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Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist

Why I once thought that Tulsi Gabbard was an Assadist... and what made me change my mind.

I haven’t spoke very highly of Tulsi Gabbard in the past. Assadist. Hindu nationalist. Bigoted conservative. Trump appeaser. Isolationist. Useful idiot who helped derail the democratic party during the last presidential election. Left-wing darling of the alt-right. Bannon’s not-so-secret political crush. These are some of the unkind words I’ve said of the congresswoman from Hawaii.

My impression of her only got worse after she announced that she’s running for president… because the Nazis… literal Nazis, like Richard Spencer… and other white supremacists like David Duke… they all came out to sing her praises. So did the socialists. So did Russian state TV. And the vicious Bernie Bros? They’re out in full force… Berning for Tulsi.

But then… I came upon weird chatter on the dark web that sort of threw me for a loop.

“The Deep State military industrial complex is doing some reverse psychology. They’ve got their MSM mocking birds trashing her so people will actually like her.”

While publicly endorsing her, the Russophile NazBols are privately talking about how liberal operatives are trashing her to trick them into liking her. Which made me wonder… have the baddies actually been running a Reverse PsyOp on us… throwing down Russian and Nazi support… to get us to not like her?

I began to wonder if my impression of her was rooted in reality… or if I had fallen for propaganda. When did I start disliking her… and why? And I remembered… I started hating on Tulsi back when I followed Louise Mensch on Twitter… before I started suspecting Mensch of alt-right sock-puppetry.

Mensch has always had the most vile things to say about Tulsi… telling people that she’s a Kremlin operative… going on and on about her secret trip to visit Assad… implying something treasonous was going on. I stopped listening to Mensch a long time ago… yet the bad impression she had painted of Tulsi stuck with me.

But maybe it shouldn’t have. Because after doing some research I discovered that the things that made me hate her from the beginning weren’t even true. Her trip to Syria wasn’t a “secret” rendezvous with Assad. Unlike Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Syria, Tulsi’s visit was approved in advance by the House Ethics Committee.

And all that talk about how the trip was paid for by a group linked to a Pro-Assad nationalist terror group? What those articles fail to mention is the fact that Kucinich made all the arrangements.

Also… she had not planned to meet with Assad. Her plans, were to meet with the people, including refugees and opposition leaders… and she did… to learn firsthand about what was going on in Syria, so she could make informed decisions as a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees.

None of that sounds nefarious or treasonous to me. In fact… it seems quite thoughtful. And after searching for days, despite the hundreds of hit pieces that accuse her of being an Assad apologist, I could not find a single statement from her that actually expressed praise or support for Assad.

Kucinich is the shill who is always talking about what a good guy Assad is. Why isn’t anyone giving him crap? Why isn’t anyone giving Pelosi crap? Pelosi came back from Syria gushing over Assad, insisting that we can trust him.

Tulsi very rarely ever expresses an opinion about Assad’s character, but when she does, she has always described him as a “brutal dictator“, and she has called for him to be tried by the ICC for crimes against humanity. How does that amount to praise or support?

I also discovered evidence of her long standing support for one of Assad’s most formidable enemies: The Kurds. And not just with words, but in tangible, meaningful ways.

So why was she so bothered by Trump taking military action against Assad? She believes that Trump should not be able to launch military action without congressional approval… and that he should not try to justify military action without even trying to present congress with evidence. I agree with her on this. 100%. Personally, I think that Russia could be the actual culprits.

And if that alone wasn’t enough to completely convinced me… her showing up to this year’s State of the Union Address with a high ranking SDF leader did. Would an Assadist have a close enough relationship to an SDF leader, to even ask her to be her guest? I think not.

And here’s the kicker… when I took the time to research her congressional record on Russia… Tulsi is a Russia Hawk. The most hawkish I’ve ever seen among today’s politicians. Putin’s puppet? More like Putin’s worst nightmare. She has been a thorn in his side as a congresswoman… imagine what she would do as President? Just… holy shit.

I really think that many have jumped to the wrong conclusion about this… about her trip to Syria… based on preconceived notions due to her endorsement of Bernie the Russophile. And some may have easily mischaracterized her because of Hillary.

