“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.” ― Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Paul Joseph Goebbels was the chief propagandist for the Nazi Party, and then Reich Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945.
He orchestrated a regime where narratives overruled facts.
"Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred." - Goebbels
When the target of one's hatred and obstacle for control does not naturally lend himself to a justifiable aggression, then propaganda is the best tool.
Narrative comes handy.
A narrative, that is repeated again and again, in Goebbelsian manner, until it is taken to be a fact.
When the universities, the media, the think-tanks, the elite are enlisted from the most powerful nation on Earth, then propaganda can do wonders.
It can legitimize imperial enterprise of profit based on genocides because the narrative and propaganda has absolved you of all sin. The Goebbelsian network, you see, is the most effective Jesus.
As they set out on their rampage of plunder, death and control, the victims wonder - if they could have done something?
Yes. They could have.
Looked at the facts.
Reality and Leicester - Social Dissonance
In October 2022, The Times of UK ran an interesting headline.
If we dig deeper and look at the surveys done by the the House of Commons (2022) and the Office for National Statistics (2021), one finds a remarkable set of insights.
Interestingly, in England and Wales, only the Hindus have a prison population far less than their overall percentage in the total population!
It would be have been even more insightful to see the severity of the crimes by religion.
Around the same time, Pakistani Muslims attacked Hindus, their temples and homes in violence because of some slogans made in the heat of a cricket match competition between Pakistan and India. The word "Murdabad" - which the Western media translates as "Death to XX" is a common word used to ding someone in a verbal match. It is a slang and not taken literally, just as the abuse "motherfucker" or "son of a bitch" isn't taken literally in the West.
Now, feeling enraged at the loss of their cricket team, the Pakistanis in the Leicester area started attacking the Hindus.
But what does the media write about?
"Far Right Hindu Supremacy" and "India's violent politics".
While doing that, they start holding the Indian party in power BJP, and its cultural ally, the RSS responsible for something that happened in that UK town.
And, Vice doubled down on its narrative with a propaganda "documentary" made by a Pakistani-Canadian which had not one but several troubling misrepresentations. You can read about the inconsistencies in this very well-put-together Twitter thread.
Aren't you forced to wonder why a community, which the statistics shout comprises "smart, rich and well behaved" and assimilated citizens and most importantly least likely to ever commit crimes is being demonized while using the current Indian government as a proxy?
So let us ask the obvious question - Was it a dog whistle?
When Henry Jackson Research Fellow Charlotte Littlewood went on the ground and checked the situation in Leicester, she found that Hindus were being targeted for months prior to the match violence, for merely displaying their religious symbols in their homes and cars. And, she found that around 9 Hindu families had left the area, while the Islamists were giving a call for ethnic cleansing of Hindus.
In this video, Littlewood shares the details.
The calls for the purging of Hindus, which many media houses casually and strangely refer to as a "Muslim area"? What qualifies as a "particular religious area" within a secular, independent, and free country like the UK?
Was the media culpable in (1) inciting hate against the Hindus and (2) covering up and providing backup cover fire for the ethnic cleansing of the Hindus from Leicester?
Pandit Satish Sharma, a local Hindu political activist thinks so.
Now let us move to the US.
The American Story of Social Dissonance on Hindus
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) shared the data for the inmate population by faith affiliation in its prisons as of February 2020. The Hindu population is just 0.27% of the total inmate population. Based on anecdotal information, the writer would venture a guess that most of these are the illegal immigrants from Punjab etc who crossed over from Mexico.
That the Hindus in the US don't cause much trouble is one aspect. More importantly, they do it while striving for the highest possible in this land of equal opportunities.
90 out of the 500 Unicorns in the US have been created by Indians. A close look at the names suggests they are Hindus.
A study by Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Ilya A. Strebulaev researched that 90 out of 1,078 founders and entrepreneurs across 500 US unicorns were born in India which signalled a significant presence of Indian-Americans in the country’s startup and tech economy. He tweeted that, “Over four out of ten unicorn founders are first gen immigrants”. Indian born founders were followed by the ones from Israel and Canada with 52 and 42 founders respectively. Some of the Indian origin founders of prominent unicorns include: Rohan Seth of Clubhouse, Baiju Bhatt of Robinhood, Dheeraj Pandey, Mohit Aron, Ajeet Singh of Nutanix, Apoorv Mehta of Instacart, Aayush Phumbhra of Chegg, among many others. (Source: "India-born top the list of founders among US unicorns: Study"/ Daily Guardian)
The number of Indian CEOs in the US has also been rising over the years.
