Saturday, July 16, 2005

Hubbard expose

Michael Crowley takes on the reality of Hubbard in this piece on Slate.

Hubbard always imagined himself a great man of history. "All men are your slaves," he once wrote in a diary entry unearthed during a 1984 lawsuit. He reportedly once claimed to have written a manuscript that contained such brutal truths that anyone who read it went insane or committed suicide. He fancied himself a nuclear physicist, never mind his lack of training, and posited that fallout from Cold War nuclear tests were interfering with Scientology therapies. (Hubbard even wrote a book titled All About Radiation—a swell read, according to one reviewer on Amazon who says, "I understand radiation better and feel like I could survive an atomic explosion somewhere on the planet, if it wasn't, of course, really close to me.") He reportedly constructed the myth that he was a World War II combat hero, when in fact the Navy reprimanded him after a San Diego-based ship he commanded shelled some nearby Mexican islands for target practice.


Delusions of grandeur, delusions of being an expert on everything. There is nothing that is not understood (and completely) by L. Ron Hubbard. He knows everything.

"All men are your slaves."

Nice.

How can Scientologists not be aware of this stuff, or just brush it all off as lies perpetrated by people who hated him?

2 Comments:

Blogger Thetan Lover said...

Because they'ved had their brains sucked out of their heads by the e-meter, which were then tossed into volcanoes in an elaborate sacrifice to galactic ruler Xenu.

I can't even *type* it with a straight face.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Xenuphobe said...

Ohhhhhh. Okay. I get it now.

gadoinks!!

2:12 PM  

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