Scientology Cult Shut Down Over Shady Land-Grabbing Black Ops in Moscow
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Reporter: An influential cult. In the Moscow office of the Marins Union Group the police conducted searches investigating theft of land in Moscow Oblast.
The group has a sketchy reputation: it has close ties to Scientologists.
Varvara Nevskyaya with the details.
This Wednesday, Marins Group was searched by the Investigative Committee.
Both offices and private residences of the top-management have been searched.
But the Group had become infamous long before it drew the attention of the police.
Marins Group was founded in 1995.
Its scope of work is stunningly diverse. How can a single enterprise build high-rise houses, manage hotels, own medical centers, and film movies?
But that’s not everything worth knowing about this mysterious group.
Alexander Dvorkin, Center for the study of religions and sects: “Back when they were in Nizhny Novgorod and called themselves “Zemlyane,” the local medica revealed their close ties with Scientologists.
They are using the methodology of Hubbard, the founder of Scientology to run their business and to force their employees to take part in dianetic seminars.”
However, Scientological teachings couldn’t protect the company from an investigation team showing up in their head office in the north of Moscow.
The Group has allegedly stolen some public and municipal land in Moscow Oblast.
It’s known that the Group owns large territories in Moscow, Volga region, Krasnodar Krai, and Crimea. The company also owns a hotel chain that frequently hosts Scientology seminars as well as other pseudo-religious meetings.
Igor Ivanishko, Ministry of Justice: “The name of the organization has Scientological aspects. The founder of the cult created a marine organization. It was an elite organization that created the basic principles of Scientology. When Alexander Kulikov created Marins Union Group, he chose a name that reflected that Scientological elitism meaning the Marins Union Group is a major front-line organization that’s run according to the principles of Scientology.”
Alexander Kulikov, the founder and former CEO of Marins.
It’s a known fact that he joined the ranks of Scientologists in the early 90s by visiting specialized and then studying in the US Scientology center for 11 months.
It was Kulikov who made his employees visit all the Scientology seminars, read special literature, and go through “auditing,” a mandatory procedure in Scientology when a drugged person shares personal incriminating information in front of the camera.
The information is stored in the local Scientology cells with a copy sent directly to the main office in Los Angeles.
Kulikov died in a helicopter crash in 2016.
However, the company’s structure and ideology remained the same.
Igor Ivanishko: “Unfortunately we can’t say something’s changed. Its activities are based on the principles of Scientology that ar illegal in the majority of countries. In Russia, certain Scientological literature is considered to be extremist. And unfortunately, the situation’s developing in the same direction.”
Then why do such organizations as Marins still exist?
It is because only religious activities of certain groups of Scientologists are prohibited in Russia while the movement itself besides the religious component has other aspects.
Alexander Dvorkin: “Scientology has many organizations. It’s like a Hydra with dozens of heads. We managed to close one, but the other heads are still functioning. We must focus on the ideology rather than a certain organization.”
One of the principles of Scientology reads: “people who don’t accept Scientology are dangerous and need to be isolated.”
That means to strip their rights. This very ideology became the undoing of the Moscow Church of Scientology.
A local religious group is currently being investigated in St. Petersburg too.
Still, Marins Group is not in trouble with the law for being a religious organization. Despite all the facts, the Group is trying to conceal their religious commitment.
Varvara Nevskyaya, Olga Olvukhina Vesti.
Source: International Scientology News Issue 21 (2002)
VICTORIES AGAINST SUPPRESSION – PLANETWIDE
As we celebrate the victories of the TAS,” said Mr. Mike Rinder. our impact and influence continue to grow, and we are reasserting the
civilizing influence of religion in society. We follow the OT formula of cause: when confronted with suppression, we extend our reach and responsibility. Armed with LRH tech and backed by IAS support, we are eradicating suppressive influences and injecting the tech on many fronts.’1
RELIGION OF ALL RELIGIONS
“The best example of our continuing influence,” he continued, “is in the field of religion. And I don’t mean just ours. Rather, I am speaking of Scientology’s responsibility on the fourth dynamic as the ‘religion of all religions.'”
