From Susan Boyle To Judgmentalism To Sai Baba To The Elephant Man

From Susan Boyle To Judgmentalism To Sai Baba To The Elephant Man

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle. Unexpected Divine Chanteuse. Sweet 47
Barry Pittard (a vocal critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba and others) wrote an aimless blogged article entitled “Susan Boyle. Unexpected Divine Chanteuse. Sweet 47”, which one would have expected to be about the singing sensation Susan Boyle.

Rather, Barry Pittard attempted to draw unsuspecting readers to his defamatory Anti-Baba blog by using the name and fame of Susan Boyle to his advantage. Barry Pittard rambled in various directions interspersing information about Susan Boyle with random attacks against his former Guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba (whom he once hailed as God Incarnate and Lord of the Universe) and Joe Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist).

From Susan Boyle To Judgmentalism To Joe Moreno To Sai Baba:
In Barry Pittard’s article entitled “Susan Boyle. Unexpected Divine Chanteuse. Sweet 47”, he said:

Barry Pittard: “Judgementalism on the grounds of a person’s body shape, place of origin, social status, and so on, is, course, one of humanity’s most destructive tendencies. Is there a profound lesson to be learnt by every one of us?”

Far be it for Barry Pittard to preach about the “destructive tendencies” of judgmentalism when he engages in malicious “judgmentalism” against his former guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba (based on age, body shape, disabilities and so on). Some relevant quotes from an article entitled Barry Pittard – Pseudo-Compassionate And Pseudo-Moral Pathos End In Laughable Bathos:

Barry Pittard: His ‘turkey throat’ sways from side to side. He wears the mask face of a sufferer from e.g., Parkinson’s disease.

Barry Pittard: Sai Baba has long proclaimed that he is the greatest “avatar” (manifestation of God in human form), but his empire looks as shakey as his own legs, and as his sagging turkey throat, which wobbles from side to side.

Barry Pittard: At other times, he mutters indecipherably. His mask-like face suggests serious medical symptoms. His hair, which he has said would remain intact, except to go white, thins badly. He has had a number of hip operations.

Barry Pittard: Not only does he have a sagging face that has more than a trace of some degenerative disease – giving him a mask-like expression, but for the last few years he has developed what is called ‘Turkey’s Throat’, aptly named.

The big question is: WHY does Barry Pittard engage in judgmental attacks against Sathya Sai Baba (based on age, body shape, disabilities and so on) when he blathers about the evils of “judgmentalism” on his Anti-Baba blog? Apparently, Barry Pittard is one of those self-serving hypocrites and pseudo-moralistic preachers whose precept is bereft of practice.

Instead of focusing on all the good that Sathya Sai Baba has done and all the good that Sathya Sai Baba has inspired, Barry Pittard rather focus on the guru’s “turkey throat”! How’s that for a real eye-opener on “judgmentalism”? Considering Barry Pittard’s obscene fascination with throats, one cannot help to wonder if he thinks Susan Boyle has a “turkey throat” as well? Sadly, Susan Boyle’s double-chin has been a judgmental focus for the media as well. A few examples: 010203.

From Susan Boyle To Judgmentalism To The Elephant Man:
About Barry Pittard, Moreno said:

Gerald Moreno: Let us see if Barry Pittard looks any better than Sathya Sai Baba does (according to one email source, his face is heavily and deeply wrinkled, his head is mostly bald and he is physically unattractive). Barry Pittard also collects a disability pension (the details of which are fanatically guarded secrets) and shows all the signs of old age. Despite this fact, Barry Pittard hypocritically points out faults in a much younger-looking Sai Baba! Barry Pittard sounds more intent on revenge & ridicule than he does on “justice”.

In response, Barry Pittard replied (in part):

Barry Pittard: But can Moreno, at all, be referring to the fine creature I see before me in my never-cracking mirror each morning? Might he have got me mixed up with the Elephant Man?

Although Barry Pittard’s Anti-Sai associates continually demand that Moreno publicly publish his picture on his websites (even though they already possess his picture and spam it on their websites and blogs), Barry Pittard is not man enough to come forward and publish his picture on his Anti-Sai blog (or anywhere else for that matter). Does this have to do with the fact that by showing his face the email description sent to Moreno will be confirmed? Or does it have to do with the fact that by showing his face women who may have been sexually molested by him under the guise of “spiritual healings” will come forward and identify him as the culprit? If Barry Pittard is such a “fine creature”, he should come forward with a recent picture of himself and vindicate his egotistical boastings about his appearance.

Moreno never compared Barry Pittard to the Elephant Man, nor did Moreno say anything about Pittard’s appearance (as Moreno does not know what Pittard looks like). Moreno simply referenced a description of Barry Pittard sent to him via email. Barry Pittard responded by jumping to the worst conspiratorial view and posted a picture of someone he believes embodies complete hideousness and ugliness, i.e., Joseph Merrick (aka The Elephant Man). How’s that for “judgmentalism”? What more can one do but laugh out loud at Barry Pittard and his lamentable self-righteous posturing?

