Today India is in transition. It is called ‘Naya Bharat’ and most people, in fact majority of 1.4 Billion Indians are happy and feeling proud and more patriotic than before. Today patriotism is also being challenged by some who may not be happy for mostly personal reasons about this change. A new term has come up to counter nationalism –hyper nationalism. I really don’t understand what it means. In the same breath some ask ‘Do we have to wear nationalism on our sleeve’? Of course you have to. Let me give my definition of wearing it on your sleeve. When an American is proud to say ‘God bless America’ he is wearing it on his sleeve. When an American is proud to be an American – in fact most are overly proud or even conceited- he is wearing it on his sleeve.
Go to the Middle East; traditional dress is a symbol of culture and honor for the Emiratis. It has deep roots in their culture. You will rarely find Emirati wearing western clothes in the UAE as they take immense pride in their traditions. The traditional dress of Emirati men is a Dishdasha or a Kandura. This is a single-piece ankle-length garment. Emirati men wear Gutra as the headdress. Yes,they wear it on their sleeve. They attend international conferences wearing these. Japanese wear traditional dress speak in their own language and wear it on their sleeve. A country as small as Ghana with population around 32 million has a traditional dress. ‘Smock and Kente cloth’ are the national dress of Ghana. They wear it on their sleeve. It is not only wearing but also being proud to wear. So just keep quite on this silly issue. I wanted to say ‘just shut up’ but that may be too harsh.
That much for syntax. Let us talk about semantics and interpretation of things. As that is where the action lies.
What is left? It is a philosophy of equality, they ‘want’ to believe everyone is equal- very nice idea- but that is not the way the world or even nature works. Everyone has two arms, two legs, one torso, one heart and one brain etc. But has God made everyone the same? No- each one is different, some are unfortunately handicapped, physically some mentally. Some are strong some are weak. No two fingerprints are exactly the same. That much for the God and his deeds.
Here comes in the liberal left man, who always feels he is left out, on purpose. Egalitarianism or equalitarianism, is a school of thought that builds from the concept of social equality, for all people. Egalitarian doctrines are generally characterized by the idea that all humans are equal in fundamental worth and even status. Egalitarianism is the doctrine that all citizens of a state should be accorded exactly equal rights. It is that rebellion streak that appears to be the central thread in this idea. Enlightenment, feminism, civil rights, and international human rights emanate from there. ‘If I don’t have then you should not have and that extends to, no one else should have’.
“So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” ~ George Orwell
To equalize they want everybody to remain poor. No one works and nor lets anyone else also work so it is a ‘collective collapse’! They have become the ‘dog in the manger’ for a progressive society. So they come with a road roller to destroy the whole world- everyone is levelled to the mother earth- equally flattened. That is why the entire communism out of all the ‘isms’ has failed. But for left of what is left the old slogan ‘the king is dead long live the king’ works.
Present left has nothing left except nuisance value but which is huge and very painful and derailing. Look at ‘Narmada bachao’- ‘Arey Kisko bachaya?’, Chalo dilli Chalo- ‘Par kyun?’ Arey yeh to socha he nahi thaa- never thought why dilli chalo. Cholbey naa, OK nothing will work, no one will work.
Say a university rule comes for 100% attendance in a government aided college where majority is on dole money, oops, scholarship. The students push the constitution in your face and go for ‘Hartal’- a strike. They are happy if nothing works and no one works. They oppose everything that comes as a policy. They love opposing and take pride in it. I met a young guy in Dehradun and asked him what was he doing? He said without batting an eye lid ‘I am an activist’. I thought for a minute, was it a new discipline in the management domain? Hai Shabash. You can make a living out of it and he sure wore this on his sleeve. ‘They are road side mechanics who put a spanner in a running engine’-pun intended.
Activists can be activated against any activity- always ready to protest.
But they also work like a well-oiled system- hats off to them. You got to give the devil its due no? They are in existence for last 60 years in India and thriving on I don’t know on what? They are thriving on two things; first the democratic rights which are being thoroughly misused and a great vice like grip by a synchronized ecosystem which is like a spider’s web. A civilized society which is rule based is a soft target for them- always.
‘Narmada Bachao Andolan was included in school textbooks & Medha Patkar hailed as revolutionary. Now, people are witnessing that the Narmada Bachao Andolan they studied in school, was not some environmental revolution but an anti-development campaign which played with their minds’
Let us take an example of how things work for them or how they make things work
There are two principles of war out of the twelve given in the book they use affectively; first, ‘concentration of force’, second ‘cooperation’.
A fighting army has major arms like armored (Tanks and Mechanized), Artillery (Heavy guns to destroy the enemy), Infantry (Combat on ground) supported by logistics, communication and supplies.
In conjunction with air support and naval armada where applicable the whole system operates as one formidable force. You create a super punch by concentration of resources in the shortest possible time.
