The Catch-22 of Salma and Sabrina!
What we say is the truth. What you’ve got is fiction. Period! You can bring all the proofs in the world. Trash! You can pile a mountain of evidence. Trash! Salma says it, Sabrina corroborates it. That’s what counts. If Salma doesn’t get you, Sabrina will.
Strategic Forecasting Inc. (Stratfor) is a global strategic intelligence forecast company. What do they do? Err… They’re somewhat like the weatherman; the IMD, who forecast cyclones, sunny weather, rains and gloom. Stratfor does the same in the domain of geo-politics, economics, emerging markets and so on. But they aren’t limited to that as this Wikileaks release tells us:
Stratfor also appears to share information with CIA and other similar bodies. That must be their revenue model. Who is their contact or points-man in India? The self-righteous Shekhar Gupta, reveals Wikileaks. If everything about Stratfor was above board why is it that no bio of ShekharG ever reveals his connection with them? The concern about Stratfor in this post is basically what they wrote recently in an article called “India’s tryst with destiny”. The article is about the upcoming general elections and how it might dramatically alter India’s future course. Nothing very unusual really, except this part:
Most readers would miss the trickery but nestled in the middle of a lot of words are LIES that have been discredited over and over again and an “intelligence” outfit like Stratfor is writing this in 2013. The concoction of 2000 Muslims killed and 400 rapes is the handiwork of many Commies like Teesta Setalvad, Arundhati Roy, Shabnam Hashmi, Javed Akhtar, CPM, Congress and, of course, champion liars like NDTV and CNN-IBN and other channels. I would call it a “collective community” effort. Sometimes there have been panellists who have quoted figures of anywhere between 2000 and 5000 and our news anchors have allowed such nonsense to pass in the garb of “balanced debate”. The number of people who have enriched themselves and amassed huge wealth over the dead bodies of Gujarat will be difficult to count.
Simple truth is, some Commie group starts off with the lie and all others play the jungle drums tom-toming and before you know it, it’s massive propaganda that takes a very long time to dispel. Sometimes almost impossible to dispel! It’s like “Nero fiddled…” when actually the fiddle wasn’t invented till 500 years after Nero’s death. It’s like Hindi is the only “national language” when it is not. It’s like Nehru was a “total democrat” when most of his actions prove to the contrary. It’s like Congress “respects courts” when it’s the only party that consistently negated Court decisions or completely disrespected it.
Imagine this: If I were to ask Stratfor where they got the 2000 and 400 number from I guess they’d tell me “from The Hindu”. Ask The Hindu they’d say from NDTV. Ask NDTV they’d say from Teesta. Ask Teesta she’ll say from Shabnam Hashmi. Ask Shabbo she’ll say from Genocide Suzy. Ask Suzy she’ll say from Barkha Dutt. Ask Barkha she’ll say from Rajdeep Sardesai. Ask Rajdeep he will say it was in The Hindu report. Ask The Hindu... Oops! There, your cycle is complete! There isn’t one single authentic valid source for the figures. It’s like Sagarika Ghose saying the Dilkush Nagar blasts in Hyderabad were in an area full of meat shops. Ask Sagarika’s friend where she got this piece of information; she’ll say “I read it in Sagarika’s tweet”. This is an incestuous club that quotes each other’s lies with no authentic figures from any source. There’s no escape. It wasn’t very different in the on-going Ram Janmabhoomi case.
Read this examination of the Allahabad HC judgement on RJB by Prof. R.Vaidyanathan. When confronted with the fact that none of the “eminent distortians” really had any evidence of the property having been a mosque from the start they all make you laugh with what they quote as evidence (excerpts): “Suvira Jaiswal says: “Whatever knowledge I gained with respect to the disputed site is based on newspaper reports or what others told.” She also confessed that she “prepared a report on the Babri dispute after reading newspaper reports and on the basis of discussion with my medieval history expert in my department”… Archaeologist Shereen Ratnagar admitted she did not have any “field” experience as far as Babri was concerned and had written an “introduction” to the book of another “expert” who deposed before the court, namely Prof D Mandal… Suraj Bhan was providing evidence based on medieval history but another expert of Muslim parties, namely Shireen Musavi, says that Bhan is an archeologists and not a historian”.
