HCOPL: Cancellation of Fair Game
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.1
Hubbard, L. R. (1968, 21 October). Cancellation of Fair Game (Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter) The Organization Executive Course (First US Printing 1974 ed., Vol. 1, p. 489). Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California.
- Hubbard’s fair game doctrine, when he laid it out in his Policy Letter of 18 October 1967, was quickly recognized by thinking government officials, journalists and citizens as calling for violent, illegal actions against the cult’s “enemies.” As a result, he issued another Policy Letter dated 21 October 1968 entitled “Cancellation of Fair Game,” that the Miscavige regime insists cancelled this criminal doctrine. But Hubbard was just fair gaming his “enemies” with his “cancellation,” just playing a trick on them. He “cancelled” the use of the term “fair game” when declaring people “enemies” or “SPs,” with the cynical excuse that it caused bad PR, but he ordered that the same “treatment” of those “enemies” continue as before. The Scientologists in the Hubbard regime knew that the same violent, antisocial and criminal actions were to be taken against these “enemies,” the “SPs.” Fair game would continue, but it would not be called by that name. ↩