Find more statistics at Statista
That is why a community with such a track record, that prides itself on discipline, assimilation, lawfulness, and contribution to the larger society and wants to uphold its faith and spiritual background is perplexed when this community the world over is being targeted.
The making of Muslim India and Hindu India
Will Durant, the British Historian describes the establishment of Islamic foundations in India in his seminal work "The Story of Civilization".
The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history.
The moral he takes out from the tale of genocide, bloodshed, and conquest is very insightful.
"...civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within."
The Islamization of India was done on the uprooting of a civilization that was accepting, diverse and liberal.
During the initial 500 years of Islamic rule in India, it is estimated by the Indian historian KS Lal that 60-80 million Hindus were killed!
The extent of hatred and genocide is evident in the obvious bigotry, despite being adorned (psychopathically, one may add) in poetic expression by Amir Khusrau, the court chronicler of Allauddin Khilji.
"Much blood was shed. A general invitation was issued to all the beasts and birds of the forest to a continuous feast of meat and drink. In the marriage banquet, at which the Hindus were sacrificed, animals of all kinds ate them to their satisfaction."
This comes from Khusrau's book "Khaza'inul Futuh".
It is another thing that this bigoted 'poet' is celebrated as the epitome of India's shining example of Hindu-Muslim brotherhood.
The atrocities against the Hindus did not end there. There is evidence of towers being built of "infidels' skulls" during Babur and Akbar's times.
The Islamization of India, you see, was not an organic formation. It was a product of deep, continuous, and relentless genocide which took millions of lives and destruction of an entire civilization that was liberal, rich, and diverse.
When India became independent, the question of "Muslim India" and "Hindu India" came up again.
For, it became the core of one of the bloodiest breakups of a land mass and people who had survived centuries of genocide. Mohammad Ali Jinnah used his articulation of the "Two Nation Theory" to claim a country for Muslims.
The neurotic absurdity of the last sentence in this BBC article - a country based on religion called the thatIslamic Republic of Pakistan is a non-theocratic state - is what besets the mindset of the Pakistani nation.
And in a way, the very fundamental absurdity of that claim in the article also defines the world view of most Western analysts of the Indian, nee Hindu Civilization.
Controlled Social Laboratory Experiment
India and Pakistan are human history's most "Controlled Social Laboratory Experiment."
Let me explain.
Jinnah, the claimant of a nation based on his Two Nation Theory, where Hindus and Muslims were two civilizations that could not "live together" was the son of Hindu parents who had converted to Islam.
When the two nations were created, everything was the same between them except one. Religion.
"Keeping all variables exactly the same, change just one variable"
The story of Pakistan (which included Bangladesh until 1971) speaks for itself.
Continued and Relentless Hindu Genocide
In the run-up to the 1971 independence of Bangladesh, the Pakistan Army unleashed a deliberate campaign of annihilating the Hindus, in what is known as the Genocide of Hindus. Hindus were specifically targeted.
In what is now known as Pakistan, Hindus are regularly targeted and persecuted. The temples and religious places have been targeted since the formation of Pakistan on the Two Nation theory.
In 2014, an organization, the All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement (PHRM), published a survey report. The survey report found that 95% of the temples present in Pakistan since 1990 were destroyed or damaged. Out of the 428 places of worship, only 20 remained operational while 408 temples were converted either into commercial properties or into residential establishments. Out of the 20 temples, 11 were in Sindh, 4 in Punjab, 3 in Balochistan and 2 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (Source: "In 'Secular' Pakistan of Jinnah's Dreams, Stories of Temple Destruction Scream. Data Proves Them Right" / News18)
In modern Pakistan, Hindu girls are abducted, raped, converted and married to older Muslim men. It is not a one-off situation, but as Radio Free Europe terms it "a Conversion Factory"!
In fact, the situation has become so dire that the United Nations had to issue a specific warning to the Pakistan state itself!
