Transcript not available, and since it was in German I didn't get 100% of it.
The speech was translated from German.
[...] Schulz. So many compliments by the boss. Thanks a lot. A warm welcome to you, Anonymous, I really appreciate you being here. And they have, yes, they deserve an applause. Before we begin with the talks in a few moments, I'd like to give some introductory [...] the plan of the event, I'm very very happy it has worked out, that you [...] of course there were a few attempts at derailment by the Scientology Organization, which doesn't like it that much that these guests are here with us. One of these attempts was to sue themselves onto the stage via the administrative court or the upper administrative court in Hamburg. There is no legal claim to a place on stage. Scientology [...] also has learned this. But I'd like to say something principled on this matter anyway: According to knowledge by the state Offices for Protection of the Constitution, by the interior ministers' conference, Scientology is a new form of political extremism, which is working at [...] our [...] unusual to hand over a position on stage, we don't do that with others either. Something else: I don't believe that a visitor to an educational event on drugs would expect to see a drug dealer on stage. And so we have no drug dealer named Scientology on this stage either. I just wanted to tell you that there were of course attempts to derail this event. Besides, I'm very happy, because time and again we're having a few, how to put it, careful discussions with the United States of America, as they consider this topic to be a bit different. That was something introductory from my side on this as well, maybe we'll hear something about freedom of religion [in case you have questions], because the gentlemen at the table know way more about this than I do. But let me state again, in all clarity: Scientology is, regardless of whether they claim it 80.000 times, not recognized as a religion in the USA. They are tax exempt. The "Church of Satan" is too, in the USA. But we don't have a discussion because of that on whether the Church of Satan [...] a religious community in the United States of America either! So, once and for all, forget that, they aren't a recognized religious community in the USA either, they are tax exempt, which [by the way] is bad enough because since then this has happened, especially the Federal Republic of Germany feels attacked, also from the USA, congress reports, that something is going wrong here regarding freedom of religion and so on. All these attacks, which sadly [...] political space [...] of the United States are to be rejected. [...] and the Scientology ideology of Mr. Hubbard isn't compatible with our constitution and by the way it's also not compatible with the constitution of the United States of America either and maybe this event can contribute to the arrival of the day when the german-american friendship also covers the topic of Scientology. Now that was all I had to say, I'm going to introduce you to today's program and to our guests. It starts, in order of the talks, with Larry Brennan, whom I'd very gladly like to introduce to you. Larry Brennan is going to report about [...] being one of those who witnessed the entire development, already under L. Ron Hubbard, under the founder of the organization. He's going to report about, [up to] the founding history and the consequences. Then we'll hear from Mark Headley who has left the organization since 2005 and who was active in the headquarters of the Scientology Organization as well and who has a lot of nice anecdotes to tell, but who may also report about the seriousness of the leadership within the USA towards Germany and Europe. Next is Jason Beghe [...] especially by Anonymous [...] so he's here, you may be happy and ask him stuff, he is, and for this you also need, yes, sure. (applause) He is, as others that are cutting ties to the organization, it's always the case, as Mr. Staatsrat Schulz said, you always need courage to talk about something, which then [...] are. The discussion is that old since I deal with Scientology: Why Hollywood? Why actors in Scientology? And he's the first among their profession who is here. I'm very happy that he is here and talks about that actors are human as well and may step into a trap named Scientology, in which brainwashing takes place. So we can see from that, it also applies to actors. Let's look forward to Jason Beghe's report! And then I got a long [...] Graham Berry, who, I think, I don't even know the first time - 92, 93? - no idea, anyways, his name for a very long time [...] because Graham Berry was one of those lawyers in the USA, whose name you came across immediately as he was one of the few to actually defend people against the criminal activities by this organization, who helped them, and so on. A very warm welcome, [...] to Hamburg, Graham Berry! So, that's it after all. Now I would like to hand the mic to Larry. And I think I'll already say goodbye to you, Mr. Schulz, so you won't miss your next appointment! ... Have fun, say hello to the colleagues! Now, I would like to ask Larry to begin. Thanks a lot!
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Ladies and Gentlemen; 10 years ago I gave a speech here in Hamburg. That speech was called “The dark side of Scientology” - and it can be found on the Internet if you're interested. In that speech I said that Scientology could be reduced to 3 fundamental concepts; power, purge and punish. Power referred to the goal of Scientology to “clear” the planet, and eliminate all opposition to Scientology. Purge referred to Scientology removing all critical or negative documents and information from government files and public accessibility. Punish, I said, was the darkest of all sides of Scientology. It took two forms; an internal Orwellian form of eliminating any dissent or critical thought, and an external form of punishing critics and uncooperative Government officials with copyrighted policies of terror and psycho-terror for the handling of “suppressive persons”; persons who impede or oppose Scientology's objectives.
These written policies are loosely called “Fair Game” and they can take different forms – intelligence, investigation, intimidation, litigation, fraud & deception. These six forms of Scientology “Fair Game” are the principal means with which the Scientology enterprise uses and exploits the United States system of law for its own ends. The Church of Scientology has a well deserved reputation for being the most fearsome and intimidating litigant in America. Many lawyers are willing to deal with hardball litigation tactics, but few are willing to confront criminal tactics – public corruption, bribery blackmail, extortion, perjury, obstruction of justice, fraud, false claims, lying, defamation, deception, intimidation and psycho terror. All of these things are well documented as being the regular litigation tactics of the Church of Scientology, its lawyers and its private investigators. The fraud starts with the deceitful claim that it is simply a misunderstood, peaceful, ethical religion. However, only Scientology's conduct, and not its science fiction space opera beliefs is relevant to my opinions being expressed here today.
Scientology's well documented criminal conduct demonstrates that its religiosity is merely a public relations facade and fraud, along with many other “false front” tentacles such a WISE – the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, Narcanon – the drug front, Applied Scholastics – the Educational front. The written policies and records of Scientology demonstrate that it really seeks global, totalitarian political domination. One Scientology document classifies all Government as “Suppressive persons” - to be “utterly destroyed” and “eliminated quietly and without sorrow.” In 1960, Scientology issue the “Special Zone” plan; the Scientologist's role in life. Scientologist's who are not on church staff are ordered to achieve influence in the society at large – by taking positions next to the “high and mighty”. Quote - “don't bother to get elected – get a job on the secretarial staff or the bodyguard” Close quote.
For example, Scientologist John Danielson was chief of staff to President George W. Bush's former secretary of Education, Rod Page. They are still working together as the “Chartwell education group” and they are continuing to support Scientology as Applied Scholastics in 10 states to receive taxpayer monies as part of the supplemental education service under the “no child left behind” program. Bruce Wiseman, the president of Scientology's anti-psychiatry group – the Citizens Commission for Human Rights – or CCHR – is also the treasurer of the national foundation for woman legislators. Former Scientology lead attorney Gerald Chaleff is now the Los Angeles Police department lead attorney and a member of the Los Angeles Police department command team. The Los Angeles county sheriff publicly supports and promotes Scientology. It is said he even tried to introduce Scientology training into the Los Angeles sheriff's department. The Assistant city attorney in Los Angeles, in charge of ensuring the Los Angeles Police department does not engage in any racketeering conduct, ironically - is a Scientologist, married to OSA legal unit lawyer Ava Paquette who works with Mr. Moxon.
The list of infiltrated, corrupt, compromised officials, including judges, is a long and tawdry one. For example, Scientologist's are placed into law firm word processing rooms, into congressional mail rooms, to intercept and report on litigation documents and citizen complaints. These people are coercively indoctrinated into ignoring their oaths and obligations of office and to always advance Scientology's agenda. To them, as their written policies demand, the ends always really do justify the means. As you know here in Europe, no democratic state can survive such pervasive, criminal behavior; but the United States now has an institutional tolerance of Scientology's crimes, abuses, frauds and seditions. In the early 1960's, Scientology also established the Department of Government Affairs. Hubbard wrote that the “goal of the department of government affairs is to bring hostile government and hostile philosophies into complete compliance with the goals of Scientology”. And I'm continuing to quote - “This is done by high level control and in its absence, by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies, control such agencies.” Close quote.
Later Scientology also established a Department of Official Affairs to quote: - “create heavy influence through our own, and similarly minded groups on the public and official mind.” Close quote. Next came the Scientology public investigations section. And in 1966, these Scientology departments were merged into the Guardian's Office – the Church's very own intelligence agency. It handled public relations, litigation, intelligence gathering and the like. The intelligence bureau not only conducted black ops, but it also engaged in intimidation and worse! What has been properly classified here in Europe as “psycho-terror” and even terrorism being perpetrated by a California-based religious corporation calling itself a Church, which now numbers about 50,000 members or less worldwide. Falsely inflated membership claims are part of the fraud on the public.
In 1982, as part of Scientology's deceptive and fraudulent corporate reorganization, Scientology's Guardians Office was renamed the Office of Special Affairs – or OSA, and contrary to sworn representations to the United States Government, many of the Guardian's Office staff continued to work for OSA.
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One example was OSA's lead in-house lawyer, Kendrick Moxon, who was named in the 266-page stipulation of evidence in the case of US vs. Hubbard – for providing fabricated evidence to the FBI; and today, Scientology attorney Moxon continues to fabricate evidence, and the Office of Special Affairs is headquartered in Hollywood and Gilman hot spring, California.
David Miscavige, the totalitarian leader of this paramilitary cult lives there, in an armored building and often travels in an armored car. His actions and orders go out around the world and the money comes back into the United States; or into bank accounts in Luxembourg, or the Caribbean. Obviously, all the money does not come from Church members paying for courses and auditing; the real money comes from other sources and activities. But how that money comes and goes is another story for another day.
On October 9, 2001, less than 30 days after the Al Qaeda attacks on the United States the OSA legal unit, known as Moxin and Kobrin, renewed the copyright on Scientology's policy called “Target's Defense”. In this church Policy and practice document, certain vital targets are identified and I quote: - “T1. Depopularising the enemy to a point of total obliteration. T2. taking over the control of allegiance of the heads or proprietors of all news media. T3. taking over the control or allegiance of key political figures. T4. taking over control of allegiance of those who monitor international finance.”
And Hubbard also wrote, and I quote: - “All men shall be my slaves. All men shall grovel at my feet and not know why.” Close quote. With Hubbard's manual on brainwashing, and his auditing processes and training drills, Scientology enslaves minds. And with Scientology's promises to cure all ills and ailments, it unlawfully practices medicine; stealing people's health and sacrificing their lives for more and more auditing dollars until it is too late often, for conventional medicine to work. And you can read about some of these deaths on whyaretheydead.com. The list of victims who are dead, often through mysterious, and shockingly similar suicides, is long an it covers decades. The list of people who have disappeared is also long and covers decades. Meanwhile, the Church of Scientology continues to insist that only Scientology and its auditing processes and copyrighted procedures – such as NOTS 34 – can cure physical and mental conditions and diseases. The Church of Scientology is killing people by the unlawful practice of medicine, as well as by its “Fair Game” retaliation against those who impede its goals. Scientology is destroying lives, liberties and the pursuit of happiness of countless people.
If this United States Government-protected racketeering and terror group was not called a Church, it would require medical and other licenses, and the fully informed consent of the medical patient or the commercial customer. In fact, instead of full and informed disclosure, the Scientology enterprise requires its parishioners to sign away all of their civil rights. Scientology killed Lisa McPherson. Holding her captive in a room for 17 days, denying her non-Scientology medical care until she was dehydrated, covered in 110 cockroach bites and dead. Dead is part of a Scientology policy and procedure for handling a person having a psychotic break or going crazy while engaged in Scientology mental processing. Scientology's leader, David Miscavige was personally involved in Lisa's isolation, Introspection Rundown, and death.
“People sometimes die” he callously said. And what did this church do after they had killed Lisa McPherson, and paid over 50 million dollars, in tax exempt dollars to defeat the court claims of her family – through international public corruption, litigation terrorism, international psycho-terrorism, blackmail and fraud? This Church, claiming to be the most ethical group on the planet, ordered its lawyers to draft, and its parishioners to sign, a new general release and waiver of all liability – agreeing that the Church of Scientology is free of any liability for death, injury or damage suffered in any way, or connected with Scientology religious services or spiritual assistance.
Why should the name “Church of Scientology” be enough to enable the Scientology enterprise to change and waive the laws, rules and regulations that apply to all other organizations? The Roman Catholic church! It was liable for the sexual abuse of parishioners; and in fact the Church of Scientology itself has repeatedly covered up staff sexual abuse, and even rape – with the use of psycho-terror and gag agreements.
Hubbard also wrote that a Scientologist can get away with murder. Amazingly, the one racketeering enterprise in the United States that is now above the law is the Church of Scientology. Perhaps that is because of the 1993 secret tax agreement between the IRS and Scientology; which in effect, makes Scientology the established state religion of America by giving it tax benefits, global promotion and protection from Interpol. These are unique privileges and government assistance that are denied all other religions. Last February in the case of Sklar vs. IRS – where Jewish parents were seeking the same religious education deductions exclusively allowed to Scientologist's – a 9th circuit court of appeals judge said quote: - “The view of the IRS, that it can unconstitutionally violate the constitution by treating Scientology more favorably than other religions in terms of what is allowed as deductions does intrude into the establishment clause.” Close quote.
So how did this unconstitutional outrage happen? 3 decades ago, Scientology agents broke into, and infiltrated 135 government departments and embassies in Washington DC as part of “Operation: Snow White”; which is an ongoing Scientology project. The worst criminal infiltration of the United States government in our nation's history was perpetrated by none other than the Church of Scientology. 11 of Scientology's top executives went to prison, including Mary Sue Hubbard herself. Scientology's current lead lawyer Kendrick Moxon, narrowly avoided a similar sentence for providing false evidence to the FBI; so it seems unbelievable that on October 1 1993, the United States Government, as a result of criminal blackmail, intimidation, terrorism and public corruption, granted the Church of Scientology tax-exempt status – with unique tax privileges, tax benefits and deductions that are expressly and constitutionally denied to all others
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both by law and by the IRS secret tax agreement. IRS agents had been terrorized. 2 died under apparently suspicious circumstances. Scientology had filed over 2,500 lawsuits against the IRS and Scientology lawyer Kendrick Moxon had reportedly paid over $1,000,000 to Maryland private investigators to dig up the dirt on top IRS officials. Scientology's leader has publicly claimed that this tax agreement based apon a blatantly fraudulent and specially handled application – along with merely superficial IRS investigations, saved Scientology over 1 billion with a “B” dollars in past due taxes, penalties and interest, and David Miscavige has also reported as saying that he and Marty C. Rathburn would go to prison for a very long time if it were ever known how, during a 1, half hour, unannounced visit to the then IRS commissioner Fred Goldberg, they reversed 25 years of federal government resistance and blackmailed the IRS into ignoring the United States supreme court's recent case at that time in Hernandez.
The more than 166 corporations and Churches of Scientology are an elaborate and religious cloak designed to shield the true nature of what is really a racketeering enterprise that satisfies all of the elements of the United States Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act known as RICO. There is no corporate integrity among this deceptive conglomerate. The conditions of the secret tax agreement are ignored and unenforced. David Miscavige controls and micro-manages the entire enterprise; with sole control over its operation, organization and assets. This tax-exempt Church is David Miscavige's tax-free, totalitarian empire and gulag – and anytime he likes, he can run with all the tax-free money.
So this is Scientology in America today; and it adversely effects America's image and reputation around the world. The US government claims it is fearless and tireless against extremist Islamic terrorism, but it is intimidated, impotent, and complicit in matters of Scientology domestic terrorism, crime and abuse. The law in the United States only requires that the government and the courts respect freedom of religious belief. The law and the court decisions are also clear that wrongful church conduct, whether religiously motivated or not, may be regulated and punished like any other crimes and abuses. Despite that, nearly all complaints about Scientology crimes and abuses are ignored by Federal and State government's and their law enforcement agencies. Over the past 10 years many hundreds of complaints have been made to the FBI, the Department of Justice, the IRS and the congress – and all are ignored or rejected with a specious excuse. Outraged public officials take in complaints, input them into the system and then are stunned speechless when higher-up's spike any investigation or prosecution. In part it is this official inaction and hypocrisy that is prompting the tens of thousands around the world now, to protest Anonymously; against what is widely viewed as the world's most dangerous cult.
In the mid-1970's, a few brave citizens banded together against cults in general. They formed the Cult Awareness Network – or CAN. It provided information and assistance to the families of cult members, and to former cult members themselves. And to summarize a very long saga, Scientology's OSA infiltrated CAN. Scientology's lawyer Moxon, devised the “Bowles & Moxon Plan 100” to have 100 frivolous lawsuits on file at any one time against CAN. Scientology intended to drive CAN into bankruptcy. Deposition testimony detailed Moxon being involved in plans to murder Cynthia Kisser – the President of CAN, and Ford Green – an anti-cult attorney. A former Scientology operative has testified he got as far as the CAN offices before deciding to ignore his orders. However, he did infiltrate Ford Green's offices to obtain confidential information. Scientology has infiltrated many government, congressional, media and law offices. Even my own former law office. It has blackmailed and extorted my then law partners; and it has intimidated professional and associates, clients and friends. Scientology did all of these things in the dozens of cases it filed against the Cult Awareness Network – a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization – and Scientology did drive CAN into bankruptcy. Then it persuaded the bankruptcy Judge to give Scientology the name, the postal address and the telephone number of the Cult Awareness Network to use itself, which it still does. And worse still? The bankruptcy trustee and judge were persuaded to transfer all of the files and records of the Cult Awareness Network to the Church of Scientology. So those who had sought confidential assistance against Scientology were then subjected to Scientology “Fair game” and psycho-terror retaliation and handling.
