Barry Pittard Exposed

Exposing the lies, deceit and dishonesty of the most mean-spirited and vindictive ex-devotees of Sathya Sai Baba.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Barry Pittard, Nexus & Ducan Roads

Exposing Barry Pittard
The Australian Pit-Bull Of The Anti-Sai Movement

Barry Pittard has cited and advocated for Anti-Sai material that appeared in the Nexus Magazine. Nexus is a magazine that is devoted to spiritual issues, alternate health therapies, free-energy devices, UFO's, paranoia and suppressed science. Unfortunately, the Nexus Magazine (whose editor is Duncan Roads) has been rightly criticized for publishing far-right and anti-semitic material in its publications.

Mark Koernke (who was a correspondent for Nexus) was named by the FBI for suspected terrorism (Reference). Despite Nexus' questionable far-right and anti-semitic associations, since 1992 (at least), Barry Pittard not only defended Duncan Roads (calling him "courageous") and Nexus, but even corresponded with Mr. Roads, wrote an article for Nexus and seemed to think that there was something significant about Nexus publishing Anti-Sai material in their magazine. Other people affiliated with Nexus are simiarly oriented towards paranoia and conspiratorial views. For example, Marcus Allen (publisher of the Nexus magazine in the UK) is a well known conspiracy theorist who believes that Nasa faked the Apollo Moon landing (Reference).

This is the type of conspiracy and paranoia magazine that Barry Pittard thinks is worthy of referencing against Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This is not surprising considering that Barry Pittard's smear campaigns against Sai Baba are not based in fact, but are rooted in conspiracies and paranoia.


Isreal Ministry of Home Affairs:
"The Nexus magazine published a section from the book The Money Makers: How International Bankers Gained Control which describes the power of the Rothschilds in the past and blames them and three other Jewish families for causing wars and revolutions." (Reference)

Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism and Racism:
"Exposure, a glossy magazine sold by subscription and at newsstands, was influenced by the worldview of UK eccentric David Icke and publicized the material of several far right Australian groups. In February, editor David Summers sold the magazine, which is now called Hard Evidence. Judging by its promotion during the year of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, videos of speeches by League of Rights stalwart Jeremy Lee, a half-page advertisement for Nexus magazine (see below), and aggressive advertising for past issues of Exposure, the magazine’s content remains little changed. There is a large overlap between far right organizations and New Age (see ASW 2000/1) or other fringe, alternative lifestyle groups, whose rhetoric is heavily laden with conspiracy theories. The New Age magazine Nexus, available widely at newsstands and by subscription, has for some time promoted extreme right writers, organizations and conspiracy theories. In 1995 its links to US-based militia groups were exposed; Nexus advertisers, the Loyal Regiment of Australian Guardians, were later investigated for possession of 'dangerous weapons,' in the midst of the gun-ownership debate in 1996." (Reference).

Angry People:
"You can find Nexus Magazine in your local health food store. It looks like another flying saucer and pyramid power 'New Age' mag full of conspiracy theories and alternative health care advice. But sitting tucked away next to the voices of the great pyramid and the dangers of electro-magnetic exposure we have the blatant propaganda of the fascist extreme right. Take a look at the June-July '95 edition and you'll find for starters, an editorial column that claims the Oklahoma bombing was masterminded by the CIA: there was a second bomb and Timothy McVeigh, the man charged with the bombing carries an implant put there by the military to control him. That's right, Nexus seriously wants us to believe the US government blew up one of its own office blocks plus a day-care centre full of kids. This is material direct from the right-wing extremist militia's of the US and further justification for the militia's arming up against the total government control that the US government is supposedly putting into place. While the truth is that it was the paranoid, conspiracy fantasies of the militia's which led directly to the bombing. Nexus also carries an article entitled 'Big Brother's Recipe for Revolution' which details the supposed impending government control in six conspiracy filled pages. The magazine is also replete with references to the 'New World Order' - an old standard bogey for the extreme right, as it is the 'New World Order' which will supposedly bring this total government control. Any lingering doubts about the attitude of Nexus to the fascist right is made clear in the ad's carried in the mag. Next to the ad's for hypnotherapy courses and books on UFO's we have a special offer to Nexus readers, two for the price of one, for purchacing a copy of 'The Fine Print' by Sydney's own Brian Willshire. This book is a veritable catalogue for the conspiracy theories of the extreme right and is a basic text for right wing groups here in Australia. Nexus also carries ad's for Veritas Press, the publishing house for the Australian League of Rights. The presence of right wing propaganda in Nexus goes way beyond niavity or unawareness on behalf of the publishers. It goes beyond the sympathy that New Age conspiracy nuts might feel for another bunch of conspiracy nuts. Nexus is knowingly involved in spreading the fundamental tenets of the new fascists and is propounding their propaganda as gospel. So do your bit, get Nexus out of your local health food store and off the shelves where ever you see it and act against the rising voice of the new fascists." (Reference)

