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Wikileaks Airs Scientology Black Ops 509

An anonymous reader alerts us to new material up on Wikileaks: 208 scanned pages (in one PDF) relating to the Church of Scientology and its former "Office of Special Affairs" employee (and subsequent apostate) Frank Oliver. "The documents are dated between 1986 and 1992 inclusive, when, according to the file, Frank Oliver was declared a 'suppressive person' and excommunicated. Frank Oliver should be able to verify the material and has appeared in the media before on subjects relating to the church. Starting on page 107, the document shows that at the time of writing the Church of Scientology was still actively engaged in black propaganda (especially concerning psychiatry), 'fair game' and infiltration."
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Wikileaks Airs Scientology Black Ops

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  • by Carnildo ( 712617 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:27PM (#22723750) Homepage Journal
    Make sure you get your copy before the Scientologists take the site down.
    • slashdotted (Score:5, Funny)

      by EmbeddedJanitor ( 597831 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:30PM (#22723772)
      I bet this is a Scientology plot to overload wikileaks.
    • by junglee_iitk ( 651040 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @09:08PM (#22724060)
      Some one summaries the controversial lines please, so that we can continue hot Sceintology bashing...

      Ugh... I hate PDF... it makes me look like someone interested in actually reading TFA...
  • by sgtron ( 35704 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:30PM (#22723770)
    Do a google search for slashdot deleted posts scientology, and see what comes up.
  • by Black Parrot ( 19622 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:31PM (#22723782)
    Bet that won't result in any legal harassment.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:34PM (#22723808)
    Anonymous marches on March 15, the "March of Ides".

    Are you going to be there? Find the closest church and be there! [enturbulation.org]

    It is your civic duty. I hope to march alongside you.
  • by tubapro12 ( 896596 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:43PM (#22723890) Journal
    ...as thousands of CoS members migrate to Sweden to physically destroy the server...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:45PM (#22723902)
    My friends and I walked into the London scientology building while drunk and demanded a stress test. We were turned away. Truly the lowpoint in my life when not even Scientology wants me :
    • by Weaselmancer ( 533834 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @11:58PM (#22725020)

      An eMeter [wikipedia.org] is really just a wheatstone bridge, right? All they're really doing is just measuring your resistance by inducing a tiny current through you.

      Go into one of these centers and have them hook you up. Lick your other palm and every so often jam a 9v battery against it. Screw with the guy's mind. Keep twitching the needle at just the right time and see if you can convince them you're L. Ron reincarnated or something like that.

      If you're really good, make some sort of a Van de Graff generator and use it to build up a gigantic static charge on you before you get hooked up. See if you can actually bust the thing.

      • by smellsofbikes ( 890263 ) on Wednesday March 12, 2008 @10:57AM (#22728170) Journal
        You're joking, but this is perfectly easy to do. You just barely listen to what the questioner is saying, while simultaneously thinking hard -- the way actors do, method acting, trying to *live* your thoughts -- about calming or embarrassing things from your past. You can teach yourself to drive e-meters. They're a little more complicated than just a Wheatstone, but that's basically what they are. When I was a kid I made one as a science project and taught myself to push the needle from the bottom to the top and back again while talking to people (I grew up without a TV and had a lot of time on my hands, okay?) and later ended up dating a Scientologist (she was hot and I *still* didn't have a TV, okay?) and she and her family did *not* appreciate my ability to push an e-meter around.
        I don't think carrying a charge could break one: the ones I've gotten to look at didn't have much vulnerable electronics. They used a transistor to drive the meter itself, based on the differential voltage across the bridge.
  • by JavaRob ( 28971 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:46PM (#22723916) Homepage Journal
    Maybe they figure that now they've cut their teeth on a big player (and they came out on top, eventually) they can tackle the big guys. I won't be fun, though... Scientology doesn't play by the same rules as normal corporations with rational customers. They fight as dirty as possible; tactics that would easily sink a normal business if they got out are business as usual, and they don't pretend otherwise to their members; they just made it part of their belief system that it's morally okay to use any means necessary to stop their detractors.

