Saturday, October 14, 2017

பெரிதாக ஊதப்பட்ட பலூன்-2

சமீபத்தில் INWIRE இணையப் பத்திரிக்கையில் ஈ.வெ.ரா. வைப் பற்றி  ஒரு விவாதம் எழுந்தது.  அதற்கு வாசகர் மறுமொழியாக என் பதில்கள்

https://thewire.in/181972/periyar-right-liberal-critiques/





A person who stood against Indian Freedom movement and glorified colonialism is repeatedly called 'Periyar' - Great Man in Tamil. He "problematised what freedom meant," in the delicate words of the authors, in the same way a criminal problemetises what law is and a lunatic problometises what Thinking is. Even though this article is presumably a retort to P.K.Krishnan's article few days back, they answer not one of the issues he raised . EVR's Dravidian ideology is firmly rooyed in the Dravidian Racial theory - which is part derived from 19th century linguists like Caldwell , part from Colonial Administrators like Montstuart Elphinstone , who baldly divided south India society into Aryans i.e. Brahmins and Dravidians i.e. all other castes. EVR did not made one change from the colonial script. EVR was not the one to hide his opinions and he loudly proclaimed his crude racial theories over many decades and he constantly reminded people about it . The authors hide behind name dropping like "Gramscian terminology" instead of facing any point that PAK raised. His love for colonialism was so great he proclaimed Tamil as a barbarian language and wanted Tamils to switch over to Englsih even while speaking in family.










Even with respect to Hindi, he was inconsistent. In 1938 he agitated against teaching of Hindi. In 1965 , at the height of anti-Hindi agitations in Madras state, he asked the government to suppress all anti-Hindi agitations , reporting or media . Don't know whether to praise him for going against the crowd or blame him for inconsistency. The only 'consistency' one can detect in him is a absolute moral and spiritual subservience to the Establishment of the day and a contempt for non Establishment people.

https://thewire.in/184414/periyar-anti-caste-politics/





Unless the Cult of EVR is dropped, and he is seen as a ordinary human being , there is no hope of quality political or intellectual discussion in Tamilnadu. EV Ramasamy cult is a red herring and is diverting productive discussions away from better administration , social justice and economic progress. EVR Cult is providing a smokescreen for crony and comprador capitalism in Tamilnadu and that smokescreen must go.

https://thewire.in/185309/periyar-colonialism-freedom-brahminism-hegemony-casteism/





E.V.Ramasamy , wrongly called Periyar by his admirers was a man of unbalanced personality. He applauded Colonial hegemon, allied himself with feudal hegemon, strategic partner of Swami Vedachalam aka Maraimalai Adigal who was a caste hegemon of Vellalas and a proponent of Golden Age of Pure Tamil, He was blind to International capitalist hegemon, Imperialist hegemon . His "Rationalism" was a fetish and it largely consisted of attacking Hindu gods publicly . He was fascinated by science in the same way a villager would be fascinated by cinema for the first time. Apart from fascination, he had no idea of scientific concepts and he was allied with Lemuria fanatics i.e. Tamil and Tamil people come from Lemuria. Now Lemurian Tamil is part of the ruling Dravidian ideology. The growth of EVR Cult is directly proportional to the degradation of democracy in Tamilnadu and the growth of corruption. The followers of E.V.Ramasamy were poor to start with ; M.Karunanidhi was a tea boy in EVR's newspaper in the 1930s. Now Karunanidhi and his family are one of the richest people in India. The DMK, ADMK and DK leaders , all direct followers of EVR, are stinking rich ; their properties run into hundreds of crores of rupees individually . All of this ill-gotten wealth through an increasingly corrupt government.and mafia practices The EVR Cult is their shield in protecting their ill-gotten wealth from democratic scrutiny - anyone criticizing their practices is called a stooge of Brahmins - that is the true legacy of EVR. It is high time to pop the evil legacy of this vile man.


https://thewire.in/187369/periyar-ambedkar-punitha-pandiyan-caste-brahmins-hindutva/




Mr.Basu, you are vaguely grappling with the true problem. There is a massive economic and social inequality of opportunities in India. Speaking of Tamilnadu, the followers of EVR are economically far above others. DMD, ADMK, DK leadership are filthy rich , usually ill-gotten an. For them to defend their economic position, EVR Cult has become handy is diverting any discussion away from economic and social inequality to hating Brahmins and Hinduism. This is in contrast to other parts of India where Hinduism may be a smokescreen for hiding economic interests. But it is true. Contrary to eliminating the caste distinctions in public, the government of Tamilnadu itself, under the inspiration of EVR i.e. Siriyar, has made caste a determining factor from cradle to grave. If you have to get your caste certificate from government agencies from your first school years to college to getting jobs and promotion, there is no chance in hell of caste distinctions and rivalries disappearing, on the other hand it will only increase. This policy schizophrenia is EVR's contribution.