Anyway…

I think it is totally fucked up that journalists are giving her grief over refusing to recognize Assad as an enemy or adversary of the United States. How the fuck can she say yes to either? Especially since, according to the legal definitions of these terms, he is officially neither? Such a declaration from a military officer or any of the presidential candidates would have serious repercussions for our country… It would be tantamount to a declaration of war.

She may not be willing to make such a serious and consequential declaration… but I’m pretty sure she is not an Assadist.

As far as the other things I’ve said about her? I don’t know yet. I still have a lot of research left to do.

Related thread on Twitter:

More girlyGRRRL thoughts on why I no longer hate Tulsi Gabbard | The Dubious Source Behind the Tulsi Cult Smear (updated 12 JUL 2019) | Work in Progress: Khalistani Subterfuge and PsyOps | The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult” | Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.” | The Abyss | It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard
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It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard

I'm pretty sure that we're getting duped into hating on who would be great for America, and really bad for Russia.

The other day, I wrote about why I no longer think that Tulsi Gabbard is an Assadist, and about how I am pretty sure that pro-Russia folk have been running a reverse psychology Op, to get us to hate her. Now… after doing more research on her… I think I know why they would do such a thing.

For all the praise she’s getting from the far right and far left for being the anti-intervention candidate… which previously led me to believe that she’s bought into the anti- American Imperialism thing… she actually isn’t an isolationist or non-interventionalist at all. What she is, is anti- regime change war. A lot of people really don’t understand the difference. The isolationists have been pretending to be peace-mongers for so long, that when someone who actually does mean to wage peace comes along, we have trouble realizing it.

I’d like to write more about that, but later. Right now… I feel like I need to get a few distracting things out of the way:

She is not a conservative homophobe. When she says that she has grown up, and no longer believes in anti-gay policies, I believe her… because her congressional record shows that she’s been working for, and not against, LGBT rights.

She is not a Hindu Nationalist. In fact… after meeting with Modi (on a fact finding mission), she said:

“If India were to enact government policies that punish their citizens simply for being of a minority religion, I would condemn that action.”

The religious group she is involved with is not a “weird cult”. I called my cousins who live in Waianae (where Tulsi allegedly engaged in cult activities) and they laughed when I asked about it… telling me that the whole thing is a smear job started by two conservatives who are really pissed that Tulsi no longer advocates against gay rights.

Anti-Kremlin folk, like me, who previously disregarded her as a Putin Puppet should really take a closer look at her… because she would actually not be good for the Kremlin at all… and it would actually be in their best interest for her to fail.

She is the only candidate who acknowledges that we are engaged in a Cold War with Russia. Did you hear that? She didn’t call it “election meddling”. She didn’t make it all about Trump “collusion”. And she didn’t try to brush it aside with nonsense about how the existential climate crisis should be the only thing we focus on. She calls what is happening between us and Russia, “a New Cold War”. And she wants to put an end to it.

And just in case you’re wondering if that, by “ending” the New Cold War, she might mean appeasement… think again. Because Tulsi was the one who pushed for the US to supply weapons and financing to Ukraine, and she’s been calling for the revival of Iron Curtain policies since 2014.

“We cannot stand by while Russia unilaterally degrades Ukraine’s territorial integrity. We must offer direct military assistance—defensive weapons, military supplies and training—to ensure Ukraine has adequate resources to respond to Russia’s aggressions and defend themselves. We cannot view Ukraine as an isolated incident. If we do not take seriously the threat of thinly veiled Russian aggression, and commit to aiding the people of Ukraine immediately, we will find ourselves in a more dangerous, expensive and disastrous situation in the future.” — Tulsi Gabbard (2014)

Let that sink in.

Related thread on Twitter:

 

 


Corrections 10FEB2019: Changed, because I wrote it oddly and my original meaning wasn’t clear: “She is not a member of a weird religious cult.” to, “The religious group she is involved with is not a “weird cult”.”


More girlyGRRRL thoughts on why I no longer hate Tulsi Gabbard | The Dubious Source Behind the Tulsi Cult Smear (updated 12 JUL 2019) | Work in Progress: Khalistani Subterfuge and PsyOps | The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult” | Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.” | The Abyss | Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist
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The Abyss

I was accused of "lecturing" someone earlier, for their religious bigotry against Tulsi Gabbard. Nope. But, this... this indeed, is a lecture.

