Rudradev wrote:What does Modi offer every Indian?
Dignity of day-to-day living. Economic stability. Social stability. Security.
And most importantly of all... the best chance they've ever had of real upward mobility for current and future generations, acquired through education and economic opportunity. The kinds of things people can focus on when they receive access to savings and infrastructure; when their fundamental (vital, though short-term) needs are met.
Of course, Modi offers these things to all Indians regardless of caste or religion. However, it stands to reason that (as 75+% of the population) Hindus will be the most ubiquitous, most visible beneficiaries of these changes across the country.
Abrahamic religious institutions within India... the Ulema and the Church alike... premise both their appeal and their authority on the narrative of monotheistic exceptionalism. To preserve and expand their flocks, they have to create and sustain a perpetual impression of being representatives of a superior civilization within a savage heathen mass. Their entire message relies on this brand promise: we are the sole civilizing influence that could ever bring jahil kafirs or pagans to a higher station of existence, both spiritually and in the temporal world.
This message is relatively easy to sustain when the majority of kafirs/pagans are wretchedly poor, malnourished, unhealthy, uneducated, unemployable, and defecate in public. The existence of a wealthy elite amongst the kafirs/pagans only reinforces the message that oppression and inequality are widespread among the jahil savages, and social justice can only emerge with the egalitarian reign of (whichever) one god.
It will be interesting to watch what happens when this message is exposed as fraudulent, in the eyes of monotheistic believers, through the very evidence of their senses. When they see that ALL Hindus are advancing by leaps and bounds in socioeconomic terms, while still merrily carrying on with their kafir butt-parasti, temple visits, pilgrimages, and festivals. The effect of this will be to increasingly, and obviously, falsify the claim that belief in any monotheistic religion is a precondition to reap the benefits of civilization.
The Maslow hierarchy of needs is arguably universal. What needs to be done is to associate ascendance through that hierarchy, inextricably, with increasing adherence to the native civilizational values of India. In other words... each step of the ladder from basic sustenance through broader economic aspiration to social respect must be associated with becoming more and more and more Hindu. This is not something Modi or the BJP can do openly or explicitly... but the RSS might.
Ghar-wapsi can only become widespread and lasting if the return is to a cleaner, better, safer, more prosperous home than any secular-left administration, Mullah, or Padre were ever capable of providing. Modi's ability to provide such a home is precisely why the secular left and the monotheistic institutions hate him as much as they do.
Right now, the pseudo-secular ecosystem is coming out with the propaganda that "Hindus voted rationally == Democracy has failed / is a sham", quite openly, see e.g., articles by Arundhati Roy et al. Absurd though it is, this propaganda has powerful legs, and is pushed very hard by the TFTA West.
Muslims of India have been, nominally at least, happy with Constitution and Democracy up to this point, except in Kashmir. Globally, however, numerous Islamic forces--ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan, Turkey etc. all propagate the idea that Democracy is only meaningful if Muslims are in charge. In India, due to Hindu majority, the Muslims have hitherto settled for a compromise--they don't have to be in charge nominally, as long as they get a veto. Now, that veto has been taken away, at least in significant measure. (I doubt that Modi-raj will go for true equality any time soon).
These are the conditions under which we are expecting Muslims to make the correct choice--live in equality with their Hindu brethren, rather than rebel against the Constitution and Democracy, which they are being told by all the TFTAs of India and the world, quite emphatically, has failed them. We want them to choose to be Kalam, and not Owaisis (like Muslim Brotherhood) or Arundhati (like ISIS). There is no overt dialogue from the Hindu side, spelling out their choices, and the route we wish them to take, only "sabka saath, sabka vikas" seen in practice.
Should we leave the Muslims alone trusting them to make a sensible decision without any input from us, "us" being the Hindu-democratic-egalitarian Kalamists (HDEK) if I can coin a factional name?
If we decide to offer our input, what would be the most persuasive thing that we would say to our Muslim brethren to encourage them to let go of their resentment at losing the veto, and to move forward along with us?
How much time do we have for the decision process, which is bound to be contentious and bitter before it gets better?
What happens if Muslims decide that they would rather fight for the restoration of the veto, because maybe they can't imagine a dignified and respectable life (in their own eyes) without it? What would be the impact, and what can be done about it?