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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Farm laws repeal – a setback on the long path to Hindu resurgence

“Repeal” of “farm” laws likely from regional electoral consideration (to disconnect angst from votes, reason Tikait insists on continuing drama). But it shows a caution that comes from fatigue, in turn willingness to rely on more “tried and tested” advice.

The danger starts from here: when commander becomes defensive and moves away from the aggressive campaign that gave him territory – some will claim its a ploy to make the enemy think commander has weakened and softened. But I am not sure that is the case here.

It seems in keeping with keeping other measures hanging or an undoubtedly clever but still a softening or retreat on steps (CAA, Article 370) that appears to be based on a calculation of testing waters and using delay to implement or rollback to deflate enthusiasm in the enemy.

I actually find it politically savvy attitude to cut “losses”. Problem is that in current state context this may mean a cutting forever. Electorally, an under siege mentality will develop that will gather around devoted voters which in turn may soften any electoral blow.

However, the long term ideological (which has been up in smoke for some time) and political legacy and therefore succession become very problematic. Even if many don’t even imagine it, that “succession” is an issue, especially as it will land up in a crucial time point.

In personality cult based systems like the current state, such cults are crucial for solving the “coordination problem” but they also tend to make the whole political engine dependent on and focused on and for the leader. They leave legacies that take forever to undo.

I maintain my earlier stance that this phase of the long path to Hindu reassertion was necessary, but Hindus cannot and should not get stuck in it as the endgame. This phase shows the weaknesses and faults of the first attempt, provides a breathing space, and prepare.

There will be lots of moves against Bharat, and it is not yet prepared ideologically to take on those challenges. But each such move is also an opportunity. As the flawed will give way and clear the path. It is not going to be pleasant. Yet, we will have to go through it.

(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread of @dikgaj)

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