There are many who think Scientology can NEVER change.  Senior management is too stuck on following the EXACT words of L. Ron Hubbard, notwithstanding the fact many of his policies cause more ill will than they create.  But I think they CAN change if the right people are finally put in charge.  Here are some of the issues they need to confront:
            It is probably good to start out by reading what I read in January 2012.  For those who have not studied Scientology and its special words, take note, there are lots of them in this email.

            Debbie Cook was the Captain of the Flag Service Org for 17 years and was a Sea Org member for 30 years. She sent this email to her Scientologist friends on December 31, 2011.

Debbie Cook’s Email (sent to thousands of Scientologists around the world)

“I am emailing you as a friend and fellow Scientologist. As we enter a new year, it is hoped that 2012 can be a year of great dissemination and a year of real progress up The Bridge for all Scientologists.
Although I am not in the Sea Org right now, I served in the Sea Org at Flag for 29 years. 17 of those years were as Captain FSO. I am a trained auditor and C/S as well as an OEC, FEBC and DSEC. I am completely dedicated to the technology of Dianetics and Scientology and the works of LRH.

I have seen some of the most stunning and miraculous results in the application of LRH technology and I absolutely know it is worth fighting to keep it pure and unadulterated.

My husband and I are in good standing and we are not connected with anyone who is not in good standing. We have steadfastly refused to speak to any media, even though many have contacted us. But I do have some very serious concerns about out-KSW that I see permeating the Scientology religion. I have the utmost respect for the thousands of dedicated Scientologists and Sea Org members. Together, we have come through everything this world could throw at us and have some real impingement on the world around us. I am proud of our accomplishments and I know you are too.

However there is no question that this new age of continuous fundraising is not our finest moment. LRH says in HCO PL 9 Jan 51, An Essay on Management, “Drop no curtains between the organization and the public about anything.”-LRH Based on this policy I am communicating to you about some situations that we need to do something about within our religion, within our group. Actions that are either not covered in policy or directly violate LRH policy and tech include the extreme over-regging and fund-raising activities that have become so much a part of nearly every Sea Org org and Class V org as well as every “OT Committee”.

This fundraising is not covered anywhere in LRH policy. Hardworking Sea Org members and the dedicated staff of orgs around the world aren’t choosing to do these actions. Nor are the OTs. I am sure they would be more than happy if they could just get on with direct dissemination of Scientology as they have done for so many years. But the truth is that this is being driven from the very highest echelons within the Scientology structure and clearly there is a lot of pressure to make targets that are being set.

The International Association of Scientologists:

The IAS was created unbeknownst to LRH in 1984 by Marc Yager and David Miscavige. This was supposed to be based on LRH policies on the subject of membership and the HASI, however the IAS is nothing like the membership system described by LRH which only has two memberships and is covered in HCO PL 22 March 1965 “Current Promotion and Org Program Summary, Membership Rundown” and states: “There are two memberships…”- LRH.  He lists there the INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP and gives its cost at 10 pounds sterling or $30 US. He also lists a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP which is priced at $75 US. There are no other memberships or statuses approved or known to LRH.

Furthermore, membership monies are supposed to go directly to the org where the membership is signed up, and the money used for dissemination by that org, in that area. This is covered in HCOPL 1 Sept 1965R Membership Policies. “It all goes into the HCO Book Account in the area where the membership is brought and is not part of the organization’s weekly gross income. Membership monies go to dissemination”. LRH

Currently membership monies are held as Int reserves and have grown to well in excess of a billion dollars. Only a tiny fraction has ever been spent, in violation of the policy above. Only the interest earned from the holdings have been used very sparingly to fund projects through grants. In fact many of the activities you see at IAS events are not actually funded by the IAS, but rather by the Scientologists involved. Think about it, how many ads disseminating Scientology, Dianetics or any Scn affiliated programs have you seen on TV? Heard on the radio? Seen in newspapers? I haven’t seen one in the 4 years I have lived in San Antonio, Texas, the 7th largest city in the US. How many have you seen? Donating anything more than a lifetime membership to the IAS is not based on LRH policy. The article “What Your Donations Buy” (The Auditor, The Monthly Journal of Scientology No. 51, 1970) is clearly talking about how the church uses your donations for Dianetics and Scientology services.
Next time you are asked to donate outside of services, realize that you are engaged in fundraising and ask to see something in writing from L. Ron Hubbard that this is something he expects from you as a Scientologist.

