Lie like hell
We have seen in the previous part that India is more or less a “disguised dictatorship”. Democracy doesn’t course in the veins of the parties currently ruling it. If they don’t like democracy within their own party there is hardly any chance they are going to like it for you as the govt. You know, like the Twitter profiles that say “tweets are personal”. I guess they mean if “tweets were professional” they would be different. Liars will be liars, whether personal or professional. Sustaining a dictatorial regime requires frequent and large doses of LIES. It requires frequently creating distractions from real issues. It requires attracting the most corrupt and slavish people from the Establishment. This includes the bureaucrats, the law enforcers and also the propagandists. The propagandists who participate in such a dictatorial venture often call themselves journalists or editors. Collectively, they also help in the game of victimhood and fear-mongering.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Some Congress members in MP were stupid enough to demand that the EC cover Lotus flowers in ponds because the Lotus is the symbol of BJP. The Congress, of course, is the party of “educated” members like Shashi Tharoor, Jairam Ramesh, Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal, ManiShankar Aiyar and yes, Manmohan Singh too and most of all, Liar-in-Chief Digvijaya Singh. Who can deny that, eh? I don’t need to add that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi too are impeccably educated. Not done with flowers the Congress in MP has officially complained to the EC against the use of ‘Diyas’ by the BJP in some posters or images. It seems ‘diyas’ are a communal symbol that appeals to religious sentiments. Except for one religious community, for all others a diya or a candle symbolises ‘light’ which means knowledge, enlightenment, remembrance, new beginnings or learning and truth. Those who live by lies hate truth. Naturally, they object to diyas. That’s how comic the canards are starting to become. Let’s lie!
Early in the day on October 27 (Hunkaar Rally of BJP in Patna) CNN-IBN was at its poisonous best. By now we know this is a hate-mongering ‘Mom & Pop’ store run by Numero Uno Rajdeep Sardesai and Category5Moron Sagarika Ghose. It’s interesting how they have co-opted Bhupendra Chaube, an otherwise decent anchor, into to their lying and hate-mongering. Chaubeji came up with a bizarre theory about the huge crowds at Modi’s Patna rally. He suggested that since the BJP team was the one beaming the images to TV channels the crowds were “simulated” to look large in numbers. He was suggesting Modi was using Hollywood FX techniques to show crowds of lakhs when it was just thousands. This is what the moron was implying:
This is not done during LIVE programmes. Modern movie techniques use a ‘GreenScreen’ which is later filled with images required in the sequence. These are hi-fi digital effects that aren’t easy to do during live shows. Considering he works in a studio and a channel which bungles and lies with “Look-Live” techniques it is appalling that Chaubeji doesn’t know of these simple facts. Because Modi’s rallies get huge crowds the TV channels invent these lies to provide ammunition to their favourite party, Congress. But it’s not in just one rally. Crowds have been pouring into Modi rallies in huge numbers at all rallies.
I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that this guy is getting the crowds that even movie stars and rockstars don’t get. In India the spiritual “Gurus” are the real rockstars if one were to go by crowds but even they don’t get the kind of crowds that Modi has been drawing. This is naturally bothering Congress, JDU, SP, NC and the rest. They are trying to dismiss this reality. Take Her Royal Bimboness Sagarika Ghose; for all her hate-filled rants against Modi when asked if she ever criticised something that’s wrong with Congress, this is what she pulled out:
To prove she is a fair C5M she digs up eight years to show she has criticised the Congress as much as the BJP. Then the Congress now wants to ban opinion polls. They offer the defence that the EC had proposed it and they simply express their agreement. Ever heard the word “engineering”? In what way is it the EC’s job to monitor propaganda or opinions? None! The EC’s job is to hold free and fair elections and ensure model codes are followed. In what way do opinion polls flout any codes? None! It is true that opinion polls are often fraudulent and mischievous but then most of the statements of politicians and political parties are equally fraudulent. This sabre rattling by the EC is engineered by none but the Congis who are receiving adverse feedback in such opinion polls. But is that the only reason for all the lie-mongering? Not really! It is Congress’s own internal survey that tells them they have hit rock bottom and that is what bothers them. The opinion polls just seem to magnify it. Read the dismal prospects that the party sees in its internal assessment (particularly a thrashing in UP and Andhra) in this Telegraph article.
Bibek Debroy provides a good answer to the stupidity of EC and Congress on opinion polls: “Do you remember a sting operation conducted in 2005? That showed some MPs accepting money for asking Parliamentary questions. Does that prove that the system of asking Parliamentary questions is bad and Parliamentary questions should be banned?” It is increasingly becoming comic. Let’s LIE about history.
