I found out that Saturday, October 29th from 1-5 PM Scientology staged a "Day of the Dead" 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.
The 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 touch assist table
. 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