NRC, और RSS-BJP का क्रूर खेल। कीमत कौन देगा?

हां, अमित शाह ने बांग्लादेशी अप्रवासियों को कई बार “दीमक” कहा है (याने चीटि जो सबकुछ चाटकर खा जाते हैं)। जिस तरह अमेरिका में ट्रम्प ने मैक्सिकन प्रवासियों को “बलात्कारी और हत्यारे” कहकर संबोधित किया।

भारत के मोदी-शाह-योगी और अमेरिका में ट्रम्प और उनकी रिपब्लिकन पार्टी के साथ बीजेपी पार्टी में क्या समानता है! अभी दोनों पार्टियों का चौंका देने वाला दबदबा है – भाजपा में हिंदू शब्द का जो दबदबा है, रिपब्लिकन पार्टी में वही G.O.P. या ने सफेद क्रिस्टियन लोगों का महत्व है। स्टीव मिलर, ट्रम्प के अप्रवासी-नफरत करने वालों में प्रमुख व्यक्ति हैं। शायद, जैसे भारत में अमित शाह।

अजीबोगरीब ढंग से, कई और समानताएँ हैं। रिपब्लिकन पार्टी के पीछे बड़ी हिंसक ताकतें हैं – नेशनल राइफल एसोसिएशन (एनआरए) और कु क्लक्स क्लान (केकेके) जैसे चरमपंथी संगठन। ऐसे ही रास्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ(आर.एस.एस)भाजपा के पीछे।

नफरत के ताकत पर हिंसा इन दोनों पार्टियों का अंदरूनी जोश या ताकत है | मैं पूरा यकीन से ये इसलिए कह सकता हूँ, क्योंकि मे १९६२ से १९७९ तक आर.एस.एस का सदस्य रह चुका हूँ |

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गोएबल्स कहा करता था, अगर एक झूठ का हजार बार लोगों को बताया जाता है, तो लोग धीरे-धीरे उसी रिपोर्ट को सच मान लेते हैं। भारत में या यहाँ अमेरिका में, मीडिया ने वही गोएबल्सियन मॉडल का पालन करना शुरू कर दिया है।और आबाम को पूरी तरह से वही झुट घेर लिया है। समझना तो दूर, किसी को इस बात का भनक भी नही लग सकता कि देशभक्ति ही वास्तव में लोकतंत्र का विरोध है जो कि पुरी तरह से जल्द है। और जो ही इसका खिलाफ आवाज करे, उनको लगा दो देशद्रोही तकमा, और मौका मिलने पर इसे खत्म करने के लिए शारीरिक या मानसिक रूप से गन्धी खेल खेला जा रहा है। गौरी लंकेश, कलबुर्गी, पनेसर हो या, अमर्त्य सेन, अरुंधति रॉय, मेधा पाटेकर, नसीरुद्दीन शाह।

NRC इसी खेल का एक अध्याय है। कश्मीर, पुलवामा के बाद अब NRC का यह घिनोना खेल। बिश लाख निर्दोष लोगों का जीवन बर्बाद हो रहा है। अवसाद से लेकर मानसिक बीमारी और यहां तक ​​कि आत्महत्या पर मजबूर हो रहा हैं लोग। जिन्दगी भर भारत में रहने के बाद – बंगाली हिंदू या मुस्लिम परिवार – अब बिना किसी स्थिति के है। यानी वे भारत के नागरिक नहीं हैं। किसी देश से नहीं। इसलिए, वे निराशा, गरीबी, बीमारी, शोक, भुखमरी, चिड़चिड़ापन की से उथलपुतल हो रहे हैं।

यह उन्नीस-बीस लाख मुसलमान और बंगाली आर्थिक रूप से हो या शारीरिक रूप से कहाँ जाएंगे? या तो वे मजबुरन छुप जायेंगे, या फिर वो जेल मे जबरदस्ती कयेद किये जायेंगे नही तो मजबुरन मर जायेंगे मिट जायेंगे । जैसे ट्रम्पयुग का अमेरिकी मॉडल, वैसा ही भारत में शाह-योगी युग का माँडल ~ जहां निजी जेलों का भी निर्माण किया जायेगा । और कयेद किये गये लोग ही इन पूँजीवादी लोगोंका व्यवसायों की भरपाई करेगा (जेसा ऊन जमाने मे बन्धुया मजदुर किया करते थे) | जितने ज्यादा कैदी, उतना ज्यादा मुनाफा। संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका में जियो और सीसीसी – ये दो निजी जेल निगम खुले बाजार मे अपने शेयर का ट्रानजाकशन करते हैं। सुनकर चौंक गए ना? फिर खुद ही गूगल के जरिये इस बात कि पुष्टि कर लीजिए ।

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फिर….. फिर क्या…..

