Flawed teacher, ignorant pupil
December 19, 2010 9:23:33 AM
Digvijay Singh's aggressive wooing of Muslim hardliners seems to have led Rahul Gandhi down a slippery political slope. Is it time to change the teacher? Or is the pupil beyond redemption?
A child does not decide the school in which he or she will study. This decision, like many others taken before the child reaches adulthood, is left to parents. For a number of reasons Mr Rahul Gandhi received his education mostly at home under the guidance of carefully chosen tutors. In recent years, his mother evidently decided to entrust his political training to the care of the redoubtable Digvijay Singh whose reputation precedes him. We do not know whether Mr Gandhi's political grooming has been formal or informal, but from all account Mr Singh has been setting the agenda for his celebrity student. In the process, Mr Singh's clout has increased manifold; most Congressmen hold him in awe, believing he has the ears of the First Family more than anyone else. Others such as the low-profile but clinically efficient Ahmed Patel are also high in the pecking order, but Mr Singh has managed to position himself as the only one who enjoys the blessings of both Ms Sonia Gandhi and her son.
In an earlier era when structured tutorial classes were not so common and school education was supplemented by individual private tutors, parents often monitored a child's academic progress by way of marks obtained in school examinations. If performance did not show significant improvement, they were quick to dismiss the tutor and experiment with another. Sometimes, the lack of improvement was not the tutor's fault for disinterested kids defeated the teacher's effort by being inattentive or playing truant.
We can safely assume that Mr Rahul Gandhi is neither. He is keen to learn, often travelling to the interiors to rub shoulders with the great unwashed masses in a contemporary re-enactment of his great-grandfather's discovery of India nearly a century ago. Mr Gandhi is also rather forthcoming in his interactions with young people in particular. He drops in at hang-outs crowded with 20-somethings in metros, small towns and even roadside dhabas, pleasantly surprising them by his freewheeling comments on everything under the sun. Sometimes he provokes a controversy by arrogant assertions such as "If my family had been at the helm at that time, the Babri Masjid would not have fallen," or by proudly, even if undiplomatically, asserting that the break-up of Pakistan was his family's great achievement.
Probably because some of these remarks were unrehearsed and led to storms of protest, the advisory council at 10 Janpath decided to bar him from interacting with the pesky regional media. Throughout his frenetic election campaign in Bihar earlier this year, in which he addressed as many as 19 public meetings, he carefully stayed away from speaking to the media. When the much-hyped revival of the Congress ended in unmitigated disaster with the party winning a laughable four seats out of 243, Mr Gandhi simply went underground — whether on account of depression or embarrassment we do not know. And that's where he would probably have stayed at least till the Burari AICC session this weekend, but for the unfortunately timed (for him) WikiLeaks revelations.
Much has already been said and written on the Gandhi scion's stupefying observations, made to the US Ambassador during an official luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister in July 2009. To summarise, the remarks demonstrated (a) humungous knowledge deficit; (b) pathological hatred of pro-Hindu opinion and organisations; (c) dangerous disregard of India's national security concerns with regard to Pakistan-sponsored jihadi terror; (d) callous unconcern for the magnitude of the terrorist threat to India; and, (e) ineligibility to be considered for a responsible position in Government, leave alone be projected as a potential Prime Minister. Incidentally, it must be also pointed out that despite his deceptively boyish looks, Mr Gandhi is not exactly young. At 40, many of his contemporaries are heading big MNCs and his father was already Prime Minister at that age.
Stung by the heir-apparent's dangerously ignorant streak, Congress leaders have been busy rubbishing WikiLeaks, accusing the BJP of basing its offensive on unsubstantiated and questionable 'leaks', whose timing they claim is suspect. But this is not the first time that Mr Gandhi has revealed this trait. A few months ago at Bhopal, he got sufficiently carried away at a meeting to claim that the banned extremist outfit Students' Islamic Movement of India was as dangerous as the RSS! He later modified this to assert that he only meant that persons who adhered to hardline ideologies were not welcome to join NSUI, the Congress's students' wing.
