Article about this "mental Health Hotline" that ran on Fox News, no more than a scam of WTC victims in St Petersburg Times
Scientology's "Press Release" in PR Newswire
Jump down to page to: Scientology trying to sabotage mental health efforts at WTC
Head of Lisa McPherson trust writes to Fox news
Letter to the editor of SP Times in Clearwater Florida
This is beyond disgusting...
from Tilman in germany this tidbit by L Ron Hubbard...
"And lastly and most important, for we all aren't on the stage with our
names in lights, always push power in the direction of anyone on whose
powers you depend. It may be more money for the power, or more ease, or
a snarling defense of the power to a critic, or even the dull thud of
one of his enemies in the dark, or the glorious blaze of the whole enemy
camp as a birthday surprise."
boldface emphasis added by arnie lerma
Source: Introduction to scientology ethics, p. 261, "The
responsibilities of Leaders"
From: Bob Minton <email@example.com>
Subject: Scienos have a plan for the disaster -- Make Money
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 10:54:08 -0400
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From: "Darlene K. Swanson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 XX:XX:XX -0400
To: <email@example.com> (CEC News)
Subject: What you can do about today's events
This is what is needed:
1) Encourage everyone to come to Flag® for their next service since this will
help distimulate a very restimulated country and bring in more theta.
2) People who are willing to go to New York to give assists and whatever else
is needed. Need names and phone numbers. People will probably be leaving within
24 hours but this has to be coordinated with the Red Cross,
3) Donations are needed to cover air fares, buses, T-shirts etc. Donations
should be given to Benetta Slaughter. It would be a tax deductible donation to
the Gung Ho Groups. Call 446-1100 for info on how to make out checks.
4) A blood drive is being set up for tomorrow morning either outside the FH
or in the Sandcastle area.
5) Need donations of Way to Happiness booklets. These can be dropped off at
6) Right now what is needed most is people to come in to the FSM area in the
FH to make calls. There should be 50 phones available (being set up right now).
This is very much needed since calls will be made to all the members of the
different groups. If you can come at night or during the day tomorrow, please
do report to Kaye.
Kaye can be reached at the FH 461-1282 ext. 36825
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org in the subject line put: ATTN 6C
©2001 CSFSO. All Rights Reserved. Grateful acknowledgement is made to L. Ron
Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted
works of L. Ron Hubbard. FLAG is a trademark and service mark owned by
Religious Technology Center and are used with its permission. Services relating
to Scientology religious philosophy are delivered throughout the world
exclusively by licensees of the Church of Scientology International with the
permission of Religious Technology Center, holder of the SCIENTOLOGY and
This is the same kind of shit they did in Oklahoma City. I do not believe
that most scientologists see this as an opportunity to reg people, but
apparantly management does.
Elizabeth Ann Cox [ ex member ]
This is utterly disgusting!!!
The regges have dreamed up yet another $$$$$$$$$$ drive to get half a
million from people for their organization using the tragedy of the
victims of terrorism!!
What are the chances Benetta Slaughter wants the $$$$ to print the WTH [ Way to Happiness ]
books???? Does anyone know the facts on this??
In any case the WTH does not handle the WHY of the situation, as it
was not "unhappy New Yorkers" who did the terrorism.
WTH will not cheer up those who lost family and friends, livelihoods
and businesses, so it is just a ploy to get MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, on
the back of the disaster.
$$$$$$cientology is sickening and irresponsible.
M. [ An Ex member who finished the entire "bridge" in $cientology..]
Ex-member Monica Pignotti in NYC says:
In article <email@example.com>, Bob Minton says...
>From: "Darlene K. Swanson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 XX:XX:XX -0400
> To: <email@example.com> (CEC News)
> Subject: What you can do about today's events
> This is what is needed:
> 1) Encourage everyone to come to Flag® for their next service since this will
>help distimulate a very restimulated country and bring in more theta.
A word of caution here - Mayor Guiliani has made it very clear in his message to
the people of NYC yesterday that people who are out to make a profit from this
disaster will be severely dealt with.
> 2) People who are willing to go to New York to give assists and whatever else
>is needed. Need names and phone numbers. People will probably be leaving within
>24 hours but this has to be coordinated with the Red Cross,
The bridges and tunnels into NYC are closed.
> 3) Donations are needed to cover air fares, buses, T-shirts etc. Donations
>should be given to Benetta Slaughter. It would be a tax deductible donation to
>the Gung Ho Groups. Call 446-1100 for info on how to make out checks.
