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All right, this is the deal. The entire anti-Ritalin movement is orchestrated by the Church
of Scientology, who through their front group the Citizens Commission on Human
Rights, put out all kinds of bogus and distorted data that people like the aff authors quote.
Why do they do this? Because they're an evil totalitarian cult obsessed with destroying
psychiatry, of course.

Why is it called the Xenu Critique? Check out page 22.

XENU CRITIQUE SHELL PAGE 1 OF 2......................................................................2


XENU CRITIQUE SHELL PAGE 2 OF 2......................................................................3
2NC OVERVIEW............................................................................................................4
2NR OVERVIEW CARD?..............................................................................................5
ANTI-RITALIN MOVEMENT BASED ON SCIENTOLOGY PAGE 1 OF 2.............6
ANTI-RITALIN MOVEMENT BASED ON SCIENTOLOGY PAGE 2 OF 2.............7
CCHR = SCIENTOLOGY..............................................................................................8
DILLER CONCLUDES NEG.........................................................................................9
BLOCK IS LINKED......................................................................................................10
BAUGHMAN IS LINKED............................................................................................11
PETER BREGGIN IS LINKED....................................................................................12
PETER BREGGIN HAS NO CREDIBILITY...............................................................13
GINGER BREGGIN IS LINKED.................................................................................14
WHITAKER IS LINKED..............................................................................................15
DENNIS CLARK IS LINKED......................................................................................16
SZASZ IS LINKED.......................................................................................................17
SCIENTOLOGY BAD PAGE 1 OF 3..........................................................................18
SCIENTOLOGY BAD PAGE 2 OF 3..........................................................................19
SCIENTOLOGY BAD PAGE 3 OF 3..........................................................................20
WE MUST CONFRONT...............................................................................................21
WHO IS XENU?............................................................................................................22
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XENU CRITIQUE SHELL PAGE 1 OF 2

A. THE ENTIRE ANTI-RITALIN MOVEMENT IS BEING ORCHESTRATED BY


SCIENTOLOGY TO DISCREDIT PSYCHIATRY AS REVENGE FOR REJECTING L
RON HUBBARD.
Brad Evenson, National Post, April 3, 2001, URL:
http://www.rickross.com/reference/scientology/scien300.html
Mrs. Weathers' plight is well- known in the United States, where a backlash against such psychiatric drugs
as Prozac and Ritalin is in full swing. What is less well-known is that this backlash has been orchestrated
by the controversial Church of Scientology. Indeed, some argue that the Church has triggered the uproar
almost single-handedly.

Ms. Presley is a Scientologist. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) -- which awarded Mrs.
Weathers its prize -- was formed by the Church in 1969. In fact, the Washington lawyer who launched a
U.S. class- action suit against Ritalin's makers and the American Psychiatric Association is also a senior
Scientology official.

Scientology, in its fight against Ritalin, is pursuing a broader agenda: to undermine the psychiatric
profession. "While alerting parents and teachers to the dangers of Ritalin, the real target of the campaign is
the psychiatric profession itself," the Church stated over a decade ago in its newspaper, Scientology Today.

The Los Angeles-based Church, founded by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, has been a
long-time foe of psychiatry. Its teachings include Mr. Hubbard's belief that humans are made of clusters of
spirits, called "thetans," who were banished to Earth about 75 million years ago by an evil galactic ruler
named Xenu. The Church has assembled a celebrity cast of followers, including actors John Travolta, Tom
Cruise and Kirstie Alley.

Mr. Hubbard's breakthrough came in 1950, when he published the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of
Mental Health. One of the Church's staples is a process called clearing, using a crude device -- essentially a
lie detector -- called an E-meter, which measures electrical changes in the skin while subjects reveal
intimate details of their lives. Clearing comes from Mr. Hubbard's claim that unhappiness springs from
mental aberrations called "engrams." Counselling sessions with the E-meter clear these engrams from the
mind.

Psychiatrists and psychologists called the idea worthless, which infuriated Mr. Hubbard. In his writings,
which form the basis of Church doctrines, he said if psychiatrists "had the power to torture and kill
everyone, they would do so. ... Recognize them for what they are; psychotic criminals -- and handle them
accordingly."
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XENU CRITIQUE SHELL PAGE 2 OF 2

