In the land where Vatsyana gave the world a treatise called the Kamasutra ( which NOT ONLY deals with the beautiful art of love making, BUT with the art of conducting oneself with the fairer sex…this may please be noted), where the hindu ancient scriptures have venerated the female goddess, Shakti ( Meaning- POWER), it is pathetic to see the ugly face of male hypocrites in Indian society today.
It may be noted , that ALL priests in the Hindu religion are men, AND like our corrupt political class have realized a long time ago (centuries ago) that in order to maintain their firm grip on the other half of the population ( women) they will keep them subjugated through deliberate illiteracy, lack of access to education and plain terror. Of course, subversion of the written text in our scriptures, by translating that for the uneducated women, through male chauvinist eyes, was the natural next step that perpetrated the exploitation of women through centuries.
Legitimacy to this was granted when the Muslim invader ruled India and finally settled here.
Here are these male priests who lead the prayer offered to Shakti, AND con-volute the written verse to exploit the devdasis in temples!!
Here are these male priests who capture the attention of the congregation, including women, and then go about endorsing their economic exploitation and their sexual exploitation. They have willfully curbed the rights of women, especially in rural India, where a majority of India resides, and where women constitute majority of the illiterate and uneducated !!
Today’s comment by the leader of the RSS, Ram Bhagwat is a telling comment and an expose of the level of perverse thinking of the “leaders” that lead our country.
He is not the only one- lets take a countdown
- Abhijit Mukherjee- Son of our President, MLA from West Bengal, who has a sister, and a mother, saying that he is an authority on “real” women- their reality according to him is that protesting women are “dented ” and “Painted”!!!
- Aniwur Rehman- CPM leader who asks the price to be paid to the CM of the state if she was raped!!
- Cabinet Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya from MP Govt, from the BJP, says women are to blame for men being seduced and eventually raping them!!
These are just some instances that have cropped up over the last 24 hours which are a reflection of the all pervasive perversion existing in the political class in the “modern” India today.
I am now taken back to utterances by Robert Vadra recently, when he referred to our country as a banana republic. At that point in time and with the context, it came as a rude shock to me!! It seemed out of line and in very bad taste and almost arrogant…
And then I go back to the very recent past, when Ratan Tata said that the way things are panning out in India, the way governance ( or is it??) in being done, he would not hesitate to call our country a banana republic- NOW this coming from a person of the stature of Ratan Tata DID NOT shock me, but made me stand up and take notice.
In the light of the contents of this blog and the events of the last few weeks, I could not agree more with the above statements- that India indeed is a banana republic, fit for rule by a one eyed king, in the land of the blind, whose opium is HOPE.
HOPE, that protests will change a corruption ridden , self serving system, serving the neo rulers ( not leaders) of India, led by the political class.
My friends in the US and the EU, please take note of this and think twice before making your investment decisions in this banana republic!!!