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Valentine’s Day and Matri-Pitri-Pujan Divas

Should Indians celebrate Valentine’s Day or not? Should they celebrate Matri-Pitri-Pujan Divas instead? Who should decide what Indians can celebrate and what not?

This is an unfortunate dilemma many youngsters get in every year. Orthodox elements of the society think that celebrations like Valentine’s Day are just a conspiracy to impose Western values on our youngsters. Aren’t they conspiracies? Who knows?

Wearing pants is a western concept. Why do you wear them? TV came from the West. Why do you watch TV? English came from the West. Why do you interact in English? The Internet is a Western invention. The mobile phone is a Western invention. Not just the mobile phone, even the traditional phone is a Western invention. In fact, there’s a big chance that 90% of the day-to-day things that you use have come from the West whether you like it or not. So stop this nonsense and focus on the core issues. The core issue is that our society is insecure because it isn’t sure of its own values. That’s the main problem, not the Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is a nice day to express your love for not just your lover, but also to express your love to your loved ones. It’s a nice thought and no way it pollutes the minds of our youngsters. And anyway, who are we to impose our values on them? They should themselves be allowed to decide what sort of celebrations they want to indulge in.

If you don’t like the concept of Valentine’s Day, then don’t celebrate it. If I want to celebrate Valentine’s Day and if you come to stop me and if you use force to stop me, then you deserve to be arrested and if I have enough physical strength to beat you up, then you should be beaten up.

It’s good that many want to celebrate Matri-Pitri-Pujan Divas but why think of paying respect to mother and father on this particular day? It means paying respect to your mother and father comes as a retaliatory gesture and not as a genuine gesture. This is shameful.

Did demonetization rid the country of all monetary ills?

Nobody in his or her wildest dream would have thought that the recent demonetization drive could solve all money -related problems in the country but people are busy pointing out what didn’t happen after demonetization rather than giving a thought to what happened.

Two big reasons why demonetization was implemented were, fishing out black money as much as possible and rendering fake notes/currency redundant. Both these targets were achieved with great success. People were literally burning notes because they couldn’t be used. Big chunks of terror funding sources were destroyed. Naxals and Maoists lost millions of rupees. This Quora thread has nice information on the positive effects of demonetization. It doesn’t have exact figures but it gives you the complete picture of what all happened due to and after demonetization.

The government was claiming that one of the biggest benefits of demonetization was the elimination of the fake currency. It is said that a big fake currency kingpin publishing Indian notes in Pakistan committed suicide after the demonetization drive. Patthar-baaji in Kashmir suddenly came to a halt.

This India Today report says that fake currency is back. The primary purpose of using the word demonetization along with the expression that fake notes are still being printed is to show that demonetization hasn’t worked the way it was supposed to work.

I think demonetization was a drive but not a long-term solution. It suddenly eliminated notes that were used for wrong purposes. It was like a cleanup drive. Once you clean up the roads, it doesn’t mean they’re not going to get filthy again.

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Good news! Food inflation is low

Although it isn’t being discussed in TV news studios and none of the journalists in “reputed” news publications are going to talk about it, inflation is down. I have actually heard people saying that the food is a lot cheaper than it used to be a couple of years ago. People are actually feeling a change at the ground level but of course, media has to be cynical for obvious reasons. This Bloomberg report says that the food and beverage prices rose by just 1.29%. Check out this link for some real-time data on how the inflation rate is coming down.

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An India with strong naval capacity good for regional security?

This Daily Signal link says yes, and it makes sense. In this region of the world there is one bully, China, and one goon, Pakistan. A stronger India with a great retaliatory force already keeps Pakistan in check (although India is constantly wounded by the proxy war carried out by Pakistan, but that’s due to India’s weak political structure) but China is altogether a different ball game. It’s a very big country.

It’s one of the few countries that can pose a real challenge to the US in case there is war. India has been once pushed against the wall already. So, a strong naval capacity is going to create a counterbalance. If India has a weak position, on land and on sea, China has little incentive to maintain peace. But if India can retaliate and cause big damage to China’s interests, that it can be a big deterrence. Whether you are on war with an enemy or sitting across the negotiation table, talking with a militarily strong position makes the other party take you seriously.

