“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
― Noël Coward
No doubt that India is rocking and it is time for Rock n Roll for 1.4 Billion people who never saw light at the end of the tunnel for several decades. Now they have crossed the tunnel and rolling forward fast at breakneck speed. Hurray! They are celebrating in every which way they can. ‘Our time has come’ is the general feeling. The feel good factor is the most important factor. Imagine when such a large number of people, almost 20% of the entire population of the planet radiates positive vibes, what kind of cosmic energy is released? Yes there are cribbers and cry babies in every society and we are not different. But 20 cannot hold back the joy and jubilation of 80. That is how a society, group, organization and a nation moves forward. You cannot beat the law of averages.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Today India has everything that would make every Indian happy. We are the largest thriving democracy, when the world is looking at recession- yes it is; and we are the fastest growing economy in the world. Our borders are safe, we have come out of the pandemic pretty well, of course we had a bad patch- but we are out and created vaccines of our own which worked for us and so many others across the world. We helped the world- the poorest of the poor- when Uncle Sam hoarded millions of vials, a greedy, scummy, scheming people.
Who is jealous of Virginia woolf? Well everyone is. How do you feel when you get superseded or overlooked for promotion in your organization? Sure, even if you are a saint or pretend to be one, you may put up a brave face but in the heart of heart you will not like it. It is human nature to be jealous. If you are not jealous in such a situation there may be something wrong with you.
How can you blame the west of – Eastern jealousy of the west? Nah, it is too natural and emotional. They may be self-centered but they are humans too.
Britain is no more great – but they cannot swallow it. They are proud people who once ruled the world and had Indians under their feet. Today they are still proud without a reason. They are still living in the past.
As we had nawabs, who always said ‘Hum Nawab zadai hain, kaam nahi karte’ (We are aristocrats and we don’t work), today some of them are running Tongas and rikshaws for survival.
Yes they have inflation touching 11% highest in last 40 years, there are strikes galore in English land, teachers, bus drivers, train drivers and others. Prices are sky rocketing for everything. They have an energy crisis across Europe and mind you it is their own doing. As they say Karma comes back to haunt you.
Uncle Sam is in trouble too. According to a general definition of recession—two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP)—the U.S. entered into a recession in the summer of 2022.
IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva has said the global economy is moving from a world of relative predictability to one of greater uncertainty. Yes, there is a synchronized downturn in the U.S., Europe, and Japan and also in China and that could take the global economy into a recession in the coming months.
The US has put the entire Europe into a situation, they cannot come out of. For them it is a choice between the devil and the deep sea. Both Devil and the deep sea have been crafted by the Americans who have been crafty right after the First World War. Their golden strangle hold is very powerful. The most intriguing thing is that how America has taken the entire European Union for a ride? They have made the whole world- at least the entire western world Play Sumo with each other and US is outside the ring as a referee watching from as much at 5000 miles away!
The rules of sumo are fairly simple. The goal is to force your opponent out of the dohyō or make them touch the ground with any part of their body other than the bottom of their feet. It’s permissible to thrust at the throat, but choking and strangling are forbidden. Hair pulling, punching, striking the ears, choking · attacking the groin area are forbidden. But America has done all this – including attacking the groin of Zelenskyy. The Entire Europe is up a gum tree and the biggest sucker has been President of Ukraine Shri Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy. He is a former actor and comedian. Really?
At 265 kg (584 lb), Yamamotoyama is the heaviest Japanese-born sumo wrestler in history. Uncle Sam has beaten him hollow too. They have made Mr. Z a begging hero and comedian rolled into one and is pumped up repeatedly with rhetoric ‘Zelenskyy we are with you’. One pities him and the people of Europe especially Ukraine. He is going begging from nation to nation – who initially promised all help. Now slowly they realise they have been taken for a ride too. It is very difficult for the developed world to accept that they have been utterly foolish so they still tell him we will help you but in a limited way. NATO membership the elite club of cronies, the Nobel prize for which all this ‘tamasha’ was stage managed with Zelensky put on the center stage has also been politely held in abeyance. Putin has stopped the gas supply to entire Europe which does not know what to do. It is almost a trickle now.
America will have the last laugh for sure. First they will take out all the old armament stock and do a ‘favor’ to Z baba by giving him almost expired weapons and making them fight with Russia who is pulverizing their towns into rubble. American War industry is having a ball, their stocks are up. Once their old weapon stocks are totally exhausted they will be relieved. The Europeans, almost all NATO nations- have hiked their defense budget by almost 1-2 % of GDP. Every country in Europe has realized that they cannot depend on others for defending themselves and needs to become self-reliant or Atma nirbhar, as far as defense is concerned. Obviously this would impact their economy and investing into better channels where welfare schemes will take a hit. Once, whenever this war ends, sooner or later it will, the American big brother will again extend a brotherly help to Ukraine to rebuild their cities and now their infrastructure Industry will reconstruct Ukraine as they did for entire Europe after the Second World War! Zelensky sahib, in American parlance there are no free lunches- they will make you pay for all this.
America tried to kill several birds without a stone. It wanted Russia to weaken, wanted Europe to sink and gain its lost glory after China started flexing its muscle. To a large extent the white house has been able to gets its strategic intent on course.
Somehow India which played its cards well and refused to join the bandicoot bandwagon has made rapid progress in all spheres especially the economic progress. Its response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been unique despite being the biggest democracy and being U.S. strategic partners. Delhi has adopted a studied public neutrality toward Russia and kept its national interest at the forefront.
When the world cannot digest your progress, some powerful guys can play the role of dog in the manger and efforts were made to demean the industrial progress of India story. America is a nation built by Entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, Rockefeller and Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Watson, Bill Gates and they know that India is taking that route to its economic escapade so they are out to let Indian Industrialists especially the thriving Entrepreneurs have a difficult road to glory. Hit jobs like Hindenburg or scathing attacks on progress of India in New York Times or Washington post may not be a coincidence.
Bleed India with thousand stab wounds may be the strategy- you never know.
“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” ― William Shakespeare,