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CATCH THEM, IF YOU CAN’T CATCH UP!


Anything could be allowed to be outside one’s control, except knowledge. Knowledge, to the ignorant is of no value, but the wise and the villainous know that LIFE revolves around APPLIED KNOWLEDGE. SO, effectively KNOWLEDGE is the ORE that has to be brought or bought for its application.

Today’s morning news is that the last of the B53 atom bomb had been dismantled on Tuesday last:

?dailybrief

Almost everyone knows that the first ATOM BOMB was used in Hiroshima and when the surrender message did not come through from Emperor Hirohito, the second ATOM BOMB was exploded in Nagasaki. Japan surrendered. But do we know how these bombs were manufactured or who were the people under whose towering KNOWLEDGE that these bombs were made? It is seldom publicized and their backgrounds are always mentioned in the most muted tones.

Let us get this one straight – ALBERT EINSTEIN was the first to sensitize the US president about the possibility of Germany splitting the atom and manufacturing a bomb using fission of atom. Resources were mobilized and MANHATTAN PROJECT was put in place. The Director was ROBERT OPPENHEIMER . Please do not draw such unwanted and undesirable conclusions that both ALBERT and ROBERT were Jewish besides having the last four letters of their first names in common.

ALBERT had learnt all his tricks from Germany. Albert has been projected as one of the greatest humanitarians, sooooooooooooo humble etc. etc.

But i am reminded of AESOP’S FABLE, where a BUGLER was caught by the opposite camp and taken to the King. The bugler  said that he never fought against the King’s troops but only BUGLED when he was ordered to bugle in a particular way by his commander. The Victor king said, ” OTHERS AT LEAST FOUGHT EACH BY HIMSELF, BUT YOU ASSEMBLED THE UNIT THROUGH YOUR BUGLING; GAVE THE CALL TO FIGHT; GAVE THE CALL TO RETREAT; GAVE THE CALL OF VICTORY WHEN YOUR SIDE WAS LOSING, JUST TO KEEP THE MORALE HIGH. THEREFORE YOU HAVE BEEN MORE DANGEROUS TO OUR INTERESTS THAN INDIVIDUAL SOLDIERS AND SO SAYING CHOPPED OFF THE BUGLER’S HEAD.”

So in effect ALBERT EINSTEIN was the BUGLER in the whole episode.

Next is our ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, he learnt his advanced applications in Physics  from Gottingen in Germany along with his mentor MAX BORN (a German Nobel prize winner in Physics) . He was the Director of MANHATTAN PROJECT, which manufactured the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. There are websites where even his ethnicity is glossed over so as to avoid a NEGATIVE INFERENCE.

Robert Oppenheimer, though ecstatic about the success of the project, quoted a remembered fragment from the Bhagavad Gita. “I am become Death,” he said, “the destroyer of worlds.” Ken Bainbridge, the test director, told Oppenheimer, “Now we’re all sons of bitches.” (http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/atomic_bomb.htm)

Coming back to the THEME of this BLOG, so KNOWLEDGE is something which cannot be left in the hands of our opponents- especially the DESTRUCTIVE KNOWLEDGE! So, in effect all this destructive knowledge originated in Germany, yet before its applications could be realized by the GERMANS, of course under the Democratic Dictatorship of Hitler, the blueprint was stolen by the above mentioned two BERTs and put to good use to win the War against the Japanese.

Therefore the UNITED STATES of AMERICA could not catch up with the Germans in KNOWLEDGE, but they CAUGHT THOSE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE!

So in Knowledge, if you cannot CATCH UP, THEN CATCH THEM.

That is the MOTTO and the single minded AGENDA of the US. I love USA, why lag behind merely because we do not have the industry and discipline of the Germans? Just STEAL THEIR KNOWLEDGE and APPLY it.

In the series that followed, there are many shining examples. One of the outstanding example was VON BRAUN – another German expatriate, WIKIPEDIA has the following to say:

Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr[1] von Braun (March 23, 1912 – June 16, 1977) was a German rocket scientist, aerospace engineer, space architect, and one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany during World War II and in the United States after that.

A former member of the Nazi party, commissioned Sturmbannführer of the paramilitary SS and decorated Nazi war hero, von Braun would later be regarded as the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the United States civilian space agency NASA.[2] In his 20s and early 30s, von Braun was the central figure in Germany’s rocket development program, responsible for the design and realization of the deadly V-2 combat rocket during World War II. After the war, he and some of his rocket team were taken to the U.S. as part of the then-secret Operation Paperclip. Von Braun worked on the US Army intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) program before his group was assimilated by NASA, under which he served as director of the newly-formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon.[3] According to one NASA source, he is “without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history. His crowning achievement was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969.”[4] In 1975 he received the National Medal of Science.

