Friday, March 17, 2017

MUDDIED POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY DELIBERATELY PROMOTED BY SECULAR MEDIA IN INDIA

What is Hindutva and why do Secularists paint it as Rightwing?

March 14, 2017, 1:36 PM IST Ashali Varma in No Free Lunch | India | TOI

(Extensive Editorial liberties taken to make this excellent article comprehensible for readers not familiar with Indian political jargon)

When I was working as a journalist in New York, my son used to tease me and call me a "liberal." I am a liberal but now it means different things to a different set of people in India. For instance, I am a Hindu, whatever that means. Sadhguru says, it means people born in a geographical area between the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean and there are numerous sects within us and a number of writings we call our "scriptures" that include the Vedas, the Upanishads, The Geeta and so many more including the Buddhists and Jain scriptures or "philosophical texts and treatises."
We Hindus have the freedom to worship many "gods" whom we call our devas, devis, and devatas,  (See on Sookta : "Devas and Devatas : Not Gods and Goddesses") but the basics are a belief in nature and the universe and a oneness with these elements and thus we are followers of a philosophy that was born in this land (the Indian subcontinent.) If we talk about this broad minded philosophy or say we are proud of it, we become followers of Hindutva. It seems to me that for some Hindus it is a shame to be Hindu, at least this is what the so- called "liberals" in India and their followers have been saying for decades and now Hindus are also called "intolerant." There is no limit to the number of negative labels piled upon the Hindus.
There are only a billion of us Hindus in this world who historically belong to this rather prolific philosophical, literary and scientific tradition originating from a specific geographical area  Thanks to recent DNA testing it seems the "Aryans" never invaded us. We evolved as a civilization without the help of outside invaders. I got further proof of this not only by western scientific discoveries but by visiting an ancient site like Harappa in Hissar, Haryana very recently. We were taken to mounds next to a village where Harappan "aged bricks", terracotta pieces had been found. They were dated back to an age before any imagined invasions into our hinterland. In fact, 5000 years ago, according to the symmetrical sizes of bricks found here, we had developed mathematics. Later there was Aryabhata a Hindu mathematician and others who actually invented numbers, decimal system, and even more important the Zero or Shunya. These now are all well known facts.
Thus, the Muslim Arabs who invaded our lands had nothing to do with mathematics or science. It was us the Hindus who had developed the Zero or Shunya, Algebra (Beeja ganita) and the so called Arabic numbers. When President Obama went to Egypt and spoke about how great the Muslim Civilization was and how they had given the world integral parts of mathematics, I cringed with despair as the Islamic world had simply taken it from India in the 12th Century after four hundred years of invasions. The Hindu or Indic civilization existed as written about extensively in The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington long before Islam was born. He is clear about how science and math travelled borders and got translated into local languages and wise men from different lands adopted it as their own.
Therefore, even today it is believed by many superficial scholars that the Arabs invented mathematics. There are western academics who think there was a Golden Age of Islam but fail to see that what the Arabs claimed as their own mathematics and science was borrowed from India, China, Greece and the Roman Empire where arts, architecture and science had flourished. No one in their right mind can actually think that in 7th Century Arabia there existed a flourishing civilization. There is no proof of this.
In the 7th and 8th Century, Islamic hordes conquered Europe, China and India where these innovations were flourishing and then acquired these to claim as their own. I do wish President Obama had known these facts before he so confidently told the Egyptians’ how much the Islamic civilization had contributed to science and arts. The President was ill informed about these facts in the history of civilizations and history of mathematics and science.
Here in India another real clash of civilizations is taking place as I write this; not between castes and/or religions but among the Hindus themselves who deride Hindutva and those who deride Hindutva are called "secular and tolerant" and the vast majority of Hindus who have finally reacted against such spreading of misinformation of history are termed by the so-called "secularists" as "intolerant." Fortunately, I fall in this proud Hindu category which I learnt today is "being a follower of Hindutva"—with a strong loyalty to my heritage. The "Saffron" bit and the other such aspects or epithets are merely derogatory adjectives that the secular and very biased media lay upon us Hindus. Please note the so-called seculars are mostly all Hindus themselves. So, the clash is between us Hindus and so-called secular Hindus and not between Hindus and people following other religions.
This clash is fortunately ideological and not physical as between Shias and Sunnies. Although emotions fly high generally the dialogue and interactions around this "clash" are on a civilized level. 
As the brilliant columnist, Jay Bhattacharjee writes in Swarajya on March 13th 2017, about the Governing party (BJP) winning elections in five states in India and how it was portrayed by the secular media : “The secularist storm troopers (SS), of course, are hardened psychological warriors and putting up a brave front when their ship is going down comes naturally to them. From their early youth, they are taught the skills of mental bluster, sang froid and intellectual calisthenics.
When they are out-maneuvered and outsmarted, they can always draw on the helplines extended by their handlers in various parts of the globe. Make no mistake, the resources at the command of the latter are humongous.”
This is true. After 60 years of wielding power, and calling the shots they do have their chamchas (sycophants) as we would say in Hindi in higher educational institutions and organizations such as the mainstream media here and abroad. Sixty years of promulgation of such negative characterization of Hindus is akin to brainwashing three generations in India and abroad in believing and viewing the Hindu world through their "secular" sense in almost every facet of life.
