Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #178 - Chimps or Media?

Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #178 - Chimps or Media?

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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle, Metaphysics

Narrative without facts has a strange quality.  It implodes on itself.

For years now, decades actually, the Indian media has been making a complete fool of the Indian populace.  Telling it what it thinks, or should think.  Spinning everyone’s history and presenting things that everyone instinctively knew was baloney.  Yet, they went on.  Now, there are ways for the Indian people to talk to each other and have their own communication mechanisms.  And, now the perfidy and lack of basic IQ of this media is all too apparent.  Given how they perform with their predictions, one would be hard-pressed to believe a group of chimps over these losers.  And yet not miss much!

On the other hand, the so-called self-ordained “Holy men” have created a moral gutter that has been stinking for a long time.  Now, the current head is working - yet another - cover-up by creating a smokescreen of accountability.  But the damage has been done.  The rot is deep and cannot be fought.  It will end up engulfing the very beast which created it.

chimps and Indian media - who will you choose?

The results of Bihar are coming in and the tally as of now shows a resounding win for BJP and its allies in NDA.  If you see the comparative chart below, you will see that while BJP and its main ally JD (U) increased their seats in the Bihar assembly, Congress and its ally RJD lost their last time’s score.

Bihar Election results/leads source

The exit polls by the Indian media showed the following scenario.


This translates into an embarrassing level of incompetence.  At their best, the collection of Indian media’s pollsters missed the mark by 10%.  At their worst, it was 56%.

To put it simply, if we had asked a bunch of chimpanzees to throw rocks at a board of numbers, the chances are that they may have beaten these losers hands down!

So, how is it that India’s mainstream media is so spectacularly off its rockers?  If you are within 100% percent of the actual score with your predictions (eg; 55 as opposed to 126), then you aren’t even in the ballpark, you are on another planet!

And, that is the problem.

The Indian mainstream media is now completely out of touch with the Indian populace.  They have no idea what it thinks and does.  And, this is a consistent story of every election for the last 6 years now!

In the coming issues, we will explore this huge chasm between the Indian media and India.

ecosystem and lack of it - a case study

We keep talking about creating the ecosystem all the time.  Here is a great example of how the Pakistanis and Islamists have created their eco-system within Washington DC.

Here is the story of Dr. Asif Mahmood.  He was born in a small village in Pakistan called Kharian.  He studied in a government school but got to a medical college in Sindh.  From there he went to the University of Kentucky in Lexington for residency.  And finally settled in California.

He is quite close to the new Vice President, Kamala Harris.

He is also worked with other Democratic leaders and has diligently focused on pushing Kashmir up all the time.

US Presidential candidate, Cory Booker, joined Pakistani-American Democrat Dr. Asif Mahmood in raising their voices against the gross human rights violations occurring in Kashmir since India's annexation of the territory. Booker is one of many American politicians who have called for urgent action against Modi's government. (Source)

Dr. Asif Mahmood was invited to the fundraiser for Presidential candidate Kamala Harris last year.  The fundraiser was hosted by another doctor - Dr. Rachakonda D. Prabhu.  Dr. Prabhu has been the family physician, friend, and confidante of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.).

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Dr. Prabhu, despite his high contacts, has kicked up quite a lot of controversies.

Prabhu is well known in Las Vegas medical and political circles. He and his wife, also a physician, have contributed more than $100,000 to political candidates and the Democratic Party since 2005, according to the website The couple were guests at President Barack Obama’s state dinner honoring the Indian president in November 2009. Some foreign doctors who have worked for Prabhu accuse him of wielding his political connections to protect himself as he takes advantage of the foreign doctors he employs. (Source)

Well, that is indeed a shame.  But a greater shame for the Indian community is that one in every 7 doctors in the US is an Indian.  And yet, they have not been able to create an ecosystem that can present the legitimate and true story of Kashmir within the US!

American Physicians of Indian-Origin (AAPI) President Dr Suresh Reddy, applauding the hundreds of thousands of Indian-origin medical personnel bravely fighting against the virus, said that "every 7th doctor in the US is an Indian and they are at the frontlines, working as soldiers and fighting the virus".  (Source)

Creating an ecosystem needs money.  It also needs dedication and a sense of self-belief.  Something that the Indian community, despite its many successful professionals lacks!

The Vatican - a cesspool of sex and corruption

The Vatican has long had a history of sexual crimes going on within its supposedly hallowed walls.

From the days of the story of Pope Alexander VI, or Rodrigo Borgia, sex and orgies have been part of the Church culture.  During his life, Borgia had two mistresses - Vannozza dei Cattanei (an Italian noblewoman) – when he was a Cardinal of Albano – and Giulia Farnese (a Roman beauty).  Here is a very interesting scene from the Netflix series “The Borgias”, where the Pope describes geopolitics of his day to his mistress Guilia (also known as Pope’s Whore or as the Bride of Christ) on her legs and thighs.

