Thursday, 29 November 2012

Scientology in Third World Countries

Scientology's Sharia Law:

The Globalization of scientology:

The Volunteer Ministers:

The Cult Test:


This was not the first time Hubbard had expressed his active support for Verwoerd and the policies of "grand apartheid". He was willing to offer practical assistance as well as letters of support. Three weeks previously, he had written the following to Verwoerd:

"Those who understand are never swayed by vicious writings in the English press. To cope with those who could be swayed we work ceaselessly to secure communication lines to create an image closer to the fact.
We are doing everything we can to change the complexion of the English language press and in a very few months we hope to have the means of completely altering this public image.
Peace with strength can yet save, with your undaunted leadership, South Africa.
Meanwhile we sincerely hope that vileness such as that in last week's Sunday Times does nothing to dismay your dedication.
I apologise that we were not yet able to prevent such a travesty, but can promise a better future in such things."
[dated 17th October 1960, Jo'burg; reprinted in K.T.C. Kotze, Inquiry into the Effects and Practices of Scientology, pp. 59-60, Pretoria 1973]
In other words, Scientology would endeavour to muzzle the press so that it could no longer criticise Verwoerd or his policies. This was not an idle promise, as the Church has a long history of attacking and infiltrating newspapers which it sees as a threat. Hubbard was not the only Scientologist to write to the South African Government. When it was announced in 1960 that Liberia and Ethiopia were to take legal action against South Africa to bring the Government to book for its implementation of apartheid, a Mr. S.J. Parkhouse (the HASI's Director of Official Affairs) wrote the following secret letter to Dr. Verwoerd:

"On bringing to Dr. [sic] Hubbard's attention the fact that Liberia and Ethiopia intend to insitute an action against the Union [of South Africa] in the World Court Dr. Hubbard suggested that the Union itself would be well within its rights in bringing suit against any and all countries seeking to promote internal trouble in the Union through the use of boycotts etcetera. Consequent to our discussion Dr. Hubbard prepared a form of suit which could be used by the Union in the World Court. I enclose a copy for your perusal.
Apart from the blow that this would strike for the Union on the International front it would appear that such an action would establish the World Court as a place where civil matters between Nations could be settled without warfare and thus would be of service to humanity as a whole.
In closing I would assure you of our continued willing assistance at all times."
[dated 7th November 1960, Jo'burg; reprinted in K.T.C. Kotze, Inquiry into the Effects and Practices of Scientology, p. 60, Pretoria 1973]
This makes it clear that the Church of Scientology was willing, and attempting, to take an active role in the South African Government's struggle against the growing anti-apartheid movement. Of course, the Church was not the only foreign organisation to oppose boycotts and sanctions against South Africa - in the 1980s the British government was prominent in its refusal to sanction South Africa. However, the basis for that stance was that boycotts and sanctions would hurt the black population far more than it would help. As the above letter makes clear, the Church was opposed to boycotts and sanctions because it supported the policy of the South African government. The letter shows that the Church sought to actively defend apartheid. The support for the South African Government expressed in the previous extracts was not simply a matter of supporting a government, as distinct from a political party. Take the following letter from L. Ron Hubbard:

"I wish to extend my appreciation to South African Scientologists for their splendid activities and alertness. And I wish to thank the South African Government for its forbearance and ex-Minister of Health Herzog for his sense of justice and fair play in his 1968 pro-Scientology decision [not to appoint a Commission of Enquiry into Scientology] ... Note, please, that the press in Southern Africa call Dr. Radford and Dr. Fischer when it wants adverse comments on Scientology. Those two are United Party members. The United Party supports psychiatry in South Africa. Therefore, unwittingly the Government is led to pay for opposition and subversion." [LRH, HCO Information Letter, 16th February 1969; reprinted in K.T.C. Kotze, Inquiry into the Effects and Practices of Scientology, pp. 60-61, Pretoria 1973]
This letter clearly reveals Hubbard's determination to enter the South African political arena. His support was not only for the Government, it was for the ruling Nationalist party, which he perceived as being friendly to Scientology and hostile to psychiatry - a pet hate of his.

South Africa:

L. Ron Hubbard looks out at his world. 

David Miscavige opens new Ideal Org: November 2nd 2003.

It's a history extending back more than 40 years, but an era not so very different than our own. Instead of hot wars in the Middle East, it was cold war across the US, Europe and Asia. Instead of impending terrorist strikes, it was saber-rattling with intercontinental ballistic missiles.

So quite in addition to all other reasons to form a new church and bring the help Scientology brings everywhere, LRH envisioned a special role for this nation as a point of safety to yet salvage man no matter the potential devastation at the hands of a madman.

