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Russian Red and The Right

ALEJANDRO PEREZ BENEDICTO

The Spanish singer, Russian Red, who has the face of a Virgin of Murillo, a special voice and usually act accompanied by her guitar and sing in English; has just come out as “a right-winger.” She sings for many years, but now, those people who praised her undoubted artistic merits, criticize her just because she is a "right-winger."

I don't know if she will be vetoed from now in the Top 40, if the municipalities governed by the left will permit she act (fortunately for her there are far fewer from May 22), or if she will sell fewer records. Anything can happen. People can insult her on the streets as well as Juan Manuel de Prada ("right-winger” writer and columnist), or in a worst-case scenario, she can be attacked as well as Hermann Terchst; especially because despite her sinister and left-winger artistic name (Russian Red), she has an angelic aspect of not having hurt a fly.

I think that the right and the left are more geometry issues than anything else. This much less is about art. There is no literature, no paint, and no film of right-or left-winger. There are only writers, directors or painters of right-or-left winger. Also, there will be doctors of right-or-left winger and it does not influence in the medicine. Thank God, I have never had prejudices against people of the right or the left. People are worth what they are; their political ideas do not matter. But what I say (we have the example of Russian Red) does not happen between many people of the left because they consider the culture and art as something of their own and are prohibited to the "right-winger". Just in case and although Russian Red sing in English, I will buy her records, but not because I am a right-winger, but because I like it.

ALEJANDRO PEREZ BENEDICTO

Independent Forum of Opinion

http://indeforum.wordpress.com

The Left has not Failed

Isabel Costa

(Although it seems that after the last elections the Left has suffered a serious setback, it also seems that has not failed in its approaches.)

I have already said before that what really matters is not so much the economic progress of Spain, but the change of mentality in the majority of people, until achieve a complete secularization of life, customs and institutions. It will be ambivalent to be left-winger or right-winger because at the bottom everybody will think the same on fundamental topics.

How do they do? Applying to the letter the principles of the founder of the Italian Communist Party, Antonio Gramsci, who said: We must create a new specific revolutionary strategy to achieve the victory of the left in Western Europe and for this, we must conquer ideologically intellectuals especially through school, it must replace the church.

Intellectuals are considered the most effective disseminators of ideas. The university, teaching, education, art and the media should be made from the left and bearers of changing values in society. It is about to develop a new "common sense" rootless from the Christian tradition.

I mean any argument that deny the existence of God, will be described as "modern", "progressive" and "democratic"; whereas, the arguments that lead to believe in God and eternal life will be accused of "old", "reactionary" and "fascists."

Thus, the youth is educated in many public schools and the results are already being noticed. The teaching of religion was suppressed and was replaced by the subject of "Education for Citizenship" that is a set of aberrations. The disobedience and disrespect to the parents, the masturbation and the incitement to sexual intercourse are incited. For this, condoms are distributed in an indiscriminate way and the parties of the weekend, the alcohol and the mockery of all kinds of religion or belief, etc. are incited.

All this, together with the proliferation of magazines and pornographic films, incite constantly to the young people to seek the pleasure in a selfishly and indiscriminate way. The result: many of these young people are as anesthetized and their only aspiration is to work little, earn as much money as possible and have fun.

Then it is time to manipulate these people, drawing them to organize gathering or demonstrations that will be considered product of the popular indignation. And this will be transformed easily into a powerful pressure group led by the left.

Isabel Costa

Independent Forum of Opinion

http://indeforum.wordpress.com

(Huesca, Spain)

Sharp increase in vegetable prices across Pakistan

Ashfaq Sharif

Who responsible for increase of ONION but look the COMMISSIONER of Karachi or Price control department look helpless or powerless in this particular issue and instead of control the prices and enforce UNIFORM rates but it look traders are more powerful who can charge any price from the customer no one can stop or punish them.

More interesting to share official price of onion on July 23 was only Rs 20 to 22 per kg which has now increased to Rs 45 to 47 per kg. Interestingly, during this period of time no shortage of onions has been recorded anywhere in the country.

Despite all these facts, the rates of onions are on the rise which will start coming down after Eidul Azha. The consumption of onion, tomato, and other vegetables increases manifolds during Eid days. The hoarders and stockiest have well planned to make money while the farmers and the consumers are the losers.

Same way tomato prices also increased due to EID UL AZHA as no shortage or lost of its corps but the BLACK sheep traders enjoying more than double profits and Govt look as helpless or no courage to control the prices and introduce uniform prices for all cities in Pakistan.

I must say PAKISTAN is heaven for traders where they can make good profits and no rules apply to follow the Govt prices, if prices list available than only for display the selling prices and Govt prices have big margin but why Govt not interested to take immediate action against those black sheep traders and control the prices of ONION & tomato in Pakistan.

If Price Control Committee or Commissioner of Karachi succeed in control the prices of VEGETABLE like onion, tomato other more than middle class and salaried group people will be benefited instead of black sheep traders enjoys abnormal profits which Islam do not encourage and hate openly this margin of profit.

Thanking You

Yours faithfully

(Ashfaq Sharif)

Karachi.

