Green Diwali: Annoying, Misleading, and Insidious Propaganda

You’re committed to celebrating Green Diwali and saying no to crackers.

And why wouldn’t you?

Just a look at the sky on Diwali night, and all your doubts regarding “Why should we celebrate Green Diwali?” melts away like ice cream in the scorching heat of June. The air and noise pollution makes it so goddamn obvious that any sensible citizen will say no to crackers.

The air quality is deteriorating every year like crazy.

Small kids, older people, and even young adults are becoming prone to respiratory illnesses. And as a result, TB, asthma, and ‘difficulty in breathing’ cases are rising at an alarming rate.

So, you felt obligated to do your bit to combat pollution, save the environment, and improve the air quality.

Now, you knew the best way to motivate your family members and friends not to use firecrackers this Diwali was to lead by example. You wanted to prove that one can enjoy Diwali without crackers, and that’s what you did precisely—you resolved to say no to crackers and celebrate a green Diwali.

And, what could be better than social media to spread the word? So, you announced ‘Green Diwali’ on your Facebook, WhatsApp, and other social media accounts.

And boy, did you get encouragement. Comments started pouring in like the monsoon rain! Family members, friends, relatives, and even strangers congratulated you for ditching crackers, curbing pollution by celebrating clean and green Diwali.

It not only exhilarates you but also gives you confidence and assurance that you’re doing the right thing.

But are you?

Deep down in your heart, you suspect something is not right. You aren’t sure what, but you know something is out of place, something is awfully wrong.

Damn!

The Power of Propaganda

Have you ever noticed how the media fools us?

It goes something like this:

A tobacco company launches an advertising campaign for its new cigarette, aimed at the young working-class males.

TV, newspapers, youtube, and radio—every damn media floods with the adverts:

A young corporate executive is portrayed as the epitome of success, releasing puffs of smoke in the air every time he closes a deal (and getting the hottest girl working in his office). How cool, right?

And that’s what the cigarette’s really about: Being an alpha male!

And so, the marketing executives, field officers, clerical staff, and many others start buying the new pack. As a result, despite tobacco killing more than 8 lakh people in Bharat every year, the cigarette records an all-time high.

(I mean, are you kidding me, who doesn’t like sex?)

The tobacco company persuaded people to pay for their own slow deaths, proving that brainwashing can make you do anything.

That’s what happened to me precisely.

Let me explain.

While trying to make sense of the world during my teenage years, I got influenced by weird modernism.

And that ‘modernism’ didn’t include Hindu culture, traditions, or values. Being a Hindu was superstitious and regressive, and communal.

As a result, I started believing something was wrong with the Hindu devas, Hindu traditions, and the Hindu culture. I didn’t realize I was taking rotten, vicious, and bigoted ideologies for their exact opposites. All in the name of ‘secularism.’

How Earl Nightingale Opened My Eyes

I came across a personal development tape by an American radio personality and speaker, Mr. Earl Nightingale.

And that changed everything.

In this tape—Lead the Field—Mr. Nightingale emphasizes that you must seek the treasure under your own feet before traveling far away lands. He further elaborates how this simple act can save you pain, suffering, and heartache. And you shall realize the truth that was staring right in your face: What you’re searching for has always been under the very ground you’re so desperate to abandon.

His argument hit me like a hammer, and I wondered:

What if I was naïve? What if I was wrong about Sanatan? Could it be that I was relying on half-baked theories to judge Sanatan Dharma?

So, I started exploring Hindu roots and Dharma and what I found was shocking:

I realized that I was brainwashed into disrespecting my own roots, and I was dead wrong about everything related to Indic civilization. Moreover, contrary to the widespread myth, being a Hindu was, in fact, the coolest thing ever.

But let me admit—I would’ve turned into a ‘secular’ Hindu who hates everything about Sanatan Dharma—based on half-cooked truths spread by wicked people and groups. But luckily, I realized I was being ‘played.’

So, that was me. What about you?

What If I Told You that You’re WRONG about Green Diwali?

That Green Diwali is not what it seems? That Green Diwali is not about helping curb pollution? And what if I revealed that Green Diwali is not about saving the environment?

Let me explain.

Do you think Diwali crackers are responsible for year-long air pollution? (It’s just a single-day affair, after all.)

And if Diwali crackers are not the culprit behind the year-long pollution, then WHAT or WHO pollutes the air we breathe for the rest of the days—364, to be precise?

Let’s see.

Firstly, a shit load of vehicles.

