I was on a chat with my longtime friend Vishnu (Name changed) the other day. As a self-proclaimed communist, he was upset about one of my posts mocking the Kerala communist government.
The more I chat, I discovered that his communism is a reflection of his hatred towards Hinduism & Hindu Culture. Sadly he has a valid reason to be upset!
And believe me, he was a very religious guy when we first met!
Before explaining what happened, let me explain a bit about him. Vishnu is a very bright & hard working guy. He is an alumnus of a top Indian tech school and passed out of campus with a 7 digit salary. He even had a long-running relationship, and everything was perfect in his life.
His life became anything but perfect when he decided to take his relationship to the next level!
He belongs to the Ezhava community, she belongs to the Nair community and her parents were dead set against their marriage! It took them a couple of years to convince her parents.
And then the next blow struck, they have some major issue in their astrology match, and both their parents were against the marriage. His perfect life came down crashing just because of the religion that he believed in!
Slowly he drifted into ideologies that comforted him!
I believe he has valid reasons to hate Hinduism. Culture & society should be in place to make life easier. They should solve problems than create new ones.
I believe Hinduism has failed Vishnu! There could be many more Vishnu's among us who was failed by their own believes.
If I had the power and influence, cast & credulous beliefs are what I would fight against.
PS: Apparently what he believed to be communism turned out to be socialism!