By Shyam Chand
Book Excepts. Translation is mine.
India before RSS
Before we take up the formation of RSS, let us trace the social and religious history of India preceding that period.
Rajaram Mohan Roy founded his Brahmo Samaj in 1828 in the spirit of true service to God. "The true way of serving God is to good to man."
"My continued controversies with the Brahmins (he himself was a Brahman) on the subject of their idolatry and superstition, and my interference with their custom of burning widows and other pernicious practices, revived and increased their animosity against me with renewed force... The ground, which I took in all my controversies was not that of opposition of Brahmanism, but to a perversion of it; and I endeavoured to show that idolatry pf the Brahmins was contrary to the practice of their ancestors, and the principles of the ancient books and authorities, which they profess to revere and obey."
Rajaram Mohan Roy, known as the Father of Modern India, asked his fellow Hindus, "in what manner is the soul absorbed in the deity? What relation does it bear to the Divine Essence? Nor will youths be fitted to be better members of society by which the Vedantic doctrines, which teach them to believe that all visible things have no real existence; that as father, brother, etc., have no actual entity, they consequently deserve no real affection, and therefore, the sooner we escape from them and leave the world the better."
Swami Dayanand Saraswati, a Brahmin, founded Arya Samaj in North India. He said, "Idol worship is not sanctioned by the Vedas, nor is untouchability, nor child-marriage, nor subjection of women to unequal with men. The study of Vedas should be open to all, not just to Brahmins, and a man's caste should be in accordance with his merits."
In their book, "Brotherhood In Saffron", Walter K. Anderson and Shridhar D. Damle, have mentioned that: "Brahmins the founding members of the RSS, were four in number which is usually considered to be no good figure for the Hindus. They were Dr. Hedgewar, B. S. Munje, Baharao Savarkar (Brother of Vinayak Savarkar) and B. B. Thalkar. They recruited young Brahmins graduates fresh from colleges for the services of their community. When the number reached ninety-nine, they assembled in a forest (!!) to take some esoteric oath which is a mystery till today!. It is surprising why the oath was taken in a forest away from the city. What transpired between the activists of RSS; what was cooked; and what was served, RSS still keeps it a well-guarded secret! This is known as "hidden agenda".
Dr. Ambedkar writes, " Nazis trace their ancestry from Nietzsche and regard him as their spiritual parent. Hitler has himself photographed beside a bust of Nietzsche; he takes the manuscripts of the master under his own guardianship; extracts are chosen from Nietzsche's writings and loudly proclaimed at the ceremonies of Nazism, as the New German Faith. Nor is the claim by the Nazis' spiritual ancestry with Nietzsche denied by his near relations. Nietzsche's own cousin Richard Ochler approvingly says that Nietzsche's thought is Hitler in action and that Nietzsche was foremost pioneer of the Nazi accession to power."
There is only difference between Manu and Nietzsche. Manu's superman (Brahmin) is by birth and Nietasche's superman is by worth.
Neither Nietzsche, nor Hitler realized that Manu's social philosophy was inhuman, immoral, vicious and divisive which one day would tear apart the Germany and India as well. But superman appealed to Hitler and inspired him. Thus Hitler's Nazism is based on Manusmriti.
The very idea of RSS is shrouded in shrewed, solipsistic sophistry. It is a camouflage for Brahmanism. Brahmanism, which is masquerading as Hindutava and which is its turn is masquerading as cultural nationalism. National, from the Hitler's Party, stands for Rashtriya. Hitler's S.S. for Swayamsevak Sangh. Siff hand salute and Swastika are Nazis symbols.
Hitler's contempt for Jews matches RSS contempt for minorities.
Like Hilter's S.S., Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal are saffron hard liners to enforce 'Hilter's moral and ethical laws'.
Hitler's dream of Pan-German is the real inspiration to RSS concept of Akhand Bharat - India from Iran to Malaysia and from Tibet to Sri Lanka - conveying ominous and inauspicious portetents, but nonetheless good enough to exploit the gullibles.
