I have strong views on Politics and feel it is one of the most important levers or instruments to manage prioritization, allocation and utilization of resources by individuals, families, societies. Yes, who should get taxed and how much and how should those tax dollars or rupees get utilized is decided by politicians. So it is important to have political views, opinions and actions.
In my classmates groups on WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook i have managed to upset few of my beloved classmates to the extent of even getting removed by those who had a different political view. Yes I support Hindutva, RSS, BJP, ABVP Narendra Modi, Yogi and so on even when 90% of my IIMA 2001 batchmate despise me for that and they will prefer a Congress govt or anyone but Modi. A much lower percentage of schoolmates or classmates from my SST93 hate Hindutva too .
A Brief History of Indian Freedom Movement (by Atul)
In 1885 a Britisher AO Hume set-up Congress party in India so that they can deflect some of the masses away from the rising tide of protests against the colonial rule. They even succeeded in killing few of the nationalists like Saheed Bhagat Singh, Ram Prasad Bismil, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Rajguru. Earlier also they had used the divide and rule policy among local indian kings and queens like Veer Kunwar Singh, Rani Laxmi Bai, Tantya Tope. During that transfer of power protests they managed to plat people like Mohan Das Gandhi, Motilal Nehru ^ their minions so that they could continue to control power even after they left. They didn’t hesitate in even conspiracies to deprive leadership roles to like of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, killed likes of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Rasbihari Bose. They tortured likes of Veer Savarkar in soliltary confinement jails of Andamans.
Thanks to visionaries like Adi Sankar who travelled from South to North and East to West of India as well as young firebrand spiritual leaders like Swami Vivekanand who continued to kindle the flame of freedom buring, It was a visionary leader like Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar who had the vision that Hindus need to be disciplined & united first beyond the barriers of caste, creed, language, state and other divisions. He set-up RSS in 1925 which has now emerged as the largest volunteer organization in world. Many of the alumni set-up their own social orgs
During 1947, world especially India saw one of the biggest massacare, riots based on religion. It was created by collusion of Colonial powers like
A) British (led by Churchill), B) Arabs Muhammamdists led by Gandhi & C) Jinnah, D) English Communist like Jawahar Lal Nehru (son of Motilal Nehru) & political son of Gandhi. Millions of Hindus and Muslims in border states like Undivided Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat were killed in riots for a partition demanded by Muhammadists of Bihar, UP & Bengal. This partition benefitted only Party A British , Party B Arab Muhammadists led by Gandhi , Party C Jinnah (wine drinking, cigar smoking politican) and Party D Jawahar Lal Nehru (Brown in Colour but English by education, tastes and loyalties.
This Party D of Nehru got Prime Ministership of India (not by merit or democratic inner party elections but by blackmail tactics of Gandhi, Party C of Jinnah got Pakistan and party . Gandhi got indirect command over both India & Pakistan without accepting any positions of responsibility and later by a mysterious murder global fame and respect as (GreatSoul) Mahatama Gandhi . His old name of MKG (Mohandas Karmachand Gandhi) became GSG (Great Soul Gandhi. His past track record or addiction of pervert experiments of sleeping naked with young girls from family and others were made taboo to be discussed after he was killed in a mysterious conspiracy by great nationalist Nathuram Godse. This opened the door for Gandhi-Nehru-Jinnah family mafia to rule India & Pakistan (later split into Pakistan & Bangladesh in 1971).
The mafia was successful in creating a false grand narrative that RSS and Hindus killed GSG (Great Soul Gadhi) in 1948. World mourned and GSG became the biggest personal brand in history, leaving behind Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao. On the contrary he was rather projected like a spritial leader in the category of Gautam Buddha, Bhagwan Mahavir, Jesus Christ etc. Biggest story of cover-up. His political rivals like BR Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose were denied any major role in history.
A Brief History of Rise of Hindutva under Sangh Pariwar since 1948
Time is a great teacher. RSS had learnt the lessons in 1948 when it was banned and few of it’s volunteer leaders had started a party Jansangh (Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Deen Dayal Upadhyay) which was later rebranded as BJP (Bhartatiya Janta Party) can be translated in English as Indian People Party. During the reign of Nehru’s daughter Indira Gandhi (yes she was given this last name of Gandhi to ease the transfer of power within family since Gandhi had become the biggest political brand by then. She lost her election as a MP in UP and imposed Emergency (dictatorial rule) in 1975 and continued to rule till 1977 when a mass movement started in Patna University led by JP ( Jai Prakash Narayan) and student leaders Lalu Prasad Yadav (1990-97 and later via wife Rabri Devi as proxy), Nitish Kumar (current CM of Bihar since March 2000 with few breaks) Sushil Kumar Modi (Deputy since 2005 with breaks).
