Politics – Public Service or Gold Mine?

February 18, 2017

 

By Padmini Arhant

Politics – Public Service or Gold Mine?

Choosing political career and joining the government would be normally considered a sense of duty to serve constituents, district, state, nation and the world at large.

The meaning of Public Service leading to the term public servant is regarded derogatory by members in government. Instead the designation preference is authority and powerful entity or lawmakers even when they are lawbreakers with no respect for rule of law and ethics they enforce on citizens of the state.

Not surprisingly, the recruits in the administration are usually the ones committed to not necessarily serving the nation but the head of the administration and in most instances the spouse in particular.

How does one explain the wealth acquisition among White House staff with annual salary $172,200 and upon exit at the end of the term their net worth is millions of dollars? The same would apply to members of Congress as well.

Are they all born with silver spoon and pledged to serve the country?

In that case, shouldn’t they bequeath their wealth alleviating economic disparity?

Unless, the situation is other way around.  The primary purpose is to make hay when the sun shines and in politics it happens rain or shine – the perennial season.

How about the administration using IRS to intimidate political opponents or organizations for partisan agenda?

While protecting administration members in serious violation of tax evasions and tax fraud.

The administration of the former President Barack Obama hired White House Staff have done remarkably well considering the Hope and Change platform enabling the victory in 2008.

Synopsis on public service guaranteed wealthy status.

In 2012, the ex-President Barack Obama White House members on annual salary $172,200 or more net worth were as follows;

Susan Rice – $20 million plus

Valerie Jarrett – $3.3 million to $13 million

Christopher Lu – $2.3 million and $5.2million

David Plouffe – $3.6 million

Jay Carney – $3.2 million

Dan Pfeiffer –   $2.1million

Just a few names among several for whom politics apparently is a gold mine.

No wonder the selective choices effectively compete in the gold rush.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Spouse in Divine Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – President’s Day 2017

February 16, 2017

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

By Padmini Arhant

The office of Presidency is a powerful position as the chief executive and commander-in-chief of the military in the nation.  Power comes with responsibility and ability to manage and maintain stability without compromising unity, peace and progress.

There is no doubt that politics pose challenges in many ways due to political, ideological and fundamental reasons except recognizing common grounds to build the nation for the benefit of all rather than selective few in society.

In the United States – the two political parties as Republicans and Democrats resigned to conservatism and liberalism with moderate position on both sides often bridging the gap in the otherwise political tussle on most legislations make governance nearly impossible. Lately media role exacerbates the condition. 

Not to mention the internal and external influence on government through lobby, campaign financing and think tanks policy disenfranchise electorate post-election.

Regardless of administrations whether republican or democrat, the political favors are exchanged between all three government branches viz. the executive, legislative and judiciary members and big donors behind candidacy. In politics, the tradition expanded for self and vested interests hindering necessary developments in the country.

The problem lies in the absence of accountability and collusion to protect one another exempting those involved in violations from facing charges that are normally enforced on ordinary citizens and others not in the exclusive club.

The polarization in society with the rule of law binding on all citizens while the lawmakers, government members and their affiliates, associates or anyone remotely linked to them not affected by such laws or ethics despite numerous breaches raise serious questions about the system declared as democracy.

Presidency with executive orders is misunderstood as privilege meant for misuse and administrations in the past and present misinterpret the purpose as extrajudicial power at their disposal that creates unnecessary tension and confusion.

There is one thing about campaign promises to attract political base and segments with belief on any issue in the contentious elections even when that leads to lofty and controversial aspirations and then the other dealing with practicality of fulfilling them upon assuming office.

As a result, the campaign strategy drawn on extraordinary goals to win elections fall short on mechanisms and means to deliver the election motivated pledge.

The newly elected administration headed by President Donald Trump signed executive orders on immigration and building the wall among several others might be prompted in adherence to personal convictions over due diligence. 

On the immigration matter – deportation of families with many having United States born children as dependents is not a rational measure and continuation of the earlier administration approach in this regard would prove alignment on ill-conceived exercise.

President Donald Trump professional background related to real estate and hospitality industry with immigrant workers contributing to business success is the reality that other businesses and companies deserve to boost economic growth understandably the President’s immediate priority.

The dynamics utilizing diverse skills and orientation that immigrants offer in different capacity instrumental in advancing macroeconomic prospects and international trade.

Any apprehensions on immigrants depriving American work force arise from businesses seeking higher profitability at lower cost of operation and simultaneously remaining competitive in the global market.

Many factors such as taxes, business incentives and employment structure for various categories would create better opportunity to maximize productivity in manufacturing and service sector.

The proposal to build the wall for border security is not prudent considering the scope of the project, the investment and effectiveness could drain resources with little or no impact on the intended course.

Instead President Donald Trump focus to ease trade relations with neighbors like Mexico and prevent arms sales to drug cartels responsible for violence forcing local population to leave their territory in search of safety and economic security would be far more viable in addressing the cause.

In terms of the recently confirmed EPA appointment of the former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has received well founded concerns and reservations with EPA role to save environment from relentless abuse with energy and automobile industry resistance to contain contamination, pollution and carbon emission threatening life and ecosystem at a rapid pace.

Environment protection agency (EPA) lacking in appropriate guidelines and enforceable options defeats the objectives for federal agency as oversight monitoring and preserving the environment shared by the entire nation and the world at large.

Accordingly, the incoming director Scott Pruitt justifying the post with actions favorable to environment like clean air and water are vital that would alleviate health hazards cutting costs on health care for many suffering from preventable illness in addition to promoting well-being for all.

Without healthy environment, wealth and prosperity is unsustainable and meaningless in the event of increasing environment woes endangering life and habitat.

As for other executive rules from the current administration, the topic will resume elaborating the pros and cons to evaluate the risks and recovery process.

Peace o all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Spouse in Divine Mission

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 Politics – Public Service or Gold Mine?

By Padmini Arhant

Choosing political career and joining the government would be normally considered a sense of duty to serve constituents, district, state, nation and the world at large.

The meaning of Public Service leading to the term public servant is regarded derogatory by members in government. Instead the designation preference is authority and powerful entity or lawmakers even when they are lawbreakers with no respect for the rule of law and ethics they enforce on citizens of the state.

Not surprisingly, the recruits in the administration are usually the ones committed to not necessarily serving the nation but the head of the administration and in most instances the spouse in particular.

How does one explain the wealth acquisition among White House staff with annual salary $172,200 and upon exit at the end of the term their net worth is millions of dollars? The same would apply to members of Congress as well.

Are they all born with silver spoon and pledged to serve the country?

In that case, shouldn’t they bequeath their wealth alleviating economic disparity?

Unless, the situation is other way around.  The primary purpose is to make hay when the sun shines and in politics it happens rain or shine – the perennial season.

How about the administration using IRS to intimidate political opponents or organizations for partisan agenda?

While protecting administration members in serious violation of tax evasions and tax fraud.

The administration of the former President Barack Obama hired White House Staff have done remarkably well considering the Hope and Change platform enabling the victory in 2008.

Synopsis on public service guaranteed wealthy status.

In 2012, the ex-President Barack Obama White House members on annual salary $172,200 or more net worth were as follows within three years of service in the administration and exponential rise towards the second term. 

Susan Rice – $20 million plus

Valerie Jarrett – $3.3 million to $13 million

Christopher Lu – $2.3 million and $5.2million

David Plouffe – $3.6 million

Jay Carney – $3.2 million

Dan Pfeiffer –   $2.1million

Just a few names among several for whom politics apparently is a gold mine.

No wonder the selective choices effectively compete in the gold rush.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Spouse in Divine Mission

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Politics and Media Relations

By Padmini Arhant

How does Politics manage media relations?

Through wedding and pre-nuptial agreement. Marry media and bury the hatchet. 

In the former President Barack Obama administration – the media relation, a family affair. 

ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, former National Security Adviser in former President Barack Obama administration – This explains the ex-NSA Susan Rice sweep and mop strategy  in misleading American public on Benghazi scandal. 

CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications – Master stroke not to report on Ben Rhodes email elaborating coverup on Benghazi debacle.

ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney.

ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary.

ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.

CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to Hillary Clinton’s former Deputy Secretary Tom Nides – No wonder there was all praise regardless of Benghazi, private email server and political excess baggage. 

Is this not a conflict of interest?  

Who is to report when the source outsourced to serve political interest.

Politics and cronyism evolved to become inseparable entity defending any indefensible position.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Spouse in Divine Mission

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United States – The Parallels and Paradoxical Judgment

By Padmini Arhant

Whenever the wheels of justice are out of alignment and spin off breaking the trust and aspirations for fair outcome, the system collapse.

Politics in control of judiciary with judicial nominations and appointments stemming from the source responsible for diverse violations and constitutional breach cannot be expected to deliver justice.

Similarly, media and press along with entertainment industry directed to embellish and exaggerate performance of one administration while hold the other in extreme contempt clarifies the apparatus beyond repair.

There are many issues that are raised now were not pursued with prevalent zeal during previous administrations unspeakable crimes and undemocratic means exercising extrajudicial power in the executive branch.

Notwithstanding the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s defiance to secrecy on private email server and hacking domestic and foreign governments officials email and phones besides toppling democratic leaderships for perpetual chaos and unrest.

The advocates of democracy and liberalism or republican conservative values together with the so-called progressives and independents dismayed at current state of affairs originated long before and worsened thereafter possibly lost in memory lane.

Since twenty first century onset in the face of coordinated and coalesced 9/11 attack for preemptive aggressions against nations in the Project for New American Century (PNAC), the quest to deplete United States economy and foreign land resources never ceased.

Then the administration of hope and change arrived in 2008 intensifying the ill-conceived foreign policy and domestic woes that are misquoted as positive accomplishments.

In fact, the recently departed administration could get away with more of the same as the predecessor inflicting damages and magnifying problems at home and abroad.

Bush-Cheney administration introduced Islamophobia under the guise of national security was maintained by Barack Obama administration.

The President name Barack Hussain Obama was not acknowledged as a Muslim heritage and insisted on having nothing to do with Islam.

The Bush-Cheney infamous Guantanamo Bay and activities such as renditions including abductions for overseas detentions denying habeas corpus diligently pursued under former President Barack Obama administration.

The State department under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton organized coups in Latin America, Egypt, Thailand and Ukraine not barring Syrian peace accord sabotage at every opportunity from the certified   democrat experiencing defeat in the 2016 Presidential election attributed to bizarre speculations except the candidate’s flawed trajectory.

The fact check on ex-President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could very well be slighted and lampooned through surrogates and talking heads in different form and shape. 

However, the administration’s egregious decisions sponsoring terrorism with funding, arming and training terror networks evolving into ISIS and direct involvement leading to irreversible loss of lives and destruction of innocent civilians’ future forced into refugee status are not laughing matter.

Congressional hearing on Benghazi scandal scoffed instead of admitting dereliction of duty on preventable fatalities of former U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and intelligence officials showing little or no respect for life in general.

In the same manner, the massive cover up on Abbotabad mission claiming victory in the killing of the deceased Osama Bin Laden and systematic elimination of Navy SEALS deployed in that operation under Barack Obama Presidency is all too sensitive for free speech condemnations audible at the moment.

