India – Corporate run Government – Padmini Arhant

December 25, 2019

India – Corporate run Government 

Padmini Arhant

While Indian government and administration under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah are dedicated to contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Registry Citizens (NRC) and now citing long existing National population registry (NPR) (census) to maneuver the embattled Hindutva ideology isolating specific demography in an effort to allocate vote banks,

The most favored corporate families viz Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and Gautam Adhani among others in economic sector essentially run politics, economy, judiciary and media.

Not surprisingly, Reliance industries and Jio Telecom company CEO Mukesh Ambani reportedly per bloomberg.com adds $17 billion dollars to personal net worth in 2019 leading to individual total net worth at $61 billion claiming the status as Asia’s richest individual.

The corporate monopoly defiantly in gross violation of anti-trust and capitalist economy characteristics such as fair opportunity to all major and minor businesses to compete effectively enabling market determined factors to yield returns and profitability across economy rather than sole advantage to particular corporate group or family.

Furthermore, market economy benefitting consumers in terms of choices and options in quality, price and service is phased out in the prevalent economic environment.

The government pledge to protect selective corporate families interest at the vast majority expense where nearly a billion population is forced into record unemployment, inflation and sluggish economic growth arguably embarked on deflecting public attention from burgeoning economic strife alongside the meteoric rise of Mukesh Ambani and Ambani industries questionably held above law and exempt from transparency and accountability on tax compliance and various rules and regulations otherwise applicable to regular ordinary business entrepreneurs and retail merchants in the economy.

Indian population especially the educated and skilled youth in formal and informal sectors confronted with dismal economic and career prospects justifiably frustrated about status quo.

Indian government’s misplaced priority in enforcing laws and amendments on citizenship act causing unnecessary tension and anxiety primarily to distract citizens focus from chosen corporate expansion amassing personal wealth should be a grave concern for significant population struggling to make ends meet and overwhelming segments in abject poverty.

Corporate run politics and governments are not to be expected to bridge the gap between the haves and have nots when the system is solidified in quid pro quo for exclusive benefits and privilege.

Indian government and politics together bear responsibility for the ever increasing economic disparity and social inequality in society.

Indian citizens dealing with serious economic crises legitimately require to seek government action on reviving economy and immediate end to partisan politics premised on religion, caste and communal polarization.

Unless the situation and issues are addressed reversing the conditions, those reaping the harvest too would sooner than later experience the free fall of economy currently heading in the undesirable direction.

The prosperity of any or few depriving the rest from basic existence and survival is unsustainable resulting in inevitable negative outcome.

People power proved formidable in resisting unconventional practice and divisive politics.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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India – Constitution and Democracy under Siege

December 16, 2019

India – Constitution and Democracy under Siege

Padmini Arhant

Reiterating earlier call for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah to step down from office in light of status quo specifically deteriorating law and order deploying undemocratic means using public funded law enforcement and other cadre to silence democracy resulting in innocent lives deaths and unlawful detention of peaceful participants voicing their legitimate concern over the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act and religion biased Naturalization law. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah’s religion and caste oriented politics is the epitome of their political career. BJP government desperate attempts to distract citizens attention from burgeoning economic issues such as high unemployment in all sectors, agrarian crisis, decline in economic growth and productivity, massive banking fraud severely affecting banking industry creating panic and frustration among common depositors having lost all their savings earlier from PM Narendra Modi’s disastrous demonetization and now in the state run banks mismanagement of public funds allowing unscrupulous members associated with political parties and economic sector to default and abscond on government and political opposition watch is merely the tip of the iceberg.

Since assuming office in the second term touted as Modi 2.0 by state operated media and other communication outlets, PM Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah together embarked on controversial and counterproductive topics beginning with Article 370 abrogation, Criminalizing Triple Talaq (Divorce) among Muslim community while turning a blind eye to similar or worse situations among Hindus and other demography, declaring Lord Ram Temple construction through hamstrung Supreme Court’s final verdict on the embattled Babri Masjid (Mosque) site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh comprising largest Muslim population…are BJP’s election manifesto preliminary actions. 

Lately, PM Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah rammed Naturalization Law and Citizenship Amendment Act cherry picking three neighbors in the entire India sub-continent and South Asia. They are Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh isolating Muslims in religion based asylum in the Northeast and rest of India. PM Narendra Modi justified the conspicuous discrimination against Muslims in this process stating they belonged to the majority in their country of origin compared to the BJP government empathized groups viz. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Christians and Parsis in those three nations ignoring the persecuted Sri Lankan Tamils living in Indian Southern State Tamilnadu and elsewhere who are ardent followers of Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma  evident in Hindu Temples erasement in Sri Lanka during ethnic cleansing by recently re-emerged Mahinda Rajapaksha regime (not without backend international and Indian political maneuver) in Colombo.

Likewise, the ostracized Rohingya muslims as minority in Myanmar with children, elderly and women upon arrival on Indian soil were expelled on unsubstantiated terrorism charges by this government showing little or no consideration for gross human rights violations experienced by them in Myanmar.