B. SCIENTOLOGY'S ANTI-PSYCHIATRY IS WHOLLY TOTALITARIAN--IT


HOMOGENIZES THOUGHT THROUGH ANY MEANS NECESSARY, TURNING
THE ONTOLOGICAL DAMNATION IMPACT on the CASE.
Laura Kay Fuller, Senior Thesis at University of California, Santa Cruz (CA), 1999,
URL: http://www.xenu.net/archive/thesis/index.html
While the government is the evil empire, Scientology focuses on psychiatrists as the most visible
enemy of the movement. The choice to target psychiatry was not a random one, for totalitarian movements
never pick their enemies arbitrarily.128 Part of the reason Hubbard hated psychiatrists with such a passion
was because they were the first people to criticize the methods and claims of Dianetics. Hubbard knew that
the psychiatric profession would dismiss his ideas, so he concocted an elaborate conspiracy whereby insane
psychiatrists were ruling the world, creating robot-like drones and generally harming and injuring their
patients.129 In addition to this, since many psychiatrists saw Dianetics as an unfounded sham, they were
instantly labeled as "Suppressive Persons" or "SPs"- the ultimate condemnation in Scientology.130 SPs are,
of course, synonymous with anti-Scientologists. Thus the one group that Hubbard knew would surely
criticize Dianetics was conveniently accused of a worldwide conspiracy to warp people's minds and
discredit the truth of Scientology.131 Scientology's battle against the evils of psychiatry also entails the
elimination of all psychiatrists. Hubbard's objective was to eliminate every single psychiatrist by looking
for crimes in their past.132 Suitably, criticizing Scientology was defined as the maximum crime. Much like
Hitler and Stalin before him, Hubbard's plans drew on how to abolish his enemies through whatever
means were available.

Totalitarianism, rather than representing the will to dominate others, is about the destruction of
alternate viewpoints and the homogenization of thought as a continual process.131 This continual
movement, which simultaneously destroys and purifies, is the true direction of totalitarianism. The
momentum of totalitarian domination aspires to be unlimited as it spreads around the globe, as exemplified
by Scientology's desire to "clear the planet." The momentum also arises in the enemy status of psychiatry
declared by Scientology. Here, the organization functions as a "movement whose advance constantly meets
with new obstacles that have to be eliminated."134 Another significant part of this motion involves the
constant changes and revisions in policy which characterize all totalitarian movements. As Arendt states,
"the perpetual-motion mania of totalitarian movements can remain in power only so long as they keep
everything moving and set everything around them in motion."135
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2NC OVERVIEW

The anti-Ritalin movement is orchestrated by the Church of Scientology and their front
group the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. They put out bogus and distorted data
that people like the aff authors rely on. Why? Because they're an evil totalitarian cult
obsessed with destroying psychiatry. This has a few implications:

1. The case has zero credibility. the 1AC is propaganda from a totalitarian organization--
it's impossible to functionally separate the content from the source--throw out every 1AC
card for bias.

2. Vote negative as unique opportunity to reject Scientology-- take a stand as a citizen


and intellectual --real action outweighs every other issue in the debate.

3. On the policy-level, the case is outweighed and turned--the plan locks in a major
legislative victory for the Scientologist movement, which enhances its prestige and
efficacy, with the result of homogenizing thought and flipping the Zimmerman impact
--it's a disad and solvency turn.

4. The aff's good intentions are precisely the problem--the only way Scientology can gain
ground is when well-meaning people cite its work second-hand, as the 1AC did, and
obscure the Scientologist origin.
Stephen Barlas and Psychiatric Times staff, Psychiatric Times November 1996 Vol. XIII
Issue 11, URL: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/p961110.html
In exploring why CCHR and Scientologists have made psychiatry and psychology such a target, Kevin
Dwyer, assistant executive director in charge of government affairs and professional relations with the
National Association of School Psychologists, explained that psychiatrists and psychologists are their
competition. "It is a competitive game," Dwyer explained. "They are trying to make sure they don't lose the
grip on those people."

Peter Dockx, a CCHR spokesperson, declined to answer questions about the Psychiatry booklet and
requested that questions be submitted in writing. Answers were provided in the form of a memo from Jan
Eastgate, president of CCHR International, to Dockx.

Eastgate said the brochure proved so popular that "hundreds of thousands" have been printed in seven
different languages. Moreover, she argued, "It is ludicrous to think that Scientology is in 'competition' with
the incompetence, brutality and lies of psychologists or psychiatrists." Much of her response reiterates
antipsychiatry statements cited in the booklet.

Dwyer said he does not worry so much about people taking CCHR's Psychiatry booklet seriously. "What I
worry about," he explained, "is people quoting this material secondhand, without the attribution to the
Church of Scientology."

VOTE NEG TO EXPOSE AND REJECT THAT LINKAGE. NOW THE LINE-BY-
LINE…
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2NR OVERVIEW CARD?

FINALLY, EL-RON SUMS IT UP.


L. Ron Hubbard, THE SEXIST LANGUAGE IS HIS NOT OURS, founder of the
Church of Scientology, 1980, Reader's Digest reprint, May 1980, p. 1, URL:
http://www.xenu.net/roland-intro.html
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best
way would be to start his own religion.
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ANTI-RITALIN MOVEMENT BASED ON SCIENTOLOGY PAGE 1 OF 2

RITALIN HAS BEEN USED SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY FOR 50 YEARS--THE


ENTIRE "CONTROVERSY" AROUND IT IS A SCARE CMAPAIGN FROM
SCIENTOLOGY THROUGH ITS FRONT-GROUP THE SO-CALLED CITIZENS
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, April 1, 1996, Monday
ATTENTION Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, to which you referred in your "Miracle drug" report (Daily
Telegraph, March 15) is not a new condition.

It was first described in 1902 and was referred to as Minimal Brain Dysfunction in the '50s, a name which
perhaps more accurately described the physical problem causing the behaviour problems. Modern
techniques of visualising brain activity such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET scanning) have
proved conclusively that ADHD results from certain parts of the brain under-functioning and has nothing
to do with poor parenting.

