Sections of the Psycopolitics manual are sometimes quoted at org fundraisers and recruit events.
This manual is said to have been written by Russian communists, and to have “mysteriuosly” appeared in the hands of L. Ron Hubbard.
From the “Psychopolitics Manual,” said to be written by “Beira”, head of Stalin’s Secret Police:
“The psychopolitical operative should also spare no expense in smashing out of existence, by whatever means, any actual healing group, such as that of acupuncture in China, such as Christian Science and Dianetics in the United States; such as Catholicism in Italy and Spain; and the practical psychology groups of England.”
And later in the same manual:
“The mechanisms of stimulus-response are easily understood. The body takes pictures of every action in the environment around the individual. When the environment includes brutality, terror, shock, and other activities, the mental image picture* gained contains in itself all the ingredients of the environment. If the individual, himself, was injured during that moment, the injury, itself, will re-manifest when called upon to respond by an exterior command source…”
And yet again:
“There are those who foolishly have embarked upon some spiritual Alice- in-Wonderland voyage into what they call the ‘subconscious’ or the ‘unconscious’ mind.”
Also in the same manual:
“The constitution of man lends itself easily and thoroughly to certain and positive regulation from without of all of its functions, including those of thinkingness*, obedience, and loyalty, and these things must be controlled if the greater State is to ensue.”
So how do we know that it was actually hubbard, and not the Russians, who wrote this?
Well firstly, Dianetics was not at that time, nor is it now, big enough to be a threat to the communists.
Secondly, L. Ron Hubbard often added “ness” to the ends of verbs, transforming them to nouns. For example: “beingness,” “doingness,” “havingness,” “eatingness,” “sexingness,” etc.
He also originated the term “mental image picture.”
He was also a great fan of Alice in wonderland, even recommending its use on the main communication course done in scientology. I highly doubt that the Russians, hating anything American at that time, would read and make reference to Alice in Wonderland. I mean, let’s get realistic here.
From this evidence, and the evidence presented below, it is clear that the true author of the Psycopolitics manual is, in fact, L. Ron Hubbard himself.
I find it rather strange that the man who clamied that brainwashing is impossible to do, wrote a manual giving exact instructions on how to do so! Was he saying that it is not possible as an attempt to hide the fact that that is exactly what he was doing to scientologists?