He pointed out that with certain world religions in crisis, we must take responsibility to get them on the rails for the good of the whole civilization.
“In May of this year,” Mr. Rinder said, “we took the first decisive step, bringing together representatives of the world’s major faiths at Saint Hill to define for them how churches can reclaim their moral leadership and why they must do so.”
Two dozen different religious traditions were represented, from across Europe, America, and as far away as Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Rinder told the story of how, over three days, we got them in communication and educated them on LRH solutions — so much so that at conference end, they all adopted a conference statement to take back to their churches and governments — based on LRH tech.
Further, illustrating the essence of the conference is this: a Pentecostal minister was overhead disseminating Dianetics … to a Muslim!
RESTORING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN HOLLAND
“Our work in restoring religious freedom for our churches extends across Europe,” Mr. Rinder said. Illustrating this point, he described a recent win in the Netherlands.
While Dutch law allows for tax deductions for donations to churches, the government disallowed these to members of some faiths, clearly a violation of human rights. As he explained, we filed suit to force the government’s hand. “And what was our evidence? The evidence that a three-judge panel reviewed? Our books, our materials — our beliefs and practices.
“And on January 25th, the court handed down a unanimous decision, granting full rights of tax exemption for donations to the Church and a total victory for Scientology in Holland!”
But this victory was far more encompassing because, as Mr. Rinder explained, the Netherlands ‘is part of the European Union and the decision therefore influences all the member nations.
THE FRENCH DISCONNECTION
“Some need to be positively influenced on religious freedom issues more than others,” Mr. Rinder said, “which brings us to our biggest focus of attention in Europe — France.”
He noted that in France, if you aren’t Catholic, you’re a heretic: the country is notorious for religious intolerance.
Mr. Rinder described a catalog of actions we’ve taken to put pressure on the French government to change their ways, including a publication hatting French citizens on their human rights, complaints to the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights and the Council of Europe, briefings to the US government, and much more.
But, as he reminded the audience, those who attack religion have crimes. And so it is that, upon looking for corruption in the French government, we find the head of an “anti-sect”
group in the office of the Prime Minister, one Alain Vivien.
First, an IAS-funded publication exposed Vivien, starting intense media interest across France. Then documents were uncovered showing that the country’s two most active anti-religious hate groups — both supposedly “private” groups — survived on millions of francs in government subsidies. The president of one of these groups happens to be Vivien’s wife. And between she and Vivien, they received over 10 million francs in government funds — which he spent on things like all expense paid trips to Haiti, Cypress and Greece, and an armor-plated limousine.
But, Mr. Rinder continued, there was something more ugly — a large chunk of this money goes to finance legal assaults against minority religions. In other words, the government front groups file cases pretending to be private “citizens groups.”
It’s a big sham, for SP’s in the government use taxpayers’ money to destroy freedoms, while pretending to be “neutral.”
However, this didn’t stay hidden, for all of it was exposed in a steady stream of French editions of Freedom magazine.
“And what are the results of all our exposés and the pressure we have brought to bear?” said Mr. Rinder. “Well, SPs are good at dishing it out, but they are, at heart, cowards. When the spotlight is turned in their direction, they run for cover.
“So here’s the final update. That most prominent of French SPs, Alain Vivien, just held a press conference. But this one was different than his previous rantings. It was summed up in two words: ‘I resign.’
“And to that we say, ‘Bon Voyage!'”
OPPRESSIVE MOSCOW LAW OVERTURNED — PAVING THE WAY FOR UNLIMITED EXPANSION
The biggest victory of all was then announced — and it had to do with Scientology in Moscow. While this is the fastest expanding area on the planet, there was still one major barrier to overcome in order to achieve unlimited growth: an oppressive law which established special requirements for the registration of churches.
