MEDIA WARS- THIRD PART. THE GAME OF THE FOUR PILLARS- నాలుగు స్తంభాలాట
This INTOLERANCE debate took its toll on a beleaguered nation so much so that, whomsoever you try to talk suddenly turns the tables on you. What is intolerance, after all? A mother-in-law, who gave birth to a son, breast-fed, fed him food, cleaned his bowels, dressed him, schooled and tutored him, had high hopes on his owing allegiance to her throughout her destined life suddenly finds herself intolerant of the same son, who brought another lady into his life and was devoting more time to her than to the mother, Goddess Incarnate. A private limited company, with closely held family shares and management of the Company in its grips until the Government declares itself owner of the Company, becomes intolerant overnight. This happened with Insurance Companies in 1956 and again with Banks in 1969 and 1980. Take a Mafia group, that originated in Italy, flourished in Mexico and landed in India too. Mafia don and his cohorts suddenly turn intolerant and if required, violent, if the family business is usurped by a different family that may want to stop the underworld activity and join the mainstream.
If we take the three examples above, we understand why the Indian National Congress that feels it has an indubitable, unquestioned and axiomatic right to rule over India the way they want,
have suddenly turned intolerant and when another party took over reins of rule with absolute people support have started feeling suffocated and raised the INTOLERANCE debate. In Medical terms this intolerance can be adduced to the party's allergy to a drug called "people power." They feel people are a flock of sheep that follow the shepherd into a ditch, if directed. But when the same people roared like a lion, they ran helter skelter and unable to fight a direct war with the lion hid behind trees (here Media Cameras) to fight a guerilla war. NGOs and other uncivil groups that have many holes to cover lent a helping hand. As I stated earlier, a kind of conspiracy was hatched, Mafia Style on foreign shores, lot of money allegedly was pumped in and a concerted and orchestrated debate was initiated in elite circles that Hindus are intolerant.
In a population of 125 crores with different ideologies, different view points, different languages, beliefs and superstitions, a persona non grata somewhere makes some statement. It is caught by the Congress honchos, Media, pseudo intellectuals and extinct political parties like Communists to show to the world that Hinduism is intolerant. Laughable but but not a laughing matter as International Media is fed with lies, who like vultures in the sky, look for dead bodies down below start spreading the lies and the malice accompanying it. And for every minor issue Modi was made a target and the only aim is to see that he does not get an iota of chance to proceed in corruption cases. But, those familiar with Hindu mythology might pretty well know that those with "ASURA" qualities who appease Gods for boons, take a misstep somewhere in their arrogance. We had Ravana who underestimated men and monkeys, Hiranya Kasyap who wanted death neither here nor there and got in the middle, a Bhasmasura who wanted all those on whom his hand lay got burned but finally burned himself etc. Did we not hear the story of the ant that asked God a boon, "Should die if bitten" and God said TATHASTU and from then on ants die when they bite? Did we not hear the story of Midas' touch and he turns his daughter into gold with greed overtaking good sense? So it happens here too.
For those who were after Modi to make a statement on intolerance, he said in unequivocal terms in the G 20 summit that now India had turned very intolerant to black money and corruption. It is a direct slap on Congress that not only tolerated but participated in both actively for decades and wants that regime back.
In fact BJP leadership could have turned the tables on Congress from day one by raking up the Scams, one each hour and repeating it every hour. If Media did not cover, it should have used Social Media and Cellular phones extensively. It could have spent party funds in circulating hand outs in all languages and sent them across with daily news papers. The cost factor does not work out as much as a full page advertisement in a news paper or "Daag acchah hai" advertisement on TV. Even now, it is not too late. BJP should install giant screens in cluster of villages or towns, cities and go on countering Media campaign. At no point BJP should succumb to blackmail of Media and give them advertisements. They should starve of funds until they follow Media ethics. Please read the above anecdote and we can take a leaf out of the book of Hodja to make other person intolerant, even supposing one of our own slipped his tongue a bit too much.