Video Vault: L. Ron Hubbard at his campiest, in 1960's State of Man Congress! - 2014-03-21
L. Ron Hubbard is at his campiest in a 1960 lecture that is featured in this week's "quote video" supplied by our secret source. Hubbard was born in Nebraska, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and spent a lot of time in places like New York and Los Angeles for his writing career. But where he picked up his odd way of speaking is really a mystery. He was a product of his time, for sure, but that doesn't really explain all of his verbal tics. Get a load of how he says "autoMOEbeel" for example. Once you notice it, you can't shake it.
The excerpt you're going to hear is from the State of Man Congress, specifically about "overts" — transgressions that we've committed against another person. Here's how Bridge Publications describes the Congress, which you can pick up for $125.00...
"Beginning with Book One in 1950, and continuing through each successive year, it was a decade of monumental discoveries and milestone technology towards the goal of Clear. Here, then, is the Congress that launched the next decade, and set the whole of Scientology towards Operating Thetan. It all followed from the very definition of OT as 'knowing and willing cause over all dynamics.' For while all earlier efforts were aimed at clearing people on the First Dynamic, L. Ron Hubbard opened this one with the startling announcement: "What I've arrived at this Congress with was how to clear them on the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Dynamics." While even more startling was the breakthrough that made it possible: Responsibility and the watershed technology of Overts and Withholds. Here, then, is technology spanning every dynamic from the individual, to marriage, to entire governments."