Julian Assange follows भारत-तंत्र Bharattantra.
It is a secret that even Wikileaks has not revealed. On his Julian Assange Show, while moderating a recent discussion, between competing Desert Bloc ideas, Assange consistently used भारत-तंत्र Bharattantra refutations.
This interesting discussion featured a communist-turned-conservative, David Horowitz and a communist-dissident-turned-Leftist, Slavoj Zizek (pronounced स्लावोए झिझेँक). (video embedded below).
Right-Wing-Horowitz, at an exquisite moment in the discussion, said,
David Horowitz: People are the problem, They are greedy. (hands waving for emphasis) They lie. They are deceitful, they manipulate. You know they are ego-centric. (nearly spitting in hate.).
We understand that. And people in Government are the just the same dangerous people with more power. So that’s why we have the checks and balances. And I am all for more scrutiny, and this and that. (Texts in italics supplied; Between: 9:08-09:38).
Adam and Eve were born in sin. Every human being is sinful. Human beings are dumb.
Indian thought however, keeps repeating how it takes 8.4 million stages of evolution (or species) before a man is born. Human life is precious. Find moksh, nirvana. Find freedom. Like four purusharth, of भारत-तंत्र Bharattantra.
They must follow the One God that is Allah and worship his one true messenger, Prophet Mohammed. भारत-तंत्र Bharattantra always portrayed one-man religions as Asuric – Prahlad and Hiranyakshipu.
Now see, how Julian Assange rebuts Right-Wing-Horowitz .
Julian Assange: David, the striving for towards utopia the striving for towards better position. Even if that position is liberty, it is more liberty. That is a striving, a direction that people wish to have.
That’s they can measure contemporary events by the direction of their hopes and ideals. Have we now abandoned that to religion, because, religion there is waiting in the gaps. Let’s just say that it is utopian vision. (Between: 15:00-15:30).
Julian, Desert Bloc never had liberty. They had ya fooled.
Having earlier laid the basis for concentration of power (man is evil), Right-Wing-Horowitz plays another ace. The Dissident-to-Communist Zizek fumbles and has no answer.
Look at how Julian Assange answers.
David Horowitz: War is the natural condition of mankind. There has always been wars, right? From the beginning. Ok and many of them. Peace occurs only when there is concert of powers or a single power that can intimidate would be aggressors. Now I ask you? Who would you like that power to be other than the United States? (triumphant).
Slavoj Zizek: I don’t know, but United States is no longer even the candidate for me.
David Horowitz: And the United States can … Well, that’s why we are facing such catastrophe. But you are contributing it by encouraging Leftists.
Julian Assange: Isn’t the way to keep the State accountable is to have a free market in States
Slavoj Zizek: You mean different political options
Julian Assange: Different political options … and then people who don’t like the conditions in one State can move to another State. They can move their businesses, they can move their assets they can move their families. (Between: 17:20-18:20).
Right-Wing-Horowitz is right. For the Desert Bloc, war is a natural condition.
Coming to भारत-तंत्र Bharattantra.
Now what Julian Assange is saying is exactly what Buddha meant. Have competing small kingdoms. Have many kings. When a bad king is replaced, by another, let non-violence or ahimsa be paramo-dharma. Which is why India does not feature on any major massacre list.
So this is what Buddha meant when he said have no attachments. Live lean and clean. That is how you can achieve moksh – liberty. If the misrule gets beyond you, just get up and go.
Keep all your wealth in gold. Now, see, what Kabir says 3000 years later.
चाह गई चिंता मिटी, मनुआ बेपरवाह। जिनको कछू न चाहिए, सोई साहंसाह॥
(Attachments gone, anxiety vanishes and the burden of responsibilities, lightens. To someone who does not need this and that, he is the Emperor).
For भारत-तंत्र Bharattantrato to become a credible option, a few Desert Bloc ‘concepts’ will need to be smashed. Julian Assange has done that – very well.
To many, भारत-तंत्र Bharattantra means ‘going back.’ Unfortunately, the world has never seen a ‘backward’ movement. Movement can only be forward – and each step towards भारत-तंत्र Bharattantra can only be based on context.
Take a breath. Go Julian.
You are the Whale of Hindu classical texts that will land us safely, while dharma is submerged and deep underwater.
Hopefully, Ecuador will be where you will come up for breath.
And this time too, Ahab will die trying, to kill this Moby Dick.