Blog: 18 Wheels of Affinity, Reality, and Communication - 2011-09-30
With all the chatter about L Ron Hubbard's alleged shortcomings, it got me to thinking about what the effect of the unprecedented ad hominen attacks against the man were. Hubbard was demonized by the Cold War establishment perhaps more than any other civilian figure. One cummulative effect of it all was to to one degree or another de-humanize him in the public eye. We see remnants of those effects to this day. Tony Ortega has even come to the conclusion that my mission - and that of many other Independents - is made hopeless by this historical landscape. That landscape is not easy to contextualize given its long-lived nature and Miscavige's daily efforts to make the myths into reality. Providing context to the entire picture is a longer term project that I never lose site of, but unfortunately I have not found the time to devote to it that it deserves.
So, in the interim I play the game of trying to provide morsels of food for thought from time to time that might ever so slightly shift a viewpoint or two.
Today, I address a propaganda line that developed some legs during the take-down-Hubbard Cold War. That is, "Hubbard's writings rarely mention the word 'love.'"