There comes a point in time when a nagging feeling must become reluctantly accepted. Right Wing is as Mentally Colonised as the Left Wing. It is not an easy one or even one that is obvious on its face. But those of us who have been watching politics in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s invariably start asking this uncomfortable question.
After all, leave aside some of the bone-headed economic moves the current government has made, the real question is why was the sangh ecosystem so eager to strike a deal with the PDP?
The people of Jammu have lost faith in the parivar because they have reason to. Their homes and livelihoods are now being threatened by demographic aggression taking place under the auspices of the very ecosystem they thought was working for them.
Worked 4 BJP 4 over 35 yrs. 2day I hate it from core of my heart. I will not vote 4 it. Will use NOTA as I can't vote 4 anti-Hindu Cong/ilk.
— Hari Om (@Prof_HariOm) September 22, 2017
The mistake this gentleman above is making is not in calling out the misdeeds of the sangh’s ecosystem in j&k—he is right to do that. His mistake is in not studying the issue deeply to realise exactly why this is happening and who exactly is to blame. Personalities and individual politicians (be they the PM or otherwise) are not being distinguished from ecosystems, nor are regional exigencies from national and civilizational.
Using NOTA will still benefit the ruling party , maybe choose some independent candidate ..
— Sumita singh (@SumitaaSingh) September 23, 2017
Many people are of course quick to latch on to caste. While there is some of that going on as we saw in the Battle for Sanskrit review episode, there were also plenty of people of that same caste presently classified under “RW” who supported Malhotra and still do both on this site and elsewhere. RM himself warned of the rise of RW sepoys and made such a distinction between real and fake dharmics.
But perhaps there is a more relevant designation: Ecosystem and Non-ecosystem. There are a number of people in the twittersphere already discussing the ecosystem, but are doing it for self-serving purposes, making it about caste vs caste, when in fact it is about Dharma vs Adharma. There are people (of all castes), affiliated with an ecosystem, who nominally seem to support Hindu causes (even using the language of ‘Dharma’—literally and figuratively) but in fact more are interested in their own careers, etc. Hence ‘Hindutva’ rather than specifically Dharma. This is because Hindu and Hindutva are based on foreign terms rather than a native one like Sanatana Dharma or “Arya Dharma”.
https://t.co/5aILrBoMNR. S.Gurumurthy: The difference between Philosophy and Ideology
— NOTA (@rvrbreeze) August 1, 2016
And its also because hindutva is an ideology ,which can ultimately mean anything (based on expedience), while Dharma is a philosophy, needs no ecosystem, and means very specific things. It’s also why the cause of Dharma is so fragmented because even people interested in Dharma don’t want to practice it fully when it conflicts with their ego or greed or parochial interests.
Yes, there are some people who are just Dyed in the wool casteists (of every caste), but there are some who are just self-interested and see their careers rising only within the ecosystem.
Because that’s how politics now works. It certainly explains how the parivar has been quick to rehabilitate so many congress party members or even a tavleen singh. It is easy to blame caste again.
But there are also plenty of people from that same caste who are fed up with what they are seeing and and who are speaking out—only like the gentleman above, don’t know what to do. Indian politics is caught between the devil and the deep sea because it is meant to be. One set of casteists vs another set of casteists—both of whom meet offline over steaks.
But such a pattern is not unique to Indian politics. It characterises politics around the world. The question is why?
RIGHT WING. LEFT WING. SAME BIRD.
PDP. APC. SAME PEOPLE. pic.twitter.com/cuYKpHRLZQ
— Oyi of Oyi (@Agbata77) January 21, 2018
First and foremost, there’s the obvious fact as has been explained many times over that RW and LW are not Indic terms and are merely a cookie cutter importation of foreign politics.
There are of course those will argue: “But sir, how will we categorise the differences of opinion within our own ranks”. And that’s part of the problem—the eagerness to divide and subdivide while ignoring the overarching classification of Dharma Paksha. Well, the rebuttal to that is 1. For all you Classical Liberals, Madison himself warned of the dangers of factions. India today is literally a walking embodiment of factionalism—with one region of Andhra Pradesh taking so much pride in this, RGV made a movie about it.
There are those, of course, who will instinctively say “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam!”. The textual technicalities of that quote aside, let us assume for the moment that the world is in fact one family. But even if the world is all one family, your cousins still will not let you run their house…especially if they are Kauravas.
I made this picture to explain my thesis called 'Moron Smriti' pic.twitter.com/7ceRAROUiF
— Rajiv Malhotra (@RajivMessage) September 22, 2017
So let us begin with the specifics
— WORLD HINDU NEWS (@WorldHinduNews) September 22, 2017
Binary-ism is obviously best represented by left vs right. Either you are a Cultural Marxist or a “Sanghi Nationalist”. Of course this is best represented by Communist vs Capitalist. It is as though the ideological choices are restricted between two top-heavy options. Both result in concentration of power. In the case of Communists, it is concentrated in the state, and in the case of Capitalists, it is concentrated in Big Business, which captures the state.