The article says that:

India’s new K-4 nuclear-capable, submarine-launched ballistic missile is expected to have a range of 3,500 kilometers, a serious improvement over its current operational missile of the same kind.

When coupled with India’s burgeoning nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine program, India is set to seriously increase its second-strike capability in the coming years.

This trend aligns with India’s ongoing efforts to modernize its military with particular focus on naval power. A heftier military capability will extend India’s national influence and potentially rival China.

Most of India’s naval fleet is in Bay of Bengal and around Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These are strategic positions and nuclear warheads can be launched from these nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. Since India follows the “no first use” policy the country has to maintain a 2nd-strike capability. Which means, in case of a nuclear strike from Pakistan or China, there should be locations from where a counter nuclear attack can be carried out.

More than actually carrying out the attack, the capability for a 2nd strike certainly acts as a deterrence and helps maintain peace in the region.

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“1984” actually depicts a dystopian leftist world

These days left liberals are feeling very good that more people are buying “1984” especially in the wake of Donald Trump becoming the US President. Although I haven’t yet decided whether I like Donald Trump or dislike him, I have been observing left liberals for many years now and have found that they are a very duplicitous breed. They call themselves liberal whereas they are the most illiberal individuals I have ever seen.

Since recently “1984” by George Orwell was sold out on Amazon, the leftist intellectuals in America have assumed that people are fearful about Donald Trump’s Big Brother attitude. If it is about Left vs Right, then these confused and upset people are desperately trying to cling to straws that are not even there.

If you have read the book, with an unbiased mind, you will immediately know that all the tactics followed by the Big Brother in “1984" are actually followed by the Leftist propaganda machinery, in various degrees of severity.

People are constantly brainwashed. They are turned into intellectual zombies. Past events are re-written. Historical facts are expurgated. People are not allowed to express themselves. Complete mind control is exercised. Constant effort is made to make people dependent on the State and select individuals for almost everything. They’re forced to live on handouts because economic progress is looked down upon for common folks.

All these tactics are used ruthlessly in communist/socialist countries/societies/strata, and conspiratorially, in functional democracies like India and America.

But the philosophy is the same: don’t allow people access to actual information, curb or adulterate their ideologies, cause ideological confusion, and constantly keep them in a state of strife.

This is exactly what the liberal, leftist intelligentsia and politicians do. In the name of political correctness, in the name minority appeasement, in the name of feminism, in the name of human rights, in the name of freedom of expression and in the name of personal liberties, they constantly make the common man and woman feel apologetic of his and her very existence.

Why I say that what’s described in “1984" is a Leftist tendency and not Rightist is because the Leftists have created an elaborate machinery that the Rightists haven’t. Leftists have infiltrated the academia, the arts, the politics, the pop culture, the elitist circles, the entertainment media, the news media, the publishing world, the bureaucracy, the various rights bodies, the NGOs, and now, even the sciences. Not a single realm they have left unsullied.

Who despises the social media the most? The Leftists and liberals. Have you ever come across a Rightist lamenting about too much freedom on social media? I don’t think so.

The Leftists are constantly accusing people on social media of being abusive and intolerant (while constantly setting new benchmarks for being abusive and intolerant themselves).

Although they are always chanting mantras of freedom, the moment something goes against their understanding, they begin to doubt the very concept of freedom. I have also mentioned this link in one of my previous Medium posts: the author of this Wired article wonders whether these days people enjoy too much freedom and hence, doing the totally opposite of what they should be doing because, they are not evolved enough to process raw information.

Speaking of raw information. Technology allows you to access information that is not manipulated by the traditional media. You have direct access to raw information these days because of technology. So now technology is bad. It used to be good, but now it is bad.

You know what’s their real problem? Although these Leftists and liberals constantly act as if they are the champions of free speech, they are scared of free speech. They are scared of freedom. Just like the Big Brother of “1984" (there’s actually no brother per se), they fear your freedom. They are scared of people being able to think for themselves.