The Presidency of Barack Obama foreign policy accelerated economic sanctions against countries identified as adversary.

Notably embargo impact citizens of the sanctioned nations depriving them from essentials like food, medicines and various items that are imported from other regions. The action is far more debilitating given the scarcity and lack of access contributing to slow and painful deaths of children, women and elderly suffering from chronic disease.

Yet sanctions are passionately endorsed at UNSC as the ideal choice to contain nations that are not in agreement with unreasonable demand from major powers exerting control over world population.

The troop withdrawals in Iraq was redeployed in the outskirts of Baghdad and Mosul while the remaining were dispatched to Afghanistan extending the occupation in the war torn nation indefinitely without any respite from shelling and carnage.

Asia Pacific encountered Pivot Asia strategy under Barack Obama administration with provocative maneuvers escalating tension in that part of the world.

Under Barack Obama PresidencyAfrica was lot easier to be militarized with drones, military bases and weapons cache to rebels protracting civil wars and interventions like in Sudan splitting the largest North African nation into Sudan and South Sudan with never ending conflict.

In south Asia, Barack Obama administration authorized predator drones in Muslim countries Pakistan and Afghanistan chasing men, women and children from their humble dwellings banned existence in their homeland in the irony on protest to Muslim travel ban now. The drone targeted east African Muslim country Somalia as well.

Middle East transformed into perennial turmoil with overt supply of arms and ammunitions to terror factions relocated from Libya and Afghanistan.

The middle east peace process consistently stifled with the administration’s veto at UNSC amid authorizing U.S. tax fund $38 billion dollars to Israel’s military aid over ten years beginning in middle of 2016 despite Israel’s contentious settlement activity.  Any tail end gesture with abstinence at UNSC highlights duplicity.

The blood rivers in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Yemen enabled in the military and financial assistance to terror outfits and dictatorial regimes in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and lackeys viz. Turkey leadership Recep Tayyip Erdogan obliging Barack Obama administration instruction to provide shelter to terror recruits defined as moderate terrorists against Syria.

Nuclear proliferation amongst prominent nuclear powers expanded with subterranean nuclear testing under water and overland carried out unabated in the same breadth criticizing other nations nuclear ambitions aimed at deterrence as dangerous and contemptuous.

The former President Barack Obama came to power with Super Pac funding and mega donations from Goldman Sachs and big wigs in Wall Street. 

The administration had cabinet members like Larry Summers who quit midway in the first term and Timothy Geithner unapologetic tax evasions heading Treasury in the second term.  These individuals profile were well known as Wall Street bankers. Likewise, the other key posts from Defense to Commerce and Justice were not mainstream category either.

The corruption charges against former Attorney General Eric Holder declining to show any interest in Wall Street bankers and financial institutions mortgage fraud among several other findings on unlawful practices confirms the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington.

Accordingly, the tradition of exchanging favors following political win judiciously continued under Barack Obama Presidency evidently erased from media and loyalists database.

Barack Obama administration domestic policy – the Bush tax cuts to wealthy were preserved burdening the middle class and actual tax payers in the economy.

On health care reformObamacare imposition of mandatory insurance subscription with penalty upon failure to comply is a bonanza to health insurance industry gaining 30 million subscribers through legislation.

Financial reform – Dodd – Frank act leaving several loopholes to satisfy Wall Street bankers requirements and incorporating former Federal Reserve Chairman and Bilderberg group elite member Paul Volcker rule was not entirely an effective measure to restrict financial institutions from conducting business as usual.

Not to mention Senator Chris Dodd and Vice President Joe Biden as well as some republican lawmakers’ family affiliation as Wall Street lobbyists compromising any regulations and enactment.

Furthermore, the formidable 1933 Glass Steagall Banking Act long regarded an obstacle for Wall Street private endeavors was repealed in 1999 during democrat Bill Clinton administration paving way for successor Republican George W. Bush administration carte blanche authority resulting in 2008 recession and housing market debacle.

In this context, the Obama Affordable Housing Act continues to mislead homeowners ending in foreclosures than necessary relief in home retention critical to protect housing market and job creations in construction industry.

EnvironmentBarack Obama and Hillary Clinton scuttled Copenhagen COP 15 treaty exacerbated environmental challenges for developing countries and island nations bearing the brunt on unusual weather conditions that are not addressed in Paris climate pact.

Social Issues – Regardless of clamor and denials, the rise in African American deaths under Black Presidency is an irrefutable reality. Additionally, the unemployment and homelessness amongst blacks compared to other racial demography increased in the absence of specific program to improve the disadvantaged situation.

There is one aspect of law enforcement clashes with black citizens and then the other black mistreatment by Black Presidency demonstrated in the Secret Service and Washington D.C. Police fired bullets at unarmed civilian – the young black mother Miriam Iris Carey with her thirteen months old daughter Erica in the back seat on October 3rd, 2013 at the White House doorstep is reprehensible.

Subsequently refusing the victim’s family request to allow the child to attend her mother’s funeral could only be interpreted as power corrupts human mind and absolute power endanger safety and security of anyone not within the circle.

Then on July 19, 2010 African American citizen Shirley Sherrod, Director, Georgia State Rural Department for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was a casualty of political expediency.

Shirley Sherrod was unfairly fired by President Barack Obama in reaction to Fox News aired doctored videotape.

Troy Anthony Davis the African American executed on September 21, 2011 in the southern state of Georgia through lethal injection that could have been averted with a Presidential pardon then reversing the trend on history repeating itself in reminiscent of plantation era.

On the topic of billionaires flocking the present administration, that should not be a surprise considering money and politics are intertwined with one aiding another and vice versa.

The media frenzy on the new administration representation with billionaires obviously neglects the important factor about the previous administration entry into White House with maxed out credit cards and exit with phenomenal bank balance and offshore accounts qualifying membership in billionaire club.

Politics double standards are nothing new. Nonetheless the ex-President Barack Obama message to homeowners losing their homes was one should live within means and not exceed affordability.  Although the advice for any other item would be appropriate, the investment in home for living would be evaluated on sustainability.

Interestingly the same was not applied to President and family extravagant vacations at taxpayer expense to a tune of $100 million on a single African Safari trip when the rest of the country was struggling to make ends meet in the sluggish economy at that time.

To summarize Barack Obama Presidencythe proof of the pudding is in the eating and aptly reflected in the elections 2010 to 2016 not excluding the unsuccessful Summer Olympic bid for 2016 in Chicago.

The administration legacy espousing violence and shunning transparency exemplified in the emergence of ISIS and downward spiraling in humanitarian cause for a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Too good to be true on campaign trail perhaps proved to be as such.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Spouse in Divine Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – Facts vs. Fabrication

January 23, 2017

Padmini Arhant.
Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com. Spouse in Divine Mission.

United States – Facts vs. Fabrication

Padmini Arhant

The unnecessary tension between White House and media representing political establishment is a distraction and not in country’s interest. The exchange creates bad impression and skepticism on America’s democracy.

The election is over and the candidate of the other party (democrat) conceded in world view. Subsequently the Presidential inauguration confirmed the Presidency of Donald J Trump on January 20th, 2017.

The frivolous talk over crowd attendance on inauguration day to fill in 24/7 media slot clarifies media priority ignoring issues that are far more important and relevant than crowd statistics at a ceremonial event.

In 2009, there might have been large audience on inauguration day and at the same time there were also many who did not attend the event on that day.

Again, in 2013 the public presence was relatively smaller compared to 2009 regardless of re-election. The media and press divestment on accolades on Presidency that departed without delivering the hope and change promised disappointing electorate that was reflected consecutively in congressional election results since assuming term in office with failure to have democrats in majority in the House and Senate after 2008.  In other words, the democratic party was unable to sustain majority losing in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Anything achieved in the first term between 2008 – 2016 was not without others intense labor and selfless commitment working without pay and monetary incentives to help the administration and the country at large in return for constant mockery and indignation.

Whenever press and media fail on objectivity and embark on myopic projection, democracy is subject to scrutiny.

The press reaction to my article referencing BBC unprofessional and unethical engagement although not the first time for the prominent British media and in this instance on the Delhi (Indian) gang rape victim to be at fault was slighted as something old and obsolete regurgitated many times over.

Juxtaposed cheering on the women’s march this past weekend on January 21st, 2017 highlighting the so-called movement tied to 2005 video release on then Presidential candidate Donald Trump remark replayed multiple times and spread worldwide despite apology from the candidate Donald Trump on the campaign trail.  

Unlike the unapologetic BBC and several profiteers in entertainment industry whether in the Unites States or India and anywhere unscrupulous marketing of theme and content in films and print disparaging womanhood under the guise of fiction speaks volume on hypocrisy.

As for political affairs, the leading news organizations  have responsibility towards responsible and accurate reporting given the resources, clout and dominance in the field.

The current headline on Trump administration abandoning Trans Pacific Partnership slated as the outgoing administration’s signature trade deal was already discarded by then administration due to lack of support in Congress which was confirmed months ago in the news reports by the same news organization that are now spinning the same topic.

With respect to any lawsuit on constitutional violation against the new President albeit on personal wealth, the issue attracts attention.

According to news report the counsels on this litigation are the advisers to former Presidents Barack H.Obama and George W.Bush – the predecessors legacy is testimony to the respect or the lack thereof towards constitution and constitutional rights in the introduction and continuation of act denying American citizens the right to legal representation prior to being killed on American soil like the young American Muslim targeted and shot on the alleged Yemeni conflict at ally Saudi Arabia’s behest during Barack Obama’s Presidency.

Likewise, constitution headed to the back burner under Bush and Cheney administration.

As for lying under oath or at any time that is something innate in politics, the ethics committee (CREW) rising to the occasion on all times and seeking accountability on every one of them would verify credibility.

The isolated action against the new administration while having overlooked the previous administrations numerous crimes amounting to treason and breach of public trust further demonstrates political motive.

The serious crimes like waging war under false pretext claiming the former President of Iraq Saddam Hussain had WMD only to be proved as mass deception with Halliburton headed by then Vice President Dick Cheney and cohorts profiteering on Iraq war.

The protagonists and agents behind 9/11 attack in the United States remain free and are regular guests on media.

The recent outgoing President Barack Obama administration Benghazi debacle, sponsoring terrorism protracting Syrian war spilling into Iraq and Lebanon, the falsehood on deceased Osama Bin Laden capture and eliminating Navy SEALS involved in that operation to withhold truth from the public and much more that are somehow not regarded misuse of power in office.

The commentators on television network are paid for their commentary and the same applies to political leaders’ role in the media.

The former speaker Newt Gingrich representing the Republican Party drawing comparisons between the present and past leadership overseas on political characteristics while not remembering own tenure as the anti-left and main opponent throughout former President Bill Clinton terms in office leading to impeachment of the President on Lewinski scandal is not surprising for politics with selective memory or amnesia.

When facts challenge fabrication, the exposure leads to disillusionment.

The law made applicable to all on transparency and constitutional compliance unlike pursuing one and exempting rest as happening now summarize political partisanship neglecting electorate will and America’s future.

