Monday, May 22, 2017

An 'open letter' to Delhi's legislator Kapil Mishra of Aam Aadmi Party

Hi Kapil,

I have followed you closely through the media since your sacking from Kejriwal's cabinet.

Having worked with Kejriwal and having been associated with the Jan Lokpal Andolan of 2011, I am inclined to believe that he and his coterie is not incapable of doing what you've accused them of having done.

However, your belief as to when exactly skulduggery started in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and various people becoming aware of it at various times sounds naive to me.

I am one of those people who believe that skulduggery started long before AAP came into being.

The last round of the Andolan itself in July-August 2012 -- setting the stage for the announcement of a "political alternative" -- was part of a script written by Kejriwal and his coterie, including two 'gentlemen' called Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.

(An insider later termed it "Dharna fixing". Danish Raza, one of my former colleagues, had written about the pre-decided script in Firstpost, days before the last round was brought to an end. He told me then that Manish Sisodia had tried to persuade him not to publish the story.)

And then this whole concept of a "political alternative" was something of a fraud.

I think you are naive too in believing that if the AAP had not chucked out Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav it would have prevented itself from sliding into corruption.

I think both Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav are much worse impostors than Arvind Kejriwal has so far been.

Both have claims to 'public wisdom' that flow not from an intimate connection with society but from their self-image, self-righteousness, and 'eminence' that comes with high profile lawyering and media work.

Both seem to hold ideas of 'democracy' that are not repugnant to using one's 'eminence' to gain a lateral entry into positions of influence, such as the positions they had in the AAP.

While they got on well with Kejriwal they indulged in no less gangsterism and covering up of skulduggery than what you have courageously admitted to have been involved in.

Advocate Ashok Agarwal of NGO Social Jurist was on record saying that Yadav would hush him up whenever he tried to flag any wrong attributable to the movers and shakers in the AAP.

Agarwal later left the AAP in disgust.

Yadav is an opportunist and carpetbagger of the lowliest variety who doesn't deserve any sympathy.

What he does deserve, in my opinion, is a very hard kick on his backside for his involvement in enacting in July-August 2012 that pious "political alternative" melodrama along with Kejriwal gang.

Prashant Bhushan is no less a sanctimonious crook.

This billionaire lawyer masquerading as a bleeding heart 'liberal' and 'democrat' -- along with his supercilious father Shanti Bhushan -- wanted to have some control over decision making in AAP in return for a donation of a couple of crore of rupees.

How does that square with the idea of 'Swaraj' that AAP fraudsters have been selling to people to get their votes?

Bhushans, in my view, are elitist, self-righteous and intolerant to the core.

Prashant Bhushan's real constituency seems to have been some people in the US where he goes thrice a year.

So beware of the two charlatans called Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.


kapil bajaj

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Judeo-Christianity and Islam are a monstrous fraud on humanity

By pretending to be separate from and transcending 'culture', Judeo-Christianity and Islam qualify themselves to be deemed a fraud on humanity.

I believe 'culture' is all human beings need to live their entire lives in all of their various dimensions, including ways to knowledge, wisdom and experience concerning what they might hold reverential or spiritual.

Such ways to knowledge, wisdom and experience (sometimes expressed by such terms as Sampradaya, Panth, Bhakti/Gyan Marg, etc.) are inherent in what we call 'culture' and not separate from it.

It's an open fraud and falsehood to posit some such thing as 'religion' as separate from and transcending 'culture'.

No such thing as separate from and transcending 'culture' has any existence except as a collective pretence or fraud, which is what the whole concept of 'religion' is.

By pretending to be separate from and transcending 'culture' even while hypocritically taking full advantage of the amazing openness (also known as ‘syncretism’) and the limitless range of knowledge, wisdom and experience of 'culture', Judeo-Christianity and Islam qualify themselves to be deemed a fraud.

This gargantuan fraud on humanity that Judeo-Christianity and Islam represent is also known by the terms 'religion', ‘empire’, 'imperialism', etc.