Similarly, his unconvincing clarification on the WikiLeaks revelation merely reiterates the homily that all forms of terror and communal ideologies are dangerous, which, in fact is not what he reportedly told the US Ambassador. Mr Gandhi clearly enunciated that Hindu groups posed a "greater threat". Significantly, this observation was made in August 2009, less than eight months after 26/11, when the Indian Establishment was busy pressuring Islamabad to accept guilt for the horrendous Mumbai carnage and crack down on the LeT and related organisations such as Jamaat-ud-Dawa'h. Also, this was the time that the apparently senile Congress leader AR Antulay levelled a fanciful charge against Hindu outfits for the death of celebrated policeman Hemant Karkare.
Over the last few years, Mr Gandhi's tutor Mr Singh has been on a Hindu-bashing spree, questioning the Batla House encounter, visiting families of suspected terror merchants in Azamgarh and repeatedly claiming that so-called Hindu terrorist groups enjoy RSS patronage. Much of this has been outrightly rejected by public opinion because it is well known that, even assuming some misguided Hindu freelancers were involved in a few bomb blasts (though nothing has yet been proved against anyone), the RSS has nothing to do with such people.
Clearly, by repeating lies ad nauseum, Mr Singh hopes to attract fulsome Muslim support for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh. Not only is he the senior party leader in-charge of the State, but Mr Singh also knows how crucial the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly results are for Mr Gandhi's political future. It appears he has convinced his pupil that unless Muslims vote for Congress en bloc, other groups such as upper castes would not consider the party to be a potential winner and thus continue to stay their 'hand'. So, Mr Gandhi is parroting his teacher's line and hoping the first set of examiners, namely voters of Uttar Pradesh, will give him high marks.
There is no evidence that appeasement of Muslim hardliners will yield the community's votes. Bihar certainly didn't; in fact, more Muslims voted for JD(U)-BJP than Congress. But in the process, Mr Gandhi is steadily acquiring the image of an unabashed Hindu-basher. Most Hindus may have no sympathy for the community's radical fringe, but to suggest that SIMI is as dangerous as the well-regarded RSS or that Hindu groups are a greater threat to India than Pakistan-sponsored terrorists is bound to offend even the most avowedly 'secular' Hindu. Has the time then come to change Mr Gandhi's tutor lest his flawed teaching sends the pupil to his doom? Or is the pupil beyond redemption anyway?
RAHUL GANDHI'S SPIRITUAL MALINGANCY AND FLIGHT FROM REALITY
date Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 10:47 PM
Dr. Babu Suseelan
Indian Politicians often say stupid things, issue dumbest statements, make ridiculous sound bites and idiotic gaffs. Congress leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Arjun Singh, Digvijaya Singh, Chidambaram, Sonia Maino, are now in desperation to find lime light making stupid comments to make Hindus and India looking bad.
Recent released "Wilkileaks" is full of fascinating reports on inept Sonia Maino's arrogance, ignorance of India, and her maroon son Rahul Gandhi's statement which proves his cognitive disorder.
If we were to conduct an opinion poll and ask Hindus to name the one basic root cause of his idiotic statement, we would get various answers. If we were to ask, "What—in a single-word accounts for his erroneous statement on Hindus?" people might reply:
The Congress party leaders might be suffering from Ignorance, prejudice, mistakes, selfishness, intellectual paralysis, lack of sensitivity, carelessness, cognitive disorder and pro-Jihadi sentiment. All these answers would be true. All these elements, and many others, lead to his idiotic statements and Congress party's antipathy towards Hindus and Hindu organizations.
