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Leftists in India are no different from leftists everywhere else

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Dec 28, 2018 at 17:06

Dear Dr Pipes,

I am glad that you came to know about All India Farmer's Congress' (AIKS) support for the Palestinian cause. I am sure that most members of AIKS would not be able to place Israel on the world map and would not know what religions are followed in Israel.

What is going on in the Indian democracy is no different from any other democracy. In India also there is a very strong leftist faction. Indian leftists --like all other leftists-- also follow the dictum that if you are protesting, you must be right. These leftists are too blind to see that everything that the left wants to happen, does not happen in Islamic theocracies. Indian left blindly and steadfastly supports the Islamist forces. And --taqiya or otherwise-- the Islamic forces love the left completely.

There is a huge amount of discontent among the farmers in India. A lot of it is justified. The channels to distribute the produce at equitable prices have not been fully developed and farmers suffer immensely due to the vagaries of the nature and markets. The federal government in India is right-leaning/conservative and the current atmosphere provides a perfect breeding ground for the leftist forces.

In the last few years very strong left-leaning media has emerged. There is no dearth of web sites that are willing to "unite all suppressed people and raise the banner of revolution". Recently the Indian left has realized that without total unity they will not be able to defeat the conservatives. And they are working overtime to achieve that goal. Just as Linda Sarsour finds chummy partners among democrats in the US, Indian Islamists find convenient bedfellows all around them. Given this situation, it is not very surprising that All India Farmer's Congress found a partnership opportunity with whoever is opposing Israel in India.

Like everywhere else the life of people who want to find good solutions to problem instead of easy solutions is not easy in India. When the wholesale onion prices slumped to almost 0.65 cents/pound (no typo here), the whole country went into a frenzy. No one congratulated the government for a bumper crop and no one challenged it to develop better mechanisms to take care of the farmer's interests. All people who support Islamism, communism and every other -ism united and blamed the government for ignoring the interests of everyone who was protesting against anything anywhere. That group includes the farmers and including the farmers and Palestinians. Hence, probably, the nexus between AIKS and BDS.


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Enemy of my enemy is my friend [323 words]AnonJan 12, 2019 15:25247113
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Raul MarksJan 1, 2019 17:00246931
Guiding the perplexed our dear Raul! [108 words]dhimmi no moreJan 5, 2019 09:05246931
Our dear Raul and the latest in the strange world of Indian and Pakistani Muslims [119 words]dhimmi no moreJan 5, 2019 11:33246931
Fact checking DNM regarding Q930 and Q931 [177 words]PrashantJan 7, 2019 22:38246931
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Christians are polytheists [67 words]Raul MarksJan 8, 2019 19:05246931
Guiding the perplexed our dear Raul! Part 2 [743 words]dhimmi no moreJan 9, 2019 15:50246931
4Guiding the perplexed our dear Raul and Muhammad converted to Judaism! I'm not kidding! What a disaster [316 words]dhimmi no moreJan 9, 2019 16:08246931
Dear readers: Our dear Raul tell us why is polytheism bad and why is monotheism bad! [35 words]dhimmi no moreJan 9, 2019 16:11246931
I'm embarassing myself? [5 words]Raul MarksJan 9, 2019 22:58246931
Our dear Raul: Muslims are polytheists and pagan! [328 words]dhimmi no moreJan 10, 2019 06:02246931
Our dear Raul and Isiah 42! The top subject discussed by every tablighee and his cousin! [27 words]dhimmi no moreJan 10, 2019 06:58246931
1Our dear Raul is asking: "I'm embarassing (sic) myself"? Yes you are! [73 words]dhimmi no moreJan 10, 2019 16:11246931
1Our dear Raul al-tablighee your prophet needs help! His brand of monotheism was refuted by the Jews and the pagans with Mecca! What a disaster [106 words]dhimmi no moreJan 10, 2019 16:34246931
1Islamic arguments get lost in frivolity [520 words]PrashantJan 10, 2019 22:18246931
Touche [13 words]Raul MarksJan 11, 2019 00:04246931
Our dear Raul and argument from "yous" and "tho"! You need to stick to Urdu And the Islamic comedy goes on and on [140 words]dhimmi no moreJan 11, 2019 16:45246931
The genius Raul is quoting the Bible which means that he disagrees with his Allah astaghfirullah! [180 words]dhimmi no moreJan 11, 2019 17:00246931
Guiding the perplexed our dear Raul and Muhammad converted to Judaism! I'm not kidding! Part two [81 words]dhimmi no moreJan 11, 2019 17:22246931
Our dear Raul and the Quranic disaster that Jesus is the "word" and "spirit" of Allah [233 words]dhimmi no moreJan 12, 2019 08:10246931
Our dear Raul is not aware of Mark 12:29 and the God of the Christians is One! [97 words]dhimmi no moreJan 12, 2019 08:16246931
3Prashant: Sunan Abi Dawood is all Ahadith Sahiha! [214 words]dhimmi no moreJan 12, 2019 08:37246931
Our dear Raul and more Quranic disasters: Allah can have a son! What stops him? He does not have a girl friend! [224 words]dhimmi no moreJan 12, 2019 11:12246931
Our dear Raul wrote: "Christians are polytheists" His Allah says in Q5:17 that Christians are monotheists! What a disaster [121 words]dhimmi no moreJan 12, 2019 12:32246931
1Why can God be both alive and dead and at multiple places at the same time [66 words]PrashantJan 12, 2019 16:06246931
Our dear Raul repeats the same nonsense written in Tablighee web sites! And what is better than quoting a Kafir writer! [89 words]dhimmi no moreJan 13, 2019 09:55246931
Our dear Raul and the tablighee question: "Which one is the correct Bible"? [234 words]dhimmi no moreJan 14, 2019 17:18246931
Prashant: The Qur'an says that the OT is not corrupted! Attention: Our dear Raul and our dear Robert! [205 words]dhimmi no moreJan 15, 2019 12:07246931
Our dear Raul: Every tablighee and his cousin are wondering: Which sect of Christianity is the correct Christianity? [94 words]dhimmi no moreJan 16, 2019 12:07246931
Absurdity of Islamic theocracies [255 words]PrashantJan 16, 2019 19:52246931
Not Brazil! [120 words]
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Dan SchwartzDec 31, 2018 20:57246918
4Leftists in India are no different from leftists everywhere else [420 words]PrashantDec 28, 2018 17:06246839
Intersectionality seems to be a factor. [133 words]David HoffmanDec 28, 2018 13:14246830
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or eternally shifting sands? [69 words]Rea1ityCheckDec 27, 2018 22:49246808
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stan sujkaDec 27, 2018 08:37246794
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First there was hatred of Israel, then came the Palestinians [88 words]
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Andrew SchonbergerDec 27, 2018 00:15246785
1Two Muslim worlds - two attitudes towards Israel. [65 words]
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