Using the same technology, Ritalin and other similar stimulants can partly address this problem, thus
reducing the associated behavioural and concentration problems.

Ritalin is no new wonder drug; it was introduced in 1957 and was used quite successfully until a Church of
Scientology lobby group called The Citizens Commission on Human Rights aided by a sensation-
seeking media asserted Ritalin was dangerous, addictive and often used to subdue normally healthy and
exuberant children.

Despite being in use for almost 40 years, there is no evidence suggesting children become addicted to these
drugs.

As a parent of five children between the ages of four and 11, one of whom is a diagnosed ADHD sufferer
and a Ritalin user, I take extreme exception to your report.

It is shallow, ill-informed and could only have one possible effect on readers.

It could instil sufficient fear into parents that they will refuse Ritalin as a legitimate treatment for their
child, thus depriving the child from a quality of life you and I take for granted.
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ANTI-RITALIN MOVEMENT BASED ON SCIENTOLOGY PAGE 2 OF 2

THE ANTI-RITALIN MOVEMENT IS DRIVEN ENTIRELY BY SCIENTOLOGY


AND ITS IRRATIONAL HATRED OF PSYCHIATRISTS,
JOEL SAPPELL and ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS, Los Angeles
Times, June 29, 1990, Friday, Home Edition, Part A; Page 48; Column 1
The Ritalin controversy seemed to emerge out of nowhere. It frightened parents, put doctors on the
defensive and suddenly called into question the judgment of school administrators who authorize the drug's
use to calm disruptive, hyperactive children.

The uproar over Ritalin was triggered almost single-handedly by the Scientology movement.

In its fight against Ritalin, Scientology was pursuing a broader agenda. For years, it has been attempting to
discredit the psychiatric profession, which has long been critical of the self-help techniques developed by
the late L. Ron Hubbard and practiced by the church.

The church has spelled out the strategy in its newspaper, "Scientology Today."

"While alerting parents and teachers to the dangers of Ritalin," the newspaper stated, "the real target of the
campaign is the psychiatric profession itself. . . . And as public awareness continues to increase, we will no
doubt begin to see the blame for all drug abuse and related crime move onto the correct target --
psychiatry."

The contempt Scientologists hold for the psychiatric profession is rooted in Hubbard's writings, which
constitute the church's doctrines. He once wrote, for example, that if psychiatrists "had the power to torture
and kill everyone, they would do so. . . . Recognize them for what they are; psychotic criminals -- and
handle them accordingly."

Hubbard's hatred of psychiatry dated back to the 1950 publication of his best-selling book "Dianetics: The
Modern Science of Mental Health." It was immediately criticized by prominent mental health professionals
as a worthless form of psychotherapy.

SCIENTOLOGY'S ANTI-RITALIN CAMPAIGN HAS CREATED A CLIMATE OF


FEAR.
Brad Evenson, National Post, April 3, 2001, URL:
http://www.rickross.com/reference/scientology/scien300.html
Scientology has also won a reputation for taking its enemies to court. Beginning in the late 1980s, it
supported a series of lawsuits across the United States, attacking psychiatrists and schools with claims that
attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not a valid diagnosis, stimulant drugs are
overprescribed, and the doctors who make such prescriptions are corrupt or unethical. Many of these cases
were handled by John Coale, a Washington lawyer and senior Scientologist.

None of the cases has been successful in court. However, "these efforts, which have been widely reported
in the news media, have created a climate of fear among physicians, parents and educators and have sown
anxiety and confusion among the general public," the Journal of the American Medical Association
reported in 1998.
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CCHR = SCIENTOLOGY

CCHR IS SYNONYMOUS WITH SCIENTOLOGY


Religion News Report, January 22, 2001 (Vol. 5, Issue 313) - 2/4
CCHR was founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology, which by now has a fashionable Hollywood
aura- John Travolta, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman are all members. Scientology, ''an applied religious
philosophy,'' seeks to change the world through a system known as Dianetics, a term made familiar by a
series of TV commercials for a book of the same name by the late L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology's founder
and a science-fiction writer. Through Dianetics, Scientologists hope, according to the church's Web site, to
create a utopia ''without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest
beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights.'' In CCHR's view, one of the
greatest threats to this vision is abuses inherent in psychiatry, which damages the mind instead of soothing
the soul. ''For more than 115 years, psychiatrists have treated man as an animal,'' CCHR's Web site states.
''They have assaulted, sexually abused, irreversibly damaged, drugged or killed, all under the guise of
'mental healing.'''

CCHR was co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and its members take pains to emphasize this fact. Their
connection to ''the Church,'' as they call it, is spoken of less frequently. CCHR is separately incorporated,
and although virtually every CCHR member worldwide also happens to be a member of the Church of
Scientology, this is by choice, the organization says, not by compulsion.

CCHR IS A SCIENTOLOGY FRONT GROUP.