When Modi announced a monument to Sardar Patel (proposed as the tallest statue in the world) the Congress was up in arms. ‘You are stealing Sardar from us’ they screamed. One can’t help laughing at these jokers. Modi further added insult by stating “If Sardar had been our first PM the nation would have been very different”. This is a debate that will always go on and nothing wrong with it. In my own assessment Nehru neither had the vision nor the foresight to run a company far less a nation. Events have proved that. But would Sardar have made a better PM? We will never know because Sardar died in just a few years after independence. But one thing is sure, it is quite possible that Congress and India may not have turned into a dynastic dictatorship had Sardar been the first PM. Of course, Nehru may have still become PM on his death. Predictably, the Congis started their emotional whining that they respected Sardar, things were fine between Nehru and Sardar blah blah. Awful truth is, neither Nehru had cordial relations with Sardar nor has the Congress ever given the man his due. The following report reveals a lot more:
The Pioneer reveals notes where Nehru called Sardar a “communalist”. By that token Sardar surely belongs to BJP rather than Congress. They claim Sardar banned the RSS but won’t like to mention that the same Sardar also removed the ban. In between, lies, lies and more lies about the history of Sardar. Truth: This Congress (I) meted out the same treatment to the memory of Sardar that Nehru did when he was alive. I’m not even going to discuss the stupidity of the late Bharat Ratna because in India such awards are political marketing and nothing else. I simply do not respect these awards. I do respect the recipients but consider these govt awards unnecessary.
There was that speech of Modi at the Patna rally where the serial blasts went off. It was an attempt to kill him. The media and the Congress washed away the incident as just another ‘chota-mata blasts’ as Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV would call it. We will deal with that in a later part. But all the Congis got together claiming Modi didn’t know history, that he mentioned Taxila was in Bihar wrongly, that he mentioned Alexander The Moron died near the Ganga or about Chandragupta Maurya dynasty. Shashi Tharoor, the happy-tongue hypocrite, commented “Modi is not a particularly well-educated man”. Oh well, we have seen what “educated” men like Tharoor, Jairam, Khurshid, MMS, MSAiyar and Sibal have done to this country. There are too many lies these Congis have peddled so I simply recommend you read this post at NitiCentral which explains all of it.
Jairam Ramesh even cries and whines with the old moth-eaten lines of “Modi is a Hitler”, it is the rise of the “Third Reich”. Even creative insults have gone for a toss; the Congis have hit rock bottom. But their comrades in the media continue to still be nostalgic about 2002 hoping desperately it will somehow reverse the trend. The Commie, N Ram, writes in an article titled, again, “Narendra Modi and why 2002 cannot go away”: “He (Modi) has rhetorical skills, although nothing that approaches the heights of political oratory that Atal Bihari Vajpayee could attain at will, with practised effortlessness, over the decades”. This stupidity will pass as “educated” according to the likes of Tharoor and Khurshid for argument. Ram cleverly conceals the fact that Modi draws far bigger crowds than ABV.
Is there any relevance to N Ram’s nonsense? Are people going to Modi rallies to check if he’s a better orator than ABV? This is our media; brainless and stupid. This is an editor writing with nothing but contempt in his heart and not facts or logic. Sunetra Chaudhary relays the poor turnouts at Congress rallies. Why is that? Because RahulG is not handsome? Or because he doesn’t shave? N Ram would give you reasons like that. Why am I quoting Sunetra? She wrote long back “Why desi netas will never charm the English media”. So absolute nonsense from Tharoor, Khurshid, Jairam, MSAiyar, Sibal in “English” will be glorified by the MSM but sound logic and vision by a “desi” will be scorned. There is a reason why I call these guys “English Laloos”. Let’s LIE some more.
To the demand of additional security for Modi following the Patna blasts and attempted assassination, the Congress minister RPN Singh came up with a fantastic theory on why Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated for lack of security. As the Congress’ faithful parrot quotes him: “I want to tell the NDA (the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance) that Rajiv Gandhi wasn't given the security of even a sub-inspector when they were in power. Maybe that's why he lost his life" to which NDTV itself adds: The BJP-backed National Front government was in power when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991. Of course, the Congress liars NDTV would have altered the report by now because in 1991 the govt was headed by Chandra Shekhar with outside support from Congress itself. Now, it is not as if RPN Singh had made a faux pas as the MSM claimed. If it were so, he would have apologised. But these are deliberate lies let loose and let them have their run as far as it carries. The principle in the Congress as with media is LIE BIG, retract small. Anyone remember the Rambo lies?
That is only half the story. The foolish claim of RPN Singh of lack of security is FALSE. I have written before on this site that both IndiraG and RajivG did not follow security advices. IndiraG ignored advice on her personal guards and RajivG flouted security routines in as many as 40rallies. Who broke the security cordons and rules in Sriperumbudur where RajivG was killed? I tweeted the following from the page I have linked:
Far from being sober about the killings of former PMs who were Gandhis, the Congress has been using the deaths as emotional blackmail and mindless chest beating. RahulG went as far as claiming he is under threat and not afraid of dying. Such filmy dialogues and drama is what most of Congress electoral discourse is made up of. Given our history and current terror-threats there are many politicians who face threats. But only an idiot would deny that Modi is the biggest target in the country. He is a target not just for terrorists but as the Patna episode showed he does not enjoy any sympathy for having survived from his detractors or from hate-mongers in the media.
The lying and smearing is not restricted to politics. Everyone who was every praised or associated with Modi has been smeared and tarred. Gen VK Singh, Anna Hazare, Ghulam Vastanvi and even Amitabh Bachchan. Next on the list is probably Lata Mangeshkar who endorsed Modi as PM. The I&B ministry has even issued an advisory in the manner in which the PM’s speech should be covered by media and not Modi’s speeches. Who does that? Only Fascists and Nazis do that! The emotional whining and “victimhood” doesn’t stop. The last we heard the Congress had decided to pull out of debates on opinion polls. A more honourable thing would be to pull out of politics if they cannot survive without lies and have to employ desperate measures.
To be continued…