This is one of those articles which should have been written a long time ago, but kept getting pushed to later by more gripping developments. On this blog, we spend a lot of time criticizing media people, but there is one who in my view is the most despicable human being in the media. That man is one Amol Rajan, editor of the British newspaper The Independent.
There are moments when media Mameluks go to great lengths to be anti-Hindu and loyal to their agenda. But the lowest point is achieved when one of these vile creatures manages to cover himself with such disgrace that even his puppet masters spit on him. Amol Rajan is one such vile creature. So, it was on Feb 10 that The Independent made the following announcement:
“British newspaper The Independent will switch back to using Bombay rather than Mumbai when referring to India’s financial capital, its editor said on Wednesday. Amol Rajan said the move was a stand against what he said was the closed-minded view of Hindu nationalists.”
Let me make it clear that I have not chosen Amol Rajan to be the most despicable human being in the media because of this decision. By now we are used to the boorish hateful behavior of the anti-Hindu elite. A clownish decision by a British Newspaper to say Bombay is no big deal. That they used an Indian water carrier to come to this decision is also no big deal. We are used to the Sonia Faleiros and the Tunku Varadarajans spitting on Indian faces while writing for American and British royalty. What is one more water carrier? No big deal.
Indeed Amol Rajan’s decision to revel in British imperialism earned him the appreciation of Mameluks in India and his masters abroad. I believe Agent Ayyub was one of the first to hail the decision.
But what happened next showed Amol Rajan to be truly disgraceful. After Amol Rajan created a buzz for The Independent on Feb 10 by announcing that it would revert to the colonial name for Mumbai, this happened merely 2 days later:
“The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers will cease printing next month – and shift to online only, it was revealed today…..after years of falling sales, an unsuccessful switch from broadsheet to tabloid and £4.6million annual losses oligarch owner Alexander Lebedev and son Evgeny have now closed them down.”
So, it was all over for The Independent. It’s Editor Amol Rajan must have known on Feb 10 that there was no way for the newspaper to survive. He was out of options. Sales had disappeared….no one gave a damn about The Independent. As captain, Editor Amol Rajan thought and thought : Was there one last desperate gambit, one final hand that he could play to save his sinking ship?
And Captain Amol Rajan came up with the answer. He would make his final play and publicly snub the nation he was born in. That was his last card. Much like his newspaper, Britain as a nation is also sinking. Perhaps if a brown slave boy were to make a public announcement snubbing Indians and glorifying Imperial British history, it would play to the ego of the British masses and create enough buzz to keep his newspaper afloat…
This was Amol Rajan’s final play. He had many choices. He could have saved the newspaper by getting hold of an earth shattering story that would make history in the annals of journalism. Or, in a more practical choice, he could have accepted the inevitable death of The Independent and walked away with honor. But he didn’t. He decided that insulting his race, his ancestors and the nation of his birth would be his final gamble. Perhaps the British public would have pity for the loyalty of their water carrier.
Of course, nothing of that sort happened. The British themselves are more mature as a nation today, more ready to come to terms with history. The British masses have grown up and ready to deal with India as a confident and sovereign nation. Dear Amol Rajan, if you thought that dissing your country of birth would endear you to the British, you failed miserably. You got a little buzz going on Twitter…but that was all…the British laughed you out.
Dear Amol Rajan, you could have chosen to be a self respecting Indian. You could have chosen to be a self-respecting Brit, loyal to your adopted country. Instead you became the pathetic wannabe who won nothing…except everyone’s contempt.
NOW, Amol Rajan, you are finally truly discredited. Indians are laughing at you. The British are laughing at you. Everyone has contempt for the poor water carrier who so hated his own skin that he went out of his way to prove that he wasn’t Indian. And the British refused your water. Now you stand by the roadside covered in disgrace…you are officially the most despicable human being in the media.