American President Theodore Roosevelt was once asked in 1906 the reason for his popularity. Roosevelt said, "To put into words what is in their hearts and minds but not in their mouths". “Hearts and minds” later became a slogan of sorts for politicians. Even today our intelligent politicians are either fighting to or are being asked to win the “hearts and minds” of Kashmiris. Except that the tactics being used by our politicians for ages are neither winning against the terrorists nor winning hearts. The only thing that has escalated is the violence and bigger agitations. Many years later Roosevelt’s quote was twisted a bit to suit the times. We will come to that later.
The dumbest thing our politicians have done in Kashmir is to try and bribe and buy out our worst enemies in the valley – The Hurriyat, Separatists and their denominations. If you try to buy silence by feeding the pigs, the more they squeal for freeloads. That these Hurriyat and bunch of separatists are “useful idiots” of Pak has never been a secret:
Just look up this Hurriyat casually on the net. Even the US funds them in some way or the other but it may now have stopped or reduced after PM Modi’s aggressive stand on Pak, POK and Balochistan. These “useful idiots” don’t matter in anyone’s game anymore other than maybe the ISI. What should indeed shock us is that our govt has funded these terrorists since 1989 and Gaurav Sawant did a brief summary of the crimes:
Let me summarise it for you:
# The Hurriyat refuses to have any discussions within our Constitution.
# Security for these separatists – 100 crs per year.
# Travel and hotel bills for last 5 years 26.43 crs. (Including visits to Pak envoy)
# Total expense on the above for the last 5 years – 507 crs.
# The 507 crs is higher than the money JK spends on Sarva Shikha Abhiyan.
# 2014-15 New GOI spent 287 crs for separatists’ security.
# Security during “agitations” for these traitors 2010-16 – 160 crs
# From 1989 till 2016 so far – 7207 crs spent on these traitors.
In a recent interview to "Hafiz-favourite" Barkha Dutt, Sajjad Lone slammed her for being part of the incitement of unrest in Kashmir. He also clearly stated nothing about these agitations are "spontaneous" but are clearly sponsored and funded by enemies of India. And GOI is doing the same by funding these terrorists. Shocking as it may be, it is not all. Some of these traitors have criminal cases against them, including murder. But they joyfully walk around the valley, travel to Delhi, participate in seminars and sometimes even travel abroad. Life is good for these useful idiots:
But if I hold these traitors and Break-India morons in contempt, there are other bigger “useful idiots” I hold in greater contempt. Idiots from politics, from media, from NGOs who wail endlessly for such criminals. They want talks with these separatists no matter what as their goal is the same as those of the separatists. Meet some of them:
Insignificant “useful idiots” of Indian politics, some of them heads of murderous parties like CPM are desperate to kiss the separatists. If Modi had dissuaded them there would have been a furore. So he rightly sent the Commies to meet their separatist darlings – Raja, Yechury, Owaisi etc. Well, what do you know! Even the separatists considered it below their dignity to meet these scumbags who stood at their doors like beggars seeking alms. They wanted this humiliation. Now these Commies can shut their mouths and let GOI and the state govt deal with the situation. And this particular scumbag Yechury is the biggest scandal of them all. His party is in power in Kerala and routinely murders Hindus and political opponents. He is not able to stop that but wants to reach out to separatists:
The GOI has now made a decision to slash the doles and security to these separatists. I don’t see why those who promote terrorism and killing of innocents should be given any dole or security at all. And this is coming after two years of ModiSarkar. In particular, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh seems to have run out of clues on how to deal with the situation. Slashing these undeserved benefits is not the answer at all as reports suggest. Shockingly, 560 personnel seem to have been deployed to protect the very scumbags who engineer agitations and stone and grenade pelting at our Jawans. This is simply horrific:
To say that the Hurriyat bites the hands that feeds would be misplaced and a gross understatement. These are scroungers who are living off public money and threatening the very country that lets them live. Enough is enough, I would recommend not one more single rupee to these traitors and beggars:
You don’t win hearts and minds of people by feeding the traitors and enemies of India. To feed known enemies is to take for granted the rest of Indians for fools and their money too. These enemies are not even worth holding a dialogue with. At the slightest provocation it would save lives and expense to jail them for anti-national acts. Roosevelt talked about hearts and minds but many years later his quote was modified (also credited to actor John Wayne and even to Gen. George Patton) but a plaque hung on the wall of Charles Colson, White House counsel (convicted in the Watergate scandal). This explained his philosophy towards political enemies:
“If you've got them by the balls,
their hearts and minds will follow”
GOI need not adopt this philosophy for political enemies or ordinary citizens. But the quote is well worth employing for traitors and scroungers of public money. Don’t even try to win their hearts or minds. Stop the terror perks and the rest will follow.