Hubbard's Limited, Destructive Response Paradigm

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  1. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    In many respects this could be a complement to DOF's "the Tone Scale: How Valid is It?" thread . . . but I think it might well provoke sufficient comment to stand on its own . . . :biggrin:

    I got this in an email this morning from an Old Timer Scn who is now ex-choich . . . . it speaks for itself.

    My point in presenting it is to discuss the issue of: is it possible, likely or probable, or even definitely the case, that the Scientology address to and handling of all perceived alternative views and/or dissent is met with such DESTRUCTIVE attack and put down . . . .

    Look at Hubbard's putative "Black Panther" Mechanism . . . . it posits only that a Being is responsive to THREAT . . . . nowhere in this proposition of his is there any notion of work with or attempts at reconciliation . . . nope: his think could only embrace negative responses!!!

    I found this article in an old Ivy issue. I had not seen it ​
    before, but it made a lot of sense to me, so I want to ​
    share it with you.​

    Let me know what you think. Do you see it the same way?​


    The Black Panther Mechanism:
    A Dangerous Omission

    by Da Professor, USA

    One possible explanation for the Church’s persistent world view ofUS vs. THEM, borne out by continual attacks, etc. when TRs and ARC would handlemost situations, can be found in the Tech Dictionary under “Black PantherMechanism,” which outlines the possible methods for coping with theenvironment. Anything that prevents Gus from getting upstairs can, by this definition,only be handled by attack, flee, avoid, neglect or succumb. While thiscertainly is quite an improvement over the psych’s “fight or flight” response,it still is missing vital viewpoints.

    The selection of “a particularly black-tempered black panther” asa model and placing him in the artificial environment of a home obscures otheroptions. Just in case the Gentle Reader might try to think up any other option,the definition goes on to say: “All actions can be seen to fall within thesecourses.” Where some see only problems, others see solutions or opportunities.

    I propose a new name and definition.

    “The Grey Wolf Options”

    There are several ways in which a human being reacts toward apossible source of danger. Let us suppose that a man named Sam and a grey wolfinhabit the same wood. Both people and wolves are pretty dangerous critters andthey compete for food and cave space. How can Sam resolve this situation?

    1. he could attack the grey wolf,
    2. he could flee from the grey wolf,
    3. he could stay in parts of the wood to avoid the grey wolf,
    4. he could neglect the grey wolf,
    5. he could succumb to the grey wolf,
    6. he could cooperate with the grey wolf.

    Recognizing that the problem is not the wolf, that the problem isstaying alive in the woods, and that the wolf shares the problem, allows theman and the wolf to form an alliance.

    The wolf brings his intelligence, keen sense of smell andswiftness to the bargain. Sam adds his intelligence, thumb, “ability to usetools” and fire.

    Together, they survive much better than either could alone. Indeed, over time, what could just aseasily have been Sam’s worst enemy, turns into “man’s best friend.” This blindspot on cooperation is clearer in the definition of ally in the “TechDictionary.” According to these definitions, an ally is someone who helps youwhen you are weak (and we are never weak, are we?), and is someone whosebeingness takes over the PC. In other words, that with which you ally, youalloy. An ally is something found in reactive engrams, not in analyticalthought. So now, what can or should be done about this? Perhaps an auditingrundown or series of drills could be developed to bolster the being’s abilityto recognize situations where cooperation is appropriate and to exercise thatoption. A model Grey Wolf process might start off with word clearing on theabove definition. This could be followed by having the PC spot times whencooperation could have occurred, should have occurred, would have occurred ordid occur (a “coulda, shoulda, woulda” rundown). R3R any reading items in orderof read. Perhaps this could be played against the CDEINR scale, the Know-to-MysteryScale or the Prepcheck Buttons. Another possibility would be to have the PCspot the shared problem on the coulda, shoulda, woulda rundown. This kills thewrong targeting on the grey wolf terminal. This, of course, is only a roughoutline. I invite you to generate and test other rundowns that smooth over aPC’s handling of his environment. Such as running DEEP . (My comment/Per).


    I replied . . .

    Absolutely brilliant, Per . . . . thanks.​

    There is one addition to the coulda, shoulda, woulda rundown that I would make though.

    For each of the coulda, shoulda, woulda answers, one gets the item/answer and asks: "What could or would be the outcome or consequences of (item)?"

    This, of course, is spiritual level processing that facilitates the capacity to create clean futures.

    Running of old engramic materials is more in the vein of processing/cleaning the mind . . . that is, a "mental level process" versus restoration of spiritual powers and capacities.


  2. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Karen Horney covered it better, IMO, and her research was impeccable. She predates Hubbard:
  3. F.Bullbait

    F.Bullbait Oh, a wise guy,eh?

    My panther's idea of cooperation is that I feed her when she isn't sleeping.

    Then there is the 'chill dude' strategy...

  4. WildKat

    WildKat Gold Meritorious Patron

  5. strativarius

    strativarius Comfortably Numb

    Oh dear, I'm a real sucker for that kind of stuff!
  6. George Layton

    George Layton Silver Meritorious Patron

    scientology in a nutshell, hubbard's point of view.
  7. Gib

    Gib Crusader

  8. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    there is seventh, as far as a dangerous encounter, and that is make friends.

    Aristotle on friendship:
  9. arcxcauseblows

    arcxcauseblows Patron Meritorious

    scientology would have been a lot better if hubbard thought like that

    coexist, cooperate, those weren't in his mindset, he clearly enjoys making enemies and trying to destroying them

    at the heart of scientology is not a cooperation, or a coexistence, it's destruction of everything except scientology

    one selfish man having only his way, being the only source

    hammering out of existence?

    dispose of quietly without sorrow?

    scared until the day he died that he was surrounded by evil spirits controlling him, dude was sick
  10. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Did you have a lot of cats around when you grew up. or stuffed animals

    Psychic drives or Object Seeking ?

    And what is the EP of that hug? The man goes away purring and the feline goes away erring? By the way in the Basaya dialect iring, or if you are spelling handicapped like I am , err-ring is a cat.
  11. guanoloco

    guanoloco As-Wased

  12. Ogsonofgroo

    Ogsonofgroo Crusader

    I do not think he could have done that, he had a giant, well planned, long-con to envision and manifest, and the crippled/malignant/cancer-o'-Hubbard ploy, limps on under his murderous protege's (DM) guidance and manipulations.
    Psychic vampirism at its finest imho.

  13. F.Bullbait

    F.Bullbait Oh, a wise guy,eh?

    What would a cooperative Church of Scientology be like?

    The HelluvaHoax version:

    1) Taking care of Basics...


    2) Dealing with personnel issues:


    3) Re-purposing real estate:


  14. Enthetan

    Enthetan Mutant

    Hubbard was quite threatened by the idea of anyone feeling loyalty to anyone but HIM. Hence the mandatory use of knowledge reports on any hint of "disaffection", to create an environment where nobody could have a truly intimate friendship.
  15. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Sociopath next door.

    Whoops I meant to say the sociopath circling target 2......:biggrin:
  16. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Sorry for being so obtuse..

    the lion

    All said in sport....
  17. Gib

    Gib Crusader

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