Recently it broke that Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the U.N., was prank called by two Russian guys claiming to be a Polish government official. I first learned of it this morning at Occidental Dissent with the article Nikki Haley’s Binomo: UN Ambassador Duped By Russian Pranksters.
On the recording of this prank call, Nimrata Randhawa (the birth name of Nikki Haley) was asked about the (fictional) island of Binomo, in the South China Sea. The island does not exist, and was made up as part of the prank. Nimrata was told that the island had recently declared its independence, but that the callers thought Russia may have interfered in their first elections. Nimrata then exclaimed: “of course they did”! Wow. Not only did Nimrata act as if she was aware of the (non-existent) situation, she quickly blamed Russia for inappropriate actions (that did not occur in a nation that does not exist on an island that does not exist). This is what American politics has sunk to.
One must remember that it was just two years ago, as governor of South Carolina, that Nimrata signed the law taking down the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds. That the flag of the men who bled for Dixie was taken down by the governor was an insult, but that it was taken down by an ethnic Indian (Calcutta, not Cherokee) woman was a double insult, actually a triple insult.
note the design in the stained glass window above Nimrata as she signs away the Confederate flag
Nimrata’s actions remind me of a Bible verse, speaking of the condition of OT Israel when they had sinned against God. “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. Oh my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths”. —Isiah 3:12
Back in mid-2015 I had not published anything in the two years since my first book. But when Nimrata took down the Confederate flag that July, it spurred me to start an email commentary series to some friends. Those newsletters got expanded into my (out of print) book Putnam Liberty Notes in March 2016. That book led me to launch my old blog in May 2016, and to then publish As America Fades (August 2016) and Bloggings Of An Amerikaner (January 2017). I eventually gave up on restoring America, began reading (and then posting with) the Alt-Right, accepted the inevitability of America’s future balkanization, and celebrated my Southern ancestry and culture. And what started me on this political path was Nimrata hauling down the flag of Dixie 2 ½ years ago. Thanks, Nimrata; without you, I might not be where I am today.