I’ve always heard talk from scientology about how much they are expanding and yet finding no truth in that. But this is the first time I’ve seen them set up at by this red line station other then the North Hollywood, Hollywood/Highland, and 7th and Metro. I was waiting for a friend of mine there and after one woman took the stress test I talked to her and said that was directly connected to scientology. She then asked “is that the crazy church?” Then I said it’s far worse then you think and mentioned the stalking, harassment, threats and other gross behavior they encourage towards critics. Even mentioned the fact they sent someone to my place making legal threats to me all because I was taking photos at a protest and that the only way I can think of they they found out where I live is that they followed me home. Now how they learned my name? I don’t know.
Alright, here they are. I got there a little later then I wanted to, some of the same handlers, some new people. When ever I start asking people about the Xenu story I would have scientologists try disrupting me even more. Really, why is it such a bad thing when I ask people of they’ve heard about it? One lady, I just said to her “may I ask you something,” and says to me right away “Only if you want to get punched in the face.” Really? REALLY? They claim we are violent? they claim we are making threats? really? Some people are so dishonest. As I was taking off with two other people and putting stuff in her car we found ourself being followed. The guy was also trying to get photos of the license plates of the car we were jumping in. I started recording the guy and was asking him why he was doing that, and like an idiot, nothing. And I got him to repeat some of the same old CCHR propaganda lines.
Found out about a party they are throwing, and like an idiot I went down with a dead battery in my camera so I had to take photos with the iPad. Yeah, they came out ok for the most part but they aren’t going to be as good as what you would get from the SLR. Also I pissed this one scientologist off by asking if he knew about the Xenu story and right away said to me “How about you shut up and fuck off!” So I asked him who pissed in his cheerios and that he should learn to calm down because all I asked was if he knew about the story. I also told him it’s not a good idea to threaten or tell me what to do because I would just laugh at him. Poor bastard, cry more. Also I kept asking some other people if they knew about the story and another scientologist kept interrupting me and I kept asking why does he need to do that?
So earlier this week I got word of some kind of confidential event going on were they only want select members to know about, and of course we found out about it and crashed the party. We found very few scientologists going in, so not sure if they had some kind of other secret entrance, everyone was really set to be there later then the given time or scientology is just over all dying. Tony Ortega came by with a little crew and we had a strange camera war with PI dudes that came out to record us. It rained most of the time we were there but we could take it…
I had a couple of things going on yesterday. One involving some business to take care of and another bugging the local scientologists. I didn’t really bug them much really, and I got there a little later then I wanted to and just hung around taking a few photos.