Scientology After Going Clear
Los Angeles Field Operations
April 30, 2015, 0604 Hours
Fred G. Haseney, your West Coast Correspondent, reporting from Scientology Incorporated’s (“SI”) West Coast headquarters, the Pacific Area Command Base (aka “PAC Base” or “Big Blue”). While the Los Angeles Organization (“LA Org”) is located at 4810 Sunset Blvd., Kaiser Permanente Medical Center is across the street, at 4867 Sunset Blvd. Today, headlines declared, “Lockout of nurses in California,” as the nurses union in the Golden State began a 2-day strike.
What, you may ask, does this have to do with Scientology Incorporated?
At 6:00 AM today, news vans were stacked up along Sunset Blvd. in front of the hospital, getting ready to broadcast the event (strike). Union members had assembled; many dozens of picket signs were laying in perfect order, leaning against a wall, waiting to be distributed to picketers. Tables with canopies had been set up and I saw a lot of activity for that hour of the morning.
The picket signs caught my attention, because here we have nurses, who save people’s lives and guide them back to health, standing up for what they believe is right. News vans are there, gearing up to broadcast to the world what is about to transpire at Kaiser. Meanwhile, Scientology Incorporated is “getting away with murder,” so-to-speak, right across the street, and all of these news vans are kind of going to waste because they’re not reporting what should be “the” story everyday at the top of their news list.
So, there I walked, mulling over all of this when I just happened to pass a dapper individual, a good-looking man in an even better-looking suit, standing in front of a huge news camera, reporting to viewers on television channel 34, Univision Los Angeles. (Wikipedia writes about the station, “KMEX-DT, channel 34, is a Univision owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States, which serves as the West Coast flagship station of the network.”) “Lights! Camera! Action!” had already taken place; the reporter was in full swing as I walked by and let the entire Spanish-speaking population of, at least, Los Angeles, if not the Western Hemisphere, hear my declaration:
“Those signs [referring to the picket signs nearby] should say, ‘Scientology Ruins Lives!'”