CHURCHES, MISSIONS AND GROUPS
L. Ron Hubbard once wrote, A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. As an artist himself, Mr. Hubbard understood only too well just how important those dreams are to the creative person. He recognized, as well, that artists supply the spark of creativity and the vision of what could be leading us all into tomorrow.
It is an irrefutable fact that artists wield enormous influence over society, setting cultural trends and forwarding new ideas, both good and bad. For example, in the 1960s, musicians promoted drugs and helped lead an entire generation into the drug culture. On the other hand, many artists work to raise public awareness of environmental concerns, provide society with spiritual insights or urge reform of troubled areas.
In either case, by example and through their art, they communicate to millions. Thus, by improving the lives of artists, great progress can be achieved to better the condition of society for any artist with an increased ability to communicate, who is drug-free and has high moral standards, imparts a positive influence on many others.