Hindus around the world should condemn Rahul's remarks "that Hindus could pose a "bigger threat" to democratic countries than the Jihadi terrorist group Lashker-e-Toiba, Taliban or al-Queada". Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party General Secretary made such a foolish statement to the American Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer. Such irresponsible remark and unwanted attack on Hindus by Congress leaders in India show that the anti national Congress party is too quick to fault Hindus for Jihadi terrorism, Maoist violence, coercive religious conversion, and corruption in India. Rahul Gandhi has nothing to say about Pakistan Army sponsoring terrorism in India, ISI sponsored Lashkar –e-Toiba Jihadi terrorist attacks in Kashmir and Mumbai. Rahul's mind could never comprehend or understand deadly forces of Taliban and al-Qaeda supported by Pakistan fermenting trouble against India's interests.
This latest round of attack against Hindus once again shows how ridiculous the Congress party's misstatements and their proclivity for insulting peace loving Hindus. Rahul's statement on Hindus and his attitudes on RSS reflect a sick mindset and is part of a long standing tradition from Nehru onwards of blaming things for almost everything that goes wrong in India.
There had been anti Hindu prejudice of varying degrees of intensity in Congress policies for a long time. These Hindu prejudice and pro Muslims policy has resulted in Jihadi terrorist bombing of moving passenger trains, and killing innocent people in Mumbai, Varanasi, New Delhi, Kerala, and Kashmir. The Congress Party is quick in blaming the victims. It is politically incorrect in India to blame Muslims for terrorism. Indian government, controlled by the uneducated, Italian catholic Sonia Maino, at all levels has adopted political correctness and the fact is so strong. For the anti national, anti Hindu Congress Party, political correctness is an ideology that always classifies terrorist Muslims and violent Maoists as victims and Hindus victims as aggressors. How far they could continue with false political correctness, irrational Muslim appeasement and Blame Game of Hindus?
Mass murder, ethnic cleansing, and terrorism are terrible, awful things. Such extraordinary events happened in India several times. These events prove Congress party's indifference, passivity, deliberate ignorance, purposeful avoidance and hostility towards Hindus.
In 1947-48, millions of Hindus were murdered or driven out from Pakistan, and Bangladesh by Muslims, and their property confiscated by Islamists. During Indira Gandhi's assassination, thousands of Sikhs were massacred by the Congress criminals in New Delhi. The jihadis and congress criminals cracked all Indian civilized norms, revealed primitive death instincts in the form of hysteria and indulged in death and destruction.
We have no history to prove that the Congress Party showing any acts of compassion, generosity, courage and sacrifice in these Jihadi and Congress criminal made calamities. Looking principally at recent terrorist attack in Kashmir, Mumbai, Bangalore, Varanasi, Kerala and New Delhi, the Congress government behaved poorly. The heroes of these disasters were not the Congress government, or police or official workers. IT was RSS and VHP volunteers, caught up in the event, who organized themselves to do what is needed. RSS and VHP volunteers were altruistic and engaged in caring for the victims.
In the wake of the expulsion of Hindus from Kashmir, in which thousands of Kashmir HINDUS became homeless and forced to live in filthy refugees camps in their own country. In all these Muslim made tragedies, the Congress government and party leaders were sleepy and in a slumber. The Congress leaders were gleefully attending Ishtar Parties and eating decaying flesh with Jihadi leaders. In fact, these anti-national politicians lost the moral authority through corruption, looting public funds and make insulting remarks about peace loving nationalist RSS and Hindus. The Rahul Gandhi and his phony secular leaders want to control majority Hindus, to tear people apart, and to satisfy their hunger for power and money by blinding people to prevent them from seeing their dark evil practices. Congress leader's goal is to steal, kill and destroy Hindus and India.
There is no treatment for uneducated Sonia's intellectual paralysis or for her prodigal son Rahul Gandhi's attention deficit and cognitive disorder. The Congress Party and Rahul's ability to protect our culture, promote our interest, and preserve our sacred spirituality is limited. Yet their ability to cause harm is great.
People who run on empty cone head can only bankrupt the country and our future.
It is time for Hindus to make a sober assessment of what is going on in India in the name of bogus secularism and Muslim appeasement. Do Hindus have to elect such morally bankrupt, corrupt Congress Party leaders into Power?
In order to secure India's interests and sacred culture, India needs strong nationalist leaders with mission, vision and pro-Hindu strategies.