I can't remember when this was posted, either '95 or '96...
BRIEFING TO ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS ON THE INTERNET FROM THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (NOTE: If you know any other Scientologists on Internet or America Online, please e-mail this briefing to them). Dear Scientologist, As you know, there has been quite a bit of false and derogatory information going out over the Internet by a few detractors, squirrels etc. The Church fired a project to collect up all this information, and we have been in comm with some of you already. We have obtained legal input on some of the messages that individuals have posted that could be libelous or in violation of copyright laws. We have a plan of action that we are taking, to simply outcreate the entheta on these newsgroups (alt.religion.scientology and alt.clearing.technology), and get positive information to the general public on what Scientology is, our activities around the world, successes stories and LRH writings. There will also be some legal actions, which you will be further briefed on. Basically, as a group we will NO longer put up with our religion being criticized, harrassed and denigrated on the Internet. As a first step, I want to thank those who have posted positive material and handled some of the entheta that has been posted. This is very much appreciated! Secondly, I would like to ask your assistance in getting each one of you to post positive messages on the Internet (at least once a week, more if you like), about Scientology. We want to make these messages "high ground". In other words, don't get tempted into a two way comm with some l.1 jerk on the Internet. Ack him and continue to post POSITIVE and HIGH TONED messages that really explain what Scientology IS doing, how it helped you or a friend, community activities of the Church, Church expansion. It is easy to get into an opp term situation with the detractors over this system, but this doesn't necessarily communicate very well to the broad public who may read this. There is an excellent issue by LRH which is PR Series 27, THE ENEMY LINE. In here, LRH says that you never forward an enemy line, nor do you get into just attacking. YOU COME UP WITH A BETTER CAMPAIGN OF YOUR OWN. This should be applied whenever you post a message on Scientology, as we want to keep this on a theta, dissemination comm line to the broad public. The Church of Scientology International is getting our own site onto Internet, and we'll also be posting messages regularly in there, so if you feel you are getting attacked by some detractor or jerk, let us know right away, and we can get you material to counter whatever is being said. If you imagine 40-50 Scientologists posting on the Internet every few days, we'll just run the SP's right off the system. It will be quite simple, actually. CSI will be e-mailing around various briefings and good news messages to individuals for posting also, so that you are getting new material to post. If you need material or want to get your material cross-checked with us for content, e-mail it (to this address for now, until CSI gets our own), and we'll get you the material you need. The two newsgroups on the Internet are "alt.religion.scientology", and also "alt.clearing.technology" (which was set up by Homer Smith, a squirrel and declared SP). We need to fill up both of these newsgroups with positive information on the Church. For those of you with access to America Online, you know there is a similar situation with Scientology being attacked on that system. So this would apply to this newsgroup as well (posting positive messages on Scientology). The Planetary Dissemination Org (PDO) will be getting their own site onto Internet, which will be for the dissemination of LRH's works, WIS book, and other materials and campaigns. We intend to put these works onto laser discs, and utilize all the tools of the Internet to disseminate Scientology internationally. This is very exciting, and will be a new era for computer users as regards the subject of Scientology. Look for CSI's first posting very shortly. We WILL outcreate anything that is on there. I would like to hear from you on your ideas to make the Internet a safe space for Scientology to expand into. Thanks. ML, Elaine Siegel Office of Special Affairs International From:news.primenet.com! news.sprintlink.net! howland.reston.ans.net! EU.net! news.eunet.fi! anon.penet.fi Mon Sep 19 09:12:37 1994 Message-ID: <040503Z19091994@anon.penet.fi>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientologyFrom: email@example.com X-Anonymously-To: alt.religion.scientology Organization: Anonymous contact serviceReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 19 Sep 1994 04:01:17 UTCSubject: COVERT ARS OPLines: 142
