This was submitted by one of our Special Correspondents — Roy McGregor. I felt it worthy of its own post rather than just being a comment.
I do believe there is another element not really covered here that is going to make this fail. People are conditioned how to think in the church. They KNOW what they can and cannot say. Even in session. It is why you do not find people coming up with David Miscavige or Julian Schwartz or Charmaine Roger as their PTS Items.
Factually, being “in session” within the church of Scientology is impossible these days. There are too many taboos. And thus communication is withheld and to the extent any pc or pre-OT has things they are unwilling to say to their auditor is the exact measure of how “out of session” they are. Unless and until it is safe for every pc or pre-OT to talk openly and without restraint to their auditor, there is no real auditing happening in the RCS. Yes, people “complete” actions and write “success stories” — but they are on the same order of magnitude as the gushing superlatives they spout when they “complete” graduation and hurry to Facebook to tell about the enormous “case gain” they got from listening to Voldemort speak.
I have long wondered how David Miscavige was going to deal with step one of Superpower- The Ethics Repair List. This list was specifically written by L Ron Hubbard to assist staff who had been heavily knocked around with undeserved ethics actions and injustices.
At that time hundreds of staff members had been ripped off post and dumped into the rehabilitation force for absolutely no good reason. For anyone who has been treated this way you can be assured it is quite upsetting and of course kicks up a lot of past incidents- justice has been used often as a tool of ill-intentioned people.
In more recent years, Scientologists have also been subjected to all manner of ethics and justice actions for speaking too freely, minor insecurities of confidential materials, failing to be involved in fund-raising actions or refusing to donate. Not to mention the sec checks and ethics handlings that Solo NOTs Auditors have to go through every 6 months. Arbitraries on eligibility and being denied service have also been rampant. The Ethics Repair list is capable of cleaning up charge on such harsh or incorrect ethics and justice actions.
Independent auditors are finding the original Ethics Repair List to be invaluable for cleaning up ex-staff and Indy Scientologists who have been knocked around with David Miscavige’s squirrel ethics handlings. [DOWNLOAD THE ETHICS REPAIR LIST HERE]
Just reading the list is quite a revelation as here L Ron Hubbard lists what can be done WRONG with Scientology ethics. Since WRONG ethics actions are now the order of the day, the list is probably even more widely applicable now than when originally written.
In David Miscavige’s Scientology, having tons of ethics officers and security guards is a top priority and they are trained over and over in the “cold hard chrome” school of how to punish and intimidate people into compliance and how to ruthlessly remove those who do not follow the Miscavige line. Not to mention the implementation of squirrel metered ethics interviews, disconnection, the use of “fair game” and heavy handed legal tactics used by Co$.
As a result there are a LOT of people both current and ex-Scientologists who have been smacked around by the Miscavige police force.
The Ethics Repair List, run in accordance with standard tech and applying HCOB 27 May 70R, UNREADING QUESTIONS AND ITEMS, gives incredible wins and helps people see through injustices and the abusive use of ethics and cleans up any ill-effects of such suppression.
Auditing questions such as “HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED WITH PUNISHMENT OR JUSTICE ACTIONS?” , “HAVE YOUR GAINS BEEN INVALIDATED” and many others strike directly at David Miscavige’s way of doing business.
Also the LRH list ends with these words:
“by the power invested in me I hereby pronounce that all the overts and withholds you have told me are forgiven, and you are cleared of these sins of the past and free from them.” – L Ron Hubbard.
This means that anything the parishioner revealed about himself is protected and non-actionable. Something that David Miscavige has not allowed in a great many years.
Delivered widely it would result in a complete breakdown in the rigid structure of Miscavige-style Scientology and likely a massive exodus as parishioners realize how grossly “ethics” is being abused.
Well the word is that David Miscagive has indeed taken care of this. A massive re-write of the ETHICS REPAIR LIST has taken it from the 16 pages written by L Ron Hubbard to a 43 page monster. A recently received tip from inside the leaky walls of the Flag Land Base indicated that this is being referred to in private as the “Ethics Rundown” – no repair involved and that the pilot is apparently gruelling.
Looks like the added 27 pages ensure that the person receiving the auditing gets the fear of Miscagive put in them before being allowed to attest.
If you know anyone still inside the Church who might end up being a victim of the Miscavige style Ethics List, do them a huge favour and email them the LRH written original and let them know that list has been re-written and blown out to 43 pages. At least they will know what it SHOULD look like.
Here is a note written by someone who received the list recently which shows what happens when you use the ORIGINAL list:
“I just completed the Ethics Repair List. After having been subjected to countless sets of lower conditions, metered ethics interviews, danger assessments and ethics why findings, sec check after sec check – all done “not auditing you” style, Courts, Committees of Evidence, physical abuse, sleep deprivation, being removed and put back on post numerous times over a period of many years, I found myself pretty sour about it all and in fact quite sour about the entire subject of Scientology. Just a mere mention of anything close to resembling ethics or asking for a withhold sent me into a spin and sometimes took me to a dark place that took days to shake off.
After stripping off the charge of these injustices, I can actually laugh about it now. I realized that I had gotten to the point where I wouldn’t let myself be happy or be up-tone, as after a while I learned that something would come along soon that would wipe that little smile off my face and slam me back into solidity. So as a protective mechanism I finally decided to just be solid and serious all the time. It sure beat getting keyed out and getting slammed back down – so I thought. I became numb and hardened.
Since leaving I have been free of the active suppression of the gross misuse of Ethics and Justice. But after this action, I am now also free of the affects of it from the past. When I look back at this time period in my life, I laugh at how crazy it was in this respect. But I also feel I can laugh and be uptone and have fun – that spirit of play has returned. This is something I had lost and it eventually became just “the way I was” – like a permanent part of my personality. But I am not actually that way. I didn’t realize I was still carrying that impenetrable shell around me that numbed my emotions. This action took care of that. I actually feel happy. Something I have missed for a while now.
Thank you to my wonderful auditor who was so caring. This was auditing the way it’s supposed to be – for the pc – with no other motives – just care.”