The net result is policies proposed by the UPA, end up getting implemented by the NDA. Sure, there is window-dressing, but the net result is centralisation of power and the birth of the Brave New World.
What is the opposite to that? Decentralisation. Rather than Dharma being the product of a single group, a single business, or a single institution, it should belong to everyone, with each playing merely but a role. As we discussed in Dharmic Development, this is in fact the traditional model of Indic Society. Decentralisation of wealth and power prevents the accretion of adharmic power and unchecked influence.
Strong State vs Strong Society
Francis Fukuyama may be famous for his “End of History” fallacy, but as a Professor of Political Economy, his commentary on International Relations can be useful purely for observational, rather than policy, purposes. One is that Countries consist of more than just the state. He writes the standard line in political science that along with the state (that is the politico-legal-economic framework) there is society, specifically, civil society. Aside from the government (national, state, municipal) there is also society-at-large (citizens, families, communities, associations, institutions, etc). He notes that China has historically had a strong state but weak society, while India has featured a weak state but a strong society. And herein lies the lesson: However prejudiced the state laws may be against Hindus (and other Dharmikas), what has Civil Society been doing?
If the state isn’t teaching you real history, what is Civil Society doing?
If the state isn’t teaching you real culture, what is Civil Society doing?
If the state isn’t preserving native Arts & Crafts, what is Civil Society doing?
If the state isn’t giving patronage to rooted artists, what is Civil Society doing?
If the state isn’t protecting you, what is Civil Society doing?
If the state isn’t protecting Native Pandits & Dharma, what is Civil Society doing?
If the state isn’t giving you a Dharmic political party, what is Civil Society doing?
And, just to clear up any misunderstanding, Civil Society includes you! If the state’s writ runs, it’s cause Civil Society cooperates. Capisce?
The reality is, to set the politics right, you have to set the culture right.
Aryan Invasion Theory
Western white supremacists at the heart of the “alt-right” have for years fostered far-right political allegiances across the globe. Read my cover story for @thecaravanindia about the strange role India plays in the rise of global white supremacy. https://t.co/Xi2ghwKllK
— Carol Schaeffer (@thencarolsaid) January 23, 2018
Caravan is certainly a questionable magazine when it comes to Indic perspectives. Nevertheless, this particular article is touching on a topic itself previously discussed by those with more Indic inclinations:
The task of the #MToid is to impart a fraudulent organicity and authenticity to the western timeline. Colluding with white nationalists.
— SK Singh (@AscendantAsia) February 16, 2017
This is the well-known phenomenon of pseudo-trads (Pseudo-Traditionalists). They serve as sepoys for Aryan Invasion Theory, “Beef in Vedas”, & Pan-Paganism to digest Hinduism, and ultimately European ownership of Vedas and Vedic culture. This article showcases precisely that, albeit with its own ulterior motives:
Arktos has sought to avoid categorisation, claiming, on its website, that its project is to “provide the resources for individuals of many different inclinations to find alternatives to the onslaught of modernity.” The publishing house has released books on topics such as Hindu spiritualism and European paganism.
THE COVER OF ARKTOS’S 2011 edition of The Arctic Home of the Vedas, by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, shows a clear, rippling arctic sky against jagged black mountain edges, which does little to suggest its content. The book, first published in 1903, theorises that the North Pole was home to an original Aryan race some 10,000 years ago.
Morgan and Friberg were inspired by Tilak’s Arctic theory as well, although they interpreted it, and its implications, differently than Golwalkar did. They chose Arktos’s name to evoke, according to Morgan, “European tradition and ‘northernness.’” The term recalls the myth of an Aryan arctic homeland now lost in snow and tundra—a genesis theory of the white race as distinct from and superior to the rest of humanity.
Vikernes identifies as an “Odinist,” a worshipper of the Nordic god Odin.He rejects pan-Aryanism that includes South Asia, but there are others who connect his Odinist worldview with Vedic texts, often citing archaic, widely discredited race-science.
Hindus “refer to our present age as the Kali Yuga; an age of spiritual and moral decline,” he said. “Northern Europeans use the term Wolf Age to describe the same thing.” South Asian texts or religions, to Reddall, seem to be divorced from the culture they were born from in place of a mythical, non-historical past: “The Vedas are helpful to us as a part of our study alongside other texts such as the Eddas,” he wrote, referring to medieval Icelandic texts and the main sources of Norse mythology.
What pseudo-trad useful idiots are facilitating:
a photograph of the interior of a colonial-style restaurant, which Friberg captioned: “Revisiting my favorite restaurant from last year in Bangalore, a colonial style restaurant in the form of a train. ‘Here Sahibs and Memsahibs are still treated as royalty’”—“Sahibs” and “Memsahibs” are colonial-era terms for white men and women. Friberg’s caption continues: “‘At Sahib Sindh Sultan, very little has changed since 1853.’ (I.e. everything is as it should be.)”
