2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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Postby chanakyaa » 19 Feb 2021 00:11

Rail roko in Aurangabad, MH :rotfl: Continuing to stay the course at full speed is the best solution to tackle Andolanjeevi

https://twitter.com/ek_aalu_bonda/status/1362274504970432512

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Postby sudarshan » 19 Feb 2021 00:33

^

Sachin wrote:... So far I have not seen any political party having the guts to call for a surprise rail roko and then stand on the tracks :lol:.
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:eek: You were saying, saar...?

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Postby m_saini » 19 Feb 2021 00:55

They should round up the morons on the tracks and slap a couple crores fine for trying to disrupt people's lives, disrupt railway schedules and to give PTSD to the driver.

After that a couple years in a mental institution to cure their suicidal tendencies.

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Postby titash » 19 Feb 2021 01:13

chetak wrote:
SandeepA wrote:Chetak, we need to make up our mind first about what the enemy is - either they 'come to the defence of their own aggressively' or 'treat them as bugs splattered on a windscreen'.


there are "Chiefs" and there are "Indians" (pun intended)

if push came to shove, the Indians and other foot soldiers will always be the bugs

the "Chiefs" will always be defended, but the "Indians", not always and not so much :mrgreen:

note how greta is out of the picture, as are her handlers

anything under UAPA and the sedition laws are a real biatch for anyone to handle.


There are 3 kinds of "activists":
1) Genuinely climate/equality concerned activists
2) The ones in it for fame and political power
3) The brainwashed foot soldiers.

The first ones are ideological "leaders" who should be sticking out their neck for their causes, no matter what. These are rare and usually are upstanding individuals in their own right. They need to be co-opted, brought into the mainstream, and given responsibility to make meaningful positive changes. They are motivated; what is needed is to find alignment ("Saam")

The second kind - as Chetakji said - too many chiefs and too few indians. These are addressed by backdoor negotiations, or other skeletons in their cupboards (and there's always some) like FCRA violations, Tax evasion, Sting operations for Dollar/Moral Corruption, etc. I suspect the Lundbergs, Mayas, Werlmans, Friedrichs, wires/scrolls/caravans/ityadi belong hiyar ("Daam" & "Bhed")

The third kind are easy pickings - UAPA, sedition cases, kourt kacheri, some missed exams, parental pressure - and they're out of the picture. The Dishas belong hiyar. The second kind will jump at their defence for a few days, but will let them take the fall and become roadkill ("Dand")

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Postby S_Madhukar » 19 Feb 2021 01:29

I am afraid we will always have such people specially young who will fall prey to such gora ideology. Heck I have known a handful of folks in US turn Xtian to help with GC in the southern states.

The kids might have been shown false hopes of phoren trip or Uni admission and the gullible will jump in to such causes. Xtian will have a slightly higher tendency as the ecosystem to brainwash is around them and no one to challenge or question as nothing about Sanatan dharma is available in school textbooks or in the general media.
We need stronger external controls like abolishing NGOs, no Visa for non-Hindu preachers ( I don’t understand why we need them as there are already so many faithfuls here), and implementing anti-sedition laws fully, publicly and ensuring those examples are made as banners and displayed in schools and Unis(like anti-drug drives) or even community service as a punishment where they explain how they were hooked by these methods

If someone is a total fanatic then there’s less we can do but at least we can not let average kids fall prey easily. Of course the whole family must also be questioned as to the $$ trail

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Postby hanumadu » 19 Feb 2021 06:50

One Swati Mohan with her bindi undoes years of liberal commie missionary propaganda against Hinduism.

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Postby AkshaySG » 19 Feb 2021 07:08

AshishA wrote: Indian universities need to be freed from these commies as soon as possible. Or else we will see more of these disha episodes.


Easier said than done ..All the decisions of unis like these are in the hands of their boards who are already populated with bleeding heart commies and show of force to change em outright will result in protests that would make farm bill and CAA seem nothing , Its hard to overstate just how important JNU,DU and such unis are to their cause and how much they recruit from these .

Any changes would have to be done smartly and over a period of time and hopefully from the inside , Its almost like toppling a foreign govt , You gotta do it carefully and with plausible deniability

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Postby Rudradev » 19 Feb 2021 09:33

From the Greta Disha chat 1 thing is very clear. Greta is the boss & Disha is a combination of hotel manager plus sepoy.

Just see how Greta acts like a demanding gori guest at a 5 star resort. "It would be good to have this now. I must write something soon."

Meanwhile Disha is

1) Obsequious: please ma'am, I am really really sorry ma'am, like the Indian resort manager trying to placate the gori guest.

2)Solicitous: "Are you OK", Disha asks Greta... even though Disha herself is the one at greater risk (UAPA etc) while Greta's khujli is only about social media's "intense hate storms" i.e. her ego being dented in a Twitter war.

Meanwhile no concern at all the other way round, by Greta for Disha's welfare. And why should there be? Greta is the Memsahib. While Disha is...

3) the Sepoy. Disha is the one fighting in a theater where courts, lawyers, cops, UAPA etc. can actually come into play... the front lines of a battle being commanded by generals who are sheltering safely in Soros' rear HQ.

Interesting dynamics here. Not as simple as the obvious interpretation may seem (that Disha is the background string-puller providing a toolkit of talking points while Greta is the one on the firing line of public discourse).

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Postby Tanaji » 19 Feb 2021 10:49

We are assuming it is Greta herself who is managing her account. Most likely it is a team of PR specialists who do it. Your points still stands though.

