Eventually a Sea Org member can develop fundamental doubts which result in a realization that they really do not want to stay any longer. I am not describing the lesser more logistical things like long hours, lack of sleep, little pay. I am talking about an irreparable breach in faith that makes their leaving inevitable or their staying completely involuntary. Realizations such as: They cannot survive on staff because their health or sanity won't last. They are harming other people or becoming ruthless or amoral. That the policies and technology are inherently illogical or self serving to only a few. That ultimately they will be abandoned when they are too old and become a liability. That they are unwilling to place the interests of the church over friends and family or personal goals. You don't just tell an auditor something like this in a security check session and go back to your post. And you don't just route out either, especially if they are concerned that you will talk about crimes or out-PR stuff. You are sent to Ethics and "Handled". Often "being handled" results in staying on staff, at least until it becomes evident that you are no longer handled and put back on the meter. A floating needle, an ethics conditions assignment, amends projects - these don't really make facts and entrenched living conditions go away and these people are not completely self-deluded. If the inner debate of conscience goes on despite passing a sec check then that means staff must be actively deceiving the e-meter. I believe staff have developed their own techniques and disciplines as a group for diverting thought, clearing the mind, focusing on something else, parsing and dissembling the answers long enough to buy the time needed to float a needle and to put on their best "Very Good Indicators" face in spite of tremendous stress and negative consequences for discovery. "Thought Crime" is described in great detail in George Orwell's novel "1984", only we never dreamed to actually see it in our own time in the free world or applied to ourselves and people we know. If I can surmise that staff have cultivated the skill to fool a lie detector out of necessity, then certainly the church hierarchy can and if there are crimes to conceal this would be a tremendous incentive to supplement the e-meter with more traditional methods of ensuring conformity and non-disclosure. So my technical question to the forum is: Are Sea Org members routinely able to hide Inherent Mental Conflicts about being on staff from the E-Meter?