Posts Tagged ‘LRH’

Links to Scientology Official Sites

23 April 2017

I give you this comment from “José” as a brief post to provide you with good links to vital information:

Hello and thank you for the information.

I would suggest that, if you are going to mention isolated pieces of information from Scientology to the general public, please refer your public to the source materials where they can find the information in sequence with examples, to avoid causing misunderstandings to people that never heard the subject of Scientology.

1.- Please, always refer first to What is Scientology, here the official link:
http://www.scientology.org/what-is-scientology.html#slide7

2.- Second, the subject you are mentioning in your respective blog entry, in this case the Tone Scale, in my opinion this is a good entry point:
http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/tone-scale/sh4_1.htm

3.- Please use references to the Scientology Manual which it is a good introduction to Scientology fundamentals for daily use in every part of life.
http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/

Best regards
José

My favorite site, which I should probably include a link to in every post I make, is the Volunteer Ministers training pages: http://www.volunteerministers.org/training.html

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No Man’s Sky

14 August 2016

No Man’s Sky is a “science fiction” video game that I found out about last year when I went into a gamers’ computer store and asked if they had anything to offer involving space travel. This game – in the works for years now – was finally released on Friday the 12th of August.

At about the same time as the release of this game, I found out that Sean-David Morton’s 3rd book in his “Sands of Time” series was being released, and I got a Kindle copy of it and have been reading it.

Sean-David claims this story is based on the journals of a recent past leader of The Group. Per Sean, those journals were entrusted to him after that man’s death (or disappearance). The documents purport to explain many odd phenomena that have been happening on Earth since the birth of the Space Age in Germany in the 1930s.

Per Sean-David’s story (though corroborated by many other sources to a greater or lesser degree), space is indeed “no man’s sky.” Not only does ET not want us flying around out there in our current “uncivilized” state, but no one ET group has definitive control out there, either. The place is just too big!

LRH came to a similar conclusion in the 1960s, after 10 years of research into our long-past experiences on “other worlds.” To LRH, this part of his research was somewhat esoteric and off-the-point. If Mankind did not achieve a better balance between spiritual abilities / awarenesses and our eternal lust for physical-world “experience” we would never attain a reasonable level of freedom and happiness, and what might come to happen here on Earth in the not-too-distant future would not make that much difference.

I have made it one of my jobs (for the time being) to make the people who are most interested in “what’s really happening” on Earth aware of Hubbard’s work. I know for sure that the “other side” is aware of it! Ask any Remote Viewer where the early ideas for their technology came from. See the evidence of Hubbard’s influence strewn throughout the “leaked” documents from various secret military programs.

Sean-David Morton

I don’t know that much about him. He is currently 56 years old. He has some psychic ability that he once used to advise people on financial dealings. He never asked for payment, he says, but got some nice gifts from some of his clients.

He is a mini-celebrity in the Los Angeles area and hosts one or more radio programs. His public persona is rather insouciant (a word I learned from LRH) and he comes on as rather high-school in his shows. He knows that most people can’t be bothered by the true meaning of life and all that, but he seems to be one who has confronted this subject himself and come to terms with it.

I think he is convinced of the basic truth of the story he has been writing. The Group was created in the United States to deal with the “Alien Threat.” Many New Agers are totally convinced that there is no significant global security threat from ET. Dr. Steven Greer is a leading proponent of that point of view. He thinks all the trouble is coming from Earth humans. LRH was not so sure about that. Greer has not looked at the data collected by Hubbard. Hubbard may have been aware of some of the data Greer has been exposed to, but if so, has not mentioned it publicly. Hubbard’s viewpoint, though, is backed up by other insiders who have gone public. ET appears to be a very mixed bag. And their people are capable of considerable deception.

Sean’s story does not cover much beyond the actions of The Group itself. It is “officially” part of the US Navy. But its work in UFO retrievals and reverse-engineering of ET technologies has apparently put it above all other organized power groups on Earth. The public view is that The Group are a bunch of scoundrels. Their own view is different. According to Sean’s story, they have saved Earth from major ET-caused catastrophes at least 4 times in the last century.

