Among the early victims of L Ron Hubbard's "fair game" practises was one Harvey Jackins. A very early Dianeticist, Jackins began auditing around 1951 but fell out with Hubbard and eventually left Scientology in the mid-1950s. L Ron Hubbard's response came in a 1957 letter to the FBI insinuating that Jackin was a communist.
Nothing particularly surprising about that, it was pretty much SOP for L Ron Hubbard to try and get his enemies in trouble with the FBI. What is insteresting is the FBI's position on L Ron Hubbard as early as the 1950s. An FBI internal memo written by a Mr. A.H. Belmont, the recommendation was to not reply to the letter because:
"Appears mental", indeed.. . . In the past, letters from L. Ron Hubbard, who operates The Academy of Scientology, have not been acknowledged because of his possible mental instability and rambling and incoherent nature of his letters. Contents of Steves' letter reflect probably intent The Academy of Scientology to discredit Jackins in Dianetic and Scientology field and use the Bureau as a steppingstone in doing so. It is believed no purpose would be served by acknowledging Steves' letter. Furthermore, a letter in his possession might be used by him or The Academy of Scientology for self-serving purposes. As letter contains no significant information of value concerning Jackins, Seattle will not be advised of contents of letter . . .
"A person will never be free from Scientology if they use Scientology to explain Scientology - they will always be left with huge unexplained gaps that can never be answered because the answers Scientology gives are inadequate and false." - Alanzo
"Furthermore, a letter in his possession might be used by him or The Academy of Scientology for self-serving purposes."
This is very perceptive of them!
An early criminal profiler at work?
Yes, you can fly, but first you have to break out of that cocoon. You are capable of self rescue at all times. "Every blade of grass has its own special angel watching over it and whispering, 'grow...grow'." -The Talmud "I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be, for I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our disposition, and not upon our circumstances." -Martha Washington