3. DETAILED LIST OF THINGS TO CORRECT
This is what I would do immediately if I had absolute power and authority to fix the CofS.
I believe that these 40 points in the areas of tech, policy, and external affairs would be enough to completely turn things around and revitalize the subject.
First of all I would keep the existing lineup pretty much intact. Experimental ideas like the supergrades that were presented in the Super Scio writeup are best left to the freezone.
But some things do need to be corrected.
1.1 Cancel all eligibility checks except for routing on staff. The FPRD would remain as a case action for use when needed, but grade 2 and later OT grade 2 processes would be the preferred way of handling overts.
1.2 Restore the sanctity of the confessional. All examination of PC folders for any purpose outside of auditing is to be forbidden. No ethics penalties, amends projects, or lower conditions are to be assigned based on anything revealed in an auditing session even if the session is an eligibility check or DofP interview that is prefaced by the phrase "I'm not auditing you". However, currently dangerous or harmful situations are to be handled in ethics by getting the person to do the right thing and eligability to join staff may be refused even though no ammends can be required.
1.3 Some improved basics such as validating the PC's rightness, shifting from setups to major actions as soon as the PC is flying, etc. See my comments on what is wrong with standard tech in Super Scio #4.
1.4 Some general improvements in course supervision, especially insisting that the supervisor be an expert on the materials that he is supervising and an emphasis on raising understanding rather than raising stats.
1.5 For TRs, you coach the thetan rather than the body. Flunk what the thetan is doing (such as flinching) rather than what the body is doing (such as jerking sideways).
1.6 Running to two major release points in level 1 (help and problems), level 3 (change and ARCXs) and level 4 (responsibility and fixed conditions) as is currently done in level 0 (straightwire and communications). The courses remain the same. Each of the two grades is run and attested to individually.
1.7 Redefinition of the state of clear as being "no longer affected by the force in mental pictures and free from stimulous response reactive thought". You will find that a clear has a moment of free choice before he dramatizes something (he decides to let himself have an ARCX etc.). But he can still have out grades and other abberations. Cancellation of the policy that makes it a suppressive act to invalidate the state of clear. The state should stand on its own merits rather than needing to be defended.
1.8 We should reinstate level 0 to 4 training as a prerequisite to the SHSBC even for Clears and OTs. This encourages people to do their levels right away and provides a fast and easy gradient into training as an auditor. And it will speed up the SHSBC considerably.
1.9 Clears and OTs with somatics are to be handled first of all with assists and if this is inadequate, dianetic rundowns can be used by substituting recall processes for R3R. NOTS can keep a somatic restimulated (and should be included as part of the assist handling on an upper level case), but if the somatic is run out, there is nothing to restimulate.
1.10 Cancellation of confidentiality. However, all rules concerning not going out-gradient on new people and avoiding stirring up things above the persons case level will remain in force. All discussion of entities and BTs below the OT 3 case level is to be restrained and handled by using the referance in "History of Man" (you get worse if you give them power and you do fine if you ignore them) and by further pointing out that our senior datum is that the PC (not entities or whatever) is responsible for the condition he is in. As a last resort, a troublesome entity can be handled in review by using Nots techniques, but this is only if the PC insists that its there, you never search for or stir up these things up below OT 3.
1.11 Improved NOTS correction lists. See Super Scio #6. Add questions like "blaming something on BTs", "putting them there to run", "bypassed the cause over life EP" etc. The "point to the being you divided from" process can be used experimentally in review if the PC insists that he has a split off piece of himself that needs to be handled. Audited Nots rundowns are not to be done after a PC has achieved the Solo Nots EP (and it might possibly be achieved on audited Nots or even on OT 3). BTs can be handled if they show up, but you don't run processes to search for them once the person has reached the solo nots EP.
1.12 Audited Nots should be a brief setup and repair and the main thrust should be solo. Solo Nots should be exported to the AOs as quickly as possible (discussed further below).
1.13 Clears and OTs with grades style difficulties should have the appropriate grade run or rehabbed. There is the potential for OT grades processes which go beyond lower level grades, but this would be something to research.
1.14 Immediate release of OT levels above 8. We need to resume upward motion on the bridge. At a minimum, old 4 through 7 can be expanded with additional processes from the 1950s. But the rumor is that Ron left more OT levels which could be released. So we have lots that can be issued. Beyond this there are things like handling actual GPMs (see Super Scio #3), so there is no need to worry about running out of levels before we make a real OT.
1.15 We need a steady export of higher technology to lower organizations. The ship and flag would remain as centers of technical excellence and have each new OT level as an exclusive for a period of time, but would not permanently hang onto services. The ship can do new OT levels. OT8 can be exported to Flag (and Flag can also pilot new rundowns). Solo Nots can move to the AOs and Nots auditor training can be done at Saint Hills. The Briefing Course, CCRD, and solo to OT2 can be exported to the outer orgs. The missions should be allowed to train people through class 3 (leave class 4 and specialist rundown training at the outer orgs). Note that the missions must offer training as well as processing or else we will be forever short of auditors.