T-shirts??? How tacky can you get.
> 4) A blood drive is being set up for tomorrow morning either outside the FH
>or in the Sandcastle area.
Donating blood is a good idea for anyone.
> 5) Need donations of Way to Happiness booklets. These can be dropped off at
> 6) Right now what is needed most is people to come in to the FSM area in the
>FH to make calls. There should be 50 phones available (being set up right now).
>This is very much needed since calls will be made to all the members of the
>different groups. If you can come at night or during the day tomorrow, please
>do report to Kaye.
> Kaye can be reached at the FH 461-1282 ext. 36825
I find it disgusting that this tragedy is being used as a way for you folks to
promote yourselves. The term that comes to my mind is ambulance chasers.
and this is from "The most ethical group on the planet" says Roland in UK
Roger Gonnet in France wrote:
Money is exactly what seemed already interesting in the message below
"Baron, what the disaster costs."
Incredible. Please, Bob, send me the original message in my mailbox, by
**follow-up**. It'll be used here.
From Chris Owen posted by "ptsc"
Scientology shows up at disaster scenes. L. Ron Hubbard told them to, in a
recruitment tactic HCOPL called "CASUALTY CONTACT."
The Casualty Contact
L. Ron Hubbard's Guide
to Ambulance Chasing, part 3
by Chris Owen
L. Ron Hubbard was a brilliant salesman. That fact is undeniable: the
bizarreness, paranoia and scientific improbability of Scientology has not
deterred a total of probably tens of millions of people worldwide from taking
its courses and buying Hubbard's books over the last 40 years. In fact, if the
Church of Scientology did not have such a poor public image as a result of its
abuses, it would probably be far more successful than it is presently.
As I have outlined in the first two articles of this series, some of the
methods of recruitment used by the Church have been distinctly dubious. Few can
have been more reprehensible than that which Hubbard referred to as "the
Casualty Contact". The very fact that it was - and may still be - used in the
first place gives a revealing insight into the sort of morality and conduct
which Hubbard brought into the Church.
Hubbard always claimed that he had found techniques to cure a great number
of illnesses. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health has been promoted
since he wrote it in 1950 as curing
"Psychosomatic ills such as arthritis, migraine, ulcers, allergies,
asthma, coronary difficulties (psychosomatic - about one-third of all heart
trouble cases), tendonitis, bursitis, paralysis (hysterical), eye trouble
(non-pathological) have all responded .... without failure"
A recent (1995) leaflet distributed by the CoS claims that Dianetics cures
"70 percent of Man's illnesses". The CoS has also claimed that Scientology does
not directly cure illnesses, but instead takes the rather coy line that auditing
is, in effect, a catalyst to the individual curing himself. "What Is
Scientology?" (1978 edition), for instance, says:
"Scientology is not in the business of curing things. Auditing is not done
to cure the body or to cure anything physical and the E-Meter cures nothing.
However, in the process of a person becoming happier, more able and more aware
as a spiritual being through auditing, illnesses that are psychosomatic (meaning
the mind making the body ill) [and still comprising 70 percent of illnesses,
according to Hubbard] in origin often disappear."
[WIS?, 1978 ed., p. 213]
This line has been used for many years. However, until the CoS got into
trouble with the US Food and Drugs Administration in the early 1960s over its
healing claims, it did claim that Scientology was itself a miraculous cure. HCO
Bulletin of 24th July 1960, for instance, describes "Special Project Australia":
"... It is within our power to proof Australia against mental and physical
illness ... You can advertise all you want to 'eradicates disease proneness', to
'proof Australians against illness' since all law applies to healing sicknesses,
and could never be extended to preventing prevention ... [Adverts should say]
'Prevent illness. Scientologists are seldom sick. Join a Scientology group and
be able.' "
[LRH, HCOB 24/7/60]
Success stories published by the CoS have, even in recent years, cited
examples of miracle cures being effected by Scientology. There is little doubt
that individual Scientologists believe in the efficacy of the "cure" offered by
Scientology, and the CoS has done nothing to disabuse them of this idea.
The only reason why it does not nowadays make overt, in-your-face claims
of healing prowess is, as Hubbard himself stated, purely legal. He himself
certainly believed in it; during the heyday of his private navy in the late
1960s, he often chose auditing rather than proper medical treatment. (It caused
Hubbard a lot of unnecessary suffering, though many would no doubt say that that
was no bad thing.) In HCO Bulleting of 1st September 1962, he wrote:
"By healing you can graduate a pc [preclear] up to clearing interest and
thus we have a lower level feeder line, capable of successful accomplishment
with normal HCA/HPA training. That programme has the following thought major:
Maybe you're not sick. Maybe you're just suppressed. See us and find out.
