Propaganda, RSS and BJP style…

There is a concerted effort these days to hijack the thinking space on the cyberspace and Goebbelise certain “truths”. Basically, there is a set pattern. (Now these are my assumptions, but very painstakingly probed)

The Hindu pseudo-nationalists (to make it more charitable, I could call them ultra-nationalists) are a bunch of elderly guys (assumable age 45-60) who are RSS fed and are presumably paid to write and doctrinate the readers of these fora into believing certain creeds:

1. Gandhi was the greatest error that happened to India. He basically tore Hindustan (prefer not to use India) into two-three pieces.
2. Taj Mahal is actually Tejo Mahal, an erstwhile Hindu temple which has been converted into a graveyard.
3. Nathuram Godse is actually a patriot.
4. All terrorists are Muslims, but all Muslims are not terrorists. (Not that they are very pleased about the fact. They would want it interchangeable for their agenda)
5. The secret agenda of Sonia Gandhi, the Italian, is to convert the whole of India to Christianity, under the yoke of Rome.
6. Congress is anti-national.
7. All ills of this country are the sole handiwork of Congress’ misrule during the last 60 years.
8. BJP is the better of the political parties that can effectively lead the country, but Modi is the best.
9. Modi’s brand of politics is the one that can leapfrog India to greatness.
10. Conversion in India can and is only happening through lure of money.

The points are many, and they are armed with statistics and data. Some of these data is pure drivel. For egs… one goes like this:

Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed responsibility for the bomb blasts in Bangalore,
Ahmedabad, Surat and Jaipur, has issued a manifesto in which it states that it is
“raising the illustrious banner of Jihad against the Hindus and all those who fight
and resist us, and have begun our revenge with the help and permission of
Allah—a terrifying revenge of our blood, our lives and our honour that will,
Insha Allah, terminate your (Hindu) survival on this land”.
The manifesto also calls on the Hindus “to realize that the falsehood of
your 33 crore dirty and idols and the blasphemy of your deaf, dumb,
mute and naked idols of Ram, Krishna and Hanuman (words spelt in lower case)
are not all going to save your necks from being slaughtered by our hands.”
Additionally the manifesto demands that Hindus change their attitudes lest
“another Ghauri shakes your foundations and lest another Ghaznavi massacre you,
proving your blood to be the cheapest of all mankind”.

[Check the messageboard at http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/nov/07nanded-blast-accused-spill-the-truth.htm. (Rough message # 170 – 180)]

Some others are not so hair-raising. Sample this:

Hindus, as a minority community, cannot celebrate Durga Puja in southern Tripura, Meghalaya and
other Christian majority states of the east. Does the Constitution define minorities as only non-Hindus?
The savage islamic communalists riot, rape and rob at the most trivial pretext or context such as:
** hanging of Saddam Hussain in far away Iraq;
** cartoons drawn in distant Denmark;
** foul remarks of a xtn called Rev. Jerry Falwell;
** Satanic verses by frustrated muslim
** A piece of Land given to Hindu pilgrims for facilities by the govt in their own land
** when police arrest terrorists involved in crule acts of murder
** Riot over Durgapuja processions in Adilabad in AP causing death and destructions of property.
** Riots in Dhule, Maharashtra causing death and destructions of property
** Riots during ganesha processions in Bangalore.
** sixty Hindu pilgrims were burnt alive in the train by Mus ims of Godhra.
** Attack on BODO tribals and stealing their cattle.
** Kashmiri Pandits have been driven out from their own homeland.

[Check the messageboard at http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/nov/07nanded-blast-accused-spill-the-truth.htm. (Rough message # 170 – 180)]

Well, pardon the English. The idea, is seems is to generally confuse using the muddled language too. ;-D