बही रोहिंग्या लोगो की ढंग से, सभी शरणार्थियों के रूप में होगा | उनमें से अनगिनत लाखों बांग्लादेश में दिखाई देंगे, या पश्चिम बंगाल मे ….

लोगो को शरणार्थी बनाने का ये साजिश ~ बन्धुआ मजदूर बनाने का ही एकाएक हिस्सा हैं, कंहा हो, इससे कोई फर्क नही पड़ता !! वह भी साजिश का हिस्सा है।

अभी, बांग्लादेश और भारत ~ इन दोनो देखो का मुद्रा का मान अब एक ही बन चुका हैं | भारत का ईकनमि (अर्थव्यवस्था) डूब चुका हैं, अब बांग्लादेश और पाकिस्तान का ईकनमि (अर्थव्यवस्था) भी अगर साथ साथ ही डूबे तो भारत का वर्तमान शासकों का राजनीतिक फायदा होगा |

खेल बहुत बड़ा है सभी खिलाड़ियों और उनकी रणनीतियों को अच्छी तरह से समझने की जरूरत है। बल्लेबाज, गेंदबाज, क्षेत्ररक्षक, विकेटकीपर, कोच।

इसके के बाद, यही खेल का उपोत्पाद होगा ~ खौफ और हिंसा का शर्मनाक आतंक ।
जितना दर्दनाक ढंग से लोगों को दबाव और कुचला जायेगी , उसकी प्रतिक्रिया मे तब उतनी ही अधिक नफरत और अधिक उत्पीड़न होगी।

अधिक गरीबी, अधिक भूख, अधिक निराशा, अंध कट्टरता। रुड़ीबादी के अंन्ध नजरों मे होगा ~ हिंदू और मुसलमान।

लेख के शीर्षक में मैंने पूछा, “कीमत का भुगतान कौन करेगा?”

अब आप उस प्रश्न का उत्तर दें।

मैं नहीं दूंगा।

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Translation from English by Gautam Basu.

Photo courtesy: For non-profit, educational use: The Hindu.


Let’s Talk India’s Independence Day!

August 15, 2019 is India’s 72nd Independence Day. This is also the day when the British forces partitioned the country in three pieces, causing massive trauma and bloodshed. Now, fascist and fanatics forces have won elections and taken the country over. They are destroying democracy and diversity of a once-peaceful land.

Today, with the backdrop of India’s 72nd Independence Day, Humanity College arranged for a half-hour video talk — 30 minutes in English, followed by 6 minutes in Bengali — to visit the critical situation in the subcontinent. Democracy is on its way out, and the ugly head of fascism is rising in the horizon. The Kashmir crisis is the latest example.

Here’s the ultimate irony.

People who did not shed even a drop of blood for India’s glorious 100+ years of freedom struggle, and killed Mahatma Gandhi are now in the seat of power in India. Not the same people, but their followers anyways. RSS and its many offshoot organizations including the ruling BJP have never believed in a diversity-based secular India. They have been ardent followers of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

Religious fanaticism on one hand with hate and division as its political tool, and extreme corporate power on the other hand with the richest of the rich taking control of the country’s economy (exactly following the current U.S. system) are destroying beyond recognition the land — my motherland — that was until recently a symbol of religious tolerance and renunciation of greed, self-centric lifestyle, and violence.

With the followers of Hitler and his hate in power, India is unraveling. In my video talk, I spoke about the grave situation, and also pointed out about some major movements of resistance.

I hope you take the time to watch the video, and if you like it, share. Comments and feedback welcome.

Sincerely,

Partha Banerjee

Brooklyn, New York

India Election Results — Fascists and Fanatics are Back in Power.

Hindu fanatics with their political party BJP won a landslide victory in Indian elections today. For secular, progressive and modern-thinking people, it is a dark day. But we must understand the reasons why they won. And we must understand our God-given role to play in the coming years, regardless of the election results.

Let Us Understand Why.
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With this election result where people fell for Goebbels-like propaganda and lies, fascism is now official in India. Fascism of Hindu fanatics, fascism of the 1 percent, and fascism of hate and violence.

They won. Reason and truth lost. There will be no viable opposition anymore.

Thank you, Congress Party and Gandhi Dynasty: your long inefficiency, false promises and elitism made it possible.

Thank you, communist parties: your long arrogance and party hooliganism made it possible.

Thank you, Trinamul Congress in Bengal: your extreme illiteracy and corruption made it possible.

I shall live the rest of my life under two fascist regimes in my two countries — in India my motherland, and in USA my adopted land. My family, children, and society will live on under the rules of fascist dictators, racist, sexist and prehistoric-minded rulers and their extremist system.

