"I hear a lot of whining and moaning here and there about how bad it is over  here. But I notice it is always from people who are totally incompetent and  who depend for their communication line on their imagination and with as  little recourse to fact as possible."                                         -L. Ron Hubbard, 1955

Invalidation and Anchor Points

“ ‘…the subject was all right but Hubbard was all wrong and he was actually terribly immoral and unable. And actually we didn’t object to the subject, we objected to Hubbard or something on the...’ This is the goddamnedest – the damnedest squirrel cage anybody ever got into, I mean, it’s lovely.

“Well, this one goes round and round – but it’s all just invalidation. That’s an effort to shake somebody’s anchor points up and make them disappear. Simple, simple. I’m not talking about this because it comes anywhere close to me, I’m just showing you what happens to an anchor point.”

L. Ron Hubbard

From “Assumption, Time”

A Lecture given on 26 October 1953