From this point of view, it was ET that managed to convince the US government that its conventional military organizations would be powerless in the face of a real ET attack. One ET group wanted us to totally disarm all our nuclear weapons. Ike refused to do so, instead starting a program that could possibly be hidden from ET that would bring us up to a technological level where we could hold our own against them. The Group has maintained total secrecy concerning its actions and its existence. There have been many attempts on Earth to expose it. Most of the “pro-disclosure” crowd are very sure that the above top secret programs operated by The Group are simply protecting corporate interests at the expense of the general population. None have been confronted by the possibility that they have actually saved our asses several times now – except through Sean’s book.

The story remains incomplete

I just started up No Man’s Sky today. I am stranded on a strange planet, and would have to not only learn how to play video games in general, but also this game in particular, in order to get myself out of this do-or-die predicament.

Our situation here on Earth does not seem that much different. We have A LOT to learn if we want our current way of life – or anything remotely resembling it – to continue on this planet. We have The Group’s approach, which seems to have set up a half-way decent but totally secret security perimeter around the planet. And we have LRH’s approach, which offers Mankind a half-way decent and almost totally not secret alternative to the path that we are currently walking down. They both have their places in solving the dilemma. Most of the other news I am getting seems to be noise.

The ET Problem

3 July 2016

In Part 21 of the story, LRH begins to introduce us to the ETs who have begun to swarm around Earth. He gives descriptions of body appearances which I believe are largely fanciful. For example, the Tolnep have bodies composed of something akin to stainless steel, and have poisonous fangs like snakes. He also gives short descriptions of their ships which I believe are less fanciful: sphere-shaped; triangle-shaped; cigar-shaped. A key ET – the “small gray man” – remains unidentified, though he seems to hold some sort of senior intelligence and/or diplomatic function.

All these races are of course “space opera,” which is to say that their economies are involved in inter-planetary trade. They have – we can imagine – commercial ships and, in the case presented here, military ships which are there to protect their lines of “commerce.”

In the situation presented by this story, each ET group has a “niche” in the overall inter-galactic economy, which is dominated by the Psychlos due to their apparent monopoly on the technology of teleportation, usually called “transshipment.” Transshipment allows the Psychlos to place military assets wherever they are needed instantly and with no sign of approach, giving them a tremendous political advantage.

The economic niches occupied by the others are briefly enumerated at the beginning of Part 22: the Tolneps are involved in the slave trade; the Hawvins trade in copper and silver; the Bolbods trade in used machinery; the Jambitchow seem to be pirates. There are also the Hockners, who seem to be aspiring political rivals to the Psychlos.

Actual Earth Situation

The actual situation on Earth at this time is very hard to judge. A common behavior among all the ETs is that they are unwilling to openly visit us, get to know us, and speak honestly about themselves, as a human tourist or foreign exchange student might when going to another country. They have only made selective, controlled contacts.

This is different from the Psychlos in the story. They judged the human population useless, attempted to wipe them out and then sent in their own people to set up a mining operation. It is supposed that the other groups knew little or nothing about Earth, as if they did they might have tried the same thing. But this left the invaders open to subsequent contact and observation by native survivors. In the story this contact at length enabled humans to regain the upper hand on Earth and ultimately destroy Psychlo and impose an enforced peace across the entire universe (or universes, as LRH mentions). Though this may be excessively fanciful, it makes a good story and gives LRH a chance to tell us – in the form of fiction – some of what he learned over the time after he was last a working fiction writer. The story is in fact full of such gems of knowledge.

But if LRH was aware of the current ET situation on Earth, which I don’t think he was particularly, he didn’t reflect that awareness in this story, beyond the obvious possibility that not all (if any) of the Space Opera societies still operating out there have pure or benevolent intentions regarding Earth.

What the controlled contacts on Earth have actually accomplished so far is to give us several connected but somewhat conflicting stories about the history of Earth, who is out there now, how they are related to each other, and what their expectations are for future Earth.

None of these stories are verifiable to any great degree, though some of the historical data is backed up by human remote viewing data.

