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I don't think the Sea Org was founded upon anything like this.
The Sea Org was founded upon military training and indoctrination, combined with Maoist, Stalinist and North Korean techniques of re-education.
The Sea Org was a culmination of Hubbard's work on the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course where he worked out the parts of a personality, and how to soften up the existing one to install a new one.
The reason it seems to have become absurd is because you are trying to find the technical points in early Scientology "The Basics" which culminated in the Sea Org.
They aren't there.
They are in the works of Mao, and through the study of Stalin and North Korean re-education techniques.
Very little of Scio's future was scripted - mostly it has been a reaction to fear, fear of being found out, fear of being caught and a fear of going to jail.
Dramatizations of past incidents that were made subsequently reasonable by the inmates. (Not unlike the touching tie scene in Dianetics.)
Most SO and Org people were in heavy trance states - very suggestable - Back in late '67 onward I used to run a trance breaking process:
"Show me a (whatever hat the person was wearing) attitude!"
What did you do?"
The SO person would go through several types of identities from a nasty abusive identity to a confused identity to a aggressive identity to a kind or benign identity to suddenly cogniting they would just need to be present or here.
I took off some of the greatest gestapo valenced people and defanged them - they very quickly changed hats.
I had an advantage as I had the right to come and go - thus was able to not to be part of the original dramatization, programming and conditioning.
3rd dynamic mutual past incidents take a lot of rationalization and justification to make fit into a mindset of okayness.
When you snap out of one - and arrive back in present time - it leaves you wondering what the hell happened.....very embarrasing.