For the past 100 years, the Anti-Caste brigade has been so far having a Monopoly in the intellectual dis-course, repeating the same propoganda and ensuring that there is no opposition. But now, they are being effectively challenged, and clearly the anti-caste brigade has been facing the heat, unable to answer the key questions put forth. The debates in my previous articles are an example.
On these lines, i am going to put forth my next powerful argument, and let me see how the anti-caste proponents are answering this.
The main accusation against caste system is that it oppresses lower caste people, discriminates them by birth, and hence in order to establish equality, we have to destroy caste system by promoting inter-caste marriages and urbanisation.
But they have not been able to answer the question, whether the equality they advocated exists in the urban centers. The Obvious answer is NO. While the urban society may NOT have castes, the inequality and discrimination is more acute in the form of CLASS system, where the entire society is divided in to Upper, Middle and Lower CLASS based on Money. Their Utopian notion of equality is nailed by this very segregation of people based on money.
The anti-caste brigade may claim that people are NOT discriminated by birth. But they conveniently hide the truth that people are discriminated based on Money. Most of the key resources in Urban Centers are reserved ONLY for those who have money, while the poor is languishing in the inhuman slums. The Middle class is in a pathetic state, because they could not join either side.
And does equality exists within each of these class? For eg, the Middle CLASS is again divided based on money, as LOWER Middle class and Upper Middle class. So as upper and lower class also divided in to sub-divisions based on money.
This is more evil and discriminative than caste system. Atleast in caste system, all people within the same caste are equal by birth which is very rational and positive aspect. We can see this in the marriage. The most wealthy people have to attend the most poor people within the same caste, on an equal basis. Similarly, all people of the same caste have equal rights in their kula temple, irrespective of the financial status.
So equality actually exists within caste system, whereas there is no equality possible in Urban Class system. This is grave Social and Economic Injustice.
So using the same argument of anti-caste brigades, now let us call for establishing equality within the urban class system, before they can advocate it to caste system. And as part of this, they should first enact a law that all upper CLASS people should compulsorily marry people of MIDDLE CLASS and all Middle CLASS people should compulsorily marry people of LOWER CLASS. By this we can easily attain the utopian society based on equality. Are these anti-caste people ready?
One of their argument is that a lower CLASS person can work hard, earn money and enter in to the MIDDLE class or UPPER Class. My question is that suppose if a person from slum area, becomes rich, will a upper class person marry off their daughters to him. If yes, then why wait for the lower class people to become upper class to marry their daughter? If they marry their daughters to a poor guy, he will instantly become upper class by virtue of the marriage and the equality is attained. Right?
The caste system is based on birth and rigid, and hence its understandable they cannot do inter-caste marriage. But the urban CLASS system is highly fluid and dynamic, and what is going to prevent them from attaining equality, by Inter-CLASS marriage?
Will the anti-caste brigade, who forces inter-caste marriage, force an inter-CLASS marriage?
As a first step, we can ask all people belonging to Dravidar Kalagam and Communists to adopt this policy. what say?
The Hindu Intellectuals and supporters of caste system should understand the fact that we should NOT set the same benchmark our enemies are setting against us. If the anti-caste brigade makes allegations of discrimination based on birth, we should make our own benchmark of discrimination against them.
The Urban CLASS system is more oppressive and discriminative than our caste system, because the upper and middle class is always exploiting the lower class people.