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
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
> 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
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
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
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
'Fair Game may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public
'This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of
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
Issue IV had already been explicitly cancelled by HCO Policy Letter 21 July
Penalties For Lower Conditions.
(And when that policy was itself cancelled in 1970, the 18 October 1967 Issue IV
specifically mentioned - as it remained cancelled.)
This means that the definition of
that was extant at the time of the 21
October 1968 cancellation was the one from HCOPL 23
Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and
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 1965, taken from the Scientology Admin Dictionary
I hope this helps clear up this issue.
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