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Modi just cannot help it!

 ‘When people are the least sure, they are often the most dogmatic

Watching Modi is like watching a frenzy of ants. His looks are more like a butcher than a politician, perhaps it’s a part of life that actions appear on your face, because it appears devoid of meaning. His past history of carnages is on his face. His hands are dipped in blood, innocent Muslims blood.

Modi cannot help it. Like a puppet on a string, he cannot help it. Like the scorpion that stings the frog ferrying it across the torrent, he cannot help it. It’s his nature.

‘An ugly personality destroys a perfect face

Who is Narendra Modi? Modi is a member of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) which was formed in 1927 by a group of radical Hindus headed by Dr Hedgewar Prakalp, inspired by the fascist Italian organisation of Mussolini. Their hero is Adolf Hitler. A book “We or Our Nationhood defined” was written by MS Golwalkar, who succeeded Dr Hedgewar in 1940, as the second leader of RSS, of whom Modi is a follower. This book defines the characteristic, mindset and thought process of RSS members. Here is a script from the book:

“Ever since that evil day when Muslims first landed in Hindustan, right up to the present moment, the Hindu nation has been gallantly fighting on to take on these despoilers. The race spirit has been awakening. In Hindustan, the land of Hindus lives and should live the Hindu nation, all others are traitors and enemies to the Hindu cause, or to take a charitable view, idiots. Foreign races in Hindustan may stay in the country wholly in support to the Hindu nation claiming nothing, deserving no privileges far less any preferential treatment not even citizen’s rights.”.

When Modi was a nobody, just a tea boy, he was radically bigoted, he was frantic and dogmatic to clients, he was disrespectful to all defying him. Then he joined this group of Hindu fundamentalists, RSS. He was mysterious and had a dreadful nature. If confronted, he would try some bombast and storm out of meetings. His lust remained power, may be through bloodshed, killings or terrorist acts, he paved his way to the highest chair through radical Hindu thinking, through the blood of innocent Muslims, Sikhs and lower-caste Hindus. His aggression, deceptions and tricks are now stiffing all Indians. The technique is the same: Keep reality at a distance through hyperactive fakery.

Modi’s disrespect for peace and lust of power has forced him to war, which may end in an atomic war putting the peace of the whole world in danger

‘Humanity’s true fundamental moral test consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy’

Fundamentalist Hindus have been fascinated by Modi’s compulsion. Like birds feasting on mangled flesh in the middle of the road, he cannot help it. In Modi, the element of sadistic cruelty is his personality, and the sheer gall of his fakery. Unfortunately he happens to occupy the office responsible for more than a billion people; they are all at his mercy.

Now when the general elections are approaching, he desperately is trying for his second term in the highest chair, which is forcing him to play all the dirty games in his drastic mind. His ordering the troops to create disturbance at the western border before the elections was an exercise in manipulative illusion. It came to be a bad dream. He lost the confidence of his army and people as well. There always was a humanitarian crisis in India; it’s enhanced under the leadership of Modi.

I read Harry G. Frankfurt’s seminal essay, “On Bullshit.” Here I must ask an excuse from readers who may find it offensive. There really is no alternative to it, for Modi is the Michelangelo of bullshit artists. The essential distinction that Frankfurt, a professor of philosophy emeritus at Princeton University, makes is between lies and bull. As he writes, “It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction.”

It is a habit “unconstrained by a concern with truth” whose essence is “not of falsity but of fakery.” The addict of bull does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He is trying to get away with something false, his focus is more austere and rigorous demands of lying. Frankfurt’s conclusion may be read as an ominous verdict on Modi.

‘It’s okay to be angry. It’s never okay to be cruel

It has been said that Modi’s extraordinary election victory in 2014 owed much to his fundamentalism, there is absolute truth in this. But now the people of India have realised the danger of this warmonger’s thoughts and hazard to elect him as head of the state for the next terms. This fear has forced him to open border to fetch the vote of Hindu radicals. But he forgot, there’s a third party involved, the Sikhs, who have also suffered carnage by the radical Hindus and will stand with the Muslims and Pakistan in case of any dispute or war. They have proved it during the crisis of Palwama.

Modi’s disrespect for peace and lust of power has forced him to war, which may end in an atomic war putting the peace of the whole world in danger. Modi perhaps doesn’t know the meaning of war and consequence thereafter. That is to say, for reality and the very concept of peace would make it impossible for Modi to be treated respectfully at any international forum. A man with his personality can’t faithfully execute the duties of the oath of office and to preserve, protect, and defend the Indian constitution.

Modi cannot help himself, he can’t and won’t. His deceitful statements at the seat of a head of the state not only damage his personality, but also injure the country’s stability. But as peace loving citizens, it’s the duty of the world masters to insist that words have meanings, and peace means peace.

We Pakistanis are “peace lovers”, but at the same time know how to protect, how to defend our country from antagonists like Modi. There’s a piece of advice for Modi:

Don’t be so quick to judge us; the Pakistanis. You only see what we choose to show you.

Tariq Mushtaq

The author is a technocrat and an international affairs analyst