Quietly and Without Sorrow

L. Ron Hubbard explains how to handle "low-toned" people in Science of Survival: Prediction of Human Behavior [emphasis added]:

"The Scientology religion is based exclusively upon L. Ron Hubbard's research, writings and recorded lectures —
all of which constitute the Scriptures of the religion"

The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that people from 2.0 down have no traffic with reason and cannot be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0. There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the tone scale [glossary], neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the tone scale by un-enturbulating [glossary] some of their theta [glossary] by any one of the three valid processes [glossary]. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow. Adders are safe bedmates compared to people on the lower bands of the tone scale. Not all the beauty nor the handsomeness nor artificial social value nor property can atone for the vicious damage such people do to sane men and women. The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the tone scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered. It is not necessary to produce a world of clears in order to have a reasonable and worthwhile social order; it is only necessary to delete those individuals who range from 2.0 down, either by processing them enough to get their tone level above the 2.0 line — a task which, indeed, is not very great, since the amount of processing in many cases might be under fifty hours, although it might also in others be in excess of two hundred — or simply quarantining them from the society. A Venezuelan dictator [Juan Vincente Gomez [offsite]] once decided to stop leprosy. He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars. By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the beggars in Venezuela an end was put to leprosy in that country.

An alternate version of the Venezuelan dictator story appears in Professional Auditor's Bulletin No.13, "On Human Behaviour". It is often used by Scientologists to show L. Ron Hubbard didn't really mean what he said about "dispos[ing] of them quietly and without sorrow", instead he is "merely giving you a historical note". However, Hubbard's antipathy toward undesirables is quite pronounced: he considers them more dangerous even than poisonous snakes. His choice of the words dispose and delete suggests something more sinister than, as some parishioners have argued, simply denying further Church services to misbehaving Scientologists. Hubbard was a professional author, after all, and presumably chose his words purposefully.

Now and then some violent man in one country or another has undertaken programmes to rid a society of these points of contagion. Kings in olden times handled the problem by decapitating people who continually brought them bad news — this was a very wise measure. In more recent times it has been said that Gomez, late dictator of Venezuela, discovered that the contagion point of leprosy in the country was the beggar. He found that the beggars of Venezuela were using leprosy in order to beg. People would pay in order to have the ugly thing taken away from them (the basic philosophy of the beggar is to be paid to go away). Gomez had the beggars told that they were going to be taken to a very fruitful part of Venezuela and given a colony of their own; he had them collected on a river bank and loaded aboard two large river boats. The river boats proceeded into mid-stream, their crews left them in skiffs and the boats blew up with a resounding explosion. This was the end of leprosy in Venezuela. I am not telling you this to advocate the immediate slaughter of the "merchants of fear"; I am merely giving you a historical note.

Hubbard was entirely without sympathy for both those afflicted with leprosy and the otherwise healthy but "down-stat [glossary]" individuals who were merely unavoidable collateral damage.

While it is debatable whether Hubbard wanted to exterminate undesirables, as some critics suggest, it is perfectly clear he meant to physically separate them from society. Did he have in mind reservations or internment camps? There is no way of knowing, though his writings certainly suggest such "solutions" [emphasis added].

Such people should be taken from the society as rapidly as possible and uniformly institutionalized

No social order which desires to survive dares overlook its stratum of 1.1's. No social order will survive which does not remove these people from its midst.

The only answers would seem to be the permanent quarantine of such persons from society to avoid the contagion of their insanities and the general turbulence which they bring to any order, thus forcing it lower on the scale, or processing such persons until they have attained a level on the tone scale which gives them value.

-L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival: Prediction of Human Behavior, Bridge Publications: Los Angeles, CA, 1989, pp. 102, 103, and 145, respectively.

Low-toned people, such as "1.1s" ("covert hostility"), have little value, which makes it easier to "dispose of them quietly and without sorrow".

The Church of Scientology's ultimate goal is to take over and rule the world according to Scientology principles.

The most alarming aspect of Scientology is the barely concealed thrust towards world domination. Sea Org members are told that when World War Three finally happens, they will be the only group which is well enough organized to take over. At various times Hubbard and his followers have courted different governments — in the 1960s in Rhodesia (for which he wrote a proposed Constitution), and in Greece (with the would-be University of Philosophy in Corfu); in the 1970s in Morocco and later Mexico, where members of the government opposition travelled to Florida for counselling. China and several African nations have been approached, with offers of help with educational policy. Ron Hubbard would have liked to rule the world. He believed, and said, that benevolent dictatorship is the best political system, and saw himself as the only natural candidate. His successors possibly suffer from the same conceit.

-Jon Atack, A Piece of Blue Sky [offsite], Part 9: "Summing Up", Chapter 1: "The Founder" [offsite]

This is the primary reason that the German government considers Scientology a threat to the constitutional order.

The decisive factor behind the decision to put Scientology under surveillance in 1997 was a legal opinion by an intelligence service task force, which had been ordered by the ministers of the interior's conference the year before. This rather dry report is based mainly on writings by Hubbard and Scientology, and examines whether these writings match the provisions of the federal law on the protection of the constitution…. The case in point, however, is not that statements such as granting civil rights and citizenship in the future to non-'aberrated' persons only would show that Hubbard intended Scientologists to discriminate against particular individuals and groups in an elitist manner that is incompatible with democracy. Discrimination by private parties against third parties does not endanger the constitutional order. What is taken to be anti-constitutional about the above statement is that i[t] presupposes the abolition of the basic elements of the current constitutional order as well as the legal system and the universal validity of human rights. This matches with plans stated in internal papers of Scientology to implement Scientology's jurisdiction in society. In this manner, the report analyzes the potential political consequences should Scientology establish its ideal society (Schoen 2002: 107).

-Brigette Schoen, as quoted by Stephen A. Kent in "Scientology and the European Human Rights Debate [offsite]: A Reply to Leisa Goodman, J. Gordon Melton, and the European Rehabilitation Project Force Study", Marburg Journal of Religion Volume 8, No. 1 (September 2003).

Hubbard's intention for Scientology to "rule the world" is mentioned frequently in his writings and lectures, and his attitude towards those who will not accept Scientology is openly hostile.

Perhaps at some distant date only the unaberrated person will be granted civil rights before law. Perhaps the goal will be reached at some future time when only the unaberrated person can attain to and benefit from citizenship. These are desirable goals…

-L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics, Book 3, Chapter 10

If you were to weed out of your past by proper search and discovery those anti-social persons you have known and if you disconnected, you might experience great relief. Similarly, if society were to recognise this personality as a sick being, as they now isolate people with smallpox, both social and economic recoveries could occur. Things are not going to get much better so long as 20% of the population is permitted to dominate and injure the lives and enterprise of the remaining 80%.

-L. Ron Hubbard, Introduction to Scientology Ethics, "The Anti-Social Personality: The Anti-Scientologist (Relief)", page 6

In the fields of government, police activities and mental health, to name a few, we see that it is important to be able to detect and isolate this personality type so as to protect society and individuals from the destructive consequences upon letting such have free rein to injure others. As they only comprise 20% of the population and as only 2.5% of this 20% are truly dangerous, we see that with a very small amount of effort we could considerably better the state of society.

-L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 27 September 1966

…any person from 2.0 down on the tone scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind.

-L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival, part I, page 131

Somebody some day will say "this is illegal". By then be sure the orgs say what is legal or not.

-L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 4 January 1966

You want to know what happens when you clear everybody in that neighbourhood, the only thing that [Scientology] center can become used for is a political center. Because by the time you've done all this, you are the government…

-L. Ron Hubbard, taped lecture 9 January 1962, "Future Org Trends"