Veda, I can't speak for other orgs or missions, but I know for a fact that folder culling did not go on at the mission I was at up to the point that I left in 79. How do I know? I was in the know of everything that went on at the mission for the last three years before I left..., as I was Qual Sec and second in command and was consulted on most everything.(When the ED was out of town for training or auditing, or the one time he did lower conditions, I filled in as acting ED).
I have since heard from old staff friends that joined the GO after I left, and one of their biggest beefs was that pc folder culling had begun. They knew, because they were required to do that - and each of them left staff shortly after receiving such assignments.
I'm sure that you can understand that the subject of pc folder culling in Scientology extends beyond your three year stint at a mission, or comments from your friends. There is a much larger base of information that can be consulted.
Apparently you dwell in an alternate universe. One where pc folder culling in Scientology didn't occur until the 1980s.
And where... "The RPF horrors started years after ."
The RPF horrors started years after Ken [Urquhart] left the SO [in 1983]. To think he could have done anything about what the RPF became is absurd.
How's the weather there?