by V.SUNDARAM I.A.S.
On 11-August-2010 Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of Janata Party convened a Press Conference at Chennai. As the All India General Secretary (Ideology) of the Janata Party, I am presenting below a copy of the Press Note issued by Dr. Subramanian Swamy to the Press on that day which speaks for itself.
In the Press Note, Dr. Subramanian Swamy has stated that Rahul Gandhi is indulging in Himalayan corruption and that he is the recipient of the largest share of the bribe of about Rs.15,000 Crores in London under cover of payments to Consultants and Contractors under the ongoing Sonia Congress mega-fraud of Congresswealth (definitely not Commonwealth) Games Programme.
The Correspondents of all the major English and Tamil Newspapers in Chennai attended the Press Meet convened by Dr. Subramanian Swamy. I was shocked to see that not one of the correspondents raised any question regarding the Saga of Mega Corruption of Crown Prince Rahul Gandhi. I have the following questions regarding the sphinx-like silence of the Press in regard to the corruption charges leveled by Dr. Subramanian Swamy against Rahul Gandhi:
a) Who is gagging the Press in India in general and Tamil Nadu in particular?
b) Is it true that the gagging of the Press emanates from the evangelical Residence of firangi memsahib Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi?
c) Is it true that the comrade-in-arms of Sonia Gandhi in this antinational and antisocial act of gagging of the Press is that known Islamic Political wheeler-dealer Ahmed Patel who became famous in 2008 when the Sonia Congress Party started purchasing MP’s from opposition Parties to garner support for the Indo-American Nuclear Deal?
d) Is not gagging of news BY the Press in Chennai a direct consequence of the gagging OF the Press starting from the residence of the firangi memsahib Chairman of the UPA Coordination Committee in New Delhi?
e) Are we living in an undeclared State of Emergency today? Why are newspapers nervous about publishing news about firangi memsahib and her son and other members of her family? Are they afraid that they would get picked up in the night by plain clothed policemen sent by the Congress Bureau of Intimidation (CBI)?
f) Do you want a society in which newspapers have to operate under the fear of being put to sudden death by the Sonia Congress Government?
g) Do you want a society in which the larger public does not know what is taking place in vital parts of our apex national governance in New Delhi?
h) Why are the nervous men in the Press worshipping the False Gods of Material Success and Shallow Fame Today? Are they not ashamed of their ever quaking fear of the ruling cabal? Do they think that shame is “communal” and shamelessness is “secular”?
Please think about all these vital questions. If your answer is “NO, I don’t want that kind of Sonia Congress Society”, THEN FIGHT LIKE HELL EVERY INCH OF THE WAY. At 69 years, I still see Fearless Journalism as a noble and ennobling profession. It ought not to be a petty, creeping and crawling, shameless, and unabashed prostitution in search of Government advertisement revenues and financial bottom lines. It does not consist of begging of complimentary gifts like suitcases (deftly filled with debauched and debased Indian Currency notes, Liquor Bottles of Indian and Foreign vintage and such other sought after gifts) by the corrupt men in the psedo-secular mafia of mass media-both print and electronic.
Truth and knowledge about crucial national issues can function and flourish only if mega-corruption of maha-criminals masquerading as mighty national leaders may freely be exposed without fear of favour. And corruption may go unchallenged if the current stage-managed dogma, no matter how widely accepted or clearly held, may not be questioned.
A NATIONAL PUBLIC FIGURE OF DR. SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY’S EMINENCE CANNOT SPEAK OR WRITE FREELY, REPOSING INVINCIBLE FAITH IN THE STELLAR ROLE OF A VIRILE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS, THEN ALL IMPORTANT PUBLIC FIGURES (NOT THE ARTIFICIAL, HOLLOW, STUFFED AND PUFFED UP MEN AND WOMEN LIKE DR MANMOHAN SINGH AND FIRANGI MEMSAHIB!) WOULD CEASE TO THINK OR TALK FREELY. It is the inalienable, indivisible, inexorable and immutable right of every responsible citizen in India to challenge the Himalayan corruption and gargantuan public misdeeds of these petty men and women of straw, not merely by silent impotent thought.
