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WHO WAS L. RON
U.S. Judge found Hubbard lied about achievements
Boston Herald/March 1, 1998
By Joseph Mallia
The Church of Scientology's late founder, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard,
left behind a $ 640 million fortune, and an estimated 25 million words
in books and lectures that form the spiritual core of his controversial
religion.But some of those words are a legacy of exaggerations,
half-truths and outright lies, according to Hubbard's son, court
records and critics.
"The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and this
bizarre combination seems to be reflective of its founder LRH," wrote
California Superior Court Judge Paul Breckenridge during a top
Scientology defector's court suit against the church.
"The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar
when it comes to his history, background and achievements," said
Breckenridge, who ruled for defector Gerry Armstrong in the 1984 case.
Some claims by L. Ron Hubbard are hard to refute, like his ideas about
past lives. He said he was the reincarnation of Buddha, and of British
adventurer Cecil Rhodes, the founder of the former Rhodesia.Other
assertions are transparent. Hubbard - who died in 1986 - claimed to be
a nuclear physicist who traveled into outer space without his body to
explore the Earth's Van Allen radiation belt. But his two-year stay at
George Washington University in 1931-32 shows that he flunked his only
course in nuclear physics.
One of Hubbard's key declarations - that by
mental powers alone he healed combat wounds he received as a World War
II Navy hero - formed the basis of Scientology in the 1950s.
While recovering from war injuries, he
"developed techniques which made possible not only his own recovery
from injury, but helped other servicemen to regain their health," the
Church of Scientology claims in a 1992 edition of Hubbard's book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental
As a Navy lieutenant, Hubbard commanded
at least three ships during the war, including one in the Atlantic - a
converted fishing boat, the YP-422, refitted during several months in
1942-43 at the Boston Navy Yard, Navy records show.
In early Scientology biographies
it was claimed that Hubbard fought German submarines in the Atlantic.
And as recently as January, the Church of Scientology's official
Internet site said Hubbard "saw action" in the North Atlantic during
But, in an interview with the Herald, a sailor who served on Hubbard's
ship contradicted that claim.
"The YP-422 never saw combat," said former Navy fireman Eugene LaMere,
78, an upstate New York native who now lives in Maryland.
The YP-422 was refitted as a freighter armed with only a 3-inch gun and
two .30-caliber machine guns, said LaMere, the first former crewman
with direct knowledge of the ship's activities to publicly dispute
Hubbard's claim to have seen combat as commander of the YP-422.
And Hubbard's claim of combat, or
war wounds, is definitively ruled out by Navy records, according to
published reports in Time and Forbes magazines, the Los Angeles Times,
the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, and books by critics and defectors Jon
Atack, Russell Miller and Bent Corydon.
Hubbard was relieved of his command of
the YP-422 soon after it set out from the Neponset River on a 27-hour
shakedown voyage in September 1942, the reports say.
"Lt. L.R. Hubbard . . . is not
temperamentally fitted for independent command. It is therefore
urgently requested that he be detached," the commandant of the Boston
Navy Yard wrote in October 1942 to the vice chief of naval operations,
the reports said.
According to a court affidavit written by his son, L. Ron Hubbard Jr.,
the elder Hubbard was "relieved of (military) duty on several
occasions," including once in the Pacific in 1944 when he "apparently
concealed a gasoline bomb on board the USS Algol in order to avoid
The affidavit - obtained by the Herald - is on file in U.S. District
Court in Boston in connection with a 1991 suit filed by Scientology
against the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI's Boston office. The
church had sued under the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to
And there were other incidents that marred Hubbard's Navy career. He
once ordered a depth-charge "battle" against nonexistent Japanese
submarines off the Oregon coast, and he illegally fired on Mexican
territory, according to published reports.
An admiral wrote in 1943 that Hubbard was "lacking in the essential
qualities of judgment, leadership and cooperation," and the U.S. naval
attache to Australia wrote in 1942, "He is garrulous and tries to give
impressions of his importance," the reports said.
