This is taken from my Doubt write-up. It was a one-page suggestion I sent to people I know well in the Church of Scientology International – without any response. Almost every Scientologist I have shown this to have agreed that this is a good idea. Some have said it is the way forward in disseminating the philosophy and technology written by L. Ron Hubbard and others. I present it here as a separate blog post in an effort to inspire Scientologists outside and inside the church:
ULTIMATE PLANETARY DISSEMINATION OF THE WORKS OF L. RON HUBBARD
- To get L. Ron Hubbard’s technology into the hands of everyone as fast as possible and in the most user-friendly way.
- Release the full body of publicly available LRH material on the Internet, fully indexed, easily searchable, free for all to access without restrictions.
- Everyone could get free access to all LRH material
- The public access to the technology would reach places where there are no libraries
- Access to the material would be almost instantaneous
- Pointing someone to specific parts of the technology would be as simple as relating a link
- Finding exact references would finally be practical with a proper search back-end
- It would revolutionize academy training in the orgs as the students would finally have all the references they could ever hope for by the click of a button
- It would revolutionize the running of the orgs as the staff would have all the references they could ever hope for by the click of a button
- If the materials of LRH is already digitized, a full release of the materials on the Internet should take no more than 6 months to complete.
- Releasing all publicly available LRH material on the Internet would be the greatest dissemination of his technology ever.
What about the lost income from book sales?
- The purpose is the dissemination of the materials to as many as possible. This would generate a substantial increase in the interest for services, for training and auditing – which would by far compensate for any lost revenue. The purpose is to get the technology in use, a cleared planet and not to cater primarily for short-term income.
What about copyrights?
- Releasing the materials on the Internet would not violate any LRH copyrights just as shipping books to libraries would not have any effect on the copyrights of the materials
What about protecting the purity of the tech?
- By releasing and maintaining the originals on the Internet, the public can finally refer to the authentic materials and for the first time be able to spot any altered materials on the Internet by easy comparison. Today altered material is floating on the Internet with no easy way of checking its authenticity.
But the public will not fully understand the materials…
- LRH writes in HCOPL 11 Aug 1972 “Films and tapes not prohibited”: “No words at all is worse than a few misunderstoods!“.
I sincerely hope this would inspire action.
“The work was free. Keep it so.” LRH, Clearing Procedure (1957)