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Sathya Sai Baba and Organization condone hate campaign

Posted by robertpriddy on October 5, 2009

Top propagandists for God Incarnate and the cult around him Dr. M. Goldstein stated on the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ that Sathya Sai Baba had told him not to answer any criticisms. Because Goldstein is bound to follow religiously every hint of this Lord and Master, one way to hit back at critics was clearly either through minions willing to avoid the real issues and distract attention from the many crimes involved. This was done through disinformation and false claims by Dr. G. Venkatarman (Head of Radio Sai). Though Dr. G. Venkarataman is a member of the Prashanthi Council, his mendacious response to the JuST Group was a private reaction – he made that clear – and so claimed it was not made on behalf of the Prashanthi Council itself, not of the Sathya Sai Organization either. A strange duplicity there! The American Sathya Sai Organization claims to support the truth, decency, speaking softly and sweetly and other good values, is remarkably as silent as the grave about Gerald Moreno, as they also are about the massive sexual abuse revelations from 1999 onwards and the exposure of the murders in his bedroom on BBC World TV and the Internet. Meanwhile, not one pro-Sai Baba website dares to make a single link to the extensive Sai Baba critical websites for fear of the facts coming forth to their followers.

Knowing what a clandestine and secretive power clique runs the authoritarian International Sathya Sai Organization, with the devious Dr. Michael Goldstein and G. Venkataraman at its head, they appear satisfied to be defended through ad hominem attacks, character assassination attempts and diverse other underhand methods used by their primary defender. The same deviance applies to Sathya Sai Baba himself – for with a few words to the leaders of his organization or in public he could denounce Moreno, who breaks his directives for spiritual behaviour. Despite challenges to them from the JuST group of formed devotees, the Prashanthi Council and all Sai Baba officials do not denounce these most ‘unspiritual’ activities or his treatment of former respected devotees.

Moreno’s attack sites a millstone around the clandestine Sai Baba cult’s neck Through the prominence on Google achieved by Moreno’s innumerable blogs and web pages across countless Sai-related keywords, his fanatical attacks are now a cultist millstone hung about the neck of Sathya Sai Baba and his Organization. Their gravestone silence and refusal to disown him, his pro-Sai blogs in any way whatever, though challenged to so so, is proof enough that they are a now an isolated, uncommunicative and underhand cult. By this extremist hate campaign, the most controversial issues about Sathya Sai Baba and the views of dissenters are obliquely kept to the fore and given oxygen on the www. Moreno’s depredations have only served to increase the determination of critics to continue to press their case even more widely. All this silence by Sathya Sai Baba and his minions about Moreno has a growing counter-productive effect on the wider public. His shallow and calumnious diatribes are a great liability for the Sathya Sai Organization because they emphasise its strongly cultist nature, bringing this to the forefront of attention and highlight the very widespread criticism of Sathya Sai Baba. Though these Sai authorities have always previously been ready to denounce imposters and deceivers (in circulars or in their public journal Sanathana Sarathi), they observe Moreno defending them in the most unspiritual and libelous manner without a single word of comment.

Gerald Moreno even has a blog under the name of sathyasaibaba, which misleads unsuspecting surfers that this is written or somehow authorised by Sai Baba. Were the officials to dissociate themselves from him in public or denounce his methods even once, they would pull the ground from beneath him, so one cannot but conclude that in the main the leaders have no trouble accepting what many of them know to be his unjustified and untruthful representations of former devotees. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that he is in close touch with Sathya Sai Organization leaders, especially in the USA.

Many pointed denials of association to mislead the public: Moreno made a point of denying any association with the Sathya Sai Organization from the time of the first attacks on critics and alleging victims of Sathya Sai Baba’s sexual abuse (which he also actually accepted for some years during his all-round defense of Sai Baba). There is considerable circumstantial evidence of central US Sathya Sai officials collaborating with Moreno behind the scenes, especially in providing him with information about the Alaya Rahm court case before the results were known even to most critics and in providing him with deposition documents which were never made public by the court and have proved unobtainable even by a personal visit to the Clerk of Court. Moreno could not prove that he had obtained the documents from the court, as he asserted, for he could produce no receipt. One such US person he named as ‘Robert’, from whom Moreno told on his web site that he had heard many wonderful stories about Sai Baba – and at a time when there were relatively few who had such experiences with Sathya Sai Baba. Of those named Robert who could apply there are really only Robert Baskin, Robert Bozzani, and Robert Bruce – all Sai VIPs and long-standing members of the Sathya Sai Organization. Robert Baskin has acted as the lawyer for the Sai Organization.

There is no publicised official support for Moreno from the Sathya Sai Organization or other Sai institution. However, some semi-official Sai websites with a fairly large remit [which are of course also deeply engaged in a propaganda and disinformation campaign – especially] do link to his web pages, helping his Google rankings. The Sathya Sai Organization could stop these easily, but evidently some among them – such as Prashanthi Council leaders Michael Goldstein and G. Venkataraman – are privately interested in seeing critics of Sai Baba maligned as much as possible. Their conscious choice to avoid mentioning Moreno in public shows that they nevertheless are aware what a yet more huge liability to them it would be to endorse such a person who defies all the advice of Sathya Sai Baba always to speak softly, criticise oneself instead of others. His activity still undermines the credibility of their claim that there is no Sai Baba cult, since the wider world and thinking people can see straight away that his whole aggressive character attack strategy with rhetorical tactics and underhand ‘dirty tricks’ (exceeding even scientology’s antics) are a striking manifestation of a religious personality cult in action.