Chicago Daily Herald, January 4, 2001, Thursday, Cook, Pg. 10
Another Scientology front group to beware of is the CCHR or Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
The CCHR is using tax-exempt funds in a covert campaign to discredit psychiatric-psychology treatment.
The CCHR has an extensive network of agents that are distributing distortions about psychiatric treatment
and medications such as Prozac and Ritalin. This is a very dangerous thing and people should be aware that
it is going on.
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DILLER CONCLUDES NEG

DILLER CONCLUDES RITALIN IS ON-BALANCE BENEFICIAL.


John Breeding, MOTHERING, Issue 101, July/August 2000 , URL:
http://www.mothering.com/14-0-0/html/14-2-0/14-2-ritalin101.shtml
Like Alice, a large percentage of adults who take psychiatric drugs or give them to their children would
prefer to avoid them--and yet they capitulate and use them because the drugs provide relief: from tension,
fear, and desperation, as well as from the external strains of judgment and coercion. Lawrence Diller,
author of the best-selling book Running on Ritalin, argues that: "The 700 percent rise in Ritalin use is our
canary in the mineshaft for the middle class, warning us that we aren't meeting the needs of all our children,
not just those with ADD. It's time we rethought our priorities and expectations unless we want a nation of
kids running on Ritalin."2 Dr. Diller decries the trend (as I do in my book The Wildest Colts Make the Best
Horses), contending that this increased reliance on drugs reflects a society in distress. Rather than try to
force our children to shrink into situations that do not meet their needs, he states, we need to take
responsibility for our society.

Diller himself is, however, torn by the same conflict many parents have concerning Ritalin. On the one
hand, he says: "As a citizen I must speak out about the social conditions that create the living imbalance.
Otherwise I am complicitous with forces and values that I believe are bad for children." On the other hand,
though, he concludes: "As a physician, after assessing the child, his family and school situation, I keep
prescribing Ritalin. My job is to ease suffering and Ritalin will help round- and octagonal-peg kids fit into
rather rigid square educational holes." 3
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BLOCK IS LINKED

MARY ANN BLOCK IS A CCHR CONSULTANT.


Brad Evenson, National Post, April 3, 2001, URL:
http://www.rickross.com/reference/scientology/scien300.html
In the wake of the massacre at Columbine, Col., CNN interviewed Dr. Mary Ann Block, author of the book
No More Ritalin -- Treating ADHD Without Drugs. She quoted a study noting Ritalin's similarity to
cocaine in its ability to cause psychotic episodes.

The network later discovered Dr. Block is a medical consultant to CCHR, and the study she quoted was a
report written the day after the massacre by CCHR vice-president Marla Filidei, amid reports that one of
the Columbine killers, Eric Harris, had been taking the antidepressant Luvox.
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BAUGHMAN IS LINKED

BAUGHMAN IS AFFILIATED WITH SCIENTOLOGY AND THE CCHR.


FRONTLINE, May 4, 2000, URL:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/interviews/baughman.html
An active opponent of the ADHD diagnosis, Baughman has been a child neurologist, in private practice, for
35 years. He is also a medical expert for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), an advocacy
group founded by the Church of Scientology in 1969.

FRED BAUGHMAN WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE CCHR AND SCIENTOLOGY.


Marc Steven, Freedom Magazine, Published by the Church of Scientology International,
2003, Volume 33, Issue 1, URL:
http://www.freedommag.org/english/vol33I1/page07.htm
Meanwhile, a growing list of professionals like Dr. Baughman and Patti Johnson are working with
organizations such as the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, which has chapters worldwide, and
parents throughout the country who are finding they have a strong, international network of support for
protecting their children.

Ultimately, Dr. Baughman believes, the psychiatric community must answer for the destruction of a
significant portion of America's future. "The victimization of children," he said, "leaving them illiterate and
not educable, is criminal."

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is an international watchdog group established by the
Church of Scientology in 1969 to investigate, expose and bring to justice psychiatric violations of human
rights.
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PETER BREGGIN IS LINKED

BREGGIN CLAIMS TO OPPOSE SCIENTOLOGY, HE RELIES ALMOST


EXCLUSIVELY ON DATA FROM SCIENTOLOGIST SOURCES AND MAINTAINS
CLOSE WORKING TIES WITH CCHR.
Diane Richardson, medical librarian, Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill
Medical College at Cornell/NY Presbyterian, March 26, 2000, URL:
http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/breggen.htm
Second question first: These quotations come from a book written by Peter Breggin. The Psychology of
Freedom: Liberty and Love as a Way of Life, by Peter R. Breggin, published by Prometheus Books in 1980.
Interestingly enough, Breggin does not include that particular book in the books he offers for sale on his
website. If you check the Library of Congress catalog (www.loc.gov), you'll find the book listed. Breggin
IS allied with the CCHR in spite of his protestations to the contrary. He served as an officer for The
Prozac Survivors Support Group, Inc., which was established, organized and financed by the CCHR.
Breggin's book, "Talking Back to Prozac" is largely based on anecdotal reports collected by The Prozac
Survivors Support Group, Inc., which was staffed and run by the CCHR. On his website, Breggin claims
he has not had anything to do with the Church of Scientology since 1974. In his denial, which appears at:
http://www.breggin.com/Joemccarthylives.html Breggin makes no mention of the CCHR or its Prozac
Survivors Support Group, Inc., on that page or on his entire website. All you need do to verify his
dependence on information supplied to him by the Church of Scientology is pick up a copy of "Talking
Back to Prozac." You'll see how dependent he was upon the Prozac Survivors Support Group, Inc., for the
"horror stories" he relates in that book. The Prozac Survivors Support Group, Inc. website used to be at
http://www.pssg.org. In trying to get there today, I receive a "404 Not found" error. It's conceivable that
Breggin was just too stupid to note the connection linking The Prozac Survivors Support Group, the
CCHR, and the Church of Scientology. Conceivable, but not very likely. It's also conceivable that Breggin
didn't know where all that money came from to pay for his "expert witness" testimony in the "Prozac-
made-me-do-it" lawsuits (he earned $45,000 in fees in just one lawsuit). Again, conceivable, but not very
likely.
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PETER BREGGIN HAS NO CREDIBILITY

PETER BREGGIN HAS ZERO CREDIBILITY--HE IS NOT A MEDICAL EXPERT,


AND MULTIPLE JUDGES HAVE EXCLUDED HIS TESTIMONY FOR LACK OF
QUALIFICATIONS.
Stephen Barrett, M.D., September 23, 2002, "Some Notes on ADHD and
Peter R. Breggin's Unfair Attack on RitalinM" URL;
http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/breggin.html
Breggin's credibility has also been skewered during three legal actions in which judges either excluded his
testimony or gave it no credibility. The first two involved dubious claims that a medication had caused
severe harm, and the third was a contest between parents about whether or not a child with ADHD should
be treated with Ritalin.

This court finds that the evidence of Peter Breggin, as a purported expert, fails nearly all particulars
under the standard set forth in Daubert and its progeny. . . . . Simply put, the Court believes that Dr.
Breggin's opinions do not rise to the level of an opinion based on "good science." The motion to exclude
his testimony as an expert witness should be granted. -- Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler in Lam v. The
Upjohn Company, No. 94-0033-H, W. Dist., of VA (Harrisonburg Division, U.S. District Court, 1995)

The court believes not only is this gentleman unqualified to render the opinions that he did, I believe that
his bias in this case is blinding. . . . I find that he . . . was not only unprepared, he was mistaken in a lot of
the factual basis for which he expressed his opinion. . . . The court is going to strike the testimony of Dr.
Breggin, finding that it has no rational basis. -- Judge Hilary J. Caplan in Lightner v. Alessi, No.
94013064/CL174959 (Baltimore City Circuit Court, 1995).

Dr. Breggin's observations are totally without credibility. I can almost declare him, I guess from
statements that floor me, to say the he's a fraud or at least approaching that He has made some
outrageous statements and written outrageous books and which he says he has now withdrawn and his
thinking is different. He's untrained. He's a member of no hospital staff. He has not since medical school
participated in any studies to support his conclusions except maybe one. . . . I can't place any credence or
credibility in what he has to recommend in this case. -- Judge James W. Rice in Schellinger v. Schellinger,
No. 93-FA-939-763 (Milwaukee County Circuit Court, 1997)
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GINGER BREGGIN IS LINKED

GINGER BREGGIN, DESPITE CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY, IS TIED TO


SCIENTOLOGY.
Diane Richardson, medical librarian, Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill
Medical College at Cornell/NY Presbyterian, March 26, 2000, URL:
http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/breggen.htm
Ginger Breggin is co-author of "Talking Back to Prozac," a book that relies almost exclusively on "horror
stories" collected by The Prozac Survivors Support Group, Inc. The Prozac Survivors Support Group, Inc.,
of which Peter Breggin was an officer, was established, organized and funded by the CCHR. Ginger
Breggin may consider any linkage of herself to the CCHR as "libellous," but the courts don't appear to
agree with her. Frank van Meerendonk heads the Benelux section of The Prozac Survivors Support Group,
Inc. When Eli Lilly accused van Meerendonk and his Prozac Survivors Support Group, Inc., of being
"synonyms for the Church of Scientology," van Meerendonk sued for libel. Van Meerendonk lost the
lawsuit. You can find this information on Peter Breggin's own website at:
http://www.breggin.com/bulletinprozac5.html If Ginger Breggin wants to dissociate herself from the
CCHR, she's going to have to do a better job of it than relying upon CCHR-funded organizations to supply
her with information about Prozac.
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WHITAKER IS LINKED

WHITAKER RELIES ON FLAWED STUDIES, DISTORTION, AND BREGGIN


DATA DERIVED FROM SCIENTOLOGIST SOURCES.
E. Fuller Torrey, president, Treatment Advocacy Center, URL:
http://www.psychlaws.org/GeneralResources/bookreviewWhitaker.htm
Whitaker has nothing good to say about antipsychotic medications. He calls them "not just therapeutically
neutral, but clearly harmful over the long term" and claims that the drugs themselves cause many of the
symptoms of schizophrenia. Like Scientologists and other antipsychiatry groups, Whitaker exaggerates the
adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs, saying, for example, that tardive dyskinesia occurs "in a high
percentage of patients." He also includes statements that are patently erroneous. For example, he claims
that "even moderately high doses of haloperidol were linked to violent behavior," when, in fact, studies
have shown that haloperidol and other antipsychotics decrease violent behavior in individuals with
schizophrenia. Many of Whitaker's errors originate in his liberal footnoting of Dr. Peter Breggin, who has
acknowledged having received support from Scientology, as a source.

