Fair Game Cancellation

This page is for people who already have a grasp of the Fair Game issue.

The basics are covered on a church web page on the subject:

Link to the C of S page

Further data can be gleaned from these two sites:

Link to EJ's page on Fair Game

Link to Mike's Fair Game Page

Basic Questions wrote on a.r.s. (Aug 15 , 2002):

> So, the following is hokey dokey (since it's part of a the group's
> rules and beliefs):
"Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any
> Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked,
> sued or lied to or destroyed."
> Why is that OK or why not?
> (~Please~ don't respond with "that's been cancelled." We all know the only
> thing that's been cancelled is the use of the term
"Fair Game" not the
> policy.)

Many critics believe that to be the case.

However they are working with biased or incomplete sources of information.

The quote is taken from HCOPL 18 October 1967, Issue IV, Penalties
for Lower Conditions.

The website 'Operation Clambake' also suggests that Scientologists
are dissimulating when they state the policy letter was cancelled in 1968.

It states that the October 1967 issue was supposedly cancelled
by HCOPL 21 October 1968, Cancellation of
Fair Game:

In Operation Clambake own words:

"I got the actual cancellation letter they refere to right here" (sic)

The site then quotes the text of that October 1968 policy letter.

'The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease.

'Fair Game may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public relations.

'This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP.'

L. Ron Hubbard. HCOPL 21 Oct 68. Cancellation of Fair Game.


What they don't know - or perhaps don't say - is that HCOPL 18 October 1967,
Issue IV had already been explicitly cancelled by HCO Policy Letter 21 July 1968, Penalties For Lower Conditions.

(And when that policy was itself cancelled in 1970, the 18 October 1967 Issue IV
issue was specifically mentioned - as it remained cancelled.)


This means that the definition of
Fair Game that was extant at the time of the 21
October 1968 cancellation was the one from HCOPL 23 December 1965,
Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists, The

FAIR GAME is meant, may not be further protected by the codes and disciplines of Scientology or the rights of a Scientologist.'

L. Ron Hubbard. HCOPL 23 December 196
5, taken from the Scientology Admin Dictionary

I hope this helps clear up this issue.


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