Deaths foretold…

What follows, are clips from a masterly dissection of the RSS gameplan, and a clearly voiced warning of the shape of things to come (The clips are intended only to highlight certain thoughts that appear particularly relevant to our times; it is not meant to selectively quote — please read the piece in its entirety. Emphasis, where it occurs, mine):

THE situation in India today is characterised and manifested by creeping fascism. Never before in our history have we been confronted by such an almost invisible phenomenon….

Today the creeping fascism of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is coming upon us not as gradually as imperialism did, nor as suddenly as did the Emergency. Its spread is being calibrated adroitly by seven faceless men of the RSS, the RSS “high comma nd”. We barely feel it….

But the RSS leaders are now in their late seventies, some not at all in good health, and so in a mood of frustration. Their glide to a total capture of Delhi’sgaddi (throne) has been interrupted and put on ‘hold’. Symbolically, the bhagwa dhwaj (saffron double triangle flag) does not yet flutter from the Red Fort; but the hated tricolour which no RSS office can hoist even on August 15, still does. The climb to total power is up a slippery slope. Having come so close, the RSS could lose it all in a sudden throw of the electoral dice. That is the frustration; so close yet so far.

So the RSS warhorses recently have chalked out a game plan: the “Final Solution”. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the National Agenda for Governance, they concluded, cannot go on forever. It must be ended at some point. Otherwise the danger is that the RSS may.

But then there is a downside to that trade-off: the RSS cadre is disillusioned and disspirited with the compromises and the stunting. India is nowhere the Hindu Rashtra that the high command had been promising, and on which they had been weaned and brain -washed. The cadres’ patience is now wearing thin. They want to strike out on their own even at the cost of losing power. I have seen this mindset before. Between 1977 and 1980, in the undivided Janata Party, I had witnessed the agony in the cadre. At th at time the same trade-offs were pointed out to the disgruntled rank and file by the high command. But the welling of sentiment could not be capped. The seven (younger men then) had therefore to act.

THE first component of the game plan is to discredit the RSS’ opponents but protect its converts

The motto is: “Join us and be free. Resist us and see you in court.” By a series of such sham prosecutions and managed associate media leaks, the RSS expects to undermine the democratic Opposition in India. They hope to tak e full advantage of the factions of democratic parties as they did with the Janata Dal recently.

The second component of the RSS game plan is to shake public confidence in every institution that can circumscribe or act as a speed-breaker for the RSS juggernaut. The Law Minister has already initiated moves to emasculate the Supreme Court via the judi cial commission and by threatening political monitoring of judicial ethics.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister has elevated an RSS activist to the post of a selector of teachers in the National Council for Educational Research and Training, a person who defends his credentials of valour by recording that he once had s hot dead a young Muslim girl to protect her honour and to end her misery while she was being gang-raped by Hindu youth during Partition. That, of course, is Hindutva justice: that is, the minorities can best look forward to liberation through mercy killing.

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Christians are an easy target because there are no Christian terrorists to retaliate. As the period of the Emergency clearly demonstrated, the RSS is astute enough to know when to hunt with the hounds and when to run with the hares. They are smarter than the German fascists in this respect.

The third component of the RSS game plan is to ready the blueprints for implementing the agenda. Of course they cannot implement it in the present Parliament, but it will be their USP (unique selling proposition) for the mid-term poll. They have already scripted the new history texts; they have sent into circulation amongst the faithful how the new Constitution of India should be structured.

India would be, it seems, converted into a state which is a cross between the Taliban and the Vatican.

The RSS game plan also has proposals to bridle the electoral system. Adult suffrage is out, but furthermore, the electoral college for the Lok Sabha will not vote for candidates, but for parties under a List System. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in all the constituencies. Perhaps it is then easier to rig the outcome. After all, in the 1999 general elections, the BJP and its allies won 34 out of the 45 Lok Sabha constituencies which had EVMs. On that ratio, the NDA should have won 405 se ats of the 544 Lok Sabha constituencies and not 292. EVMs have to be programmed by an engineer to tabulate the votes in its memory. It can easily be programmed to transfer votes of one candidate to another, or one party to another. The EVMs are entirely unsafeguarded today. I suspect it was rigged in the 1999 general elections.

The RSS game plan is thus ready. Only the D-Day for the blitzkrieg is to be determined.

In this frightening scenario, there is a single ray of hope: the resilience of India and its people. Says the author:

Of course, the good news is that the game plan can fail. I live on the hope that in India, no well-laid plan ever works. India, after all, is a functioning anarchy. That has been the undoing of every attempt to straitjacket its society. That is why we ar e still the longest continuing unbroken civilisation of over 10,000 years. The RSS is, luckily, our counter-culture. The vibrations of Mother India will, I hope, be its undoing.

Feel free to check the byline of this piece, and damn and blast the author — who, judging by this screed, is obviously an anti-national Muslim-loving anti-Hindu sickular pseudo-intellectual — to hell and damnation. (In passing, my apologies to The Hindu for quoting at such length.)

And since it comes apropos, read another view, this time from Swarajya, about how all that is happening today is part of a Communist conspiracy hatched in the 1940s.

PS: I merely present two viewpoints. If you disagree with both/either, please present your arguments to the authors and publications concerned. Thank you.

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3 thoughts on “Deaths foretold…

  1. Pingback: We Must Heed This Warning By A Harvard Academic About RSS And Creeping Fascism – GenSparkMedia

  2. Considering that this article was from 2000, and none of the things it says came to pass (midterm elections called by BJP?)… perhaps it goes to show how much we should trust these “reliable sources” based articles. I think you do a disservice to the cause by including such patent garbage among other reasonable articles that you share.

    • Mid term elections were not called. And I chose to ignore the bit about tampering with EVMs (though the selfsame Swamy accused the Congress of large scale tampering, in the run up to 2014). However, I notice that flashpoints are being increasingly manufactured, sham prosecutions are happening, the media is being pressed into service, history is being rewritten…

      I had read this piece long ago. It was while thinking of how the media is being used to create a case the Parivar can then escalate that I remembered the piece — so I threw it up. And BTW, the purveyor of what you call “patent garbage” is today one of the leading lightning rods of the Right — is it fair to ask whether he was lying then, in this piece, and if he is trustworthy now?

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