No wonder the media and political parties are so aghast by the BJP winning three states by a comfortable margin and two more by forming a government. The SS will try their best as they never give up in derailing India’s development agenda and trying to muddy the waters, but finally the BJP has the upper hand and it is up to us the citizens of India to ignore the naysayers secularists and give PM Modi all the help he needs.
As he said clearly, it is not that they (BJP) won’t make mistakes but never intentionally; and he will do whatever it takes to make the dreams of Indians come true; and work hard to "get it done." On these three qualities no one can doubt him—-except for the so called Secularists who are jaded beyond belief and are clutching at straws as they are drowning. 
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The following is original article untouched by the editor of Sookta.
When I was working as a journalist in New York, my son used to tease me and call me a liberal. I am a liberal but now it means different things to a different set of people in India. For instance, I am a Hindu, whatever that means. Sadhguru says, it means people born in a geographical area between the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean and there are numerous sects within us and a number of writings that include the Vedas, the Upanishads, The Geeta and so many more including the Buddhists and Jains.
We believe in many gods but the basics are a belief in nature and the universe and a oneness with these elements and thus are of a philosophy that was born in this land. If we talk about this or say we are proud of it, we become Hindutva. It seems it is a shame to be Hindu, at least this is what the so- called liberals have been saying for decades and now we are also called intolerant.
There are only a billion of us who belong to this rather prolific geographical race. Thanks to recent DNA testing it seems the Aryans never invaded us. We evolved as a civilization without the help of outside invaders. I got further proof of this not only by western scientific discovery but by visiting an ancient site just like Harappa in Hissar, Haryana very recently. We were taken to mounds next to a village where Harappan aged bricks, terracotta pieces had been found. They were dated back to before invasions into our hinterland. In fact, 5000 years ago, according to the symmetrical sizes of bricks found here we had developed mathematics. Later there was Aryabhata and others who actually invented numbers and even more important the Zero or Shunya.
Thus, the Muslim Arabs who invaded our lands had nothing to do with mathematics or science. It was us the Hindus who had developed the Zero or Shunya and numbers. When President Obama went to Egypt and spoke about how great the Muslim Civilization was and how they had given the world integral parts of mathematics, I cringed with despair as the Islamic world had simply taken it from India in the 12th Century after four hundred years of invasions. The Hindu or Indic civilization as written about extensively in The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington is clear about how science and math travelled borders and got translated into local languages and wise men from different lands adopted it as their own.
Therefore, even today it is believed by many superficial scholars that the Arabs invented mathematics. There are western academics who think there was a Golden Age of Islam but fail to see that what the Arabs claimed was borrowed from India, China, Greece and the Roman Empire where arts, architecture and science flourished. No one in their right mind can actually think that in 7th Century Arabia there existed a flourishing civilization. There is no proof of this.
In the 7th and 8th Century, Islamic hordes conquered Europe, China and India where these innovations were flourishing and then acquired it as their own. I do wish President Obama had known this when he told the Egyptians’ how much the Islamic civilization had contributed to science and arts.
Here in India the real clash of civilizations is taking place as I write this; not between castes and religions but between Hindus who deride Hindutva and they are called secular and tolerant and the vast majority who have finally reacted against it and are termed by the so-called secularists as intolerant. Fortunately, I fall in this proud Hindu category which I learnt today is being Hindutva—believing in my heritage. The Saffron bit and the other such aspects are merely adjectives that the secular and very biased media add on to us Hindus in a derogative way. Please note they are all Hindus. So, the clash is between us and not from other religions.
As the brilliant columnist, Jay Bhattacharjee writes in Swarajya on March 13th 2017, about the Governing party (BJP) winning five states in India and how it was portrayed: “The secularist storm troopers (SS), of course, are hardened psychological warriors and putting up a brave front when their ship is going down comes naturally to them. From their early youth, they are taught the skills of mental bluster, sang froid and intellectual calisthenics.
When they are out-maneuvered and outsmarted, they can always draw on the helplines extended by their handlers in various parts of the globe. Make no mistake, the resources at the command of the latter are humongous.”
This is true. After 60 years of calling the shots they do have their chamchas (sycophants) as we would say in Hindi in institutions and organizations such as the mainstream media here and abroad. Sixty years is akin to brainwashing and getting three generations aboard in almost every facet of life.
No wonder the media and political parties are so aghast by the BJP winning three states by a comfortable margin and two more by forming a government. The SS will try their best as they never give up in derailing India’s development agenda and trying to muddy the waters but finally the BJP have got the upper hand and it is up to us the citizens of India to ignore the naysayers and give PM Modi all the help he needs.
As he said clearly, it is not that they won’t make mistakes but never intentionally; and he will do whatever it takes to make the dreams of Indians come true; and work hard to get it done. On these three qualities no one can doubt him—-except for the so called Secularists who are jaded beyond belief and are clutching at straws.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY DIRECTED TOWARDS HINDUS FOCUSED ON THE ONLY HINDU CONGRESSWOMAM FROM HAWAII TULSI GABBARD

