Inside Gandhi’s Secret World

Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 11.42.08 AMGandhi has an interesting pedigree. At age 19, he departed native India for London, armed with a set of introduction letters to prominent Indians; he checked into London’s poshest hotel, ate at the poshest restaurant, and before long, looked and talked like a London gentleman.

He employed tutors in French, violin and dancing, and enrolled in the elite (and expensive) Inner Temple, quite an achievement for such a young immigrant. One thing I notice in my research is how many spooks get recruited while in law school. The Inner Temple is England’s most exclusive enclave for barristers, and named for its linkage to the Knights Templar, who were the original Illuminati rulers of money and monopoly during their heyday, before the King of France outlawed their order.

There are some notable connections that inspired Gandhi, inspiration that soon compelled him to give up dancing, violin, speaking French, and wearing Western clothes. Gandhi made contact with Helena Blavatsky and Ann Besant.

Blavatsky fabricated a head-spinning early biography that placed her in Cairo, Paris, London, New York, Chicago, Salt Lake City and San Francisco in the mid-1800s, where she supposedly held meetings with important mediums. She claimed to have become the only westerner to gain access to the holy city of Tibet, an obvious fabrication. She claimed secret masters had given her special abilities, among which were telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, controlling the consciousness of others, and materializing and dematerializing physical objects.

Annie Besant was involved in the fight for Irish independence, played a leading role in fomenting the rally that turned into “Bloody Sunday.” She was a leading speaker for the Marxist Social Democrats and her conversion to Theosophy was considered one of Blavatsky’s greatest coups. She soon established a new form of Freemasonry known as Co-Freemasonry. After Blavatsky’s death, she would take charge of Theosophy and her cohort Charles Leadbeater was an accused pedophile. It was Leadbeater who picked out a young boy Jiddu Krishnamurti, who they began grooming as a sort of New Age Jesus Christ. Besant and Ledbeater established a school for boys in Benares, the Central Hindu College, with the aim of building a new leadership for India.

Annie Besant.

Gandhi wrote a 150-page diary while in London, only 20 pages of which remain, leading to much speculation on those missing pages, although Gandhi did reveal that his contact with Theosophy is what got him interested initially in reading the Bhagavad Gita. Blavatsky, Besant and Gandhi would all play roles in the elevation of Hinduism into the world’s third largest religion. Like most Indians, Gandhi had zero awareness of the ancient Sanskrit documents because those had all been kept private by the Brahmins.

The history of India is a bit like the history of Sicily: one bloody invasion after another. First came Alexander the Great, then Arabs, Turks and Portuguese. Muslims ruled most of India for 800 years until the British East India Company seized control. India’s upper class, those Brahmins, typically collaborated with invaders to subjugate the masses in order to retain their status. English census workers created the term Hindu to signify anyone who wasn’t Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish or Jain.

Gandhi’s first published writings appeared in the Vegetarian, run by his friend and president of the London Vegetarian Society, Arnold Hills. Is it worth noting Hills was also the managing director of the Thames Iron Works, where Britannia’s greatest iron warships were constructed? Strange that such a bulwark of England’s military industrial complex would take an interest in what most people in England considered a passing fad, but throughout his career, Gandhi was supported by powerful people.

His arrival in South Africa was greatly distorted in the famous film, which shows him being ejected from a first class compartment. In fact, the dispute had been over Gandhi’s refusal to ride with blacks, whom he considered an inferior race. In an open letter to the Natal Parliament in 1893, Gandhi wrote: “I venture to point out that both the English and the Indians spring from a common stock, called the Indo-Aryan. … A general belief seems to prevail in the Colony that the Indians are little better, if at all, than savages or the Natives of Africa. Even the children are taught to believe in that manner, with the result that the Indian is being dragged down to the position of a raw kaffir.”

Upper and Lower House.

