Recently I was having a conversation with a Marxist academician from India who was on a speaking tour in the U.S. He was invited by a college under the management of a Christian fundamentalist group. During our conversation, he accused “Hindutva Vadis” of being “mean-spirited, hateful and, judgmental.”
The conversation was instructive that led me to ponder the question why atheist Marxists have an affinity for Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. Why they hate peace loving, tolerant and passive Hindus who believe in coexistence and universalism? Why have they established an unholy alliance with Islamic fascists and Christian fundamentalists in India?
Marxist hatred of religion is inherent in the philosophy of Marx. For Marx, "religion does not reflect the productive process, and it diverts people's attention from their miseries, which are consequences of exploitation. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless condition. It is the opium of the people"
The passage clearly states Marx's view that religion is the resulting conditions of the historical systems of exploitation. Marx's theory of religion was an aspect of his general theory of society that prevailed in Europe in his era. For Marx, Christianity was the cause of human suffering in Europe. For him, Christianity appeared as an unmitigated evil, a superstition. He saw Christianity as the greatest obstacle to human progress. For the European communists, the Church had “extinguished the torch of progress in the blood of Christ.”
For European communists, hatred of religion proceeds from their belief that fundamentalist religions like Christianity has been a hindrance to progress and has resulted in much evil. In fact, Marx was even skeptical of Christianity's ability to serve the interests of the working class. The reason for Marx's hatred towards Christianity was the historical evidence that Church has always supported the maintenance of the legitimacy of the exploiter. Thus, to create a classless society, religion as a tie to the past must be eliminated. Marx suggested that Christianity, with its concepts of salvation, reflects the outlook of utterly despairing people, of slaves, who lost their battles with their masters.
Marx's opposition to religion may reflect the social conditions prevailed in Europe. Marx was trying to solve the problem of duality of egoistic individualism and the religious society that exploited the poor masses. He advocated the need to emancipate the Christian world which opposed the proletariat.
In spite of number of problems with his ideology, Marx's theory of society and of religion while in many ways controversial has nonetheless provided great insight into the oppressive nature of Christianity.
Indian Marxists have departed from Marx and made a grotesque alliance with Islamic fascists and Christian fundamentalists. Their goal is to comfort the comfortable Imams, Jihadi terrorists, Bishops and the Church and wage a relentless war against Hindutva that comfort the afflicted Indian masses. Indian Marxists make Hindus the eternal scapegoat. At the same time, they are pleased to tolerate Islamic poison and Christian hatred.
Marxist intellectuals are not interested in studying the all inclusive, universal philosophy of Hindutva. Rather than understanding Hindutva, the social fabric that keeps India together, they prefer to study social history of Europe and ignore the cruelties and immoralities of Christianity and forget butcheries committed by Islamic Jihadis. Dogmatic Islam and Christianity and their regressive, rigid and irrational belief system are dear to Indian Marxists. In India, Marxists have made an unholy coalition with Islamic fascists, Christian fundamentalists and anarchists against Hindutva. Indian Marxists never view Islam and Christianity as the creation of bourgeoisie and they are unaware that they serve the interests of bourgeoisie and are against the interests of the proletariat. They seldom study their historical exploitation, divisive nature and brutality.
Age old Hindu customs, temple practices, spiritual traditions, personal freedom have been revalued under Marxist perversion. They cannot seem to fathom freedom, spirituality and culture in the same sense as Hindus. The frame of-mind of Marx was more in tune with the realities of the Christian fundamentalists. Indian Marxists stand in stark contrast and make partnership with Islamic Mullahs and the Church. When Indian Marxists speak of freedom today, they are acknowledging the defeat of freedom for Hindus and license for Jihadi terrorists. Hindus are defeated in almost every corner in the Marxist ruled West Bengal and Kerala. Under Marxist rule, Jihadis and evangelists obtain more liberty, and their anti-Hindu activities are protected.
Marxist party mobilizes poor people against their own interests and uproot them from their cultural tradition-in the service of Marxists against Hindus. The anti-national Marxists, in recent years have hijacked malcontent people, Jihadi terrorists, Christian grievance collectors, social agitators and anarchists into contrived groups as having special needs as opposed to poor Hindus. Rich and powerful Marxist leaders, Mullahs and Bishops live in luxury houses, drive deluxe limousines, send their children at expensive boarding schools and lead an elite life. The Marxist political leaders are at a huge, incalculable distance from the average citizen. The five star Marxists encourage the rich grievance groups to fight against Hindus. They are anchored in their twisted anti-national ideology and work hard against the interests of the nation. Marxist media elite are bold in smoldering hatred of Jihadis into burst of flames. They manufacture Hindu hate messages and it is often accompanied by social, political and economic discrimination.