Suddenly, people are too free. Information is too easily available. Everybody can publish these days. Everybody can build a followership. Everybody can have a platform. Everybody can have a broadcasting channel. Everybody can counter established journalists. People like Modi and Trump can win elections!

These Leftists have perfected the art of espousing causes that they don’t actually espouse. They seem to be writing for the women’s causes but in the name of inclusiveness they end up supporting religious practices that are antithetical to women’s freedom. Burqa and hijab, for these Leftists and feminists, are signs of personal identity and women’s liberation.

In the name of supporting marginalised groups, they support terrorist and extremist groups crying victimhood and religious phobias. They conveniently look away or keep mum while the worst human rights violations are being committed by the communities they pretend to serve.

They have perfected the art of brainwashing to such an extent that in the civilised world, despite being the most illiberal human beings, despite being the most backward -looking individuals, they are known as liberal and forward-looking.

Since they control the media, the publishing houses, the entertainment companies and the academia, they manufacture information as if in the chaotic mass of humanity where everybody is out to kill everybody, they are the saving grace.

They are the pall bearers of righteousness. They are going to save the animals. They are going to save the environment. They are going to save the downtrodden. They are going to save the religious minorities. They are going to save the women. They are going to get child labour abolished. They are going to get bestiality legalised. They are going to fight for the tribals. They are going to uphold the most liberal values humanity has ever conceived. And they tell you how to think.

This is their most potent weapon. They have the machinery to control how you think. This begins to happen since childhood. My daughter’s history book is atrocious, to put it mildly. It constantly paints the majority Hindu community as backward and villainous and every other community as victims of upper caste Hindus. They have purposely written the history in such a manner that you don’t even have an iota of pride in your culture and heritage.

Arun Shourie has written a complete book explaining how educational material is tampered to turn victims into perpetrators and perpetrators and victims.

Recently there was an expose on Times Now on how Teesta Setalvad tried to distort history in 6th and 7th class books to pitch a minority community against the majority community — and this is in the times of social media and 24 x 7 TV news channels. You can very well imagine what used to happen in the 70s, 80s and 90s when these individuals had a free run.

Children grow up reading this literature and they are then a ripe ground to tread upon for more such theories and brainwashing episodes. And by the time they become adults, they are completely brainwashed and brainwashed to such an extent that even if you try to change their opinion, they’re not ready to change it. A few ones, lucky ones, maybe by a fluke, get to develop their own mind. Very few.

This is a sophisticated mechanism. It requires farsightedness, a concerted effort and the clarity of purpose. And unadulterated viciousness.

So why can’t the Rightists develop such a machinery? Why isn’t it prudent to compare the Rightists with what happens in “1984”?

Rightists are a clueless lot. Let’s derive an example from cricket first.

In a one-day cricket match, often, the team that comes to bat later has an edge over the team that has already batted. The team that bats later on has to chase a target and when you know what’s the target, you know what strategy to follow.

The problem with the Rightists is that despite being the team that has come to bat after the Leftists have already batted, they have no clue how to play. They have no system in place. They don’t have the needed intelligentsia and even if they have the intelligentsia, it is not organised and it does not move like a self-sustaining mass the way the Leftist intelligentsia moves. They are not sophisticated. They have not perfected the art of being pretentious. They are not vicious enough. They don’t know how to pretend to be something they are not. They are too opinionated. They are too obsessed with what they think what’s right and what’s wrong rather than thinking of some common goal. They normally work as islands.

Leftists are ants who build bridges with their bodies so that everybody can cross the abyss. Rightists are crabs, and I don’t have to tell you what crabs do.

The Rightists don’t know the “I” of information warfare. They half-heartedly try to imitate the Leftists, but, since it’s an half-hearted attempt, an afterthought, nothing much comes out of it. The Leftists have been at it for decades. They are far ahead. Whereas the Rightists have just started their schooling and wiping their noses and dawdling around cluelessly in primary classes, the Leftists have already gotten their PhDs in information and psychological warfare.

Besides, if you know the background of “1984”, it was written keeping the Communist regimes in mind — a bastion for the left.