It gets hilarious as you go along. But it’s no laughing matter. This is how the Commies consistently spread lies without reliable, authentic data and conveniently distort the truth. If you challenge them they will resort to ad hominem attacks (like the moron who told Smriti Irani she was a TV show dancer) which have nothing to do with the topic of the debate. Do read the whole article of Prof. Vaidyanathan so you understand how Commies spread lies and claim evidence based on nothing but each other’s ass. So it goes on and on. The other aspect of the Commie media which I have repeatedly emphasised is ‘LIE BIG, retract small’. Most people will remember the Swami Nityananda case where he has been accused of raping, molestation and some more. Whatever the charges, someday a court will deliver the verdict. So let’s leave that part to the courts. But using soft-porn, channels Aaj Tak of the India Today group and Star Vijay grandly carried a fake video of an actress in compromising positions with Nityananda and aired it over and over again. A complaint to the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council got an investigation going and established the actress’s image was morphed. India Today issued an apology in September 2013.
The image of India Today’s apology is on the left (you may have to enlarge it to read the whole text). You can also read the directions given by the BCCC to StarVijay. The BCCC notes: “Firstly, it is clear that the channel did not exercise any caution whatsoever in telecasting the said episode without confirming the authenticity of the clippings… Further, even the contention of the channel that the said Programme was telecast for creating awareness amongst public is to be believed, then where was the need for constantly making references to the complainant and also repeatedly showing her completely unconnected videos from public life?" Well, I will tell you what the BCCC won’t tell you about the need to telecast the fake video and the need to tar the complainant. It is simply because the issue was connected to a man wearing “saffron”. If the video had actually been genuine but had it been connected to a Mullah or a Christian priest, nobody would have ever heard of the video. The length to which the Commie channels will go to tar someone in “saffron” is by now well established. Anything that moves in saffron is game for them.
The other thing is to air the fake video a million times at prime time and then merely apologise in scrolls at odd hours of off-peak viewership. LIE BIG, retract small. The character-assassination will be seen by a million people but the apology would be seen only by the observant ones. This is a regular feature of criminal Commie anti-Hindu poison. These aren’t stray instances either. I doubt anyone has forgotten the classic case of “Sack Sagarika” where she and her crooks in CNN-IBN tried to tar SriSri Ravishankar in a manipulated “fake live” programme and later claimed it was a “bug”. Not just that, she even had the audacity to claim later that people were slamming her on this account because she is a woman. Commit a crime, play victim.
Here’s another trick. When things start going badly for the Commies they will put out something from history, ancient or of 50 years ago, and throw it at you to confound you. The southern bastion of Commie writings “The Hindu” suddenly pulled up the issue of RSS being bailed out by the Nehru govt suggesting it was on certain pre-conditions. What exactly is the context or relevance? Nothing! Varadabhai’s objective is simple: Put “a Spaniard in the works” and create a distraction which has some people talking about it. Why suddenly RSS? Because parties opposed to BJP claim Modi’s choice as PM candidate was dictated by RSS. Oh let’s not forget RSS works to protect Hindu interests so it is obviously “EVIL”. Let’s agree; anything Hindu is evil! So, to the campaign that has already been tarring Modi for over a decade let’s add another one. Let’s tar and discredit RSS, again. So cobble together some nonsense from history and peddle it.
That’s what some Vidya Subrahmaniam of The Hindu did recently. The simple premise of what VidyaS is saying is that a ban on RSS was removed (ban was after MK Gandhi’s killing) because they undertook to remain out of politics and to write a Constitution for their organisation. And because they had given such an undertaking, according to VidyaS, they have broken that promise in 2013 by backing Modi as PM candidate or politicking to get him there. Whatever her mighty grievance is.