“No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” — The US Constitution

Once people realize that Tulsi is neither an Assadist nor a Putin-lover, and once they’ve overcome their Hinduphobia, there’s usually one more thing that they still want to rail against Tulsi over: “Anti-gay” religious beliefs that she expressed when she was a LOT younger. A video of her when she just 15-years-old (back when most of America was against gay marriage) has served as particularly inflammatory.

Tulsi has apologized for her younger comments and says her views have changed. But whether she does or doesn’t still believe (as a lot of Christians and Muslims do) that homosexuality is a sin, is really not any of our business. What matters, is that she believes in the separation of church and state, and her voting record proves that she does.

She has been a strong advocate for LGBT rights, and even helped overturn the Defense of Marriage Act that Clinton enacted, and that she herself once rallied for when she was younger.

People present Tulsi’s history as if it’s new news… as if it is some hidden dirty secret that they’ve uncovered. But the truth is that Tulsi was very open about her history when she first ran for congress. A large part of her platform included a heartfelt apology to the LGBT community, and a promise to correct the injustices of intolerance that she once engaged in. She recognized she was once part of the problem, and she asked her community to elect her to make things right, and be part of the solution. She kept, and continues to keep her promise. Her path of redemption has included setting the nation upon its own path of redemption… and I applaud her for it.

I personally don’t think she still thinks homosexuality is a sin… but if she does, she has proven herself capable of religious tolerance… which would make her a lot more liberal than so-called progressives, who are growing more authoritarian every day. And that is what is happening here. Progressives are beginning to define a group morality, with zero tolerance for deviation. They are turning into monsters, not unlike those they claim to fight. They who would condemn Tulsi’s religious beliefs as a disqualifier for office are the real bigots.

“But… her religious views are too extreme to tolerate!” You know what’s super interesting? Not only is this unconstitutional, but it is as well exactly the sort of “progressive” thinking used to justify dictatorships in the Middle East. You know… the kind y’all keep saying, all the live long day, that we need to topple? Is that really what y’all want for our nation? I certainly hope not. It’s a free country. Let’s keep it that way, shall we?

More girlyGRRRL thoughts on why I no longer hate Tulsi Gabbard | The Dubious Source Behind the Tulsi Cult Smear (updated 12 JUL 2019) | Work in Progress: Khalistani Subterfuge and PsyOps | The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult” | Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.” | It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard | Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist
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Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.”

People really need to start fact checking everything they think they know about Tulsi Gabbard.

After everything I wrote here and here and here, about her and Syria, people are still sending me messages to insist that Tulsi Gabbard is an Assad apologist.

So… I am right about this or that accusation being a total lie, but…

“She once said that she didn’t believe he is responsible for the chemical attacks, and that proves that she supports him.”

I challenged those people to show me an actual statement from her about this. Turns out, one does not exist. I was sent this, instead:

“So she didn’t say he didn’t do it. But she did say that if he was found guilty of it, she would be the first to call for his execution. Well, he’s been found guilty, and she hasn’t called for his execution. So there… she supports him.”

God. So sick of this.

That isn’t what she said. She said that if he ordered the attack, she thinks he should be executed. And she said that there should be a trial by the ICC to determine if he did.

While y’all accuse her of protecting Assad, the reality is that she called for him to be put on trial… but that fell on deaf ears, and no such trial ever happened. People really need to start paying attention to her actual words and actions, instead of all the journo mansplaining, and troll hyperbole that’s being planted on her behalf.

It is mind-blowing to discover just how much OpEd journalism is wrecking our realities.

More girlyGRRRL thoughts on why I no longer hate Tulsi Gabbard | The Dubious Source Behind the Tulsi Cult Smear (updated 12 JUL 2019) | Work in Progress: Khalistani Subterfuge and PsyOps | The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult” | The Abyss | It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard | Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist
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The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult”

An analysis of deceptive, xenophobic rhetorical devices used to spin the cult conspiracy theory used by pundits and political operatives to malign Tulsi Gabbard.

This article is being updated. Please follow me on Twitter, where I will let y’all know when it is available again.

In the meantime, please check out my article about the dubious source behind the Tulsi Cult smear @Medium.

