The Indian electorate’s “Ghajini” style short term memory loss

Disgraced in the 1970s, celebrated in the 1990s…

revolution-30590_960_7201974: Gujarat’s Navnirman Andolan led to Jayaprakash Narayan’s Total Revolution which led to a nationwide agitation which led to Emergency which led to the first non-Congress government at the Centre. One of the casualties of this chain of events was the disgracing of Congress Chief Minister Chimanbhai Patel who had to quit. Women came in the streets swearing that they would not name their children after Chimanbhai as donkeys were paraded elsewhere with his name painted on them.

1990: Chimanbhai becomes CM again and that too with support of BJP, which was part of the above-mentioned first non-Congress government.

Even a brutal dictator is eventually loved…

dictator-2161890_960_7201975-77: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares dictatorship in India (Emergency), terrorizes the nation, totally clamps down on freedom of speech and expression, turns all opposition parties into dummies, tortures thousands, imprisons lakhs and conducts millions (yes, millions) of forced sterilizations, some which go wrong and some which are conducted on young men without children.

1980: Indira storms back with a whopping 374 seats, bungles Punjab and attacks the revered Golden Temple, sees the Nellie Massacre on her watch, which may have seen 10,000 killed in a single day, still becomes a much worshipped and loved figure right up to today.

The most incompetent start ever and yet…

1984 October end to December beginning: In just his first 5 weeks on the job, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi saw the anti-Sikh riots in which crores of property was burnt, thousands were killed and lakhs terrorized and then the Bhopal Gas Tragedy seeing thousands killed and lakhs injured and offending Chairman and CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, was allowed to go scot free.

1984 December end: Rajiv wins a whopping 400+ seats in the general elections, a record in Indian democracy. In the above mentioned riots leaders accused of leading mobs are given plum posts instead of being investigated against.

2018: One of the above mentioned accused becomes the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh replacing someone who is popular and has solid development credentials.

Bringing you peace and yet…

communism-17143_6401948 onwards: Communist terrorist violence raging all across India under the names of Telangana Rebellion or Naxalism or Maoism or party violence and one of these states happen to be Chhattisgarh.

2018: The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister against all odds almost eradicates Naxalite violence and brings a solid development agenda to the state. In reply the electorate give his rival party replacement (nobody even knows who that will be at the time of voting) a landslide.

How it all began…

Gandhi pacifist-71445_960_7201947: The downright bungling by the duo of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru led to the killing of a million during Partition and the displacement of millions. Everyone knew that the riots were coming but Gandhi-Nehru didn’t have the wisdom-guts-whatever to postpone the Partition, secure the border or hold the British Army accountable to mitigate the tragedy. The whole world had seen World War 2 and global opinion and help could have been had to prevent another tragedy. Gandhi was after all a global superstar!

2018: Nehru won every election in his life even though he did hardly much for India and well into 2018 both are worshiped and the above thing is not even debated upon, let alone condemned!

The changing fortunes of countries…

Scam road-sign-464653_960_720In the run up to the 2014 elections it felt as if India had the worst democracy in the world. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the worst Prime Minister ever. His remote control Sonia Gandhi was the worst politician ever. Pappu (Rahul Gandhi) was the worst hope ever. 2G made it to an international magazine’s list of most Top 10 Abuses of Power at No. 2, second only to Watergate.

Then we had Coalgate, which was estimated to be bigger that 2G! And the scandals kept coming and coming… Commonwealth Games scandal, the AgustaWestland scam, National Herald land grab, Radia controversy, Kerala solar scam, IPL scandal, Tatra scam, ISRO scam… phew! Congress was definitely the worst party ever as even development and governance came to a total halt.

Assam person-690245_960_720But now the tables seem to have turned. India is by far the world’s largest growing economy among large countries, is finally on the road to 100% electrification, has built a record number of toilets in history, rural LPG connections and rural bank accounts are soaring, it is becoming a solar power superpower, doing bold moves like demonetization and GST and our standing in the world order is steadily increasing.

Protest people-2575608_960_720The world is looking at America on the other hand with amusement as severe Trump Derangement Syndrome is tearing it apart. Suddenly a country doesn’t need borders, there are 60, 70 genders or as many as you want and being proud of your country is a bad thing.

We left booth capturing behind and nobody even remembers Bihar’s violent days where thugs would capture ballot boxes and stamp votes in the thousands. Now in America it is reported that the Democratic Party got truckload of votes after counting had almost ended.