The irony in the ongoing catastrophic strategy of transforming India into a Hindu State and welcoming Hindu minorities from Muslim majority nations in the neighborhood completely neglects the plight and miseries of so-called Dalits, Adivasis (Natives), Indigenous, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Backward Class, Other Backward Class (OBC) representing overwhelming majority Hindus subject to atrocities and extreme violence from Hindutva zealots under the pretext of cow vigilantes tied to organizations viz. Bhartiya Gau Raksha Dal / Indian Cow Protection Organization and other fundamentalist groups directly operating under RSS run BJP nationwide. Notwithstanding the land confiscations from various tribes and farmers to benefit certain corporate families like Gautam Adhani, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and the likes having close ties with the government and political class in general.

The interesting factor is the BJP government in New Delhi and other states /provinces have long been involved in beef export to near and far destinations amid fomenting violence leading to mob lynching on this issue against muslims and people determined as social outcasts referred to as Dalits in society.

Where is the humanitarianism from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah towards sweeping majority i.e. the designated lower caste Hindus enduring generational prejudice in urban areas and untouchability in rural parts of the country with the practice institutionalized in the past five years of BJP government?

The incumbent government’s consistent pattern in utilizing polarization politics to deflect mass grievance and anger over economic woes to BJP manufactured social and humanitarian chaos confirms the administration’s inability to effectively address the growing economic problems demanding prompt solutions that appears to be unavailable given the government priority on anything other than the economy.

The government selective raids and investigation on corruption scandals excluding large swath of members within and among alliances in addition to corporate favorites and celebrities in the entertainment with an alarming record of tax evasions, offshore hoarding in tax havens, black money and embezzlements reported in Panama Gate and other national as well as international corruption exposures barely attract the authorities interest.

Contrarily, in neighboring Pakistan, the Panama Gate revelation caused political storm ousting the accused former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and family with imprisonment freezing the assets of Sharif family for fraudulent dealings and illegal wealth amassment in the economically struggling nation with substantial population in abject poverty. 

India is no different in terms of impoverishment with the poor and poorest survival hanging in balance by the minute of their lives whilst the rich, famous and powerful stashing wealth overseas and in disguised investments lasting several generations are untouchable and held above law. The reverence and constant adulations of them making headlines and in news columns overcast criminal indulgence exempting them from any inquiry and rule of law.

Indian politics has evolved into betting, bidding and bareknuckle crony capitalism. The corporate run government with major political party deploying underhanded tactics to intimidate and lure members of opposition is heading towards consolidating power unbridled in enforcing and executing policies and agenda rejecting consequential upheavals from such endeavors. 

The fragmented and fragile Indian opposition fraught with internal strife pose no threats to the ruling BJP having successfully established the horse trading in forming or toppling government at regional and national level.

The opposition has no meaning or relevance witnessed in latest state assembly elections with parties forging alliance regardless of political ideology and platform sharing the common goal to access power even if that calls for alternating terms in office.

The victim in the current political, economic and social environment is none other than the average citizen. The middle class and downwards bearing the brunt of the escalating abuse of power targeting the most vulnerable and weak segments whether it be muslims or the economically burdened lower class confined to accepting government’s lack luster performance in the economic front unassailable.

History is testimony to events beyond threshold delivering outcome against anything unsustainable.

Indian democracy is indeed at risk and the nation beckons not only forward, progressive, open minds but also anyone who deeply care about their present and immediate future to rein in authority wasting taxpayer funds and national resources in unnecessary and futile exercise with serious repercussions.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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India – Controversial NRC

October 3, 2019

India –   Controversial NRC

Padmini Arhant

The latest political stunt from incumbent BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to deflect national and international attention from India’s declining economy is National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Indian economy is facing enormous challenges with record unemployment, all time low productivity and consumer power combined with slump in all major sectors of the economy from real estate, manufacturing, auto industry to export business reflected in India’s real GDP and poor investor confidence apparent in recent Indian stock market performance.

Amid severe economic woes, the financial and banking crisis is causing more pain similar to   demonetization blow experienced by common citizens in the street with access to public deposits restricted creating panic and legitimate concerns among banking customers largely representing middle and lower economic class.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi government obviously in a bind with no solutions or effective remedy to precipitous economic status contributing to jobless youth frustration, the educated younger generation unable to find any job let alone suitable employment in their respective or desired occupation.

Small medium businesses are not the only ones affected, the bigger entrepreneurs are also feeling the bite and expressed grievance in the contemporary economy under much touted PM Narendra Modi 2.0 second term.

Instead of addressing the ailing economy, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah Sarkar or government tactfully engaged in diverting public focus from reality to a political camouflage staging the wanton communal crackdown on the weak, vulnerable and much targeted segments in society with the launching of National Register of Citizens or NRC.

The politically motivated move generating hype and hysteria against those branded as political and economic refugees in North Eastern India like Assam in particular though the policy is widespread and implemented nationwide to promote RSS’s Hindutva  ideology.

