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Baden-Württemberg
State Office for the Protection of the Constitution

The "Scientology Organization" (SO)
as of July 2003

An informal unofficial English translation from cisar.org

English language note. To the extent practical, corresponding original
English texts were selected and substituted for German translations from
English. Where this was not practical, <angle brackets> indicate
back-translation - from English to German back to English. [Comments from
American language editor are noted in square brackets and initialed by the
editor. Ed.] This version last updated December 30, 2003. This entire
booklet consists of seven files.

Publisher of German text: Landesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz
Baden-Wuerttemberg, Taubenheimstrasse 85A, 70372 Stuttgart

1.Forward by Dr. Helmut Rannacher
2.next
1. The History of the "Scientology Organization" (SO)
2. The "Technology" of L. Ron HUBBARD
3. SO Methods of Operation
3.1 "Auditing"
3.2 The "Hubbard Electrometer" ("E-meter")
3.3 "Security Checks"
3.4 "Drills" and "Training Routines"
3.5 "Wordclearing" - a alteration of thinking
3.6 Ideological Re-education
3.7 Scientology Techniques in the Mirror of Medicine
3.next
4. The Goals of the SO
4.1 Political power claim
4.2 Maximizing Profit: Means to an end
5. A dualistic Worldview
5.1 The Scientology Worldview: A Conspiracy Theory
5.2 Politics from the Scientologists' point of view
6. The "cleared State"
4.next
7. The Scientology System - incompatible with democracy
7.1 Human dignity and Human image
7.1.1 The Scientology Human image
7.1.2. The "Ethics" of the SO
7.1.3 The Worth of an Individual
7.2 The principle of equal treatment before the Basic Law, Article 3
7.2.1 Superior Scientologists, inferior opponents?
7.3. Freedom of opinion according to Article 5 of Basic Law
7.3.2 Dealing with Critics
7.3.3 "Knowledge Reports"
5.next
7.4 Protection of Marriage and Family
7.4.1 "Handling" or Disconnection
7.4.2 Children in the SO
7.5 Democracy and supporting principles of state organization
7.5.1 The Social State principle
7.5.2 Scientology and social state
7.5.3 Disparagement of Democracy
7.5.4 The SO and the constitutional state principle
7.5.5 The SO and the Executive
6.last
8. A new form of political extremism
9. The intelligence service of the "Scientology Organization"
9.1 History and Mission of the SO Intelligence Service
9.2 Overt Information Collection
9.3 Covert Information Collection
9.3.1 Appearance under a guise
9.3.2 "Dust Bin Collection"
9.3.3 Use of private detectives
9.3.4 Observations
9.4 Evaluation of information.
9.5. Defamation campaigns
9.5.1. General
9.5.2 Campaign against Germany
9.5.3 Fabricated "religious persecution"
9.6 Security measures
10. The membership
11. Organizational Structure
11.1 Management of the "church" and "social reform groups"
11.2 The "Sea Org" - a paramilitary outfit
11.3 "WISE" - Spearhead into Politics and Business
Summary and Outlook


Foreword

Who hasn't seen them - the mass mailings with the picture of Albert
Einstein and the assertion that we use "only 10% of our mental potential"
or posters with the call to "Think for Yourself." Or on the street or
squares you run into people wearing yellow t-shirts printed with
"Volunteer Minister" of the "Scientology Church" who invite you into a big
yellow tent. There's where you are supposed to make your first
acquaintance with the mental-spiritual counseling in accordance with the
methods of Scientology founder L. Ron HUBBARD. Or while you're stopped in
the street for a "survey" from a company and you are offered a "free
personality test". This comprehensive pseudo-scientific 200 question test
from the "Scientology Organization" (SO) is for many only a first step,
and it can have unforeseeable consequences for the individual. After the
revelation of supposed personal inadequacies comes the offer of a
reasonably priced course, during which more necessities for more expensive
courses are "discovered." In the subsequent "auditing" sessions lasting
many hours, the subjects turn into "clear" people.

Besides the risk to the individual, though, there's another aspect to take
into consideration. The organization does claim to do more than just
mentally "free" people individually. That is just the starting point for a
political claim to sole representation, which Scientologists dogmatically
trace back to Hubbard's writings. The SO primarily promotes the claim that
a "new civilization" can be reached by means of its procedures. Based on
the goal of making a social order that functions according to Scientology
principles, which also includes the requirement for political power, the
SO poses a risk to our liberal democratic basic order. Here the duty of
the Verfassungsschutz (Office for the Protection of the Constitution) as
an early warning system of a defendable democracy begins in the research
and analysis of the risk potential of counter-constitutional endeavors.

The SO is continually trying to give the impression that it is a religious
community that is "discriminated" against in Germany, for whom
surveillance by the Verfassungsschutz is not compatible with Article 4 of
Basic Law, which guarantees religious freedom. Actually, the question of
whether a certain group is religious or not is incidental to surveillance.
The decision for surveillance by the Verfassungsschutz has to do with
whether or not an organization pursues counter-constitutional goals.

Observation by the State Office for Protection of the Constitution has
brought a part of the "Scientology Organization that operates
conspiratorially into the light, unmasked and "demystified" it. Its
findings, since the beginning of surveillance in 1997, has contributed to
materialization of discussion, which occasionally used to be compromised
by previous risk scenarios. During the last six years, however, findings
that the organization is deliberately working towards a totalitarian state
system have solidified.

This publication by the State Office for the Protection of the
Constitution is meant not only for those new to the theme of Scientology,
but also for those who want to broaden their knowledge of the topic.

Dr. Helmut Rannacher
President of the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution

...

complete booklet - with pictures
http://cisar.org/books/bdwopc.htm

NEEDED: Anti-OSA volunteers

This booklet contains paraphrased Hubbard quotes, which are marked in
<angle brackets> (see explanation above.) If you can find the
corresponding English equivalent using Internet search engines, and post
or e-mail the proper text, the paraphrased material can be replaced by
"real quotes."

The files associated with these menus may be of assistance:
http://cisar.org/books/990702a.htm
http://cisar.org/books/trn1060.htm
http://cisar.org/books/trn1030.htm

Proofreader comments are welcome as well.

---

Joe Cisar http://cultology.blogspot.com http://cisar.org

The Press and Public Relations Policies of Layfayette Ronald Hubbard
http://www.xenu.net/archive/thesis/cisar-home.html

To all those on ARS who say that the wolf will alway come to the door
wearing the same disguise, I say go read some history ... Bob Minton

 

 
 

Introduction in Original Deutsch [ .pdf ]
Thanks Joe Cisar for this translation into English

 

 

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