Threat: The New Enlightenment
As many of us know – particularly those of us who have been on staff – the Awareness Level of the Department of Registration is “Enlightenment.” That is, if you want to sign someone up for Scientology services, your first job is to enlighten them on that service. And, once upon a time, Registrars did that.
Well, apparently that doesn’t happen these days. Registration has moved into Ethics, and enlightenment has been replaced with bald threat. Some OTs have received a “Summons” from the Director of Inspections and Reports FSO, Alonzo. In it, he says:
“You have been off the level for some time. From the records we have, there is no reason why you aren’t back on the level.
“You are hereby summoned to return to Flag and report to Ethics to sort this situation out.
“You have 48 hours to report to Flag.
“If you live in Clearwater you have to report to Flag upon receipt of this summons.”
Then he quotes from the LRH PL on “False Reports”:
“If a person is told to report to HCO or something is supposed to be delivered to HCO and does not arrive, recognize the circumstances as a WITHHOLD and, like any auditor, finally achieve compliance or call a Committee of Evidence.”
Oh, really? Now we’re into threats?
On the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation (remember that?), there is a column called “Method Used by Subject to Handle Others.” At the top of the Chart, 4.0, it says, “Gains support by creative enthusiasm and vitality backed by reason.” Just like the best of the old-time Reges.
And where do we find threats? At 1.5, Anger: “Uses threats, punishment and alarming lies to dominate others.”
In Science of Survival, LRH says, “At 2.0, we begin to enter the domination band, which extends downwards to about 1.2 … Here we have efforts to hammer and pound and dominate by physical strength, threats, anger and promises of vengeance. Here, compliance is commanded, and lack of compliance is stated to mean death.”
I invite you to read the whole chapter. I invite you to study the Chart and decide for yourself just where David Miscavige’s Brave New Scientology sits on the Tone Scale. As LRH points out, you can plot a group on the Tone Scale. And he notes that fascism is between 2.0 and 1.5. “Fascism,” he says, “is an absolute control – for destructive purposes – on an environ, with forthright and strong-armed means employed in seeking that control. “
Has David Miscavige’s Brave New Scientology descended into fascism?