L. Ron Hubbard Day 2019 is on Wednesday, March 13, 2019: What do you think of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 is L. Ron Hubbard Day 2019. L. Ron Hubbard Founder of Dianetics & Scientology To know life one must live life.
I think L Ron Hubbard while obviously a clever man, was a total con artist, a scam, a fraud, a despicable being trying to pray off others. Ron lied about his life from start to finish to give his brain child dianetics and scientology more credibility; fortunately in our day of paperwork and recordkeeping Ron couldn't do anything about the truth, it was still there...
"Back in the 50s, a man named Lafayette R. Hubbard (aka L. Ron Hubbard) got tired of writing cheap pulp fiction for a penny a word, and founded a religion. He called it Scientology. Along with this peculiar and secretive organization, he crafted himself a whole new history in which he was an explorer, an educator, a genius, a humanitarian, and a war hero. Although he fancied himself as a visionary, he never conceived of an Internet or the Freedom of Information Act. The former launched a worldwide movement to expose the vicious and criminal abuses of the organization he created. The latter exposed him as a fraud, a liar, and a charlatan."
Here is a look at his life:
Here is a look at his death, while taking the psych drugs he moaned that no one else shoud take?!?!?
Wonder where he pulled scientology from if he didn't too the research, learning or gained any experiences he said he did?
Ron often told people he was a war hero? Really? Let's take a look:
Here are lots of official documents concerning Hubbard which proves he was a lying scumbag.
Yes a mediocre sci-fi writer, an excellent fraudster
Or here I think this critic puts it quite well:
"L. Ron Hubbard was a disgusting human being and a disgrace to the human race. Any resource, be it time, money or energy, devoted in reverence to him or his drivel is a pox upon the human race. The unfortunate souls who feed his legacy, in any form with any currency, should be helped. Additionally, all must be done to help prevent all such unfortunate souls from inflicting harm upon the rest of civilization. While the monetary aspect of the "church" or any other form of scientology is disconcerting, it is far from the only toll it takes upon humanity. Whether on a select group or over the entire whole of humanity, L. Ron had a negative effect on mankind and his legacy continues to have a negative effect on the human race. The sooner LRH is demystified in all his forms, the better off the human race is." FunkMr
Did L. Ron Hubbard believe the things he was teaching in dianetics?
L. Ron Hubbard is the founder of Scientology. Hubbard was an author of cheesy second rate science fiction books who was once quoted as saying, "If you want to get rich just make up your own religion".
And lo and behold a short time later Hubbard done just that. He came up with a religion that mimicked his science fiction conceptualizations of the day complete with the same space vernacular and characterizations of alien beings that he used in his own fictional writings. Even the space ships were of the same descriptions that were to be found within his own works.
According to Scientology's alien history mankind were former aliens called "Thetan's". Us Thetan's at one time were so numerous in a far awy galaxy that the intergalactic warlord "Xenu" rounded us Thetan's up in a giant ship and transported us to earth to Hawaii where we were dumped into a volcano along with a bunch of Hydrogen Bombs to get rid of us (not kidding).
We as Thetan's through our 75million year history have been continually reincarnated from one type of being into another including a stint as clams. Yes, clams. Each one of these reincarnations is called an
"Ingram". These innumerable ingrams conflict with one another in our everyday lives that result in our shortcomings and mental disorders. Thus, the Church can "Audit" you and establish the classroom teachings needed to patch up these personal debacles. And guess what? The Church of Scientology offers these classes for a fee. How nice of them. Once you go through years of these classes you can advance though various "levels" until you reach the state of "Clear". Travolta and Tom Cruz have now reached this state of clear (level 7, I believe).
Who murdered L Ron Hubbard?
Strange Death in a Strange Land
The Old Man in the Desert
He had achieved success beyond his wildest dreams; wealth, fame and the adulation of thousands of devoted adherents.
Yet for the last five years of his life, L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, dwelt, a virtual prisoner of his own paranoia, a recluse in self-imposed exile, on a ranch in the desert of Creston, California. Surrounded by a handful of trusted aides, he handed over the running of his multimillion dollar empire to a chosen few. Even his wife was cut off - after she got out of prison after serving a sentence for her part in the notorious Snow White case, she never saw her husband again.
In fact, few did. Fearing indictment in the Snow White case, Hubbard fled to the desert in the early 80s, leaving behind his role as de facto controller of the Scientology empire and taking with him only a handful of trusted aides, mostly those now-grown messengers from the Commodore's Messenger Org, who had, in some cases literally, grown up under the Machiavellian tutelage of Hubbard, and became his emissaries to the empire he oversaw.
The Vultures Gather
Of these former messengers turned executives, the future head of Scientology, David Miscavige, was amongst those angling to take control of the church upon its founder's death. But despite chronic ill health, the founder lived on, leaving Miscavige - and others, including Terri Gamboa, Vicki Aznaran, Lyman Spurlock and Norman Starkey -- in a state of flux. They controlled the church, for all intents and purposes. But their authority came only through their appointed - some say self-appointed - role as the controllers of LRH's communication with the world. As LRH himself may have written, he who controls the comm controls the game. But events, as we shall see, were spinning out of control for these so-called young rulers of Scientology.
