Covid-19: India must be doing something right, even if most don’t acknowledge it!

covid-19-5254302_960_720While there has either been less or inconsistent testing and some fudging of data here and there, one thing you simply cannot hide is Covid-19 deaths. They may even have been jacked up due to co-morbidities. Billionaire Elon Musk joked on the Joe Rogan Show that if a man got eaten by a shark and they recovered his hand and it tested positive, it would be put down as a Covid death. A recent US motorcycle accident death was indeed put down as a Covid death.

That way India has a population of 1.35 billion is still not a fully developed country with an inadequate healthcare system with problems of general indiscipline among the general population and also problems of awareness, especially in the rural areas. Then there’s the fact that everyone in the world in their lifetime will either catch the flu or cold or some sort of Coronavirus. No matter what you do, billions will eventually catch Covid-19. What exactly is flattening the curve? The Smallpox and Polio viruses have been around for thousands of years before they came under fully control. Every curve eventually goes flat. What is the correct time frame to know you’ve done well and beaten the worst-case scenario?

There’s no point really focusing on number of cases, number of tests and the like. China is the largest population in the world but we will never get the exact statistics beyond the Bamboo Curtain. So no matter what we do, no matter how well we manage, India may still emerge as the country with the most official Covid-19 cases.

There’s one statistic that is probably the most important and the least discussed.

Deaths… Per… Million…

That is the true nature of how we are doing because Covid deaths may be boosted up but very difficult to hide and the “per million” part equalizes all countries. How does India fare with regard to that? As of the time of writing this article San Marino has the highest rate but let’s discount that due to the fact that it is so small. At No. 2 is Belgium at 845 deaths per million. Strange that there is so little talk in the media about that!

Where does India feature? At 100th position with 19 deaths per million! So in that case, 99 countries are worse off than us. It was reported that the first Covid-19 case was in November 2019, even though it was confirmed in December. There was talk of some people flying into India January 2020 end and it really became a talking point in February. Now it’s mid-July and we are still doing better than 90+ other countries.

Who knows what will happen next month, but it seems under control as of now. Plus all of India is not affected equally but there are a few dozen hotspots all over India only and the rest of the country is doing much better than most parts of the world. So what’s the reason? Did we conduct the first lockdown at exactly the right time? Is it genetics? Is it climate? Is it geography? Is it a weaker strain? Is it luck?

Either way India seems to have escaped the full wrath of Covid in the first half of 2020. Let’s see what happens in the second half.

10 tectonic shifts that the

Covid-19 pandemic will facilitate

1. The Slow Disengagement of China.

panda-1236875_960_720China is not going to collapse overnight. It is too powerful for that. But now you have to totally discount the mega growth that it was due for in the upcoming decades. The biggest issue is trust. You simply can’t believe China anymore over the pandemic that has totally shut down the world. Had they been honest from the beginning, they could have saved the whole world some blushes. China has been the supply chain of the world. Now that chain has been disrupted and countries will be forced to look locally or elsewhere for alternatives. Either way China will be the biggest loser. This comes right after the US trade war where China was already suffering.

2. The Fall of the European Union.

eu-flag-2108026_960_720Brexit happened in 2016, but it dragged on till 2019 when the inevitable finally happened. Let’s say the EU cracked before the Covid-19 crisis. Now those cracks are wider. Open borders is highly unpopular. Forget the migrants outside the EU: The European countries are wary of even opening their borders with each other. The EU is supposed to work together and take all decisions together. But when faced with the biggest crisis of recent times, each constituent of the EU believes in doing its own and is acting accordingly. Will we have Brexit style movements in the 2020s?

3. The Irrelevance of UN-WHO.

who-4984801_960_720The World Health Organization covered itself with egg when it first hinted that there was no harm in travelling to Wuhan or that masks were not important. Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ranted that the WHO should be renamed Chinese Health Organization. US President Donald Trump has been against both the United Nations and WHO and is stopping funding for the latter. In the 2010s these global organizations saw a steady decline and the 2020s look more ominous.