Related thread on Twitter:

 

More girlyGRRRL thoughts on why I no longer hate Tulsi Gabbard | The Dubious Source Behind the Tulsi Cult Smear (updated 12 JUL 2019) | Work in Progress: Khalistani Subterfuge and PsyOps | Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.” | The Abyss | It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard | Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist
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Work in Progress: Khalistani Subterfuge and PsyOps

Notes and source links for a story I'm working on about an Anti-Hindu Hate Group's attempt to influence US politics, and their propaganda Ops against Indic and Hindu politicians. Last updated: 20APR2019

Propagator:

Pieter FRIEDRICH, aka Pieter Singh, advocate for the Khalistani separatist movement.

FRIEDRICH got my attention when Christine Gralow shared a vid of him confronting Tulsi Gabbard about her so-called ties with Hindu fascism.

After a bit of twitter banter, I discovered that he is actually the originator of the RSS Princess narrative.

Related thread on Twitter, debunking the RSS Princess Myth:

What is the Khalistani Movement?

I spent a good week researching his “human rights” group, the Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI), and was astounded.

Background on Khalistani separatists, their goal to establish their own theocratic fascist state, and their terrorist activities: https://www.thequint.com/news/india/khalistani-terrorist-why-is-movement-in-news-harminder-singh-mintoo-nabha-bhindranwale-gurmeet-ram-rahim-singh

Short documentary on the Khalistani Movement’s activities in Canada:

Support for the Khalistani Movement from the government of Pakistan: https://in.news.yahoo.com/pakistan-openly-facilitating-khalistani-separatists-095000625.html

Don’t be fooled… the Khalistani Movement is not about human rights. They even attack other Sikhs who don’t agree with their fascist ideology or who don’t support their separatist movement: https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/pro-khalistan-supporters-attack-akali-dal-leader-manjit-singh-gk-for-the-second-time-in-usa

How the Khalistani Movement Foments Hinduphobia in Western Nations

I did a vid about this, cuz I got sick of people accusing me of not being a real person. My accent? I grew up in Hawaii.

Hinduphobia is no joke. In 1987, there was an outbreak of violence against Hindus in New Jersey, by a hate group called “Dot Busters“.

In the video above, I say that the RSS are thugs. I stand corrected. This was based on info given me by a colleague in Pakistan, who recently explained that this is his personal view, which should be considered biased.

While the RSS are often blamed by various groups as a source of violence, my own recent research into formal independent investigations conducted by legit outside organizations, such as the UN and Amnesty International, found that their conclusions did not cite the RSS as responsible for, or even involved with any specific incident of violence.

Pieter Friedrich and those who repeat his narrative often conflate the RSS, India’s majority party (the BJP), and American Hindu organizations as “linked” because they allegedly share Hindutva ideology.

Expert sources which reveal that Hindutva is not an “ideology” but a demographic label used to identify people who practice Indic religions, and which explain that because this demographic is the “majority” in India, anti-Hindu propagandists often deceptively morph its meaning in Western minds as Hindu Majority -> Hindu Supremacy -> Hindu Nationalism -> Hindu Fascism. These experts are neither biased activists nor random pundits. They are legit, peer reviewed, bona fide scholarly experts.

Pieter Friedrich and the OMFI’s direct involvement in the Khalistani Movement

I’m not talking about “ties” or “links” or connecting dots here. Pieter Friedrich and the OMFI are part of the Khalistani Movement.

About Binder — a founding member of groups Pieter has belonged to, including his current organization, the OMFI — and his terrorist activities: https://swarajyamag.com/world/an-introduction-to-one-of-the-breaking-india-groups-opposing-world-hindu-congress

Binder named in founding documents as organizing member of the Sikh Youth of America: https://www.corporationwiki.com/California/Lathrop/sikh-youth-of-america/41788112.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/Sikh-youth-of-America-191517344226977/
Pieter Friedrich and the OMFI’s attempts to influence US politics

As I mentioned in my video above, I discovered that everything people cite as evidence of Tulsi being “controlled” by India, happen to be things she did that countered FRIEDRICH’s own efforts to further his Khalistani agenda.

Under his religious name, Peter Singh, lobbying congress for legislation condemning Hindutva as a violent extremist ideology (measure, effectively blocked by Tulsi Gabbard): http://archive.is/xcSos

Lobbying the congressional Sikh Caucus to recognize the 1984 riots that happened in India when Khalistani terrorists assassinated their Prime Minister as “the 1984 Sikh Genocide”: https://sikhsiyasat.net/2015/05/15/daughter-of-hunger-striking-ealderly-sikh-activist-visits-california-congressional-offices/

Also, during these attempted meetings above, they pleaded for the release of political prisoners in India. What the article fails to mention, is that the “political prisoners” that the “Sikh activist” was on a hunger strike for, were in prison charges of terrorism. The article published by a Khalistani owned news site described the offices of Reps Eshoo and Honda as hostile… hopefully this means they knew what these guys were up to.