A group of experts at the United Nations "expressed alarm" Monday at the reported rise in forced conversions and marriages of young girls from religious minorities in Muslim-majority Pakistan, calling for immediate steps to curtail the practice. In a statement issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, the experts urged the Pakistani government to "objectively" investigate these acts in line with domestic legislation and international human rights commitments to hold perpetrators accountable. The group of around 12 independent U.N rights experts includes the special rapporteurs on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, on violence against women and on minority issues, and on contemporary forms of slavery. "We are deeply troubled to hear that girls as young as 13 are being kidnapped from their families, trafficked to locations far from their homes, made to marry men sometimes twice their age, and coerced to convert to Islam, all in violation of international human rights law," the statement said. (Source: "UN to Pakistan: Curb Forced Conversions, Marriages of Religious Minority Girls" / Voice of America)
Now, let us see the other side of this Controlled Social Laboratory experiment - India.
How did that turn out?
Let us look at a Pew Research study in 2021.
We do not have the access to the detailed data for different combinations of results to the question of "freedom to practice the religion', but Professor Salvatore Babones shares the detailed analysis of the Pew Research results not only with respect to India, but also with respect to other countries.
It turns out that discrimination of Muslims was significantly lesser than that faced by all the minorities in the United States.
What Pew found might shock you. It certainly shocked the experts. Pew discovered that 98% of India's Muslims say they are free to practice their religion in India. The remaining 2% said they were "not too free" to practice their religion, with virtually no one answering "not at all free". Undermining the politicized narratives of anti-India activists, actual Muslims in India report experiencing very low levels of discrimination. Offered an up/down question to describe the levels of discrimination they face, 24% say there is "a lot of discrimination" against Muslims, compared to 72% who say "not a lot" (with the remaining 4% answering "Don't know"). To put these figures in perspective, when Pew put the exact same question to Americans, 80% of African-Americans, 46% of Hispanic Americans, and 42% of Asian Americans said they face "a lot of discrimination" in the U.S. If there is any discrimination against Muslims in India, it appears to be far less severe than that faced by all major minorities in America. (Source: "Should America condemn Modi's India? Let the pertinent facts decide" / Washington Examiner)
This has been borne out also from the general milieu that India has fostered over the decades since its independence.
From the Indian Presidents, to the Chief Justices to the highest ranks of Indian Armed forces, the sports leaders, the entertainers and industrialists - Muslims have enjoyed as much freedom as any citizens in India.
Despite the constant hate speeches by Islamists "reminding Hindus of the 1000 years of rule over them by Muslims".
Most importantly the campaign that one saw in Leicester where Pakistani Muslims targeted Indian Hindus with abuses targeted at the ruling Indian party, the BJP and its cultural organization, the RSS - targeting the Indian PM Narendra Modi has become a "dog whistle" for fomenting and furthering hatred for Hindus.
Using Modi (and his party and organizational system) as a proxy, every action of violence and hate speech against the Hindus is sanctified.
What the Islamists of Leicester planning to ethnically cleanse the area of the Hindus were doing was pure hate speech, but by bringing Modi, BJP and RSS in, they made it politically acceptable to a large section of mainstream media and political ecosystem that somehow calls itself "liberal".
As we shared in our earlier newsletter, Modi's election was the outcome of the largest democratic electoral process in the history of mankind and it was made possible by votes he got from Muslims and lower-caste Hindus.
So, when Modi was in the US on his recent State Visit, a Pakistani-American journalist tried to "grill" PM Modi on India's democratic ideals. PM Modi shared his commitment and the larger Indian DNA which enabled democracy possible.
When you ask such questions of a society and a nation, one needs to understand the full import of the question.
Extent of freedoms and democracy in a nation compared to whom?
As Prof Babones showed, Indian minorities fare significantly better than those in the US.
However, shouldn't the comparison really be with Pakistan given that India and Pakistan were really the best "Controlled Social Laboratory Experiment" ever in human history?
If democracy and minority rights and freedoms in India is possible versus the genocides in Pakistan and continued persecution in Islamic Bangladesh, then one needs to poke at the "elephant in the room"!
Is India democratic and free because it is a Hindu majority?
For, had it been any other way, it would have been no different from Pakistan or its offshoot, Bangladesh.
Goebbelsian Obama Avatar: Regime Change via Social Violence?
