Kipling’s Gods explain the Bhagavad-Gita, and the mixture of varnas in Pittsburgh

Via Kasimir Petrenko:

A convicted sex offender is in police custody accused in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was dumped outside Langley High School. 

Police say Tushon Brown, 35, is in a North Carolina jail on a probation violation; but he will be brought back to Pittsburgh to face charges in the murder of Lauren Deis, 14.

Brown is facing charges in Pittsburgh of criminal homicide, statutory sexual assault, failure to comply with registration of sexual offenders, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

According to investigators, Deis was in Sheraden on July 7 spending some time with a friend. She had a chance meeting with Brown and the two went to his Glen Mawr Street home where they had sex.

The criminal complaint goes on to say that Brown gave Deis $200 beforehand and then he wanted the money back. He said she wasn’t worth the money. The two started fighting. KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti reports Brown got scared and angry and that he claims Deis stabbed him so then he began stabbing her repeatedly and ended up killing her.

A police report states Brown placed the body in the basement on July 7 and on July 13 he placed the body near a dumpster at Langley High School.

Police saw surveillance video of Brown’s wife’s Chevy Malibu at the high school and that was one of the big breaks in the investigation.

“This case here we had some evidence,” Pittsburgh Police Commander Thomas Stangrecki said. “We were able to work off some surveillance video and some other tips led to the identity of Mr. Brown. Unfortunately we did work very hard on this case, but it doesn’t bring back Lauren.”

The police criminal complaint states Brown had sex with the 14-year-old in the basement after he brought her body down from the bedroom because he said he was angry and frustrated.

Commenter MGLS pointed to this story:

“I got a kinda complicated thing going on with someone,” Lauren said on her Facebook profile, where she described herself as a bisexual “raver and a smoker.” On her MySpace page, where she posted a picture of herself holding a bottle of vodka, she listed her age as 19 and talked about men, smoking and drinking. Her eyebrow, nose and tongue were pierced.
“Life’s a bitch and then you die, so (expletive) the world and let’s get high,” she wrote on Facebook.

Lauren’s troubles began in 2003, when she was 7 and her father died of an accidental drug overdose in San Diego, relatives said. Lisa Annette Deis, 45, moved her children to Monroeville and then to Churchill. Police arrested Lauren’s mother on charges of drunken and careless driving in 2006 and for drug possession in January 2007, court records show.

By the time Lauren was 12, police had cited her for underage drinking, relatives and friends said. Placed in Allegheny County’s foster care system, she lived and attended school in the Mars Home for Youth.

The Bhagavad-Gita might describe this killing as the result of the mixture of varnas.

1:40. With the destruction of the family perish the age-old traditions; and when virtue is lost vice overcomes entire family;
1:41. Krishna, when vice prevails the women of the family become unchaste; the corruption of women leads to mixture of the varnas.
1:42. The mixture of the varnas ensures hell both for the destroyers of the family and for the family itself, since the souls of ancestors languish because of lack of offerings of rice and water.
1:43. By the sin of these family-destroyers, that caused intermixture of the varnas, the ancient caste and family virtues are ruined too.

From Wacky-Piddly:

Varna (Sanskrit वर्ण varṇa, literally “cover, coat; colour”[1] ) refers to the main division of Hindu society into four social classes. This quadruple division is not to be confused with the much finer division of the contemporary caste system in India.[2] The four varnas or Chatur varna as they are mentioned in ancient texts:
▪ the brahmins: scholars and clergy;
▪ the kshatriyas: warriors and administrators;
▪ the shudras: laborers ;
▪ the vaishyas: agriculturists, artisans and merchants

Another voice from India might explain this phenomenon:

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

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