By Graham Berry more
26 July 2006
Over the past weeks I have had occasion to be very very
impressed by the boxed multi-volume multi-media submissions, of
the Leona Valley and Bouquet Residents, to the Los Angeles Board
of Supervisors; and arguing that the proposed
Leona Valley Narconon facility "will negatively impact the safety and welfare
and property values of neighboring communities."
Some of the information contained in those submissions is
eerily familiar to many who have had to confront the dark side
of Scientology for any length of time. For example:
- [Exhibit D, pp.27-28] the
alleged drug bust frame-up of 'a California Health
Department official... who had produced a highly critical
report,' resembles a similar incident experienced by former
top scientology official Jesse Prince;
- [Exhibit L, pp. 83-84, and Exhibit T, pp. 121-128] the
photographs of private investigators Edwin Richardson and
Talon Executive Services is not news to many who have spoken
out against Scientology and later had these people
"investigating" them in the neighborhoods and workplaces.
Both Talon and Richardson have "noisily" investigated me at
Scientology's behest ("... when we want some-one haunted we
investigate." L. Ron Hubbard);
- [Exhibit L, pp.85-87] the expression of support and
solidarity by L.A.
Sheriff Lee Baca is curious. One of his
own lieutenants has warned me that my life may be in danger
from Church of Scientology paid hit men [and I have received
Secret Service protection in Germany];
- the increased fire risk from so many smoking
scientologists' is truly a very serious and real concern.
Hubbard was a chain smoker and many scientology staffers try
to 'assume his valence' by doing the same thing. Besides,
Hubbard teaches that "the way out is the way through," as
demonstrated by the Hubbard comment that smoking more
cigarettes is the way to cure lung cancer!
- The public health, safety and welfare concerns addressed
in Exhibits O, P and R are also serious issues. The
Purification Rundown can be dangerous enough. But what
about the dangers of the "isolation rundown" if some-one has
a psychotic break, or 'Potential Trouble Source Type III
(PTS-Type III)' condition as it is known in the cult? We
only have to remember Lisa McPherson, all those scores of
cockroach bites, and an ambulance ride past the three
closest hospitals to the one furtherest away where there was
a doctor who belonged to the Church of Scientology.
And what about the down-played relationship between
and the Scientology cult? Well there's a whole three minute
submission right there!
In fact, I was so impressed by the presentation of the Leona
Valley residents, and so disturbed by what some of them had to
tell me, that I attended the meeting of the Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors on July 25, 2006. There are only five
supervisors for the entire Los Angeles County; it's been only
five since the very early days of the County. Consequently, they
are probably the five most powerful local politicians in the
Each of the five Supervisors should be old enough to remember
when eleven top Scientologists (including Hubbard's wife) were
convicted and imprisoned in connection with the largest ever
known criminal infiltration of the United States government.
That concerned Scientology's 'Operation Snow White,' to rid all
public files of anything negative about the Church of
Scientology. 'Operation Snow White' continues today. There have
been reports that the communications from those opposed to the
Leona Valley Narconon facility have 'disappeared' from the files
of the Board of Supervisors. Many expert observers would opine
that this has all of the "hall marks" of a Church of
Scientology-OSA "file culling project."
The Board of Supervisors meeting room probably seats 400
people and it was nearly full. Later we would learn from the
President of Narconon International that Narconon [a/k/a the
Church of Scientology] had over 200 people there to speak in
favor of the Narconon facility. To my mind that was an
exaggeration by about 100.
Certainly there were a number of senior staffers from the
Scientology enterprise. One of the
Office of Special Affairs
('OSA') in-house attorneys, Elliot Abelson, Esq., greeted me but
otherwise would not engage me in conversation. He limped
slightly and looked quite over weight, wan and ill. Another
observer commented to me that 'one cannot get involved in all of
the bad karma that surrounds Elliot without it festering up
inside.' Of course, Abelson's sick look might also be put down
to too much scientology 'processing.' It may also be due to the
same disciplinary affliction that ails his OSA work buddy
The very Reverend Lynn Farny, OSA Legal Unit and Secretary of
Church of Scientology was more forthcoming. Lynn seemed
genuinely pleased that there isn't much scientology related
litigation happening at present. That made him available for
other assignments. "I'll be back to put things right," I told
him. I think he knew I was talking of the Vexatious litigant
ruling and all of the associated perjury, bribery, blackmail,
fraud and corruption. Farny once claimed to be the one who
devised the Cipriano corruption directed against me. More
recently, Farny's wife (another Scientology staffer) was
implicated in some potential jury tampering.
