“India’s Third Freedom Struggle has begun”, someone on facebook or twitter said a few days ago.
Exaggeration? Perhaps. But hope springs eternal.
This time freedom from homegrown, Brahminical Hindutva fascism.
However, it’ll be a long, long night. For these fascists have deep pockets just as those in Germany last century did: DuPont, Krupp, Siemens and several other behemoths were in cahoots with the Nazis.
Now, Adani, Ambani, Tata et al (one of the A’s with 0 experience in making any kind of aircraft having won a subcontract to supply fighter planes) in India have been enjoying untold millions of dollars in tax breaks and winks at massive frauds not only since mid-2014 but since much earlier, Congress and BJP being but Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
My generation may or not live to see this struggle out.
But these fascists, one of them fed on expensive imported mushrooms (as some reports have it) will die some day, just as their bankrupt and corrupt ideology must. As the poet James Shirley (1596-1666) said:
Death lays his icy hand on kings:
Sceptre and Crown
Must tumble down,
And in the dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
P.S.: “… they can be identified by their clothes,” the alleged mushroom-eater has said about those protesting.
Many of those resisting in India, in Hong Kong, in Chile and elsewhere can be identified by their jeans and tops.
Young women, so many of them, not to forget the entire gamut of LGBTQIA+.
P.P.S: “C’est une révolte?”
“Non, Sire, c’est une révolution.”
We Shall Overcome!!!
Happy New Year!