*** Conspiracy to Handle ARS** This 'religion' I've been suckered into has gone far enough. I believe what they are conspiring to do is illegal, and I don't know what to do, because I'm scared: Wednesday, September 14, 1994 HANDLING A.R.S. Situation: The Internet is a potentially highly effective Planetary Dissemination tool. A particular section of the Internet (Usenet Newsgroup alt.religion.Scientology) was begun by an enemy of Scientology. Currently many CAN connected deprogrammer types and disaffected Scientologists, about 15 individuals, have made this Internet bulletin board a place to spread entheta about Scientology. They have vowed to take this false information and put it all over the Internet which according to latest estimates has over 20 million participants and is growing by 1 million people per month. Data: Some public Scientologists, in their attempts to handle the entheta, have engaged in debates with the deprogrammers, in violation of policy. There are random efforts but no coordinated actions to terminate the a.r.s. situation. An on policy solution is needed to properly handle. Policy: " THE DEFENSE OF ANYTHING IS UNTENABLE. The only way to defend anything is to ATTACK." -- LRH Ability Mag Article (page 47 Tech Vol. III) References: 1.) HCOPl 5 April 1965, Issue I, HANDLING THE SUPPRESSIVE PERSON, THE BASIS OF INSANITY (OEC Vol. I page 990 through page 991 the first 6 paragraphs, page 993 #10, and page 995 the first 5 paragraphs) 2.) HCOPl 27 October 1964R, POLICIES ON PHYSICAL HEALING, INSANITY AND SOURCES OF TROUBLE (OEC Vol. I page 987 last 2 paragraphs) 3.) HCOPl 9 June 1975, PR SERIES 27, THE ENEMY LINE 4.) HCOPl 21 November 1972, PR SERIES 18, HOW TO HANDLE BLACK PROPAGANDA PRIMARY TARGETS 1.) Someone to be responsible for the execution of this program 2.) Design a project Org Board. 3.) Read and understand this program. 4.) All project personnel to read and study the above references VITAL TARGETS 1.) Arrange financing for this project . 2.) Ensure the use of debug tech to handle bugged targets. 3.) Get a sidecheck from Church terminals on this program. 4.) Ensure LRH Policy is followed in executing this program. 5.) Report bugs or security problems immediately. "A VT would have to be to keep in the basic rule of not e*mailing [ie TNX] anything that you would be unwilling to have show up anywhere. Although this might be a nuisance at times, it is VITAL." -- Lee Holtzinger OPERATING TARGETS 1.) Project I/C to arrange for a personnel I/C who will obtain volunteers 1A.) Establish a record of phone address and E*Mail address for each project member.2.) Project I/C to appoint an operations I/C. 2A.) Project I/C to appoint a Legal I/C 2B.) Project I/C to appoint a Security Officer/EO 3.) Operations I/C to appoint 5 "posting I/C's". A.) Success Posting I/C B) BPI Issues Posting I/C C.) D/A Posting I/C D.) Satire/Humor Posting I/C E.) A.R.S. Board Reader I/C (Must be OT V or above) e.) I.) Ensure that A.R.S. Readers are rotated monthly 4.) Each I/C to gather or receive from personnel I/C from 3-5 section members. 5.) Each I/C to hat section members on the program and LRH Policies. 5a.) Each member to write sample posts for a pass before posting 6.) Each I/C to hat "posters" on Copyright and TM Scientology Policy Directive of 26 August 1982 Revised 17 February 1994 "UNDERSTANDING TRADEMARKS AND THE USE AND PROTECTION OF "SCIENTOLOGY AND DIANETICS. 7.) Personnel I/C to get the names of the Moderated Board Project Personnel. 8.) Moderated Board Project I/C to liaise with A.R.S. Project I/C. 9.) I/C to write an analysis of the project effectiveness after the first week of operation. 10.) Establish a "computer tech" I/C to make access to electronic libraries easy and to facilitate information flow. PRODUCTION TARGETS 1.) By September 25th. to have a minimum of 80 posts to a.r.s. all at once. 2.) To have no less than 50 posts per day to a.r.s. for the next month. Stats: Number of on policy posts per day to a.r.s. Gimmick: Let's get out the TRUTH about Scientology
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientologyMessage-ID: <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 1995 06:38:59 -0500Reply-To: WONDERFULR@aol.com
