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Theater of the absurd

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Storm in a teacup

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Most ‘malicious’ and ‘unfortunate’ letter of Archbshop Thomas Macwan

Most ‘malicious’ and ‘unfortunate’ letter of the Archbishop Thomas Macwan

The letter of Archbishop Thomas Macwan is most malicious and unfortunate. The very thing he has cautioned against by people using it. But he has masked the same with his overt and covert letter. It is projection of his real intent. He has addressed the letter to Cardinals (Eminences) Archbishops (Graces) and Lordships (Bishops) One feels like laughing because it is full of falsehoods. Not a day passes he says without attacks on Christians and the churches. This is far from the truth. The Archbishop should brush up the history of the Catholic Church which purged and committed genocide the world over. What did the RC Church do to the Jews right within Vatican-denied even vaccination to the children-burned women and children within the synagogues. This is just one instance to depict the ‘Humane’ leadership of the R.Catholic church to which Archbishop Macwan belongs. What did the R.Catholic church do with its Inquisitions-all over the globe and right here in India. It destroyed churches-brutalized the poor Indians. I am just citing two instances. So the Archbishop is ignorant of the Church history leave alone the history of India. He has no right to give lessons on patriotism and call for saving ‘our beloved country’. The kind of loot and scams that the RC. Church silently watched even abetted is history. The UPA government dented and shredded the Constitution of India and here comes Archbishop Macwan calling upon for safeguarding the Constitutional Rights. He goes further to state that the ‘secular and democratic fabric’ of the country is at stake. This if analyzed would mean that the Congress must be thrown out of the country (not just Gujarat) because what ONE DOES NOT HAVE ONE CANNOT GIVE. How can a party which has no inner democracy safe guard democracy? How can a dynast for the simple fact that he belongs to one family rule democratically and safeguard democracy?

Yes, vote for ‘humane leaders’. And what attributes does Archbishop Thomas Macwan give for being humane? Keep the ‘flock’ from birth to death in its clutches. Refuse them the freedom to think and brainwash them with the notion of One and Only God-which Archbishop Macwan has. If that is not oppression and tyranny then what is it? Is it not laughable that the Archbishop who belongs to the R.Catholic church calls for humane leaders? He has forgotten the genocide the burning of the witches at the stake-he has no knowledge of the torture and the Inquisition right in Goa.He has no idea of the forced conversion-of luring the people with a plate of rice /a loaf of bread-he has forgotten that the Mother Theresa indulged to baptizing dying children-refused them even painkillers. All this and more. Yet the R.Catholic church saw in her a saint because of the thousands she baptized. Archbishop Macwan  thinks that the elections in Gujarat is important because it will set the trend for the country. So he has advised and called upon the Catholics to recite the Hail Mary and Holy Mary. Recite the rosary he recommends. What if these Hail Marys and Holy Marys do not bring in the kind of result which Archbishop hopes for? So after the elections will he accept that the people have voted for ‘humane leaders’ and that the Hail Marys and Holy Marys produced that which the heavens wanted? Will he then talk of ‘secularism’ in the same breath and hail the verdict? The whole approach and the letter clearly depicts how ‘unsecular’ the Archbishop’s mindset is-and the R.Catholic church to which he belongs. Where is the relevance for such a call in a secular’ environ? For ages now the Christian churches have destroyed the ethos of this country which was based on tolerance and pluralism. Did the Hindus stoop to conversion and that too through violence and the blood shed as the R.Catholic church to which he belongs? In fact all the invaders be they the Dutch, the Portuguese the French and the English all belonging to the various Christians churches indulged in conversion and forced conversions. The Hindus did not-So who is secular and who is tolerant? Can one forget facts of history? Today so much is made of  a few incidents and attacks. But the bloody battles and the forced conversions are all pushed under the carpet. You get what you sow. There is no need for Archbishop Macwan to hide what he really wants-A few years ago I was in a church in B’lore when from the pulpit the preacher clearly instructed the ‘faithful’ on whom to vote.But one must have some guts to openly state ‘please do not vote for the BJP.’Why has Archbishop Macwan tried to hide his real intention in ‘beloved country’ and ‘Constitutional rights’ and ‘humane leaders’ et al. Still like the ostrich which hides its head in the sand? If he is  honest then he must openly state what his intention is to the Eminences and the Graces and the Lordships’ Calling upon the catholic community to daily recite the hail Marys and the Holy Marys what if the recital of the rosary worked out exactly for the opposite of what Archbishop Macwan has in mind ?.Will he swear by its efficacy? At least one would expect an Archbishop to speak out his mind with some clarity and courage. This is what this country deserves for giving the Minority Rights-which no other country in the world has. Naturally with such a right based on religion how can one expect a country to be secular? So I humbly plead to Archbishop Thomas Macwan to be more open and to pray that the Minority Rights be deleted from the Constitution so that we could really call this country really secular.

(Years ago I was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Bishops Conference of India)

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,Vadodara

November 30, 2017 at 8:21 am 1 comment

Theater of the absurd

The Theater of the absurd

It seems that the Congress has lost its sense when one hears and sees what its spokespersons are reeling out. Under the ‘damage control’ of the soft Hindutva which Rahul Gandhi vigorously opted for in his campaigns in Gujarat the Congress leaders are trying to bend backwards and to justify every word and move of ‘pappu’. Suddenly we find RG visiting temples and beholding himself as a devote Hindu with the vermilion tilak on his forehead. But we never heard of RG ever going to the temples in Delhi for worship.It is a worldwide fact that he is Raul Vince-born to the Italian Sonia Gandhi and to Rajiv Gandhi.It is he who stated that Hindu terror is more dangerous than LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba)more dangerous than the Islamic terror. He never failed to hit at the Hindus and poke fun at them. For one thing there is no soft Hindutva and hard hindutva.There is only Hindutva to which RG and Sonia Gandhi do not subscribe. They do not even know fully well what Hindutva stands for.Like the Archbishop of Gandhigram-Thomas Macwan who appealed to the catholics to pray that the nationalistic forces do not take over.So he and the likes of him including RG and his mother want anti-national forces to take over.No wonder the Congress celebrated the release of Hafiz Saeed-the global terrorist. The Congress could join Musharraf in its admiration for this terrorist.

