------------------------------------------------------------------------It is well known that LRH was a RockSlammer. Gordon Bell had access to his folders at St. Hill, and was witness to them.
L8r, Otto was "beached" for his wanting to handle them.
David Mayo, in Bare Faced Messiah, most likely VOICED one of LRH's R\S'ing statements:
'It wasn't just what I discovered about his past. I didn't care where he was born or what he had done in the war, it didn't mean a thing to me. I wasn't a loyal Scientologist because he had an illustrious war record. What worried me was when I saw things he did and heard statements he made that showed his intentions were different from what they appeared to be. When I was with him messengers often arrived with suitcases full of money, wads of hundred-dollar bills. Yet he had always said and written that he had never received a penny from Scientology. He would ask to see it, the messenger would open the case and he'd gloat over it for a bit before it was put away in a safe in his bedroom. He didn't really spend much, so I guess it was getaway money. I didn't mind the idea of him having money or being rich. I thought he had done tremendous wonders and should be well paid for it. But why did have to lie about it?
'I slowly began to realize that he wasn't acting in the public good or for the benefit of mankind. It might have started out like that, but it was no longer so. One day we were talking about the price of gold, or something like that, and he said to me, very emphatically, that he was obsessed by an insatiable lust for power and money. I'll never forget it. Those were his exact words, "an insatiable lust for power and money".' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 358)
So there you have it.
I remember when Miller came to see me when he was gathering data for his book. John Atack had put him on to me. I was not too impressed with the guy and found his attitude rather condesending. He was looking for anyone who would "dish the dirt" on Hubbard, rather than info that would present a balanced view.
Hubbard did have an obsession for power and fortune. He also had a very vulnerable personal side.
When the "Tank Project" had been completed, contractors had been brought in to sdpray the tank surfaces with a plastic coating so that they could safely be used for drinking water.
I went down into the tanks with Hana to inspect the wiork and it was a botched job. Piles of rust had not been cleared away and the sprayers had simply sprayed over them. The coating was also peeling away. I was faced with the task of telling Hubbard.
Before I went to see him I researched different methods of sorting the problem out and came up with a far simpler (and cheaper) solution.
Hubbard was sitting in his office having his coffee. He never drank from a cup, preferring to have coffee served in a bowl so it could cool faster. I explained what we had found and showed him a piece of the coating that had fallen off. He sat there and cried like a baby. He was in despair. "What are we going to do?" he wailed. His face was blotchy and puffed up from crying.
I presented him the CSW on how to solve the problem which he approved on the spot.
Having seen a way out of the problem the old Hubbard came back. "We are going to get those damn SP's who did this". He quickly became vindictive and was looking for payback. Messengers were summoned, our Shore Agent, Mr Patras, was called from his office and revenge plans hatched.
I could have told this story to Miller, but decided he did not need to know.