Thought like other human instincts will atrophy unless formally and regularly exercised. IF GAGGING BY THE PRESS PREVENTS INDEPENDENT, COURAGEOUS AND PUBLIC SPIRITED MEN FROM SPEAKING OR WRITING FREELY ON VITAL NATIONAL AND PUBLIC ISSUES, THEN THEY WILL ALSO CEASE TO THINK FREELY. THE TEST OF REAL FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS READINESS TO ALLOW IT EVEN TO MEN WHOSE OPINIONS SEEM TO YOU TO BE WRONG AND EVEN DANGEROUS. Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly will be empty phrases if their exercise must yield to unreasonable fear.
THOSE GREAT MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MEDIA WHO FOUGHT FOR OUR INDEPENDENCE FERVENTLY BELIEVED THAT THE FINAL GOAL OF THE MEDIA WAS TO MAKE MEN FREE TO DEVELOP THEIR FACULTIES; AND THAT IN THIS GIGANTIC TASK THE DELIBERATIVE FORCES SHOULD PREVAIL OVER THE ARBITRARY. They valued Liberty both as an End and as a Means. They believed Liberty to be the Secret of Happiness and Courage to be the Secret of Liberty. They believed that Freedom to Think as you will and to Speak as you Think are the Means indispensable to the discovery of Political truth; that without free speech and Assembly, Discussion would be futile; that with them, Discussion affords ordinarily adequate protection against the dissemination of noxious doctrine; that the greatest menace to Freedom is an inert people; that Public Discussion is a Political Duty and that this should be the Fundamental Principle of the Indian Government in Post-Independent India. All these values cherished and upheld by our bold, fearless and intrepid pressmen in British India have been given a go-by by our slavish, supine and invertebrate pressmen in the media today. Their daily prayer for mean, mendacious and sordid living seems to be this today:
“Lead us from Mahatma Gandhi to Sonia Gandhi,
From Guru Gobind Singh to Dr Manmohan Singh,
From Rajaji to Karunanidhi,
From Manliness to Unmanliness,
From Communal Chastity to Secular Prostitution,
From Truth to Untruth,
From Democracy to Dictatorship,
From Courage to Cowardice,
From Liberty and Freedom to Servility and Slavery,
From Knowledge to Ignorance,
From Wisdom to Folly,
From Light to Darkness,
From Immortality to Sonia Congress Death!
The myriad millions of India have come to realize that they can get no justice at all from the servile, banal and stupid mass media — both print and electronic. The irresponsible Indian Press is steeped in its commitment to drivel, duplicity and demeaning programming. Our pressmen seem to be no longer interested in the relentless pursuit of Truth, Information and Enlightenment. Like an alcoholic drunkard chasing alcohol everyday, our vicious men in the media seem to be in the hot pursuit of Misinformation, Disinformation, Dissimulation, Untruth and wholesale promotion of degrading public ignorance.
Our newsmen seem to be no longer interested in proper news gathering and responsible reporting. They are only interested in propaganda which is that branch of lying which often deceives their friends without ever deceiving their enemies. All the major English newspaper owners and editors are interested in printing and publishing only PAID NEWS. The correspondents in their bonded labour are interested only in disseminating their own personal political views and prejudices, totally divorced from terrestrial reality and objective reporting, as BASIC GROUND-LEVEL NEWS. Their daily frivolous reporting is nothing but cheap propaganda which again is a monologue which seeks not any response but only an echo. What is public is only their propaganda, what is secret is their serious moral corruption.
The double charge against the Indian Press may thus be stated: “Its calculated failure to inform the public better than it does is the evasion of its responsibility. Its failure to educate and elevate the public taste rather than following that taste like a blind, wallowing dinosaur is an abuse of its freedom.”
Thus our FOURTH ESTATE is in a state of utter moral disarray, spiritual collapse and irretrievable ruin today. Sonia Gandhi is monitoring this tottering Press everyday, every minute through her ill-gotten wealth and money power.