But these Leftists are so cunning that they have associated even a fear that depicts what happens when the Left is given a free hand, to the Rightist ideology.

That’s their strength.

About Muslims being banned from entering the US

I haven’t formed any strong opinion about Muslims from certain countries being banned from entering the US. I’m neither for it not against it because frankly, I haven’t done much reading on this to make a strong opinion.

But do observe how heartfelt commentaries are being made about very deserving Muslim people not being able to visit the US or even some fathers not being able to visit their families because they are Muslims.

Someone posted on Twitter that said Sergey Brin’s parents came to the US in order to escape religious persecution and if they hadn’t come, the country wouldn’t have had such a big technology company. This is true. I maybe not (the religious persecution part) — I don’t know the real story.

Then I read about a Muslim professional whose family is in the US but he lives in the UK because of his business. He contributes to the society in the US by paying taxes and being a part of the society fruitfully. I don’t know why, maybe because of the ban — I’m not sure if Muslims from Britain our banned or not — now he cannot visit his family and he was lamenting the fact that he may have to tell his family that he won’t be visiting them soon.

I thought there are only 7 countries from where Muslims cannot visit the US. Even from Pakistan people can visit America. So I’m still trying to make sense of all this fuss.

The Internet is full of such stories and my heart goes out to people narrating the stories of people and families going through these experiences.

What bothers me is, you never find such heartfelt stories when atrocities all over the world take place in the name of religion. Things wouldn’t have come to such a state had people hadn’t remained silent about Islamic terrorism that have killed millions all over the world and uprooted hundreds of thousands of families and destroyed countries and decimated histories. Entire cultures and traditions have been ravaged.

Medieval, dark ages atrocities have been committed on people in the modern times when we don’t even want to hurt bulls and ban traditions like the Jallikattu in the name of animal rights (nothing wrong in that).

There haven’t been any heartfelt stories for victims of Islamic terrorism.

For example, there haven’t been heartfelt stories about all those Kashmiri Pandits who had to leave the land their ancestors have lived on for centuries. There haven’t been heartfelt stories about people in West Bengal who cannot celebrate their centuries-old festivals because people of another community feel offended. There are no heartfelt stories on people’s lifestyles being changed because some people are not comfortable with the way the others live. There are no heartfelt stories on the victims of the perpetual victimhood.

So, all this seems a bit lopsided, a bit skewed. I think this lopsidedness is at the crux of the problem. If this lopsidedness hadn’t existed, maybe Donald Trump wouldn’t have happened.

Just think, before you cause more damage.

Making sense of Donald Trump

Some years ago I wrote a blog post titled “Why I support Narendra Modi” and it was read by many. I wrote that post not as a journalist, because I’m not. I wrote that as a layperson — what I felt about him. I wrote about what I found amiss in the country and how I saw him doing at least something about it. I was proven right. He began addressing many issues I had mentioned in that post immediately after becoming the PM, the Swachh Bharat movement being one of them.

Of course he was subjected to so much political and ideological witch hunting that I thought if so many tainted journalists and intellectuals were opposing him then he must be doing something right or he must be about to do something right. Even the worst politicians, criminals and public figures in the country hadn’t been hounded as much as he has been.

But this is about Donald Trump.

Since he is not my president (although being the president of the US is going to have a ripple effect almost everywhere) it doesn’t make sense to write “Why I support Donald Trump”, but I’m going to share my thoughts again, as a layperson.

If I were sitting in a room I could have easily said that 90% of the people sitting in that room oppose Donald Trump. But I’m not sitting in such a room. It’s just an analogy. I’m constantly using my PC for work as well as social interaction.

I write on technology and almost every online technology blog and magazine that I read reeks of loathing for Donald Trump.

For example take this Wired article. Because Donald Trump has become the President, the article is questioning the very legitimacy of freedom.

But it might be time to ask even bigger questions. Questions like: Is technology always an ennobling force? Questions like: Does allowing humanity untrammeled access to one another always result in a better world? Questions like: Are individuals capable of processing all the information that they once relied on institutions to process for them? Questions like: After people free themselves from their social and cultural shackles, then what?