1.16 More 1950s tapes should be added to checksheets, expecially on the upper OT levels.
1.17 If there is something abusive in the Introspection rundown, it should be revised or cancelled. The same for any other abuse in training or processing.
2.1 The chaplin's office needs to be beefed up considerably and given the hat of righting wrongs as discussed earlier. An international chaplin becomes the post for reforming the subject when there are abusive conditions in policy. If some new insanity like the "Finance Police" should start up, the Chaplin International should be powerful enough to stop it dead in its tracks.
2.2 The org board should be changed to place treasury under HCO and move dissem to the public divisions so that the org exec division can become pure tech and get a tech hotshot on the exec council as discussed earlier.
2.3 Management by stats would be changed to management by good indicators with stats being a highly important management indicator.
2.4 Reinstate "Only Accounts Talks Money".
2.5 Cancel the RPF and substitute a non-abusive staff rehabilitation program to get failing staff members back in shape.
2.6 Real cancellation of Fair Game and Disconnection. The non-enturbulation policy would remain in effect and would be subsituted for disconnection when necessary to ensure case progress. This is currently used when two Scientologists in good standing are at each others throats and going PTS to each other. We will give non-Scientologists the same curtesy while ensuring that the PC is left alone while he is getting audited.
2.7 Tech training of staff members is to be given preferance over management training once a staff member has learned his post hat. Staff co-audits on everything (using readit-drillit-doit as needed) and local delivery of solo levels to staff (as soon as a CS is available) will be used to ensure that staff make good case progress and move up the bridge. This training and processing is their exchange for long hours and low pay and should really be pushed so that staff aren't taken advantage of.
2.8 Lower conditions are not to be assigned except in flagrant circumstances. And the chaplin has the right to overrule these even in the face of policy. Reinstate "Ethics exists to get tech in" (if its not interfearing with the PCs auditing, leave it alone).
2.9 Review and cleanup financial and pricing policies. We should make our money on volume of flow rather than high prices. Outer orgs should not be drained to finance the top command structure because they generate the volume flow that keeps the entire structure doing well. We should have regular lower prices rather than crazy discount schemes. Efforts should be made to streamline progress so that people get more "bang for the bucks" rather than trying to milk as much as possible before letting somebody move on.
2.10 Simplification and removal of unnecessary steps on routing forms. It should be fast and fun to move through lines rather than an annoyance.
2.11 Full reinstatement of the 1967 policy "New 2D Rules". Drop all rules against homosexuals etc. Keep people from messing each other up and encourage them to put aside their 2D games while they are trying to get through a new level, but otherwise leave them alone. If somebody is abberated, it will get run out eventually. We are not the morals police. The Sea Org does have an image to maintain, so their staff shouldn't be wildly promiscious or throwing orgies, but they don't have to be more puritanical than what is currently accepted by the society at large.
2.12 Re-emphasize that policy is a guiding thing rather than an absolute (see "Theory of Organization: What is Policy").
2.13 More truth, more communication, more ARC. Less concern with PR. More compassion and less harrassment.
Note that some abbusive things, such as the "overboards" were cancelled long ago.
3. EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
3.1 An immediate end to the "war with the squirrels". Acceptance of the freezone as a group with shared goals but differences of opinion.
3.2 Cool down the "war with the psychs". Abusive and barbaric phychiatric practices such as shock treatment remain a target, but many don't engage in these. The orgs general attitude should be that they are usually lacking in spiritual enlightenment and are a bit out of date rather than considering them to be a source of evil.
3.3 Stop fighting the metaphysical community. Mixing practices should remain in force to the degree that you don't engage in metaphysical actions at the same time that you are trying to do a Scientology level, but there is no other block. Let them read Krishnamurti or cast a horoscope as long as they keep it off lines and put it aside while they are doing a course or getting audited.
3.4 Cancel "Issue Authority". Allow free and open discussions, especially on the internet. If we let satisfied public chat as they see fit without bothering them with ethics and letting them talk freely (even when they disagree with tech or policy), there will be enough good communication to balance any amount of viscious attacks. Also cancel "Jokers and Degraders". Humor is not a crime. A viscious attack disguised as humor should be handled based on the visciousness rather than destroying our sense of humor.
3.5 Stop attacking the internet. Make peace with the webmasters etc. Build good relations.
3.6 Drop all court cases except those necessary to defend the organization from harm, and try to settle those in a reasonable manner as well.
