Friday, February 19, 2021

Foolish Chinese Poodles

JL Nehru was devastated after the war with China in 1962. Narendra Modi was devastated after the Galwan incident in 2020. Nehru was nearing his last days after the Indo-China war. Modi is embroiled in a battle with his conscience on his foolish dances with Xi. At least the Chinese compelled him to think about “Atmanirbhar” and Krishna. In a convoluted demonstration of the might that Modi has, his Govt idiots planted a story in the media recently that the he made the IT ministry work all night to ban Chinese apps. It almost sounds like a dangerous operation executed secretly like the Navy Seals did in Abottabad:

Some of the reasons India has permanently lagged behind on everything are Commie policies, excessive religious-appeasement, excessive doles, eternal Reservations and emotional fools as leaders. The suppression of private enterprise is also another important factor. From Nehru to Modi, barring a couple of PMs, most of the PMs have sucked up to China like fools. They have been either clueless or too innocent and gullible in hanging on to a worthless pursuit with China. Of these PMs, Narendra Modi is easily the most emotional and his entire PMship hangs on emotions. Slogans and acronyms worked fine for Modi in Gujarat because it’s a small state where people were already steeped in enterprise. But using the same tactic as PM has failed for India. With some exceptions (Like LB Shastri) almost every Indian PM has recklessly danced with China. This has been more sinister with Sonia-MMS and a lot silly with Modi:

India has grown only in a controlled, incremental manner and nothing dramatic like China. China’s growth as a manufacturing giant is not friendly to others, it seeks to drown the economy of some countries. India was one of them. And our PMs foolishly thought this was driven by some deep desire for peace and friendship. It took Covid and Galwan to shatter such delusions of Modi. In fact, Modi was so ignorant and deluded about Covid that he actually offered a helping hand to China while they were plotting to harm us after 370 was junked. Imagine offering fuel to the arsonist who is burning down your house:

In the late 1990s onward, India saw a dramatic shift in its small appliances and toys market. Most of the top brands had shifted to China for production. It was cheaper and there were no hassles of labour or the “Govt inspectors” from various departments hovering over your head. Mobile and internet market were just growing and as smartphones invaded, China invaded a bit more. Even tiny stuff like safety pins and lighters were imported from China. AB Vajpayee had no clue. MMS and Sonia were China poodles anyway. Indian manufacturing took a beating. Not surprisingly, Indo-China trade that was 3Bn in 2000 went up to 95Bn in 2018 but the deficit kept growing in favour of China. This saw a reduction only after Covid and Galwan. All these stats are mindboggling when you realise how much China dominates our economy:

Shockingly, the current “Atmanirbhar” blabberer Modi had also became a China poodle. People tend to forget and given the slave culture in India they don’t want to be reminded of bad memories. It annoys us. Modi & Co were as foolish as Nehru with his “Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai” nonsense:

I have written before in “Chacha Returns” that Modi’s behaviour as PM has been more like Nehru than any Hindu PM. There is Islamiyat and foolish pursuit of personal glory written all over it. India is sunk as long as foolish PMs keep appeasing the minority and suppressing the enterprise of the majority. China doesn’t seem to have that problem. The 21st Century has surely been dominated by China so far while India has been a raggedy-tag also-ran with not much to show for anything other than population explosion. In a couple of years India might overtake China in population. India does manage to produce some brilliance here and there but they are more of chances rather than targeted course of events. All that notwithstanding, some PMs and ministers have identified China for what it means for India – an enemy No.1 which will never rest till India is broken up and destroyed:

The first line in the second article above says it all. China has fooled successive Indian govts. If you are repeatedly fooled, then you have to wonder how foolish your PMs are and what drives this foolishness. Even when the first non-Congress govt came together after the Emergency, China was still a tottering economy just as India was. PM Morarji Desai blamed IndiraG for fertilizing China ties and reiterated that peace and relations with China can happen only after border disputes are settled:

That’s right, there should have never been relations with China till border disputes were settled. But then, Indian PMs became poodles of China and their alliance partners (like CPI/CPM) were funded by China to poison India and influence its politics. This became worse with the MMS-Sonia-CPM govt. It is under MMS-Sonia that the glut of China stuff invaded India in a manner that has become irreversible. Modi too is nothing but an emotional whiner but he is smart to know how to fool Indians with emotional-connect. Indians are sensitive about their Jawans so Modi frequently poses with them to exploit this. He likes lipstick dressing, poses as a Tank commander and celebrates Diwali with the Army. Indians are naturally thrilled. Two things in the Modi cocktail that fools Hindus – Dress up and pose with Jawans and dress up in saffron and pose with pujas and bhajans. This is truly a heady cocktail that fools Hindus who still think he’s an avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Modi wasn’t really aware of the Covid threat. Despite warnings and incidents, he went ahead with the Trump rally in Ahmedabad on Feb.24, 2020. An earlier pic above shows he was even willing to help China in combatting Covid while being blissfully unaware China was plotting an attack on India. We can forgive Modi for not being aware but his excessive dancing with Xi Jinping, 18 meetings in all, the most by any Indian PM with a Chinese Head shows how gullible and emotionally vulnerable Modi is. All the Idli-Vada and fish paled into a massive stomach-ache after Galwan and learning that China was the kingpin of the Corona virus. And then SUDDENLY, like the apple fell on his head from a rock while he was meditating under it, Modi declared “India must be Atmanirbhar”.

