Further Evidence that NarCONon is Actually Scientology

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NarCONon is Scientology! Forward: For a systematic, detailed, professional exposure of Scientology's "Narconon" front group, visit the Narconon Exposed web site.

princexenu@aol.com (Prince Xenu)
11 Feb 2002
The Narconon Scam

Class IX, "Hubbard Advanced Technical Specialist", is defined in the Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary (Bridge Publications, 1974) as being "taught at Saint Hill organizations and contains data concerning advanced procedures and developments since Class VIII". This is clearly full-blown Scientology, rather than the supposedly separate and secular Narconon "technology".

Is Narconon still controlled by Scientology?

There are no known "smoking guns" along the lines of Lt Col Jones' testimony and supporting documentation, or the documents seized by the FBI in 1977, to corroborate the continued corporate control of Narconon by the Church of Scientology. However, there are two interesting pieces of evidence which suggest close links at the very least.

The first comes from the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization's Flag FSM Newsletter, distributed to Scientology "Field Staff Members" (Scientologists who act as salemen, disseminating Scientology in return for a 10% cut of the recruit's fees - by which means considerable sums can be earned for the FSM).

In Volume XIX, number XVII of the newsletter (published 1992), a list of "International Top Ten FSMs" appears. This is subdivided into "Individuals" and "Orgs, Missions and Groups". Narconon Los Molinos appears in the latter category as having raised $2661 for Scientology (see below). Why is Narconon in this list if it is independent of Scientology?

The other piece of evidence is an 8-page Executive Directive from Narconon International, entitled "Narconon UK Non-Existence Program" and dated 23 May 1995. It states:

"INFORMATION:

While Narconon has been incorporated in UK for several years, it has in fact been forming up over the last few months, getting new premises and getting its drug and alcohol rehabilitation license which however allows for only three students.

This program is designed to assist Narconon U.K. to successfully get out of Non Existence and to put in the basics it needs so it can expand.

Drug education services will also be delivered to immediately expand Narconon UK's reach.

PURPOSE:

NARCONON EXPANDED AND GOTTEN OUT OF NON-EXISTENCE IN THE UK SO THAT A ROUTE OUT OF THE TRAP OF DRUGS IS ESTABLISHED IN THAT COUNTRY."

(Narconon International Executive Directive of 23 May 1995, "Narconon UK Non-Existence Program")

The "Non-Existence Formula" is taken from L. Ron Hubbard's "management technology"; essentially, a person or organisation in a state of "Non Existence" is someone who is not known to anyone in the vicinity and has made no impact, hence is not existing.

This is certainly a fair summation of Narconon UK, which cannot be said to have made much of a splash; although it is recognised as a charity (the only Scientology-related entity in the United Kingdom to enjoy this status, in fact), it has been quiescent for many years.

The document goes on to list a series of "Major Targets", "Primary Targets" "Vital Targets" and "Operating Targets" in the usual quasi-military style dictated by "management technology". A number of these targets are of considerable interest. Primary Target 4 instructs the Executive Director of Narconon UK to "report on the program to ED NN [Narconon] Int[ernational], info ED ABLE UK." ABLE, the Association for Better Living and Education, is an umbrella organisation which licenses the use of L. Ron Hubbard's educational and social works (adapted chiefly from Scientology versions).

In April 1990, ABLE announced that it was giving $200,000 to Narconon's Chilocco centre in recognition of the latter's "remarkable success in treating addicts". It did not mention any corporate links with Narconon, but it subsequently emerged that Narconon was a subsidiary of ABLE.

The "Narconon UK Non-Existence Program" recognises this relationship in Operating Target 8: "Alert ABLE UK that you are now ready for a new inspection to a pass and ask that the inspection be done."

Clearly, ABLE sets a stringent set of criteria for endorsement of Narconon organisations. In a very real sense, it appears that ABLE controls the establishment and possibly the operation of the organisations to whom it licenses Hubbard materials.

