L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. (1934-1991) , who later took his mothers name, DeWolfe, was the son of Hubbards first wife, Margaret Louise Grubb. He was a teenager when his father wrote “Dianetics,” and was with his father when the later introduced “Scientology” to the world. For a time he was an important part of his father’s growing empire but he left in 1959 after saying that he couldn’t make a living with what he was being paid.
This is nothing new to those who have studied the life of L. Ron Hubbard. The founder of Scientology was not much given to paying money out to others, family included. He paid his subordinates meanly no matter what rank or position he gave them. He fought with his business partners, drove friends away and abandoned his wife Mary Sue to prison for carrying out the “Snow White” fiasco that he himself had planned. It is no wonder that he died alone.
Ron DeWolfe testified in the 1982 Clearwater Hearings that most of what his father said about himself was a lie and that his father kept inventing courses and rundowns merely so that he would have something new to sell to his followers. In other words all of Scientology was a scam to make money. DeWolfe said this about the cult:
Scientology is a power and money game. The definition of life in Scientology is what is called a game. Life is a game, the same as Monopoly or playing Gin Rummy. And it doesn’t have all that much reality to it, which means that you can pretty well do what you please. And one of — my father always felt that he was above the law because he had created the law. He created whatever rules, regulations, and laws to be lived by. There was only one sin in Scientology which was repeated to me at least a few thousand times, which is getting caught.
As to the birth of Scientology he said:
Well, first of all, he couldn’t use Dianetics anymore. He had sold the rights to Don G. Purcell in Wichita, Kansas, and he couldn’t use Dianetics. He couldn’t use the techniques, he couldn’t — he sold the copyrights to the books. And he had fled out from Wichita with all of the monies of the Wichita foundation. But he couldn’t, as I said, use it. By the way, Scientology — the word “Scientology” is not original to my father; my father told me. And it is that it comes from the German “scientologie” — and if you ask me how to spell that, I don’t know in German.
He then throws cold water on the claim his father made about the ability to cure disease, in this case cancer:
Anyway, getting back to your question on leukemia, he has — he had written many things about the ability of Dianetics and Scientology to cure cancer and, also, has reportedly, in those days — of auditing an eighteen-year old baby — eighteen-month old baby successfully with cancer. And in my experience throughout Scientology, I have never seen any cure or remission or halting of cancer, period. And he had — if you wait a second, I think I have — this comes from — I don’t want to get all involved in the whole thing — but this comes from “The Journal of Hubbard’s Association of Scientologists International.” You see, that was a quote, “scientific organization,” and quote, “not a religious organization.” It was copyrighted in 1953, and quote: “Leukemia is evidently psychosomatic in origin, and at least eight cases of leukemia have been treated successfully by a Dianetic Center medicine had traditionally given up. The source of leukemia has been reported to be an engram containing the phrase,” quote, “‘it turns my blood to water,'” unquote.
MR. LeCHER: What does that mean?
MR. DeWOLFE: That means that eight cases of leukemia had been treated successfully by Dianetics.
MR. LeCHER: Okay.
MR. DeWOLFE: And that it’s not true, but that’s what — this was written by my father, L. Ron Hubbard.
Of course Scientology used their “Fair Game” tactics on DeWolfe that over the years he found himself less and less able to defend himself against. Towards the end of his life when DeWolfe was very sick and had a lot of medical bills he cut a deal with Scientology to recant all the he had said. Nobody was fooled by this. The damage had been done in newspaper and magazine articles and of course, by the hearings.
To read Ron DeWolf’s Clearwater testimony go here: http://www.naderlibrary.com/cia.testimonyrondewolfclearwater1.htm
Here he is on Youtube, Pt. one:
If you crave more of what Nibs has to say here is a transcript of a tape in which he talks about his father in the early years of Scientology. http://www.lermanet.com/scientology-and-occult/tape-by-L-Ron-Hubbard-jr.htm