The Banquet of Chestnuts that the Pope threw on October 30th, 1501 has been known in Church history as the most scandalous event ever.  But it was not just Pope Borgia who was there.  All the Cardinals – one of whom would later become a Pope himself and many who had until then and beyond that day dictated how Jesus was to be made the sine qua non of religion in the world, were all there.

These cardinals and other lower-level “holy men” participated in many nights of unlimited orgies with plenty of women as well as gay sex.

It started off with wine and sumptuous food in Apostolic Palace – Pope’s official residence. After the food – the tables were cleared up and the candelabras were taken off and placed on the floor. Around fifty prostitutes dressed as nuns came in and undressed as the cardinals bid on for every act of disrobing by them. Sex games started where cardinals and priests with the most ejaculations were given prizes of silk tunics and many other fineries by none other than the Pope himself!

Banquet of Chestnuts

Pope Alexander VI’s Master of Ceremonies, Johannes Burchard who wrote the official record of Papal times called Liber Notarum described the orgies and sex games of that night in his accounts. Of course, the Church has since worked very hard to erase that ignominy from historical records but it has defined the baseness of the Church.

A Vatican investigation into former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick found that a series of bishops, cardinals, and Popes downplayed or dismissed reports of sexual misconduct, and determined that Pope Francis merely continued his predecessors’ handling of the predator until taking action when a former altar boy alleged abuse.

Things have not changed much over the years though.

The last Pope - Pope Benedict XVI - is said to have resigned due to the gay sex scandal also called the Vatileaks. Pope Benedict XVI was the only pope to have resigned since Celestine V who resigned over 700 years ago!

The Vatican is now known to be in the throes of a powerful gay lobby, which goes all the way to the top.

I could understand his discomfort. But in Rome these days the topic of gay priests in the upper reaches of the Holy See is hard to avoid. In February of this year, not long before the College of Cardinals gathered in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to choose the 266th Pope, the largest Italian daily newspaper, La Repubblica, reported that a “gay lobby”-a more or less unified cabal of homosexual power brokers-might be operating inside the Vatican. According to the newspaper, the possible existence of this gay lobby was among the many secrets described in a two-volume, 300-page report bound in red and presented to Pope Benedict XVI by three cardinals he had appointed to investigate the affair known as “VatiLeaks.” That scandal, which raised fresh suspicions of endemic corruption within the Curia, had broken the previous year after Paolo Gabriele, the papal butler, made off with some of Benedict’s private papers and leaked them to the press.

Gay sex penetration deep in the Church rooms is now a reality.  The same halls that have seen young girls and boys being used as sex toys for long!

Emanuela Orlandi, daughter of a Vatican employee, went missing 30 years ago.  A report in 2012 gave some insight into her fate.

In the latest twist in one of the Holy See’s most enduring mysteries, he said the 15-year-old schoolgirl was snatched from the streets of central Rome in the summer of 1983 and forced to take part in sex parties. “This was a crime with a sexual motive. Parties were organised, with a Vatican gendarme acting as the ‘recruiter’ of the girls.  “The network involved diplomatic personnel from a foreign embassy to the Holy See. I believe Emanuela ended up a victim of this circle,” Father Amorth, the honorary president of the International Association of Exorcists, told La Stampa newspaper. (Source)

Just last year, Miriam Wuolou, a 34-year-old of Eritrean origin, who was a receptionist at Pope Francis’ home which is used as a guesthouse for priests called Domus Santa Marta, was found murdered just outside the Vatican.  In fact, the Italian press reports said that she was like a gatekeeper for the Pope.   She was 7 months pregnant!

Daily Beast says:

She was the smiling face he saw morning and night, the one who greeted him with his key and handed him his personal messages.

After his appointment in 2013 as Pope, the Pontiff was living in the Santa Marta guesthouse as opposed to his Papal apartments.

Now, interestingly, the Vatican has allowed the publishing of its two-year, 449-page internal investigation into the American prelate’s rise and fall.  They are hoping this will help ward off the scandal around Archbishop McCarrick (of Washington D.C.).

The report, however, throws Pope John Paul II under the bus.

The report found that John Paul believed McCarrick’s last-minute, handwritten denial: “I have made mistakes and may have sometimes lacked in prudence, but in the seventy years of my life I have never had sexual relations with any person, male or female, young or old, cleric or lay,” McCarrick wrote. (Source)

The Vatican has been the center of Christendom’s global politics while its Holy men were involved in the most egregious crimes against humanity and god.  Yet, the network to save it and bolster its coffers is wide and powerful.  ‘Mother Teresa’, for example, was one of the instruments of creating wealth for the Vatican. (Source)

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the Ice Man - superhuman or human who lives super?

Wim Hof is an amazing man.  He is known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.  He also teaches others to build their power and strength.

This is an eye-opening video about him.


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