Just wanted to add a couple more interesting tidbits from the "Interfaith Forum" conference clips (in case some may miss it).
1) In part VIII [www.youtube.com
]. All of the participants have been asked to give an answer to the same question. Around the ~ 1:00 mark, the gakkai youth "leader" is called upon, he has a snide smirk on his face as he gets ready to stand up, he then has the nerve to correct the previous speaker (Rabbi Sanford Askelrad) for not standing during his answer. It's done in a humorous way, but I maintain that that is some of the gakkai humiliatory training coming out. He appears to be the youngest person on the panel, yet he has the arrogance to behave in such a way to a fellow religious leader. Askelrad, btw, is sufficiently annoyed to stand up and respond, "All right, are you HAPPY?!? Don't hit me!
" For those that have been indoctrinated in the YD, you'll easily recognize this kind of behavior for what it is (the compassionate, strict correction).
My point is, the gakkai youth robot has no common sense, no humility and cannot think enough for himself to know better that it would be more dignified and respectful to NOT do such a thing - especially under these circumstances.
2) I also noticed that in part IX (link posted earlier), at the beginning of his closing remarks, a bit of reflex mannerisms, gestures and words slip out of his mouth . . . . . "and so, um, I really want to challenge
every one here .....". Sound familiar to everyone? Does to me. And the way he says, "YOUTH!", the emphasis given in the pronunciation replete with the head going back and the forward body and arm thrust. I find it funny and pathetic. Those gakkai youth mental software downloads are still the same.