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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Hoyos)
Subject: What's Scientology Up To?
Date: 10 Oct 1995 10:09:37 -0600
Organization: Nyx, Public Access Unix @ U. of Denver Math/CS dept.
Summary: Scientology's Plans for Germany
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I'm just reposting this excellent article written by ROBERT VAUGH YOUNG
on what Scientology is doing in Germany.
> The following is a translation of Robert Vaughn Young's
> article in Der Spiegel, the German weekly newsmagazine.
> This was a quick translation of RVY's article. There was a
> brief introductory article written by Der Spiegel explaining
> about Scientology's latest campaign against the German Government.
> > Das Reich des Boesen
> The Evil Reich
> > Robert Vaughn Young |ber Scientologys Kampf gegen Deutschland
> Robert Vaughn Young on Scientology's fight against Germany
> Six months ago I was invited to Hamburg in order to explain
> Scientology to government officials because I have spent almost
> 21 years in the cult, primarily as a simple worker and
> later as a member of the leadership. I know the secret
> language of the cult, its internal structure, its greed, it's
> strengths and weakness. I know of the punishment camps, the
> beatings, of dubious sources of money and mysterious deaths.
> Above all, though, I know why the cult has waged such a violent battle
> with Germany.
> For most people, Scientology's attacks against the Germans
> began in September of last year, when the cult began
> placing nearly every week full-page advertisements in the New
> York Times and the Washington Post libeling the Federal Republic of
> Germany as a neo-Nazi state. For example, the ads showed large
> photos of Nazi events like the book burning or Jewish
> extermination. In the text, the cult compared its German
> members to Jews under Hitler. Other ads showed young Germans
> with their Hands raised in the Hitler-greeting and chanting
> slogans against foreigners and Jews.
> The ads and also broschures give the impression that Germany
> stands on the edge of another Holocaust - only that
> Scientologists - like the Jews under Hitler - are portrayed as
> the victims. Readers were called upon to protest to Government
> authorities against "the Hatred in Germany"
> The media have reported for several months about the campaign,
> noting that Scientology's marketing methods and its invasion
> into the German real estate markets should be seen as the
> background to the campaign. This is not true. It goes much
> deeper. I know, because I was there when it began.
> Germany is one of the most important goals of a program
> developed by Scientology-Founder L.Ron Hubbard in 1973. He
> assigned it the name "Snow White". Only a handful of selected
> people got a glance at the scope and the goals of this
> program because Hubbard feared damaging the image of
> >From outside the cult must seem like a benevolent, but
> misunderstood movement. Its stated goal: "A civilization
> without mental illness, without criminals and without war.S
> Behind this (stated goal), is hidden the cult's true face. The
> organization is a totalitarian system that knows only one
> goal: Control over the planet. Only Hubbard's ideas are true,
> all others are forbidden. Every criticism is stamped as
> "criminal," Critics are declared as "fair game."
> Members of the leadership- the so-called Sea Organization - end
> up in the punishment camp for only the smallest transgression.
> I experienced this special treatment myself: 1987, in a
> power-struggle over the succession to l.Ron Hubbard, which
> David Miscavige, the current leader of the Organization,
> finally won, I ended up on the losing side and was detailed to
> a work-camp.
> I spent 14 months in the cult's Gulag, not far from Los
> Angeles. For 12 hours a day in a black uniform, I was required to do
> strenous earth-moving, build houses, dig wells. Finally, at 6 o'clock
> we were required to study Hubbard's texts for 5 hours.
> Twice I tried to flee, twice they brought me back and I went
> with them, because I was convinced, I was doing something
> wrong, convinced, that I needed help.
> The fear of camp-occupants was great, they feared they would be
> labeled "Free Game", "Suppressives," as Hubbard named them.
> His directive for such outlaws: "Every Scientologist can
> deprive them of their property, can use any means to hurt them,
> without consequence. He can trick them, lie to them, libel
> them and destroy them.' (I forget the right wording of that
> directive, but this is a rough translation).
