One man's terrorist, according to the general Left cliche, is another man's freedom-fighter. Well, no. One man who commits acts of terrorism is not a freedom-fighter at all, he is a terrorist. One would assume that to be so obvious and simple that even a Leftard could get it without having to be shown. The thing is, the current Left cares nothing for reality. People? Just a noise. It's not about people or freedom, it's all about being seen to be cool among ones friends. Today, among the Left, it means to be a Jew-hater and an anti-American. Being a Leftist today is a social activity among friends in public. But not everyone is impressed by the coolness of college kids and Muslims. Not impressed? How about, according to Moorthy Muthuswami, 850 million Hindus? Did you forget or did you even ever think about them? Cafe intellectuals in Amsterdam might gripe about American imperialism in the Third World or about islamophobia in the West, but they might take a closer look at people outside the Euro-bubble. Among Hindus, one man's terrorist kills people in crowded marketplaces, and it's not a matter for cool debate between joints and lattes on the patio. No, it's a matter of blood and burning and stabbing people and smashing them with clubs. Hippies can show you pictures and get themselves all excited about it when they tell you that they've read that it's a bad thing and it's the fault of Americans and Jews. OK; but some people are serious, and some of them are 850 million Hindus. Some of them are increasingly pissed off. Some of them are killing Christians. Some of them are fighting for principles most of us would term fascist. Those who don't like what they do will write them off as terrorists. I tend to think of them, so far, as freedom-fighters: India's RSS.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was founded in 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar. Until 1928 a member of the Congress with radical nationalist political leanings, Hedgewar had grown increasingly disenchanted with the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. Hedgewar was particularly critical of Gandhi's emphasis on nonviolence and civil disobedience, which he felt discouraged the forceful political action necessary to gain independence. He established the RSS as an organization that would provide training in martial arts and spiritual matters to rejuvenate the spiritual life of the Hindu community and build its unity.
The RSS was banned in 1948 after Nathuram Godse, a former RSS member, assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.
I just heard another Lefty shriek. One of those people killed Gandhi? Gandhi the icon of the world's Death Hippies? I shrug. Let's look a little more into the Christian-killing, Hindu, fascist RSS.
A bit of Background on the RSS and BJP from: "Former ruling party, Hindu fundamentalists blamed for anti-Christian violence in India," by Peter B Beita, India Correspondent, Christian Today; January 17, 2008.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is an Indian nationalist party who led the previous National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government with like-minded parties. It is often described as a political outfit of the Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). BJP has always received support from Hindu organisations like VHP, Bajrang Dal and others.http://www.christiantoday.com
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh English: National Volunteers' Organisation. Also known as the Sangh or the RSS, is a Hindu nationalist organization in India. It was founded in 1925 by Dr.K.B. Hedgewar. The RSS is active throughout India and abroad as the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh.
They have participated actively in the political process through the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The RSS continues to be viewed as controversial due to its often violent commitment to stop conversions of Hindus and to "organise" Hindu society, and by what some academics and commentators have called its "Fascist" tendencies.
After Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in 1948 by a former member of RSS, Nathuram Godse, there were reports of celebrations by some RSS members by distributing sweets. As a precaution, Gowalkar and some othe RSS members were jailed. The RSS was suspected of involvement in or incitement towards Gandhi's assassination and was banned on February 4, 1948.
The RSS believes all non-Hindus in India should adopt a stance of religious tolerance towards the native religions, or otherwise they should face intolerance in return. This lines up with the RSS's belief that all religions should have the same rights and responsibilities in terms of laws. Regarding non-Hindus in India, Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, an RSS leader in the past, had also stated (in the 1940s) that:
With regards to claims of having an anti-Muslim stance, RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav has stated that such claims are a "distortion of RSS ideology". He asserts that the RSS "believes in the oneness of our culture and the country", and that "any opposition to this view could lead to disintegration as it in fact happened with the Partition. This accent against divisiveness should therefore not be seen as hatred towards any particular religion.
"The non-Hindu peoples in Hindustan must either adopt the Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and hold in reverence the Hindu religion, must entertain no idea but those of glorification of Hindu race and culture, i.e., they must not only give up their attitude intolerance and ungratefulness towards this land and its age-old traditions but must also cultivate the positive attitude of love and devotion instead-in a word they must cease to be foreigners, or may stay in this country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privilege, far less any preferential treatment-not even citizens' rights."
Moorthy Muthuswami makes some interesting points in The Art of War on Terror, (2007):
"As a matter of survival in a nation where the rule of law is not supreme, India's population has shown a willingness to engage in a "dirty war" with Islamists. In other words, political Islamic thuggery can find its match in the form of India.... In a nutshell, this is about leveraging the collective will of 850 Million cornered Indians to take the war to the jihadists and their sponsoring states." (p. 185.)
Of course, it's far safer to attack Christians than it is to unintentionally insult a Muslim. One can kill Christians by the bushel, but to insult a Muslim means one might actually get hurt for it. Muslims attack Hindus in India? Well, attack some Christians to make it even. Let the Leftists chatter at each other about how it's America that is the great killer in the world today, and yah-yah. But somewhere in there Muthuswami has a point worth thinking about: those 850 million Hindus no one gives much thought to. They are out there, somewhere beyond the walls of Western academies, somewhere out there in the real world.