"DUE TO LACK OF IMPORTANCE GIVEN TO CHILDREN ... THE CADET ORG AND CEO HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE HANDS OF UNQUALIFIED AND (IN SOME CASES) CRIMINAL CHILDREN AND ADULTS..."
While going through the files that I kept from my Sea Org days, I found a Sea Organization "Aides Order 203-71 dated 28 August 1981, entitled "PAC CADET ORG / CADET ESTATES ORG ESTABLISHMENT EVAL". This issue was an eval[uation] and a handling for a TERRIBLE situation that existed in PAC (Pacific Area Command) in regards to children of Sea Org members. The situation as outlined in this Aides Order was "Despite explicit Founder [LRH] advices to have an Org for Cadets and a separate Org for adults to service them, the two Orgs are being continually collapsed together resulting in NO Cadet Org VFPs [Valuable Final Products] and PAC S.O. children becoming a liability rather than an asset."
According to the observations and data collected by the "SO Evaluator" Larry Price, as of March 1981 there were 339 children who were less than 18 yrs old in PAC SO orgs. The eval found (and I am quoting verbatim) that "Quite a number of children are behind their grade level on studies in the public school system (which is absurd since we have study tech and wogs don't)."
The eval goes on to say that there are "Numerous reports of out-ethics and criminal behavior by PAC children, i.e. out 2-D, stealing, etc." and "Due to the recent filthy conditions of the CEO [Cadet Estates Org] and the criminal behavior of the children the area has become a PR [public relations] and Legal threat to the Church."
In the section of the Aides Order where the specific findings (data) are reported, it says, "...CEO scene is wildly off the rails and the scene has become very degraded. PAC SO children instead of becoming valuable personnel assets are in many cases becoming criminals...Looking into the scene it was found that except for brief periods, there has NEVER BEEN a properly functioning Cadet Org and CEO as separate entities..."
In a September 1973 advice from L. Ron Hubbard, quoted in this Aides Order, the Founder (LRH) said, "The Industrial Age looks on a child as a non-resource and so will anyone in the SO that is steeped in the culture from which they come. They are sentimentally destructive and think it too cold-blooded to look on children as a resource. The end product is that they damage the child by knocking off his hat in a dozen ways."
Then this Aides Order says "The handling for the above would obviously be to re-educate parents and other adults who deal with the Cadet Org so that they do treat children as resources and real SO members."
Further, the eval states, "It was also found that the CO Cadet Org put on [post] by the '76 Mission, Bob Raffe, was criminal and sadistic to other Cadets. He was removed in mid '77 after he handcuffed another Cadet to an electrical outlet and nearly electrocuted him."
The findings continue, "it was found that the CEO also had a large number of DBs [degraded beings], criminals and perverts posted to it. Some of these would slap the Cadets around and treat them like 'kids'...Some parents have even routed out of [left] the SO and left their kids behind!...On the other side of the coin the SO has continued to neglect their hat with respect to Cadets as shown by the fact that they [the PAC area orgs] have continually put their unwanted or reject staff into the CEO and have done nothing effective to handle the degraded conditions that the Cadet Org and CEO...fell into. The GO recently had to bypass to get the place adequately cleaned up to pass an official inspection and avert a legal flap."
The issue then states...
"ETHICS WHY: DUE TO LACK OF IMPORTANCE GIVEN TO CHILDREN (AS PER ABOVE) THE CADET ORG AND CEO HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE HANDS OF UNQUALIFIED AND (IN SOME CASES) CRIMINAL CHILDREN AND ADULTS..."
Does anyone care to comment on whether conditions in regards to children of Sea Org members in PAC have changed during the last 15 years since this eval was done ?
Miss X -- another Old Timer and X-$cieno