The point is today’s world. Today’s modern, mass-homogenised, indriyacally-colonised, river-killing, cow-gulping, nature-guzzling world. See it for what it is. Now.
The Hindu Red Pill, without this one insight, this one key vision of the interconnection between wealth and poverty, economic growth and planetary destruction, profit and labor, will only remain a fringe Red Pill. It will wake Hindus up to injustice, yes, but will it succeed? Will it explain the whole of the world as it is today and not just Hinduphobia? Will it have an answer to the questions that children will ask sooner or later, why there is inequality around them, why someone can splurge in one evening at a bar what their maid slogs on her knees for a whole month to earn? Will it have an answer to all the forms of suffering and madness being generated each year the Monster grows and spreads beyond reassurances like “but they are better off too, look what a nice smart phone our driver bought”?
If there are no Hindu answers for this, your children will seek only the Left answers. Because they do have that one Left Red Pill which is the issue of class. And with that “gateway drug,” of course they will get all the other Left Blue Pills too.
They will say Hinduism has no morals. They will say Hinduism thinks poverty is okay because of "caste system" reincarnation karma. They will say whatever else kids these days are taught with all the fury of a new religion or awakening. Some of your kids will of course resist or reject it. But increasingly, like the doomed even if once armed and aggressive colonising Right Wingers of the United States itself, your "Hindu RW" solutions will lead them nowhere.
The Hindu Red Pill. It could answer more than Hinduphobia too but at the moment it doesn’t.
So that’s why we have the sad situation we see. More and more young Indians going Hindu-woke on social media but then grasping for explanations from the most ridiculous and anti-Hindu of spaces, like the American Christian Fundamentalist Right. They do it because they have no other account of social history at their grasp. Even the very best accounts, using the giants of Hindu resistance, answer for one part of this destruction, but not the whole thing. And inevitably, they fail. Or remain stuck on the treadmill forever.
Hindus get woke. But what next?