In place of antipsychotic drugs, Whitaker extols the virtues of "love and food and understanding, not
drugs." Like many antipsychiatry advocates, Whitaker romanticizes the early eighteenth century era of
"moral treatment" in which psychiatric patients were humanely treated. At that time, claims were made for
impressive cure rates, culminating in 1843, when Dr. William Awl, director of an Ohio asylum, announced
that he had achieved 100 percent recoveries; thereafter he was known as "Dr. Cure Awl." The failure of
"moral treatment" alone as a cure for insanity was clearly established in 1876 by Dr. Pliny Earle, who
showed that the prior claims had been highly exaggerated. Whitaker highly praises the more recent version
of "moral treatment," Soteria House, started by Dr. Loren Mosher. Mosher was a protégé of Dr. Ronald
Laing's, and Mosher's experiments, like Laing's along these lines, have all passed into history because they
failed.

In a similar vein, Whitaker discusses at length the WHO multi center schizophrenia study that reported that
individuals from developing countries (Nigeria, Colombia, India), "where such medications are less
frequently used," had a better outcome than did individuals in developed countries. In fact, the study
reported that the percentage of chronically disabled patients was similar in all the countries. What did differ
was the percentage of complete cures_40 percent in developing versus 25 percent in developed countries.
As has been widely discussed, the fact that more patients in the developing countries had a very acute onset
of their illness suggests that many of them probably had a reversible viral encephalitis or other organic
cause of their schizophrenia like symptoms and thus had better outcomes.
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DENNIS CLARK IS LINKED

DENNIS CLARK IS NOT A DOCTOR AND NOT AN EXPERT--HE'S A


SCIENTOLOGIST PROPAGANDIST.
JOEL SAPPELL and ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS, Los Angeles
Times, June 29, 1990, Friday, Home Edition, Part A; Page 48; Column 1
The commission's president is veteran Scientologist Dennis Clarke. Although he is not a doctor, Clarke
has positioned himself as the country's most quoted Ritalin expert. In public appearances, Clarke cites a
litany of alarming statistics, some of which are exaggerated, unsubstantiated or impossible to verify.

Some medical experts agree that the use of Ritalin in the schools has grown dramatically over the last two
decades, but not to the level claimed by Clarke.

For example, Clarke has maintained that in Minneapolis, 20% of children under 10 attending mostly white
schools in 1987 were on Ritalin and the percentage was double that in predominantly black schools.

"If they are saying that is the statistic in Minneapolis, they are lying," said Vi Blosberg, manager of health
services in the 39,000-student district. She said that fewer than 1% of students districtwide were taking
Ritalin or other drugs used to control hyperactivity during the year in question.
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SZASZ IS LINKED

SZASZ IS A FUONDING MEMBER OF THE CCHR.


CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, 2003, URL:
http://cchr.org/wicchr.htm
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, public benefit organization
dedicated to exposing and eradicating criminal acts and human rights abuses within psychiatry. It was
founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at
the State University of New York. Since then, CCHR has grown to 133 chapters in 34 countries.
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SCIENTOLOGY BAD PAGE 1 OF 3