The phrasing can be more elegant, the message remains the same.
Legally, this permits us to heal without engaging in healing as, in actual
fact, we address no illnesses and indeed, deny people are ill - they are only
suppressed. Sickness occurs, we say, where suppression has been too great. The
argument is - have you been sick? Did you go to doctors to be cured? Did they
cure it? Then (as they didn't) maybe you're not sick, maybe you're just
suppressed. So take some processing and find out. And the person gets well! We
use on him the exact button he came to us on. So he's never dismayed at any
change of tack on our part. Then we interest him in clearing.
This, I am sure, is the long sought gradient. This, used right, will build
our new buildings, use our Academy Graduates and give us a chance to train up
auditors to clearing.
The legal argument is simple, we don't believe in sickness, we do not
address illness, we do not diagnose, we believe that freeing the human spirit
also incidentally prevents sickness. We are doing prevention. We also find
people do not have to be crazy to be suppressed, that nearly everybody is
suppressed. We do send acutely ill people to doctors. We advertise to cure no
diseases! That last is important legally. We only infer that people who think
they are sick are really not, but only suppressed."
[LRH, HCOB 1/9/62]
Note the reference to a "change of tack on our part". This is what the
Americans call a "bait-and-switch" tactic; the person on the receiving end buys
one thing and finds himself buying into something entirely different, which he
may not want in the first place. It's rather like buying an encyclopedia from a
salesman and finding yourself with a bill for a summer apartment in Majorca.
Needless to say, such methods are regarded by most people as being little better
than simple fraud and deception.
As the above shows, Scientology directs its recruitment towards, amongst
other groups, sick people and those suffering from difficult or incurable
conditions. In recent years, for example, the CoS has been attempting to recruit
people suffering from the incurable condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)
with the promise that auditing can remove the engrams responsible for such
conditions. Hubbard had many years earlier applied his usual attention to detail
and wrote specific instructions on how to go about recruiting the sick. The
technique he devised, which he recommended as "requiring little capital and
being highly ambulatory", was called "Casualty Contact".
He detailed "Casualty Contact" in a number of bulletins in the 1950s and
1960s, most notably in Professional Auditors Bulletin of 28th Feb, 1956 and HCO
Bulletin of 15th Sep, 1959. Even by Hubbard's standards these were quite
remarkable in the level of opportunistic cynicism which they showed. In the PAB
of 28th Feb, 1956, he comments:
"Every day in the daily papers one discovers people who have been
victimised one way or the other by life. It does not much matter that the
newspapers have a full parade of oddities in terms of accident, illness and
bereavement occuring at a constant parade before the eyes. The essence of
"Casualty Contact" is good filing and good personal appearance. One takes every
daily paper he can get his hands on and cuts from it every story whereby he
might have a preclear. He either has the address in the story itself or he gets
the address as a minister from the newspaper. As speedily as possible he makes a
personal call on the bereaved or injured person. It is probable that he will
find on the first day that they are overly burdened with calls, since they have
been a subject of the public press and he may find that in two or three days,
interest in the person has cooled off to a point where his own appearance will
admit of an actual interview. He should represent himself to the person or the
person's family as a minister whose compassion [sic] was compelled by the
newspaper story concerning the person. He should then enter the presence of the
person and give a nominal assist, leave his card which states exactly where
church services are held every Sunday and with the statement that a much fuller
recovery is possible by coming to these free services takes his departure. A
great many miracles will follow in his wake and he is liable to become a subject
of the press himself. However, in handling the press he should simply say that
it is a mission of the church to assist those who are in need of assistance. He
should avoid any lengthy discussions of Scientology and should talk about the
work of ministers and how all too few ministers these days get around to places
where they are needed.
Some small percentage of the persons visited or their families will turn
up in his group. Thus he will build a group and naturally from that group he
will get a great many individual preclears."
