Scientology vs. Pollution, a Lisbon Cocktail Party, and More: Sailing on the Apollo Nov. 20-26
Last week, we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from 1968 to 1971. In this installment, we're looking at what was happening the week of November 20 to 26 during those years.
After the jump, LRH shares his thoughts on welfare, flu bugs, overpopulation, and more...
November 20: Hubbard is still in a good mood after rechristening the Apollo days earlier:
Hey the ship works better in AFFLUENCE! Must be the right formula to apply!...We'll 'shoot the moon' for sure. If we keep it up we'll take the Solar System. All out of small, neat, fast, well done actions that include the smallest detail of the ship and the biggest detail of action over the world. So hurray and well done, well done.
November 21: The ship has left port (which one is not indicated), and Captain Bill Robertson is happy to be at sea again.
November 24: The ship reaches its new destination (still not named). Hubbard notes a happy occasion:
The only news is we look much nicer and we are expecting a charter from a US private Educational Foundation for use as their Admin Center in conducting educational surveys. We came to this port for supplies to handle the charter and some winter coats for the crew. We will be here about 5 days...MARRIAGE Good luck to Norman Starkey and Maria Starkey. SHORE Have a pleasant time ashore.
LRH, COMMODORE 23.11.69
November 21: Hubbard ponders the end of the world...
30 YEARS: I have just been studying up on the Anti Pollution literature and current efforts to handle smog.
According to about every agency and authority there is, the planet has about 30 years to go.
Although they try to link over-population and food to the problem, these are incidental. The major point is that the rate of oxygen consumption of 'Spaceship Earth' is about a billion times its replenishment. Unchecked air use and pollution by factories, cars, etc. The plants, grass and trees which convert carbon dioxide back to oxygen are being killed widely by pollution.
30 years. And then the planet will not support human life. Cheerful note.
Well, that's where the politicians and 'scientists' took us.
We're then in the only activity that will both prosper and succeed.
We better stop fooling about with disorganization, get it organized and get the show on the road.
I'm doing my job. Are you?
TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION: What is the threat of "unchecked air use" to the planet, and what, exactly, would Hubbard be doing as his "job" to counter it?
November 23: A flu bug hits the ship. Luckily, those high-level Scientology powers are largely keeping it at bay, Hubbard notes...
EPIZOOTICS: A 48 to 64 hour illness is around. The number is decreasing. The last port of students brought it. High temperature, chills, aches in lower back and legs, strong headache, diarrhea are the symptoms. It hasn't been named as to what it is.
Probably some type of Flu that got loose from a Roche bacteriological warfare project to raise their dividends on anti-biotics sales.
We get a lower percentage than other groups. But that it hits at all shows the need of stepped up auditing action. We have far too few auditors in Qual. Group numbers doubled but Qual auditors didn't. Student and public lines increased but delivery hour potential didn't.
I have now speeded up tech results which should help.
November 20: Hubbard describes his feeling about spreading the wealth...
Welfarism is the idea that the people can get something without exchanging anything. Over 50 percent of the U.S. population at this time is on a hand-out kick. The Great White Father in Washington is supposed to be able to endlessly spend money which it itself is not covered by production. This brings about money worthlessness because the money isn't buying anything.
Our recent survey of Scandinavia shows that the population loves welfare but hates taxes. This in itself is an idiocy. You can't have people all over the place who are not contributing but who are receiving service and money without the tax problem becoming unsolvable. Where is the money coming from?
According to the Socialists' plan and timetable, all those people now on welfare are scheduled for the crematorium. This is why the Socialist has to keep the psychiatrist handy. In Socialist Germany under Hitler the psychiatrist solved the economic problem by cremating anyone who had to be contributed to without contributing. The action was then extended further in order to grab property by cremating those who had wealth that could be seized. So these Socialists, who began all this welfare idea in the first place, are not very nice people after all.
It is this kind of world in which we are trying to remain viable. If we are very clever, if we are well organized, if we keep our eye on the fact that we have to exchange something real and valuable with the society in order to receive support and if we realize that we cannot afford people who think they have to be contributed to and do not themselves contribute to the group, then we will remain viable in spite of world recessions and economic upsets.
And finally, there was this note about a Lisbon party, and we've highlighted a couple of interesting names:
Hey Kate, still remember that shindig?
The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology #1: L. Ron Hubbard #2: David Miscavige #3: Marty Rathbun #4: Tom Cruise #5: Joe Childs and Tom Tobin #6: Anonymous #7: Mark Bunker #8: Mike Rinder #9: Jason Beghe #10: Lisa McPherson #11: Nick Xenophon (and other public servants) #12: Tommy Davis (and other hapless church executives) #13: Janet Reitman (and other journalists) #14: Tory Christman (and other noisy ex-Scientologists) #15: Andreas Heldal-Lund (and other old time church critics) #16: Marc and Claire Headley, escapees of the church's HQ #17: Jefferson Hawkins, the man behind the TV volcano #18: Amy Scobee, former Sea Org executive #19: The Squirrel Busters (and the church's other thugs and goons) #20: Trey Parker and Matt Stone (and other media figures) #21: Kendrick Moxon, attorney for the church #22: Jamie DeWolf (and other L. Ron Hubbard family members) #23: Ken Dandar (and other attorneys who litigate against the church) #24: David Touretzky (and other academics) #25: Xenu, galactic overlord
Tony Ortega is the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. Since 1995, he's been writing about Scientology at several publications.
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