Lies Debunked: Scientology Doesn't Advocate Genocide

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Scientology's doublecross

Forward: L. Ron Hubbard wrote that people who -- to paraphrase -- "fall at or below 'tone 2.0'" should be "disposed of quietly and without sorrow." What Hubbard means by "tone scale" is described by the Scientology® organization here along with an attempt by the organization to explain-away Hubbard's ideology of genocide. In the attempt the organization misquotes an individual and deliberately removed context. I've restored the original context by pulling it from news archives and I provide it after the organization has its say.

The Scientology organization has routinely demanded that anyone who describes Scientology in a factual way (such as in media news exposures, judges, court reporters et al.) and anyone who advocates human rights and freedom of speech while pointing out Scientology's criminal history and abuses are literally criminals and are hate-filled (what Scientology calls "tone 1.4") hostile (tone 1.9) religious bigots. This notion is in accord with several of Hubbard's written policy letters and as such they're inerrant "scripture."

After labeling media reporters, prosecutors, police, law enforcement agencies, human rights and freedom of speech rights advocates as "hostile hate-filled criminals," the organization then considers them all to be "tone 2.0" or lower and thus -- according to Scientology -- they should be exterminated "quietly and without sorrow." The organization even maintains a "hit list" of individuals and organizations that are to be "R2-45ed" or, according to another of Hubbard's written policies, shot to death by two rounds fired from a .45 caliber handgun.

The individual below trying to explain-away Scientology's advocacy of genocide may or may not be an official spokesperson for the Scientology organization however the "explanations" the anonymous individual offers are the traditional claims coming out of the organization to try to cover up their leader's advocacy of genocide.

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Scientology's Claims

From: Theta (theta@btinternet.com)
Subject: ANTI-SCIENTOLOGY MYTH #326: Scientology Advocates Genocide!
Date: 2002-01-09 08:18:15 PST

"The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that people from 2.0 down have no traffic with reason and cannot be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0. There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the tone scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the tone scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow." L. Ron Hubbard, from Science of Survival.

"I am shocked. Reading [this] makes me sick! How can anyone possibly defend such crap? Is it a misquote? If it is true, how can you follow such insanity?" LilAlex742, from alt.religion.scientology <19971113034400.WAA26958@ladder02.news.aol.com>

Yes, this is a Hubbard quote. On its own, it reads like an advocation of genocide - a claim made by many Scientology critics on the web and on the usenet group alt.religion.scientology. Why would any religious group teach such a thing? And what kind of person was Hubbard to have written this in the first place? Such questions, of course, open the way for much criticism and hostility towards Scientology.

Such claims are simply ridiculous and offensive, based only on ignorance of Scientology teachings.

The quote comes from the book Science of Survival, a training book for Scientology practitioners (Auditors). In it, Hubbard goes into great detail on human emotions, and presents, what he called, the Tone Scale. (A scale which shows the emotional tones that one can experience throughout one's life, ranging from highest to lowest). e.g.

40.0 - Serenity +
4.0 - Enthusiasm
3.0 - Conservatism
2.5 - Boredom
2.0 - Antagonism
1.5 - Anger
1.1 - Covert hostility
1.0 - Fear
0.5 - Grief
0.05 - Apathy -

To view the Tone Scale in full, visit:
http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/full.htm

When Hubbard talks of "people from 2.0 down" being hard to reason with he is referring to those at and below 2.0 on the Tone Scale, ie. those who are antagonistic, or angry, or who are secretly hostile to others, etc.

Science of Survival helps practitioners raise people on the Tone Scale, up into the higher brackets and thus helping them to become happier and more joyful. The three methods outlined are:

1) Education - learning the tools and knowledge necessary to improve oneself and conditions in life.

2) Change in environment - move out of a hostile or antagonistic environment and into an environment that is more positive and higher toned.

3) Auditing - receive Scientology counselling which frees up more of one's own natural, positive energy, enabling one to be happier and more able in life.

These are known as the three valid processes which Hubbard mentions in the above quotation. These processes are used by Auditors on their clients to help them achieve heightened states of being.

However, a very small percentage of people who are stuck, chronically, in the lower bands on the Tone Scale do not respond to the three processes, and does not make much, if any, gain in Scientology as a whole. Such individuals (see http://www.theta.btinternet.co.uk/quotes.htm) often exert negative, oppressive influences on others and tend to be destructive in nature.

Such an individual would be taken off services (which would be refunded) and routed-out of Scientology.

"Our policy is we don't waste time on them. To cater to them is to betray 90% of the population. So we set them aside for another day. We get them offlines, out of orgs and to one side." L. Ron Hubbard, from HCO PL 16 Oct 1967, SUPPRESSIVES & THE ADMINISTRATOR

In this fashion, they are indeed disposed of quietly and without sorrow.

Those who have no knowledge of Auditing policy, and Church structure as a whole, are quick to misinterpret these words of Hubbard's. Unfortunately, when these misinterpretations are propagated to others as fact, hysteria and intolerance can, and do, occur.

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And now for the truth

The comments which the anonymous individual above misquotes is provided here in complete context so that you have the full picture. The quoted text comes straight out of Scientology's publication "Science of Survival" so the organization can't try claiming it's a forgery.

From: LilAlex742 (lilalex742@aol.com)
Subject: Re: Scientology Would Exterminate Undesirables
Date: 1997/11/13

> Here is dkieths excellent page:
>
> What Scientology means by "Clearing the Planet"
>
> "The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that
> people from 2.0 down have no traffic with reason and cannot
> be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0. There are
> only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on
> the tone scale, neither one of which has anything to do with
> reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their
> acts. The first is to raise them on the tone scale by
> un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three
> valid processes.
>
> "The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow.
> Adders are safe bedmates compared to people on the lower
> bands of the tone scale. Not all the beauty nor the handsomeness
> nor artificial social value nor property can atone for the
> vicious damage such people do to sane men and women.
>
> "The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the
> lower bands of the tone scale from the social order would result
> in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt
> the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered.
> It is not necessary to produce a world of clears in order to to
> have a reasonable and worthwhile social order; it is only
> necessary to delete those individuals who range from 2.0 down,
> either by processing them enough to get their tone level
> above the 2.0 line--a task which, indeed, is not very great,
> since the amount of processing in many cases might be under
> fifty hours, although it might also in others be in excess of
> two hundred--or simply quarantining them from the society.
> A venezuelan dictator once decided to stop leprosy.
> He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars.
>
> "By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the
> beggars in Venezuela an end was put to leprosy in that country."
> -- L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival, Book I, Chapter 27
> (Column Y: Method Used By Subject To Handle Others), page 157
>
> (Line breaks added. In the book, this is one whole paragraph)
>
> It should be clarified that the "three valid processes" mentioned
> are reeducation, isolation, and relocation. Additionally, the
> people who should be "disposed of quietly and without sorrow"
> number 2.5% of the population, or 6.5 million Americans.

I am shocked. I had heard the smaller version of the quote, which was bad enough. READING THE ABOVE PARAGRAPHS MAKES ME SICK. How can anyone possibly defend such crap?

Is the above book still published? It is an ugly enough statement that I would like to see it in the context of a whole book.

Hey Scientoligists - any of you - Is the above quote a lie? Is it a misquote? If it is true, how can you follow such insanity?

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