Corporate Europe Observer:
"Nexus -- published monthly from Australia, distributed worldwide -- covers 'the fields of health alternatives; suppressed science; Earth's ancient past; UFOs & the unexplained; and government cover-ups.' Articles with titles like "Mind Control Slavery and the New World Order", "Meetings With Remarkable Aliens" and "UK Crop Circles of 1999" are illustrative for the content of Nexus. More seriously is the fact that the magazine has repeatedly printed texts by authors belonging to the far right, which has resulted in Nexus being listed in the Tel Aviv University archive of anti-Semitic literature. Its website has links to the homepages of the controversial new age icon David Icke as well as to websites with telling titles like 'The Ashes of Waco' and 'The Militia of Montana'." (Reference)

"Searchlight's Australian correspondent has revealed that the owner of Nexus, Duncan Roads, has visited Colonel Gaddafi's Libya at least twice and is believed to have sworn an oath of loyalty to that country. In doing so, he has followed the road to Tripoli already taken by a mixture of far-right activists. including the British third positionists Patrick Harrington, Derek Holland and Nick Griffin and Canadian nazis. Nexus's agent in Britain is Marcus Allen, a small-scale peddler of antisemitic material. A more important supplier of such literature. and one of the few people in Britain from whom those around Icke could have obtained copies of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, is Don Martin. Born in Australia. Martin runs a far-right and antisemitic publishing business in Sudbury, Suffolk. and maintains his longstanding links with Australian nazis. He came to Britain in 1970, where he founded the British League of Rights as a pseudo-respectable right-wing front, campaigning against the Common Market. Four years later the organisation became the British chapter of the World Anti Communist League. and the veteran racist Dowager Lady Jane Birdwood became its general secretary." (Reference)

"Many contemporary 'conspiracy fans' were drawn towards the anti-MAI campaign. The campaign office received frequent calls from these nuts, probably alerted by the long article on the MAI published in their favourite magazine Nexus. This article was written by a left-wing organisation that is central to the international anti-MAI campaigns. Until the beginning of the nineties the Australian-based Nexus was openly anti-Semitic, but after that it backed down a bit. However, the stories remained essentially the same. In recent issues, articles on the political power of 'Jewish capital' popped up again." (Reference)

"While Jermas/Shamir has chosen Brendberg as his Norwegian errand boy, he has found other and even more extreme friends in Sweden. One of his Swedish translators, a certain Lars Adelskog, is not only a leading figure in the Swedish UFO movement but can also be found in the jungle of conspiracy theories where the Illuminati, the Freemasons and lizards in human form are supposedly working together to end civilisation as we know it.

Adelskog’s last publication was a book with the profound title 'En tom säck kan inte stå' (An empty bag cannot stand), published by the openly nazi publisher, Nordiska Förlaget. Nordiska Förlaget also sells books by the above-mentioned Kevin MacDonald together with books by, among others, Adolf Hitler and David Irving. In his latest book, Adelskog tries in typical nazi style to "prove" that the WWII genocide of the Jews never took place.

