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Hindraf's Hobson's choice as election looms

‘If losers can exploit what their adversaries teach them, yes, losers can become winners in the long term.'

- David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas)

COMMENT I have refrained from commenting on Hindraf and "the Indian" problem for reasons which are beyond the scope of this article but Ram Anand's op-ed piece on the subject deserves attention and a counter opinion if only to provide the necessary context for readers interested in a nuanced perspective.

Reading Anand's piece, the great Australian journalist John Pilger's dictum comes to mind (from his book ‘Hidden Agendas') which is, "It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it."