Seems though the Country was actually doing quite well both at the social and economic level and maybe that’s why they brought a fascist to power.
Now at the social level, we went from demanding criminalization of marital rape to demanding a law against mob lynching.
We went from demanding the right to marry whoever we want to demand the right to eat whatever we want.
We went from food security act to denying children midday meal.
In jobs, we went from no new job creation to the loss of 20 Million jobs.
Notice how they openly talk about love jihad on TV.
In education, we went from demanding an increase in stipend to saving whatever is being given.
In economy, we went from 8% GDP to 3%.
From demanding new universities we came down to saving the existing ones.
We went from demanding free education to saving education.
And not to mention we went from demanding Socialism to saving Democracy and Constitution.
All this happens, this nation resembles the US of Jim Crow and the Germany of 1930s. We have a “forced” recession and we see a drastic decrease in people’s purchasing power.
But in spite of all this in spite of GDP coming down by 2%, we see the top 100 richest Indians increasing their wealth by 26% and don’t forget Jay Shah.
And don’t forget these are the people who have fiercely been rallying behind this Man.
Because although everyone’s suffering. They are doing quite well.
In the movie War for the Planet of the Apes:
The Humans feared an evolved emancipated Ape kind would replace their kind.
The humans waged war on apes fearing they may enslave them.
The Humans used apes to fight apes.
The humans eliminated any human infected by the virus that made apes smarter.
As apes got smarter the Humans became weaker.
The humans emprisoned apes and used them as a disposable workforce.
The Humans used few selected apes as prison guards.
Of course, it’s only a fiction!
Everything is violence but only the one that’s unconventional is visible. Violence is the foundation stone of any civilization and there is no escape from it. In a civilization one just can’t escape violence. It’s only that which type of violence one chooses to see. Like refraining from non-vegetarian diet because it kills animals but hoarding iPhones and gadgets despite knowing the fact that slaves manufacture is once such choice and also a great example of doublethink.
80% of the food comes from small farms and we are all aware that farmers are being underpaid and committing suicide. So how come one’s heart swell over animals being killed for your food but not humans being dehumanized for the same? Because one form of violence is evident and the other is hidden?
So like I said it depends on a person which kinda violence he wants to see and which one he wants to ignore. Some feel violence against animals is against their conscience some feel addressing violence against the human is more pertinent. I choose the later. There is a reason why veganism is called the first world ideology.
Political Economists: Keynesian model has exhausted itself. There is no alternative to capitalism.
Philosophers: The last ism was Sartre’s Existentialism, nothing new here.
Politics: There is no alternative to Modi, Erdoğan, Dureter, Putin and Trump.
Economy: There is no alternative to neoliberalism.
Cinema: Here we have sequels, prequels and remakes.
Music: We make new songs by altering the old.
Literature: Fictions based on real events that occurred in medieval times.
Art: We have a 5-tonne rock and lines drawn on a white sheet.
And NEVER forget there is no alternative to Democracy either.
The old is dying and the new cannot be born, these are the times of morbid symptoms.
Or simply end of history….. For now.
Voldemort wanted knowledge of magic reserved for the Pure-Bloods.
Voldemort was only carrying forward the work of his ideologue Salazar Slytherin.
Voldemort had an organization of death eaters.
Voldemort wanted Hogwarts destroyed.
Voldemort wanted to make radical changes in education system.
Voldemort wanted his loyalists at prominent positions in schools and ministry of magic.
Voldemort’s favorite house was Slytherin.
Voldemort wanted to cleanse the wizard society of all Mud-bloods.
Voldemort was strongly against race mixing or any mingling of Pure Bloods with Mud Bloods or Muggles.
Voldemort himself was a Half Blood but he acted more like a Pure Blood and their interests were of paramount importance to him.
Voldemort used Ministry of Magic to ghettoize and persecute Mud Bloods.
Voldemort declared all his opponents as undesirables.
It’s fiction but why it feels like we all are experiencing sth like that?
They can deploy the army to suppress peasant movement but never sent a single soldier to punish guilty landlords.
They can send hundreds of policemen to brutalize protesting women but can’t employ ten guards for the safety of students.
They can spend crores to take credit of surgical strike but can’t give pension to veterans.
They can afford to bomb aboriginal villages from helicopters but don’t have money to provide them compensation for their lands.
They have money for nuclear programmes and space missions but they can’t abolish manual scavenging.
They can give billions to corporations to make dams but can’t afford to spend a penny to rehabilitate displaced people.
They can bail out industrialists but they can’t absolve the debts of the farmers.
They can spend 1K crores to buy one bullet train but can’t spend the same amount to heal the ailing railway system of the country.
They can spend millions to give you the illusion of development but can’t afford to carry out vaccination programmes in a mere twenty districts?
Sorry but I refuse to believe things a so fucked up because of mismanagement or because we don’t have enough money.
As these are clear indications of a war.
War of rich against the poor.
War of patriarchy against women.
War of a privileged minority against the majority.
Sun Tzu in his book, The Art of War, says one must always fight in the enemy territory. In that way even when you lose you’re least affected.
Now let’s apply that concept in today’s India where right now a war is being fought between those who know how to hate and those who know how to think.
When they say Muslims are foreign invaders you try to convince them that they very much belong to India but rarely remind them that Indo Aryans were too foreign invaders.
When they accuse you of being anti-National you try to explain them your idea of nationalism but rarely talk about their history of treasons and treacheries.
When they say abolish reservation you start explaining them about justice and fairness forgetting to tell them to return everything they gained from three thousand years of usurpation.
It’s something like the right starts the fire and the left does the work of firefighting. But the damage is done by the time the fire is put out cause they attack us in our own territory but we forget to return the favour.