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20th Century of lies and deceit….

February 24, 2015

Greetings,

As long term readers know well, I’m of the firm belief that the 20th century was the century of lies.

It is the century in which Maya (illusion) came into it’s own. Humanity at large was led around by their collective noses into a general milieu of war, destruction, self-loathing and abject confusion about our real place in this universe.

While deeply (and always) compromised media was the megaphone, the bait used to lure the masses was a series of caricatures built into living messianic characters. Count amongst them Gandhi, Mandela, MLK, Einstein, FDR, various sporting heroes, the modern art movement with all of it’s attendant weird characters (Picasso and Warhol come to mind), all of the Jewish authors/nobel laureates…..on and on and on and on.

One after the other, these heroes (and heroines) were all clay footed, deeply flawed constructs.

Yet, as Sickmund Frued and his famous nephew Eddy Bernays laid the groundwork of modern dystopia, a technologically shaken, constantly re-training, busier global population mostly swallowed the hook, line and sinker.

Since these false giants are so deeply engrained in the global psyche, perhaps it’s time to pour some water on these clay-footed denizens, so we may be free….

Today’s take down, courtesy of two psychologists in Montreal:

Excerpts:

Mother Teresa: anything but a saint…

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The myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa is dispelled in a paper by Serge Larivée and Genevieve Chenard of University of Montreal’s Department of Psychoeducation and Carole Sénéchal of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education. The paper will be published in the March issue of the journalStudies in Religion/Sciences religieuses and is an analysis of the published writings about Mother Teresa. Like the journalist and author Christopher Hitchens, who is amply quoted in their analysis, the researchers conclude that her hallowed image—which does not stand up to analysis of the facts—was constructed, and that her beatification was orchestrated by an effective media relations campaign.

More:
The sick must suffer like Christ on the cross
At the time of her death, Mother Teresa had opened 517 missions welcoming the poor and sick in more than 100 countries. The missions have been described as “homes for the dying” by doctors visiting several of these establishments in Calcutta. Two-thirds of the people coming to these missions hoped to a find a doctor to treat them, while the other third lay dying without receiving appropriate care. The doctors observed a significant lack of hygiene, even unfit conditions, as well as a shortage of actual care, inadequate food, and no painkillers. The problem is not a lack of money—the Foundation created by Mother Teresa has raised hundreds of millions of dollars—but rather a particular conception of suffering and death: “There is something beautiful in seeing the poor accept their lot, to suffer it like Christ’s Passion. The world gains much from their suffering,” was her reply to criticism, cites the journalist Christopher Hitchens. Nevertheless, when Mother Teresa required palliative care, she received it in a modern American hospital. 
More:
The grand media plan for holiness
Despite these disturbing facts, how did Mother Teresa succeed in building an image of holiness and infinite goodness? According to the three researchers, her meeting in London in 1968 with the BBC’s Malcom Muggeridge, an anti-abortion journalist who shared her right-wing Catholic values, was crucial. Muggeridge decided to promote Teresa, who consequently discovered the power of mass media. In 1969, he made a eulogistic film of the missionary, promoting her by attributing to her the “first photographic miracle,” when it should have been attributed to the new film stock being marketed by Kodak. Afterwards, Mother Teresa travelled throughout the world and received numerous awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. In her acceptance speech, on the subject of Bosnian women who were raped by Serbs and now sought abortion, she said: “I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing—direct murder by the mother herself.”
Full Article at : http://www.nouvelles.umontreal.ca/udem-news/news/20130301-mother-teresa-anything-but-a-saint.html
May she rest in piece and the false charity she created crumble into dust…
As a wonk famously said, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. With a twist (of lime) it fits 😉
For something truly up-lifting, meanwhile, take a good look this amazing man and his moving art…
I miss street performances here in India, they have nowhere to ply their beautiful craft in our crowded cities…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uue6oJ_jDns
8 Comments leave one →
  1. Kapnos permalink
    February 24, 2015 5:37 pm

    Almost heart-breaking , but better for the heart to be broken in the light of truth!

  2. mula permalink
    March 1, 2015 8:27 pm

    There is always something special in the names of the chosen one’s. Theresa means Harvester. Mother is like a gr8 soul. So, basically we had a gr8 Soul Harvester !! and yeah yourarvind in sanskrit means yourlotus 🙂 .

    • March 2, 2015 5:15 pm

      Ahah…very interesting, A Harvester of lotus souls, makes perfect sense. Thanks for that.
      So, is it Mula or Mulla?

      • mula permalink
        March 2, 2015 9:04 pm

        You truly are a seasoned~wordsmith, Sire !!

        well seeing plenty of religion bashing comments all over internet, the idea was to hit em back by Con-Fusing Mulla & Hasbara. It’s surprising how a name can change the public perception about you.

        Was happily enjoyin the ride, till I came across a few oldie~goldies like you, rubbished a few posts, but finally you guys succeeded in corrupting my brain. A big thanks for that.

        let’s stick to Mula. (not the tamil meaning 🙂 ).

        • March 7, 2015 4:07 pm

          Ok Mula, I read your comment on Kaptaan Ajit’s blog. Where did you score the bhang from? Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh? I miss it, magic potion that it is…..

          • Mula permalink
            March 8, 2015 10:07 am

            Hello Sir,

            Hope you had a wonderful Holi. My cousin & her husband r on a honeymoon trip along with another couple, visiting several places. They wanted to celebrate Holi with me ( I stay alone, prep for some exams) as this place lie on their planned route. So enroute to my place, they paid a visit to Mahakaleshwar temple, Ujjain(i), and those Bhang gola’s were a prasad of lord Shiva 🙂 from a street opposite to the temple.

            Surprisingly they found plenty of wild plants on the outskirts of that city, & so they picked up some fresh leaves too. So far I have been lucky enough to get the SOMA on almost every Holi but the fun used to be limited due to some genuine concerns about getting high. This time with the ladies in the house, I had a blast, I knew there were people to take care of me 🙂 should anything go wrong.

            After gulping a glass full of thandai, I realized i gotta wish all my fav bloggers, but by the time I finished leaving a comment on Kapitan’s site, I was experiencing the powers of ancient saint 🙂 . In fact, I visite your site but landed on the square&C home page, don’t remember after that. in the morning a few more friends joined in & the stock was more than enough to make all of us happy.

  3. mula permalink
    March 2, 2015 12:50 pm

    Sir,
    How to vent out the anger & frustration, when we see the mother Nation getting looted in a phased manner in front of our very own eyes ? I know we got a Free will, but don’t you think it will be too late, by the time all the world denizens wake up?

    • March 7, 2015 4:07 pm

      Mula, the key is wake oneself up first. To be who you are, fully, to know thyself. Interesting things begin to happen from there on out. The universe and all those energies around start working for and with you. Your voice is clearer, carries more authoritah! Inner athouritah at that. Have a practice that takes you deeper with-in first. Everyone and everything is just perfectly imperfect 😉

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