The author feels we are not properly free to form political opinions because the information on the Internet is too freely available and we are too connected and we have stopped depending on institutions and organisations (and individuals) that used to process information before that information reached us.

Now we are processing the information in raw format and forming our own opinions and conclusions. People who were supposed to form opinions for us are no longer able to do that. According to the author, this is bad.

Technology has suddenly turned bad because it isn’t giving the results it was supposed to give (keep people like Donald Trump away). We have too much democracy, we have too much technology and worse, we are too free. We are not fit to be so free. Deep down, we want dictators and absolutists to control our lives as long as we feel safe in our homes.

Donald Trump made use of the technology that “we” have created and got himself elected. He used platforms like Twitter and Facebook to directly reach people and communicate with them his political ideas without they being refined, sanitised and detoxified by the institutions and individuals who are supposed to “process” such ideas so that they don’t have the negative effect. What he means is, people getting to know Donald Trump’s thoughts on Twitter and Facebook instead of from New York Times and Washington Post. People are supposed to get sanitised information. They shouldn’t get raw information because intellectually they are not capable of ingesting and processing that raw information on their own. They get upset. They get disoriented. They lose all sense of right and wrong. People are imbeciles, especially when they vote for someone like Donald Trump.

The opponents of Narendra Modi in India have had the same gripe, that he exploited the reach of the Internet to reach his political goals. Maybe we’re not ready for so much freedom, those who want to decide how free we should be, have started thinking. The very foundation of freethinking and democracy seems to have shaken, or, for the time being, have totally turned upside down.

This is just one example. Although I cannot possibly read every article and blog post, I come across such pieces of writing at least 3–5 times every day while doing research for my own blog. Almost every technology blog makes you feel as if all hell has broken loose and we have entered the dark age. People lost jobs or almost lost jobs for vocally supporting Donald Trump. They became pariahs. It’s like Hitler part deux. It’s like Apocalypse. Supporting Donald Trump is the ultimate un-coolness.

I’m an aspiring writer and almost every writer I admire has written something lamenting the ascent of Donald Trump. Okay, not “almost”, I must say, at least going by what I have come across, I would say “every” writer. Just the way it happened with Modi, not using invectives against Trump and not using condescending expressions for him and not comparing him to the biggest villains of fiction and reality can turn you into an outcast. Even posting nude and seminude photographs of his wife seems to be the in thing with renowned liberals and intellectuals.

The same is for artists and actors. Pretty much every actor, every musician has bitched about Trump. The now-famous speech by Meryl Streep.

Major scientists have painted doomsday scenarios. They have equated Trump to some cosmic catastrophe like a comet crashing into the planet. “We are back in the Jurassic age!” said one scientist recently after the results.

Here in India, even many Modi supporters are sceptical about Donald Trump.

So what do I think of Donald Trump?

Oh, again I find myself taking reference from my support for Narendra Modi.

Ever since I started supporting Narendra Modi I started forming my political opinions based on who supports those opinions and who opposes them. I have firmly come to understand that there are vested interests with political stakes. They support and oppose political establishments for their own agendas. These people may directly be following agendas or they may be clueless supporters of those following the agendas.

For example, there are journalists furthering the agendas of particular political parties and politicians. There is an ecosystem of intellectuals and the so-called liberals (most illiberal people I must say) that depends on particular political parties and politicians for patronage and mutual interest.

And then there are misguided people who admire these journalists, intellectuals and liberals and want to be seen as supporting causes supported by these journalists, intellectuals and liberals. It’s like, if you adore Meryl Streep then you should also admire her political stand. If you trust Salman Rushdie’s literary genius, you should also assume that his political, social and cultural values are at the right place.

Some may have genuine reasons for being in the same box of these journalists, intellectuals and liberals but they are a very minuscule minority.

You may say that such journalists and such ecosystems and such blue-eyed followers are everywhere, for every political dispensation, and I totally agree. Whatever might be his opinions these days, pre-2014 Arun Shourie supported Narendra Modi and had no problem with him being the PM. In fact, unconsciously some of my support for Narendra Modi might have come from the fact that I highly admired, up till now, unquestioningly, Arun Shourie.