If taken together with Hubbard’s research while he was developing Scientology, we get a fuzzy picture of conquest depending on religious propaganda, with more than one group vying for control, fighting amongst each other and sometimes getting humans and Earth involved in their battles. We get the impression that Earth is seen as a potential future manufacturing base, and perhaps a “tourist” destination. The strategy has always been to leave the Earth population with the impression that it is controlling its own affairs while in fact being controlled – or at least guided – by off-planet groups. It is quite possible that more than one ET group has had influence over different geographic areas of Earth, and that this may still be the case. These days it is more a question of which Earth power group the various ET groups have aligned themselves with. There is evidence that ET has been nudging us forward technologically so that we could begin to produce things of value elsewhere in the universe, and that this trade has now started. There is a big emphasis on electronics, but also on the manufacture of metal machined components.

The Federations

Many of the contacts mention various “federations,” differently named by different contactees.

It is unclear to what extent these are real, but it makes sense that they might be. I am inclined to believe that these are basically commercial federations masquerading as political federations. As political groups, they seem to be interested in religious-spiritual matters. But this may just be a clever cover for more mundane commercial interests. The story does not dwell on such ET activities, but the literature generated by the various Earth contacts certainly does.

Only societies in no need of commerce (in other words, non-biological, non-machine societies) could actually afford to concentrate their attention on spiritual matters. All the dominant players I have heard about so far are either biological, machine or some combination of the two. It is not at all clear that any of those societies know how to advance spiritually or even aspire to do so. Yet they are keenly aware of the underlying spiritual awareness that exists amongst sentient beings throughout the universe, so it has become a dominant aspect of the propaganda put out by some of these groups. On Earth it is certainly an ancient control technique. New Agers like Steven Greer and David Wilcock are totally into the spiritual aspects of this ET propaganda. Corey Goode, a simple Christian, is much less interested in it. “Ex” New Agers like George Kavassilas and Kerry Cassidy are beginning to doubt certain aspects of that propaganda. While others who were deeply into it have close to disappeared, or seem to have nothing important to contribute. Scientologists, for the most part, have not even entered this discussion, and are probably wise to stay out of it. It seems to me little more than a squirrel cage.

I have no doubt that ET is a real problem. I have great doubts about their talk of “ascended masters,” “crystal ascension chambers” and other such rubbish. It is more or less clear that they have invited us to get involved in their activities, though this invitation is not yet officially public. But what exactly are their activities? The answer isn’t yet clear. Inter-galactic trade? Almost for sure. Inter-galactic conquest, as in our story? Not at all clear.

Relative Importances

Battlefield Earth traces the physical – and intellectual – journey of a single very brave individual through many problems of survival. At every level he finds urges – very human urges – to succumb as well as to survive. As sickening as the urge to succumb is to an individual very much committed to survival, it is certainly quite real. Yet it signals the existence of what is known as a “game.” A game is an illusion of conflict for the entertainment of the players, where no actual conflict exists or needs to exist. It is clear from research that life’s unit beings are immortal. Thus any situation where “survival” becomes important must exist at the level of game, and not be, ultimately, real. In playing the various games of life this is worth keeping in mind, as silly and esoteric as it may sound to you.

It is clear to me that most ET societies have forgotten about this, as have we. The game of survival, then, becomes our highest level of reality, and we play it as if our “lives” depended on it. But, they actually don’t. So Scientologists, when they become trained enough or cleared enough to become aware of this, take a somewhat different approach to the overall situation. A few non-Scientologists have also come to similar conclusions. We now play the game of survival in order to buy ourselves more time to do our work. The work, of course, is to bring as many people as possible up to the point of being aware that living as we know it is only a game, yet one perhaps worth playing with skill. And if, some day, we can get Earth up to this awareness, that still leaves everyone else. And that becomes our new game. Free of biology, new games that might seem bizarre or impossible to us now could be indulged in. Some of us very much look forward to that. LRH certainly did. But for the next billion years or so, the highest-level game for most of us will be that of restoring to the population of this universe the awareness that they are immortal creator beings who could drop their connections to bodies and biology – if they so wished – and be free to play other games, new games that have never before existed. In like wise, LRH’s grand story of conflict on Earth also points in this ultimate direction.

