Concluding part of The Dharma Dispatch series on the fourth generation warfare that has entered India and how we can combat it
About half a century ago, one of the dazzling stars in the galaxy of Kannada literature, Kuvempu wrote the following in a different context:
One can wrestle with a wrestler who steps into the arena wearing at least his loin-cloth. How does one fight a wrestler who enters the ring shorn of even that? [Paraphrased]
This is a highly accurate diagnosis of the nature of the façade called “discourse” by the Leftists. Built into its innately nihilistic nature is an uncompromising repudiation of timeless, basic human values because it seeks to annihilate them: gratitude, thrift, human bonding, emotional negotiation in relationships, the sanctity of the man-woman relationship, delayed gratification, a sense of accountability towards posterity, and in fact, nature itself.
We paused the previous part of this series with a simple question: how does one even begin to fight this battle where there are no lines that the Left will not cross simply because the Left doesn’t recognize any lines? The only way to fight is to become like the Left, i.e. you need to shed every known notion of decency taking care not to lose your own soul in the process. In other words, you need to engage in a loin-clothless fight.
Left-Liberalism is intellectual AIDS. Once injected, there’s no cure, just the postponement of the inevitable unless we actively monitor and stem it at every step. It overwhelms the immune system of the society: the immune system of family values, hard work, self-restraint, study, savings, patience, and obedience to the unenforceable. The proof of this is the fact that today, these very terms have become objects of ridicule and obscenities.
How do you explain the fact that nobody bats an eyelid today when in swanky coffee shops in urban India it’s common to hear a teenage girl loudly proclaim to her friends’ group with casual insouciance that “my mom, the slut, the fucking bitch…” and variants thereof? To what do we trace this disease? Parental upbringing? Peer pressure? A reasonably accurate answer is this: education, but it’s not limited just to education.
This is ground-level exhibition of fourth generation warfare in everyday action, a fatal facet that is gender-neutral and genderless, and defies definition as we shall see. Neither is it restricted to India—in fact, it is the irreversible consequence of a noxious imported product.
So, how have we created such a global urban societal stratum that not only tolerates this but actively endorses it in the name of the “growing up experience,” “giving freedom for the youth to ‘discover’ their individuality,” and similar irresponsible but “logical” justifications?
We’ve created this stratum by allowing fundamentally psychotic and terminally pathological individuals who acquired meaningless degrees and went on to occupy influential positions in the academia. And from those pulpits, they began spewing out the “untreated sewage odours of a century of revolutionary rhetoric” in Saul Bellow’s memorable words.
This wasn’t accidental.
(We don't need) we don't need no, no more trouble!
We don't need no trouble!
Make love and not war!
'Cause we don't need no trouble
What we need is love (love)
To guide and protect us on (on)
If you hope good down from above (love)
Help the weak if you are strong now (strong)
Remember this 1973 Bob Marley blockbuster song?
Remember the raucous slogan, Make love not war?
In the US, this phrase became a sort of a social anthem of the 1960s and defined at least two or three generations, and continues to inform much of the Left-Liberal sewage-rhetoric today. Make love not war is one of those catchphrases designed to dull and numb one’s critical faculties.
In any case, the phrase is widely attributed to a Far Left intellectual pervert named Herbert Marcuse who along with similarly deranged academics like Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Eric Fromm, Antonio Gramsci, Georg Lukacs and others inseminated what would eventually lead to the epidemic of group-based agitations across democratic societies. Together, these Marxist society-wreckers founded and propagated what’s now infamous as the Frankfurt School, the originator of toxic cults like Cultural Marxism, Multiculturalism, Pluralism and the rest.
Unless we understand and keep in our active memory the genesis of these cults, we will fail to evolve cogent, long-term and decisive responses to what has evolved as the fourth generation warfare.
