The 'Safe Asks Papers' -- Golden Age of NOT Ron?
Golden Age of NOT Ron?
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Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 12:15:50 -0800
Subject: Golden Age of NOT Ron?

Hi Fellow Scientologists and Public Relations (Robert)

1) WHO was it that did the research and discovered that scientologists were "the blind leading the blind"?

Thus we have the Golden Age of Tech what Ron MISSED. Apparently, RTC is saying that Ron had not uncovered everything after all regarding the subject of study and education.

RTC has drilled that it's "pure LRH guys."

So, Public Relations, let's see just ONE reference to LRH mentioning "the blind leading the blind" preventing the rapid advance of studens progressing. Just ONE is all I ask.

2) Is the Golden Age of Tech what Ron describes as "schooling" below?

Here's a couple quotes from a transcript of a professional course lecture by Ron on "educational dianetics." (Page 247, Reseach and Discovery Volume 3, by L. Ron Hubbard Copyright 1982)

"One error, however, must be remarked upon. The examination system employed is not much different from a certain hypnotic technique. One induces a state of confusion in the subject by raising his anxieties of what may happen if he does not pass. One then "teaches" at a mind which is anxious and confused. That mind does not then rationalize, it merely records and makes a pattern, if the pattern is sufficiently strong to be regurgitated verbatim on an examination paper, the student is then given a good grade and passed."

Is this kind of like our patter drills? We can sound smart by regurgitating verbatim words but is it workable. I patter drilled the student hat drills for the many types of misunderstood words and now that memorization is gone. I never kept it like what is SUPPOSE to happen. The patter drill data you're suppose to have for life. What happened to me? Am I a unique case? No.

My best friend who did the patter drills on the Dianetics course has forgotten the exact commands verbatum. But this isn't suppose to happen! She has great sonic and visio recall too.

In actuality, we both learned it by memory long enough to pass the drill. And let me tell you, it very much stressed me out to learn the words exactly. This RTC "tech" has not worked on us. The measure of ANY tech is it's workability and this tech didn't work on us so therefore it's squirrel. That's what squirrel is ... UNworkable tech. Look it up.

I'd be interested in a real test ... 6 months later to see who remembers their patter drills. Does memorizng help one THINK WITH the data. I doubt it.

Let's go on with Ron ...

"A good grade is supposed to be synonymous with a bright mind. It is actually, under the present system, only a measure of one of two things:

a; abilitity to receive stet data without caviling at conclusions drawn by the instructor, and b; sonic and visio recall.

In "a" one finds the characteristic of the hypnotic subject, and it is no measure of the student's ability to do anything with the knowledge if he is ever transplanted into another environment (a factor of less and less importances as college graduation age rises toward the evident optimum of 55); the student might as well be a zombie.

In "b" we find a condition which is no measure whatever of either intelligence or ability, but only demonstrates the absence of a certain class of engrams which block audio and visio recall. The student with audio and visio merely has to recall, by rote, what he has heard and set it down, or recall, by rote, what he has seen and set down."

I personally do not have this audio and visio recall. It took me two torturous days of patter drills before I findly got it robotically memorized in my somatic mind well enough to pass the test from the supervisor. Other students who didn't have the mental blocks to audio/visio recall learned them in just 10 minutes to 30 minutes and what a stupid idiot I felt being such a "slow learner."

You learn the "patter" by introverting yourself by facing a blank wall and repeating loudly the patter that has to be memorized until you can do it smoothly without hesitation to the satisfaction of a "pass" by the supervisor. (Supervisors used to be called instructors in the earlier days.) I have no idea where this "tech" of facing a wall comes from. It is not LRH. Though I stand to be corrected by anybody here.

I'll go on with Ron ...

"The first vital principle in teaching the aberree is to do everything possible to keep his analyzer turned on and aligned with the subject on a rational plane. This instantly rules out rostrums, pompousity and manisfestoes, grades, examinations and mass teaching--all tricks of altitude whereby the data, forced in, becomes stet data."

In our current "Golden Age of Tech" course rooms, I do NOT see this primary FIRST emphasis of insuring students "keep his analyzer turned on and aligned with the subject on a rational plane."

If I'm disagreed with on this, then I'd like them to tell me HOW this first emphasis is being done. From what I'm witnessing, I seeing a product of unthinking people who let Ron's words think FOR them. Ron even warned of this.

So this is my opinion. I welcome all comments.

Yours for wanting REAL scientology, not RTC "tech", Safe

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