NRC is designed to isolate and disenfranchise BJP’s selective demography and religion viz. Islam and Christians besides so-called Hindu lower castes among other groups from certain regions within Indian sub-continent such as migrants from Myanmar or Sri Lankan Tamils regardless of their religious affiliation as Hindu, Muslim, Buddhists or any other faith.

BJP’s strong Hindutva doctrine corral upper castes Hindus within and outside India firmly affirming the anti-democratic path towards Hindu Rashtra or Hindu Nationalism imposing Hindu majority statehood with little or no consideration and thoughts on such acrimonious and impulsive communal paradigm.

The strange and bizarre fact being those behind Islamophobia fervor and suggesting anyone with alternative views to migrate to Pakistan or they are labeled a Pakistani while these Hindutva stalwarts are bed fellows with Pakistani establishment and business merchants.

The above enunciated accounts evidenced in PM Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Pakistan to attend Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter’s wedding and not long ago exchanging secret pleasantries with the current Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Furthermore, importantly the trade relations between Indian political class and their clients with Pakistani counterparts even during the phony trade suspension following Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir reeks hypocrisy ad nauseam.

The business activities between Indian and Pakistan’s privileged club never disrupted despite maintaining superficial bitter rivalry to polarize peace seeking Indian and Pakistani mainstream population.

On NRC – the fragmentation is purported to hurt intended groups in society. BJP’s fundamentalism has already driven ignorant idle religious zealots to involve in mob lynching of innocent muslims and so-called Dalits in the country for reasons beyond justification.

The NRC is geared at instigating more chaos and communal unrest.

When the argument is based on proselytism or mass conversion of then Hindu religion  followers to Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and so on, the present overzealous social reformers fail to understand and recognize the main and actual members responsible for the status quo.

These members allowing invasion and occupation of India for centuries by Moghuls from ancient Persia and later the traders adept at producing traitors within India – the Colonial East India Company established as British Raj were invariably the upper castes in India.

Those taking pride as Rajvanshis or from the Indian Royal family – the princely states Raja and Maharaja categorized as Shatriyas (warriors) in the caste hierarchy and their Raj gurus or Ministers predominantly Brahmins had no qualms in accommodating the invaders and occupiers at that time. The trend continued to the moment. 

History is testimony to the fact and these events are prevalent until today that foreign invasion of India made possible by those in power as Kings, Ministers and power brokers as well as business community ( Vaisya in Indian caste system) those days until now.

The proselytization of Hindus to Islam and Christianity etc. squarely falls on upper caste as enumerated above.

Hence, the upper caste descendants retaining powerful positions as members in Parliament and government would be the outcasts for their ancestral treason facilitating and cooperating with then invaders determined by BJP as forces behind proselytization or conversion to Islam or Christianity of large swath of Hindus by force or coercion.

The entire exercise arguably leads to introspection and poignant factor that nothing happens without internal collusion and complicity.

NRC is a political maneuver exacerbating complex socio economic and political environment in Secular India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah investing Indian public money in improving and alleviating India’s economic situation would be wise and worthwhile rather than wasting resources and wealth in unnecessary and detrimental policy viz. NRC.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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India – Economic Crisis And Jammu Kashmir Ground Reality

August 10, 2019

India – Economic Crisis

And

Jammu Kashmir Ground Reality

Padmini Arhant

The videos from third party alternative news outlets discuss and disclose India’s state of affairs on economy and Jammu Kashmir citizens anguish over inability to reach family and avail essential services in the aftermath of government’s overt authority. 

Source – Newsclick – Thank you.

India’s economic crisis is hardly a matter of concern for those in government involved in exacerbating problems like Trifurcation of Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh with centralization of power assuming overwhelming jurisdiction.

Why do governments evade economy? 

Whenever the government has no real effective solutions or robust economic policy to deal with soaring unemployment, slowing business and economic sector on the whole, inflation, credit crunch, agrarian distress, industrial slump in consumer and capital goods, real estate downturns, stock market and currency value decline among myriad economic woes, the government strategy is to distract suffering population attention to anything political, social or religious event rather than economy. 

India’s incumbent government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are leading the nation towards point of no return with dismal economic conditions taking toll on ordinary lives and businesses nationwide.

On Jammu KashmirWhy Kashmiris now declared Indian citizens continue to remain in lock down denying them communication access via telephone, internet and local media?

What is the government agenda behind massive troop deployment in the valley having been downgraded from statehood to union territory under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah direct control?

Why are the political leaders and prominent party members with whom PM Narendra Modi government forged alliance until recently in Jammu Kashmir held in detention?

What exactly is the government plan considering naturalized Kashmiris as Indian subjects following recent abrogation of Article 370 and 35A are experiencing Modi Shah wrath of human rights violations barely known to the rest of the nation or the world for that matter due to communication black out since the rapid abolition of statehood?

How democratic is it for government to deny own citizens in Jammu Kashmir – the inalienable rights to contact family, relatives and members of community within and outside the territory in indefinite curfew?

When is RSS run BJP government and political class going to abrogate and eliminate archaic abhorrent caste system in India while denouncing Triple Talaq (Divorce) and gender discrimination alienating females in property inheritance deceptively cited as Article 370 component as antiquated practice?