New Org Buildings:

LRH also never directed the purchase of opulent buildings or the posh renovations or furnishings for every org. In fact, if you read HCO PL 12 March 75 Issue II, “The Ideal Org”, which is what this program has been called, and nowhere in it will you find 20 million dollar buildings or even any reference to the poshness of org premises at all as part of LRH’s description of an “Ideal Org”. Instead, an Ideal Org was one that delivered and moved people up The Bridge – something that is not part of this “Ideal Org” program.

LRH says in the PL that an Ideal Org: “would be clean and attractive enough not to repel its public” – LRH. This is all it says about the state of the building. As a result of this off-policy alteration of the Ideal Org PL, we have the majority of top OTs, now deemed “OT Ambassadors”, heavily engaged in fund-raising activities that include “bingo”, “pirate dinners”, “knitting classes”, “hay rides”, and many other activities strictly revolving around raising funds for the required multi-millions of dollars to fund their “Ideal Org”. As part of this, people around every org are now asked to donate to their local “Ideal Org” instead of their own services or their own Bridge. LRH says in HCO PL Org Ethics and Tech: “GET RID OF DISTRACTIONS FROM SCIENTOLOGY in your org. Baby-sitting or raffle tickets and such nonsense.”-LRH Yet these distractions are rampant as they are being used as fund-raisers to get money for the huge quotas being issued to fund the “Ideal Org”. “If the org slumps… don’t engage in ‘fund-raising’ or ‘selling postcards’ or borrowing money. Just make more income with Scientology. It’s a sign of very poor management to seek extraordinary solutions for finance outside Scientology. It has always failed.” “For orgs as for pcs, ‘Solve It with Scientology’. “Every time I myself have sought to solve financial or personnel in other ways than Scientology I have lost out. So I can tell you from experience that org solvency lies in more Scientology, not patented combs or fund-raising barbeques.” – LRH HCO PL 24 February 1964, Issue II, Org Programming, (OEC Vol. 7, p. 930)

The point is that Scientologists and OT’s need to be training, auditing and disseminating to raw public- not regging each other or holding internal fundraisers.

Out Tech: Over the last few years we have seen literally hundreds and hundreds of people who were validated as clear using the CCRD as developed by LRH now being told they are not Clear. This included hundreds of OTs who were then put onto NED as a “handling”. LRH clearly forbid any Dianetics to be run on OTs in HCOB “Dianetics Forbidden on OTs”. This is out tech. This entire technical “handling” was directed personally by COB RTC and was done on thousands of OTs. But it was based not on an LRH HCO Bulletin, but rather based on a single C/S instruction where LRH C/Sed one pre-OT who had not achieved the state of clear but was mid OT III and not making it. LRH directed a solo handling that the pre-OT was to do to get himself to achieve the state of Clear. This LRH C/S taken out of context was then used to implement a technical handling that was in direct violation of an LRH HCOB. This and other “technical handlings” done on Solo NOTs auditors created great expense and hardship on Solo NOTs auditors around the world as they were made to do these handlings to continue on the level.

Then there are the “fast grades at Flag” that no other org has. How can it be that Flag has been delivering grades differently to the rest of the world for the last 3 years? Whatever the problem is, the fact is that having “fast Grades” at Flag creates a hidden data line and is a HIGH CRIME and the subject of an entire policy letter called HCOPL “TECH DEGRADES” which LRH has placed at the start of every Scientology course. More recently the fad seems to be that nearly everyone needs to “re-do their Purif and do a long objectives program”, including many OTs mid Solo NOTs. There is nothing wrong with doing objectives, but it is a clear violation of HCOB ‘MIXING RUNDOWNS AND REPAIRS” to have a person mid a rundown or OT level be taken off it and placed on an objectives program.

Solo NOTs auditors are also being made to get their objectives from a Class IX auditor at great expense as they are not being allowed to co-audit. Flag has made many millions of dollars on the above listed out tech handlings because OTs mid Solo NOTs are forced to get these out-tech actions to be able to get back onto and stay on the level and complete it. Not to mention the spiritual effects of the out tech that this has on each OT. I myself was subject to these out tech “handlings”, including extensive FPRD mid Solo NOTs. It took its toll in many ways, including physical situations I am still dealing with today. So I have some reality of the hardship caused. LRH

Command Structure:

