By Navin Doshi , Founder & President, Nalanda International
Vibhuti Jha, Executive Director & Board of Director, Nalanda International
The election on November 3rd will be a crucial vote Americans will cast this year in just another few weeks. The desperation is palpable and the anxiety is visible throughout our communities. On top of that, our Intelligence Agencies have disclosed that not only are the “Russians” here again to play Russian roulette with the electoral process as they allegedly did in 2016 but the Chinese are here too playing their Chinese checkers! US Intel opines that “The Russians” seem to be trying to reinstall Trump again while the Chinese are doing their best to unseat him. Not far behind apparently, are the Iranians who perhaps want another 150 billion dollars in cash like former President Obama gave away. The rouges gallery also includes ISIS, ISI, Al Qaeda and the Taliban who Trump has called out in his own inimitable way. The Europeans, our historical allies also seem perturbed for being made to pay their fair share of NATO budget to keep them strong militarily! Lest we forget, our favorite neighbors Canada and Mexico also want to get in on the act. Canada is upset because they are outed for charging higher tariffs for American products and now they are either forced to lower the tariffs or face retaliation!
Mexico is enjoying the manufacturing jobs that went to it under NAFTA but are unhappy Trump is resisting the flow of illegal agricultural workers!
Amidst the 31 flavors of foreign interference there are our own local agitators called the Democrats. They are still hurting from Madam Hillary’s unceremonious defeat at the hands of her “deplorables” 4 years ago! The famous “Russia reset” got her the fake dossier she wanted but not the Presidency she craved! Even President Obama’s confabulation to Russian President Medvedev “ will have more flexibility after the election” didn’t change anything!
Never before a past President has commented on the successor as much as President Obama has done, with vengeance, in the last three years. He even used a memorial event to rant and attack the President. President Obama has a real gripe since Mrs. Clinton’s defeat meant that his legacy is tarnished forever. His famous desire to “change America fundamentally” stalled in its tracks! There is an old saying , “if everyone is upset and angry with you then you must be doing something right” and so it would seem is the life of the 45th President, Donald Trump.
2016 was perhaps the first time America witnessed a fierce presidential campaign that was virtually no holds barred. President Trump was at his irreverent, politically incorrect best, making promises that seemed impossible to just hear, let alone keep, in a society that had become so politically correct. And as a result, he won! He gave hope to the “rust belt of America “ and proved that “MAGA” was not a false alarm or an election gimmick! He bought manufacturing back and created record levels of employment for various ethnic groups including African Americans, Hispanics and Asians. The stock market had a three year bull run with all indices achieve levels never seen before. He successfully thwarted a rather dubious effort to impeach him on charges that were never proven.
The result is Democrats have a real fear that if Mr. Trump were to win again , the liberal dream of unfettered immigration and the strategy of appeasements and pandering to vote bank politics will be impacted for a very long time.
So this is the backdrop that Indian Americans will walk into the voting booth later this year. We know that traditionally, over 80% of Indians vote Democratic in US elections – from President to the Town Supervisor! In this election however, Indian Americans must ensure that their votes go to Mr. Donald Trump and strengthen his hand voting Republican majority in the Senate and the House! Ever since PM Modi came to power in 2014, the Indo-US relationship began making positive strides towards greater recognition and respect for each other. Mr. Modi instilled a strong sense of India nationhood in all of us. President Trump has clearly navigated the relationship to greater heights by supporting India with a special two day visit with massive support from the people of India. This was a high water mark when both leaders talked about their shared identity between the worlds strongest and largest democracies so well on display at the “Howdy Modi” event in Houston and Ahmadabad.
The DESI (the colloquial term for Indians) vote must go to Mr. Trump. The Democrats have been rather rude and crude in dealing with and attending to Indian concerns. They have taken the Indian collective vote for granted and continue to ignore the Indian American community’s needs in relation to both India and here. Many honorable minions of various small town councils, including San Francisco, have passed unnecessary resolutions preaching India on protecting human rights of Muslims while forgetting entirely the truth that minorities live a wretched life in three Islamic Republics of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan!