Lobbying effort to insert Hinduphobic language in California textbooks (unsuccessfully blocked by Tulsi Gabbard). Please notice how Pieter arbitrarily refers to protestors as the “Hindu Nationalist Lobby”: https://www.sikh24.com/2017/11/15/oped-ca-board-of-education-erases-truth-about-caste-oppression/#.XLI3-NLD_IW


OFMI Khalistani Nationalists, protesting the 2018 World Hindu Congress
Protesting the World Hindu Congress, which he has demanded Tulsi Gabbard and other Hindu legislators condemn (out of fear that their involvement with the group legitimizes them). You’d be hard pressed to locate an American Hindu organization that Pieter doesn’t label as fascist. Notice the banner about the Indian caste system. which has actually long been abolished — but the Khalistani pretend it still exists to gain SJW sympathy. He also lies about being a “Christian” to gain support from conservative politicians. His intermittent use of the name “Pieter Singh” is proof that he is not a Christian, but has converted to Sikhism.


26APR2019 Update: Friedich’s OMFI protest Tulsi at SheThePeople2020:



— TwitRant —

They also now seem to be targeting congressman Ro Khanna


Pieter Friedrich’s propaganda efforts to frame Tulsi Gabbard as a Hindu Nationalist and destroy her political career

Promoting Tulsi-phobia on Twitter. Note: “@SaffronWatch”: http://archive.is/NxKRS

Twitter thread on propagandists who Pieter Friedrich networks with online to weaponize Tulsi Gabbard’s religion against her, while seeding Hinduphobia and pushing his Khalistani agenda:

Main Narrative Builders/Propagators (as shown in Twitter thread above):

I started calling this propaganda network, the Khalistani Knitting Circle.

Sameera KHAN, a former New Jersey Beauty Queen who has worked for Russia’s propaganda network, RT. While her messages usually only indirectly target Tulsi, her pro-Khalistan sentiments are often used by Friedrich and others in this propaganda network to support their Hindu fascist narrative.

An internet troll who runs around claiming that he has lived near the Gabbards since at least the 80’s, and that he was persecuted by their conservative religious homophobia.

Christine GRALOW, A “long form” blogger who also lives in Kailua, Hawaii, who pushes the Tulsi mind-hive cult narrative. I wrote an analysis of her work, posted here. Also, please read about her sources.

Shay HODGES, a former primary challenger of Tulsi’s congressional seat.

Mainstream Echo: The first mainstream publication to pick up propaganda seeded by Friedrich and Bredimus was Paste Magazine.

Social Media Amplifiers:

Louise MENSCH, and other Republican Never-Trumpers who have been promoting the Trump-Collusion narrative. MENSCH continues to sling accusations against Tulsi that she admits are completely baseless:

Caroline ORR, and others in the ShareBlue media network who have been shilling Tulsi-hate since the presidential election, blaming Hillary’s loss on Tulsi “disrespecting” Hillary Clinton during the primaries. ORR perpetuates propaganda narratives against Tulsi, for which she has no proof, but is currently fundraising to help finance her efforts to find the evidence she would need to back up her allegations.

Bill PALMER, and other yellow journalists who publish outrage propaganda.

Miscellaneous political operatives who’ve been trying to challenge Tulsi out of her congressional seat amplify this nonsense as well, for political reasons. It’s pretty gross.

Rebuttals

When confronted, Pieter Friedrich’s only comment on my research was: “You’re confused.”

Christine GRALOW’s comments are included in the piece I wrote about her work… which only serves (in my opinion) to confirm that she is a liar. She’s threatening to sue me, now. My answers to her interrogatories are publicly posted here.

Shay HODGES has objected to being called a political opponent of Tulsi’s, and I’ve corrected my description of her to read: “a former primary challenger”.


29APR2019: Association with ISFY may be inaccurate, thus references to it has been removed.

