Pakistan and India don’t need Trump to manage their affairs!

Published: March 17, 2016

Adolf Hitler had forewarned the world about his wicked intentions in Mein Kampf in 1925, years before he implemented his satanic plans of exterminating the Jews from the world.

He wrote in the book:

“Hence, today, I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: ‘By defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”

Yet, the international community did not pay heed to Hitler and the Germans went on to democratically elect him with a thumping majority. The rest is history.

Imagine someone like Hitler heading the most powerful country in the world. It sends a shiver down one’s spine.

I have come across many hateful individuals in my own country, but the Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump takes the cake. The more I go through the abominable utterances, gestures and re-tweets of this repulsive man, the more I am inclined to believe that Trump – who could one day be the president of the United States – is no different from Hitler.

Much has been written about Trump’s hate for the Muslims like how he plans to ‘temporarily’ bar their entry into the US until the country’s representatives could figure out, “what the hell is going on”. Or how he intends to put their mosques under surveillance and seeks a national database to register all Muslims living in the US to protect the country against terrorism. This sad excuse for a man also wants a ban on entry of Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Syria because “we do not know who they are”.

First they send their country back to the Stone Age by bombing it to the hilt and then deny these fellow human beings a safe shelter and refuge because Trump doesn’t know who they are. Hypocrisy thy name is Donald Trump.

He wishes to ‘take out’ the families of ‘terrorists’ and dreams of building a great wall at the US-Mexico border in a bid to stop ‘rapists’ sneaking into his country. In fact, his mind never ceases from engendering one fiendish idea after another.

Trump was also all praise for North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un, for the “amazing” way he wipes out his political rivals; he once appeared to defend Putin for killing journalists, political opponents, and invading countries because “he is at least a leader”.

According to some reports, the majority of his re-tweets are from accounts linked to white supremacists and neo-Nazi sympathisers.

What could be xenophobia, racism, bigotry and white supremacies for others, Trump considers ‘common sense’.

“I am not bothered because I believe I am doing the right thing. I have common sense,” he told a CNN anchor a few months ago.

Criticisms roll off Trump like water off a duck’s beak and when confronted, he wants people to look at “my rallies who gave me a standing ovation when I read out my statement”.

And then he quotes or rather misquotes a wonderful human being like Mahatma Gandhi, who lived and died for others, to give credence to his bigotry and hate. Nobody’s laughing at you, Mr Trump. We all are very concerned and troubled at the prospect of you, the hateful you, becoming the most powerful man in the world.

For when there’s a pressing need for integration and uniting the humanity under the all-encompassing umbrella of brotherhood and friendship, Trump calls for segregation, subjugation and murder of fellow human beings. But when he wishes to impose a ban on Muslims and others, he forgets his own roots. America is a land of immigrants, immigrants from Europe, Africa and all around the world. Aboriginal Indians were first conquered and displaced from their own land by people like Trump; then blacks were brought shackled in chains in slave ships, stacked like sardines in the ships’ hulls by people like Trump.

Author Charles A Taylor writes in his book, Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom:

“In the darkness beneath the deck, blacks were forced to lay in sickening stench filled with waste, disease, body lice and rodents for up to twelve weeks. Often the dead weren’t removed for days, and the seawater turned the decomposing bodies soup-like, creating an unbelievably horrible and suffocating odour.”

Yet, this country moved on, made amends and welcomed one and all, something which made America great. But the US is also a country that loves waging wars on other nations for no fault of their own; it is also at war with itself, steeped in violence from top to bottom.

According to a report, the US averaged a little over one mass shooting every day in 2015. With over 310 million firearms estimated to be in the hands of private citizens – that is, roughly 97 guns for every 100 people – the US is potentially the most violent and dangerous country on the planet.

And today, Trump and his supporters are bent on ruining everything around us, moving the world towards its perdition and ultimate destruction, fanning the fires of conflicts to benefit multi-billion dollar arms industries back home when the need of the hour is to resolve them.