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Postby asgkhan » 19 Feb 2021 12:32

It really hurts to look back at our history and see these ratta-baaz IAS baboons destroying every god given opportunity to modernise.

https://www.livemint.com/opinion/column ... 43498.html

The authors compared the cost of last-mile delivery in the US to that in India, in an attempt to estimate the costs that businesses here have to incur on account of the fact that we lack an accurate house-level addressing system. They found that in the US, last-mile delivery was just 10% of the total cost. In India, on the other hand, despite the far lower cost of labour, last mile costs could be as high as 30%. They estimated that on account of the poor state of location services in India, the country as a whole stood to lose between $10 billion and $14 billion per year.


For too long in this country, we have ignored the importance of maps. Thanks to draconian regulations that require everyone engaged in this business to take permissions for virtually everything they do, there has been little innovation in this field.

Not many people know that Google Map Maker, the technology behind the most widely used digital map in the world, was developed in Bangalore. Despite having the technical ability to build world-class maps, India has not been able to use this expertise to its advantage primarily because of regulations on the process of map creation.

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Postby chetak » 19 Feb 2021 14:23

asgkhan wrote:Not many people know that Google Map Maker, the technology behind the most widely used digital map in the world, was developed in Bangalore. Despite having the technical ability to build world-class maps, India has not been able to use this expertise to its advantage primarily because of regulations on the process of map creation.



not completely justified.

Map making in India has a colonial hangover and that has simply continued as state policy, given that neighbors like the pakis who walk in at will with "bums".

multiple recce missions were done by the pakis (which were all missed by our own counter terrorism spooks) before they launched the 26/11 attacks.

just like detailed planning is done even now by the pakis to infiltrate into punjab, cashmers and tamil nadu along routes where previously recce has been done.

Also, very few original software products have actually seen the light of day that have been wholly developed by an "Indian" Indian company.

Internet explorer is/was also written in bangalore and a fat lot of good that has done us.
when coolies work for gora masters anywhere in the world, the gora masters follow a tried and tested method of code harvesting and they make very sure that the software sweatshops remain just that; sweatshops in perpetuity unless the exploited consciously break out of the comfortable cages built to confine them and soar on their own

the problem in India occurs when guys like amazon wilfully and preferentially tie up with local partners who bring only their political and babooze connections to the table as their contribution to equity apart from slyly running companies that manage housekeeping, catering, transportation and security services run in their wives and daughters names etc

the same happens in the airlines, telecom companies and food processing conglomerates that operate in Indian with a JV that has a local partner

amazon has been deeply involved in expanding cloudtail – often referred to by amazon as “SM,” or “Special Merchant,”. Care to take a guess which sycophant and once aspiring president of India contender, Indian ambassador to the US contender and finally a failed as usual MP contender from the aapi gang to whom vast amounts of moolah was channeled in a bid to secure the political gaddi. A big chunk of rundi teevee is also rumored to be in the same pocket, along with a disgraced ex finance minister for a "partner"

these local "partners" are helping to kill, devastate and destroy local kirana type businesses for amazon and of course for themselves too

Amazon documents reveal company’s secret strategy to dodge India’s regulators


Amazon’s main foray began in 2013. It started listing books and DVDs on Amazon.in, its online platform. Since then, Amazon has taken an aggressive approach to government limits on e-commerce.

“Test the Boundaries of what is allowed by law,” said one slide in a 2014 presentation, titled “Risk Analysis.” The slide advised that preparations be made in the event of a visit by an enforcement body: “Establish a Strong Dawn raid Process.”

Asked about the slide, Amazon said that “dawn raid preparedness” is “standard worldwide practise” and refers to the training of employees “to handle site visits from officials pertaining to police, fire services, law enforcement and other services personnel on government duty.”

To deal with the restrictions on direct sales, Amazon found an indirect way of reaching consumers and boosting sales quickly. It entered a joint venture with an entity formed by one of India’s most famous tech moguls, N.R. Narayana Murthy, founder of software services giant Infosys Ltd. The venture was used to create a seller named Cloudtail, which began offering goods on Amazon.in after it was set up in August 2014.

Amazon has said that Cloudtail is an independent seller on its marketplace. A year after Cloudtail was created, Amazon told Indian business newspaper Mint that Cloudtail received “the same privileges as any of the other sellers on our platform.”

But Amazon has been deeply involved in expanding Cloudtail – often referred to as “SM,” or “Special Merchant,” in the documents.

“The Special Merchant (SM) was launched in Aug-14 and we helped SM quickly ramp up and gain scale through Q4,” stated an Amazon India report, dated Feb. 23, 2015.

“Launch, stabilize, grow Special Merchant; make it profitable,” the report said.

Amazon had big plans for Cloudtail. The target was to ensure Cloudtail accounted for 40% of Amazon.in sales, “and build this into a $1+B business” in 2015, according to the report. To that end, the report reveals, Amazon helped Cloudtail “acquire key relationships” with major tech companies, including Apple, Microsoft and OnePlus. This included exclusive deals with these companies to sell their products, such as smartphones. The tech companies got a big new sales channel, while Cloudtail got coveted products that it listed on Amazon.in.


Amazon said in its statement that it facilitates “the introduction of brands to sellers” in accordance with the brands’ requirements.

A spokesperson for Cloudtail and Murthy said they had no comment. Apple and OnePlus didn’t respond to questions. Microsoft had no comment.

The deals Amazon facilitated with smartphone makers, coupled with deep discounts Cloudtail was offering on the Amazon website, hit India's offline mobile sellers hard, said Arvinder Khurana, president of the All India Mobile Retailers Association.

“The entire market was disturbed,” said Khurana, whose trade group represents 150,000 mobile retail stores. “There’s been a year-on-year decline in sales” at brick-and-mortar shops, he added.

Currently, e-commerce accounts for 4% of India’s roughly $900 billion retail market, according to Forrester Research. But it’s growing fast.

