Blog: Scientology Literacy and Blackmail - 2014-02-26
Scientologists take a great deal of arrogant pride for allegedly possessing the only effective technology for producing super literacy. But is it super literacy or super literalness that it ultimately produces? Try asking a dedicated Scientologist a simple question under oath where the honest answer might not make David Miscavige and Scientology out to be infallible, and you will understand the question I pose. I have spoken to many journalists who have been driven around the bend dealing with Scientology's form of super literalness. Honestly review the arumentation you have received, or even used yourself, from Scientology staff and field staff members, registrars, public and officials at mass events. It is even omnipresent in the never-ending streams of publications spit out by Scientology organizations.
Here is an example of how this super literalness plays out in institutional behavior of Scientology organizations and how they interact with the world at large, from Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior:
"By way of example, until I just recently re-read the following Hubbard Guardian's Office Order, I would have vehemently argued that Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard never countenanced blackmail. Sure, they promote aggression, intimidation and fighting fire with fire, but just as surely not the commission of felonies as serious as blackmail. L. Ron Hubbard uttered the following on July 1, 1968, in a briefing to Mary Sue Hubbard about how her Guardian's Office ought to be conducting itself: