OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
1 September 2006
OSA Network Order No. 381
All Execs & Staff
HELPING THE GOVERNMENTS OF EARTH
(From an undated despatch.)
A government will always accept a helping hand but it is so scarce that it takes a government leader a long time to be convinced that it is being held out. So few people help the government that they don’t know what the hand is out for. Men use governments to feather their own nests and better their own ends, but there are sincere men in government who are trying to do what is right.
If we wish to go in any direction in the field of politics, let’s be sure we go in the direction of giving the existing government and the powers that be a hand in bringing about a higher level of civilization and a better understanding of life. If we strike at anything we should strike at these intermediate problems such as the atomic bomb, smallpox, whooping cough, bubonic plague and all the rest of things that confront Man as his enemies.
What do we have in Scientology with which to help Man and governments? We have something which assists, not fights, Man’s enemies. Man will fight his real enemies which he isn’t fighting now.
Our job as Scientologists in this society is to bring Man up to a level where he can confront his natural enemies and live at peace with his fellows, and if we can do that on a very broad level as we are doing in a smaller sphere, then we would have brought a better civilization to earth—and that I think, is what we are trying to do.
L. RON HUBBARD