3.7 Add a powerful Chaplin's division to OSA. It should work to right wrongs and clean up our external relations. I would not disarm OSA because of the occasional vengeful attacker who will not see reason, but this becomes a last resort. Walk softly and carry a big stick becomes the keynote rather than savagely attacking everything that moves.
3.8 Separate the publication of tapes, books, and bulletins from orthodox Scientology. Golden Era and Bridge should act as service organizations who sell materials (even those currently labled confidential) to everybody, even freezone and declared enemies of the church. Try to get everything available and get the prices down. Make money on volume.
3.9 Issue an absolute general amnesty, with no amends required, covering every possible offense. In the future, only declare people as enemies if they are truely attacking the organization. Do not declare people who disagree with us or blow or join the freezone. And realize that even an enemy is not fair game, the laws of the land still hold true. The high scaled viewpoint is to fight one's opponents with honor rather than treachery.
3.10 Allow people to move between the orgs and the freezone and back again. The org should maintain its position by the excellence of its technical delivery rather than by stomping out the competition.
There is lots more that could be done: Group processing on TV, a new Dianetic home co-audit book, simplification of policy, expansion of tech, an honest biography of Ron etc. But the above should be enough to clean things up and create a boom in the subject.
The above is a bit too long and complex to serve as a rallying cry, and it requires too much understanding of tech and policy to be easily passed around.
So here is an abbreviated, simplified list to use in pushing for a reformation of Scientology.
4. SCIENTOLOGY POINTS FOR REFORM
The general target is a restoration of truth, open communication, and care for one's fellow man.
1. Recognition that the subject is still on a research line. Redefinition of the State of Clear as being "no longer affected by the force in mental pictures and free from stimulous response reactive thought". Acknowlegement that this does not errase the grades of release or handle the basic problems, overts, and upsets which originally caused the being to decay. The OT levels are a gradient to allow the being to reach these on the early track.
2. Cancellation of confidentially. Re-emphasis of Scientology as a religion and abandoment of the viewpoint that it is a business with trade secrets. Termination of all leagal suits except those necessary to defend the church from direct attack. As a matter of relegious freedom, all materials should be easily available to anyone regardless of their status within orthodox Scientology.
3. Promotion of free and open communication. Cancellation of "Issue Authority" "Jokers and Degraders". Use of "mixing practices" only to forbid actual practice while trying to do a Scientology level at the same time. An end to the persecution of squirrels and psychs except for situations of actual physical abuse. A recognition that we have shared goals with many other groups.
4. Cancellation of eligability checks for students and PCs. Restoration of the sancitity of the confessional, even for those who subsequently are labled as enemies. Use of the FPRD only as a major case action for the purpose of case gain and not to gather data.
5. Cancellation of all policies on suppressive persons and an end to declaring people SPs. Use of "non-enturbulation orders" for the duration of training or processing as a last resort when a PTS condition cannot otherwise be handled. An absolute and total amnesty for all past actions (because we'll never sort out what was or wasn't justified). Subsequently, people are only to be declared as enemies if they engage in flagrant and unreasonable attacks against the church. People who disagree or blow are not to be labled as enemies. Elimination of the use of "lower conditions" except in circumstances of outright damage and danger.
6. Establishment of an International Chaplin, a chaplin's division within OSA, and an expanded office of the chaplin within the organizations, all with the power to right wrongs, override policy as needed, and keep the orgs operating in an ethical manner towards their staff and public.
7. An end to all physical abuse, including cancellation of the RPF and an end to all penalties for lower conditions.
8. Intensive tech training, co-auditing, and solo auditing delivered locally to all staff as an exchange for the low pay and long working hours.
9. A steady release of new OT levels and a steady downward export of levels to the next lower level of organization as the new levels become the premier service for the top level orgs.
10. A cleanup and simplification of pricing. Ethical behaviour on the subject of money. Restoration of the policy "Only Accounts Talks Money".
11, Full reinstatement of the 1967 policy "New 2D Rules". Drop all rules against homosexuals etc. The Sea Org does have an image to maintain, so their staff shouldn't be wildly promiscious or throwing orgies, but they don't have to be more puritanical than what is currently accepted by the society at large.
12. Change from management by stats to management by good indicators with stats being a highly important management indicator.
13. Re-emphasize that policy is a guiding thing rather than an absolute (see "Theory of Organization: What is Policy").
14. More truth, more communication, more ARC. Less concern with PR. More compassion and less harrassment.
I would intend that amnesty to apply to everybody on both sides of the fence. One big reason that revolutions go sour when they win is that they take revenge on the overthrown regime. This is why things never change so much as they remain the same. The revolutionaries soon take on the color of those whom they deposed. You break this and many other deadly cycles by means of forgiveness. Christ was right. Forgiveness is one of the keys to getting out of the trap.