OK I've gotten junk e-mail from people before but this one takes the proverbial cake. I open my e-mail this morning and see a letter from a group centered around an old man named Osho. It asks me if I might be interested in their books. Now I knew right away that it would be a pile of sh-t. But just to be fair I followed the link to their website. Apparantly Osho claims to be an assended master. The biggest thing on his website is his "World Constitution". In this he advocates among other things the dissolvement of all nations, the formation of a One World Government, and the dissolving of all religions. Now I disagree strongly with most religions but it is in their right as it is in my right to practice it if they choose. But what really pissed me off was his sections on how the family is the most destructive force in society. Osho, advocates the destruction of the family unit. People are to live in communes of no more than 5,000. Children will be raised by the commune as a whole so that the perverted ideals of two single individuals will not cloud their mind but rather give them a more balanced view on humanity.
How dare that man accuse me and my wife of perverting the minds of our children. But Osho's lunatic ideas don't stop there. He wants to abolish money, because money makes people greedy. He wants to abolish lawyers and trials and prisons because we should feel compassion towards them not hate. He says that each person in the commune should work to enrich the commune and by doing that they will be enriched and that each commune should allow a few lazy people because often times those are the artists who will enrich us with their art.
Now let's get something straight.
I know I don't speak for everybody but I do know that a lot of people might agree with this:
I LOVE my family, the sacrifices I make add for greater pleasure.
I LOVE my money and my greed. If I want something I buy it. As long as my families finances are properly taken care of then I will spend my free money by indulging myself and sometimes my family as well in whatever I want.
I HATE criminals. If they commit a crime than let them hang.
I HATE laziness. Those are the people who feed off my hard earned tax dollars by applying for welfare and never working. I HATE having to give money that I busted my ass for to welfare programs that do nothing but allow the leaches of western society to continue.
I Hate anyone who tells me that I'm an evil person because I'm influenced by society. I think for myself, I reason for myself. I d not harm other people in any way.
So as far as Osho is concerned, I spit on him.
"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."
- George Orwell, "1984"
"No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid... Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings."
- George Orwell c. 1950