I recently watched the documentary “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix. This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. In the movie, a tech executive says that fake news travels six times faster than the truth. As shocking as that is, I wasn’t surprised. It reminded me of what I witnessed on social media when the original accuser went to the press with her allegations against Manouso Manos. Social media blew up. It was a shit show, and the modern day scourge played an integral role in exacerbating the situation from the start. Anyone trying to present an alternative viewpoint was attacked and accused of gaslighting. It was like a pack of jackals hunting for prey, which in this case was anyone who did not agree with their narrative about Manouso. I watched as Manouso supporters were silenced, and the defamatory and libelous posts removed as if they never happened. When I told the independent investigator about the role social media played, she told me she would not be investigating that.
So fast forward to September 2020, an article has been published on social media about the alleged abuse and cover up by a popular senior teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. It’s curious to me that the the social media sites that previously went wild with the news of the allegations against Manouso have not shared the posts. Crickets! Radio Silence! Interestingly, I was told that the teacher who stands accused was the very person who accompanied the IYNAUS President to India to present the case against Manouso to Abhijata and Prashant after Geeta died. What a paradox! He was specifically chosen because of his close relationship with Abhijata.
There have been no emails from IYNAUS asking for anonymous complaints from the past 30 years. No IYNAUS BOARD UPDATES on social media. Nothing.
The Advocate has been busy to no avail…. she posted this and more on her Facebook. However, unlike her last crusade, it hasn’t been shared widely.