No government is above law and no heads of the state have the authority to impose violent restrictions depriving people normal existence.

Any government engaged in such activities could not be democratic exposing the true characteristics of unconstitutional authoritarian governance that sooner than later meet undesirable conclusion.

Unfortunately, Jammu Kashmir citizens are victims of Modi Shah government malfeasance that is being allowed with political opposition complicity and others choosing to remain silent spectators in society barring few exceptions voicing their opinions and objection to the ongoing unruly unconventional politics in the name of ending status quo only prolonged to a greater devious political goals to benefit self and vested interests. 

Jammu Kashmir citizens deserve fair treatment and importantly normal environment that are prohibited under government order that are in serious violation of citizens civil, democratic and constitutional rights.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest address to the nation on Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh trifurcation is least convincing at best given ground reality in the valley and Kashmiris dire straits and alarming at worst reflecting PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah’s absolute disregard for basic human rights extending their political legacy from Gujarat tenure endangering democracy. 

India cannot afford a government exceeding limits in every respect from misrepresentation, misinformation to miscalculation of political, economic and social outcome as a result of egregious recalcitrant approach ignoring common plight. 

India rising to the occasion and urging Modi Shah government to respect life and human rights in Jammu Kashmir along with directing focus on the ailing economy is the need of the hour.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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Business – Greed Mightier than Gravity

July 10, 2019

Business – Greed Mightier than Gravity

Padmini Arhant

When business profits rise so does greed.

Human nature succumb to greed unable to resist the pull stronger than gravitation witnessed throughout mankind history.

The adrenaline surge experienced in soaring profits and market shares could also blindside entrepreneurs not exercising relevant executive wisdom.

Courtesy – Images from Business Insider Articles July 10th, 2019. Thank you. 

Amazon fined a College student $3,800 for returning a rented textbook 4 days late!

NOT COOL AMAZON! 

The pilots delivering Amazon packages say working conditions are unsafe, and it’s a medical risk.

Amazon – Your customer service is par excellence. Your company is pledged to absolute customer satisfaction. However, the feat is impossible without employees and workers performance across the spectrum.

Businesses recognition of the ultimate truth that employees especially the ones at the bottom to middle management deprived of mega profit sharing and customers together make any business operation successful and profitable.

As a proud customer of your products and others in the open market – I request Amazon and other companies to take care of their employees and staff besides customers and clients benefiting from those employees hard work and significant contribution.

By the way that student fine $3,800 is unreasonable and unrealistic. There is obviously a better way to discipline customers and anyone using business service such as renting textbooks within certain parameters without further weakening the weaker demography viz. students and lower income groups in the economy.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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India – Vande Mataram

September 19, 2018

India – Vande Mataram

Padmini Arhant

Indian society is subjugated by three segments – Politics, Economy and Entertainment industry.

The overwhelming population in India are either in abject poverty or struggling to make ends meet while the politicians, industrialists and performers in the entertainment industry continue to exploit ordinary citizens though their survival and success is dependent on average citizens nationwide.

The power, wealth and fame is exclusive to members in these three sectors reining control over the destiny of the remaining people in India. The political figures, industrialists and celebrities in the entertainment industry are held above law and known for corruption, embezzlement, tax evasion, murder, treason and various criminal dealings enabling their status as the powerful, rich and famous in society. They are also hired by foreign gangsta to undermine Indian democracy imposing undemocratic and unsustainable policies as well as strategies on mainstream.

The press and media groveling with entertainment industry and politics again aping their foreign masters paradigm, ignore the ordinary citizens plight and focus on irrelevant and nonsensical details on film actors and their scandalous lifestyle as well as notoriety. The above video highlights the urgent need for Indian citizens i.e. the vast majority burdened with economic woes, social prejudice and freedom at stake to rise to the occasion and claim the democratic rights that are currently under siege.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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Unilateral Sanctions – Compliance vs. Prudence

August 8, 2018

Unilateral Sanctions –

Compliance vs. Prudence

Padmini Arhant

 

Following the article on this site https://padminiarhant.com/united-states-and-israels-unilateral-sanctions-are-illegal-and-invalid/ on August 7th, 2018.

Those leaderships claiming to reluctantly observe illegal sanctions are essentially confirming their loyalty to hegemony over the people and nation they are elected and expected to serve in the so-called free world.

The governments and the head of the state are obligatory to prioritize national requirements on growth and development in exploring trade activities worldwide that best suit their domestic economy rather than complying with politically motivated unilateral sanctions from United States and Israel – the two nations to presumptuously assume authority in imposing trade embargo on foreign states and territories targeted as adversary and mistakenly treated as dominion republics.

In the United States, the administrations submitting to foreign lobby such as Israel’s advocacy groups and organizations actively engaged in promoting and implementing economic blockade on those they consider nemesis such as Syria, Iran and Palestine, along with a desire for them not to exist in the region contrary to Israel’s perception of the reverse.