I know for sure, deep in my heart, that it is now time again for Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, KKK, and such ruthless, dark forces. And I know for sure that the world is now deeply into a climate of massive war, violence, bloodshed, and destruction.

Add to it the very serious threat of climate destruction and massive deaths and destitution.

Yet, I shall keep on my God-given mission to educate and organize people — in any way I can.

If you can shed your fear, and get out of this initial disappointment, join me on this crusade. I cannot promise that I have all the answers for you. But I promise together, we shall find the answers.

Regardless of this outcome, which was only expected given how people in power manipulated terrorism, deaths of soldiers and a fake war to their political advantage, and very cleverly diverted people’s attention from real-life issues such as money, food, health and education, we shall live our way.

Yes, now they will crush opposition, and unleash new terror. Many people from our side will join their side. In a progressive, liberal place like Calcutta and Bengal, they will likely come to power in a few years. This is all true.

However, very quickly, ordinary people — the 99% — who voted for them would realize how their real lives are in serious jeopardy. If and when they cry out, and ask for help, let us not forget to be on their side.

But for now, remember that a group of people who did not shed a drop of blood for India’s independence, and people who have always hated Gandhi, Tagore and Ambedkar are in power — perhaps for the rest of the time in our lives.
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Brooklyn, New York
May 23, 2019

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Illustration for non-profit, academic use: Nivesh Rawatlal, New Frame.

A Day After the 2019 India Polls

Dr. Partha Banerjee from New York predicts ominous predictions about the upcoming 2019 national elections in India. Climate change, war, violence, terrorism, skyrocketed prices of health, education, transportation, medicines, and slashing of interests on people’s savings would make life miserable. Democracy will be killed once and for all. He wishes his predictions are all wrong. But…are they?

Some very possible outcomes. No, these are not meant for the Bhakts — religious zealots. It’s for commoners.

What can happen a day after the 2019 polls?

Possible Outcome (1) —  Cost of meds, oil, gas, education, transportation etc. will skyrocket [again!]. And, on the other side, bank interest rates will plummet. Something like the present day USA. We get 0.5% to 0.75% interest at the banks here in America. Nobody knows or cares. Thanks to the IMF and the World Bank, the Modi government, along with their cronies from the Adanis and Ambanis, is forcefully implementing this anti-people American model on us. And will continue to do so. The interest rates from the banks have already gone down a lot. Earlier, the Indian rates used to be 6.5 or 7% that have now gone down to 5 or 4.5%. As a result, the savings of millions are going down the drain. Retired women, Indian soldiers (Yes! They too!), and all other senior citizens, who totally rely on their savings, might very possibly see their income dip drastically from 15k to 14/12k. The numbers are mere examples only.


Such will be the price rise, that they won’t be able to sustain a living out of it. Violence will increase in the social spheres, because of economic reasons, and just like the USA, the police, military and private jails will take up law into their own hands. Just like the USA.

Continue reading “A Day After the 2019 India Polls”

General Knowledge India — 2-minute Lesson on BJP and RSS.

Nathuram Godse was an RSS volunteer. He killed Mahatma Gandhi. RSS gave birth to BJP, party which now rules India. Modi is an RSS member. So are top BJP ministers.

(1) Who is Prime Minister Modi?

He is BJP and RSS.

(2) What is BJP?

It’s the political wing of RSS.

(3) What is RSS?

It’s a militant Hindu fundamentalist organization.

(4) What did they do?

Nathuram Godse, an RSS follower, killed Gandhi. He had many other Hindu fundamentalist associates on the assassination conspiracy.

Their top leaders praised Hitler, and their volunteers/followers conspired to kill Mahatma Gandhi. (Read New York Times interview with Gopal Godse, assassin Nathuram Godse’s brother.)

(5) Did RSS participate in the freedom struggle against British occupation and tyranny?

No, RSS as an organization actively stayed away from it.

(6) What are they against?

They always talked about Islam, Christianity, and socialism to be the three vices, or evils — for India or Bharat.

(7) What are they for?

India/Bharat is for Hindus and Hindi, gender equality is unacceptable, and the economy must be privatized (or, not socialized — they were vehemently against nationalization of India’s banks).

(8) Do RSS practice a democratic leadership structure?

No, they have a supreme, unquestionable leader.

(9) Do they have money?

They have huge money.

(10) How do they gather money?

Volunteer donation is one way. They call it GuruDakshina (charity to the Guru, which is their saffron, Hindu flag).

(11) Do they pay taxes on their enormous income this way?

Not sure. I guess, short answer is, if you can count the money correctly, and transparently. I never heard anybody asking this question. Nobody asks serious questions there.