    This is probably the best time to do it, though, while WikiLeaks still has quite a lot of active attention because of the Julius Baer legal business.

    I just hope they didn't waste some of that capital calling for the eNom boycott [slashdot.org]. Not exactly the same level of "evil"....

    But I guess we'll see, either way. Stay tuned -- same bat-time, same bat-channel!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @08:53PM (#22723960)
    Check out how the contract begins:

    I FRANK OLIVER DO HEREBY AGREE to enter into employment with the SEA ORGANIZATION and, being of sound mind, do fully realize and agree to abide by its purpose which is to get ETHICS IN on this PLANET AND THE UNIVERSE and, fully and without reservation, subscribe to the discipline, mores and conditions of this group and pledge to abide by them.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @09:13PM (#22724096)

    As the original submitter of the article, I'd like to mention that it is the now the second Wikileaks held set of documents for Scientology. Though I must apologize for the badly written rushed body of the firehose article, it's the linked content that is important :

    Citizens Commission on Human Rights" (CCHR) exposed as an illegal Scientology front. [slashdot.org] exposes their LEAF (Letter to the Editor ATTACK Force) campaign, and illegal govt lobbying.

    Many apologize to the Wikileaks admins for the /. effect, but this news HAD to be made public.

    To the $clilos - Disclaimer - I did not personally leak these documents, nor did Slashdot, I'm merely posting legal links.

    The peaceful protests of Anonymous against the CoS are also legal. Anonymous is ONLY protesting the CoS organization, no other religion and not religious beliefs themselves. There is a campaign of fabricating/doctoring Anonymous protest images and footage to try to frame Anonymous for anti-religious protests (they started by attempting to attack the Vatican): take a guess at who might want to be doing that!

    Rather worrying, a similar anti Anonymous "ad hominem" attack force is trying to re-define the cake meme from the game Portal into one about underage pornography.

    PS. Everything I post is posted via strings of proxies and most importantly Tor !
    (wish it was faster, and didn't have so many problems with slashdot, lol)

  • by SlashWombat ( 1227578 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @09:16PM (#22724116)
    Easily fixed. First we modify all the old DC3's we can get our hands on by adding shuttle solid fuel boosters. Then we dress up as Aliens ...
    We then encourage all the COS members to migrate to Venus to separate them from the unclean non-believers.
    IMHO, COS members are all "B Ark" material anyway!
  • This is quite scary (Score:5, Informative)

    by Monsuco ( 998964 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @10:27PM (#22724492) Homepage

    In the case of a bad article which is signed, use the following procedures

    1. Tell them by letter to restract the statement at once.

    2. Hire a private investigator of the national type to investigate the writer not the magazine and get any criminal or communist background the man has. ...

    3. Have your lawyers or solicitors write the magazines threatening suit. (Hardly ever permit a real suit - there more of a nuisance than their worth.)

    4. Use the data you got off the detective at long last to write the author a very tantalizing letter. Don't give him your data on him. Just tell him we know something very interesting about him and wouldn't he like to come in and talk about it. (If he comes ask him to sign a confession of collusion and slander - people at that level often will just to commit suicide - and publish it as a paid ad in the paper if you get it.) Chances are he won't arrive but he's sure to shudder in silence.

    5. Give the data you got from your detective to your lawyers to use against the magazine.

    6. Don't let the matter upset you, take much time, or disrupt the central organization.

    This is on page 100. Page 101 talks about "punishment". Pg. 116 explains a conspiracy theory about why government attacks religion.It appears there is a long list of conspiracies that Scientology has about the government. They talk about the constant need to deal with enemies, they seem more paranoid than Nixon, and with a longer enemies list. Pg. 148 has information about the need to attack. Pg. 149 rants about how Scientology is victimized by a conspiracy of public opinion, government, and media. I mentioned an enemy list, pg 165-206 is just that. Pg. 208 discusses Oliver's "crimes".