Starting out claiming to be a ‘neutral’ commentator who insists he is NOT a follower of – but who is the most exhaustive defender (and admitted great admirer) of Sai Baba and Co. – Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno is aggressively fighting the corner into which he has painted himself tighter and tighter by his adulation of this self-proclaimed Godhead Incarnate. His tremendous efforts to support him nonetheless continued for years while yet believing he truly is a sexual abuser- and having posted this fact on his website’s ‘FAQ’ stymied his progress until he found the first minor opportunity to change this opinion (when US courts could not prosecute Sathya Sai outside India, nor sue the unregistered Sathya Sai Organization in the US because there was nothing but a Sai bookshop society it used as its front). No doubt the conflict of Moreno’s full-time activity defending SB and his organization by attacking every critic relentlessly was so obviously doubly immoral as long as he admitted Baba actually was guilty of sexual abuse!

See also:-
SECOND OPEN LETTER TO THE PRASHANTHI COUNCIL ON THE ORGANIZATION’S SUPPORT OF LIBELS Also ignored, demonstrating their (passive) acceptance of libels and character assassination made on their behalf.

Please go to the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya (or Satya) Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

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Gerald Moreno and his pathological denial

Posted by robertpriddy on October 5, 2009

After virtually ignoring the vast majority of the constant attacks on a wide range of web outlets by Moreno for some years as below contempt, the sheer volume and nastiness decided me (in April 2009) to expose at some length for the unwitting public some of the most obvious untruths he spreads, and to summarise his agenda and methods as they are liberally demonstrated in his mass of web pages, blogs and many other postings. The public may then examine his output and decide just how accurate and truthful my descriptions are.

However, a full point by point rebuttal of all of his countless footling comments, elaborate ruses and paranoid petty criticisms would take a year of work, which is out of the question since it would divert attention from the important issues dissidents have raised, namely the deceptions of Sathya Sai Baba, his organization and many of those associated with him, not excluding the crimes of sexual abuse and numerous murders.

To make a study of extreme psychological denial one could hardly do better than read Moreno’s massive pseudo-documentation of why he believes Sathya Sai Baba is NOT a sexual abuser (after having believed he was for years) plus his denial in the face of a published affidavit (by Timothy Conway PH.D.) and overwhelming supporting evidence – of the authenticity of the infamous Hislop letters on sex abuse – comparing all this with the massive evidence to the contrary, plus the fact of total legal protection of the guru by successive Indian governments whose PM and Presidents were and are his worshippers.(see pdf file from UK Government Cabinet Office)

How ‘popular’ is Moreno among Sai followers? Moreno’s impact is clearly very limited, even on Sai devotees The percentage of Sai devotees who have supported Moreno in public must be well under 0.001 %, even if one believes that there are only about 5 million followers of some kind or another. If there were, as often claimed by official Sai sites, 60 million or even 300 million (as the Swedish Sai Organization firmly states “The organization has about 300 million devotees”, as usual without a figment of evidence (see Further, Moreno’s efforts have evidently not converted one single person who has left or rejected Sathya Sai Baba. Just two critics who have stood forth have been mailed by well over a thousand who have left since 2000. (He has alienated some of his supporters (see Alan M. Kazlev here).

Since his various attack blogs on wordpress and blogspot had all too few visitors, Moreno registered an anonymous blog at taking no less a pseudonym than ‘sathyasaibaba’ (and keeping his ownership anonymous on the blog). All the entries are registered as by ‘sathyasaibaba’ and he freely posts materials from other Sai Baba propaganda websites so to attract as many Sai Baba devotees as possible. His attacks on critics of Sai Baba are also posted there regularly – and have pride of place in his front page links – the purpose of his blog is no doubt to promote his libels and web-stalking activities. The general public who know little or nothing about the guru will easily believe that Sathya Sai Baba himself may be writing all this praise of himself (there are many genuine precedents). With the title “Sathya Sai Baba – Life, Love & Spirituality” where he shamefacedly flouts all the guru’s injunctions about not criticising others but looking to one’s own faults instead, speaking softly and with respect and so on. His blog has become the main face of the Sathya Sai Baba movement in blogging, unchallenged by the Sathya Sai Organization or other Sai Baba appointed officials, which further demonstrates what an aggressive cult it has become. Nonetheless it attracts only a disappearingly small fraction of the claimed hundreds of millions of Sai Baba followers! Moreno’s heartless contrived attacks on alleging sex abuse victims are a demonstration of how much ‘love in action’ there is in this movement, for no current devotee has ever uttered a word of criticism of this obnoxious pseudo-devotee Moreno.

See also:-
Gerald Moreno’s wild attack on Priddy?
The Gerald Joe Moreno dossier – part 1 The Sai Organization first-line defender who projects 100% acceptance of Sathya Sai Baba while showing that he is an aggressive cultist
The Gerald Moreno dossier – part 2 On his deep psychological denial about sex abuse and every criticism of Sathya Sai Baba
Moreno and sexual abuse, denial and subterfuge

Please go to the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya (or Satya) Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization


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