Battlefield Earth

26 June 2016

On 19 June, David Wilcock published an extension to an article he started on 29 May entitled Full Disclosure and Ascension: The War Has Gone Hot!

In the first part he discloses that the Draco faction of the Secret Space Program has been trying to evacuate its most important people from Earth, and other factions have been trying to stop them, in a “space war” that has perhaps led to some interesting recent overhead phenomena.

He then launches into a long anthropological discourse on why Earth people have been so well-deceived for so long concerning the true nature of their “gods.” He uses the Cargo Cults of Melanesia (the islands southeast of Australia) as an example of how humans will invent explanations that fit their culture when they are given none. This section is interesting but unnecessary.

In the second part of 19 June, he admits he made an error in not publishing more “hard data” earlier. It seems some of his contacts were counting on him to do this, and he had let them down. There followed for himself and his main informer, Corey Goode, some “sobering” experiences which seem to have pushed the point home to him that he is engaged in an activity of critical importance.

He even mentions the recent revelations of Bill Tompkins, who also takes the subject quite seriously, and has received a lot of coverage in the alternative media lately, as I discuss in my post about his book.

That much of this may be just a new myth to replace the older ones, worn unrecognizable and irrelevant by the passing centuries, has occurred to me many times. We are, however, with the help of LRH’s research, and the work of many others along similar lines, coming up to the point where we can begin to know the truth of things ourselves, without the help of gods, angels – or devils for that matter. Courtney Brown is pushing forward with his Remote Viewing work, the past lives researchers continue to pile up evidence for this phenomenon, and of course my church continues its educative work, regardless of the roadblocks erected against it.

The New Age “myth,” as elaborated on by people like Wilcock, has two major elements in it that simply don’t exist in the work of LRH and many others who aren’t New Agers.

The first is “Ascension.” This is the idea that human beings are “evolving” to higher planes of awareness, and that various cosmic factors are assisting us in this. From what I can tell this is a pure fabrication, as were the stories of Heaven and Hell and the other places where “the soul goes” according to various different traditions. We know where “the soul goes:” It gets yanked into the Between Lives Area, blank slated, and returned to Earth to pick up a new body. Because of the antiquity of this entrapment technology, it does not work consistently in all cases (if it ever did). But LRH found ways to pull past life memories out of almost anyone – lots of them. And the overall pattern he found was one of devolution, not evolution. Human culture across this universe has been slowly descending into oblivion.

The second “weenie” (movie slang for an item in a plot that everyone is after) in this New Age myth is “free energy.” Though ET craft and manmade copies use some very exotic propulsion techniques, there has never been any real evidence that they get that energy “free.” However, something like this is possible, and has been demonstrated by some contraptions designed by M.T. Keshe with the help of his R&D team. They have released several devices now that seem to improve existing electrical systems dramatically, while others have healing properties. Veterans Today is onto this story, because it ties into world politics very thoroughly. The “bad guys” don’t want any technologies to spread on Earth that would have a liberating influence. So they have tried to poison the “free energy” community by making at least one of its key sites and figures a front for a child sex trafficking ring.

And I assure you, that story is real. The man (Sterling Allan) was arrested earlier this year, and has been reported to be serving time after a plea bargain. But he was just a minor player in the ring. The rest of it remains largely untouched, and numerous researchers have traced it into very high places in government and business, all over the planet. Meanwhile there have been numerous attempts to stop Keshe, which he has countered by making many of his designs “open source.” I have looked a few up. They would be difficult for the average guy to make at home, but possible. And I believe that you can buy some of that equipment from “cottage industry” suppliers.

Wilcock and especially his informer Corey have also been interfered with. But there seems to be some sort of balance at work keeping these people alive and communicating. There is a claim that off-planet groups have a hand in that protection. They just may.

It should be noted that LRH did discover a source of “free energy,” the spirit itself. The spirit, as it turns out, seems to be the only creative entity in existence. In good shape, a spiritual being can create (and un-create) space, energy, and matter at will. There is no known material thing that can do this. Physical forces can only transform energy after it has been created by Spirit.