In the United States, justice and fair play on a level playing field are not possible in litigation involving the Church of Scientology. The Government, law enforcement, the courts and the media, have all been terrorized into abdicating their oaths of office and obligations. A copyrighted Scientology document provides that quote: - “The lawsuit is to harass and to discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass; and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway would generally be sufficient to cause his professional demise. If possible, of course, ruin utterly.” Close quote. Scientology takes us even further by engaging in institutional, organized perjury. Quote: - “The only way to control someone is to lie to them.” Close quote. wrote Hubbard. He also wrote a document called the “Manual of Justice.” And in that he wrote quote: - “People attack Scientology. Always even the score. Overt investigation of someone or something attacking us,by an outside detective agency, should be done more often, and hang the expense. Hire them and damn the costs when you need. The Critic will sure shudder into silence. Scientology punishment is gruesome. There are people hiding in terror on Earth because they attacked us. There are men dead because they attacked us.” Close quote.
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In another Scientology policy document,, Hubbard wrote quote: - “We will become interested in the crimes of people who try to stop us. If you oppose Scientology, we will promptly look up, and find, and expose your crimes. If you leave us alone, we will leave you alone. Its very simple; even a fool can grasp that” Close quote. There are dozens of written, copyrighted Scientology policies along these lines and even worse. In another Scientology policy document, Hubbard directs the church to conduct quote: - “wars of attrition on the basis of total attrition of the enemy. Just go in and obliterate them.” he says. “Cut off enemy communications, funds and connections. Raid and harass.” Close quote.
This past Saturday evening I received a telephone call from a former Scientologist. This is some of what he told me. He was born into Scientology, and he lived within Scientology until his mid-20's. As a child he was repeatedly imprisoned for hours and threatened with the loss of his eternity and the loss of this planet to the Psychiatrists if he did not sign of 1 billion year contract to join Scientology's paramilitary group The Sea Organization, where he would earn $46.20 per week. He was trained to go out to Psychiatrist's office's where he was to set them up in compromising situations so that complaints could be filed to revoke their licenses. This is called “Psych Busting” in Scientology – and I have taken many depositions off Scientologist's, confirming that this is done. Scientology spent months training him convincingly to lie; to perjure himself and they trained him to harass, and to psycho-terrorize critics of Scientology.
Eventually this young man snapped. He woke up and he left Scientology. Now he suffers from horrible flashbacks and post traumatic stress disorder. This brave, but traumatized young man was interested in suing Scientology for what they did to him as well as to focus attention on the conduct of the federal and state governments and what they are doing to allow Scientology to perpetrate such abuse on others. This is some of what I told him, based on some of my own experience as a lawyer and as a litigant against the cult. It is very expensive to sue Scientology and for lawyers, it is worse than fighting the big tobacco companies or the mafia. Even if a litigant has $1,000,000 the Church will run that litigant out of money.
TIME magazine spent over $20,000,000 to prove that its cover story: “Scientology: Thriving Cult of Greed and Power” was substantially true and not defamatory. In Scientology vs. Yanni, nearly $3,000,000 was spent to successfully defend Scientology's former lawyer in two trials and two appeals. In Scientology vs. Fishman & Geertz, nearly $1.7,000,000 was spent to successfully defend Dr. Geertz against a defamation claim. In the Scientology vs. FACTnet and Scientology vs. Lerma cases, over $2,000,000 was spent to successfully defend and settle fraudulent copyright claims and fraudulent search and seizure orders. These few examples involve the expenditure of insurance proceeds and large corporate funds. Most individuals do not have that sort of money available. However, Bob Minton did. He spent over $10,000,000 before Scientology terrorism, bribery, blackmail and fraud apon the courts forced him into a form of settlement and standoff. Mr. Minton is now so terrorized and threatened – particularly financially and for his children; he now lives abroad. In the Lopez fraudulent investment case, nearly $500,000 was spent on Mr. Lopez's claims before a Scientology legal team led by now LAPD in-house police attorney Gerald Chaleff, forced Mr. Lopez into a token settlement.
The Pattinson vs. Scientology case had to be dismissed when Scientology engaged in barratry; went out and found people to sue Mr. Pattinson – and drove Mr. Pattinson and myself into bankruptcy. In the Christofferson case a judge awarded $30,000,000 in damages to former Scientologist Julie Christofferson. The Church ensured she never saw a penny. The Church ensured that Lawrence Wollersheim didn't see the $30,000,000 in damages he was awarded as well. 18 years of endless appeals later, Mr. Wollersheim netted less than $1,000,000. Quote: - “Not one thin dime to Wollersheim” Close quote - was the order of David Miscavige; who finally paid a much reduced amount on the same morning the fraudulent Scientology corporate structure was about to be exposed in a judicial opinion and decision.
In 1994, I delivered 2 boxes of incriminating, racketeering testimony to the United States Attorney's office in Los Angeles and was later told that the federal government does not have the resources to fight crime on the scale that the Church of Scientology engages in. That same office recently disbanded its public corruption unit which makes the situation even worse now. However, unlimited tax-exempt litigation funds are only part of the picture. First the litigant has to find a lawyer – and there are less than a handful of lawyers nationwide willing to take on the dangers of Scientology litigation. I know one firm who told a Scientology victim that quote “You cannot afford us and we cannot afford you.” close quote.
A litigant's lawyer can expect the Office of Special Affairs, its lawyers, and its investigators, to immediately investigate his entire life. His friends, his partners and his colleagues and clients. My own law partners have been blackmailed and extorted. Clients visited and terrorized. Offices infiltrated with Scientology operatives and sleeper agents. Defamatory statements spread around the profession, around the media, around the Internet. During the Wollersheim case, Scientology even put a microphone under attorney Charlie O'Reily's bed – and he was beaten up the night before a court of appeals hearing. Even his medical records weren't safe from Scientology investigators.
Over 20 false state bar complaints were filed in the 1980's against attorney Michael Flynn. Frivolous lawsuits were filed and false criminal reports made. In the 1990's, over 10 false state bar complaints were made against me. There were false police complaints, and corroborated, documented testimony of blackmail, bribery, obstruction of justice, perjury, fraud apon the courts, bankruptcy fraud and judicial misconduct. Multiple fraudulent lawsuits were filed against me and the fruits of all that criminal conduct is still being used against me with impunity in the Los Angeles courts. Some of our judges are shameless and they are also part of the problem. In the 1980's the American lawyer magazine published an article called “Scientology's war on the judges.”
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and that war sadly continues. And I'm not just talking about a lawyer leaving a bag of money on a judge's table and saying “I used to represent the mafia”; Scientology actually investigates these judges and their law clerks. Scientology lawyers have been known to contact these law clerks and to threaten them. They have had improper ex-parte meetings with judges before cases are filed. They have left on midnight visits to judges. Cases get reassigned to judges who are in Scientology's pocket; or who used to be an attorney for Scientology before they became a judge – or who are romantically involved with a Scientologist. Court clerks can be persuaded to receive court filings after hours. In one case, Scientology filed a motion to disqualify the entire Los Angeles bench of judges. In another case they sued the judge for not allowing Scientology to use a Scientology court reporting service called Atkinson Baker. Using Atkinson Baker, Scientology attorney's have received copies of transcripts before other counsel. In another Scientology case there was even a transcript change. In another case, Scientology attorney Moxon was alleged to have drowned the judge's dog.
All this creates a climate of psycho-terror among the judges and that results in blatant miscarriages of justice. Even jury tampering is not out of bounds as happened in another recent example involving the wife of an OSA staffer. Scientology policy documents hold that only Scientologist's have civil rights and non Scientologist's don't have civil rights – and they may be destroyed with impunity. And another Scientology document directs its staff and lawyers to overwhelm an opposing litigant or uncooperative judge into submission. With massive litigation budgets, and sometimes hundreds of lawyers, Scientology files endless motions, takes endless depositions, pursues every avenue of appeal. The goal to delay the resolution of the case as long as possible; to totally frustrate the judge; and to grind the opponent into submission financially, physically, and emotionally. Some litigants and their lawyers, as I said, have developed post-traumatic stress disorder. And when the case ends the documents and the evidence often get sealed. Witnesses and litigants are often forced into gag agreements where they are not allowed to talk of what they know, again. Access to court files becomes blocked and documents slowly disappear from those court files.
As I have explained in my opinion, the Scientology racketeering enterprise now does whatever it wants, almost, in the cities of Clearwater and Florida, and in Los Angeles and Hemet in California. The last criminal organization to flourish under government and the courts was the mafia under J Edgar Hoover's reign at the FBI. Now, the Scientology enterprise flourishes under the Clinton and Bush Justice Departments. And how does it do this? It does it through institutionalized and organized bribery, blackmail, perjury, lying and fraud. It uses criminal infiltration, false claims of religiosity, fraudulent copyrights, false-front organizations, intimidation and terror. Terrorism can take many forms it isn't always violent and spectacular. And in these matters our government has failed us.
In the case of Allard vs. Scientology the court accurately and courageously described some of the documents I have mentioned and the conduct of a group of Scientologists. The Judge said and I quote: - “These documents establish beyond question that the defendants, their convicted co-defendants, their un-indicted co-conspirators [including current Scientology lead attorney Moxon]; as well as their organization; considered themselves above the law. They believe they have carte blanche to violate the rights of others, frame critics in order to destroy them, burglarize private and public offices and steal documents outlining the strategy of individuals and organizations that the church had sued. The defendants and their cohorts launched vicious smear campaigns, spreading falsehoods against those they perceived to be enemies of Scientology in order to discredit them; and , in some instances, to cause them to lose their employment. To these defendants and associates – anyone who did not agree with them was considered to be an enemy against whom the so-called “Fair game” doctrine would be invoked. In view of this, [said the court], it defies the imagination that these Church of Scientology defendants have the unmitigated audacity to defend their actions in the name of religion.
