The 0.001%

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The world talks of the 1%. They are supposed to be the mega-business (owners) of the world, swaying it.

That is ambani, making amitshav n modi, the HM n PM of India, dance to his tunes.
just to balance things, this time it is modi dancing FOR ambani n adani.

I call it the 10%, bec, without the bootlicking judges, politicos, police officers and other officials, the 1% cannot function.

But if We take the case of India, it would be said that the 2% rule the country, laughing their backsides off meanwhile. They shall not be named.

I had said that ‘it would be said.’ Bec, that is not True, either!

The 0.001%, actually, hold sway over the world.

[ Take India, according to me a whopping 70% of the 1.3 billion of the populace, are ‘yes men,’ apathetic (so long as the bamboo is not up MY a**, i do not raise my voice), ‘wise‘ (just as it is a crime to use the word war in russia, SO is it to question the ruling regime; lands you in jail. let my children n grand children face it in their time!)

Note the Never ask no. 3!

thus the 70% being just Cowards n Fools (not in the market for collecting friends or likes).

So who ARE the 0.001%?

They are the RELIGIOUS LEADERS of the world; n pl note the names (not extensive)… Christ, Ram, Buddha, Muhammad.

Pl note that I do Not include all their proponents, least of all kirill, n not even pope francis.

Giving just ONE graphic here:

Maryada Purushottam is a little difficult to translate. Take it as Dignity personified.

men came, and men went (salutes to Alfred Tennyson!), but the 0.001% and their thoughts, their teachings n their Hold, Have remained, n Will remain.

Drama queens are the Dust in the wind.

MANY are going to be impressed by modi’s sudden reduction in petrol n diesel prices, etc. PURE drama. 8 yrs should be enough to weigh a man and his company.

And so? An Oft repeated thought.

So, where, or with whom, are………….YOU? 🙂

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russia-lanka-bbc-india

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ONE fellow‘s obstinacy leads to misery, for those who are still paying attention to these things.

No, he is not drilling out water.

to…

…in individual cases now:

Don’t know who this man is, but, at least to me, looks quite well dressed.
Could not resist this. And No, I am Not translating this.

Now to Lanka:

And he has a ‘coat’ on too.

Just showing how the world is faring.

…To @BBC now. BBC has been allotting practically the Whole of its 30 minute segments to THE WORLD FOOD CRISIS.

And in India, the latest rage is ‘discovering’ Hindu Idols/artefacts/temples under Mosques. Multiple Babri Masjid demolitions in the making.

Indian media, which I believe is totally constrained by the bjp regime, GIVES THE WHOLE ‘DAY’ TO THESE ‘DISCOVERIES.’

In this, opening up for the first time, I believe and state that it is Very possible, believeable and even probable that Muliple mosques were built after destroying Hindu temples. Those were Rough times.

But, in this vein, even the TAJ MAHAL might go that way, though the initial salvo was turned down by a court. But let’s not lose heart. They persist, and rise again.

On the one hand, the bjp (the ruling party along with groups called rss, vhp, etc,) is just laying foundation to its own THOUSAND-YEAR REIGN.

The Active bjp+ supporters are largely brainless and uneducated.

he has an mbbs in engineering!

But what is Horribly Worse is that the Intelligentsia of India’s Majoririty community is Silent. This may be because it is India’s ‘way.’ Gandhi spent a goodly 45 years before India would rise up ‘Unitedly’ against british rule.

But this Silence of the the Intelligentsia of India’s Majoririty community is turning India into another putin’s russia.

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Can someone tell me Why

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Speaking only about India, everything, from biscuits and tea, – on which I heavily rely; to bus fares even in good old Tamil Nadu, is costlier.

economists who come on debates on such things Invariably say that inflation is global, and that the gorement can do very little about it.

These so-called experts always fall over themselves to protect the politicos, because, otherwise, they will not only cease to be experts, but will also simply cease to be.

They stopped speaking about Siberia, and just Nobody speaks about India, Freedom wise. The judiciary talks the gorement way.

India’s then chief judge gogoi, now a member of parliament. supposed to be a very high post. and ‘this’ is how he got that post!

Rajiv Gandhi had suggested, among other things, that India’s union gorement give The People, a monthly grant of, if I remember correctly, (it had been at the beginning of the pandemic), Rs. 7,500 pm per family. Given India’s population of 1.3 Billion plus, and even just 70% given that, it would have been a whopping sum.

