So, there’s this Al Qaeda journalist.
Wait, I am sorry. Which journalist in their right mind would work for Al Qaeda with its crappy VHS tapes? There’s a much more glitzy media outlet for advocating Islamic terrorism, called Al Jazeera.
As you can see, she has all the usual liberal markers of a Hindu hater: part of the New York elite, a propagandist trained at Columbia journalism school and now she works for a rabidly anti-America, anti-Israel and anti-India outfit like Al Qaeda…oops…I mean Al Jazeera. Oh my…she doesn’t even work for an American news outlet, she works for the official mouthpiece of an Islamic theocracy from the Middle East.
The reason I am writing this post is to request online right wingers NOT to reason with her. Do not try to convince her otherwise or prove her wrong.
Because, any such efforts to “convince” her will simply play into her hands. See, the idea behind this kind of propaganda is to keep Indians (Hindus) permanently on the defensive. Don’t let them frame the terms of the debate. For 70 years we have been explaining our position on Kashmir. What was the outcome? Was the global elite convinced? No, they just kept questioning and cross-questioning us and we kept trying to express ourselves more and more clearly, hoping that reason would finally convince them.
In doing so, we implicitly agreed to stand in the dock and let the global elite occupy the position of authority to make judgments from. And by letting them occupy the seat of judgment, we implicitly gave them a certificate of integrity. We also implicitly accepted the principle that we have something to explain. What did they give us? Nothing….they didn’t concede anything to us: they simply put us in the dock and proceeded to interrogate us: over human rights violations, over treatment of women, over caste conflicts, over communal violence, yada yada yada…
And we spent 70 years standing in the dock with our hands in the air grovelling in front of the global elite. We told them : look we made progress here, we made progress there, please forgive us, we are trying. We forgot to ask the most important question:
Who are they to seek progress reports from us? Who made them boss?
The answer is NOTHING. They never really had any power over us. We just foolishly gave them all that power by submitting to their interrogation on their terms.
So, please don’t defend Hindu society to Pavni Mittal and those like her. Turn it around. Let’s sit in judgment over them. This is what Modi did with Balochistan. We don’t have to answer a failed state on our conduct in Kashmir. We are a civilized and democratic nation. Pakistan is a nation of savages. It is our job to see that the savages find their way to civilization…we should be telling them how to conduct themselves in Balochistan.
As the only major democracy in Asia, it is our duty to teach civilized values to Arab savages and their slaves. It’s our burden, Pavni Mittal and we are happy and proud to carry it. Let me explain to you Pavni Mittal how modern civilization is done. See, first of all, we have this thing called voting to select the government, unlike what you have over there in Qatar. It’s true. Slavery is illegal over here. People get to pick the government that rules them. And you know what else: we give equal rights to men and women…to people of all castes and all colors and all religions. This might blow your mind, but our laws don’t discriminate against Jews. Can you believe that? Not just that, people are even free to change religions… Women are not required to dress up like a tent… they can drive…they can even lead the country, win Olympic medals, design missiles or go to space! And no, we don’t even have public executions and beheadings. Even stoning to death is illegal in India.
I know this might be a lot for you to take in Pavni Mittal. But it’s true. It might be difficult for you to imagine a billion plus people enjoying so many freedoms. But it’s true. We have freedom here. It will be a long hard road for Arabs and their slaves to enter the modern world, but it’s possible. We’ll teach you. We are on your side. We wish you well. Now, what’s the progress you have made recently on apostasy laws? How about taking a small step and replacing death penalty for apostasy with life imprisonment? One little step at a time…we will help you navigate this modern world…don’t worry.
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