January, 2005

The "Carto-A.R.S. connection" of January 15, 2005 is dedicated to two often forgotten categories of Holocaust victim, the 1) dissident intellectual and 2) anti-social person. It includes the RVY interview, the Scientology Holohoax Challenge and more.

February, 2005 - Duplicity and understanding

Which Creed is in use by Scientologists: the one published by the Church, which proclaims that no agency less than God has the power to set aside the inalienable right of all men

to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter the write upon the opinions of others.

or Hubbard's "Battle Tactics"?

The prize is "public opinion" where press is concerned. The only safe public opinion to head for is they love us and are in a frenzy of hate against the enemy, this means standard wartime propaganda is what one is doing, complete with atrocity, war crimes trials, the lot. Know the mores of your public opinion, what they hate. That's the enemy. What they love. That's you.

Perhaps both. How people who pay to attain god-like powers conduct "standard wartime propaganda" can be seen in the outcome of Scientologists response to real-life situations, such as the following:

Exchange of letters between the SPOTLIGHT and the Church of Scientology
concerning an offer to respond to a critical article before publication

More ...

March 2005 Update: Scientology's Love-Hate Relationship with its Critics

One of the reasons Lafayette R. Hubbard invented Scientology was that he needed something that sounded respectable to hide behind. For continued survival, Hubbard's organizations had to emulate him by finding respectable shields of their own. This duplicity is evident in the charters of Scientology-sponsored organizations whose purpose is not to spread Scientology, but to spread the technology of L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard invented Scientology as an "applied religious philosophy," but then reinvented it as a religion, a shield that rather successfully conceals something similar to a money-laundering operation. Scientology isn't even mentioned in many of Hubbard's policies that relate directly to the battle for the mind.

"It is bad warfare to fight battles on your own terrain, in your own subject area. It is not good to fight in the territory of allies. Fight battles wherever possible only on enemy terrain, in and about his subject and his people, not ours. You can gauge your relative success by this. When all your battles are fought on his terrain, you are winning.
-- L. Ron Hubbard, ["Battle Tactics")

The people who fight against Scientology have platitudes of their own regarding the public good. For some, the fight against Scientology is for the greater good as long as it involves nothing illegal. For others, it just means not using violence. For still others, the war against Scientology may even be fought with the quick and dirty PR tactics of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Complications added by Hubbard's con game include the following: those who ultimately control Scientology are not noted for being Scientologists. Lawrence Heller, "part of a small clique that secretly took control of the Church of Scientology," according to an October 26, 1998 SPOTLIGHT article, appears not to be a Scientologist. For that matter, L. Ron Hubbard, while exhorting his followers to join the money-making scheme of Scientology, is not noted for following the technology he himself wrote. Quite the contrary.

There are two different sets of problems in the fight against Scientology. One is the harmful effects of the technology, whether used by a Scientologist or a non-Scientologist. The other is the Scientology organization itself, which spreads the technology. While short-term successes may be quickly and readily experienced in fighting the latter, to most effectively counter Hubbard's battle tactic, resources need to be concentrated on the former. The reason is that once the harmfulness of the technology is known, there will be no need to fight the organization. The release of the Xenu story in Scientology's OT3, for example, did not target Scientology as much as it did Hubbard's technology. The Scientologists quickly sidestepped the issue of technology altogether and branded the unauthorized release of the Xenu story as the ridicule of its belief. This would indicate that the technology is an effective basis for a counter-tactic:

The terrain on which Hubbard's battle can be successfully opposed consists of public discussion of the practice of Hubbard's harmful policies, no matter who the actors are.

Of course the ones who, with good reason, would most loudly protest the omission of "Scientology" in the above are the anti-Scientologists who use Hubbard-like technology to fight Scientology. Emulating Hubbard, they attack any critical observation of their own activities, claiming self-defense. If pointing out their practice of Hubbard's harmful technology is not done judiciously, their objection could have merit. They also validly protest that putting attention on what anti-Scientologists are doing can only help the Scientologists. In this they are correct in that resources that could have been spent attacking Scientology have instead been turned to self criticism. They are incorrect, however, if this careful self-reflection may succeed in bringing long-term peace. Part of this success, therefore, depends on whether the criticism of the use of Hubbard's harmful policies by critics is done in a discrete manner, i.e., distinctly different from Hubbard's intrusive and aggressive style.

Shortly after the publication of these pages was announced in November 2004, the publisher of these pages was publicly warned not to defend Willis Carto. Isn't Carto entitled to protection from Scientology? Not according to L. Ron Hubbard, who wrote that dissenters are not entitled to the protection of one's own codes and disciplines. The reason given for the warning not to defend Carto was a possible connection between Carto and neo-Nazis. Should favoritism be exercised in protecting people from Hubbard's destructive technology? According to Hubbard, double-standards were OK. While particularly valuable Scientologists may be awarded a "Kha Khan" 1 and forgiven crimes, dissidents were to have past misconduct bandied about in public.

As it turns out, the practice of Hubbard's policies by critics has been copiously and credibly documented. The webbing of these observations, however, is far from complete, perhaps because of a self-fulfilling side-effect of criticizing critics for using Hubbard's tactics. In Renate Hartwig's case, to be described shortly, the critics themselves could not accept criticism of this type. This brought Hartwig one step closer to the conviction that she would be better off in fighting for Scientology's right to use Hubbard's technology than she would in fighting the critics who dealt with criticism of this sort no better than Hubbard's organizations.


In forming tactical alliances against opponents, Scientologists do not only use attractive goals like the tax exemption they dangled before The SPOTLIGHT and members of the Jewish community; there is also a seemingly unending list of negative analogies to draw from. Willis Carto and Ursula Caberta, for example, were placed "in the footsteps of the Nazis." Carto and Robert Minton were both accused of money-laundering and cast as tyrannical megalomaniacs, as a Captain Queeg and a "little king," respectively.

Where negative comparisons between people are stressed by a third party like Scientology, seeking out positive similarities often has beneficial results. Caberta, Carto and Renate Hartwig, for example, all have extensive experience in dealing with the public. Since Hartwig is the most verbally gifted, several previously unpublished translations have been edited and attached for clarification of critics' collaboration with Scientology in attacking their own kind. This account shows a connection between recent events and Renate Hartwig's story of how she was libeled by Ursula Caberta.

Unlike Robert Minton's exceptional case, Renate Hartwig really did side with the Scientologists in the long term. Like Minton, Hartwig may have done the right thing, given her intrusive and aggressive style. For details, see A Revised History of Scientology in Germany concerning Critic vs. Critic

1) The official definition of Kha-Khan from the Admin Dictionary:

1. in an ancient army a particularly brave deed was recognized by an award of the title of Kha-Khan. It was not a rank. The person remained what he was, but he was entitled to be forgiven the death penalty ten times in case in the future he did anything wrong. That was a Kha-Khan. That's what producing high statistic staff members are --Kha-Khans. They can get away with murder without a blink from Ethics. (HCO PL I Sept 65 VII) 2. Kha-Khan was like a medal. It ten times forgave a person the death penalty. He could ten times incur the death penalty and not get it. (PDC 26)

November 2005 anniversary: Escape Route from Scientology

As the one-year anniversary of the webbing of Willis Carto's and The Spotlight's documentation on Lermanet draws near, feedback is accumulating that shows this material is the basis for a quick & easy escape route from Scientology.

Specifically, every Scientologist, at some point in time, experiences doubt as to whether certain parts of Scientology actually work. The formula provided by Scientology to the doubter to remedy this circumstance, which is potentially fatal for the cult, is to be applied to self. As one becomes more like L. Ron Hubbard than even, perhaps, Hubbard himself, what if the formula is applied to L. Ron Hubbard? Whose side is Hubbard really on -- that of doubtful uncertainty, or that of the behind-the-scenes manipulators who, one may believe without ill effect if one chooses, are trying to take over this planet?

The Carto pages provide documentation that Hubbard and his organizations are part of a conspiracy to suppress the very people whose help Hubbard systematically sought and received. For those already receptive to this sort of belief, it is a small step to apply it to the founder of the ungodly church.

Not so surprisingly, the same conspiracy theories by which Carto's detractors sought to discredit him form the substance of this simple cult exit. In response a new Lermanet project hereby expresses its appreciation and recognizes some past feats of Anti-cult Snafupermen and Snafuperwomen.

Meanwhile, here are a few final odds and ends about the conspiracy.

SPOTLIGHT March 20, 2000 - 21

Liberty Lobby Beats the Odds Again

On March 22, 1995-five years ago -- a multi-jurisdictional SWAT feam staged an early-morning raid on the West Coast office of Liberty Lobby, the Washington-bused populist lnstitution that publishes The SPOTLIGHT.
As a helicopter buzzed overhead and will, snipers in place, some 100 armed officers from the San Diego County's sheriff's office and the Costa Mesa, Calif., police department accompanied by agents from several federal agencies including the FBI, the BATF and the IRS -- attacked in force.
They maced the Carto's dog, broke the gate and ransacked the Carto home. Mrs. Carto was brutalized and two young visitors were handcuffed and held captive with her. No one was permitted to use the phone. Mr. Carto was in Washington, D.C., at the time.
Then they moved on to The SPOTLIGHT office, adjacent to the house, and turned it upside down, taking away a total of 14 cartons of papers and files.
Tire raid was instigated by Tom Marcellus, Mark Weber and Greg Raven, treacherous employees of the Costa Mesa-based Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a revisionist research group also founded by Carto.
The employees lied to Costa Mesa police investigator Larry Rooker - a friend of their lawyer, William Hulsy and claimed Carto had "embezzled" funds from the IHR. This was part of a carefully coordinated scheme to discredit Mr. Carto and take control of the IHR.
At that juncture Rooker made contact with San Diego County Deputy Sheriff Tim Carroll, the longtime liaison between the San Diego sheriff's office and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an arm of Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad. The ADL liaison and Rooker crafted a fraudulent request for a search warrant which Rooker turned over to an Orange County judge, Suzanne Shaw, who gave the go-ahead for the raid without properly questioning the integrity of their "evidence." (Not surprisingly, Shaw was later brought up on ethics charges involving improper judicial conduct, although the charges were not related to her behavior in the Liberty Lobby case.)
The violent raid thus took place. Marcellus, Weber and Raven repeatedly claimed that charges would be filed against Mr. Carte, based upon "evidence" uncovered in the raid. No evidence was found. No charges were ever filed.
They also tried to get Carto indicted by the California attorney general, the U.S. Justice Department and even Swiss authorities. To do the latter, they worked with the ADL's branch in Switzerland. All to no avail.
Mr. Carto and his wife filed a civil suit against the law enforcement authorities charging their civil rights had been violated. Preferring to keep the case from going public and revealing the forces behind the raid, the officials opted for an out-ofcourt settlement to cover up the malfeasance by the ADL-influenced law enforcement officers in collusion with the corrupt IHR employees.
Actually, Marcellus, Weber and Raven were acting as mere tools for powerful behind-the-scenes manipulators of the events that led up to the raid - which was part of a long-standing scheme to destroy the IHR from within.
Weber, who was on a "power trip" and saw the conspiracy as a "get rich quick" scheme, was probably unaware (at first) that he was a foolish pawn in a much bigger game, but he was nonetheless an eager and willing participant.
Webers "handler" was Andrew Allen, a San Francisco Bay socialite who-by his own admission under oath -- dabbled in intrigue in two regions (Burma and Afghanistan) where the CIA and its allied intelligence agency, Israel's Mossad (the foreign sponsor of the ADL) were involved in longtime joint covert operations. Allen's mission was the destruction of the IHR. The Mossad was interested in destroying the IHR because the research group had done so much to delve into secrets of history that would-if widely disseminated -- threaten the annual multi-billion-dollar U.S. taxpayer subsidies to Israel. Marcellus and Raven were under the discipline of the Church of Scientology, of which they were thoroughly inculcated followers totally devoted to the instructions of their leaders.
Although ostensibly led by David Miscavige, the truth is that in the mid-1980s a secret clique - including Los Angeles attorney Lawrence Heller -- seized control of Scietology from its founder, L. Ron Hubbard and his wife and set up a new regime. Miscavige has been only the front man.
Stephen J. Koczak, a veteran U.S. State Department officer (who served in Israel), told The SPOTLIGHT that the Heller group that seized control of Scientology was a Mossad unit. The Mossad was interested in Scientology's massive financial assets and Scientology's legendary "mind control" techniques developed by Hubbard. For nearly a century, intelligence agencies have dabbled in mind control.
Thus, when Israel's Mossad decided to move against the IHR, Scientology zombie Marcellus was already in place. Acting under Miscavige's instructions, Marcellus then brought another Scientologist, Greg Raven, into the IHR to assist the planned coup. Weber, and a fourth employee, Ted O'Keefe meanwhile, were being manipulated by the Mossad-linked Andrew Allen and William Hulsy, a lawyer who would do anything fur money.
The scheme to take over the IHR was unveiled on Oct. 1, 1993. By pre-arrangement on that date the IRS also granted the tax exemption to Scientology that it had tried to get for three decades.
However, after the Heller group was firmly in charge of Scientology, then-IRS Commissioner Fred Goldberg (a law partner of ADL chairman Kenneth Bialkin) set in motion the process that resulted in the Heller group getting the exemption a major financial boon to the Mossad controllers of Scientology.
In return for the tax exemption, the deceitful Scientology agents pulled off a coup inside the IHR. In events reminiscent of the ouster of the Hubbards from Scientology itself, the Mossad-sponsored conspirators seized physical control of the IHR and announced the "termination" of IHR founder Willis Carto.
When Mr. and Mrs. Carto attempted to regain control of the IHR office and an inventory of hard-to-find books worth more than $1 million, the Cartos were violently beaten and Scientologist Raven pointed a loaded, cocked 9mm handgun in Mrs. Carto's face.
Following these events, the conspirators orchestrated a well-funded series of lawsuits against the Cartos and ultimately against Liberty Lobby. One of the lawsuits resulted in a multi-million dollar judgement against Liberty Lobby, forcing our populist Institution to file for bankruptcy.
The bright conclusion to this dismal story is that on this fifth anniversary of the raid on Liberty Lobby's West Coast office, your populist Institution has survived. The bankruptcy has been resolved by a settlement. We are still moving forward. Without the support of our Board of Policy and other patriots, Liberty Lobby and The SPOTLIGHT would now be history.
You share our America-First stand, our support for traditional American values and for the U.S. Constitution -- a prescription for America's survival as a sovereign nation. Together we will chart a forward course for America's freedom. We can't give up -- despite the obstacles thrown in our way.
There's no doubt about it. Your influence counts. Use it.