The terror sponsorship against Syria is testimony to this fact wiping Syrian civilization since the onset of warfare in 2011 up until now. The foreign trend in Syria assassinating professionals in Scientific Research, medicine, journalists and others from diverse fields in economic sector contributing to rebuilding their nation is aimed at depriving Syria from organic talent and self-reliance. Syria savaged from international coalition recruited terrorism involving United States, Israel and key western allies together with Middle Eastern cohorts playing significant role has been under economic sanctions for more than a decade alongside combating terror.

Similarly, the north African nation Yemen has been under brutal assault facilitated by United States arms to Saudi Arabia and Israel’s intervention in Yemeni political affairs.

The lobby through members in U.S. Congress and the administration regardless of political faction left or right care less about sovereignty or foreign nationals rights in their domain. Besides, the sanctions on these nations lasting several decades in the case of Cuba and North Korea while Syria, Iran and Venezuela continue to be placed in extended sanctions predominantly due to hostility from United States and Israel’s representatives in political circle and institutions pledged to specific agenda viz. regime change.

President Donald Trump’s administration reinforcing sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Venezuela and allowing sanctions on Syria as well as Cuba to remain clarifies political expediency. Not to mention the flip flop posturing in inviting Iran for unconditional talks and in the same breath slamming sanctions reflect indecisiveness and external dominance on U.S. foreign policy.

The decision denying economic opportunity to United States companies and businesses in these parts of the world is a big mistake. The removal of sanctions would enable global progress benefitting United States economy in exporting higher end goods and services to these regions in technology, infrastructure development, medicine and scientific education, training and expansion that are guaranteed to be appreciated in contrast to subjugating citizens with harsh economic misery provoking anti-American sentiment. 

The economic gains are enormous in lifting sanctions against all these nations providing the people of these countries job prospects and skills to improve their living standards that in return would enhance consumer base for United States in the global market.

Instead the incumbent administration’s contradictory position to favor foreign lobby political aspirations at United States economy’s expense is against America First and Making America Great Again promise. The move exemplifies America Last in violation of public trust and campaign appeal.

As mentioned above, the other nations’ ruling parties in governance choosing to comply with unilateral sanctions arguably anxious about securing term in office or response from those behind these sanctions. What they forget is, in compliance to these unlawful sanctions, they are renouncing myriad options to engage with nations of their choice, the states within their region as neighbors in particular have greater economic advantage.

Furthermore, before hegemony remove such governments from office in case that appears to be the immediate concern to these office bearers, the electorate would reject them in the polls for failing to address their needs and economic woes in leaning towards personal political security. Notwithstanding the obvious stance undermining state sovereignty and independence highlighting them as proxy to hegemony.

The true believers in freedom would not compromise their sovereign status and surrender to foreign diktat on sanctions against those whom they identity as their rivals prompting unjustified actions.  Those who acquiesce to decades old policy of isolation and discrimination via sanctions are certainly not going to derive economic profitability or political sanctuary leaving them behind in vassal statehood to hegemony exploitation.

On the other hand, those nations declining the status quo and moving forward to renew ties with nations under illegitimate sanctions in an effort to strengthen their economy as well as extend expertise and support to nations affected under sanctions would forge better relations and international partnerships on most matter.

It all comes down to prudence delivering positive outcome compared to compliance on arbitrary sanctions serving as a reminder on default in defending liberty and independent status of own nation and the missed moment on economic dealings.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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United States – State of the Union Address 2018

January 31, 2018

United States – State of the Union Address 2018

Padmini Arhant

 

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address to the nation and viewers worldwide.

I present my thoughts on the address.

The domestic issues related to job creation, lowering unemployment among African Americans and Latino Americans besides other achievements were highlighted in the speech. The tax reform legislation with tax breaks for various groups though the tax relief for individuals are temporary with an expiry date compared to corporations’ permanent tax cuts and stock market record breaking performance were brought to attention. They are relevant and important milestones for this administration and Congress.

The ordinary citizens in different occupations especially the members involved in rescue operations of natural disasters and those fighting crimes within nation were appreciated and commended in the first segment of the speech. These citizens deserved acknowledgment for risking their lives and saving others from life and death situation demonstrating care and compassion in the hour of need.

There was also a pledge to reduce the cost of prescription drugs that are astronomical leaving patients suffering from terminal illnesses with hard choices between buying medications to fight disease and food for survival.

The message on economy was optimistic and complimenting brave citizens for their selfless actions were humanizing in the Presidential delivery.

There was also emphasis on unity considering the divisiveness based on misrepresentation and propaganda of different types in communication outlets that are contributing to polarization. The gesture to transcend identity and accept one another as American is a positive note. The conciliatory approach on immigration recognizing the DACA issue as one of the four pillars including border security is welcome.

The second chance with job prospects for prison inmates having satisfied necessary time is a good moral and economic support to help them reform and settle as productive citizens in society. In this respect, the plan to open and set up vocational institutes and other labor training facilities would certainly be impetus for youths straying in life and committing crimes adding to prison population in the country.

