There has been much fuss by the Scientology cult and its apologists denying responsibility for causing bad behavior, whether that bad behavior be homicide, suicide, child abuse, fraud, or insanity.
With the examination of documents such as the two below, written by L. Ron Hubbard himself, there is revealed a disturbing pattern of outrageous falsehood and cover up.
This is so strange that it's easy to gloss over, yet it's key.
L. Ron Hubbard claimed that, in 1955 and earlier, psychiatrists were giving LSD to people and sending them into Scientology organizations.
He also claimed that psychiatrists were using "pain-drug-hypnosis" on people and sending them into Scientology organizations.
Lots of them. "Long strings" of them.
All to make Scientology look bad.
As proof that this was occurring, he presented a mysterious booklet which he claimed was a secret Russian Communist document. The mysterious document featured multiple denunciations of Dianetics as a patriotic force for freedom and sanity that must be stopped.
The booklet has long been shown to be a hoax, and Hubbard has been shown to be an inveterate liar.
However, the question remains, "Why the fabrications? What was Hubbard, as early as the 1950s, attempting to conceal?"
"Long strings of psychotics" were Hubbard's words describing people and events in his own organizations, and then he provided the "explanations" to put Scientologists at ease.
To what was he referring?
Has Scientology been driving people insane since its inception? and then covering it up?
It would appear that Scientology has had problems with people going crazy under its "Hubbard Guidance" since virtually its inception.
One might assume that Scientologists would notice this, but Scientologists would regard such things as "unthinkable." The thought would simply not occur. Anyone going insane as a result of "Hubbard Guidance" would be dismissed as a degraded being, or worse.
L. Ron Hubbard, in the 'Professional Auditors Bulletin' of 30 September 1955, "explained":
"I could tell you about long strings of psychotics run in on the Foundation and the Association, sent in to us by psychiatrists who then, using LSD and pain-drug-hypnosis, spun them and told everyone that Dianetics and Scientology drove people insane. I could tell you about the strange politics and ambitions of psychiatry, so well covered in the book Psychopolitics [Note: that refers to Hubbard's hoax Russian textbook, which he had just secretly authored, and was soon to have privately published], and give you a proper riddle as to why we, a small group, the only ANGLO-SAXON DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF THE MIND AND SPIRIT [sic], have been subjected to so much attack and finance... But I am not telling you stories or being dramatic. I am inviting your cooperation in your own future security..."
As for dealing with those whose behavior became erratic or an embarrassment after Scientology processing, Hubbard wrote, in the same 'PAB':
"You'll find the family physician or psychiatrist was called in midway in processing... You'll find there is a vested interest somewhere in the insanity of the person. An so testify that you suspect it. We will have on hand lots of literature on LSD..."
Sixteen years later, Hubbard wrote a confidential policy regarding any "case or upset in Scientology." It got right to the point.
It has the simple title 'Confidential', and is dated 29 June 1971:
"Policy is that we assign any case or upset in Scientology to past damage and interference with the person by medicine or psychiatry. They were sent into us after medicine or psychiatry had already destroyed them. We cannot be blamed for psychiatric or medical failures."
More cover up.
Does Scientology create insanity?