While some 10% of smartphones in India were being sold online in 2013, by 2016 that figure had jumped to 30%, according to Forrester. By 2019 it was 44%. And Amazon and Flipkart dominate these sales, accounting for roughly 90% of all online smartphone sales, said Forrester analyst Satish Meena.

Brick-and-mortar retailers told Reuters they’re struggling to compete with the online giants. One mobile phone seller in the city of Ahmedabad said that while he was selling an iPhone 11 for 56,000 rupees ($769), a customer told him it was going for around 47,000 rupees ($645) on Amazon.

For Mumbai mobile phone merchant Narendra Gada, the competition was ruinous. In 2013, he said, his business was doing well. It enabled the 44-year-old to support his family of three, selling around 20 phones a day at his store in the upmarket Colaba area. His monthly sales, he said, were around 10 million rupees (about $137,000). “Margins were good at that time,” Gada recalled, as high as 25% on some models.

Narendra Gada stands in front of a Mumbai cafe where his mobile shop once stood. Gada says he shut his shop last year because he could no longer compete with online sales of mobile phones. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
“PM Modi is not an intellectual or an academic but believes that strong administration and governance is the key to running a successful government.”

An Amazon document describing the Indian prime minister
Everything changed in 2015 with the expansion of online sales of smartphones, he said. He couldn’t compete with the exclusive launch of smartphone models online or the discounts being offered, he said.

By 2016, his sales had dropped some 40%. Customers would come to his shop to try smartphones, ask for the WiFi password and then go online to buy the model they’d just sampled, he said. In 2018, Gada began selling at lower margins and on credit to keep sales alive. Late last year, he shut the shop he’d started in 1998. The final straw was the pandemic-induced lockdown. But he said it was the advent of online sales that killed his business.

“There is no walk-in now,” he said. “There is no business.”

In its statement, Amazon said, “Facts communicate a different reality. Small businesses are increasingly embracing technology and finding success online.”

The company said that it now had over 700,000 sellers on its platform, most of them small and medium businesses, and had “no incentive” to keep the number of sellers down. It also said that tens of thousands of Indian manufacturers are using Amazon to sell to consumers abroad, so far generating cumulative sales of $2 billion. And for millions of consumers, of course, the discounts offered on Amazon’s platform are a boon.

About two months after Cloudtail’s launch in August 2014, Bezos met Modi in New Delhi. A draft document containing talking points was prepared for the Oct. 3 meeting. It makes no mention of Cloudtail or its plans.

One key objective of the meeting, according to the document, was to discuss barriers to foreign investment in the e-commerce sector.

The document also included a brief appraisal of the Indian leader. “PM Modi is not an intellectual or an academic but believes that strong administration and governance is the key to running a successful government,” it said. “He is known to like simple, logical, straight forward thinking without excessive academic jargon.”



It's the east India company syndrome that has moved operations from visible surface to invisible subsurface, camouflaging ownership under fancy and catchy names.

It's these sabotuers and parasites who have a stranglehold grip on the system and just do not let go of their deathgrip. The host wilfully nurtures these parasites because of the massive payoffs that the parasites are able to "generate"

Why do so many Indian industrial houses contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to US universities. Have we ever wondered what was the ROI that they look for and secure so very easily.

so very easy to blame everything on soros, when we have many soros' clones who are sucking the lifeblood out of the country while swanning around in the goody goody masks and garb of "patriots"/"nationalists".

It's also why people like radia with their extensive and deeply penetrative ex babooze, presstitutes and bollywood "blue" network succeed so spectacularly and wildly in the Indian business space by using ever willing, immoral and opportunistic political crutches of varied hues to help sweep aside all opposition.

just before the budget, bezos tersely warned the modi govt not to change any terms and conditions of the e commerce players in India. That's how much power these goras thing that they have, even in a sovereign country like India. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby chetak » 19 Feb 2021 16:12

right on cue :mrgreen:


Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)@CAITIndia·5h

In a letter to @CimGOI Shri @PiyushGoyal today, @CAITIndia has demanded investigation into the role of Mr Narayan Murthy & affairs of his company Cloudtail for being hand-in-glove with Amazon.

CAIT also accused some Banks of helping Amazon to manipulate prices on it’s platform
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Postby vijayk » 19 Feb 2021 18:14

Oldtimer
@auldtimer
At 21, humbug environmental activist Disha Ravi devised toolkits plotting the besmirching of India.

At 21, Swati Mohan finished BS in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell. World has seen her yesterday guiding a Mars-mission spacecraft.

Who brought laurels to Indians?

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Postby darshan » 19 Feb 2021 19:19

Not that there's any doubt about what nehru clan had been doing since day one. For way too long GJ BJP has been playing friendly match with congress and doesn't have any killer mentality with congress still getting sizable amount of votes. Yogi, when will you come to GJ to teach a thing or two to GJ BJP?
With so many young students flocking in big cities, congress has always facilitated love jihad and GJ BJP is still working to figure out what that means. Modi gave GJ BJP very well built foundation and GJ has underachieved while BJP also being in the center.
Congress promises dating destinations, kitty party clubs in Vadodara polls
https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/congres ... ara-polls/
Ahead of the municipal polls in Gujarat, the Congress party has made one of the most bizarre election promises saying it would build ‘dating destinations’ and kitty party clubhouses in Gujarat.

In the party’s manifesto for the Vadodara Municipal Corporation elections, the Congress party has promised to build cafes that will serve as ‘dating destinations’ for youngsters belonging to the middle class and lower-middle-class families in Vadodara city. The manifesto was released as part of the party’s “Iconic Vadodara” promise.

Contending that such ‘dating’ facilities are the need of the hour, the Congress city President Prashant Patel said coffee shops or cafes are expensive, and youths from middle and lower-middle-class can hardly afford to pay huge bills. ‘We are in the 21st century, and it is our duty to promote a culture where our youngsters can sit and enjoy private moments without any fear’, Patel said.