Judeo-Christianity and Islam constitute a fraud both (a) conceptually i.e. as a so called faith or set of prescribed ‘beliefs’ and (b) as praxis i.e. as a way of collective life based on some 'history' that itself has been woven from hearsay, myths, and plain falsehoods.

Let's examine the concept first, whereby a dubious set of prescribed 'beliefs' - based on very dubious 'histories' - have ostensibly been made the entire basis of being a 'Christian' or a 'Muslim'.

It's impossible for anyone ever to know what the other person actually believes in except by way of speculation based on the latter's behaviour.

That's because we can never see, examine, evaluate or measure 'beliefs'.

'Beliefs' do not have a material form.

You and I can never know for sure what our own fathers or wives or children actually 'believe' in except what we can infer from their words and deeds.

In fact, people would be quite at sea if they were to try to examine and ascertain what they themselves believe in.

Beliefs are, in fact, ever in flux, always changing with our experience of life.

I may no longer believe what I believed last year, or last month, or last week.

It's impossible, therefore, for anyone ever to be a 'Christian' or a 'Muslim' in a way that's even remotely ascertainable by a fellow 'Christian' or a 'Muslim' whose faith or set of ‘beliefs’, in turn, is similarly unascertainable.

In other words, no supposed 'Christian' or 'Muslim' can ever be a 'Christian' or 'Muslim', based on a set of prescribed 'beliefs', except by 'professing' or 'claiming publicly' that he/she is or has become a 'Christian' or 'Muslim' OR by assuming outward signs or performing observances such as taking a Christian/Muslim name, going to churches/mosques, keeping distinct kinds of appearance, wearing crosses or distinct kinds of clothing, etc.

That's why you see use of terms like "professing" and "bearing witness" in Judeo-Christianity and Islam in regard to assumption of 'Christian' and 'Muslim' labels.

These terms simply mean a 'publicly made claim or declaration' that someone has assumed the 'Christian' or 'Muslim' label.

Except this 'publicly made claim or declaration' that one is henceforth a 'Christian' or a 'Muslim', there is absolutely no other way to 'show' (or pretend) to the world that a written line or paragraph (based on Bible or Quran) is now one's faith or 'beliefs'. 

That's all becoming - or being ‘converted’ to being - a 'Christian' or a 'Muslim' means if you go by the flimsy claim that ‘Christians’ and ‘Muslims’ make up communities of ‘believers’.

That's the pretence – to something as fluid and protean as ‘belief’ in what is prescribed by the ‘religion’ – that the frightful machinery of 'conversion' or 'proselytization' wants everyone to put on.

So a Christian evangelist tacitly conveys to his prey: ‘Each of us lives this pretense that we all have a single faith or the same set of ‘beliefs’, even though we know that’s not possible. And I want you to join us in this pretense. If you decide to join us, we’ll perform a ritual on you. You will publicly declare that you have assumed the ‘Christian’ label. And you will have access to all the trappings and facilities that will mark you out as a ‘Christian.’

Let’s take at this point the possible protestation of a ‘Christian’ who might contend that becoming or being a Christian also means having ‘conversion’ of the spirit or internal transformation.

It’s easy to see here that the ‘Christian’ concept of ‘conversion’ of the spirit or internal transformation is as vague and unascertainable as the ‘beliefs’ that every ‘Christian’ supposedly holds merely by virtue of being labelled a ‘Christian’.

What is ‘conversion’ of the spirit supposed to be?

How can one ever determine whether or not somebody (or oneself) has undergone ‘conversion’ of the spirit?

Of what kind? To what degree?

Assuming for a moment that becoming or being ‘Christian’ is all about internal transformation, one may ask why bother with the ‘Christian’ label, the rituals and other outward signs?

Why not just allow people to discover and explore for themselves the ‘knowledge’ about ‘Christianity’, thus opening themselves up to the supposed internal transformation if indeed there is such a thing?

