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rust-belts: that part of the US comprising many of the states of the Midwest and the Northeast, regarded as an area marked by decreasing production of such items as steel and automobiles. The term derives from the aging and rusting factories which dotted the landscapes. –Editor

Robinson: Kenneth Robinson, Minister of Health (head of the government department responsible for the health of its citizens) in Great Britain in the late 60s. Robinson was the ex-vice president of the National Mental Health Association, a private group in the UK specializing in the “treatment” of families of aristocrats. There has never been any “national” aspect to this group. The group obtained very unusual favors by means of their “treatment” of the families of these aristocrats. He was one of the key figures behind the 1968 British attack on Scientology and was subsequently removed as Minister of Health for this unpopular campaign.

...suit: Specifically, LRH is referencing the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, allowing for a 72-hour psychiatric confinement of citizens suspected of unbalanced behavior. The act further allowed for the drugging and electroconvulsive treatment of detainees. In the mid-seventies, however, and largely owing to efforts of Scientologists, the guts of that act were removed under California State Assembly Bill 1042. –Editor

...utopia-minded social and economic planner[s]...: As a word on the “utopia-minded social and economic planner[s]” to whom Mr. Hubbard refers, he explained in January of the same year that “Today we have government by special interest. It ignores to a huge degree what the average citizen really wants. This winds up usually in some weird, special-interest-utopia mess like the book George Orwell’s 1984. The number of utopia planners around would amaze you. The average individual shuns utopias like the plague. One has to go to the individual member and go to many individuals in many strata of society to find out what’s really wanted. It’s usually pretty simple.” (Note: This is from Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter 31 January 69, HUMANITARIAN OBJECTIVE AND GUNG-HO GROUPS.) –Editor

...to do anything about it: In fact, various schemes were hatched within an American intelligence community regarding the arrest and detainment of troublesome citizens during times of national emergency. In particular, and under the banner of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were plans for the building of actual detention centers and the amassing of dossiers on potential inmates for those centers. –Editor


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February 1969 See Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter 24 February 1969, JUSTICE. –Editor

Dewey: John Dewey (1859–1952) American philosopher, educator and author. The poor performance of today’s educational system has been traced by many to reforms introduced by Dewey.

Schopenhauer: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), German philosopher who originated the philosophy of pessimism, stating that the world was one of unsatisfied wants and of pain.

Lord Keynes: John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), English economist and writer. –Editor

Henry Cabot Lodge: (1850–1924) US politician and author. –Editor


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fifth columnists: any group of people who aid an enemy from within their own country. –Editor

Profumo scandal: Named after John Profumo, then British Secretary of War, who had an affair with professional call girl Christine Keeler. Keeler’s employer, Steven Ward, was in the employ of MI 5 (British Intelligence) in an effort to entrap Eugene Ivanov, a Soviet intelligence agent based in London. Keeler saw Ivanov at the Viscount Astor’s estate, known as Cliveden. Cliveden was where she also saw Profumo. In the scandal which ensued, questions of national security were raised, as a Soviet intelligence agent and a British cabinet secretary were having an affair with the same woman. Profumo resigned from his post amidst the controversy. –Editor

Dr. Center in Savannah: LRH is specifically referencing Dr. Abraham Center of the Savannah, Georgia mental asylum where much early Dianetics research was conducted in the late 1940s. Center was also noted for his utterly dismayed response to the miracles Dianetics worked on Savannah patients. In point of fact, the whole of the Savannah “charity list,” some twenty men and women in all, were eventually discharged from the asylum following LRH employment of Dianetics procedures. –Editor.

compulsive behavior in a person: Initially described in L. Ron Hubbard’s Science of Survival, LRH revelations concerning PDH, or pain-drug-hypnosis, constituted the first public disclosure of psychiatric-intelligence mind-control techniques. In fact, not until the mid-1970s, and United States Congressional Hearings under Senator Frank Church, would pertinent Central Intelligence Agency documents come to light. –Editor

...It seems so convincing—a system by which one can CONTROL the entire population...: In particular, and specifically in the name of societal control, were Psychological Strategy Board discussions regarding the use of national radio broadcasts to manipulate popular morale and bolster support of United States foreign objectives. Also discussed among psychiatric participants to Board meetings—including, incidently, vehement Dianetics foe Dr. Daniel Blain—was the enlistment of newspaper editors willing to play upon popular fears of a Soviet nuclear threat. –Editor

Barry Goldwater: (1909–1987) US politician; lost presidential election 1964.


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Whittaker Chambers: (1901–1961) American journalist and communist agent.

Woodrow Wilson: (1856–1924) US politician; president of US (1912–1919).

Lord Dunsany: title of Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett (1878–1957) Irish poet, playwright and writer of short stories.

...US civic groups and defeated it: For the full story of the Scientology victory over the Siberia Bill see article “On Psychiatric Subversion.” –Editor

Brock Chisholm: (1896–1971) Canadian psychiatrist; chairman of the World Health Organization (1948–1953); president of the World Federation of Mental Health (1950s).


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Harry Dexter White: US lawyer; defended Alger Hiss in his trial for espionage.

Alger Hiss: (1904– ) US lawyer and public official, accused of espionage in 1948.

Henri Bergson: (1859–1941) French philosopher. Awarded Nobel Prize for literature (1927). –Editor

Lord Keynes: John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), English economist and writer. –Editor

Flaming Youth: reference to the movie Flaming Youth (1923) portraying the vivacious youth in America and epitomizing the jazz-age flapper with bobbed hair and short skirts.

simon-pure: honest, upright, genuine. From Simon Pure, a character in an American play written in 1717. –Editor


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