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14 years. I've been out for a little over a year, maybe a year and a half. I just wanna say one thing about Marc Headley – I could say a lot of things. I'm honored to be on the same stage as this guy; and one of the things that he ah, he talked about having no credit, and all these strikes were against him because he had no history and all that. I can say that in about 3 years he started a multi-million dollar company. He's doin' just fine. So, this is a real man in my opinion.
I was very happy and honored to be invited here by Frau Caberta and Munich – I mean Hamburg, excuse me. I kept thinking about what I was gonna say and I really didn't know what to talk about, and I – even last night I thought “oh okay maybe I'll talk about that”, and I didn't write a speech or anything. So, but then I started to think about it, and I - what I wanna talk about today is why I think Scientology is dangerous; some examples. Cause, just as Larry said, I mean, you can go on and on and on for days and days talking about Scientology; so I wanna try and hopefully be specific in a way that's useful to people in Government. Cause as far as I understand, one of the major purposes of the Government is to protect the people; and, Scientology is, in my opinion, quite dangerous. Its not Darfur, but it is our own little slice of hell.
An interesting thing for me is that the word “Scientology” - per L Ron Hubbard – he describes it many, many, many times. It's defined by him simply as “knowing how to know”; and it occurred to me today that that's an interesting thing; because what Scientology is selling – one of the major things that they sell to get people to buy their services is certainty. “You will have certainty in your life”, which is very seductive. People want to know. People wanna know. Its difficult I think, for people to wonder, to not know. And so they're seduced by this certainty. But when you think about it, it can be quite dangerous. There was a wise man who said “He who thinks he knows doesn't know. He knows he doesn't know, knows.” And so if you have certainty, which is what happens with a Scientologist – they know they're right; and what's dictated to them in this religion comes from the “scriptures” from L Ron Hubbard, and now David Miscavige. So, in other words what's the right thing and what's true is told to them for the only faith.
I was very very trained in Scientology and I studied it deeply. The only faith that I could come across – the only faith in this “religion” is that if L Ron Hubbard says its true, then it is true. So you get these people with certainty. They know. And what they're operating on is what L Ron Hubbard said. So, part of what L Ron Hubbard is telling these people is that “we are the only hope for mankind, for this planet – indeed this sector of the galaxy” - whatever that means – is on a “precipitous fall to our terrible destruction” that makes Dante's inner circle of hell look like a picnic. Okay? So, if those are the stakes and you now know that you're the only hope for mankind, what are you willing to do to save these people? Because, Scientologists - people who get involved in Scientology, from my experience are some of the most decent, generous people you can ever meet. Think about somebody like Larry or Marc, who joined the Sea Organization. I mean, what kind of a person is it that's willing to sign a 1 billion year contract, and spend year after year after year for no pay, no decent food and no sleep; to help people like me move up the bridge to total freedom - which is what Scientology is made up of. Its basically a series of steps called “the bridge to total freedom.” and its the one “route” - the only route, according to Hubbard - to free man from this trap; and save mankind from certain destruction.
So when you have this certainty, you understand, it helps to justify what some of the people are wiling to do. Does that make sense? So, I thought another interesting point that maybe would be useful to people in Government; and maybe even particularly in Germany here is that a concept in Scientology that, per Hubbard, when you reach a state called the state of “clear” In Scientology, you're no longer a Homo Sapien. Do you understand? You're now called a “Homo Novis.” And if you think about that, its really really dangerous. I mean, if calls to mind, for me, the whole concept of Übermensch. Its an über über über mensch. You're not even – its the difference between a homo erectus and a homo sapien. You're now a “homo novis.” So, you might be friendly with the homo sapiens, but its almost like a pet. It's a cute thing, but they're just an unenlightened creature that doesn't understand; and you see how now this distances you from others? And you people in government, be assured that a Scientologist can be very charming he can be very nice. As I said, they're very decent people; but they do know that they are more evolved than you; that they're the only ones who understand the way it really is. And they are the “only hope”; so would they be willing to lie and mislead you? I mean, if you're the only hope for mankind, its justifiable to kill somebody, to go to any length to save the group. Because they operate on a concept also of “What is the greatest good?” and built into that concept of “What is the greatest good?” is that its definitely Scientology. Because we're talking about saving the planet, and these poor homo sapiens walking around don't get it. So we have to come in and take care of them. And if people get hurt along the way, its in the name of Scientology which is the only hope we have. So you see why these concepts are dangerous.
Now this also leads to something else for me, that is, its really awful. It's probably one of the main reasons I'm here today. Because I”m an unlikely person here, but one of the things that really gets me – and I'm not even a victim of it – too bad! - is this whole concept that Marc alluded to called “Disconnection.” And now you understand – let me ask you something – its just a rhetorical question
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Can any of you people, can any of you. If I told you – or your religion. Or whatever you think is most important philosophically. If it dictated to you that right now, from this moment forward, you will never communicate with your child. Your wife, your husband, your brother, your sister, your best friend. Can you imagine that? Would you ever accept that? Can you think that you would ever accept that? So we think about that, and people talk about “disconnection” right? I must imagine that somewhere in your minds you think “I would never do that!” I assure you that any Scientologist, the day before he was a Scientologist, would never consider that. I for one, now, I can't imagine. My children. Are you crazy? There's no way! So that leads me to think about something is that, for me to do that – and now I'm no expert on psychology or psychiatry or the mind, or anything. So I don't know what brainwashing is, really. and the Scientologists will argue it. Or mind control. There's something that's gotta be done to me, for me to make that leap. Just as you know it would be for you. Yet thousands and thousands of Scientologists do it like that. Indeed when I left the church I was very popular, and I never – I was not a loud, disaffected person. But one fine day, after a long story which I wont bore you with now, I realized that I couldn't – I couldn't keep my own personal integrity and continue to be part of, or support the Organization. I said, “You know, I'm gonna slip out the door guys”, basically. Every single person to who was a associated with me was contacted. I called people – I mean I never said goodbye. There was one girl who had found out who was very close to my wife, you know, and she sobbed for hours apologetically. You know “I just can't leave” you know? “I need it for my kids” she was saying, and stuff like that, you know? I can't tell her how to lead her life.
And so, again, back to you government people; your job is to protect the common wheel. Something's happening There's too much circumstantial evidence. Like that ain't right. You know? So, I mean just imagine if you're a catholic. I don't wanna belabor the point – but you're a catholic and something terrible happens in your life. Your child dies or whatever, and you just feel like there must be no God. You've heard stories like this, and you say “I'm gonna leave the church” you know, or whatever you know, and you stop being a practicing catholic. I'm not saying its right or its wrong. It might screw up Christmas dinner with mom and dad, but I don't think mom and dad would say you know, they were to move or not return your call. Me? I had a four year old son at the time when I left, and I mean – he was kicked out of school! Its nothing terrible; I didn't lose a family member, but its an interesting thing t have a four year old come home and “why can't I see this kid? Why can't I see him?” His only friends you know? Luckily he's a social guy and he's doing fine now. He's made a lot of friends, but that ain't a church to me. That's ah – but you see these things get justified for the greatest good. You see how it all kinda goes together. Cause its hard to understand, so what I wanna do is try to make people understand. Cause a lot of people say “How could this? how? how? how?” I don't quite know. I'm not an expert. But something happened. Even now, you know, its interesting. You think “oh, Jason woke up! He's out!” yeah! I woke up and I got out. But its no – and I don't normally talk about my own personal thing but just to illustrate – I'm doing relatively well, but its – the best way I can equate it, its like if you were hypnotized. So, to some degree I came up. Its like I woke up like you wake up in the morning you know? And it took me about, I'd say 5, 6 months to maybe get out of bed, but you know, I'm just now maybe making the coffee. I'm not quite there yet. Cause nobody snapped their fingers and said “You know, when I snap my fingers and say 'chicken' you're no longer gonna be chicken. Do you understand?” Alright, so that – those are some things that I think are dangerous.
Here's some more things that I think are dangerous that I hope can be useful that I can talk about, besides grievous things that they were talking about. Everybody knows that Scientology costs of lot of money. Its a lot of money and that also affects the society. When you've got people paying a lot of money thats not taxable, of course. Okay? Part of this that's hidden that has become apparent to me; one of the things that led to my leaving, is that I realized that is a rip off. Is that a word that communicates? Okay, good! So, a rip off. In other words, David Miscavige and the executive hierarchy are aware that they're ripping people off; and I can give you examples, okay? So, here's one: There's a course – this is what I've learned since I've been out – called “Key to life: Life Orientation course”. Its two courses that go together and its supposed to make you understand life and know what you're real purpose in life is. That's the end product that they sell. Its a very expensive course, okay? And they've been selling you this thing and telling you that its imperative that you do it if you wanna really make your correct steps on the bridge to total freedom okay? Now, what I've learned since I've gotten out, is that, for 10 years, really literally, since its been released, they were aware that the whole thing was screwed up and that it didn't work. But they continued to not only have it available but to push it upon people. While behind the scenes they're working feverishly to learn how to fix it. And guess what will happen when its fixed? They'll tell everybody – that not only the ones who did it, they'll have a new push “The Key to Life” is re-released perfectly and so all you other people who've already done it you should do it again. You don't get it – not for free, and that's brainwashing too! Cause the other people will say “Oh goody! Cause I always had a problem with my “key to life”. Its sad!
