found out that Saturday, October 29th from 1-5 PM Scientology staged a Latin
themed "Day of the Dead" (Día
) festival at Big Blue/LRH Way. If, by festival, you call seven
or eight tables and an inflatable castle. This "event" was so minor I almost
didn't even see it walking west to east on Sunset. But the giant video screen
assured me it was going on. This was attended by Scis and a small number of
Latinos with children. I assume they were Sci Latinos because neighborhood Latinos
have probably had enough of them.
sign on the sidewalk and the promotional handouts were really horrible with
none of the slickness of their mass produced print matter. It was pretty dead
by the time I arrived at 3:15 PM. They had as many tables for pamphlet distribution
as they had for kids. There was even a
. It looks exactly like a massage table. Who but the cult would bring
a massage table to Halloween weekend?
As the first video below shows,
after some enturbulation they still had not budged. I continued to blaspheme
in Scientologeese. Then they suddenly caved, leaving the place looking
like the photos below. They took almost everything inside but the tables
and some red hots candy. So I ate some. Finally the LAPD arrived. Eventually
they told me that the cult would have me citizen's arrested for stealing red
hots, so I left. I just find it laughable that someone ... Claire, I assume,
would pay for an inflatable jumping castle just to go through the motions of
creating a kid-friendly event. Over half the tables were designed to entice
adults into Scientology.
This in an area where the Latinos are the only
people with kids and most of the cult's neighbors, Latin and otherwise, don't
like them. Almost nobody was there. But Claire continued to do her duty to the
cause. She is just going through the motions. All that effort and absolutely
nobody was converted. No touch assists were provided. No copies of Dianetics
were sold. And a single smart assed protester made them all run into the building.
The same building where the instructors had promised them the secrets to domination
of matter, energy space and time (MEST