Monday, November 16, 2015

Tolerance & Intolerance (Part-1) Dear Barack Obama & the Government of USA, it is your country that has been and continues to be intolerant, not India.

Please note that the opinion expressed are personal and published as per the one of the 9 fundamental rights [ freedom of expression ] given to me by the constitution of Republic of India. Also note that, this being my post, does not give you the freedom of expression to comment whatever you like. The freedom of expression gives you the right to write your own blog/article. If your comments are baseless, without facts, rude or most likely - stupid, they will be met with the same rudeness, or will be deleted, or you will be blocked or any combination of the above will be used. If you think those actions are intolerant, then I am proud to be intolerant to such stupidity.

Dear Americans, please note that this is not about you and this is not meant to disrespect you. It is about your Government - the politicians like Barack. I love you like I love any other creation of God. I am being forced to write this article because of the vested International Politics being played against my nation.
These days, because of political and main-stream-media propaganda, we all have been hearing about the growing intolerance in India. However, If you look at posts by most Indians on Social Media, they disagree. I mean, if possible, you may obtain the number of posts by Indians about India being tolerant or intolerant and check for yourself.

The seed of this so called 'Intolerant India' was sown by none other than Barack Obama, the President of the USA, in February 2015. You may check this link  and this link or google it out. Now, I really don't like an outsider pointing fingers at my nation, just because of a couple of incidences - which were politically motivated. Also, as the title of this post says, I will prove it to Barack, that it is the USA Government, which has been and continues to be the most intolerant. 
We all know, and openly discuss in groups, that if there is one country which is responsible for the most sufferings in this world today, it is the USA. Just because they are technological as well as economical power-house, they have a superiority complex. They also have a habit of poking their noses in other people's businesses - in places where it does not belong.

So let us begin by examining specific cases of the USA one by one:
1. Atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki: If you go through the Wikipedia Page of this article, you can read the following:
"The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima andNagasaki in August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War. The two bombings, which killed at least 129,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history."
Whether Barack Obama agrees or not, this was an act of mass-murder in the name of war. Killing - not only of men, women & children but every living being and non-living things in the area! The USA Government had even named the bombs "Little Boy" for Hiroshima & "Fat Man" for Nagasaki.
The after-effects were even worse. Quoting from Wikipedia again, "In 1985, Johns Hopkins University human geneticist James F. Crow examined Neel's research and confirmed that the number of birth defects was not significantly higher in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.[244] Many members of the ABCC and its successor Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) were still looking for possible birth defects or other causes among the survivors decades later, but found no evidence that they were common among the survivors.[245][246] Despite the insignificance of birth defects found in Neel's study, historianRonald E. Powaski wrote that Hiroshima experienced "an increase in stillbirths, birth defects, and infant mortality" following the atomic bomb.[247] Neel also studied the longevity of the children who survived the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, reporting that between 90 and 95 percent were still living 50 years later.[245]
Around 1,900 cancer deaths can be attributed to the after-effects of the bombs. An epidemiology study by the RERF states that from 1950 to 2000, 46% of leukemia deaths and 11% of solid cancer deaths among the bomb survivors were due to radiation from the bombs, the statistical excess being estimated at 200 leukemia and 1,700 solid cancers."
Tell me Barack, when did my country dropped any "Little Boy" or "Fat Man" and killed innocent civilians just to win a stupid war?
2. Racial & Ethnic Discrimination in the USA: Quoting from Wikipedia again-
"Racism and ethnic discrimination in the United States has been a major issue since the colonial era and the slave era. Legally or socially sanctioned privileges and rights were given to White Americans that were not granted to Native AmericansAfrican Americans,Asian Americans, and Latin AmericansEuropean Americans (particularly Anglo Americans) were granted exclusive privileges in matters of education, immigrationvoting rights,citizenship, land acquisition, and criminal procedure over periods of time extending from the 17th century to the 1960s. However, non-Protestant immigrants from Europe; particularly Irish peoplePoles and Italians; suffered xenophobic exclusion and other forms of ethnicity-based discrimination in American society. In addition, although Middle Eastern Americansare counted as White under the US Census, Jews (including immigrants from the Diasporaand from Israel itself) and Arabs have faced continuous discrimination in the United States, and as a result, some people belonging to these groups do not identify as white. East and South Asians have similarly faced racism in America and are usually not considered white.
Racial politics remains a major phenomenon. Racism continues to be reflected in socioeconomic inequality,[2] and has taken on more modern, indirect forms of expression, most prevalently symbolic racism.[3] Racial stratification continues to occur in employment, housing, education, lending, and government.
In the view of the U.S. Human Rights Network, a network of scores of U.S. civil rights and human rights organizations, "Discrimination permeates all aspects of life in the United States, and extends to all communities of color".[4] While the nature of the views held by average Americans have changed much over the past several decades, surveys by organizations such as ABC News have found that, even recently, large sections of Americans self-admit to holding discriminatory viewpoints; for example, a 2007 article by the organization stated that about one in ten held admitted to holding prejudices against Hispanic-Americans and about one in four did so regarding Arab-Americans.[5]"
I don't think I need to mention how many people were killed for this right Barack? And you dare call my country Intolerant?
3. Fight Against Terrorism and 9/11 Attack: Quoting from Wikipedia again, "The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11September 11th, or 9/11)[nb 1] were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks consisted of suicide attacks used to target symbolic U.S. landmarks."