Left has mastered this art to be always right and ahead of the curve. First they have tasks cut out clearly and use the best available to them. Unfortunately best is available to them as amongst because for the elite it is fashionable to protest and remain in the spot light and remain relevant. Second, each one specializes and sticks to his/her core competence and then they have a sequence of operation- well planned, well executed and well-orchestrated. How the battle is rolled out is brilliant.
Let me give the details
Once something happens and they want to attack that (mostly government or institutional Policy) the system goes to DEFCON 1, the highest level of US standard for defense readiness in a national security breach. Remember US went into Max DEFCON 2 level during Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
Let us say a rule is promulgated by the Vice Chancellor of a central university and left which is generally hyper active (Not nationalist) activates its DEFCON. For them this is against their freedom and a security breach of an ideology. There is a toolkit strategic cloud somewhere looming large, where is it created no one knows. That is a black space. It rolls out like this:-
- The students declare a strike within hours.
- The teacher union (part of support system) jump in for solidarity.
- Legal eagles (best snipers in the game) sitting in ambush come and draft a legal petition. They are brilliant drafters.
- Next day another platoon of lawyers expert in petition filing go and file in the court and request for urgent hearing as if it is a life and death situation. They get an immediate hearing too.
- Before lunch dozens of articles come up in the Left supporting media, discussing this event. These are long articles of thousands of words as if pulled out of an existing repository.
- Then the twitter brigade takes over to tweet these.
- Then retweeting battalion makes it a trending debate.
- Then comes the air force of celebrity power to add high octane fuel to the fire and give its illegitimate weight. Actors, singers and authors.
- At night the TRP brigade group is in action- Arey aaj ka masala mill gaya- tandoor garam karo. TV debates- in fact Dangaal starts. Four on my left, four on my right and six below me is the ‘esteemed’ panel. Everyone cries hoarse with horribly horrifying expressions and contorted faces like Oscar performers shouting ‘Arey maar daala garib student ko’. BTW a poor student carries an apple phone of Rs 90,000/- only and rides a bike of 4 lac Rs
- Then the naval armada, the 7th fleet across the shores to the Wild West delivers the packet into the hands of foreign media.
- By night some Indian intellects who earned their base degree in Indian universities now giving gyan in Harvards and Ivy League or Oxfords or Cambridge come out of their deep pits, or bedlams wearing their thick reading glasses, tweed coats, slimy eyes, wrinkled intellectual-ish faces writing short horrific statements against their own country back home. They never ever believed in nation first- they don’t even understand this phrase because they left the nation decades back.
- Now the sold out off shore Indian JJ brigade sitting in Washington- JJ’s are Jaychand Journos, takes over to keep the pot boiling and hearth simmering for at least next two weeks. It is their ROTI (Return On Time Invested)
- Enough to create an International bad mouthing event without spending a penny. Bravo. Desh ki to vatt laga di.
This is the anatomy of the left handed action by the left.
“The right wing walks the walk; the left wing taxes the people that walk the walk” ~ Dennis Prager
It is not left alone
Don’t take this as one entity which already works as a well-oiled machine. It has others suppliers to this octopus too. They are ganged up by several other forces within and also outside as geopolitics is fast changing- scales tilting in our favor. Within, there are those whose toes have been trampled upon- ouch! Those who have been asked to vacate illegally occupied highly subsidized sprawling homes in Lutyens Delhi for decades and they are old soldiers with solid connections, cash flows, clout and camaraderie- C 4. This is more powerful concoction than TNT. ‘Bhai kuttey ki poonch par pair rakhoge to wo chillayega hee!’ Then there are several crocs who lost money during note bandi- demo in short and several who did only cash based business are out of business. ‘GST bhi kafee ko hazam nahi hui’. Therefore ‘Kafi log dukhi aatma ki category main atey hain’. They were willing to join and piggy back on the Left wing which already has a smooth running system. Can’t say behti ganga- So behte naley main hum bhi kood lein.
Outside the nation, Uncle Sam is not too happy. Used to dada-giri it cannot see other powers coming up. From Bipolar US- USSR to unipolar America after 1991 the world order has quickly changed to multipolar and these poles are quickly realigning. US thought they would take on Russia with Ukraine as a proxy, till the last Ukrainian goes into the casket and buried by his own kin. They got EU along and entire Europe is shivering before even the wrath of winters has even struck- watch out they are in big trouble. Biden ji has created a UREA- Ukraine-Europe-Russia-America for the world. (Urea is a waste product that is excreted by the kidneys when you urinate). And it doesn’t smell good!
Therefore the stink-busters will be now working overtime against India they are prodded out of snake pits to start working against their own nation. ‘Arey tumko pala kyun? Why were you given professorship in Ivy League, why the Nobel prize? ‘Aisey he? aab namak (Dollar) ka haque adaa karo’.
