Data Series 1: You are an idiot

This week, I decided to start reading L. Ron Hubbard’s Data Series, a collection of policies that get into the innards of Scientology thinking, specifically how to handle, evaluate and deal with information (LRH preferred the word “data”).

Encompassing fifty-one policies and stretching out over nearly two hundred pages, the Data Series isn’t exactly a quick read, but it’s a good subject for protesters – especially the first policy, HCO PL 26 April 1970R, Data Series 1R, THE ANATOMY OF THOUGHT. You will find it in OEC Volume 1, which you can download from this MegaUpload link.

In case you don’t care to read it, I’ll sum it up for you:

Non-Scientologists are fucking idiots.

ANATOMY OF THOUGHT describes a Wog world where communication is taught improperly at schools, resulting in all sorts of bizarre behavior. LRH describes the plight of a typical business manager:

“Outside and inside his sphere of influence he is dealing with people who not only can’t think but have been taught carefully to reach irrational conclusions… He is dealing with people who in school were not only not taught to think but were often taught the impossibility of thinking or communicating.

“Here is an example: By opinion it is assumed there are 3000 pounds of potatoes available in a crop. An order is therefore written and payment ($300 at 10 cents a pound) is made for the crop. One sack of potatoes is delivered containing 100 pounds. That sack was the fact. Loss is 2900 pounds of potatoes.” — LRH

(If anyone can make sense of Hubbard’s example, please email and explain it to me. I’m still trying to figure it out.)

“The people with whom he is dealing can’t think to such a degree that they give him insane situations. Such people are not crazy. Their thinking is suppressed and distorted by modern “education.”

“You give this person a brief write-up of company policy. ‘Customers must be satisfied with our service,’ begins the write-up… On down the page is written, ‘A card is sent to advise the customer about the order.’ The employee says he understands all this and goes off apparently happy to carry out his duties. A few weeks later Smith and Co. write and say they will do no more business with you. You hastily try to find out WHY. If you’re lucky enough to track it down, you find the shipping clerk sent them a card saying, ‘Your order was received and we don’t intend to fill it.'” — LRH

This is the gist of the policy: People have been taught ass-backwards thinking, and as a result, they screw up everything. Nothing can get done… at least, not without LRH’s management methods.

Now, how any sane person can buy into this is beyond me. If the general populace were this stupid, how would the Empire State Building have been built? How would the stock market operate every day? How would we have sent a man to the moon? If everyone were this ruined by education, nothing would work. Everything would stop.

And yet Scientologists apparently believe it.

Lest you think I’m cherry-picking, I urge you to download OEC1 and read the policy yourself. LRH really does paint the “Wog world” as such a scary, imbecilic and insane place. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons that many people cling to LRH technology, even when they discover that the organized Church of Scientology is corrupt. (Yeah, yeah, I know – they stay because LRH tech works.)

This touches a nerve with me, because I have always insisted that Scientologists are not idiots. (And I honestly don’t think they are.) And yet what does LRH teach about wogs like me?

That we’re idiots.

Sigh.

More on the Data Series coming up.

ML,
Caliwog

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22 responses to “Data Series 1: You are an idiot

  1. “Here is an example: By opinion it is assumed there are 3000 pounds of potatoes available in a crop. An order is therefore written and payment ($300 at 10 cents a pound) is made for the crop. One sack of potatoes is delivered containing 100 pounds. That sack was the fact. Loss is 2900 pounds of potatoes.” — LRH

    Soderqvist1: I am a Scientologist and the Wog are so fucking stupid that they can only add up to a sack of potatoes, but I am superior and can think with the data series because of L. Ron Hubbard. I know that 1 pound of potatoes is worth 10 cent, and I can my math because of Hubbard, and thus 10 pounds is worth 100 cent or 1 dollar, and thus 3000/10 = 300 Dollars, but the fucking idiots can only fill a sack with potatoes, and it just happens that 100 pounds is what the sack can hold, so now I have made a loss in business, they owing me 2900 pounds of potatoes, not because they have cheated me, but because of their fucking stupidity!

    Soderqvist1: frankly, Hubbard’s writings make more sense when you read it as satire!

  2. I have pointed out in another reply that Hubbard’s writing on psychiatry cannot be taken seriously because it is too satirical, and look how at least so far one Scientologist has responded to it!
    http://www.scnforum.org/index.php?t=msg&goto=16291&S=ec19c061fabe83f1e674491fcf630619#msg_16291

  3. “Here is an example: By opinion it is assumed there are 3000 pounds of potatoes available in a crop. An order is therefore written and payment ($300 at 10 cents a pound) is made for the crop. One sack of potatoes is delivered containing 100 pounds. That sack was the fact. Loss is 2900 pounds of potatoes.” — LRH

    (If anyone can make sense of Hubbard’s example, please email and explain it to me. I’m still trying to figure it out.)


