Oppressed Thetans: The New “OT”
In HCOB 22 December 1960, O/W, A Limited Theory, LRH points out that we use O/W as it “explains phenomena found at a low humanoid level.” It is not, he states, a senior governing law of the universe. As one moves up the line, it drops out.
Makes sense. As one moves up to OT, one should become more and more rational, more and more ethical. Trips to the Ethics Officer should be less and less. And Security Checks should be fewer and fewer.
In theory. But that’s not how it works, is it? In fact, it seems that the higher you are on the Bridge, the less you are trusted. Security Checks become more and more frequent. Anyone on OT VII, in fact, has to go to Flag twice a year for their “6 Month Check,” which includes at least one intensive of Security Checking, often two or more, at $7,500 an intensive. Add in the bill for your 6-month C/Sing, your Accomodations and food, and you’re looking at spending $20,000 or more twice a year.
Then, before you complete OT VII, you have to pass a final Sec Check. Then, before you can leave Flag, you have to do a “leaving Flag Sec Check.” Then, before you start OT VIII on the Ship, you have to do another 73-question Sec Check.
Well, there must be a reason for all this, you say. There must be an LRH reference that talks about Sec Checking OTs. And as a matter of fact, there is. C/S Series 73RB, The No-Interference Area Clarified and Reenforced, states that those on VII may only receive Sec Checks if they are stalled or moving slowly. And in HCOB 8 March 82R, Confessionals and the Non-Interference Zone, LRH insists that a pre-OT who is running well and making case gain should not be interrupted with other actions.
Great, you might say, all we have to do is bring these issues to the attention of Flag and RTC and that’ll handle it. Sure. Ask Virginia McClaughry and Greg and Debra Barnes how that worked out for them. They all got shot from guns, declared Suppressive and railroaded out of Scientology for just mentioning these issues.
So probably not a great idea to bring it up.
But why, you might ask, do they insist that OTs get Sec Check after Sec Check?
Why don’t they trust the top OTs on the planet? Why do OT VIIs and VIIIs have to jump through hoops to keep their Eligibility current?
One word: control.
Whether one wants to confront it or not, organized Scientology wants to keep their OTs on a very, very short leash.
Think of the anxiety caused by these frequent Sec Checks. One doesn’t want to do or even think anything that could possibly come up on their Sec Checks and put their Eligibility in jeapordy. It’s an odd fact that OTs at Flag don’t want to read other people’s Liability formulas as they don’t want to restimulate something of their own! OTs are petrified that something will come up that will make them lose their eligibility.
And this means that organized Scientology can control every aspect of their lives.
An OT I know, who lives in Clearwater and is auditing on VII, has a 13-year-old daughter. One day when his daughter was at Flag, she was taken into a room with three Sea Org recruiters and kept there for several hours, bombarded with hard-sell techniques and “handled” until she signed a Sea Org contract. Her father was informed after the fact. He hit the roof. He wanted her to finish school and live life a bit before making such a major decision. “Back off,” he was told, or he would be sent to the Ethics Officer for “counterintention to the Sea Org.” If he persisted, he would risk losing his Eligibility and he could be taken off the level. His leash had been yanked, hard. He backed off.
When you’re at Flag, you’re hounded constantly for money, for the IAS, for Ideal Orgs, for the Superpower Building. And if you are “uncooperative” with the Reges, you risk a trip to the Ethics Officer. Yank.
OT VIIs were recently called in and told that if they read the articles in the St. Petersburg Times, they would be taken off the level. Yank.
There was a notice at one point that anyone found reading The Secret would be taken off the level. Yank.
It came up in one woman’s Sec Check that she wasn’t having sex with her husband, and it was “enturbulating” him. She was told to knock it off. Yank.
Another woman confessed to putting on a provocative costume in the privacy of her bedroom to excite her husband. Knock it off. Yank.
Another couple was told that their children could no longer play with their best friends – because their parents were out-ethics. Yank.
And what choice does an OT have? Either toe the line, or get declared. And if you are declared, they say, your life will be ruined, you will lose your friends, your family, your “eternity.”
Let me ask you this: does this sound like the Road to Total Freedom?
Or the Road to Total Slavery?
And the “eternity” they speak of – is that an eternity of being told what you can and cannot do, what you can and cannot read, what you can and cannot look at, what you can and cannot say, what you can and cannot think, who you and your family can and can’t associate with?
In today’s Brave New Scientology, the only road is towards a dead end of total oppression and control.