Bart Dame from a deleted comment on Civil Beat, posted by dharmabum
"what is the harm in her [Tusli Gabbard] being a sleeper agent for Chris Butler's ambitions?"
"I don't know how to answer that question. But am frustrated that few people are even willing to ask it."
I think Bart Dame is a longtime progressive Democratic Party activist in Hawaii and a longtime observer of the Gabbards, Jagad Guru Chris Butler and the Science of Identity Foundation cult.
Bart may just need to think some more about what the harm would be in Tulsi being a sleeper agent for Jagad Guru Chris Butler. And it is appropriate for him to point out that nobody is asking this question.
A U.S. congressional representative is supposed to be just that: A representative of the voters in his or her district. Elected officials are not supposed to be puppets for hidden and reclusive cult leaders.
Ads posted for her by Women Vote!
, affiliated with Emily's List, claim that Tulsi is "honest." But if Tulsi takes orders from her guru, while presenting herself as a representative of the people, that would not be honest. That would also not be good.
In Bart Dame's deleted Civil Beat comment, he says "I have no problem with Tulsi being a Hindu."
If he read about Hinduism, he might have some concerns. We know that the Science of Identity Foundation does not really believe in separation of church and state. I don't know if that comes from Hinduism, or not. Of course, a single Hindu representative in congress would not be able to get rid of separation of church and state.
I believe that the caste system, which is supposed to be outlawed in India, comes out of Hindu beliefs about reincarnation and karma. It seems to be a basic idea that people who are perscuted or are oppressed are suffering from karma from their previous lives. They are essentially being punished for something they did in a previous life. This could also explain oppression of women, or LGBT people, people of color, people with disabilities or anyone who is persecuted or oppressed. (We have actually had appointed government officials removed from office because they believed that disabled people were being punished by god. Reagan era.)
Hindu (Vedic) scriptures are said to make scientific claims such as the claim that the moon is further away from earth than the sun Man On The Moon–A Colossal Hoax that Cost Billions of Dollars
. This particular interpretation comes from Hare Krishna sources and the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. We don't know if Jagad Guru Chris Butler has embraced this belief for his cult, or not. But if it is in "Sanskrit Vedic scriptures," they certainly might.
Since Hinduism is an ancient religion, there may be other such claims that I have not come across yet, but that certain devout Hindus would believe. I don't think that Hindus accept evolution, for example. I know that the Hare Krishnas do not.
It would be nice if we could say that a political candidate's religion doesn't matter. But I think we need to at least look at the candidate's religious beliefs and how that might affect votes in government that are supposed to represent us.
This might be a good time for people to have a look at Hinduism.