4. The Decline of Globalism.

globe-895580_960_720Go local is the mantra of 2020. That may well extend into the 2020s and beyond. Nationalism was on the rise in the 2010s. Apart from the ideologies, the global supply chain has proved to be a big pain. Every country will want to make its own closed supply chain based on essentials. Ideologically and practically nationalism seems to be gaining ground over globalism. We will see more of Make in _____ (whichever country you belong to) campaigns.

5. The End of Marxism.

berlin-1594352_640UN and EU. Global trade treaties and power groups. Open borders. These are all Leftist ideologies which were on the decline but will decline further. Leftist parties like India’s Congress, UK’s Labour and America’s Democrats are in decay. The 2010s saw one of the best decades in ages for the Rightist parties and they will cement themselves further in the 2020s. The Leftist mainstream media continues its decline. The Leftist universities see its students weighed under the burden of student debt and defaults. They had been challenged by online education, which will grow stronger.

6. The Rise of India.

human-613601_960_720China was already been weighed down by an ageing population and the trade war with US when this happened. China’s loss is certain to be India’s gain. Only India has the size, population and potential to take over from China. By 2030, India will displace China as the country with the largest working population. The US-India ties will do well in things like technology. Recently India eased its Hydroxychloroquine exports and in return the US FDA granted concessions. In the 2010s India has made great strides in power, LPG, toilet connections, bank accounts and roads. This infrastructure burst will bode well for the 2020s.

7. The Rise of Work From Home.

office-820390_960_720WFH has been around for ages, but companies have been cautious in expanding it as much as possible and many employees also have been wary. 2020 has pushed everyone to the limit. The IT industry has gone out of its way to expand WFH infrastructure. Not everyone is going to return to office. Many people and many organizations will realize how many posts can be permanently WFHed. Collaboration tools will proliferate and the industry will flourish. Corporate foreign travel will reduce.

8. The Decline of Large Gatherings.

connectcompetition-4212584_960_720We already had hundreds of types of cold and flu viruses in the last century. Then we had Bird Flu, Swine Flu, SARS and MERS. Covid-19 is also called SARS 2 by some experts. We may have frequent pandemic alerts and frequent lockdowns. Initially technology will facilitate that and then it will become a permanent part of the fixture. Large gatherings will always be under a cloud. Some airlines will go bankrupt. Many planes will be lying idle: That’s not an ideal situation in terms of maintenance. Overall the airline industry may see a sea change. This will severely impact the travel-tourism industry, including buses and trains.

9. The Rise of Virtual Sports

football-3024154_960_720After World War 2 there have been 18 Olympics which have been held like clockwork every 4 years. 2020 will be the first leap year not to feature an Olympics. They have been postponed to 2021. What happens if there’s another pandemic scare next year? We could have our first cancellation since WW2. The IPL went strong from 2008-19 but there will be no IPL this year. Team India last played a cricket match on February 29, 2020. Nobody knows when the next match will be. But the world needs to watch sports. With drone fighter planes, teenagers can do better than seasoned veterans. Will the same thing happen in sports? Or will the likes of Virat Kohli participate in virtual sports to stay relevant?

10. The Push for Multiple Emerging Tech.

woman-3124083_960_720As mentioned above, collaboration tools have really taken off. If offices are spread out and WFH is now a new office, then data centres and cloud operations will become larger. No touch tech like drones, robots and driverless cars will get a fillip. People were wary of touching paper notes lest they were infected: Now that can’t happen with cryptocurrency can it? Dark/lights out (people less) factories will be promoted. Companies will want to do lesser with humans and promote Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robotic Process Automation and IoT (Internet of Things). Consumer Internet is booming with its delivery networks. Augmented Reality-Virtual Reality-Mixed Reality has the power to replace offline education techniques, training, tourism and entertainment. Silicon Valley billionaires talk of the Singularity where man will merge with AI to gain immortality. With our mortality starkly in question during Covid-19, that concept will also gain ground.

