By Jason K.
When you first acknowledge that the situation within the Church is far from ideal, and start to look at the outpoints, there is a rush of confusion.
What you see in policy is not applied, tech is altered, arbitraries and new policy abound.
And you wonder, how on earth could it have gotten THIS bad??
How is it, with a technology that is second to none, that has such vast capacity to help man and improve his lot, can it have gone SO wrong?
How could all of this been accomplished by only one man (DM) and why on earth would people do his bidding if it is so apparently off the rails?
These are valid questions – and they need to be answered.
Yes, there is suppression, and with that is PTSness. But that does not explain how so many staff and public, unwittingly follow along with every request, demand and order, no matter how absurd or destructive.
I think there is a piece of tech that does explain this situation, and can be used by every individual both inside and outside of the church, to start to unravel this mess.
This is a piece of tech that you can apply personally, to answer your questions and gain some stability and certainty. You can also use this tech in any group that is acting crazy, to sort out how that came to occur, and how to resolve it.
The key is counter-policy.
Here is what LRH says about this:
“Third Dynamic Deaberration
“The exact mechanism of third dynamic (group or organization) aberration is the conflict of COUNTER POLICY.
“Illegal policy set at unauthorized levels jam the actions of a group and ARE responsible for the inactivity, non -production or lack of team spirit.
“Counter-policy independently set jams the group together but inhibits its operation.
“Out-reality on organizing boards. etc., is to a large degree caused by disagreements and conflicts which are caused by illegal policy.
“If we had a game going in which each player set his own rules, there would be no game. There would only be argument and conflict.
“At the start it must be assumed or effected that there is someone or somebody to set authorized policy for the group. Absence of this function is an invitation to random policy and group conflict and disintegration. If such a person or body exists, new proposed policy must be referred to this person or body and issued, not set randomly at lower levels or by unauthorized persons.
“Policies so set by the policy authority must be informed enough and wise enough to forward the group purpose and to obtain agreement. Ignorant or bad policy even when authorized tends to persuade group members to set their own random policy.
“When no policy at all exists random policy occurs.
“When policy exists but is not made known, random policy setting will occur.
“Ignorance of policy, the need or function of it, can cause random policies.
“Hidden not stated random policies can conflict.
“Correct policy can be relayed on a cutative basis –a few words left off or a qualifying sentence dropped which makes policy incorrect or null. “Children may not go out” can be made out of “Children may not go out after midnight.”
“Altered policy can be limitless in error.
“Attributing a self-set policy to the authorized source can disgrace all policy as well as pervert the leadership purpose.
“Policy can be excluded from a zone of a group that should be governed by it.
“’Pipe making policy does not apply to the small pipe shop.’
“Such masses of unnecessary policy can be issued that it cannot be assimilated.
“Policy can exist in large amounts but not be subdivided into relevant subjects.
“Disgrace of policy can occur in a subsequent catastrophe and render any policy disgraceful, encouraging self-set policy by each group member.
“All authorized policy must be set or made available in master books and adequate complete policy files. This makes it possible to compile training hats and issue them.
“Group surveys of “What policy are you operating on?” can reveal random policy.
“All bugged (halted) projects can be surveyed for illegal policy and cleaned up and gotten going again.
“Other actions can be taken all of which add up to:
1. Get existing policy used.
2. Get areas without policy crisply given policy from the authorized source.
3. Debug all past projects of false policy.
4. De -aberrate group members as per the “Organization Misunderstoods” materials.
5. Educate the group members concerning policy technology.
6. Set up systems that detect, isolate and report out -policy and get it corrected and properly set, issued and known.
7. Monitor any new policy against statistics and include policy outnesses as part of all statistical evaluations.”
LRH HCO PL 6 December 1970
Try this – as a simple drill.
Ask yourself, what policy am I operating on? And then look to see if it is actually reflected in LRH policy or if it instead just assumed to be supported by policy. Look to see if it has been altered or changed.
When I started to make a list of counter policy I had experienced or been part of, it was more than revealing. It really helped me to unravel the situation and understand how it had gone so kooky.
It is the road to sanity and the way out of confusion and group aberration. It is also the way to resolve the current situation.