Blog: Keeping Scientology Working Revisited - 2013-06-12
The following is an excerpt from the book Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior. It covers my introduction to the Policy Letter entitled Keeping Scientology Working. In the past, we have attempted to discuss how far this central religious tenet of Scientology ought to be adhered to given its thought-stopping potential. That discussion degenerated into recriminations, character assasinations, and other indicia of thought stoppping. Perhaps presented in a fuller context we can consider the effects of this indoctrination without instigating a riot.
From Chapter Seven:
This particular policy (still in use today) was originally issued in 1965. It pronounces that Scientology had by that point achieved "uniformly workable technology." It states that the only troubles the organization ever encountered were because of incorrect application of that uniformly workable technology. Therefore, KSW called for zealous enforcement of the standard application of Scientology. By "standard" was meant precise, unquestioning adherence to all technical and administrative instructions from L. Ron Hubbard. No interpretations or alterations allowed. Only L. Ron Hubbard's words, followed to the letter. Quite a bit of attention was paid by the course supervisors to each student, on a one-to-one basis, seeking to elicit agreement that they would follow KSW to the letter.