America and the world deserve peace and progress for all.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Spousal Partner Divine Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – Presidential Inauguration 2017

January 20, 2017

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By Padmini Arhant

The ceremonial event welcoming a new representative while the forces behind the scenes remaining permanent means more of the same.

The campaign slogans are left behind on campaign trail. Upon assuming office, the transition invariably leads to pledging allegiance to power brokers goals.

Democracy is meaningful and effective upon system and members held responsible for decisions or inactions on critical issues leading to loss of lives, economic mayhem and social injustice. As long as the tradition with one rule for common citizens and another for privileged society continues granting immunity on blatant violations and misuse of power with media, press and all possible communication outlets under control, the exit and entry to oval office is nothing more than symbolic.

The rhetoric raising hopes for a positive change and abandoning course to serve self and vested interests is repeat experience regardless of political faction.

Any transformation thus far is the game played with different players deploying same strategy for usual gains. 

The dawn of democracy is made possible with actual power rested in the republic and not conglomerate reining authority over resources and life at large. The declaration of transfer of power to people is best demonstrated in delivery – yet to happen in the history of politics and economy due to dominance of selective few over vast majority.

Congratulations! To President Donald Trump and the new administration. 

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Spousal Partner Divine Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – Quid Pro Quo in Politics and Presidential Race 2016

November 5, 2016

By Padmini Arhant

The White House is the Country Club with memberships exclusive to those from dynasty, super rich and others willing to oblige political campaign investors besides incognito permanent power holders representing secret society.

The election season nearing end, the electorate once again expected to cast ballots and fulfill the formality as their approval of the secret society pre-determined choice.

There is no longer the question of electability, propriety and integrity in politics with the political class held above law and accountability.

In the so-called democracy, the political family i.e. dynasty rein control over establishment and political apparatus undermining laws, rules and regulations that is otherwise enforced on citizens outside of political circle.

Politics premised on quid pro quo with back end deals and mutually benefitting agreements at electorate expense use electoral process to legitimize illegitimacy. The overwhelming majority running for public office become private and special interests’ envoy upon elected to power diligently carrying out campaign financiers and behind the scenes policy makers and strategists’ instructions in the political game.

The interesting factor in election is mainstream population – the ordinary people vote and the rich fund the campaign. While Super Pac and wealthy campaign investors’ every dollar translates into power for them, that is not the case for average voter.  His and her vote merely remains an expression of preference without importance.

In a way the public voting enables campaign funders and elected officials to declare political mandate as political capital to suit individual and selective entities goals.

The typical democracy would have election barring Super Pac and special interests influence as the highest bidders alongside providing opportunity for contenders without excess baggage and litany of charges related to abuse of authority and breach of public trust amounting to treason.

Apparently in contemporary politics, sex scandals and criminal involvements are measured differently with the former leading to indignation and expulsion whereas the latter granted immunity and favored to assume power.

As bizarre as it might be, the evidence based criminal engagements barely attracts flak and instead promoted as strong candidacy. This position in politics could perhaps explain shadow governance set up criteria – the more corrupt the better to advance cause woefully against country and citizens progress.

The candidacy with tarnished track record not barring blatant nuclear threat endangering life and planet survival in addition to having been in the center stage sponsoring and fostering violence through terror networks is hardly a matter of concern.

The notion that one political party’s hawkish stance is belligerence and the other party’s aggression and illegal warfare propagated as necessary involvement despite massive civilian casualties, refugee crisis, humanitarian, health and environment disaster verifies the state of affairs.

On the other side of the political aisle, contender’s next of kin as well as surrogates scripted role misleading voters during public speech is anything but honorable not to mention the intentional distortion accounts for desperate attempt to appease unscrupulous elements and destructive course.

Such performance is not useful serving neither the operative nor the source. On the contrary the contrived overture only confirms dysfunctional operation and complicity in mass deception let alone lend a voice to women and children – the easy targets in political pandering and duplicity.

Those who seek power on the political platform essentially trade electorate goodwill for personal and political gains in quid pro quo politics.

Time to wise up and recognize the situation where relevance to nonsense and no significance to substance persists to deflect citizens’ attention from real issues and global problems.

The day election offers worthy and deserving options, that would mark the dawn of democracy.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Politics and Infidelity – the conjoined factor

October 16, 2016

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By Padmini Arhant

Synopsis on track record depicting reality and potential threat to peace, global security and humanitarian cause.

The highlight on Presidential candidacy currently exempt from scrutiny.

Should democracy bow to political apparatus endangering lives and human rights?

More to follow on this topic.

 


Politics and Infidelity – The conjoined factor

By Padmini Arhant

Infidelity is the norm since politics emergence and continues until today with plain hypocrisy.

The chronicle on infidelity among members in politics on all sides goes back as early as 18th century.

However, the recent episodes deserve attention considering the hype and melodrama in contemporary politics.

Starting with elite and privileged club members rendezvous in Bohemian Grove, 65 miles north of San Francisco, California, USA is an annual event in July. The lewd activities promoting voyeurism, philander and pedophilia is accompanied by bizarre rituals burning human and child effigy forbid public focus.

In March 2008, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer steps down after sex scandal. Governor Eliot Spitzer, the democrat and Super delegate in the party resigned after exposure in prostitution scandal. The news reports coverage highlighted that Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized an elite escort service run by Emperors Club VIP.

Eliot Spitzer subsequently hired by CNN as television host that included issues linked to character and chastity.

The successor David Paterson as the Governor of New York admits infidelity after being sworn in to replace scandal scarred Eliot Spitzer. The newly appointed Governor David Paterson’s spouse Michelle Paterson adultery also comes to light at the same time.