Let’s return to William Lind who wonderfully exposits on the origins, ideological moorings and modus operandi of the Frankfurt School:
Cultural Marxism is a branch of western Marxism, different from the Marxism-Leninism of the old Soviet Union. It is commonly known as “multiculturalism” or, less formally, Political Correctness. From its beginning, the promoters of cultural Marxism have known they could be more effective if they concealed the Marxist nature of their work, hence the use of terms such as “multiculturalism.” […] Independently, two Marxist theorists, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary, came to the same answer: Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, Marxist class interest that Communism was impossible in the West until both could be destroyed…In 1919, Lukacs [as] Deputy Commissar for Culture [in Bolshevik Hungary]…introduce[d] sex education into Hungary’s public schools. He knew that if he could destroy the West’s traditional sexual morals, he would have taken a giant step toward destroying Western culture itself. In 1923, inspired in part by Lukacs, a group of German Marxists established a think tank at Frankfurt University in Germany called the Institute for Social Research. This institute, soon known simply as the Frankfurt School, would become the creator of cultural Marxism. […] They also said that the working class would not lead a Marxist revolution, because it was becoming part of the middle class, the hated bourgeoisie. Who would? In the 1950s, Marcuse answered the question: a coalition of blacks, students, feminist women and homosexuals.
This list has today expanded to the notorious LGBT acronym to which “Q” has been recently added. And the list will only expand in the name of inclusion. It is limited only by the number of permutations of the 26 English alphabets.
Herbert Marcuse & co migrated to America following Hitler’s takeover of Germany. Lind recounts what happened next when the Frankfurt School shifted its focus
[T]o destroying traditional Western culture…in America. To do so, it invented “Critical Theory.” What is the theory? To criticize every traditional institution, starting with the family, brutally and unremittingly, in order to bring them down. It wrote a series of “studies in prejudice,” which said that anyone who believes in traditional Western culture is prejudiced, a “racist” or “sexist” of “fascist” -- and is also mentally ill. […] Herbert Marcuse…in his book “Eros and Civilisation” argued that by freeing sex from any restraints, we could elevate the pleasure principle over the reality principle and create a society with no work, only play (Marcuse coined the phrase, “Make love, not war”). Marcuse also argued for what he called “liberating tolerance,” which he defined as tolerance for all ideas coming from the Left and intolerance for any ideas coming from the Right.
Most societal epidemics that the Deracinated Generation of India (defined and populated by intellectual rogues such as Romila Thapar, Ram Guha and gang) imported from the west initially began flowing in small trickles. The first of these was feminism. Today it’s a tidal deluge. How many of these sound familiar?
The intolerance brouhaha? Check.
The so-called rape culture? Check.
Brahminical patriarchy? Check.
Toxic masculinity? Check.
Breathe in and you only inhale sexism? Check.
Marriage and traditional family as an oppressive and misogynistic institutions? Check.
There’s a basic reason why the Frankfurt School insanity could take such strong roots and spread so widely in India. A thoroughly colonized political and social elite after India attained “independence” actively worked not to decolonize India but to further colonize it at the level of the intellect and soul.
As an addendum to William Lind, I highly recommend reading David Horowitz’s excellent book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America. This is a devastatingly accurate documentation of the academic heirs of various hues of the Frankfurt School. All of these professors share the common characteristics of being doggedly loyal to Marxism, are apologists for Islamic terrorism, are America-haters and Hindu-haters, and in general, have been at the vanguard of the whole slew of LGBT and other diseases.
Here’s an excerpt from the book:
…the faculty radicals described in “The Professors” have taken the position that political activism should be an integral part of university curricula…these radicals have exerted a disturbingly large influence over liberal arts studies. Entire academic programs—Women’s Studies and Peace Studies are prime examples—require students to subscribe to a left-wing ideology in order to qualify as good students and receive good grades. […] Two professors (Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn) are described as terrorists… tenured professors who are crude racists and anti-Semites… convicted torturers (Ron Karenga); supporters of Islamic terrorism (Shahid Alam and others)…
As in the West so in India, the Humanities departments have morphed into a vast swamp of indoctrinating malcontents accountable to none. These are the maniacs who’ve taught at least three generations of Hindu children.
