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32. Sandeep Pandey - Communist in a Blue Funk
Sandeep Pandey is a man of many parts, all of them skin- deep and each of them carefully and calculatedly crafted to feed his gargantuan appetite for Mammon. American greenback Mammon, that is. He walks, he talks, he writes, he protests - for his version of ´peace´, against Indian nukes, for Kashmiri and other terrorists, for the terrorist state of Pakistan, against Hindus and their nationalism, against Coca-Cola, and for the ´poor destitute children of India who don´t go to school´—which fact this Indian, this IIT graduate confesses in an interview to the Milli Gazette, he came to know late in his life, only during his years in the US from a book published by MIT in 1991 titled ´The Child and the State in India´.
Sandeep Pandey has so far picked only those issues for his money-making activism which will keep him in media limelight, and those issues which for the most part resonate like music in the US Government establishment, that´s for sure, all except Coca Cola. Only the Coca Cola bit is a dead giveaway of the colour of skin-deep Sandeep´s ideology. Skin-deep San-deep´s activism is intentionally anti-Hindu and anti-Hindu nation which is why the US , and its client states , were willingly deceived into patronizing the man with awards, media attention, with talking tours in foreign universities and with the Magsaysay; but Pandey´s activism, far from leaning ideologically towards the capitalist West, is inclined steeply towards the Left to which fact the US establishment is perhaps only now beginning to open its eyes. As I said, each one of these many parts of Sandeep Pandey is intended to make money from anti-national disruptive activism. While these are well-crafted money-making parts, the money- making is secondary to their primary role as false hair on the face to disguise him. Sandeep Pandey, the pseudo-educationist, the pseudo social-activist, the pseudo peace-activist, the pseudo anti-nuke-activist—all of these pseudo-beards disguise from public gaze Sandeep Pandey the committed and vocal supporter of Marxist-Leninist Naxal terrorism. And skin-deep Sandeep is mortally afraid the false beard may fall off and that his Naxal proclivities may come under the US State Department scanner. Now why should that put dear Sandeep Pandey into a blue funk? Thereby hangs a tale - this tale in fact.