Trump black-and-white-2590597_960_720The Democrats seem to stand for nothing but anti-Trumpism and seem far more unhinged than the Congress party ever was. Their rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems ten times dumber than Pappu, if that was even possible. Violent groups like Antifa are indulging in violence all across the country and some scenes resemble that of a Third World.

The 24X7 attacks on Trump and their absolute hatred has totally destroyed institutions like the mainstream media and academia. JNU now looks pale compared to the likes of protests in University of Berkeley and Green State University. Hollywood has dumped creativity and has become one long Social Justice Warrior shit fest.

brexit-2185266_960_720In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union: And 2.5 years after Brexit the people of UK still don’t know whether they’re coming or going. In polls “None of the above” scored above both Prime Minister Theresa May and Opposition Leader James Corbyn.

Paris has seen the worst riots since the 1960s and President Emmanuel Macron’s approval ratings fell below 20%. Socialism was already destroying Europe even before the immigration experiment failed taking down German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

graph-3033203_960_720Of course the fortunes of countries go up and down suddenly. One minute the USSR was a superpower and the next minute it wasn’t. The same may happen to China if and when Communism collapses there. But right now Europe is on a downswing and India is on an upswing. Let’s see how long these trends last.

A New World Order begins as Global Elites finally get totally crushed

eye-3448137_960_720Many people complain of a deep high-level conspiracy that controls the world behind the scenes. Whether that is true or not, it is a fact that most of the global elites share a similar ideology and it’s not Capitalism despite the fact that they make billions off it. The loser Karl Marx continues to hold sway for these elites despite the fact that Marxism has led to the deaths of 100 million+ and a string of failed countries.

This “Push for Socialism” agenda has made some strange bedfellows…

marx-3788454_960_7201. Leftist parties like US Democrats, UK Labour, almost all the ruling European parties upto the 2000s, Indian Congress…
2. The global mainstream media.
3. Hollywood.
4. Silicon Valley billionaires.
5. Government universities all over the world.
6. Global Liberals, intellectuals, artists and the like.
7. The international NGO network.

social media hands-1167618_960_720They all want a powerful United Nations and European Union, draconian Climate Change regulations, open borders, fluid genders, a non-religious atheist worldview etc. They ruled till the 2000s via film, newspaper and TV propaganda. With the rise of Social Media, they thought they could control it through the owners. However they have been in for a rude shock and have been suffering one crushing defeat after another.

1. Donald Trump.

donald-trump-1332922_960_720This is the biggest earthquake of them all: Probably the biggest since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Trump hates the UN and EU, gives two hoots to Climate Change, wants a wall at the Mexican border, is dismantling the Obama gender regulations and has sought the support of the Christian Right. In short he stands for everything against the Global Elite. Everything!

The scary part for them is that he has the power to crush all their ideals. He was their worst nightmare who never could come true and who didn’t even have a 1% chance of winning, according to most of them. He couldn’t win. He did win. Now they have a full blown case of Trump Derangement Syndrome and are unable to function properly. Attack 24X7 without thinking seems to be their mantra and they are imploding thanks to this—for now.

trump-1976071_960_720In what could be called a contradiction or paradox or irony for them, Trump actually was the perfect global elite: A lifelong Democrat billionaire Liberal from New York who was the ultimate icon figure for whites and blacks alike. He should have been leading them and not fighting them in 2016. But now they are on opposite ends and it’s all quite fun, actually!

2. Brexit- EU.

brexit-2123573_960_720For years Europe has been the Fountainhead of Socialist Garbage and the rest of the world has been crushed under its ideological influence. They got their man in the White House in 2009 and Canada went dark under Trudeau in 2015. Hillary seemed to be cementing the Global Socialist Garbage Network, but then Trump happened.

Actually something happened even before Trump. Brexit. Europe fought itself to destruction till World War II and united only after. The European Economic Community (EEC) was formed in 1957 and the EU formalized in 1993. Then we had the Eurozone with the Euro banknotes. The EU became a monolithic structure with the Lisbon Treaty in 2009 and got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. It was easy to predict that it would be a dictatorship free to pursue its socialist global agenda at that time.

Merkel-1123308_960_720However there were already rumblings with the Greek economic crisis and the power of Germany. But Brexit totally tipped the scales. After Brexit, it’s been totally downhill for Europe. UK is in limbo. Merkel is finished. Paris saw its greatest riots since the 1960s. Immigration is no longer an in thing.

