The graph of Indian liberal discourse has been trending downwards for a while now, but as I pointed out a few days ago, they have now started to fall over the cliff. Things are moving rapidly now and the Indian liberal is diving into a cascade of idiocy. Nobody knows where the rock bottom for Indian liberalism is…
The constant denigration of Hindus has been a story that is decades long. Then came the few years of constantly attacking Hindu festivals. They slowly got tired of it. The latest game in libtown was to attack Bharat Mata. Within a matter of weeks, Troll has churned out as many as 6 articles sneering at “Bharat Mata”, with the latest one appearing yesterday:
- Far from being eternal, Bharat Mata is only a little more than 100 years old:
2. This 3 minute video tells you how Bharat Mata was turned into a goddess.
3. Who was Bharat and why are we calling him mata?
4. How Bharat Mata became the code word for a theocratic Hindu state
5. Why is is time to demand Azaadi from Mother India
6. How the Sangh Parivar transformed Bharat Mata into a militant goddess.
In these articles, Bharat Mata has been called everything from a “militant Hindu goddess” to an enforcer of Brahmin male privilege. The sheer amount of energy that Troll.in has put into destroying the reputation of their latest arch-rival “Bharat mata” baffles me.
We get it yaar: the image of Bharat mata irritates the eye of Hinduphobic Indian liberals. Sounds of Vande Mataram make their ears explode. Sanskrit drives them crazy. Yoga drives them crazy…
Till a few days ago, at least the liberals would give us some alternatives. If not the word “Bharat” with its ugly Hindu/Sanskrit origins, you could opt to say the more Western word “India” and the liberal thought police would let you be. In fact, liberals themselves used the term “idea of India” as shorthand for the vision of a “liberal Bharat” allegedly imagined by Nehru. Ha! Not any more! In a matter of days, the cascade of liberal foolishness has moved ahead and now “India” itself is a bad word.
The war on the word “India” has started in earnest. Here is the latest article in the DailyO:
Beautiful. From being a term used by the liberal elite to sneer at lowly desis, “idea of India” has now been declared a term that is being stuffed down the throats of liberals. Must say this new move has caught me unawares. Here we were used to mocking arrogant liberals for talking about the “idea of India”…and in no time, they have turned it around, disowned the term and are now demonizing its usage as yet another Hindu male conspiracy!
And what is the term in there they object to? The word is “India” itself:
“What does one mean by the word “India”? Does it have only one meaning? What does it mean to call oneself an Indian, or rather, the more pertinent question is: who is an Indian? Is there any monochromatic form of nationalism that encompasses the views of all the people living within this territorially bound landmass called India?”
This had to happen. The article goes on and on about how “India” was a term coined by foreigners and how it’s silly to use the word. The funny part is: he’s right! We used to say Bharat, we switched to “India” in the hope that the liberals would stop bothering us. Now you tell me how foolish it is to talk about “India” and “Indians”.
Of course, the war on “India” started in the West, with liberals in California demanding that the term be removed from textbooks:
And no surprise that Sagarika Ghose too chimed in, bashing the term “India” :
So, what word would they rather have me use? Can I go back to saying “Bharat” then if India sounds foolish to them? The real answer to this is chilling. Their answer is: NOTHING AT ALL. They don’t want us to name it because they don’t want it to exist at all. That was the whole idea all these years. They led us to the edge from “Bharat” to India…and now they will mock us with: Ha! There never was an “India” and kick us over the edge into nothingness… That’s the liberal project. They want this nation gone. Wiped out of maps and memories. The unfinished chapter of Christian-Islamic-Communist conquest needs to be ripped out of history. These people were always talking about it.
It was our fault for not paying attention. Bengali, Malayali, Tamil, Kashmiri, Naga…they see this nation of ours as a fortress prison to be stormed…to be torn into pieces and destroyed. The three great expansionist religious superpowers: Islam, Chrisitianity and Communism already divided the world among themselves. The three of them hate each other but they all agree that there is no place for us. That’s why they need to BREAK INDIA. Winston Churchill laid it out long ago:
“India is merely a geographical expression. It is no more a single country than the Equator“
The idea that India needs to be ripped to pieces is an article of faith among these forces. In fact, they have put tremendous intellectual (and actual) capital into this project and convinced themselves that Indians themselves want to rip their country apart. Which is why our unity confounds them. Unable to accept the essential oneness of the Indian civilization, these three forces claim that this oneness is some kind of artificial construct thrust upon the Indian people. The imaginary offenders here could be anyone…from crony capitalists to Hindu males to a vast army of Brahmin-Baniya supremacists. Anything except the acceptance of the reality that the cultural oneness of India comes from within. Like orthodox Christians denying evolution, the leftists shake their heads and their fists at India and promise to free us. ROFL!
Finally, let me briefly note two things:
- First, despite all his contempt for Hindus and admiration for Commies, Nehru himself was not arrogant enough to proclaim that he had come up with the “idea of India”. In fact, his famous book is titled the “Discovery of India”.
- If Owaisi thinks that his alternative of saying “Hindustan” instead of “Bharat Mata” will stand the test of Indian liberalism, he is doomed. That term contains the H-word, after all…
This is Indian liberalism, more Commie than Nehru and more Islamist than Owaisi 🙂