SO, KNOWLEDGE SHOULD NOT BE LEFT IN THE HANDS OF OUR OPPONENTS. THEREFORE, IF WE CANNOT CATCH UP, THEN LET US CATCH THEM!

Have you ever wondered why South Korea produces cars which are latest in technology, but do not have the basic safety and other endurance features? Elementary Mr. Watson, the technology is STOLEN and grafted into the available indigenous half baked technology! IF U CAN’T CATCH UP- CATCH THEM!

As King Solomon(?) said The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. ”
― Ecclesiastes 9:11

MEDICAL LOOT!


In olden times at the Christian Medical College, Vellore a system was initiated whereby an out-patient before getting to meet the specialist, had to meet a general physician – normally a green horn doctor- who would first make a note of the symptoms and then suggest for RELEVANT diagnostic tests and then would be referred to the CONCERNED  Specialist who would be consulted, by the patient, with all the diagnostic records. The Specialist’s time was precious, so he need not have to get into the basics and find that the patient should have been referred to another specialist and not him. This was GOOD and patients were put to a little bother, but the end justified the MEANS.

Now, lots of hospitals have borrowed a PART OF THE PROCEDURE followed by the CMC, and as soon as a potential victim enters the premises of the hospital, no general physician is provided to identify the specialized treatment needed, but take a printed FORMAT and tick all the tests/scans/x-rays/ blood tests and send the out-patient for all the tests. Mind you, even if they discover the very many diseases that a person is susceptible to, they may have a nice LATIN NAME for the disease but may not have any efficacious medicine for the disease. If the patient is lucky the disease leaves him on its own before the Hospital makes him a pauper and a regular client to their business activity.

SUCH IS THE PLIGHT OF THE PATIENTS in INDIA.

Most of the hospitals have an OPAQUE system whereby they retain all the records and do not give any prescription of the disease or the basis of their diagnosis. The ignorant masses are told that they have to just come with their ID cards issued by the hospitals or the ID number issued by the hospital and the rest would be handled by them- HOW CONVENIENT (for the Hospitals to loot!). This has a two fold benefit for the hospital:

the patient would not be able to get a second opinion based on the records and

secondly, he would become their CAPTIVE PATIENT till kingdom come.

All this chicanery has proliferated because the hospitals have invested heavily on DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENTS, which have been financed through BANK LOANS at commercial rates of interest and servicing the debt and repaying the loan would not be possible except thru getting a whole lotta patients to go thru unwanted scans and other diagnostic procedures.

I am reminded of a joke which appeared years back in HUMOR IN UNIFORM in THE READER”S DIGEST, which goes something like this:

In an army unit there was an Army doc who was posted to attend to the ailments of the unit members  and civilians were not there in the vicinity. So most of the patients were men and mostly of the lower rungs in the army hierarchy. So by 6 in the morning the Doc would sit at his desk with a steth slung around his neck over his white coat and the patients had to strip and stand in a queue, as he would inspect each patient and write out his prescriptions. One day a telegram was sent to him by Army Headquarters and the errand sepoy ran in with the telegram to the doc. The doc without looking at who wanted to meet him, said in a growl: STRIP AND JOIN THE QUEUE . The poor fellow had no option but to strip and join the queue. When his turn came he handed over the telegram to the doc. The doc was surprised to find the messenger sepoy  handing over the telegram in the nude. He asked him why he did not tell him and as he opened his telegram, he found that he had been issued with orders to move to the next unit where his services had become essential because of a large number of patients in the unit. The doc left without even a word of SORRY to the denuded sepoy.

Now all those hospitals which have invested in huge real estate and diagnostic equipments do the same. They tell you to STRIP AND JOIN THE QUEUE. But we do not mind it, we are more interested in MEDICLAIM POLICY SETTLEMENTS, where we are not forced to pay!

GOODLUCK TO THOSE CLEVER ADMINISTRATORS OF HOSPITALS, WHO HAVE GOT RID OF THE GENERAL PHYSICIANS, AND TAKE EACH OUT-PATIENT THRU MOST DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENTS WHICH THAT HOSPITAL HAS AND LOOT NOT THEIR PATIENTS BUT CLIENTS!

JOSIAH & JOB!


Josiah was a king of Judah (the tribes of Benjamin and Judah out of the 12 tribes) during the seventh century BC. WIKIPEDIA has the following to say:

Josiah or Yoshiyahu (play /ˈs.ə/ or /əˈz.ə/;[1][2] Hebrew: יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ, Modern Yošiyyáhu Tiberian Yôšiyyāhû, literally meaning “healed by Yahweh” or “supported of Yahweh“; Greek: Ιωσιας; Latin: Josias; c. 649–609 BC) was a king of Judah (641–609 BC) who instituted major reforms. Josiah is credited by most historians with having established or compiled important Jewish scriptures during the Deuteronomic reform that occurred during his rule.

