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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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