That's why he descended on Johannesburg, in 1960, to take the helm of a fledgling Church. But if those were his reasons for embarking to South Africa, it took on a whole new meaning when he arrived. For what he found was a land representing both all that is good in this world, and all that is bad.

In terms of the bad, a single word said it all, apartheid and the suppression of virtually every indigenous people, perpetrated by the same psychiatric ideologies that laid 6 million to rest under the banner of eugenics during the second World War.
Church of Scientology of Johannesburg
Church of Scientology of Johannesburg
But beneath that surface, that obvious suppression he found something far more significant: An unbroken tradition of spiritualism extending back to the very dawn of man.
And, like all else LRH confronted, it was no ivory tower observation. For while he befriended Ministers and had tea with their wives, he also entered the townships, attended tribal celebrations, and even shared their beer.

And what he found was an indomitable human spirit that, although suppressed, no one could extinguish.

Which is to say, he discovered it was not for nothing that Africa was called the "cradle of civilization," possessing a spirit that, if sparked, could burn forth throughout the world. And that's the substance behind LRH's prediction that:
"From Southern Africa will spring the next great civilization on this planet."
Church of Scientology of Johannesburg
Church of Scientology of Johannesburg
And even more than a prediction, let there be no doubt, it was his dream. Yes, he worked to address the problem directly, and at every strata, from programs for white juvenile delinquents, to literacy tools for black African schools—not to mention an end to the policy of separateness.
But there was something far more important. Because LRH knew those chains would be broken, and yet the freedom sought would not be achieved without something else.
For, how free is a man if he is not able?

And that is why, above all else, he worked to bring the spiritual freedom that is only possible through the technology of Scientology. And so the Johannesburg Church served as his base of operation to, quite literally, standardize the pattern of operation for all Scientology.

More than just the training of auditors, he worked to provide the means to place the tech in everybody's hands. Developing the Anatomy of the Human Mind Course as the means to both enlighten and educate anyone — that was Johannesburg. Then again, the Personal Efficiency Course, for the everyday man. That too was Johannesburg.

And while LRH would soon return to Saint Hill, to both standardize auditor training throughout the world, while also providing the Grade Chart itself, his heart never left Africa. Point in fact, the filmed LRH lectures comprising the Clearing Course were filmed in Africa.

And while that story is long, it can best be summed up in another statement he authored in Johannesburg, wherein he defined "Personal  Integrity":

"To know what you know and to have the courage to know and say what you've observed."
Since ultimate freedom could not be achieved in a land where 90% of the people could not yet avail themselves of it, LRH set out to change that in the most direct and practical terms, proposing constitutions in both South Africa and Rhodesia calling for "one man, one vote."

While he brought those proposals to the highest levels, he was still yet thirty years ahead of his time, and the powers-that-be were frightened by his vision of freedom for every man. And although it was the end of that chapter, it was far from the end of the story.

For herein was also the lesson that while one man could not do it alone, a team of OT's could. Which, in very real terms, is the spirit in which South African Scientologists carried on through ensuing years exposing psychiatric labor camps wherein black inmates were literally leased out to corrupt corporate interests, then ramming home the issue until all black patients were afforded basic rights under law.

Working to empower the next generation, to "liberate through education," providing the tools for study to almost 2 million black students and teachers across every province. And during times of civil unrest, helping to calm full-scale riots by blanketing whole districts with a moral code all South Africa could embrace.

Until, yes, even when those chains of apartheid were fully broken, there were Scientologists providing the administrative tools for a new structure, so they could build a better tomorrow.

And that brings us to South Africa, today. For while the nation and world may yet speak of unemployment and crime, it's nothing more than the inevitable result of the past half century and evidence of the fact that "freedom from" is no freedom at all without the means to achieve that higher goal.

 The Way to Happiness - I don't think so!




Nepal - Narconon:

Scientology Boy scouts:

Narconon Uganda:
In just over six months, Narconon Uganda gave drug prevention presentations in 100 schools in 10 different cities -- over 30,000 students.

Children in Uganda receiving Narconon's drug education.


Effective Solutions - poppycock!



Dianetics Pioneer:
Peter Mageri is a Christian minister and founder of Kenya's first Orphans International School in the village of Gesonso. The school is devoted to the care of children who have lost their parents to AIDS and tribal wars. He brought the house down when he was awarded last month as the year's top Dianetics Pioneer at an International Scientology Event held in Clearwater, Florida.