> I've experienced what Hubbard's directive means myself. During my secret
> mission in Hamburg, selected Journalists already had a dossier
> in which Scientology defamed me as a liar and a sexual pervert.
> The story of Scientology began in 1950 with the publication of Hubbard's
> book, _Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health_. Until that point,
> Hubbard was known only as the author of science-fiction stories. Dianetics
> was intended as therapy of awareness. The idea was, that every person has a
> "reactive mind," not unlike Freud's subconscious. Unnoticed, it records
> painful experiences ("engrams"), which unconsciously determine our fears
> and our behavior and which can trigger every known sickness, including
> This "reactive mind" can only reached by Hubbard through a
> special therapy, in which the patient generally in so-called Auditing
> lies on a couch with closed eyes and recalls the "engrams" so that the
> problem can be treated.
> Criticism of the experts was bad: Physics-Nobel Prize Winner
> Isidor Isaac Rabi had something to say about Dianetics: It includes "more
> promises and less evidence per page than any other publication since the
> founding of book publishing."
> Hubbard's Dianetics Societies became involved in lawsuits. He needed a
> new organizational form and so, in 1954, Scientology was founded-
> Scientology, the Religion.
> Every member who came in contact with journalists or government leaders
> was drummed to present Scientology as a religious movement. Only in such
> a way could Hubbard's firm build a new image and be freed in many
> countries of taxes.
> At the time workers were taught to form groups that did not belong to the
> Church of Scientology, in order to secretly infiltrate schools, companies
> and governments.
> In 1971 I joined the Cult Secret Service, the Guardians Office,
> in the San Francisco Branch. At that time the Office had above all four
> projects: The cult's secret service took care of dossiers on members and
> critics and assembled information through its own spy-net. The law
> division handled suits and legal hearings; the Finance Division
> administered the cult's income, and the Public Relations Division, in
> which I worked, worked on PR. We concerned ourselves with the
> media and government authorities primarly to gain tax-free-status.
> My work was successful enough so that in 1973 I was promoted to the U.S.
> headquarters of the G.O. in Los Angeles. Hubbard had just then
> completed writing his Operation Snow White which would set us on the collision
> course with Germany.
> Hubbard believed himself to be hunted by Communists, Psychiatrists and
> government officials. He was openly under the delusion that
> Psychiatrists and Psychologists wanted to murder him because he had exposed
> their profession as a scam. Finally he arrived at the idea, that the
> core of the anti-Hubbard-Conspiracy was located in Germany, it was the root of
> National Socialism and had brought Hitler to power.
> Hitler became a German-Hater. Psychology, he claimed, traced back to
> "Professor Wundt, who in 1879 was pressed by Bismarck to develop a
> philosophy, which could persuade Soldiers to kill people."
> "Therefore," said Hubbard, "we can define modern Psychology as a German
> military system that was used to program people for war." Later Hitler had
> not staged the extermination of the Jews, but rather a secret group of German
> Psychiatrists had. "They built the death camps, and they, not Hitler,
> ordered the extermination of the Jews."
> This conspiracy of psychiatrists survived the Second World War. A small
> clique of psychiatrists and old-Nazis now control the world drug market; all
> pharmaceutical firms of the world are either "German or allied with
> Germany," said Hubbard. These groups have strong influence on the
> international financial system. Hubbard said : "Germany today owns the
> largest part of the world's gold reserves or at least a lot of it."
> With Hubbard's wife at the helm, the U.S. Guardian's Office began to collect
> more and more infromation against Germans. Soon Hubbard had enough
> material for a further crazy theory: The organized German Nazi-Conspiracy
> used the information resources of Interpol to fight Scientology
> I discovered unknown material on the history of Interpol, in the form of
> both documents and photos, on how the international police organization
> was in fact dominated by SS-Leaders like Reinhard Heydrich and Ernst
> Kaltenbrunner and was used for the persecution of Jews and political
> opponents. Interpol Head Paul Dickopf, who held office until 1972, was
> himself in the SS I had discovered.