    I guess this example is supposed to demonstrate how basing one’s decisions on “opinions” instead of “facts” is bad.
    By opinion it was assumed that there are 3000 pounds in a crop and based on that opinion $300 was paid for the whole crop, only to find out later that the fact was, that there were only 100 pounds.

    Hubbard thought that wogs don’t know the difference between “opinion” and “fact”.

  4. On the first page of “The anatomy of human thought” already Hubbard demonstrates that he was “insane” according to his own definition.

    “SANITY IS THE ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE DIFFERENCE, SIMILARITIES AND IDENTITIES”

    and then his next sentence:
    “This is also intelligence.”

    LOL!
    So Hubbard wasn’t able to recognize the difference between intelligence and sanity?

  5. I think you got the intent of the passage Caliwog had in question Anon.

    I downloaded the file. This should be fun.

  6. Well, I lied, the download didn’t take. It is temporarily unavailable.

  7. Soderqvist1 you have an interesting point of view regarding satire and the tech.

    Dead religious leaders are hard to figger out cuz they are … well … dead.

    How does one deal with extreme statements by dead leaders? (Hey even Gandhi said extreme stuff. He was racist against blacks and published racist comments in four – count them four – languages in his newspaper.)

    THE WAYS TO FRAME EXTREME STATEMENTS MADE BY A GURU:

    1. Take them literally as written cuz the leader is ‘DA MAN!
    2. As satire cuz ‘DA MAN is funny!
    3. As a mistake cuz ‘DA MAN is human and makes those sometimes, and we can move on.
    4. As a misprint, scribal error or forgery by a lackey cuz ‘DA MAN would never write something so silly.
    5. As an intentional falsehood to force people to think for themselves cuz ‘DA MAN is so cool that unless he makes it obvious to people he is lying we will always take him verbatim and never think for ourselves.
    6. As a mistake in competence and the dead religious leader is a shameful idiot.
    7. Use creative apologetics to make extreme ideas sound routine and hum drum.
    8. Find other writings that let you reframe the extreme statements differently or limit their usefulness to a specific period of time AKA “Dispensationalism.”
    9. Find other writings that let you LIMIT the extreme teachings to events that are not likely to happen.

    Okay. That’s all I can think of.

  8. I wrote the above because every religion has useful ideas. The secret to being a spiritually truthful being is learning the fine are of … discernment and acknowledgement.

  9. Bunkai, an interesting point as to how we take the word of a leader. The issue with Scientology is that LRH did not leave this open to interpretation. He was very clear: Use his “tech” EXACTLY as written, or you will not get the results. Any attempt to interpret the tech or modify it makes you a “squirrel” – and that’s about as bad as bad gets in Scientology.

    Just tried the file download and it seems to be working.

    ML,
    CW

  10. Soderqvist1: Caliwog, Hubbard claims that only his technology is authoritarian, its philosophy is not. His way of reasoning seems sound here, except that his pie has been on the market now for 60 years, but there is no real demand for his pie, so his pie is not good!
    http://www.scnforum.org/index.php?t=msg&th=17&start=0&S=6efa61728ca362c453b8d3e6d199d6d6

    Soderqvist1: He claim in KSW1 that he is the only one who is able to make a recipe, but we others are only at best cooks who can only follow his recipe. L. Ron Hubbard has not given any convincing argument why he is in principle the only one who is able to create a recipe, but it may be truth that, not every one can do that, just as not every one can create, or improve advanced software programs at Microsoft!
    http://www.scnforum.org/index.php?t=msg&th=17&start=0&S=6efa61728ca362c453b8d3e6d199d6d6

    Soderqvist: yet, Hubbard claimed in his book fundamentals of Thought that a civilisation which only permit its members to be effect of knowledge and not create it will end up with puppets very easily controlled, and I am certain about that is want he intended to do with Scientology!
    http://www.scnforum.org/index.php?t=msg&goto=3494&S=6efa61728ca362c453b8d3e6d199d6d6#msg_3494

    Soderqvist1: that it is many sources to Scientology, there is ample of evidence to prove that, for instance The Scientology Tech dating and Locating is derived from Alfred Korzybski’ s indexing and dating from the preface 1938, the Second Edition of Science and Sanity!
    http://www.scnforum.org/index.php?t=msg&goto=13556&S=6efa61728ca362c453b8d3e6d199d6d6&srch=indexing+and+dating#msg_13556

    Opening Pandora ‘s Box by Alan Walter
    http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=33&highlight

    Possible origins for Dianetics and Scientology by Jon Attack
    http://home.snafu.de/tilman/j/origins6.html

    Soderqvist1: Hubbard is lying!
    That Scientologists cannot see or admit that L. Ron Hubbard is lying is evidence that he has created puppets very easily controlled by him!

