The communal and the craven

If the Israel-bhakti from sanghis is anything to go by, one can perhaps imagine what these cowards must have been like when Indians were fighting against the British. Basically, the moment an oppressor shows up, these fine gentlemen get on their knees and light agarbattis.

It's the inevitable result of coming from a background that teaches authority worship and a society that teaches that the oppressed deserve what happens to them and that the powerful are always right no matter what. Part opportunism, part craven surrender to anyone with a stick.

What's laughable in all this is all their claims of bravery. Where is the strength in cowering before bullies? Where is the bravery in saying "sir sir you are right sir" to everyone more powerful than you? But hey, at least they're consistent. You can count on their simpering.

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