Marty’s last video post spawned an interesting comment discussion about the Church’s attitude towards wogs (a disdainful term for non-Scientologists). Marty’s flock is saying that LRH didn’t have the condescending attitude towards wogs that they see coming from the Church nowadays.
But what did LRH really say about wogs? Turns out it wasn’t quite as flattering as the Independent hive-mind remembers.
Before we delve into LRH’s less-than-flattering observations about us non-Scientologists, let’s look at some of what the sheep are saying:
“For me LRH’s use of the word ‘wog’ was light and humorous and merely a way to establish when a non-Scientologists was being referred to. As with all things connected to the ‘church’ it has been reversed in it’s intention to become a nasty insult… LRH would never have condoned this severe form of individuation.” — Sam
“Sam, I agree with you completely about LRH’s viewpoint re: wogs. When I was at the Creston ranch with LRH we had many contractors and workers on the ranch. LRH knew them all and he liked them and treated them with respect, and they liked him.” — Sarge
“I always hated the ‘us vs wogs’ viewpoint… This 'Us vs Them' mentality that DM harbors and encourages is not Scientology.” — Mark Fisher
“For me true Scientology is about compassion and tolerance.” — Michael Fairman
“The Law of Affinity in [Dianetics] is another fundamental of the Tech that is ignored while Disconnection and the “We are better than wogs” attitude is championed. It’s really Nazi like, isn’t it? That is not LRH’s Brand of Scientology.” — Howard Roark
Has the term “wog” been “reversed in it’s intention to become a nasty insult” by David Miscavige and his minions, as Sam alleges? Was LRH’s use of the term “light and humorous?”
Let’s take a look at what LRH said about wogs, and you can judge for yourself if this attitude is unique to David Miscavige. All quotes are from the 1974 volumes, printed before LRH kicked the bucket, and were not altered by DM or his management team.
Let’s start with the Admin Dictionary definition of “wog,” as drawn from LRH’s lectures:
“WOG, 1. worthy Oriental gentleman. This means a common ordinary run-of-the-mill garden-variety humanoid. (SH Spec 82, 6611C29) 2 . a wog is somebody who isn’t even trying. (SH Spec 73, 6608C02)”
Here are some random policy quotes about wogs, either typed or approved by the Ol’ Fraud hisself:
“We live in a very woggy world at this time. The wog is so out-ethics he is living in what amounts to a criminal society.”
— LRH, HCO PL 16 October 1967, SUPRESSIVES AND THE ADMINISTRATOR HOW TO DETECT SPs AS AN ADMINISTRATOR
“The dangerous environment of the wog world, of injustice, sudden dismissals, war, atomic bombs, will only persist and trouble us if we fail to spread our safe environment across the world.”
— LRH, HCO PL 5 April 1965, SCIENTOLOGY MAKES A SAFE WORLD
“I am not interested in wog morality.”
— LRH, HCO PL 15 August 1967, DISCIPLINE SPs AND ADMIN HOW STATISTICS CRASH
“Newspapers of the wog press almost exclusively deal in entheta as their ‘news’ specializes in sexual degradation, disasters, violence, crime, failure, etc.”
— Scn staff, approved by LRH, HCO PL 25 November 1968, AUDITOR CORRESPONDANTS
“We let the main traffic flow untroubled by checks designed to restrain the very few. This is quite opposite to usual wog organization where the many are penalized to restrain the few.”
— LRH, HCO PL 7 June 1965, ENTHETA LETTERS AND THE DEAD FILE, HANDLING OF
“…Or any other silly idea borrowed from a wog world where the police make things about as safe as a snake pit full of assorted reptiles.”
— LRH, HCO PL 7 December 1969, THE ETHICS OFFICER, HIS CHARACTER
“Don’t react to Scientology Justice as though it were ‘wog’ law. In society’s ‘courts’ one is given the works and truth has little bearing on the findings… Wog courts are like throwing dice.”
— LRH, HCO PL 27 March 1965, THE JUSTICE OF SCIENTOLOGY ITS USE AND PURPOSE BEING A SCIENTOLOGIST
These are just a few quotes from the Admin volumes; there are many more written policies and countless lectures in which LRH paints a picture of just how insane, scary and dangerous the non-Scientology world is.
Sam, Sarge, Mark et all: If you think LRH didn’t originate the “us vs. them” mentality, or that he really held wogs in such high esteem, or that “true” Scientology is about compassion, perhaps you should re-study your LRH policies.
I’d like to close with something else Sam said:
“I’ve been out and about in the ‘wog’ world for 2 years now. Observing the level of intelligence, honesty, ethics, integrity, honor, warmth and compassion of these ‘wogs’ and comparing it to those involved with Radical Scientology (as illustrated in Marty’s video) quickly puts things into perspective.”
Good point, Sam. It seems the wog world is different than Scientology led you to expect. So maybe you should ask yourself: If LRH misled you about wogs, isn’t it possible he misled you about other things, too?