Sunday, August 07, 2005

nytimes: krugman on sowing doubt

aug 7th

precisely what the indian jnu-nehruvian stalinist establishment has done with ayodhya. there is overwhelming proof about the hindu antecedents, but they keep raising the bar. the only evidence the 'eminent historians' will accept is a videotape of babur personally demolishing the rama temple. and then they will 'prove' that the videotape has been doctored.

a powerful force, the seeding of doubt. in the us the religious fundies do it; in india, the chinese-funded and vatican-funded jaichands do it for their 30 silver coins. and they have their 'scholarly papers' [see 'eminent historians' for shourie's take on how they do them; on this blog i once posted a dada engine reference for how these papers can be generated automatically by a nonsense-spewing computer program]

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/05/opinion/05krugman.html?incamp=article_popular_3

8 comments:

Web Inspector said...

Rajeev Srinivasan!

Haven't you declared on this very blog that it is probably OK to spread a lie (unfounded allegations) as long as it helps your cause? You further justified it saying that it is OK to spread lie because the missionaries do it too.

So, what does that make you? Practisioner of the very same trick that Krugman describes!

What a pity! You are running around to find commies and evangelists who fit that Krugman class, while all you need to do is look in the mirror!

Thanks
"George" the drain inspector.

san said...

Yo George, how come you never hang around for our science debates? You've quite a one-track mind.

Anyway, I wanted to post about the latest schism occurring in Japan, within its ruling LDP, equivalent of their Congress Party:

http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4267030

The revolt against Koizumi's reforms reminds me of how the Congress(I) old guard led by by dinosaurs such as Arjun Singh fractured the Congress Party in order to wiggle against reforms. I suspect that without an external dynastic Sonia-figure, the old guard in Japan's LDP won't be able to regain full power or progress much beyond the role of a spoiler.

But just as the Congress civil war led to the rise of the BJP-led govt, so too could LDP civil war lead to the rise of a more right-wing government in Japan.

Such a govt would be more inclined to seek accomodation with India, just as we have seen the Bush admin do.

Rajeev, I want to comment on your opposition to the India-US nuclear agreement. I think that this agreement might help out India, believe it or not, because it has allowed India to break through the Nuclear Suppliers Group with American help. Even critics like Brahma Chellaney tend towards a maximalist position, which is clear on what it wants, but not clear on how to get there. I'm not sure I see the basis for Vajpayee's criticism either. Perhaps you should consider that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. We could go pretty far with what we're getting here.

A change of direction in Japan would do us some good, too.

Web Inspector said...

San,

I have always been around. Its just that I did not find anything objectionable on those science posts :)

Anonymous said...

George the drainage foot soldier, shame on you missionary slave.

Anonymous said...

I must confess I have not seen so much drivel before. Just in case you have not figured this one: Krugman is very much a part of the JNU-Nehruvian-Stalinist gang that you hold responsible for half the world's ills.

Web Inspector said...

Anonymous friend,

Thank you for your "lawyer's weapon"

"When law is against you, argue facts. When facts are against you, argue law. When both law and facts are against you, call the other lawyer names"

Anonymous said...

Hi Rajeev,

Just have a look at the following article in Rediff which brings out another stupidity of JNU, They do not allow private phones.

url:
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/aug/13guest.htm


Just search the phrase "My wife" to go to the portion of the article I am referring

Anonymous said...

Hi Rajeev,

Just have a look at the following article in Rediff which brings out another stupidity of JNU, They do not allow private phones.

url:
http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/aug/13guest.htm


Just search the phrase "My wife" to go to the portion of the article I am referring

Regards,

Pankaj