From the Church of Scientology in Montreal, Jean Lariviere refers Narconon Trois-Rivieres Director, Sylvain Fournier to, “Please check what LRH says about dealing with a Black Panther!” A Rush-Urgent was titled in the subject. LRH is non-other than the science fiction writer, Ron L. Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology.
This dispatch was in response to this video:
Link to leaked emails:
Following a damaging CBC TV-Radio Canada investigative report on Narconon Trois-Rivieres and their connection to the Church of Scientology, Jean Lariviere dispatched an email to Narconon to “handle the situation ASAP.” Their fear was the new Quebec accreditation laws being implemented by the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services in July 2011, and the negative impact these new laws may have on the continuing operations of Narconon Trois-Rivieres. Millions of dollars of yearly revenue was at stake and urgency is revealed in the leaked emails.
Handle the Government:
The Church of Scientology advises a Narconon representative to visit and meet with government officials, as in the following email excerpts: (COS to Narconon)
“Obviously, the first thing to do is to find out what this law is about, and what is the sit between governement's!”
“In other words, find out from the horse's mouth so to speak! Two (2) major targets: 1) gathering basic and essential information and; 2) starting the PR handling right away with the people who must be handled!”
“You were also supposed to let me know the results of those meetings so that I could assist with your writing a tailor-made handling or plan to handle the actual situation.”
“Please check what LRH says about dealing with a Black Panther!”
“I am always willing to talk with you and offer data or advices.
Narconon Director, Sylvain Fournier Responds:
Leaked email excerpts:
“Thank you for your communication, and for your advise throughout this episode, I did use a lot of your recomendation to handle this situation.”
“I have a very good communication line with the Office of M. Sebastion Proulx, who is the Deputy of the Mauricie Region,which includes Trois-Rivieres,…”
“I will keep you updated on any future communication that I will have with M.Proulx's office, so that you are in the know.”
“I will most likely meet with them next week-end (26-27July) and the 4th of September, both time on occasion where Narconon Trois-Rivieres is the Major Sponsor of a large scale event ( Le Monaco and Pro-Am Golf Tournament for Interval).”
“Thank you for your time, help and consideration.”
L. Ron Hubbard’s "Black Panther Mechanism", is repeatedly described in 1950 in the original book: "Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health" and the Scientology Church advised Narconon Trois-Rivieres to check out how to deal with a Black Panther. (Government depicted as Black Panther?)
The five alternate mechanisms are: (1) ATTACK, (2) FLEE, (3) AVOID, (4) NEGLECT and (5) SUCCUMB.
In this scenario and statement by Scientologist Jean Lariviere, “handle” being the word as in handling a wild animal, would most certainly manifest to “confront” or “appropriately attack.”
Recent controversy and the March 2011 media exposure on television and press, indicate that Scientology-Narconon did not succeed in their government handling whatsoever. Quite the contrary; indeed, there has been much government interest and investigations, to the detriment of the cult.
Perhaps the Black Panther Mechanism is as out-dated as the pseudoscientific Narconon treatment methods.
By: David Edgar Love
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