Re. “Russia bans books by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard”

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Materials on Scientology by Ron Hubbard have been found extremist and will be banned from distribution in Russia,” the Russian prosecutor general’s office said in a statement.

About the first part of the sentence:

Materials on Scientology by Ron Hubbard have been found extremist

Fine.

Hubbard’s “suppressive person” doctrine is a cancer on individuals, family, communities and even society as a whole. In case you don’t know yet, in Scientology, a “suppressive person” is anybody antagonistic to Scientology teachings, or anybody impeding Scientology’s (silly) “ideal scene” of a whole planet run according to Scientology principles.

You don’t like Scientology’s policy of “disconnection” and say so? You’re a “suppressive person.” You don’t like Scientology’s policy of lying and deceiving in order to further Scientology goals (which include getting as much money as possible from people)? You’re a “suppressive person.” You found out the Scientologists are misrepresenting themselves and expose it? You’re a “suppressive.” Etc.

Now, the second part of the sentence:

and will be banned from distribution in Russia

Fail.

The Russian prosecutor general’s office should have stuck to express its opinion regarding Hubbard’s writings, and explain succinctly how they came about to this opinion.

However to go so far as banning is so wrong.

Actually, so utterly wrong that the Scientologists are going to run with this one, I can see the Church of Scientology spotlighting their strawman arguments that critics want Hubbard books burned, while its rather the opposite.

I want all of Hubbard’s writings to be freely available, confidential policies and upper levels included, without having to go through expensive “required” levels, so all can make an informed decision before jumping in.

It’s about full disclosure, censoring more on top of Scientology teachings and its built-in censorship is so fail.

Censoring materials from an organization built on doctrines of censorship is the wrong way to go.

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