The following text is an accurate reproduction of a quote from the Philadelphia Doctorate Course lecture, “Formative State of Scientology, Definition of Logic” given on of 6 December 1952. However, note that all of the words in italics have been seamlessly deleted from the current “Golden Age of Knowledge” version of the lecture and accompanying transcript.
“Therefore, we really do have the remedy before the assault weapon is produced. Did you ever read poor old George Orwell’s 1984? Yes, yes, that’s wonderful. That would be — could be the palest imagined shadow of what a world would be like under the rule of the secret use of Scientology with no remedy in existence.
“It’s a very simple remedy. And that’s just make sure that the remedy is passed along. That’s all. Don’t hoard it and don’t hold it. And if you ever do use any Black Dianetics, use it on the guy who pulled Scientology out of sight and made it so it wasn’t available. Because he’s the boy who would be electing himself ‘The New Order.’ And we don’t need any more new orders. All those orders, as far as I am concerned, have been filled.”
Shocking but true! In order to get the truly “pure” and unadulterated LRH, you will have to find a copy of the 1982 version on cassette tape, which was available in every Church of Scientology prior to the Golden Age of Knowledge.
Now consider what a recent edition of Freedom magazine has to say about this subject:
“Mr. Miscavige was intimately involved with every aspect of this massive five-year restoration project. He personally verified all books and lectures, their content and their sequence so Scientologists can now study their religion in pure form and chronologically. This project alone represented thousands of hours of Mr. Miscavige’s time in ensuring that every word conformed precisely with Mr. Hubbard’s original works by reading and re-reading each manuscript and final book as well as listening to all 2,500 of Mr. Hubbard’s lectures.”
Something certainly doesn’t add up here!
This got me to wondering… Why would someone deem it important enough to actually edit out these particular parts of this lecture? In order to attempt to understand this I recently read George Orwell’s book 1984.
Wow! I totally understand why LRH chose it for his example. Even though this book was first published in 1949, it’s amazing how similar it is to the current scene in the Church with “thought” police, wholesale censorship and closed-circuit cameras everywhere (even in our auditing rooms.)
Big Brother is watching!