Former President Bill Clinton sex scandals long been referenced serving as a reminder on politics and infidelity the conjoined factor until now in present Presidential election.

The former Presidential contender democrat Jessie Jackson also referred to as reverend having come to the aid of fellow democrat President Bill Clinton during the scandalous moment could not escape spotlight on own extramarital arrangement.

The democrat Presidential candidate Gary Hart in 1987 ended his campaign upon disclosure on infidelity over a period of time.

Similarly, the ex- Presidential candidate democrat Senator John Edwards dropped out of 2008 Presidential race following news on his ongoing affair unfolding in the middle of the campaign.

Massachusetts Senator and ex- Presidential Candidate Ted Kennedy fiercely contested Presidential nomination in the democratic primary.  

As per the revelations via news reports then – “Ted Kennedy’s career never recovered from the disgrace of the accident at Chappaquiddick in 1969, when his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne died after the senator drove his car off a bridge and left her to drown as he swam free. Rather than making any attempt to save the young woman he went back to his hotel room to consult advisers before the case was reported in the morning. Kennedy escaped with only minor charges.”

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Republican) infidelity shattered the glass house despite Christian coalition and religious veneer with the republican invited on major news network as authority on morality.

The Republican Senator Larry Craig in 2009 acknowledged inappropriate behavior.

According to the reports then –  “The Republican senator for Idaho pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being caught at an airport toilet. A policeman at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport arrested the politician after he used a signal under a cubicle door to suggest sexual conduct.”

Yet another Republican member in Congress Mark Foley attracted attention for apparent text and instant messages to male teens with sexual innuendoes during the term in Congress.

Arizona Senator John McCain launched Presidential campaign in 2008 and became the Republican Presidential nominee on the platform as decorated war veteran and POW in Vietnam. Nonetheless, the Senator’s involvement characterized as adulterous with disloyalty to spouse in long term marriage could not be concealed although the Senator continued the Presidential bid until election day.

California ex-Governor and Hollywood fame Arnold Schwarzenegger (Republican)  confession to love child cautiously sidelined from media chat and discussion.

The democrat Presidential candidate and then Senator Barack Obama was associated with alleged alliances during the successful 2008 campaign.

Last but not the least, the shooting incident at the White House door step on October 3rd, 2013, related to young black mother Miriam Carey (age – 34 years) with a toddler son witness to his mother being shot from behind five times in her car by White House Secret Service concluded as a tragedy much to the NAACP and Congressional Black Caucus silence. Not to mention muted response from Black lives matter.

Politics duplicity persists in the face of denials and denigrations for the sole purpose of maintaining status quo – i.e. distraction from real issues and serious violations by members in political class selectively exempt from scrutiny.

The targets in the game are fidelity and integrity not welcome in service to the citizens and nation at large.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – White House Conflicting Positions on Iran and Syria Jeopardize Credibility

August 11, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

Iran nuclear deal maintained as preventing possible military confrontation with Iran on Israel’s behalf in the ongoing discussion. 

However White House conflicting positions avoiding military option with Iran and aggression against Syria evident in the agreement between Washington and Ankara authorizing air strikes and training militants to destabilize Syria pose credibility factor.

Washington and Ankara involvement escalating tensions with more deaths and destruction in Syria is direct violation of Syrian sovereignty, international law and United States constitution prohibiting intrusion reminiscent of Iraq invasion in 2003.

The policy of enmity towards specific nations and amity with another in the same region creates mistrust especially when definitive goal is continuous warfare through terrorism against Syria, Iraq, and Libya alongside military intervention in Yemen.

Not to mention violent occupation of Palestine resulting in toddler and parent deaths adding to loss of innocent lives more than ever.

The bloodshed in Palestine could stop with United States cooperation in UNSC resolution rather than misusing veto power to derail effective action.

The reliable peace mission would encompass broader application of peaceful solutions ending timeless wars in recognition of respective states independence, territorial integrity and citizens’ political rights. 

Diplomacy and peaceful resolutions to crises always the best choice to military aggression and sponsoring terrorism.

United States contemporary engagements are contradictory to stance on Iran nuclear accord.

Iran issue is relevant and similarly terminating Syrian warfare equally important relieving citizens in Syria from terror manifestation for five years now.

White House justification on Iran agreement with emphasis on peaceful dialogue and negotiations as the only alternative would be authentic upon similar policy on Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine and North Korea.

In the absence of fairness and equal treatment of citizens suffering from United States sponsored terror and aided struggles, the selective peace overtures create skepticism questioning real motive.

Syrian war spreading to Iraq and Lebanon could be brought to conclusion with United States ceasing support to terror networks through allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Israel.

Instead United States intensifying terror operation and full coordination with Turkey against Syria while claiming Iran agreement as historic confirms duplicity.

The genuine disposition on peace would be non-discriminatory and extended towards all in respect of life regardless of origin and geographical region.

Using any pretext to prolong war in Syria and neighboring states is victimizing citizens not only in war zones but also in proponent nations wasting taxpayer funds proliferating terror.

Simply killing scores of civilians using terror for strategic and ideological reasons is decadence dominating prudence.

The rational and practical approach is to accept peaceful settlement with withdrawal of current terror activities in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya that would lead to terror apparatus collapse.

Likewise implementing ceasefire and terminating Saudi invasion of Yemen absolutely necessary to demonstrate serious pledge to peace and recognition of sovereign rights analogous to Iran nuclear pact.

The failure in this regard would further establish aggressors’ persistence towards self-destruction for military might and prowess eventually succumbs to senseless violence.

