Friday, November 27, 2020
Home Opinions Agrima Joshua apologising to Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance shows that the Woke slogan of...

Agrima Joshua apologising to Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance shows that the Woke slogan of ‘speaking truth to power’ is only an excuse to undermine Hindu interests

It's only when there's the very real threat of personal sacrifice that we can demonstrate our allegiance to the values we advocate. And the fact is, when such a moment came, Agrima Joshua chose abject surrender.

Agrima Joshua, a stand-up comedian, has had a tough couple of days. After a clip of one of her performances went viral on social media, she was greeted with tons of criticism and calls were made for her arrest. In the said video clip, the comic could be heard mocking the Shiv Smarak, the memorial dedicated to the legendary Hindu monarch Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

A lot of intriguing events transpired following the chain of events. She offered an apology through her Twitter account but it was not directed towards the people whose sentiments she had offended but political parties. She apologised to the NCP, Shiv Sena, the Congress party and the MNS. The whole saga was quite hilarious but unfortunately for the comedian, it was not intentional.

The apology might just be the highest point of her career as a comedian as until then, she was blaming the BJP for unleashing a legion of trolls on her. Agrima Joshua even tagged Aditya Thackeray and asserted that she was convinced that it was BJP supporters trolling her in the guise of Shiv Sena. The climax of the extended comedy was the apology, in which it was obvious that she had finally realised that it was not the ‘BJP trolls’ who were abusing her.

Agrima Joshua blamed BJP for Shiv Sainiks trolling her

The apology also highlights the abject lack of integrity that such ‘Woke’ comedians suffer from. They constantly pontificate from their high horses about the need to oppose state power and denigrate those who share a favourable opinion of the current ruling dispensation at the center. They constantly claim that the government is fascist and has no respect for freedom of expression. This government, however, always is the central government led by PM Modi.

Their delusions are such that even when Agrima Joshua was being harangued by Shiv Sainiks, she proclaimed that these were BJP supporters in the guise of Shiv Sena men. It appears that the vandalism of the studio where she performed by MNS workers finally knocked some sense into her awfully thick skull.

A person with even an ounce of integrity would have conceded that she was wrong to blame the BJP for the trolls that were attacking her. A person with a shred of integrity would have admitted that she was wrong to accuse the BJP of being fascist as no BJP worker had ever attempted to vandalise studios she had performed in. A person with integrity would have stood by the values she advocated in times of distress because it’s only in times of distress that our values matter.

Everyone can advocate anything they want when it is easy. It’s only when there’s the very real threat of personal sacrifice that we can demonstrate our allegiance to the values we advocate. And the fact is, when such a moment came, Agrima Joshua chose abject surrender. She did not restrain herself to a perfunctory apology but made sure that she scrubbed the ground with her nose thoroughly to demonstrate how sorry she truly was.

Agrima Joshua’s pinned tweet

Her conduct also demonstrates that for the woke secular-liberal brigade, only opposition to the central government is considered revolutionary. Opposing state governments and their atrocities does not excite them. It is for this reason that states with non-BJP governments get away with a reign of terror. Because these ‘comedians’ are actually terrified of hurting these leaders’ sentiments.

There is good reason for this. The central government is opposed only because the BJP is perceived to be a party that serves to protect Hindu interests. The ‘Woke’ camp is not averse towards regional chauvinism, caste chauvinism and chauvinism along ethnic or linguistic lines. It is only Hindutva that they are against and that is why the Maha Vikas Akhadi alliance government gets a free pass even when they commit atrocities while the BJP is demonised for crimes it did not even commit.

Thus, their ‘speaking truth to power’ is only for those occasions when Hindu interests can be undermined and Hindus can be demonised. The political parties that are perceived to not represent Hindu interests are given a free pass. Even Shiv Sena, until it was seen as a party of Hindutva, was opposed vehemently. The moment they took a so-called secular turn, all crimes were forgiven. Not just that, despite the fact that Maharashtra is the worst hit state amid coronavirus pandemic, the same ‘woke’ people are hailing the Thackeray government for brilliant management and controlling the infection.

It further confirms that the ‘Woke’ camp has no values apart from its morbid opposition towards Hinduism. Agrima Joshua would not have issued any apology for her insult of the Shiv Smarak if only the BJP was opposed to it. When she realised that her insult had angered the ones in power, she immediately grovelled before the ‘secular’ parties.

Going forward, it is to safe to say that Agrima Joshua will be careful not to offend the sensibilities of her ‘allies’ in the fight against ‘Hindutva fascism’. It does not matter that there is no fascism in this country and the opposition parties are the ones who have no respect for freedom of expression. But such minor compromises have to be made for the larger battle against Hinduism. Because the Woke brigade does not really care about FoE and opposing tyranny, their main goal is the obliteration of Hinduism and that alone.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

K Bhattacharjee
Black Coffee Enthusiast. Post Graduate in Psychology. Bengali.

