During the US Presidential elections last year, liberal yuppies in Bharat went into a tizzy when it was announced that Joe Biden had chosen Kamala Harris as his Vice-Presidential running mate. Those who went gaga simply because Kamala used the Tamil word ‘chithi’ during her nomination acceptance speech, should ideally have put in a word with Kamala ‘chithi’ and asked her to ensure that Biden’s government lifts the blockade on the export of vaccine raw materials to Bharat.
While NDTV’s Vikram Chandra has deleted his tweet where he was elated post Biden’s victory, other members of the leftist cabal have also been equally tight-lipped about Biden’s administration blocking raw material supply needed by Bharat for manufacturing vaccines.
The left-liberal cabal went overboard projecting Biden and Kamala ‘Chithi’ to be some kind of saviors of Bharat. It is now amply apparent that Kamala was simply using her mother’s ‘Bharatiya roots’ merely to gather votes of the Bharatiya diaspora. What exactly was the cabal cheering when it wanted Kamala ‘Chithi’ in office is hard to fathom.
Bollywood entertainers like Shruti Seth and Isha Koppikar as well as politicians like Mahua Moitra of TMC in addition to the usually media and urban elites were also cheering the victory of Kamala as some kind of victory for Bharatiyas. Well, nothing can be more delusional than cheerleading for someone just because they have Bharatiya roots even if they are far removed from the culture itself (uttering chithi notwithstanding).
There is no harm in congratulating Kamala ‘chithi’ or feeling happy for her but this colonised slavish mindset of obsessing over her isn’t helping the cause of Bharat especially during times of crisis. In fact, Kamala identifies herself more as a black American than Kamala ‘chithi’ with Bharatiya roots.
Here’s what senior journalist R Jagannathan had written in his Swarjaya Mag article in August last year:
The real lesson we need to internalise is this: American politicians, of whatever religious or skin colour, have to be dealt with as Americans and not by their alleged sympathies or roots in India. One should, in fact, be more careful while claiming closeness to any politician who seems to be an Indophile, for he or she will then come under additional scrutiny by both Right and Left in America, for Hinduphobia comes naturally to Abrahamics even if they claim to be atheists or irreligious.
So, let’s not obsess about Kamala Harris or her Indian-Hindu roots. She left that long ago when she decided to become a politician. She would like to be reminded of it only when seeking Hindu American votes. They are the ones who should be hounding her to show a commitment to Hindu causes. Not India.
Indian governments have, traditionally, found Democratic administrations (with their holier-than-thou attitudes to human rights, et al), more difficult to deal with than Republicans, who tend to be more transactional.
As rightly pointed out, Joe Biden’s Democratic administration is turning out to be more difficult to deal with and having Kamala as the VP makes no difference. In fact, it is a good time to reiterate the fact that there are members in Biden’s team who are inimical to Bharat’s interest. Biden’s economic policy adviser, for one, is linked to Kashmiri extremists.
It has been easier for anti-Bharat groups to push bodies such as USCIRF (United States Commission on International Religious Freedom) to take a stance against Bharat. It must be remembered that the US government under Trump had refuted USCIRF’s recommendation to designate Bharat as a country of particular concern and even Bharat’s External Affairs Ministry (MEA) had slammed the report stating the USCIRF to be a biased organization.
As much as the cabal would want to project Kamala ‘Chithi’ Harris in a favorable light, the harsh reality is that Democrats are difficult to deal with and the Joe-Kamala duo aren’t going to be any different. If anything, they’ve enough anti-Bharat members in their team and unlike what the left-liberal cabal believes, it may not be that easy for the world in general and Bharat in particular to breathe.
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