Look at this:
Now look closely:
What the hell! Did you see it? Gandhiji goes from looking left to looking right! Has Modi hijacked the idea of India or what?
Incidentally, I am going from recommending a ban on NDTV to advocating that NDTV be made compulsory viewing for every Indian. It seems adverse media coverage is becoming a lucky charm… the public everywhere is up in arms against the liberal stranglehold on media discourse. So, if you want Modi to get 400+ in 2019, encourage everyone to watch Ravish Kumar and Burqa Dutt.
Hey, wasn’t NDTV supposed to be banned today? I guess they will have to spend the day telling everyone about Modi’s surgical strike on black money. Well played, Modi ji.
Jokes apart, this is probably the most important decision Narendra Modi will ever make (though I await more awesome surprises). Yes, if the implementation is bad, this could be the end of the PM’s political career. Screw this up and the BJP is finished in 2019. Modi understood that well. He was essentially coasting to victory in 2019 already. He didn’t need to shake things up. His image was already solid as a rock. But he did shake things up and he has risked everything. And for that, he has my respect. He has taken the biggest political risk in several decades purely for the purpose of annihilating black money.
Let me repeat. He was winning anyway. He didn’t need to take a risk. But he has taken this risk and it is up to the people to help him out by cooperating. What I see around myself as of now is a general spirit of cooperation which I find heartening and frankly a little surprising. I had expected people to react with panic and insecurity. Instead, people have reacted with confidence. This is a product of two things: first, massive faith in the leadership of the Prime Minister and secondly, a new information driven world. The correct details of the plan spread so rapidly that damaging rumors did not get any time to develop. This is as much a bet on public goodwill as it is a bet on Digital India. People did not panic because modern technology carried the news everywhere within hours.
Meanwhile, the arc of right wing revolution continues to spread across the world: India, Israel, Japan, UK and America. Next in line are France and Germany.
You know liberals love to talk about “privilege”. This privilege is supposed to consist of entrenched systems that favor one group over another. Today it is time to talk about “liberal privilege”. Opinion pollsters haven’t suddenly gone dumb. It is the voters who have suddenly gone underground. Such is the monopolization of global discourse by elite liberals that no ordinary citizen dares speak up any more. They wont even admit their choice to the pollsters. The only place where they feel safe is at the voting booth.
What does an average American hear from his President today? President Obama looks at their lifetime’s work and spits on it, saying “You didn’t build that”.
Just because not everyone is a radical feminist nor a PETA member, the average American becomes a “deplorable”.
Well, if the average American is deplorable, who is desirable? Well, it’s the Pakistanis and Syrians of course who are super-desirable. They built America. While the average American is deplorable, it is the Muslims who only represent the best in humanity. Yes, ISIS is bad, but what about the bigoted white American who uses sexist pronouns like “his” and “hers” and marginalizes the 27 different known forms of gender expression?
At the University of Michigan, there is a “marginalization hotline” where students who get triggered by anything from wrong pronouns to someone wearing hair in a “black hairstyle” can go and cry at any time 24×7. At U C Berkeley, students formed a human chain around campus buildings which would not allow any white students to pass through. That is how the enlightened few register their protest against the evil called American culture. But god forbid someone develop “Islamophobia”, the condition in which victims come to believe that Islam is not a religion of peace!
The anger is real. And more importantly for the liberals, the people who are angry are real. And their votes count.