Suddenly questions are being raised by Rahul Gandhi on what development took place in the past 24years in Gujarat.It is for the people of Gujarat to ask this-they will not because they know well what development took place.But how is RG and the Congress including PC to question what development took place and where is the Achha din promised by Modi.First let them answer what development took place in India for the past 24 years when the UPA was in power and Sonia Gandhi was the power center? From the days of Indira Gandhi all that we had were slogans ‘Garbi Hatao’ and the 20 Point programme which kept the people well locked in poverty. Once we get the answer from the great enlightened Congress leaders on this then we shall explain the development that took place during the tenure of Modi as CM of Gujarat and now as PM of India.

The Congress party is solely to be blamed for the communalization of the polity-of the nation. Starting from the induction of the Indian Muslim League.For that matter even the Constitution of India is not secular when it talks of Minority rights on the basis of religion.Now the people and the communities are so fenced in their particular castes that Rahul Gandhi as the Congress VP as struck alliances with communal leaders promising the skies even unconstitutional promises. So we have the people in ghettos of BCs,OBCs,SCs and now the Pattidars.All these have chota leaders with whom the Congress have struck MOUnderstandings.This gives them legitimacy to communalism-and makes the Indian fabric of nationhood damaged -It is shredded and tattered thanks to the netas.This is the great achievement of the Congress during its long years at the helm of power.Of course the Congress and its leaders like PC in the meantime made hay while the sun shines.Hence we had a raining of scams during the UPA period.Now it has the audacity to question what Modi achieved. Why there is so much of poverty and communalization-so much of polarization-It is for the Congress Rahul Gandhi and the Congress leaders to answer.Instead they pick at Modi

So we have Anand Sharma saying that the Congress too had PMs from humble origins.Yes he cited two-Lal Bahadur Shastri and Manmohan Singh.But did any of them meet with such disdain because of it.MMSingh was handpicked by Sonia Gandhi because she knew that he will keep the ‘kurshi’ warm and also because he will be a robot with the remote control in her hands. That is exactly what happened.He would have been an able Prof but not an able politicians. Who allowed and undermined the Constitution by allowing Sonia Gandhi to dictate. So no one talked derogatory of his humble origins because the Opposition would not stoop to that low.Coming to Lal Bahadur Shastri which is a mystery. The poor man died a mysterious death in Tankskent-Russia.He was not known to be a heart patient. Under what circumstances did he die? Why no autopsy was conducted and no probe ordered. So Anand Sharma cannot fall back on these two to justify that the Congress too had PMs from human origins.Yes were they ridiculed?No because that was not the culture.Today we have the Congress and Rahul Gandhi ridiculing Modi-for his 57 inches chest-which RG promised to reduce that in the Rajya Sabha.-his ‘Suit book ka sarkar’We had his mother the Italian –calling Modi the merchant of death.But then this kind of barbs and jibs the Gandhis are known for because it thinks that the dynasty protects them. We had Rajiv Gandhi when provoked by Arun Shourie said, ‘No wonder he has such a son’,referring to his differently abled son.To the then Telegu Desam MP Jaipal Reddy he remarked in Parliament, ‘His mind is as crooked as his body’.This reveals the mindset of the Gandhis.They hit below the belt and resort to cheap personal jibs which no decent individual will.So RG and his leaders are no better.

Now it is the case of the Modi belittling the post of the PM by meeting Ivanka Trump.See who is throwing this-Ananda Sharma the spokesperson of the Congress. Has the Congress not belittled the office of the PM by making it just a make believe post with the extra constitutional power center with High Command-Sonia Gandhi.Had the Congress not belittled the PM office by saying that under Modi’s regime no woman is safe.When RG took a snipe at Modi saying that he is peeping into the bathroom of Manmohan Singh.For the simple reason that RG could not understand the simile Modi used when he really complimented MMSingh by saying that he was dry when it was raining scams in his regime. Did the Congress leaders like Diggy Singh and RG not talk of Modi’s wife?That he does not take care of her etc.Did not Mani Shankar Aiyer state before Modi became the PM that he can ‘never,never,never dream of hoisting the tricolor in the Red Fort.If he wants he can come and serve tea to the AICC members.’ What arrogance.Was he pulled up. Then the Congress will only distance itself from such remarks and says that individuals have their personal opinion.No there is something called party discipline-he should have been pulled up by the High Command. But then the latest is that Modi cannot speak English well and his pronunciation was bad etc.Well Sonia Gandhi’s English was bad. But then she went to one of the tutorials to learn English because she wanted to earn her livelihood as an au- pair. She could not pronounce English well. She was only a draft reader.Ivanka Trump was the envoy of Trump the President of the US –the PM meeting her is in no way belittling the Prime Minister’s office

We are now told that Rahul Gandhi is a hindu Brahmin.How is he a hindu Brahmin.Calls for some research a bit. His mother is an Italian Catholic-his grand father is Feroz  -who is supposed to be Parsi-He was given the name of Gandhi when he married Indira Gandhi.The parampara of the Motilal-Nehru- Gandhi family is steeped in Islamism.So now to be told that Rahul Gandhi is a Hindu Brahmin is to garner the votes of the hindus especially in Gujarat.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,Vadodara

November 30, 2017 at 8:21 am 2 comments


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