When the Indian PM Modi was in the US on his second State Visit and Address to the Congress, excerpts of the former US President Barrack Obama's interview with Christian Amanpour were released by the CNN.
Obama is seen talking of how Muslims are discriminated in India - specifically in "Modi's India" (a la Leicester narratives), the state of "Muslim minority" against the "Hindu Majority" and how this could "lead to a breakup".
It was interesting in many ways.
But most interesting is that this whole "Muslim India" and "Hindu India" is not a recent occurrence. It has existed since 629 AD.
The significance of Cheraman Juma Majsid in the Muziris Heritage Project lies in the fact that it is the first mosque in India. Built in 629 AD by Malik Ibn Dinar it is located in the district of Thrissur in Kerala, on the Paravur-Kodungallur road. (Source: Cheraman Juma Masjid)
This was during Mohammad's own lifetime!
Of course, that was followed by Islamic invasions that unleashed a genocide unheard of in human history.
So, could the "Muslim India" break from "Hindu India"?
Heck yes. It did in 1947 on the back of the argument that Muslims could not live with the Hindus. That is what became Pakistan.
India, however, was established on the exact reverse argument. And despite the many woes of the Hindus, the freedoms and lives of Muslims thrive in India.
Now, irrespective of his image in the US, Barrack Obama is not known for his facts or speaking truth. Leave alone his credibility to even "lecture" India on anything.
For example, as Anand Ranganatha (Social commentator and a Scientist) shares the obvious hypocrisy and lies of Obama.
This went during the Obama years. There were 270,000 violent hate crimes in 2012 alone, just one year. But we remained silent as he waxed eloquent about violence and human rights and Christians under attack, even though that whole narrative turned out to be totally fake. All church attacks were theft and arson and robberies, and nothing to do with communal hate.
And, its not just the legacy of hate crimes that Obama brings along him during his tenure as the President or the lies that he had spoken during his official visit to India which turned out to be fake news - but that the data in the past few years points to the opposite. Hate crimes against the Hindus by the Muslims!
Number two, what does the data tell you? Since 2017, there have been more than 200 documented instances of hate, crime attacks, lynchings, attempted lynchings by Muslim mobs and Hindus, Dalits and nons, including in Ranchi - where the Muslim mobs segregated? Yes. Segregated bus passengers based on their religion before wanting to set it on fire. Remember who was lynched in Kashi after being called a cafe? In town after town, Hindus are on the run. In Maur, Muslim mob assaulted Dalit women as their procession was playing music while passing by a mosque.
Please listen to Anand Ranganathan's detailed expose of the Goebbelsian propaganda of utter falsehoods that Obama is openly propagating via a mainstream media channel because, well, he can.
Professor Babones makes a more subdued remark about Obama's falsehoods but brings them clearly nevertheless.
One interesting thing the professor shares is worrisome. That the think-tanks, the opinion makers and the media in the US are aligned on this fake goebelsian propaganda against PM Modi and Hindus that Obama was repeating as a parrot.
Now, when one looks at Obama's statement at the peak of Indian PM Modi's visit to the United States, where US establishment - the executive and the legislature - was trying to woe Modi to enlist him in the US camp against the battles with China, the tenor, words and the timing seems extremely strange!
It is not lost on anyone that Joe Biden, the man doing wooing Modi, was the Vice President to Obama, the man demonizing Modi. And that both, along with Hillary Clinton are strongly joined in the US political establishment.
So what was he up to?
Modern Day 'Robert Clive' and his Political Machinery
In January 2020 at the World Economic Forum, the global subversion architect, George Soros pledged $1 billion to fight nationalism globally via Open Society University Network.
Nationalism, far from being reversed, made further headway. The biggest and most frightening setback occurred in India where a democratically elected Narendra Modi is creating a Hindu nationalist state, imposing punitive measures on Kashmir, a semi-autonomous Muslim region, and threatening to deprive millions of Muslims of their citizenship. (Source: Remarks delivered at the World Economic Forum / George Soros)
Of course, his assertion of millions of Muslims being deprived of their citizenship was a complete farce, but hey, when you co-run the State Department of the United States, the most powerful nation on the planet, you can pretty much say whatever the heck you want to say and no one will oppose you or call out your propaganda.
