OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
1 September 2006
OSA Network Order No. 11
All Execs & Staff
PURPOSE OF DEPARTMENT 20
(Written by LRH on 26 January 1975.)
There has not been an official issue on the purpose of Department 20.
It is time to upgrade the purpose and spearhead with it.
The decline of civilization is very apparent. This goes with inflation, rise in crime and drugs and ideological changes occurring.
It is fairly certain that in due course there will be further ideological changes.
In a movement such as ours, which is apolitical, meaning not political and dedicated to no sides, changes in government philosophy can be dangerous unless worked out in advance.
We must have an answer to this scene.
It should not matter to us what ism comes into power.
Therefore, the purpose must take this into account.
The new purpose is:
ESTABLISHING THE INDISPENSABILITY OF SCIENTOLOGY
This is no more than the truth.
I have begun a survey of a new type to assist this.
Several projects are in view with regard to it including handling all the crime and drugs in a whole country.
The projects of Social Reform and Social Betterment aim in this direction.
PR actions are easily grooved over in this direction.
For instance, the repeating question of why an indispensable public activity is being hit holds those who hit it in question.
We have to move in the direction of repeating something so often it is repeated.
This new purpose does that.
It follows that orgs must likewise have their ethics and tech in so that they are indispensable in the community.
The Volunteer Ministers Program coming up can fit into this.
In other words we can groove anything we are already doing into this channel.
No other movement can handle psychosomatics, drugs, education, crime, insanity and a long list of social ills.
If anything is going to come out of the rubble of this civilization, we will have to do it. Nobody else will.
If the action is done right, then any political force seeking in the future to take over would look insane to the public if they sought to count us out.
This will get us through these changing times.
If each Bureau applies this to its work, even by just injecting it into each argument and action, the fact will materialize in the real world that Scientology is indispensable.
Each Bureau is to do this one in clay so as to see how it will fit in to their actions.
L. RON HUBBARD