Funny how eugenics obsessed casteists don’t have a problem with this:
Born in New York City to Catholic parents and raised in Brooklyn, Morales has said in multiple interviews that he began reading the Gita when he was ten years old. He was ordained in India as an orthodox Vedic brahmana in 1986.
Morales rejects the term “Hinduism” in favor of “Vedism,” which he argues more accurately reflects his interpretation of Hinduism as being a branch of European paganism. “Vedic culture and the pre-Christian European religions are not merely spiritual cousins; they are one and the same worldview,” he said in an interview with Counter-Currents. This European paganism, according to Morales, includes Odinism—like that of Varg Vikernes—as well as Celtic and Slavic pantheisms.
The goal is to create a binary of Cultural Marxism (i.e. Secularism) vs Hindutva/Fascism, with European “Acharyas” teaching infighting Hindus their culture. Most unsuspecting but well-meaning Hindus instinctively choose Hindutva, not realising that even Hindutva is not in line with Dharma. Make no mistake, Marxism must be rejected outright, but Hindutva (and its pantheon of proponents) form yet another ideology for unthinking ideologues. Dharma is a philosophy for learned saints and warrior-saints alike. It’s why there are Hindutva proponents who are pro-beef—what do they know of real Dharma?
Savarkar to Hindu women – Give away your honor, if need be, in the service of the nation. https://t.co/asrC9QWDVI
— Saswati Sarkar (@sarkar_swati) December 6, 2017
Hence AIT, Pan-Pagan Confederacy and host of other digestion tropes, including Hindutva, must be rejected in order to reject the ecosystem and reconstitute the Dharma Paksha. It is only Dharma that is rooted, it is only Dharma that provides Itihaasa over History, and only Dharma that teaches us not only how to work outside the ecosystem, but what our real Sanskriti is to begin with.Those pseudo-trads promoting AIT, “Beef in Vedas”, and general casteism have shown who they really are and what’s behind the mask.
They also self-identify as a variation of the White nationalists. They hv posts on how the differ from the rest of the stupid & weak Hindus.
— SK Singh (@AscendantAsia) April 18, 2017
Rather than anointing you and others as “dharmrakshak” prove it, by using your intelligence and stop giving these stooges of videshi intelligence legitimacy and credibility they don’t deserve. The responsibility lies on your shoulders now that you have that information to seek out those making a genuine difference rather than just blubbering with bluster. Failing to do that shows you are merely yet another Charvaka seeking to do what is easy and popular rather than what is actually Dharmic and Vedic.
How do we know all these theories are wrong? Because they ignore the actual Vedic View as stated by real orthodox and Native Brahmanas:
— Shivoham (@IntegralUnity) July 24, 2016
Knee-jerk embrace of the Foreign to be ‘Modern’
There is an insipid sense that just because some “phoreign debeloped” country is doing something, it must be good. N-plants? “Must be good“. Free Market Capitalism? “Must be good“. Bullet train? “Must be good“. Getting chipped? “Must be good“. But who stops to actually set aside the conventional wisdom and ask…
Whether they like it or not, whether they even know it or not, Right Winger’ers (whether econ or pseudo-trad) are very much in the thrall of western political zeitgeists. “Alt-right”, “Trad right”, “Neo-Pagan”, “euro airyan”, “fake scientism”, you name it, these people will embrace it, because “sveta-tvach” told them so.
Right Wing intellectual slavery is emblematic whenever a new “brave author”magically appears to fill a niche. In the name of “Rna!“, we find that common sense, cultural awareness, and even basic survival instincts are tossed aside to accommodate the sanctimonious indiot’s sense of magnanimity to outsiders. It’s funny how those who cite Chanakya the most apply his theory the least. Mandala theory is not just some “process/ritual” to apply in cookie-cutter fashion. It is a way to conceptualise the strategic space. Indiots are the only ones who consistently let “baharlog” to the inner circle while kicking countrymen for caste conceit.
Racist rhetoric whether it is with respect to Indians or non-Indians should be rejected ipso facto. Hate is not a strategy, particularly when it is a matter of institutions. It is good to have friends around the world—but your friends can’t run your household.
A relative once mentioned how India is the only place in the world where a western nobody (notice it is never a non-westerner) can come and suddenly enter into the highest circles of celebrities or power, predictably wielding influence afterwards. A simple look at page 3 circles alone is proof. But hey, Indians have such experience elsewhere as well. It’s not that such things don’t go on in other countries—they do. It’s that lower classes may be clueless and upper classes may be compromised—but what excuse does the middle economic class have? Social Media, and twitter in particular, is a shameless exhibit of RW & LW Sepoys-in-waiting. It’s this willingness and even congenital need to be externally validated that makes both LW and RW Indians so shamelessly colonised. They even need ex-colonisers to give them a course on how to decolonise!!!
Pre-Rajiv Malhotra, it may have been understandable why Indians couldn’t fathom such “imperialism of the mind”—but why is this still happening long after he became a household name?
