By Win McCormack
The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his fans have been all for nefarious actions together with prostitution, drug smuggling, sexual abuse of youngsters, and homicide conspiracy. The Rajneesh Chronicles explains this behavior--and why the cult that dedicated the 1st act of bioterrorism within the U.S. was once attempting to domesticate a dwell AIDS virus.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, well known because the "sex guru," fled India in 1981 and got here to decide on a ranch in imperative Oregon, the place he and his fans demonstrated the unlawful urban of Rajneeshpuram. of their attempt to maintain the town, the Rajneeshees tried in the course of the 1984 election to take regulate of the Wasco County executive by means of poisoning county commissioners and over seven hundred power electorate within the Dalles, the county seat, with salmonella—the first act of bio-terrorism in U.S. heritage. Armed to enamel with semiautomatic guns, they threatened to safeguard town to the loss of life opposed to any governmental intrusion, and hatched a plot to assassinate a U.S lawyer. while the commune ultimately imploded and professionals arrived at the scene, they found that the Rajneesh nurse who had cultivated salmonella micro organism within the commune’s organic struggle laboratory used to be additionally attempting to domesticate a stay AIDS virus—which deranged workforce leaders basically was hoping to unharness at the leisure at the global. The Rajneesh Chronicles is a set of in-depth investigative and analytical articles released in Oregon journal protecting the whole interval from the time of the cult’s arrival in Oregon in mid-1981 to its dramatic disintegration on the finish of 1985 (with an introductory chronology that extends the tale as much as the present). whereas so much press taken care of the cult’s antics as a funny sideshow typified by way of the Bhagwan’s dozens of Rolls-Royces, editor in leader Win McCormack and different of the magazine’s writers systematically uncovered the complete variety of the Rajneeshees’ wicked habit, together with their involvement in prostitution and foreign drug smuggling, sexual exploitation of kids, abuse of homeless humans they imported into Rajneeshpuram to sign up as citizens, and using brainwashing options bordering on torture. the story of the Rajneesh has turn into an amorphous legend few within or outdoor of Oregon really comprehend. The Rajneesh Chronicles absolutely illuminates the stunning fact at the back of that legend.