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2011 Auditor’s Day A Big Fizzle

Something remarkable apparently happened with the September 12, 2011 Auditor’s Day event in Los Angeles.

Actually, it’s somethings remarkable.

First, try to find out some information about it on the internet.

I dare you.

You can’t find anything on a Scientology web site or in the LA Times archives or anything. 

But I really should be saying you can’t find anything official. 

If you go to the California Crusader News, page 7 of the PDF,  you can find out something about the 2011 Auditor’s Day Event.

The article is bullsh**, however. If you look closely, you can see it’s the usual DM boilerplate “we’re gonna made Ideal Orgs” nonsense.

Second, I tried to verify the number: 3000. But a staff member from the Los Angeles area has let it slip that at the 2011 Auditor’s Day Event there were just under 2000 people.

Considering there are 1100-1300 Sea Org members and staff whose attendance is mandatory, that should be a wakeup call to Miscavige.

Even with the “overflow” attendance at a couple other locations, like Pasadena and OC, there was nowhere near the traditional 7000-10000 at L.A. area events.

Third, Anonymous had better-publicized coverage of their actions at Auditor’s Day than the Church documented their own event.

Fourth, back in the bad old LRH prehistoric now dead days, Scientologists were auditors. Part of the reason for that is that training was the preferable way to go up the bridge. (ref: ABILITY 70 (30 March 1958) DOES CLEARING CANCEL THE NEED FOR TRAINING?)

Apparently, in the vibrant new unprecedented expansion age of Scientology, so many auditors are being made that they can’t attend an Auditor’s Day event because they are in the chair delivering auditing at an unprecedented rate.

(That was sarcasm, if you didn’t realize it.)

I guess people don’t want to go to an event honoring auditors when auditors are not actually being made anymore.  Is it possible that in the halcyon days prior to Miscavige, the Church made auditors and dedicated Scientologists at the same time?

I think so.

Fifth, back in the early days of Miscavige’s illegal off-policy production-destroying Int Events, the Shrine Auditorium would be filled with people at an Auditor’s Day Event.

The Shrine’s capacity is about 6,300 with 3,000 on the main floor and 3,200 upstairs in the balcony.

Even before I left Los Angeles, the game was rigged.

I remember being “routed” out of the balcony onto the main floor because, as I was told when I protested the apparently unnecessary movement, “We have to fill up the main floor so that the event looks good on camera.”

These days the Shrine isn’t even secured for a Scientology event because a 3,000 (really 2,000) person event isn’t worth the cost of renting it.

Sixth, and funniest of all, is this photo taken outside the Auditor’s Day Event.


The OT in the picture is so far out of PT that her WELCOME TO THE EVENT banner is upside down and she doesn’t even realize it.

And of course, the OT is setting a good example by demonstrating the natural ARC and likeability available by going up the OT levels, too.

(Okay, that part was sarcasm, too. But still noteworthy.)

— written by Plain Old Thetan

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Centurion  on October 4th, 2011

I remember my first Shrine event, I think it was a Birthday event. I loved it. I was there with Bruce P and David St L.

It was pretty busy. They served food after and I dont remember too many harsh regfests that night.

Fast forward to now and the events are a joke.

No wonder the church is shrinking.

plainoldthetan  on October 4th, 2011

Centurion: Since you were in the Beach Cities all those years ago, I was wondering if you recognized the banner-holding OT in the second photo in the post?

Pam Ellis  on October 4th, 2011


Here is a video of the same person with the upside down sign, Patty Baber:
The person she calls “Dan” is the protester that told here her sign was upside down.

Patty was only there because anonymous was there. Scientology uses her as a handler during protests.
Physical protests are much less frequent nowadays, so I don’t know if they still use Patty in this capacity.

OldAuditor  on October 5th, 2011

Compare Patty, the upside-down sign OT and Church of Miscavige robot to the perky anti-cult demonstrator in a faux Idle Org uniform. This is a live demonstration that cult membership is a drag.

This protester offers a light-hearted contrast to the dullness of cult life.


MagicOkra  on October 5th, 2011

I, personally, find it interesting that the Auditor’s Day Event was held in central downtown Los Angeles. Judging from the photo of the Upside Down OT, it was probably held at the Westin Bonavventure Hotel, 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071. The Bonaventure is a nice hotel, and I have been there for meetings, but it does not have an especially large convention space and the physical environment in that part of downtown Los Angeles, while improved from the past, isn’t especially welcoming or theta (in my opinion). They might as well have held it in a tent (there are some nice tents) on L Ron Hubbard Way or in the parking lot to ASHO Day (like many other events before have been held). Which would have been more consistent with the revenue emergency condition this Organization is in. But, then, it would have been an even bigger PR nightmare, as the dearth of attendance would have been obvious to everyone.

Centurion  on October 5th, 2011


I was only on lines at South Bay from 1989 till about 1990. The nice lady in the second photo is not immediately familiar.

I do not recall meeting her at any time. I ran through a list of females I remember and she is not any of them that I can tell.

plainoldthetan  on October 5th, 2011

Makes one wonder who is the “handler” and who is the “handlee”.

PlainOldThetan  on October 5th, 2011

Centurion: Pam Ellis already identified the “handler” as Patty Baber, who lived in Hermosa Beach in the timeframe you were onlines at South Bay. She worked for Miracle Method bathtub refinishing at the time.

Centurion  on October 5th, 2011

Ah yes, Miracle Method. Rick Crites ran that thing if I remember right.

You know, I misunderstood you. I was trying to identify the woman in the 3rd pic. I didn’t count the picture of Condaleeza Rice-a-Roni as picture number 1. Therfore I was trying to recall meeting the woman in pic 3, thinking it was pic 2. The girl in pic 3 looks like a Pan Am flight stewardess, of old school airline days.

I may very well have met Patty Baber while at South Bay, but have no rememberance of it. When I look at that pic of Patty, my heart goes out to her. She puts in long hours supporting something that is now rigged to deliver disappointment on a grand scale.

Love your posts. Keep it up.

MafiaWog  on October 7th, 2011

NYE, Maiden Voyage, BDay, Dn Publish date seem open-ended enough that it wouldn’t seem AS out of place when repeating the same drivel. But at an event named for a specific purpose, auditors who aren’t being made in spades (or clubs), … does DM just sprinkle Standard DrivelTech with inflated stories of a small number of auditors and hope people don’t notice “hey, this is DrivelTech, same process as the first 4 events…”?

More importantly, DOES the audience notice a puzzling absence of auditor-centric presentations at Fricking Auditor’s Day?

Someone needs a tally of the past 10 years of attendance at events, numbers from the inside, the hush-hush numbers. I would love to see those graphs…

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