Something Can Be Done About It by L. Ron HubbardLafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Thereafter Hubbard oversaw the growth of the Church of Scientology into a worldwide organization.
orn in Tilden, Nebraska in 1911, Hubbard spent much of his childhood in Helena, Montana. After his father was posted to the U.S. naval base on Guam, Hubbard traveled to Asia and the South Pacific in the late 1920s. In 1930, Hubbard enrolled at George Washington University to study civil engineering, but dropped out in his second year. He began his career as a prolific writer of pulp fiction stories and married Margaret Polly Grubb, who shared his interest in aviation.
Hubbard served briefly in the Marine Corps Reserve and was an officer in the Navy during World War II. He briefly commanded two ships, but was removed from command both times. The last few months of his active service were spent in a hospital, being treated for a duodenal ulcer.
Hubbard returned to the United States in 1975 and went into seclusion in the California desert. In 1978, a trial court in France convicted Hubbard of fraud in absentia. In 1983 Hubbard was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an international information infiltration and theft project called Operation Snow White.
He spent the remaining years of his life in a luxury motor home on his California property, attended to by a small group of Scientology officials including his physician. In 1986, L. Ron Hubbard died at age 74.
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Something CAN Be Done About It
What is the one datum every Scientologist can communicate to family, friends and the world—a datum that in the space of minutes can transform apathy to enthusiasm and immobility to action? In a lecture that has attained the status of legendary, L. As its truth and freedom ring out across the planet, they inspire positive changes in every corner where they are heard. Our first error as individuals would be to cut in too high, to try to tell people too much. Those of us who have been here with Dianetics and Scientology a long time have learned a lot more, just as I have, than we knew a long time ago. What one message is so powerful it will blast open communication channels for the swift dissemination of vital technology? What single declaration, repeated in a thousand ways, on a million fronts, will lift the eyes and revive the hopes of the billions on Earth?
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