Towards the end of 2003, Rev. Mageri found the Dianetics Internet site while surfing the Net.
Immediately intrigued, he ordered a copy of Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard, read it and formed a village study group. After basic training and online support, he started the first Book One co-audit in Kenya. A co-audit is a way people can help each other with Dianetics or Scientology counseling. Auditing is Scientology and Dianetics counseling, taken from the Latin word audire which means "to hear or listen." Co-audit is cooperative auditing in which two people to learn to how to audit and audit each other.

With his group helping people overcome every imaginable mental ailment besetting his people, including heavy loss and war-inflicted trauma, people in nearby villages started hearing about it and attending his seminars from as far as a hundred miles away.

To meet the demand, Peter erected Kenya's first Dianetics school — funded by selling some of his cattle — and located it on a patch of land he calls "L. Ron Hubbard Avenue."

There are now 400 Dianetics co-auditors in Gesonso, with another 250 in the town of Kisii, 120 more in the village of Rosaiga and 180 more in other outlying areas who delivered a total of just under a quarter of a million hours of Dianetics auditing in the region over the past year.

Kenya Scouts:

Central African Republic - Freedom = Slavery:

Scientology Press releases on globaization:

North Korea:

Floating Balloons:

4. Did you see, experience, or hear about things that didn't seem right while you were in the Church of Scientology? What were they, and what convinced you to set aside your feelings?

Harsh Ethics -- reminded me of a what I've read about Stalinist Russia, or North Korea. Censorship of information, force-fed bullshit, fake stats, lines like 'we're doing great and everyone else is terrible!'

Most of the staff struck me as being without sympathy -- i.e. no regard for the misfortunes of others. 'They just pulled it in.'

Most staff and many scientologists were so poor, living in poverty, etc. Treated poorly, always working. Even worse, the church has no regard for past upstats -- one minute you are a superstar and the next you are in treason. No loyalty. Plus, a total lack of results. When the chips are down, and you are at your lowest, you can count on them abandoning you to protect their own interests. They are too concerned with their own PR and preventing 'flaps.'

They operate from a position of fear, and secrecy.


Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan:

The origins of the current debate can be traced to a 2011 film titled “The Trap,” which presents a dire view of methadone treatment. Director Ernest Abdyzhaparov is quoted as saying by local media outlets that he made “The Trap” because he fears “methadone can become a new kind of drug. It may lead to a new methadone-sale business.” In an interview with the news agency, Abdyzhaparov acknowledged an affinity for principles espoused by the Church of Scientology, which opposes methadone treatment as something that merely replaces one addiction with another. “Scientology is a technique, a spiritual discipline,” Abdyzhaparov said. “I use it in my work.”

Thank You mnql1 on OCMB

Church of Scientology fails to obtain registration in Kazakhstan (1/2)
(in Russian with English subtitles)

KTK television news report, November 15, 2012 (in Russian)

Transcript of the video subtitles:

News anchorwoman: The Church of Scientology in Kazakhstan and hundreds of its followers now find themselves outside the law. The disciples of L. Ron Hubbard failed to secure re-registration, so this nominally religious association must wind down its activities in Kazakhstan.

News anchorman: The "black list" of the Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs now also includes a number of other similar organizations. Yevgeniya Bodrova reports.

Reporter (Yevgeniya Bodrova): New branches of the Church of Scientology are always opened with great fanfare. Its members are fond of staging all kinds of activities that attract attention. In Kazakhstan, all of this is now illegal. Scientologists are prohibited from conducting services and calling their association religious.

Marat Azilkhanov, Deputy chairman, Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs The religious experts who conducted the analysis concluded that this organization is not religious. In other words, it is not recognized as a religion.

Reporter: Experts found that what Scientologists do is anything but religious. The main goal of those who follow the teachings of founder L. Ron Hubbard is to sell as many books, services, and tickets to seminars as possible. Mr. Hubbard is even credited with the famous quote: "If you want to get rich, invent a new religion."

Yulia Denisenko, President, Association of Help Centers for Victims of Destructive Religious Movements (in Astana): This is a plain marketing scheme. The focus is on selling a product, the sessions for the so-called "clearing" of "engrams" that are recorded in your head. Without these sessions, you cannot attain salvation, and the world will perish in a horrible catastrophe.

Reporter: Meanwhile, the number of Hubbard's followers is growing worldwide, but so is the number of people who suffer because of his teachings. Victims speak of persons being literally turned into zombies. An Almaty woman, Nataliya, tried to pull her son out of this pseudo-church, but she was physically attacked.

Nataliya, Mother of a member of the Church of Scientology: Two girls accompanied my son and brought him before me. My very own son didn't recognize me. I was shocked. He had glassy eyes. I was so upset that I sprang forward and slapped him in the face. That's when it started. There were five men in the room. They all rushed at me, one kicked me, one pulled my hair, ...

Reporter: The Scientologists categorically disagree with the state agency's decision and insist that they must be allowed to continue their so-called missionary work.

Anastasia Minaeva, Director of Official Affairs, Church of Scientology of Almaty: We have no intention to close. We intend to continue our activity as a religious association. There are people who practice Scientology, many of them. By all means, they want to continue to practice Scientology together.

Reporter: But even after being denied re-registration, Scientologists still have a way to fully legally continue to operate in Kazakhstan, for example, by calling themselves a social organization instead of a religious one. The church already has many entities with this status in various regions.

When re-registration ended, the number of religious institutions in Kazakhstan had dropped by a third. The procedure applied to both traditional religious groups and non-traditional ones. Those that are funded from outside the country will now be especially carefully monitored and required to report all foreign income to taxation authorities.

Yevgeniya Bodrova, Mikhail Korchevsky, Nurbolat Kulmanov, Capital Bureau,KTK

Church of Scientology fails to obtain registration in Kazakhstan (2/2)
(in Russian with English subtitles)

Almaty TV news report, November 15, 2012 (in Russian)

Transcript of the video subtitles:

Reporter (Meruert Shakenova): In Almaty, two organizations of Scientologists have both failed to obtain registration. Specialists from the Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs spoke about this today. An analysis of organizational documents was conducted by independent experts on religion.

Marat Azilkhanov, Deputy chairman, Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs: The religious experts who conducted the analysis concluded that this organization is not religious. It is a purely commercial organization.

Reporter: The second forum of religious scholars was held today, and the first results of the countrywide re-registration process were made public. At the beginning of 2011, Kazakhstan had 4,500 religious associations, but after the re-registration process ended on October 25, 2012, the number was down to 3,000.

Kairat Lama Sharif, Chairman, Kazakhstan Agency for Religious Affairs: On the basis of the experts' work, a new classification of religious associations has been put forward. Whereas there previously were 46 religious denominations in Kazakhstan, there are now 17.

Reporter: Agency officials say that, since the end of the re-registration process, there have not been any complaints from religious associations. On the contrary, all of the major denominations in Kazakhstan have expressed support for the reform.

Bishop Gennady, Chancellor, Orthodox Church of Kazakhstan: It is a requirement of society to maintain order and to protect our citizens, especially our youth and our children, against unscrupulous preachers of extremism or even terrorism in the guise of religion.

Reporter: But to make sure that the words "religion" and "extremism" never again appear together, much more work remains to be done. The participants at the forum talked about this. Former member of parliament Murat Abenov, the newly appointed Vice Minister of Education, proposed a gradual retraining for educators who teach about religion, with a mandatory certification procedure.
The speeches given by the experts indicate that schools and colleges will, in the near future, introduce a new religious studies course that is compulsory, not optional, as it was before. Issues related to the Internet were also discussed.

Zarema Shaukenova, Director, Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies: The practice of closing terrorist websites in Kazakhstan as an emergency measure overlooks the need for alternative websites that deal with social issues and are tailored for target groups of active Internet users, from teenagers to senior citizens.

Reporter: Financial transparency did not go unmentioned either. All religious organizations in Kazakhstan are required to report money received from outside the country, as was announced by Kairat Lama Sharif. Special attention will be given to this issue in the near future.

Meruert Shakenova, Baurzhan Kazhakanov, Telekanal Almaty, Astana


The Fiction in the Yellow Tent

Scientology Study Tech in Botswana Schools:

September 30th marks the 40th anniversary of Independence for the people of Botswana. But thousands of Botswanans will attest that their freedom really began when they walked into the bright yellow tent of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers African Goodwill Tour.

For the past year a team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers has been traveling to towns and cities in

Botswana, providing courses, workshops and one-on-one help to the people of this southern Africa country.

Having won its independence from the United Kingdom in 1996, Botswana is known as one of the most peaceful and prosperous countries in Africa. But with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in the world, life expectancy is 34 years — one of the lowest on Earth. And although its literacy rate is high compared to other African nations with 80% of its adult population able to read and write, the quality of education is not adequate to compete in a technological world.

The African Goodwill Tour is currently in south eastern Botswana, where local residents have trained in the technology contained in the Scientology Handbook, and have set up their own local Scientology Volunteer Ministers groups in the city of Gaborone and village of Mochudi.

A Volunteer Minister who has been trained by the Goodwill Tour recently delivered two study workshops in schools in the village of Mochudi. The workshops were very successful, with students now eager to learn things they could not grasp before. One of the teachers has now enrolled on the Study Course at the Volunteer Ministers center.

Third World Orphans and Scientology.

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