I want you to find this nancy-boy Eliot Ness ! I want him DEAD! I want his family, DEAD! I want his house burned to the GROUND! I wanna go there in the middle of the night and I wanna piss on his ASHES. Yeah, if you want to kill someone that’s the kind of spirit one would like to see.
Al Capone (From 'The Untouchables')
That’s the vicious Al Capone, the mob boss, giving out orders for a whack job against the FBI man, Eliot Ness, who finally nailed him. Someone in Bihar seems to have given a similar order. An order to whack RanvirSena chief Brahmeshwar Singh must have been given out. That was in Arrah town in the state of Bihar. This is the first major political killing in Bihar since Nitish Kumar took over as CM, where killings of this sort were normal earlier. I would tend to believe this wasn’t a crime of “passion” and so hasn’t caught the orgy in our media. Ah well, not in the same way some POS Cop saying “Yeahhhh, I was in that meeting on that day of February 27”. Something of that nature would have been enough to declare a CM a mass murderer. The Indian media relies heavily on such subtle, deceptive and outright lies as conclusive evidence but when it comes to a clear confession… hmmm, that is unacceptable.
So when a local CPM leader in Kerala, M.M. Mani, confesses in a speech about killing political opponents our media makes a quick splash and then the story disappears. It goes cold. Nowhere in his speech has Mani mentioned that he personally carried out the killings, he clearly says it was his party’s tactics. Says Firstpost in a report: “The murders he narrated were in fact among the most sensational in the district – three of them in the early 1980s and the fourth in 2004. In the first three, nobody had been convicted for lack of evidence. Mani’s admission to the party’s involvement has provided fresh evidence for the police to reopen the cases”. Stunning!
Instead, our media quickly moves on to ‘Rat F**king’ (RF). They suddenly find juicy stories to smear the opposition leaders, particularly Narendra Modi. There’s the rift in the BJP executive meet in Mumbai, L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj don’t attend the rally, then Advani writes a blog in which he criticises his own party publicly, Ram Jethmalani writes some letter. If that is not enough, there is some Prabhakar Jha, editor of some BJP mouthpiece called Kamal Sandesh, who again criticises some aspects of Modi’s working. While partly relying on actual facts the media goes on to spin stories around these as if they have a camera in every room of every BJP meeting and of every BJP member. And who’s all this rat f**king for? The commies and the Congress are the closest friends of the media. It must have broken the hearts of those at NDTV, CNN-IBN, TimesNow, HeadlinesToday and other news channels that this Mani came about and spilled the beans on the true nature of CPM’s handling of opponents.
Don Segretti is famous for being the operator of the dirty tricks department for Richard Nixon. His job was simple. To forge documents, to plant fake stories in the media, to tarnish the reputations of opponents. His place in history is secured because for these operations he coined the famous term “Rat F**king”. Segretti did go to jail on various counts. But his legacy is carried on happily by those in the Indian media. Keep throwing mud at the opponents of their paymasters, tweak stories, spin facts and at their best, even spread lies. Anyone who is a political opponent of the Congress or the Communists is likely to sooner or later be RF’d by our media. So even as Modi was meeting both Advani and Vajpayee in Delhi on June 1, CNN-IBN headlines this story: “Modi stays away from Advani, meets Vajpayee”. Isn’t that nice? This, especially after Modi had tweeted having met both.
Just imagine if instead of the CPM, M.M. Mani had belonged to the BJP or any member of the NDA. All hell would have broken loose in the media. The Congress would be out with swords demanding a ban on the parties concerned by the Election Commission.
But just as the media RFs the opponents of Congress and Communists they have accepted the explanation of Sitaram Yechury that Mani doesn’t represent the views of the party. Doesn’t represent the views? These are not views, these are confessions to killings. The Kerala police have registered cases of murders against Mani but there is no call to investigate the CPM party itself. And investigate the CPM they must. It is simply impossible that a series of killings were the private acts of one deranged man. This is clearly organised murder of political opponents.
There is hardly any doubt that like with communist parties the world over there have been killings in India too. The thousands of deaths in Bengal alone are enough cause to open a serious investigation. This also comes at a time when the current Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee, has been claiming threats to her life. This seems quite plausible. The media scoffs at such claims by her. Looks like while the media happily continues its RF the truth about the story of Rat Killings of CPM will not be followed by them. They have once again buried an important story in the politics of India.