The court affidavit by Hubbard's son also describes some of his
father's postwar activities. Hubbard practiced Satanic sexual rituals
in the late 1940s in southern California, and suffered from paranoid
schizophrenia, the son said.
"Drug addiction, venereal disease and impotency, wife beating, bizarre
'black magic' occult practices, forgery, writing bad checks, and
miscellaneous fraudulent activities including bigamy" preoccupied
Hubbard after his Navy discharge, said Hubbard's oldest child - by the
first of Hubbard's three wives - who was trying to gain control of his
During the late 1940s, while Hubbard struggled to make a living as a
writer, he told a group of science fiction writers of his plans to get
rich, Pennsylvania writer Lloyd Eshbach wrote in his book "Over My
"I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is," Hubbard said
in 1948, according to Eshbach.
Born in Nebraska in 1911 to a career Navy officer, Hubbard was
described by friends as quick-witted, with great personal charisma and
a gift for writing pulp science fiction.
He had a lifelong affinity for the nautical life and within Scientology
he created his own paramilitary version of the Navy, wearing a white
uniform with ribbons and gold braid, and appointing himself commodore
over thousands of devotees.
By the summer of 1962, Hubbard felt confident enough to urgently
request a meeting with President Kennedy, to discuss "his study known
as 'Scientology' which he feels vital in space race," according to a
White House memo on file at the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester.
"Such an office as yours receives a flood of letters from fakes,
crackpots and would-be wonderworkers. This is not such a letter,"
Hubbard wrote to Kennedy. He offered to counsel U.S. astronauts for $
25 an hour, saying he could increase their IQs and stamina.
Hubbard did not get the warm welcome he hoped for from Kennedy.
Apparently believing that Hubbard might pose a security threat to the
president, a White House aide wrote a January 1963 memo saying, "Final
disposition: respectfully referred to the protective research section"
of the U.S. Secret Service, said Maura Porter a Kennedy Library staff
Kennedy later sent an indirect answer, Hubbard believed, when the Food
and Drug Administration raided the Church of Scientology in Washington,
D.C., and seized all its "E-Meters" - a device like a lie detector used
by church counselors.
IS SCIENTOLOGY A RELIGION?
Not according to ex-members! ( this article was copied from
Having watched with mine own eyes in 1969 as "PRE-CLEAR FOLDER ADMIN"
turned into "CONFESSIONAL FORMULARY", we were asked to wear white
"collars" and watched as a cross was dragged into the building through
the front door... WHILE ALL THE STAFF WATCHED AND KNEW IT WAS MERELY A
"JOKE" AT THE TIME TO FOOL THE US GOVERNMENT which I later, much later
learned was IN THIS CASE:
"An individual processed with the aid of the E-meter was said to reach
the intended goal of "clear" and was led to believe there was reliable
scientific proof that once cleared many, indeed most illnesses would
automatically be cured. Auditing was guaranteed to be successful. All
this was and is false -- in short, a fraud. " Federal District Judge
Gesell 333 F. Supp. 357; 1971 U.S. Dist. I was there, so was Joe
Harrington, so was Gordon Bell, so was Alan Walters...
"I attest this to be exactly the truth." says Roger Gonnet -
Ex-director of Scientology in Paris We joined an "applied philosophy"
based upon "scientific" principles. (sure ...)
Claiming Scientology is a religion WAS and IS a LIE!
The Religious Cloaking described above was invoked by a Hubbard
Communications Office Policy Letter, issued 12 February 1969 , on page
119 of the 1969 version of Volume 6 of the Hubbard Organization
"All Orgs are now Churches" and "Stationary is to reflect fact than
orgs are churches" and "All public literature must state that Scn is
religious" It also states "This may or may not be publicly acceptable.
This is NOT the point. It is a requisite defense."
