When Lord Krishna was about to come to Hastinapura and when the Kuru court was deliberating how to receive him, Duryodhana in no mean words says, Krishna shouldn’t be accorded the honour he deserves – it’s not because he doesn’t deserve it(rather, he deserves much more than what we can give him) but because he is firmly in the enemy camp. Acting as if there is no war will not bring peace.
देशः कालस तथायुक्तॊ न हि नार्हति केशवः
मंस्यत्य अधॊक्षजॊ राजन भयाद अर्चति माम इति ||3||
अवमानश च यत्र सयात कषत्रियस्य विशां पते
न तत कुर्याद बुधः कार्यम इति मे निश्चिता मतिः  ||4||
न तु तस्मिन परदेयं सयात तथा कार्यगतिः परभॊ
विग्रहः समुपारब्धॊ न हि शाम्यत्य अविग्रहात      ||6||
Look around you. Isn’t this what we are doing? Two days ago, there was a major terrorist attack. What was our response? Let’s not war-monger. It’s the time for mourning, not for jingoism. May be, this is an election ploy? This is exactly what Duryodhana said – it’s foolish to act as if no war when there is actually a situation of war prevailing.
Now, what drives this narrative in India? Is there any reason why we are behaving the way we are behaving?
Modern Indian thinking is such modelled that we always compare ourselves with Pakistan. Pakistan, a country formed only on a single point agenda – something which is not India – it’s existence is meaningless if it takes a pro-India stand. There are two things which drive the narrative from Pakistani side –
1. The cohesive unity and the rallying point of the country is the threat of Indian invasion.
2. In some circles, it is said that Pakistan is an army with a country, not a country with an army. It means the army will do everything to further it’s agenda. And the case for a strong military needs a powerful enemy.
Thus for the bread and butter of the ruling system of Pakistan, it is imperative that India treats Pakistan as it’s principal nemesis and puts a weak posture with regard to handling Pakistan. A recent report, Policy Guidelines in view of the Latest Situation Developing between India and Pakistan issued in 2016 by Pakistani Senate as recommendations to Pakistani Government on how to tackle India clearly spells out the India-centric focus(specifically of Kashmir) of the country. The relevant bits from the report below.
Second, not since 1971 has the Indian government gone to the extent of pressuring Pakistan as is being done by the Modi regime.

2. A Media Coordination Committee (MCC) be constituted including selected journalists plus representatives of the Foreign Office, Ministry of Information, parliament and intelligence to prepare fact sheets and a counter-propaganda campaign against India and to design and promote a media strategy for continually highlighting the Kashmiri freedom struggle.

5. There is need to highlight the Indian intervention in Pakistan and in this context the arrest of serving Indian Navy Commander Kulbhushan Yadav should have been and should be raised at various important international forums alongwith the human rights violations in Indian held Kashmir.
6. The Government should hire International lobbyists and strategic communication firms and reactivate Pakistani community living abroad to change global narrative.

8. India’s own fault-lines in their alienated Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and Dalits as well as the growing Maoist insurgency be highlighted. In this context, services of two official think tanks whose principal task is to study India, the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) and Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) can be attached to the relevant Committees of the Parliament. Modi and his RSS ideology of Hindutva should be targeted.
9. Comprehensive outreach to those segments of Indian public opinion which are opposed to Modi’s extremism and his anti-Pakistan policies including political parties, media, civil society organisations and human rights groups.
Besides the usual ramblings over Kashmir and Indian interference in Pakistani internal affairs, the report talks of two specific things
1. The current government of India is not palatable to Pakistani interests and it is imperative that this government should be brought down
2. The Senate recommends Pakistani Government to identify the traditional faultlines(new/existing) and further them using collaborators in India and useful idiots.
It is interesting and disconcerting to observe that the level of projection of intolerance and the high incidence of caste friction in India is a formal furtherance policy of the government across the border.
So, how is this being effected? Money and lobby power is one side of the game and social engineering is another side of the same game. Two socio-historic concepts come to our aid to understand this
Dhimmitude
Wikipedia defines Dhimmitude as “dhimmitude … represents a behavior dictated by fear (terrorism), pacifism when aggressed, rather than resistance, servility because of cowardice and vulnerability.”
In simpler words, it advocates peace when attacked upon in the hope that a bigger attack won’t turn up at a later date. Though Islamic in origin, this is applicable to any society which is had a historically brutal form of government and the oppressors have become the masters now – the society is low on self confidence and is trying to understand what it is capable of doing.
Regressive Left
Regressive Left can be defined as “A characterization of the left which suggests that it paradoxically holds reactionary views by its tolerance of illiberal principles and ideologies for the sake of multiculturalism and cultural relativism.”
In other words, it aggressively advocates us to tolerate the intolerable for the sake of cultural pluralism. It asks us to ignore the social inconvenience, even when you are staring at a loss of identity.
Thus, we have a foreign funded and foreign managed social engineering system in place, but run with local collaborators and useful idiots, which advocates us to shrivel in fear when attacked upon and demand peace in exchange for no further attacks but encourages us to accept with open arms, the same ecosystem which is the reason these attacks and target the unifying factors of the society and hiding from public view, all the things which are done for the benefit of the society. Isn’t this the same way Vakataka Empire ended?
Taylor Cladwell aptly summarizes this, in A Pillar of Iron –
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
It’s immaterial who is running this – whether it is Pakistan or if Pakistan itself is a wilful collaborator for someone else. What matters the most is to formulate ways and implement them to fix the problem – we know what the problem is, we know what the solution is, it’s the will to implement which is stopping us.

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