DEGRADATION, 1. the lower harmonic of apathy. (SH Spec 70, 6110C24) 2. an inability to handle force. (PDC 48) 3. being big and getting small and not at your own request. (PDC 34)
DEGRADED BEING, 1. the degraded being is not a suppressive as he can have case gain. But he is so PTS that he works for suppressives only. He is a sort of super-continual PTS beyond the reach really of a simple S&D and handled only at Section 3 OT Course. The degraded being is not necessarily a natively bad thetan. He is simply so PTS and has been for so long that it requires our highest level of tech to finally undo it after he has scaled up all our grades. (HCOB 22 Mar 67) 2. very degraded beings alter-is, refuse to comply without mentioning it. Find ANY instruction painful as they have been painfully indoctrinated with violent measures in the past. They therefore alter-is any order or don’t comply. A degraded being is not a suppressive as he can have case gain. But he is so PTS that he works for suppressives only. Degraded beings, taking a cue from SP associates, instinctively resent, hate and seek to obstruct any person in charge of anything. (HCOB 22 Mar 67)
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