I had to define something on another board for someone, and realized that some here probably didn't get it either....... In Scientology, when you are working for the organization (and often this is used on everyone at some point), your success and how "good" you are is determined by how much you produce. These are measured by statistics. These statistics are graphed. For example, a person who writes letters to prospective customers would have a statistic of "Letters Out." You are expected to increase your statistics each week. When you do, you are "upstat." When you do not you are "downstat." "Upstats" (people who increase their statistics) are treated more gently, less likely to be corrected, and in general are treated as valuable. "Downstats" are treated poorly. Anything done to them is measured against stats. If the person that does something (yelling at them or whatever) is upstat, nothing done to the "downstat" would be considered wrong. So, a major push is to "Get your stats up" indicating that the person, and therefore the organization, is doing better, surviving, etc. This is expanded to everyone involved, because you are a good person if you are involved with something that is "upstat" and anything "downstat" is viewed as, to some degree, evil.