More girlyGRRRL thoughts on why I no longer hate Tulsi Gabbard | The Dubious Source Behind the Tulsi Cult Smear (updated 12 JUL 2019) | The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult” | Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.” | The Abyss | It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard | Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist
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The Dubious Source Behind the Tulsi Cult Smear (updated 12 JUL 2019)

How I accidentally discovered the dubious source of the smear campaign that frames Tulsi as a culty homophobe.

Please Note: It is untrue that I have been served with a cease and desist order from any court of law over this article. My legal response to the bogus “notice” I was sent can be read here.

This article does not attempt to deny that Tulsi Gabbard has a history of anti-gay activism, but it does refute allegations that she belongs to a dangerous homophobic cult.

Tulsi Gabbard has ties to Chris Butler and his Science of Identity Foundation… So what?

Tulsi does not deny her connections to Chris Butler or the Science of Identity Foundation (SIF) in any of the interviews she has given. She has even stated that he is the lineage holder of her Sadhanas (ancient mantras), which would explain why she refers to him as her Guru Dev. But this does not make him her Master, as those who know little about Eastern religions would suggest.

In her interview with the New Yorker, she stated that she does not have a primary guru. She has had many gurus throughout her life, and in her interview for Hawaii Yoga Magazine, Butler is actually listed separately from those who she has actually learned from — she does not adhere to his teachings.

She has denied that she was ever a member of SIF, and there is no evidence to the contrary. The yoga tradition she practices is actually quite different than what Butler teaches. SIF practices Vaishnava Hinduism. She practices Karma Yoga. She has also lived her life in ways that are contrary to SIF precepts (such as being twice married and serving in the US military).

Even though she is not a member of SIF, certain people have chosen to smear the organization in an effort to hurt her political career. People really should stop circulating that nasty cult story, and not just because it is pure propaganda. The narrative was spawned out of revenge, and bears all the hallmarks of an emerging hate movement.

How I accidentally discovered who is behind the vicious smear that has haunted Tulsi Gabbard’s entire political career.

Screen capture (w/ added propaganda warning) taken from Christine Gralow’s website.

Previously, I had a Twitter confrontation with a guy who claimed he’s lived near the Gabbard family since the 80’s, and that he was persecuted by their culty homophobia. Since Hawaii is only thee most liberal state, and has always been gay-friendly (as most Polynesian cultures are), I started asking around to see if this guy was for real. I asked my cousins who live on East Oahu, and none were familiar with the name he used. But recently, I started showing his picture…

The reason I did, was because I noticed he had scrubbed his Twitter profile of personal images after I asked, “How come none of my cousins know who you are if you live there?”

The Bad Neighbor

My cousins thought that the pic looked a lot like someone who actually lives in Kailua — an extremely wealthy man known as Nick BREDIMUS. Everyone who has lived on that side of the island for a while knows who BREDIMUS is… ever since the Gabbards exposed him to their neighbors as a pedophile and child pornographer, convicted of molesting boys as young as 11 years old.

Building the Culty-Tulsi Myth

BREDIMUS stated his goal in early 2012:

“It is impossible for a candidate like Tulsi Gabbard to be elected to Congress without the support of influential people. However, few influential people want their name associated with an alleged member of a secretive cult and who, it is claimed, was actually raised within a cult. My aim here is to post enough details so people Googling themselves or Tulsi will be confronted with the association.”

Most forum members who posted about the Gabbards admitted they were never members of “the cult” — they were there to find, or to help dig for Tulsi dirt. They were quite active in “research” and “doxing” of everything and everyone remotely associated with the Gabbards, shared he-said-she-said rumors, and collaborated on shaping narratives that they hoped would destroy Tulsi’s career.

The Civil Beat investigated claims made on the forum about SIF, Butler, and the Gabbards. None of what they were able to verify included anything salacious or nefarious. They found that the rest could be dismissed as baseless “rumors and innuendo — even patently false”.

  • One poster, confessing no knowledge of Tulsi’s religious beliefs, suggested it wouldn’t be a surprise if SIF were anti-gay, since Hare Krishnas forbade sex except for pro-creation.
  • Another poster announced ditching a project to portray Tulsi as a lesbian. Someone else commented about how she was “too hot” to be gay.
  • Others kicked around ideas for framing Tulsi’s brother as gay, and “sent away” to Australia to spare the family of shame… a story that was ditched when a profile of the young man was discovered, which made the narrative impossible.
  • Some posters carried on about how Tulsi’s religion was Satanic, and about how she and all who practiced such idolatry would burn in hell. They were particularly bothered by the use of the Gita to swear her into office, and referred to all Hindus involved in Hawaii politics as “groomed” for office by “the cult”.