"I trained Scientology Public Relations [staff] .... how to [ make
scientology] appear to be a religion." said Ex-Scientology Executive
Robert Vaughn Young in November-December 1993 Issue of Quill Magazine
Scientology from the Inside Out,
"To me the 'Church' was a joke! For me it was never a 'Church.'" John
McMaster ("Clear #1) in "Whatever Happened to Number One?" by Tom Joyce
in The Saxon-Hamilton Journal, September 1985, page 26
"The preponderance of the evidence indicates that
the religion claim is merely a tax-evasion ruse and a fig leaf for a
hugely profitable enterprise, where the logic of profitability and
profit-making dictates all actions. Scientology is in reality a holding
company, a business empire earning profits from a variety of
subsidiaries. It is guided by considerations of economic consequences
and benefits, a strict business strategy."
Marbourg Journal of Religion
Scientology: Religion or racket?
University of Haifa
Haifa 31905 ISRAEL
From, "Scientology Religion or Racket?"
" The Church of Scientology is a rich and vengeful religious
cult, or as one critic puts it, 'a cross between the Moonies and the
Son Of Scientology
This story was first printed in the The News-Herald
He's the son of the founder of the controversial church he now calls a
dangerous cult. For a look inside Scientology see the story below. July
7 - July 13, 1982 by Dennis Wheeler He's been called the Son of
Scientology His name has been changed from L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., to Ron
deWolf, and he's the firstborn son of the former science fiction writer
who founded the Church of Scientology.
It's been 23 years since he's seen his father, and he suspects that the
founder of what many people call a destructive cult may, in truth, be
dead. To be perfectly frank, my life's been pretty much of a disaster
and a miserable mess because of Scientology and you can quote me
on that." he told the News-Herald recently in an exclusive interview.
At the age of 48, DeWolf still has the startling red hair that
characterized his father. He lives with his wife and youngest son in
Carson City, Nevada; five other children are grown and live elsewhere.
His version of his father's life, in fact, is radically different from
that painted by the Church. Scientology publications portray the senior
Hubbard as an idealistic young man who traveled the world in search of
truth an explorer, writer, filmmaker, soldier, and humanitarian,
highly educated and eager to eliminate the ills of modern society. But
DeWolfe flatly says: "Better than 90 percent of what my father has
written about himself is untrue." He tells harrowing tales of his own
childhood, recalling how during World War II "my father used to mix
phenobarbital with bubble gum and give it to me and my sister I
remember the darn stuff was very bitter. Then he would tell us stories,
great stories, but I could never remember him finishing a lot of them.
He would feed us bubble gum, and then try to put us in hypnotic trances
in order to create what he called a moonchild. This, says DeWolf,
stemmed from his father's continual interest in black magic and the
DeWolf himself was born prematurely, weighing two pounds, two ounces,
and he now tells people, " I wasn't exactly born, I was aborted. He was
trying to do an abortion bit on me. He had one of those insane things,
especially during the '30s, of trying to invoke the devil for power and
practices. My mother told me about him trying out all kinds of various
incantations, drugs and hypnosis...His initials for it were PDH : pain,
drugs, hypnosis. The use of PDH, coupled with black magic, was an
effective for of brainwashing or mind control. You'll see throughout
early Scientology literature, PDH."
DeWolf also describes his father as a wife-beater. "He used to beat her
up quite often. He had a violent, volcano-type temper, and he smacked
her around quite a bit. I remember in 1946 or 1947 when he was beating
up my mother one night. I had a .22 rifle and I sat on the stairway
with him in my sights, and I almost blew his head off."
Then, in 1950 when DeWolf was 18, the senior Hubbard wrote the
phenomenal best-selling book which gave birth to the Church of
Scientology, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. The Book,
according to its publishers, documented the results of Hubbard's
intensive research on roughly 280 "case histories."
But DeWolf says, "All were subcreated by Dad. None of them were case
histories whatsoever; they were done strictly out of his mind, sitting
at a typewriter in a few weeks times." Nevertheless, soon after the
book's publication, "Dianetics Foundations" were set up in order to
allow people to buy "dianetic auditing," or counseling. DeWolf received
auditing in Seattle, but his father refused to let him tell his
auditors his true identity -- which, DeWolf points out with a laugh,
"makes it rather impossible to receive any auditing if it's being done
under an assumed name and you can't reveal 99 percent of your
past...One day I got tired of it, and told one of the auditors who I
was. You would have thought the poor girl went into cardiac
arrest...That was my first taste of being what later I used to refer
laughingly as "the great red godlet".