Okay there's many, many examples of this. There's this thing that came out – when did the Golden age of Tech. come out? 1996 they came out with this thing - “The Golden age of Tech”. In other words, everything had been going wrong. Anything that had been going wrong in Scientology was because “the tech”, which is the scriptures, the “meat and potatoes” of Scientology; the “how it is done” was being misapplied and thanks to David Miscavige he's figured the whole thing out and now you have to do this Golden age of Tech.
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Okay? So I had to – I was a trained Scientologist. I was told I had to redo everything. I had to re-buy the thing. I had just finished. Yeah, and redo it again! You have to do it! Okay? And its like “okaaaay”, you know? and feel – and they resell the thing with a straight face. And the Scientologist's do it over. I mean, that's crazy! Now, when I had bought my training package, they were well on the way to getting ready to release the Golden age of Tech; and they let me buy the thing, encouraged me to do it, just in time so they could do it. That's a rip off! That's unethical. And they claim to be “the most ethical group on the planet”. Thats criminal. Or misleading. To me, its criminal. I mean its awful! Just now, recently they have the “Basics books” re-released. This is...how many books? Maybe 20 books? 15 books? Something like that. These are these basics books apparently written by L Ron Hubbard, and compiled by people at Golden Era Productions. Okay. Its, you know, maybe 1,000 pages, maybe 1,500 pages. Big type, small pages. Okay? There's some interesting data there; if you like that stuff that's fine. Okay? They changed a few things in these books, okay? Now, they're telling every Scientologist that they must buy these books again. You know how much they charge? $3,000!. $3,000 for 20 books like this. That's crazy! And to me, as I think about it, again, I think that's an indication of mind control or whatever you wanna call it. Cause they do it! Not only do they do it, they help sell them! And they're all enthusiastic about it and “this is great!” which is another interesting thing, you know? As a Scientologist, this is in my humble opinion, the tacit responsibility of a Scientologist is to lie. Because you are a “Homo Novis” you're an example; and of course you still have problems and issues, but you're not supposed to because you're “clear”, you're “OT”. You understand?
And so these people now when they get these little - “Oh the books are re-released!” and David Miscavige assures you that's the reason for this little problem that maybe you're having. they secretly go “ahhh! good!” and it just leads to more of the same. Because he's changed a sentence here, a little this, a little, that; which also enables them to keep the copyright, incidentally. Which I – interesting. Here's something kinda interesting if we look at this historically; and one of the last things I did as a practicing Scientologist was there was a – I had long since said “I'm not going into session” - and they kept saying “Oh, come on we'll take you into session for free.” I said “Man you guys are making me worse!” I said “I wouldn't go into session if you paid me $1,000 an hour.” that's how bad it was. Okay? And I could have used $1,000 and hour, let me tell ya. But I just said “No mas, I cannot do it!” Okay? So they said they had these things called the LRH – L Ron Hubbard – Congresses that have been released. So these are symposiums given by L Ron Hubbard, from 1956 I think it was, maybe '52.... somewhere around there through maybe '68 – up until the St. Hill special briefing course right? Anyway, its maybe about 20 lecture seres. 20 lecture series alright?
So I thought “You know what? I got a new dog; he needs to be trained, I'll take a little tape recorder and I'll go out on a walk and I'll walk my dog every morning, I'll listen to a couple of tapes and I'll get in shape.” So I got through these tapes pretty fast, and this of course; the idea was to get people to connect with L Ron Hubbard - which they call “source” - which is very interesting. He's “source”. That's a word to take a look at. That's part of the “tech” too. But at any rate, I listened to these lectures, these series of lectures, and the first series of lectures is “Welcome!” and he's very gregarious and charming, and he's basically: “the great news is, everybody, I finally got the new state of “clear” tapped! I know how to deliver a clear like this! And here's all you have to do.” and so I know that this new thing was used to disseminate selling Scientology because we can now deliver the state of “clear”. Now, with a straight face – I can tell you this – that every series of lectures delivered by this man for the next 10 or 12, 15 years, was “Guess what everybody! I've got it. I've got the state of “clear” tapped.” It was same thing. And I was like “What the hell? This is crazy! They've been doin' this since the first day! And we've been buying it!”
I remember there was a thing David Miscavige did that – cause at this point I was starting to get like - “I can't take this! You guys are making me” - they had this thing – the new part of the Golden age of Tech. They had this thing called a “Security Check” okay? Which is basically where you are interrogated to make sure you don't have any crimes in order to be enabled to receive high level auditing or access to the OT levels. Okay? And they were asking me these questions and it was going on and on, and I know when thinks are making me worse. I'm happy to get off a peccadillo. I don't have anything to hide. But when its asked all different directions and its taking this, and its costing $50,000, at a certain point, me!, and I was very uncommon for Scientologists. Most of them were just takin' it. And everybody was unhappy and it was - I'm sure the statistics were crashing. Me? I said “Listen; when L Ron Hubbard died they said he went off to Target 2 to start – which would be a new planet. To clear that planet.” I said to the people, to the executives of Scientology when they told me I had to buy more, I said “I'm not doing anymore auditing.” I said “I don't care if L Ron Hubbard comes back from Target 2 and tells me I gotta do it, but I'm not doing it.” and I did not receive auditing for probably a year and a half. And of course I was becoming disaffected.
Let me tell you something.Finally, about a year and a half later, David Miscavige goes on a maiden voyage, which is where they go on the ship in the Caribbean, and he has this great release. And so they did a big event. I wasn't there obviously, because, I mean, I was maybe doing a little study and just kinda licking my wounds at this point. And I say uh – and they said “Jason! Jason! You gotta come in! You gotta see this thing it's just for you! You're gonna love this!” and I see David Miscavige , and he says with a broad smile and a puffy chest, he says “I have great news! All those sec. checks, we were wrong! Arbitraries are canceled! Arbitraries are canceled!” he's declaring. And they're looking looking at me like “Jason!”; and the whole crowd gets up and there's clapping and they're going crazy like “Oh goody!” Cause I get to save money and now I”m not gonna be all messed up in my head and maybe I can get some gains in Scientology; and this is this big announcement and they're looking at me and I”m going “huh”. I said “Man you make a mistake that makes you probably $250 million and that's how you handle it? Like you're some kind of great guy? To finally admit?” And these Scientologist's are up there giving him a standing ovation and crying tears of joy! Something's wrong!
So I look at this as I talk to I start to realize. See, that's probably why I'm out and they're in. Its that for some reason, I don't know why, you know I just started to wake up. Let me tell you something. That process took 10 years – at about 6, $800,000. Okay? So there you go. Here's another thought I had. I don't know, I'm not a legal mind or anything like that and I”m just gonna give this to you in closing as something that may be useful.
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an avenue; for government, law, all that kinda stuff. There's a lot of controversy. I think everybody knows about how many Scientologist's there really are. I mean, I'm sure that they include me as a Scientologist, and my little son. Because – because when he was born, David Miscavige gave him a lifetime membership as one of the gifts he sent him, and I still get mail. So, perhaps they consider me still of their number. I'm not sure. Its an interesting thing, but there's certain ways that you can actually determine – or get an idea. One, I was talking to Marc on the plane, he gave me a very good barometer that one could use. They release – you know that everybody uses an “E-Meter” - Electro Psycho meter. In Scientology, any good Scientologist is supposed to, not only have one, but two E-Meter's; and when they have a new product, all the old products are outdated and worthless. When they came out with the new E-Meter, they made about 30,000 of them. Okay? They still haven't gotten rid of all of them. Now, I don't think every Scientologist bought 2, and they certainly – but they also have to give a bunch to the Organizations to audit with. Okay? 30,000! The fastest growing religion on the planet? Okay?
Here's another indication: a friend of mine was working up lines – its Headley! I get all my information from Headley - guys was up lines it was Headley – and he was responsible for putting together all the events. Every year Scientology puts on these events. L Ron Hubbard's birthday. Its this big extravaganza where they get to get the public pumped up and feed them a bunch of misleading information about how well Scientology's doing; including things like “we never lose a law case or anything like that”, and “the statistics are going through the roof.”Incidentally, since the Golden age of Tech., the statistics are crashing. Crashing, okay? And that's very – its amazing. Anyway, no Scientologist should ever know that information. Because if the statistics are crashing, that means that the top management is suppressive. In other words, David Miscavige. So they'll never know this, okay?
