Why can’t Indians rebel ?

According to the father of psychology Sigmund Freud,

Myth and ritual is an unconscious expression of repressed dreams of a community.

Transformation of a repressed desire into myth is not necessarily a conscious process but a social one

In the hindu myths, of Mahabharata & Ramayana and many other epics the son surrenders to the father, owes him complete obedience and shows unquestionable loyalty.

Ram leaves his kingdom on the command of his father.

Bhishma vows celibacy sacrifices everything so that his father can marry another woman.

Puru son of Yayati sacrifices his youth for his father.

Parasuram kills the mother under the orders of his father

Such stories are what we have been taught and conditioned to.

We have been conditioned over the years that, there is no greater respect to the father than absolute surrender of the son, no matter how terrible or cruel the father is.

Same way we consider absolute obedience and devotion from women. Absolute surrender / obedience of wife to husband and elders of the husband’s family

In the stories of Ramayana

Where Sita is asked to join Ram and leave the palace or when she was asked to get into the fire to prove herself.

In Mahabharata where a woman is shared between 5 men just because the mother asked them to share .

In the story of Kannagi where she forgives the husband and still obeys him despite he sleeping around with women.

To Freud religion was nothing but neurosis, and the answer to myth lay in the unconscious

On the contrary Greek mythology is full of stories in which a son is responsible for the death of his father or a father figure

Greek myths:

From the myths about the trio Zeus, Poseidon and Hades overthrowing their father Titan Kronos and
Oedipus who killed his father King Laius of Thebes and married his mother Jocasta.

One can deduce that Greek mythology is all about the Son overthrowing the father. It means the new replaces the old.

Tales in Hindu scriptures suggest a reverse-Oedipal, or Yayati, complex. In this case the father destroys the son in order to have his way.

This difference in Greek Oedipus Complex and Indian Yayati Complex has been seen by many to explain the cultural and intellectual differences between India and the West.

Conclusion:

Why did Marx say a revolution is impossible in a country that worships monkeys and snakes ?

Why we shy away from rebellion ?

Indians shy away from rebellion. Rebellion means rejecting tradition, the past, the father.

Inspired from.

http://devdutt.com/articles/myth-theory/from-oedipus-to-yayati.html

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An appeal to those who judge

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.

~ Mao

To those who disapprove the way the Tamil people express their emotions, know THIS first

The BJP has been doing everything to undermine the federal structure and the self governance of TN through the strings they hold of the AIADMK puppets. From the appointment of a Brahmin VC in Ambedkar University to a Kannadiga in Anna University, it reeks of this malintent.

This pushed us to the point of going to NEET in which the life of an innocent child was sacrificed at the altar by giving false hope by none other than those in power in the centre.

The Cauvery issue is another example where the SC judgement has been undermined by the Center, as it has the Karnataka elections to fend for.

Keep in mind, it is not Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu. It is the Centre that politicises this issue for electoral gains and consequently prevents the Southern states from fighting together against the Delhi hegemony.

Humans are emotional creatures, and when they are hurt, they retaliate in ways they know. If you think you can program them to retaliate in ways you want them to, it would not work. You may have argued verbally with a mute, but don’t be surprised if you find him retaliating, not verbally, but by some other means the person is capable of, but if you insist that the person fight with you by your rules
What you are attempting is Neo Brahmanism.

When a certain majority of the people are being denied their basic rights, their livelihoods are threatened, you have the so called elite class seeming to not bat an eyelid about their condition. And if that wasn’t enough, their priorities are anchored around mercenary sports and partying.

When my people are suffering without food you wanna celebrate ? That’s the question they ask .

Let me remind that’s the same question that arises before every revolution from the French revolution to the October revolution

It’s that exactly that may be taking birth now in the form of the IPL protests.

As an urban elite it may be difficult for you to understand, but at least, can you empathise ? I know it’s hard for you to do but if there is any empathy left in you I would appeal to that

Let one isolated incident not be unfairly anchored to belittle the monumental efforts being put up for a humanitarian cause.

And Yes, if you are going to brand the whole protest violent just because of one isolated incident … please feel free to judge because you’re nothing more than a selfish hypocrite.

