Yesterday, the New York Times was shaken up by the resignation of one opinion editor and columnist, called Barri Weiss.
Her crime. Being someone with very moderate right wing views. Moderate enough to be on the payroll of the New York Times.
Angry over constant bullying at her job, she quit with a spectacularly sharp letter of resignation, which she also posted on her website. I read the letter earlier today, but I can’t access it any more. Her website has probably crashed under a tsunami of hits.
Her letter sparked the now familiar conversation over ‘cancel culture’ sweeping the United States right now. I have discussed this issue in a recent post myself: the right wing outrage is predictable. And so is the fake outrage from some sections of the left wing elite, who are terrified because they have lost control of their own foot soldiers and now fear them.
So I am not going to get into this again. It’s happening far away in America. Why the hell should I care?
For me, the eye-catching part was the lesson for India. Especially the part where Bari Weiss says:
“My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m ‘writing about the Jews again‘.”
The word “Nazi” caught my attention. Now who does the New York Times – or more precisely the “NYT class” always refer to as Nazi?
The New York Times has been at the forefront of defaming India internationally. That has generally been true for decades. With the BJP coming to power, their hatred for the non-believer has gone up several levels, reaching beyond racist, vicious and obsessive to outright insanity. Their favorite slur against the Hindu right? Nazi!
And now we know. From someone on the inside, how little it takes for a modern liberal to label someone a Nazi. You disagree ever so slightly with Communist groupthink and you are labeled a Nazi. And should you dare to take your accusations all the way up the liberal chain of command : from the feminists, up to the Communists and finally to the top tier which consists of the Islamists, nobody can save you.
For those who may not have noticed, Bari Weiss is Jewish herself. Imagine the nastiness of NYT staffers who would call her a Nazi. Or refer to her slight deviation from orders as similar to a Nazi bashing the Jews. Think about the severity and nastiness that goes into this.
The NYT and its fellow travelers bring this same nastiness when they spew venom against India. No wonder a Hindu struggling to reclaim some space in India feels like a Nazi to them.
Now Americans know Bari Weiss, the NYT and the larger American left and American right. They know that Bari Weiss isn’t really a Nazi. But are they as familiar with Indian politics to know that we are not Nazis?
This is where my concern comes from. The repeated slurs of Nazi have been coming non-stop against our country. The word carries real power. It’s hurting now and it’s going to hurt more.
Of course the Indian elite is getting paid to call us Nazis. They will claim their outrage is against the ruling party and not India.
Almost everything is wrong with that argument. First of all, Nazi is a very serious slur that should not be used lightly. Even if you dislike BJP, you are going too far by trying to stick the Nazi label.
Second, the Indian elite knows that their lies are damaging India. Third, this is deliberate and not incidental. The Indian elite is actively trying to damage India.
And finally, Indian elite is being paid to carry out this propaganda against India. Not just by foreign newspapers but very likely also by foreign powers. This much became completely clear when they tried to blame Chinese aggression on Amit Shah’s speech.
The Indian elite are traitors. I will say it again and again. Do not assume good faith on the part of any intellectual who is crying about CAA or Article 370. They likely belong to one of two types. Those who are getting paid by foreign powers. And those who are toeing the line, hoping to get paid by the foreign powers in the future.
One final remark about why the global elite is so eager to label everyone else as Nazi. You see, it is a form of emotional insurance against their own crimes. Despite all the liberalism in the world, the fact remains that Communist and Nazis were solid allies. Allies and collaborators. They sat down and drew up a detailed plan to divide Europe among Communist and Nazi empires. They were brothers in 1939, invading Poland together from opposite directions. The Communists, as part of their deal with Hitler, occupied all 3 Baltic states as well. Facts. Yeah, later on Hitler betrayed them. Of course he did. Hitler was a horrible person. Liberals are not really against the ideology of Nazism. They are Nazi collaborators who got cheated by the Nazis themselves.
The liberals cannot deny these crimes. They can buy up every historian in the world, but the facts remain.