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L. Ron Hubbard/Scientology vs. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10th, 2007, Sabine Weber, spokesperson for the Church of Scientology in Germany, declared "Who dares to say we are against human rights? This is completely insane" ("Minister says Scientologists seek power in Germany", Reuters). Well, I dare to say: many Scientology doctrines go counter to basic human rights.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

L. Ron Hubbard/Scientology

 

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Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL of 23 December 1965, "Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists":

A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind as Scientologists and actions taken against them are not punishable under Scientology Ethics Codes.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL of 5 April 1965, "HANDLING THE SUPPRESSIVE PERSON" (page 883 green volume 1, 1991 edition):

Suppressive acts are clearly those covert or overt acts knowingly calculated to reduce or destroy the influence or activities of Scientology or prevent case gains or continued Scientology success and activity on the part of a Scientologist. As persons or groups that would do such a thing act out of self-interest only to the detriment of others, they cannot be granted the rights ordinarily accorded rational beings.

L. Ron Hubbard, SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL, p. 170:

There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the Tone Scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow.

Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

L. Ron Hubbard, "PENALTIES FOR LOWER CONDITIONS", HCO Policy Letter of 18 October 1967:

[Suppressive Person] Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.

L. Ron Hubbard, "Dept of Govt Affairs", HCO Policy Letter of 15 August 1960:

If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.

L. Ron Hubbard, "Code of Honor", The Creation of Human Ability, p. 5:

Never fear to hurt another in a just cause. [...]

Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

L. Ron Hubbard, "Brainwashing Manual", p. 34:

By lowering the endurance of a person, a group, or nation, and by constant degradation and defamation, it is possible to induce, thus, a state of shock which will receive adequately any command given.
L. Ron Hubbard, "Admissions":
Men are your slaves.

Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

L. Ron Hubbard, "Brainwashing Manual", p. 34:

By lowering the endurance of a person, a group, or nation, and by constant degradation and defamation, it is possible to induce, thus, a state of shock which will receive adequately any command given.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL of 18 October 1967, "PENALTIES FOR LOWER CONDITIONS":

SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.

Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 1 September 1965, "Ethics Protection":

In an ancient army a particularly brave deed was recognized by an award of the title of Kha-Khan. It was not a rank. The person remained what he was, BUT he was entitled to be forgiven the death penalty ten times in case in the future he did anything wrong. That was a Kha-Khan. That's what producing, high-statistic staff members are—Kha-Khans. They can get away with murder without a blink from ethics.
In short a staff member can get away with murder so long as his statistic is up and can't sneeze without a chop if it's down.

Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

L. Ron Hubbard, "Code of Honor", The Creation of Human Ability, p. 5:

Never withdraw allegiance once granted.

Never desert a group to which you owe your support. [...]

Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCO Policy Letter of 4 January 1966, "LRH Relationship to Orgs": [ref]

Somebody some day will say 'this is illegal.' By then be sure the orgs [Scientology organizations] say what is legal or not.

L. Ron Hubbard, from a lecture entitled "Future Org Trends" given January 9th, 1962:

Once the world is Clear - a nation, a state, a city or a village - the Scientology organization in the area becomes its government! And once this has taken place the only policy accepted as valid is Scientology policy.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCO Policy Letter of 15 August 1960, "DEPT OF GOVT AFFAIRS":

The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins.

Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation.

L. Ron Hubbard, "Handling Hostile Contacts/Dead Agenting":

If there will be a long-term threat, you are to immediately evaluate and originate a black PR campaign to destroy the person's repute and to discredit them so thoroughly that they will be ostracized.

L. Ron Hubbard, 25 February 1966, "ATTACKS ON SCIENTOLOGY":

This is correct procedure: (1) Spot who is attacking us. (2) Start Investigating them promptly for FELONIES or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. (3) Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. (4) Start feeding lurid, blood, sex, crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL of 23 December 1965, "SUPPRESSIVE ACTS":

Any PTS who fails to either handle or disconnect from the SP who is making him or her a PTS is, by failing to do so, guilty of a Suppressive Act.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL of 5 April 1965, "HANDLING THE SUPPRESSIVE":

For this person may only be audited further if he or she disconnects or handles the Suppressive Person or group to which he or she is connected and can't be sent to the HGC or back to the course either until the status is cleared up.

Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

L. Ron Hubbard, "PENALTIES FOR LOWER CONDITIONS", HCO Policy Letter of 18 October 1967:

[Suppressive Person] Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.
L. Ron Hubbard, "The Scientologist - A Manual on the Dissemination of Material", 1955; also "The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology", 1976:
The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. [...] If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.

Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

L. Ron Hubbard, "KEEPING SCIENTOLOGY WORKING", 7 February 1965:

When somebody enrolls, consider he or she has joined up for the duration of the universe—never permit an "open-minded" approach. [...]

L. Ron Hubbard, "Code of Honor", The Creation of Human Ability, p. 5:

Never withdraw allegiance once granted.

Never desert a group to which you owe your support. [...]

Boston Herald (1998): "Inside the Church of Scientology: Powerful Church Targets Fortunes, Souls of Recruits" by Joseph Mallia:

Even today, the [Church of Scientology] still considers Covarrubias a member, because his billion-year contract is irrevocable. [...]

L.A. Daily Appellate Report (July 1989): "Scientology Church Liable for Injuries":

There is an element present in the instant case, however, that reduces the religious value of the “auditing” practiced on Wollersheim and increases its harm to the community. This is the element of coercion. Scientology, unlike most other religions or organizations claiming a religious purpose, uses various sanctions and the threat of sanctions to induce continued membership in the Church and observance of its practices. These sanctions include “fair game”, “freeloader debt” and even physical restraint.

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

L. Ron Hubbard, as quoted in "Shudder into silence: The Church of Scientology doesn't take kindly to negative coverage" (The Quill, 1991):

We do not want Scientology to be reported in the press, anywhere else than on the religious pages of newspapers ... Therefore, we should be alert to sue for slander at the slightest chance so as to discourage the public presses from mentioning Scientology.

L. Ron Hubbard, "The Scientologist - A Manual on the Dissemination of Material", 1955; also "The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology", 1976:

The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.

L. Ron Hubbard, "Dept of Govt Affairs", 15 August 1960:

If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

[Education] shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all [...]

L. Ron Hubbard, LRH ED 149 INT, 2 Dec 1966, "Branch 5 Project, Project Squirrel":

People who attack Scientology are criminals.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOB of 5 November 1967, "CRITICS OF SCIENTOLOGY":

Never discuss Scientology with the critic. Just discuss his or her crimes, known and unknown. And act completely confident that those crimes exist. Because they do.

L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL of 23 December 1965, "Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists":

A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind as Scientologists and actions taken against them are not punishable under Scientology Ethics Codes.

L. Ron Hubbard, 22 February 1966, "Project Psychiatry":

We want at least one bad mark on every psychiatrist in England, a murder, an assault, or a rape or more than one. This is Project Psychiatry. We will remove them.

Evening Standard (London): "Tom's aliens target City's 'planetary rulers'" by David Cohen, 23 Oct. 2006:

"A woman is safer in a park at midnight than on a psychiatrist's couch," booms Miscavige, backed by savage graphics of psychiatrists — or "psychs" as he calls them - being machine-gunned out of existence.

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