[WSMDiscuss] BJP's vision of swaraj and ecological sustainability: dangerous doublespeak?
siddharth at psa-india.net
Tue Apr 28 08:07:17 CEST 2020
I had the same thoughts as Dunu when I read your piece. I also wanted to
say that I was a bit confused about the article beginning with your
acceptance of Gram Swaraj (addressed by Dunu) but also of Integral
Humanism? Do we, or should we, even be using the same terms as the BJP,
especially when their use of the terms comes steeped in patriarchy,
casteism, Islamophobia, vegetarianism etc.? What manner of the use of
humanism (even though Leo used it in an email this morning) can we expect
will be an alternative to the way it has come to be used by the BJP? Or
should we even be trying to 'reclaim' these terms?
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On Mon, 27 Apr 2020 at 22:34, Dunu Roy <qadeeroy at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is probably going to bounce back from more than half of the multiple
> networks that you are prey to, so will not contribute much to any debate
> Ashish. But then that is how the world of networking isn't it? -outsiders
> not allowed, until you are declared to be an insider!
> Anyway, my not-so-humble submission is that perhaps you/we have not
> grasped the true vision of the RSS's (*not* BJP's) "Gram Swaraj". That is
> why you do not address the caste question in your construct of
> alternatives. If you did, perhaps the nature of Gram and of Swaraj (as two
> distinct identities) would become more (and searingly) obvious.
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 9:16 PM Ashish Kothari <ashishkothari at riseup.net>
>> Friends, a response I wrote to an article by Bhupender Yadav (Gen. Secy
>> of Indian ruling party BJP), of 6th April, about the BJP's vision on
>> swaraj (self-rule, autonomy) and ecological sustainability, in light of
>> COVID crisis, attached and at this link:
>> A longer version of this is at:
>> Marking also to a couple of global lists as what India's ruling party
>> says/does/projects has significant well beyond India ... and there is
>> similar doublespeak taking place in so many other countries.
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>> and www.globaltapestryofalternatives.org
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