LRH left us with a complex and balanced command structure, with our orgs led by the Office of ED International. This office was considered so important that LRH created a special management group called the Watch Dog Committee whose only purpose was to see that this office and the other needed layers of management existed. LRH ED 339R speaks of this extensively as the protection for our Church. But these people are missing. And not just some. As of just a few years ago there were no members of the office of ED Int on post, not to mention top execs throughout the International Management structure. You may have also wondered… where is Heber, the President of the Church? What about Ray Mithoff, Senior C/S International, the one that LRH personally turned over the upper OT Levels to? How about Norman Starkey, LRH’s Trustee? What happened to Guillaume – Executive Director International? And Marc Yeager, the WDC Chairman? What happened to the other International Management executives that you have seen at events over the years? The truth is that I spent weeks working in the empty International Management building at Int. Empty because everyone had been removed from post. When I first went up lines I was briefed extensively by David Miscavige about how bad all of them were and how they had done many things that were all very discreditable. This seemed to “explain” the fact that the entirety of the Watchdog Committee no longer existed. The entirety of the Executive Strata, which consisted of ED International and 11 other top International executives that were the top executives in their particular fields, no longer existed. That the Commodore’s Messenger Org International no longer existed.
All of these key command structures of Scientology International, put there by LRH, had been removed. There were hundreds and hundreds of unanswered letters and requests for help from org staff, written based on LRH ED 339R where LRH says that staff can write to these top executives in the Exec Strata for help. But this is not possible if all these execs have been removed and no one is there to help them or to get evaluations and programming done to expand Scientology. Well, after that I got to spend some quality time with Heber, Ray Mithoff, Norman Starkey, Guillaume, as well as the entirety of International Management at the time, who were all off post and doing very long and harsh ethics programs. These have gone on for years and to the only result of that they are still off post.

There is no denying that these top executives have all gradually disappeared from the scene. You don’t see them at the big events anymore or on the ship at Maiden Voyage.

David Miscavige has now become the “leader” of the Scientology religion. Yet what LRH left behind was a huge structure to properly manage all aspects of the Scientology religion. He put a complete and brilliant organizational structure there, not one individual. There never was supposed to be a “leader” other than LRH himself as the goal maker for our group. There is a situation here and even if you have not been to the International Management Base you should be able to see that over regging and frequent tech changes are not OK and you have a responsibility to do something to Keep Scientology Working.

You should be able to find and read the references on membership in OEC Volume 6. Find and read the HCO PL entitled “The Ideal Org” (Data Series 40). Find and read the references on org buildings, including HCO PL 24 Aug 65 II, Cleanliness of Quarters and Staff, Improve our Image. Also, HCO PL 17 June 69, The Org Image.

If you don’t want to make waves or put yourself in danger of being taken off the level or denied eligibility, then there are some simple things you can do. First and foremost, withdraw your support from off policy actions. Stop donating to anything other than your own services and actual Bridge progress. Simply demand to see an LRH reference that says you are required to make other such donations. No one will be able to produce any references because there aren’t any. Stop supporting any of the activities that are being done to forward off-policy fund-raising in your area. LRH says what he expects of a Scientologist – that is what he expects you to do. In fact he put it in HCOB 10 June 1960 Issue I, Keeping Scientology Working Series 33, WHAT WE EXPECT OF A SCIENTOLOGIST. Read it and follow it.

The other thing you can do is to send this email to as many others as you can, even if you do it anonymously. Please keep this email among us, the Scientologists. The media have no place in this. You may wonder why I have not written a KR and gone about my business. The answer is, I have. But there is no longer anyone to send that KR to. But you can and should write reports and bring off-policy to the attention of local org executives and local Sea org members. We are a strong and powerful group and we can affect a change. We have weathered many storms. I am sorry that I am the one telling you, but a new storm is upon us. Its waves are already in the media and the world around us. The truth is that as a Scientologist you are more able, more perceptive and have a higher integrity. Scientology is supposed to allow you to “think for yourself” and never compromise your own integrity. And most certainly LRH held every Scientologist responsible to KEEP SCIENTOLOGY WORKING.

I am not trying to do anything other than affect a change in serious off policy actions occurring. My husband and I have most of our family and many, many good friends who are Scientologists. I have not been real interested in sticking my neck out like this. However, I also know that I dedicated my entire adult life to supporting LRH and the application of LRH technology and if I ever had to look LRH in the eye I wouldn’t be able to say I did everything I could to Keep Scientology Working if I didn’t do something about it now. We all have a stake in this. It is simply not possible to read the LRH references and not see the alterations and violations that are currently occurring. You have a very simple obligation to LRH. Don’t participate in anything off policy, and let others know they should not either. If every person who reads this email does nothing more than step back from off-policy actions we would have changed direction. If we took all that energy and directed it into auditing, training and raw public dissemination, we would be winning. And that is what I wish for you and all of us as we ring in this New Year.