The Marxists make common cause with Jihadis and it is one of the bizarre facts of modern Indian politics. The only thing they have in common today is their hatred of Hindutva. That is the foundation on which Marxist-Islamic scheme is formed and the motivation behind any actions they carry out. It is rooted in their self hatred. Marxists seem to identify closely with the very Jihadis who will destroy them and us. Marx said “it is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but on the contrary their social existence that determines their consciousness.” In the Communist Manifesto, Marx suggests that religion, like morality and philosophy might be eliminated if we are to achieve a new political and economic existence. Communism abolishes all religion, and all morality instead of constituting them on new basis. Indian Marxists tend to ignore that Islamic institutions and the Church everywhere control personal and social behavior and carry out a process of unity as part of building resistance to Marxist consciousness.
Hindu hatred of the Marxists reached its final point when the Marxist government in Kerala introduced Hindu Devasom Law to take over Hindu temples. It is the Marxist attempt to loot Hindu temple wealth. Marxists know that Hindutva survives through temples and they have to take over temples and make a long march through temple culture before they can destroy Hindutva. The impulse motivating Marxists, bogus liberals and Islamic fascists has nothing to do with any desire for a moral or cultural renewal. Spiritual reflection and continuity of Dharma have disappeared from the Marxist/Jihadi domain long ago. Contemporary Marxism is an anti-Hindu movement with explicitly aggressive political objectives. Marxists aligned with phony secularists ensures that Islamic and Christian institutions are protected and their special privileges are preserved. Marxists have no qualm that Islamic fanatics are the largest recipient of Indian tax payer's largesse.
The reason for the Marxist conspiracy against Hindus and their unholy alliance with Islamic/Christian fundamentalists is simple. They are all rigid, totalitarian, dualistic, closed, fundamentalist dogmas. Their goal is to undercut the spiritual/cultural/intellectual foundation of India and exacerbate the social disintegration of India. In short, Marxists have accelerated a human disaster of almost unprecedented proportions in India. These combined forces working together against Hindutva are aggravating an already fundamental disaster in India that has been created by the disastrous policies of the pseudo secular politicians.
Tragically, counterfeit secular leaders play down the seriousness of the Marxist/Jihadi alliance, violence, coercive religious conversion, separatist movements, Islamic infiltration from Pakistan and Bangladesh and subversive activities. The liberal intellectuals deliberately underestimate the risks of Jihadi terrorism, Marxist menace, religious conversion, internal sabotage and pooh-pooh fears of impending calamity.
The destruction of Hindu temples, forceful deconstruction of Hindu culture and spiritual foundation by the unholy alliance is one of the monumental social crimes perpetuated by these anti national conspirators. The pseudo secular intellectuals, which facilitate catastrophe, have a moral duty to speak. The daily degradation of Hindus by the sinister coalition is the degradation of all humanity. The Marxist policies serve the aims of Jihadis and evangelists to win brownie points from the fundamentalists. The Marxist party actively defends terrorist groups, missionaries, anarchists, subversive agents and mischief mongers as part of its program for expansion. Only false patriots and those without conscience, without honor, without respect can be silent about the destruction of the eternal Hindu Dharma. The heinous communist crimes against Hindus have been numerous and they left a wreckage of broken lives and families worse than the aftermath of colonialism.
Hindus must do all that they can to survive. India needs Hindus. The world needs universal Hindu value system. Hinduism has existed long before Marxism, Islam, Christianity, Capitalism and post modernism. Hinduism is not the product of class struggle, dialectical materialism, revelation of a messiah, or concocted by a self proclaimed prophet. Hinduism is eternal, time tested, all inclusive and systemic. It is the natural consequence on the reflection of man's consciousness.
Hindus need to recognize the threat, reclaim liberties, and prepare an effective defense against these organized invaders. These organized barbarian groups are not ad-hoc believers of religious freedom, pluralism, tolerance, spirituality or varieties of beliefs. Hindus have tremendous amounts of work to do, once again, to win Hindus to understand and to act on their real interests and to achieve a major re-polarization, a realignment of political forces and the political terrain.