India: Third World Needs Green Freebies to Survive

BJP Party leader Sushma Swaraj greets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at her residence in New Delhi, July 19, 2011

BJP Party leader Sushma Swaraj greets Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at her residence in New Delhi, July 19, 2011. Public Domain, Source Wikimedia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to Indian External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the only way to save future generations in poor countries is to give them lots of money and free stuff.

Developed world must help less fortunate ones on climate change: Sushma Swaraj

UNITED NATIONS: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the challenge posed by climate change requires more “serious action than talk” and asked the leaders of the developed world to help the less fortunate ones through technology transfer and Green Climate Financing.

Arguing that countries like China and India are benefiting the most from the Paris Accord, President Donald Trump had said that the agreement on climate change was unfair to the US, as it badly hit its businesses and jobs.

Addressing the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Swaraj said that it was not just mere coincidence that the world has witnessed hurricanes, earthquakes, rains that inundate storms which terrify.

Nature sent its warning to the world even before the world’s leadership gathered in New York at the United Nations through Harvey,” she said, adding that once the gathering of world leaders at the UNGA began, an earthquake struck Mexico and a hurricane landed in Dominica.

“We must understand, this requires more serious action than talk. The developed world must listen more carefully than others, because it has more capacities than others.

“It must help the less fortunate through technology transfer and Green Climate Financing – that is the only way to save future generations,” Swaraj said.

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/developed-world-must-help-less-fortunate-ones-on-climate-change-sushma-swaraj/articleshow/60809694.cms

All the developed nations from whom political apparatchiks like Sushma are demanding handouts once had a standard of living comparable to today’s third world. But today’s developed countries didn’t sit around waiting for handouts; they got off their butts, fixed defective political systems, overthrew corrupt politicians, developed their own technology and made their own money. That is the real lesson of today’s world.

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130 thoughts on “India: Third World Needs Green Freebies to Survive

  1. “it was not just mere coincidence that the world has witnessed hurricanes, earthquakes, rains that inundate storms which terrify”

    Why are these people even given a stage??

    Is their only purpose to make fools of themselves?

    India and the world have had hurricanes, earthquakes and inundating rains since year dot !

    It is part and parcel of this world we live on.

    Its NOT coincidence…

    ITS HOW IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN…..!!

    • Even worse this fool is suggesting that earthquakes are also caused by AGW. Is there a 97% consensus on that one now?

      • “Nature sent its warning to the world even before the world’s leadership gathered in New York at the United Nations through Harvey,” she said, adding that once the gathering of world leaders at the UNGA began, an earthquake struck Mexico and a hurricane landed in Dominica.

        Is that supposed to mean the Gaia, or Sheva, or someone is angry and punishing or “warning” us, or is she really to stupid and ignorant as to suggest that all natural disasters can now be arbitrarily attributed to human CO2 emissions?

      • Umm… yes, Greg, she really IS that stupid. She’s plucking every string on that violin to get PC points. She’ll be a hero! She’ll save the destitute!… ad nauseum.

      • Greg: She sounds like a religious cult leader thundering that earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods are God’s wrath and everyone better do as told by the leader or else things will get even worse. Nature has been elevated to a living being/god now, and politics, not AGW, is causing the extreme weather. If it were AGW, she wouldn’t be blaming it on the failure to hand over technology and money to the “third world” nations.

      • If the USA is going to be required to pay anyone to do “Climate” related construction in India, the funding should go to USA contractors and construction firms to design, supply and DO the work.

    • We aren’t funding them through the Paris Accords like they expected. I’ll bet they’ve already spent most of the anticipated money already.

    • “… ITS HOW IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN…..!! “

      Yes, the weather is how it always has been. So is the presence of politicians asking for more money.

    • Million?
      Sounds like Dr Evil’s starting figure.
      Try several hundred billion – PER YEAR.

      But just tty opposing this and one is immediately labelled a den1er and a Trumpist.
      We live in an insane world which richly deserves the cataclysm that it is sleepwalking into.

    • It’s obvious, don’t you think? “The whole creating wealth thing” developed from ‘white privileges’ that were bestowed by Pachamama through the use of the devices of the laws of nature.