ARC, Debbie Cook
                                                        [end of Debbie's email, back to my comments]

What does Hubbard actually say about who is a Suppressive Person?

            The church needs to change is application of the Suppressive Person policy.  In the 1950's when LRH was doing research into O.T., he wrote and lectured about what is a Suppressive Person.  I need to find the reference and if you are reading this and know it, please send me an email.  He said that the person has some incident or series of incidents from long, long ago and he is stuck in that incident, so that today, in present time, he isn't able to actually SEE what is going on in front of him.  He then goes on to say in other lectures that with the correct auditing that incident and any others can be unburdened from the individual and he will then be free to be a Social Personality rather than displaying Anti-Social characteristics.

            Please look in the Bibliography or reference list below and you will find an excellent article that goes into great detail on all that Hubbard has written on the subject of suppressives.  Meanwhile, here is this:

            HCOPL 27 September 1966 is called The Antisocial-Personality, The Anti-Scientologist.  Attributes:

  1. He or she speaks only in broad generalities.
  2. Such a person deals mainly in bad news, critical or hostile remarks, invalidation and general suppression.
  3. The antisocial personality alters, to worsen, communication when he or she relays a message or news.
  4. A characteristic, and one of the sad things about an antisocial personality, is that it does not respond to treatment or reform or psychotheraphy.
  5. Surrounding such a personality we find cowed or ill associates or friends who, when not driven actually insane, are yet behaving in a crippled manner in life, failing, not succeeding.
  6. The antisocial personality habitually selects the wrong target.
  7. The antisocial cannot finish a cycle of action.
  8. Many antisocial persons will freely confess to the most alarming crimes when forced to do so but will have no faintest sense of responsibility for them.
  9. The antisocial personality supports only destructive groups and rages against and attacks any constructive or betterment group.
  10. This type of personality approves only of destructive actions and fights against constructive or helpful actions or activities.
  11. Helping others is an activity which drives the antisocial personality nearly berserk.  Activities, however, which destroy in the name of help are closely supported.
  12. The antisocial personality has a bad sense of property and considers the idea that anyone owns anything is a pretense, made up to fool people.  Nothing is ever really owned.

            In that same Policy Letter, Hubbard lists the characteristics of The Social Personality .  Here they are:

  1. The social personality is specific in relating circumstances.
  2. The social personality is eager to relay good news and reluctant to relay bad.
  3. A social personality passes communication without much alteration and if deleting anything tends to delete injurious matters.
  4. Treatment, reform and psychotherapy particularly of a mild nature work very well on the social pesonality.
  5. The friends and associates of a social personality tend to be well, happy and of good morale.
  6. The social personality tends to select correct targets for correction.
  7. Cycles of action begun are ordinarily completed by the social personality, if possible.
  8. The social personality is ashamed of his misdeeds and reluctant to confess them.  He takes responsibility for his errors.
  9. The social personality supports constructive groups and tends to protest or resist destructive groups.
  10. Destructive actions are protested by the social personality.  He assists constructive or helpful actions.
  11. The social personality helps others and actively resists acts which harm others.
  12. Property is property of someone to the social personality and its theft or misuse is prevented or frowned upon.

            In the years since my "Upset" with the church began, I have met hundreds of people who have been kicked out of the church and declared to be "Suppressive Persons."  L. Ron Hubbard also labels such people as having an Antisocial Personality.  Almost everyone I have met has all 12 of the Social Personality characteristics and NONE of the antisocial ones.  That is no doubt why the church does not use or refer to the content of the above HCOPL when evaluating whether or not to label someone as "suppressive" or engaging in DISCONNECTION.