8 lethal costs of 2020’s

Covid-19 lockdown

pandemic-5023893_960_7201. Physical Health: As it is in today’s lifestyle we sit by the desk all day and stare at the screen continuously. We get less exercise. Now a lot of people in strict areas are unable to go for morning and evening walks altogether. What about those living in packed apartments and short of fresh air? What about people having minor ailments which may become major ones by the time the lockdown finally ends? Everyone is not cut out for doing intense household chores and that may lead to both a physical and mental strain.

child-696171_960_7202. Mental Health: Everyone is not suited to work at home. People like going to office and gossiping and attending meetings to break the monotony. Forget extroverts, even the average person likes going out and meeting people. What about cinema halls, malls, plays and the like? People like going on vacations for a change of scenery. Now the scenery is the same day in and day out. Then there’s the issue of being packed with the family all day and that does not suit everyone. There will be a great toll on mental health.

india-2507482_960_7203. The poor: The middle class survives no matter what. It is the poor who are always hit the hardest. They suffer in normal times. They suffer even more in abnormal times. They cannot work from home. Labourers, construction and low wage workers, small farmers and mainly daily wage earners who have no savings have it bad. In many areas they are finding it difficult to even procure the basic goods: This even as it was announced recently that the world removed record people out of poverty in the 2010s. The clock has been set back for many of them. Migrant workers stranded far from home face further uncertainties.

4. Small businesses: Many of them do not have deep credit resources and small factories are losing out a lot by being shut. These businesses survive on a month to month basis and cannot afford to pay their workers regularly if there is no work being done. Even after the lockdown is over, new business is uncertain.

5. Supply chain disruptions: Global supply chains have been disrupted. Nationals ones have too. Many trucks have been abandoned along the highway. At the lower levels many workers have simply gone home. It’s going to be difficult to start certain supply chains during the lockdown and others even after. Global supply chains will be hit for the entirety of 2020.

6. Wastage: We don’t have hands to get all the crops from the fields, to distribute them to the mandis and get them out of the large godowns. While non-perishables can stay for months and some even for years, perishables will simply go bad. Even in the best of years there is a lot of wastage and now that will only go up during the lockdown.

passenger-traffic-122999_960_7207. Life disruptions: If you are in a stable working job, you can still manage and work from home. What if you had just quit or was on the verge of joining and now couldn’t? What if you were about to get married or pregnant? What if you were about to emigrate? If you were not planning changes in 2020, then you can manage, but what if you were bang in the middle of something life changing? Now that’s some disruption to your life.

8. Students: Final exams got cancelled. Entrance exams got cancelled. Admissions have got postponed. For students it could have not have come at a worse time towards the end of the academic year. As it is there is enough pressure on the students of today and now add uncertainty to the mix.

The 10 deadly Corona Truths

corona-4938929_960_720#1 School was created not to educate children, but because parents can’t handle their children sitting at home all day, picking their brains to nothingness and demanding food on the hour every hour and generally getting on their nerves.

#2 Nuclear family is not suited for the modern age. We would all rather jump into our mobile screens and be blissful and alone.

#3 Collaboration tools are enough to run most departments and do meetings, make plans and discuss important things. International travel is way over-rated. We can do without the airlines industry.

#4 There are essential services and certain stuff where presence on the ground is required. Everything else can be simply WFHed, maybe to the tune of billions.

#5 Netflix, Amazon Prime & OTT rules when you have tonnes of work.
Netflix, Amazon Prime & OTT rules when you have absolutely nothing to do.

#6 You get that sinking feeling that you really maybe be redundant one day. A combination of AI, ML, drones, driverless cars, robots and Robotic Process Automation can take over the world. Maybe Hollywood wasn’t wrong after all.

#7 The chief enemy of mankind is not disease or inequality, but boredom. We all need to just pass time, no matter how productive or unproductive it is. Boredom can kill in the long run.