He added that if voted to power, the Congress-led Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will build cafes that can also be used as dating destinations. “These amenities will also generate employment for locals,” the Congress leader claimed. In addition to cafes, Congress has also promised to build clubhouses where women can organise kitty parties at affordable rates.

Ironically, the city of Vadodara is also known as Sanskari Nagari (The Cultural City) and Kala Nagari (the city of art) of India.
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Postby darshan » 19 Feb 2021 19:23

How many knew?
58 years after Nagaland became a state, Jana Gana Mana played in the assembly for the first time this month
https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/nationa ... irst-time/
In a first, the National Anthem was played in Nagaland Assembly Session. It was played both before and after Nagaland Governor RN Ravi addressed the 7th Session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on February 12, 2021.

This is the first time since Nagaland became a state on 1st December 1963 that the National Anthem was played in the House.

Security analyst Nitin A Gokhale took to Twitter to share a video of the rare moment, where all the members of the Assembly stand as the National Anthem “Jana Gana Mana” is played in the House for the very first time in the history of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
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Postby Rsatchi » 19 Feb 2021 19:30

chetak wrote:right on cue :mrgreen:


Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT)@CAITIndia·5h

In a letter to @CimGOI Shri @PiyushGoyal today, @CAITIndia has demanded investigation into [b][color=#FF0000]the role of Mr Narayan Murthy & affairs of his company Cloudtail for being hand-in-glove with Amazon.


CAIT also accused some Banks of helping Amazon to manipulate prices on it’s platform[/color].[/b]

Chetakji
Who will accost him:
Wife a widely known philanthropist and respected for her untiring work.
Son-in-law Chancellor of Exchequer and ?? future UK PM :-? :-? maybe
Given up Infosys but urge to mint continues! :roll:
Who would blame him given our Babooze and Politicos being so predictable!!

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Postby darshan » 19 Feb 2021 19:45

India has an excellent and patriotic bureaucracy. Not sure why Modi keeps saying otherwise.

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Postby Rsatchi » 19 Feb 2021 20:07

Darshanji
Please correct me if I am wrong and mods sorry if this is in wrong thread:
Patriotic Bureaucracy yes but the greed to mend the rules for personal gains!!!
you could be patriotic but greedy!! yes

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Postby darshan » 19 Feb 2021 20:43

Rsatchiji,
What exactly is considered to be a jaichand or worth purging may require a separate thread altogether. Where's the line? When does one's action should be considered traitorous? Traitors get away with a lot when classifying as left versus right.

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Postby darshan » 19 Feb 2021 20:44

Any known names here?

Gujarat govt forms committee for setting up a museum on former native states at Statue of Unity
https://www.deshgujarat.com/2021/02/18/ ... -of-unity/
Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has formed a committee for setting up a museum dedicated to contribution of former native states in creation of present political map of India. Among the members are SS Rathore (former additional chief secretary and former royal family member of Valasana), Mandhata Sinh (former royal family member of Rajkot), Raghuvirsinh (Sirohi), Divya Kumari (Jaipur), Karni Singh Jasol (Director, Mehrangadh Museum Trust, Jodhpur), Dr. Angam Zala (Professor in Harwad University and former Royal family member of Dhrangadhra) and Dr. Pankaj Sharma (Director, Archaeology and Museum).

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Postby chetak » 19 Feb 2021 20:48

WION@WIONews

#Gravitas | The British directly ruled India for nearly 200 years. Now there is another colonial threat staring at India.

@palkisu tells you about the New East India Company.

11:26 PM · Feb 18, 2021


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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby Haresh » 19 Feb 2021 21:09

Just came across this, could be useful

Public Relations and Propaganda Techniques

https://gspm.online.gwu.edu/blog/public ... echniques/

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Postby AshishA » 19 Feb 2021 22:01

Link-https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/europe/france-universities-culture-wars.html
Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’
PARIS — Stepping up its attacks on social science theories that it says threaten France, the French government announced this week that it would launch an investigation into academic research that it says feeds “Islamo-leftist’’ tendencies that “corrupt society.’’

News of the investigation immediately caused a fierce backlash among university presidents and scholars, deepening fears of a crackdown on academic freedom — especially on studies of race, gender, post-colonial studies and other fields that the French government says have been imported from American universities and contribute to undermining French society.

While President Emmanuel Macron and some of his top ministers have spoken out forcefully against what they see as a destabilizing influence from American campuses in recent months, the announcement marked the first time that the government has moved to take action.

It came as France’s lower house of Parliament passed a draft law against Islamism, an ideology it views as encouraging terrorist attacks, and as Mr. Macron tilts further to the right, anticipating nationalist challenges ahead of elections next year.

Frédérique Vidal, the minister of higher education, said in Parliament on Tuesday that the state-run National Center for Scientific Research would oversee an investigation into the “totality of research underway in our country,’’ singling out post-colonialism.

In an earlier television interview, Ms. Vidal said the investigation would focus on “Islamo-leftism’’ — a controversial term embraced by some of Mr. Macron’s leading ministers to accuse left-leaning intellectuals of justifying Islamism and even terrorism.

“Islamo-leftism corrupts all of society and universities are not impervious,’’ Ms. Vidal said, adding that some scholars were advancing “radical” and “activist” ideas. Referring also to scholars of race and gender, Ms. Vidal accused them of “always looking at everything through the prism of their will to divide, to fracture, to pinpoint the enemy.’’

France has since early last century defined itself as a secular state devoted to the ideal that all of its citizens are the same under the law, to the extent that the government keeps no statistics on ethnicity and religion.

In an earlier television interview, Ms. Vidal said the investigation would focus on “Islamo-leftism’’ — a controversial term embraced by some of Mr. Macron’s leading ministers to accuse left-leaning intellectuals of justifying Islamism and even terrorism.

