Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1961, 29 June
Document title: Wrong Target: Sec Check
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Saint Hill Special Briefing Course
Location: East Grinstead, Sussex
Document ID: SHSBC-25
Description: Hubbard talks about the appropriate attitude of security checkers and about building an atmosphere of communication, confidence and knowingness; contrasts Catholic priests and their behavior.
But, it is your role as an auditor to persuade him that he can remember and that he can tell you. And every time you make suspicious actions in the direction of the E-Meter, you invalidate that a little bit. So the less those suspicious actions are, the better off you are.
You sit down. You put the E-Meter down, so forth. It’s not an attitude of “Well, we’re gonna find out all about it now, because there you are walking around knowing all about these things, and so forth. And that makes you a pretty bad criminal, doesn’t it? Hah-ha-ha-ha. Ha-ha-ha-ha.”
Well, two-way communication goes up the chimney right there. How could it do otherwise? How could it do otherwise? No. You as the auditor can create an atmosphere, not of confidence, but create an atmosphere of communication. Don’t create an atmosphere of no-communication.
You don’t have to operate like a con man; you don’t have to operate like a priest. As a matter of fact, I’m not above throwing all sorts of dunnage into a Security Check on the basis the fellow is looking very, pooff.
You know, you’ve just asked him, “Well, have you ever raped a girl?” you know.
“Well, all right now, you just remembered something there.
Now, what was it?”
“Wah-wah-wah-what. I don’t know what I did there. Ughrr-oh-oo-oo-oooo… That’s…”
I say, “What the hell is all this about?” I’m not above saying something like this. I go, you know, “What the hell is this about. Do you think I’m a Catholic priest or something? I’m going to make you wear sackcloth and ashes for the rest of your life?”
The guy says, “Oh no. I guess . . I guess you’re not.”
And I say, “This isn’t 1620. This is AD 111. All right, now, let’s hit this thing hard now. Now, “Have you ever raped a girl?”
“Well . . .”
“Tell me all about it.”
“Well, all right.” And he tells you all about it. And not because you found it on the E-Meter, but because you just said, “Well, look at them sighs and groans, moans and writhing. And, man, there is something there. And you and me had better get this into view, all the way, and let the turbojet blowers go through the reactive bank, you know?”
Next thing you know, promoted, question after question after question, he is more and more confident and feels more and more confidence in his auditor and feels better and better. And the knowingness is going up in all directions.
Hubbard, L. R. (1961, 29 June). Wrong Target: Sec Check. Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, (SHSBC-25). Lecture conducted from East Grinstead, Sussex.
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