Death Meditations

In one post, BREDIMUS presented forum members with a long list of talking points titled, Death Meditations. As a whole, these Death Meditations formulate an extremist doctrine of Anti-Tulsi hate that not only scapegoats her for the “persecution” of gays, but as well demands that she answers for it. Primarily, these talking points focus on:

  • Associating everything about Mike Gabbard with the “homophobic cult”, so people would forget (or never realize) that he’s actually a devout Christian and that his former advocacy for DOMA was motivated by his Catholic beliefs.
  • Using Hindu-phobic tropes to liken “the cult” experience to mind-controlled slavery… in the service of Butler’s power and profit.
  • Explaining away the lack of evidence that would actually prove that SIF is a cult, and that would actually tie Tulsi to cultish activities, as being the result of “secret” worship… and using negative proof fallacies in confrontations.
  • Butler’s feet and toenails, sprinkled throughout, as an added ick-factor.

Radicalizing Minions of Hate

In one post, BREDIMUS writes about “examples of courage in the battle to expose Tulsi Gabbard”. These “examples” of behavior, combined with the forum’s list of Death Meditations, have already led to radicalizing at least one person into committing violence against Tulsi.

He praised a YouTube vlogger, who he called one of “our own”… for producing “powerful videos” which spread “the truth” about “the cult” being a danger to society… the same forum member mentioned above who had been playing around with the lesbian smear.

A forum visitor described as a political activist with “a deep hatred” for the Gabbards was also named by BREDIMUS in his list of “courageous heroes”. He was praised for his activism and publications which kept people focused on ideas of how ingrained cultish homophobic views are, and he was congratulated for ensuring that this sowed distrust in Tulsi’s social “evolution” and “change of heart”.

Another forum visitor who BREDIMUS praised at length for confronting (harassing) Tulsi in person was Aniruddha SHERBOW. A little more than a year after receiving this praise and encouragement, SHERBOW was convicted on felony stalking charges… when he attempted to hunt her down to sever her head from her body.

New York Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Making Threats Against Member of Congress

False Prophets

In 2016, BREDIMUS was exposed as a pedophile to the forum, and he ceased his online activities. Soon after his online disappearance, Christine Gralow joined the forum and became the new champion in the group’s effort against Tulsi Gabbard. She came armed with a blog, dedicated to exposing the “Butler Web”.

One named witness in GRALOW’s work recently approached me online to corroborate her story. He showed me his blog, in which he claims “the cult” may be a CIA MK Ultra Op. He didn’t answer when I asked him if he has met or knows Butler.

During our conversation, he repeated Death Meditations… including one about Butler’s toenails.

He admitted that he knew BREDIMUS, and confirmed him as FlashlightOnRoaches. He sent me a document he wrote about BREDIMUS in 2016, in which he described him as “our leader”, and an extremely dangerous man who is obsessed with destroying the Science of Identity Foundation, even though he has never been a member and doesn’t actually know anything about their religious practices. His Twitter feed confirms this timeline.

He confessed that he doesn’t actually know Tulsi, and that he has “never heard anything bad or weird about her or her family”.

I was also approached by GRALOW’s one other named witness, who also intended to corroborate her cult narrative.

[01 June 2019: It was previously published here that the second witness did not know Butler. This was based on a previous statement of his about how “Butler was never around.” The witness now says that he has met Butler, and the statement has thus been retracted.]

Like the first witness, he confessed that he didn’t know Tulsi when he was growing up. He admitted that he knows the first witness, and that they were both part of the “truth-seeking clan” that BREDIMUS once led.

He also admitted that his family had been involved in so many different religious groups that he might be getting things mixed up, and that he doesn’t doubt that it may have been another group that “messed him up”.

Both witnesses told me that they cut ties with BREDIMUS in 2016, when they found out he was a pedophile… yet they continue with their mission to spread their anti-SIF message.

Neither of these witnesses have been able to produce a copy of the alleged Butler Lecture recording they claim that SIF distributes to its members to indoctrinate them with Homophobia.