This law, as Mr. Rinder noted, was pushed through by the Russian Orthodox Church, and was rigged so that “virtually no religion, except the Russian Orthodox Church, could meet its
requirements. Because, the only churches that qualified were ones who had ‘registered’ during the communist reign. Of course during that time, no religions were allowed to enter the country!
“Worse still,” he continued, “the penalties for any church that had not registered during that communist reign was liquidation.'”
He spoke of how the Moscow Mission filed an application for registration after that law took effect — and tried eight times, each time being turned down.
So, we sued the government and won. The government failed to appeal on time; however, since this is Russia, the government obtained permission to appeal anyway. The red tape continued, and “in October of 2001, we faced the prospect of liquidation for having ‘failed’ to register,” said Mr. Rinder.
“Of course,” he continued, “we were not alone. According to the Russian Federal Ministry of Justice, as of last October, more than two thousand religious organizations had similarly
‘failed’ to register.
“Some went into apathy.
“We went into battle —on behalf of all of them.”
He detailed how we briefed the US Congress, the State Department and Council of Europe — and how we brought 40 other religious leaders on board, then together “urged US President Bush to take the matter up directly — with Russian President Putin.
“All of it resulted in a flood of international pressure against Russia’s 1997 religion law.”
The pressure kept building, and it resulted in a landmark decision from the Constitutional Court.
“On April 30, the Moscow court handed down its decision and we set a new precedent.
“The court declared the government’s suppressive order against the Moscow Mission totally illegal, canceled the threat of liquidation and opened this country for unlimited expansion!”
WISE: Injecting LRH Admin Tech to create prosperity
Mr. Mike Rinder next spoke of the far-reaching results brought about by the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises and WISE members in the year 2000.
While the numbers show economic catastrophe — 1.4 million bankruptcies this past year in the United States alone; 38 million unemployed, and climbing, in Latin America; and 3 billion people internationally living on less than two dollars a day — WISE members are providing the LRH tech to reverse this decline and gain freedom from economic suppression.
Mr. Rinder cited many examples of this:
“There’s the California restaurant owner who blew away company conflicts with the Third Party Law,” he said, “and increased his business by 30 times.
“Then, at the next level, there is the small fine art instruction school that put in the basics of org boards and hats—and then grew to the largest in the world.
“Finally, and, at major corporate level, there is the Coca Cola Sales Division in Mexico that held workshops on the Tone Scale, ARC and communication. The result? Productivity increased by nearly 300 percent. `And all of those stories are best summed up by the manager of that Coca Cola plant in a plaque to LRH, and here’s what it says:
“To: L Ronald Hubbard
“For the legacy of the technology that effectively impels the survival of Man, groups and business.'”
Mr. Rinder also told two incredible stories of the application of LRH Admin Tech by graduates of the Hubbard College of Administration International.
The first was from China, where a graduate of the Hubbard College was invited to give a seminar on Admin Tech in Shanghai, with far-reaching results in disseminating LRH’s Admin Tech in that country.
The other was the story of a businessman in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, who took responsibility for not only his 1,000 employees, but also a local hospital — transforming it from a low morale, low producing area to an example of a high level of patient care. When Mr. Rinder described what happened next, and what effects this had across the region, it brought the audience to their feet in a standing ovation.
When you take all of these examples into consideration and look at the big picture of the year’s accomplishments, you get an idea of what kind of impact WISE members are creating:
• Nine new Hubbard Colleges of Administration opened, now making a total of 25 around the globe.
• The number of students enrolled for the first time at the Hubbard College International increased by 60%, and the total number trained on LRH Admin Tech at Hubbard Colleges around the world jumped to more than 12,000 in the last year alone.
• WISE members have brought LRH Admin Tech to a total of 111,000 companies and enterprises in 70 nations worldwide.
• Translated LRH Admin Tech materials are now available in French, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Spanish, Swedish, Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Japanese and Traditional Chinese.
[LIBERTY-FRANKNESS-OUTSPOKENNESS. THE RIGHT OF AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP TO BE. TO DO, TO HAVE. FREEDOM FROM . . . FREEDOM TO . . .]
