HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 18 JUNE 19681
(Also issued as FO 909)
The purpose of Ethics is
TO REMOVE COUNTER-INTENTIONS FROM THE ENVIRONMENT.
And having accomplished that the purpose becomes
TO REMOVE OTHER-INTENTIONEDNESS FROM THE ENVIRONMENT.
Thus progress can be made by all.
Many mechanisms can exist to mask a counter-intention.
One has an intention to expand the org. An “expert” says it is difficult as “The building society . . .” The impulse is to then handle the problem presented by the “expert,” whereas the correct ETHICS action is to remove his counter-intentionedness or other-intentionedness. If he were an EXPERT, he would simply say, “Okay. I’ll handle my end of the expansion.”
There are many ways to handle counter- and other-intentionedness.
There is a fine line between ethics and tech.
The point where a thetan goes mad is very exact. It is the point where he begins to obsessively stop something. From this the effort becomes generalized and he begins to stop lots of other things. When this includes anyone who or anything that would help him as well as those people and things that help, the being is suppressive. His intentions counter any other intention, particularly good intentions.
Other-intentionedness comes from unawareness or dispersal. It is handled by removing things which disperse others. Offering bottled medicine to cure “the blues” is a direct distraction. It is the purveyor of the distraction who is the target.
The person who enters a Scientology group to then sell other-answer is of course an enemy.
However we go about accomplishing the above is the action of Ethics. The above is the purpose.
L. Ron Hubbard
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