Without understanding meaning of ‘the leader of free-world’ USA can’t handle North-Korean nuclear

Hem Raj Jain

Dear Editor

Sub:- (i)- Misguided US policies have brought the situation where pawn (NK) is checking the king (USA) (ii)- US naively thought that nukes with amenable countries will do (iii)- Dominant military power in the service of human-rights-friendly-world is the only answer (iv)- USA should replace UN with ‘United Free Nations’ (UFN) (v)- Membership of UFN should be open to only recognized-free-countries (vi)- Nukes of all member countries should be under one command & control of UFN (vii)- UFN should try to snatch & destroy the nukes of non-free countries (viii)- UFN should not drag bilateral disputes endlessly, between its member countries, like Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan (ix)- Nuclear India a member country in South Asia with $ ~ 16 Trillion State capital will be big asset to UFN

Misguided US policies have brought the situation on the chess-board of global politics where a pawn North Korea (NK) is checking the king (USA) the leader of free world and now whether it will culminate into a mate will be answered only by time. The USA naively thought that leaving nukes with amenable countries (including India and Pakistan in addition to veto wielding permanent members of UN) and by merely constituting ineffective & useless IEAE, NPT etc will do and nothing will disturb the global political order. But NK has shown the utter absurdity of such US policies which has not only immensely humiliated USA but has also brought tens of millions of people face-to-face with the danger of extermination by practically another world war. Now USA is left only with one option that is to replace ‘United Nations’ with ‘United Free Nations’, as given below, if USA is really serious about retaining its title of ‘the leader of free-world’:-

(1)- First of all USA should understand that the world will never be full of good people. Rather bad people / countries will always be there hence there will be eternal war between these two [‘Sur’ (good people) and ‘Asur’ (bad people) as are termed in Hindu philosophy / mythology]. Therefore USA should think of bringing military power of ‘Sur’ under one command and should fight the ‘Asur’ -then only the power of goodness will win & prevail over the power of evil.

(2)- Membership of UFN should be open to only democratic secular recognized-free-countries based on following criterions:-

(i)- There should be no veto power to any member. Voting rights of every member should commensurate with contribution of money, men & material (including and especially martial) by members of UFN and records about human rights in member countries of UFN.

(ii)- There should be International Political Parties (IIP) registered at UFN because in many countries if politics is left to local people then it ultimately comes under the strangulating influence of the medieval-thinking religious leaders in these countries.

(iii)- Merely democracy is not enough to ensure human rights in any country as is evident from the case of India too where in addition to communal rights (rather massacre of minorities) about half of the population (small and marginal farmers) is starving and over 12,000 farmers commit suicide every year and where recently ~ 65 children in one city and ~ 49 children in another city of only one State of India have died due to lack of oxygen & other medical facilities. Hence instead of optional-protocol OP-1 (at UN) there should be mandatory-protocol MP-1 of ICCPR at UFN where individual citizen can secure his / her human rights even by military intervention of UFN in any erring member of UFN.

(iv)- There should be one currency for UFN with proper asset back-up (with central bank at UFN head office and its branch offices in member countries).

(3)- Nukes of all member countries should be under one command & control of UFN. Also UFN should try to snatch & destroy the nukes of non-free countries by bringing military power of member countries under the control and command of UFN for this purpose. Moreover UFN should not drag bilateral disputes endlessly, between member countries, like Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. No such dispute (including river water sharing disputes) should be considered a bilateral dispute rather every such so-called bilateral dispute should be resolved by UFN on the basis of standard practices & tenets of international laws..

(4)- Here it is in context to add that one such free country nuclear India of ~ 1.3 billion people in South Asia will be big asset to UFN due to $ ~ 16 Trillion State-capital which India can recover as mentioned at http://www.alwihdainfo.com/Now-India-bound-to-get-Rs--1000-Trillion-income-tax-as-Delhi-Police-steps-in_a31456.html and http://www.newsnation.in/article/121125-news-nation-disclosure-on-blackmoney-kharabpati-farmers-take-agriculture-route-t.html

Regards

Hem Raj Jain

(Author of ‘Betrayal of Americanism’)

Bengaluru, India

Muslim faithful perform Haj for change in LIFE style or own publicity or PLEASURE trip?

Ashfaq Sharif

I want to ask simple question from all those MUSLIMS no matter which sects they belong that performed HAJJ to make a change in life style or pleasure purpose. This year I expect around 2.0 million have performed Haj and very sad even Muslims are living in the worst condition and have no co-operation with other Muslims countries that is why we (Muslims) remain under total control / hold of WEST (USA) especially (Jewish).

Those who are great luckily reach the HOLY place of Saudi Arabia (Makkah and Medina) and get opportunity to washout their entire sin and pray to God to give them courage to start a new life style which is accordingly to Islamic teaching.

I still fail to do not understand why people after performing Hajj tell lies or cheat other only to earn more? Than what a purpose for performing Hajj when their life style remains the same and no change occur.

Please think for those who are needy and poor first preference among your own family and later friends and neighbors. Remember that you will never skip from God question what you did for your needy relative or friends, did you offer any support or help to those who are deserve such help from you.

More painful in our society majority of rich people ignore or avoid the problem of Poor relative or friends. They think they are pain or problem when they solve their problem but Islam tells when a needy person explaining his problem to you and expect some support than consider this is a BLESSING from God. But a few luckily and GOD-FEARING people perform such GOOD work.

Please avoid performing Hajj for making own self popular or famous by the name of Haji. Only rewards from God given to those human beings (Muslims) who performed well and expect reward from God directly nothing else.

Please give courage to all Muslims those who are living not a sincere life style as Islam describe than they will pay the High price in the shape of punishment at the day of not Judgment but their sessions begin when they go to buried first night.

In last I request to all sect religious SCHOLARS to highlight the importance of Hajj and how people can secure full marks from God, when perform Haj for God satisfaction not for own famous or pleasure purpose.

(Ashfaq Sharif)

Karachi