Rajiv Rah-Rahs Rawat
File under: The Siddhi of PR
Prem Rawat is a captain of the professional "peace" business and his own Gulfstream V execujet. He travels the world offering watered down, pabulicious platitudes about inner peace... for a price. After all, he's got to fuel that jet he's flying everywhere, most recently to the Indian subcontinent, where he appeared with Rajiv Mehrotra on his weekly talk show, In Conversations.
Prem's PR department produces press releases prodigiously which herald every booking. Invariably, the always at capacity crowd ends up deliriously happy as a result of a Maharaji appearance.
Just don't get on his wrong side. He's got an army of lawyers and professional reputation trashers on call to deal with his substantial community of ex-devotees. Last week they managed to get the so-called San Francisco Independent Media Center to label the Ex-Premie Association a "hate group" in their skewed reportage of a Cyber-SLAPP case settled between ex-Premie Marianne Bachers and the Rawat machine, who she sued for cyberstaking and defamation.
Cyberstalking is the new info-terror, an exceedingly easy and effective tactic for a cult interested in suppressing actively dissenting ex-devotees and critics. At least Bachers got them to a draw in her legal battle to end their aggressive smear campaign. We expect to be calling her soon for some advice once the Premies get wind of our little effort here today.