Sri Sri Skates Again
File under: Back Room Gurudom
Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has dazzled us with his political skills once again by skating around a loaded question at an Asian business conference. When asked about his views of Narendra Modi, the chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, home to violent anti-Muslim riots which Modi implicitly supported, and who was recently denied a visa to enter the US for his involvement in those riots; Sri Sri replied, "I don't comment on individuals because individuals are just part of one wholeness."
Way to skate, Sri Sri! Nominated as an individual for the Nobel Peace Prize, he doesn't comment on other individuals, even when that individual (Modi) has seemingly fomented anti-Muslim terror under his political leadership, or at the very least has been caught looking the other way when horrific violence was being done to people in his territory.
This has definitely put Sri Sri at the front of the pack for the Most Hypocritical Guru of the Year Award by having his cake and eating it too. That is, nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize while he supports genocidal politicians. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Bush could definitely take a few pointers from this guy. We believe he'd be awesome as the guru of the Republican Party if it wasn't already infested with obnoxious fundie Christians.