— bharath dwarakanath (@nbharath7) December 25, 2016
“Medium is the Message”
Pattanaik may have zero general credibility given exhibit A here. Malhotra himself long ago debunked and exposed the sepoy author army of which Mr. Mithya is a part. Nevertheless, in this particular instance, his point remains valid. Fortunately, Indiots are always ready to be their master’s voice.
As we said in the previous article, it is time for Bharatiyas to Grow up. It is alright to use literature that is favourable to your cause (evidence-based argument is wise), but making celebrities, or worse, creating replacement cultural & spiritual leadership will lead you back to the very same starting point: replacement political leadership.
If the Hindu mind must be Decolonised, it is something Hindus must do on their own. Modern De Nobilis cannot be anointed to replace our real acharyas. Some may argue, “well they are genuine“—great, let them minister to people in their home countries. Western Countries are having their own spiritual crises as we speak without native dharmic spiritual guides. Despite facing an hostile environment, traditional Indian Acharyas and orthodox Indian yogis continue to give spiritual guidance to India—why this obsessive compulsive passion for the pardesi…and his payrolls?
Inevitably, they all seem genuine at first, until the signal is given, and the real agenda is sprung. You have seen it with non-Dharmic journalists, why would non-Indic Acharyas be any different? Standards and quality control regarding Dharma remains with real Bharatiya Acharyas—because as you can see here below, this is what foreign ones are upto:
The Ultimate Pizza Effect
Most urban/urbane Bharatiyas by now have heard of Rajiv Malhotra. His theory of the Pizza effect was enunciated to describe how Indians in general (and Hindus in particular) become interesting in some phenomenon only if it has a foreign stamp of approval. That is why foreigners can be brought to:
Teach you your History
Yawn… Still amassing 2nd-hand evidence of how bad the Brits were? I know all that, but it still doesn't make them guilty of Partition. https://t.co/ezGmtrsjcC
— Koenraad Elst (@Koenraad_Elst) August 31, 2017
Open your hearts! Yoga & Beer at @NewDistrictBrew returns Feb 10! Buy your tix now, as this always sells out! #yoga #beer #eatYOGAdrink #shirlington #DMVyogahttps://t.co/e3R4eosSDJ pic.twitter.com/xC8vKgGYds
— Eat.Yoga.Drink.® (@EatYogaDrink) February 2, 2018
and even, to Teach you your “Dharma”
All while working to discredit your actual native Acharyas.
— Oneindia.com (@Oneindia) June 29, 2017
In many ways, as we saw it with Roberto De Nobili, this is nothing new. It is in fact a matter of things coming full circle. Some may say, well aren’t religions meant to be universal? Not necessarily. The Romans, for example, felt their religion was “too good” for others and restricted it to native born Romans. Sanatana Dharma may be Universal, but Arya Dharma is restricted to Aryas (meaning all ethnic-Indic Hindus, north or south, of any varna). This is the danger of piece-meal religion. If one learns from orthodox traditional Brahmanas, one gets the correct interpretation of our scriptures: The reality is Arya is an ethnonym, and originally all Indians (even “Dravidians”) were Aryas, from India!
So how can Arya Dharma, the strict Vaidika Dharma, be universal? As we read about the Yavanas, Maharishi Vasistha gave them protection on the condition that they give up Vedic rituals, on account of their misdeeds. So while it is fine if there is a Dharma sampradaya that appeals to sincere and honest foreigners (many of whom are rediscovering their own traditions), the rituals of Vedic Arya Dharma are clearly not meant for all, as Itihaasa itself asserts. This rule laid down not by mere mortals, but Maharishis.
Sanatana Dharma, with its expanded astika and nastika heterodoxies could be universal. But there is an inherent danger in all “universalisms”: Force-fit a solution to a context specific problem. Some have argued that those experiencing spiritual emptiness in cathedral pews of Europe should revert to their ancestral faiths (as is being done in Iceland and Greece). There is value to that. Late AntiquityJapan also offers insight with the Japanese picking and choosing aspects of Hindu and Buddhist Dharma to adapt to their own way of life and existing Shinto religion. Perhaps that is why the category of religion itself is wrong as many have written, and panth/sampradaya rather than Dharma, a better translation.
Part of the reason why an official Dharma Paksha (beyond parties and ecosystems) hasn’t been floated to date is because there are many patriotic people who aren’t religious, and feel their personal lives & freedoms might be affected. But Dharma is a big tent, as is Dharma Paksha. Men and women of different character and characteristics also practiced Desa Dharma even if they didn’t practice strict svadharma and achara. Along with the golden pativratas of old, were also women who were silver sahadharmacharinis and had lived independent lives before getting married. There is arguably a complicated copper standard too, and so on.
Believing in the need for a Dharma Paksha doesn’t mean you have to yourself be a Ram or Sita. It means you want a Truth preserving society, where leaders (political and spiritual) are held accountable to high standards, where women are respected, & where the common person is not exploited. That is real Dharma, and how we must decolonise.