#8 We can do much more with less. And we can even prosper doing it.

#9 There is no concrete civilization, absolute truth or settled life. It can all come crashing down with the click of a finger.

#10 The rich don’t care. They have it really good. The middle class can survive anything. It is always the lower classes that suffer in normal times and abnormal times.

8 shifting goal posts of the Mueller probe

donald-trump-wheel3259388_960_720Everyone knew the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin Russian collusion theory was 100% fake and everyone knew that the Mueller probe that looked into it would probably yield nothing. But still there was such tremendous hype round it. Why?

The simple reason was that this was all a witch hunt and Trump haters were clutching at straws because they were drowning in the tears produced by the loss of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US Presidential polls. Marxists (Socialists + Liberals + intellectuals etc) have a habit of shifting goalposts.

When they don’t score, as they usually haven’t been doing in the 2010s, they simply shift the goal posts and claim victory. However in this particular case, they were so off target that all the multiple goal posts missed.

Here is a list of traps that the Trump haters set for the current US President…

1. He would be a lame duck President.

dementia trump-1750965_960_720That was their first goal. They hope that he would be unable to function from Day 1. They hoped he wouldn’t be able to function in Washington DC and be consumed by the swamp. Trump may be a billionaire with decades with experience, but this was his first political job.

At that time even the Republican leadership abhorred him and the Democrats thought that they would get together and neutralize him via the Mueller probe which wouldn’t let him function.

2. He would resign in frustration.

checkmate-1511866_960_720If the above played out, then Trump would be totally frustrated at having no work done. On top of that Mueller would always be hanging above him like a Damocles Sword and he might wonder: What if the special counsel fixed him over some bogus charge? Might not it be better to just quit and leave? Then his Vice President Mike Pence would take over who would also be attacked 24X7 and that would clear the decks for a Democratic President in 2020.

3. He would sack Mueller and be charged for obstruction.

department Justice -40657_960_720Trump is one of the smartest guys around and he would have fully understood the above. Wouldn’t it be a better idea to just sack Mueller? Then the Democrats would charge him for obstruction of justice. The charges and attacks would just seamlessly shift from collusion to obstruction.

That is why they went after his Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions could well have sacked Mueller and taken the heat on himself. But he was virulently attacked and forced to recuse himself so that the Mueller sacking would solely be on Trump and the obstruction narrative could move forward.

4. He would enter a perjury trap.

meeting-room-10270_960_720Mueller kept trying to get Trump into a room and grill him. Trump wisely got out of such a situation. Mueller would have asked him as many questions as he could and had anything that technically could be a lie would have been called that.

If collusion and obstruction fails, then go for perjury! That’s what the theory of shifting goal posts is all about!

5. He would be a disgrace by 2018.

2018The Democrats thought that even if Trump fought it out, then Trump would be a total disgrace and spent force by 2018 by which time they hoped to take the House and they actually did. The Democrats would then impeach Trump and the action would have shifted to the Senate.

While it is highly doubtful the Senate will remove Trump (The Democrats need 67 votes and they don’t even have 50) the narrative would have shifted away from the Republicans and the Dems would be primed to take over the White House in 2020.

6. Something Russia over his colleagues and family.

saint-basils-cathedral-708349_960_720Actually they knew that if would be quite difficult to tie Trump to Russia, but anyone else would do. His children. His campaign team. Any senior person in his many businesses. All they had to do was nail any close Trump associate for having close ties with Russia and Trump would be guilty by association in the public court.

Perception is all that matters!

7. Something. Anything. About Anything.

pray-1639946_960_720Actually it wasn’t just about Russia. The 22-month probe covered everything. The Dems were hoping to dig tonnes of dirt and get anything. Anything related to finance. Anything related to tax returns. Anything related to any of his dealings. Anything related to even racism in his businesses.

However anything became nothing in the end.