Also omnipresent during Hubbard's final years were Pat and Annie Broeker, a couple who lived with LRH in Creston. While their official duties were to take care of Hubbard's welfare, as those closest to Source, they became important players in the operation of the church itself, given their enormous influence over LRH as his day-to-day caretakers. On a more practical level, Pat Broeker, in particular, oversaw the financial dealings between Hubbard and the church, and eventually became such a trusted friend that LRH named him as successor, the Loyal Officer who would look after his church after his passing.
A body; still warm, much mourned but quickly forgotten
On January 24 1986, under circumstances that can at best be characterised as 'suspicious', L. Ron Hubbard died. Although his condition had been steadily deteriorating for years, even the coronor noted that there were irregularities surrounding his death, including the presence in his body of vast quantities of Vistaril, a powerful ani-psychotic medication. Just days before Hubbard's death, his personal physician, Scientologist Gene Denk, left for a gambling vacation in Las Vegas with some of Hubbard's top aides, including Gamboa, Miscavige and wife, and the Aznarans. By the time he returned, there was nothing he could do. Hubbard died, and the battle for control of his legacy, which had been simmering for years, took centre stage.
LRH left behind a vast corporate empire, including millions of dollars worth of copyrights and trademarks, as well as a personal fortune rumoured to be in the hundreds of millions. Rumour, though, is all that is available - the vast portion of Hubbard's riches were buried far inside the CoS ledgers, safe from the prying eyes of the IRS, which had been threatening an audit of Hubbard for years, right up until his death. But even leaving aside his personal fortune, Hubbard's legacy was rich - and there was no shortage of people eager to take a cut.
The day before Hubbard died, his will was redrafted. Gone was the reference to Pat Broeker, who had been the executor in the previous will. The new executor, who would oversee the transfer of all Hubbard's intellectual property to a trust known as Author's Family Trust-B, and from there, into the newly created vessel, the Church of Spiritual Technology, was Norman Starkey, a longtime CoS heavyweight who had earned the animosity of many now-disenfranchised Scientologists during the days of the Missionholders Conference in 1982, when David Miscavige and the young rulers first made waves as the new power behind LRH's throne. Gone, too, was Norton S. Karno, Hubbard's former tax lawyer whose presence weaves through the story of the Church of Scientology like an invisible, but unbreakable thread.
Starkey became Hubbard's executor, and David Miscavige took the reins of power as effortlessly as he had disposed of his rivals to the throne in previous internal skirmishes. There was no explanation for this last minute changing of the guard. But it was not long before those most likely to raise questions about the new regime - Pat and Annie Broeker - disappeared from the eye of the storm as though they had never been. With the Broekers out of the picture, there was no one who could pose a significant threat to Miscavige, and, like one born with the divine right of kings, he took his place as titular head of the church, highest ranking officer in the Sea Org and ruler of the Scientology empire without firing a single shot. He remains there to this day.
And the truth shall set them free
The world, however, has moved on - and now, some of those same people who were present during the last days of LRH have come forward to tell what they know. Day by day and thread by thread, the real story of what happened to this present day Lear at the end of his reign is emerging. It is to assist in this exploration of the secret history of Scientology that this web page was created.
We have assembled documents, including - for the first time on the internet - the 1979 Last Will and Testament of L. Ron Hubbard, one of the few pieces of tangible evidence linking the mysterious Norton Karno with the Scientology empire. We have also collected posts from those who were there, and legal filings from those who have gone before us down the path towards solving what could be the greatest murder mystery of the last part of this century. We invite those with a story to tell to contact us, and share any information that could shed light on what really happened in the desert that fateful January day. Confidentiality is, of course, assured.
Robert Vaughn Young, an accomplished writer and former high-ranking official within the CoS, gives his recollection of the death of L. Ron Hubbard.
Jesse Prince, formerly Inspector General Ethics, the second-highest ranking post at RTC, has a very different - but no less intriguing - perspective.
The Many Wills of L. Ron Hubbard
These documents give the reader a rare peek inside the constantly shifting power structure within the CoS. In the first Will, dated 1979, Hubbard's lawyer Norton S. Karno, immortalized on the Friends of Norton Karno pages, appears as Executor and Personal Representative, a position which would have given him considerable power over the bulk of the church's money.
In 1982, however, mere days after the corporate restructuring had taken place, Hubbard drafted another Will, and Karno was removed from his position as Executor, to be replaced by Patrick Broeker, then amongst those closest to the old man. A codicil, dated 1983, includes a clause forbidding any autopsy, viewing or service, stating instead that Hubbard's body is to cremated as soon as possible after his death.
Broeker's moment in the sun comes to an end with the establishment of the final Will of LRH, drafted the day before his death in January, 1986, which handed control of the estate to Norm Starkey. His duties mainly concerned with transfering the vast number of copyrights left in trust by LRH to the Church of Spiritual Technology, the ultimate keeper of the tech, Starkey is also head of Author Services Inc. His real role within the CoS command structure is as yet unclear.
FACTnet Probate Brief
During the course of his herculean struggle with the CoS corporate hydra, FACTnet board member Larry Wollersheim challenged the probate that had originally disposed of LRH's estate. In this filing, part of an ognoing case that is yet another volley in his legal onslaught against the CoS, he lays out what he sees as the real story behind LRH's death.
For those who read this page seeking an answer, we apologize. Like life itself, this page is a work in progress. We would be happy to receive email from anyone with information, questions, comments, or even an opinion on the question of what really happened to L. Ron Hubbard. Future additions to this page will include a text version of the coroner's report, as well as more information from the probate filing - as well as, we hope, more personal recollections from those who know the answers that we seek. Send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org