HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 29 JULY 19711
Org Series 28
Personnel Series 21
A few days ago when I found that musical chairs and flubbed hatting had unstabilized some areas, I wondered whether or not this might stem from some social aberration that was very general in the societies in which we are working.
And it seems to have been the case. I worked on it a bit and found this:
LAW: THE POWER OF A THETAN STEMS FROM HIS ABILITY TO HOLD A POSITION IN SPACE.
This is quite true. In Scientology 8-80 the base of the motor is discussed. It holds two terminals in fixed positions. Because they are so fixed, power can be generated.
If a thetan can hold a position or location in space he can generate POWER.
If he cannot, he cannot generate power and will be weak.
We have known this for nineteen years. It applies here.
Observation: MODERN SOCIETY TENDS TO CONFUSE AND UNSTABILIZE PERSONS WITH ITS HECTIC PACE.
Observation: BEINGS WHO ARE AFRAID OF STRONG PEOPLE TRY TO WEAKEN THEM.
Observation: PERSONS WHO ARE PUSHED AROUND FEEL THEY CANNOT HOLD A POSITION IN SPACE.
Observation: PEOPLE HATE TO LOSE THEIR POSTS AND JOBS. THEY FIND IT DEGRADING.
In processing, picking up this chain of lost positions achieves very good gains and rehabilitates a person’s ability to hold a job.
LAW: BY GIVING A PERSON A POST OR POSITION, HE IS SOMEWHAT STRENGTHENED AND MADE MORE CONFIDENT IN LIFE.
LAW: BY LETTING A PERSON RETAIN HIS POST, HE IS MADE MORE SECURE.
LAW: BY HATTING A PERSON, HE IS GREATLY STRENGTHENED
AS HE IS HELPED TO HOLD HIS POST.
A basically insecure person who feels he is unable to hold his position in space is sufficiently strengthened by hatting to feel secure enough to do his job.
LAW: HAVING A HAT, BEING HATTED AND DEMONSTRATING COMPETENCE MAKES A PERSON FEEL CAPABLE OF HOLDING HIS POSITION IN SPACE AND HE BECOMES MORE STABLE, CONFIDENT IN LIFE AND MORE POWERFUL.
LAW: UNHATTED PERSONS ON A POST CAN BECOME CRIMINAL ON THE POST BECAUSE THEY FEEL INSECURE AND BECOME WEAK.
When a person is secretly afraid of others, he instinctively will not hat them or hats them wrongly and tends to transfer or move them about.
When a person is insecurely posted and insufficiently hatted, he can try to weaken others by trying to prevent their hatting and trying to get them transferred or even dismissed.
This is apparently the social aberration at work.
The answer to a sane org and a sane society is not welfare and removal. It is:
Give them a post.
This is so strong in truth it would de-aberrate the bulk of the crime out of a society.
And it sure will put an org in POWER.
L. Ron Hubbard
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