The Independent Journal Published by the Church of Scientology
A PAPER ON THE DIFFICULTIES OF RESEARCHING IN THE HUMANITIES
A SUMMARY ON SCIENTOLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS 1
For about thirty-eight years at this writing (1969) I have been engaged upon basic research into life and the humanities.2 This is basic or pure research and has the same genus as the effort of the early philosophers–to attempt to establish the identity of life as independent from matter and as associated with the material world and forms, which subjects are embraced by basic and developed sciences. The difference is that the research has been done from the viewpoint of scientific methodology in which I am trained.
The subject was, in fact, sufficiently unknown and insufficiently nomenclatured to have a clear-cut name. I say it was unknown because it has so markedly failed to keep pace with the natural or physical sciences and is in fact threatened by physical science. For example, we find physical scientist protests are based on life violations or the misuse or abuse of life by incautious physical applications (“Science and Survival,” by Barry Commoner).
To protect something one has to know what it is, scientifically know what it is. The DNA biological theories apply to life plus matter and all efforts to cause matter to produce life have, so far, failed.
This common denominator to all interests, to all efforts to protect, to all “scientific benefits” had not been studied and had no name connected with any rationale which led to a pure and predictable identification or result. Bergson’s* “elan vital” and other philosophic hazarding was not in keeping with what we think of in this century as orderly, controlled scientific methodology3. Supposition and authority is a poor rock on which to base all predictions.
Not having any real name embracing the study itself, it was of course impossible to take courses in it. It could not have its answers in known fields since it itself was unknown in not only its identity, but its characteristics.
I took whatever mathematics and physics were offered at a university. But then was stopped largely by lack of further academic subjects to study. I recall that my mind crystallized on the project when I found that the psychology and philosophy courses taught were inadequate to the research task I had in mind, as in neither one could I find any students or professors who had studied modern
*Bergson, Henri: (1859-1941) French philosopher. Awarded Nobel Prize for literature (1927).
mathematics or physics or who used what I had been trained to regard as scientific methodology4 and who as far as I could find would admit to the errors in logic (mathematics) I found in them. In his own orderly world, the physical scientist would not credit the confusion which existed in the humanities. So I went off on an expedition and began to study life. Primitive cultures seemed to be a place to start.
Never was any modern researcher confronted with so many conflicting data or subjects and so little result amongst them.
Yet obviously the past century of sprint by the physical sciences, which was even then speeding up, would overreach what were known as the humanities and even overwhelm them. And so it has proven.
Burdened by researching during the prewar period’s utter lack of research grants and funds, I had to solve the economics of it all. I did so mainly by writing and movies and did very well at it, at least enough to finance what else I was doing.
I wrote a book in the late nineteen-thirties after a breakthrough on the subject but the book was never published.
Eventually I had gone back through all the mirror mazes and plain fog of the humanities and worked with cytology. I had to study the subject in the fleeting moments left in a life overworked and overstressed. I found some clues to cellular memory and retention of patterns and originated and abandoned as impossible a theory you still see around about memory storage in molecules.
Rumors of the book and some papers brought me to the attention of Russia (via Amtorg) which made me a research offer. As it unfortunately was conditional upon going to Russia (which was still fashionable) and required of me a system of measuring the work potential of workers there, I had to decline. This was fortunate as the date was 1939.
Ideological considerations and requirements of better control or subservience of people was not on my work schedule.
The second World War and service was a long interruption. But in 1945 I was back at research again, using the library and facilities of Oak Knoll Naval Hospital.
In under a year, by use of endocrine experiments, on the basis that the endocrines are a switchboard of stimulus-response, I found that function seemed to monitor structure in living forms.
As the reverse had been held to be true (and had not provided a breakthrough) I was therefore able to proceed now in a new direction. I found eventually that life increased in potential by the stripping away of additives. This meant I could possibly be on the road to isolating life as a pure force.
Working with small energies, I eventually found the mental energy seemed to be a band between life and emotion and what might be a pure life essence.