[LRH, PAB 28/2/56]
For sheer, concentrated cynicism, it is hard to beat that. (It is part of
a bulletin on methods of dissemination.) But, even so, Hubbard manages it. On
15th Sep, 1959, he issued an HCO Bulletin which was even more breathtakingly
"A fruitful source of HAS [Hubbard Association of Scientologists] Co-Audit
is casualty contact. This is very old, is almost never tried and is almost
always roaringly successful, providing the auditor goes about it in roughly the
right way. Using his Ministers [sic] card, an auditor need only barge into any
nonsectarian hospital, get permission to visit the wards from the
Superintendant, mentioning nothing about processing, but only about taking care
of peoples [sic] souls, to find himself wonderfully welcome. Ministers almost
never make such rounds. Some hospitals are strictly against this sort of thing,
but its [sic] only necessary to find another. Its [sic] fabulous what one can
get done in a hospital with a touch assist and locational processing.
Don't pick on the very bad off [sic] unconscious cases. Hit the fracture
ward and the maternity ward. Go around and say hello to the people and ask if
you can do anything for them. Now here's how auditors have lost on this one.
They omit the following steps: They fail to leave a card with their Ministerial
name on it with their phone number. They fail to have a telephone answering
service. They fail to tell they people they snap away from deaths [sic] yawning
door that they can have more of this stuff simply by calling in. They get so
involved in the complexities of medical (ha!) treatment and are so outraged at
some of the things they see going on that they get into rows with medicos and
the hospital staff. And they also pick unconscious patients or people who are
halfway exteriorised [i.e. dying] already. This is a pretty routine drill
really. You get permission to visit. You go in and give patients a cheery smile.
You want to know if you can do anything for them, you give them a card and tell
them to come around to your group and really get well, and you give them a touch
assist if they seem to need it but only if they're willing. And you for sure
make sure that there is someone on the other end when they ring up. Giving them
a schedule of your HAS Co-Audit will avail much. I've got a book scheduled named
the "sick person" as a working title that will make good fodder for this. But
your statement, "the modern scientific church can cure things like that. Come
around and see." will work. Its [sic] straight recruiting!"
[LRH, HCOB 15/9/59]
Comment would be superfluous. I think Hubbard's words say all that need to
One final thought. Hubbard's ideas, as outlined in the documents quoted
above, are more reminiscent of a con artist or a heartless exploiter of the
vulnerable than the leader and moral authority of a "church". But perhaps this
isn't so surprising. In the HCO Policy Letter of 15th Aug, 1967, he made the
following statement - perhaps the purest exposition of Hubbardism ever written:
"I am not interested in wog morality. I am only interested in getting this
show on the road and keeping it there."
[LRH, HCOPL 15/8/67]
This, evidently, is the true context of "Casualty Contact".
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, antivirus says...
>The following shows how Scientologists are attempting to sabotage
>valid therapeutic measures being put in place to assist the families
>of disaster victims.
>I have forwarded this e-mail to the Red Cross.
>---------- Forwarded Message ----------
>FROM: "Karen Scott" <email@example.com>
>DATE: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 <time stamp deleted>
>RE: READ THIS - Sea Org & Volunteer Ministers in NY
>Pls dissem widely to Scientologists.
>To: Scientologists <--
>From: CO I HELP Canada
>For the last two days I have been in New York Org running, with
>several other Sea Org members, the deployment of Volunteer Ministers
>into the disaster zone.
>We have experienced considerable success making ourselves stable
>terminals in the disaster zone giving assists and supplying food to
>the police and fire fighters. We are "the guys in the yellow shirts"
>and that alone now gets us past the road blocks into southern
I seriously doubt they admit they are Scientologists. I bet they are
hiding behind a different name. Maybe they call themselves "NMHA".
Perhaps they are "the GITYS". :)
>Manhattan. The Dianetics 1-800 number was placed on the TV as a number
Of course, Scientology failed to disclose their true face. I saw the
advertisement, in all its fraudulent flatulence proclaiming "NATIONAL
MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE - 1 800 FOR TRUT
>to call if you wanted to help. With our higher confront and work ethic
>we have established ourselves to such a degree that we now have the
>Red Cross referring social workers and psychologists to us at the org
I seriously doubt the Red Cross knew it was (allegedly) invloved with
>for training transport into the disaster zone. We hat them on assists
>put a shirt on them and send them in. Our people have been in the area
>since Tuesday afternoon.
How many Body Thetans followed your people? How many BTs did you each
knowingly or unknowingly take with you into the area?
>With Scientologists and non-Scientologists combined we have sent out
>close to 150 Volunteer Ministers so far. At the highest peak so far we
>have had close to 40 people working the zone at one time.