Earlier, this same Adelskog was editor of the Swedish 'alternative' magazine Nexus, where he also spread his pet conspiracy theories. Unsold issues of Nexus were later touted by the Nationalsocialistisk Front through its web-store." (Reference)

"Nexus - a forum for the militias and conspiracy theorists. In America he is known to listeners of hate radio stations as 'Mark from Michigan', to the mainstream media as 'the grand guru of hate' and to the FBI as Mark Koernke: a militia leader and far-right fanatic who was wanted for questioning about the Oklahoma bombing. In Australia he is a correspondent for Nexus, a monthly magazine available from most local news agencies.

Nexus is one of the New Age and alternative lifestyle publications that have proliferated in Australia over the past five years. Its cover stories give the impression that it is devoted to alternative medicine and UFOs. But one of the alternative lifestyles that Nexus consistently promotes is rooted in the paranoid conspiracy theories of the US midwest. Since 1992 the Queensland-based magazine has published numerous articles from American far-right militia activists accusing the US government of plotting to murder 'patriots' and hand America over to a socialist "one world government headed by the United Nations.

It also runs advertisements for far-right Australian groups and publications, including the book Fair Dinkum, published by an ultra-right militia group, the Loyal Regiment of Australian Guardians. The Regiment, which is based in Canberra, was the subject of a six month top secret investigation by the Australian Defence Department and the Federal Police.

The handbook describes the Australian government as 'unconstitutional and therefore may be considered as operating as a criminal organisation'. Rick Flavell, the book's publisher, is currently in hiding from the police, who have a warrant out for his arrest on weapons charges.

Nexus's publisher, Duncan Roads, said that he did 'not support any of the views' he published in his magazine, yet confessed that he shared his contributors' belief that America was 'corrupt to the core, right from the top'.

Roads, who was born in Britain, is a close confidant of Robert Pash, one-time leader of Aryan Nations in Australia and the man who organised a trip to Libya for Patrick Harrington, Nick Griffin and Derek Holland of the British National Front's 'political soldier' faction in 1989. Pash, now organiser for the Libyan-Arab Cultural Centre, was a key player in the establishment of the Lyndon LaRouche cult in Australia.

Roads himself has visited Libya at least twice and Nexus regularly carries advertisements for Pash's antisemitic magazine, New Dawn (Reference). Even so he is not entirely trusted on the Australian far-right. A document was recently circulated to media outlets claiming that Roads's loyalty was to Libya rather than Australia, adding an obscure reference to an alleged bomb discovery in a British bus terminal where Roads once worked as a clerk.

Alongside Nexus's articles on UFO sightings and ways to grow new teeth are conspiracy theories identical to those propounded by the militia groups at the centre of the FBI's investigations. Many involve supposed black helicopters filled with UN troops and nefarious plots by the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and Firearms.

Apart from Koernke, Nexus's far-right contributors have included Bo Gritz and Linda Thompson. Gritz, a former Green Beret soldier and one-time vice presidential running mate of the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. attracted worldwide notoriety when he described the Oklahoma bombing as "a Rembrandt - a masterpiece of science and art put together".

Thompson, a leading member of the militia movement was arrested in Indianapolis in July 1994 after using her vehicle to block a bus carrying supporters of President Clinton. When police searched her van they seized two pistols and an assault rifle with 295 rounds of ammunition.

Koernke was the man who was said to have faxed a letter to a Republican congressman immediately before or just after the bombing describing key aspects of the attack.

He is a prominent member of the Michigan Militia and advocates armed defiance of the federal government. Timothy McVeigh, the chief suspect in the bombing, has acted as Koernke's bodyguard. McVeigh is believed to have been inspired by anger at the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas. Last December Koernke told a Militia of Montana rally: "Waco is a call to arms. We don't have a choice. The next time this happens we will be armed to the teeth. We are not going to be reading history, we are going to be making history, and that's exciting."

In a six-page feature article published in the February-March 1994 issue of Nexus, Koernke claimed that presidents Reagan. Bush and Clinton had all plotted to bring about a New World Order under the direction of the UN by disarming "patriots".

Roads has also published articles supporting Lyndon LaRouche, the convicted US con man and extremist, including long excerpts from his book Dope In'.., and has serialised an antisemitic and racist book War Cycles, Peace Cycles. Its author, Richard Kelly Hoskins, a long-time far-right activist, argued elsewhere in the book that it was justifiable to kill "interracial" couples and claimed that Jewish people are usurers.

Nexus's global news section carries regular excerpts from the racist and antisemitic US newspaper The Spotlight, published by Willis Carto's Liberty Lobby. David Irving's book Churchill's War was fawningly praised in the July 1993 issue, which described Irving as "Britain's top historian". The following edition praised Irving's Hitler's War as giving "a very different picture of Hitler and World War II as that of the Hollywood movies".

With more than 90 pages and sporting a glossy full-colour cover, Nexus is dominated by advertising for alternative health cures. minor religious groupings, anti UFO abduction kits and mind-altering techniques. It has also had advertising supplements from Time-Life Books and Community Aid Abroad. The March 1994 issue carried an advertisement for the notorious antisemitic work The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." (Reference)

Australia/Isreal Review:
"Mr Cumming's book Lucky be Damned on "the real power behind the elected governments" is advertised for sale in the current editions of those lunar journals for space cadets, conspiracy and right wing nuts - Nexus and New Dawn. These grand relics of Colonel Gaddafi's big spending days in the Pacific now run reams of psychotic twaddle about CIA conspiracies, real life X-Files, UFO's and, yes, the New World Order. New Dawn pumps it out courtesy of Mr Robert Pash, Colonel Gadaffi's former bag man down under while Nexus is produced by Pash's old buddy Duncan Roads. Pash, a.k.a. Rashid Robert Pash, caused great consternation during the 1980s running Gaddafi-funded operations from Melbourne. One of his many activities included co-ordinating Libyan government funded delegations to Tripoli. In the 1980s Nexus editor Duncan Roads tripped off to Libya several times courtesy of Colonel Gaddafi. He later established Nexus, which The Review revealed after the Oklahoma bombing to be running reports in Australia from senior figures in the US militia movement. A third new age newstand lunar-right magazine is entitled Exposure. We don't know whether it sells Mr Cumming's book. But its latest issue reprints in full Ms Hanson's maiden speech, so perhaps it doesn't really matter." (Reference)

More About Robert Pash:
"Another Radical-Nationalist initiative which promised much was that of 'Australian National Vanguard' (ANV) / 'Australian People's Congress' (APC) in the years 1982–88. This Brisbane effort was directed by Robert Pash (born 1962). From an unstable family with a history of psychiatric illness, Pash was attracted by religion, finding a berth with the U.S. 'Church Of Jesus Christ Christian' (or Aryan Nations). His paper Vanguard had announced: 'Jewry rules the West …' and ' … only the pure aryan race … (can) … achieve His Noble Purpose.'[64] A transition was made to Libyan 'Third Universal Theory' in 1983, with funding provided by the Libyan Embassy for distribution of Gaddafist propaganda.[65] In 1984, Pash approached National Action with promises of 'unity' and Libyan support for anti-American propaganda, but arrangements were forever provisional.[66] When van Tongeren launched ANM, Pash decided to reconstitute ANV." (Reference)

Ducan M. Roads is a non-reputable editor whose paranoia and weird conspiratorial views compromise his reliability as a respectable writer and undermine his conflated, embellished and unverifiable claims against Sathya Sai Baba. As stated many times before, the objective facts speak for themselves:
  • Sathya Sai Baba has never been proven to be a "charlatan".

  • Sathya Sai Baba has never been convicted of any crime.

  • Sathya Sai Baba has never been charged with any crime.

  • Sathya Sai Baba has never had even one single complaint lodged against him by any alleged victim, first-hand, in India. As a matter of fact, not even one alleged victim has even tried to file a basic police complaint or court case against Sathya Sai Baba in India (the only place where courts would have jurisdiction over Baba as an individual defendent).

These are the cold, hard facts and no rationalist, critic, conspiracy theorist, skeptic or ex-devotee can provide a scintilla of verifiable evidence to the contrary.

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