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Such conduct does not befit a parliamentarian’, Bombay HC tears into Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for his despicable remarks against Kangana Ranaut

"Sanjay Raut, without being bothered that the rule of law should always prevail, was determined to teach a lesson to Kangana Ranaut": Bombay HC

From the mass suicide in Jodhpur to the effect of rules of CAA not being notified: The Left propaganda against CAA continues

11 Bheel refugees from Pakistan committed mass suicide, that, coupled with CAA rules, has turned into a propaganda flashpoint

Is the central govt recruiting Rohingya Muslims who have illegally infiltrated into India? Not really: Here are the facts

Earlier today, a concerning message went viral on social media claiming that RAW was recruiting Rohingya Muslims

‘Indira thok di…Modi ki chhati mein’, ‘Imran Khan dost’: Congress plays a dangerous game as ‘farmer’ protest turns into show of strength for Khalistanis

Farmer protest along Punjab-Haryana border have seen participation from Khalistanis, even as Congress lends support to them

‘Malafide intent’, ‘action to target her for statements’: Bombay HC slams BMC for demolishing Kangana Ranaut’s house, appoints valuer to ascertain damage

Bombay HC was hearing a writ petition filed by Kangana Ranaut challenging the demolition of her bungalow by the Mumbai civic body

Abetment to suicide charge not established in FIR: Massive victory for Arnab Goswami as SC delivers scathing statements

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee stated that the FIR by Maharashtra government does not establish the charges of abetment of suicide against Arnab Goswami.

Recently Popular

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Hyderabad elections: Owaisi makes ‘beef biriyani’ sly on BJP leaders, Raja Singh offers him pork biriyani

As an insult to BJP leaders, Owaisi had stated that they should have some biriyani at a particular hotel in Hyderabad that is famous for beef dishes.

Remembering the role Barkha Dutt played in endangering the lives of 100s of civilians during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

A look back at how live coverage by journalists like Barkha Dutt and other journalists endangered lives of thousands of people during 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Aziz Burney’s ’26/11 RSS ki Saazish’: Read how the Congress-favourite Urdu journalist gave Pakistan a clean chit and blamed Indian Army

Through his articles, Burney had tried to give a clean chit to terror-state of Pakistan by claiming that it was not the ISI or LeT that was behind the attack, but the RSS with covert support from Mossad and the CIA.

During 26/11 Mumbai attack, Param Bir Singh refused to be on ground and take on terrorists, then Mumbai CP Hasan Gafoor had said

Hasan Gafoor, who was the Mumbai Commissioner of Police during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, had accused senior police officials, including Param Bir Singh of not taking on the terrorists.

When Sonia Gandhi trusted Ahmed Patel for conveying to PV Narasimha Rao’s family that his funeral will not be held in Delhi

Sanjaya Baru had said Ahmed Patel approached him to let PV Narasimha Rao's son know about Sonia Gandhi's message.

Mumbai Mayor calls Kangana Ranaut ‘naughty’, ‘two Rupees people’ after Bombay HC slammed BMC for demolishing Ranaut’s house

Bombay HC had quashed demolition notice sent by BMC to Kangana Ranaut and ordered to appoint a valuer to determine compensation

Shoaib Akhtar hails Pakistan as ‘greatest nation on the planet’, slams New Zealand for warning Pakistani cricketers against violating isolation protocol

New Zealand issued final warning to Pakistan Cricket team after 6 cricketers tested positive for Covid-19 & violated isolation protocol

Malegaon blasts: Bombay High Court accepts intervention plea of the victim’s family against Lt Col Purohit’s petition

Representing Lt Col Purohit, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi stated that his client was falsely accused in the case while he was merely discharging his duty.

Murti restored a week after Hoysala-era Mahakali murti at Doddagaddavalli temple was found damaged: Read details

Week after a Mahakali murti at Doddagaddavalli Temple near Hassan district, Karnataka was found damaged, the sculptors have restored the Hoysala-era murti to its original form

PM Modi to review the progress of COVID-19 vaccine development in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune

During his three-city visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the development and manufacturing of three vaccine candidates by Zydus, Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India respectively.

‘Such conduct does not befit a parliamentarian’, Bombay HC tears into Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for his despicable remarks against Kangana Ranaut

"Sanjay Raut, without being bothered that the rule of law should always prevail, was determined to teach a lesson to Kangana Ranaut": Bombay HC

Odisha: Multi-millionaire IFS officer facing vigilance raid says his son gets a salary of Rs 1 crore per month, calls charges fabricated

Both the father and son, along with other family members and associates are being interrogated by the state vigilance department.

From the mass suicide in Jodhpur to the effect of rules of CAA not being notified: The Left propaganda against CAA continues

11 Bheel refugees from Pakistan committed mass suicide, that, coupled with CAA rules, has turned into a propaganda flashpoint

Is the central govt recruiting Rohingya Muslims who have illegally infiltrated into India? Not really: Here are the facts

Earlier today, a concerning message went viral on social media claiming that RAW was recruiting Rohingya Muslims

West Bengal: Trouble brews for TMC as Cabinet Minister Suvendu Adhikari resigns as Transport Minister

It has been rumoured for last several weeks that Suvendu Adhikari will quit TMC and join BJP, some TMC leaders accused him of helping BJP

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
489,524FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe