Originally Posted by lkwdblds
There are some possibilities to consider regarding the Commodore's last will and testament...
1) DYING DECLARATION: In courts of law, normally inadmissible heresay evidence of a person's "statement" is barred. One notable exception is the "Dying Declaration" which is permitted because of the weight given to an individual's final dying words. In the case of LRH, since it is a well established fact that he was a chronic liar, the value of what he said can hardly be relied upon anything other than spin, shore stories or acceptable truths to ensure his name was burned into history or whatever it was that he was trying to do.
1) DYING POSTULATES: What Hubbard wanted in the closing moments of Act III is inconsequential. Having written more than 75,000,000 words, he had plenty of opportunity to set the record straight, but failed to do so his entire life. Anything he intended at the very end cannot be discerned through the kaleidoscopic onion layers that he operated thru.
3. DYING PLEA FOR ABSOLUTION: Even in the doubtful scenario that Hubbard elected to as forgiveness and do penance ("take full responsibility" in Scn parlance) for his lifetime of sins, there is no confession ("OW writeup") to corroborate that idea. And, while it is fanciful to imagine such a thing might have happened, it has no bearing on his character or the rehabilitation, thereof, because criminals often have a last-second change of heart when capital punishment (i.e. a death sentence) is imminent. By way of example, mafia murderers often call for their priest to give them the final sacrament of forgiveness so they can skate on the murder one charges with God and safely parole out to Heaven.
4. DYING DECLARATIONS PART II: If Hubbard had any semblance of conscience in the final days in his bunker, he would have UN-DECLARED the mission holders and all his other innocent victims, stretching back to Paulette Cooper and beyond. He died with all those SP declarations and fair game programs in full effect, without remorse.
In any fantasy construct, Hubbard still did what dastardly deeds he did his entire career as a planetary savior and then insouciantly applied his policy of "Never regret yesterday...". You gotta admit, it's expedient and avoids all the DevT of getting sec checked and doing ethics conditions to make up the damage--like he forced upon others in order to "help" them salvage their "eternity".
Telling, ain't it?!