L. Ron Hubbard: The First Tea Partier? - 2015-03-29
L. Ron's oft-repeated (by detractors) and disputed (by E-Meters) line of, "If you want to make a little money, write a book. If you want to make a lot of money, create a religion" is a behind-the-curtain explanation of why he turned his self-help ripoff of Aberactive Therapy into something 10 times more profitable once he stopped giving a percentage of prescribers' payments to Uncle Sam. (Looking at you, federally-exempt title of "religion"!)
Sadly for Chub Hub, that dream would only be realized 10 years after his "death."
While LRH was still carrying around his earthly, ascot-accessorized human form, he developed the Sea Org. This Dianetics-fueled special force encompassed three of LRH's favorite things: ***true-believers earning "slave labor wages," juvenile, naval uniforms that harkened back to the WWII career LRH always lied about, and—thanks to the watery wall of international waters—a get-out-of-jail-free card with the tax man.