"THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them."
- . Ron Hubbard, "Off the Time Track," lecture of June 1952, excerpted in JOURNAL OF SCIENTOLOGY issue 18-G, reprinted in TECHNICAL VOLUMES OF DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY, vol. 1, p. 418
I have found that in understanding Scientology people tend to run into certain obstacles over and over . One of the most consistent is one simple fact:most of us cannot comprehend how or why a person would lie all of the time as Ron Hubbard did .
We are people who do not lie ALL of the time and assume everyone else is more or less like us. A normal person does lie at some point in their life usually. They might say they did not take a cookie as a child or that that girl they were looking at is not pretty or that they like a joke they do not . Sorry , we are not perfectly honest in my opinion .
People like Ron Hubbard have severe differences in how they think , feel and behave compared to the vast majority of others and if you don't get that you will never understand what he did or what his cult encourages in his victims . They over time and through cult indoctrination aka thought reform end up to varying degrees becoming similar to Hubbard in thought , emotion and deed .
I found the following article and decided to share it to help give some information on how Hubbard and eventually his followers behave.