Vijay Vanbakkam




The writer is a cog in the wheel of the 'Periyar cottage industry' whose main business is to sanitize a backer of colonialism. The only caste EVR wanted to annihilate was Brahmins - literally. Since the bhakths of EVR have become super rich, they are putting their money in this Periyar sanitization cottage industry . It is a travesty of history to put EVR in the same league as Ambedkar. Ambedkar was a refined man even though he was a bitter against freedom movement. Ambedkar was never coarse or crude and his writings show wide erudition and responsible thinking. Even when disagrees with Ambedkar, one can respect his position. EVR was so unbalanced that he observed August 15th, 1947 and January 26 , 1950 as 'Black Days' since his beloved British Masters have left India and Brahmins (in his imagination) have become rulers. When 49 Dalits were burnt in a caste cum land ownership clash in Kilvenmani , he had absolutely nothing to say to sympathise with the Dalit victims. He mobilised landowning castes who were newly urbanising into hating Brahmins and Hinduism. His net contribution to Tamil society is lasting sense of inferiority, inadequacy and resentment which lasts even when his followers have become one of the richest in India and are swimming in money. Unless his vile legacy is thrown out . same social feelings will continue irrespective of enrichment.

https://thewire.in/200167/periyar-debate-ambedkar-caste/


P.A.Krishnan has exposed the dilatory and meaningless diversions in arguments indulged by E.V.Ramasamy Bhakts , when their idol is subjected to any criticism. All that E.V.Ramasamy , wrongly but unsurprisingly called Periyar ( Great man) by his devotees , has managed is an uncritical devotion to his cult. Even a cursory examination will show neither he worked for - nor did he have any understanding of - terrible caste prejudices , especially against Dalits in Tamilandu. His only "solution" , if one might call it, for removing caste prejudices is all the prejudice must be against Brahmins and hey presto all other castes and caste prejudices will disappear. Social processes don't work like that, and finding scapegoats does not solve anything , least of all entrenched attitudes of caste prejudices. That is why prejudice against Dalits is of high order in Tamilnadu and all, I mean all, political business is done by caste groupings either the present governments or previous governments in tamilnadu or even present and past Opposition parties are organized on the basis of caste. EVR's mailgnant contribution To Tamil society is that never to face up any social issues and find solutions since it is easy to find scapegoats in Brahmins. E.V.R. left a permanent sense of inferiority of Tamils even though his movement has a Orwellian Doublespeak of Self-respect movement . George Orwell would have been greatly alarmed to find his Doublespeak literally coming true in Tamilnadu. E.V.R.'s Self-respect means Tamil's should be ashamed of their history and have no faith in the future. EVR's 'Rationalism' means join hands with Lemuria fanatics and Tamil Golden Age fanatics. EVR's politics means Have no Patriotism or nationalism.

https://thewire.in/197705/periyar-amberdkar-common-dalit-politics/



The author is raising bogus commonalities between Ambedkar and E.V.Ramasamy Naicker . One can always find "commonalities" between any two persons . EVR hated Brahmins as people, it was not just Brahminism, E.V.R made Politics of Scapegoating (of brahmins) popular in Tamilnadu. There are hundreds of statements from him to prove that. A big difference between EVR and Ambedkar was that EVR sold himself body and soul to the 19th century race theories current among 19th century British administrators in south India ; whatever may be said of Ambedkar, he was far from a race theorist and hence he was not a racist in the mould of EVR. Also EVR's "Rationalism" was also taken straight from 19th Century British worldview - EVR's "Rationalism" was a Fetish - it consisted of literally attacking Hindu religious and cultural symbols - it was never an intellectual view of anything. EVR was such a mental slave of Colonialism that he hated not just Brahmins, but the entire Tamil past and Tamil language , which in his view was beholden to Brahmins. He was such a fool that he made common cause with Muslim League - which not only demanded Pakistan, but in Madras Muslim League leader talked of reviving "Moplastan" and "Tipu Sultan's empire" . EVR was a soul eaten by hatred with no redeeming features. He hated India's Independence and the Republic of India because there are going to Brahmans in India. His anti-brahmin rants were and are the sex appeal for many Tamils and they are prepared to overlook all his other views even though he trashed the Tamils.


All that Punitha Pandian can do to support his thesis in British records of 1893 !!!! . Kindly wake up, Rip Van Winkel , it is 137 years since your data was collected and many many changes have taken place in the society since then .