Alright, so S. Gurumurthy is allowed to write a rebuttal in The Hindu where he asserts that the lifting on the ban was “unconditional”. (Links to both articles are available in Gurumurthy’s response). There was no reason for VidyaS to raise muck. For the simple fact is that as of now RSS is free to enter politics. RSS is also free to alter its Constitution the way it wants as long as it is within the law. That should have legally been the position always. That’s what matters. So Gurumurthy writes: “In a written statement to the Bombay Legislative Assembly on September 14, 1949 (Proceedings p2126) the Home Minister Morarji Desai admitted that the ban on RSS was no longer considered necessary; it was lifted unconditionally; and the RSS gave no undertaking. If no undertaking was indeed given in 1949, where is the question of reneging on it in 2013”? If indeed it is asserted by Morarji Desai, as Home Minister, and recorded in the proceedings then that would be an authentic record. But that’s where Salma and Sabrina come in again.
Annoyed that her mindless raking up of a currently inconsequential issue to tar RSS and Modi has met with a strong rebuttal, VidyaS then puts up evidence that back her claims. This evidence is to prove that the RSS ban was indeed lifted on certain pre-conditions set by Sardar Patel and the Nehru govt (readhere). For the benefit of all mankind here is the evidence she presents:
I believe if you read the evidence VidyaS has provided you’ll be convinced about her claims. There’s just one problem; this is Salma quoting Sabrina. You see, this is what the Commies practice as providing evidence. Even Tehelka has started a unique practice. Tehelka interviews their editor Shoma Chaudhury and reports her quotes as headlines. Shoma interviews her sidekick Rana Ayyub and Tehelka reports it as headlines. Rana Ayyub quotes her own article and Tehelka reports it as news. Voila! Salma and Sabrina do it all by themselves without any help. Stratfor did it. The RJB commies did it. So VidyaS too does a Salma by quoting clippings from her own Sabrina (The Hindu) as evidence for her claims. Much as this matter itself is absolutely irrelevant for the present times, even in such a case the Commie quotes itself as solid evidence. Basic journalistic propriety requires that you quote at least one third party or an official gazette or govt record as evidence. Nothing!
It’s like I call you a thief and you ask me for evidence. And what’s the evidence? I point you to my blog dated February 31, 2010 where I have called you a thief earlier. So you refer to my blog of February 31 and ask for evidence for that charge. I tell you it’s an old charge which hasn’t been disproved (even if I never provided evidence the first time around). There’s no escape. It’s the problem Capt. John Yossarian faces in “Catch-22”. He is sick and desperate to get out of the foreign airbase. The only way one can do it is by establishing he is mentally crazy and insane but there’s a catch. This is best demonstrated by this little conversation between Yossarian and Doc Dhaneeka from the famous story and movie:
Yossarian: Is Orr crazy?
Doc Daneeka: Of course he is. He has to be crazy to keep flying after all his close calls he's had.
Yossarian: Why can't you ground him?
Doc Daneeka: I can, but first he has to ask me.
Yossarian: That's all he's gotta do to be grounded?
Doc Daneeka: That's all.
Yossarian: Then you can ground him?
Doc Daneeka: No. Then I cannot ground him.
Doc Daneeka: There's a CATCH!
Yossarian: A catch?
Doc Daneeka: Sure. Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat isn't really crazy, so I can't ground him.
Yossarian: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight. In order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy. And I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy anymore, and I have to keep flying.
Doc Daneeka: You got it, that's Catch-22.
Yossarian: Whoo... That's some catch, that Catch-22.
Doc Daneeka: It's the best there is.
So you can present all the evidence in the world but it’s not acceptable. They present the words and quotes from each other and that constitutes evidence. If the right hook doesn’t get you the left one will. If Salma doesn’t get you, Sabrina will.
To be continued…