      Think on that one for a bit.

      This is planet Earth. If there are ‘white privileges’, there’s only one method with which they could have been bestowed — it was the laws of nature ‘wot done it.’ Suck it up and live with reality.

      • Capitalism is truly supported by the laws of nature: Every morning I feed a large number of horses and dogs. They must be separated carefully to keep the dominant from eating more than their share. Every single animal who has the ability to scarf down his lunch and then go after others’ rations will do so. The urge to compete is innate as part of “survival of the fittest.” When we disturb the natural order of competition by handing out “free stuff” wholesale to those who have not earned it, why are we surprised when the systems don’t work? Taking care of the truly helpless is one thing; encouraging bad policy by entire subcontinents serves no one’s interest.

      • Brother? Having dealt with refugees and farm animals on three different continents I can assure you that you are correct. If equal distribution is your goal armed force is required, otherwise the strongest WILL force their way to the immediate source and take all they want.

  2. She doesn’t look like someone who has ever been hungry unless you consider the long break between afternoon tea and dinner

    • Upper casters get to eat more than lower casters. The caste systems in place is entrenched human rights violation writ large. Don’t send a penny till they end that horrible system.

      • Excerpted from above quote by India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

        The developed world must listen more carefully than others, because it has more capacities than others.

        It must help the less fortunate through technology transfer and Green Climate Financing – that is the only way to save future generations,” Swaraj said.

        The Untouchable Class in India would surely agree with Minister Sushma Swaraj ………. iffen they weren’t afeared shirtless of being discriminated against by her and the other elite Class members.

  3. If I were Sushma, I would be doing exactly the same thing. It was ‘developed’ world self-loathing neoмагхвготнегs that created this plan of mass cash transfer to bankrupt western nations and subdue them for easy global governance.

    So should it be near-subsistence, under-employed Deplorables who should fund this idiotic plan? How about this ‘equitable’ idea:
    Poll the people to find out who wants this action plan on ‘climate change’ to go forward and then apportion the ‘bill’ among those who raise there hands. It makes it a voluntary choice and democracy is preserved. The first payout would be to cover a 5yr annual payout. Hold this vote once a year. Steyer, Soros, Gates, Zuckerberg, the bleating, misanthropic foundations bankrolling the globegov putsch should be good for 100B a year for the first 5 years. They can backout by voting no the next round, and they would be taken off the list 4yrs afterward. The plan would go as long as it was solvent.

    • Make it an option on your Income Tax Return form: “Yes, I want to donate $_____ for global warming. Either deduct this amount from my refund or increase my taxes due by that amount.” Lets see how many people really are committed to this scam.

      • This Minister ‘believes’ the hypothesis that GW will cause her peoples to become poor in 100 years.
        And that the West made a grave mistake when they started the industrial revolution. So grave that the West needs to pay restitution to atone for their crimes.

        India should avoid falling in the same trap. They should reject the industrial revolution and stop importing oil immediately …….
        So that they can be poor now and not in 100 years.

      • Rhoda, No one is committed to being donors — Millions at least, likely billions, are committed recipients — and concern about any potential global warming has very little to nothing to do with it. The whole global warming bushwah scam is the coincidental excuse-of-the-century. Global warming has nothing whatsoever to do with having produced their ‘gimme more’ motivations.

        And a real Ha-ha-ha? Without the use of CO2 emitting fossil fuels, just how much “wealth” would there be to redistribute to anyone — and to provide income for the redistributors. This whole scam is a real life tragicomedy that’s in the process of growing and developing.

        And don’t disregard the political motivations that spring from the fact that it is among the so-called “one percent” where wallets fatten and financial assets increase when governments increase spending — ostensibly for the benefit of the needy. As the old saying goes, “Follow the money.” Or follow the transaction trail that begins with the “EBT” card. The money flow is from taxpayers to The Treasury to Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, etc., etc. The beneficiary is not a part of the actual money flow.

    • WHY is it that when you have an outstanding IDIOT in the community it has to be a POLITICIAN !!!!!

      Who else would employ them?

