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Unethical Ethics - Johannes Aagaard

“We are not in the business of being good boys and girls., We’re in the business of going free and getting the org production roaring. Nothing else is of any interest then to Ethics but (a) getting tech in, getting run and getting run right and (b) getting production up and org roaring along.”

This is not the paragraph of aims from an industrial plant, but it is the paragraph on “Ethics Protection” from Scientology, a multinational organization, which calls itself a church and claims the rights and protection of a religious community.

Its leader, called Ron Lafayette Hubbard or L. Ron Hubbard or just Ron, is in command of many thousand disciplined troops of people, held together in a movement directed by one mind and one mind only. The will of this mind, mastermind you might call him, is that all his people shall have one aim before them: to serve Scientology.

“Therefore if a staff member is getting production up by having his own statistics excellent, Ethics sure isn’t interested. But if a staff member isn’t producing, shown by his bad statistic for his post, Ethics is fascinated with his smallest misdemeanor.”

“Ethics” in this connection means the office within Scientology taking care of the behavior of the members, controlling their minds and directing their thoughts. And what we read in the citations simply means that efficiency takes a person beyond ethical considerations.

In order that there shall be no doubt it is clearly stated:

“In short a staff member can get away with murder so long as his statistic is up and can’t sneeze without a chop if it is down”. And it is repeated... such persons “can get away with murder without a blink from Ethics”, while “the low statistic fellow gets a court if he sneezes.”

A real efficient scientologist is thus set aside and protected against everything, even against his own fellow members within Scientology. “When people do start reporting a staff member with a high statistic, what you investigate is the person who turned in the report”. So rather not be critical against one of the real efficient top-guys.

“To the staff member this means - if you do your job you are protected by Ethics. And if you aren’t so protected and your statistic is high, cable me.”

And “me” is L.Ron Hubbard, who reserves all rights to these statements. We do however think, that it is in the interest of the public good to cite this master-mind, so that there can be no doubt concerning the true nature of this organization, called Scientology.

All citations above are taken from “The Organization Executive Course, An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy”, by L.Ron Hubbard, Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, Basic Staff Volume 0, Scientology Publications Organization, Toldbodgade 33, 1253 Copenhagen K, Denmark, from which address the book can be bought.

The citations are taken from HCO Policy Letter of l. September AD 15, (which means 1965) Issue VII, Div.l “Ethics”, labelled “Remimeo All Hats”. It means that it is not taken from a secret letter or from internal sources, but from a public statement, which anyone can borrow from a public library.

Far from making the citations trivial this background makes them even more important. In this letter on “Ethics Protections” we find the official and public expression of what Scientology understands by Ethics.