Proxy Defender Of Sai Isa And Barry Pittard
Robert Priddy (a caustic defamer and critic of Sathya Sai Baba) wrote a foaming-at-the-mouth diatribe on his Anti-Baba WordPress blog attacking Joe Moreno for “libel”, “extreme vilifications”, “slurs” and other equally fanatic accusations (because of a fully documented and well referenced article written by Moreno about the history behind the Baba Sling). Needless to say, Robert Priddy’s rebuttal contained no factual, credible or verifiable material and relied wholly on spin, deflection and rhetoric.
Robert Priddy erroneously contended that the BabaSling business is “unrelated” to Sathya Sai Baba despite the fact that Shanti McIvor (the founder of the Baba Sling) was devoted to Sathya Sai Baba when she founded her business, named the Baba Sling after Sathya Sai Baba, i.e., “Baba” and named her son after Sathya Sai Baba (the guru foretold the birth of her son many years prior), i.e., “Sai Isa”. There are no known terms for babies, children, kids, etc., in which the word “Baba” would apply. “Baba” means “father” and Shanti McIvor praised Sathya Sai Baba on her “Baba Slings” website when it first went online.
Robert Priddy said:
“This maliciousness is further evidenced in Moreno’s conscienceless naming of a young child. This boy, out of childlike curiosity, googled his own name, and found viciously aimed barbs at the father whom he loves. This is a man, moreover, who has for years remained unprovoked by Moreno’s constant and extreme vilifications. Indeed, he has all along recommended to other former devotees whom Moreno has attacked not to retaliate or at least if bent on doing so to avoid malice and heated language.”
Far be it for Robert Priddy to point his self-righteous fingers at Moreno and accuse him of being “conscienceless” when Robert Priddy maliciously published (in true tabloid-like style) pictures of the lifeless bodies of men who were shot in the 1993 police shootings incident at Prashanti. The mothers and fathers of those men must now endure the fathomless anguish of seeing their son’s lifeless bodies cheaply broadcast on the internet like entertainment news. Both Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy published those macabre and bloody pictures on their Anti-Sai WordPress blogs despite their psuedo-moral and pseudo-conscientious objections against Moreno’s naming of Sai Isa, whose name was openly stated, published and discussed on Shanti McIvor’s public domain BabaSlings websites (there were a couple of them) for many years! As a matter of fact, Barry Pittard himself publicly divulged that he is the father of Sai Isa and mentioned Sai Isa’s name in relation to the Sai Controversy. On Robert Priddy’s Anti-Baba website saibaba-x.org.uk, Barry Pittard said (which Pittard originally published on QuickTopic in 2002): “...a neighbour Connie Raadsma of Cooma, inspired by stories told to her by Gerry Gibson (still my closest friend and Godfather to our son Sai Isa) decided to visit Sai Baba...”. Therefore, Sai Isa’s name was made a matter of public domain by Shanti McIvor and Barry Pittard before I wrote my article mentioning him.
It is also important to point out that the very first public picture that Barry Pittard released of himself was on MySpace, prominently showing Sai Isa!
After widely soliciting himself on the internet as an “international coordinator” to bring Sathya Sai Baba to “justice” (even widely advertising his address and phone number on numerous websites), Barry Pittard brought Sai Isa into the foreground of the Sai Controversy by recklessly releasing his very first picture with Sai Isa.
Let us not forget how both Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard wrote several articles ridiculing, mocking and maliciously publicizing the tragic suicide of J. Jagadeesan’s son and the death of his wife! Barry Pittard also wrote an article accusing a high-ranking Sai Devotee of being a homosexual and running a pedophile ring from his apartment in New York! Unsubstantiated accusations resulting in no legal action or investigation from any legal authorities despite complaints allegedly filed by Pittard with New York’s Mayor, Interpol, the FBI and other high-ranking officials. The only people who are “conscienceless” are Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy and other Ex-Devotees. For more examples of “conscienceless” attacks, Click Here.
If Sai Isa googled his father’s name (Google Results For ‘Barry Pittard’), he would find numerous articles written by his father viciously attacking, maligning, defaming and libeling Sathya Sai Baba (the Guru after whom he was named). Apparently, Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard think it is okay for Sai Isa to find defamatory and libelous articles falsely accusing Sathya Sai Baba of homosexuality, serial pedophilia, murder, international racketeering, fraud, human trafficking, etc., and Sai Isa is not supposed to be concerned whatsoever (although his name belongs to the Guru in question)! One could certainly make the argument that both Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard are doing far more harm against Sai Isa by trashing & bashing the Guru he was named after than I allegedly did for simply saying Sai Isa’s name.
Robert Priddy also lied when he claimed that Barry Pittard has “remained unprovoked” by Moreno. Barry Pittard has “remained” so “unprovoked” that, in fact, he linked his Anti-Baba WordPress blog to a website that openly defames, libels and attacks Joe Moreno (apparently approving of those attacks against Moreno). How’s that for “unprovoked”? Although Robert Priddy claimed that Barry Pittard recommended that Ex-Devotees not retaliate against Moreno (a dubious claim at best), Ex-Devotees (including Robert Priddy) have ignored Barry Pittard’s alleged plea because they have “retaliated” against Moreno in the most vitriolic of ways (Ref). Therefore, Robert Priddy’s claims are without merit and he is a proxy defender of Barry Pittard, a man who cannot defend himself and a coward who continually refuses to put himself in a position where he is held accountable for his defamations, slurs and libels against Sathya Sai Baba and others.
Robert Priddy said:
“Moreno’s daily method is to slur, vilify, and to try to scare into submission.”
Don’t expect Robert Priddy to divulge how he and Reinier Van Der Sant traced the name and email of a person (who submitted a critical comment on the ExBaba guestbook) to his place of employment. Priddy and Van Der Sandt sent malicious emails to that person’s place of employment in an attempt to get him fired and to embarrass him. Robert Priddy also attacks any and all Sai Devotees (even those not involved in the Sai Controversy) on his Anti-Baba WordPress blog and thinks he is perfectly entitled to do so with impunity. Therefore, Robert Priddy’ daily method is to slur, vilify and scare others into submission with proof! For example, read the article entitled Robert Priddy’s Moon Madness to see how he viciously attacked a Sai Devotee without conducting even basic research. Needless to say, when others (like Moreno) follow in Robert Priddy’s footsteps, he gnashes his teeth, raises a huge wail and shrieks “libel”, “defamation” and “tu quoque”. Tough luck, Mr. Priddles.
Robert Priddy said:
“Although she is not now devoted to Sai Baba, having taken down her photos and stopped singing his bhajans and so forth, she has not cooperated with her former partner’s exposure activities, as has been a fact well-known to Sai Baba devotees known to her. Again, one sees Moreno’s shocking tendency to argue from a narrow range of dates and making the most elemental infractions of logic.”
As a rebuttal to Robert Priddy’s ridiculous claims, Moreno provides This Webpage to wholly refute Robert Priddy’s flimsy and unsubstantiated accusations. Let the reader decide for him/her self as to whether or not Moreno made his argument from a “narrow range of dates and making the most elemental infractions of logic”.
As one can see, the only people who jeopardize Sai Isa’s future are those who defame, ridicule and libel the Guru he was named after. The harder Robert Priddy and Barry Pittard wage their smear, hate and defamation campaigns against Sathya Sai Baba, the harder Sai Isa will suffer in the future when he will be inevitably targeted by teachers, students and others as being named after a Guru his own father falsely accuses of being a “serial pedophile” and “homosexual”. Sad. Very sad.