They have no idea who is really at the bottom of this expose? It is not cult it is someone within their own organization who was initatiated withing the first 10?
He or she initiated this whole thread ...
The first top ten people who posted or the first 10 pages?
The thread started off in 2004 from a request for information about the group from a family whose young, female child had been associating with devotees and was told that her parents were not her real parents, only Krishna was, and other indoctrinations that disturbed the family. An underage child was being recruitedy by some devotees. I learned more details thru PM's. It wasn't clear to me if one of the child's parent was a CB disciple or this may have been another case mentioned on the forum.
At any rate, MANY other ex devotees have contributed from all over the world adding their experiences and complaints. There is no ONE person behind this expose. CB and his different enterprises have pissed a LOT of people off! The truth is that most of us found the site by 'googling' our old guru's name or old friends just to see what they were up to. Bingo! This was the only non-ISKcon site that I could find where we could freely discuss our experiences and express our opinions.
Cultr is visibly compiling the research and doing more digging. If you know something more Truthy, why don't you contact Cultr off the board.
As far as SOI and it's leader CB getting destroyed, I am cynical. It will more likely morph into an even smaller cult or more secret society. Members involved in illegal activities will get exposed and busted. Recruitment activities will suffer greatly. Many followers will leave, but some will stay at his feet.
It's not illegal to be a religious or strategy advisor to an elected official. The people obviously knew the rumors about Gabbard, but overlooked it for other reasons. They voted for him anyway. That's the way our democracy works, like it or not.
If CB has been involved in illegal activities it will take an "inside man" to expose him and testify with documents and evidence. Otherwise it is all chaff in the wind.
The most important thing that this forum and Cultr are doing is letting others know that the group and it's leader are a fraud and to avoid the lies.
Current members who have been mislead and did not know the background can also be free to leave without fear. They need to know that their life does not go to peices when they leave. No one is cursed or doomed to live a horrible life of delusion. They will discover that they were already in that state as long as they remain in the cult, unless they enjoy a life of being comfortably numb. Unfortunately, this state is imposed on the children. So the best benefit of this expose is for the children. Some will be brave enough to leave and some will stay the rest of their lives. It's all a choice, but now everyone has all the information they need to make an informed decision or consent to denial.