In theory anybody could join RSS, provided he conformed to the "behavioural standard considered proper by RSS leaders." Those standards continue to reflect to a large extent, the Maharastrian Brahmin values of the founders of RSS. Brahmanical values of RSS were 'Priestly' and 'Kingly'. These Brahmins were still basking in the reflected glory of Peshwas who in their later times reduced the Dalits to a miserable condition, worse than that of animals. RSS made full use of Hinduism in northern India as it used Brahmanism in Maharashtra.
When Hindu Mahasabha organized civil disobedience movement (1938-39) against the repressive measures against Hindus taken by the Nizam of Hyderabad, Dr. Hedgewar refused to lend support to the Hindu cause under the pretext that it was a cultural organization. No doubt, Savarkar was constrained to say, "The epitah of the RSS volunteer will be that he was born, he joined RSS and died without accomplishing anything."
Patriotism, nationalism and Bharat Mata are the very patriotic words RSS activists utter with every breath. The history of RSS is that of treason against India. RSS remained aloof during Quit India movement. Dr. Hedgewar gave full support to the British. Golwalkar says, "Anti-Britishism is equated with Patriotism." Well said! RSS was afraid of ban on its activities and it kept 'its work clearly within bounds of law as every law abiding institution should.'
RSS did not fight or raise its voice against the Partition of India. On the other hand, its counter part and equally most communal organization, Jamaat-e-Islami, under Maulana Mas'udi along with his softas, at least opposed the two-nation theory of Savarkar with Jinnah adopted.
Hypocrisy! Thy name is RSS!
There are some questions, which RSS owes the nation to answer. RSS defines Hindutava as cultural nationalism. Did cultural nationalism prevent RSS to defend Hindus in Hyderabad against the Nizam's atrocity? Did allegiace to British Crown form part of RSS culture? Was fight against the partition of country not included in its concept of Akhand Bharat? is hatred against the minories part of RSS culture?
Any impartial observer would come to the conclusion that the fear of ban on RSS kept it away from freedom struggle. Inaction is also action, says Gita. Moreover, bullying tactics are an integral part of RSS. A bully is a person who touches the feet of the powerful and kicks the weak.
Why Golwalkar makes a reference to some Muslim elected to Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1957. This alone Muslim was Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, nicknamed Frontier Gandhi, a staunch congressman, a staunch Muslim, he fought for the freedom of the country and gone to jail when Golwalkar and his RSS were hiding in their sectarian pigeon hole at Nagpur. He was also elected in 1962 and again in 1968 to Haryana Vidhan Sabha and was industry minister in first Bansi Lal government. He was very honest and an amiable person. It is a matter of pride and privilege for me that I happened to be his colleague.
Two years before Jinnah came out with Savarkar's Two-nation theory in 1940, Golwalker in 1938 wrote, "The non-Hindu people in Hindustan, must either adopt Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and hold in reverence the Hindu religion, must entertain no ideas, but those of glorification of the Hindu race as culture. .. may stay in the country wholly, subordinated to the Hindu nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment - not even citizen's rights."
Dr. Mukerjee's successor was Muli Chandra Sharma, a Delhi Lawyer whose only qualification was that he was son of MM Sharma, a prominent member of Hindu Maha Sabha, who opposed the resolution of Savarkar and Pt Madan Mohan Malviya to erase out untouchability and treat Dalits at par with Hindus. But Muli Chandra Sharma was a man of different doxy. Before he resigned as president of Bhartiya Jan Sangh he exposed RSS hypocrisy by declaring that RSS has no commitment to secular nationalism and democracy! Even a senior leader, Balraj Madhok alleged a "fascist attitude within the Jan Sangh".
Brahmanism and fascism are the trademarks of RSS. When RSS people talk of Hindutava, patriotism and Akhand Bharat, one is apt to say:
Their double speak, double dealing, deceit and doring,
Can put to shame, in their grave, even Geobbel and Gering.
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