I commented to Farny that Scientology seemed to be on a big
building buying spree in Europe (Paris, Brussels and Berlin).
Right next door to the European Community building I noted.
"It's the new wave," Farny beamed. "I'm wondering where the wave
of money is coming from," I replied. "From the wave of new
members," Farney shot back, as he walked off. "Yeah, right, the
wave of new members," I replied as he walked off, too quickly
for me to add, "in all of those empty course-rooms on both sides
of the Atlantic." Then I thought, 'why should Rev. Farny
worry about empty course rooms at the bottom of the pyramid now
that the Church is again so feverishly involved with corruption
at all levels of government and law enforcement?' In
Scientology's copyrighted Policy Letter "Targets
Defense," Church of
Scientology staffers are informed of: "Target 1, depopularize
the enemy (Scientology's opponents) to a point of total
obliteration; Target 2, take over the control or allegiance of
the heads or proprietors of all news media; Target 3, take over
the control or allegiance of key political figures..."
If Lynn Farny had stuck around I might have asked about: the
four British Labor Party members of the European Parliament who
are now said to be Scientologists; or the several German judges
who may have been compromised by the cult; or the appointment of
a guardian ad litem for a Hamburg infant to ensure that the
infant is protected from the cult in a custody battle involving
a very senior German Scientologist, her son and her
daughter-in-law; and whether the European prime real estate
buying spree is due to money-laundering as police in Hamburg,
Brussels and Amsterdam might suggest, or due to the movement of
U.S. dollars off-shore as other Europeans have suggested. And
then I wondered what he would have thought of
still being where she is, and what he thought of David Miscavige
still being where he is? Isn't he embarrassed by a cult leader
who is accused of physically striking his senior staffers on a
regular basis, and extolling them to emulate actor Tom Cruise?
And the Church of Scientology compares David Miscavige to the
I also spoke with Narconon's attorney who I recall
introducing himself as David Carlton, Esq. I was told his office
is in Irvine, Orange County. He recognized my face from
somewhere but could not tell me from where. I did not enlighten
him other than to tell him I was "part of the other side; the
I was carrying my papers in a large manila envelope with a
bumper sticker attached clipped to it. The bumper sticker had
been given to me by the wonderful and inimitable
Ida Camburn and
www.xenu.net What Scientology doesn't want you to read
I had walked in and out of the auditorium several times,
carrying my envelope past the block of about one hundred
scientologists, before the Sheriff's Deputies at the entrance
door told me they had received a complaint and to cover my
envelope when inside the actual hall. They were polite and I
Shortly afterwards a group of two thuggish looking brutes and
a woman sat down opposite me and started staring non-stop at me.
They were surrounded by scientologists. The two men glaring at
me looked too thuggish to be even bad P. I. s. After awhile I
went over and said to the closest brute: "You are staring at me.
Do I know you?" He growled, "I don't speak English. I'm
Italian." Well at least he speaks some English, I thought. And
then he turned to the thug behind. "Are you private
investigators?" I asked. "No, we're not private investigators,"
the lady interrupted. Sure, I thought as I returned to my seat
across the aisle. Talon's own imported Sicilian thugs more
likely, and here to dish out the usual Scientology
'psycho-terror.' I'd bet that they even drive leased white Ford
It wasn't long before the Board of Supervisors reached the
agenda item so many of us were waiting for. Sam Dea was
representing the Regional Planning Commission. He reported that
the Narconon facility would have no substantial adverse impact
upon the area. I thought he either had not read or considered
the Leona Valley and Bouquet Canyon resident's submissions, or
the cult had corrupted yet another public official, high up in
the Regional Planning Commission. If so, that's more corruption
the very Scientology-friendly Sheriff Baca will not be
investigating. Hundreds of brain-washed Scientology staffers can
provide a generous political donor base. They were for the late
John Ferraro when he presided over the re-naming of Berendo
Street as L. Ron Hubbard Way.
It was then Narconon's turn. Clark Carr, the President of
Narconon International and his land use consultant Tim Riley
took the microphone. It was announced that there was an
agreement between the Board and Narconon that the matter would
be "remanded back to the Planning Commission to consider select
issues." Clark Carr of Narconon confirmed the agreement and then
very tellingly commented that he was sorry that the more than
200 people in attendance to speak in support of Narconon would
not get to speak. However, he wanted to be sure that the
opponents would not be heard either. The Board of Supervisors
gave the head of Narconon that reassurance. "The opponents will
not be heard." That is the real reason I thought (or 'the end
product' in scientology-speak).