Trump “loves” Israel – at least, he loves something – and no prizes for guessing his feelings for poor Palestinians. He believes India is a check to Pakistan because they have got “their own nukes”. He says he won’t kick out Indian students because the US needs smart people. True, if the Americans were smart, they would not be coming out in multitudes to extend their support to a man like him. And I am convinced Americans are smart, indeed.

Neither does Trump know our history nor is he aware of the love that exists in our hearts for each other. We, Indians and Pakistanis, are blood brothers who were separated at birth in 1947. We do have issues and we are more than capable of resolving them without any third party interference. Do we need a Trump to poke his nose into our matters? Certainly not!

India and Pakistan should especially beware of Trump and his ilk. If he becomes the POTUS, he is most likely to pit us against each other and enjoy the show from a safe distance as he has already indicated. The military-industrial nexus in the US – whose sole aim is to make a profit at the expense of others, even their own people – is pulling out all the stops to have someone like him at the helm of the White House.

Trump must tame the evil inside him, if he can, for the world will not survive another Hitler.

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Sapan Kapoor

Sapan Kapoor

A history buff and India-based journalist, the author has worked with the Press Trust of India. He blogs at and tweets as @dRaconteur.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Linux Novice

    He states loud and clear that threat is from radical Islamist terrorists. In that which part does the author doesn’t agree?! Are you an Islamist terrorist sympathiser?!

    And for another, no one going to dictate anything to India, that is reserved for the nation living on aid.Recommend

  • quatro

    You know someone is intellectually challenged when they have to resort to Hitler.Recommend

  • Raj – USA

    If you don’t like someone, compare him to Hitler. It sounds so stupid.

    Sure Hitler killed millions of Jews in most brutal ways. But even with all this, he did not name even a small lake or a hill to boast his killings of jews and to keep it in memory and nor does his Nazi followers boastfully claim today that Hitler killed millions of Jews and that this lake signifies the blood of the Jews that flowed from Hitler’s killings of Jews.

    Who does it today? It is the muslims who have named an entire mountain range “Hindu Kush” and boastfully say that they named the huge mountain range to glorify the slaughter of hindus by muslims.

    How many muslims would start a Twitter trend or # demanding the name of this mountain range be changed so that it doesn’t represent a symbol of huge massacres muslims have committed? It doesn’t take much effort to do so. isn’t it not true? Will this author do it before he starts to write another such article? After all Persian Gulf was changed to Arabian Gulf?Recommend

  • abhi

    The rise of Trump indicates that people all over the world are tired of this politically correct narration. On paper it looks very good, but there are few groups who are taking advantage of this generosity. While they demand equal treatment when in secular countries they do everything to oppress others in their own countries. You will not find any country where this particular group of people are in majority and that country is still a secular country. I haven’t named this group of people but you have guessed it right.Recommend

  • Amin Daha

    well written article.Recommend

  • Swaadhin

    I can’t believe how far you can go to impress the Pakistanis, so much so that you don’t mind mocking a country which still remains a dream for millions across both sides of the Wagah.

    I wish you were born a Pakistani which would have spared you of so much pain and shame for being an Indian which makes you sound so apologetic and defensive.

    Every man is a master of an art, just when I think Sapan Kapoor has written his master piece, you surprise me with another shocking piece of writing.Recommend

  • Paki Terrorist

    Contrary to this author’s suggestion, the young generation in India have received Trump’s welcoming the Indian students to the US, with a lot of enthusiasm and gratefulness … !! … far from being anything like Hitler, Trump is an honest individual with integrity of character, who is not a hypocrite, and speaks straight from his heart … unlike the politicians who are liars and always cater to their vote bank … !! … all the people of Indian origin must vote for Trump … !!Recommend

  • Enkay

    Also India and Pakistan don’t need Sapan Kapoor to manage their affairs!Recommend

  • Keyboard Soldier

    Don’t for one second think that Trump is not going to hit Iraq and Syria with a thermonuclear device perched on a trident missile. He is publicly said he would nuke these two countries.