The chain of control demonstrably leads back to the Religious Technology Center, the body which owns Hubbard's copyrights and sits at the top of Scientology's convoluted corporate structure. Only bodies "in good standing" with the RTC can make use of Hubbard's works, albeit for a generous fee; the RTC reserves the right to withdraw licenses without notice. As the Californian courts have ruled, this enables the RTC to exercise de facto control of supposedly independent entities such as Narconon.

The RTC itself acknowledged this control in the agreement which it reached with the US Internal Revenue Service on 1 October 1993. In section VIII.C.4, Narconon International is described as a "Scientology-related entity". Its unpaid tax dues, along with those of the Church of Scientology and various other related entities, were covered by a single payment of $12.5 million made by the Church of Scientology International.

More interesting targets appear further on in the "Narconon UK Non-Existence Program". Operating Targets 27, 37, 47 and 48 are highly significant in that they appear to show a direct link to the Church of Scientology. The targets state:

"27. On OK, get the contracts for the house verified and approved by OSA.

37. Brief ED ABLE UK, PR OSA UK and LRH PPRO UK on creating a Science and Advisory Board for Narconon UK, with respected high level professionals who can use their expertise to communicate the value of the Narconon tech in the country.

47. Get the filing verified by OSA.

48. On OSA's OK, get the extension to your license filed."

(Narconon International Executive Directive of 23 May 1995, "Narconon UK Non-Existence Program")

The significance of this is that OSA - the Office of Special Affairs - is the department of the Church of Scientology responsible for legal, public relations and intelligence matters: it is a combination of press agency, legal consultancy and secret intelligence service. It is also the direct successor to the old Guardian's Office, which - as already discussed - apparently exercised strong behind-the-scenes control over Narconon.

The reference to "LRH PPRO UK" is also significant. The purpose of the "L. Ron Hubbard Personal Public Relations Officer" is defined as follows:

"The post purpose is to get LRH's technologies utilized by the external publics internationally. Ron's external publics are those publics outside of Scientology - governments, media, social reform, education, the arts, business, specialist activities are all included in Ron's external publics."

(Modern Management Technology Defined, Bridge Publications, 1982)

If Narconon is indeed independent of the Church of Scientology, then why is its UK Executive Director liaising so closely with departments of the Church dedicated to the promotion of Scientology?

Where the Burden Now Lies

Beyond any doubt it is clear through Narconon's practices, records, policies - as well as the honest personal experiences of anyone who has been through or works for the Narconon program - that this self-professed "drug and alcohol rehabilitation program" exists to serve no other purpose than to raise money and membership for the Church of Scientology, as well as spread Scientology doctrine in California, the United States, and the world.

Whether or not the State of California wishes to take action against Narconon on this front, it is vital that action be taken nonetheless to prevent Narconon from continuing to violate laws with respect to health codes, its own license, fire codes, employment laws, and financial practices regardless of any alleged religious affiliations.

The fact of the matter is that decent citizens of California and this nation - driven to excessive states of vulnerability and desperation by the severity of their addictions - are taken advantage of by Narconon, lied to, misled, deceived and defrauded. The abuse of drugs and alcohol tears at the very fabric of the Californian's way of life. It tears apart entire families and communities.

Drug and alcohol abuse threatens the right of every Californian to be prosperous, secure, and comfortable while also having respect for self and others. The citizens of California reiterated this fact when they voted to pass and implement Proposition 36 and established rehabilitation as our greatest weapon to combat addiction and the social maladies that result from it.

In this environment and within these settings exists a parasite on society and the good people of California who seek to fight drug and alcohol addiction and all of its ill effects. This parasite operates with the sanction of license from - and in defiance of the policies, laws and regulations of - the State of California and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has been tasked to enforce and implement the laws and high standards of practice Californians have deemed necessary to combat drug and alcohol addiction in our state. With that burden shouldered and responsibility assumed, I urge you to do whatever is in your power to investigate, expose and take the appropriate action to make sure that Narconon no longer tears apart families, contaminates societies, manipulates people and ultimately ruins the lives of honest, decent human beings.

After all, social implications aside, this is about people and the rights of the citizenry of this State and Nation. I implore you to do all you can to prevent Narconon from continuing to ruin the lives of people unfortunate enough to look towards Narconon for assistance in battling their addictions to drugs and alcohol.

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