However, the Supervisors themselves may have had second
thoughts about Scientology "grand fathering" so many concessions
into the Conditional Use Permit, and then decided to send the
entire application back to the Planning Commission where there
will be a new examination of purely land use issues such as
fire, road, water and septic.
During the course of the morning I had observed both Clark
Carr and Elliot Abelson in long and extended cell phone
conversations; possibly back to the HGB building at 6331
Hollywood Boulevard. It was probably discussed then, that the
200 plus scientologists waiting to speak could not be exposed to
the realities and truths that they would hear spoken by the
opponents and critics who were also waiting to speak.
Of course, the good news is that the matter has to go back to
the Board of Supervisors and we can have even more opponents in
attendance to argue why the Scientology enterprise should not be
expanding into the Leona Valley (no matter how deep the lake or
dense the woods). Certainly, a non-governmental, non-lock-down,
voluntary drug rehab facility should not have armed guards 24/7!
But then the Scientology base at Gilman Hot Springs should not
be "armed and dangerous" either. It is quite scary to think of
the numbers of people who have simply disappeared from that
facility, or to hear stories of people like Annie Broeker
screaming from solitary confinement. If only the dead could
Brainwashing in Scientology's gulags, the RPF.
As I walked out of the meeting room a young woman attacked
me. She grabbed at my manila envelope, briefly exposed the 'WWW.XENU.NET' bumper sticker and then informed me that she was going
to have me arrested for displaying it. "We know you're working
covertly," she said. Ah, OSA I thought. I told her to get her
hands off me but she wouldn't back off. She screamed for a
nearby Sheriff's deputy to come over, and he did. She was still
grabbing at my arm and envelope when I said to the Deputy that I
wanted her arrested, for assault and battery. The Deputy
motioned for me to be silent while he called for back-up which
arrived in seconds. The back-up then escorted the Scientology
staffer away while the first deputy asked to see my bumper
sticker. "Ah," he said. "There were several comments about
that." I spoke to him about the two thugs who had been trying to
intimidate me. The Deputy said that several of the other Deputy
Sheriffs had noticed and worried about them as well. Then the
deputy escorted me out to the street and past the gathered
scientology executives and the woman who had wanted me arrested.
I wondered as to the real "crime?" A "Suppressive Person" being
"covertly hostile" by just telling the actual truth instead of a
scientology "acceptable truth." As defined by Hubbard, an
"Acceptable truth" is an explanation tailored for the needs of a
particular audience. Hubbard also wrote a document called 'TR-L'
or 'Training Routine-Lying: the only way to control some-one is
to lie to them.' And those are religious scriptures?
Once outside the throng of Scientologists or Rondroids, I
encountered David Sweetland. David is a former scientologist who
had progressed 'up the Scientology Bridge' to OT VII before
leaving the organization. When David left Scientology he was
declared "a suppressive person" and his wife of nearly 25 years,
and his two young adult children, were ordered to "disconnect
from him." He has not been able to communicate with them since.
David can personally attest to the painful horror of scientology
family abuse and the side-effects of the Narconon "culling
David Sweetland explained his opposition to the Leona Valley
Narconon facility as being very simple: 'If the Church of
Scientology wants to promote Narconon it is entitled to do so,
but only within the confines of the Church of Scientology [and
not through a commercial false-front such as Narconon], and only
after a full disclosure [of the potential consequences of what
you are being exposed to] and your fully informed consent has
been signed, expressly waiving much of the medical, legal and
family assistance you might otherwise expect to receive.
As I wandered off into another Los Angeles heat-wave, I
wondered as to the sort of church that would have hired thugs at
a public hearing to determine whether or not the church's false-front should be allowed to do business within a community. The
question can be answered by the final sentence of a
Petersburg Times editorial: "The Church of Scientology is like
no other church that we know."
And so the Leona Valley Narconon facility, if it is approved,
will be a part of the totalitarian para-military Church of
Scientology's command structure; with Narconon money [$10
million p.a.] going up-lines to the Church and orders coming
down-lines from the Church to the Leona Valley facility.
Would you want a religious mafia such as the Church of
Scientology, America's own Taliban, in your neighborhood,
destroying America one citizen at a time?
"By their deeds ye shall know them." Just watch Scientology's
shills attack me for this expression of free speech and opinion!
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