|HCOPL: PTS Sections, Personnel and Execs|
Hubbard gives instructions on how to handle reporters and other SPs.
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERemimeo
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 26 DECEMBER 1966
Admin Know-How Series 12An org has certain sections, units, personnel and executives who go PTS to suppressive elements in the society.
PTS SECTIONS, PERSONNEL AND EXECS
If one knows this, one becomes less puzzled by noncompliances and trouble in those quarters. One can also do something effective if one realizes why.
Legal, accounts and construction and lesser units tend to go PTS very easily.
A "P.T.S." is a Potential Trouble Source by reason of contact with a suppressive person or group.
Suppression is "a harmful intention or action against which one cannot fight back." Thus when one can do anything about it, it is less suppressive.
Thus Legal goes PTS being in contact with SP courts and with SP or PTS attorney firms as well as confronting suppressives who are seeking to injure the org through various suppressive actions.
Staffs are so "reasonable" they think these SP group representatives are there for necessary purposes or serve some purpose, or can be reasoned with—all of which is nonsense.
There are no good reporters. There are no good government or SP group agents. The longer you try to be nice, the worse off you will be. And the sooner one learns this, the happier he will be.
Some staff member in such contact points in the org should be the only one who handles and all other staff should be given chits for talking to such a person.
This limits the area of enturbulation. The handling staff member can become expert. But even so, watch for bad indicators in that staff member, and the moment they show up, change the contact point.
Never give such persons access to persons high up in the org—or unit. Turn such over to special personnel who can get the business over with at once and get the agent off the premises soon. If you see a manager snapping terminals with such agents, transfer him to another post in the org. Unless you do so, he'll soon cease complying with policy and will soon have the place falling apart.
When such agents act or sound very suppressive, get them investigated, find the scandal and attack. It is a fortunate truth that such people also have crimes in their background that can be found. Find and expose them.
SPs are at war. Pleasant conduct, mean conduct, any conduct at all is simply more war. So wage the back action as a battle.
In all the history of Scientology no interviewing reporter ever helped. They all meant the worst when they acted their best and we are always sorry ever to have spoken. Even if the reporter is all right, his newspaper isn't and will twist his story. We have done best when we have blocked off reporters and worst when we've been nice. So the moral is, a person from an SP group will eventually make an org or some part of it PTS regardless of the agent's conduct.
These words may seem harsh and unreasonable, yet truth is truth and only when we ignore it do we get fouled up. Agents from SP groups lead to PTS staff, units or sections, leads to noncompliance, leads to a mess.
It isn't just imagination that SPs attack Scientology. The evidence has been around in plenty for 16 years.
We began to prosper the day we cut public SPs' correspondence off the org lines and sent it to dead file. Our executives began to function, policy began to be followed, and we began to grow.
Handle the business they present as effectively as possible on special channels. Don't be nice. Limit their reach. And have less noncompliance and a far more effective and happier org. After all, real suppressives only constitute about 2½ percent of the total population. Why spend more than 2½ percent of your time on them?
The whole stunt is realizing that certain groups are SP and recognizing them and then handling them.
L. Ron Hubbard
HCOPL 26 December 1966 PTS Sections, Personnel and Execs pdf
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