The State of the C.A.D.A. for 2002

Over half a century ago, seven individuals (backed by countless others) affixed their signatures to the articles of incorporation for an organization known they dubbed the California Association of Dianetic Auditors (C.A.D.A.). This organization has withstood the ravages of time and countless attempts to overrun it, or at least, to convince its members to postulate it out of existence.

Victor Hugo once said "Mightier than the mightiest armies, nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come". As I see it, the C.A.D.A. is indeed an idea whose time has come.
In coming years, organizations proclaiming themselves champions of Dianetics may come and go, for a myriad of reasons. However, the C.A.D.A. will continue, indeed MUST continue, if the Art and Science of Dianetics is to remain vital and free, for the world to use.

Although I continue to be the youngest president of this organization, my relative youth is counter-balanced, indeed tempered, by present and past members of this organization whose Dianetic involvement can be traced as far back as May 9, 1950. Few (if any) alleged Dianetic organizations can today make such a claim.

While the C.A.D.A. has undergone many trials over the years, our continued existence serves as testimony to the strength of our corporate goals, as presented in our articles of incorporation. We continue to be indebted to past board members (recent and long-ago) who bravely fought to keep the C.A.D.A., not only alive, but viable, during times when others said this organization would fail, or indeed SHOULD fail.

Thanks to the inclusion of an "anti-suicide clause" enhancement to the C.A.D.A. bylaws, our organization is now safe-guarded against any further take-over attempts by individuals or organizations who might wish, once again, to create a Dianetics-monopoly. The existence of the California Association of Dianetic Auditors is an insurance policy against that possibility ever being threatened again.

The almost over-nite appearance of the Internet has changed the way in which human beings communicate and relate to one-another on dirt-ball earth. Thanks to the Internet, virtually anyone can communicate with anyone else, sharing information of mutual-interest to all.

For the C.A.D.A. the Internet not only brings us out of the non-Existence condition once-again, it allows us to keep the world informed of our successes, and yes, any difficulties we might encounter with other organizations. It is easily argued that if the Internet (as we know it today) existed back in the 80's decade, the infiltration/takeover attempts of this organization would not have been possible; such activities relying heavily on the ability to operate covertly.

With our current protections in place, the California Association of Dianetic Auditors is free to pursue its charter-stated goals involving the research and dissemenation of Dianetics principles and the free practice of Dianetics Therapy.

When the California Association of Dianetic Auditors was first conceived, computers were in their infancy, often filling rooms and requiring thousands of watts of power to operate. The Internet was a near-unimaginable idea except maybe in the minds of science-fiction writers such as L. Ron Hubbard.
Back then, the C.A.D.A. was nothing more than a small group of independent Dianeticists whose influence was limited mainly to Southern California; with occasional exchanges between other independent auditing groups via hand-published technical journals.

Now, in the 21st century we still have small independent groups, however their influence is easily made world-wide, in a matter of minutes. Thanks to the Internet we can not only share our findings with Dianeticists world-wide, we can also enjoy their contributions.
Instead of kilowatt and megawatt computers, most people have available to them desktop computers of unimaginable power. Indeed, this message is being written with a laptop computer while I lounge on the couch in my office.

It is argueable that the goals of the of the California Association of Dianetic Auditors are attainable today more than ever before. I am humbled by this prospect and proud to be a Dianeticist and President of this fine organization.

With your assistance we can quietly bring Dianetics back into the therapeutic limelight, in a way rivaling its introduction back in 1950. Dianetics is indeed a viable therapy; even 50+ years later. It is time for us to get back to the business of Dianetics research, disemenation and the nitty-gritty of auditing.

What are your thoughts on this?

Ron Fitch
California Association of Dianetic Auditors

February 27, 2002 A.D.