Battlefield Earth

In 1980, before I was involved in Scientology, LRH began writing a work of “pure science fiction” which came out as Battlefield Earth. It was published in 1982, and after I joined the Sea Org I bought a copy and read it. Later, I lost that copy, but recently purchased another one, also a First Edition. This one comes wrapped in a leather cover, reminiscent of those used by the hero to hold the books he found that helped him recover the Earth for human habitation.

I more recently ordered the audio book (which is unabridged and 44 CDs long!) and have started “re-reading” it in that fashion. It’s a great job, though I don’t know who’s going to sit through 47 and 1/2 hours of CDs to listen to the whole story. But it is a good story, and I am going through it again to pick any important points I missed or am uncertain about.

Some points I do remember:

Earth is plagued by the genocidal presence of an off-world inter-galactic mining company, run from its home planet of “Psychlo.” Almost everyone from Psychlo lacks compassion, and is therefore basically psychotic. They will kill any other life form without remorse, even each other. Later in the story, it is discovered that this trait is installed at birth in the form of some sort of electronic implant. One Psychlo who escaped being implanted helps the hero discover this.

Hubbard gives the Psychlos a huge Achilles Heel; their atmosphere explodes in the presence of ionizing radiation. This is real science fiction; I don’t know of any real planet or civilization where the biology is that different. All I’ve ever heard of is carbon-oxygen based biology. There are some non-biological life forms. More than likely, they predate biology.

Working with this notable Psychlo weakness, along with their normal “human” foibles, the hero finds a way to blackmail them into backing off Earth, and leaving the rest of the universe alone as well. The success in bringing peace to the cosmos is notable and worth studying. Real criminality is a problem everywhere, and there are clues here that might help us conquer it.

The book, in its second half, includes some major space battles. And so the tie-in to Wilcock’s recent article. Again, the future of planets and great issues of war and peace are at stake in this current set of events. They are no small matter.

It used to be that science fiction was seen as an indirect way to communicate about real Earthly situations. That view no longer holds. The “stage” has widened; it now includes the entire cosmos.

Bill Tompkins in his book mentioned several times that he had become convinced that Teddy Roosevelt was right: That to go far, one must speak softly, but carry a big stick. Though Roosevelt attributed the proverb to West Africa, there has been difficulty tracing it to there, as their own lore has been oral, and Western study of it has been spotty. But time and time again, thinkers come to the conclusion that any “peace” is held together by the carefully targeted threat of overpowering force. In the movie (and book) “The Mouse that Roared,” peace is brought to Europe by instilling the belief that if anyone starts a war, a bomb will go off which will eradicate the entire subcontinent. And in Battlefield Earth, peace is won in a similar way.

LRH’s own spiritual research also concluded that to walk through life as a totally peaceful person, one must be able to use any amount of force necessary to maintain that peacefulness. It seems to be one of many paradoxes that we must live with.

Isis is an Egyptian goddess

22 June 2016

All the illustrations here are listed as Public Domain except perhaps the last one.

Isis nursing Horus sketch

Sketch of a statue portraying Isis nursing Horus.

In lecture 49 of the Philadelphia Doctorate Course (15 Dec 1952) LRH mentions that the Madonna and Child Christian icon was lifted from the earlier Egyptian icon of Isis and Horus.

The observation seemed pertinent, as the “other Isis” has been getting a lot of attention recently.

Indeed, in ancient times Egypt and Rome became closely linked, and so a cultural exchange took place between Africa and Europe which lives on in disguised forms to this day.

According to Egyptologists, Isis was a wife of Osiris, who resurrected him after he was killed by a rival in order to have sex with him which produced the baby Horus.

madonna nursing

Amazing old painting by an unknown artist. Note all the symbolic energy radiating off the pair.

All these personages were quite well-known in their contemporary cultures.

Horus Osiris, Isis

Horus with his avian head, Osiris and Isis.


The Africa-Persia-India-Europe connection deserves more attention (by someone anyway), but this little post is only to note its existence.

