Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Prem's Propagandist Pilloried

File under: Gurubusting, Satscams and The Siddhi of PR

Prem Rawat, the multi-millionaire con artist who was once known as "Lord of the Universe," has been laughing all the way to the bank since the 70s. Meanwhile, his webmaster and head of PR, Jossi Fresco, has been getting nailed all over the net for appointing himself VP of Whitewashing at Wikipedia. Here's another hammering of the disgraced mouthpiece:
Jossi aka Jossi Fresco is not your usual, everyday Wikipedo admin: day and night, he's also the webmaster and publicist for Prem Rawat, cult leader and Lord of the Universe. (Prem Rawat AKA Balyogeshar, Sant Ji Maharaj, Guru Maharji Ji, Maharaji, Goom Rodgie) Since he became an administrator on the Wikipedia, controlling their pages about Prem Rawat became just part of his job. Jossi doesn't only try to control Prem Rawat pages on the english Wikipedia: he's also signed up for Wikisource, Wikiquote, and a few of the Wikipedias in other languages to make sure they only have nice things to say about his Master. He even signed up to Metawiki to make himself look really serious. As the Wikipedia's Captain Cult, he extends the blessings of his admin powers and experience in gaming the system to other cultists looking for total cult PoV.
We wonder if Jossi gets to fly in Rawat's 60-fucking-million-dollar Gulfstream jet; a ridiculously ludicrous expenditure for any organization, let alone a non-profit charity promoting itself as the protector of the poor.

Kinda makes you wonder just how sincere old Prem really is. He's spent hundreds of millions on jets, helicopters and a huge Malibu mansion, all for himself. The guy lives like an emperor, and he's been doing it since he was a teenager, a scamming prodigy in fake gurudom. The saddest thing of all is that people have been falling for it all that time.

Whether the fat kid pimped as Buddha or the fat cat flying his own huge, private jet, Prem Rawat represents the epitome in hypocritical gurudom. Unfortunately, it's all-too-distressingly easy to mask with a little regular PR mojo.

He ain't no Lord of the Universe, but his persistent lording of his various "contributions" is keeping him in the catbird seat. It's the same game Sri Sri is playing, a seemingly unassailable tactic that keeps folks projecting divinity where greed and gluttony prevail.

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At 2/28/2008 5:28 AM, Blogger DEEPAK KAMAT said...

Jodi, why have you not written about Radha Soami Satsang Beas and Kaga Pujandar. The first cult is in North India. The second is in South India. I want to know how much mud you can thrown on them. This Kaga Pujandar is dangerous. He claims that there will be doomsday in 2037 and only his followers will survive. He also has a website in his name. You have missed those big-time cult. Maybe your seeking was not enough.

At 2/28/2008 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to frame your cultist in 10 easy steps

1. Create accounts on free publishing sites, and name him as the press contact for Prem Rawat


2. Start up a post at Wikipedia Review

IMPORTANT: Do not make stupid mistakes such as this one because that gives you away

note: is the email address of the operator of a very nice anti-Rawat site

3. Send a little note to noted anti-Wikipedia journo Cade Metz, and feed him some other tidbits.

Voila! You got him framed!!!

At 2/29/2008 1:49 PM, Anonymous Renaissance man said...

Wait a sec, are you saying that ALL the posts from Jossi Fresco on the internet about Prem Rawat are "framed" ? That seems a bit of a stretch. For example, see:

This, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this.

I find it very hard to believe that these were all "frames".

At 2/29/2008 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, seem to be all \"frames\"... Whoever did that was good, but not that good...

All these free sites that require registration to post \"press releases\" use free email addresses.

The official press releases for Prem are at PRweb:


At 2/29/2008 11:16 PM, Anonymous Renaissance man said...

Some of the sites where a "Jossi Fresco" has public relations pieces for Prem Rawat require registration fees of $50.00. Doesn't sound like a "frame" to me.

Plus there's comments from former colleagues of Jossi Fresco, in the article in The Register, "Wikipedia ruled by 'Lord of the Universe'".

"Wikipedia ruled by 'Lord of the Universe'" is a really good read, very well written and from the looks of it it appears it was meticulously researched as well, I highly recommend it.


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