    • WHY is it that when you have an outstanding IDIOT in the community it has to be a POLITICIAN !!!!!”

      Because individuals of similar intellect voted for them?

      • No, the governing caste in India chooses to keep the nation of India within the 3rd world. Far easier to control people when you have direct control of their food and water. Add a sick assed religious component to it and you have a trifecta!

  4. But today’s developed countries didn’t sit around waiting for handouts; they got off their butts, fixed defective political systems, overthrew corrupt politicians, developed their own technology and made their own money. That is the real lesson of today’s world.

    After European settlement, America and Australia grew and prospered. After European settlement, most of South America turned into a festering cesspool. Why is that? It seems to me that they all started from roughly the same place.

    • America and Australia started from the Anglo-Saxon tradition of rule of law and personal property rights. South America started from Latin Monarchial rule and the Bolivar revolutions (followed by various Marxists). These are very different starting points and journeys leading to very different outcomes. Not all cultures (including all European cultures) are equal. Just ask yourself, would you rather live in Greece or Germany, Russia or the UK?

      • An added insight to the difference between founders like Jefferson and Madison (US) and Bolivar — this excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for Bolivar. (Yes, I know it’s not flawless, but it tends to soften the image of “cultural heroes” and the general outline of the consequences of his revolution are evident in it.)

      • “AndyG55 September 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

        Australia. ;-)”

        Not if you are a taxpayer such as myself. Australia is very much a tax “prison” for folks like myself. At least I chose to come here. Serial!

      • Except for Uruguay. When they created their country back in the mid-19th C, they just copied the American Constitution. Still exists.

      • Wayne, I certainly wouldn’t take Russia off my possibilities list. They are highly educated, richly cultural and didn’t go for the “plan” for elitist globalgov. China did but they are adored by the Champagne Sосiаlisтs and are happy to have a joint venture on the enterprise.

        Russia is a fly in this ointment and that is why the propaganda in the west is so thick. They aren’t wrong to rattle military strength to send a message to the west. Russia took back Crimea when it saw Ukraine heading for Europe. It was given as a gift to Ukraine by Kruschev. It was Russian for a long time before that.
        Heck, North Korea, the nastiest nation on earth, isn’t wrong to rattle sabres looked at from Dear leader’s existential position.

        Europe is in steep decline culturally, their values, political economy… almost all I meet outside their countries are depressed. France has built a Plexiglas “fort” around the Eiffel Tower. It’s only a matter of time before the Mona Lisa, etc is destroyed. Bollards are being installed along touristy streets in UK to protect sidewalks. It’s getting like being lowered down in a shark cage off Capetown.

        I was encouraged by Brexit, but Farage and UKIP are (were) its only hope. He retired and the homogenized British pol parties are carrying on the preBrexit nonsense. Thank goodness for Trump he is the only hope for my country, Canada.

    • The difference: America and Australia were actually settled by Europeans who brought their mainly northern European culture with them; South America had proportionately fewer “settlers” and they imposed a southern European culture and religion that has not been near as successful. (Spain, for example, has not been successful for hundreds of years either at home or in their colonies.) If you are a multiculturist, you can claim that all cultures are equal, but in the real world they don’t produce the same results.

      • Dingdingdingdingding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a winner!!!!!! Or, at least someone who actually pays attention to history.

  5. Oops, messed up and hid the quote. here it is:

    According to Quiroz, caudillos were inspired by Bolívar’s centralized government ideals, since “Bolívar crushed liberal-minded leaders and usurped constitutional power”, with some caudillos learning from Bolívar how to abuse military funds “under the banner of patriotic heroism”

  6. Her, baseless, opinions will be heard by the tens of thousands, and those hands will be stretched out wanting, no demanding, that money because “we” (White old people) broke the climate!

    • Well, don’t us old white boys owe everyone else a ‘stipend’ for having been the recipients of the “privileges” that we received from the laws of nature while they were being deprived by those same laws of nature? I mean, this is planet Earth. From where other than the natural resources, the natural processes and in accordance with the natural laws of the planet does anyone get anything, earned and deserved or not?

