KCd’s Monthly Q&A

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KCd’s monthly missives – December 2020

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Extinction Looms for Those Old Enablers

March, 2020

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

“At the present moment in our ISKCON, campus politics and diplomacy has entered. Some of my beloved students, on whom I counted very, very much, have been involved in this matter influenced by Maya.”
Letter to Satsvarüpa, 7-27-70

Yes, I told you that the light goes up and down.
Don’t you notice how the wheel goes ’round?
And you’d better pick yourself up from the ground
Before they bring the curtain down.
Cream, “Badge”

The Governing Body Commission soon drifted after its creation in 1970, soon becoming a cynosure of pseudo-devotional degradation. As its power node, it converted the ISKCON movement into a kind of devotional facsimile. The G.B.C., even while bona fide (although that slipped away rather quickly) increased its hegemony. Those all-powerful G.B.C. dinosaurs have faded over time. What they stood for and imposed via their my-way-or-the-highway attitude will soon become extinct, and that is wanted. The stench of campus politics, party spirit, and circling the wagons remains, however.

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March 1, 2020   1 Comment

On Bad Logic and Useful Idiots

February, 2020

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

Leading secretary: … sometimes you find an idiot, he can look at a column of figures and he can compute the sum in his head very easily, but he can’t even understand how to tie his shoes. And many of these scholars are like that. They’re actually idiots, but they have one talent for Sanskrit or for history, and because of that they can get along…
Prabhupäda: Çüdra. Unless he gets that post, he’ll starve. He has got some talent in some particular subject, but he must get some service.
Room Conversation, 7-9-73 in London

Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns . . .”
Henry Kissinger

In order to warp the cult’s sordid history by applying an anodyne, intellectual emphasis on “balance,” you become the useful idiot of the fabricated, so-called “ISKCON” confederation. The post-1977 legacy of “ISKCON” is harsh, and delineating that fact without compromise is also necessarily harsh. Applying such bad logic (in the name of balance and so-called fairness) when considering or describing its deviations is both counterproductive and a distraction.

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February 1, 2020   7 Comments

Seven Big “ISKCON” Lies

Januar, 2020

by Kailäsa Candra däsa

“Everyone should adore our members as honest. If we do something which is deteriorating to the popular sentiments of the public in favor of our movement, that is not good. . . These dishonest methods must be stopped.”
Letter to Rüpänuga, 1-9-75

If you tell a big enough lie
and tell it frequently enough,
it will be believed.”
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

Big lies buttress the regimes that utilize them. Especially when there is some kind of gang element present within its hierarchy, this is also the case in religious organizations. Whenever crisis management is required, the regime circles the wagons in a quasi-fascist mode, especially at the top ranks. Unless and until exposed, big lies have previously worked to assist it. However, when exposed, the impact reverses, and a big lie works against the institution, often creating a crisis.

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