Now here’s a post that you could say brings out my mean streak again. As distasteful as one might find it to dissect obituaries, I have to do this to show how Commies have been systematically gentrified and mainstreamed in popular discourse. The new year began with the news that Commie A B Bardhan died at the age of 92. If you have seen any news rag on the internet such as Troll or DailyO, or any newspaper or the Twitter timeline of any major politician, you will find sappy, sob stories remembering A B Bardhan.
Ok, about 2 months ago, on Nov 17, VHP leader Ashok Singhal passed away at the age of 89. Two men, both who died in ripe old age. But let us look at the way the media covered the passing away of Ashok Singhal:
First, from our colonial masters at BBC:
The headline of the article itself was ” Controversial Indian VHP leader dies”. You can only imagine the tone of the rest of the article.
Next, from our Dynastic masters at NDTV appointed by the colonial rulers
“Ashok Singhal will be remembered as one of the most divisive figures in Indian politics”
Here’s the Hindustan Times:
“Though critics dubbed him a “Hindu fundamentalist” and “India’s Ayatollah Khomeini”…”
And there’s Troll.in:
So, “controversial”, “divisive”, “blistering anti-minority” and “India’s Ayatollah Khomeini” : they couldn’t stop kicking Ashok Singhal’s dead body.
And now watch how Commie A B Bardhan’s death is reported.
Here’s the Hindustan Times that talked about Ashok Singhal as “India’s Ayatollah Khomeini”:
The headline in Hindustan Times is “A B Bardhan: a self critical spirited advocate of Left unity is no more“.
Here’s the Economic Times:
The headline in ET goes: “Bardhan’s blunt speak and integrity endeared him to all“.
And here’s troll.in, where Bardhan is an “honest politician with a sweeping view of history”
Bouquets f0r Bardhan and brickbats for Ashok Singhal. Why not refer to this dead Commie as “India’s Stalin”? Instead all we get to hear is about his “integrity”, “sweeping view of history”, “endeared to all”, “self-critical”.
Now, when someone passes away, it is common courtesy to speak well of the departed person. My question is why the same courtesy is not extended to the Hindu right wing? This brings me to my pet peeve: the mainstreaming of Commies within political discourse.
Someone described Ashok Singhal as divisive. Okay. That’s his opinion. But where are the articles describing Commie Bardhan as divisive? Commie ideology is not divisive? The rivers of blood that Commies cause to flow are not divisive? Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Kim Jong-Il, Fidel Castro and all are not divisive? But mainstream discourse in India has accepted Commies as respectable contributors, despite the fact that more than 98% of Indians reject Communism. And despite having given the nation 2 Prime Ministers, countless Chief Ministers, countless MPs and MLAs and winning hundreds of millions of votes, the Hindu right is still struggling to achieve legitimacy to participate in public discourse. This legitimization of Commies, pushed by “intellectuals” and “academics”, represents the deepest triumph of the enemies of the Hindus of India.
You know the enemy’s triumph is complete when the vanquished accept their second class status whole-heartedly. Not just whole-heartedly, they accept their second class status without even thinking, as a matter of habit. Watch how the Hindu right accepts its dhimmified status without thinking:
Here’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh:
Here’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP’s seniormost CM:
Here is just one out of 4 tweets that Devendra Fadnavis put out to condole Bardhan’s death:
Look how they all bow down and accept the legitimacy of Commies. THIS, my friends, is the ultimate victory of the liberal elite. What a shame!
Now, go back and check how many Congress leaders and Commie leaders have condoled the death of Ashok Singhal. I tried my best to find ONE, just ONE. I couldn’t. Let me know if you can find any.
While they do not accept the legitimacy of the Hindu right, the Hindu right bends down and accepts them. Without even thinking. This is how they continue to rule our minds.
The only saving grace, perhaps, was this somewhat terse tweet from the Prime Minister himself:
Okay, he was a passionate Commie and was committed to being a Commie. At least I can agree with that. At least the Prime Minister didn’t talk of any “irreparable loss” or “respected across parties” or “deep concern for poor” or any stuff like that.