Despite the farcical Atmanirbhar rant to cover up political failures with China they still had 75% of the Indian mobile market share. Imports from China have dropped only marginally. China is not friendly to any country. It has border disputes with almost every neighbour. Smaller neighbours like Pakistan or Nepal are far more vulnerable but foolish PMs of India have been blind to China’s expansionist plans. It is only after Galwan that Modi considers China as expansionist threat. Spurred by outsourcing by US and other major economies China galloped dramatically since the mid-1990s in its GDP. India and China were almost similar in 1990 but China’s GDP is now over 5 times that of India. It is simply mind-boggling how a country like India could be so fooled:

Even after Modi took over as PM in 2014, he continued his chumminess with Xi thinking India-China are some great “Langotiya-Buddies”. Being emotional is not a disadvantage but being an emotional fool chasing some weird rainbow most certainly is. Population-wise India and China are now almost similar and India will probably overtake China in a couple of years. Modi is ignorant and blind to this serious threat of an unproductive population growth. Apart from mentioning population explosion as a threat in his I-Day speech in 2018 Modi neither talks about it nor has any idea what to do about it. On the contrary, he fools the public and the world with the delusional “Demographic Dividend”. In reality, in India’s per capita GDP makes a shameful reading. We rank 148 in the world:

China’s investments in countries across the world is now so high that it is difficult to dislodge them from power. Their military might and secrecy of politics makes them that much more a terrible enemy. Fortunately, Chinese investments in India in total are relatively low. Though no accurate figures are available, these are estimated anywhere between 2-8 billion dollars. If anyone expects the US to act against China for anything, they are wrong. China has deep investments in the US next only to Japan (which is a friendly nation to the US and still occupied by the US):

There was a jubilant announcement of de-escalation at the LAC with China by Rajnath Singh in the Parliament. These measures may be welcome but are to be taken with a pinch of salt. Govts never tell the whole story when it comes to a conflict, only time does. While the govt adds the word “Atmanirbhar” to everything now it is obviously and foolishly used to cover up many failures. Even in products, China’s mobiles have grown in their share of Indian market to 75% in 2020 and that is the highest since 2014. The statements of Dr. Jaishankar and Navtej Sarna reflect the truth better than those of the PM:

There is no winning this game with China and the only and best way out is to dramatically cut down trade and finally look to completely halt any relations whatsoever. Any future resumption of trade and relations can only be at our terms and when China agrees to vacate occupied lands. By nature, Indian PMs have been gullible poodles of China. Each newbie thinks he has some magic potion to win them over. The only thing that happens is that the Indian politicians humiliate India and crash in the same car over and over again.

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Why Modi Cries

It’s a scientific and biological fact that we produce lesser tears as we grow older. After the age of 40, tears reduce. Doctors then recommend eye-drops for lack of tears as tears are important for the eyes. However, that does not mean that older people don’t cry. In the movies, we have seen AK Hangal and Meena Kumari mostly crying. Their characters were often in distress, were never in powerful positions or were eternal underdogs.

But what explains PM Narendra Modi crying so frequently in public? He is the most powerful man in India since May 2014 and has so far cried seven times. On February 9, in his farewell address for Ghulam Nabi Azad, Modi again broke into “Blink back” tears in the RS. It’s called blink-back because tears don’t really roll down the cheeks but the eyes get moist and the voice chokes and the person manages to recover poise in a few seconds. Not only Modi but Azad also broke down in tears. Apparently, Modi was reminiscing about the 2007 terrorist attack when Gujaratis were killed and Azad had called Modi during late night to offer help. While that is sentimental, Indian CMs are not strangers to terror attacks and tear-jerking over it after 13 years is rather unusual. Still, many people see that as a “human” side of Modi and applaud it.

