Directly to them!
Directly to them!
So Okay, this is Not some kind of a car wash!
Carvak (चारवाक) pronounced chaar-vaak, is the first of (Indian) philosophies. Its basic tenet is: Just be Careful of the Fish bone!
Starting from another angle, Google informs Us that a whopping 74% of India are of the lower caste.
The so-called upper castes called the others so because they found that these ‘others’ had No interest in ‘higher things,’ (music included!). [ Note: This is NOT a dissertation on the caste system. ]
Putting it all most simply, it can be said that the l.c. did not Care in things other than eating… etc!
Now does that not Expand the l.c.’s? And it starts getting applied to Much More than India.
I go on now to state that people are moving into the Carvak philosophy.
(Unless you want to say that they have Long lived there).
Let’s take the case of #Taiwanese-Citrus-Farmers.
In India, We would call such people (size of farm, t shirt, able to give interviews to the BBC/CNN in English) Rich.
Only about 7% of these products go to to china, which has now banned them on stupid and cooked-up charges (too much ‘sprays!’, they just found it out!). These farmers (and fishermen), are losing those 7 percents. Musk/Ambani losing some change. For that these will criticize their own government, no doubt ready to accept chinese dominion.
That Exactly is the point. MOST Indians (including Very particularly the employed middle class) do not mind who is at the helm so long as they can eat well, (NO PROBLEM IF THEIR KING EATS RS. 10,000 MEALS)
…buy up ‘Bullet’ motor cycles (status symbols in India), …hang the cost of petrol,
and visit Goa (booze and *** Easily available).
Taiwan, the satates, rooshia OR INDIA, good sofas, tv sets, and BIRYANI (a dish of meat in rice, special recipes, of course; sometimes made with veggies, but who wants those? …this for India),
these have become the ‘Needs,’ the VALUES(!), of this age.
To the Garbage with Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Decency, Greatness, பெருந்தன்மை, महानता, and all that rot.
Really Carvak. Beware the fish bones, folks. Bye.
( UPDATED PARAGRAPHS BELOW).
This affair, Thank Goodness, is very much in the (Indian, English) news. Learnt that
Our 11 freed heroes had raped, not just this Bilkis Bano, but also her 3 sisters. Had killed the 3 yo child by smashing its skull. Had killed, in total, 14 people in Cold blood that day! Now free!
Of the panel that had recommended the release, 50% were of the bjp or affiliated to the gujrat gorement.
The Rapists have All been released, and, as You see, Welcomed back with sweets, as above, AND garlanded.
Absolute confidence. Crossed legs. Open knees.
The full group is here.
They were/are all her neighbours; and had also Killed Bano’s 3 yo child.
Am particularly Angry to note that the fellow in the Orange at extreme right above, is Already sporting some sort of Knife; Hence the cross belt. And see How proud he stand!
The family, and particularly Bilkis Bano, are supposed to feel Safe.
Below, pic of a fellow, who is said to be surrounded by a security detail numbering a mere 1000.
One of those, a minister, who had recommended the release, has this to say:
“They are Brahmins; men of good character!” the fellow had said. …Gangraping and Killing a 3 yo behooves them. Had not known that.
To the Vast Majority of the Majority community who keep Silent over things like this: A Sannyasi’s curse: May Similar things (RAPES) happen to you and your families. …Ok, may the rapists be brahmins. Let the
A much Mis-understood, Mis-used and Maligned word.
It is Terrorism ONLY WHEN People (even things), totally Unconnected with the Military, are Harmed/Killed/Destroyed.
One of the Best examples I can think of is the Jallianwala bagh massacre.
“The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919. A large PEACEFUL CROWD had gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab to protest against the arrest of pro-Indian independence leaders Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew and Dr. Satya Pal. In response to the public gathering, the temporary Brigadier generalR. E. H. Dyer surrounded the protesters with his Gurkha British Indian Army unit and Sindh regiment. The Jallianwala Bagh could only be exited on one side, as its other three sides were enclosed by buildings. After blocking the exit with his troops, he ordered them to shoot at the crowd, continuing to fire even as the protestors tried to flee. The troops kept on firing until their ammunition was exhausted.“
Above: Peaceful crowd emphasised by me.
That having taken place in Punjab, India, my next example is also cited from there. Between 1960 and 1970, I think. Northwest India had seen terrible wranglings over WATER. I think this later turned into a call for separate statehood by some Sikhs. but this rambling, and quite possibly inaccurate lines are not the point.