“Islamo-leftism corrupts all of society and universities are not impervious,’’ Ms. Vidal said, adding that some scholars were advancing “radical” and “activist” ideas. Referring also to scholars of race and gender, Ms. Vidal accused them of “always looking at everything through the prism of their will to divide, to fracture, to pinpoint the enemy.’’

France has since early last century defined itself as a secular state devoted to the ideal that all of its citizens are the same under the law, to the extent that the government keeps no statistics on ethnicity and religion.

In unusually blunt language, the academic world rejected the government’s accusations. The Conference of University Presidents on Tuesday dismissed “Islamo-leftism’’ as a “pseudo notion” popularized by the far right, chiding the government’s discourse as “talking rubbish.’’

The National Center for Scientific Research, the state organization that the minister ordered to oversee the investigation, suggested on Wednesday that it would comply, but it said it “firmly condemned” attacks on academic freedom.

The organization said it “especially condemned attempts to delegitimize different fields of research, like post-colonial studies, intersectional studies and research on race.’’

Opposition by academics hardened on Thursday, when the association that would actually carry out the investigation, Athéna, put out a sharply worded statement saying that it was not its responsibility to conduct the inquiry.

The seemingly esoteric fight over social science theories — which has made the front page of at least three of France’s major newspapers in recent days — points to a larger culture war in France that has been punctuated in the past year by mass protests over racism and police violence, competing visions of feminism, and explosive debates over Islam and Islamism.

It also follows years of attacks, large and small, by Islamist terrorists, that have killed more than 250 French, including in recent months three people at a basilica in Nice and a teacher who was beheaded.

While the culture war is being played out in the media and in politics, it has its roots in France’s universities. In recent years, a new, more diverse generation of social science scholars has embraced studies of race, gender and post-colonialism as tools to understand a nation that has often been averse to reflect on its history or on subjects like race and racism.

They have clashed with an older generation of intellectuals who regard these social science theories as American imports — though many of the thinkers behind race, gender and post-colonialism are French or of other nationalities.

Mr. Macron, who had shown little interest in the issues in the past, has won over many conservatives in recent months by coming down hard against what he has called “certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States.’’

In a major speech on Islamism last fall, Mr. Macron talked of children or grandchildren of Arab and African immigrants “revisiting their identity through a post-colonial or anticolonial discourse’’ — falling into a trap set by people who use this discourse as a form of “self-hatred’’ nurtured against France.

In recent months, Mr. Macron has moved further to the right as part of a strategy to draw support from his likely main challenger in next year’s presidential election, Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader. Polls show that Mr. Macron’s edge has shrunk over Ms. Le Pen, who was his main rival in the last election.

Chloé Morin, a public opinion expert at the Fondation Jean-Jaurès, a Paris-based research group, said that Mr. Macron’s political base has completely shifted to the right and that his minister’s use of the expression Islamo-leftism “speaks to the right-wing electorate.”

“It has perhaps become one of the most effective terms for discrediting an opponent,” Ms. Morin said.

Last fall, Mr. Macron’s ministers adopted a favorite expression of the far right, “ensauvagement,’’ or “turning savage,’’ to decry supposedly out-of-control crime — even though the government’s own statistics showed that crime was actually flat or declining.

Marwan Mohammed, a French sociologist and expert on Islamophobia, said that politicians have often used dog-whistle words, like “ensauvagement’’ or “Islamo-leftism,’’ to divide the electorate.

“I think the government will be offering us these kinds of topics with a regular rhythm until next year’s presidential elections,’’ Mr. Mohammed said, adding that these heated cultural debates distracted attention from the government’s mishandling of the coronavirus epidemic, the economic crisis and even the epidemic-fueled crisis at the nation’s universities.

The expression “Islamo-leftism” was first coined in the early 2000s by the French historian Pierre-André Taguieff to describe what he saw as a political alliance between far-left militants and Islamist radicals against the United States and Israel.

More recently, it has been used by conservative and far-right figures — and now by some of Mr. Macron’s ministers — against those they accuse of being soft on Islamism and focusing instead on Islamophobia.

Experts on Islamophobia examine how hostility toward Islam, rooted in France’s colonial experience, continues to shape the lives of French Muslims. Critics say their focus is a product of American-style, victim-based identity politics.

Mr. Taguieff, a leading critic of American universities, said in a recent email that Islamophobia, along with the “totally artificial importation’’ in France of the “American-style Black question” sought to create the false narrative of “systemic racism’’ in France.

Sarah Mazouz, a sociologist at the National Center for Scientific Research, said that the government’s attacks on these social theories “highlight the difficulty of the French state to think of itself as a state within a multicultural society.”

She said the use of the expression “Islamo-leftism” was aimed at “delegitimizing” these new studies on race, gender and other subjects, “so that the debate does not take place.”


Countries like France and Australia are offering good solutions to some of our problems whether it is Islamo-fascism or Big Tech Neocolonialism. We can learn from these countries now and go into action mode. Not wait for some incident to happen to force us to take a knee-jerk reaction. Btw I hope we have even stronger alliances with these countries.

Lastly, we need to get into action mode in reclaiming our universities as soon as possible. And we can do it using the Disha case too by saying the school, curriculum and teachers are responsible for this and then call for a review of all literature being taught in those colleges and those who are teaching it.

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Postby darshan » 19 Feb 2021 22:58

An inspirational story for spineless GJ BJP to learn a thing or two from.