Now interestingly, your own citizens allege that the USA Government had prior knowledge and this was allowed by the USA to satisfy the selfish needs of your country - oil & gas etc. There is another Wikipedia page for this.  It is also to be noted that the Osama-bin-Laden was created by the USA itself. 
"Shortly after the attacks, President Bush made a public appearance at Washington's largest Islamic Center and acknowledged the "incredibly valuable contribution" that millions of American Muslims made to their country and called for them "to be treated with respect."[192] However, numerous incidents of harassment and hate crimes against Muslims and South Asians were reported in the days following the attacks.[193][194][195] Sikhs were also targeted because Sikh males usually wear turbans, which are stereotypically associated with Muslims. There were reports of attacks on mosques and other religious buildings (including the firebombing of a Hindu temple), and assaults on people, including one murder:Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh mistaken for a Muslim, was fatally shot on September 15, 2001, in Mesa, Arizona.[195]
According to an academic study, people perceived to be Middle Eastern were as likely to be victims of hate crimes as followers of Islam during this time. The study also found a similar increase in hate crimes against people who may have been perceived as Muslims, Arabs, and others thought to be of Middle Eastern origin.[196] A report by the South Asian American advocacy group known as South Asian Americans Leading Together, documented media coverage of 645 bias incidents against Americans of South Asian or Middle Eastern descent between September 11 and 17. Various crimes such as vandalism, arson, assault, shootings, harassment, and threats in numerous places were documented.[197][198]"

So Barack, you were talking about Gandhi being disappointed about the growing intolerance in India right? I am quite certain that Lincoln would be pretty happy with how you and your people have behaved!
4. Wars in the aftermath of the Attacks:
"At 2:40 p.m. in the afternoon of September 11, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement. According to notes taken by senior policy official Stephen Cambone, Rumsfeld asked for, "Best info fast. Judge whether good enough hit S.H." (Saddam Hussein) "at same time. Not only UBL" (Osama bin Laden).[222] Cambone's notes quoted Rumsfeld as saying, "Need to move swiftly – Near term target needs – go massive – sweep it all up. Things related and not."[223][224] In a meeting at Camp David on September 15 the Bush administration rejected the idea of attacking Iraq in response to 9/11.[225]"
On September 14, 2001, the U.S. Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists. Still in effect, it grants the President the authority to use all "necessary and appropriate force" against those whom he determined "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11th attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups.[230]
On October 7, 2001, the War in Afghanistan began when U.S. and British forces initiated aerial bombing campaigns targeting Taliban and al-Qaeda camps, then later invaded Afghanistan with ground troops of the Special Forces.[231] This eventually led to the overthrow of the Taliban rule of Afghanistan on December 9, 2001 by U.S. led coalition forces.[232]"
Since India did not attack any country at all, even after multiple terror attacks it suffered, that is why India is intolerant, right Barack? And I am sure Benjamin Franklin would be very happy about the War Casualties your nation caused, right Barack? Don't forget, we are among the few Nations which has never ever invaded any foreign nation. We are a race which has never ever even tried to enslave another race!

5. Immigration in the USA: Here is what the Economist has to say - "America is built on immigration. Yet the country’s immigration system is a mess. Instead of fixing it, Congress seems poised to make things worse. Far too many lawmakers are trying to build ever-higher fences to keep foreigners out."

Whereas India is a country where people from Bangladesh get citizenship without any 'Lottery System'. Whether it is Adnan Sami ( a former citizen of UK, of Pakitani-Indian origin, who is now an Indian Citizen) or Atif Aslam - irrespective of their origin - because of their talent  - are respected and have huge fan-following in India.
That is why India is Intolerant and USA is Tolerant, right Barack?
You know Barack, these are just 5 points I have written about now. If I were to write about all the Intolerance USA had and continues to offer, even dozens of books will not suffice.
I am also reminded of one of the famous Bollywood movie dialogues by the legendary actor Rajkumar  in the movie "Waqt"- जिनके अपने घर शीशे के हों, वो दूसरों पे पथ्थर नहीं फेंका करते।"  [ translation: People residing in the house made of glass should not throw stones at others. ]

Suggested Further Readings:
  5. Google "Intolerant America"
PS: I definitely do agree that there are certain groups and elements in India who are intolerant, but those are politicians, goons and people with vested interests. Just like you can't blame all the Muslims and Islam - the religion of Peace because of Some terrorist groups like ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Taliban etc. etc.; no body has the right to tag my country 'Intolerant' because of some politically motivated groups (irrespective of religion - because they do exist in almost all religions).
PPS: Remember Ahmed Barack? Your police officers arrested the 14 year old Muslim because the teacher and the police thought he had made a bomb which was actually a clock? You did try to cover your a** by inviting him to the White House and other MNCs jumped at the chance of publicity. It was a great 'saving move' Barack, but by then, the damage had been done and a very recent example of a Racist & Religiously Intolerant USA had already been communicated to the world. He was told he had committed a crime of making a hoax/fake bomb. You people can't tolerate innovative skills of a 14 year old child and you dare talk about Intolerance of my Nation? Shame on you Barack. Shame on your Government. You are a true hypocrite!

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