This is the typical, standard Scientology masquerade. The masquerade of pretending to tell the truth while actually giving completely false information.
Scientologists say, "Oh, fair game was canceled in 1968!" But there are important missing words there. The truth is: "Oh, [the use of the phrase] fair game was canceled in 1968 [but we still do all those things]!"
They love to play this game and can play it all day long.
So here is a little "howto" for journalists to get the truth.
Question 1 to the Church of Scientology:
Does the church Policy Letter PENALTIES FOR LOWER CONDITIONS list the following "penalties" for someone the church labels "ENEMY"?
SP Order. 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.Question 2 to the Church of Scientology:
Except for the words "Fair game", is this policy letter applied today? That is, are such "SP Orders" issued on people, like critics of Scientology, today?
The only answers possible are "Yes," and "Yes". The Church of Scientology may pad the answers out with lots and lots of spin, but the answers are, obviously,"Yes" to these questions.
Question 3 to the Church of Scientology:
Why does the church, by its own policy, approve of, and even participate in, illegally depriving people of property, injuring them "by any means", and tricking, lying to or even destroying these people?
If they claim they do not approve of this, ask:
Question 4 to the Church of Scientology:
Then why has this abusive, and obviously illegal, policy not been repudiated and really canceled by the church?
Journalists can bypass that whole "fair game was canceled" dance by asking the above questions. These are the policies followed "religiously" by the Church of Scientology, today. The referenced "Policy Letter" was not canceled. No need to talk about "fair game" to expose the church's destructive and highly illegal policies towards those who it labels "enemy".
The Church of Scientology truly believes that it is "above the law". If they label someone "enemy", they actually believe that they may then do anything they want to that person! They are aware they are breaking the law because they always hide what they do. It isn't ignorance, it is vast hubris.
It is high time we taught them the truth: The law does apply to all they do!