Max Hauri is the head of the only reportedly growing independent scientology operation in the world. It goes by the name of Ron’s Org. That apparently stands for ‘L. Ron Hubbard’s organization.’
Max recently sent out via mass e-mail one of his secrets taken from Ron himself on how he manages to keep the faithful on board. Here is the piece he e-mailed in full:
“No, a Scientologist—an auditor can pay the debt. A Clear can never pay the debt. A person who is just Clear and can t audit could never pay the debt.”
A Scientologist can pay a Scientologist: he can co-audit with him. Sometimes Scientologists get known for paying their debts. And they owe every tradesman everyplace and they owe bills all over the place, and every finance company is ringing them up on the phone, but they are known amongst Scientologists for paying their debts. When you audit them, they give you some auditing in return. You get the idea? That’s the idea of a Scientologist’s debt. And nobody gets in trouble faster than somebody who has received fifteen hours of auditing and now it’s your turn and he never turns up for the appointment or he never makes it possible. People aren’t quite aware of why they start curling a lip at this auditor, you know, and saying, “Well, he should have some more training, really, you know. He needs to be shoved back into it again.” No, a Scientologist—an auditor can pay the debt. A Clear can never pay the debt. A person who is just Clear and can’t audit could never pay the debt.
Now, because he is sensible of being somewhat overwhelmed by the auditor, in terms of having more done for him than he could ever do back, his mood could vary. And it’s only fair that a Clear would be permitted to pay it back, one way or the other, on the auditor’s terms. So whatever he paid you in cash—which didn’t pay for it—you can always ask him, “Well, now you owe me a favor.” You know, something on this order and just let it stand. Or he can pay you back. He can go out and make the society more decent to live in.
That’s a sensible way of that. But he’d have to become an auditor to do it. You get the idea?
Now, it’s true that individuals who engage in the marts of trade, in better condition, people who are handling political spheres of one kind of another have their uses. And in such a case where somebody is in such an area, you can ask to be paid back, not a favor in that area, which is a finite favor of, “Get this piece of paper stamped for me,” or something like that, but it’d have to be a fairly large favor, or this fellow ever afterwards is enslaved to some degree.
And if you ever audited somebody like a prime minister or president, or something like that, why, people over at the Treasury keep trying to write you out checks for astronomical sums that couldn’t be added up down at the Greenwich Observatory, so forth, say, “Well, what are you trying to do, pay for the auditing? Ho-ho. Boy, aren’t you ambitious! Oh, well, send it down to my bank manager. He’ll know what to do with it, I suppose. Now we’ll talk about paying for the auditing. You owe me a favor.” And it’d be a favor something like, well, govern the empire well, or something like that. See, it’d have to be in those terms of human relationships. And that’s about the only way a fellow could get paid.
L. RON HUBBARD, Founder
5th London ACC: The Skill of an Auditor, Part I, 11 November 1958
I noted in a post last year how L. Ron Hubbard corrupted the Rogerian client-centered therapy he borrowed from without credit. The first corruption was the requirement that the client had to be a member in order to gain from the experience (see On Becoming A Person). With membership comes a lot of control mechanisms that are antithetical to the self-actualization scientology sells the promise of attaining. (see Identification and Membership). Something that I never explained about these corruptions is explained very eloquently by Hubbard himself in the passage above. That is with membership – even after paying exorbitant fees for scientology counseling – comes a continuing obligation. Or as Hubbard more bluntly puts it ‘a debt’.
I have written before on how the church of scientology uses those created debts by application of dozens more Hubbard policies on how to dominate society and shudder into silence and weakness those who scientology has abused and who then complain. Office of Special Affairs (OSA, Church of Scientology International’s – CSI’s – intelligence, dirty tricks and propaganda agency) has maintained, expanded and used a massive data base called the ‘power comm lines data base.’ It is continuously fed information culled from ethics files, auditing files, and various reports on communication lines scientology discovers its members maintain. So when trouble brews in an area for scientology, the data base is consulted and the scientologist who the data base denotes as knowing people who might be influential in the matter are deployed to ‘repay the debt’ Ron refers to in the reference above. And the scientologist invariably does whatever favor is asked, for not to would be to subject oneself to what Ron describes as “or this fellow ever afterwards is enslaved to some degree.”
With scientology’s dwindling membership, and growing reserves, a lot of this type of activity is more directly simply paid for. See for example Corporate Scientology Mercenary, Scientology Inc.’s Lobbying Machine, , Scientology Inc’s Secular Invasion of Washington D.C., David Miscavige The Cheater, Monique Rathbun vs David Miscavige By the Numbers. But, the scientologists’ communication lines are still constantly being combed and utilized. The smiley, laser-intentioned scientology celebrities are some of the most chronic and blatant – and destructive of justice and social order – offending operatives.
I am not suggesting that Max and Ron’s Org are going to these lengths. But, certainly Max and Ron’s Org are running a cult that impresses upon its members a firm belief that they are forever in Ron’s (via Ron’s Org’s) debt. The moment a continuing debt is entered into the psychotherapy equation, it leaves the realm of therapy and enters the zone of mind control. Nonetheless, I thank Max for passing along his secrets of success from Ron Hubbard. It has opened my eyes to the fact that apparently scientology can only survive when it creates members who believe they are forever in debt – and thus become never-ending sources of income and deployable agents against societal interests as they might impact scientology.