I provided my expert opinion that the exposing or dissemination of $cientology’s “sacred scriptures,” which exposure or dissemination the organization prohibits, suppresses and punishes by commercial, secular copyright and trademark law and millions upon millions of simoleons to lawyer scumbags, is justified by the greater principle of religious freedom. I stated that publication of $cientology’s “secret scriptures” is in my opinion Constitutionally protected religious expression.
Hubbard’s Admissions are quite obviously a part of $cientology’s “scriptures. On the holiness scale ®, they are holier than the holiest of the Advanced Technology scriptures, because the people who run $cientology won’t show them to $cientologists even if they have a half million dollars to pay and agree to the organization implant. Although the Admissions are the holiest of $cientology’s scriptures, the Miscavige regime withholds them for the identical commercial, secular, base and criminal reasons they withhold the “OT” “Levels,” the “NOT$,” and the whereabouts of Xenu’s mountain cave.
$cientology has set no prerequisites or punishments that I’m aware of for $cientologists reading Hubbard’s Admissions, and for that at least I’m grateful. I believe that the Admissions should be read by every $cientologist at whatever point they find themselves on the bridge. $cientologists won’t get pneumonia. They might have some good cognitions. ® They might become free.
The Admissions were very important to me in my getting free of the web of lies Hubbard and $cientology had spun, and getting free of their domination and suppression. I am posting these writings now with the prayer that they help to free other $cientologists from Hubbard’s and Miscavige’s lies, domination and suppression. If Hubbard has been humbled and regained his willfully lost humanity, I know he too would want every $cientologist to read all his Admissions.
Obviously I don’t have any desire to profit monetarily by posting Hubbard’s unpublished Admissions. My desire is that these writings help everyone, $cientologist and wog ®, to make informed and better choices about L. Ron Hubbard and $cientology. I was not freed by being a $cientologist, doing $cientology, and having all the experiences, cognitions and trappings of $cientology. I was freed by reading what $cientologists don’t get to read, by being what no $cientologist would be, a wog ®, by doing what no $cientologist would do, and having my own experiences, cognitions and stuff. I share Hubbard’s Admissions with everyone because God Who created knowledge does not want anyone to be kept ignorant.
I stated in the Jan 26, 1997 declaration that the people $cientology identified as violating the organization’s copyrights and sued – Grady Ward, Lawrence Wollersheim, Keith Henson, Dennis Erlich, Arnie Lerma, Bob Penny — were in general agreement that $cientology is not a sincere, and hence real, religion, but is a criminal cult engaged in harmful practices. I also stated that if these people are correct in their assessment, and if they did expose or publish $cientology’s “secret” documents, they were and are completely justified in having done so.
Repeating what I wrote in the Jan 26, 1997 declaration, “In my opinion this kind of expression is an expected, logical response to Scientology’s efforts to corrupt the meaning of religion in order to “sanctify” its antisocial and dangerous mind set and criminal activities. It is expression which cannot legally be prohibited or punished by judicial process.” I agree completely that $cientology, that is, $cientology as directed by David Miscavige and his regime, is not a sincere, real religion, but a criminal cult engaged in harmful practices.
I could, quite clearly, have posted the Admissions anonymously. I gave it serious consideration, because while I believe these writings, for the peace and health and spirit of so many people, should be posted immediately, I wanted to do what be effective and not the stupid end of martyrdom. I decided against anonymity, however, for a number of reasons. I believe that by U.$., Canadian and international law, and common sense, I am permitted to publish these writings openly. I believe that by common decency, by human and civil rights codes, by being a Prophet to $cientologists (Pt$), and by God Himself, I am urged, in fact directed, to post these writings and post them openly.
I am also posting the Admissions openly to confirm their authenticity. The copy I received was not clear in places, and it is now gone. All words, spellings, punctuation and notations are Hubbard’s, except for brackets  which are mine. I pray that DM makes the complete original of the Admissions available for $cientologists around the world. Indeed I pray that he reveals every hidden piece of Hubbard’s writings, and yes, even his own secret documents, to all $cientologists and interested wogs ®. Robert Vaughn Young and Stacy Brooks at least have read the Admissions and will be able to confirm that what follows here is, within reasonable parameters, authentic. I was very careful, but if there are any errors at all in what I have posted of the Hubbard Admissions, I urge DM to have them corrected.
Posting the Admissions, I believe, lessens the threat of harm or murder to silence me, but it ups the revenge factor ®. The person who sent me the copy emphatically doesn’t want any trouble. Good Lord, I don’t want any trouble, and I’m the guy who typed this copy and will now post it using my own name to a.r.s. The person who sent the copy certainly knew that I would recognize the writings and I’d like to think wanted me to do with them what I’ve done and what the person was in no position to do. I have not shown what I’m posting to anyone, but I will now email it to certain people when I post it.