No war can be fought for eternity and sooner than later the curtains must fall as the showdown cannot go on forever. Furthermore the adventure has serious political and economic ramifications experienced thus far.

The outcome is several thousands dead, millions made refugees and lives destroyed lasting generations leaving the guilty burdened with sins and accordingly face judgment upon departure from the world.

None can escape karmic effects that define destiny.

Peace is formidable prevailing over challenges with benefits realized in ratification.

Saving lives with refrainment from hateful and harmful indulgence would deliver desirable global progress and security.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – White House Carbon Emissions Reduction Rule

August 4, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

President Barack Obama announcement on rule to curb green house gas pollution from power plants is a positive step and deserves national and international cooperation for formidable climate treaty.

The proposition targeting carbon emission from coal plants and automobile industry is one aspect of environment protection scheme.

However, environment hazards are multi-faceted and accordingly involve diverse industrial groups besides federal and state governments within nation.

United States energy consumption remaining significantly higher amongst industrialized nations, the variation in objectives and standard on containing and decreasing carbon emission across the country result in net negative trend and discrepancy in national tally in improving performance.

The plan encompassing basic formula applicable to all with necessary modifications depending on pollution output would be a viable option.

The White House anticipation in cutting carbon emission around 32% by 2030 alongside extending renewable energy from current 5% to 35% in that timeframe is feasible with efficient strategy across the spectrum for impact.

Unfortunately, the U.S. administration dual track in opposite directions confining specific fossil fuel division to environmental law while allowing access to oil companies for deep water drilling despite devastating experience creates huge credibility issue.

British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in Gulf of Mexico in 2010 continues to be major environment disaster.

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In the backdrop of environment catastrophe in continental shelf from offshore drillings, the Obama administration approval of Shell Corporation to drill in Arctic juxtaposed White House latest proposal on limiting carbon emission is a direct contradiction posing hindrance in environment goals.

The White House conflicting positions could deter potential achievements not only on lowering carbon emission but also in different areas related to environmental cause.

Furthermore, the existing environment conditions exacerbated from relentless warfare using artilleries, ammunitions, grenades, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), landmines, chemical weapons against Syria, missiles in Yemen, Libya, nuclear component viz. depleted uranium in Iraq, white phosphorous in Gaza and drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali and Colombia…to name a few in contemporary practice.

The pragmatic approach to environment problems is to end conflicts in the Middle East, Central Asia, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America.

The death and destruction from conventional wars and terrorism has produced outbreaks of diseases controlled earlier spreading into neighboring parts of the region.

The warzones endure grave economic and environment woes with population facing serious health complications due to toxicity and contamination of water as well as air pollution from lethal weapons and terror operatives gross violations inflicting maximum damage.

United States led coalition funding and arming terror networks in Syria, Libya and Iraq contributing to massive casualties and bloodshed not to mention refugees in millions represent humanitarian and environment calamity.

Unless there is recognition to this effect amongst sponsors of terrorism and military interventions prompting them to ceasefire and permanent conclusion to wars, the measures towards environment programs would not have universal benefit.

Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Latin America and oppressed citizens worldwide forced into perpetual suffering depriving them from normal existence.

Planet preservation to sustain life is no longer a choice but necessity with departure from military aggression and terror infiltration to destabilize nations for dominance.

Above all nuclear disarmament of P5+1 and remaining nuclear states is paramount to guarantee global peace and security in the immediate term and future.

The architects and catalysts promoting wars and terrorism together with opponents to environment laws share responsibility in denying safe and healthy habitat to inhabitants of earth.

Safeguarding environment is a collective duty with individual participation making life possible on earth.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – Conflicting Policies And Contradictions on Human Rights Violations

July 23, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

United States declined Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari request for arms to combat Boko Haram militant group during recent meeting at the White House on July 20, 2015.

Boko Haram is Nigeria’s nightmare wreaking havoc in daylight as well.

Nigerian President Buhari briefing on the militant faction Boko Haram incessant violence since 2009 having claimed at least 10,000 innocent lives and abductions of women and girls in large numbers did not receive White House empathy.

Accordingly Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari reaction to White House position is United States aiding and abetting Boko Haram.

United States exemplary record in this context cannot be slighted due to significance of the issue.

Palestine:  United States with Congress approval of annual $3 billion in military aid besides monetary assistance to ally Israel prolong violent occupation with continuous oppression, persecution and killing of children, women and men in Palestine.

Egypt:  United States $1.4 billion annual aid allows for U.S. direct control over Egypt military and political affairs suppressing human rights in Pharaoh land.

Libya:  The North African nation is a weapons warehouse to United States and western sourced stockpiles with Saudi Arabia and Qatar as chief distributors to terror operatives in the Middle East and North, Central, East and West Africa.

Yemen:  United States supplied F-16’s and diverse military hardware with armory to Saudi Arabia relentlessly used to decimate oil rich impoverished nation.

Bahrain: The Gulf state headed by Al-Khalifa regime hosting United States naval fifth fleet is a regular recipient of conventional arsenal from United States through Saudi Arabia and Britain’s defense contracts for use in the violent crackdown of pro-democracy movement up until now.

Syria:  United States sponsoring terrorism with ammunitions cache channeled via Croatia to Saudi Arabia reaching terror networks conflated with Qatar and Turkey arms provisions perpetuate conflict in Syria giving birth to al Nusra Front, ISIS, ISIL from the original al-Qaeda spreading across to Iraq, Lebanon and beyond.

Afghanistan:  Taliban and al-Qaeda access to arms and ammunitions made available from poppy cultivation and dealing with drug lords under United States and NATO operation.

