HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 16 FEBRUARY 1969
REISSUED 24 SEPTEMBER 1987
(Reissued with updated distribution.)
Experience has shown that defense is only effective when
one sorties or attacks.
When we did not give a lot of time and energy and funds
to knocking out real enemies we came close to losing the lot.
The errors we have made have been:
2. Defending on Scn ground.
3. Being reasonable and assigning mild motives to the
4. Failing to attack early and hard.
7. Not learning enemy tactics and using and bettering
9. Failing to identify the enemy early and hit him hard.
The vital targets on which we must invest most of our
T1. Depopularizing the enemy to a point of total obliteration.
T2. Taking over the control or allegiance of the heads
or proprietors of all news media.
T3. Taking over the control or allegiance of key political
T4. Taking over the control or allegiance of those who
monitor international finance and shifting them to a less precarious finance standard.
T5. Generally revitalizing the societies in which we
T6. Winning overwhelming public support.
T7. Use all other similar groups as allies.
These, of course, are very long range targets. But it
is what must be done to continue the longevity of our organizations.
Our only justification for doing these things is that
Scientology is the only game where everyone wins.
At first glance the targets T1 to T7 are a pretty big
handful. But we have to start somewhere. And we might as well start in the direction
of the total target as per T1 - T7.
Nearly everything we are doing is already tending in
that direction T1 - T7.
We have the advantage of new vital technology and a monopoly
on it. New technologies are the things which made progress.
If we unite all groups into an interplay and use all
forces extant and channel them we have a very big chance of winning.
Therefore, from an appreciation of all data to hand and
experience it seems that T1 to T7 must be embarked upon.
These give us a multitude of lesser targets. Anything
we do in guardian actions to add up to T1 to T7 is beneficial. Things that don't
are a relative waste of time.
We may as well start now and push all we are doing in
defensive actions into T1 to T7.
L. RON HUBBARD
Adopted as official
Church policy by
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY