For Grady with Love and Squalor
[13 November 1997]

Scientology has been disseminating one of my writings, which has come to be
known as the "Pig Dream," and I thought I should mitigate my damages by letting
the world know what it is, and its long and amazing history.

From: (gerry armstrong)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: For Grady with Love and Squalor
Date: 13 Nov 1997
Organization: Rapidnet Technologies Internet

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Scientology has been disseminating one of my writings, which has
come to be known as the "Pig Dream," and I thought I should
mitigate my damages by letting the world know what it is, and its
long and amazing history.

It doesn't hold a candle to Grady Ward's coprophilic opera, but
draws from the same set of short scatologisms, which probably
come from Old Norse, and Scientology uses it to attack me in the
same way it uses Grady's literature to attack him. It is an honor
to share both Scientology's attacks and the English language with
the man.

On March 9, 1985, while staying at the Wilsonville, Oregon home
of Garry McMurry, attorney for Julie Christofferson, and while
waiting to testify in her trial, I had a dream. I have had few
dreams in my life which were memorable and that I remembered the
next morning. I have had fewer still that I wrote down; and I
have had only one really raunchy dream that was memorable, that I
remembered, and that I wrote down.

Because of the Scientology war, March, 1985 was a stressful
enough time for me to excuse my dreaming any sort of dream. But
the pig dream doesn't really relate to anything then going on,
and, being a dream, it doesn't need excusing. Only years later
did I come to understand, aside from its immediate and very
obvious message, what it meant in my life.

What follows is a version with the expletives excised, because
that's the only version I have with me, and because it's enough
for Scientology's prurient purposes. ARS wordsmiths are invited
to fill in the blanks.



     Last night as I dreamed I received a warning to not [blank]
the [blank blank]. If I did I would myself turn into a [blank].
     Sometime later, sure enough, there appeared a [blank blank
blank blank] and [blank]. She turned her [blank blank blank]
almost in [blank blank], and turned her head back, looking at me
[blank blank blank blank]. Her [blank] was [blank blank]. Her
ears [blank blank]. Her mouth didn't move but she asked in
perfect English if I'd like [blank blank blank]. There were
[blank] of [blank] around her [blank].
     I wanted to [blank blank] but I said no. She disappeared. I
woke up.
     I have thought of her several times today. She was there.
I'm still here. [Blank blank blank blank blank]

(c) G. Armstrong

[End Quote]

For some then inexplicable reason I sent a copy of the unexcised
recitation of the dream to my friend Dan Sherman, who had been,
unbeknownst to me, operated by Scientology since 1982 to become
my friend and ultimately to set me up in a cult intel op. I say
"then inexplicable" because future events have made clear why I
was moved to send the writing to Sherman.

During my cross-examination in the Christofferson trial in the
spring of 1985 cult lawyer Earle Cooley revealed that Sherman had
been working for Scientology, that I had been set up, that they
had four hours of illegally taken videotapes of me during parts
of which I swear like a logger, and that they had a number of
writings they'd tricked from me, plus the dream. My recollection
is that Multnomah County Judge Londer didn't allow the cult to
admit it into evidence.

On July 3, 1986 cult lawyer Donald Randolph of the LA lawfirm
Overland, Berke, Wesley, Gits, Randolph and Levanas signed and
filed in Armstrong I (LASC No, 420153) the cult's "Objection of
Cross-Defendant Church of Scientology of California to Release of
Pre-Clear Files," supported by, among other exhibits, the pig
dream. It is possible that Randolph later had a falling out with
the cult; and there might be a reference to that in the 1992
American Lawyer article, which unfortunately I don't have here.
What the cult had Randolph do in my case to prevent me from
obtaining my pc folders was really low, and for a lawyer with any
conscience left that could have been enough for a falling out.
More about this in a future post.

In the 7/3/86 objection to release of my files, Randolph wrote:
          "The above admissions (statements Randolph claimed
     were extracted from my pc folders), if the Church is
     ever forced to use them, must be construed as
     admissions against Armstrong's interest. They paint an
     incredibly sad picture of a pathetic and troubled
     individual who engaged in one illegal or deviant act
     after another until entering the Church; who continued,
     although in a comparatively minor way, to practice his
     debased activities while a member of the Church; and
     who immediately resumed his extremely aberrated
     activities upon leaving the Church as demonstrated by
     his theft of thousands of pages of personal materials
     and his "talking pig" essay, a sickening "personal
     creative work" authored by Armstrong for potential

On November 18, 1986 I executed a declaration in Armstrong I
which stated:
          "The organization has demonstrated continually
     throughout the litigation of this case that truth,
     which must have some relationship to legitimate
     discovery, is, as far as the organization is concerned,
     irrelevant. Attached hereto [ ] is a copy of a
     recitation of a dream I had in March 1985. I have
     blacked out for this purpose, anything which could be
     considered offensive. Donald Randolph has, in
     furtherance of the organization's goals, defined the
     recitation of the dream a "sickening work"
     demonstrating my "extremely aberrated activities." The
     dream was a dream. The recitation was true, and as
     artistically tight as I was capable of. To the
     organization, if it suits its purposes, however, dreams
     are reality, and truth is whatever can be twisted
     therefrom. The only thing "sickening" about the dream
     is how the organization acquired it and went about its
     degradation. I sent it to my friend Dan Sherman, a
     professional writer who had throughout 1984 encouraged
     me to write and who had "critiqued" some of my work.
     Sherman was, of course, being operated by the
     organization in the "Armstrong Operation" (the same
     operation which John Peterson says never happened), and
     Sherman either gave the organization the "dream" he had
     dutifully tricked me into sending him, or the
     organization simply stole it from him. Attached hereto
     [ ] is a letter from Sherman from March 1986 in which
     he indicates that the organization was indeed getting
     his mail. Since writing me, however, Sherman has
     apparently again been pressured by the organization
     because he has again cut communication with me and gone
     into hiding." (parens in orig). 

The "settlement" of my litigation occurred in December, 1986, and
the case file, which contained the pig dream, was, on
Scientology's insistence, sealed.

When I again became involved in the Scientology war, I filed in
the appeal the cult had taken from the 1984 Breckenridge decision
a declaration I executed March 15, 1990 in which I wrote about
Scientology's next use of the pig dream.
          "On December 21, 1988 I received a call from
     Michael Flynn who relayed a message from Michael Lee
     Hertzberg, one of the organization's leading attorneys.
     Paul Morantz, Bent Corydon's attorney in one or another
     case, filed a motion to unseal the _Armstrong_ court
     file. Judge Geernaert, who had inherited the
     _Armstrong_ file after Judge Breckenridge retired,
     allowed the unsealing. The organization had 30 days to
     appeal. They wanted me to file a pleading to keep the
     court file sealed. They said that otherwise the "pig
     document" would come out. (This document, which was
     specifically sealed by Judge Breckenridge, was a
     recitation of a dream I had in 1985.) They also stated
     that if I didn't file something it would unsettle the
     settlement. They said they have a case on point. They
     said it would be bad for me. I could have to give the
     (settlement) money back. Mr. Flynn translated for me:
     "It's a veiled threat." I said my decision at that time
     was to do nothing." (Parens in orig)
          "On December 27, 1988 I again spoke by telephone
     with Mr. Flynn who had himself spoken to lawyers on
     both sides of Mr. Corydon's litigation. This is what I
     considered relevant at the time. Following Judge
     Geernaert's unsealing of the _Armstrong- court file,
     the organization filed a petition for a writ of
     supersedeas claiming the sealing of the file was
     consideration for settlement. In his response Paul
     Morantz filed some settlement documents, a notary seal
     from the State of Pennsylvania on which identified Bill
     Franks, like me a former organization executive and
     witness in various organization-related cases, as their
     source. Mr. Franks had sent the documents to a lawyer
     to look at and the lawyer gave them to another lawyer
     who gave them to Mr. Morantz. The organization reacted.
     They claimed to have "the smoking gun," the proof of
     settlement violations. They charged that there were
     numerous breaches: they knew last summer that Mr.
     Franks had spent time with the Aznarans (who I
     understood to be organization executives who had
     recently defected and had sued the organization); and
     they had some instance of Homer Schomer doing something
     three weeks before. Mr. Flynn advised me he was going
     to file a pleading to say the settlement documents
     should remain sealed. I said I felt the court file
     should be unsealed and almost certainly would be at
     some point, but that I wouldn't do anything at that
     time." (Parens in orig)

When I was in Johannesburg, South Africa in August, 1991 at the
request of Malcolm Nothling to testify in his case against
Scientology, one of the cult's local attorneys smirked to
Malcolm's attorney that he had the "pig dream."

Various cult black PR packs on me obtained in discovery in my
Marin County litigation contain a statement parroting this one:
          "Armstrong's state of mind is illustrated by
     various "literary" writings authored by him, none of
     which more clearly demonstrated it than a document now
     known as the "pig letter," in which Armstrong purported
     to describe a dream. [Attachment]"

One of the cult's black PR attacks on Factnet contained this
          "Gerry Armstrong, according to their Articles of
     Incorporation, is the President of FACTNET.
          In December 1981 Armstrong, who worked as a
     librarian for the Church of Scientology, stole more
     than 10,000 pages of records belonging to L. Ron
     Hubbard and the Church. Armstrong loaned and showed the
     documents to others who were bent on attacking the
     Church to support their attacks.
          Armstrong's state of mind is clearly illustrated
     by various "literary" writings authored by him, none of
     which more clearly demonstrated it than a document now
     known as the "pig letter," in which Armstrong described
     in graphic detail a dream he had where a pig asked him
     to have sex and he declined despite the fact he wanted
     to. Armstrong was formerly a heavy drug user, and on at
     least one occasion he was paid to provide homosexual

At the 1993 Nonscam CAN Convention in Minneapolis, a cult heavy
(I think named something like Bratchi, and a sometimes sidekick
of Gene Ingram) hassled me about the dream.

Last month OSA mean guy Lynn Farny sent the dream and a bunch of
other black PR on me to Channel 4 in the UK to try to stop the
Hubbard documentary. In Edmonton, Alberta, Yvette Shank, OSA mean
woman, sent the dream and another set of black PR to CHED Radio.
I suppose the cult will soon be sending it to Congress, if they
haven't already. 

But they know that my writing about my dream is, as their
attorney Donald Randolph stated under oath, my "personal creative
work authored for potential publication." And they should know
the copyright law well enough to know that by their dissemination
of my unpublished work they are just being lowdown sneaky little
garden variety copyright terrorists.


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