How to (actually) Decolonise the Bharatvasi Mind
1.Learn the Value of “Shut up”-This isn’t a new principle. It’s at least as old as Mahatma Vidura.
2.Disagree without being Disagreeable-Be diplomatic. Learn to speak politely and with etiquette. Stop barking orders at people whom you don’t even know, and who are doing useful things. If there’s an issue, learn to communicate it in a respectful and discrete way.
3.Learn the Art of Letting the Other side have Your Way-This is the art of diplomacy.
4.Dismantle the shopkeeper mentality-This is credited to the late Bharat Verma ji. Bigotry against “banias” is unfair as many strategic, patriotic vaishyas also existed. Raja Hemachandra is often said to hail from such a background. But the shopkeeper is a different category. He is only concerned with his shop and how anything affects him—and whether he can get a discount on wholesale. Running a shop isn’t easy, but for the shopkeeper, anything is fine as long as his margins aren’t affected. That is why rather than Britain, it is India that—at least at present—has become a nation of shopkeepers. Each Indian has something to sell.
And if you’re part of his franchise or give discounts, then “welcome, brother!”
Even if you are a patriotic shopkeeper, vote not just your self-interest, but your enlightened self-interest. Don’t just think about the free merchandising or the cheap labour today, but the illegal immigrant rioters who might burn your shop down tomorrow..
5.Give a 5% margin of appreciation.This is real intelligence. Sometimes language is ambiguous. Sometimes a person can have an off day. Give a 5% margin of appreciation in case the person normally means well, but did come across as intended today.
6.There are many forms of Intelligence.
It is in our I.Q. testing that we have produced the greatest flood of misbegotten standards. Unaware of our typographic cultural bias, our testers assume that uniform and continuous habits are a sign of intelligence, thus eliminating the ear man and the tactile man…[describing] the top level of British brains and experience in the 1930s.”Their I.Q.’s were much higher than usual among political bosses. Why were they such a disaster?“…”They would not listen to warnings because they did not wish to hear.” [2,18
As none other than media mogul Marshall McLuhan wrote, IQ is a purposefully narrow measure of merely analytical intelligence. It doesn’t measure the many other types of intelligence, doesn’t control for culture capital/elite-self-selection, and certainly doesn’t account for strategic intelligence. As we showed in this article, strategic intelligence is not about genetics, but rather, about competence and imagination. Genetics merely provides a baseline, but Culture also counts. For those who think being a scientist defines intelligence, hear from someone who was part of the capitalist power complex:
Their great betrayal was that they [intellectuals] had surrendered their autonomy and had become the flunkies of power, as the atomic physicist at the present moment is the flunky of the war lords. [2, 40]
7.Understand the difference between Family, Friend, Rival, Adversary, Enemy. Your Enemy’s aim is to destroy you. As Shakespeare wrote, “there’s daggers behind men’s teeth”. He may not show it, he may not say it, but he has nothing but hatred or even contempt for you. Nothing you can do to change it, no matter how much you grovel. Even if you forgive him like Prithviraj did, he will come back.
Your adversary is the person directly confronting you at any moment. It may be due to hatred, but it may also be to differing interests, or even a dispute between friends. Your adversary today could be your friend tomorrow. It’s sometimes said that when brothers fight, they generally hold something back. This is because they know they might need the same person tomorrow. But Indians fight 110% against their own brothers and friends or petty native rivals, and yet feel strangely magnanimous and chivalrous when fighting hardened & barbaric enemies. This truly is a topsy turvy approach. This is also the problem with Hate. Hatred Blinds.
Rivals are those who may be competitive with you, but don’t mean direct harm…yet. The lines are often blurred between rivals and acquaintances. Therefore, rather than trust everyone, focus your trust on friends and family (and after that, your countrymen).
As for your friends. It is good live life being loyal to friends. But also remember this wisdom: Be slow to enter into it. When in it remain steady. But if he or she shows the true face, learn how to move on.
Unlike your friends, your family will never lose its status. You will remain related to them by blood or bond no matter what. But part of the problem in families today is individuals only tend to think about what is good for them, or what is “not fair!” given some childhood perceived petty injustice. If family members are to get along again, they must start prioritising what is good for the family. Your family is also your inner circle.
Ironically, those boasting most about their knowledge of Chanakya’s Mandala Theory are least likely to apply it to their personal/political life. This must change.
8.Trust the native before the foreign. This is just common sense.
Yes, Pattanaik is a sepoy. Yes, he has racked up terrible karma for his perversion of our epics. But at the end of the day, he is still a fellow Indian—barely. You don’t have to support him, in fact, you must oppose him & his nonsense. But when he raises up the valuable point about how RW is as colonised as the LW, perhaps it’s something worth considering—even if you don’t become his friend (please don’t…). Rivals, or in his case, adversaries, are not the same as inveterate enemies. This is less about nationalism and more about common sense. At the end of the day, Pattanaik is still a sepoy & must be rhetorically defeated—but even sepoys—every once in a while—can give you inside information on how your colonial, or neo-colonial, enemy operates.