    Countries like Pakistan should not take Trump like a joke. There is a good chance he might be the next president.Recommend

  • zafars

    You Certainly need a grown up. Whether its Trump or someone else does not matter.Recommend

  • Rohan

    If he manages to demolish the ‘good terrorists’ of Pakistan then I will be more than happy.Don’t care what he does to AmericaRecommend

  • khurram shahzad

    Fantastic writing and nicely suggested to people of US.Recommend

  • Bharatiya American, California

    “Blood Brothers”…You have people like Owaisi and his troop who use shield of Indian Constitution to not respect the nation…Don’t you think you are over expecting from some people to live like brothers…Hope you are not asleep!!!
    If you put on a Cap of what America is going through economically, socially and culturally reaching the nadir, it definitely needs some out of box approach to bring back some of its shine. No wonder Americans are supporting Trump…And you should worry about people like Owaisi who you do not have guts to shirt front for his bad examples for nations youth and children. Lucky I grew up in an era when children didn’t have to think before cheering Bharat Mata ki Jai. Will you care for calling spade a spade and bring positive examples for society to lead like what Javed Akhtar used during his farewell speech in RS.Recommend

  • Milind A

    “True, if the Americans were smart, they would not be coming out in multitudes to extend their support to a man like him”
    Poor Sapan Kapoor.. World over people are fed up of Islamic fundamentalism and flocking to leaders who they feel would get rid the world of this scourge… People elected Modi here and may elect Trump there.. And all your JNU variety writers will remain ‘bhatakti atmas’, unsatisfied souls awaiting your day of judgment in the purgatory.Recommend

  • Parvez

    Trump’s mistake is that he is unable to differentiate between being popular and being correct……… the bigger mistake is being made by the American people who are encouraging him to keep making this mistake.
    At this stage neither Pakistan nor India have much of an exposure to these events.Recommend

  • G. Din

    Oh, I love it. The man is a Punjabi Hindu buffoon. As I have said before, a Punjabi Hindu comes as close as anyone can come to a Punjabi Muslim and thereby the affinity and the love-fest.Recommend

  • Gp65

    I am not a fan of Trump. In fact I thoroughly dislike him. However comparing him with Hitler is absurd. In any case the beauty of a democracy is that there are checks and balances. There is a judiciary and legislature in USA which will not allow Trump to do unconstitutional things like have a religious filter to entry in US. Considering that he was against Iraq war and considers US involvement in Libya inappropriate and opposes intervention for regime change, he might actually be much better than Bush for the world assuming he IS elected.Recommend

  • Gp65

    He had also written an article comparing Modi to Hitler in ET in March 2014. In that article , he had described a thrice elected chief minister as a despot with no evidence whatsooever to the despotism.Recommend

  • LS

    Another idotic post..The title itself was poorly crafted. Trump is barely managing his election campaign and is short on delegates to win the nomination — talk about managing India and Pakistan affairs… Later is being managed by Allah! Who is Trump?Recommend

  • Salim Alvi

    Ab Ki Bar Trump Sarkar in good old USA. Too long deep state controlled by few Anglo families have fooled tax paying honest American citizens. These crooks expanded their empire by feeding crooks and criminals among the distant natives be they Bedouin or Indians. Anglos created whole states and supported them for 7 decades. Hope Trumps non-PC rhetoric matches with his action when get elected and destroy the mother of terrorism and corruption – House of Saud and its lackeys such as Pakistan. Islam and Christianity will disappear in few decades. They have been used to enslave, colonize, and plunder the natives all over the world. Hope US deep state, state department and Wall Street does not come in the way of “Happy Days Are Here Again.”Recommend

  • Patwari

    Trump hates hindus just as much. Makes no difference. He is a white
    supremacist and hindus….still, are dark people.Recommend

  • ajeet

    Trump for President. All sensible Indians support Trump.Recommend

  • M

    “Neither does Trump know our history nor is he aware of the love that exists in our hearts for each other”. Clearly, Sapan Kapoor is trolling! Thanks for the laughs Kapoor!Recommend