Weird ... its like two parallel worlds are developing. In my book, the BKWSU world is the one that is diverging from both reality and truth.alladin wrote:I am realizing how the BK world, including free spirited BKs, is full of prejudices about the Forum. I don't think it's just due to the slander and the negative opinions expressed by SS. I think it is something of the psychological nature of victims wanting to protect those who, you know, have abused them for years.
Is it not typical of families in which there is abuse, that the abuse is "our little secret", that the abused are encouraged by the co-dependents not to "bring shame on the family" by talking about it? Its the same in many orthodox communities. There was a case in the city I lived, where the house of an orthodox Jewish family was literally stoned by other Jews because a girl child finally spoke out publicly about being sexually abused by the local Rabbi. The girl was attacked and the Rabbi defended. Is it not the same principle here?
I mean, objectively (from a theological point of view), it is impossible to ignore what we have and continue to dig out here. Sociologically, the meeting between BK, so-called ex-BKs and PBKs ... and the exposure of the effects and the support of Friends and Family ... is something unique and admirable, is it not? I think that the institutional denial within the BKWSU leadership surrounding the PBKs cannot be excluded from the equation. We, and the forum, are eternally "contaminated" by the devilish PBK pariah caste (no offense intended guys!).
But at the same time ... I tell you what ... I bet the both leadership and the enlightened BKs will be responding and sampling what we say and do and the organization will be changed by us. So, it's more about balance of power. The leaders and their faithful followers.
- Where do we go from here?
The strange thing is that many of them are far more enlightened than the BKWSU and they would find what is going on ridiculous and condemnable.
- Do we all need to go and get letters from psychiatrists to prove our sanity? That would be a bit of a laugh ...
Eromain censured me for the public outrage I cause regarding my calling them "low caste", but I feel this is just another example of it. This is so petit bourgeoisie ... such a caste ridden sentiment ... very "Hindi" in a way. Ignore any abuse and corruption ... just "Don't bring defamation on 'The Family'".
We are the ugly, unwanted, handicapped relatives they don't want turning up in public to embarrass them that their spiritual genes are faulty! This is why the "mentally ill" issue keeps arising ... it is one of the great disgraces/stigmas/embarrassments within Hindi communities and so often used by the BKWSU.
So, just keep turning up in public folks, promote discussion, take care of the victims and fight back for their rights.