One Congressman , Ro Khanna from Dist 17 , Silicon Valley (an area dominated by strong presence of famed Indian IT brain power) is a member of the Pakistan caucus and dared to question the Acts passed by India’s Parliament protecting the human rights of minorities without raising any questions about the plight of minorities in Pakistan.
While the Democratic Party has paid lip service to the steadfast support shown to them by Indians it is the Republicans under President Trumps leadership that has shown true respect to Indians and India. He has made record number of appointments in his administration of high quality Indian professionals according the community the respect it deserves. At the same time , the Democratic nominee , Mr Biden is notorious for his racial slurs about “7/11” Indians as well as “Makaka” monkey references. Mr. Biden has relied upon his dubious mentors to frame his anti India policy statements on India’s laws passed by duly elected Parliament to resolve intractable, sensitive political matters in India’s state of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh integrating an intransigent state in the Indian mainstream. These daring, legal and judicial processes were achieved via democratic principles and without bloodshed. For the Democrats to call it human rights violation of Muslims is nothing but violating human rights and dignities of Indian people! The Democrats have ruined the country pandering to vote bank politics; they will do anything to get the power back,even undermining the political freedoms they claim to cherish ! We should never forget how British and later on Congress party ruined India employing divide and rule and vote bank politics.
Americans beware of the “ides of March”!
In addition , unlike during the infamous Nixon Kissinger era during which , US supported Pakistan, Mr. Trump’s administration has supported India’s recent border fights and in a remarkable synergy and coordination, both India and the US have taken concerted actions against Chinese app makers ! Both India and US are in perfect cooperation to ensure the bullying tactics of China are thwarted, stopped and confronted globally.
Just imagine , Mr Biden and his son in the White House with their prior statements supporting China and their vested monetary interests in China, they will let China and Pakistan have a free hand with India ! Does ANY Indian want that to happen ?
In recent past the Democrats have accused India of human rights violations while they themselves encourage antifa riots in the US destroying small and medium size businesses owned by blacks and other minorities! This double standard ought to be rejected. The Democratic elite are just like Nero , fiddling while the cities are burning under their regimes.
They are promising anything and everything for FREE in the country that taught us there is NO FREE LUNCH! For all their bravado of freedom of speech they get upset and angry when any one questions them about it !
This is our first in a series of articles we will share our thoughts on the historic elections of 2020! We end today by asking a set of simple questions :
1. Do you blame Mr Trump for Wuhanvirus?
2. Is Mr Trump responsible for the collapse of economies around the world caused by Wuhanvirus?
3. Is Mr Trump responsible for the riots and destruction of properties and businesses following the unfortunate killing of Mr. Floyd ?
4. New York, New Jersey , California account for 1.2 million cases out of over 5 m cases and about 57k deaths of 162k deaths – is Mr. Trump responsible for that specially when the Governors of these states heaped praise on the President for his and his teams response to whatever they asked?
5. Do you agree with progressive wing of Democrats, supported financially by James Bond movie’s villain and megalomaniacs like billionaires declaring war on US constitution, religion, and conservative culture and undo every aspect that made America great.
We Indians mostly supported Democrats during elections in the past many years, but not in 2020 election! For once Indian Americans and India’s interests intersect at supporting Mr. Trump for a second term. We believe the American Indian dilemma confronts almost every other minority community in the US!
Many of us get virtually conditioned to believe in the narratives driven by sections of media. We fall into believing a remarkably biased or one sided narrative supporting the extreme liberal incantations, luring us to believe in a particular direction of a propaganda. We believe we are offering you a narrative that is truthful and direct without fear or favor.
Mr. Biden has chosen Ms. Kamala Harris to be on his ticket for Vice President.
A word of caution for most Indians not to get mushy and “sentimotional” about her Hindu name. She is not a Hindu and has maintained her Christian American identity as she wants. There is nothing wrong in it . But it is to be kept in mind that she in no way changes candidate Biden’s strategy and policy towards India at all as seen, heard and written by him.
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