Does this mean rejecting all foreigners?—No! But there is a difference between cosmopolitanism and colonialism. It means giving your foreign friends due courtesy, and a fair hearing, but nothing more. Be respectful—even friendly, but not slavish. Above all, have the self-respect to learn about your tradition from those who were, like you, actually born into it. Are there wise, enlightened beings born in other lands?—Yes, surely there must be. But it’s not as if India has a deficit of such people.
9.Stop seeking approval from Foreigners
Admittedly, it’s not a uniquely Hindu problem. As we can see here, some religions have this racial inferiority complex built in—and the Indian adherents of those religions too could benefit from a little self-respect.
Play the odds and be on the safe side. Gain your foundation from your traditional teachers, then when you Grow Up, realise you can learn something from even a child—without making it your guru.
§ Issues many have with BJP justified are (especially in J&K & MH). Hence option to vote one for state, different for centre (i.e. BJD in Odisha, and BJP at centre). NOTA is NOT an option. Find an alternative & put the community’s full weight behind it. If there is no alternative, build it!
Worked 4 BJP 4 over 35 yrs. 2day I hate it from core of my heart. I will not vote 4 it. Will use NOTA as I can't vote 4 anti-Hindu Cong/ilk.
— Hari Om (@Prof_HariOm) September 22, 2017
§ Another option is having many Dharma oriented parties establishing alliance at Centre. There may be relative gains among each, but required to unite at centre, as BJP and SAD presently do.
§ Common Dharmic Programme. Learn to Collaborate…with your own Countrymen!
UPA 1 had Common Minimum Programme for “secular parties” why not “Dharma parties”?
§ Run independent agenda-oriented candidates with proven record of working for Saamaanya Dharma. Hold community town halls at municipal level to give forums for candidates to make their case before a Dharma focused audience. This shouldn’t be based on caste, but for all castes with a common interest in restoring Dharmic governance.
They don’t have to be Sri Rams, they don’t have to be Sita devis, they just have to be committed to the common cause, with enough political credibility to get elected.
§ Vote one way at the state level and another way at the national level, when necessity demands it.
The Punjab election was a case and point. The SAD-BJP alliance was facing huge anti-incumbency, Aam Admi was virtually aiming for a re-ignition of the Khalistan insurgency. In this case, INC’s Captain Amarinder Singh offered the least detestable choice. The patriotic Dharmic majority, which was normally inclined towards the SAD-BJP, felt the ground reality of the popular winds and voted accordingly—as a bloc.
That is the point of Dharma Paksha. Whichever way you vote, it must be as a bloc. Not as a caste or a business group, but as a bloc. Make no mistake, Congress delenda est. But sometimes, when facing a mutual enemy or a Pyrrhus of Epirus, it makes sense to make your (temporary) peace with a rival or lesser enemy than to submit to a worse one. Maharashtra too offers another regional choice (and I write this despite being a South Indian aware of local recent political history). If the party with a difference doesn’t make a positive difference at the state level, vote one way at the state level and another at the national level. But whatever you do, put aside ego and conceit (and ‘my way! or the high way!‘, and ‘my caste! or we end up like the past!‘). Such decisions can’t be made based on emotion, but cool calculation in national interest (instead of petty personal/caste interest).
Cultural significance in maritime spice trade https://t.co/TWyqJiP76L
— vj @ poetryinstone (@poetryinstone) September 22, 2017
Finally, make it a point to prioritise those promoting the many traditional scholars we have today. Learn Science at School, but learn heritage from traditional scholars and Pandits, who, throughout the tumult of the past thousand years, have preserved an unbroken tradition with an imperfect, but truly rare integrity.
If you start looking outside to learn about yoga (as many “right wingers” do), this is what you end up with:
“Modern postural yoga, developed a century ago by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya at the Maharaja of Mysore’s court, does owe a few elements to Western culture. These include iconic exercises like the Headstand and the Salute to the Sun, a series of older postures now linked into a dynamic sequence.”
The source for that little gem of “Hindutva” wisdom is from a doyen of the Right Wing. I personally don’t have anything against him, or the other darlings the so-called saviours of society refer to as “Acharya”. If you yourself want Anglo Acharyas (or EU Acharyas), so be it. But you don’t get to call others “racist” until you yourself start en masse promoting African Acharyas and African Sonia Gandhis to replace your native spiritual and political leadership. That would be true racial non-discrimination. So until then, consider yourselves mentally colonised..and yes, recognise yourselves as the actual racists..
The RW sepoy is nothing new. If one considers Purniah, it is in some cases actually an older phenomenon than LW sepoyhood—though, make no mistake, both LW & RW are sepoys, however much they criticise each other. And also, as we have shown, it is not an exclusively Hindu thing either. In fact, mir jafar and mir sadiq both betrayed their rulers to the British, and the first “native” prince to sellout was the very cowardly turkic nizam of Hyderabad. The prime difference, as Malhotra has written, is how easily and cheaply Indian sepoys sell out. One story embodies what makes the Indian case so shameful.
