Wednesday, September 28, 2005


... from the '60s has now been disposed of! (I know, we're not supposed to end sentences with prepositions.)
A disciple of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring in 1985 to kill the United States Attorney for Oregon.
It's really hard to believe it's been twenty years since this stuff transpired. I was in my second year of seminary and the discussion of cults was big on campus ... of course I was above being involved in such things seeing as how I was old enough to be my classmates' father.
Beginning in 1981, Rajneesh, a holy man from India, assembled a commune of some 7,000 adherents on a ranch in Antelope, Oregon.

They plotted to take over the local county government. And in 1984, in an effort to incapacitate non-Rajneeshee voters, commune members spiked salad bars at ten restaurants in town with salmonella. ...

A year later, the Bhagwan's inner circle conspired to kill Turner, after the U.S. Attorney launched a federal grand jury investigation of the commune. ...

At the meeting, Stubbs volunteered to be the actual killer. Later, she bought weapons and surveilled Turner's property, the indictment reads.

"With the sentencing of Stubbs, all seven indicted defendants will have been convicted for their roles in the conspiracy," said a Department of Justice press release.
Thank you LORD for bringing presence of one unpleasant offspring of the '60s to an end.

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