From: [email protected] (Martin Ottmann)
Subject: HCO PL from February 16th, 1969
Date: 27 Jan 2003 15:43:24 -0800
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 16 FEBRUARY 1969
Cen O Con Guardians Offices PROs Intelligence
(This is a Defense Paper written after 18 years of unprovoked attacks upon us. Nothing in this paper advocates physical violence to any person.)
By carefully watching press to see who is called upon by the press for counter-options one can work one's way easily toward the centre of hostile network.
The press is fed anti materials. Although reporters do not disclose their sources, their stories often do.
To get a hostile opinion, the reporter looks in the files to see who is sending in hostile data and calls the person to comment. This is a training pattern developed from current "teachings" that all stories must have conflicts, a press style got some time by "Paris Match". They think this is the basis of reader interest. It isn't, but they think it is.
Thus by studying clippings you can find who has given them hostile data earlier or to whom they are referred for hostile data.
By taking these hostile names, one can then do a rund-down on the person or his connections or both.
As there are actually very few of these names they thereby (cross filing) lead one to common denominators and one can locate attack sources.
It is wise to challenge such adverse commentators as routine procedures. A call by a local "housewives committee" etc. as to why they are hostile to human rights or in favour of psychiatric butchery and getting them in the press with it and with no mention of us is good PRO.
Intelligence data when gained, can be fed back to PRO for more spectacular confrontations.
Intelligence uses the names for investigation, run back, cross filing.
PRO uses the hostile confrontator to guide his own counter attacks.
The effect at the least is to shut the hostile people up.
This activity (investigate, press counter-attack such speakers) must not be neglected.
We happen to be fortunate, if you call it that, that persons hostile to Scientology usually have criminal backgrounds even when in public life. One doesn't always find these even when they exist but one at least finds connections which are useful.
It is very sound strategy never to fight a battle on your own territory or subject or even on the territory of an ally. Always fight battles in enemy territory.
Therefore do exposes of such people in the area of their subjects or interests, not bringing us or any real ally into it.
For instance, all those years the enemies of Scientology had real dead bodies lying all over the place. But we defended on our own ground.
We have begun to fight on his terrain. Let's keep it that way.
Use "counter opinion" names as investigation subjects, find their terrain, find the crimes on it and attack on that terrain and the enemy, not ourselves, will be in trouble.
L. RON HUBBARD Founder