I'm increasingly upset at the way things are going with BJP. I was expecting discussions regarding system change and policy reforms. At least that what one had hoped, while recommending BJP over other parties for the 2014 elections (given no active liberal party was available on the horizon) – despite my strongly held view that Modi is responsible for the mass killing of innocents.
But BJP is just not into development/ system reform. It is, instead, a bunch of medievalist nitwits who are creating a mindless cacophony about so-called "religion", "scriptures" and other forms of obscurantism. The lunatic fringe has taken centre stage in India. There is an ALL OUT ASSAULT ON RATIONALITY AND SANITY.
I'm posting a few of my recent comments on Facebook, for the record.
The time is fast coming when even the idiot Rahul Gandhi would be preferable to Modi's BJP – till a proper liberal party is established and made operational.
====SOME OF MY RECENT FACEBOOK COMMENTS====
With reference to this (BJP, RSS seek ban on Tamil novel, arrest of author):
These people just don't it. India is an INDEPENDENT country, and its people are FREE citizens. They can write whatever they wish. Others don't have to read what they don't like. Calling for a ban is reprehensible. Calling for arrest is fascist. DOWN WITH BJP AND RSS. Show these people the door. I'm now increasingly upset with BJP and would rather support ANY other party than them. Modi should shut down these goons else there is no hope of BJP returning in 2019 or ever afterwards. [Link to my comment on FB]
With reference to this: Planes discovered in Vedic age, it could fly between planets, says speaker at Indian Science Congress
Mentally deranged allowed to speak at a science congress. India is fast become a psychiatric clinic. All these RSS types should be bundled up and sent to Agra. <>[Link to my comment on FB<>]
<>With<> <>reference <>to <>this: A new vision of India, 100% Hindu
Well said. What RSS wants is not a Hindu rashtra, but a nation where Hindus are converted into Hindutva followers (whatever that means).
"And we shouldn’t lose sight of the even more slippery and sinister part of the RSS’s sinister agenda: the simultaneous conversion of a few hundred million people from Hinduism to Hindutva, the rancorous, intellectually and morally impoverished version of Hinduism that the RSS propagates." [Link to my comment on FB]
With reference to this: All political parties should agree to anti-conversion law: Sushma Swaraj
Well, Swarna Bharat Party is very clear: there should be NO religious law passed in India. Conversion is NOT a matter for the government to get involved. I think the BJP is pushing the accelerator on its Hindu Rashtra mantra.
Why is religion their ONLY conversation with India today? What about governance reform and development that they promised but for implementing which they have not shown the slightest inclination.
The same ROTTEN system continues. I was told yesterday by someone very close that the same bribery which was part of the pre-Modi days is continuing unabated.
The people are watching. And they don't like this one bit. BJP should be prepared to be thrown out. And this time a liberal force – DEDICATED to the rule of law and good governance – will arise. [Link to my comment on FB]
Democracy is about EQUAL FREEDOM of all citizens, not about MAJORITARIANISM. In democracy everyone is king, and has equal rights as others.
RSS/Hindutva are founded on the philosophy of majoritariainsm. That's statist and totally undemocratic/ illiberal.
The tamasha of having a "national scripture", prevention of conversion, are all parts of the majoritarian Hindu Rashtra idea of abominable statists like Sarvarkar and Golwalkar.
Let us reject BJP's majoritarian ideas and reclaim democracy. [Link to my comment on FB]
MODI WANTS HINDU RASHTRA, NOT GOOD GOVERNANCE.
(My comment on another thread)
The government is not governing. The current relationship is what Pakisan's was, with the Taliban. The government is actively promoting its fanatic fringe and disrupting any hope of peace. Business needs, above all, a sense of peace. With Godse being honored, conversion becoming a key agenda for BJP, and complete superstition now being touted as public policy, we are entering a stage very similar to when Islamic extremists took over Pakistan government and ISI. All key personnel in government are RSS followers/ members. The governor of UP is talking about Ram Temple (he is a governor!).
Raghav, this is not about stray incidents. The pattern is clear. Modi doesn't want to govern. He wants to make India a Hindu Rashtra. [Link to my comment on FB]
With reference to this: Outfit demands ban on PK for "hurting Hindu sentiments"
Copybook Taliban style – these people from the RSS/ Hindutva parivar (Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) in this case). ABSOLUTE FREEDOM OF SPEECH is a minimum requirement for a civilised society. These alleged Hindus know nothing about India's great culture which was the first free society in the world. They are aping (many) Muslims of India who continue to block free speech.
Let all bans be lifted and no book/ movie/ anything be ever banned again.
I'd never waste my time watching movies but given this call for a ban it is probably worth watching. [Link to my comment on FB]