In handling this I found the mental energy was made up of mental image pictures and that these became jammed together into masses until the commodity known as life became nearly extinguished.
By unburdening these (by a method of erasure), I found the potential increased.
This became Dianetics (Dia–through, noos–mind).
As it had a connection with psychosomatic illness, I offered the discoveries and papers on them to leading healing societies and was rebuffed! They had nothing to do with basic research!
A medical associate5 and a psychiatric publisher told me I had only the public left, so I wrote a book and it became surprisingly popular.
Just before this publication, the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research approached me and made a threatening offer that I must go to work for them as a civilian or be recalled to active duty. The project was to make people more suggestible. I was able to resign before they could complete the threat. While I had no complaint about real active service, I had already done a prewar tour of duty in Washington offices and knew I could get little done there and I had no ambition to make people more suggestible.
This was the second and last contact regarding any research aid.
I had applied earlier for funds to foundations and none were available for basic research. Few understood at that time that basic research had any value. Only specific projects for specific products qualified.
A group formed to handle the popularity of the book, Dianetics. Yet it provided no research assistance beyond testing vitamins.
I had been willing to leave the project at that time. In fact I had another expedition scheduled. But the impact of the book carried along with it one of those savage parallel attacks sometimes experienced by researchers which threw my life into chaos. An attempt was made on my life, I narrowly escaped kidnapping and I was loudly berated for misdeeds I have never committed. Seldom has there ever been such a heavy change in a man’s life. I was a well-liked writer on Monday and on Tuesday was a horrible beast. Same man.
A scientist releasing his material to the public or seeking to advise his fellows of some discovery sometimes finds a poor ally in the press.
For years the most unusual and imaginary charges were hurled at me. Reporters never came near me. They just wrote about me.
It was hardly an atmosphere in which to continue research but at great stress and out of responsibility to a public who supported me, I did so.
Fifteen years after that first public release I was able to develop the full technology that would isolate a being as a pure life force. It was the person himself. And far stronger and more capable.
In the following two years, despite the heavy stresses of administration and the same unseen force that kept striking at me on public lines, I was able to stably attain the result uniformly for people in technology known as Scientology processing.
Slightly less than nineteen years after the first book, I found the what and why of the attacks.
While they could have been motivated and financed by a church or the state, they were not.
The hidden secret of the attacks of nineteen years was research funds. None had been available in my day. But after the war the psychologist and psychiatrist groups, in 1948, organized a research fund activity through international organizations. Governments contributed unbelievable sums to them with incredibly small and even illegal or dishonest results of human experimentation.
My work, as I now patch it together, was considered, I do not know how, a threat to such fund appropriation. It was also considered a threat to healing income. For years I supposed the latter predominated. But this is not true. I have seen the appropriations and the lists of those to whom such funds were given.
There was nothing wrong with granting research funds. But to do this as a scientific activity to men untrained in any scientific methodology or mores, has been a serious mistake. Unlike the biologist, the chemist and other scientists, the psychologist and psychiatrist know nothing of the scientific method, know little or no mathematics and share none of the basic discipline which holds scientists together. They are trained in authoritarian subjects and their approach is entirely authoritarian.
The funds are not used for actual research but are simply paid out to their friends. I have the documents on this.
For nineteen years this multimillion-dollar river over the world has been used to attack any independent researcher and to forward the most mad plans for political control I have ever perused. I would not make such a statement without the documents being close to hand, sent to me by medical doctors who also do not like them.
Therefore I conclude it is a serious mistake to finance untrained and unskilled persons with unlimited research finance which in itself can become a small individuated area ferociously self-defensive and very fatal to have around.
The humanities have not tracked along with physical science because there were no real scientists in the humanities. The basic rules and mores of physical scientists were missing.
Yet the entire social order, for progress, depends upon the humanities catching up their lost time. Yet the atmosphere in which the research must be done has not changed much from Hegel’s time.
I have been working seriously and productively in this field, denied any funds and combating fantastically over-financed opposition.