      And, Oh, without all those CO2 emitting hydrocarbons to use to fuel ‘our’ prosperity producing economic endeavors just how much ‘wealth’ do you reckon there would be for those without to envy and insist upon receiving their ‘stipends?’ R. H. I. P. — or —
      F. U. B. A. R. — or something — maybe R. I. P.

  7. Let’s discuss it once India has adopted the principles of the modern civilised democracies where the upper class help their own poor. UN could perhaps even have a role there. Either way, India can start by abandoning their discriminative and archaic caste system, displayed shamelessly on their foreheads, and ridding themselves of the self-inflicted societal stratification. In the meanwhile it is unreasonable to expect the rest of the world booting the bill of one of the largest growing populations in the world.

  8. once the gathering of world leaders at the UNGA began, an earthquake struck Mexico and a hurricane landed in Dominica.

    Could it be that Gaia is fed up with the ridiculous and never-ending meetings of the CAGW faithful and sent the earthquake and hurricane to stop them meeting again?

  9. USA needs loan handouts of $13.6trillion to survive
    India needs loan handouts of $1.6 trillion to survive (national debt)

    India has 3 times greater population

    India debt is 70% of GDP
    USA is 104% of GDP

    • if India invested in running water power n sewers and basic housing i bet their debt would soar also not even mentioning food stamps for the working poor or health care

    • Perhaps the USA should retract all our military forces from around the world and let the third world countries kill each other off. We save billions and eliminate lots of poverty ridden people. Win win.

      • We would have to keep shipping in ammo, that whole lack of manufacturing base and all, don’tchyaknow! I keep asking people what they bought from Central Africa today? Or, what did you buy from Mid East today? And I keep getting blank stares and guffaws of incredulity in return. Perhaps THAT is part of the problem? All these countries produce is misery, death and refugees. Starting to see a pattern.

      • Well, there is atleast one country in the world who doesn’t care about anyone else. That is North Korea. Maybe US should copy it?

  10. Is it not like any other product. Are people willing to pay for what you produce and how much.

    Well guess what. People are paying for these products.

    The science granting councils are buying it at $2M a study

    Governments are buying green propaganda at $3M per year.

    Ordinary people are buying feelings at $50 a donation.

    It appears to be a valid product. The sales pitch is done in many different ways.

    • No, it’s not how much people are willing to pay for what you produce UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY WAY. The government is not a “people”, it’s a money sponge that never ends. I will agree that fools elect that money sponge, but your analogy is seriously flawed. If the government decided to spend 3 trillion on perpetual motion machines made by a relative of Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell or John McCain, whomever, it would NOT mean it’s a valid product. Especially if the ownership of one of these PMM was mandated by the government.

  11. Perhaps we should ship all the old white people who created modern countries to these third world countries to show them how to create their own wealth.

  12. “Nature sent its warning to the world even before the world’s leadership gathered in New York at the United Nations through Harvey,” she said, adding that once the gathering of world leaders at the UNGA began, an earthquake struck Mexico and a hurricane landed in Dominica.

    And it burns exceptionally bright in someone dumb enough to:

    1. Think that nature sends warnings
    2. Conflate hurricanes with climate change.
    3. Use the word “earthquake” in an ignorant rant about climate change.

  13. Ah, there it is . . . the real reason CAGW must be accepted, the whole globalist scheme to bring socialism to the world, redistribute the wealth and control everything from one central location depends on it. Without the unifying theme that everything we can do will be necessary just to save the planet and keep man alive it all falls apart into competing factions trying to exploit their little bit of the world and sell it at a profit to the rest of the world. Then there goes the kumbaya goodness of enforced equality and the appreciation of sacrifice and of being controlled lean, mean working machines on a crusade to save the world at all cost.

  14. It is hard to ask people to help themselves when all they have to do is ask for you to help them. Of course, in reality they are helping themselves in the easiest manner possible.

    • Exactly. It is now known that foreign aid is destructive, sapping incentive for local development. Swaraj demands self destruction.

  15. Not to defend this position but it’s just the one that the developed countries agreed to in the Climate Accord.
    It’s ludicrous to state that the poor/undeveloped countries need the money to adapt to a climate that has featured the best weather/climate for most of life and food production in the last 1,000 years.

