“Suppression of family starting with L. Ron Hubbard’s family”

Marty’s latest attempt to whitewash L. Ron Hubbard talks about David Miscavige’s “suppression” of LRH’s family. The truth about LRH’s family is actually too broad a topic to cover in one blog entry – entire books have been written about it – so today I’d like to focus on LRH and Mary Sue Hubbard, who Marty portrays as a pair of star cross’d lovers separated by David Miscavige.

LRH met Mary Sue Whipp in 1952 when he was 41 and she was 19. Ron had just divorced his second wife, a marriage he denies in this television interview. (He also lies about how many children he had; he says four, but he actually had seven). Within a few weeks of meeting, Ron and Mary Sue – now MSH – were married.

MSH went on to become one of the most powerful people in Scientology, heading up the dreaded Guardian’s Office, the predecessor of the Office of Special Affairs (OSA). OSA is the department organizing the harassment of Marty Rathbun, and it used to be headed up by Marty’s good buddy and former Church spokesliar Mike Rinder. By all accounts, David Miscavige had nothing on Mary Sue; under her supervision, the Guardian’s Office engaged in some of the Church’s most heinous and illegal activities, including terrorizing and framing Church critic Paulette Cooper (Operation Freakout) and breaking into government agencies to steal documents (Operation Snow White), actions that would eventually send Mary Sue Hubbard and several of her cohorts to jail. Although the Church to this day attempts to distance L. Ron Hubbard from the GO’s illegal activities, there is ample evidence – the latest being Marty’s reference in this very blog entry to MSH as LRH’s “long-time confidante” – that LRH knew full well what Mary Sue and the GO were doing. He may have directed their activities and he most likely approved them.

But let’s get back to our tale: Marty says that towards the end of LRH’s life, he (LRH) and MSH were kept from communicating with each other by David Miscavige. This one just doesn’t pass the truth detector. LRH was the revered leader of Scientology. There is ample evidence that he got everything he wanted, from a $250,000 Bluebird Wanderlodge motorhome to psychotropic drugs (Hubbard’s dead body reportedly contained traces of Vistaril, a drug prescribed for allergies, anxiety and as a tranquilizer). He had a group of Scientologists attending to him and could easily summon anyone he wanted to see. Surely, LRH could have seen his wife if he wanted to. Apparently, he did not want to.

In fact, Mary Sue Hubbard did not see her husband at all for the last six years of his life. MSH may have been evil, but she was loyal; even when she was tried, convicted, and jailed as a felon for the illegal acts she committed as head of the Guardian’s Office, she stood by her man, never betraying her husband (who was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the same case).

When she was released from prison a year later, she stayed active with the Church, but her husband never made any attempt to see her. LRH and MSH would not be reunited until 2002, when Mary Sue’s ashes were scattered in the same location as the husband who had turned his back on her.

So what happened? Did DM really keep them separated? Unlikely. The probability is that L. Ron Hubbard decided Mary Sue was an enemy – a suppressive person – an applied his own version of the “Disconnection” policy he authored.

This was par for the course for Hubbard. His first marriage, to Margaret “Polly” Grubb, ended in 1947 after 13 years with his wife suing for divorce on the grounds of abandonment and non-support. (She also claims that Hubbard was physically abusive. Perhaps DM’s beating of his staff is also LRH tech?) Polly apparently did not know that Hubbard had committed bigamy, having married Sara Northrop in 1946.

That marriage also ended in divorce, with Sara accusing LRH of cruelty and torture. Ron responded by kidnapping their daughter Alexis and fleeing to Cuba. He eventually agreed to return Alexis and grant Sara a divorce provided she signed a statement retracting the accusations she made against him, acknowledging his greatness, and admitting responsibility for potentially harming Dianetics, “which,” she wrote, “in my studied opinion may be the only hope of sanity in future generations.” (Hubbard later incorporated this tactic into Church policy; to this day, both Church members and defeated enemies are required to partake in this same sort of ritual humiliation. The Co$ has posted one such document allegedly written by Marty Rathbun himself. You can read it here.)

So that’s the story of Ron the Husband. Marty Rathbun would have you believe that David Miscavige broke up this loving couple, but when you look at the facts, you’ll see that ain’t necessarily so.


Read Marty’s original blog entry: Supression of family starting with L. Ron Hubbard’s family

8 responses to ““Suppression of family starting with L. Ron Hubbard’s family”

  1. Mirna Minkoff

    I thought the same thing when reading Marty’s fantasy land post – if LRH wanted to see his wife he damn sure would have seen her, same goes for his kids. He got what he wanted – always. Obviously he did not want to see his wife so he instructed his minions to be sure she was kept far away and out of his hair. I’m sure it was a balancing act considering the dirt she had on him to try and keep her away but not let her get upset enough to spill the beans or stop covering for LRH. Hell, he needed her to take the fall for him for the snow white insanity.

    Now maybe towards the end of his life LRH was truly incapable of making decisions for himself, and at the mercy of messengers, BUT the ban on MSH was put into effect years before LRH’s stroke or decline into death. The messengers just kept following the orders he originally issued. From what I’ve read you could only honestly say maybe the last year or two of Ron’s life was his health so bad that he may not of been capable of the iron fisted rule he was famous for.

    Marty also is careful not to mention LRH’s other kids like Quentin or LRH, Jr. (aka Ron DeWolf). (Kids that had nothing to do with DM and were well before his time of influence) How does such a brilliant man who had the answers to all life’s problems and “perfect” communication end up with several ex-wives, a son who commits suicide and several other kids who hate his guts and disown him. (In fact the only one who ended up somewhat sticking by him was raised and brainwashed in the SO)

    I’ll put it to a Scientologist like this: There are few constants in LRH’s life (or stable datum as the Scienos would say) but one of those is most def. LRH’s total inability to maintain a healthy long-term relationship – eventually all his closest friends and family end up declared, banished, vilified or dead. Add to this the fact Ron bragged about being able to read people so well and rate their tone scale, etc.. how he ended surrounded by SP’s his entire life is really quite amazing. In fact, logic would dictate the real “SP” was LRH, not all of these countless people that passed through his life before they outlived their usefulness to him and were declared.

  2. Dead Right Mirna, it is not like DM tied MSH up (although she might have liked it) and stopped her – though we know LRH liked his women half his age, so I guess DM was out of the question. Mike Rinder seems to follow LRH on that piece of sicko tech… anyways, back to the blog point you made, it is right on. Besides, all he had to do was forge her signature… not very hard, so why go see her at all? I remember seeing her in 1992 at the Flag Land Base – she looked like crap, getting auditing, but she died anyways of Breast Cancer – I guess a doctor was out of the question for her. I guess with 6 bodyguards it is kind of hard to see a doctor I guess. You know Scienotologists still think Psychs walk around with ice picks?

  3. Dedicated to Marty Rathbun

  4. Robert Biasotti

    Love the Video!

    Maybe Marty should have taken that 2×4 to his last board meeting!

  5. @ aaron im sorry this might be a stupied question icepicks for what??

  6. Oh you know, LRH was convinced that Psychs ran around with ice picks and electrodes and fried anything they could get their hands on and use icepicks and a hammer to remove your frontal lobes.

  7. Aaron, she could not have died from breast cancer! Once you are clear you cannot get diseases.

  8. He absolutely thought psychs used ice picks. It’s in the tech. I actually quoted a bit in the Introspection Rundown blog entry – see the “How psychiatrists handle psychotic breaks” section.


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