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Someone doesn't even know where Congress works (Image: Aulani Kaaihue's Facebook)
Last night, the deep blue progressive state of Hawaii held its primaries, the most exciting races happened on the Democratic side, as many Democrats were fighting to see who would represent the party in the general election.However, the most shocking race happened on the Republican side as an egotistical, despicable, sadistic excuse for a human being prevailed over her opponent, Eric Hafner, 55.8% to 44.2% to represent the HAWAII REPUBLICAN PARTY as their nominee for Congress against Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
Miss Angela Aulani Kaaihue describes herself as a “developer,” and originally ran for Mayor of Honolulu and both the congressional districts in Hawaii, but settled for congressional district 2. Her original goal was to face Congressman Mark Takai, who lost his battle to cancer on July 20, 2016, and announced that he was not seeking re-election in May. Normally, a candidate runs against an incumbent because they think they can bring change, have fresh ideas, or they just want to be a politician, not Kaaihue, Kaaihue ran against Congressman Takai because she believes that the Congressman was responsible for bringing a real estate lawsuit against her. The real estate lawsuit was filed by Kaaihue against Newtown Association who prevented her from building a home for her family, and has been going on for five years. What does this have to do with Congressman Takai? I don’t know. 

It gets worse, Miss Kaaihue is a proud Religious Bigot. Kaaihue is a dominionist politician, who believes that the country should be run by Christians and only Christians. Of course you would ask “did she even go to school?” good question, I don't know, but if she did, she probably skipped history.  



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Did she even go to school? (Image: Kaaihue’s personal Facebook account)

Now, if you think that was disturbing, grab a stress ball because it gets worse. It was no secret in our state that Congressman Takai was battling pancreatic cancer, the normal human thing to do would be to sympathize, and not ridicule him for having cancer. Right? Yes, but someone didn’t teach that to Kaaihue. Kaaihue has spent time and hours canvassing the state with distasteful posters targeting Takai. To be fair, Kaaihue was given a chance to clarify her controversial technique, stating that she’s proud that she does not have cancer, and that more people should be proud that they don't have cancer. 



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Distasteful banner (Image: Hawaii News Now)

I am absolutely not worried about Aulani Kaaihue posing a threat to Congresswoman Gabbard. I’m sure that Gabbard will destroy her. The greater question is: how did she win her primary? It is no secret that this year is the year of outsider candidates, but does personal issues, religious bigotry, and ridiculing a man with cancer qualify you as an outsider candidate? But, a better question is: whether Miss Kaaihue represents the majority of the Hawaii GOP? Will the Hawaii GOP be quick to disavow her? Will they endorse Congresswoman Gabbard, and put country before party? 
Kaaihue now carries the same banner as other Republican state officials: Feki Pouha, Andria Tupola, Bob McDermott, Charles Djou, Sam Slom, Gene Ward, Rod Tam, and other officials. To be fair, the Republican Party Chair Fritz Rohlfing has already came out and condemned her antics, but the Republican members who voted in the primaries seem to love it. 
Hawaii has always been about the Aloha spirit and prides itself as the melting pot for people of all creeds. With Miss Kaaihue’s recent victory in the Republican primary, the next move shall be on the shoulders of the Hawaii Republican Party. They will have to decide whether they will dump Kaaihue as a candidate, and if they don’t, Hawaii will have to decide whether they should dump the Hawaii Republican party as a whole. 



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Aulani Kaaihue speaks to a crowded room at the Hawaii Republican State Convention (Image: Kaaihue’s personal Facebook account)
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