The society at large does not oppose advance in this field. The churches do not. But governments at the urgings of the incompetent “authority” have attacked all advance by serious basic researchers.
Few have the courage or stamina to stand up to such opposition and still carry on their work.
The campaign of discrediting any such work discredits as well its possibility and discourages actual scientists.
In my time I have seen Dr. Wilhelm Reich, MD, who was researching in small energies in the mind, killed by the FDA of the US at the urgings of over-financed interests. I have seen others viciously attacked for attempts to advance knowledge of the humanities.
I am not requesting and have not needed research funds for some time. I have made a breakthrough in this field. It has taken thirty-eight years of hard work. It is successful. It can be subjected to the usual scientific proofs and controls. It has been tested over and over by competent persons. There are fifty-five axioms, there is a considerable body of application data, there are over sixteen million words of gathered materials.
I am sometimes accused of keeping the data back. It is there for public and professional use. But in offering it to the US to increase scientist IQ and halve pilot reaction time, our Washington office was raided by longshoremen with drawn guns posing as federal marshals and a Wheatstone bridge we use was seized along with books.
I have been pressed to the most unusual means of forwarding research.
This is a short case history of why there had not been any real scientific activity in the field of the humanities. A scientist in the physical sciences would not believe the chaos, incompetence, dishonesty and opposition to be found in these subjects.
There was no field before Scientology for basic pure scientific research into the humanities. There were no university subjects beyond mathematics and the physical sciences which also contained a scientific approach. The literature of philosophy is interesting and can be brought into a sensible alignment, however, only if not approached in the authoritarian manner it is offered. I once resigned a doctorate in protest of this atmosphere.
Authoritarianism, professionalism and dogma obscure the humanities to such a marked degree that it requires extraordinary resolution to research in them. The recoil on the individual researcher is financed by research funds which are looked upon as profit, are not gainfully applied to the subject and are granted to persons insufficiently grounded in science to embrace its ethics or methodology.
If most actual scientists are trying to safeguard, improve or protect life, then it is time that they give heed to the field of the humanities.
This field has been completely unorganized. There has been no place to publish or discuss or exchange actual data without colliding with the lines of over-financed research interests which have said to me regarding a graph of improvement, “If you publish that in our journal it would revolutionize psychology.” “All right, publish it.” “Oh, we couldn’t do that. We have finance coming from Congress to explore that area.”
Thus, you have the story of how Scientology had to develop, some of the reasons it was released as it was and is as it is.
No journals, no society, no other contacts–these were its hazards. Alone in the humanities it produces uniformly a predicted result in many areas.
It is now well known and used in aerospace programs by hundreds of its people, I am told by one of their leaders. Bits of it (earlier bits) are being released from time to time as new discoveries by others.
Man needs this subject. He needs, with his wars and pollutions and growing dominance of the physical sciences, a grasp of the humanities not perverted by greed, professionalism and authoritarian but untested nonsense.
Man is a spiritual being, not a vegetable or animal. And that is susceptible to scientific proof.
The data of Scientology was derived by and stands up to scientific methodology. It contains a workable system regarding life.
It has not yet begun to be applied broadly to any of the fields where the humanities are losing out. It probably has good application in biology. It can shed, possibly, some small light in physics and chemistry.
The data was very hardly won. Whole governments have crushed down on me to halt it. I do not exaggerate.
It would be a great shame and possibly a great loss in knowledge if it were not reviewed by other fields in the humanities and physical sciences. It has been a lonely road.