>Tonight, just a short time ago, I took a tour of the disaster zone. I
>had up to this point not personally gone in.
>I'm going to attempt to convey in a few short sentences using our
>terms what the scene is:
> It is highly unlikely you have ever scene <sic> anything to compare to
>the sheer MEST damage here. Unless you have been in a bombed out city
>before. Nothing you have ever seen in any movie comes close to this,
>nothing. For miles the streets are gray ash and paper mush and the
>trees are hung with rags of paper from the Trade Towers. Everything as
>far as you can see is covered with white dust. The number of crushed
>ambulances and foreignness piled on top each other or lying torn apart
>in the streets from the second blast and collapse is undesirable I
>have seen the mountains of bent steel and cement rubble which is all
>that is left of these buildings. Text cannot convey this reality to
>you. If you watch the TV footage of ground zero, this is what it
>And there are thousands and thousands of people down there working.
>Police and fire and national guard and other workers. The sheer
>magnitude of the operation is difficult to grasp.
>You will see the chaos merchants on television gleefully embellishing
I've seen some very heart-wrenching emotions that did not at all
seem embellished. In fact, many, many wogs have maintained a very
high degree of human dignity and compassion, coupled with dedicated,
caring and charitable actions.
>The truth is the people are working and working and
>working until they have to rest. They are not misemotional for the
>most part. They are fittingly sad and angry and tired and stunned but
>they are carrying on.
>What we are aiming to handle is provide adequate support for these
>people. You will hear the media running a line that "We don't need any
>more volunteers." What they are neglecting is the old datum that
>behind any army are 5 people to every soldier acting as support staff
>to keep him fed and supplied and in shape. This is where we come in
>and I can tell you now: this area could absorb the efforts of a
>thousand Scientologists for weeks right now.
He's the really disgusting part.
>Additionally we are trying to move in and knock the psychs out of
>counseling to the grieving families
Shame. Shame. Shame. Keeping victims from getting assistance.
>and that could take another 100
>plus people right now. Due to some brilliant maneuvering by some
>simply genius Sea Org Members we tied up the majority of the psychs
It's a Good Thing (tm) to Fair Game the psychs. Fair Game says to
lie and cheat, amongst other things.
>who were attempting to get to families yesterday in Q&A, bullbait and
>wrangling. They have a hard time completing cycles of action and are
>pretty easy to disperse.
So create, "dev-T", right? This is sick. This is evil.
>But today they are out in full force and circling like vultures over
The overt doth speak loudly, does it not?!
>these people and all of our resources are
>tied up in the support efforts in the disaster zone at present.
>There is nowhere on Earth right now that hurts like this place. These
>are brave people and they are the able and they don't know it but they
>need the Scientologists with LRH's tech to be here right now. The
>fire-fighter company down the street from the org lost 14 members on
>Tuesday. No one can do anything for them or the rest but Scientologists.
What a pathetic lie.
>The other religions here with their ministers have shown their
>true colors and are working hand in hand with the psychs
Imagine that!! Religious people trying to help the psychs help the
Yes, I'd say they are showing their true colors.
>to give these people as much false data and restimulation as they can.
This is a suppressive generality! This is also another demonstration
of "3rd Party Tech" in action.
>They HAVE NO TECH and they're not even trying to hide it anymore.
By all means, tell some more lies.
>They've crossed over and abandoned anything spiritual and
>to hell with them.
Oh, such kind intentions!
>The Red Cross has told us when we went to help at their
>shelters and found no one there, "the people say they are doing fine
>so we send them back out". Thats because the Red Cross' confront is
>sooo low they can't even see when people are suffering right in front
>of them. They are blind. I have stood in Times Square at 7:00pm with
>people all around and I swear I could have communicated in whispers
>and been heard at 20 feet, such a hush lies over this place. It hurts.
>Big time. Nobody is in PT. They are stuck in the incident.
More baloney. This is what a group of human beings does when handling
a disaster in present time. Actually, it is impossible to be in any
time other than _right now_ time...
>So I'm sending this out to you. It is a direct request for your
>presence here now. We are uptone. We are making it go right. We need
>help now. And what this place needs now more than anything else in the
>whole wide world is more Scientologists here right now.
And don't forget that you need more bodies in the shop and more gross
income and more book sales too, right?
>Lt. Simon Hare CO I HELP Canada (in NY)
>------------end pasted message---------------------
> decoding scientology propaganda
> caroline letkeman *antivirus*
Thanks again, Caroline, for posting this.
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