Most ancient traditions involve a “pantheon” of “gods.” It is not clear that the original tellers of these stories considered all these personalities gods the way we think of them today. But certainly this collection of personalities served as the basis for numerous stories in which the tellers and the listeners could see aspects of themselves.

And so the Yoruba of Nigeria (so many of them taken as slaves to the Americas) had their own group of personalities of which stories were told. And many students of “comparative religion” have noted similarities among these pantheons, both in terms of names and relationships, and in terms of their stories.

yoruba river godess Oshun

Oshun as depicted on a mask.


As Osiris was a major personality in Egyptian stories, so Oshun was a major figure in Yoruba stories, except Oshun was a woman.

The Yoruba beliefs, practices and stories came to Brazil, where they merged with those of other African cultures, as well as Catholic Christianity, to produce what most now call Candomblé, a Brazilian mixture of religious and spiritual traditions.

In this last illustration, a little girl gets the great honor of playing Oshun in a ceremony, wearing the traditional yellow dress, and holding a fan or mirror. The beads over her face are probably there to emphasize that she is playing a part in a story about someone else.

girl playing Oshun

Girl playing Oshun in Candomblé ceremony.

Planned Parenthood and PR

19 September 2015

An incident in Pullman

In the early morning of Friday, 4 September 2015, someone threw an object through a window in the Planned Parenthood center in Pullman, Washington, which started a fire. By the time the Fire Department arrived, the building was basically destroyed inside. An announcement the next day confirmed it was arson. A $10,000 reward has been offered for any significant information that could lead to the apprehension of the arsonist. The above are all the actual facts about this incident I have been able to collect.

Birth Control and Morals

In the late 1800s, when Margaret Sanger was born, advocating the use of birth control was considered an obscenity, as it was thought to encourage people (women in particular) to commit immoral acts (sex out of wedlock, etc.).

For reasons I have yet to delve into, the young Margaret Sanger was very involved with Socialism as it particularly applied to the liberation of working-class women. Birth control was a necessary component of this liberation, and the subject she decided to devote the rest of her life to.

The hypocrisy in all this, of course, was that the well-to-do had always had access to birth control methods and abortions, and were for sure no bastions of morality, yet were supporting the anti-birth control ideas of Anthony Comstock and others.

Sanger was only one of many during those days who saw this gap between the PR and the reality of the situation and thought something should be done about it.

As Eugenics became more popular in the early 1900s, Sanger latched onto the movement when it was formally organized in the United States in 1921. The modern eugenics movement was given its name by Francis Galton, a member of a well-to-do British family of gun manufacturers and bankers who also happened to be Quakers. By all accounts, Galton was a child prodigy. He developed into what I would describe as a Public Relations person for various ideas and movements he saw as advantageous to his group. He was, among many other associations, a Freemason. (This all per his Wikipedia article.) Though seen by most today as simply a brilliant person, he worked within a context that many today question as, frankly, a bit criminal. And one example of that was his interest in twisting Darwin’s work (Darwin was one of his cousins) to justify a blood-based system of selective breeding for humans, Eugenics.

The idea that people could be bred for character traits is not new. That it was never scientifically substantiated was not important to those who saw it as an idea that was in their interests to promote to the general population. That it cannot be scientifically substantiated, as it’s basically false (character is not determined by genetics), still does not deter some from supporting it.

The extent that Sanger really believed in it is not known to me. She acted like she did. But here we enter the world of Public Relations.

It’s a Public Relations World

Hubbard famously (for those who study him) wrote:

It’s a PR world.
When you read the papers, books and watch the TV of the twentieth century, it’s not a very nice world. Well, that’s PR at work.
(HCOPL 13 Aug 1970 I, LIABILITIES OF PR)

PR is used to influence the opinion of target publics by causing events to happen and using news of them as a way to forward the PR message.

Though Hubbard insists that his own PRs never include falsehoods in the information they put out, other PRs were never given this limitation.

The general public is susceptible to PR because the average individual is very limited in what information he can personally collect and evaluate. Thus in asking the average person to make any decision outside of his immediate sphere of influence, he will fall back on “trusted” sources for the data he needs. And if those sources lie but he never really finds out about it, then he will make a certain number of decisions based on lies. That these decisions may later come back to haunt him is something he possibly never considers.