Why spend billions of dollars on organizing worldwide evangelization projects, train missionaries, collect enormous amounts of ethnological data about targeted communities, get into conflict with targeted communities and countries, accuse the same targeted communities of ‘persecution’, and abuse people and governments?

How many so called ‘Christians’ in the world could honestly claim that they are themselves internally transformed?

How could those claims be verified? Who would do that?

How would those claims be different from similar claims made by people who are not ‘Christians’?

Would non-Christians, especially the potential prey of the ‘Christian’ proselytizers, testify to any signs that ‘Christians’ are indeed ‘internally transformed’ people?

Is the deep involvement of the Christian Church in Western colonization and imperialism, which enslaved, killed, maimed and oppressed millions, an indication of the supposed internal transformation of the ‘Christians’?

Is the involvement of Christian priests in political intrigue, crime, and sexual exploitation an indication of the supposed internal transformation of the ‘Christians’?

Is Western Christendom’s involvement in the 20th century in two massive imperial wars, which killed many millions and destroyed entire countries, an indication of the supposed internal transformation of the ‘Christians’?

Is Western Christendom’s involvement over the decades up to the present time in numerous other violent conflicts, which caused widespread bloodshed and destruction, an indication of the internal transformation of the ‘Christians’?

Is the enormous military might and nuclear bombs possessed by the countries in the Christendom, which can wipe out all life on earth, an indication of the supposed internal transformation of the ‘Christians’.

Why do the ‘Christians’ have to rely on military might when they have been favoured with the blessing of internal transformation?

Why don’t they just give up their lethal weapons and rely solely on this blessing of internal transformation for changing themselves and the rest of the world?

What on earth do ‘Christian’ proselytizers have to show to their prey by way to their own ‘internal transformation’ except fancy rituals and Biblical verses?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fake News: lies told by an 'Aam Aadmi' and spread by sober media outlets

It's the best of times for the hunters of fake news and planted stories, those who are filing them, and the media outlets that are publishing them. 

It's a time when the falsehood and fraud of a certain Aam Aadmi is fast unraveling and that Aam Aadmi has been left with hardly anything sensible to say.

Just glide through the Web to see what these fake news and planted stories are, who are the reporters filing them, and what are the outlets publishing them.

If your critical faculties vis-à-vis media are alive, you should be able to spot them. 

These stories are always based on unnamed "sources" who usually blame certain people for certain developments, but the reporters never mean to include in their stories the version of the people blamed or to ask basic questions as to the narrative put forth by the unnamed "sources".

Doing the round for some days and attributed to unnamed "AAP sources" is a ridiculous story that says: "Arvind Kejriwal averted a midnight coup within AAP, engineered by Kumar Vishwas".

This fake news is based, as usual, on unnamed "AAP sources". 

The ridiculous thing about this story is that the reporter and his/her media outlet is willing to believe "sources" from AAP that just a few days ago announced that not only the crisis brought about by a disaffected Kumar Vishwas had been resolved, but he had also been given the charge of Rajasthan as a peace offering.

In fact, the same AAP had announced at the time of resolution of 'Vishwas crisis' that party legislator Amanatullah Khan was made to resign from the political affairs committee precisely for the reason that he'd alleged that Vishwas was planning such a coup. 

(It's like you announce on Monday that your differences with your spouse have been resolved. "We are again a happy family," you tweet with a smiling picture with your spouse. And on Wednesday, you secretly let it be known to the world that your spouse wanted to kill you and you had caught her/him loading the gun.)

The quiet, sober, unbiased, genteel, very "English-Vinglish" media outlets that have published this transparently idiotic plant of a "news" are no other than the following.

1. The Wire, run by Siddharth Varadarajan.
Filed under the byline, 'The Wire Analysis', the story says: "According to AAP sources, one legislator called Vishwas on the phone in Kejriwal’s presence and was told by him that 34 MLAs were already on board to effect a change of leadership and only a couple more were needed to get a majority in the assembly." 

