Tuesday, November 29, 2016

USA: a democracy or a fascist regime

Hate crimes, xenophobia, islamophobia, warmongering, ultra nationalism, climate change denialism and economic mismanagement is on the rise in USA for a long time. It is easy to blame US President Elect, Donald Trump for this phenomena. However, this is a long term trend which finds its roots in colonialism. The Western elites perpetuated racism in all policies.

During recent election campaign Trump said the US election was being "rigged" by a "corrupt media" At another occasion he said,"it’s a rigged system, it’s a crooked system".

The false sense of superiority entrenched in the Western psyche is the root cause of perpetual racism in the West. The existence of slavery and its consequences are still hounding the West in general and USA in particular. Universities don't have enough students from minorities but jails are full of offenders from  minority groups.

The West is going to learn its lessons in a hard way. Continued decay in the economic, social and political life of the West will bring its eventual demise. It is too late to turn the wheel of the time. The so called democracy in the West is showing its true face through the rise of fascism.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

USA election: Who will be the next failed President

No matter who wins election in USA, one thing is sure that American people will be the losers. People will lose due to America's two party “dictatorship”. Presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump lack credibility. They are a product of USA's political system which has failed miserably.

The new president will not resolve the issues of anemic economic growth, chronic unemployment, declining real wages, rich poor gap, global warming, underfunded educational sector, decaying health sector, racism, Islamophobia, crimes, guns and drugs.

The issue of drugs is related with wars and terrorism. Same is the case with oil industry which is causing global warming. Demand for oil from USA and its allies is also causing wars in different parts of the world. USA will keep relying on arms and oil industries to boost its ailing economy. Hence, USA will remain a major player in causing wars and global warming.
A new name will be added after elections in the growing list of failed presidents in USA. The American political system is becoming a major source of instability and danger in the world because it has failed to serve its own people. American people will eventually over throw this rotten system. The rise of Trump is an indication of public anger towards this system.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Kashmir: Modi’s biggest political blunder

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has squandered of his political asset in Kashmir. Modi’s gamble in Kashmir has backfired. He tried to please right wing extremist by introducing draconian policies in Kashmir. These policies encourage Indian soldiers to kill more than a hundred unarmed civilians. Hundreds of people including children lost their eyesight due to pellet guns fired by Indian army. Thousands of protesters were injured.

On the other hand, powerful Indian business lobby wants to handle the issue of Kashmir and relations with Pakistan in an amicable way. Indian business lobby wants to access Europe, Middle East, the Central Asia and Africa through Pakistan.

It seems that Modi is heeding to business lobby. After the drama of surgical strikes, Modi did not act like Donald Trump anymore. Indian opposition parties exposed Modi’s claims that India conducted surgical strikes in Azad (Pakistani administered) Kashmir. Pakistan refuted Indian claims of surgical strikes. Indian opposition parties are still waiting for proves of so called surgical strikes from Modi.

Modi is playing with the lives of innocent Kashmiri civilians for political gain. But, Indian opposition parties are not allowing Modi to use Kashmir for domestic political gains. Sacrifices of freedom loving Kashmiri people are reaping rewards. The international community acknowledges the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kashmir: Hypocrisy of the West

The West as usual is trying to ignore the human rights violation by India in Indian occupied Kashmir. More than hundred unarmed civilians have been killed by the Indian Army. Thousands have been injured. Hundreds of young people and children have lost their eyesight due to firing of pellet guns by Indian soldiers. 
Curfew has been imposed for months in Indian occupying forces in Kashmir. Yet, there is no or very little condemnation of Indian state sponsored terrorism in occupied Kashmir. Innocent unarmed civilians are being killed by India on daily basis for months. However, this bloodshed is not enough to awake the West. The Western hypocrisy is obvious in case of innocent Kashmiris.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Indian state sponsored terrorism in Kashmir

The West is silent over the mascre of innocent Kashmiris by brutal Indian Army. More than fifty civilians have been killed by the Indian Army. Their crime was that they wanted freedom from the Indian suppression and colonization. Hundreds of peaceful protesters were hit by pallets in their eyes. Dozens of them are likely to lose their eyesight permanently.

The hypocrisy of the West and its allies is evident because it doesn't want to condemn the brutal use of force by Indian Army against unarmed civilians. The history has shown that people who sacrifice always get the freedom. India should learn lesson from the history. The fate of colonization is defeat. Eventually, Kashmir will be free from Indian colonization. The Indian state sponsored terrorism will be defeated.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Brexit: Rise of xenophobia in the West

Neo-Nazis have flourished during EU referendum in UK. There are numerous reports in the media about the rise of racism in UK and Europe. Wales-born former Conservative parliamentary candidate Shazia Awan has been told to 'go home' on Twitter.

Dozens of incidents involving hate crime and racial abuse have been reported to authorities. Police is investigating a racist graffiti on Polish centre after EU referendum. In one incident a man told a car driver “Go back to your country” after having arguments with someone in a car in Hackney. The incident was filmed.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said, “we will not stand for hate crime or these kinds of attacks. They must be stamped out.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asked Cameron to “take all the action they can to halt these attacks, this disgraceful racist behaviour on the streets of this country”.

The West loves to lecture the whole world about the human rights, equality and fairness. While lecturing others the West forgets that it committed the worst atrocities such as genocide, colonization and crimes against humanity.The West has a long history of xenophobia and islamophobia. During Spanish Inquisition Muslims and Jews were killed and persecuted. The West also committed holocaust which is one of the worst crimes of human history. The West should stop lecturing others and try to clean up its own acts.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trump tapped ‘reservoir of inherent racism’

Former US President, Jimmy Carter said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tapped “reservoir of inherent racism’. “I don’t feel good, except for one thing: I think the country has been reawakened the last two or three years to the fact that we haven’t resolved the race issue adequately” Carter said.

The reason behind Republicans’ animosity toward Barack Obama had “a heavy racial overtone” according to Carter. He also said that “I think there’s a heavy reaction among some of the racially conscious Republicans against an African-American being president.”

He said that USA had “reawakened” due to the fact that racism was not tackled in the 1960s and ’70s. “White police attacks on innocent blacks” along with high unemployment and high rates of incarceration was the trigger behind this reawakening according to Carter.

He said Mr. Trump violated “basic human rights” when he labelled Mexican immigrants as criminals and signaled out a ban on Muslims entering USA. “When you single out any particular group of people for secondary citizenship status, that’s a violation of basic human rights,” Carter said.

This commentary by a former US President is a clear inditement of the West and its attitude towards minorities. The West always jumps on USA’s bandwagon to criticize rest of the world for violation of human rights. However, it should look into its own backyard and stop promoting xenophobia.