At any rate, he told me that they spent $400,000 to promote an event; and they promote, they promote, they promote. And I'm telling you, as a public in Scientology, when there's an event coming: “are you comin' to the event?” - and it gets like “oh, man!”. There's like 2,3 weeks where its like “sheesh!” You see a guy comin' up to you and its like “Yeah! I'm comin' to the event.” Just “yeah.” okay? Its like you're really pressured to go to these events. The last event, that cost them $400,000 to promote, and they do their own promotion, so its not like its expensive for them; thats a LOT of promotion when you're paying people 36c an hour, okay? You have all the machines paint them up all your fliers and whatnot. 10,000 people showed up. Worldwide. 10,000 people! $400 a person, they paid; and 10,000 people.
Now, its interesting, when Anonymous had their first protest worldwide, without even any organization at all, they had 10,000 people.
Listen here's the last little point on that thing: its been tracked and figured out, that in the Sea Organization, which is the most elite group. You know, a lot of people get into Scientology – “Oh you know, maybe I heard that Tom Cruise did it; let me try a course.” People who join the Sea Org. you know, I'm talking about the commitment that they make is extreme and its a particular – as L Ron Hubbard said – breed of cat, that would be the kind of person that's willing to make this kind of a commitment. So, they're really serious people. They're signing a 1 billion year contract. So, they are saying, not only will I serve under these conditions to the day I die,; when I come back next lifetime and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that; I will come to help forward the purposes of Scientology. That's a hell of a commitment. There are 25,000 ex Sea Org. members. There are now, in the Sea Organization, 4 to 8,000. Its hard to get the number. So that means that the statistic or the most hardcore Scientologists, is that 5 out of 6, leave. Okay? When you get on these websites like Clambake, or these people who are Anonymous, but were actually – used to be in the Sea Org, and they've contacted me in Private Messages – and they are scarred and hurt and scared. They can't stand up and say “yeah, my name is Bill, and I don't believe in Scientology and here's why”. They can't say that. They don't have that luxury. Because they're afraid they'll never see their daughter. So they have to kind of tow the line. Or, if they routed out of the Sea Org., in the way that the Sea Org. permits, you to leave, for whatever reason; let's say you refuse to have the abortion, you have to sign an affidavit saying – and its filmed – you have to sign an affidavit that, every time you say something negative about Scientology, you have to pay $50,000.
So, these are the things that inhibit these people from speaking up. I – that's a whole other subject. I mean that's just wrong. You can't - that's not right. You can't – that's controlling their mind even after they're out. Okay? So here are these hardcore Scientologist's; and I was thinking about something, I dunno, there's a drug that was recently in the news. I don't know if it was here in Europe as well, but there was this drug Vioxx. You aware of Vioxx? Okay, so Vioxx was this drug that was supposed to help you with high blood pressure or something like that; and... what's that? Against pain? So anyway, it was giving - 1 people out of 1,000 it was giving a heart attack – and then something like; of the people who got the heart attack – 3 out of 10 were actually having serious heart attacks. Some even dying. Okay? So, 1 out of 1,000; and in that, some died, okay? And these people were made to pull this off the market; and it was shown that these people probably, actually knew about this data, and hid it from the public because it was something that was successful for them financially.
Now that's a criminal activity. Its despicable. Now you look at , I'm not saying – I don't know – there's people who say Scientology kills people; there's circumstantial evidence that it does. But when you have 5 out of 6 people leaving; and these are people who are more gung-ho. So, for them to leave, something really bad had to happen; and we had to see a couple of examples here. Larry didn't even tell you the personal reason – what made him wake up and really go, but its as bad as Marc's and it'll make you cry, okay? There are 25,000 stories like that. Let's give 'em a bunch that aren't. But still, the statistics are such that maybe we should pull this thing off the market, you know? And the other thing is – if not “pull it off the market”, do you know what a black box warning is? This is something that Scientology brags about. Case they're all against these Psych. drugs, because they're dangerous and they lobby Washington; and they get – and they brag that “we got a black box warning on Prozac.” So its like a thing on the – I don't know if they have it here in Europe, but like a - if you buy a pack of cigarettes it says “Warning it could be dangerous. It can cause lung cancer.” Okay? So maybe Scientology – if they're gonna not pull it off the market, people should be made aware of the consequences; and that's something that government could possibly affect.
And that is exactly the last thing I was gonna say, so thank you for listening and thank you.
Lawrence (Larry) Brennan
Hi, I’m Larry Brennan. I was asked to speak by Ursula. [...] the background, as to where I’m coming from: I’ve worked for 8 years in the Guardian’s Office of the organized Scientology. The last five years from 76 to 81, I was in charge of all their legal matters outside of the court for the world, including germany and europe, out of Saint Hill Manor, in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. After that for a few years I went to Los Angeles, we did the corporate reorganization of Scientology. And I became posted as a member of what was called the “Special Unit”, became the “Special Unit in charge” and a member of what they call in Scientology the Watchdog Committee. Allegedly in Scientology the Watchdog Committee are the twelve top people in Scientology, and we were, except for the fact that secretly we were really run by David Miscavige and L. Ron Hubbard. My last couple of years, I was on the Watchdog Committee. Anyway, [...] background and I’m working on a lot of their legal stuff that I [...] this information. First of all, there is no way in a talk of this duration that [...] even approach details, so I’m just gonna give a [...] some reason, a couple of little examples on each point. I have for people that might be interested, later, I have a declaration that goes into a lot more detail as well. I know [...] and answers and there’s some stuff tomorrow for questions and answers too and I’ll be glad [...] more information. So this is just a general outline. First of all, I think that it’s important to know, [...] very intentionally developed religious cloaking in organized Scientology with the intention of [...] being able to operate, because basically it was feared [...] the practice of psychology without a license. I mean, you’re doing stress tests and oxford capacity analysis test and doing evaluations on them and telling them what’s wrong with them [...] your money, sounds a lot like psychology to me. So, what we do, is, I used to get every psychological practice act in every state and country of the world: cantons in Switzerland, provinces in Canada, and whenever we would get them, we would amend them to exempt religions or ministers of religions. Then we would work very heavy on cloaking Scientology in religious practices and look and feel, so that by that way, it could be [...] from the laws of practicing psychology without a license. But the other “benefits” of religious cloaking, the reason why they did it, had to do with avoiding a whole lot of other laws besides that. I mean, they don’t pay minimum wage, they have awful working hours, they heavily abuse their staff. There’s lots of things that around the world, where laws are being violated unless somehow they were exempted as ministers of religious orders. So, in any event, I want to give you an idea like… Scientology will say, that they are religious and policies go well before my [...] Hubbard had said they are a religion and all that. And that’s all fine, but [...] but would you like to know what is really said behind the scenes? And I’m gonna give an example of a confidential Hubbard order from 1979 and this was the order that started the entire missions. The missions of Scientology [...] in Hamburg there’s an organization and just below the organization are missions and they’re usually smaller operations that deliver [...] introductory Scientology services. The missions of Scientology are – everything’s run by David Miscavige – but they’re run under an organization called SMI: Scientology [Missions] International. I needed to define that for you cause he mentions SMI in this order. So, before there was [?] of Scientology Missions International, Hubbard was writing to a member of his Commodore’s Messenger Organization and the Guardian’s Office, about how he could set up SMI. I’ll let you determine, if the little bit I’m going to quote here – or, well I’ll take a couple of minutes – sounds very religious. But I want to tell you, this is a typical example of hundreds of orders like this, that the public never get to see. Ok, this is Hubbard talking in 1979 and it’s about starting Scientology Missions International, SMI:
“Do you realize that when this organization is put together as a Church from SMI, it will have all manner of tax benefits and everything else. It can trade, buy property etc., etc. and all of these things are tax exempt. This is one hell of a sales pitch that can be launched back of this. In the last issue of “Spotlight” newspaper there was an ad from a [Hensal] or [Bensal] of the United Church league, or some such thing, and he laid out the benefits of being a church under the heading of the “fastest growing religion in the world.” This guy sells ordinations, and is getting away with it. What this guy said is true. It has terrific, terrific advantages from a tax point of view to run a church. One has to sort out the sales pitch, how one will get money from it, the advantages, and get this fully understood by anybody along the line, or nobody will be able to sell a damn thing. These new franchises” -that’s the new missions- “will have to be marketed, marketed, marketed. It’s a piece of cake. You can sell a dozen of them in every major city in the world. They gain in this enormous tax advantages, a good business that pays money, ways and means to invest money and hold money without tax ripoff and it’s actually like selling warm mittens to a frozen eskimo.”