Say not the struggle naught availeth,
The labor and the wounds are vain,
The enemy faints not, nor faileth,
And as things have been, things remain.
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars;
It may be, in yon smoke concealed,
Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers,
And, but for you, possess the field.
For while the tired waves, vainly breaking,
Seem here no painful inch to gain,
Far back through creeks and inlets making
Comes silent, floodings in the main.
And not by eastern windows only,
When daylight comes, comes in the light,
In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly,
But westward, look, the land is bright.
- Arthur I Hugh Clough

Arthur Hough Clough (1819-1861), a poet of the Victorian Age, a period of religious crises and introspection for many intellectuals, at one time lived in the U.S. as a youngster but returned to England to attend Rugby and later Oxford.

March 20, 2000
Dear xxx
Thank you for your letter regarding this festering affair with the parasites who have taken over the IHR. I, too, wish that the thing would die, but it will not, because I am totally without guilt and I will continue to say that. I was deceived by Tom Marcellus, Mark Weber, Greg Raven, Ted O'Keefe and their crooked attorney, William Hulsy. At the time of the coup, I had no knowledge or suspicion what was brewing and both myself and Elisabeth were taken totally unaware. Not only because of the treachery and deceit with which this was accomplished but because of the massive lies spun by this gang about me since then, I cannot forgive and forget.
For the sake of my name and for the sake of the integrity of the revisionist movement I am determined to see to it that justice and the truth triumphs. I have not devoted my life to this work without pay to see the filth drag me through the mud and to destroy the IHR which, at the time it was destroyed from within, was not only the most influential revisionist force in the world, but which was growing in influence by leaps and bounds.
To accept their imposture that they represent historical or any other sort of truth is to reject facts and to take an irresponsible position that has to return to bite anyone who believes that good can come from evil. Righteousness does not flow from conspiracy, deceit, greed and lies, which are the only words to describe this gang -- if words mean anything at all. I am not speaking from a theological or religious standpoint but simply from the standpoint of a person like you who seeks truth -- which is what has made you a revisionist in the first place.
You ask the logical question that, if I am right and the above-mentioned individuals are what I say, why or how is it that they continue to take a revisionist position, which is contrary to the interests of the Mossad, which I say controls,the scenario?
The reasons why they must continue their masquerade are as follows.
First of all, there is the judgment which has forced LIBERTY LOBBY, not to mention Elisabeth, me, LaVonne and Lewis Furr to take bankruptcy protection. We are talking about a total judgment of over $12 million against us levied by California Superior Court Judge Runston G. Maino as punishment because I very responsibly was administering an estate that I -- with the help of Elisabeth, Henry Fischer and the funds of LIBERTY LOBBY -- was able to procure by tremendous effort.
I did this without the knowledge (or assistance) of Marcellus, Weber, O'Keefe and Raven, the last of whom I did not even hire until after this had been accomplished and I had the funds to expand the IHR.
To prevent the literal wiping out of LIBERTY LOBBY, The SPOTLIGHT and THE BARNES REVIEW, I was forced to accept a settlement obligating us to pay $1.2 million to the above parasites and their anonymous backers who have supplied them with the money they have needed to hound me.
The point is, they have to preserve the IHR at least until they can milk me of every dime they can. A second reason why they have to maintain the identity of the IfiR is to continue the facade that it is what it was until October, 1993 -- a reputable revisionist operation, then the leading revisionist force in the world. To fold it up -- as will be done as soon as possible -- would validate that it is Mossad controlled. Obviously, a double agent in any intelligence operation throughout history can maintain his/her credibility only by enthusiastically doing good work in behalf of the targeted cause. Besides, the Mossad has nothing to worry about because of the incompetence of mark Weber and the fact that his boss -- Greg Raven--is the arm of David Miscavige, who is, in turn, the front man for the behind-the-scenes group that took over Scientology.
