DOX: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wanted kids to form his personal military - 2019-05-31
We want to thank the tipster who sent us a fascinating document we hadn't seen before. Dated July 7, 1986, it was produced a few months after the death of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard when, apparently, the Sea Org was having more problems than usual with the children of its members.
In order to get things under control, the document cites lots of things Hubbard himself had to say about how kids in Scientology should be treated, and it's pretty telling.
So we turned to two former Sea Org members who have helped us in the past with Scientology's documents about children, Sunny Pereira and Mark Plummer, for their thoughts on this rambling text. And be prepared: It's long, repetitive, and ultimately depressing as Hubbard's ideas about treating children as adults and preparing them for lifetime service in Scientology are spelled out in minute detail. But we think it's worth showing it to you, and getting some perspective from Sunny and Mark...