Happy Boxing Day; just had a lovely walk around Chetpet EcoPark. I was shocked to find out that allegedly it cost 25 Crores (allegedly).
Time for Kerala to throw out the communists whose prime goal is destroy Kerala's Hindu culture starting with Sabarimala. Otherwise Kerala will cease to be Kerala and lose its ancient heritage, becoming another failed socialist state.
— Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) December 26, 2018
There is a trend in the West that the Parties of the Left can only unite their diverse coalitions of minorities (gays, blacks & feminists) with straight middle class male WASPs (Justin Trudeau, Jeremy Corbyn, Beto O’Rouke).
The same applies to Congress. Congress is an extraordinarily corrupt and dynastic party that constantly relies on the crevices of Indian democracy to survive (Muslim vote banks). Since the coalition is so diverse they need a Gandhi to provide that national unifying figure.
It was an act of immense stupidity on the part of Nehru not to make India Hindu when Pakistan declared itself Muslim. It would have radically changed the dynamics of the subcontinent by ensuring the treatment of Hindu minorities across the border.
I’ve written a long post (still in the drafts) as to why I think India should be a Hindu state in the same manner as Israel is a Jewish state.
✅ The Christian community is actually growing!
✅ Christians are free to worship in peace!
✅ Christians have full civil rights pic.twitter.com/9wMJT7AEOz
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) December 25, 2018
When I made that comparison to V she was struck by it; ordinarily most people think of Pakistan and the Muslim state and are understandably repulsed by that.
The usual slur against the RSS is that they want a “Hindu Pakistan” but what about a “Hindu Israel?” A clean, civic, well-ordered, technically advanced, territorially cogent society with managed minorities and holding firm against adversaries.
Pakistan has entirely and absolutely failed its mandate showing that liberalism, (Sunni) Islam and democracy are not compatible. However what I have noticed with Indians is that their channel an atavistic (and understandable) apprehension/dislike of Islam into a irrational hatred of Pakistan.
As I explained to V; India must not only show magnanimity and tolerance to Pakistan but for every “misstep” Pakistan makes (as it will invariably do) is to strengthen its own Hinduness. As in the analogy of boiling the frog; there may come a time when every Muslim children in India will have a Hindu first name and be as familiar with Sanskrit & the Ramayan (if not more) as they are with the Quran.
Israel has shown liberalism, Judaism and democracy are extremely compatible. The challenge to India is that she must now demonstrate if liberalism, Hinduism and democracy are compatible or not.
The Nehruvian shackles of secularism and socialism must be cast off; for instance we all have internalised how grateful we must be to the Brits for abolishing sati.
Whatever the ethics in Judea & Samaria there is no doubt that Israel’s miraculous leap is a thing of wonder. India must have the right to assert her ancient Hindu identity and stop pandering to vote banks.
I have noticed that the historic Indian Christian minorities will happily carry Hindu first names it is only one minority that will never do that.
If Indian Muslims are unhappy with India as a Hindu state; then they are free to migrate to a state specifically created for them.
India as a Hindu state does not mean that it won’t be democratic or liberal. But we can have a healthy conversation about the Hindu majority dropping below 80%, the question of mosques on temples and the absurdity of celebrating every religious holiday nationally in a Hindu state.
There is much regional diversity in India; some regions do eat beef and Hindufication should not be a mask for centralisation.
PM Modi will never have a fair shot at changing India because of the overhang of Nehruvian Socialism & Secularism. Anupam Kher may be exaggerating but he is right in hinting that the Hindu majority are constantly forced to be concessionary and magnanimous.
I also feel that Israel’s extraordinarily civic spirit lies in the fact that it’s allowed to be a Jewish space. I do believe that a binational solution will be the eventual one in that region and it might be the same eventually in the Sub-continent.
For the sake of future unity we may simply have to accept that just as the wings of India are Muslim (Bangladesh dropped secularism entirely in 1988), India itself must remain securely and confidently Hindu with a +80% majority.