Turning hurricane chaos into gold? Scientology might learn something from L. Ron Hubbard - 2017-09-29
We're super excited and proud to feature a new writer for us here at the Bunker today. It's Chris Owen, already well known in the Scientology Watching community for his important work, Ron, The "War Hero." He has a very timely piece for us today about L. Ron Hubbard and of all things, hurricanes.
As Puerto Rico attempts to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, another disastrous hurricane that hit the island 85 years ago this week led to none other than L. Ron Hubbard arriving there to help with the relief effort. At least, that was the intention. In reality, he ended up doing something quite different and motivated by personal gain rather than any desire to help others.
Scientology biographies claim that Hubbard's trip to Puerto Rico was a key event in his life. His book Mission into Time (1973) puts it this way: "Then in 1932, the true mark of an exceptional explorer was demonstrated. In that year L. Ron Hubbard, aged 21, achieved an ambitious 'first.' Conducting the West Indies Minerals Survey, he made the first complete mineralogical survey of Puerto Rico. This was pioneer exploration in the great tradition, opening up a predictable, accurate body of data for the benefit of others."