16th Apr, 2014
Sine qua non
By Laura Samoisy
BIF : No. The GBC has no reason to meet. They already know the score. They always did. The GBC also knew from day one that a brainwashed, voiceless, incapacitated victim is no threat. She was stranded 15 years ago. She and her current family have not taken a step outside that situation, to date. They have nowhere to go and no means to kick-start an existence outside cult confines. Deepa and her husband were isolated and mind-mashed, years ago. Meanwhile the GBC throws the 'cold case' to police as they tip toe through the tulips and away from onus. If Deepa is looking to have her aggressor incarcerated ... secular law may give her that satisfaction. But if she is seeking compensation for all those years of anguish, trauma, shame and denied justice, she will need a good pro bono lawyer to embroil the real culprits, Iskcon's GBC, in a Civil Action Suit.
Now we take a look at the GBC communiqué, which was released ten days after the media report above:
Friday, 21 March 2014 14:00
>>ISKCON responds to allegations
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) responded to the allegations made by a 31-year-old former member of the society, who said she had been abused in an ISKCON centre when she was still a minor.<<
BIF: Note the defensive language and seeds of doubt being planted by the Iskcon GBC ... ' ISKCON responded' ... 'to allegations' ... ' made by a former member' ... 'who said she had been abused ... when she was still a minor'. But when we read the victim's statement to media, it becomes clear the GBC did not 'respond,' and certainly not like fiduciary officers should. Law enforcement was not contacted even in the 'allegations' of brutal and repeated rape of a minor. Instead, what we get is a victim removed (for three months) to a cult safe house (safe for the GBC, that is) ... where she is isolated, watched, debriefed and groomed for re-entry into cult life. When discovered that the victim was persisting in her accusations, and even writing letters to Iskcon's Child Protection Office (a bad mistake) she is shuffled back and forth to India, financed by temple hush money. Finally, realizing that nothing would work, the GBC went into legal defense mode .... Deepa is coerced into writing and signing a letter recanting all accusations. Does this summary of events sound like the 'allegations' of a love-struck minor ... or actualities surrounding the trauma, crime, and cover-up of aggravated rape?
>>Prabhu Girdhari Das Haulkory, former president of ISKON centre of Phoenix, was arrested by police but he denies the allegations, saying that it was “sex with consent”. “Following a report made to the police on 11 March 2014 involving two members of ISKCON, as reported by the press, ISKCON wishes to make the following clarifications.<<
BIF : What we have here, is a rapist (and adulterer) whose cult projected position is that of a senior 'married' monk (in a belief system propagating sex only for procreation,) ... a man appointed and promoted by the GBC (god's ecclesiastical face on planet Earth) to a position of command and domination over young neophytes... overawed and vulnerable by indoctrination and representation. Finally exposed ... the fornicating adulterer is in police custody for the kidnapping and repeated rape of a minor under his protection. But notice how the GBC open their communiqué to cult rank-and file ... "Prabhu Girdhari .... " Yes Sir. They are still addressing him as Prabhu- "Master" ... even though he admits openly to adultery with a minor ; to breaking of holy vows ; statutory rape (at least), and breach of fiduciary obligation. So what is the GBC motivation for doing so? The answer is sinister, even frightening, and takes us back once more to BGaii, Ch 9-30. The need to enforce that verse by invocation and deed, underlines the existence of Iskcon : its criminality ... its justification ... its excuse ... and endorsement by 'god'.
For humanity to accept the verse as god's law would require dismantling ALL legal systems so as to provide cult crime free passage. All a felon needs do is chant the hare krishna mantra... put a Bhagavad Gita under his arm ... and proceed to rape the universe in krishna's name. The verse is in opposition to every legal and religious commandment known to man, and across the planet. If the verse was in fact spoken by god ... then god must be criminal.
