Studying Scientology from the outside is an exciting task. But it is a tremendous work to get through the efficient smokescreen of secrecy and systematic hypocrisy. Anyone who tries must be prepared to pay a considerable price for the insight he gets. - Money, yes. The rate of inflation in Scientology is by now 5 percent pr. month. But the price in money is not the highest. Many scholars, government officials, and news reporters have experienced massive harassment after their public statements on Scientology. (NB: I do not accuse Scientologists of being behind all this harassment, though I know of some cases where it has been proved).
Let me quote some passages from an HCO Policy Letter of 15th February 1966, signed L. Ron Hubbard:
"NEVER agree to an investigation of Scientology.
Don't ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.
You can "get reasonable about it" and lose. Sure we break no laws. Sure we have nothing to hide. BUT attackers are simply an anti-Scientology propaganda agency so far as we are concerned. They have proven they want no facts and will only lie no matter what they discover. So BANISH all ideas that any fair hearing is intended and start our attack with their first breath. Never wait. Never talk shout us - only them. Use their blood. sex, crime to get headlines. Don't use us."NB: The main reason why this issue of Up-Date is delayed is the fact that the Danish editor, dr. Johannes Aagaard has had to cope with a series of harassments of the type mentioned above.