Jon Atack excavates the Scientology mind for L. Ron Hubbard's most harmful implants - 2014-11-29
Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and for more than a year on Saturdays he helped us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet. He was kind enough to send us a new post.
One of the great surprises for us here in the Underground Bunker over the last couple of years has been our ongoing relationship with Jon Atack. He continually amazes us with his deep delves into the background, motivations, and obfuscations of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. And now, Jon has outdone himself with an exploration of the Scientology mind that leaves us in awe. Prepare to be probed.
JON: By now, we know each other well enough to speak plainly. Putting aside all of the hopes and dreams and the sincere belief of its victims that Scientology is the salvation of Humanity, the truth is that the goal of Scientology was to flow money, power and authority to Ron Hubbard. There are no Clears and there are no OTs. Scientology does not lead to success in every walk of life. It all too often leads to catastrophe and despair, to financial ruin, broken families and even suicide.