>>These allegations are not compatible with ISKCON moral values. ISKCON views the matter with the gravest concern and wishes to clarify that never, at any point in time, had the matter been brought to the attention of ISKCON in the way that it has now been reported”, pointed out the management of ISKCON in a communiqué issued on Tuesday.<<
BIF: It is indeed very honorable for the god-almighty GBC to use media opportunity to propagate its highfalutin moral values. But they are missing the point, and the point is ... one of their anointed, appointed officers-for-life, who was put in a position of power by them, used that position and power to be highly immoral and criminal. So, is the GBC responsible sine qua non by facilitation and affiliation or not? Furthermore, the lame duck excuse that the matter was never "brought to the attention of ISKCON (read- GBC) in the way that it has now been reported," does nothing for the fox-in-a-fix. From the media release (which no one has denied or contested) it becomes clear that there were several (more than twenty) witnesses to the ongoings and a concerted effort by local management to aid and abet in cover-up. Was there a conspiracy to lock out the GBC and feed them misinformation? Why? If the matter was not reported to the GBC in the way it has now been reported ... then in which way was it reported to the GBC? Why don't they reveal the informant and how it WAS reported or interpreted, so police, public and cult prats can get a handle on Iskcon's 'Justice Ministry' in motion?
>>These allegations were brought to the attention of the ISKCON’s International Governing Body Governance Commission on February 5, 2014, through a letter from the alleged victim. The incident allegedly occurred in 1998.<<
BIF: Overuse of the word "alleged" is sign of a sloppy defense. The communiqué, brief as it is, still manages to contradict itself. Two lines ago the GBC claimed the matter was reported to them but not in the way it is now reported. Then they say the allegations were brought to their attention by the victim only a month ago. Either the GBC were previously informed (at the time of the crime fifteen years ago) or they were informed by the victim a month ago. They can't have it both ways. To expect folks to believe that the Temple President had consensual sex with a minor which then became public knowledge, leaves us asking ... who peeps through keyholes, hides under beds, and writes the temple rag ... and why does the GBC read the stuff ... and if they read the stuff ... how come they never read Deepa's letter, written, signed, while witnessed by twenty people, and put into public circulation (I was asked to write a letter to exonerate my abuser everything I blamed him)? How can a religious "Society" wielding a "Justice Ministry" be so deaf dumb and blind? It makes no sense unless its halo is a roll-down balaclava.
>>ISKCON also specified that: “Although, as any individual, both the alleged victim and Mr. Haulkory are entitled to offer service and practice Vedic religion at any temple, the latter does not form part of any executive body of ISKCON, as has been wrongly reported in some instances.” ISKCON also regretted the way the case was handled in the press.<<
BIF: Every time these goons are caught with their pants down they drop the "Hindu" or "Vedic" word like a lizard drops its tail in escape. Nevertheless Mr. GBC', it was not as casual as '.. offer service and practice ... It was much more serious that that. The girl was in novitiate .. resident at the temple, when your appointed Temple President raped her. Further, the GBC attempt to scamper away is self evident in the statement: ... the latter (Mr. Haulkory) does not form part of any executive body ... Now why say that unless need exists to preempt litigation. Especially when it is a well known fact that Temple Presidents are Officers-for-Life ... NOT ELECTED...but ... APPOINTED BY THE ISKCON GBC. So it is not wrongly reported, but convoluted by cons in a rehearsed Iskcon vs. Secular Authorities format; authorities who are always new introductees to an international bait-and-switch holy hari app. hashtag.
Sometimes I look upon my past and think that I was daft
I sit upon my porch and think “a 10 mile witch” and laugh
Sometimes I have to wonder why I ever fell for that
A 10 mile witch with 2 mile tits and a 3 ½ mile ass
I even thought that mountains flew a long, long time ago
They didn’t even need radar for air traffic control
I wonder why I ever bought into such foolishness
I wasn’t even smoking dope when I got into it
At least I didn’t get caught up in all that Christian shit
The Holy Ghost and Noah’s ark and a woman from a rib
But still I know I went too far and this I must admit
I fucked up when I changed my name, the one my parents picked
Sometimes I look upon my past and think that I was daft
I look into the mirror and I shake my head and laugh
One time I washed my karmi wig and threw it in the dryer
It came out fitting way too tight and it looked like curly wire
By- Matt-ji, ex-Mahasana dasa, ex-ACBSP
"We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
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