Hubbard's relation to his father allowed him to rise rapidly in the
world of Dianetics, and he was one of the original incorporators of the
very first Church of Scientology in New Jersey in 1954. Later he became
the chief instructor of advanced clinical courses both in England and
the United States, delivering many of his lectures, he says, off the
top of his head while stoned on drugs. "Also later on, I became
Executive Secretary, which meant that I was the head of Scientology in
the United States."
DeWolf says he was present at the 1954 convention of Scientologists in
Arizona at which his father fired a pistol into the floor, thus
allegedly demonstrating the process called "R2-45" shooting a
"Supressive Person" in the head. "I thought he was kidding and that it
was a blank, but it wasn't; there was a hole in the floor. It was for
real; he meant it."
During the '50s, DeWolf continues, he conned people out of their money,
used black magic, distributed drugs, and took advantage of the church's
female followers, participating in private orgies with his father and
three or four women. "His theory was that one has to open or crack a
woman's soul in order for the satanic power to pour through it and into
Dewolf said in a recent magazine interview. "It got kind of far out,
culminating in a variety of sex acts. Dad also had an incredibly
violent temper. He was into S&M and would beat his mistresses and
shoot them full of drugs." His father used amphetamines and cocaine,
DeWolf says, plus some hallucinogens. The women serving L. Ron Hubbard,
says his son, "were very good at doing the dirty work, at running money
or drugs back and forth. They were very good in any of the dirty
tricks-department, because they had absolutely totally slavish devotion
to L. Ron Hubbard.
Current members of Scientology may be horrified at these stories of the
early days of their church, especially since the tales are told by the
actual son of the sect's founder. And DeWolf himself admits that the
drug abuse and black magic rites "weren't necessarily in the
Scientology hierarchy, not at the top of the pyramid but more like
side-by-side with it. You could be a Scientology leader and not know
anything about it".
In 1959, DeWolf abruptly left the Church. The defection, he says, was
prompted by his wife Henrietta, whom he'd always shielded from
Scientology. "She's terribly patient and loses her temper maybe once
every five years, and if she ever does, the whole universe shakes."
says DeWolf with a grin. "Anyhow, she just flatly said to me one day,
"Make your choice, me or Scientology," and she really meant it. Perhaps
because of my own childhood, my family was very important to me. So one
weekend I just threw a letter in the mailbox and left, to drive cross
country to Los Angeles. Then on January 3, 1960, my father sent me a
telegram saying that he was going to have me arrested for theft of a
mailing list and money , that he was going to "crush" me, and that I'd
better run and hide or he would "find me and destroy me." Later,
however, father and son were more amiable and exchanged correspondence,
although they never saw each other again.
Life outside Scientology was "terrible" at first says DeWolf: "I didn't
know how to make a living except for being a god." since 1959, though,
he's held a variety of jobs, currently as an apartment manager and
before that in the security division of a casino/hotel. Scientology
officials now sometimes claim that DeWolf denounces his father only to
gain publicity for himself and to promote the book he's writing.
DeWolf, however, claims, that in the past 23 years since leaving the
cult, he received only $6,300 related to Scientology " from both sides
of the fence."
And not all professionals in the "anti-cult" field trust DeWolf,
either, Scientology officials, while reluctant to admit DeWolf's very
existence, when faced with his accusations distribute a transcript of a
videotape which DeWolf made in 1972. On tape, DeWolf says he had no
personal knowledge of any wrong-doing or illegal acts or brutality
against people by members of Scientology, and that he lied in earlier
DeWolf now says the tape was made "under duress...I did a lot of
talking to a lot of people, and nobody believed me. They thought what I
had to say was as far out as Scientology itself. But I can't expose L.
Ron Hubbard without exposing myself. So I had to reach a point where I
was ready, willing, and able to in actual fact let everything hang out.
