How often do we see these types of headlines?
“Allegations have emerged that the member of a mayoral committee (MMC) for finance was “enriching his friend” by facilitating access to lucrative tenders”.
It appears that virtually everywhere we look someone is out to get something for nothing … be it the USA, Europe or Africa … Big bonuses are being paid to senior civil servants in Government Departments at a time when staff are being laid off, data is lost while targets for improving value-added tax payments are being missed and all “appear completely justified”
When the worker or managers see this happening, they tend to give up trying as their upstat performance, or work is hardly ever acknowledged. LRH has much to say on the subject of Rewards and Penalties ….“WHEN YOU REWARD DOWN STATISTICS AND PENALIZE UP STATISTICS YOU GET DOWN STATISTICS.
“If you reward nonproduction you get nonproduction.
“When you penalize production you get nonproduction.
“We award production and up statistics and penalize nonproduction and down statistics. Always.
“Also, we do it all by statistics – not rumor or personality or who knows who. And we make sure everyone has a statistic of some sort.” – L. Ron Hubbard
“All I beat the drum for is that the working worker deserves a break and the working manager deserves his pay and the successful company deserves the fruits of its success.”
LRH, “Introduction to Scientology Ethics”, page 228
False and Fake News is what we now have causing huge problems in society today. As LRH states ….
“False reports and false data are the order of the day in this society and justice has too often been used for political gain or getting rid of rivals or forwarding the purposes of some clique. The thought of using justice to straighten up the individual or to safeguard the society doesn’t seem to have occurred to anybody.
“Societies today seem to be rigged so that any downstat creep can torpedo any upstat person and are even assisted in doing so by the powers that be.
“This alone could cause a decline of a civilization, as the reward for being an upstat is made inadequate by the penalties capriciously machine-gunned about by downstat criminals, bums and degraded beings favored by their protectors and sponsors ‘the justice system’ and modern governments.
“As they themselves are contaminated by their criminal associates, the police and court systems are in the main composed of downstats who couldn’t make it in life any other way…
“Justice’ apparently cannot be trusted in the hands of man.
“Tolerance, mercy, understanding and the actual handling of the individual by decent and effective ethics technology is a new hope for Justice.”
LRH, “A New Hope for Justice”, from “Introduction to Scientology Ethics”, pages 375-376
And we see this happening today….
“The cause of the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s in the US and England has never been pointed out by welfare ‘statesmen.’ The cause was income tax and government interference with companies and, all during the 1800s, a gradual rise of nationalism and size of governments and their budgets, and no commercial development to distribute goods to the common people, catering to royal governments or only a leisure class still being the focus of production.
“Income tax so penalized management, making it unrewarded, and company law so hampered financing that it ceased to be worthwhile to run companies and management quit. In Russia management went into politics in desperation. Kings were always decreeing the commoner couldn’t have this or that (it put the commoner’s statistic up!) and not until 1930 did anyone really begin to sell to the people with heavy advertising.
It was Madison Avenue, radio, TV and Bing Crosby not the Gre-e-eat Roosevelt who got the US out of the Depression. England, not permitting wide radio coverage, did not come out of it and her empire is dust.
England still too firmly held the ‘aristocratic’ tradition that the commoner mustn’t possess to truly use her population as a market.
“But the reason they let it go this way and the reason the Great Depression occurred and the reason for the decline of the West is this one simple truth:
“If you reward nonproduction you get it.”
LRH, “Rewards and Penalties, How to Handle Personnel and Ethics Matters”, from “Introduction to Scientology Ethics”, page 226
The truth of the matter is … If you reward nonproduction you get nonproduction.
Sadly, you see it everywhere and it can start at home. If you allow a child to have what he wants without having been helpful around the home, you will encourage a selfish or lazy child who in turn develops into a non-contributing adult … and so it progresses up the line to worker or manager and country.