If you care about human dignity this web page will have you seeing red ....
much like the infrared camera at left does. It can see your body heat
in the dark. All Scientology installations ALWAYS have way too much security
but Big Blue is especially Orwellian. In the gallery below you'll see
images of over forty different cameras in a one or two block radius in Hollywood
California at L. Ron Hubbard Way. There is literally no escape from being
seen and heard when you are on their property.
Believe it or not I did
my best not to take more than one photo of each camera, floodlight, motion
sensor or keypad. Yet there are dozens and dozens of photos. Plus they
have up to four bike mounted guards and foot security. And this is not
even counting the hidden microphones which must be present, or the indoor cameras
and mikes which are probably even more common than the outdoor ones.
They even have cameras in their talk therapy rooms (often hidden in picture
frames and smoke detectors) to record cultists innermost secrets and use them
to blackmail the cultists later if they try to leave. It is even believed
that great leader
can watch these therapy sessions live from an office at
cult HQ Gold Base
in Riverside, CA.
|In George Orwell's famous novel 1984 people are trapped in a
totalitarian state which even has cameras in their homes to watch
their every move.
The cameras come in several kinds: pole mounted and spherical cam housings
can rotate, older boxy camera enclosures are fixed and point at one area.
Infrared cameras use a ring of jewel like LEDs to project infrared spotlights
into the viewing area so they can see you at night. These cameras appear
red in photos but not to the naked eye. That's because my camera can see the
infrared output of their cameras even though I cannot.
Why does a church
need to spy on everyone and everything all the time? Firstly the security
system provides blackmailable information about Scientologists. It lets them
punish Sea Org members seen on camera misbehaving. It gives them a sense
of power over others. A sense of all-knowingness. It monitors protesters should
they ever break the law (they don't). It can spot cultists trying to
flee (blow) and the bike guards can pedal after them. Why else would
there be motion detectors on the roof right under the
But the main reason they have so much security,
is that they are ASTOUNDINGLY PARANOID!
This power does not come for
free. It takes a lot of time, money and expertise to maintain these networks
and monitor their output. In some places you can see very old cameras
working right next to very new ones. That is the case with the camera
above. This obsessive paranoia also drains the organization by throwing
up endless roadblocks thanks to too much security. Many times I have seen flustered
cultists unable to work their security door because they are so nervous around
protesters. I am more than happy to capture their frustration on video with
MY camera. And their days are spent constantly swiping ID cards and typing
in passwords and codes.
Tour the Big Blue complex and feel like a prisoner
In his busiest video ever, the Angry Gay Pope goes exploring to find every
security apparatus at Big Blue he can! Without violating easement rules
that is. There are over forty cameras in a one block area. This
is a form of "security theater" to make the cult feel important and
intimidate onlookers. Some of the cameras might not even work
and the few times the cult has submitted camera records against me in
court the video and audio were screwed up.
is Pac Base, Big Blue ... the Scientology Hollywood "megachurch". We also
meet "crazy guy" the sheet wearing guru/insane pedestrian who may or may
not be an ex-Scientologist. Plus the exorcism of
and her new book "Beyond
" are rubbed in the cults face. A lot of material to cover,
Finally, the tour gets tired and ends up stumbling
" (the cult next door). Their marketing and
security is compared and contrasted with the Church of Scientology's.
This video has been re-mastered from the 2013 original source videos and
photos. 3D animation has been re-rendered in high definition.
This cost me much real world time and attention even though it fills a
very small part of the running time of the recording.