After BJP has come to power the fervor with which the word ‘patriotism’ is trumpeted will make a sane person go insane. They say for them India comes FIRST and other things a distant second. Unsurprisingly, they justify their deeds and misdeeds by invoking patriotism. Even hard core criminal like Chotta Rajan resorted to patriotism in his defense. I will uncover why these vile creatures harp on patriotism all the time.
It is open secret that these casteist beasty people did not participate during India’s independence struggle. They openly colluded with British and did not take part in Quit India movement. After India own independence they started harping on patriotism. I don’t want to go to history but want to make my point in present political setting.
First and foremost, patriotism provides a cover to hide their atrocities on Dalit, Tribal and minorities. If you raise these issues they would say they are more worried about India than the petty issues like caste rape or killing. They conveniently ignore the fact that such incidents occur almost on daily basis. Patriotism suppresses the gross human right violations that go on in many parts of India unabated.
Secondly, the present govt is upper caste, especially Brahmin and Bania friendly. Their policies are geared for benefit of these privileged people and at the expense of majority. Snatching of tribal land in Jharakhand and Chattisgarh, increasing various taxes for commoners, demonetization raising prices of essential commodities, diesel petrol hike etc. are the tricks to transfer the wealth of masses to privileged few. All these actions of govt being justified on nation interest and invoking patriotism.
Finally, patriotism is a solid excuse to polarize masses on religion basis. They label Muslims and Christians as anti-nationals while proclaim themselves nationalist. They demand unequivocal support for what the Manuwadi BJP govt doing. Unfortunately, thy have succeeded in their strategy and able to polarize people on religion basis on most states. Even Dalits and tribals are brought into their lies and they rip political dividend.
Throughout history they succeed exploiting Dalit Bahujans through religious agenda and in current age they have turned to propaganda.