A persian friend once remarked on seeing a fight between two Indian cliques (featuring foreigners on both sides): “hmm, that’s interesting, you Indians seem to involve others into your own internal fights. We Persians have our issues, but generally don’t believe in letting outsiders into our own disputes”. What could I say?—was he not telling the truth? It’s not that no outsider has ever gotten involved in Persian politics, it’s that it’s so difficult for it to take place. In contrast, learning all the wrong lessons from the Mahabharata, Indians quickly enlist outsiders into their own fratricidal battles, now citing Chanakya as further evidence. They don’t realise that the Kurukshetra War was also a metaphor on the dangers of fratricidal/internecine wars. Who benefitted more from the depletion of kshatriyas in the Kali Yuga than foreign invaders (and their sanskari sepoys)? This is the cost of the Indian policy of “Me and the world against my cousins. Me and my cousins against my brothers”.
In contrast, the arabs provide the original proverbial “exam[b]le” (spelling intentional).
Me and my brothers against my cousins. Me and my cousins against the world.
Which model has been more successful in medieval world history?
Yes, Dharma must come first, and the point is not that you can’t find compromised arabs. You can—arabs themselves lament their present political life. It’s just a question of how easy it is to do so. Nor is this meant to somehow lionise them given their cruel and cowardly treatment of defenceless Indian workers in their own lands. It’s that external competence/strategy frequently is used by those with more barbaric mentalities. Those citing “courtly etiquette/courtesy/adab” often used that to mask more uncivilized intentions. In contrast, as one foreigner remarked: Indians seem to have forgotten their etiquette—hence the dearth of functioning lines. But other than the standard law & order issues in any society, for the most part, Indians are gentle. Proportional pushback and they go back to respecting your personal space. And that’s the point that Indians don’t get, proportionality!
Paraphrasing Aurobindo: Modern civilization is not actually civilization, but a well-ordered barbarism. Indian civilization may have forgotten its finer points of order and sophistication, but the core is gentle and sustainable.
But the ecosystem prefers to operate not for the benefit of the natives, but for the benefit of the colonisers. After all, one would think a civilization so birth-obsessed due to caste would make an even greater distinction between native and foreign. But no, that’s where AIT comes in handy. It disseminates the slave mentality through the hierarchy of outward-looking slaves. Always a stooge of someone else so that your own rival never wins, and the “chote log” know their place.
Now there are of course those who, in order to escape charges, tried to slander Rajiv Malhotra first as though he were also some ecosystem anointee (like them). In fairness, this is the Kali Yuga and anything is possible. We should not be fanboys. But Malhotra has done nothing to indicate such loyalties, and in fact, continues to be boycotted by the actual ecosystem. Furthermore, it can be argued that Malhotra was one of the first, if not the first, to actually distance himself from Hindutva and to focus on Dharma proper. Beef-promoting Hindutva and Hindutva-vadis are not Dharmic and are barely Indic. So who then is more believable? Pending anything to the contrary, Malhotra stands exonerated in the court of public opinion—the same cannot be said for the ahankari-shikandis who attacked him an unprovoked fashion.
Also, it is important to start distinguishing between individual politicians such as the PM, and the ecosystem in which is he forced to operate. Is Modi Kalki avatar?—clearly not. But this is where self-reliance and Rajadharma and Kshatriya Dharma are required. One cannot forever wait and rely on divine intervention. We must do our part irrespective of the outcome. If you are dissatisfied with not only the sangh ecosystem, but even the PM, find a Dharmic replacement. Build the alternative first, then talk.
This is also why centralisation for anything—even Dharma—is a bad idea. Because too much becomes too dependent on too small a group of people. Rather than a single individual, or even a single ecosystem…each state, region, and individual community, and even family, must be doing its own part for Dharma. Just as sharda script & associated scriptures belong to Kashmiri Pandits, so too do Lingayat Mathas belong to Lingayats. Rather than translating everything into Roman script, let each maintain what belongs to it, while answering the higher call of Dharma. It’s also why the IQ-obsessed eugenics brigades never does anything useful and only care about themselves. Elites always self-select. But this gang can neither lead the way nor get out of the way.
And that is the precisely the problem—when the clarion call of Nishkamya Karma comes, who actually answers? People are quick to ask “why not me”, but never ask “why me”. They let their egos and ambitions get in the way rather than recognise that leadership, particularly politico-strategic leadership, goes to the competent. So the ecosystem and their casteists orbiters are compromised. But why do so many others avoid doing the right thing?
