We’ve made a tremendous amount of progress in phase one of the game; that is, de-ptsing ourselves from the dictator and his counter policies. I have sometimes made reference to DM’s GPM (goals-problems-mass), and advised we not get suckered into becoming part of it. There is a St Hill Special Briefing Course lecture (Attacks and GPMs) that I think supports this idea and is very applicable to the current scene. Here is an excerpt that sums up some mechanics that you might find relevant to your current environment. You might find it liberating or de-oppressing on one level or another.
From: Attacks and GPMs, 21 Oct 1963:
Now, the whole of life is an interchange if you’re going to live. It’s an interchange — an interchange activity. It’s putting out anchor points. And let’s look at the gradient scale of how you would go about this. Supposing you’re just there all by yourself. And there’s no limitation to your putting out anchor points, right? And you can put out anchor points. There’s no limitation to this. You can put out as many anchor points as you like, you see?
Somebody else shows up and they say, “You shouldn’t put out these anchor points,” or “I want to make some of this — I want to have some of this space too.” And they put out anchor points against your anchor points, so you don’t put out anchor points quite so far, you see? — talking about the Factors, now.
All right, and let’s supposing that every time you put out an anchor point, why, somebody else forbade you to put out the anchor point, and you complied and agreed and didn’t put out your anchor point. How big do you think you would be after a while? That’s about how big you are now.
See, that’s practically the way you got there — the way you got there. There’s nothing quite as disturbing and there’s nothing quite so certain to throw anybody into apathy, is just continue to put out your anchor points. It’s the most disturbing activity that you can engage on. Everybody says, “You mustn’t put out your anchor points,” and you put out your anchor points. Then they give you lots of reasons why you shouldn’t put out your anchor points and you put out anchor points. They bring all sorts of duress to bear on you why you shouldn’t put out your anchor points and you put out anchor points. What’s going to happen to their morale? See?
Now, sometimes it’s very difficult to continue to put out anchor points in this particular way; sometimes you just get cut to ribbons. And it’s those particular times that you got cut to ribbons you tend to remember as lessons not to attack, or lessons not to put out anchor points.
Now, the gradient scale on the thing goes, put out anchor points — in other words, continue to create your space — to attacking that which is preventing you from putting out your space. Now, that’s also putting out anchor points, don’t you see? And you get down along low human levels, and what are you then involved with? You’re involved with attacking those who are preventing you from putting out anchor points. Attacking them.
Now, you go down scale just a little bit further. You start defending yourself against attacks. This causes you to live good, to have good behavior, to have various socially acceptable characteristics — all sorts of things. These things are basically defenses against attacks, direct attacks. Now you can go down scale even further than that: You have the defenses against possible attacks. And this causes people to live in castles and you know, dig moats that nobody will ever think of ever charging against, you see? Invent weapons that have no particular use; invent social characteristics that are impossible to attack.
This causes you, in other words, to go down scale a bit further. Now, there’s further down scale than that: is imagining you are under attack. That you are defending, answers itself out — answers itself out in this wise.
That you are defending yourself — you understand, this is the — now let me point back to you the level of the scale just above this — possible attacks, see? Level — you know, possible attacks. You’re not being attacked, you’re simply preparing yourself to defend possible attacks. See, now just below that there is a point that because there are all these defenses, there therefore must be attacks. You see, it proves itself. Well, you got a moat dug all the way around the place! Obviously, there must be somebody going to ride across that moat.
Some of the screens that a thetan puts up are terribly entrancing. These screens are very, very entrancing, because they leave them up forever. Why did they put them up in the first place? Well, they put them up against a lion. All right, the lion might still be there. See, you would have to take the screen down to find out. You don’t dare take the screen down because you’d be attacked if the lion were still there.
This causes a very funny action. You can get a thetan, you know, a pc, and get him to find one of these black screens and get him to pick up one little corner of it and peek around it real fast and it reads — sometimes he’ll really have to get his nerve up to do it. And he will. He’ll see something like a mocked up lion or a snake or something on the other side of the black screen.
See, one of his answers of confronting is cover it up so he can’t — won’t have to confront it, you see, black it out. There is the final — final mechanism of a defense. Permanent defenses lead to a belief that one is under attack. When you get way down scale, you — it’s — must be that you’re under attack because there’s the defenses. Somebody must be ready to launch the rockets at you any moment because, heh! Here are all these radars waiting to detect them. And of course, the more one defends the less one becomes mobile — one is less and less mobile. So therefore, actually, he never gets out to look.
He never goes out to look, to see if there are any attackers. And I imagine there are nations on planets someplace in this galaxy, at this very moment, who have no neighbors but who believe implicitly that those neighbors are there with full armies ready to attack them; and that live a life of complete defense, complete immobility, never going abroad, carrying through all of the various survival activities, to them, to prevent an attack against nations which are no longer there, that have long since gone to dust.
A GPM, in essence, is such a mechanism. One has a defense up against an area of confusion. He has a stable datum all arranged to take care of an area of confusion that has long since ceased to exist. Thetan eventually traps himself.
The GPMs then are a long history of all of the things which ever attacked him, and those things might now be gone.
Now, consider the flip side. I was out at the Int base a couple weeks ago. The most noticeable change since my residing there was this: about fifty feet inside the electronic, razor wired security perimeter fence, DM had built a ten to fifteen foot fortess-looking wall around his villas compound. That is where his living quarters and VIP guest quarters are now located. A fortress within a fortress. Interesting.
I suggest our best direction is to just keep putting anchor points out.