Avoiding Scandal: The Case for Gender Segregation in Society

There is a wave of incrimination in the United States against powerful men in politics and the entertainment industry and who are being publicly accused in very large numbers of being raped and molested.

But then something that no one could have predicted happened. It was a pre-Twitter, pre-internet, highly analog version of #MeToo. To the surprise of millions of men, the nation turned out to be full of women—of all political stripes and socioeconomic backgrounds—who’d had to put up with Hell at work. Mothers, sisters, aunts, girlfriends, wives—millions of women shared the experience of having to wait tables, draw blood, argue cases, make sales, all while fending off the groping, the joking, the sexual pressuring, and the threatening of male bosses. They were liberal and conservative; white collar and pink collar; black and white and Hispanic and Asian. Their common experience was not political, economic, or racial. Their common experience was female.[...] read more

Vāṇī vs. Vapuḥ

As followers of Śrīla Prabhupāda, we have been taught that service to the instructions of the guru (vāṇī) are given more importance than service to the form of the guru (vapuḥ). All of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s followers know this. However, sometimes according to personal taste or circumstance, we may focus more on one or the other.

This year in Vṛndāvana on Śrīla Prabhupāda’s disappearance day, there was an occasion to see this. In the morning during the ceremony in honor of His Divine Grace, various disciples of his were called upon to glorify their eternal spiritual master and share some remembrance of him with the rest of us. Many told personal stories of some pastime of his they personally witnessed or had the great fortune to be a part of.[...] read more

The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Chapter 7 – CADMIUM – The Tune of Heavy Metal

First Napoleon… Now Prabhupada  Ooops Again!

So perhaps after frantically back-peddling from the Reverse Speech analysis fiasco, the Truth Team realized superior methods of truth ascertainment are available. Let’s see what they might be referring to.  Apparently, they feel one of those superior methods of truth ascertainment is available in using history to make their case more believable.   Like for example how they present Napoleon, who they allegedly portray as having also been poisoned by his inside men.

“Also, it is noted that the FBI performed tests on two separate single hairs of Napoleon in recent years, having no difficulty in achieving accurate findings because they had equipment and techniques appropriate for such small amounts. The Napoleon hairs were linearly and segmentally tested to discover the various levels of arsenic from one end of the hair to the other, giving a poisoning timeline history.”- KGBG p.326[...] read more

The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Chapter 6 – The Svengali Effect

More Suspicious Characters?

Jack Mitchell, A.C.F.E, Owner of Computer Audio Engineering, New Mexico shows up everywhere in the audio studies as the principal engineer testifying what is being said in the faint whispers.

We are told that his $250,000 of audio instruments properly confirms the incriminating nature of the whispers.  When asked what kind of work he does, he said he does forensic examinations for all sorts of big law enforcement clients.  More specifically he states: “A lot of the work is Enhancement of recordings so that it is intelligible so that they can get official court transcripts off of it…”  So what it sounds like the majority of Jack Mitchell’s career consists of is helping court reporters properly hear what the witness said into a microphone that was inches away from their mouth when they testified in a trial.   The tape was recorded in a courtroom on a big high-quality reel-to-reel tape or digital recorder under ideal conditions.   This is about as “Forensic” as the work done by the radio engineer producing your favorite radio show.   If we look at his credentials carefully, we find that he claims to have been in the audio business for 30 years, but has only been in the forensic field for three![...] read more

The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Chapter 4 – Raw, Uncompromised, Honesty

Baffle them with Cow Dung

That is indeed a very tragic scenario… but despite all the hyperbole, pages of so-called testimonies, dramatic stories to track down hearsay rumors heard by children who disappeared in Mexico, pages of audio charts, medical history,  and tangential stories about Chandra Swami, Napoleon, Blanch Tyler Moore,  Arsenic Annie Doss of Lexington, Dr. Michael Swango (Doctor Death), Jagannatha Dasa (Giuliano), Sri Ram Jethmalani, Narasimha Rao, Rich Man Adnan Khashoggi, Shyama Ma and several additional pages of other arsenic case studies, all the “poison conspiracy” adds up to a lot of very intentional distracting, irrelevant, inadmissible hearsay.   However, the strategy is effective because the average person has far more important things to do than to try and plow thru all the propaganda, speculation, conjecture, interpretations and odious bloating that drips from everything related to this well-crafted conspiracy.  What we have here is an excellent example of what W.C. Fields was referring to when he said:

“If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” ? W.C. Fields[...] read more

The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Chapter 3 – Whatever It Takes!

Raw Hubris

Regardless of how much the Truth Team squawks about wanting everyone to “…honestly present all the evidence and facts in one place,”   they have made a colossal farce of that intention by grossly failing to do that very thing themselves. This paper will show how the ones making all these horrendous allegations haven’t even attempted to be honest, accurate, or forthright about anything. Yes, there are pages and pages of material bound into one collection, but it is a travesty to refer to it as anything more than the documentation of an unchecked mind gone troppo.  The more befitting and colorful terms that fit are purple prose and yellow journalism.  Their concept of revisionism is of no generous nature regarding the annals of time, but it is consistent with the Neo-Nazi campaign to eradicate the Holocaust from the history books.   The Neo-Nazis also share the same embarrassing self-righteous hubris as this so-called Truth Team.  Members from both groups have too much invested in their delusion to abandon it.  This is astonishing to educated people who marvel at their gross ignorance of history and repugnant hypocritical behavior.

These vigilante prosecutors are expert at appealing to the pride of the reader by suggesting that only honest and intelligent individuals will be able to appreciate the methods, evidence and, most importantly, the conclusions that the Truth Seekers have uncovered.   In doing so, they indirectly imply that those who do not are: 1) either too stupid to follow their reasoning or 2) have some dastardly personal incentive compelling them to disagree.  (e.g.:  ISKCON leaders wishing to preserve their image, income, or some other form of selfish interest.)   Well, let’s turn the burden of honesty around on this squeaky clean group of valiant devotees, just to see how honest they really are.[...] read more

The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Chapter 2 – The Visa-Virya Bijam

All Aboard!  Poison Conspiracy!

The vile idea that Srila Prabhupada was poisoned by his top disciples became the acorn which fell on the head of LINK: Chicken Little.  The short 9-minute rendering of this classic children’s tale provided here is well worth the watch.  It very accurately captures the phenomenon that has occurred – the allegations of a conspiracy to poison Srila

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The Poison Conspiracy Antidote – Chapter 1 – Why This Now?

Millennial Controversies

Just prior to the turn of the century, there was an upheaval of controversy that had never before been experienced in ISKCON.  Some creative writers got together and published a bunch of unconventional ideas in a title referred to as the ‘Final Order.’  I had an opportunity to see it in draft form somewhere around 1977, and the first time I looked at it I thought to myself: “This is such complete nonsense, who is ever going to take it seriously?” Then a few years later, to my astonishment, the “RitVik” controversy was tearing long-standing friendships apart and wreaking havoc everywhere.   As I watched the destruction, my heart broke.  After all, one of Srila Prabhupada’s most important final instructions to us was that “You will show your love for me by your cooperation.” Srila Prabhupada had given us something so wonderful and simple, but because of our sick western pride, we simply could not integrate it into our life without nearly killing one another over how to follow his instruction.

In an effort to see if I could find a common ground and bring everyone back together as one Hare Krishna movement, I wrote a treatise that was immediately published on VNN.  The heart of that culminated in a paper called:[...] read more