    This is scarier than any horror film ever could be. Thank god Wikileaks. Kudos to Frank Oliver.

    • by kestasjk ( 933987 ) on Wednesday March 12, 2008 @02:40AM (#22725734) Homepage
      Page 99:

      None of us like to judge or punish. Yet we may be the only people on Earth with a right to punish

      Guilt is established by a person's actions and statements, by witnesses and written evidence and by an expertly run E-meter
      Page 100:

      If he comes, ask him to sign a confession of collusion and slander - people at that level often will, just to commit suicide - and publish it in a paid ad in a paper if you get it

      Tell the detective "We don't care if they know you're investigating them for us. In fact, the louder the better."

      When to Sue
      Never if you can help it. It consumes time, means little but trouble for you. Suits are basically best as threats.
      Page 101:

      At this instance there are men hiding in terror on Earth because they found out what they were attacking. There are men dead because they attacked us - for instance Dr. Joe Winter. He simply realized what he did and died. There are men bankrupt because they attacked us

      But if you do put the wrong head on a pike, be sure to put it back on the body again as soon as the need for its being on a pike is over
      Page 102:

      It is mercy to put the padlock on such a person's activities. Every word he says or writes against us, every plot he enters into, alike punish him further and further down
      How bad can it get? We have evidence in a book Dr. Winder wrote. He knew it consisted of stolen ideas and enthete lies. Every code it sold killed him a little more. And one day he died
      Page 103:

      It's a relief for a bad case to be punished. Sometimes they choose us for their executioners - worse luck
      Page 107:

      2. By having high-toned investigators who have no possibility of being blackmailed, we can make up in effectiveness what we at this time lack in numbers.

      L. Ron Hubbard
      Wow.. I started out by cherry picking the juicy parts, but once Hubbard's memos start appearing it's pretty much all juicy.. Black propaganda--Hubbard, The genus of insane governments--Hubbard, Why governments attack religion--Hubbard

      Look at the situation. Every time the enemy offers an attack, you defend against it and that is all you do. Any castle, to hold out, has got to sortie. The proper strategy for any battle is to find a weak point in the enemy lines and attack it.

      The reason the United States is losing against communism is simply on these same mathematics. That they are losing is patent. All they are doing is defending the points attacked.
      We are lucky Hubbard was a sci-fi writer and didn't go on to become a politician.. I would have like to see his handling of the Cuba missile crisis going by the above logic..

      I can see the parallels of religion to CoS, but I have to say this goes way beyond any religion. Nothing other than a cult would write such aggressive, practical advice on silencing critics as this. With Immams declaring fatwahs at least that's not actually an officially sanctioned part of Islam, with Scientology it is.

      I think all the media attention will eventually kill scientology. Hearing about "Xenu" has been worse for Scientology than hearing about even the worst silencing of critics, blackmail, and manslaughter.
  • by Scareduck ( 177470 ) on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @10:35PM (#22724552) Homepage Journal
    I got a copy of the PDF from the Bittorrent posted upthread, and the best part is on page 100 (so far), talking about dealing with lawsuits ("Never if you can help it"), what to do when being investigated ("don't co-operate"), and how to deal with "entheta press":

    1. Tell them by letter to retract at once in the next issue.
    2. Hire a private detective to investigate the writer ...
    3. Have your lawyers or solicitors write the magazine threatening suit ...
    4. Use the data you got from the detective (!!) at long last to write the author of the article a very tantalizing letter. Don't give him your data on him. Just tell him we know something very interesting about him and wouldn't he like to come in and talk about it. (If he comes, ask him to sign a confession of collusion and slander -- people at that level often will, just to commit suicide -- and publish it in a paid ad in a paper if you get it.) Chances are he won't arrive. But he'll sure shudder into silence.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @10:48PM (#22724638)
    Analysis of the released docs is occurring on this thread:
    http://forums.enturbulation.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6291 [enturbulation.org]

