I dont know that I've got it right, but it fits, and it would make sense if my hunch that $cientology was created by a roomful of very smart guys in the black budget government who likewise used Hubbard - Seeing an opportunity, a nut ball sci-fi writer wannabe with delusions of grandeur at George Washington University, When I look at his grades, I conclude the only way to get grades that bad is to NOT BE IN CLASS, which begs the question, then where was he? - I have a report that Hubbard was seen at a notorious mental hospital called St Elizabeth's in DC that was documented as being involved in Mk-Ultra. One of his professors went looking for a missing student, and found Lafeyette Hubbard in a straight jacket, in a padded cell at St. Elizabeth's, screaming that he was Jesus Christ. - This is from an interview I did with the son of the President of George Washington University, who would bring professors home for dinner parties, and one of them, named (phonetic spelling) Dr Mossell, told the story of a missing student...who he went looking for. My friend recalls hearing this story vividly (as child).(note)
There is also a possibility that some truths from the alien contacts of our government might have been fed to Hubbard, incorporated into the belief system. I still wonder what they were referring to when in RTC vs Lerma , when under oath, Cooley called the OT Levels "ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY" perhaps the technology was the advanced technology of deception used to create $cientology?
The best lies are those that resemble the truth.
Note: This fellow was one of my sound clients, and ten years after doing an upscale system for him, he called me on the phone, and said he wanted to meet, I asked why and he said because he had been reading about me on the net, and he felt I was one of the few who might believe him. I asked what it was about and he said, he had opened his father's locked desk and started reading his papers...what he found blew his mind, he hoped I could help him deal with that after all I'd been through. Of course, after I sat down and turned on the tape, What I learned from him, blew mine...
Here is a picture of his dad, Dr Thomas H Carroll,(note) center facing Dullus, with Pres Eisenhower and John Foster Dullus CIA,
The bottom is image of top of a letter he got from Ex Defense Secretary Robert McNamara encouraging him to pursue this story..I took this picture of the photos and letters on a desk, not having permission to post the entire photos..
and if you are intrigued you MUST read this one on OCMB which was buried in an archive there because.. heh, I suppose it was too weird for ocmb.LINK
Note: Note the Wiki entry, Note that he, like Hubbard, was in the US Navy Reserves till 1945.Then there is no entry between 1945 and 1950, because he was the head of Top Secret Operation Paperclip, he was the one who gave tens of thousands (Not 860 or so, like it says on Wiki) of the smartest Nazi's new names and jobs in American industry and intelligence. Oh and his son told me that his dad's nickname while a director at The Ford Foundation (ESMB LINK
by Lerma) was "The Fifth Rider of the Apocalypse"