Josiah became king of Judah at the age of eight, after the assassination of his father, King Amon, and reigned for thirty-one years,[3] from 641/640 to 610/609 BC.[4]

THE BIBLE says the following about King Josiah:

2 Kings 23:25 KJV

And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
So, as per the Bible there was no King before Josiah, nor after Josiah, who turned to the Lord with all his heart, soul and might. David was his forbear, even he doesn’t measure up to the standards of Josiah.
But the end of Josiah is unexpected. The Egyptian King Necho is at war with the Assyrian king, and at the time, the Egyptian king tells Josiah that Necho’s war was with the Assyrian king and therefore Josiah should not involve himself in the war. However Josiah would not listen and he engages himself in the war with Necho and gets killed. A perfect man, Josiah was, yet his end did not conform to “A THOUSAND SHALL FALL AT THY SIDE AND A TEN THOUSAND AT THY RIGHT HAND, BUT IT SHALL NOT COME NIGH THEE.”
Jeremiah the prophet laments over such type of departure of Josiah. Totally unjustified against the touchstone of the tenets of the Bible.
In the Book of II KINGS, by way of explanation, it was given that GOD could not forget the deeds of Manasseh, his Grandfather and therefore he met with such a fate. I have to agree that it could be right. In Deuteronomy 5:9-10 God says, “I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands.”
Therefore it is not difficult to rationalize and say that God has time only till the third and fourth generations to settle the iniquity of the fathers. SO Josiah was already the 3rd generation, counting down from Manasseh, Amon and then Josiah. So one could rationalize that Josiah, for no fault of his had to bear the brunt, as the time was running out for God to visit the iniquities of the fathers.
We come to the story of Job. According to the Bible, Job was faultless. Wikipedia is precise in its summary:

The Book of Job begins with an introduction to Job’s character — he is described as a blessed man who lives righteously. God‘s praise of Job prompts Satan to challenge Job’s integrity and suggesting that Job serves God simply because he protects him. God removes Job’s protection, allowing Satan to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health in order to tempt Job to curse God. Despite his difficult circumstances, he does not curse God, but rather curses the day of his birth. And although he protests his plight and pleads for an explanation, he stops short of accusing God of injustice. Most of the book consists of conversations between Job and his three friends concerning Job’s condition and its possible reasons, after which God responds to Job and his friends, opening his speech with the famous words, “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.”[1] After God’s reply, Job is overwhelmed and says, “I am unworthy – how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.”[2] Many interpretations read this as Job realizing how little he knew when he says to the Lord, “My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you.”[3] Other scholars and readers, however, find this explanation unsatisfactory, since the problem of Job (the innocent man suffering at the hand of God) is not addressed. Job’s response to God shows none of the anger, passion, or piety he demonstrated in the rest of the story, even when God does not give Job the direct answer he has demanded for much of the book.[4] Then Job is restored to an even better condition than his former wealthy state.[5] Job was also blessed to have seven sons and three daughters named: Jemimah (which means “dove”), Keziah (“cinnamon”), and Keren-happuch (“horn of eye-makeup”). His daughters were said to be the most beautiful women in the land.[6] “Job went on to live one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations.”[7]

In the history of Job, there is REDEMPTION; but in the history of JOSIAH there is an unjustified end. Josiah comes out as a undeserved TRAGIC HERO.

Jesus therefore aptly says at LUKE 13:2 onwards:

2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

So death is unavoidable, but when DEATH OCCURS, let us be prepared. It is not because of our RIGHTEOUSNESS that we get to live long, but because GOD’S agenda CANNOT BE KNOWN TO MAN. Manasseh, despite being the worst offender of the Kings of Judah, ends up ruling for close to 59 years- maybe because of the goodness of his father Hezekiah- but his sons and grandson do not get the benefit of Hezekiah’s goodness as Manasseh’s evil overtook them eclipsing the goodness of Hezekiah.

In my opinion, JOSIAH was self-righteously arrogant. He could have sought God’s will when Necho also invokes the name of God. Maybe the prophets with their urim and thummim (whatever that be!) could have revealed that his fight was not favourable.

HUMILITY and SKILL are more important than  RIGHTEOUSNESS! Otherwise i cannot justify David’s successes and the GRACE he obtained from God.

LAWS OF THE MEDES & PERSIANS!


In two books of the BIBLE the laws of the Medes & Persians find prominent mention.

ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF THE MEDES & PERSIANS, ONCE A DECREE IS PROMULGATED, IT CANNOT BE RESCINDED OR ALTERED, COME WHAT MAY! THE LAW STAYS.

The books in the Bible are ESTHER and DANIEL. Both Esther and Daniel were from Jewry, but both belonged to a generation when the Jews were under captivity. Esther was chosen from among many who competed to become the queen of  an Emperor called XERXES (Ahasuerus) of Persia. His father was Darius, son-in-law of Cyrus, who founded the Persian Empire.

