[PADA: In a discussion with a few other devotees recently, we were talking about how the ISKCON ship was something like the Titanic. As soon as Srila Prabhupada was poisoned and removed from being the captain of the ship, ISKCON hit an iceberg. It was then pretty much destined to sink, or most of it would at least.
However, in the case of the Titanic they saved the women and children first whereas under Tamal and his Goonda Bully Committee (GBC) they would victimize a lot of women and children in their process of sinking the ship.
And just like on the real Titanic, some folks realized they had hit an iceberg that would sink the ship (like us). Meanwhile many other devotees thought everything was fine because they were on an un-sinkable platform. So they stayed on board with the Tamal party and tried to keep the musical orchestra playing, and have illusioned people drinking fine wine and dancing -- as the ship kept listing. In other words, it took a lot of folks a much longer time to eventually figure out the ship was going to sink, and whatever emergency "reforms" they would come up with would not be enough to save the ship from sinking.
The good news is at least some folks did get off the sinking ship and get onto some little lifeboats, and they have made some independent programs trying to re-establish Srila Prabhupada as the captain and make a new ship. So there is some hope of correcting things. In any case, this is the history of what happened, and those who fail to heed history are condemned to relive it.
So at least we are hopeful this bogus messiah's out cropping will not manifest itself anytime soon after all this history is eventually digested into the devotee community. ys pd