The whole ball of wax, the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly...It
wasn't really until 1978, in fact, that I got out from under it. I
didn't have all kinds of counselors or "deprogrammers."
The elder Hubbard, according to his son, "had a tremendous amount of
charisma. His ability to sway people was really quite awesome. I saw
people come in there angry as hell at him, and two seconds later they'd
walk away happy you'd wonder what happened. That's one of the
reasons it was very difficult for me, and for many other people, to get
away, to get out from under."
DeWolf's mother, he says, was divorced from his father and died an
alcoholic in 1963, bitterly opposed to her ex-husband and the
organization that he founded. To date, according to DeWolf, Hubbard is
known to have had at least seven children by three wives. His current
wife, Mary Sue, is one of nine top Scientology leaders convicted on
charges of conspiracy, burglary, or theft of secret documents from
federal offices in Washington, D.C. In 1975, DeWolf's half brother
Quentin apparently committed suicide in Las Vegas; he was found in a
car with a hose running into it from the exhaust pipe.
Is the founder of Scientology himself still alive? Probably not, says
Dewolf, "although I haven't seen his body, or been to his funeral."
Hubbard hasn't made any tape recordings to his followers for several
years, and if he is alive, he's hiding, perhaps on a resort ranch in
Southern California. As recently as a year ago DeWolf received a
typewritten correspondence purportedly from Hubbard, but he claims the
style of writing isn't his father's. The last documented time a
non-Scientologist saw Hubbard, according to DeWolf, was in 1980.
Scientology officials say the founder of their church is alive and
well, still engaged in "research," although they claim he gave up his
role in leadership in 1966.
In the Scientology mission in Santa Rosa ( as in most missions) is a
mailbox emblazoned with Hubbard's "Standing Order," which states that
any mail addressed to him will be received by him. And Hubbard's
850-page novel, Battlefield earth, will be released by St. Martin's
Press in October the book tells of interplanetary war and
"intergalactic financial intrigue" between Earth and the "Psychlos."
The future of Scientology? DeWolf believes the entire superstructure is
crumbling under the glare of publicity and incontrovertible, documented
evidence that Hubbard repeatedly has lied about himself thus prompting
even his most devoted followers to wonder if he's lied about other
things as well. "The key to sorting someone's head out about
Scientology is L. Ron Hubbard," says DeWolf, "He is source, cause,
creator, and founder, Lay the true and actual man and his past out and
the construct falls apart. There's no need to argue or even debate."
Infighting in Scientology at the moment is rampant, DeWolf believes.
"Remember this basic thing it's a money-and-power game, period.
It's who's got all the money, who can step on whom to climb up higher,
who can control the most number of people, who's got the best stats,
meaning statistics. It's a mad scramble up the pyramid, and let's see
who we can trample in the climb. "There's a lot of strong-arm stuff
which of course the corporations of Scientology have always disavowed
as being some misguided member doing something on his own initiative,"
DeWolf continues. "Or maybe they are changing. But the only problem is
they've said that before over and over and over again. About once
a year they say that, and we always used to say that very same thing."
Sworn testimony of Ron DeWolf in 1982 Clearwater Commission Hearings,
and Affidavit of Ron DeWolf filed in Flynn Litigation:
"I, Ronald DeWolf, formerly L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., hereby do and state as
follows under the penalties of perjury: 1) I have personal knowledge of
the facts set forth in this affidavit. 2) I am the oldest son of L. Ron
Hubbard, having been born on May 7, 1934 in Encinatas, California.
Excerpt: "I personally know, relied specifically on my father's
represented qualifications and credentials. The stated representations
are all false. He never obtained degrees from those universities, or
ever served in combat. He was relieved of duty three times as being
unfit, and ended up in a psychiatric hospital at the end of the war. He
is a fraud and has always been a fraud. 5) My father's fraudulent
conduct is exemplified in the structure of his corporations including
the Church of Scientology of California. In connection with each and
every corporation which we created under general heading of 'the Church
of Scientology', my father always required all of the Directors and
Officers of all corporations to give him undated signed resignations in
advance which he held. "
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