“Bharatavarsha must consciously reject the Western model of Ideological Universalism and accelerate Decolonisation”, Dharma Dispatch, November 28, 2023:
“A RECENT WHATSAPP forward that has spread like wildfire euphorically heralds some sort of a glorious revival of the Right-Wing ideology across the Western hemisphere. Its conclusion basically is that because Giorgia Meloni, Javier Milei, Geert Wilders, et al., have been elected with thumping majorities, Narendra Modi too, will return to power in 2024.
At the very least, this is the latest exemplar of an old logical fallacy: of confounding correlation with causation. At worst, it is the return of another old ailment that has plagued the Hindu community for the last 150 years: of seeking western validation for our own successes, which have nothing to do with the west. To put it bluntly, such behaviour is the outward expression of our subconscious colonization which clings to the alien and fears taking ownership of our own triumphs.
Even in the limited sphere of electoral politics, equating Narendra Modi with Geert Wilders or Giorgia Meloni is akin to forcing a simile between Christ’s alleged Second Coming and Krishna Janmashtami…..”