    One can make a legit scientific case for the 1 Deg. C warmer atmosphere in the last 100 years to hold 4% more moisture and that humans might be responsible for half of that……….2%. So you can add an inch of rain on top of every 25 inches(in the world of weather extremes, it doesn’t work out that way but this helps to put it into perspective).

    India is subjected to extreme monsoonal rain events that can be catastrophic and will likely increase slightly because of global warming. Heat waves would also increase slightly.

    However, the massive increase in agricultural productivity because of the law of photosynthesis is not a theory and is greatly adding to India’s crop yields and making food much cheaper for the world’s poor. It’s clear that India is able to feed more people, cheaper because of human caused climate change when you dial in the added CO2(food production is a key metric to measure the human condition).

    Is it worth having a slight increase in heat waves and flooding(that do cause fatalities)?

    One way to look at it is………..Would you take less heat and flooding but have even more people starve/die?
    That’s the world with less CO2 in it.

    From the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations(7-9-2017):
    “Record cereal production seen boosting global stocks to an all-time high in 2017/18”

    http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/csdb/en/

    The Social Benefit of Carbon: $3.5 Trillion in Agricultural Productivity. The Positive Externalities of Carbon Dioxide:
    http://www.co2science.org/education/reports/co2benefits/MonetaryBenefitsofRisingCO2onGlobalFoodProduction.pdf

    • “developed countries agreed to”……no they were out voted….10 to 250….10 pay….250 get paid
      “1 Deg. C warmer atmosphere in the last 100 year”………….only if they can trick you into believing the recovery from the LIA ended in 1850

  16. That seems, prima facie, like a pretty frank admission that 3rd world countries are inhabited by people who aren’t capable of civilizing themselves or of advancing their general wealth and welfare.

    While it might be an unpleasant conclusion, it’s hard to disagree with that diagnosis. The prescription, however, is another matter.

  17. Ever notice how these countries always think the ‘world’ owes them something while their own millionaires and billionaires get a free pass…

  18. while their own millionaires and billionaires get a free pass…

    The Green Climate Fund is required to be distributed to these very people, Indian millionaires and billionaires.

    Common man of developed Nations will foot the bill for rich people of developing countries like India.

  19. Absolute nonsense. The West has already provided critical western know how to India through colonial investments in technology and extensive infrastructure works, as well as in later state of the art technological transfers. This drove India from being a corrupt and failed medieval state into a position where, after 70 years’ independence, they should be, and are, challenging the West on a market playing field tilted very much in their favour. We owe them nothing and they deserve nothing from us!

  20. Earthquake linked to global warming? Absurd! Cyclones linked to climate warming? Ridiculous. It is sufficient to consult the statistics on cyclones in the Caribbean zone.
    In fact the Indians want to receive a lot of money from the rich countries, right?

  21. Every developed country in the world was at one time poorer than the third world is today.
    They didn’t need handouts to improve. They just worked hard.

    • Actually, I think the industrial revolution and the emergence of cheap and reliable energy they provide did that. The only problem was pollution, but we’ve been eliminating that slowly.

      The developing world is going down the same road, just much faster as our ancestors paved tge way for them (while exploiting them, to be fair).

  22. In Germany there has just been a political earthquake. Climate skeptical parties like the AFD and the FDP have experienced a great gain. The gain for the AFD is 8,5 per Cent to an amount of 13,5 per Cent. The government parties CDU / CSU (Merkel, Seehofer) and SPD (Schulz, formerly EU-Schulz) have together lost almost 15 percent of votes against the last Bundestag election. And within the union of CSU (Bavaria) and the CDU (rest of Germany), the tone becomes increasingly rough. After all, the CSU lost a whopping 12% of the votes in Bavaria. And in Bavaria next year the important regional elections will be held. How to form a coalition between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the CSU, the FDP and the Greens (the SPD wants to withdraw into the opposition), is now completely disgraceful. The klimaskeptic position in Germany is in a great upturn.