SCIENTOLOGY IS A VICIOUS CULT THAT VIOLENTLY CONTROLS ITS


MEMBERS--IT'S BASED ON ABSURD SCIENCE FICTION DRIVEL, AND IT'S
PURPOSE IS TO MAKE MONEY.
Roland Rashleigh-Berry, ex-Scientologist, 2001, "WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY?," URL:
http://www.xenu.net/roland-intro.html
The Church of Scientology is a vicious and dangerous cult that masquerades as a religion. Its purpose
is to make money. It practices a variety of mind-control techniques on people lured into its midst to gain
control over their money and their lives. Its aim is to take from them every penny that they have and can
ever borrow and to also enslave them to further its wicked ends.
It was started in the 1950s by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard in fulfilment to his declared
aim to start a religion to make money. It is an offshoot to a method of psychotherapy he concocted from
various sources which he named "Dianetics". Dianetics is a form of regression therapy. It was then further
expanded to appear more like a religion in order to enjoy tax benefits. He called it "Scientology".
Scientology is a confused concoction of crackpot, dangerously applied psychotherapy, oversimplified,
idiotic and inapplicable rules and ideas and science-fiction drivel that is presented to its members (at the
"advanced" levels) as profound spiritual truth.
The Harm it Does to a Person
The results of applying their crackpot psychotherapy (called "auditing") is to weaken the mind. The mind
goes from a rational state to an irrational one as the delusional contents of the subconscious mind are
brought to the surface and are assumed to be valid. It also makes a person more susceptible to suggestion
since it submerges the critical thinking faculties of the mind into a partial subconscious state. It results in a
permanent light hypnotic trance and so from thenceforth that person can be more easily controlled. The
person will, to a much greater extent, believe and do whatever they are told. And of course this is used to
the full in persuading them to hand over further money and dedicating themselves further to the cult.
The results of applying their oversimplified and inapplicable rules in life is to lose the ability to think
rationally and logically. A person loses the ability to think for themselves and so they lose the ability to
challenge incorrect ideas. This makes them easier to control. It also isolates and alienates the person from
society so that they withdraw from normal society and into their "Scientology" society. This further
increases their susceptibility to the influence of their group. They end up being afraid of society, believing
all society to be controlled by a group of drug companies, psychiatrists and financiers all of whom report to
more remote masters. In other words they are in a state of mass paranoia. They therefore avoid reading
newspapers and the like since they fear it will disturb their safe Scientology world. It is a downward spiral
into madness.
The science fiction content of Scientology is revealed to them after they have reached the state they call
"Clear", meaning freed from the aberrations of the mind. However, perhaps "brainwashed" would be a
more applicable word to describe the mental state of someone who has survived the near entire delusional
contents of their subconscious mind brought to the surface and presented to them as "truth". On the
"advanced" levels (called OT levels) above the state of "Clear" they encounter the story of Xenu. Xenu was
supposed to have gathered up all the overpopulation in this sector of the galaxy, brought them to Earth and
then exterminated them using hydrogen bombs. The souls of these murdered people are then supposed to
infest the body of everyone. They are called "body thetans". On the advanced levels of Scientology a
person "audits out" these body thetans telepathically by getting them to re-experience their being
exterminated by hydrogen bombs. So people on these levels assume all their bad thoughts and faulty
memories are due to these body thetans infesting every part of their body and influencing them mentally.
Many Scientologists go raving mad at this point if they have not done so already.
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SCIENTOLOGY BAD PAGE 2 OF 3

SCIENTOLOGY IS A DANGEROUS TOTALITARIAN MOVEMENT THAT SEEKS


UNIVERSAL DOMINATION.
Laura Kay Fuller, Senior Thesis at University of California, Santa Cruz (CA), 1999,
URL: http://www.xenu.net/archive/thesis/index.html
A major feature of Scientology is the group's stated mission to "clear the world."113 By "clearing the
world," the movement wishes to make every person on this planet not only a Scientologist, but reach a state
called "clear" in Scientology processing. The origins of "clear" go back to L. Ron Hubbard and his
enormous influence on the construction and language of Scientology. "Clear" functions as both a noun and
a verb in Scientology lingo. To be a "clear" is to have deleted the contents of the reactive mind by
transferring the data stored there into another mental compartment called the analytical mind. The
analytical mind supposedly functions at a higher awareness level than the reactive mind. Therefore, "to
clear" a person is for them to realize that they no longer need their reactive mind, enabling them to
"confront and resolve buried trauma" through the filter of the superior analytical mind114. This is one of
the most important goals in Scientology. It is a significant step on the Scientology "Bridge to Total
Freedom" that Hubbard laid out.115

The fact that Scientology aims at world domination in the form and language of "clearing" is a
major sign that the movement is indeed totalitarian. As Arendt has noted, "The struggle for total
domination of the total population of the earth, the elimination of every competing nontotalitarian reality, is
inherent in totalitarian regimes; if they do not pursue global power as their ultimate goal, they are only too
likely to lose whatever power they already have."116 Totalitarian movements do not think in terms of
national borders. Instead, the movements are distinctly borderless in their goals for domination. The Sea
Org is an excellent example of L. Ron Hubbard's desire for Scientology to exist without the limitations of
national borders. Created by Hubbard as a means to escape government control, the Sea Org is an elite
group of Scientologists who sail around the world on a gigantic boat wearing naval uniforms117. What is
distinct about the Sea Org is that it epitomizes Hubbard's ideological goals for Scientology. Not subject to
any national laws, the Sea Org was Hubbard's fantasy of a planet where Scientology could roam and spread
without limits. According to Arendt, all totalitarian leaders consider their country of origin to be "only
temporary headquarters of the international movement on the road to world conquest."118 Scientology is
similarly international in the scope of its organization. In fact, the movement is even inter-planetary in the
desire to spread its ideology: After they clear earth, Scientology plans to "clear the universe."119
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SCIENTOLOGY BAD PAGE 3 OF 3

SCIENTOLOGY COMMITS TOTALITARIAN OPPRESSION NEARLY ON A PAR


WITH NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS.
Laura Kay Fuller, Senior Thesis at University of California, Santa Cruz (CA), 1999,
URL: http://www.xenu.net/archive/thesis/index.html
In 1973, Hubbard replaced the chain-locker and overboarding punishments in favor of new,
profoundly effective means of domination- the Rehabilitation Force Project, or RPF.163 Convinced that his
orders were not being carried out with sufficient diligence, Hubbard established the RPF as a disciplinary
unit for anyone who failed to comply with orders, made mistakes, or fell short of their production
quotas.164 While on the Sea Org, Hubbard became convinced that there were evil people on board with
hidden evil intentions.165 The RPF was designed for such people, or as Hubbard termed them: "degraded
beings" and "psychotics."166 Used as a daily threat, the RPF had, at one point, almost one-third of Sea Org
members assigned to it.167 RPF members were segregated, having their own space away from the rest of
the crew. Discipline was harsh and bizarre, while members were expected to adhere to a rigid schedule of
physical labor.168

The RPF is still in use in Scientology organizations throughout the world. Those assigned to RPF
can only speak when spoken to, eat table scraps, and sleep shorter hours than other Scientology staff.169
RPF members are meant to comply immediately and unquestioningly with any order. They work a full day,
doing physical labor, and are expected to spend five hours confessing their "overts" and revealing their
"Evil Purposes."170 The RPF is, in effect, a Scientology penal colony.

