Recently, Sivaraj, one of my friends, forwarded me this link http://sugunadiwakar.blogspot.com/. He said this blog seems to be different. I had a glance and it was indeed different. This was the blog to post 'Sivaji - The Loose'. But, that was the only funny post. Almost all the other posts were related to Dalit upliftment.
I do not have any second thoughts about the dalit upliftment. Also, it is a bitter truth that Dalits are oppressed in several parts of India. In fact, I am a strong supporter of the reservations to Dalits. I also believe Dalits could live in a better situations through this educational and job oriented reservations. (Ofcourse, I also say that the reservations should have certain strict rules to avoid the misuse of the provisions) When the posts of this blog reflected some of the ideas for dalit upliftment, I agreed with those ideas.
But, there is another disturbing, if not irritating, feature that appears in almost all posts of this blog. Not only this blog, but also the blogs, speeches and articles of many other so-called dalit uplifters. Almost all their writings have 30% of Dalit upliftment. But 70% of hatred towards other 'so called' higher castes. Also, the 'so called' higher castes are mostly Brahmins. (Iyers and Iyengars)
All their works would involve severe criticism of Brahmins. Sometimes, the 'Dalit upliftment' writers would use their 'Freedom to Write' to publicly demoralise the entire community. You can freely use the phrases 'Paapan', 'Paapara Paye', 'Ammanji', 'Thayir Saatham', 'Cross thread',etc. You can also speak and write about the 'Parpaneeya Aadhikam' for pages. (I wonder what kind of 'Aadhikam' do brahmins have in Tamilnadu?)I never understood this attitude and the cause of this attitude. Why is their hatred go towards brahmins? The reason they say is 'His (Brahmin's) Grandfather abused my (Dalit's) Grandfather'. Is this a reason for these writers to abuse Brahmins?
Also, it is a well known fact that it is not the Brahmins alone who suppressed dalits. Almost all caste were/are involved in that. But no writer would ever mention them. Because the other castes have powerful with big associations(even without associations). No one can play with the other communities. But the brahmins (a.k.a 'Thayirsadhams') are the poor souls. They can not form unions and march against you. They can not threaten these writers. They have no way to show their anger. (The only possible way would be to condemn through magazines. Even the brahmin association has formed only in recent days)
This all seems like a harrassment against a community. This kind of behaviour of a stronger team (atleast now dalits are more powerful than brahmins in Tamilnadu) against a weaker sect is an attitude of Psyco. It is the attitude of enjoying by abusing someone in public when you are sure that the abused cannot do anything. Also, these writers and leaders never realise that they do the same mistake that the 'XYZ' grandfathers of the Brahmins have done. They plant the seeds of hatred in both the minds of Dalits and Brahmins which would run for centuries. Hatred can never break the Hatred.
The Brahmin community might have done some mistakes in the past. But all the communities have done some mistakes. It is not the mistake about communities. Everyone has done some mistakes. I have seen that even some learned non dalit people speak against Brahmins. I believe this is due to some kind of complex in the deep subconscious mind of them about the brahmin community and their growth. (Please remember 'I am not a Brahmin')
I think the 'Dalit Upliftment' writers/supporters/bloggers should change their attitude. Instead of focusing on the hatred towards other communities (Brahmins in particular), Let them really start thinking something useful for the real upliftment of Dalits...