2. NDTV, run by Prannoy Roy. 

Filed by Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor, the story says: "This version of events, as provided by AAP sources, has not been denied by the Chief Minister or his office so far."

3. The Quint, run by Raghav Behl.

Filed by Sharad Gupta, the story says: "By most accounts, the Kejriwal-Vishwas fracas could have potentially taken a turn for the worse. The AAP government would have fallen and Kejriwal could have been consigned to history."

4. Janta Ka Reporter, run by Rifat Jawaid.

Filed under the byline 'JKR Staff', the story says: "Days after the feud in Aam Aadmi Party appeared to have settled, new revelations suggest that Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal too was aware of an alleged bid to take over the party by Kumar Vishwas".

5. The Deccan Post, run by Ravi Chander Ponnala.

Filed under no byline, the story says: "Party sources say that they remain convinced that Mr Vishwas was incentivised to move against Mr Kejriwal by the BJP, which won the local elections in Delhi last month...".

6. India Herald

Filed by Prasad Geeta, the story says: "Buzz is few MLAs and a young officer on special duty working in the office of (Kapil) Mishra alerted Kejriwal about it".


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Another 'blasphemy' case in Pakistan, another mob in action!

Here is Devanagari transcript of a part of an Urdu report about the arrest of a Hindu man on 03 May 2017 in Balochistan on charges of 'blasphemy'.

Prakash, 35, was saved by the police from being lynched by a mob.

The incident happened in Hub area of Lasbela district of Balochistan.

This report was posted on 04 May 2017 on Pakistani online magazine called 'Sujag Nukta-e-Nazar' on the following link.

The report includes a short video clip of an agitated mob gathered outside the Hub police station, which one can also watch on YouTube on the link below.


ब्लासफेमी का एक और इलज़ाम और मौलाना फज़लुर रहमान का इम्तिहान
04 मई 2017, अली अरक़म

कराची से मुत्तसिल (adjoining) बलोचिस्तान के ज़िला लसबेला के सन’अति टाउन (industrial town) हब चौकी में सैकड़ों अफराद पर मुश्तमिल हजूम (mob consisting of hundreds of people) सिटी थाने के गिर्द जमा है.

हजूम ‘अल्लाह हू अकबर’ के नारे लगा रहा है. उन के हाथों में पत्थर हैं, जो वे थाने के गेट पर बरसा रहे हैं.

एक पत्थर कि ज़द में आकर डी. एस. पी. मुहम्मद खान खोसा के सर पर चोट लगी है, और उन को इलाज के लिए ले जाया गया है.

थाने की किसी कोठरी में या शायद यहाँ से कुछ फ़ासले पर जेल में एक 35-साला हिन्दू नौजवान ताजिर (trader) प्रकाश वल्द प्रेमचंद ज़ख्मों से चूर बदन के साथ फ़र्श पर पड़ा कराह रहा है.

उस पर इलज़ाम है कि उस ने फेसबुक पर अपने किसी मुसलमान दोस्त की कोई पोस्ट शेयर की है, जिस पर कुछ लोग इश्तिआल में आ गए (got incensed). आकर उस की खूब पिटाई की.

पुलिस को खबर मिली. उस ने वहाँ पहुँच कर उस को हजूम से छुड़ाया, थाने ले गए, एफ़. आई. आर. काटी, और बंद कर दिया.

रात गुज़र गई लेकिन मामला ख़त्म नहीं हुआ.

मज़हबी जमातों और बाज़ार के ताजिरों का गठजोड़ हुआ और पूरी मार्किट बंद कर दी गई.

पहले प्रेस क्लब के बाहर लोग जमा हुए, फिर थाने कि तरफ़ आ गए.

बिफरे हुए लोग प्रकाश की फाँसी का मुतालबा कर रहे हैं. बीच में कुछ लोग ये काम खुद करने की ख्वाहिश ज़ाहिर कर रहे हैं.

