“A man’s subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.”
? P.G. Wodehouse, The Adventures of Sally
True to what Mr. Wodehouse said about subconscious self, it seems Narendra Modi’s subconscious self has emerged to taunt him speak out the truth and that too in a the misery of a miserable hour. At a time when Modi’s packs of lies about so called ‘The Great Encounter Game’ were crumbling with many of his trusted lieutenants axed one by one by CBI and hands of justice getting nearer to the political mastermind, Modi’s “puppy” and “”absolutely the right thing” (his justification for what he did during 2002 Gujarat genocide) comments points towards just one thing- NaMo subconscious self is desperate to bring out the real devilish man in him.
Modi had always tried to tactically divert any questions regarding 2002 genocide, during which he was the chief minister of Gujarat and is known for doing nothing. But this time Modi spoke about the genocide by saying what he did during genocide is “”absolutely the right thing”. He further said in the interview with Reuters, “…. any person if we are driving a car, we are a driver, and someone else is driving a car and we’re sitting behind, even then if a puppy comes under the wheel, will be painful or not? Of course, it is. If I’m a Chief Minister or not, I’m a human being. If something bad happens anywhere, it is natural to be sad”. What did NaMo meant by giving example of a puppy in an serious issue related to the brutal genocide of thousands of Muslims? Modi’s word couldn’t have been a slip of tongue. It seems his subconscious self spoke his real mind, which for years he was trying to cover with his ‘Gujarat model’ and ‘perfect leader’ veil. Does Modi consider Muslims as puppies, which are always associated with helpless creature? One of the first thing a murderer’s mind would do before commit a crime is belittle or declare his/her victim worthless, by which his or her subconscious mind legitimizes the act (read John Wayne Gacy, Jr.’s case). One of the famous cases which can be quoted here is of Adolf Hitler and his views about Jews. In his book Mein Kampf, Hitler not only considers Jews as a threat to the existence of white Aryan race but also belittles their existence, thus seems them as subhuman. True to physiological phenomenon, Modi’s subconscious mind always had an impression of Muslims as subhuman or worthless creatures, which has the genesis from his Hindu fundamentalist views.
Full script of his interview with Reuters points towards lot of new revelations, which include his “I am a Hindu Nationalist” comment. What does this mean? Whomever so called ‘Hindu Nationalist” I remember were nothing more than hate mongering, anti Muslim fundamentalists who always roam around speaking of a “Hindu Rashtra”.
Ishrat Jahan’s case has started haunting him these days and at the same time 2014 elections are nearing. Modi, of course when he says “he is not in frustration”, is really in a deep frustration. First time he is experiencing that he can’t always buy or influence the justice mechanism. One can expect more such revelations to come out in near future, but don’t consider them as any confession. A subconscious self’s truth is never a confession, but it is a warning about the person’s true face.
V. Arun Kumar.