One Of Two Pictures Posted By Pittard Of Joseph Merrick The Elephant Man

One Of Two Pictures Posted By Pittard Of Joseph Merrick The Elephant Man

Click Here to view the voluminous and “judgmental” defamations made against Moreno by various Ex-Devotees that Barry Pittard professes friendship and/or association with.

When Moreno was libeled by Barry Pittard’s co-writer and co-conspirator Robert Priddy as being Sexually Molested By Sathya Sai Baba, Barry Pittard sat there in silence (apparently admiring in the mirror the “fine creature” he thinks he is).

Barry Pittard openly falsified a free press release article in which he falsely claimed that the US State Department named Sathya Sai Baba “Re Pedophile Accusations”, a bold-faced and gutter untruth. See For Yourself.

Click Here to see the types of pictures that Ex-Devotees typically post against Sathya Sai Baba, about which Barry Pittard has never once complained. As a matter of fact, Barry Pittard published a falsified picture of Sathya Sai Baba holding hands with Idi Amin. This is the type of sleaze and slime that Barry Pittard purposely drowns in over-zealous diatribes about morality, ethics, compassion and non-judgmentalism!

Of course, Susan Boyle has absolutely nothing to do with Joe Moreno, Sathya Sai Baba or the Elephant Man. Barry Pittard is a self-anointed moralist and self-appointed proxy spokesperson for alleged victims (all of whom refused to cooperate with him and all of whom refused his offer of free “world class legal resources”) who is apparently attempting to exploit the popularity of Susan Boyle in exchange for some cheap publicity for his defamatory Anti-Baba blog.

Putting aside the faceless defamer Barry Pittard, let us take a look at Susan Boyle, someone notable with real talent, worthy of attention and who brings genuine inspiration & upliftment:

Relevant Information About Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle (born 1961) is a Scottish amateur singer and church volunteer who came to public attention on 11 April 2009, when she appeared as a contestant on the third series of Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle found fame when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables in the competition’s first round.

Before she sang, both the audience and the judges appeared to express scepticism based on her unpolished appearance, and apparent awkwardness. In contrast, her vocal performance was so well received that she has been dubbed “The Woman Who Shut Up Simon Cowell”. She received a standing ovation from the live audience, garnering yes-votes from Cowell and Amanda Holden, and the “biggest yes I have ever given to anybody” from Piers Morgan. The audition was recorded in January 2009 at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland.

The juxtaposition of the reception to her voice with the audience’s first impression of her triggered global interest. Articles about her appeared in newspapers all over the world, while the numbers who watched videos of her audition set an online record. By 20 April 2009, viral videos of her audition, subsequent interviews of her, and her 1999 rendition of “Cry Me a River” had been viewed over 100 million times on the Internet. Cowell is reported to be setting up a contract with Boyle with his Syco Music company label, a subsidiary of Sony Music. (Reference)

Susan Boyle, who's performance on the television show "Britain's Got Talent" wowed the judges, gives the thumbs up at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, Thursday April 16, 2009. The frumpy 47-year-old, who says she's never been kissed, has gained celebrity fans and millions of admirers - including a fair number of men - since appearing on the show. Her fame has been fueled by new technology, with a clip of her performance viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube.(AP Photo/Andrew Milligan-pa)

Susan Boyle, whos performance on the television show Britains Got Talent wowed the judges, gives the thumbs up at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, Thursday April 16, 2009. The frumpy 47-year-old, who says shes never been kissed, has gained celebrity fans and millions of admirers - including a fair number of men - since appearing on the show. Her fame has been fueled by new technology, with a clip of her performance viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube. AP Photo/Andrew Milligan-pa

Susan Boyle In The Media

Susan Boyle Stuns ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Audience and Even Simon Cowell
Wednesday April 15, 2009
Categories: Entertainment, Pop Culture, Television, Trends

The evening and morning news shows–as well as 5 million YouTube viewers–are abuzz over a lesson we all need to learn. And the first live audience was enthusiastically willing to do so, as their judgmental laughter and eye-rolling turned into spontaneous and enthusiastic applause and outright cheers!

Susan Boyle is a 47-year-old charity worker from West Lothian, Scotland. It’s a place known for great golf and pleasant locals who go about their business relatively quietly. It’s a long way from Hollywood.

As she was interviewed by Simon Cowell on “Britain’s Got Talent,” everything about her stage presence–from her dress to her hairstyle to her choice to avoid make-up to her age–seemed to say this was going to be one of those Gong moments for the show.

This CNN clip of her performance shows some wonderful before and after pictures of the audience members. Before the song, it was obvious they didn’t expect much. Nor did Simon. Miss Boyle said her goal was to become a professional singer. “Why hasn’t it worked out so far,” he asked. Her confident, poised and cheerful response should have given us an idea of what was next.