But it would have given Buying Power to the Poor, and Merchandize Sold for the Uppers.

But the modi gorement decided to dish out to the mega rich. …They can justify this on the ‘trickle-down’ effect. But did that happen?

We had the Bapu, the ‘Father’ (of India) who was from a Well-to-do family (community of merchantsbankersmoney-lenders, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bania_(caste), …following https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi, at Early life and background), who took up a Loin Cloth.

modi and co, giving rs. 6000 per YEAR to the people, are Eating and Dressing in the MOST expensive ways,

travelling similarly,

Created with GIMP

and Worse, a Useless and Unnecessary (at least at this juncture) Second parliament building, bullet trains,

and Worse Still, BILLIONS and BILLIONS of grants, loans and Write Offs for modi’s Cronies, The Indian Oligarchs.

(1 rupee = 100 pice).

When my UPS starts beeping, telling me that the reserve is getting low, I plan what all to keep On, and what to Switch off.

Aren’t there PRIORITIES?

SO WHY, IS INDIA’S MONEY BEING SHELLED OUT TO THE OLIGARCHS, TO USELESS PROJECTS AND FOR POLITICOS?

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On Abortions, Again

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Read that a Woman has been jailed for 30 YEARS for having had an Abortion. https://amp.dw.com/en/el-salvador-woman-handed-30-year-sentence-for-abortion/a-61753704

I call this STUPID and SINFUL.

I Do hold Abortions to be sinful. Sinful is The Strongest word for me. [ Ladies, once you have allowed a child, even in the Most Miniscule degree, into your womb, it is no longer a question of ‘your body.’ ]

But…

This is Stupid. [ What worse can We say? ]

Abortions being Wrong (in no small degree), a 30 year sentence is equally wrong. 2 wrongs will not make a right.

Abortions become Problematic only when considered as Ending a life, a thought which is not just sociological, but also much influenced by religion.

catholics being in the majority in El Salvadore, is this a returning of the Inquisition, of sorts?

AND, What did the pope say about this 30 year sentence?

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On Abortions

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On the ‘Abortion’ issue, (once again).

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This is No simple matter, of course. Rape and Unwed mothers, particularly among the Poor, are a Consideration. But for the ‘Free Sex’ world, ( Who else would say: my body, etc? ), as below.

learn to control your sex urge. SLAP that handsome guy, if you have to, bec, when you go and do it, a ‘third’ party, with Equal rights, gets involved.

What about the Rights of the Child?

Search for pictures of Children thrown out into the garbage bin after abortions, before supporting the children of Ukraine.

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Love this, but

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Came across this in Facebook, which gladdens my heart.

which is as it should be. Even (religious) leaders have to be corrected. Then Why do I say But?

The question of Racism persists in my mind.

To me, ALL are God’s children. Among humans, parents may love their children differently. But the All Perfect God would not be doing this. For Him (no gender bias intended) All His children would be Equally Precious. We have to take our cues from that.

All that being so, what irritates me is that I have not seen my papa speaking thus strongly for the Boat people, Other Refugees, Syria, Yemen, …the list is long.

Question: Is the pope more Pro Westeners?

Question: Are not the North Americans and Europians more Pro Westeners?

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Which Worse?

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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,

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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!

https://www.onmanorama.com/news/india/2022/04/20/dalit-boy-in-up-forced-to-lick-feet-8-held-as-video-goes-viral.html

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVcBmi9AXeM

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? 😦

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On Will n Chris, again.

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Additions below:

My comment on this post on the following blog:

dtp, I am an Indian. A catholic priest aged 74 yrs. that shd say something. …whatever the backgrounds, I appreciate Will for standing up for his wife. It is Chris n the Oscar committee that should apologize. if somebody talks of violence, it is Chris who is guilty.

The blog here: https://dragthepen.wordpress.com/2022/03/31/a-moment-of-shame/

Additions:

Somebody has questioned whether Will would have slapped a white man in the same situ.

But for me the issue is: Do I have to smile/swallow it, if somebody insults my wife? Let me go the whole hog and say what if somebody blatantly misbehaves with my daughter?

…Long topic. Cannot be dealt with in a blog post.

politicos calculate whether they will get votes, or not, by a particular statement/action. most people calculate whether their words/actions will land them in trouble/jail.

I live by the standard that that is No way to live. For me Love, Decency, Courage, Justice, Freedom, Democracy, etc, to name a few, count more than life.

I will Die on my feet, rather than live on my knees.

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