Alterations and Additives

"If you had a broad sphere of knowledge which was true, and these were all high generalities and everybody would agree with them, frankly it would be very easy to bankrupt and upset that whole operation by taking it, and by false relay - you see, bad instruction and bad relay of the material, and dropping out a datum here and a vital datum there, and substituting something or other - you eventually could then again effect a sort of a slavery out of that information."

(From the SHSBC lecture of 18 Sep 1963, "Service Facsimile"

Definition of Additive: "A thing which has been added. This usually has a bad meaning in that an additive is said to be something needless or harmful which has been done in addition to standard procedure. Additive normally means a departure from standard procedure. For example, an auditor puts different or additional words into a standard process or command. It means a twist on standard procedure. In common English, it might mean a substance put into a compound to improve its qualities or suppress undesirable qualities. In Dn and Scn it definitely means to add something to the technology procedure resulting in undesirable results."

(From the "Technical Definitions of Dianetics and Scientology")

Definition of Squirreling: "1. It means altering Scientology and offbeat practices. It is a bad thing. (HCO PL 14  Feb 65) 2. Change and invent processes. (HCOB 22 Jul 69)"

(From the "Technical Definitions of Dianetics and Scientology")

The Alterations and Additives which in the Church of Scientology were done to the original materials of  L.Ron Hubbard are so broad and far-reaching that it is hard to cover them quantitatively. It is almost impossible to believe that no specific intention is behind that operation, and the conclusion is near at hand that there is a long-running, deliberate attempt to limit the workability of the Technology.

Some alterations exemplify this clearly and are fundamental. For example in the newer audio version of the lecture LCC-1 of 18 Jan 1958 ("The story of Dianetics and Scientology") those parts were specifically cut out where LRH speaks about the principle "if it's not true for you, it's not true". Another example might even more pertinent: in the lecture PDC 20 "Formative State of Scientology, Definition of Logic" of 6 Dec 52 it says, "Therefore, we really do have the remedy before the assault weapon is produced. Did you ever read poor old George Orwell's 1984? Yes, yes, that's wonderful. That would be...could be the palest imagined shadow of what a world would be like under the rule of the secret use of Scientology with no remedy in existence." Everything except the first sentence was cut out in the newer version "Copyright L.Ron Hubbard Library" (not even "L.Ron Hubbard" any longer!) – and in a way that you cannot hear something was deleted.

Very distinct are the alterations of PDC 15, "The Logics: Infinity-Valued Logic", of 4 Dec 1952, too, where the following paragraph was cut out: "You can get a much better fee – I tell you as auditors quite frankly – it's much easier to get a great deal of money out of somebody who's on a down spiral into becoming MEST than it is to get money out of somebody who is going on an up spiral toward becoming theta."

If it is not insanity it nevertheless follows a method - this is for sure.

If you have noticed alterations yourself or have examined some Bulletin, Policy Letter, book or other material for such I would be very interested to hear about other results of such comparisons.

Following are some articles which take a closer look at the subject:



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