Now a lot of European citizens want Brexit style referendums and for how long can various governments suppress them?

3. Narendra Modi.

india-712575_1920Actually the first global earthquake took place on May 16, 2014. That was the first time in Independent India history that any party got a single party majority other than the Congress. (In 1977, all constituent parties fought on different symbols and united to form the Janata Party). It was the first Indian party which wasn’t an outright Communist. Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister who gave two hoots to Lutyens Delhi.

The global elites would have loved to have the socialist beaten path walking Pappu who is one of them and would have done their each and every bidding. India is the largest democracy in the world and the fastest growing large economy and this first blow hit them hard, though Brexit was bigger and Trump the biggest.

2019 silhouette-3333895_960_720The elites fought Modi tooth and nail and lost big. While most of the people of India warmed up to Modi eventually, for elites, 2019 is merely an action replay of 2014 where a pliant party like the Congress has to call the shots at the Centre.

4. Climate Change.

park-city-1688712_960_720Global Cooling (busted) became Global Warming (busted) became Climate Change (difficult to bust as the climate will change with or without humans, but still busted).

Al Gore was the messiah but failed to win the US Presidency. But global elitist stooge Obama seemed to be delivering the goods. America finally became one of the 180+ countries to sign Paris Agreement in 2016.

The global elites danced with joy that their plan to control future fossil fuel usage of each and every country in the future seemed to be sealed, for “control” is what they desire. However Trump came, he saw and he withdrew and suddenly Armageddon was preponed.

apocalyptic-2392380_960_720Can’t predict the climate for the next 10 years. Can’t predict the economy for the next 10 years. But suddenly these Climate wizards can predict the exact impact of the climate on the economy for the years 2100! That’s more than 80 years away. It will be exactly 10% of the GDP for America, they say! I guess when you multiply two exceedingly complex problems, instead of being super-duper complicated, it becomes super-duper schoolboy easy!

Heard at the latest climate summit: The collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon! Global Warming is the greatest threat in thousands of years to the planet. Simply wow!

5. Palestine.

gaza-3829414_960_720In the above mentioned groups of global elites (Reminder in case you’ve forgotten: Left parties + media + Hollywood + Silicon Valley + academia + liberals + intellectuals + NGOs etc) Israel is the Great Satan and Palestine the harmless spotless angel that has to be saved.

The United Nations Human Rights Council was formed in 2006 and since that has passed so many resolutions against Israel that they surpass those against other nations. The number of total UN resolutions against Israel since its formation run into the hundreds.

This despite the fact that the current Communist Chinese government has killed or tortured or imprisoned tens of millions of its own citizens. Ditto for the USSR.

This despite the fact there are so many outright dictatorships still functioning today.

This despite the many sectarian religious and terror related wars raging all across the world, especially in Africa and the Middle East.

israel flag-186476_960_720This despite the fact that Israel is the only flourishing democracy in that region, despite being attacked again and again by its neighbours regularly in the last century.

For some reason the global elites and Obama decided to make Iran the pivot of their Middle East policy: This despite the fact that Iran considers America as the Great Satan.

America used to be in a fix. In the Middle East its greatest strategic partner was Israel and greatest oil trading partner was Saudi Arabia. But the two were enemies. When they started warming up to each other, Obama curiously turned to Iran instead.

riyadh-2197496_960_720Then three landmark events happened…

In 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected as Israeli Prime Minister contrary to all predictions.

In 2016, Trump won totally unexpectedly.

In 2017, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) became Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia out of the blue.

The three formed a secret alliance to bring stability to the Middle East and bring Iran to heel. MBS told Palestine to accept whatever peace offer they got and even denied visas to millions of Palestinians for Haj. The elites are simply fuming over Palestine.

Little ones lost too…

They have lost all the major battles but have lost the little ones too. They simply can’t stand a person like Rodrigo Duterte winning as President in the Philippines. He called Obama, who also happens to be the Patron Saint of Elites, “son of a bitch” and at another time told him to “go to hell”.

communist glitter-3146148_960_720When Communism/Socialism failed in USSR, the elites said, “It wasn’t done properly, it should be tried again”. The same was said for Eastern Europe, Cuba, North Korea and China even though Capitalism saved the latter.

