Hubbard, Miscavige and Rathbun: “Always attack”

“[David Miscavige] has one impulse that substitutes for strategy, and one impulse alone that he follows: attempt to overwhelm by force.”

So sayeth Marty Rathbun in his recent blog post, Corporate Scientology Aggression. And he’s right. What he is leaving out, though, is that the strategy of overwhelm comes from L. Ron Hubbard. It can be found in dozens of policies; here are a couple of examples:

“[M]ake enough threat or clamor to cause the enemy to quail… find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace… Don’t ever defend. Always attack. Don’t ever do nothing.”

— L. Ron Hubbard, HCO PL 15 August 1960

“The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.”

— L. Ron Hubbard, “The Scientologist: A manual on the dissemination of material,” 1955

One reason I started this blog was to shed the light of truth on the lies of those who would blame the evils of Scientology on David Miscavige while white-washing Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

If you learn one thing and one thing only from this blog, it should be this: Scientologists do not think for themselves. They think the way L. Ron Hubbard told them to think.

Any practicing Scientologist, independent or Church-going, will tell you this is false.

Any ex-Scientologist will tell you it is 100% true.

It applies to the rank-and-file of the Church. It applies to Marty’s customer base. It applies to Marty Rathbun, Mike Rinder, and David Miscavige.

Think of David Miscavige and Marty Rathbun as political candidates. They both believe in the same set of laws (those written by L. Ron Hubbard). They simply believe in different ways of interpreting and implementing them. They are deeply embroiled in a dirty-tricks campaign, and Miscavige has better funding.

But at the end of the day, they both believe in the same thing: Hubbard’s teachings. And for all the Squirrel Buster antics, for all Miscavige’s use of the law to harass Rathbun, Hubbard’s policies are the real evil in Scientology.

Hubbard’s policies are what hurt people. Hubbard’s policies are what ruin lives.

And nothing Marty Rathbun or David Miscavige says is going to change that.


4 responses to “Hubbard, Miscavige and Rathbun: “Always attack”

  1. L. Ron Hubbard was a sociopath who could accept only 2 types of relationships from others: Slave (obedient and unquestioning servant) or, Enemy (to be destroyed because you might pose a threat to Hubbard).
    If you look over Hubbard’s history of relations to anyone around him, these 2 categories hold, and there is no historical evidence of Hubbard having any actual, genuine friends (only “followers”).
    My conclusion is that Hubbard was quite sick mentally.
    But Hubbard was also quite dangerous.
    And, you have to admit, Hubbard’s techniques of harassment, blackmail, deceit, and intimidation were very effective. Hubbard swindled millions of dollars, ruined the lives of who-knows-how-many innocent people, and not a single thing ever happened to Hubbard personally because of it. Regards Lisa McPherson, if I understand the facts correctly, the Church of Scientology effectively murdered Lisa McPherson (my impression is that Lisa wanted to leave Scn), and nothing at all happened to the Church or its officials. So, you got to hand it to Hubbard: he was a swine, but he knew how to run a cult, or for that matter a crime organization.
    But, who would want to live their life that way? I wouldn’t.
    I imagine Al Capone would have been a very effective Scientologist.
    Fiat Lux

  2. “Scientologists do not think for themselves. They think the way L. Ron Hubbard told them to think.”

    I discovered this to be true, yes, much to my previously “loyal” surprise! It was a rude awakening to be sure. But, similar to the house of cards falling after realizing the “church” isn’t AT ALL what it professes to be, I enjoyed a similar zip-zing liberation after realizing the true Source.

  3. The whole of $cientology is an attempt to impress the psyche of ElRon onto his followers. Some weak-minded take the kool-aid easily, others (like the suicide victims) not so much.

    • Yes, this “make the world Hubbard” is an intersting phenomenon. Notice how smoking is very common amongst Scientologists: Hubbard chain smoked his whole life. SO executives are quite profane and abusive: Hubbard was a foul mouthed bully. Scientologists disdain higher education: Hubbard flunked out of college and couldn’t handle the higher math classes in Engineering. (Hubbard called calculus a “swindle”. Of course, Hubbard couldn’t handle it.) And so on, with all of Hubbard’s personal characteristics. It is very comical, but also pretty creepy.
      Fiat Lux

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