Welcome Twin A!
I really like this thread subject. I have seen so many contradictions in what Hubbard wrote. People that are new to $cientology cant see it cause they have not yet read enough of Hubbard 'tech' to see them. Or just plainly experienced the contradictions.
It took me years and years to start seeing them. I believe I had my own way of seeing what $cientology was suppose to be all about. Kindness, compassion, truth. I was in for a very harsh wake up call. Even if I have read here and there about those, there was much more that I saw about ethics (use as punishment and make wrong), fighting the evil psychs, as you say, sleep deprivation, no medical care (for staff and SO. I was both). I could go on.
Stress is VERY high when you are SO or staff. SO is worst but staff dont have it easy either. You are being pushed and pushed because you have the responsability of the whole planet on your shoulders (both staff and SO) . When you really think about it, its enough to drive someone insane. The urgency of clearing the planet and the harsh ethics used because YOU are responsible whether or not this will happen by getting your stats up. I'm rambling now.
On one hand you are told ethic is something personal. On the other hand, its more used as a punishment tool and a HUGE oppression tool toward staff and SO. With publics they go milder because they want their money. Its a freakin PR machine. They are hypocrites.
I used to believe in 'what is greatness' and I still do but not because Hubbard wrote that but because that is how ALL $cientologists should treat each other. Whether public, staff or SO. That is how human beings should treat each other. Period.
Dont get me wrong. I have not been an angel when I was a staff or SO. Even when I left I still was running on harshness. It took me a long time to get rid of that. a very long time. I'm not proud of how I acted sometimes than.
You know the tone scale. Well, isnt 'sacrifice' VERY low? Its pretty much at the bottom. Yet, that is exactlly where staff and SO are. And Hubbard told them they are doing that for the greatest good. Low pay or no pay, no medical care. their first and second dynamic are pushed aside for 'the greatest good'. That is sacrifice. Yet, they point fingers at those that they consider 'low tone'. Yet, 1.1 is higher than sacrifice! Anger is higher than sacrifice, open hostility is higher than sacrifice. $cientology play the victim. They are being prosecuted by the bad SPs. Victim is LOW on the tone scale also.
In the book 'Dianetics 55', if that part is still there, Hubbard said something which is about granting beingness, kindness and understanding. I wonder if its still in the new version of Dianetics 55.
It was in one of those pages. 118-119, 121-122 and 123. The version I have is from 1981. I got this from the Second Dynamic book which dont exist anymore. So here it goes.
'One of the things which gives truth to Pan-Determinism is the savageness with which the aberrated attempt to drive an individual away from anything resembling Pan-Determinism. This is simply an obsessive action on the part of people to climb up to Pan-Determinism by force. Pan-Determinism cannot be climbed by force. The ladder to that height is not made of pikes and spears, spankings and police forces. It is made of Understanding, Affinity, Reality and Communication.'
DM must have freaked out when he saw that. That is exactly what he is NOT doing. But there is policies somewhere to justify his actions.
Welcome again Twin A!