Few of the founding leaders of BJP were Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani . Vajpayee jee was a great speaker and poet while Advani jee is a great organizer and he brought back BJP from a low of seats in 1984 Lok Sabha elections (Indira Gandhi Murder by her Sikh bodyguards to avenge her conspiracy in instigating terrorism in Punjab to counter the rise of Akali Party and then Operation Blue Star in Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab). This sympathy wave decimated BJP ( 2 seats) under Atal Bihari Vajpayee and brought Indira’s son Rajiv Gandhi with complete majority (400+ seats). It was from this Ashes that LK Advani jee brought back BJP Back to a respectable number by his leadership of Rath Yatra to buid Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Riding that Hindu resurgence wave led by Trio of LK Advani, AB Vajpayee & MM Joshi, BJP again came to power and AB Vajpayee became PM of India. Role of RSS volunteers and vaious Sangh Pariwar orgs was crucial in resurrection of BJP. One of the charioteers (drivers) of Advani jee’s Rath (Toyota Truck) was RSS volunteer leader Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi was made the CM of Gujarat in 2001 and continued till May 2014 when on popular demand from millions of grassroot workers and leaders of Sangh Pariwar he was made as PM candidate of BJP & NDA. Other rivals within BJP & NDA were Nitish Kumar, Chandrababu Naidu, Jayalalita. Congress party and it’s alliance UPA ( had become tainted for a series of scams like 2G, 3G, Coal Scam, Telecom Scam, Commonwealth Scam) being led by Manmohan Singh (as a puppet for Sonia Maino .
The success of BJP & NDA under leadership of Narendra Modi in May 2014 began a new wave of resurgence of Hindutva, NDA, BJP and rise of India as an emerging superpower .
Few factors which helped are
Intellectual and Spiritual Leadership – Hindu heritage and philospphy of Dharma, Arth Karma, Moksha & Opensource culture of intellectual/spiritual assets like Yoga by Saints/Scientists like Buddha, Mahavir, Guru Gobind Singh, Chanakya, Panini
Demographic Dividend – Youngest Large Country in World
Y2K crisis enabled a Global Pool of Immigrant Work Force
IITs, IIMs and many engineering, medical colleges created a larger pool of young, driven and hungry talent especially those who moved out
Success of immigrants, work ethics and assimilation in local countries gave India the brand as exporter of CEOs
Organisations that are inspired by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s ideology refer to themselves as members of the Sangh Parivar. In most cases, pracharaks (full-time volunteers of the RSS) were deputed to start up and manage these organisations in their initial years.
The affiliated organisations include:
- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), literally, Indian People’s Party (23m)
- Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, literally, Indian Farmers’ Association (8m)
- Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, literally, Indian Labour Association (10 million as of 2009)
- Seva Bharti, Organisation for service of the needy.
- Rashtra Sevika Samiti, literally, National Volunteer Association for Women (1.8m)
- Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, literally, All India Students’ Forum (2.8m)
- Shiksha Bharati (2.1m)
- Vishwa Hindu Parishad, World Hindu Council (2.8m)
- Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, literally, Hindu Volunteer Association – overseas wing
- Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Nativist Awakening Front
- Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Nursery
- Vidya Bharati, Educational Institutes
- Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram (Ashram for the Tribal Welfare), Organisations for the improvement of tribals; and Friends of Tribals Society
- Muslim Rashtriya Manch (Muslim National Forum), Organisation for the improvement of Muslims
- Bajrang Dal, Army of Hanuman
- Anusuchit Jati-Jamati Arakshan Bachao Parishad, Organisation for the improvement of Dalits
- Laghu Udyog Bharati, an extensive network of small industries.
- Bharatiya Vichara Kendra, Think Tank
- Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Communication Wing, spread all over India for media related work, having a team of IT professionals (samvada.org)
- Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, National Sikh Association, a sociocultural organisation with the aim to spread the knowledge of Gurbani to the Indian society.
- Vivekananda Kendra, promotion of Swami Vivekananda‘s ideas with Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi as a public policy think tank with six centres of study
Although RSS has never directly contested elections, it supports parties that are similar ideologically. Although RSS generally endorses the BJP, it has at times refused to do so due to the difference of opinion with the party and political organizations like Jansangh (now BJP)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_views_of_Samuel_Johnson is credited with this quote, In 1774, he printed The Patriot, a critique of what he viewed as false patriotism. On the evening of 7 April 1775, he made the famous statement, “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”This line was not, as is widely believed, about patriotism in general, but the false use of the term “patriotism” by William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (the patriot-minister) and his supporters. Johnson opposed “self-professed patriots” in general, but valued what he considered “true” self-professed patriotism