11 September 2001
TO: All Scientologists
FROM: CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The Urgency of Planetary Clearing
The terrorist attacks of this day demonstrate the destruction a small minority of suppressive persons can wreak. If nothing else, it also demonstrates why our mission is so vital and why speed in accomplishing our aims is of paramount importance.
Bluntly, we are the only people of Earth who can reverse the decline, and we do not have an endless amount of time to pull it off. Every sector of Scientology activity plays a vital role that must be fulfilled.
While we will continue to fight psychiatric influence and brutality until those plagues are a forgotten memory, that is only one step in achieving our primary mission for each and every being, as reflected in The Bridge to Total Freedom. There is no shortcut, no “one-shot” handling.
We have the technology to pull it off. But if we don’t work faster we could face a scenario where any help would be impossible. And it’s not just the violence we have recently witnessed; it’s everything that violence potentially wreaks in terms of economic and social collapse, not to mention the pervasive apathy which terrorism seeks to instill, leaving a population that can only think of death. We are the only ones who can change that tone, so vital to conquering evil.
Likewise, we have the means to reverse the cycle of materialism so that “all is MEST” and one “only lives once” is no longer the mantra of modern society. That’s where the nation of America stood on September 11th, 2001— where happiness was defined by the buck, and if that didn’t bring happiness (and it never has), then just take a mood-altering pill. Only when a society has lost its spiritual values, or relegated them to a passing thought (to cover all bases “just in case there is an afterlife”), can a scene deteriorate in a flash—as it just has. The public knows other religions have failed. Every one of them had an original goal of peace, love and compassion. And yet, one by one, they became involved in war themselves—all because they lacked the technology to achieve their aims—Christianity, Islam, Judaism—you name it. All except us.
Perhaps in the past some haven’t seen the urgency with which we must act, Perhaps it didn’t seem real that the planet would not survive. Perhaps it seemed like we had a lot of time. Well, it’s a lesson we all must learn at one time or another. The social veneer of this world only makes it appear that all is fine. But il just takes one event to bring the curtains down and expose the facade. All won’t be well until we do our job.
What would you have thought if rescue workers in New York City stood to the side of the road waiting for other rescue workers to arrive at the scene? All while the wounded and trapped waited for help? Only to find out every rescue worker thought the other one was going to handle it? Well, we have a planet to salvage. And until we do, you are looking at entire populations stuck in the trap forever. The only way they can get out of the trap is by traveling The Bridge. And the only means to accomplishing that are hundreds of thousands of field auditors, tens of thousands of missions and thousands of orgs.
While the job may seem overwhelming, consider this: we were once just one man: today we are millions. In other words, we have the numbers to actually pull it off. It only requires enough of them to answer “yes” to a single question: Will you please help us?
LRH gave us the answers. Let’s never forget the call he issued in the final sentence of Book One:
“For God’s sake, get busy and build a better bridge!”
We can do it. We will do it.
Captain David Miscavige
Chairman of the Board
Religious Technology Center
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Miscavige, D., (2001, 11 September) Wake-up Call The Urgency of Planetary Clearing. Inspector General Network bulletin, 44.