Remember Yugoslavia? That giant Balkan state, the result of the Pan Slavic movements in the second decade of the 20th century, a place which was meant to be the home of the ethnic slaves that were in minority elsewhere, which became one of the most significant components of the Red East. At one time, its armed forces were among the first five largest. After the fall of communism in the country in 1989, it took less than two years for Yugoslavia to break into scores of small independent states, because suddenly the ethnic minorities found their chance for their “right to self-determination”. It led to a bloody war for three years which in the end gave the most humiliating deal to the Serbs, the most numerous of the Balkan peoples (thanks to NATO) who saw themselves relegated to just one part of the former great state as their country. The ethnic minorities viz Croats, Macedonians, Bosnians, Slovenians got their own countries. Serbia (who were branded as villains after the war and their President put on war crimes trial) on the other hand lost Montenegro in 2006 through a thoroughly democratic process and today has almost half of itself partitioned into another autonomous zone.
Why have I remembered a country whose disintegration I was too young to remember? Just to state a fact.
Even the hated rule of communism could not cause this amalgamation of different races to rebel but then they were helped by the system which is loved universally.
Strange at it may seem, but democracy today has in all the world, from America to Asia, from Israel to India, effectively told the minorities, ethnic, racial or religious that the country belongs to them before anyone in the majority and they have the preferential right over it and its institutions and resources.
It is not the generosity of the majority that they have given the minorities rights and reservation, but it is the duty of the majority that they nurture and feed the minorities even at the cost of their own remaining hungry.
It is not only the duty of the majority that they educate the minorities, but it is imperative that they do so even at the cost of their own remaining uneducated.
It is the very right of the minorities that that they have to be handed over the resources at the cost of the majority being deprived of the things that they themselves built in the first place.
If this is done in any less measure, they are free to scream and cry to the now 100% progressive media about their being discriminated because they are a minority and how the society and the country and the majority is unjust to treat them as equal citizens and sacrifice more for them.
As if this was not enough, the minorities are told again and again, through the various liberal institutions and the media expressly or subtlety, that how they have been always wronged by the majority, how they must never shy away from using the establishment and the civil society to their own benefit (ironically, the very things created by the majority lawmakers to ensure equality) to demand their rights ,which thanks to ultra-liberalism, can even mean the state ignores their share of crimes or even secession.
Minority organizations are created which over the years, months or even days grow into humongous proportions given the healthy democratic atmosphere around them and assume various forms whether as a trust, a lobby, a business enterprise, a media house or a political party.
The magnum opus starts through these entities. It is proclaimed how the concerned minority is being discriminated against by the state, how it is in a hopeless and a pathetic condition due to the government’s apathy and indifference, which incidentally is made up of all the majority, how the minority’s children and adults are hungrier , sadder and poorer than their majority counterparts, how they are abused by the law enforcement agencies and the security forces and how all this is the living proof that the given country should be ashamed to call itself a free and a democratic society.
All of these claims are instantly verified by the media and non-government organizations as the truth handed out from god and that how it is imperative for the entire society to meet these demands and acknowledge these problems if they have to prove themselves as human beings. Under popular pressure, the government gives in up to a great extent. And who pays for all this You guessed it, the majority populace. It then becomes imperative for the government to have provisions made for the minorities, it doesn’t matter even if they are handouts and populist measures that will be disastrous in the long term as governments never look beyond the next election.
Soon the pandemonium is covered not just by the local media but the “fair and professional” international media as well which cover it like some kind of revolution and a fight of the people against their oppressors. With due course of time, even criminal and terrorist elements from the minorities are romanticized into freedom fighters. As a result, even self-preservation measures of the majority are seen by the bleeding hearts as barbarism and things like nationalism are proclaimed to be fascist concoctions. Therefore we see all the news channels everywhere in the world downplaying or even negating the crimes and atrocities committed by the minority elements but making any crime committed by the member of the majority community the breaking news. We are hardly surprised to see examples of countries who do not take sufficient measures to reign in crimes like riots or terrorism because of the fear of backlash from the liberals and minority lobbies and from the global popular opinion.
So the secession of a region of a country into a separate nation is seen as the triumph of liberty and freedom by the now largely left wing money fed media and the same is hammered down the heads of us unsuspecting viewers.
A confused and disorganized majority is always helpless against an organized and a ruthless minority. There have been enough examples in history to underline this but now the problem is that the majority is being made confused, identity less and insignificant by the very democratic and free society that they sacrificed so much to build. Democracy has been mutilated by liberal and progressive thought to become suicidal by undermining the very people who build and cherish it and glorifying the elements which seek to destroy it.
Isn’t rule of law necessary for maintaining the liberal and democratic values that the progressives are always crying about? Shouldn’t the immigrants adapt to the law of their adopted countries instead of agitating that the laws be changed to their own needs?
Isn’t undermining the majority all the time in the name of equality unfair to the majority? Is destroying the majority’s very identity culturally and psychologically the mark of a free society or is it a conspiracy by the elements who are being funded by sources we don’t’ want to talk about in the name of political correctness?
It isn’t democracy which is being criticized here, it is what has been done to democracy which is the bane of the world today. What goes on today in the name of equality threatens to derail the very fabric of society and undoing all the achievements, scientific or cultural. It is making the majority in almost all the democratic countries into a disgruntled or an indifferent lot, spawning groups that hate anyone who does not belong to their race, ethnicity or religion. On the other hand it is turning the minority into a group which is creating groups who have asserted their rights as freeloading, disturbing the legal and social structure for their “demands”.
When one section of the society thinks that it is useless to work harder or better because all the benefits will be swallowed by the other group and the other group thinks that working is futile because there are others working to keep them happy, the end is near.
Truth is the newest form of hate speech, and hence the humble writer aims to state the truth at the cost of being branded a bigot because he believes that political correctness only makes sense if politics is done properly.