But they know that people have short memories and most people know nothing about Mao and Stalin. That’s why the absolute failure of the socialist Venezuela has them livid. It is a current open festering wound that is getting worse by the day and seen by all.

Now they face the following nightmare scenarios which they will go all out to stop…

1. Trump getting re-elected and completely doing what he wants to in his second term and reshaping the Middle East with Netanyahu and MBS.

2. More and more European countries clamouring for an EU exit referendum.

3. Modi getting re-elected.

4. Right now they hate people attacking and rubbishing Climate Change. What could be worse than that? Why all the global citizens ignoring it of course!

Hat-trick!!!

iwo-jima-3820507_960_720The end of World War 2 in 1945 totally reshaped the world.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in1989 reshaped the world again.

The election of Modi in 2014 also started a new era and it is changing the world even as we speak!

Woman power sees a brutal and severe beating in the last few years…

Political disasters…

Sonia Gandhi: Indian Congress President Sonia crashed Congress to an abysmal 44/543 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 general elections. The record low for Congress in the pre-Sonia era was 141. She ended a government which saw a record number of scams (with no close second).

hillary-1724469_960_720Hillary Clinton: She lost the 2016 US Presidential race despite running the richest electoral campaign ever and getting the complete backing of the entire global media, Hollywood, academia, Liberals, the sitting US President and even the rival Republican old guard.

Theresa May: Became one of the worst UK Prime Ministers ever getting regularly beaten by “None of the above” in surveys asking for the people’s choice as PM. For years she refused to neither implement Brexit nor scrap it outright.

dilma-1274007_960_720Dilma Rousseff: Did you know that if you take the Top 10 countries by population, then in their entire histories, there has been only one head of state who self-made and wasn’t of the dynasty. Yes, you heard it right. Only one! USA and China are yet to see a woman head of state. Indira Gandhi was Jawaharlal Nehru’s daughter. Benazir was Zulfikar Bhutto’s daughter. Megawati Sukarnoputri was Sukarno’s daughter and so on. The only self-made woman was the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff. And she got impeached in 2016!

merkel-3464284_960_720Angela Merkel: The allegedly greatest German Chancellor Angela finally collapsed, crashing her legacy, her immigration policy for Europe and the EU itself.

Aung San Suu Kyi: The iconic Myanamar leader and darling of the Left-Liberal lobby till now, suddenly found herself a pariah even as her awards are being stripped over the Rohingya refugee crisis.

On screen disasters…

bb8-droid-1141513_1920Kathleen Kennedy’s abysmal “The Force if Feminine” flopped grandly with The Last Jedi under-performing and crashing the entire Star Wars saga which seemed invincible till now. Female actresses also flopped with the Ghostbusters and Wrinkle in Time reboots along with the star-studded Ocean’s 8. Women power seems to have done nothing to the Star Trek (Discovery) and Doctor Who (Jodie Whitaker) franchises too.

The #MeToo flop…

Woman-2003202_960_720The problem of crimes against women is the abysmally low convictions. That hasn’t changed in the #MeToo era. Can the punishment for rape be to lose one’s current job or project or film? In fact, in a backlash, men are already considering hiring lesser women, not being in a room alone with them (severely reducing their collaborating power) and the like.

Christine Blasey Ford became the first woman in history to get a global hearing and an appointment in the highest court in America (the US Senate) after giving zero evidence, zero leads, no venue of crime, no date of crime and initially not even a year of crime. Contrary to what you think, such a thing actually weakens the legal standing for women in the future. How many men have been convicted the world over as a result of #MeToo?

The Great Twentieth Century…

resistance-3553588_960_720Till the nineteenth century, women couldn’t vote, had many professions shut out against them, didn’t have access to contraceptives, sanitary napkins and more importantly had to have 5-10 children if their families wanted them too.

The Twentieth Century could actually be called the Century of Women thanks to all the tremendous breakthroughs in birth control, ballot boxes and professions of every walk of life. We had women fighter pilots and great heads of state like Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher. In many professions women actually started dominating.

There was a time when the best of women couldn’t even get entry into a man’s club. And today you took one of the worst politicians of all time and pushed her to the brink of becoming the most powerful person in the world. Such fake thrusts are bound to have pushbacks.

A Real Century for Women yielded dividends while A Fake Decade of Women looks to be blowing up in everyone’s faces.