What I’m saying is, I form my political opinions based on who is supporting those opinions and who is opposing them. This is how I started supporting Narendra Modi. I must confess I didn’t know much about him, but I was pretty sure that journalists and intellectuals opposing him didn’t mean well for the country. They didn’t have the good of the country in their hearts. They just had the good of the political parties and the political bosses they promoted, in their hearts. All those who have thrived due to political and economical wretchedness of the country in one way or another, strongly oppose Narendra Modi. This is my belief and you may think differently.

I’m using Narendra Modi here because I’m trying to draw parallels. This is how I started supporting him and started taking note of him. There were so many wrong people opposing him that I needed to pay attention.

At this juncture I don’t know if I am right or wrong, but the same seems to be happening with Donald Trump. I’m not talking about people in technology because they may have their own genuine reasons, but all these journalists and intellectuals who oppose Donald Trump one way or another have had shady backgrounds. For example, the lady journalist from India who was going into a tizzy at the thought of Hillary Clinton becoming the president has had a very shady background back in India. She sort of leads the pack that constantly conspires against Narendra Modi.

Actually, I have no problem with people opposing Narendra Modi or for that matter Donald Trump. I have a problem with people they support. In fact, my dislike for them is not for their opposition to some political figure I support, my dislike for them is for furthering the cause of politicians and ideologies that are constantly harming the country.

Just look the way they totally whitewash all the shady deals Hillary Clinton has been involved in, fake news or no fake news.

Recently on the Internet a lady was explaining why, despite Donald Trump’s misogynistic statements, she voted for him. She said that Donald Trump may look crass and may not know how to talk in front of the public. But what about Hillary Clinton? She is aware that her husband has had scores of affairs. He sexually exploited his young intern. Still, just because she wants to maintain a public image, she never separated from him, in fact, she has been making good use of his office. How can a woman take a stand for the country when she cannot take a stand for her own self-respect?

I think this is a valid argument. Despite that, these journalists and the so-called intellectuals portray her as an ultimate example of women empowerment. Doesn’t this make you doubt their moral integrity? I mean, support her, even for the sake of opposing Donald Trump, but don’t try to make her into something that she is not.

These people continuously pretend to be something that they are not and in the process hoodwink everybody.

Right now I feel whatever Donald Trump is, it is in front of everybody. People know how he thinks of women. They know how he thinks of his opponents. They know how he thinks of terrorism and other economic problems being faced by his country. They know his thoughts on immigrants. His opinions are out there. There is hardly anything hidden about him. Whatever his public posturing is, I think he is less dangerous than politicians like Hillary Clinton.

I totally agree with him that many industries are sending out jobs to other countries to save money. They say Apple has so much cash that the company doesn’t know what to do with it. They have been outsourcing all the manufacturing to China. Tim Cook is one of the most vocal opponents of Donald Trump in the tech world. This is just one example.

Many Americans feel that the jobs that they should have gotten have been lapped up by people from other countries or in other countries, simply because they are ready to work for less. Donald Trump promises that he is going to bring back manufacturing and he is going to bring back the jobs. What’s wrong in that? Every country is entitled to think that way.

He believes that instead of giving doles to the underprivileged they should be integrated with the economic process of the country so that they don’t have to depend on doles and monetary help. What’s wrong in that?

What’s wrong if he talks against Islamic terrorism? Doesn’t Islamic terrorism exist? It sure does.

He has run successful businesses. Personally I feel being a politician like Hillary Clinton is much, much easier than being a successful businessperson like Donald Trump. The same is with Narendra Modi. He has worked in the trenches all his life whereas his other political opponents have gained political stature by just being born in powerful families or by indulging in criminal activities. Narendra Modi is among the very few politicians who have risen up due to sheer hard work and clarity of purpose, without political connections.

Before painting doomsday scenarios vis-a-vis Donald Trump, we need to see how many of his businesses he has destroyed due to his senselessness and misogynistic tendencies. They say there are lots of women administrators in his current government so there goes the anti-women hype. There are many Indians in the current government, so there goes the anti-immigrant hype.

