Hindus offer a fascinating study of how 1 billion people with a unique history of battling genocidal colonisers for over a millennia and surviving, can exhibit such self-harming behavior after finally winning their ‘freedom’.
A short twitter thread by @0_shoonyata makes some incisive points towards this end –
“Many people think that the obsession of modern Hindus with taking moral high ground is exactly similar to that of older Hindus who also used to take in consideration what is right and wrong and didn’t commit similar mayhem like IsIamic rulers, especially after wars, and treated their Muslim subjects rather fairly.
While end results of both will be same, that is, it will bring harm to Hindus at the end of the day but the roots of both lies in completely different things.
Roots of obsession of modern Hindus with pacifism, high moral ground, etc., lies in their inferiority complex with regards to the West, their physical as well as spiritual weakness, their lack of faith in Gods and religion, their belief in superiority of foreign modern ideologies like liberalism, feminism, progressivism, etc., their lack of ideological clarity stems from their belief in superiority of modern monolithic ideologies, their pacifism stems from their lack of will to face violence and its repercussions as they fear their present lifestyle will be turned upside down.
So basically morality of modern Hindus stems from their cowardice and their love for the status quo which allows them to indulge in their hedonistic lifestyle without any major disruption and to mask this they justify all this by quoting Hindu texts selectively.
While generosity of erstwhile Hindu kings were backed by Hindu ethos, their pacifism was backed by their capacity to do violence to protect their kingdom and their kindness was backed by their strength of their arms.
So it is not correct to put them in the same category as ‘Modern Hindus’ whose morality only evoke abhorrence and disdain by any sensible individual.”
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