Madhya Pradesh govt decides to rename Hoshangabad district as Narmadapuram
https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/mp-govt ... madapuram/
....
The locals in the area had been demanding that Hoshangabad should be renamed Narmadapuram. The demand was also raised by several BJP leaders recently, following which the BJP govt decided to accept the demand. In November last year, Madhya Pradesh Assembly Protem Speaker and BJP leader Rameshwar Sharma had raised the demand, saying that Hoshang Shah was a looter, who had attacked the city and destroyed its temples. Following that, BJP Madhya Pradesh president V D Sharma had also said that Hoshangabad should be renamed as Narmadapuram on the popular demand of people.

The name Hoshangabad was given after Hoshang Shah, the first formally appointed Sultan of the Malwa Sultanate of Central India. Like several other Muslim rulers in India, Hoshang Shah had also destroyed temples, and constructed mosques in their places. Apart from temples, he had also destroyed other infrastructure, like earthen dams built on Betwa river by Raja Bhoj. He had demolished the dams to destroy the massive water reservoir known as Bhopal Lakes built by Raja Bhoj to store water.

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Postby Cyrano » 20 Feb 2021 00:05

AshishA wrote:Link-https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/europe/france-universities-culture-wars.html
Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’
PARIS — Stepping up its attacks on social science theories that it says threaten France, the French government announced this week that it would launch an investigation into academic research that it says feeds “Islamo-leftist’’ tendencies that “corrupt society.’’

News of the investigation immediately caused a fierce backlash among university presidents and scholars, deepening fears of a crackdown on academic freedom — especially on studies of race, gender, post-colonial studies and other fields that the French government says have been imported from American universities and contribute to undermining French society.
<<snip>>


Countries like France and Australia are offering good solutions to some of our problems whether it is Islamo-fascism or Big Tech Neocolonialism. We can learn from these countries now and go into action mode.


The thing to learn from this example is to just do it. Not talk about it endlessly before doing even just 10% of it. Just do it.

Have you ever seen leftists or islamists crow about rewriting proletariat/kaffir history for weeks/months/years before doing it? No. They just burn the books, libraries, temples, scholars, professors, priests and rewrite the history in no time and ram it down the throats of the population for the next 50 years.

And idhar Pradhan Mantri ji is floating the concept after 6 years.... Kuch to seekho from the other side...!

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Postby m_saini » 20 Feb 2021 00:10

Cyrano wrote:The thing to learn from this example is to just do it. Not talk about it endlessly before doing even just 10% of it. Just do it.


Sounds like a Nike commercial :rotfl:

But 100% true and sound advice.

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Postby KJo » 20 Feb 2021 00:30

Cyrano wrote:And idhar Pradhan Mantri ji is floating the concept after 6 years.... Kuch to seekho from the other side...!


I like what this Govt has done, but it still seems to be too mindful of "log kya kahenge" and "international community". One of the first things to do would be to fix education and universities. If that was done in 2014 when Modi came to power, it would have been in time to prevent Disha who was 14 at that time from turning an anti-national leftist.

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Postby OmkarC » 20 Feb 2021 01:40

KJo wrote:
Cyrano wrote:And idhar Pradhan Mantri ji is floating the concept after 6 years.... Kuch to seekho from the other side...!


I like what this Govt has done, but it still seems to be too mindful of "log kya kahenge" and "international community". One of the first things to do would be to fix education and universities. If that was done in 2014 when Modi came to power, it would have been in time to prevent Disha who was 14 at that time from turning an anti-national leftist.


+1

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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby darshan » 20 Feb 2021 06:34

A Fake Islamophobia Narrative From WhatsApp University, Courtesy IIT-MIT
https://swarajyamag.com/politics/a-fake ... sy-iit-mit
After “church attacks”, “lynchistan”, and fears of “farmer genocide”, another fake narrative is in the works, this time in the form of an academic study involving three IIT Kharagpur participants, and one from MIT Institute of Data, Systems and Society.
...
The title is misleading, for what it promises is a study of fear speech without biases, but what it delivers is a study specifically focused only on Islamophobia. No effort is made to study fear-mongering against Hindus by secularist, Muslims and Christian groups. Put simply, the survey seeks to find only one kind of fear-mongering and – surprise, surprise – finds “evidence” to support its hypothesis.
...

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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby sanjaykumar » 20 Feb 2021 08:57

Much in this of which I was not aware.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSs48pa ... rDialogues


Here is a synopsis that should be part of required reading (from one of the comments).

When Guru Gobind Singh asked for Heads to sacrifice ( he didn't really chop their heads off) , No sikh came in front..those were Hindus who stood up and they were called " panj pyare " First Five khalsa.

1 from Hastinapur , 1 jagannathpuri ( orrisa) , 1 Dwarka, 1 Lahore ( pakistan) , 1 Karnataka

Singh surname was taken from Hindu Khatriyas.

Hindu Rajputs were shashtra guru of sikh gurus.

1. Madan singh Rathore was weapon teacher of Guru har gobind and fought against mughals for him .Sardar Mandan singh Rathore saved guru hargobind singh at the battle of rohilla and taught 'shastarvidya to Sikhs ' and militarised them.

2. Bajjar singh Rathore was the teacher of Guru Gobind singh ji maharaj.

3.Alam singh chauhan was the teacher of sahibzadas(sons of guru gobind singh ji maharaj).

4. Mirza raja jai singh kachwaha of jaipur was a devotee of sikh gurus.He saved guru tegh bahadur sahib ji when he was arrested first time while travelling towards bihar,bengal and assam.jai singh went against the order of Aurangzeb and relesed guru sahib.

5. Banda singh bahadur was a minhas rajput.He became the leader of sikhs after the death of guru gobind singh ji.He captured the mughal state of sirhind and took revenge from wazir khan who killed innocent sons of gurupita gobind singh ji and also gave zamindari rights to petty peasant's in punjab.

6.Gurudwara bangla sahib actually belongs to mirza raja jai singh kachwaha of jaipur.He donoted his personal bungalow to sikh gurus.