The point is that I distinctly remember my hearing reports of some people even gunning down people (mere bus passengers) during those days. There it is. Killing Civilians (people having Nothing to do with the military; politicians being different, as they control the military).
To repeat, Killing Civilians Intentionally is Terrorism.
The purpose of terrorism is to make the authorities give in, change their mind.
Here We see how things can be used for the same intention.
There have been tyrants who have killied, maimed, tortured, millions. Leaving out long histories, We have hitler and mao.
They induced Terror. But TerrorISM is a bit modern concept, and has ‘limited’ applications.
putin, bombing the eastern parts of Ukraine, (even without killing civilians), is carrying out Terrorism.
(Totally destroyed buildings, towns, villages, factories… of what physical use can this be for him?)
Here’s a further, and important point.
The condition in all above three graphics is the result of long-range shelling and missiles, which, coming from afar, would not have pin point accuracy.
For the querelous, putin seems to have either lacking, or run out of ‘cruise’ missiles.
(The above was also possible by bombing, though I do not know whether putin used this method much).
This lack of accuracy on the part of putin’s method of attack is what has unnecessarily destroyed so many buildings, and worse, cost the death of so many civilians, including the mother of these sweet children. These effects would be well known by all military minds; and putin would have known this too.
If these do not make putin a terrorist, what would?
I beg to state,
modi is the friend of a terrorist.
(particularly because modi has not condemned putin’s actions).
I shall confine myself to the TV media and the Social ones.
The Netizens have a name for the TV channels in general in India, namely, ‘the godi media.’
Take, for instance, the TV channels tearing into the 19 children killed in the US, (heinous as it is);
I mean buy your effing oil and coal, but Come out and Say putin bombarding from AFAR, on Civilian areas, is wrong.
THAT is the problem. Under the bjp, India has lost her soul.
Everything, and I mean everything that modi does is a masterstroke for his uneducated supporters.
It could mean the media that is modi’s/bjp’s (this latter being the ruling party in India just now). It could also mean that it is modi’ media, but We dont have enough Freedom to say that.
People just blame the media, saying it receives/accepts money from the bjp.
But there is something worse; much more sinister. The bjp simply and Easily resorts to Violence. And People Know that. And are Afraid.
Facebook AND twitter had said that their officials were getting (physical) threats.
So, all in all, India is a democracy yet, and the media is absolutely free.
Makes us come alive; but the old dear Surely needs some sleep!
2 issues. Both concerning the catholic church. Prompted by a movie I watched y’day, namely: Spotlight.
Speaking on the movie, neither enjoyed it nor understood it well. Give me Jackie Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx any time.
Spotlight dealt with Pedophile priests in the cath. church, saying the malaise reached farther than individual cases. Organized? Peculiar. But the idea that it ‘lives’ on the support of the Laity is Well said.
Sadly, I am a person personally acquainted with a lot of pain, and not just mine. A whole batch of young nuns who had been raped had come to the ashram of ***, in ***, while I was there. Some of them spoke to me too.
I know 2 grown up men, one of them a priest, victims of sexual abuse when young, and how ‘destroyed’ they are.
I know a number of children, victims of same.
As for myself, a man, in present day Mumbai, but Many years ago, had kissed me on the cheek, (and how! he had ‘sucked’ my cheek into his mouth, the very memory of which revolts); and a senior seminerian, (today a respected member of the clergy), as per his usual practice, had run his hand over my bum while a whole bunch of us were on the stairs. I would bring up, if I were to dwell on it.
Coming back to the cath. church – (let others take up and comment and try to clean up their own groups) – part of the malaise lies with the church which lays so much stock on celibacy. This itself is trying to satisfy the expectation of the Laity!
What I mean to say is, from the Extreme Resulsion I feel from these memories, and from the sharing I have received, I can understand just How Affected victims of sexual abuse feel.
For all that… While the number of those affected by sexual abuse, even within living memory would be Large,
WHOLE PEOPLES are affected by Caste discrimination.
Unconnected with the cath. church, here’s the latest from India. A boy, a Xth class student (that would make him about 16), upon asking for his mother’s wages for work done, (that means it was being denied), was made to Lick the feet of the so called upper-caste fellow’s feet!
Talking Only of castes, how is the situation in the cath. church?
A young catholic woman, was surrounded by about 40 young men and ragged. I personally know of this.
A young man, accused of ‘riding his motorcycle fast,’ (false charge), had stones thrown at him while he was riding. He had been injured in the process. …Once, while he was taking me to the bus stop, I saw the so-called upper-caste boys pick up stones. They desisted only after noticing me.
