World over the fascists has one strategy, victimhood, cry baby politics, and fear mongering. Fear is not generated in the opposite side or minorities, but in the mind of the majority.
Herman Goring, the Nazi is quoted as saying: “ Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
This the RSS and its cronies adopt very well. Everything in this country is against the Hindus, against Hinduism, against India, etc. Everything is a conspiracy and you can see the right wing rumor factory in social media spreading that fear. “unite or you will perish” kind of messages are spread to instill fear in the minds.
Everything is an opportunity for right wing fascists. They spread from pure lies to half truths to exaggerated truths and believe that everything they do is justified.
To create this fear they need the trigger as well. Couple of years back they had Ayodhya, but when that died down they need to find more issues. I always thought why can’t Muslims just leave Ayodhya to them. But a friend told me the truth which I realized later, it is not about Ayodhya, it is about the power. Once Ayodhya is over they will start something else till the time the other side reacts. It will not stop with Ayodhya.
As Göring observed it is easy to bring people to fascist bidding, you just have to tell them they are attacked. Now, for that you need the enemy to react. In the crazy Islamists RSS find an easy ally. They are easily offended and people looking for reactions see only their reaction. This is a strategy taken from Israel. Israel irritates and provokes, but when the Palestine side reacts we are pointed out that reaction.
The game plan is evolving and there is more to come and unfortunately they are succeeding in my India. Watch out for the fascists.
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Martin Niemöller was a German pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. Niemöller was an anti-Communist and supported Hitler's rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. Unlike Niemöller, they gave in to the Nazis' threats. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. His crime was "not being enthusiastic enough about the Nazi movement." Niemöller was released in 1945 by the Allies.
That is the fate that awaits those semi liberals or those watching the game. It will come for you, fascism is not targeted just at the minority community.