AUM Guru Faces Schizm Along With Gallows
File under: Gurus Doin' Time and Wackadoo Gurus
Japan may be about to come to some closure with its own 9/11. Subway-gassing terrorist guru Shoko Asahara is one last appeal away from an execution by hanging.
He couldn't crazy himself out of it, leaving him to deal with the shame of jerking off in front of his daughters. To add to his destitution is the fact that one of his lieutenants is taking half the cult and leaving.
We imagine Asahara is quite ready to drop down the chute after all he's been through. And the people of Japan would not have it any other way.
The saga of AUM and it's psychotically megalomaniacal leader stands as an object lesson in how stupid folks can be in their choice of guru and acceptance of his/her narcissistically-originated incitement to horrible violence. Asahara was the Charles Manson Hitler of Japan. His hanging won't erase the memory of the horrors committed in his name, but let's hope it helps with the healing of those who survived them.