Soros was aligned with the political elite and started running his own "State Department" in Washington DC since the time of Bill Clinton.
“People in government used to sort of dismiss George—this crazy guy interested in Hungary,” said Morton Abramowitz, the former United States Ambassador to Turkey, who is now the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has participated in a Soros-funded advocacy group on the Balkans. “He’s now become a player—but it’s very recent, a new phenomenon.” Abramowitz went on, “He’s untrained, idiosyncratic—he gets in there and does it, and he has no patience with government. As I frequently say about George, he’s the only man in the U.S. who has his own foreign policy—and can implement it.” When I told Strobe Talbott, the Deputy Secretary of State, about Abramowitz’s remark, Talbott, referring to Soros’s foreign policy, responded, “I would say that it is not identical to the foreign policy of the U.S. government—but it’s compatible with it. It’s like working with a friendly, allied, independent entity, if not a government. We try to synchronize our approach to the former Communist countries with Germany, France, Great Britain—and with George Soros,” he added with a grin. (Source: The World According to George Soros, by Connie Bruck/The New Yorker)
As Steve Talbot said - American foreign policy is prepared and executed in tandem with the policies and programs led by George Soros.
Well, Soros has admitted as much to Neera Tanden, Hillary's associate.
Over the years, of course, Soros has not just infiltrated the Foreign policy establishment of the US but also the FBI and other intelligence agencies in the country.
These claims made on Fox are borne by the facts of what happened in Ukraine in the run up to the invasion by Putin. How the US establishment, working in tandem with Soros and his organizations orchestrated the regime changes and social upheaval is a documented fact.
As documented in a paper from the US Naval Postgraduate School, the players who pumped in money to generate these protests included:
- US Government provided $143.47 million, which included $34.11 million for ‘democracy assistance’
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) pumped in $1.475 to organizations
- The Organizations which were funded by USAID included Development Associates and Freedom House (FH is a U.S. government-funded non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights)
- George Soros’ Renaissance Foundation, which spent $1.65 million ‘leading up to the election’
The regime changes can be orchestrated in many ways and the fate of the leaders not aligned or answerable to Soros-led US State Department can be catastrophic. Check out the events in Brazil.
A Capitol insurrection type event was repeated in Brazil by "supporters of Bolsonaro". Just as trolls on Social media are paid henchmen, so can be the "insurrectionists".
India has a history of such orchestrated violence by political forces.
Why the Jarring Dissonance between Facts and Propaganda?
We have seen
- the history of India and its religious changes, bloodshed and battles
- what India could have been but wasn't in what can be seen as a "controlled social laboratory experiment"
- what the current facts of religious freedom and rights are in India
- dichotomous messages from Obama and Biden during an unprecedented outreach to India by the US
What do you make of these?
One, the message by the Good Cop-Bad Cop drama by the US establishment was very clear.
But most puzzling was the fact that the US establishment was providing to India technology and weapons that even some of the closest allies would not have access to.
And, if one knows the state of Indian politics one will know that barring something untoward, Narendra Modi can, if he wants, be the PM for next two terms more!
But the overwhelming message that the US establishment was shouting inexplicably was a strange one.
US wants India but without Modi
To demonize Modi, sans facts, the way Obama (and the mainstream media in the US) did, he had to be a geopolitical lunatic if US is indeed desirous of a new relationship with India given India’s political landscape.
But the fact is that Obama is not one.
So then why did he do that?
Unless of course he was not just calling for a regime change but was indeed confident that US establishment will be able to achieve that!
The statements of Obama were a loud declaration that regime change was now inevitable.
An eventuality that one needs to take a good close look at.
Basically, an India that US can control (vassal) the way it desires and according to the business interests of forces like Soros.
And, that should make the Indian businesses sit back and think hard.
When the battles are economic and ruthless enough to drown countries and large populations for the profit of a few, it is called imperialism.
It is no different from the British colonial record where one company, the East India Company, colonized India for the benefit of a few.
The narrative on Modi is akin to the "White Man's Burden" argument of the colonialists of the 19th century. The manner and the control mechanisms have changed, not the greed, ruthless depravations and inhuman glee at orchestrated genocides.
Soros is the new Robert Clive and Obama his foot soldier. Nothing more and nothing less.
Video Corner: Discussions on The Drishtikone Show
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