> Hubbard ordered that the conspiracy against him be destroyed worldwide.
> The Operation was given the name "Snow White"
> "Snow White" contained terms out of the fairy tale as names for the
> countries in which Scientology was active. Deutschland, the evil Reich, took
> the name of the grim dwarf Grumpy out of the Walt-Disney-Production of
> Snow White. Other coutnries included in the Nazi-Conspiracy
> were Sneezy (Holland), Doc (Sweden) or Happy (Denmark). The U.S. Section
> of Scientology was named Hunter.
> I was appointed U.S. Head of the Propaganda Division of the Snow White
> Operation through which I had access to all the important
> papers of the campaign.
> In Germany, the Austrian Kurt Weiland took over this job. His job was
> according to the secret plan, firstly to obtain the basis over
> all current court trials in which Scientology was involved. Then he was
> supposed to obtain "police and interpol files," to support Operation
> Snow White.
> Weiland's Office was supposed to search out for the source of all attacks on
> Hubbard. At the same time it was supposed damage Interpol through law
> suits and scandals and to find areas of attack for our Legal and PR Divisions.
> The Legal Division was supposed make an effort to file one suit after another
> in order to obtain the files of Scientology opponents, which could then go
> into the G.O.
> In the U.S. the Operation went well. I succeeded in appearing before the
> Congressional Sub-Committee to reveal Interpol's Nazi-Past. I appeared on
> nationwide television shows and on the Radio and our Interpol story was
> received around the world.
> Only in Germany did the Snow White Operation function not according to
> plans. No one was particularly interested in our Nazi-Story. On the 17th of
> January I was sent to Munich, Bonn and Wiesbaden, disguised as a member
> of an Organization which we named the "National Committee for Legal
> Reform? and Social Justice
> Weiland and I attempted anew in this way to spread the Snow White
> campaign in the German media. We spoken with many journalists,
> some from Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Sueddeutsche Zeitung,
> and gave them material on the Nazi involvment in the police and in
> All without success. No reporter was interested, hardly any trusted Weiland
> or me.
> Several months later, in July 1977, the FBI got onto us in the
> U.S. Several workers in the Guardians Office had gotten ahold of Scientology
> documents from government offices.
> Dozens of FBI Agents searched through the Cult's Offices in Los Angeles and
> Washington. There they came upon part of Operation Snow White. 11 high
> ranking colleagues of Hubbards, among them his wife Mary sue, went to jail.
> With that our mission was damaged. The new strategy therefore said: What
> has happened, is in the past. Scientology is reformed, the criminals are
> behind bars. Snow White went into the safe, but not in the shredder.
> The business went on: Private Businesses under the roof of WISE included
> Real Estate companies, business consultants, software distributers fell into
> the war chest of the International Association of Scientologists.
> Germany, Hubbard's Number 1 Enemy, of all things, took on, after his death
> in 1986, a new, more important role by the fall of the Berlin Wall.
> In Eastern Europe a new, until then closed, Market for the cult opened up
> and Germany lay immediately at the door. It was supposed to be the launching
> point, for the conquest of the East.
> Success was enormous. Alone in Russia in total three missions and
> churches as well as four WISE-subsidiaries served. Further centers were
> founded in Bulgarian, Romania, Poland, Hungaria and the Czech Republic,
> where the cult had attempted to recommend its Dianetics Course to
> a grade school.
> If Scientology, however, was in the long run categorized not as a Religion
> but as a profit-oriented company, these neighboring countries in the East
> could be strongly inflenced because they had until this time barely any
> experiences with cults and they looked to Germany for answers to many
> questions. Therefore Germany is now even more important for
> Scientology's World Domination plan. Snow White had to be re-instituted.
> The times in united Germany appear to confirm the theory of Snow White.
> There are Neo-Nazis, attacks on Turks and Asylum Seekers and also attacks
> by the German Federal Government and the Laender Governments against
> cults, Rent-protests against Real Estate Speculators of Scientology or the
> prohibition against work issued by Federal Labor Minister Norbert
> Bluem against several Cult members.
> Bluem and his psychiatric assistants, allegedly search, so says the newest
> propaganda, for the Solution of the Cult Questoin. Even worse, the war in
> Bosnia itself with its horrors has been ignited by "criminal psychiatrists."
> Snow White contains the recipe for opposing the States and the Governtment,
> which Scientology has carried on forcefully. "Represent them as villains,
> which one can't trust." And so it is happening. "Norbert Bluem
> and his Government have planned," says the cult, "to make Scientologists
> and other minorities in Germany into a second class." Bluem's true face:
> "An arsonist in a firefighter's uniform."
> At Hamburg Airport I was picked up in February of this year by Ursula
> Caberta, the Scientology representative of the Hamburg Senate, under strict
> security measures. Three policemen were assigned to my protection.
> Almost daily I met with high ranking officials from Hamburg and other
> cities, and with the head of the Hamburg Constitutional Protection group,
> Ernst Uhrlau, with the Stateprosecutor and officials from various Ministries
> and State Criminal Buros. For hours I answered questions and explained
> Scientology Documents.
> In order to be able to effectively fight Scientology, I have for you the
> following tips:
> Structurally, the organization is not what it seems. No one should be taken
> in by their tricks. The worldwide center of the institution in Los Angeles is
> not the true center of power. Power is centered much more in a former hotel
> in the small city of Hemet, a good hundred kilometers east from Los
> Angeles. Those who have anything to do with the organization, should
> therefore work with someone who knows the true structure and
> Scientology is an organization in which the means serve the ends. It's goal is
> the complete control of the press, companies, and governments.
> Government officials and judges should be particularly cautious, because
> they are the stated object of lawsuits and slander.
> It is impossible to ban or monitor Scientology. This was attempted in
> Australia in the 1960s. The organization simply changed its names and
> continued on.
> Scientology should be classified as a service company and should
> be taxed.
> Scientology should be required to account for members who have possibly
> disappeared in the cult's United States prison camps, like the former
> Hamburg Scientology leader Wiebke Hansen, whose location even
> today is unknown. German embassy and consulate officials should
> inquire about her to ensure that she is not in danger.
> Private firms, above all real estate firms, which operate under
> Scientology's seal should be required to disclose how much money they
> give to Scientology.
> Moreover, they should be required to make known to all customers
> their ties to Scientology. Before this, Scientology must be
> stripped of its status as a religion by court ruling.
> Since my visit to Hamburg 6 months ago the Organisation has opened up
> another front. They are attempting to fight Germany not only internally.
> Pressure, according to their plan, must come from the entire world.
> The propaganda magazine Freedom is already translated into several
> languages. An American translation issued a few weeks ago has as its
> goal to win adherants and people with money for the attacks against Germany.
> In the middle of July more than a thousand cult members met at
> a celebration in Pasadena at Los Angeles. The Motto of the
> evening: "Clear the earth of Psychiatry."
> To the "rousing applause of the crowd," remembers one participant,
> Scientology reported on the latest attacks against the psychitratric
> conspiracy, distributed the American version of Freedom
> and the group swore itself to a new, old Hubbard tactic: Finding
> the victims of psychiatry. Help them to sue psychiatrists. Sue also
> universities and schools which have educated and continue to
> educate psychatrists.
> Nearby members circulated their collection plates - in the end,
> Scientology needs money for its international fight for surival.
> One can only imagine how much money, should the campaign against
> Germany continue forward. As Thomas G.Whittle - the editor in charge of
> Freedom - writes: "Germany is far more than a German problem.
> It is a problem for the world."
> Spiegel, 39th week of 1995 - Reproduction only with the
> permission of Spiegel-Publishing