8. What if he did actually collude with Russia!

putin-2972184_960_720For Marxists, the 2016 is probably the worst year since 1991 when the Communist Soviet Empire collapsed. That year had both Trump and Brexit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi won in 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept winning. And the Right is rising in almost every European country. They keep losing.

The Marxists have become severely delusional and have entered their make believe world where anyone who isn’t Far Left is a Hitler Nazi. They actually believe that all their opponents are evil. They keep doubling down and getting more and more delusional and they actually believe Putin and Trump colluded.

But then if that’s the case then the then US President Barack Obama should be arrested because he allowed it to happen because it happened under his watch. Such subtle nuances are totally lost on the Marxists.

trump-3123765_960_720It is amazing that Trump continues to soar, save all the opposition goals and doesn’t have an approval rating below 20%. He has used his Twitter handle to totally neutralize the mainstream media.

The Mueller Probe is dead, but it still lives in the hearts of the Marxists.

Also read…

How the media whitewashes the black and blackwashes the white

Focus Trump: How the media whitewashes the black and blackwashes the white

Fact I: Donald Trump is the most pro-Jew pro-Israel US President in history…

Israel flag-2714660_960_7201. Trump’s son-in-law is Jewish. His daughter has converted to Judaism. His grandchildren are being brought up as Jews.

2. In 1949, Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as their capital. In 1995 the US Congress voted overwhelmingly to recognize Jerusalem and shift the US Embassy there. However successive Presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama kept postponing that move. In 2018 Trump finally shifted the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

3. Iran threatened to wipe Israel off the map. Iran regards the US as the Great Satan and “Death to America” almost became their national slogan. Despite this Obama alienated Israel and signed a one-sided Iran nuclear deal detrimental to both Israel and the US. Trump scrapped the one-sided deal and fully recognized Israel’s strategic concerns.

Iran globe-1029210_960_7204. Trump has warmed ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel and that has led to the latter becoming much safer and securer in the region.

5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a big fan of Trump (Obama and Netanyahu hated each other). Netanyahu used Trump in an election poster. An Israeli football club renamed itself Beitar Trump. Most polls also show Israelis having a highly favourable approval rating of Trump.

Global media consensus: Trump is a racist anti-Semite (anti-Jew).

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Fact II: Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan.

KKK america-1294996_960_7201. The Democrats opposed the abolition of slavery.

2. The Ku Klux Klan was formed in the 1860s and had a good number of Democrats as the founders.

3. From 1860s to the 1960s, all pro-black legislation had a greater percentage of Republican lawmakers supporting them than Democrats.

4. Democrat Thomas Dixon Jr. was a strong proponent of white supremacy and wrote The Clansman and The Leopard’s Spots. They were made into the white supremacist movie The Birth of a Nation in 1915.

5. Democrat President Woodrow Wilson screened The Birth of a Nation in the White House (the first film to be screened there) and that led to the revival of the KKK.

6. Democrat-KKK leaders regularly ran for elections on the party ticket and the last such high-profile individual was former President pro tempore of the United States Senate Robert Byrd who retired in 2010.  Byrd still remains the longest-serving US Senator ever.

7. When Byrd died in 2010, Hillary Clinton paid glowing tributes to him.

8. As late as 2019, Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is embroiled in a KKK controversy when it was revealed that there was a photo of a black face and a man dressed up as a KKK member in his yearbook.

Global media consensus: Trump and KKK are synonymous.

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Fact III: Trump is the most pro-gay Republican President in history.

lgbt-2741369_960_7201. Trump became the first US President in history to accept gay marriage during election campaigning while running for office for the first time.

2. Trump became the first Republican Presidential nominee to have waved the rainbow flag at the Republican convention.

3. Trump appointed gay Richard Grenell as US Ambassador to Germany and he is leading an effort to decriminalize homosexuality at a global level.

Global media consensus: Trump is the biggest impediment to gay rights worldwide and is trying to ban them.

