I first heard of a base out in Hemet where LRH was holed up, over 25 years ago when I was a Scientologist.
I've read all the stories online regarding the abuses there: RPF punishments, OSHA violations, Staff physical abuse, assault/battery and mental torture, forced abortions and involuntary imprisonment, etc., etc. ...the horrors are seemingly endless. I am convinced that criminal offenses are taking place there and I have been for some time.
Recently, I've shared lunches, dinners and conversations in real life with people like BT's4free, BlownforGood and others who have put a human face and real veracity to the accounts of crimes being perpetrated in the name of "religion" at the Scientology Int. Base, otherwise known as Gold.
Today, I decided to go take a look for myself. I believe that as a 40+ year resident of Southern California and a citizen of this country I have a right to know whats going on in my area and if I see crime and abuse to do something about it.
And needless to say folks, Scientology is just as described and the day proceeded in typical Roan fashion!
My brother asked me where I was going when I left the house today... I told him that I'm going to have a picnic... in the belly of the beast! So I packed a nice lunch and off I went!
The day started rather bucolic and pastoral. Here are some pics, many taken as I was languishing in sybaritic repose eating my lunch... others were taken as I bicycled around the place like the friendly neighborhood kinda guy that I am: