Slaves of Manu

 

Nitin Dhaktode

nitin daktodeSome people
Born in the socially marginalised community,
Forget their roots
Spend their life practising slavery
The bootlickers of the oppressor caste
Oppressors from Right, Left, Centre, Liberal etc.

Never forget
They will use and throw you.
They will make sure you are their slaves forever,
The day you talk about
Your Dignity, Leadership, Empowerment,
Challenge their oppression
You will be their biggest enemy
They will kill your social and political career

They will fill your mind with poison
So you can spit it at your own people...
They will make sure
That you become their foot-soldier
To fight against your own people
To sustain their agenda of Brahmanism...

They will be ruling
And you will be helping them
To rule your own people
To exploit the marginalised
They don't have anything to lose...
Losers are you and your people
Those struggling for Dignity, Freedom and Equality

They are doing a drama of equality
There is no history of equality, in any of their many generations.
Their social capital is built on inequality
They talk of progressive ideas in public spaces
But practice the opposite in personal lives
Hypocrisy overflows from them

You are innocent,
Caught up in the artificial respect shown by them for you
It is like a 'Mrugjal' .
It reflects, but is not the reality
It is just sympathy, not empathy

Their agenda is to rule over you
Be on top at any cost
Whether being with Manusmruti
Or against Manusmruti
Being pro-State
Or anti-state
Or being on any planet

Everything for them is power
Their religion is power
Their every act is for power
Only power and power... Remember 'Power'
Power to exploit you

You are their way to achieve that power
Without you it is impossible for them
Because they are the most scared ones
They only can fool and rule
Without your support they are zero
But when you associate with them
They make sure you become zero

Manu is in their mind every second
You help to sustain it
Their win means Manu's win
You help them to win
Their win is their talent not yours
Because you are only their Slaves
Slaves... Slaves of Manu. 

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Nitin Dhaktode is currently pursuing PhD in Development Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.