Now, that is the type of communications that we in the head of the corporate department of Scientology got all the time. It was nothing about “We’re going to save the world” “We’re a religion” and “We’re here for the [good] of mankind”. It was: “We have to cloak this in religion and [...] to do that are tremendous tax and other benefits.” And I’m, I wanted, I obviously can’t [...] a lot of these things, [?] [wanted to] bring a lot of those with me, but [...] makes the point. When I was on the Watchdog Committee we got an order like this every single week for almost two years from Hubbard. And there were hundreds of these orders otherwise. So even behind other Scientology fronts, like the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises or Narconon or what have you, there are LRH orders that have to do with how to control people through this, how to make money, how to pretend we’re a social betterment, but what we’re really doing is funneling people into Scientology this way and this way we can get on the side of the governments and what have you. And the other thing as to religious cloaking was to even make governments afraid of the [?] of Scientology. You know, that they were intruding onto religion. And organized Scientology would be quite willing to spend millions of dollars to fight anybody in that area. So, in any event, that was what was behind why they were doing religious cloaking and why it was intentionally made to look like Scientology was a religion. And, the other thing we did [...] is, we did two things. One was, to make up things that were not anything to do with Scientology and put [them in] so we looked like a “church”. And it’s silly really, but I mean it’s like… sunday service. There isn’t a Scientology sunday service. It’s nothing to do with the auditing and the training and so forth. [It was] created to make it look like “Well, it’s a sunday service”. The roman minister collars, from like the catholic church [and other] churches. There wasn’t any reason that anybody [in] Scientology had to wear a roman minister collar, except to try to look like a church. So a lot of things were done [intentionally] to fraudulently represent Scientology as being a religion. And [...] the other things were done [with what it did] like for example: I have paid 400.000 Dollars for Scientology services and so forth -[...] how smart I am- and in any event [...] termed like we say “fixed donations”. Well, I can guarantee you, I could not have done “Clear” or I could not have done what they call their “Operating Thetan Levels” unless I gave an exact amount of money. This would be 50.000 Dollars or [76.000] Dollars. But no, they try to make it look like a [...] calling it “fixed donation”. So there’s a lot of words that were used to play around with that and then [...] that was done, which they still use today [...] scholars. There are a number of religious and theological and even legal scholars that have come out, and Scientology has pushed out statements from them, that Scientology is a religion and the Church of Scientology is a religious organization. How did that come about? Well, it was my area that basically started [...] program back in ‘75. And [what] the PR and the legal departments for the Guardian’s Office, and what we used to do is, we would make up things. There’s a book from 1978 called “What is Scientology”. I know you can’t see [...] but [...] show it to people later and it has my name in it. I was one of the authors of the book, just to tell you I’m not making this up. [part 2 0:12]
And in there we had the religious ceremonies of Scientology and we would show [...] to scholars. So they would see stuff [that] generally we had generated. They didn’t get to talk to anybody unless we picked the person and told them what to tell the scholar. [We] showed the scholars things like “this is our sunday service” [...] , “this is our funeral ceremony”, “this is our [marriage] [...]” What are they going to say? You’re a religon. So, it was intended to deepen that cloaking by [making] it look like the world, the scholars and the intellectuals of the world, are saying Scientology is a religion. And an example of this is in  when the flag ship -the flag ship is the ship Hubbard was living on when he basically got kicked out England- and the top management was [...] and they decided they had to go to shore for a number of reasons. [?] [going on the ship] they were losing [?] they didn’t have that much space, so they went into Clearwater, Florida. Well, I’m not going to go into [disputation] about just awful lies that were done and dirty tricks that were done in Clearwater, Florida, but one point that has to do with scholars: We applied for tax exemption, so that they could charge money for services [...] sales tax. In Florida, like in many areas, [they] have a sales tax. You either have to have a dealer’s license, which means, you’re a dealer, you sell something, you pay sales taxes like the [...] selling cigarettes or whatever or you have to have what is called a consumer’s certificate of exemption, and that means that you’re a religion or otherwise non-profit and you don’t have to collect sales [tax]. So, under Hubbard, who was there, they had applied for a consumer’s certificate of exemption and it was denied. And at the time I was in the United States Guardian’s Office in Los Angeles, so what [we] did was I took it over and Hubbard wrote to me and said [...] asking me to get this, cause that’s the one way they could be [thrown] out of Clearwater. [...] We grabbed a bunch of scholar’s opinions [...] to Talahassee [...] and the name of the President of the [...] was down there at the time, Church of Scientology in Claifornia, we attached all these scholar’s opinions that “Scientology is a religion and blablabla” and they granted us exemption. So I’m just saying, [one] we did the cloak, we then sheltered what the scholars could see to get them to say it’s a religion and then we used it to get benefits like that. And that’s all the religion angle is, it’s to get the… because frankly, look at this: How do many people get into Scientology? I mean, I’ve seen so many Anon videos, which are awesome, of people that are out at a stress test. You go out in front of an organization of Scientology and you [go on the e-meter] and they determine your stress. And you go take an Oxford Capacity Analysis Mental Exam, 200 questions, and then they get an unqualified person, who has no training in psychology, to tell you what’s wrong with your life [that] you’re mentally depressed, you’re this, you’re that and then they sell you Scientology to handle it. [But what...? I mean: What?] If that isn’t the practice of psychology, I don’t know what is. But there’s such cloaking, that it’s a religion, that even things like that are overlooked by governments.
Ok, skipping past the religious cloaking point [there is] a corporate point. One was to cloak organized Scientology in religion, so as to be able to [...] fight back all these laws and not have to apply them. [...] to attack people, so they say “Oh, you’re interfering with religion.” There’s a wonderful young man in Anon in Boston [...] now, that has had four criminal charges filed at [...] two were filed on him which are totally phony – I know the guy is one of the nicest people you’d ever want to know, he’s not a criminal – [they] just filed a new one on him a couple of weeks ago and it says [...] “Interference with a church doing the religious worship of god”. Well, other than the fact, that Scientology is not a religion, other than the fact that it doesn’t worship, other than the fact that it doesn’t believe in god, [...] did really interfere with that, but they’ll throw up all that stuff not only to defend themselves against those laws, but to [attack] you, if you are attacking them. [...] they’ve gotten away with it in a lot of ways and we’re hoping to stop [them from] getting away with it anymore, starting with him. The next area where they [cloaked] themselves was corporately and that’s the area I worked on the most and basically what you see now… You’ll see in the literature they handed out about me, they said: Larry Brennan worked in the corporate department, assisting attorneys and accountants and doesn’t know anything, because it was 25 years. Well, first of all, I didn’t assist attorneys and accountants, I ran [it]. I’m the one that brought the corporate planning, the start of Church of Scientology International, [the] mother church and all that and what we [would] do with RTC, Religious Technology Center, to David Miscavige and sat with him for five hours and taught him it. So I’m real familiar with what they did and why they did it. And the bottom line is: All of that stuff about RTC grants the trademarks and the Church of Scientology International has ecclesiastical authority over Germany, but not [...] is nonsense. When we [did] the contracts for the german and all the european and all the Churches of Scientology around the world to sign, they weren’t [even allowed to read them]. When we appointed their board, when we [got] their boards of directors and officers appointed, we got undated resignations that are held by David Miscavige’s area in the United [States]. It’s a complete and total front. [...] company [...] Denmark for example, I was asked by Miscavige, I ran the royality contracts for Hubbard’s books with New Era Publications [...] and I brought this big, thick royality contract to get signed in Copenhagen and they were not allowed to read it. They just had to [sign] here and whatever Hubbard said [...] And that is literally – I know I’m [not giving] many examples, but I can later to anyone who is interested – that is literally, the entire corporate sortout is like that. [...] just layers [...] layers and the intention was [...] the intention of some of us who were doing that, was, [we were] trying to get it straight and honest and there was going to be no [...] any phoney money to Hubbard like there was. There was money [...] and secretly funneled to Hubbard, several million Dollars. [We're going to] stop that, it was all going to be straight, it was all going to be [honest]. It wasn’t, it became worse. In 1982 alone, if you read legal depositions of Homer Schomer in the Julie Kristofferson [...] case, you’ll see 40 million Dollars were [funneled] to Hubbard in 1982 alone from the [...] through liberian corporations [in Canada] and all that. And it was money that was [...] out of mission holders and all that. It got [worse] after the corporate sortout. [And] the corporate sortout we thought was going to straighten it all out, it just made it possible for people like David Miscavige to hide, [if you target them] to hide [behind] all these corporate veils and all this religious [cloaking], [...] but that’s all that was to it: It was to hide [...] it was used to hide the people who were really in control, to make it look like you can’t get to them legally. Like if something horrible happens here in Germany you can’t [...] to the US, because they are not legally responsible, whereas they actually run Germany completely, [hold on to] [...] resignations, etc. And that was done under Hubbard orders and Miscavige. And, I think, the part that I [...] to the most, is that when we put that corporate structure in, at the end of 81,  into 83, David Miscavige took it into [...] and he [went], there were more people beaten in Scientology and had multiple person interrogations against their will, sent to penal camps, in 1982 alone under David Miscavige than in the 15 years [of] the Guardian’s Office [prior] to that. That’s how horrible it became after the [corporate] sortout. And he went to those same missions – you know, the [ones] I read that Hubbard order on how to make money on it – well, one thing you don’t know is that those missions had [...] starter package of thousands of dollars [of] books, many thousands and Hubbard got royalties on all of them. But the other piece of the puzzle is, that three years later – that was a 1979 order – in 1982, Miscavige [...] 40 million Dollars mostly from those mission holders who he had abused and beaten and had under multiple person interrogations [...] money out of them, to Hubbard. That’s how bad [...] and I will tell you, that [...] [lying on it], Miscavige in the 1990s did declarations in a couple of cases. The Fishman case, [where] the Church of Scientology International and the Church of Scientology California versus Wollersheim case. And in it he denied that he was ever involved in [the running] of Scientology back then, he doesn’t order the Church executives, he said he and Hubbard weren’t involved in the [corporate sortout] or the cloaking. They are complete lies. There are 40 some pages of perjury [...] what he said [...] and like for example [...] he said in an affidavit in the Wollersheim [claim] case. [...] talking about the corporate restructuring of 81 and 82: “I was not involved in [that] restructuring, but I am aware of the events that led up to it.” So he’s [trying to say] You can’t sue me for what they did, right? [...] on their own Religious Technology Center [...] is not me talking, it said about David Miscavige – this is ten years later, right, obviously they forgot about the affidavit – here’s a quote from the [Religious] Technology Center webpage on David Miscavige: “Mr. David [Miscavige] worked tirelessly to protect the religion. [He authored] the early 1980’s [reorganization] of Church corporate and management structures, which have given the religion years of sustained growth and stable leadership”. So, [on] an affidavit in court, he said I was not involved [with it], on [his] PR page 10 years later on RTC [...] he authored it. I can tell you, both are false: He didn’t [author] it, but he was heavily involved and he was the [final approval] point [...].
