The Origin of the Free Zone
Early on, L. Ron Hubbard had a premonition of what could happen with the church of Scientology and he himself warned:
Ernie Martin, a close associate of L. Ron Hubbard and someone who was responsible for the security of the Hubbard family, unequivocally claimed that L. Ron Hubbard said emphatically, in the early ’70s, that if the church of Scientology became increasingly difficult and even impossible to live with, he should leave and start again under the name of “Free Zone”.
Bill Robertson also stated that L. Ron Hubbard had told him the same thing.
Since the beginning of the ’80s it had effectively become impossible to work in any way whatsoever with the church of Scientology; Bill Robertson and Ernie Martin left the church and did what L. Ron Hubbard said.
Bill Robertson moved to Europe, where he lived in Germany, Switzerland and France and also in other countries that responded to the call and the Ron’s Org Network was established.
The terms “Ron’s Org” and “Free Zone” are synonymous to some extent.
“RON’S (Org)” is an acronym for Ron’s Organization and Network for Standard Technology.
The “Free Zone” further refers to the overall movement as such and includes many members who have withdrawn from the church of Scientology.