GO ED 4 - Hepatitis in the Cadet Org
Date: May 5, 1979
CADET GO ED [Guardian Office Executive Directive] #4, by Stephen LeMarr for the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of the CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY An excerpt: "Then in Feb. the hepatitis scene happened and we were swarmed over by County and State Health Inspectors. The County Inspector (an ally) found out about the existence of the Fountain and said this is not OK and let's quickly work together and handle it. He continually predicted an attack from another agency and was not able to say which one. We found the Annex could be used and was legal with a small amount of renos and started to work. Sure enough, we were raided by 2 Special Agents of the State. But because of our taking full responsibility for our scene and well into having the Annex ready for use, there was nothing they could do to us. I will not go into detail of what they could have done but will indicate that we were suited in 1974 for running illegal child care and this would have been our second offence. First time we got probation and you could imagine what the second offense would have gotten us."
Tita: I've had run-away cadets here that must have gone into the children's prison camp. Pinellas County has also had experiences with Scientology children. In a visit to the cadet school, my colleagues have determined that there were signs of child neglect and abuse. They wrote up a report and the case was forwarded to the juvenile office. However, Scientology lodged a complaint against the publication of the report in the press and won. It is still sealed today. I don't think that it has to do with a dispute over the investigation, they just wanted to make sure no information got to the public. Ariane Jackson: At the time they were two, four and six years old. Scientology put them in a children's establishment, later they made cadets out of them. That was 10 years ago. Reporter: Can you still remember leaving them? Ariane Jackson: I hate to think about it. They climbed into a special bus. An older man from the Sea Org tore me away and pushed me into the car. I could still wave to them and then we drove to the airport. Reporter: Does it often happen that children are separated from their parents? Ariane Jackson: Yes. Reporter: Do you know of other cases? Ariane Jackson: Yes, if the partners separate in a divorce and one of them is in the Sea Org, then that is the better person. The children are awarded by the organization. Then what could be better for their children than Scientology training, Scientology schools, just Scientology everything.
Snipped from the dark side of scientology
AFFIDAVIT OF HOWARD SCHOMER
13. The conditions aboard the Apollo were generally deplorable. The
[handwritten: most] quarters were cramped and damp. They were roach
infested. [handwritten: some] Married couples were assigned to cabins in
the aft end of the ship. There was little privacy, the walls were paper
thin, and the food was both inadequate and atrocious. By contrast, the
berthing areas for LRH and MSH were plush, immaculately clean and stately.
Both LRH and MSH were aware of the apparent filthy conditions on board
the remainder of the ship. Everyone worked extremely long hours, including
the children, and there was little time for sleep and virtually no time
for recreation. Conditions for those in the Rehabilitation Projects Force
(hereinafter referred to as "RPF") were even worse.
14. When I first boarded the Apollo, I was told that children had to be
at least 12 years of age to come on board. My daughter, Valerie, was only
10 and, therefore, I placed her
in the care of another Scientology family. The rule later changed and at
age 10 1/2 years, Valerie came aboard the ship in November 1972 when the
Cadet Org was formed. At almost the same time, I was transferred to ASHO
and, thus, we were further separated until I re-boarded the Apollo in
15. When I first joined the Sea Org and later aboard the Apollo, I was
told that Valerie would receive an education and that we would remain a
close family unit. Valerie received no formal education aboard the Apollo
and when we later moved to land base in Clearwater, she was allowed to
attend school only because it was mandatory under the laws of the State of
16. On board the Apollo, Valerie became a Messenger, first for MSH and
later a Commodore Messenger for LRH. She became good friends with Tonja
Burden since they were both Commodore Messengers. The Messengers served
as personal servants for both LRH and MSH. They were all [handwritten:
("all" replaced with "mostly")] young girls who worked
very hard and saw to every whim and fancy of LRH and MSH. They would be
responsible for every detail in the lives of LRH, including grooming, the
running of messages and developing plans to be carried out worldwide. Later
at land base, I heard they were involved in the coding and decoding of
telexes to the Scientology Organizations and LRH worldwide.
17. While on board the Apollo, we often worked for 12-14 hours a day and
longer, if necessary, if our "stats" were
down. The pay for this work was approximately $12 per week. When I later
worked for ASI (Author Services, Inc.), I received approximately $160
gross or $125 net a week. From this pay was [handwritten: I had to pay]
subtracted money for room, board and medical expenses.
18. We received very little medical or dental care. On board the Apollo,
there was never any doctor or dentist.