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rapper-149644_960_720Fact IV: Before he joined the Republican Party, Trump was a popular and aspirational figure in the African American community, as you can see by this YouTube video: 67 Times Rappers Name Dropped “Donald Trump” In Their Songs. Respected leaders like Reverend Jesse Jackson also praised him regularly. Trump’s prison reforms are being hailed universally by the African American community. After Trump took over black unemployment reached its lowest level since 1972. Despite all this, the global media has successfully painted Trump as one of the most anti-black global leaders of all time.

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Fact V: Most of their Trump analyses and predictions have been totally wrong.

trump-3770205_960_7201. Trump doesn’t want to be President.

2. He will withdraw from the race.

3. He can’t get the Republican ticket.

4. The Republican leaders will be able to stop him.

5. He may win the popular vote but never the Electoral College.

trump-2062441_960_7206. There’s no way he can beat Hillary.

7. He will be impeached in 2017.

8. He will resign/be jailed in 2017.

9. He will be impeached in 2018.

10. He will resign/be jailed in 2018.

11. The economy will tank because of him.

12. He will start World War 3.

And so on and so forth. You could fill a book with the failed predictions from 2015-18.

The Russian collusion theory is probably the biggest Fake News story in American history.

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Fact VI: The media will back all anti-Trump hoaxes to the hilt.

donald-trump-2483441_960_720The Russian collusion hoax is one of the many forwarded by the media.

Most of the violent political attacks have been against Trump supporters. However the media will either ignore them or justify them. Attacks by Trump supporters have been so few that a slew of hoaxes have come up.

An interesting link with that regard…

Here’s A List Of Hoax ‘Hate Crimes’ In The Trump Era

India is on an upswing. The West is on a downswing.

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.

This decade has totally crushed the smug Global Elites

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 dealt with a crushing blow this decade

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 2-world interpretation: Why Trump is a colossal failure & grand success at once

climate-change-2254711_960_720If you believe in Climate Change…
…then he is a climate monster who will destroy the world.
If you think that Climate Change is a fraud…
…then he has blown the lid off one of the greatest scams of all time.

Immigration posters-2590766_960_720If you believe illegal immigration will help a country…
…then he is a human rights disaster.
If you believe illegal immigration will destroy a country…
…then he is actually saving a country.

If you like global blocs like the EU and UN…
…then he is breaking up the world.
If you think global blocs like EU and UN are dictatorial…
…then he is actually increasing democracy throughout the world.

usa-n korea 2893863_960_720If you want denuclearization of North Korea that too now and nothing else…
…then he is being taken for a ride.
If you accept that North Korea has de-isolated itself and agreed to talks which itself is huge…
…then peace is finally getting a chance.

al-aqsa-mosque-196846_960_720If you think that Iran is at the centre of Middle East peace…
…then he is dangerously flirting with war.
If you think a Saudi Arabia-Israel inititative can bring permanent peace there…
…then he’s a Middle East peace genius.

If you think that Left-leaning ideology is human…
…then he is an insensitive tyrant.
If you think that Left-leaning ideology is dictatorial…
…then he is in fact removing authoritarianism from the world.

health checklist-3222079_960_720If you think that universal healthcare is a fundamental right…
…then he’s denying healthcare to millions.
If you think that universal healthcare will bankrupt a country…
…then he’s actually a pragmatic economist.

If you think that US should seek a path of confrontation with Russia…
…then he is Putin’s puppet.
If you think that US should seek peace with Russia and get tough on them only in certain situations…
…then he’s a master statesman.

questions-1922477_960_720If you prefer status quo and hate disruption…
…then he’s a chaos monster.
If you realize chaos rids the old system and ultimately yields a new one…
…then he is finally draining the swamp.

If you back Israel to the hilt…
…then you’re happy because he’s probably the most pro-Israel pro-Jewish US President ever.
If you back Palestine to the hilt…
…then you hate him because Palestine suddenly lost most of its bargaining power.

donald-trump-1269307_960_720If you believe in the Mueller probe…
…then why hasn’t he resigned yet? Why hasn’t he been impeached yet?
If you don’t believe in the Mueller probe…
…then he’s a victim and his opponents are attempting an unjust and unconstitutional coup and he’s fighting against all odds.