    Also there are two threads on released e-mail dumps on CCHR ("Citizen's Commission on Human Rights" - a Scientology front group) being discussed here:
    http://forums.enturbulation.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6059 [enturbulation.org]
    and here:
    http://forums.enturbulation.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6159 [enturbulation.org]

    The website also reports that protests are being held at all CO$ center's world wide on March 15th 11am local time. Visit http://forums.enturbulation.org [enturbulation.org] for details.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 11, 2008 @10:56PM (#22724676)
    Three girls who are ex-scientology kids have come forward and started a website about the issues with Scientology. (Not bad looking either). One is Jenna Miscavige Hill (niece of David Miscavige, the current head of Scientology). Another is Kendra Wiseman, who is the daughter of the current head of CCHR (Scilon front group).

    http://www.exscientologykids.com/admins.html [exscientologykids.com]

    The stories of all three are quite fascinating in terms of getting a look on the inside.
  • by golodh ( 893453 ) on Wednesday March 12, 2008 @12:05AM (#22725062)
    I have heard a lot of (fairly uninformed) criticism of Germany's decision to outlaw the Scientology sect.

    However, with the Fishman affidavit, the whole case concerning Karin Spaink (see http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/fishman/home.html [xs4all.nl]), and now this I feel strengthened in my support for the decision of the German government to outlaw this sect.

    Regrettably it doesn't work like that in the US. We gave them the tax-exempt status of "church" instead.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 12, 2008 @01:31AM (#22725482)

    I had three of these guys show up at my apartment looking for my friend... God damn it was a freaky experience. Two stood on lookout at the front door while the third fast-talked his way past me upstairs. Apparently my friend had only made acquaintances so they were just "following up" on a possible new member, and they left quietly after he rebuffed them.

    I felt bad for a while for not having turned them away immediately, but you don't always know what you're friends are up to... and it's hard to be ready for something like that. When you are a naive college kid confronted by three overbearing, slick guys inviting themselves hurriedly through your front door, it really throws you for a loop.

    Scientology is basically ritualized emotional abuse. It separates its victims from everything they know -- in fact it aligns them against their parents, family and friends, and everything that might come to their rescue -- and it turns them into abusers themselves. Elron was a sick, abusive, evil freak.

  • Scientology is... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Kaenneth ( 82978 ) on Wednesday March 12, 2008 @05:37AM (#22726232) Homepage Journal
    Scientology is what happens when the mentally ill don't take their medicine.

    The human psyche is made up of a collection of personalities?
    Against taking psych mediciations?
    Thinking that psychiatrists are evil?

    Hubbard probably developed schizophrenia, with paranoia, delusions, voices in his head, etc.

    So he developed a way other think to justify his decisions after the fact, calling it Scientology. That is, the "Science of Science", or like one fellow I met in a psych ward said "You have to read between the lines between the lines"; layers upon layers of conspiracy seem to be common in delusional thinking.

    So his organization is a draw to others who don't want to take their meds, including the large 'anti-drug' campaign they claim to have. Cruise on Oprah?, looked pretty 'Manic' to me.

    Unfortunetly, the only consistant way to tell the differences between Religion, Cults and Insanity is how many people share the same set of delusions, kinda democratic really.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 12, 2008 @06:13AM (#22726362)
    When WikiLeaks got popular, I knew it would be a matter of time before they ran up against the most prolific extra-national censorship institution on Earth. I'm eager to see if in WikiLeaks the CoS finally meet their match - the BJB case was nothing against this.

    There's a chance, depending on how extensive these documents are, that CoS will merely try to "distance" themselves from "rogue members" - but if the fight turns dirty, WikiLeaks will have their hands full. Besides lawsuits, they can expect stalkers, death threats, sabotage, major network "failures" (see Blue Security Inc. vs the spammers) and other things that not even the shadiest bank would consider. I hope that free information will win the day.
  • by blind biker ( 1066130 ) on Wednesday March 12, 2008 @09:34AM (#22727394) Journal
    I wonder how come I have not seen this site [xenu.net] mentioned in the higher modded posts. It's the most informative website about scientology.

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