So yesterday we managed to secure our place in front on the CoS
building again, and this time the CoS had set up shop on leidseplein.
the Org was deserted, but not realy.
one guy was walking around the building taking pics of us and failing
in front of the building i peeked in and saw a part of a guy who was talking
to some other person, appearing not to allow the other person
a clear line of sight to us.
anwyays there were people in there, and they were staying back,
or being held back so as to not be confronted with us.
offcourse we could not resist taking a peek at their manifestation
on leidseplein so a small delegation went there unmasked, myself included.
we saw a bunch of martket stalls where they had a bunch of flyers layed out and scilons sat their with their kids, but no e-meters.
and offcourse there was one OSA person there to keep their backs.
most of the people there i didnt recognise, so i assume them rank and file memers.
but as we approached the stalls we were engaged in conversation with 1
guy who was polite and pleasant to us, but u could easily see in his face that he hated our guts.
another person we know was there, i think some1 from their PR machine.
and offcourse the OSA person was using his ubercamera to document the entire event (from a good safe distance).
we did not announce ourselves, and i simply walked up to the stalls,
neither hiding nor introducing myself, trusting my marcabian fatiegues
would give me away.
and i guess it did, but they were friendly enuff to let me take a copy
of each of their flyers and the angry looking man engaged us in conversation so i took the oppertunity to reiterate that our target is not them but the power structure and david miscavige, and that we focus on them because they happen to represent that.
i also made sure to try and start any conversation on a point we agree on and work from there toward those points of contention.
i personaly feel that we achieved alot simply by doing that, as it contradicts everything they seem to believe about us, and we have given
them something to think about.
anyways i was able to walk into the lions den in a state of vulnarbility, armed with nothing more then good manners and curiosity.
and the result was nothing more then a few confused scilons, and me walking off with a stack of their flyers for us to study their midnset etc.
doesnt sound like anything id like to try in the US, UK etc.
but here it is apparently possible to do without incident, as long as
you pay attention to their senitivities.
the passive stance of these people here is in sharp contrast with
the bullbaiting etc we seen in the films from america etc.
in practical terms, all we have suffered here is some slight black PR
in the form of a flyer denouncing us as unimportant, wile paradoxicly
accusing us of being payed by the pharma industry.
in all likelyhood this is the result of propaganda being handed down to them.
so im wondering if we do not have oppertunities here that do not exist elsewhere.
what can you guys tell me about the relationships between orgs in europe
and the ones in america etc?
how do they relate to eachother, how are they compartamentilised etc.
i got a feeling that some kind of dialog might be possible, perhaps even
a public debate, provided the subjects are carefully chosen and we can
find some way for them to report such a thing (achiving what no1 in CoS seems to consider possible) as some kind of moral victory.
"All magick has one thing in common:
the hopefull expectations of the audiance."