Here’s a simple test for you. Name five Chinese brands across all categories of products. Got you thinking? Alright, let’s make it simpler. Name five American brands. I’m sure by the time I finish the next sentence you have already managed to reel off 10 American brand names. America wins. Oh yeah! What misses most of us is that each nation has a specialisation. The Chinese have come to wield enormous economic influence as a manufacturing nation not as a marketing nation. In contrast, USA has moved from a manufacturing giant to a marketing giant. There are many good things about American culture that we can borrow. But we always happen to borrow the worst things.
You see, while evil is easy to replicate; the good bits are hard to emulate. Considering the influence the Islamists and Commies have on our establishment it is unlikely you will ever have a First Amendment type law in India allowing absolute free speech. But we will happily import idiotic ideas like the worst of Hollywood movies and remake them in Bollywood. We will import silly stuff like Valentine’s Day which is a Greeting Card brand’s delight. Most American adults live separately from parents. So they have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and have to spare a day each year to remember them. In India, even though most care for our parents all the time, we import such nonsense. Even so, all these imports aren’t harmful in anyway. There was a time when Madison Avenue creative geniuses would be recognised by their shoddy dress, unkempt beard and, most of all, a pony tail. Madison Avenue may have given up on that crap but our local geniuses now sport such creative identities. See what I mean?
Ah well, I had to chop off the face of one of them just in case he decides to sue me for defamation for using his face. We import and copy the worst of America while our establishment is incapable of borrowing the best from their culture. This is even more difficult when there are commies and anti-nationals floating as spokies for India. It is in this context that I view the “Ban Narendra Modi From Speaking At Wharton” campaign by certain Commies and Anti-nationals. Their names seem to ring a familiar tone: Ania Loomba, Suvir Kaul, Toorjo Ghosh, Shabnam Hashmi and sponsors like TV18 and even the GOI campaign of “Incredible India”. How nice! A GOI campaign supports an event that succumbs to a campaign that suppresses the voice of an Indian. And he happens to be a four-time elected Chief Minister of a state of India.
The moment USA announced Narendra Modi would not be welcome to USA or Wharton decided to withdraw his keynote address, the GOI should have cancelled all support to the event. But no, our GOI, mainly the Congress, delights in “snub” to Modi as much as the commies. Sometime back our media and commies celebrated the cancellation of summer courses of Subramanian Swamy at Harvard because of his hard-hitting article on Terrorism. Back then, commies like NDTV and CNN-IBN celebrated that moment as a “snub”.
One of the things about USA that I admire is that they consider even one American being attacked as an act against the country. Reprisal is assured. Any American attacked anywhere in the world is taken very seriously by the US govt. In contrast, the Indian GOI values Indian lives very casually It’s because the Americans shed their blood and sacrificed their lives for their freedom. Maybe we got it relatively easily. On their independence, the Americans charted their own course with their own Constitution. We did not. We just copied the operations of a tiny state called Britain.
In the movie “Gandhi” in a scene the British Viceroy asks Gandhi “but India is a country of Hindus, Muslims, castes .. how will you handle all that?”.. And Gandhi replies: “Whatever it is, those are our problems, we will handle it our way”. Is it so? Is this what Gandhiji meant “our problems”? Regardless of what happened in Gujarat or whatever it is about Narendra Modi that should have been OUR problem. But commie NGOs, the Congress and many news channels think some institutes in the USA should interfere in OUR problems. This is the most shameful outcome of what is happening in India. Our govt and groups of commies have allowed our problems to be judged by institutions in the US. And if you need proof of how much hate our journos have for Indians this tweet by Praveen SR should tell you. He’s obviously a big fan of Hugo Chavez but what makes him want MMS or Modi to have died instead of Chavez? That’s the kind of anti-nationals floating among us.
If a ship were sinking, like the Titanic, who would Jack save first? Would he save Rose or some stranger from the Inkatha tribe? If you and I were in the same boat who would I save first? An Indian or some guy from Wharton? But no, for some commies and anti-nationals, Indians come last. They rejoice in Indians sinking merely because of their political ideologies. They would rather save Attila The Hun than save some Indian who doesn’t speak English very well. This is the worst import we made from the West. And Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi are going to speak about “Media and social change”. The Indian media like NDTV and CNN-IBN are among those that rejoice the “snubs” to the likes of Swamy and Modi. Are they Indians? Is the GOI Indian? To me, all those who campaigned with Wharton are nothing more than “Anti-nationals”. Someday, I hope they pay a price for having learned nothing good from the US. They live there and berate Indians all the time.
The Americans have marketed their institutions well. They have created bootlickers and slaves in India who will buy anything they sell. China is now a super-power because they showed the Americans their place. India, despite all talks of independence will not be a superpower as long as the establishment looks down upon Indians where other nations are concerned. We have produced fewer patriots and more anti-nationals.