इस हजूम में किसी ने वह पोस्ट अभी नहीं देखी जो इश्तिआल का बा’इस बनी हो. यह तो ये देख कर ही मुश्त’अल (incensed) हैं कि हमारे दूसरे साथी अगर मुश्त’अल हैं तो हक़ पर होंगे.

अब उस पोस्ट का मवाद क़ाबिले ऐतराज़ है या प्रकाश की उस पोस्ट को शेयर करने की हरकत, यह भी किसी को नहीं पता. सब बस ये जानते हैं कि लोगों को ऐतराज़ है तो ज़ाहिर है कोई क़ाबिले ऐतराज़ बात तो होगी ना!

पुलिस कि तरफ से गाहे गाहे हवाई फायरिंग भी हुई है. हजूम ने कराची को बलोचिस्तान से मिलाने वाली आर. सी. डी. हाईवे भी बंद कर दी है….................. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Why do 'Hindus' respond with 'hatred' to Christian 'love' intended to destroy their culture?

Nepal, like rapidly Christianized Nagaland, is well on its way to becoming a majority Christian region in about 20 years, having been crawling with evangelists from Scandinavia, Germany, Canada and Britain, according to Gautam Sen, who taught international political economy at London School of Economics.

One can watch the video linked below (relevant part: 2.30 min - 2.57 min) to hear what Sen said in 2014 about Christianization of Nepal.

"Nepal has the fastest growing Christian population in the world," claimed a Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) report, published in May 2016 and linked below.

Another CBN report, published in November 2016, said: "Nepal is actually home to one of the fastest-growing Christian populations in the world according to Jo Anne Lyon, the General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church and founder of the Christian aid organization, World Hope International."

"Lyon said she believes there are probably many reasons for the growth of Christianity, but she said it definitely makes sense in light of the constitution calling for religious freedom."

"One reason I believe the Christian faith is burgeoning in Nepal is the Christian belief in loving your neighbor as yourself," Lyon said.

(However) "Christianity is also socially unacceptable, and Christians often are the victims of violence and oppression. For decades, followers of Christ in Nepal have battled unequal treatment and persecution."

Lyon hopes "true religious freedom" becomes a part of daily life in Nepal, "allowing people to love Christ and each other to achieve greater prosperity."

"Love" - as always - is the central factor in this noble Christian mission of total destruction of local cultures.

That is, sublime Christian "love" intended to destroy the whole cultural landscape of a country invites - very strangely - hatred from benighted, demonic "Hindus", rather than reciprocal love and active help in facilitating the destruction of their own cultures!

So, like in most parts of the world, in Nepal too, the ever "loving" Christianity faces "unequal treatment and persecution" at the hands of hateful "Hindus", according to the CBN report.

I think the West must drop a few cluster bombs on thankless "Hindus" to make them learn to properly reciprocate Christian "love" intended to wipe out their cultural landscape!

How else these bastards will be made to shun hatred and learn to love like Christians?

After all, the whole purpose of "true religious freedom" is to "allow people to love Christ".

Being 'Right' is as stupid as being 'Left'

'Educated' Indians have long acted as the stooges of Western imperialism by slavishly affecting the ideas imported from the West rather than trying to be original and true to their own experience, says Gautam Sen in an article published in January 2017 on India Facts website.

"Weaker subaltern societies of the world are apparently condemned to remain perpetually in the thrall of ideological subterfuges that serve the interests and priorities of powerful foreign societies," begins the article titled 'Reasserting Indian Autonomy against Foreign Subversion'.

"Equally, Indian Left theorists pontificating about weak and subject subalterns are themselves beholden subalterns of foreign intelligence services, knowingly or unknowingly," writes Sen.

While the influence of the Marxist ideology has loosened, "a new imported ideology has begun taking hold of an ascendant poorly educated and over confident pseudo elite in India, the so called Right," he says.

"This Indian Right, apparently unfamiliar with the etymology of the term Right and its dismal contemporary Thatcherite and Reaganite connotations has injudiciously deemed themselves the new Right that, heaven forbid, is poised to take the Indian people towards a ‘New Jerusalem’.

