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Brian Ambry

Principal researcher for Bent Corydon's book "L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman" [ref] (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Operation Clambake)
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Brian Ambry (2001): "Brainwashing Manual Parallels in Scientology" (PDF, 715KiB)

A review of the out-of-print Textbook on Psychopolitics, a.k.a. the Brainwashing Manual, reveals dozens of key parallels with contemporary Scientology.

The Brainwashing Manual defines “Psychopolitics” as:

“The art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations through ‘mental healing.’”

Questions arise: Why, if Scientology has as its primary objective the mental health, enlightenment and freedom of others, does it seek to covertly impose the ideas and methods of the Brainwashing Manual upon them? When L. Ron Hubbard distributed copies of the Brainwashing Manual in 1955, did he inadvertently reveal the basic guidelines for what would later become Scientology in its completed form?

(Much of the material quoted herein became available for public scrutiny as a result of Federal Criminal Court case no. 78-401, Washington, DC. This includes material from L. Ron Hubbard’s confidential covert Intelligence and Propaganda course, the Information Full Hat, which, as an item of evidence, is listed as exhibit 236.)

Hopefully those who have been touched by Scientology will find this information helpful. [...]

Brian Ambry (1999): "Sly and Tall Edgy Lurks" (PDF)

[...] Other confidential course packs include policy and tech from L. Ron Hubbard on such subjects as lying, harassment, “legal harassment” via frivolous lawsuits, propaganda, covert data collection, and covert “dirty tricks” operations.

According to Hubbard, “Essentially, a covert operation is intended to embarrass, discredit or overthrow or remove an actual or possible opponent. It’s a small war being carried out without its true source being revealed.” Documents in this area include Hubbard’s voluminous Information (Intelligence) Full Hat, and his Branch One (Intel) Hatting (job training) Letters.

These and other Intelligence tech materials became public in 1980 as a result of Criminal Court case No. 78-401, United States District Court, Washington, DC. [...]