L. RON HUBBARD
- Hubbard, L. R. (March 1969). A Paper on the Difficulties of Researching in the Humanities A Summary on Scientology for Scientists. The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. VIII, pp. 336-341). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc. ↩
- In 1931, Hubbard dropped out of George Washington University. ↩
- See Astounding fiction editor Jack W. Campbell’s “Scientific Method” published as an appendix in DMSMH. ↩
- At least one early edition of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health contained an appendix written by John W. Campbell, “nuclear physicist” and editor of Astounding Fiction, titled “Scientific Method.” ↩
- Hubbard probably refers here to Dr. J. A. Winter. Wikipedia: A Doctor’s Report on Dianetics. ↩
Now, if you know education – and you know our technology of education now – you will see at once exactly what must have happened. Way back here in kindergarten or someplace the Communist love of the reevaluation of words caught him. The favorite trick of the Communist is not to change anybody’s vocabulary but to make it mean something else. They change the meaning of words so therefore everything sounds familiar. The next thing you know a person finds that the word means something else entirely different. I’ll give you in lump example of this: Orwell’s 1984, wonderful changes of semantics, the change of meanings, of words which went through 1984. “Freedom is slavery,” you know?
Well, even Roosevelt was at it. We had freedom for a long time. Everybody knew what “freedom” meant. Roosevelt, he made it “freedom from.” You had to be freedom from something. That was what – the freedom we were now fighting for, we were fighting for “freedoms from.” Well, that’s an interesting way of looking at it. “Freedom from.” Well, that means you must be fighting it so you couldn’t possibly be free of it. “Freedom” means “freedom.” It doesn’t mean standing up against something and pushing it away from you or worrying about will it catch up to you again, or something like this, or working day and night so that it won’t happen to you. That’s not freedom.
So, here’s a change of semantics. Now, the Russian, of course had this entire Asian population, this huge mass of people, 200 million – one of the bigger populations of Earth in one country, all divided up into different lingual groups and different customs and so forth – and he moved in on them and then he had to change everything in order to get it all lined up and get them to work together at all and he had to reevaluate all their words. So that in 1964 we find he’s lost his revolution. How did he lose his revolution? Well, he trains several thousand young people to take over the c and they’re going to be the executives and the big shots on the project and they’re go – they too are going to be able to drive around in Model T Fords. And at the end of the on – the – job training they all leave the Pujas River Project. That means he’s going to run out of people to run things.
Material which we’ve got right now in Scientology, oddly enough, was of great interest to the old man Stalin himself because he smelled that it might exist in the studies which I was doing and was – I was in contact with Amtorg in 1938.
And the whole line of – is, “How do you evaluate the relative ability of a person to work? How can you find out which person will produce more than which person?” And I was engaged in a study of that at that time and had some rather revelatory information regarding it. I was extremely pleased with this information and it got noised about the Explorers Club.1 The next thing you know, I was backing up at a mile a minute trying to keep my foot off that boat of going to Russia and talk to Stalin about it.
He had problems. He had worries in 1938 – plenty of worries. He was looking for help from anyplace. But where was his missing technology? The missing technology was “How do you get people to understand something and how do you get people to do things?” Those were his areas of no comprehension. How do you get people to understand things, how do you get people to do things? Well, he thought he had solved “How do you get people to do things.” “You set up enough machine guns in front of enough walls and give them enough examples, they will work.” Only you can’t keep it – keep at it forever that way. That’ll play out sooner or later.
Now, when you start working that along an educational line, you run out of educated people fast. They just get stupider and stupider and stupider and stupider. So that I think that the way the leisure class and the upper class was wiped out in England and suborned was not through any political revolution. I just think they educated them to death. I think actually they got too stupid to hold their position. Something to think about, huh? I mean, as a class they were just educated to death. Everybody had to go to college.Of course, what did this leave? This left a bunch of commoners around who didn’t have to go to college, so it didn’t matter about birth or anything else. It left these boys who were on the outside smarter than the guys who were on the inside so the guys who were on the inside lost. I mean, it doesn’t take much to understand that. That must have been what happened.
So we can make a further point; we can make a further point here. We could say, then, that the continuation of a culture is entirely dependent upon possessing a technology of study. Russia is going to lose hers!2
Having gotten on a somewhat more even keel after the collapse of the organization in Phoenix, Arizona (the HASI) and having begun operation in the East with more public success and enthusiasm than I am used to, I have a better perspective on what occurred in Phoenix.