A wish for the girl who’s about to be married

I hope you find someone who loves you for who you are, your dreams, your passion, for the spark in your eyes, the fire in your spirit. Someone who mesmerises you with their magic .. puts your in some trance state where you feel nothing but love. Someone who would be with you. Someone who would see your flaws and love you despite your mistakes .. wakes you up with coffee, take you out for a walk on the lonely roads on late night .. who would love to travel with you , explore places go on road trips, camps under the starry night, kisses you by the river on a full moon night . Star gazes with you on the roof top, dances with you all night long .. takes you to the beach to the see the beauty of sunset and falls in love with you as watches the sun set and rise. Fall for you every second of his life, who puts an effort understands your anger, you sadness, your pleasure, your pain, your dreams, your preferences who loves you without trying to own you or change . Someone who would treat you like an empress, loves
you like a queen and protect you like a princess.
Someone who would choose you every single time over all the wealth and beauty of the world. Someone who dreams of the future with you, someone who knows your darkest side and loves the parts of you that you yourself don’t love. Someone who would fight with you and can’t stand not talking to you.. someone who can never get over you .. ever

Hate crimes vs Stealing for survival

It’s wrong to equate hate crime of shambhu lal regar and the murder of tribal man madhu.

One is motivated based on hate and another on survival.

He didn’t steal money, he stole rice. He stole it because of poverty.

When I’m happy that accused in both cases are behind bars, I think of what should be done to prevent such things from reoccurring. What needs to be done is analysis of the root cause

In shambhulal regar case it’s the hate filed mind and the propaganda of the right wing but in the case of madhu it is poverty.

Hate crimes can be countered by stopping hate propaganda and it’s easy for the government to do that on the other hand poverty isn’t something that’s easy.

Poverty abolition effort should be made by the government which include land reforms and creating jobs for everyone

Though there are a lot of things people are flaunting to be number 1 state in the country the fact that poverty isn’t eliminated is explicit. Shows the Government irrespective of parties have failed to deliver basic needs to the people especially the tribals. Reoccurrence of such things can be prevented only if

If only the politicians cared enough.

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

By Mary Elizabeth Frye.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Of Wolves and sheep: Misogyny, men, and women

As common folk we tend to get manipulated easily. It’s our desperation that makes us irrational that we become gullible to the wolf in sheep’s clothing. It’s time we rise above that . My take on Shamir Reuben.

Cafe Dissensus Everyday

By Arrow

“The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.”

Shamir Reuben, a writer and poet, who was adored by men and women alike as a man vocal against patriarchy, was accused of sexual misconduct, sexting teenage girls on private platforms. Until the allegations came out, he was angelic to his fans! But the allegations shocked them, and made them see him for what he truly is with his devilish attitude: the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Every woman, who was harassed by him and are now vocal about it, says, “I shared it with my friends and none of them believed me.”

Why do people, in this case, women fall for the wolf? Why don’t women believe other women when they share an abuse story, especially when the man in question is famous for pro-women stance? What makes…

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The Prison Diaries : Explanation of Hegemony

Modern slaves are not in chains, they are in debt

The “prison notebooks” explain about the psychological warfare that the imperialists impose upon the colonies

Yes, most Indians go through the mindset. The attraction towards Western culture, we try to imitate them in every way possible. Wearing clothes that’s different to our climatic conditions, eating food that doesn’t suit us, buying imported cars and bikes that aren’t designed for our roads the list goes on.

If you stop for a moment and think why, which we never do one can understand this thought has been systematically influenced upon us through the media and by the society.

That’s how we are still slaves to Western imperialism. Antonio Gramsci terms it as hegemony

Today is the birthday of one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen .

The Italian Marxist theorist
Antonio Gramsci.

Jan 22 1891.

My opinion on Lakshmi and Naachiyaar

Cinema is our life with boring parts cut.

Of all the arts cinema is most important to us ~Lenin

Scenario 1:
A few days ago a short film called Lakshmi became quite popular. It’s where a woman who is tired of her husband treating her as an object of sex falls for another man who adores her, regrets her mistake when she discovers her husband also has an affair.

Scenario 2:
A teaser of the movie ‘naachiyar’ was released yesterday where she says the word ‘ thevudiya payalgal’ literally translates to bastards.

Both the films stirred up a huge controversy as the majority of the viewers seem to be entrenched in their patriarchal conditioned society for years. With this conservative mindset, they’ll readily accept the husband’s affair in “Lakshmi” but detest the woman having an affair. Same logic applies to usage of abusive language in the other movie. Both the movies does not justify the actions of the characters in anyway so far.

So where/why does the problem arise?

It’s the mindset of the people who can’t see anything beyond their conservative mind.

“Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed. “

That’s exactly what the movies have done, good job team, and if you’re offended by the movies my suggestion is

  • Get off your conservative mindset and social insecurities
  • Watch movies as an art and stop dictating how any art should be.