Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1951, 26 June
Document title: Chart of Human Evaluation Part 1
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: First Annual Conference of Hubbard Dianetic Auditors
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Document ID: 5106C26A
Description: Hubbard discusses society in terms of its position on his "tone scale."
When the society gets to the point where it is now, a lot of people are down the tone scale.1 In other words, you have a lot of 0.5s, a lot of 1.1s, a few 1.5s and so on kicking around in the society. If a third of the population is below 2.0, they are going to have a sort of a resonant effect upon the society.
For instance, in order to suppress the criminal the police pass rigorous laws. It gets to the point where, one day, somebody steps off the curb and walks across the street just wrong and he gets arrested. This enturbulates him a little bit.
There are enough people around who are “careless”–in other words, who are attempting suicide purposefully, actually–and step out in front of cars and get run over and so on that the cops pass a law and say, “That’s not nice; you mustn’t do that.” All laws that are valid laws are directed toward the goal of inhibiting conduct below 2.0, so they are 2.0 suppressors. They are down the tone scale from 2.0. This is the conduct that the law and social order objects to, up to the point where it itself drops wholly below 2.0, and then everything turns around and these things are very much condoned; these are the things to do.
That is the law band, from 2.0 down, and laws exist to inhibit this type of conduct. That law has a resonance: it actually validates that this kind of conduct can exist. “It is against the law to rape two-year-old children.” There is such a law. Who would think of this? But the law says so and you hear about it once in a while in the newspapers and so on. So there is a resonance going through the society at that band, and that makes it tough on the society. Because of the non survival activity of people on a low band, more and more suppression is put against the society in order to inhibit such conduct, and the society goes lower and lower on the tone scale.
You as auditors are auditing in a society which is unfortunately far too low on the tone scale, and the people you come in contact with, usually, are way down. They are in low-toned environments. For instance, a fellow you are processing comes to the session and he seems to be in perfectly good order after the session. Then he goes home, and you know this fellow is in pretty good shape, but when he comes to the session next time he is down the tone scale again. So you bring him up the tone scale and you process him for a couple of hours and he is feeling good, but he goes home and he goes down the tone scale again. You can keep this up for a long time.
Fortunately, you as auditors actually can win eventually.
Hubbard, L. R. (1951, 26 June). Chart of Human Evaluation Part 1. First Annual Conference of Hubbard Dianetic Auditors, (5106C26A). Lecture conducted from Wichita, Kansas.