India is not your Cat's name!
- Indian intellectuals greet President Bush as he comes to India.
India is not your Cat's name!
George Bush Jr.
(Former Clown Prince)
Currently US President
Dear George 'WMD' Bush,
It is with both great happiness and grave apprehension that we the
people of India await your arrival in our country.
Happiness because in the few hours you will be engaged in shaking
hands with our country's leaders your fingers will be - at least for a
little while - away from the nuclear doomsday button. Happiness also
in the hope that the grease you put on the palms of your political
underlings here will make the many triggers all of you control that
much more slippery.
There is a lot of apprehension too as your visit could become the
latest source of pollution in our ancient land already poisoned over
the years by your country's various multinationals- from Union Carbide
of Bhopal gas notoriety to Monsanto of GM seeds infamy. Your own
crimes against humanity in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo are of
course far worse than that of these corporations and if the Ganges
were not already as contaminated as it is unfortunately today - we
would have happily recommended a long dip in its holy waters.
We know you have friends- or shall we call them loyal subjects- in
very high places in our country. Shri Manmohan Singh, misleadingly
called 'Prime Minister of India' when he is really a CEO of your
subsidiary company- will be there constantly at your beck and call.
But then for this former civil savant turned international servant-
whose soul and spine were stolen many moons ago by the IMF, World Bank
and other dark forces you represent - it seems to make little
difference what master he serves.
You will also find the Congress that rules India even more pliant than
the US Congress you control back home. Having buried Gandhi and Nehru
in both body and spirit long, long ago this political party that once
fought the British Empire has become the Trojan horse of American
Imperialism in India.
There are others too from our country that will welcome you ? captains
of industry, merchants, bureaucrats and sections of the Indian media-
who already think of themselves as junior partners in your vile
Empire. Truth is they are as much in awe of the weapons of war you so
wantonly wield as they are mesmerized by the petty commercial carrots
you dangle before their eyes.
But make no mistake 'Mr Wannabe President of the World' - India is far
more than the name of your pet cat on the lawns of the White House.
And though our leaders lovingly wag their tails at you it is not a
domesticated dog either.
Instead it is a full-blooded country of over a billion people who have
seen through many tyrants of your type several times over in their
long history. We packed off the British Raj just over half a century
ago and have no intentions of letting its illegitimate American
offspring sit on our heads instead.
And we are not alone in our struggle against Imperialism on this globe
either. From Vietnam to Venezuela and Iraq to Indonesia we have had
and continue to have deep ties with people everywhere from around the
world who have stood up in defence of their national dignity,
sovereignty and the right to conduct their affairs in whatever manner
they see fit. We have long historical memories too of the US
establishment's atrocities and massacres around the globe? Hiroshima,
Haiti, Greece, Guatemala. Cambodia, Chile - the sacrifices of
countless brave citizens will not go in vain.
Your regime's latest attempts to bully or bribe the Indian government
to join your machinations against Iran will also go nowhere because
the people of this country will forever resist your immoral attempts
to capture the assets of weaker nations by force. By tempting the
foolish Indian government with a dubious nuclear pact you have
attempted to divide and rule the developing world but we can see
through your imperial politics and have the means to unravel it too.
Your concern for the `national interest' of India in striking a
nuclear deal is going to make our country powerful to the point of
Mr 'Emperor' not only do you not have no clothes on you are trying to
pull some non-existent textile over our eyes too!
So Mr 'Emperor' when you soon land in India remember - irrespective of
what your weather 'experts' tell you- the temperature on the ground
will be several degrees hotter than anybody can predict. True, this
will be partly due to the general rise in global temperatures your
regime has so wantonly contributed to plus the hot air you have such a
talent for - but much of the heat will really be due to the burning
anger aroused by your presence in our midst.
Believe us we promise a very warm welcome to you and all in your
entourage and hope to make your trip as memorable as possible. This
collection of films on the crimes of your country's various regimes we
are showing the Indian public around the country is just the first of
many salvoes we are firing.
It is still not too late to turn your jets back to Washington where
Uncle Dick 'Shotgun' Cheney eagerly awaits your presence on a long and
exciting safari somewhere. Happy hunting and watch your back.
Yours very, very warmly
Films for Peace, India
Films for Peace is a team of citizens in India with a concern for
human dignity. It comprises filmmakers, fisherfolk, students,
environmentalists, rights activists, media and software professionals,
humanitarian workers and movie buffs.
email: films4peace @ gmail.com
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