The PR surrounding Planned Parenthood

On 5 September, The Stranger (a Seattle weekly alternative arts and culture newspaper) published an article about the fire in Pullman under the headline: Anti-Choice Terrorists Burn Down Planned Parenthood Clinic…”

This headline is a falsehood, but definitely conveys a PR message: Anti-choice people are terrorists. However, the anti-choice people who demonstrated there about a month earlier were totally peaceful and their action included children (of course all this was just to further their own PR message).

If you look at this fire as a PR event (which it might well be), then it would have been in the interests of the pro-choice people to have caused it (as they are the ones now using it for PR purposes). This is one of the ironies of a situation where people are not able (or willing) to verify the facts of an event as it is reported to them. A self-inflicted event of this character has a name: False Flag. The term apparently comes from a tactic in naval warfare of flying a flag not actually yours until you can get close enough to the enemy’s ship to bombard them. In modern political PR, it refers to an event that harms your own side so that you can make an excuse to attack someone else by blaming them for the event. The classic False Flag event of this century was 9/11.

Planned Parenthood has had PR problems since Margaret Sanger opened the first clinic in New York City in the early 1900s. At that time what she was doing was actually against US law. So she had to convince a court that what she was doing was legitimate medical work, which she eventually managed to do.

The opposition to birth control, and abortion in particular, though high-minded, always stunk of hypocrisy. I see no reason why moral considerations about this subject would lead rational people to go out and burn down (or shut down) a health clinic. So I smell something deeper going on here.

To give some numbers: The current death rate in the US is about 2.6 million per year. The current abortion rate in the US is about 1 million per year.

I consider this a pretty big number. Though on a global scale it’s not that big a deal. About 60 million people die every year world-wide. About twice that many are born every year. Some more world-wide estimates: Annual deaths caused by…War, 120,000; Fires, 270,000; Drownings, 370,000; Malnutrition, 460,000; Violence, 500,000; Falls, 693,000; Suicide, 800,000; Traffic accidents, 1.2 million.

So: You want to fight death? Why pick abortion? It’s only one of many many things that kills people, and sicknesses do most of it.

When I went past Pullman Planned Parenthood today (I go past it all the time; it’s right next to Safeway) there were a few dozen little notes stuck on the fence that got put up around it since the fire. They were notes of support, like “we’ve got your back” and “thanks for your help after I was assaulted,” more or less obviously from women. So, what is this? I thought. Is this some heartfelt action from the local community, or just more PR?

notes on the fence

Notes on the fence – Planned Parenthood Pullman – 20 Sept 2015

When does life start?

Man, Homo sapiens, is a composite being of four distinct and divisible actualities. These parts are termed the thetan [spiritual being], the memory banks, the genetic entity and the body.
(Scientology 8-8008, 1952)

Obviously, animal life in human beings begins at conception, though some think we should wait until the fetus can live on its own before calling it an animal separate from its mother. However, when we look into a baby’s eyes, and it smiles back at us, that’s not the animal smiling, that’s the spiritual being. And it normally (per LRH’s findings, supported by some work done by psychic researchers) steps in around the time of birth. Before that, only the GE (genetic entity) is taking care of the body. After the thetan arrives, we have a full-fledged personality to deal with.

So per our best data so far on how things really work, abortion kills an animal, whereas death after birth kills a person (who usually detaches and goes about looking for another baby to pick up). You may think this is still a matter of conjecture or superstition; I consider it a pretty solid fact. So on a moral level we are talking about the relative rights to life of an animal living inside its mother versus a person living under its own power, even though with considerable assistance.

My feeling is that this is not the moral question of the age. It’s too bad there is no agreement yet about what a person really consists of (as in the LRH quote above). Until this point is settled (if the Powers That Be will ever allow it to be settled), we have what amounts to a PR battle between camps who could serve their own interests much better by working on other issues. Obviously, someone’s interests are being served by keeping this battle alive. But that is a subject for another day.

one of the notes

One of the notes.