I did not hear any specific benefit to college students on education loan that is vital as there are many of them in this category saddled with education debt prior to starting their career. The student loan is another area other than mortgage that often weighs down on ordinary citizens unable to have any savings after paying the huge interest laden debt. The low or no interest easy payment plan to students and their families would definitely boost college enrollment and educated work force.

Infrastructure to build roads, railways, bridges and ports were addressed in the President’s speech that are all important with bipartisanship in funding the projects leaving politics aside is essential.

The transition from free trade agenda to fair trade with reciprocal arrangement conforms to proposal on this website.

On religion, the guarantee to safeguard religious rights as constitutional norm is conducive and crucial for social harmony.

These issues were all right on track and pertinent to building America.

What I did not hear from the President that is significant not only to America but also to the survival of all species is the environment protection and reducing carbon emission. The administration should review the Paris Climate treaty objectively though I’m yet to familiarize myself on the details of the accord which I will do in the immediate future to understand the nature and commitments of the signatories to the agreement.

In my experience, the environment accord is usually limited to consent and not necessarily translated into action by major polluters viz. United States, China, India and other industrialized as well as emerging economies contributing to global warming and ice caps melting in the north and south poles specifically the arctic and Antarctic respectively endangering marine life and human inhabitation in remote regions of the world.

In fact, the fire, hurricanes, floods and freezing temperatures the President cited in his address are the results of gross environment abuse and neglect that could no longer be slighted prompting serious engagement from government to citizen level to curb environment deterioration. The wealth and economic development are meaningless in the absence of clean air and water critical for life.

Unfortunately, the President heeding to coal industry and endorsing fossil fuel production rather than reduction with export possibilities to other nations is not a viable option on environment preservation. Instead the coal miners and other energy companies should consider clean renewable energy using natural resources like solar, wind and hydrothermal projects and contain fossil fuel dependency. The oil companies constant drilling, fracking and digging in deep and shallow water along with pipelines like the controversial Keystone project ignoring native Americans plea to spare their territory prioritize profit over people and planet sustenance.

The administration’s focus and obligation to protect oceans and rivers from contamination and the atmosphere from pollution is key to healthy living standards that would also decrease health care costs for the nation. Again, clean air and water is not a privilege but indeed a necessity for all to exist and experience healthy life span.

Now on foreign policy. Not surprisingly, the foreign policy advocates input in the State of the Union Address targeting the usual nations as adversaries was predictable. The distinct remarks against some were not only repetitive stance but pronounce stagnancy in changing course from their archaic view of the world and refusing to accept the transformative geopolitical landscape.

Simultaneously touting the allies’ erroneous demands and indulgence viz. Israel and Saudi Arabia with the former occupation of Palestine and defiant settlement activities in Palestinian territories while the latter pounding of Yemen using United States sold artillery in Yemen are proved counterproductive.

The administration’s egregious decision on Jerusalem is neither in United States nor Israel’s interest as claimed in the speech. Jerusalem is a holy city shared among natives and residents settled thereafter creation of Israel on Palestine. The unilateral declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is provocative and appropriately ruled out in the UN vote by majority in the world.

The President expectation from nations to fall in line on international affairs such as Jerusalem deny these nations sovereign right to express dissent and their citizens’ position on global matter. The anticipation on complacency and complicity from nations as recipients of United States financial aid and funding of the United Nations qualifies as bribery to buy votes in the UN voting process defeating the legitimate purpose of an international body.

On North Korea –  the President reminisced the formation of union with then patriots’ resolve for self-governance that led to the emergence of United States of America proudly declared an independent nation on earth.

However, the free country not entirely free in governance with diverse special interests from within and outside exerting control over United States investments has developed into imperialist power despite failures and consistent debacles from illegal invasion and occupation of foreign land.

The irony with western colonial powers is they cherish own freedom and take pride in subjugation and colonization of nations worldwide. The colonial mindset rejects the rights of all human beings to liberty and independence from foreign intervention.

North Korea’s aspiration for reunification of Korea as an independent, sovereign nation liberated from foreign military on the borders and repressive UNSC economic sanctions is an inalienable right of the people of that country. United States long standing imposition on North Korea is direct violation of North Korean sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The same would be applicable to United States engagement in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and wherever United States military bases are established indefinitely declining the citizens of these nations the self-determination in governance of their choice without foreign troops and sponsored terror outfits presence.

The imperial quest premised on unfettered access to economic reserves and strategic dominance prompting military and terror infiltration in foreign land is a flawed strategy and never gain respect draining tax payer dollars on aggression and violent pursuits.

On the subject of terror – As stated earlier on this website, terrorism would collapse instantly upon terminating supply of weapons to terror factions together with ceasing funding to terror operatives that fosters terror. There is little or no desire to end these two means among promoters and profiteers of terror instrumental in proliferating terrorism.

Nuclear policy – The reluctance to lead the world in nuclear disarmament due to reservations from forces believing nuclear might as formidable defense is an illusion. Again, as explained earlier on the topic on this website, nuclear status is a dead weight on nuclear powers demanding extraordinary vigilance and financial investment in maintenance of nuclear site depriving other areas such as health care, education and infrastructure improvement in the national budget. The reality is people dying from preventable disease and lack of basic facilities is much higher and happening on daily basis among nuclear and non-nuclear states than the probability of nuclear attack. Yet nuclear ambitions and advancement exceed overall life requisites among nuclear states accelerating nuclear arms race.

