white people, why are you so afraid of brown people? goddamn haters!!
two editorials from the hindu:
one tackling the government of, by and for the elite
and the other about the state of the government
an attempt should have been made to make the case for the nuclear deal before the people of India. Though there have been many discussions in the two houses of Parliament, as Prime Minister Dr. Singh (and his party) had an obligation to take into account the massive distrust of the United States, both at the elite and popular levels. The scientific community has its own reasons to be extremely sceptical of any American commitment. And because of the Bush Administration’s Islamophobia, one more layer has been grafted on this long-term distrust. Neither the government nor the Congress made any attempt to mobilise the crowds in support of this nuclear initiative. On the one hand, there was the distrust of the masses to understand a “complex” issue; nor were matters helped by Washington’s cultivated presumptuousness.
btw, it did not help that tom friedman’s latest droppings were printed underneath the above piece.