Sporting events frequently give us instances of choking and even crying for a multiple of reasons. Former Australian Cricket captain Kim Hughes faced such defeats that he tendered his resignation in tears. So much that he didn’t even fully read his resignation statement and someone else had to complete it. Vijay Amritraj didn’t cry but choked often. He was twice up 2 sets in the 1970-80s, once against Jimmy Connors and once against Bjorn Borg (the eventual champion) and still lost the match. Players choke because of high pressure expectations, fear of severe criticism or non-acceptance in certain quarters or too worried about their performance and legacy in history. But Modi isn’t the only one, history is full of big leaders who have cried in public:

Strangely, there hasn’t been a serious study on why these big-time politicians and leaders have to cry. They are naturally highly emotional people who are under constant demand of performance, stress and round the clock scrutiny by everyone around them. Some cry in pain, some cry in shame, some cry over losses and some cry for terrorists:

There are others who have turned to politics from journalism and are caught between “Goodbye and I love you” and never knowing where they really stand – the double-life they lead. Then they realise everything is not flowery and some crimes committed by their boss is too heavy to bear. They break down and cry:

But we will make an attempt to understand why Modi cries – he is currently the most popular politician in India and has the support of a vast majority despite his bungling on many fronts. Modi does suffer from some of the problems afflicting sportsmen and many politicians. We will try and understand why he chokes and cries so often. Modi craves for acceptance by his adversaries. It is a serious pursuit for him. He once blurted out to ANI’s Smita Prakash that he couldn’t win over the Lutyens mob. It rankles that despite all his attempts, certain groups in India and abroad simply do not accept Modi as a leader. And Modi constantly craves their attention, approval and recognition. This was just before the LS2019 elections:

As with many political leaders across the world, crying is a tremendous emotional tactic to cover up for any drawbacks and shortcomings in character. Seriously, of all the person Azad is not one you would cry for. Just because he was moved by a terrorist attack doesn’t cover up many of his other sins. Modi simply is a drama actor. His need for drama in front of the camera is now well known. This is a man who didn’t cry over 2002 riots. This is a man who didn’t cry over terrorist attacks on Akshardham that killed over 30 people. This is a man that didn’t cry over the lynching of Palghar Sadhus. The need for drama when many things are in a mess is the standard trick of many politicians who can fake it at the drop of a hat. Mind you, it’s not that the tears are fake but such politicians have the ability to create those tears at will that has fakery at the root:

Be it the playing around with peacocks in his PMO-garden or meditating in a cave or watching Covid vaccine progress on a giant screen all alone or doing a video-conference with ministers and political parties, Modi does not work without a cameraman around him. Every movement of his is recorded by a cameraman. There is a desperate desire and need for self-promotion. This runs contradictory to his claims that he is just a “Fakir” and has no desires in life. Modi loves to play victim – whether it’s an ordinary forum or an election rally or in response to opponents. He never forgets to claim “They abuse me because I am a Chaiwallah, because I am from a poor background, they abuse my mother, my family”. Modi’s victimhood swells up when he speaks of his life and that of his mother doing household chores, working on the “Choola”, filling water, washing dishes and so on. Watch this video (4.50 mins):

Add to this victimhood the great act of claiming that his opponents are all “enemies” out to kill him. This is another aspect of being emotionally charged in reinforcing the belief that “everyone is my enemy out to get me” although Modi forgets that a vast majority are his well-wishers. In the video a woman calls him the “image of Ishwar”. Other Bhajan Mandli players call him avatar of “Lord Vishnu” or King Vikram. A saree-saleswoman even peddles the superpower of his laser-gaze. But despite all this, Modi still feels like a handicapped victim all of his life because he claims his childhood was spent in poverty although not all of it may be true.

Modi is also aging. He is now 70 and, obviously, his reflexes are not going to be as strong as, say, some 10 years ago. It is also a fact that as people grow older and “lonely” their emotions may swing a bit more than before. We do not know all of Modi’s emotions but in an interview to Sudhir Chaudhary of Zee (check the video in this post), Modi did admit that all the abuses and taunts do hurt but he has to carry on with his job. The suppression of pain and hurt at all times can any day cause a dam to burst and at any unconnected event. It is human nature when pent up hurt and anger don’t find any other release. Sudden bursts of tears and choking can also have underlying neurological problems that we may not be aware of:

There are many other psychological aspects but I wouldn’t venture there on the PM of the country. But lastly, there is a sense of failure with hurdles with whatever mission Modi has undertaken. Be it CAA or Farm Laws, the hurdles seem to mount. Worldwide trolling seems to mount. Meaningless agitations confront ModiSarkar frequently, often accompanied by violence. Add to this a confrontational Supreme Court and the frustration is natural to mount. This frustration shows up in some other manner by an emotional breakdown. Such frustrations in failure to implement an agenda can cause severe emotional bursts of tears in unconnected situations. What is required is not tears but toughness of will to combat and confront anti-nationals without any procrastination. Tears cannot wipe out the damage caused. If you are still wondering why Modi cries – all the lines marked in Red in this post are the reasons.

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