Both witnesses confirmed that they have been interviewed by several journalists as, “cult defectors”.

Spinning the Butler Web

Christine GRALOW takes the cult smear a lot further than BREDIMUS did. Her work alleges that the Butler Cult isn’t just homophobic… they also have nefarious political aims. She speaks of “Independents for a Godly Government” which she claims is Butler’s political arm, and she speaks of an international criminal conspiracy that finances Butler’s nefarious political aims. GRALOW’s claims were repeated recently by New York Magazine, and they are currently being sued for defamation over it.

Twitter notes debunking Gralow’s Butler Web (follow up article by me in progress):

Campaign of Revenge

Fact: Nicholas Bredimus, who was never a member of the Science of Identity Foundation, has been waging a sophisticated smear campaign against SIF and the Gabbards for more than a decade, after they exposed him to the community for being a sicko who went to prison for sexually abusing children.

Fact: Nicholas Bredimus led discussions on an internet forum for the purpose of fabricating and spreading narratives about SIF being a dirty homophobic cult, to tarnish Tulsi Gabbard’s reputation and destroy her career.

Fact: Nicholas Bredimus influenced and encouraged the man who was convicted for plotting an attempt on Tulsi’s life.

Fact: Narratives shaped by said forum are being used by political operatives and journalists in their hit-pieces against Tulsi Gabbard.

Fact: “Witnesses” used by journalists to confirm cult narratives for their hit-pieces were actually part of the group that BREDIMUS orchestrated to create these narratives to begin with.

For anti-propagandists and others who study information war: An analysis of the deceptive, xenophobic rhetorical devices used to spin the cult conspiracy theory used by pundits and political operatives to malign Tulsi Gabbard, and how what they’re doing is fomenting Anti-Hindu sentiments, can be found here.

The Truth

Tulsi Gabbard is not responsible for the persecution of gays. Religious bigotry is. The same sort of religious bigotry that she is now the target of.

We live in a free country, in which we all have the right to religious freedom.

None of us have the right to know anything about Tulsi Gabbard’s religious beliefs. Our constitution actually guarantees the religious privacy of our politicians, by abolishing the religious testing of our public officials.

The religious beliefs of our politicians aren’t even anything that we actually need to be concerned about… because our constitution protects our state and federal affairs from religious interference.

Tulsi may not have always fully appreciated these rights… but the experience of war and theocracy in the Middle East has forever changed her.

Tulsi Gabbard’s early advocacy for traditional (anti-gay) marriage, and her regrets:

Promises Kept: Tulsi Gabbard’s fight for LGTB rights and marriage equality.


Since first publishing this post, there has been a SLAPP attempt to shut me down. After experiencing an intense online harassment campaign and receiving various threats (which included promises of public humiliation, and harm to my personal businesses)… instead of retracting this article, I’ve expanded it.

Please see my go fund me page for updates on what I’m doing to SLAPP-back!

Short Twitter thread about the attorney cc’d on email correspondences I’ve received from Christine GRALOW:

To my would-be silencers, I say: Sue me… if you can.

Corrections

(05 JUN 2019): A previous edition of this article stated that Bredimus “ran” the internet forum, causing confusion about the website’s ownership. These statements have been changed to reflect that Bredimus “led discussions” on the forum… Bredimus did not own the website, which hosted several forums.

Updates

(12 JUN 2019): Added introductory comments about Tulsi’s religious beliefs, and about our living in a Free Country.

Legal Disclaimer

I have never published, neither in this article, nor on my personal website, that anyone other than Nicholas Bredimus is a pedophile.

I am neither a paid employee, nor a volunteer member of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s staff or her election campaign.

I am not associated with Chris Butler or the Science of Identity Foundation, in any fashion.

I have never accused Christine Gralow of working for or personally knowing Bredimus. I’ve only asked if she does, since she is carrying on with his work and with the same people, and since she and Bredimus live in the same neighborhood. Gralow has provided that, she “has no association whatsoever with Bredimus or Aniruddha Sherbow, is not paid by Bredimus, and did not use Bredimus or Sherbow as sources for her reporting”.

More girlyGRRRL thoughts on why I no longer hate Tulsi Gabbard | Work in Progress: Khalistani Subterfuge and PsyOps | The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult” | Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.” | The Abyss | It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard | Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist
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