Pakistan:  United States latest agreement on arms flow to Pakistan is to maintain the nation as terror haven subjecting Pakistan citizens to hostile conditions besides cross border tensions and incidents involving neighbors on all sides viz. India, Iran and Afghanistan.

Latin America:

South America: Colombia:  The South American nation with oil reserves and producer of gold, silver, platinum, emeralds and coal is United States military base. Colombia lately became the launch pad for United States predator drones in the region.

United States intelligence agency instigated killings of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leaders and FARC retaliation sabotage peace talks with Colombian government.

Caribbean & Central America:  United States extensive military and intelligence presence predominantly to topple democratically elected governments notwithstanding drug trade is the bedrock for corruption and political instability.

North America:  Mexico:   United States fast and furious program under incumbent administration facilitated weapons flurry to Mexican drug cartels prompting massive bloodshed and population exodus along the border.

United States intelligence apparatus linked to latest event with drug lord el Chapo – Joaquin Guzman escape from maximum security prison causing embarrassment to ruling government is self-explanatory.

United States traditional indulgence and sprawling activities having increased at an alarming rate,

The White House response to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari plea to contain Boko Haram, stating United States law prohibits arms sales to nations that fail to tackle human rights– is a comedy mocking tragedy and highlights United States conflicting policy worldwide.

The solution to Nigeria situation is for government to intercept and prevent arms procurement by Boko Haram and affiliates with tough measures blocking delivery passage alongside pursuing militant group to surrender and end external forces backed terror outfit.

Contemporary dogma on war and terror is to promote extremism and militancy not barring cannibalism witnessed in Syria defining decadence era conclusion.

Military might presumed right only to discover the idea was not bright.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

World – The Real Nuclear Deal Upon P5+1 Disarmament

July 14, 2015

From: Padmini Arhant

The nuclear deal with P5+1 disarmament relieving the world from nuclear threats and use of nuclear components in the relentless warfare would be significant and relevant. 

The varying statements from the White House and Iran on the nuclear agreement leads to skepticism due to inconsistency in substance.

In the Iran nuclear deal – the facts do not correlate with the position maintained through New World Order (NWO) controlled press and communication media.

United Sates endorsement of Iran’s nuclear rights and uranium enrichment program for nuclear energy despite Iran’s declaration on oil and natural gas reserves lasting over hundred years raise credibility factor.  The situation would then open floodgates for other nations to become nuclear. 

Alternatively, the containment of Iran’s nuclear proliferation being favorable to the nuclear armed Israel – the United States and western powers ally, the objection from Israeli Prime Minister in this context is misrepresentation.  

Additionally the White House need not be warning Israel’s U.S. Congress about exercising veto upon rejection of the deal.  The charade reflects intentional misinformation.

Nonetheless, the consistent efforts to vilify the authentic divine mission and glorify negative forces continually experience debacles in the venture.

The irrefutable truth is the fake and falsehood can never be the original in identity, trait and principle.

The genuine mission engaged in peaceful and positive endeavors to relieve humanity from the rule of duplicity and deceit is a solid commitment unrelenting to deceptive demagoguery.

Regardless, the P5+1 zero nuclear status with disposal of nuclear arsenal is critical for global security yielding a nuclear free world.

The constructive aspect in the Iran nuclear matter would be lifting all sanctions effective immediately provided there is element of truth in this regard.

Similarly P5+1 extending decision to remove sanctions on all other states viz. North Korea, Cuba, Syria and any other targets would be wise and demonstrate fairness towards the people of the world.

UNSC i.e. P5+1 using veto power and arbitrarily imposing sanctions on nations branded adversary essentially wage economic warfare against the citizens of those states and deprive them from normal existence.

The P5+1 leaders having abandoned their nations on economic and social issues engaged in nuclearization of the Middle East evidently seek recognition on the accomplishment that has set precedence for more nuclear aspirations in the volatile region irrespective of the actual content in the Iran nuclear deal.

Saudi Arabia acquiring nuclear arsenal from Pakistan – the state funded by Saudi Kingdom for vested interests cannot be ruled out in the near term.

The NWO architects and catalysts are adept in creating threats evolving into tyranny worldwide and the Middle East in particular.

They started al Qaeda in Afghanistan that is widespread under diverse names al Nusra Front, ISIS,and ISIL…and perhaps more to emerge later to meet their requirement on war agenda.

Up until now, the NWO direct support to Saudi Arabia in unleashing terror prolonged in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

In Palestine, the NWO military aid to ally Israel facilitate constant attacks on Gaza combined with United States veto promoting aggressive settlement activity in the remaining occupied territory.

The Islamic Republic – Iran’s partnership and participation with New World Order regime apparently no longer in disguise.

The unveiling of cooperation between NWO and Islamic Republic Iran reveals surprising developments in the offing.

NWO expansive relationships not without infidelity is a red alert for the allies serving hegemonic goals with fate turning against them sooner than later.

NWO backed Iraq’s former President Saddam Hussein to confront Iran subsequently to become an adversary to invade the nation.

Likewise, Libya was relieved from sanctions to benefit NWO oligarchy clinching lucrative deals in quid pro quo upon renouncing nuclear ambition during Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s rule.  The Colonel was then assassinated in public square.

Libyan leader’s friendly ties with NWO not only cost his life but also allowed easy access to destroy the oil rich north African state.

Any peaceful nation would not pursue nuclear status given the burden of management and liability in safeguarding nuclear site notwithstanding the unknown circumstances when none of the guarantors on the nuclear pact would be around leaving the world more dangerous for the next generations.

Again P5+1 leading the world adopting non-nuclear strategy with surrender of nuclear stockpiles in their possession in transparency would earn them respect and trust now and in the future.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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