7 .The concept of keeping kirpan comes from Rajputana culture .

8.The 1st governer of khalsa raj was a sikh rajput.

9. Elder son from hindu family was given to Gurus to save Dharma.

10. Mati Das , Dayal Das , Sati Das were Hindus who sacrificed their Life but didn't accept Islam just like Guru Teg Bahadur.

11. Sardar gulab Singh Rathore was the founder of 'dallewalia misl'.

12. Rai bular bhatti gave guru nanak 18000 acres of land...

BHAI BACHITTAR SINGH and many more....

But, Nothing can enter into radical misguided Sikhs' mind now, they are brainwashed completely with distorted history + manipulated events and radicalized with hatred against BJP and superiority complex over Hindus till their core.

--------------- What Sikhs will never talk about ---------

1. Britishers preferred Sikhs in their army because they were least hesitant to kill and fire at people when ordered by Britishers. Especially after the mutiny of 1857 where everyone had revolted except Sikhs. Britishers found it hard to have complete faith on solders from rest of India after having tasted mutiny from them in 1857.

2. Sikh regiment was also a part of Jalianwala bagh Massacre who had fired at people on General's orders.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallian ... h_massacre

Whereas, Entire battalion of Garhwal Rifles was sentenced to kala pani by Britishers when they had refused to shoot at protestors in Peshawar. It's also called Qissa Khwani Massacre.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qissa_Khwani_massacre

British civil servant wrote later that "hardly any regiment of the Indian Army won greater glory in the Great War (World War I) than the Garhwal Rifles, and the defection of part of the regiment sent shock waves through India, of apprehension to some, of exultation to others."

The NCOs of the two platoons, including one led by Hawaldar Major Chandra Singh Garhwali, involved were sentenced to terms of up to eight years imprisonment"

3. Maharaja Ala Singh , A sikh was the Founder of Patiala Kingdom and was a boot licker of Abdali.The Wadda Ghallughara happened during February 1762, where about 40,000 Sikhs were killed by Abdali. Due to Ala Singh’s loyalty to Ahmed Shah Abdali, he was given land, elephants, horses, camels, cannons, jewelery, and plenty of cash. Due to the support from Abdali, Ala Singh conquered lands of Samana, Barnala, and founded Longowal.

4. Maharaja of Patiala Bhupendra Singh

Bhupinder Singh’s governorship of Punjab included extreme brutality by the police and he later refused to condemn the Jallianwala Massacre of April 1919.

Bhupinder Singh in a telegram told Dyer “Your action is correct and the Lieutenant Governor approves.” Instead, he was very friendly with General O’Dwyer in London.

5. Jathedar Arur Singh

Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Arur Singh had presented General Michael O’Dwyer with a siropa at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, the man responsible for Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919. The traiter Giani Arur Singh not only presented the butcher of Sikhs a Siropa, but also gave a turban and a kirpan.

The Jathedar went so far that he declared General O’Dwyer a Sikh and stated it’s alright despite the fact he smoked cigarettes.

6. Those who have problem with people saying gurus were hindus..because according to them Gurus had stopped following karm kaand and believing in Avatars.

Then Why do they call Bhagat Singh a Sikh, when Bhagat Singh had become an atheist ( Nastik) ? Bhagat Singh even wrote a book " Why I am an Atheist".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_I_A ... s%20vanity.

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Postby Paul » 20 Feb 2021 14:22


Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Arur Singh had presented General Michael O’Dwyer with a siropa at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, the man responsible for Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919. The traiter Giani Arur Singh not only presented the butcher of Sikhs a Siropa, but also gave a turban and a kirpan.


I believe the Jathedar who presented Siropa to Gen Dyer was the maternal Grandfather of Simranjeet Singh Mann, pro Khalistan politician of Punjab.

Good writeup......

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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby chetak » 20 Feb 2021 14:56

was waiting for just this to happen :mrgreen:

all three "allies" in the MVA are/were desperately hoping that the BJP could/would be conned into taking over the MAH govt (all the while feigning their "unity" and the boasting the grand success of their motheaten "agadi") thus allowing them to mitigate/escape the anti incumbency that will surely affect their electoral prospects.

one party has even made multiple attempts to enter into a coalition with the BJP, willingly forsaking the other two, in exchange for legal relief and a couple of heavyweight ATM ministries at the center.

The corona noose is tightening relentlessly around their scrawny necks and none of the three has the faintest clue on how to tackle the pandemic situation



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Postby Neela » 20 Feb 2021 15:22

darshan wrote:
A Fake Islamophobia Narrative From WhatsApp University, Courtesy IIT-MIT
https://swarajyamag.com/politics/a-fake ... sy-iit-mit
After “church attacks”, “lynchistan”, and fears of “farmer genocide”, another fake narrative is in the works, this time in the form of an academic study involving three IIT Kharagpur participants, and one from MIT Institute of Data, Systems and Society.
...
The title is misleading, for what it promises is a study of fear speech without biases, but what it delivers is a study specifically focused only on Islamophobia. No effort is made to study fear-mongering against Hindus by secularist, Muslims and Christian groups. Put simply, the survey seeks to find only one kind of fear-mongering and – surprise, surprise – finds “evidence” to support its hypothesis.
...



I am guessing here.
Some 8 years or so back, there was a PBS program on IITs.
Soon after , I think Social "Sciences" courses were introduced in IITs.
In the last 2 years, I have now read about
- Evangelist mafia in IIT chennai
- Above

Pattern?

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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby Cyrano » 20 Feb 2021 15:23

Congress in deep financial crisis, sending out SOS

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/congress-in-deep-financial-crisis-sends-out-sos/articleshow/81122496.cms

Looks like PM funds taken away and scam money drying up has starved them. Time for Sonia to open the family coffers in Swiss for the party to survive. But will she ?

