Samstag, 18. August 2012

Video: "Rock Center did a great piece last night on the recent deaths at Scientology’s Narconon Arrowhead facility in Canadian, Oklahoma. Family members talked about how they were led to believe there was no connection to Scientology before sending their kids to the drug rehab program. David Love was interviewed about his experiences at Narconon and how he is trying to shut down this facility as he has done to the center in Quebec. Not suprisingly, Tony Ortega has been all over this story at the Village voice. Read his interview with David Love and with Bob Lobsinger who reported on the Scientology connection to Narconon as the center was being established years ago. And if Narconon isn’t Scientology, then why is an executive controlling the group in Scientology’s prison camp."

"The extent of the Guardian's Office's espionage became clear in 1977, when the FBI raided Scientology offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, seizing documents which spelled out the program of infiltrating federal offices, a program Hubbard had called Operation Snow White. Among the documents seized, Owen points out, were Guardian's Office records which showed that Narconon and Applied Scholastics (Scientology's school curriculum arm) were part of a group of organizations collectively known as Social Coordination, or "SoCo," and were intended to be front groups with their connection to Scientology hidden.
When the Guardian's Office was disbanded as Mary Sue Hubbard and the others went to prison for Operation Snow White, SoCo remained in existence and was later transformed into ABLE.

...[In the left room, you can see the displays set aside for the "orgs," the program WISE, which targets chiropractors and dentists and accountants and other businessmen with Hubbard "admin technology," IHELP-- the International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors (an association for field auditors), and the Volunteer Ministers, the yellow-jacket wearing Scientologists who show up at disaster sites to offer a faith-healing technique called "touch assists." In the room on the right are displays for the groups under ABLE -- Criminon, the church's reform program in prisons, Narconon, The Way to Happiness Foundation, which disseminates Hubbard's 1980 booklet of generic life advice, and Applied Scholastics.]

From its incorporation in 1988, ABLE has only employed members of the Sea Org -- the hardcore elite of Scientology, who tend to be recruited very young from the ranks of second-generation church members.

A year after it was founded, ABLE hired a 16-year-old Sea Org member to become its vice president of personnel, and he was put in charge of staffing up a crucial new project, to open Narconon's first really large residential facility on an Indian reservation in Chilocco, Oklahoma."