I am aware that DM will almost certainly attack me. To justify his and $cientology’s continuing attack, as Hubbard did for his continuing attacks while he lived, they made attack their organizational policy of choice, or scripture of choice I suppose I should say. Nevertheless, perhaps this is a good time for Miscavige to learn that non-attack is the best policy.
I really think the $cientologists would be silly to sue me. Then again I’ve thought they’re silly for years and years and that hasn’t deterred them. But perhaps in this instance they can learn to not do another silly thing. I’m giving $cientology and $cientologists another golden opportunity to stop being silly. It’s God actually Who gives everyone opportunities to stop being silly. I’m but a simple messenger, with staggering inabilities, and at times admittedly silly. Miscavige’s $cientology is willfully silly. Suppression is no accident, it is willful. I am but a prophet who brings $cientologists opportunities to be healed of their willfulness, silliness and suppression.
I am aware that the posting of the Admissions makes a godsent legal test case. If I am guided by God, what I have done not being unsafe or immoral, my post is protected expression because it cannot be denied. Without including God, it is clear that $cientology, $cientologists and their agents (for there are wogs ® who are $cientology’s agents) are themselves responsible for my actions. What they have done to silence me, to 8-C my body from place to place, to invalidate me, to black PR me, to threaten me, to destroy me, has either been a source of my state of mind, and hence my actions, or God has. (I think it can be agreed that the mind directs actions, rather than actions directing the mind.)
If God is directing my actions, how could I do anything else? If DM and his $cientology organization have affected my mind, they bear responsibility for the act about which they might complain. In truth both things are true. God is in control, and DM and $cientology have unclean hands. It is observable throughout history that God sends prophets, and even the unprophetable, to deal with tyrants and regimes whose hands are unclean.
A case can be made that my posting Hubbard’s Admissions is a fair and appropriate response to DM’s dissemination and internet posting of my writing known as the “pig dream.” Obviously I held the copyright to that unpublished work. The pig dream was a glimpse in an extremely literary form into the mind of Gerry Armstrong. The Admissions are a glimpse in a different literary form into the mind of L. Ron Hubbard.
I certainly don’t argue that Hubbard’s Admissions are no more important or vital than my pig dream. There is, after all, nobody paying huge sums of money and spending their lives working for Armstrongology. On the other hand, Hubbard’s dead. DM had his agents post the pig dream to hurt me. I’m posting Hubbard’s Admissions to set $cientologists free. I’ll copyright my portion of this post, and hereby give my permission for it to be copied and distributed.
For fair use purposes, the context for the post containing theAdmissions is the global controversy about Hubbard, about $cientology’s antecedents, about Hubbard’s psyche, his honesty or dishonesty, his mental technology, “Excalibur,” his promises, his aims, his history, his theology, his hypnotism, his navy record, his non-navy record, and other clearly controversial Hubbard-connected conumdrums. The context is the controversy we see every day on a.r.s. and in media around the world.
The period when Hubbard made these Admissions involved John W. Parsons, Sara Northrup, his family, magick, his “development” of “Dianetics” leading to the publication of the book that would make him famous and lead on to $cientology. Funnily, Hubbard and $cientology claim that he was a “Special Officer” for the LAPD in this period and that he was working for the U$ Navy to break up the Parsons “black magic ring.” There is a VA record showing that around the time of the Admissions Hubbard sought psychiatric help.
Just one last thought, which I’ll repeat from my Jan 26, 1997 declaration, and which I pray that DM and his $cientologists take to heart. Although man may attempt to keep God out of his other realms, he surely cannot keep God out of religion, because in this world it is His Realm. That’s sort of the message every prophet brings.
I hope Hubbard’s Admissions are a blessing and a help to all.
© 2000 Gerry Armstrong
Go to The Admissions
L. RON HUBBARD. D.D.. PH. D.
Silver Spring, Md.
Sept. 7, 1955
TO THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
A series of sudden insanities and disturbances in Dianetic and Scientology groups reached seven last week on the West Coast.
June 11, 1951 1
I, Sara Northrup Hubbard, do hereby state that the things I have said about L. Ron Hubbard in courts and the public prints have been grossly exaggerated or entirely false.
I have not at any time believed otherwise than that L. Ron Hubbard was a fine and brilliant man.
I make this statement of my own free will for I have begun to realize that what I have done may have injured the science of dianetics, which in my studied opinion may be the only hope of sanity in future generations.
I was under enormous stress and my advisers insisted it was necessary for me to carry through an action I have done.
There is no other reason for this statement than my own wish to make atonement for the damage I may have done. In the future I wish to lead a quiet and orderly existence with my little girl far away from the enturbulating influences which have ruined my marriage.
[signed] Sara Northrup Hubbard
SARA NORTHRUP HUBBARD
[handwritten] Witnessed 6/11/51
[signed] John Wm. Maloney
[signed] Chas. Leonard