dec 28th, 2007
lots of comparisons i suspect in the ELM. no point reading any of the drivel they come up with.
here's what i see: the bhuttos were *far* smarter than the nehrus. benazir could run rings around the entire indian political class, and zulfikar did just that to indira nehru. even though one might disagree with their tactics or their objectives, one has to agree that the bhuttos were smart people.
benazir was valedictorian at oxford and an acknowledged orator and debater. in a deeply patriarchal society, she managed to be prime minister for several terms.
nehru was the last one of his dynasty to get a college degree until varun about 50 years after him. indira nehru, rajiv nehru, sonia nehru, rahul nehru, priyanka nehru, none of them got any degree (except rahul got the kind that you buy on the internet from wal-mart). i mean, not being able to get a college degree, any degree, in anything, even advanced basket-weaving -- that is a serious accomplishment.
here's my new theory: it's the paucity of hindu genes. let's call it the Hindu Gene Theory (cf. Aryan Invasion Fairytale). this is copyrighted, but you may feel free to propagate it.
bhutto's mother was a hindu. so benazir has a fair amount of hindu genes.
nehru's grandfather was one ganga dhar. there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that he was actually one ghiyasuddin ghazi, a constable (kotwal) in delhi. after the 1857 events, the limeys were pretty mean to the mohammedans in delhi, so ghiyasuddin ghazi ran off and reappeared as 'ganga dhar' (odd name, isn't it?). there is only one extant photo of the fellow claiming to be 'ganga dhar': and that is in 'full pathan dress', with a huge beard. very odd, isn't it, that someone would buy an extremely expensive photo (would have cost a few months' salary in those days) of himself wearing 'full pathan dress'? unless, of course, he *was* a pathan.
so the only hindus in the nehru gene pool were jawaharlal's mother and wife.
so nehru and indira nehru were average intellects IQ wise, although nehru thought he was a genius. (he was a grade A fool, but that's hard to measure with IQ tests).
rajiv nehru, son of indira nehru and a mohammedan (feroze ghandi), was below average in the gray matter area. exhibit a, otherwise how on earth would he be hooked by someone like sonia? sonia is also no intellectual giant (her clever ideas come from vincent george, the svengali).
rajiv nehru's son rahul nehru is borderline dan quayle: the same 'deer-caught-in-the-headlights' look, aka 'the lights are on, but there's nobody home' look.
i dread to think of what priyanka nehru and robert vadhera's offspring will be like. surely no intellectual giant. the semitic genes just don't cut it.
thus, with every passing generation, the hindu gene in the nehru dynasty has diminished. and there is strong correlation with the level of intelligence.
QED: the difference between the bhutto dynasty and the nehru dynasty: the lesser the hindu genes, the less clever the dynasty scion. HGT (Hindu Gene Theory) rules!
postscript: so how did we clever hindus allow these semites to gain power? that has to remain one of those imponderable mysteries of the universe. but modi has showed us how to fix this, and now himachal pradesh is doing the same. early elections, anyone? what was it that you said, manmohan? sonia? yechuri? can't hear you? ROTFL!
ps2: how did the clever bhuttos get themselves killed? well, it happens. the not-so-clever nehrus also got themselves killed. this is an incidental risk that comes with the job of looting the respective countries and acting as mr./ms. 10%