The 7 avatars of Pappu

Congress President and great 2019 Liberal Hope Rahul Gandhi is really bad software which keeps updated with endless versions. Nobody has probably received more image makeovers than him…

1. The Sphinx (Pre-2004)

Sphinx egypt-1179196_960_720The Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty is treated like royalty and shrouded in secrecy. Their Right to Privacy trumps the fundamental rights of 1.36 billion Indians. Before 2004 nobody knew anything about both Pappu and sister Priyanka and who would enter politics and whether both of them would.

Pappu was treated with kid gloves and travelled all over the world in his private cocoon, the security of which was sponsored by the Government of India. He was always seen as a future Prime Minister of India, though who was always in Priyanka’s shadow as she had captured the public imagination at that time.

2. The Gentleman (2004)

Suited man-3022704_960_720Pappu entered politics with a bang. A great debut. A win in Amethi. A Congress Prime Minister. After his mother turned down the Prime Minister’s post, he officially became the Heir Apparent and got far more respect in the Congress party than Prime Minister Manmohan ever could.

Pappu cultivated a calm gentlemanly political narrative and rarely got angry or engaged too much with any politician or media house. Then he got a triple whammy in the 2007 elections. He was promoted to Congress General Secretary, Chairperson of Indian Youth Congress and National Students Union of India.

3. The Statesman (2009)

Podium-1889056_960_720This is probably his peak. Pappu campaigned in many Lok Sabha constituencies and Congress saw an unexpected jump from 145 to 206 seats. The media and public went with the Singh is King Nuclear Deal narrative, but that was thrown into the dustbin within the Congress and full credit was given to Pappu.

In fact some even boasted that Manmohan would be kicked upstairs to the India President’s post in 2012, Pappu would be made Prime Minister and lead the Congress to 272+ seats in the 2014 elections. Many bought into this narrative.

4. The Angry Young Man (Run up to 2014)

Angry emoticon-1669804_960_720However that fell apart in 2010 with the Commonwealth Games scam which looked as damaging as Bofors at that time. However 2011 proved to be worse with the 2G scam and Anna Hazare’s August Kranti. It was all over by the 2012 Coalgate scam.

Pappu was protected. The party now became scared to announce him as Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014. Since the people were angry, Pappu was presented as the new Angry Young Man. He would roll up his sleeves, sport a stubble, rant and rave like a commoner and even tear up ordinances on a public stage.

But the Indian public in general and Twitter in particular saw him more of a comedian than a real life version of Amitabh Bachchan.

5. The Confused Young Man (2014 onward)

question road-sign-63983_960_720Everyone expected the BJP to win and Congress to lose, but the sheer magnitude of the loss shocked everyone. The lowest Lok Sabha seats the Congress ever got before 2014 was 114 and the highest the BJP got was 182.

So for the BJP to thrash Congress 282-44 was unprecedented and threw the Grand Old Party off guard. And also Pappu and his advisors? Was he the Great Unifier that would bring all the opposition together and challenge Modi? Or was he the Lone Ranger.

Was he the #KhaatPeCharcha “commoner” who would resonate with the masses? Was he the Angry Young Man Sequel returning to his rolled up sleeves and stubble ranting and raving at the establishment? Well he kept changing like a chameleon and the random changing colours made everyone’s head spin. Then he was also presented as a janeudhari Brahmin to appeal to the masses!

6. The Congress President (2017)

Tick mark-1013981_960_720Pappu paas ho gaya! Whether you like it or not, Pappu finally became the top ranking opposition leader. Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati are powerless. Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha are no more. Nitish Kumar is with NDA and KCR may go that way too after 2019. Chandrababu Naidu has accepted Pappu as his master. Arvind Kejriwal is a bigger joke. Naveen Patnaik and Mamata Banerjee are confined to their respective states.

With Sonia Gandhi stepping down from the party President’s post, Pappu is finally the undisputed numero uno in Opposition India. Of course it’s not that his personal stature has grown, but the fact that everyone has shrunk around him!

7. The Great Hope (2019)

superhero-2503808_960_720Make no mistake. The media, intellectuals and Liberals still hate Prime Minister Narendra Modi with all their hearts and souls. In the run up to the 2019 general elections, all of Pappu’s gaffes, jokes, mistakes, foh pahz, misdemeanours… will be totally forgotten and he will be presented fresh for the umpteenth time as the Great Hope of 2019 (the Great Hope of 2014 that was created in 2009 will be simply repackaged).