Rabid Casteists can’t be allowed to Masquerade as Nationalists
And this is right-wing? 😂 My dumeel family is very religious and we don't have inferiority complex or caste-obsession. Good thing we haven't formed our opinion of Brahmins based on the likes of the casteist ones. https://t.co/iddq0QAkX6
— Onake Obavva (@esotericright) January 17, 2018
Opportunism is 1 factor, bandhutva is often another, but also the traditional four policies of sama, dana, beda, danda. This is why hate is not a policy. If you or your family is threatened with danda, what would you do?
So talk is easy, and casteist finger-pointing even easier. Sound understanding of what’s facing you and courage of conviction to actually engage in nishkamya karma much harder. Dharma doesn’t require a politically constructed, agenda-driven, top down ecosystem. It needs a Dharmic Civil Society.
Dharma’s natural “ecosystem” only works if people actually do their own Dharma—rather than try to do someone else’s. This is not a reference to birth caste, but a reference to character and competence (guna-karma). Ask yourself what you are actually good at doing, and focus on that, rather than nurture some delusions of grandeur and obstruct those simply running in their own lane. And stop perverting Dharma so you can anoint your own caste as “ruling caste” even though this contravenes Dharma. It is those with Kshatriyata who formed the ruling class: whether it was a blue-blood like Rana Pratap or a son-of-the soil like Shivaji.
It’s why time and again we’ve been advising you buddhus to avoid trying to settle caste scores and understand there’s a bullseye on all your backs.
Yesterday they demonized Brahmins,today Kammas,tomorrow it will be Reddis,day after,Kapus.If ure not 1of them,who will help when u are next?
— AndhraCulturalPortal (@AndhraPortal) August 9, 2015
While you all fight each other, there are those who are allying to fight against each of you…one by one, with atrocity literature about each caste (as seen below):
— Rituraj Hazarika (@hazarikarraj) September 24, 2017
“The Big Book of Brahmin Atrocities” may be coming soon, but those of you from other castes should also realise that atrocity literature is already being compiled on you. This “dominant caste” theory is another product of the western academe. In this case it was used to justify the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, in the end, paving the way for this.
Understand that in the end even whole communities are disposable for the ecosystem, which ultimately only cares about interests.
Sadly, even naxalism is a product of the ecosystem, since RW corporate greed (with a sanskari tinge) creates discontent among those who are affected.
When elected governments don’t help them, they make the wrong choice, and become manipulated by the anti-national/anti-dharmic LW. But both left and right ultimately dine on an Indian dish. It’s why any Indian raising questions against this can simultaneously get branded a “commie” by the right wing and “hindutva-vadi” by the left wing—if you don’t toe their line, you must be with the other side.
While you rally around your caste guy because “he is our own man”, you forget that ultimate loyalty is to the ecosystem. Not everyone is affiliated with the ecosystem. Some are just orbiters. There are even some members who care about Bharat, like Syama Prasad Mukherjee or a Deendayal Upadhyaya, but whatever happened to them? If that can happen to members, how easily do they part ways with non-members?
Such things happen when a lone voice speaks out. But what happens when the body politic as a whole does? More importantly, this is where people must begin thinking more shrewdly. Devoted loyalty to parties and ecosystems and even politicians who don’t actually care about you is foolhardy. The current dynamic may necessitate different votes for municipal, state, and national elections. It doesn’t matter if you’re a 3rd generation partyman of x party/parivar. You have to begin thinking about what’s important for your society or heritage rather than looking at everything only through every prism except the genuine Dharmic prism.
they are unwilling to cooperate in good initiatives. 2/2
— Maya S (@balamy) September 25, 2017
And this is why rather than blaming a PM or CM or and individual MP, you need to start blaming who’s really responsible…you. Because you can’t even do the basic work, the basic praja dharma required in any society, let alone a Dharmic one. You want mai baap but complain about netas. You hate paying taxes but refuse to do your own work at the societal level or at the state level let alone the civilizational level. And until any or all of these things change, you no longer have the right to complain. Change doesn’t start through Poschim Bong “poriborton”. Change starts with you.
The summary of this thread: first control your own community and caste..unite in the name of Dharma.. https://t.co/kdx5YjQ2Cr
— thisthreadfolks (@threadspanner) February 1, 2018
Correct yourself, correct your community, then you can correct society. It is only with a Dharmic Civil Society and a Dharma Paksha, rather than a RW neo-colonial videshi badshah, that the course even has a chance of being corrected.
Leadership doesn’t mean lying down like a lazy book-reading bum giving “commands”. It is good to read books, but don’t expect change in others until you yourself are willing to lead by example. That is real leadership, and that is what is required to lead not only a Dharmic Civil Society, but a Civilizational Revival as well.
Finally the unbecoming and unmanly defeatism on social media is emblematic of exactly what happens when you have all the wrong sorts of people full ambition but completely incompetent, hang on to influence. Rather than girding up to meet the challenge, they give up. When that’s the case, it’s time for new leadership.
- Fukuyama, Francis. Political Order and Political Decay. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2014
- McLuhan, Marshal. Media Messaging. Oxon: Routledge Classics. 2001