How Much Time Do We Have?
If you look around– really look around at our society– you can see some warning signs. One of the places you can reliably see the hopes, dreams, and mood of a society is in its art. For the last century and more, that art track has been downhill. And most recently, the track has accelerated.
Many of the “learned elite” will try to convince you that this means nothing. That every generation sees the degradation of society as more severe than previously. And guess what? We’re all still here. Therefore, the observation means nothing. The problem with this assertion is that humans have very short lifespans and memories. The fact that every prior generation sees the same degradation in the current generation doesn’t invalidate the observation. What if the trend is longer term than just the current couple of generations?
In fact, it is.
Look at what passes for entertainment and “art” these days. It tends to be quite perverse, apocalyptic, excessively violent, over-sexualized and degraded. Of course, there are a few bright spots. There always will be. But honestly assess what you see. It truly is inverted. What you see in a lot of what is supposed to pass as aesthetic as actually high wave ugliness. Look at the language, the context, the world depicted by our art. And when I say “art”, I’m not just talking about those canvasses hanging in museums.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see this happening. Look across the last century or more of art and entertainment. Momentary trends have come and gone, but the thread runs through them all.
Ron warned repeatedly that we didn’t have a lot of time left to put things right here. When he first made statements like this was in the 1950s, when there was widespread fear of worldwide atomic destruction. While this is still a possibility, it is perhaps now less of a concern. Nuclear annihilation is but one way of destroying a society, though one of the most stark. A brief survey of Ron’s issues shows that, in the 1980s, toward the end of his life, Ron was perhaps more emphatic, though more understated, about the conditions in which we operate.
There are those who fault Ron for being excessively apocalyptic, and assert that the fatalism of the “atomic 1950s” excessively influenced his viewpoint. Such people forget that Ron was a student of history. And anything but a casual one. Moreover, any student of history will see the fall of societies and civilizations as being preceded by warning signs, perhaps much like what we see today. The Roman civilization didn’t start out with Caligula and Nero, but it ended not too long afterward. Its death didn’t happen instantly, but the warning signs were present for some time before the lights went out.
I don’t bring all this up in order to depress you. I bring it up to get you to look, and to realize that we are the only hope Man has to reverse this track of self-destructiveness. And let me also point out we aren’t going to make it with a bunch of rugged individuals out here just auditing our days away. It simply can’t be done that way. Ron personally tried it, and failed. Of course, rugged individuals lead the way, but only a group, functioning as a group, can turn the tide. Ron made this point in Ron’s Journal 67 and elsewhere:
But I’ve already made an experiment. I went off by myself into southern Africa, to see whether or not an OT would make good, singly and all alone, without any assistance against the environment around him. And I found out that he would not do too much good. (Ron’s Journal 67)
Ron repeatedly made the point that obsessive individualism and failure to organize landed us where we are on this planet right now. It’s been true every time Ron made the point, and it’s still true.
And we don’t have an infinity of time.
The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology. (Keeping Scientology Working)
I encourage you to look around at this civilization and its actual condition. Then drag yourself back up the Tone Scale and get busy. Join a group if you can find one in your area. Start one if you can’t. Or at least agitate to start one, if you’re not the group-founding type. Give them all the help you can afford to. Ignore all the natter against groups in the Field. It originates from people with 3D overts and withholds and/or other BPC which clouds their judgment on that dynamic.
The international org structure of Scientology is the only structure which has persevered without faltering for three decades. All others have ebbed and vanished in time and cannot be depended upon in the future to get the job done. Field auditors, centers and even missions are totally dependent upon the orgs keeping going, remaining strong, expanding, being prosperous and flourishing. It is the orgs who straighten out the admin, the tech, who handle broad promotion, who majorly service the field. And anyone who infers otherwise has other fish to fry.
— LRH ED 339R-1 INT The Make-Break Point Of An Org
This planet needs your help. Our help.