            Having read Debbie's email (see above), I then began going onto websites and reading books.  Here is a list of sites, books and articles I would suggest that you read and watch.  I'm not going to set up links to all these, but here are the URLs, so you can copy and past into your browser:

Books and Articles :

This site contains an excellent book & article reading and video viewing list.  All the books written by ex-Sea Org members are on this list.  I’ve read or viewed much of this stuff, but not all. :

Other informative sites :
Article by Greg Barnes, OT 7, 20-year Scientologist (former) “What is expected from you as a Life Long Scientologist:

Ask the Scientologist – website:

WhyWeProtest – website – Big List of THOUSANDS… who have Spoken Out:

Brian Shean’s website:

Article about Skip Young:

Editor’s note regarding Tony Ortega and The Underground Bunker.  Tony Ortega is not a Scientologist
and never has been one.  He is an investigative reporter and has been writing articles on Scientology
(and other subjects) for years.  I have spoken with Tony by telephone, never in person.  He is a good
guy whose heart means well, but there are some things he has said about Scientology that in my view
are too harsh.  Most of his articles are well researched and the article he wrote on me, 03/19/2016
was well written and he quoted me accurately (unusual for a journalist to do).  As a side note, Tony
and I are at loggerheads over politics and have had many “interesting” discussions on Facebook;
but I still consider him a friend.  There are many, many good articles on his The Underground Bunker site.

Scientology’s computer network goes by the acronym INCOMM.  Here is an excellent article about INCOMM:

Debbie Cook’s email – Annotated:

Scientology Missouri in Doubt:

This is the website I went to in 2013 and the church claimed that by doing so I was hooking up with Suppressives.  It’s a networking site for ex-Scientologists:

This is a good story about the old Guardian’s Office and Operation Snow White:

In 1990, Jon Atack wrote a book called A Piece of Blue Sky.  Here is a long essay with more information about his experiences in Scientology:

Greg & Debra Barnes have one or more excellent videos on YouTube about their experiences in Scientology.  Here is their website:

More about INCOMM:

Here is a very interesting article documenting how many, many people who were with L. Ron Hubbard from the first days of Dianetics and Scientology have since been labeled as Suppressive Persons – the term SP’s has therefore lost all true meaning:

Here is an interesting blog site – Life After Scientology:

Interesting historical perspective from Ken Urquhart:

Mike Rinder was a very high level Sea Org executive.  He is well known for his role in the Leah Remini series on the A&E Network.  His site is:

Jeff Hawkins is also a former Sea Org member who has written about his experiences.  Very much worth reading:

Lori Hodgson has a story very similar to mine.  The church made her two children disconnect from her.  Here is her site:

Mark Plummer was a Sea Org member for many, many years and yet they still declared him to be an “enemy” of the church.  Look at all the years and years of work he accomplished for them:
More on Operation Snow White:

Here is a blog from Pierre Ethier, a highly trained Class XII Scientology auditor, former Sea Org member who finally had had enough.  He has a video series on YouTube as well:

Here is a pro-Scientology website, just to show some balance:

This site documents thoroughly the LRH polices on DISCONNECTION and related topics:

Here is an interesting Introduction to Scientology from one person’s perspective.  It is called Scientology 101:

Here is something else to show I’m trying to be fair.  A YouTube video from the offical church:

Robert Vaughn Young (no relation & now deceased) was a Sea Org member for many, many years and worked directly with L. Ron Hubbard.  His story is very informative:

Dealing with Critics of Scientology – the L. Ron Hubbard Playbook

Some Scientology Failures

Grade III may not work

The Maureen Bolstad story video series:

The Scientology Money Project:

Here is another pro-scientology website that seeks to give “correct” information to rebut the critics.  You be the judge:

Sponsored by the Church of Scientology; this site is called - The Scientology Religion:

Two former Scientologists decided to do something about the Disconnection issue and they put up billboards in Los Angeles and in Clearwater.  Here is their site:

Suppressive Person Defense League:

Karen De La Carriere, a former Class XII Sea Org auditor is a very well known critic of Scientology, and a friend:

She also has a YouTube channel:

Here is a very good article about a young woman who was “placed” into the Sea Org at a very young age:

Here is a list of the First Hundred Clears – you will find it shocking:

Interesting article “Why I Left Scientology” --
Last, but certainly not least, I can't forget two very prolific men who expound upon Scientology and do it very well.  I have viewed every one of their YouTube vids and consider them to be excellent sources.  The church HATES them, so they must be effective:

Aaron Smith-Levin's site: Growing Up in Scientology - 

And a site by Chris Shelton - Critical Thinker at Large: 

            Careful; you could spend hours and hours watching their informative vids.

            NOTE:  If you have a site or reference that you would like me to know about, send me an email:

         Now, please GO TO THE NEXT PAGE to see how YOU can help solve this problem of DISCONNECTION