Sender: owner-LRH-L@cornell.eduFrom: WONDERFULR@aol.comSubject: GOOD NEWS ON ARS X-PH: V4.firstname.lastname@example.org (Cornell Modified) X-Listprocessor-Version: 7.1 -- ListProcessor by CRENLines: 91GOOD NEWS ON ARS I think I may have a solution that can work for everybody. When I asked for help in getting the graffiti spraying to stop, you guys held back. One even posted that you folks *knew* a way to stop it, but would not tell me. Now, I understand that I am a net newbie, but let me run this idea by you. I want the graffiti to stop. You have your free speech rights. If you were doing what you are doing in private e-mail, I would not know (or care). I just don't like the endless stuff that gets repeated here that is vile and false.Solution: I send a request uplines in the church for an official worldwide Call to Arms. We want each Scientologist with a computer and a modem to post their success stories to *every* newsgroup that has any sizeable amount of black PR being posted. The Scientologists would need to be notified of which newsgroups and their net address. The Scientologists would not need to read any of the existing posts on those newsgroups, as they can see all the success stories they like, at their local org. Now, I'm not talking about paltry 100-200 posts a day. I'm talking about ENOUGH of the success stories to really "paint over" all of the graffiti. If a particular newsgroup had 100 negative posts a day going to it, then we would need to post at *least* 2000-3000 success stories a day to that newsgroup. To make sure that *our* stuff is on an "equal footing" with the black pr stuff, each Scientologist posting would need the names of the current threads and only use those names for their subject headers. These would change from month to month, so there is a bit of admin involved, but I'm certain it can be done. To ensure that a negative sysop does not kill file the theta posts, the success story posters could post from anonymous remailers. They might need to change the anonymous remailer site they posted from once in a while to ensure that their posts got through, but this could be handled (again, with a bit of organization) What I envision is that every newsgroup that has significant entheta posts getting ENOUGH theta posts to completely cancel out thenegative. I could be way off on the numbers. It might take 9000-10,000 posts a day to some newsgroups to do the job. But if that is what it takes, then that is what it takes. This would be a real opportunity for Scientologists everywhere to contribute, without really spending a lot of time. When I consider how much Scientologists like to help and how little of their time this would take, I see real possibilities. There are probably enough Scientologists in Los Angles alone to do this, but I see it as a world wide cooperative effort amongst the group. Plus, I like the international idea. What is now ars (or other similar newsgroups) could become large e- mail groups. You guys can enjoy your free speech, and I get the graffiti to stop.Naturally, this is just my idea at this point, and there may be something I have not considered. If the church did endorse the idea, it would be a great PR move too. The broad press releases about how Scientology success stories (and selected texts like What is Scientology) were available at no charge on the internet.There are details of course; , like someone to monitor all net newsgroups for selected words (Scn, C of S, Hubbard, etc.) to see if there were new places that needed some success stories. This is just a rough outline of my plan, and I know it needs a lot of polishing. As there are a lot of people here who know considerably more about computers and the internet than I, please feel free to post your input on this idea.I welcome the assistance. I want to work this out. Sincerely, Russell Shaw
From: email@example.com (Jeff Jacobsen)
Subject: Co$ plan for a.r.s. 4 of 4
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 06:48:54 GMT
This was on America On Line's Scientology newsgroup. Mark Pope seems to be aware of an actual church project to deal with a.r.s. As I recall, several Scientologists at the time were calling a.r.s. a "snake pit." Subj: Re:Hello Go ClearDate: 95-01-18 21:01:45 EST From: MarkP10
Dear GoClear, GREAT screen name!! Theres a really great handling in progress for the a.r.s. newsgroup and it will be a relief to see that snake pit disappear. In the meantime, please continue your great posts to this folder. Best,Mark P.