Anyway, there’s a lot of [...] but I’ve gotta wrap up. [...] I’m going to say, why is it even important, you know, is it just complaining? Well, [...] I’ll tell you why it’s important. [Why is it important] that Scientology is a centrally run organization in the US. From the US they control the german and [all] the european operations, Australia, Canada, all the world-wide operation. Why is that important? Well, I’ll tell you why: The true danger lurking [behind the] religious cloaking and those corporate veils [...] Scientology’s intention to take over your educational systems, your political systems and to apply Scientology [...] all around the world. [...] danger of it and I want to give some quotes that are [...] for this in wrapping up. This is [...] Hubbard said in his speech called “Future Org [Trends]” – Org is short for organization, that means like a Scientology “church” – he said, this was going to tell, what would happen, what would the world be like if they made it clear [...] talks about “Let’s have a clear planet” [...] certain level in Scientology, right? [...] couple [...] this was the goal of Scientology: “You want to know what happens, when you clear everybody in that neighborhood? The only thing that Scientology center can become used for, is a political center. Because by the time you’ve done this, you are the government. Once the world is clear – a nation, a state, a city or a village – the Scientology-Organization in the area becomes its government! And once this has taken place the only policy accepted as valid is Scientology policy.” That means here is [...] of the german constitution, in the [...] Scientology policy. I’m going to go over a [Scientology policies:] [...] disconnection from families, it includes [penal] camps, forced labor, those are the policies that are going to apply. But I’m going to tell you some of the worst things in a minute. Ok, democracy [...] democracy, here are two very short Hubbard [quotes] on the subject of democracy, one is from the [policy] “Keeping Scientology Working”: “I don’t see that popular [measures] and democracies have done anything for man, but push him further into the mud. Democracy is only possible in a nation of Clears. And even they can make mistakes. When the majority rules, the minority suffers. The [...] are always a minority.” So that’s his viewpoint on democracy. Ok [...] part is the reason why I speak out, more than anything [...] one of my greatest fears in Scientology, if Scientology [was] to become very popular [...] Three Hubbard quotes about [what to do] with undesirables and who are undesirables, and think of what has happened in different countries in the world with undesirables before. [...] First, Hubbard says “Perhaps, [at] some distant date, only the [unaberrated] person will be granted civil rights before law. Perhaps the goal will be reached at some future time, when only the unaberrated person can attain to and [benefit] from citizenship. These are desirable goals.” Alright, [in] another policy. Another book. “In any event, any person from 2.0 down on the tone scale” now, let me explain this for a second. I’m going to give you examples of who is below that, but Hubbard said there’s a scale of where you are, like when you’re real happy in life, you are here and when you are real sad in life, you are here- to oversimplify it, right? And at 2.0 and down are people who are doing [least] well in life. So he says: “Any person from 2.0 on the tone scale should not have in any thinking society any civil rights of any kind”. [Now], civil rights are freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of movement, freedom of thought, freedom of religion. Anybody who is [not] doing well in life has no rights. “There are two answers for handling [the] people from 2.0 down on the tone scale. The first one is to raise them on the tone scale by using Scientology processes.” Here is the scary part: “The other one is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow.” [...] Who is below 2.0? Here is a list of people below 2.0 on the tone scale, think of everybody in society that might fit one of these definitions: Homosexuals- they will be disposed [of] quietly and without sorrow. People who are chronically in pain, people who are anxious, people who live in fear, who live in desperation or terror in life – these are people who need help obviously – people who [...] [Hubbard] feels are overly sympathetic, overly [grieve], feel hopeless or undeserving or feel useless. People in that category should be disposed of quietly [and] without sorrow. If they are not, they should be sent to camps, they should be re-processed using Scientology, and if they don’t make it, they are disposed of. That is Scientology policy, that Hubbard says, will replace [...] constitution. And this is the stuff they won’t talk about. But let me tell you something: If you don’t… if you think this is kind of crazy, or people [who would you argue this] with me: One, these are the words from the founder of Scientology himself. So this isn’t somebody [insane], you know, who is a Scientologist, just saying it. But also, take a look at, do you think this world is possible? [The best] way to tell [if it's] possible is to see what happens at the top of Scientology. Mark is going to talk about this. But I [will] tell you: I have seen, I have walked into a room [when] David Miscavige – under perjury, under perjury [...] in court, where he said, he was not [running] the tops of organized Scientology – I have seen him walk into the [heads] of organized Scientology, punch one right in the mouth, he would get about 15 guys standing [...] noone can’t fight back, strangle [another one] right down to the floor, slap another one down, spit in people’s faces and really [take over] their divisions, all [the] while ten years later [...] affidavits in courts, that he is not [...] management of Scientology. This is what is really happening at the top. It’s the closest application of pure Scientology. People in Hamburg, Berlin, in those organizations, [most] of them don’t have a clue that this is what’s really happening. What’s happening at the top, close to David Miscavige [...] people [...] are imprisoned, they are behind barbed wire, they are [being beaten]… [These] policies I told you are being applied there and that’s a preview of what it’s like for the planet, should they get away, should they expand.
So, I’m going to skip, cause I think [...] running out. Ok. What do you do [if you're] organized Scientology, the people that are out here, right now. What do you do to detractors, people speaking [out], everyone wearing an anonymous mask [right now], myself, Ursula, everyone speaking out. What is Hubbard’s policy towards you? “People attack” this is a Hubbard quote from his “Manual of Justice”. “People attack Scientology – I never forget it. Always keep [even score]. People attack auditors or staff [...] at me, I never forget until the slate is clear”. Ok, how about “[...] [Dissemination] of material”, another quote from Hubbard: “The purpose of a suit” – and I don’t mean this suit, I mean a legal suit, like when you [sue] somebody in court – “The purpose of a suit is to harass and discourage [rather] than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, if possible of course, ruin him utterly.” And then he goes on and on with policies “feed lurid, blood, sex, crime on people [...] destroy them, financially destroy them” [from the PR perspective and lastly "if attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or any organization" - this is what OSA is trained on, these are the policies in their training manuals - "if attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or any organization always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace [...] don’t ever [defend, always] attack”. So, I say again one thing I said earlier today. Ursula last year took me to Berlin. [...] When I was there, she showed me a piece of the Berlin wall that still stands. And it stands as a reminder to everyone [to see] that this is never happening here again. [...] It’s hard to compose myself when I think of it. But if you have organized Scientology [with] the policies I just quoted to you, taking over this place, you can consider that wall [rebuilt, because there's going to] be plenty of camps. All these people I listed [...] people you would have to say goodbye to, are off to penal camps until they’re reprogrammed or disposed of. And that [...] if anything that’s a preview [of what it would be like] if Scientology were to run the world. And that’s why people need to speak [...] So, the biggest thing that you can do against the abuses and crimes and lies by organized Scientology is to speak out the truth. That’s it. The truth is the greatest weapon, that’s all [that is asked for]. And they will fight hard to keep that truth from you, but it’s there if [somebody] [...] to look hard enough. Even their own people [...] top echelons, don’t know about some of [these horror stories] and many of these policies, they are not [...], they are not in the Office of Special Affairs.
Anyway, I really want to thank Ursula and her department for what they are doing here and to thank everybody here from other governments that are looking into Scientology, from the press, the concerned people fro speaking out. And I also really want to… I really want to thank Anonymous. And the reason is: They are not even an organization. It’s just like an [uprising] of people that are just not going to take this crap anymore. And all around the world [they're speaking] out the truth and they do it month after month after month. I happen to know, when I have posted [on some sites] [...] sometimes I get 20 or more e-mails from [people] that are now the people that have joined anonymous: Former Scientologists who were always afraid to speak out. [...] loose their families if they spoke out. Who knew that they would have dirty tricks played on them if they spoke out and lived in fear and never [spoke out]. Now… ah! [laughter] Now they can put on the mask and speak out. And it’s funny that that’s the organization that organized Scientology attacks the most, because that’s the one that’s exposing them. I just want to say thank you. That’s it. Thank you, thanks a lot! [Applause]