19. As I previously explained, life in Scientology was military-like and for
any infraction of a rule, one could be sent to the EPF or RPF. I spent a
large amount of time [handwritten: 3 months] in the RPF and my daughter,
Valerie, was in both the EPF and RPF when she was a mere 11 years old.
Both the EPF and RPF were like prison. While in the EPF, Valerie was forced
to work long hours washing clothes [handwritten: and cleaning cabins]. We
barely had a chance to see each other because of the long hours and in
order to get any liberty to see Valerie I had to petition MSH.
20. The RPF was even worse than the EPF. The slightest infraction or
decrease in productivity could result in a messenger appearing and ordering
you to the RPF. The RPF came into existence in January 1974 and all crew
aboard the Apollo lived in constant fear of being sent there. While in the
RPF I had virtually no time [handwritten: not allowed] to see Valerie since
I was working the whole time. [handwritten: , and the rules of the RPF.]
21. Life in the RPF was despicable and degrading. You lost all sense of
self-esteem, freedom and human dignity. It was a world unto itself and
you felt like a leper or a member of the caste "The Untouchables".
You could not speak to other crew members unless you were spoken to and you
had to "run" everywhere. The conditions were even worse than on
board the regular quarters, damp, cold and, again, roach infested. The
food was substandard and members of the RPF only ate after others had eaten.
Often there was little leftover food. Members of the RPF were forced to wear
black boiler suits. We slept very little everyday and awoke each morning to
swab the decks. We were allowed 30 seconds to shower and had to be up
and ready in the morning within 15 minutes. There was supposed to be time
for study and auditing, but this rarely occurred, [handwritten: except in
the RPF where it was the only way to get out, was to complete a training
& auditing program given to you.]
Disgusting Scientology Morons Let Kid Die "Protected by Postulate"
There's a school called "A to Be" which is apparently run for children of Sea Org personnel; we passed by it on our way to lunch. Many of the children wore ill-fitting clothes, some of them had obviously home-done haircuts, and not one of them was smiling or laughing. They were preternaturally silent, unlike any group of children I've ever seen on a school playground.
Small adults with no childhood:children in Scientology
In his book, The Labyrinth of Scientology, Norbert
Potthoff tells of a disabled boy, Christian, who was emotionally
neglected by his parents, as they believed his disability was due to
his having been “out-ethics” in a previous life, and that this had had
a negative (“suppressive”) effect on his twin brother during
pregnancy. Potthoff said: “Christian is Joe’s son from his first
marriage. I don’t know much about him. From time to time I see him
in the hallway on the top floor, but most of the time he hides in his
room. He has difficulty in walking but makes a good impression.
‘There are quite a few things you should know’ says Beate (his
stepmother ) ‘Christian and Hilmar are twins and what Ron called
‘black beings’. Hilmar is extremely domineering and authoritarian.
He caused his brother’s hip injury by kicking him while they were in
the womb. But Christian is also responsible for his problem because
he agreed to (‘pulled in’) this damage. We have sent Hilmar to
Portugal. He is not easy to handle and was always in serious trouble.
Christian is mostly stuck in his reactive mind, and can only get out
of it from time to time with a great effort. So that we do not
affect his reactive flow, he lives alone in his room. Only his father
is allowed to have contact with him. ‘” [Potthoff 1997, 136]
This cruel explanation of a birth defect shows how child-neglect
has been incorporated into the ideology and objectives of Scientology
with the help of dependent or credulous parents. Despite (or
because of) their ambition for world domination, the much-vaunted
Clears of Scientology are flawed people who neglect children and
teenagers, the disabled, even disabled and sick children, and who have
no strong emotions except the need to master their own lives by
continued auditing. (A person is regarded as clear when he has erased
all engrams, secondaries and locks from his reactive bank.)
"I remember Juliette and one of her step mothers from the mid seventies. Scientology needed slaves to do the renovations work on what is now known as the 'Complex' in LA. They created an RPF of over 180 people and kept them working for 21 hours a day for a time. The basement is where I met one of Juliette's step mothers. Her name was Tracy Lewis and she had been on staff at Celebrity Center."As an infant Juliette spent time in the pre 'Cadet Org' which was located on Melrose St. in LA. This place was filthy and roach infested. The infants were often looked hungry and cried a lot. El Ron's law was to feed the infants barley water and lock them up alone in room if they cried to much.
"There came a time when Tracy was about to have a psychotic episode and demanded to see her infant child. I was in the Scientology slave labor camp at the time as well and I ended up with the job of driving infants and other children in a Van with no seats but the driver seat from the Melrose building to the Complex. I carried Juliette as well as other children to the basement of the complex to see their imprisoned parents."Shamed to be a citizen of the country that has spawned Scientology