“I’ve never been given the chance before, here’s hoping it’ll change,” she beamed.

And then…wow!

An audience ready to laugh and ridicule became synchronized in their amazement, applause, cheers, and instant respect for the gifted woman singing before them.

Piers Morgan gave her “the biggest ‘yes’ of his career!” It’s possible she’ll go a long way in the competition. And I hope she does, because she is a living example of one of things I absolutely despise about our media-driven culture. The idea that women need to be young, thin, tabloid-friendly, and discovered by the time they’re 25 is an unhealthy as it is foundationless. There are so many gifted people who hold no hope of ever being discovered for their talents. They go undiscovered except for their close friends and perhaps some church attendees. And it shouldn’t be that way. And we know it.

That is why I was inspired not only by her song, but by the crowd’s reaction. Everyone loved it! They loved her! They were touched by her raw talent, her beautiful voice, and became instant fans. The part about each of us that is quick to judge is also quick to respond to excellence and beauty. We should be quicker to look for the beauty in people, and I’m not sure our media-driven culture trains us to do that.

I will continue to hope that shows like this provide a stage for the many, many Miss Boyle’s in Britain, America and around the world. Everybody wins when someone like her steps forward! (Reference)

Susan Boyle And Judgmentalism

As Susan Boyle lives her dream, what have we learned?
Mary Schmich
April 19, 2009

What if Susan Boyle couldn’t sing?

If Susan Boyle couldn’t sing, she’d have vanished into TV history, remembered, if at all, as just another self-deluded weirdo.

If Susan Boyle couldn’t sing, Simon Cowell wouldn’t have stopped smirking; the spectators would have kept on snickering; and America’s newest heroine would have gone back to her Scottish village to resume the life of an unmarried, unemployed, ungainly, middle-age woman who lives alone with a cat.

In other words, without what we define as talent, Susan Boyle would be an object of mockery and pity.

“What has Susan Boyle taught us about the way we judge people based on appearance?” I heard some radio host intone on Friday.

My answer: Not much.

Because if Susan Boyle couldn’t sing, she’d still be the kind of person some people avoid sitting next to on the bus.

The happy news, as the world learned last week, is that Susan Boyle can sing. Her heart-rending rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent” turned “the Scottish spinster,” as various reports put it, into “a singing sensation,” “a media sensation” and a “YouTube sensation.”

“Indeed,” said one newspaper story, “a full range of emotion—first humor, then shock, followed by warm appreciation and perhaps a dollop of self-reproof for anyone who dares to judge others principally by their appearance—can be extracted from Boyle’s seven-minute clip.”

Oh, please. If Susan Boyle couldn’t sing, there would be precious little self-reproof going on.

The story of Susan Boyle is undeniably appealing. Listening to her sing, I got a lump in my throat too:

You go, girl. You show all those people who for your whole life have bullied you and doubted you. Show them you can do something better than they thought you could, better than they can.

But after the rooting’s done, what’s the lesson? That we shouldn’t make fun of odd people because they might have talent?

In all the gushing over Boyle’s performance, there remains an unpleasant undercurrent. Well, yes, she’s 47, way past prime time. But she can sing!

Oh, and those bushy eyebrows, that wiry hair, that stocky figure, the double chin, and her manner, it’s so strange. But she can sing!

And, OK, as one writer put it, she’s “perpetually single,” which is tragic, my friends, but at least the old gal can belt out a tune.

The message? Almost everything about her is abnormal and unattractive, but let’s overlook it because she can sing.

I know a woman who reminds me unnervingly of Susan Boyle. This woman is also in her mid-40s, unmarried, unemployed, overweight, bushy-browed, wiry-haired, eccentric. If you said frumpy, I would resent it but I would understand.

Like Susan Boyle, she is the youngest of a large clan of kids and, also like Boyle, she has struggled her whole life with a learning disability that has taught her more than anyone should know about being mocked.

Like Boyle (whose mother died a few years ago), she has lived her adult life with her mother and a cat.

This woman is my sister. And unlike Boyle, my sister has no dazzling talent. She can’t sing or dance. She paints and draws in ways that move me but elude the multitudes.

She talks sometimes about how people treat her.

“It’s nightmarish,” she’ll say, “the way people look at me, as if I’m not like them.”

She’s not like a lot of them. But there are legions of people like her, people who, like Susan Boyle, live and look different from what we call the norm. My sister confesses that sometimes those people make her uncomfortable too.

“I guess we’re all that way sometimes, aren’t we?” she said not long ago. “We get uncomfortable around people who seem strange.”

We do. I do. Almost all of us do. But the lesson I’d hope we take from Susan Boyle is that people deserve respect, however strange they are, even if they don’t have talent. (Reference)

YouTube – Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1
YouTube Susan Boyle – Singer – Britains Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)
YouTube Britains Got Talent 2009 – Susan Boyle (HQ, WS)
Susan Boyle Fan Site
Susan Boyle In The News

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