  23. The USA, with a huge national debt, huge annual deficits, and huge annual trade deficits, is in no possition to help anyone. The climate change we have been experiencing is so small that it takes networks of very sophisticated instruments decades to even detect it. One must not mix up climate change with weather cycles. Extreme weather events have always been part of our current climate and have nothing to do with climate change. Based on the paleoclimate record and modeling efforts one can conclude that the climate change we have been experiencing is caused by the sun and the oceans over which Mankind has no control. There is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate and plenty of scientific reasoning that the climate sensivity of CO2 is zero. One of the real problems is over population that puts a strain on finite natural resources and forces people to live in dangerous areas in terms of vulernability to extreme weather events such as floods and drought. A major part of the solution is to gradually reduce population which is an internal matter.

  24. Developed world must help less fortunate ones on climate change: Sushma Swaraj

    UNITED NATIONS: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the challenge posed by climate change requires more “serious action than talk”
    __________________________________________

    Your talking, Shushma.

    Where’s your serious action.

  25. India has enough money to develop nuclear weapons and a space program. Most wealthy countries have decided that there are better uses for their money. But according to mendicant logic, we should still give money to India.

  26. Responding to what is perfectly normal behaviour for a warmist politician of any nationality as if it were somehow a uniquely damning indictment of Indian society seems a bit off to me. And god knows why the caste system has been dragged into this thread.

    Pamela Gray September 24, 2017 at 7:29 am
    And will have done so according to caste levels, with upper crust far more deserving than the lower rungs. Me thinks she should remove the log in her eye before telling us about the speck in ours.

    You seem to have taken it for granted that she is corrupt rather than stupid. Supposing you’re right, why would she favour giving money to people of higher caste, in particular? What would she have to gain from it?

    Pamela Gray September 24, 2017 at 7:32 am
    Upper casters get to eat more than lower casters. The caste systems in place is entrenched human rights violation writ large. Don’t send a penny till they end that horrible system.

    They get to eat more? I suspect that how much Indians eat probably is probably better correlated with income than with their caste. Or do you think there’s a food police that goes round punishing “lower casters” if they eat too much?

    jaakkokateenkorva September 24, 2017 at 2:34 am
    Either way, India can start by abandoning their discriminative and archaic caste system, displayed shamelessly on their foreheads, and ridding themselves of the self-inflicted societal stratification.

    Isn’t it hypocritical to condemn India for failing to eliminate the caste system when we in the West have failed to eliminate racism in our own countries?

    Can you give an example of an Indian shamelessly displaying their caste on their forehead?

    Patrick MJD September 24, 2017 at 2:52 am
    She is a lighter caste, she would never be exposed to that. It’s “below” her…

    You seem to think that people of high caste are magically protected from poverty. This sounds like the Indian equivalent of “white privilege”.

    Samuel C Cogar September 24, 2017 at 8:27 am
    The Untouchable Class in India would surely agree with Minister Sushma Swaraj ………. iffen they weren’t afeared shirtless of being discriminated against by her and the other elite Class members.

    India’s President is an untouchable, and the government has not only continued past governments’ “affirmative action” in favour of lower castes, but also expanded its scope and raised the income threshold above which it ceases to apply. I’m not sure this is a good reason for untouchables to be “afeared shirtless”, but maybe there is one…

    • India’s President is an asshole, screwing everyone he can. India is vastly wealthy! Why is it still a 3rd world shitehole?

    • Responding to what is perfectly normal behaviour for a warmist politician of any nationality as if it were somehow a uniquely damning indictment of Indian society seems a bit off to me.

      Pity your concerns didn’t prevent you doing the same the other way around. My critique was specifically targeted to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (BJP) posing in a picture above with a bindi. But, if she is fighting against segregation at birth after all, however further qualified, then I present my apologies to her now.

      The prime minister Narendra Modi (BJP) seems to have voiced out skeptic opinions about manmade climate change policies e.g. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chaitanya-kumar/modis-oxymoronic-stance-on-climate-change_b_7045276.html

      Now, cannot exclude his external affairs minister has a great sense of humour to speak in UN General Assembly blaming mankind for outside air and earth crust movements and claim money because of it. But she seems to have struck a cord at least with you N. Ominous.