"The idea of a Dharmic self-identity is evidently unwholesome to the Indian intellectual consciousness, even for nationalists, and like the sought after imported consumer goods of the 1950s and beyond the preferred label apparently has to be foreign," writes Sen.

I think Gautam Sen has been honest and truthful in his understanding of 'educated' Indians' slavishness to the West.

He is spot-on in deeming the current attempts in India at erecting a Right as misguided as the fraud that calls itself the Left.

I believe the entire 'political spectrum' is nothing but a tool for the Western imperialists to size up, label and manipulate the peoples of the world.

The political spectrum should be shunned in its entirety.

Decolonial thinking is not decolonial thinking unless it is located outside Western imperial framework and is rooted in our own lived cultural experience.

As long as we work with fraudulent Western concepts, we will continue to reproduce the West amongst ourselves and subvert what is our own, what is worth valuing and preserving.

The Empire needs to be understood without regard to the fake and distracting labels like 'religious', 'secular', 'political', 'economic, etc.

All these fake labels merge into the Empire and make up the Empire.

'Religion', for example, is a purely colonial-imperial construct that must only be applied to Judeo-Christianity and Islam, and never to so called 'Hinduism', 'Buddhism', etc.

It's idiotic of people to fabricate an equivalence between so called 'Hinduism' on the one hand and dangerous imperial frauds of Judeo-Christianity and Islam on the other by placing all three under the rubric of 'religion'.

It's also important to realize that 'political' and 'economic' domains are essentially colonial-imperial domains, having been the product of 500 years of Western imperialism that is responsible for the most of state boundaries that exist on the world map.

I believe free human life has, from time immemorial, existed only in the domain we call 'community' and 'culture' of whose diversity and beauty India has been an example like no other in the entire world.

It's this cultural diversity and beauty that the ethnocidal West has been damaging through its colonial-imperial project of the last 500 years.

So it is India's local 'communities' and 'cultures' -- still displaying freedom from the corrosive effects of colonial-imperial ideologies -- that provide the base for a decolonial aspiration and hope.

They are worth preserving, and not some artificially produced 'grand narrative' or Western style 'civilizational' blueprint.

Most people don't realize that 'civilization' itself is an 'imperial' concept.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Jihadi possessed by RAW!

The picture pasted in this post is copied from a Facebook post, made presumably by a Pakistani, about Ehsanullah Ehsan, a Jihadi terrorist who reportedly surrendered himself to Pakistan's security agencies this month.

Ehsan is a former spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban (TTP), who claimed in a video released on 26 April 2017 by Pakistan's ISI that TTP had been getting funding from Indian intelligence agency RAW for spreading terrorism in Pakistan.

The Urdu caption of the picture says the following.

क़ुसूर है किसी और का, मैं तो बेक़ुसूर हूँ.
मौलवी जब मस्जिद में लौंडे बाज़ी (a man having sex with a boy) करते हुए पकड़ा जाता है तो कहता है कि मुझ पर शैतान सवार हो गया था. इस में मेरा कोई क़ुसूर नहीं है.
और जब एह्सानुल्लाह एहसान पकड़ा जाता है तो कहता है कि मुझ पर RAW सवार हो गई थी. इस में मेरा कोई क़ुसूर नहीं है.

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This picture is posted on Facebook page, 'Sab Jhoot' ('सब झूठ' or 'All Falsehood'), which discusses and criticizes Pakistani politics and society, with the following comment.
बहाने बाज़ियाँ मुल्ला और मुतशदुद तहरीकों (हिंसक आन्दोलनों or violent movements) के बचाव का अहम ज़रिया हैं.

Ehsan's video statement can be watched on the link below.

An 'open letter' to Delhi's legislator Kapil Mishra of Aam Aadmi Party

Hi Kapil, I have followed you closely through the media since your sacking from Kejriwal's cabinet. Having worked with Kejriwal...