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Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby vinamr_s » 20 Feb 2021 16:00

m_saini wrote:^Perhaps they can form a council of the heads of the major hindu temples such as the Mallikarjuna Swamy, Somnath, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Akshardham temple, RJB temple etc and hand over the control (along with the money) to them.

I'm really in favor of a central authority that can put the immense donations to a proper use and work for the safety and continuation of hindu faith. Decentralized anything imo is just a recipe for disaster. Yes, it allowed hinduism to continue to exist during centuries of foreign rule but perhaps a centralized structure could've avoided the whole thing altogether like the church did during the crusades.


I agree. But imo the heads of this central authority should be democratically elected by Hindus, just like the Sikh’s SGPC, to ensure that the funds are properly utilised and isn’t serving a bunch of oligarchs at the top.

This is the only way Hindus can impart proper control over their donations, use it for the general welfare of the community. In my city, gurudwaras do tremendous community work, and I think it is primarily because their managing council is democratic.

Actually, an old member of BRF, Mr. Rahul Mehta has proposed a legislation for this: https://bit.ly/37OwOGb (google drive pdf link)
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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby chetak » 20 Feb 2021 16:15

can't beat the ropers for hypocrisy


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Sir, zoom in over the IMC logo, there is even Halal Gomutra.


Amazon US link to the product.


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Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby m_saini » 20 Feb 2021 17:21

vinamr_s wrote:Actually, an old member of BRF, Mr. Rahul Mehta has proposed a legislation for this: https://bit.ly/37OwOGb (google drive pdf link)


Still reading the doc but a couple of points of disagreement.
1) Part 1, Point 2 says, "Sikhs, Jains, buddhists are allowed to be a part of this board if they want".

No. There is no place for anyone but hindus in the "Hindu board". Allowing anyone and everyone is just plain stupid. God forbid someone like Sidhu becomes the head of such a "Hindu board".

2) Part 1, Point 4 says, "If you're not satisfied with the "hindu board head" you can go to the "patwari" office and use your "voting passbook" to vote him out. Can also use SMS, ATM, or mobile app."

I mean do we really need to discuss why this is such a bad idea? Voting through SMS or an app? or worse still in a "patwari" office?

Imo, the whole voting thing is useless, just introduces a lot of unnecessary politics (SGPC is extremely rife with it). The constant voting advocated in the document would make the whole "Hindu Board" unable to do anything for fear of getting voted out. Realistically, you find people who are half dedicated towards the Hindu cause and half towards making a profit, put them in charge and pray to Krishna they're half as effective as you want them to be.

Oligarchs get their cut whether it's Putin or Biden.

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Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby Bart S » 20 Feb 2021 17:37

sanjaykumar wrote:
4. Maharaja of Patiala Bhupendra Singh

Bhupinder Singh’s governorship of Punjab included extreme brutality by the police and he later refused to condemn the Jallianwala Massacre of April 1919.

Bhupinder Singh in a telegram told Dyer “Your action is correct and the Lieutenant Governor approves.” Instead, he was very friendly with General O’Dwyer in London.


Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's grandfather, and the legacy lives on in the cynical pandering to Pakis and Khalistanis and opposition to CAA.

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Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Postby vinamr_s » 20 Feb 2021 18:16

m_saini wrote:
vinamr_s wrote:Actually, an old member of BRF, Mr. Rahul Mehta has proposed a legislation for this: https://bit.ly/37OwOGb (google drive pdf link)


Still reading the doc but a couple of points of disagreement.
1) Part 1, Point 2 says, "Sikhs, Jains, buddhists are allowed to be a part of this board if they want".

No. There is no place for anyone but hindus in the "Hindu board". Allowing anyone and everyone is just plain stupid. God forbid someone like Sidhu becomes the head of such a "Hindu board".

2) Part 1, Point 4 says, "If you're not satisfied with the "hindu board head" you can go to the "patwari" office and use your "voting passbook" to vote him out. Can also use SMS, ATM, or mobile app."

I mean do we really need to discuss why this is such a bad idea? Voting through SMS or an app? or worse still in a "patwari" office?

Imo, the whole voting thing is useless, just introduces a lot of unnecessary politics (SGPC is extremely rife with it). The constant voting advocated in the document would make the whole "Hindu Board" unable to do anything for fear of getting voted out. Realistically, you find people who are half dedicated towards the Hindu cause and half towards making a profit, put them in charge and pray to Krishna they're half as effective as you want them to be.

Oligarchs get their cut whether it's Putin or Biden.


1) I won’t argue with you on whether Sikhs, etc should be allowed or not. I don’t have any problem, but if majority of Hindus have a problem they can use clause (30) and amend this law to not allow them.

2) Approval filing procedure using a PLRO/Patwari/Village Accountant based network, SMS, App - The approvals you file using SMS or App won’t be anonymous, a person’s approval along with his/er name and Voter ID will be displayed on a website, so as to avoid fraud. If your main contention is that the approvals aren’t anonymous and so there can be attempts of influencing voters by intimidation, blackmailing and vote buying, then there’s a safeguard for it: voters will be allowed to change their approvals / disapprovals anytime. If a person has bribed or threatened a person to vote for a particular candidate, the person may take the bribe or succumb to the threat and file his approval and later change the approval as per his wish.

Anyways, if you don’t like this process then we can also have periodic elections with a secret ballot.

3) Yes, the heads will have a constant fear of getting voted out. People will only vote them out if the head is not working according to their wish. IMO this fear should stay if you actually want them to do something useful for the cause of Hindus.

What procedure do you propose to “ Realistically, you find people who are half dedicated towards the Hindu cause and half towards making a profit, put them in charge and pray to Krishna they're half as effective as you want them to be.” and in how will the people selected by your procedure be more effective than those selected democratically?
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