      Your turn, who are “we in the West have failed to eliminate racism in our own countries”? and how much should it be?

      • jaakkokateenkorva September 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm

        “Pity your concerns didn’t prevent you doing the same the other way around.”
        I’m afraid I have no idea what this means.

        “My critique was specifically targeted to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (BJP) posing in a picture above with a bindi.”
        No. You claimed that Indians shamelessly displayed their caste on their foreheads. You gave readers no reason to suppost that you were actually “critiquing” Swaraj’s fashion sense. Or do you claim that Swaraj’s bindi is a signifier of her caste?

        “But she seems to have struck a cord at least with you N. Ominous.”
        Now you’re trolling.

      • I’m afraid I have no idea what this means.

        In that case, try discussing the topic instead of the contributors of the discussion. This should help with your predicament. My culture prevents further explanations, unless you ask for it the third time. But, you made me change my mind now. She’s free to wear even swastika on her forehead as a fashion statement, however unwise I might consider it to be. Especially in the public office. Does this make you feel better now?

        Either way BJP has chosen to mix politics, religion and nationalism. A 2012 survey by Mangalore University in Karnataka found that 93% of Dalit families still live below the poverty line. How can this be?

        For this reason taking into consideration prime minister Modi’s openly skeptic statements, in my opinion the exterior minister is great comedienne by pinning it on earth crust or outside air movements caused by western civilisations. At the same time equally tragic as it would be pinning it on bad karma. But that cannot be it, because “we in the West have failed to eliminate racism in our own countries”?. Right? Now, who exactly are you talking about?

      • “jaakkokateenkorva September 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        She’s free to wear even swastika on her forehead as a fashion statement, however unwise I might consider it to be. Especially in the public office. Does this make you feel better now?

        Are you or are you not claiming that Swaraj’s bindi is a signifier of her caste? If so then please provide evidence in support of your claim. It’s a simple enough request…

      • So, N? You put forward the proposition that people are born to a station in life and are required to stay there. Okely dokely then, sweetheart.

  27. Evidently, these 3rd World panhandlers have never heard of doing their part if they’re supposedly so sincere about arresting climate change. They want handouts from the West; yet they continue to build new coal plants at a furious pace. In fact, if all the new plants either under construction or being planned come into operation, they will account for a 43% increase in coal-fired power capacity. This will promptly negate any efforts by the advanced countries to reduce their own emissions, so we should give them nothing in the first place because they obviously have no intentions about living up to their Paris pledges.

  28. Once upon a time, a very long time ago, in a previous Millennium, Saturday Night Live was a very funny Television show. Every time I hear a third world politician demanding aid, I think of the following skit. I am sorry I could not find it on You tube.

    Mark Mbutu: Hello. I’m Mark Mbutu from the newly emerging African nation of Namibia, a former German colony located in southwest Africa. Namibia is an undeveloped nation, and we are appealing to you as world citizens. We need your fondue sets. Many people in the United States received these fondue sets as gifts for anniversaries, birthdays and housewarmings, and often put them up on a shelf and forget about them. There are thousands of Namibian housewives who could cheer up an otherwise dull dinner party with one of these sets. Oh, please think, please give, please send. We already have enough of the little sterno cans for underneath the sets from when the Germans were here, so only send the fondue pots themselves, and the long fark–forks if you have them. [Dissolve to address on green background] Our address is: Fondue Sets For Namibia, Box 180, Namibia, West Africa. [Dissolve back to Mbutu] Oh, and we would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Norman Prager for sending us the Water-Pik and the deluxe toaster oven. [Raises fist] Thank you!

    [ dissolve to audience shot, zoom in on woman with SUPER: “WEARING UNDERWEAR MARKED THURSDAY” ]
    From: Saturday Night Live Transcripts
    Season 1: Episode 19
    Mark Mbutu…Garrett Morris
    http://snltranscripts.jt.org/75/75snamibia.phtml

  29. Lets face facts. The world signed up to the Paris Accords because they wanted their fair share of that US $100 Billion every year that was promised by Obama. External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is just upset that India isn’t going to be getting any free US$ now that President Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris Scam.

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