  11. Soderqvist1: Bunkai have you ever thought about that the reason religious leaders scriptures are difficult to interpret are that the religious leaders understanding of life is equally diffuse?

  12. To refer to LRH as a ‘religious leader’ or to refer to his writings as ‘scripture’ gives him a certain credence he does not deserve.

    To refer to scientology as a religion when it is nothing more than amateur hipnosis techniques mixed with poor science fiction is an insult to real religions everywhere.

    To refer to the ‘priest-penitent’ situation in reference to scientology is not only an attempt to legitimize the so-called ‘church’ but also an insult to real religions, in particular Catholics.

  13. well said william well said ….

  14. Well, ya gotta admit…there are a lot of idiots in the world. That’s why there’s so many “Idiots Guide to…” books.

  15. I agree with you, William.

    There is a whole blog entry over in Marty-land that is talking about priest-penitent within scientology – including a jpeg of one of the policy directives surrounding this. This directive makes it oh so clear (to those without blinders) that the purpose is to keep the law out. It isn’t to protect anyone that is confessing anything.

    Scientology has violated session/counselling confidentiality for many, many years – if the reason seemed right to their means to an end. It has amped up under David M, but was going on before that.

    Hubbard wasn’t fond of other religions, especially Catholicism. He said it was implants.

  16. If you want to know how OSA operates, then all you need to do is read LRH’s policies.
    Here is the OSA investigations officer full hat check sheet with reference to LRH source materials. This is basically the training program for OSA agents.
    http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/osa-int-ed-508r.html

  17. posting here as a reply to marty’s “Cointelpro” posting, where he compares OSA to the FBI’s cointelpro instead of simply seeing it for what it is.

    If you want to know how OSA operates, then all you need to do is read LRH’s policies.
    Here is the OSA investigations officer full hat check sheet with reference to LRH source materials. This is basically the training program for OSA agents.
    http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/osa-int-ed-508r.html

  18. Here are the frank oliver dox on wikileaks, where you can find many of those policies and OSA NW orders.

    http://mirror.wikileaks.info/leak/scientology-frank-oliver-osa.pdf

  19. Agreed on how LRH sewed the tech up as “unalterable” in KSW and other dox.

    He literally makes it impossible to create a liberal Scientology without abandoning Scientology according to his definitions.

    But such barriers have never stopped reformations before.

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  21. Many times LRH was an idiot. Many times. And he put it in writing. I am not going to argue with a moron that believes his written words supercede all other’s written words anywhere. Never mind the demented people in the church that pretend to adhere to and get results from this guys words.

    Before LRH died he had hair longer than Angelina Jolie’s! And he is the one who wrote the policy on Sea Org personal hygiene? He probably smelled like a slaughterhouse. That is a good reason to feel cheerful I guess if your name was LRH.

    The man never exercised and emphasized that people’s abilities come from studying his OT levels. I have seen people at Flag men and women under 6 feet tall weighing close to 300 pounds that were in the Sea Org. Does anyone mean to say that a person like this is going to save my life in an emergency when he or she can barely get up and down a flight of stairs?

    And the most annoying if not the most arrogant thing about Scientologists is they way they pretend to admire other more able people with a degree of appreciation and respect that most would find acceptable! WHAT the F***?
    That is like going into a hospital and smoking in the intensive care unit with superb TR’s and telling the nurses with tears in one’s eyes “We Scientologists appreciate all the good you are doing”.

    I honestly despise Scientologists. I can find nothing they do that is correct that is not done for some kind of thrill or publicity and nothing else.

    Most people are afraid to vocalize such an opinion because of “What people will think”. Really. Well I’ve got news for you. I have never met one person opposed to my view of Scientology EXCEPT Scientologists. There was one exception. I spoke to a friend that used to be in Scientology but left and now smokes pot and drinks rum several times a week. Of all the people I spoke to he was still under the impression Scientologists were still today like they were in the old days!

    Outrageous.

  22. Scientology can cure anything. Just ask a Scientologist. Scientologists never have reading problems (ask Tom), need glasses (hi there Marty), die of cancer (list is too long), have issues with their sexuality (ask John) or think HIV is a state of mind (Jenna Elfman), shoot their employees (you know…), go bankrupt(Battlefield Earth), have problems paying money (dozens of Scios), do honest business dealings (Dynamic Bell, Earthlink, executive Software Int, Feshbachs), have suicides, (list too long but there’s Quenton as a good example), commit crimes (Oops, MSH who also died of cancer), take drugs (Tao Haber, Juliet Lewis, John Travolta, LRH, Leah Remini, Monique Stewart, the Jeffords etc. etc.).

    Scientologists are so right. I’m glad they know it, too.

    You non-believers are really something else. Shut you’re eyes and let the glorious nature of Scientology envelope you – sort of like a good shot of Heroin. Keep chasing!!!

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