Skip to comments.Book review: ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief’ by Lawrence Wright
Posted on 01/20/2013 7:54:35 AM PST by Seizethecarp
Hubbards famously paranoid worldview is extensively documented here as well. When a negative reputation began to taint Scientology worldwide, he launched what was perhaps his most grandiose and outrageous scheme. He called it the Snow White Program. Starting in 1973, Wright asserts, Hubbard placed as many as 5,000 Scientologists as spies in government agencies all over the world, charging them with unearthing official files on the church, generating lawsuits to intimidate opponents, and waging an unremitting campaign against mental health professionals.
In the United States, Wright says, the spies penetrated the IRS; the Justice, Treasury and Labor Departments; the Federal Trade Commission; and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Rich from the sales of his best-selling 1950 book Dianetics and from the fees charged to church members for course work and counseling that allowed them to ascend to ever-higher levels of enlightenment Hubbard was able to actualize what in a poorer man might have remained a half-cocked delusion. Nothing in American history can compare with the scale of the domestic espionage of Operation Snow White, Wright says.
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Commies, Islamists, and Scientologists, Oh My! All infiltrating the US gov’t.
Makes me think that a loyalty oath backed up by high-tech lie-detectors should be applied to all in government...starting with candidates for president!
You sound like a democrat who thinks the only danger comes from the conservative family next door...
My Thetans are none to pleased with your post. Expect a visit from John Travolta and Tom Cruz.
” . . . and waging an unremitting campaign against mental health professionals.”
Gee - given the often rabid responses here towards my profession, perhaps Operation Snow White has infiltrated FreeRepublic in large numbers as well.
What are you doing here?nahhhh...
I assure you, you wouldnt want to know me, and the feelings likely to be mutual.
Yes. No List-One Rock Slammers!
What kind of people would have the grit to hold back such a takeover?
Alas, the Supreme Court got rid of the Christians.
Here is a free book on the subject courtesy of the author, Paulette Cooper. I saw her on tv recently, and she has a very intriguing story, probably one of the earlier critical asessments of the cult from 1971. I have not yet read the book but I am going to. (I just found it). You can download it from the site.
LOL! An attitude born of attitudes like yours.
Like I said . . .
*shrug* Most people seem to like me well enough, and no one has ever said they didn’t like my profession.