All of us are aware of the saying – A fool and his money are soon parted. In the same vein, we must understand that A Coward can be made to part with his legacy equally soon – and the coward can mean not just an individual but the whole society.
You can restore his legacy to the coward, but whether he can retain it will depend entirely on his shedding his cowardice and cultivating the capability to defend it.
We are at war and must understand the framework within which it needs to be fought. War needs sacrifice and in order to win, we must have the intrinsic desire to give up at least a little. But even more than that, what we need to give up is envy and jealousy of our own people. We must understand that fame also makes one a target and ask ourselves if we are willing to bear this onus too. One cannot have fame without being a target. Are we ok with that?
The Places for Worship Act will go only when the Hindu is assertive enough to kick it out.
First and foremost, develop the capability to defend our restored legacy. Else, it is only like the class teacher restoring to the weakling his compass box that the class bully has snatched from him; the teacher’s authority does not extend outside school hours. The weakling must strengthen himself so that the bully does not dare to transgress.
Develop strength and all snatched compass boxes will be restored. Else the weakling must know that he has to go home and so does the teacher. It is not possible for the teacher to stay with the weakling in the classroom all his life just to protect him from the lurking bully.
Modi has given us Ayodhya. He has delivered his promise. Let other temples be the promise we make unto ourselves. Politics is not cricket where only the player has to deliver. Remember Clausewitz’s famous dictum – war is politics by other means. I say the converse is equally true – politics is war by other means. It affects everyone. It affects me, it affects you, it affects our enemies too. It also affects our children and generations yet unborn. Our actions or lack thereof shall be their legacy.
And never forget that all pacts are of losers agreeing to stay losers.
Keep the momentum, the Places for Worship Act will go only when the Hindu is assertive enough to kick it out. As of now, those changing group settings to admin only should take a hard look at themselves in the mirror first.
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