The fact that both Ethics and the RPF originated on the Sea Org is not a coincidence. The Sea Org
was Hubbard's fantasy of a world of his own creation, which could sail limitlessly without the constraints
of national or governmental borders. Scientology's horrific punishment systems only serve to verify
totalitarianism's fundamental belief that in a fictitious world, everything is possible.171 One cannot help
but be reminded of the Nazi concentration camps when hearing about incarceration in the RPF. Physically,
there are unavoidable similarities between the two camps. Undesirables are separated from the rest of
society, under the pretense of an movement that "functions according to the principle that whoever is not
included is excluded, whoever is not with me is against me."172 Conditions are disgusting and prisoners
are trained to comply with all orders. The incarcerated are targeted as enemies of a movement whose
purifying motion must continue in order to prove its ideology. Of course, a critical difference is that the
Nazis systematically killed their prisoners. The RPF does not lead to death, as it did for so many in Nazi
camps. Therefore, the forced labor camps of Scientology differ is this crucial respect. In addition, the RPF
is not designed for those psychiatrists and government agents said to be conspiring against Scientology, but
for the members of the movement itself. This too, however, is the tendency of totalitarianism, which always
turns against even those in the movement, for nobody is safe when everyone must be on guard.173
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WE MUST CONFRONT

SCIENTOLOGY CAN'T BE IGNORED--WE MUST CONFRONT THE RISK OF


TOTALITARIANISM.
Laura Kay Fuller, Senior Thesis at University of California, Santa Cruz (CA), 1999,
URL: http://www.xenu.net/archive/thesis/index.html
In a way, this paper is an answer to the suggestion that Scientology is something to be casually
observed, with the attitude "I'll do my thing, they can do theirs," as the newspaper article had implied. As
my thesis will demonstrate, Scientology must be taken seriously, especially if we are to look at it as
demonstrating a pattern that has surfaced before, in the form of totalitarianism. This project also
communicates what I have learned over the past year, both while researching Scientology and working
within American Studies. My work in American Studies has particularly encouraged me to look carefully at
that which might otherwise be dismissed as insignificant. Hence, part of the importance of critically
looking at Scientology lies in the simple act of critically looking at a movement that very much discourages
both its members and the general population from doing so.
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WHO IS XENU?

I'm going to tell you a story. Are you sitting comfortably? Right, then I'll begin.
Once upon a time (75 million years ago to be more precise) there was an alien galactic ruler
named Xenu. Xenu was in charge of all the planets in this part of the galaxy including our own
planet Earth, except in those days it was called Teegeeack.

Now Xenu had a problem. All of the 76 planets he


controlled were overpopulated. Each planet had on
average 178 billion people. He wanted to get rid of
all the overpopulation so he had a plan.

Xenu took over complete control with the help of


renegades to defeat the good people and the Loyal
Officers. Then with the help of psychiatrists he called
in billions of people for income tax inspections
where they were instead given injections of alcohol
and glycol mixed to paralyse them. Then they were
put into space planes that looked exactly like DC8s
(except they had rocket motors instead of propellers).

These DC8 space planes then flew to planet Earth


where the paralysed people were stacked around the
bases of volcanoes in their hundreds of billions.
When they had finished stacking them around then
H-bombs were lowered into the volcanoes. Xenu then detonated all the H-bombs at the same time
and everyone was killed.

The story doesn't end there though. Since everyone has a soul (called a "thetan" in this story) then
you have to trick souls into not coming back again. So while the hundreds of billions of souls
were being blown around by the nuclear winds he had special electronic traps that caught all the
souls in electronic beams (the electronic beams were sticky like fly-paper).

After he had captured all these souls he had them packed into boxes and taken to a few huge
cinemas. There all the souls had to spend days watching special 3D motion pictures that told them
what life should be like and many confusing things. In this film they were shown false pictures
and told they were God, The Devil and Christ. In the story this process is called "implanting".

When the films ended and the souls left the cinema these souls started to stick together because
since they had all seen the same film they thought they were the same people. They clustered in
groups of a few thousand. Now because there were only a few living bodies left they stayed as
clusters and inhabited these bodies.

As for Xenu, the Loyal Officers finally overthrew him and they locked him away in a mountain
on one of the planets. He is kept in by a force-field powered by an eternal battery and Xenu is still
alive today.

Source: http://www.xenu.net/archive/leaflet/xenuleaf.htm

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