Archive for June 25th, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hermit: India is an Unharmonious Serf

Hermit the (angry) Taoist Dragonfly

Hermit the Taoist Dragonfly criticizes the Indian Slave Mentality

Hello Children,

India should learn to be independent of apeing the West in her militaristic attitudes toward fellow Asians. A border war will put India back several decades in her progress to catch up with the development of her other Asian neighbours. India, especially should realise that it is folly to play herself into the hands of western powers and be used as a pawn by the Western powers to “contain” the rising superpower.
Asians must learn to achieve cohesion and harmony, and avoid territorial wars. Above all, do not envy the progress of fellow Asian.

Unfortunately India is serving the role of a watchdog in Asia for the West and the USA. This is very unfortunate, because Asia is positioned perfectly to rise economically and help its huge population which is poverty ridden. Slave mentality of Indians since the British rules them is still embedded in their minds.

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stop apeing the west!

Got to fly now. Stay patriotic, and never ape the West.

Related: Arunachal Pradesh and the “Disingenuous” ADB, June 23

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Iran, the Old and the New Media


For a while it looked like a clear-cut victory of new media over old. Cable news channels, which had supplied wall-to-wall coverage of the disappearance of John F. Kennedy junior on another Saturday ten years ago, had neglected a big story. Yet old media recovered. Responding to what Tony Maddox, head of CNN International, delicately calls “real-time audience response”, the network ramped up its coverage of Iran. By June 16th Americans were getting decent reports, and even Mr King was paying attention to the story. In a back-handed compliment, the Iranian authorities cracked down harder on journalists.

Meanwhile the much-ballyhooed Twitter swiftly degraded into pointlessness. By deluging threads like Iranelection with cries of support for the protesters, Americans and Britons rendered the site almost useless as a source of information—something that Iran’s government had tried and failed to do. Even at its best the site gave a partial, one-sided view of events. Both Twitter and YouTube are hobbled as sources of news by their clumsy search engines.

Much more impressive were the desk-bound bloggers. Nico Pitney of the Huffington Post, Andrew Sullivan of the Atlantic and Robert Mackey of the New York Times waded into a morass of information and pulled out the most useful bits.


The Economist, June 20 2009, page 27

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