Alec Baldwin may play one of TV's top executives on '30 Rock,' but he harbors a profound disdain for them in real life.

And his certainty that network suits are power-hungry, lying "scumbags" is exactly why he's sure Charlie Sheen will lose his lawsuit -- not to mention his career, wealth, goodwill in Hollywood, you name it -- if the recently fired actor continues to fight CBS.

In a new Huffington Post editorial titled 'Two and a Half Men is Better Than None,' Baldwin takes a paternal tone, issuing a barrage of tough-love advice.

After sharing the behind-the-scenes maneuvers that led to his 1991 exit from 'The Hunt for Red October' films, Baldwin prescribes a damage-control itinerary for Sheen, imploring a new, humble, non-crazy-warlock actor to emerge.

"You can't win," Baldwin writes, addressing Sheen. "Really. You can't. When executives at studios and networks move up to the highest ranks, they are given a book....'How to Handle Actors.' And one principle held dear in that book is that no actor is greater than the show itself when the show is a hit."

He urges, "You know what you should do? Take a nap. Get a shower. Call Chuck. Go on Letterman and make an apology. Write a huge check to the B'Nai Brith. And then beg for your job back."