Lo behold! The Golden Age began and you didn’t even notice!

golden rings-2634929_960_720Enjoy your peace, dear global citizens!

42 years since a man who killed 10s of millions in cold blood was alive. (Mao Zedong, 1863-1976)

57 years since a famine killed up to 43 million people. (The Great Chinese Famine, 1959-61)

dove-3426187_960_72073 years since a World War. (WW2, 1939-45)

73 years since atomic bombs destroyed cities. (Hiroshima & Nagasaki, 1945)

73 years since a dictator almost took over the world. (Hitler, 1945)

money-2180330_960_72079 years since The Great Depression ended.

98 years since a flu killed up to 100 million. (The Spanish Flu, 1918-20)

Even…
202 years since volcano eruptions decreased the average global temperature by 0.7 degrees C and resulted in severe food shortages. (1816, The Year Without Summer, caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 and maybe Mayon in 1814)

forest-56930_960_720And don’t forget…
Today we have enough money, but just haven’t figured out how to distribute it equally.
We have enough food, but don’t know how to distribute it to everyone.
Life expectancy is going up.
Literacy is going up.
Number of democracies is steadily increasing.
Medical breakthroughs are increasing.
Murder rate is going down.
Extreme poverty rates are falling.
And just about anyone with a cheap smartphone has access to Information, Entertainment and Redressal, something totally denied to the lower classes for thousands of years.

Many problems are still there, but they are steadily are decreasing.
So why do we feel bad and think it’s worse?
Because our awareness is also increasing exponentially!

This is basically a rewrite of…
50 dangerous years that shook the world and how today’s great

5 reasons why the 2018 US mid-term election results were great…

31. The new ruling triumvirate shares power perfectly: Trump is a Republican but he could well be an Independent with a mind of his own. There were a huge swathe of Republican Anti Trumpers in 2015 and they have been reducing by the day, though they haven’t fully gone. So there are actually three power entities in America and not two: Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats.

And lo behold! The troika now share power and can check each other…
Trump has the White House.
The Republicans have the Senate.
The Democrats have the House.

smiley-2616203_960_7202. Tensions have been greatly reduced: The Dems lost sudden power in 2016 and went unhinged. Since then they have been spouting nonsense from the rooftops 24X7 and backing all manner of violent protests. Had they got nothing in 2018, then they would have gone one step beyond unhinged.

But now they have some power and hence some responsibility. They will continue to oppose Trump 24X7 but at the same time they will have to show some results via the House by 2020 and also focus within for the 2020 Presidential race.

handshake-440959_960_7203. Middle ground issues may finally be worked on: The media has pushed the accelerator on the polarization button and it seemed that there was no common ground for the Democrats and Republicans. Both the issues they are seeking became polarized too.

But now Trump will have to mediate and seek the middle ground to and get some results especially in terms of things like immigrations and healthcare. Obama ruled by executive decree alone antagonizing Congress and that’s why none of his legacies have lasted. Trump will now have to work with both parties but.

scared-2175161_960_7204. No real shock this time: Global citizens are reeling from failed predictions and things that were impossible actually happening. Trump can’t win! Brexit can’t happen. The Right cannot gain prominence in Europe! Even in India, nobody saw Narendra Modi’s BJP getting 272+ in early 2014 or BJP conquering state after state in the years after that.

But here the predictions actually went along predicted lines where the Democrats were slated to capture the House and the Republicans the Senate and Trump not losing much ground.

trump-2023751_960_7205. Growing interest in politics continues: Just 36.4% people voted in the 2014 US mid-terms, which was touted to be the lowest turnout in 70 years. However after that the 2016 US elections were probably the most followed ever.

Well the numbers continue and more than 100 million voted for the 2018 mid-terms. World over interest in politics is increasing and that’s a good sign.