The world cannot afford to wait for a particular time and place on denuclearization. Nuclear weapons are a menace and require safe disposal making the world a nuclear free zone. Hence, it is incumbent on all nuclear states to arrive at a consensus and expedite nuclear disarmament exempting none in the endeavor. The world leaderships in military, politics and civil society owe this responsibility to the present and future generation for safe and nuclear free existence.

Likewise, there is another cleaning up task pending world action. The land mines and improvised explosive device (IED) that are inflicting pain and permanent injury to largely poorer demography in countries that are designated eternal war precincts with weapons and explosives left behind in open field and abandoned in warehouse as witnessed in Africa, Afghanistan and Libya.

The addiction to foreign policy to suit core entities self and vested interests against United States and global benefits hurt America’s credibility in presiding over world disputes and discord.

The President speech also confirmed on Guantanamo Bay to remain open retaining status quo. The idea to house terror suspects most of whom are known to be falsely held in captivity denying them habeas corpus – the right to legal defense to prove their innocence emanated from the administration headed by then President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and sources in power at that time. These members having been primarily responsible for allowing terror attack on 9/11/2001, they were never held accountable for dereliction of duty amounting to treason and violation of human rights in introducing torture and inhumane tactics on those in unlawful custody.

United States image could not be enhanced in skyscrapers and coast to coast high ways, bridges and monuments alone.  Any nations real progress is verifiable in the treatment of own citizens and those abroad with mutual respect, dignity and fairness without compromising on ethics and human value.

I reiterate that President Donald Trump led administration and the present Congress with members from both sides of the political aisle have potential to build America and enable American dream for all Americans leaving none behind barring prejudice in general and partisan politics in governance.

United States and the world moving forward in strengthening ties with neighbors in the region and across the frontiers treating each other as partners and not rivals extending economic, cultural, educational and social events is paramount for global peace, prosperity and security.

God bless humanity and environment.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Immunity from Crimes and Treasonous Act to Hegemony Representatives

November 22, 2016

PADMINI ARHANT. Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com. Spousal Partner Divine Mission.

 

THE IRREVOCABLE PACT BETWEEN HEGEMONY AND REPRESENTATIVES ON CRIMES WITH POLITICAL IMMUNITY

By MRS. PADMINI ARHANT

The recent setback in the United States general election and hegemony representatives granted immunity on crimes and treasonous acts that would otherwise attract charges and prosecution against any other citizens is least surprising and confirms business as usual with strings pulled from behind by same forces reining control over the system.

The latest report on hegemony backed establishment member, the democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton exempted from any charges related to numerous violations and misuse of tax payer funded public office is the syndicate rebuttal to electorate rejection in the 2016 election.

Such position is the political establishment reaction to electorate will declining hegemony favored candidacy. Any changes to Washington D.C. broken, dysfunctional and above all corrupt system is possible upon newly elected administration not defaulting on anti-establishment platform maintained to win electorate trust on the campaign trail.

In fact, these are the kind of issues that clarifies the real power in Washington D.C. widespread nation and worldwide.

The office of Presidency under  extraneous entities and political apparatus influence cannot be expected to fulfill their pledge to those who voted for the candidacy and the President-elect assurance to represent all in the country unless they severe ties and dismantle the edifice.

The contrived and contoured operation has no desire to allow governance of the people, by the people and for the people.  There is no doubt that democracy is symbolic not functional as the system is held hostage by anti-republic and anti-humanity clique unwilling to relent to electoral mandate for government without subjugation.

The continuation of politics indifferent to electorate hope and expectations for fundamental transformation beginning with holding none above law on crimes committed during the term in office is the initial sign of public betrayal.

As such, the incoming administration cabinet and key posts choices  are anything but anti-establishment.  On the contrary many of them are the embodiment of the political establishment responsible for derailing American progress in the domestic front besides tarnishing United States reputation and image on international affairs.

The newly elected administration plan to ban muslims entry in the United States barring screening to check on eligibility applicable to any potential immigrant from anywhere in the world is cart blanche authority that compromises America’s values as a nation of immigrants and more so with the President-elect next of kin being a naturalized citizen.

When the argument on visa restrictions to muslims is premised on terrorism, then the debate cannot preclude those cheering and expressing their delight on the fateful 9/11 event with the comment – best for Israel not to mention the ongoing warfare sponsoring terrorism in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Palestine expending United States tax dollars depriving U.S. economy due investments expediting employment prospects.

On the subject of tolerance to race, religion, socio-economic and ethnic background, the selective empathy towards white nationalism and anti-semitism (even though semitism is inappropriately referenced in the absence of anthropological lineage) clarifies resistance to broader and open society with a determination to retain status quo.

