gfiles magazine

November 21, 2013


witch hunting mg devasahayam
"Veekaysinghmania" SATYAMEVA JAYATE ?
The saga of incidents and events related to former Army Chief VK Singh leaves one disillusioned with the possibility that truth shall prevail
THE distinguished civilian MK Kaw wrote thus: “Modi’s illadvised selection of strange bedfellows can result in the kind of fiasco that has followed sharing of the dais with maverick personalities like General VK Singh, former Chief of Army staff, who has been embroiled in controversies galore.….” (gfiles, October 2013). Indeed, the avalanche of lies about the General, flooding the media for over two years, is having their effect!
There is this notorious Goebbels doctrine: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/ or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” India’s ruling coterie and the ‘committed’ media appear to be loyal adherents of this doctrine!.... Read More

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