(12) How do I know all of the above?

I was with RSS, BJP and their student wing ABVP for over fifteen years, before I quit out of ideological disillusionment. And my father was with them all his life. He was close to leaders like Vajpayee and Advani.

(Reference: Partha Banerjee, In the Belly of the Beast: Hindu Supremacist RSS and BJP of India — An Insider’s Story. Ajanta Books International, Delhi, 1998).

Fascism Is Coming This Way :-(

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FASCISM is coming to India (RSS-BJP-Shiv Sena). And fascism is coming to America (Tea Party-Americans For Prosperity-Koch Brothers). Not only because of fascists. It’s because of the privileged, upper-class left, liberals and libertarians who closed their eyes and let the 1% bleed the ordinary people dry, steal the treasury, escalate the rich-poor gap, and break down the society, in the name of democracy and free speech (Obama, Clinton and India’s Gandhi Dynasty and their elite supporters are examples of this class). In both India and America, quick and fake-debate elections have become largely synonymous with the 1% validating their power to be super rich: with corporate profit, land and technology grabbing, and black money (and MOST candidates get massive kickbacks: we have proofs.). The 1% have either directly bought the media, or bribed or silenced them with ad money. Nobody outside of the elite circle knows what goes on at corporate or government board meetings; there is ZERO participation of the people in decisions impacting their lives. Result: HUGE public anger. With absence of a pro-99% force engaging the vast majority of moderate left and right exploiting their many overlaps (which I now call the SECOND CIRCLE), and left-liberals’ arrogance and failure to shed their dogma and ego, and a weak, directionless organized labor, far right, violent fanatics, and Ayn-Rand-libertarians are gaining momentum. This happened at least once before in recent history, when Third Reich came to power in Germany. Now, no single man or woman needs to be like Hitler. Dictatorship will be collective, with the 1% pulling all the strings, to dance the elected governments. In fact, this dictatorship is already in power, but they will be more powerful in the coming days. They will crush domestic and global voices of dissent, using repression, spying and prison inside and war and economic terror outside. And even more young-generation men and women will become apolitical and ignorant of history (and “fun”-loving), and VOTING CYCLES will become even more hypocritical and inconsequential.

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WITH ABSOLUTE HONESTY AND TERRIBLE FEAR. — There was a time when elections were held, and media took a relatively neutral position. Not any more. Now media ACTIVELY work for the 1% elite and powerful. IN THE U.S., media take a completely biased position for the two big parties and promote their candidates who have EXPLICIT connections with war, prison, oil, bank, IT, retail, drug, casino, food, car or insurance corporations. These politicians such as Chuck Schumer (D) or Dick Cheney (R) work to safeguard and promote the interest of the 1%. In fact, many own big corporations, such as Cheney. So, Cheney OPENLY supports the Judith Miller lies that created the Iraq invasion and genocide. Others like Hillary Clinton sit on management boards of companies like Wal-Mart. So, Hillary could push Wal-Mart in India, the biggest open market with unchecked corruption. Media — either in USA or in India — do not tell these stories. They do not tell the Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders side of a pro-99% story. So, most people do not know, and fall for consent mass-manufactured with support from Koch Brothers and Heritage Foundation. New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and such major media do it cunningly, and privileged liberals buy their lies and half-truths (and what I now call Journalism of Exclusion). Meaningless newspapers and fascistic talk shows such as New York Post or Rush Limbaugh, take advantage of peoples’ general ignorance and lack of time to do any serious reading, and brainwash them with absolute lies and bigoted views of the world. IN INDIA, right now, a week before a very big, national election, media is OPENLY taking sides in favor of the 1%, and through countless articles, photos and TV shows are promoting film stars, singers, cricket players, womanizers and such wannabe leaders of at least one million poor people EACH — candidates that HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE or insight about the real issues and problems, such as poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, health and environmental crisis, water and food crisis, land grabbing, overpopulation, corruption, communal harmony, child labor, rampant VIOLENCE on women, sky-high prices, and domestic and international terror. Media do not challenge them on these issues, and by NOT doing it, WORK FOR THE 1% to keep the status quo and re-validate this absolutely dishonest and hypocritical system in the name of vote and democracy. HUGE SUMS OF MONEY — PEOPLES’ MONEY AND BLACK MONEY — are spent to carry out these elections — every four years in USA and five years in India. THE 1% SILENCE THE DISSENTING VOICES. A small news broke yesterday that FBI is hiding plots to KILL OCCUPY WALL STREET ORGANIZERS. Google it. I don’t know how long I can continue doing this honest, heart-felt storytelling. YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. Wherever you are.

Sincerely Sharing Heartfelt Thoughts,

Partha

Brooklyn, New York

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