I've read your posts on ars for a year and admire you greatly for your honesty and outspokenness. I would appreciate it if you would post this message and forget where it came from, as I do not have your courage and integrity.
For now I'm too scared of the CoS to do this, but an effective way to picket would be to target not the public but SO members. There are only three entrances into the HGB. The front door on Hollywood at 6331 Hollywood Bowl. and the LRH Exhibition door right next to it and the other one is just around the corner on Ivar. There is no other practical way in or out of the building. Almost all the staff/students arrive in buses around 8 or 8:30a.m. or so and they have to pass through one of these doors on the way in or out. Even OSA. Even DM.
I remember once being told to leave at night by the back stairs when there were pickets out front, and thinking how strange that although we were "powerful OT's who should be running the planet" 500 of us were the complete effect of a couple of unarmed guys waving placards.
Picketing during the day does not reach the average SO member. Picketing next to all three entrances/exits when 500 of them HAVE to walk past you would cause many to think. They are not all braindead. Maybe they will start shipping them in at 5a.m. to avoid a picket at 8:30a.m.!
Word would rapidly reach people on the buses that picketing is in progress, and a handling would be done. But what? Either they drive the buses around and around the block for an hour until the pickets leave or are nullified in some way, or they let the people off. If they let them off either they let them see what is on the signs or they tell them not to look as it is "dangerous", "OT materials" etc. If signs have effective messages, a sensible message would get through to a lot of Sea Org members, whether or not they even read anything.
Message examples, reinforced by the actions going on at the time:
500 SO members scared of two signs? What is Int Mgmt afraid of? Think for yourself. Really. Even wogs read the Internet. Why can't you? They feed you only one side of the story.
Better ones could be thought of.
That would cause an effect.
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