I look at him as someone who calls a spade a spade. If there is Islamic terrorism in the world, then too bad, there is Islamic terrorism in the world and there is no harm in trying to deal with it with a firm hand. If it is felt that Americans are ignored in favour of immigrants for various jobs then this is a genuine problem for the Americans.

Finally, the electorate should be trusted. If people have voted for him, then the mandate must be respected. One of my clients has voted for him and I have been working for him, with him, for more than 15 years now. I think if I don’t understand the problems he has been facing under the Obama administration, and why he was rooting for Donald Trump, I can understand nothing.

All this chest-beating going on on the streets of America is plain silly and immature. Whether they like him or not, they should move on. I’m not saying they should remain quiet if he does something really unacceptable but while he is in the process of becoming the president, they should let him be.

And anyway, there is no use showing discontent because he already knows of your discontent and he seems to be relishing it instead of feeling bad about it.

I believe he should be given a chance. There was a time when Hillary Clinton or one of her supported organisations were trying to find mass graves in Gujarat so that Narendra Modi could be implicated and his political career could be permanently destroyed. Hillary Clinton would prefer the Congress government under Sonia Gandhi in India instead of Narendra Modi because of the actions his government is taking against various NGOs.

The Obama administration continuously supported and abetted the Pakistani establishment despite finding and eliminating Osama bin Laden within Pakistan and despite all the incriminating evidence against the rogue country.

If a country like Pakistan can go on without one of its presidents, generals, ISI chiefs or prime ministers pressing the nuclear button, I’m sure there is no nuclear holocaust looming large upon the terra firma of the globe because Donald Trump has become the President of the United States. He seems a bit crass sometimes, but he is far better than Hillary Clinton.

Regarding his thoughts on women, let me tell you one thing. There is a politician in India called Mulayam Singh. He has been the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and currently his son is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Lots of rapes and sexual assaults on women happen in Uttar Pradesh. When he was asked why there are so many sexual assaults in his state, his answer was, “boys will be boys.” There is a senior minister in his cabinet who believes girls invite eve teasing and sexual assaults by going out alone without a male member of their family.

There is a politician in India called Laloo Prasada Yadav. Criminal politicians and politicians with history of sexual assaults are the norm in his party, not an exception.

These 2 are darlings of Indian journalists and intellectuals who find Donald Trump’s misogyny abhorrent and who are all starry eyed about America getting its first woman president. This is just to demonstrate what sort of people support Hillary Clinton and oppose Donald Trump here in India and the same sort of breed is present in America.

The typical liberal and intellectual, of the sort that you may come across supporting Hillary Clinton and being very vocal against Donald Trump, is of the type of Tarun Tejpal who sexuually assaulted his daughter’s best friend while his organisation was organising an international festival in Goa.

A politician in the Congress party who is a known author and who almost became a big shot at the UN (if I’m not mistaken) is suspected of murdering his wife and even if he hasn’t murdered his wife, it’s a known fact that he used to physically abuse her while having affairs with other women. He is considered far better than Narendra Modi by the same sort of people supporting Hillary Clinton and opposing Donald Trump. Similarly, a politician belonging to the Congress party (again, a darling of these journalists, liberals and intellectuals) was caught on camera getting a nice blow job from an aspiring judge.

What I’m trying to say is, just because a particular person is opposed by a particular class of people, it doesn’t make him or her a bad person. Similarly, if a person is being supported by a particular class of people, it doesn’t make him or her a good person. Although I may seem to be contradicting my premise that I used in the beginning (regarding why I started supporting Narendra Modi), I’m sure you understand what I’m saying.

Another reassuring thing about Donald Trump is that he hasn’t changed a bit since his The Apprentice days. If he is nasty now, he used to be nasty then also. If he used to speak plain then, he also speaks plain now. If he sounded insulting then, he also sometimes sounds insulting now. It was typical of him to deny the BBC and the CNN a question because he feels a certain way about these news organisations.

Would I have given vote to him had I been an American living in America? Yes. Even if I didn’t like him personally, I would support him, at least politically, because of the way he has been hounded and the way Hillary Clinton has been supported. Total black comedy.