What the right needs to get right
Your time starts now!
The problem with right is that they are righteous, have values and are law abiding and to some extent fearful too. They have not got it right- not learnt from the left- right?
They are much larger in strength than their Left opponents but a few things go against the right wingers.
First thing is that today’s right love their nation but left has started hating the nation as against hating any policy. Even if done inadvertently and now realizing they are wrong, they can’t do a course correction now for obvious reasons. Let me say hate is a much stronger emotion than love on the ground. They are like mercenaries and highly motivated and some are unemployed but intelligent and would work for a small fee of a few dollars.
Hate is quite another thing altogether. Unlike love, hate is a definite. It has power and focus. Perversely, hate has focus, it can be aimed at a person, a neighbor and his family, a community, an entire universe of people… hate sees no grey, no white, and it’s a pure black. It’s rich with emotion, a full-blooded thirst. Perhaps the reason hate wins over love is, unlike love, it’s impersonal.
Though the right is stronger in numbers, they have not synchronized their work. It is an open palm and not a fist. So no concentration of force and no cooperation. Right falters’ on both the military principles that apply to this situation. Artillery is firing in one direction and armor moves to some other objective, infantry gets mauled for nothing- logistics though available do not fetch up.
The guys are writing brilliant articles but in isolation. Right guys are tweeting but it is a machine gun fire in the wrong direction at wrong time- you are wasting ammo bro. You have right media but again not in sync. And right is not getting the right guys overseas too.
What should the right do?
Get your act together. There should be a right forum with a proper structure. There should be planners, coordinators and implementers/executioners to do the job- a central command headquarter of patriots who believe in Nation first. There has to be a method in the madness. If you want to highlight an issue roll out the action in sync like the opponent is doing. It is easy. Just copy what they do and add a bit extra gunpowder and some rockets too. Make an informal forum comprising retired diplomats, bureaucrats, Military personnel, media, journalists, retired judges, industrialists, scholars, twitter influencers, Instagram geeks, whatsappers, speakers, youtubers, actors, authors, singers, celebrities, IT guys, freelance writers, editors and lawyers and ask for donations because left has such support. I am sure there are plenty who take pride in wearing patriotism on their sleeve and they know how. ‘We can’t do with think tanks any more- we need action tanks now’.
It is time to take things very seriously- in national interest. For the left there is nothing to lose but for the Nation it has a lot at stake.
‘The serve, I think, is the most difficult, you know, in terms of coordination, because you got the two arms going, and you got to toss it up at the right time so.’
Attack is the best form of defense. Enough is enough. Now is the time to act and act fast.
Rajiv Malhotra has written a book- ‘Snakes in Ganga’ and was discussing some salient points from the book on Republic TV with Arnab Goswami.
He was of clear opinion that Harvard was anti India, especially ‘Progressive India of Today’
He also talked about how Indian universities poison Indian Minds. He says JNU targets the minds of Rural India as many students there come from the Hinterland. In addition Ashoka University is for the elite who are brainwashed and later join elite government services. These are the kids of the rich and mighty. See how a dual engine strategy has been working and may be with full support of earlier governments- we are desperately lagging behind.
He suggests a Liberal Arts University based on Vedic studies and not based on what is western thinking.
We need to have powerful think tanks to counter the western agenda.
We should start evaluating the west as they evaluate us. We should have our own Oscars our own Nobel Prize and so on.
AMERICAN THINK TANKS are well organized and exist for decades with lot of funding and tentacles spread across the world. Sample this short list given below.
1. Human Rights Watch
2. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
3. Council on Foreign Relations
4. Brookings Institution
5. The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is an American nonprofit, research institution based in Seattle, Washington, with a branch office in Washington, D.C.
NBR brings together specialists, policymakers, and business leaders to examine economic, strategic, political, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with East, Central, Southeast and South Asia and Russia. Its mission is to inform and strengthen Asia-Pacific policy.
Funding for NBR’s research comes from NBR itself, foundations, corporations, government departments and agencies, and individuals. NBR undertakes a small amount of contract work for public and private sector organizations.
The right has to create its own think tanks and get connected to the existing ones too so that you get a momentum and a flywheel affect.
Most important is to snub the left
Let me explain. When something appears in Washington post or New York Times- who reads it? Mostly the west and some so called English speaking folks in Asia and India. I am sure no one in Small towns of UP, MP or Rajasthan reads these. Even metros do not have their footprint in India.
What happens is that the Indian media talks of these to their local audience. In a way they ‘retweet’ the news.
Stop retweeting these biased media of the west and they lose their steam- they are not given the much needed oxygen and they automatically get neutralized.
‘A snake knows more about what is happening around than any other creature, because it has no ears to listen to gossip – only direct perception.’ – Jaggi Vasudev