First thing first; there is nothing like a “left liberal”. A person who wants to control public means of production as well as public thoughts is anything but liberal. However, since these deluded people love to call themselves that, we are using the same term here.
This incident goes back to early this month when a fundamentalist Muslim man slapped model Gauhar Khan for wearing skimpy clothes. The man insisted that a Muslim woman shouldn’t wear such clothes as it was against Islam.
While there is no denying the fact that many groups with Hindu members, such as Khaps in Haryana, have similar regressive and conservative views about women, sky wouldn’t have fallen if these left-liberals had condemned the incident without drawing parallels with Hinduism.
But that is a liberal sin. They must criticize Hinduism even if the AC in their rooms stops working.
And as a “proof” of her claim, she shared link to a blog that apparently contained “gems of Manusmriti” where it advocated treating women as slaves and animals.
Not that I have great respect for Manusmriti (I never ever saw it anywhere), but I decided to check the blog and the claims made over there.
Fortunately, the blog gives a link to a webpage where Manusmriti shlokas with translations are uploaded. I say “fortunately”, because the accepted left-liberal tradition is to invent anything and just say “sources” without disclosing the source.
However, it didn’t turn out to be any different and better even though source was disclosed.
The blog claims that Manusmriti says: “Killing of a woman, a Shudra or an atheist is not sinful. (Manu IX. 17 and V. 47, 147)”
Very bad. In fact, downright criminal! So I decided to check the link as the blog cited chapter number and verse number, and voila!
Chapter 9, Verse 17, according to the link given in the blog shared by Kavita Krishnan, says: “(When creating them) Manu allotted to women (a love of their) bed, (of their) seat and (of) ornament, impure desires, wrath, dishonesty, malice, and bad conduct.”
Chapter 5, Verse 47 says: “He who does not injure any (creature), attains without an fort what he thinks of, what he undertakes, and what he fixes his mind on.”
Chapter 5, Verse 147 says: “By a girl, by a young woman, or even by an aged one, nothing must be done independently, even in her own house.”
Well, well, well… where does it advocate killing women, shudras, and atheists? The blog proudly cites relevant verses, which doesn’t say even single thing about shudras or atheists, let alone about killing them!
Another verse cited in the blog claims “A wife, a son and a slave, they three are declared to have no property: the wealth which they earn is (acquired) for him to whom they belong. (Manu IX. 416)”
And this breaks all records. Why? Because Chapter 9 or Manusmriti has no Verse No. 416! It has only 336 verses.
Obviously, rest of those were invented by the left-liberals.
Not only these two incidents, almost the entire blog is similarly full of inaccuracies and fabrications, and our TRP seeking activist Kavita Krishnan thought it was gospel truth.
The point is not whether Manusmriti has some horrible shlokas. It might have. But the point is how these left-liberals lie through their teeth.
And not only they lie; they repeat the lie till it becomes the truth.
The blog itself says that the article was originally published elsewhere. So the lie was repeated, without checked for facts. Then the TRP seeking activist repeats it on Twitter and on TV. And the documentary making activist Anand Patwardhan repeats it in his articles and in his documentaries.
— Hatuey (@AgentSaffron) November 14, 2014
Patwardhan’s lies were also caught (see the above tweet) but since these are left-liberal lies, it didn’t make news.
The agenda is to repeat the lies, and be confident that your deceit will not be called out. This is textbook following of Joseph Goebbels, the Propaganda Minister of Hitler, where you distort and fabricate things, and then repeat it till people start believing it to be true.
Maybe, instead of liberals, they should be called Lieberals or Liberalazi.
Editorial team of OpIndia.com