Monday, October 12, 2009

Gerald Moreno - religious fanatic, internet flamer, cyber troll

Gerald Moreno of USA, runs a giant smear and misinformation campaign across many www outlets- with major target emphasis on Robert Priddy- but which includes scores of other dissidents. [I remain anonymous but only so he can't do the same to blacken my name]. Robert Priddy has published a large quantity of revelations about Sathya Sai Baba ,having left him after decades of being a leader in his movement. Here is a recent 'dossier' on Moreno from

Gerald Joe Moreno runs a massive defamation and arrant disinformation campaign on the Internet, where he acts as the point man for defending Sathya Sai Baba, his largely clandestine and authoritarian Organization and many more or less affiliated devotees and supporters. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that he is in close touch with Sathya Sai Organization leaders, especially in the USA. Nonetheless, his extreme harassment activities are a great liability for the Sathya Sai Organization because they demonstrate its strongly cultist nature. In not denouncing his constant harassment of former respected devotees, despite challenges to them from the JuST group of former devotees, the Prashanthi Council and all Sai Baba officials will not denounce these most 'unspiritual' activities. Through the prominence on Google achieved by Moreno's innumerable blogs and web pages across countless Sai-related keywords, his fanatical attacks have increasingly become a cultist millstone about the neck of Sai Baba and his movement, whether they condone it or not. In the blazoning of total denial of every criticism of this presumed perfect God, they serve to keep the fact of major dissent to the fore. He claims to be a defender of 'free speech' but he does all he can to deny this right to dissidents by harassment, attempts to remove their web pages etc.

Such defenders of Sai Baba willing to write numerous untruths and use a wide range of dirty tricks against critics are evidently condoned by the Sathya Sai Organization, where they are not also directly fed with materials for it. Gerald Moreno's constant character assassination attempts on all critics of Sathya Sai Baba, parodying them in irrelevant and adolescent ways, and relentlessly web stalking them and any family members, associates, and any of their friends whose names he can discover - is a cultist hate campaign of massive dimensions virtually without parallel on the Internet today. The dossier of all these hate mails and postings is mounting up and will eventually be posted for the world to see.

Joe Moreno is not a devotee but is the main defender of all Sathya Sai matters The major and unrepentant infringer of copyright - countless photos of critics and texts of mine - rails at length about ONE SINGLE photo which he for some reason is rather desperate to hide away.

The foremost of this last category by far is Sathya Sai Baba's 'front man' on the Internet, Gerald Joe Moreno, the sheer volume of whose inflammatory attacks, libels and denigrations fire the controversy over Sathya Sai Baba and all involved. Moreno's keyword-packed pages often overshadow - in Google and other page ranking engines - most of the web pages of the many Sathya Sai Organization web sites. The overall impression the public receives is of a cult, officially sticking to nothing but 100% positive propaganda and the unofficially condoning and - through semi-official websites - supporting negative attacks and character assassination attempts on critics of Sathya Sai Baba. Both the unresponsive organization and their aggressive defenders excel in being devoid of any self-criticism, self-reflective attitudes, or evaluation of the facts involved in the burning issue... Sathya Sai Baba's widely demonstrated fraudulence and deception.

The calumnious Moreno and his agenda of total denial: Though Gerald Joe Moreno claims not to be a follower or devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, and states he does not believe the claims of omniscience and omnipotence or even that he is the avatar, he has rigorously defended him and his Organization through constantly attacking every critic, and not only them but any family members he can track down, any friends or associates he can find out about. He has heartlessly harassed most of those young men alleging sexual abuse by Sai Baba - through unsolicited e-mails, misrepresentation of their statements, naming them as liars all over the Internet. Further, anyone who disagrees with Moreno in any way is smeared by him in return and is often also harassed in several other ways, such as web stalking, e-mails to all known associates of the person involved and posting of personal details wherever possible on Internet services. The extent of his attacks and the and antipathy of his mentality to invent dirt about dissidents and ex-followers are sufficient to convince all but some blinded Sai devotees that he is suffering from a cognitive disorder... some symptoms being his obsessive harassment, persecution and dirty tricks based on ad hominem arguments and outright willful lies about critics and their assertions. He has never met those who he persecutes most of all. The way he sees others tells more about him than them! His entire antipathetic offensive is really but a storm in a teacup.

He is given to over-heated and immoderate language, schoolyard jibes (eg. ageist, name-calling and comic book language like "nearly fell out of my chair laughing" and much more in that vein). His braggadoccio about his own cleverness is also highly visible. So what is he trying to prove? That I and others who have spoken out about Sathya Sai Baba's human excesses and faults are inveterate liars and smear merchants, That is a self-evident case of psychological projection of his own characteristics onto others. He can't prove his case because my close associates and I are none of us liars. I report on testimonies, evidence, opinion, I explain and document, and nothing I have written is untrue to my best knowledge. I am willing to change any point on which I can be shown definitively to be mistaken. It is rather noteworthy, too, that not a single Sai Baba supporter has tried to disprove a single word of what I have written in a court of law!
Moreno's obsession is patently connected in some degree to his intense denial of having being sexually molested by Sathya Sai Baba. Even by Indian law, it is a sexual molestation to interfere physically with another person in the way Moreno himself described - whether or not he later derived some kind of enjoyment from it as he wrote. (See Moreno and sexual abuse, denial and subterfuge) Though he believed for some years that Sathya Sai Baba is a sexual abuser, he changed his mind as soon as he found a pretext, having already developed a massive denial in defending to the hilt everything concerning Sathya Sai Baba's goodness, purity, truthfulness and his organization. He has even developed a twisted narrative for himself in which he is the blameless victim of defamation and attacks, when it was he who began and sustained his massive harassment and web stalking of dissenters. The facts to show that this is not so are so profuse, well testified by a very wide range of persons since around 2000, that only those who cannot live without leaning on a guru and believing in the fantastic and fabulous. This explains his intense no-holds-barred antipathy towards critics of Sathya Sai Baba which now amounts to irrational but wilful hate.
Of the hundreds of critical points raised against Sathya Sai Baba, Gerald Moreno has only attempted to refute a relative handful of them, avoiding direct response to critics' documented false and/or contradictory statements, outright lies, bogus prophecies, broken promises and other deceptions of Sathya Sai Baba himself. He does not contest these analyses, and it is evident that he is at a loss to do so. When he does contest allegations and facts, he very seldom even tries to present any independent evidence or even cogent arguments. He picks out any tiny unclear or questionable points he can magnify and re-post all over the web, or spin into a whole issue, seeing any small error as a 'blatant' or 'bold' lie or deception. He has complained loudly that there have for 4 years been hardly any replies to many of his accusations, for the work of refuting his constant stream of them in detailing the facts in each case would have diverted critics from their chief task, which is to expose the deceptions of Sathya Sai Baba. However, in the previous months some of us have responded to some of his worst allegations, just so he should not have a free run. (Posted on his blog by R. Priddy)

See also:-
Internet Activist in action

Open letter to the Prashanthi Council - Michael Goldstein, G. Venkataraman
Formal Appeal to the Prashanthi Council
Sathya Sai Baba Man Gerald Moreno and Fact-Changing

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