In the environment matter, measures  to dislodge any meaningful and effective regulations to accommodate energy giants campaign donations prerequisites ignoring serious problems pertaining to contamination of rivers and wells, harming natural conditions and safe habitat disturbing ecological balance ultimately affecting human survival would be reversal of economic benefit. 

Although job creations and growth are necessary for economic recovery, pursuing options that are proved counterproductive replaced with environmentally viable solutions such as clean natural energy – solar, wind and hydro projects also provide employment opportunity while preventing pollution and carbon emission contributing to exiting climate pattern. 

In terms of national security, the prevalent method targeting and profiling people of color and certain ethnicity or family hardly been a concern and regrettably authorized regardless of such treatment and isolation conforming to harassment, bullying, sexism and racial discrimination.  These practices are best abandoned to shape America as the country of vibrant diversity and progressive society.

Last but not the least, the incoming administration adopting transparency and accountability – the policy considered an obstacle to secret society and hegemonic goals with collusion and complicity from political members across the aisle, within and outside the country is the only way to reform and construct the formidable structure.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

MRS. PADMINI ARHANT

AUTHOR & PRESENTER PADMINIARHANT.COM

SPOUSAL PARTNER DIVINE MISSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India and United States – Facts on Economic Matter

September 27, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

The incumbent Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi overseas visit propagated as boosting foreign investors confidence in India is the current review.

For any nation, economic growth is vital to improve the living conditions especially in countries with vast majority in abject poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy suffering over generations for better life.

The economic development to address burgeoning issues like unemployment, inflation, local business opportunity, rural economy assisting farmers in the agricultural front rather than seizing farmland to benefit corporate donors funding election campaigns, affordable housing, healthcare and education would be constructive.

On the other hand, promoting foreign agenda on behalf of financial institutions having reputation in sinking economies leave population in debt slavery under the guise of progress.

The plan executed to benefit core members in the gambit exacerbating economic woes and myriad problems for the nation.

In terms of foreign investments in India – the reform pledges to attract multinational corporations (MNC) ventures conforms to neo-liberalization – the hallmark of hegemony global economy policy.

The fact of the matter is capital funding in a nation like India need not be derived from foreign source. 

India’s predicament is outbound capital flight through black money, assets held in offshore accounts and tax evasions amongst the rich, famous and powerful depleting state treasury.

Any financing from abroad in Indian economy is typically utilizing India’s due national revenue laden with interest paid by the people and shared between external and internal operatives behind hoarding money in tax havens and Swiss banks fostering money laundering.

The ruling power in India were to crackdown on corruption beginning with political establishment in black money recovery instead of clamping down on humanitarians and peace activists –Prime Minister Modi and delegations’ business oriented foreign trips expenditure could be divested in domestic economy.

Furthermore, kickbacks on private and public sector deals and embezzlements ranking high on corruption scandals the government protection with political impunity is a serious setback for the economy.

The government response to these scams inversely punish those investigating corruption with job transfers to remote locations or removal from respective positions – the common occurrence in civil administration. 

Indian Administration Service (IAS), Indian Civil Service (ICS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) notwithstanding criminal bureau of investigation (CBI) officials are routinely subject to such treatment in high profile graft probe.

Upon collecting national income from the economic, entertainment and other commercial sectors with appropriate tax policy,

The banking sector capitalization facilitating liquidity flow for trade and commerce in the small, medium and large (SML) enterprise is viable without having to pay exorbitant interests risking state holdings to foreign lenders often submerging economy witnessed in Greece and similar experience by developing nations in the World Bank and IMF authorized financial undertakings.

The abundance in entrepreneurial skills and business acumen in India combined with financial resources could accelerate domestic productivity in the long proposed Make in India goal.

However, the ruling government arrival in foreign land touting for Make in India while spending $2.5 billion in defense purchase increasing India’s recent military expense to $10 billion is a huge contradiction in action deviating from projection.

The political trend with leaderships desire to extend term in office guaranteed in cooperation with foreign defense industry representing the military industrial complex. The quid pro quo apparently slight electoral discretion.

United States corporations vying for investments in India or elsewhere ignore ailing economy and fairly high joblessness at home despite tax breaks and other incentives to revive manufacturing, retail and export market.

The two scenarios – India and United States economies require native production to curb job losses and restore economic activity across the spectrum unlike priority to disproportionate military disbursements.

Hegemony sponsored neo-liberalization seeking open end access for multinational companies  in foreign marketplace whether emerging or developing economy favor shareholders and key investors profiteering to global labor force and indigenous businesses detriment.

Yet neo-liberalization falsely promoted as globalization against protectionism although the implementation thus far mainly safeguards MNC monopoly.

Public debate and scrutiny on government decisions pertaining to economy, political, social, environment and other related areas necessary to reinstate democracy.

Otherwise taxpayers funded governments and representatives are staged as the most powerful political figure, authority and cult phenomenon warning fact finders to refrain from challenging status quo confirming the departure from democratic system.

The systemic abuse of power and misrepresentation is the ominous sign of decadence.

Citizens fearing political class in contrast to politics concern over electorate reaction determines republic rule.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

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