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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Media created labels let us avoid


 Let educated people, especially those active in public life avoid these types of stereotyped surveys, which force us to acclaim certain specific identity when in reality we are not confined and preferably must not get confined to any identity cage- why?

Because labels are used subtly through certain terminological terrorism [like secularism, communalism, saffronization etc ] to lure you to find out your brand of preferred identity.

As a part of humor they are ok but not on any serious ideology.

1.    The word ‘liberal’ and ‘noble’ are the most misused and misunderstood words, if you read History for a United World by Dance you will know.

2.    All these labels are based on the assumption of fixed identities and ideological fixations.

3.     Human psyche/ideas/thought s/perceptions etc like human body also do undergo a process of metamorphosis wherein at some time or other we would have been part of one of these or some of these or all of these.

4.    Even at the same time according to the context we need to change labels like vehicle gears. Communitarian is a distorted term.

5.    All these in practice and application differ very much from definition." Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." and "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries"- Winston Churchill and also read this one

6.    It is the greatest malady of/sick obsession of the Western psyche to homogenize everything which has been perpetrated on the whole of human perspective of perception by trying to homogenize the beauty and subtle variety in life and categorize into some classification then lead all discussion based on those homogenized classification.

7.    This homogenization mania is carried on all domains If we glimpse through the annals of history, we can observe this and the several ways in which this has been carried out: by indoctrination, by force, by cultural invasions, by wars etc. Throughout history it has failed miserably. Be it the Roman Empire’s greed to spread its tentacles, be it the attempt to homogenize religion which failed with Spanish Inquisition, be it Nazism or Colonialism, all have failed. Once these attempts at homogenizing cultures, beliefs, political ideologies have failed, now, the West is trying it in Trade and Economy.

8.    Now the whole media, including social media resorts to this terminological terrorism whereby certain labels are assigned or appropriated and then they are used as the base to develop the discourse like communalism, secularism, saffronization etc and these are mostly marketed by the greenhorns of red brigade.

9.    Just yesterday I wrote a very long article on people terming saffronization of history and India has no proper account of history but only mythology which is misconstrued as history and people build an edifice on that etc

10. Three  days ago, my friend  Prof. Vaidyanathan [ of IIM Bangalore]  has rightly explained about this terminological terrorism in his excellent lecture at Delhi Vivekananda institute and did write to him my views about that excellent lecture link here and my comments you can find there and also here

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