HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 16 APRIL 19821
MORE ON PTS HANDLING
(Taken from an LRH despatch to an executive on 10 Aug. 73.)
You will find that PTS policy calls for DISCONNECT or HANDLE.
PTS is a connection to an SP. That is true. But what may be overlooked is that persons of the middle class (which is a culture, not an income bracket, to which belong all the puritan hypocritical mores of the cop and the get-a-job-be-a-moderate-plugging-success) frown very terribly on anything that the least bit tries to make a better world. The middle class wants the world of a job and order and even hypocrisy and cops because they are AFRAID. They hold to their narrow views because any other views may disturb their twenty-year house mortgage, the store, the job. So when someone decides to make a better world they look on him as a direct menace even though the dull middle-class world is a sort of slavery and suicide. It is the middle class that tries the hardest to keep the down-and-outer out and down, who go along with a cop America and hate support of anything not their class. And nearly every PTS you have will be found one way or another to be PTS to the middle class. As a group, not as an individual, the middle-class-parent world suppresses anything different. So you have PTSes.
I heard that less PTSes were found than people found reading on a problems’ question.*
I began to wonder about it. Then I heard of PTSes being simply transferred or demoted. Now listen, these people are PTS and there must be a total grasp on that tech. It IS a tech.
The person has to either handle or disconnect. If he does so he will begin to get well and cease to have problems. The reasons he cannot handle are because he tries to do it in the heroic fashion that is required in a disconnect. Handling can be very, very gradient. I have seen a case where the person was simply coached to give his parents good roads and good weather and not take up any entheta and have seen the person pull right out of it and get well. It doesn’t have to be a sudden explosive handling! It can be very gentle. All you want is the person at cause and that is attained on a gradient toward the SP.
The bulk of your PTSes may very well be PTS to a class, the middle class, of which their particular SP is simply a member. Few of them realize this or even that the middle class (bourgeoisie) ARE very suppressive to anyone who tries to do something in the world besides support the system. My attitude in this is that both the capitalist and communist are alike old hat and a bore, that they’ve made a ruddy mess of things, exhausted the planet and, with their senseless wars, smashed up mankind.
The whole crux of PTSes is HANDLE or DISCONNECT. And the misunderstood on it is how gently one can handle.
Many of them are caught up in the mystery of why they are snarled at and have no conception of the middle class as a formidable and jealous force that goes psychotic when it feels anyone may get away from the treadmill and threaten their uneasy and doomed lives.
It is definitely out-tech to either (1) transfer someone who is PTS to another area yet still keep the person on one’s lines or (2) to put someone who is PTS on a lower post, AS A MEANS OF HANDLING, as it is not handling at all.
One tries to find what it is and then persuades them into handling or disconnecting. That’s the tech.
EVERY ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE CAN BE STRAIGHTENED OUT. EVERY ONE OF THEM SHOULD BE.
Every one who read on problems* is to some degree PTS. One just didn’t try hard enough to give them the scene. Most of them don’t even know what the letters PTS stand for. So there is an educational step. It does not mean they have been connected to ogres. It means they are suppressed by someone or something OFTEN FAR EXTERIOR TO THEIR PRESENT POSITION OR AREA. So there is an educational step. The tech is in HCO PLs and HCOBs. It is perhaps given more directly herein, as it applies to that exact scene.
So go to it. Really get a grip on it. And handle the hell out of them yourselves.
L. Ron Hubbard
*In August of 1973 some individuals were checked for PTSness through metered questions regarding problems. For data on the relationship between problems and PTSness, see HCOB 29 Dec. 78R, THE SUPPRESSED PERSON RUNDOWN, A MAGICAL NEW RUNDOWN and HCO PL 18 Dec. 82, ETHICS CONDITIONS: HANG-UP AT DOUBT.
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