A very highly educated man (being of the so called lower caste), now about 65, is in shambles because of the way he is treated, again by the so called upper caste. Case personally known.
Let us come to Priests. Priests of the so called lower caste All but Weep.
Tamil Nadu is Most infamous in this. Even the bishops are chosen with caste in mind.
But it is not only India and its castes. As I have asked earlier, Has there ever been a Non-white pope?
So what say, which is worse: Sexual abuse in the cath. church or the Racism in it? 😦
WHY does Yesudas berate the pope so?
In Acts 6:2 We have: “It is Right for us to Neglect the Preaching of God’s Word in order to handle …finances,” as the Good News Bible puts it. “…Serve Tables,” KJV says.
What it all means is, as We know, God’s Word vs Mundane Matters.
Pope Francis is not just Likable, he is Good. As We have in this video:
But a man who is Celebrated as a Lover of Children and all that, Is Not Speaking out on the Terrible Atrocities being carried out on the Mexican Children by the present day US.
Children getting separated from their parents, by Force, of course, above and below.
Put in Cages, like Cattle, Chickens? Four pictures below:
Shall I call it funny? My Facebook friends do not read posts like these. [ But my Friends on the Blog do! Thanks for that, Folks! ]
Leaving aside the Controversies of the Amazon Synod,
Makes My Stomach hurt, any way, as it would be God’s. Let us be One with Him.
Let’s brighten up with some pictures:
The personal power he systematically consolidated over the course of several decades, reaching its zenith in the early 1990s, has begun to wane.
But for some three decades he was the man in the Vatican no one dared to cross. Even the popes he served were careful to gain his consent because of the loyalty he commanded from many key people at all levels of the Roman Curia.
His name is Angelo Sodano,
the reigning dean of the College of Cardinals even now, at the age of 91!
Now about Nuns, at least One of them:
Vatican Rejects Appeal Of Kerala Nun Suspended For ‘Lifestyle.’
This is Not even the Nun who was abused by franco mullakkal (bp).
Here is the ‘lifestyle’ of the victim Nun:
Is it Enough if pope Francis uses a Simpl(er) lifestyle?
This seems to be called a Simple lifestyle, simply because there are not too many ‘things’ in the room.
Perhaps ‘My’ lifestyle is ‘Complicated,’ as opposed to Simple?
I would BEG People to think about the Cost of Wood and Wooden (Top level Wooden) furniture.
Shall We go to some bishops/archbishops? Just a one. From the States:
Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George’s ‘Crib.’
19 chimneys and sits on 1.7 acres of prime real estate in Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast neighborhood. It’s worth $14.3 million “as is,” but the property could fetch far more.
This site, from which I have taken the above, will give Much More:
And the NUN has been Evicted for her lifestyle.
What is the Real reason? …She had stood up for, and Spoken out, along with Many more, in favour of a Nun Molested and Raped by bishop mullakkal.
“The charges against Mulakkal include wrongful confinement, raping a woman taking advantage of his official position, unnatural offence, criminal intimidation.”
Really VERY happy to see You back, my Dear Anna. Very pertinent points, Very well presented.
…Re the catholic church, of late had been SO discouraged by, particularly its Inaction, had thought of giving it up. Lethargy? God’s Will/Grace? Have not done so.
…But at least over the Ukraine issue, pope Francis has redeemed himself.
Perhaps We have to mention that kirill has egg all over his face, and has succeeded in getting the Russian Orthodox church removed from the World council of churches (bbc/cnn news).
…Did see a meme/graphic saying Francis intends to visit Poland at this time. Seem to have lost that pic.
The past two years have been eventful for the world. First, Covid dominated the news. Now, the tragic war in Ukraine (with 115 children killed, 140 injured, an untold number orphaned, and 1.5 million made refugees) is a major focus .
The following events have, also, taken place. They demonstrate that evil never rests:
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(modi is the prime minister of India).
यह उनके लिए है जो गर्व कर रहे हैं कि मोदी ‘सस्ते’ में, रूस से तेल खरीद लिया।
उधर मोदी का मित्र पुतिन निरस्त्रों पर, स्त्रियों और निरे बच्चों पर बम बरसाए जा रहा है. … कहाँ गया भारत का ‘धर्मयुद्ध?‘
पैसा ही बनाना है तो लहंगा उठा कर, झुक कर चौराहे पर खड़े हो जाते!
(Had written stronger, but that would get me…)
for those of modi’s supporters who are supporting him he is saving the country money by buying gas/oil from putin:
you will make money even by selling your mother.