How many times does The SPOTLIGHT have to remind people that Lawrence Heller, the California lawyer who represented Mel Mermelstein in his effort to destroy the IHR was -- at that very time -- one of the group that already controlled Scientology and the lucrative publishing rights to writings of L. Ron Hubbard?
How many times does The SPOTLIGHT have to remind people that Andrew E. Allen, the so-called "revisionist" who played a part in the IHR coup, has admitted -- under oath -- to having been involved in activities in Burma and Afghanistan in operations widely known to have been areas of joint CIA-Mossad intrigue?
In other words, the IHR balloon will not be punctured until Willis Carto is out of the way.
Thirdly, it is axiomatic chat controlling your enemy is the best possible strategy in any politico/military operation. A good book describing the use of double (and even triple) agents in the intelligence community is Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards, by Roy Godson, an American academic known for his long-standing ties to Israeli intelligence. In intelligence jargon, the name for ostensibly unfriendly operations controlled by the enemy is a "trust" -- derived from a Soviet counterintelligence operation of the 1920s. Examples are provided in Godson's book. The IHR of today is a classic example of such a "trust."
Without a doubt, the IHR will be used at some critical time (in some way) to advance the interests of the exterminationists.
How can it be otherwise with it being controlled by Andrew Allen and Greg Raven and various crafty, grasping lawyers ready to anything for a buck?

SPOTLIGHT August 28, 1995 -15

Federal Marshals Raid Critic of Scientology A populist activist also involved to active criticism of the Church of Scientology has been raided by federal marshals and had all his electronic equipment confiscated.
Arnaldo Lerma, longtime populist activist and prominent critic of the Church of Scientology, had his computer, 400 computer disks, four hard drives, keyboard, mouse and scanner confiscated, from his home in Arlington, Virginia by federal marshals accompanied by lawyers for Scientology. Lerma has been posting factual information on the church, of which he is a former member, on the Internet for over a year. The Internet, the largest computer network in the world and a rapidly growing means of worldwide communication, is currently unregulated by federal law. Scientologists claim Lerma's hardware contains information copyrighted by the church. Some of Lerma's posting included the church's teachings and "scriptures," written by founder L. Ron Hubbard, which show the church in an unfavorable light. Lerma obtained the material from an affidavit in a California court case, and claims free speech rights protect him in this case.
A lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group of free speech advocates serving as watchdogs over government attempts to regulate or hamper the free flow of ideas and expression electronically, told the Washington Post, "The church's use of legal process to harass Lerma offends both the free speech and privacy interests protected by the Constitution and our laws ... The underlying intent is to intimidate critics of the church."
Lerma told The SPOTLIGHT: "The question comes down to the following. What is more important, the public interest, or the fine points of copyright law as manipulated by big money interests? This case is not about me. It's about whether freedom of speech applies to the Internet, and by extension, to the rest of society.
And, does the Fourth Amendment [protection against unreasonable search and seizure] still apply to citizens who are targeted by these very same big money interests?"
All of Lerma's personal files and information were confiscated as well, to the point where he no longer had the phone numbers of friends and associates who might be able to help him. All of his personal financial records were also taken. He makes his living as a computer consultant, which is now very difficult without his equipment.
FACTNet, a clearinghouse of information about Scientology started by disaffected former members, has established a defense fund for Lerma, at FACTNet 601 16th St. C-217, Golden, Colorado 80401.