One significant real-life culmination of this sort of educational pollution is the fact that today, micro-causes can be manufactured at will (as we noted in the previous part of this series)—LGBTQ, slut walk, fat shaming, blank noise…the list is endless. The weapons and the tactics are standard: a deliberate boost given by an incestuous media and avenues of public discourse, personal slander of their chosen target, and increasingly, street-level violence. And what used to be known as justice is now defined as a construct of an oppressive patriarchy.
You simply cannot win this.
This alarming state of affairs was also engineered by an equally powerful ammunition: a near-total obliteration of standards in almost every field. Which touched its logical end: a near-total obliteration of long-held and time-tested social values. Here are some random instances:
How do you talk sense to a generation that blindly supports a hardcore, violent Naxal like Gauri Lankesh?
Why does a cloak-and-dagger radical Marxist, the perfumed version of Kavita Krishnan, Ramachandra Guha immediately jump to defend declared nation-wreckers like Kanhaiya Kumar and Gauri Lankesh?
How do you convince the ghastly reality of Pakistan to someone like Gurmehar Kaur?
What informs the sensibility of a Swara Bhaskar who thinks it’s fine to be raped and sexually enslaved?
And how do you even explain a creature like Meena Kandasamy?
Oh, the latest invention in the arsenal of Left Liberal lunacy is something called The Feminist Letters, promoted fittingly by Scroll.in. “Feminist Letters” is supposed to be a typeface
created to amplify calls for gender equality…For instance, C is for campus assault and safety laws, R is for religious rights, X is for x chromosomes and K is for keep your hands off.
Even the highly gifted writer, George Orwell for all his creative genius, was unable to come up with something like this…and this this is real, it’s not a scene in a novel.
Taken together, these venomous nihilist cults and fake “movements,” have accomplished perhaps the most lethal facet the fourth generation warfare: an altered sense of reality among the youth. And the folks mentioned above: Kanhaiya Kumar, Swara Bhaskar, Gurmehar Kaur and thousands of their mindless followers are human weapons in this warfare. But first, they are children of their parents. On objective assessment, these folks didn’t actively seek to become the creatures that they’ve become. Think about what that means.
From this perspective, fourth generation warfare is an ongoing, ceaseless civil war carried out by rigging the psyches of teenage and young India.
It’s a mistake to think that fourth generation warfare is a political problem that can be solved politically. It’s a multi-pronged, multidirectional and multifaceted war against the Indian state waged by altering the psyche of Indians primarily using education, media and technology as detonation devices.
It has to be fought on its own turf.
It’s worth quoting Sri Ajit Doval again:
One cannot win unless one fights and one cannot fight till one is able to define the enemy – boldly and bluntly. One major reason why we, as a state, have often gone wrong in our responses and not derived full value out of our efforts and sacrifices is our fear to face the hard realities…notwithstanding the compelling evidence.
This enemy is the selfsame invisible political and ideological class that more or less remains completely stable despite the current government, which it viciously hates and doesn’t mind dismantling India to depose the Narendra Modi government. This then is one of the major objectives of the fourth generation warfare in India.
One way to begin combatting it begins at the level of re-strengthening and reinvigorating the Grihastashrama Dharma or the traditional Sanatana family system. Unlike the West, the family system has more or less remained strong at least in the smaller towns and villages. And we have the additional benefit of a vast body of guidance in the form of thousands of elevating tenets and practices in the lore of Dharmashastras and in the lived experience of our ancestors. Then there’s also the temple culture which can be revived and rejuvenated.
The second is to inculcate a culture of helping our children to unlearn toxic material taught right at the primary school level. Another viable option is to opt for home schooling (home schooling ought to be differentiated from the missionary connotation it has in the US). When enough numbers adopt homeschooling, sheer monetary pressure will force the corporate education mafia to reform from within. Indeed, an objective analysis of the current state of education in India shows that it’s damaged beyond fixing. Changing history textbooks, etc is akin to plastering bandages where surgery is needed. The response to this should ideally come from an informed community, which is still the bedrock that preserves Sanatana Dharma to the extent it is alive.
While these suggestions might sound farfetched, absurd even, remember that the loin-clothless opponent began and continues to wage a generational war with the explicit aim of annihilating the Sanatana civilization. The response should be in kindred fashion.
There won’t be a fifth generational war.