HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 21 NOVEMBER 19731
THE CURE OF Q AND A
MAN’S DEADLIEST DISEASE
Q and A is a dreadful malady which has to be cured before an auditor (or an administrator) can get results.
THE DISEASE OF Q AND A
AUDITOR: Spot that wall. PC: My neck hurts. AUDITOR: Has it been hurting long? PC: Ever since I was in the army. AUDITOR: Are you in the army now? PC: No but my father is. AUDITOR: Have you been in comm with your father lately? PC: I miss him. AUDITOR: That F/Ned, end of process. The auditor has failed to note that he never got the pc to spot the wall or that he has run the pc all over the track flattening nothing, restimulating the pc.
A DEADLY BACTERIA
When an auditor asks a question and F/Ns something else he can mess a pc up badly.
AUDITOR: Do you have a withhold? That reads. PC: It’s just a 2D perversion. What I was really thinking about was my raise I got today. AUDITOR: That F/Ns. PC (later in session): You run a lousy org here. Charge too much …. Auditor in mystery, caves in. THAT IS SIMPLY Q AND A IN ANOTHER COAT.
When an administrator Qs and As it puts him straight down the org board and into a spin.
LRH COMM: You have a target here to move the file cases. STAFF MEMBER: I didn’t understand some of the words. LRH COMM: Here’s a word clearing order for Qual. (Next day.) LRH COMM: Did you go to the word clearer? STAFF MEMBER: I’m on medical lines now. LRH COMM: How long have you been ill? STAFF MEMBER: Since the Ethics Officer was mean to me. LRH COMM: I’ll go see about your ethics folder ….
And there goes the old soccer game. NO TARGET DONE BECAUSE THE EXECUTIVE COULD NOT HANDLE Q AND A.
C/S Q AND A
Case Supervisors (blush for the thought) are often guilty of Q and A and infect their area with its bacteria.
PC to Examiner: I have a cold. C/S: Run spot spots to cure his cold. PC to auditor: It’s really I’m PTS to my aunt. C/S: Do PTS RD on aunt. PC to Examiner: It’s really my foot. C/S: Do Touch Assist on foot ….
What C/S ever got a pc’s program done that way?
Where you find undone programs in folders you find goofing auditors and Q and A type Case Supervisors.
There are definite cures for this dreadful and disgraceful malady. It must be handled as it results in a breaking out of bogged cases and blows, high and low TAs and very red faces when the paid completions stat is counted.
The cure is pretty violent and very few have courage enough to go through with it as their confront at the beginning is too low, what with their no-interest items left in restim on their Drug Rundowns or no TRs to begin with or no Supervisor when they took the course.
The direct result of all this is a symptom known as “patty-cake”. This is a child game of clapping hands and putting palms together and has meant since 1950 Dianetics NOT HANDLING CASES. The signs of patty-cake are a weak slouching posture, bags under the eyes, a bowed spine and hangdog pathetic eyes. The respiration is quick and panicky, the palms sweat and. one starts at pins dropping in the next room.
However for those sturdy souls who want to clear a planet and who really want to handle things they can prop themselves up in bed and somehow get through this program:
1. This HCOB star-rate2. _________
2. HCOB 24 May 62 “Q and A” star-rate. _________
3. HCOB 13 Dec 61 “Varying Sec Check Questions”. _________
4. HCOB 22 Feb 62 “Withholds, Missed and Partial”. _________
5. HCOB 29 Mar 63 “Summary of Security Checking”. _________
6. HCOB 7 Apr 64 “All Levels—Q and A”. _________
7. TRs the Hard Way. _________
8. Upper Indoc a Rough Way. _________
9. Handling the auditor’s, C/S’s or administrator’s Not Done or No Interest item Drug RD. _________
10. 35 hours Op Pro by Dup in co-audit receiving and giving. _________
11. HCOB 29 July 63 “Saint Hill Special Briefing Course Training Drills”, Section “Q and A Drill”. _________
12. HCOB 20 Nov 73 Issue I Anti-Q and A Drill._________
13. HCOB 20 Nov 73 Issue II “F/N What You Ask or Program”. _________
14. A final end result demonstrated that the person CAN SEE SITUATIONS AND HANDLE THEM. _________
For, of course, the reason the person Q-and-As is that he can’t confront or see the existing scene and so can’t handle it.
Q and A is the DISEASE OF DODGING LIFE.
When such a person tries to get a question or program done and the other person says or does something else, the Q-and-Aer goes into a sort of overwhelm or cave-in and just rides along at effect.
PEOPLE WHO GET THINGS DONE ARE AT CAUSE. When they are not, they Q-and-A.
Thus it IS a kind of illness. Chronic Overwhelm. It is NOT cured by drugs or electric shocks or brain operations.
It is cured by making oneself strong enough in confront and handle to live!
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1973, 21 November). The Cure of A and A Man’s Deadliest Disease. Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. X. pp. 551-553). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.