Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard considered James Bond's nemesis SMERSH his biggest enemy - 2018-03-17
We're getting into round two of SMERSH Madness today, and by now we've heard from some newer readers who have asked us, what the heck are you talking about?
Well, fair enough. We named our "March Madness"-style bracket game after some pretty obscure and very nutty stuff. You see, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was a deeply paranoid control freak who by 1967 had decided the only way he could get away from government interference in the United States and United Kingdom was to take his movement to sea. That year, he took a few hundred of his most dedicated (and mostly younger) followers as he sailed three recently-acquired ships, including his flagship, the Royal Scotman, which later he rechristened as the Apollo.