So historically when we try to put things chronologically, Daniel served Darius before Esther warmed the bed of Xerxes.

Before Darius took over BABYLON, there was a king called Balshazzar s/o Nebuchadnezzar, who saw a WRITING ON THE WALL and got the writing interpreted through Daniel. The interpretation was ominous, yet Belshazzar true to his word honoured Daniel with a robe, gold chain etc etc. The next morning Belshazzar was killed, or atleast deposed, and Darius took over as the King of Babylon. Thereafter Daniel is elevated to being one of the top three rulers of the land and exercises great control and influence over Darius, that the other nobles scheme to get Daniel into trouble. A decree is passed that none shall petition any God or man except the King for thirty days and if anyone dared to petition his God or any man, the  OFFENCE would be  punishable by death.

Daniel used to pray thrice daily to Jehovah. So the nobles put him up for trial before the king Darius and it was decreed that Daniel should be put in a Lion’s den overnight. Daniel is put in a Lion’s den and he survives ( i think the Lions were well fed before Daniel went in- after all the King was sympathetic to him you see!). Darius is relieved the next morning to see Daniel alive.

The decree that none shall PETITION GOD OR MAN FOR 30 DAYS, was passed as a decree under the LAW OF THE MEDES & PERSIANS. So, whoever be the person found to have disregarded the decree was punishable. SO even DARIUS was not able to help. But the interesting part is that Darius after finding Daniel alive after his stint at the den, issues another order that all the nobles who accused Daniel were to be thrown into the Lion’s den (whether the same set of lions or not, i know not!). IN ANY CASE, the LAWS OF THE MEDES & PERSIANS BACKFIRED on the jealous nobles. The Bible says that the other nobles did not find favour with the lions as Daniel had!

In the curious case of ESTHER, she had married a Persian XERXES, against the tenets of  the Jewish Laws (plz refer EZRA chapter 9, if you doubt that!). This anathema-tic marriage to XERXES had its benign fallout for the Jewry who were in exile at SUSAN PALACE of Xerxes.  Xerxes was also a Persian like his father Darius and his blood was bluer than that of Darius, as Xerxes was not a commoner ever. His mother was Tossa d/o Cyrus. SO XERXES was doubly BLUE. Otherwise how could one justify a virgin being sent as a sexual fodder for Xerxes each evening, and at dawn the deflowered virgin was to get back to the custody of a Eunuch in another harem, and until called for by name should never go before XERXES?

ANYWAYS, getting back to our thread, Jews were hated by the chief Minister of Xerxes. His name was Haman. But he was not sharp – serious condition of INTELLIGENCE FAILURE. Haman had an enemy by name Mordecai, who was a Jew. The relevant part was that Haman, despite holding a position of such authority, did not know that ESTHER was the COUSIN of MORDECAI and therefore ESTHER  should also be a JEWESS. SO in a classic case of cutting off the nose to spite the face, HAMAN gets a DECREE under the LAWS OF MEDES and PERSIANS marking a date for destruction of the persons and property of the Jews. XERXES issues the decree. He himself doesn’t know a damn as to the stock from where his second Queen came from. So much for running their Kingdoms.

Esther, like any sharp Jewess, acts on the advice of her cousin Mordecai. Ensnares the busy Xerxes to come for dinner to her palaces, seduces his palate before she makes a petition for her LIFE. XERXES is outraged that anyone would dare kill his primus inter pares concubine. She lays it all open and begs that she and her people be spared.

SO NOW THE DECREE PASSED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE MEDES & PERSIANS CANNOT BE RESCINDED OR ALTERED, SO THE KING ORDERS THAT THE JEWS COULD GATHER THEMSELVES TOGETHER AND KILL AND PLUNDER THOSE WHO TRY TO KILL THEM  OR VANDALIZE THEIR PROPERTIES!

So eventually, the JEWS end up killing those who wanted to kill them. SO the Jews celebrate that day as PURIM.

ANOTHER CLASSIC CASE WHERE THE LAWS OF THE MEDES AND PERSIANS BACKFIRED.

The TRUTH is that, NEVER EVER MAKE A PROGRAMME TO EXTERMINATE ANYONE. IT COULD BACKFIRE AND THE ANGEL OF DEATH COULD TURN TO THE PERSON WHO BROUGHT HIM THERE TO EXECUTE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AFTER ALL HE CAN NOT PUT HIS DRAWN SWORD IN HIS SCABBARD WITHOUT SOMEONE’S BLOOD!

That is why, the LAWS OF MEDES & PERSIANS did not survive. In India we have MALLEABLE LAWS, with provisos, exceptional clauses, interpretations, ingenuous orders and a long winding legal labyrinth to hide some where.

LONG LIVE INDIAN LAWS AND LEGAL SYSTEM.

 

 

 

 

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