There’s another piece of wool over some people’s eyes regarding Hubbard’s control of Scientology. Or more specifically control of activities relating to external matters. Lawsuits, fair game against Paulette were external matters.
From 1966 through 1981, such external matters were the responsibility of the Guardian’s Office. Hubbard set up the GO, and controlled it through his wife. It had to act seemingly autonomously, and even had a duty to not inform him of everything, for his own protection, because it was, essentially, a multi-bureaued intelligence organization/criminal conspiracy.
Hubbard controlled internal matters in the cult through the Sea Org, which he started up around the time he established the GO. He controlled the Sea Org, most immediately, through his Messengers. Ref: Flag Order 3729 15 September 1978 “Commodore’s Messengers.” Cited to in the Breckenridge decision. http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50k/legal/a1/283.php. Messengers ran his messages to Mary Sue.
Obviously the externally-facing and the internally-facing parts of the whole Scientology cult overlapped in places, such as finance, PR, legal and security. The 1977 FBI raids on the GO in LA and DC, the convictions, etc. led Hubbard to scapegoat Mary Sue and the GO, and in 1981 (if Miscavige and Rathbun, et al. are to be believed at all), Hubbard got rid of her.
By then, he obviously reasoned, his Messengers and perhaps other close long term SO crew were trained enough and disciplined enough to take over control of the outward-facing personnel and functions, which, of course, they did.
They changed the name of the GO to OSA, and required that staff be Sea Organs.
So from 1981 until his death, Hubbard actually had more immediate, direct and disciplined control of the activities of the Church of Scientology than he did when his wife ran the GO for him.
He was closer to the litigation than he had ever been. This was, of course, during a period when he was hiding out from the Law and his cult’s victims, like Paulette and me, so he ordered that the fraud be perpetrated upon the courts and the world that he was off lines and not in control.
So Hubbard issued the order, in execution of which Paulette was brought to sign a false affidavit that he was not in control, certainly not in control enough to be issuing such an order.
Until his death, he issued orders. Nobody issued him any orders. Otherwise they wouldn’t have let him die with long, unkempt fingernails and toenails.
I’m here to do your hygiene, Ron. Give me that hand. Thank you.