None of his alliances come close to Gandhi’s infatuation with a rich German named Hermann Kallenbach, an affair that began in South Africa while Gandhi was formulating his philosophy of non-violence and non-cooperation. Kallenbach built a house just for the two of them and for two years they remained inseparable. Kallenbach became uncle to Gandhi’s children and the two corresponded for the rest of their lives. Interestingly, Kallenbach became an ardent Zionist and helped colonize the state of Israel. All Kallenbach’s love letters to Gandhi were destroyed at his request, but there remain a few penned by Gandhi who wrote that cotton wool and Vaseline were a “constant reminder” of Kallenbach…”how completely you have taken possession of my body. This is slavery with a vengeance.” Gandhi nicknamed himself “Upper House” and Kallenbach “Lower House” and requested the Lower House refrain from looking lustfully upon any woman. The two pledged “more love, and yet more love….such love as the world has never seen.”

Later in life Gandhi would sleep naked with naked teenage girls, and receive enemas from them several times a day. He claimed never to achieve orgasm, and encouraged others to follow this practice in order to retain their essential bodily fluids. He wanted India to return to the stone age and rejected all forms of technology, and falsely tried to position himself as leader of the untouchable class, ignoring the untouchables already had their own highly educated and inspirational leaders, people he pushed off the national stage. After Gandhi helped lead India to independence and partitioning into two nations, one Hindu, one Muslim, he responded to repression of non-Muslims in Pakistan by staging hunger strikes that were largely ineffectual and only served to terrorize his own followers.

After his death, correspondence surfaced of Gandhi encouraging German Jews to practice non-violence against Nazis, and he even suggested the English should surrender to Hitler to avoid war.

Ban the Bullet?

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I will have to avoid the TV news for a few days. I have kids in my house and I certainly don’t want them seeing the endless replays of the grisly facts. Like everyone, I feel tremendous sorrow for the victims and their families, but I also wonder why it takes an event like this for people to even address why violence so prevalent in our society today.

I have some positive suggestions for how to move forward.

First, I don’t think these shootings should be covered on national TV for days on end to the extent that they are. In fact, I think they should barely be mentioned at all, and the shooters should remain as anonymous as possible. Some of them undoubtedly are seeking fame and publicity and the way our media reacts to these tragedies makes that dream come true. I’m interested primarily in one fact: was the shooter taking prescription medication? I realize many popular medications have bizarre side effects that some pill companies may seek to conceal. I know these shootings never happened until we put half the country on pills. So is there a cause and effect? This is a health study we desperately need right now.

The gun lovers are never going to give up their guns and I wouldn’t be so stupid as to ask them. It’s a right they will defend to the death. I get that, but can we make a few changes, like closing the gun show loophole, and restricting mental patients with a history of violence from obtaining weapons? I’d also like to see taxes on some weapons greatly increased so a national fund can be created, a fund that would compensate the families of the victims. Not that any amount of money could replace the life of a single child, but simply that all these gun lovers and violence worshipers should contribute to easing their suffering. I also think violence pornography needs to be better identified and taxed as well. Sponsors of violence pornography should be forced to pay into the fund. And so should consumers. So we need a special tax on violence pornography video games and violence pornography TV shows.

Ken Kesey had a novel idea, inspired by his grand-daughter. Ban the bullet. Make it very hard to get anything but rubber bullets and paint pellets, which are perfect for target practice, which is the only thing most people do with their guns. Lead builets, on the other hand, should be much more closely controlled.

Of course, the gun lovers need guns to protect themselves against the government. As if a civilian population in this country could engage the government in open warfare in the streets? Those days are over. The only revolution that will succeed from here on is a non-violent one. We really need much more respect for the grandmasters of peace, people like Gandhi and Bob Marley, and we need more celebrations of peace, and more respect for peaceful cultures, especially the counterculture, which is as American as rock’n’roll and apple pie.

At the second Whee! festival in Oregon, the Merry Pranksters unveiled plans to take on the gun lobby in the usual Prankster fashion (by tricking the bozos). Check out the video: