This whole Indo-Pak nationalism resembles the bloodthirsty sadistic audience of the coliseum craving for blood and more blood chanting: KILL KILL KILL!!
They exhibit all sorts of emotions, they are happy, sad, excited, thrilled depending upon which team is winning.
They have that luxury because they are sitting in their comfort zones far from the arena where others are killing and getting killed for the gratification of their nationalist egos.
Stop celebrating and glorifying military conflicts. Such jingoism is the worst enemy of soldiers.
Because in the times of extreme inequality, stagflation and unemployment our rulers very clearly understand the old argument of Roman emperors: If you can’t give them bread, give them a show!
Too much hullabaloo is being made by the regressive Left over Kashmir’s ‘right to self determination’.
Okay let’s have a plebiscite provided the ‘entire’ Kashmiri masses are allowed to participate. And by ‘entire’ I mean the current population along with the ones who were hounded out from the valley in 90’s.
Plus can anyone convince us that this whole hocus pocus of Azad Kashmir is not a Radical Islamist project but a simple movement of marginalised nationality?
Because the ethnic cleansing of 90s and the slogans currently being raised in the valley strongly suggest that this whole idea of Azad Kashmir is all about creation of another Islamic state and has got nothing to do with “Kashmiriat, Jahmuriat or even Insaniat.”
So if Azad Kashmir simply a morbid dream of Islamist fundamentalists, why should anyone care? Religious fanaticism has made the world bleed enough.
Sympathising with those who dream of an Azad Kashmir is just like sympathising with those who dream of a Hindu Rashtra.
Azad Kashmir has no place for Hindus and Hindu Rashtra has no place for non Brahmins.
Both are morbid dreams of communal fascists!
It’s easy to be a Hindu and criticise Islam.
It’s easy to be an Indian and talk about Baluchistan.
It’s easy to be an American and bash Israel.
It’s easy to be a man and criticise Feminism.
It’s easy to be a communist and criticise capitalism.
It’s difficult to be a Hindu and criticise Hinduism.
It’s difficult to be a Muslim and criticise Islam.
It’s difficult to be an Indian and talk about Kashmir.
It’s difficult to be a Pakistani and talk about Baluchistan.
It’s difficult to be an American and criticise Americanism.
It’s difficult to be a man and criticise patriarchy.
It’s difficult to be a communist and criticise the left.
The thing about constructive criticism is that it has to come from inside of the system to have a positive impact or else it is often dismissed as allegations and hate speech.
De Omnibus Dubitandum!
We’re living in a neoliberal world where one can’t get proper education in govt schools or treatment in govt hospitals, in fact every govt facility is viewed with disgust and suspicion. From education to health to public transportation to job market we all can witness an increasing withdrawal of State.
If we have to pay the private players for everything that a welfare state promises to do for its citizens why are we asked to pay taxes to the state in the first place? To buy bombs and bullets that are being used against its own masses??
This state hegemony is an interesting phemenon, on one hand it believes in gradual withdrawal of its influence from all spheres of a citizen’s welfare while on the other hand it demands from its citizens a complete physical and psychological surrender towards its rule.
It’s the masses under the state subjugation that are forced to grow food, join army, fight wars, pay taxes and keep the machinery running and the same masses are asked to prove their loyalty from time to time.
This is done by maintain the delusion that state is feeding and protecting the masses not the other way round. The same state that is being run by the Bourgeois class that is buying colonies in poor countries and political class whose children are settled abroad.
In the second world war 3 million died in the great Bengal famine but today each year more than 3 million are starved to death in other words we are having a Bengal holocaust every year. We live in a nation where 70℅ people live on less than $2 a day and the state expects these people can afford expensive educational and medical facilities of the private sectors. The Indian state is just replicating the American model undermining the fact that India is still a third world nation.
After all this the state expects us to remain loyal to a bunch of oligarchs and fund our own oppression. State is nothing but the coldest of all cold monsters, everything it says is a lie and everything it has is stolen.
Let the Bourgeois class bear the burden of nationalist pride, life is already a war for the commoners.
In a nation of 1.25 billion it has now become not only acceptable but also sth to be celebrated that the richest Indian now owns almost 20% of the the national assets.
We can notice a whole new breed of middle class emerging that is not only indifferent towards the poor and spiteful towards it’s own class but also has a God like admiration towards their rulers or the rich.
Everyone nowadays will tell you that those bourgeoisie somehow deserve their fair. Did Vija Mallya deserved his?
From where is this apathy and acceptance of inequality creeping in our society? Well, it’s coming from the caste system of India that legitimizes inequality, the class system of Europe that romanticizes it and the idea of American dream that claims handwork is the mantra for success which actually means that those who didn’t succeed weren’t working hard enough.
In a neoliberal world where ancestral wealth is still the largest source of financial capital, the only guarantee to inequality, and ‘deserving’ privileges is choosing the right parents at the time of birth.
Birth is the only and biggest lottery but it’s certainly not a qualification to be celebrated!
The New York blast is a terror attack: because when the US govt declares war on a nation the only morality expected from the enemy is to stand in line and get bombed right?
This country has been at war for the last I don’t know how many years and still has the audacity to call the collateral damage of war as “terror strikes.”
These people were celebrating bombings of innocent civilians in Syria, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Vietnam, how fucking dare they call the reactions of war as terror attacks? How does it feels to live under the same conditions your country has been creating in the east for years?
So before bashing Syria or Iraq go study Newton’s third law of motion!
If media channels can just pick a random viral post and turn it into news without verification or accountability, what right such institutions have to call themselves the fourth pillar of democracy. They are rather a hoax selling machine.
What’s the point of looking towards such mediums for truth of they start behaving like spam box of your email or the ‘udti udti khabar’ of tea point??
You see somewhere in time media took responsibility of every word they published and even apologised for errors they made but now the roles have reversed and now that responsibility lies us that what kinda news we are allowing to reach us.
And meanwhile media houses can telecast anything from any unverified source in the name of news. The Dhaka flood was one such example. I guess noone is sure of the color of water not even those who aired it!
People who get orgasmic joy over the idea of a Hindu fascist state should at least come forward and tell us what they really mean by the word “Hindu.”
Because obviously for such fanatics the Keralites who worship King Bali and eat beef are not Hindus, the Dalits, the aboriginals and the OBCs are not Hindus, women who wish to do anything other than breeding children are not Hindus, the Northeasterns are not Hindus as they have a different culture, Hindus that are communists or liberals or secular or pluralistic are again not Hindus, Hindus who disagree with RSS are also not Hindus and so on and so forth.
So, who exactly is Hindu in this cauldron of castes and ethnic groups haunted by Gods?
Oh wait! This hocus pocus of a Hindu Rashtra is all about creating a fascist nepotistic theocracy for the rich male Brahmans! One by one, everyone else will be erased.
So before supporting this rabid idea of Hindu State please know that there is a very high probability that it might not include you!
It took the collective effort of both black and white folks to abolish slavery in US or apartheid in South Africa so here in India the whole idea of excluding the privileged castes from the unity of oppressed movement sounds a bit absurd as this idea itself appears casteist.
Yes I agree with the idea of BAPSA that we need more leaders coming out from the oppressed sections and that the communist movement in India has been hijacked by the reactionary Brahmanist forces. But how can one have monopoly over Ambedkar and Phule only on the basis of caste?
Because it’s also true that many former dalit leaders are now standing with the Brahmanist fascists of RSS-BJP and one can’t deny the fact that more dalits and indigenous people have died fighting under the red banner than under the blue banner.
Left Ambedkarite Feminism is the need of the hour to combat the rising threat of Communal Fascism in India!