Secondly, dangerous (illegal) factories and unauthorized building material stocks in residential areas.

And thirdly, (but not finally), population explosion.

All of them (along with many other things) make the air unfit for breathing. And create not just air pollution but also noise pollution and water pollution. And yet, most people keep their lips glued with the strongest adhesive available.

But, surprisingly, everybody turns into an ‘environmentalist’ as soon as Diwali approaches. And a coined phrase becomes the talk of the town:

Green Diwali.

Concerned NGOs lecture us about:

Why should we celebrate Green Diwali, the dangers of crackers,  and the advantages of eco-friendly Diwali.

Such organizations make us believe that the evilest polluter since the first microorganism popped out of nowhere on planet earth is Diwali.

Slogans such as say no to crackers this Diwali, eco-friendly Diwali, and pollution-free Diwali skyrocket overnight.

Police officials, NGO volunteers, and eminent citizens stomp schools and colleges. They try their best to ‘sensitize’ students against bursting firecrackers (read emotional blackmail)  and motivate them to take the Green Diwali Pledge.

And they’re not alone.

Electronic and print media, and the so-called elite and intellectuals—everybody seems to be worried about the ill effects of bursting firecrackers and horrible air quality. And they keep on yelling, day in and day out, one and one thing only—”Celebrate Green Diwali!”

They proclaim that Green Diwali is a godsend—the sacred and rare silver bullet to eliminate the tyrannical pollution monster.

“And are they wrong?”

Not necessarily. But as the saying goes, “All that glitters is not gold.” So, let’s dig a little deeper.

‘Say No to Crackers and Celebrate Green Diwali’ Is a Noble Idea, But…

Agreed, the reasoning is solid: firecrackers cause air pollution, and so, we must say no to crackers and celebrate a Green Diwali.

Cool.

But why only Diwali? Do crackers release deadly smoke only on Diwali?

Why not Green Christmas? Or Green New Year Eve? Or Green Celebrity Marriages?

Why so much love for Mother Earth only on Diwali?

Green Diwali Crusaders. And Their Ugly, Dark, Disgusting Truth

Let me ask you this:

Do you think Green Diwali is about saving the environment?

Nope.

The Green Diwali people have a different motive: they want you to believe Diwali crackers (for just 4-5 hours a year) cause the most massive pollution.

Sure, it appears that they are nervous, unable to sleep at night, can’t eat in peace because they are deeply concerned about pollution. And you’re bound to believe them unless you discover their hypocrisy.

Let’s expose it.

Diwali crackers pollute the air, and hence we must say no to crackers. For saving the environment, of course.

Alright.

But then . . . rest of the year:

Monstrous diesel-guzzling SUVs move freely, like birds in the air.

Shit (both good and bad) producing hazardous factories run in residential areas without any check.

Digging and excavation stay on all year round—giant trucks, humongous machinery, tractors, and trolleys keep roaming (even in prohibited zones) and pollute the air with dust and suspended particles.

But, the ‘concerned’ people keep mum. In reality, they never seem to have a problem with that kind of pollution. And to tell you the truth, their ‘sensitivity’ gets activated only around Diwali.

It’s like eating all kinds of shit the whole year and then stuffing your face with raw spinach on the very day when you’re supposed to savor warm, mouthwatering, and heavenly ‘Gulabjamuns’—all because the greens are healthy for you.

(What the hell!) 👿

Now, can I be blunt with you for a second?

You see, I’ve been holding the truth about Green Diwali since the beginning of this article, but now it’s killing me. And I have to take it off my chest, so, there you go:

Green Diwali is a Conspiracy.

“A conspiracy? Against who?”

What do you think?

Hindus.

Green Diwali Is An Annoying, Misleading, and Insidious Anti-Hindu Propaganda

Green Diwali is a shrewd strategy to name and shame Hindu values, traditions, and festivals. And eventually, make you ashamed of being a Hindu.

Now, I know what you’re thinking:

“Damn, this guy is completely nuts.”

Well, call me whatever you like, but facts don’t lie:

  • Do you worship cows? You do? Well, you’re an idiot—cows are supposed to be eaten, not worshipped.
  • You light a Diya under a Peepal tree and offer water to it on Saturdays? You’re a superstitious, dumb Pagan. But, it’s okay to murder trees—millions of them, every year—for celebrating the birthday of you know who.
  • Do you play Holi with colors? What’s wrong with you? How can you be so insensitive? Didn’t you know only Filmy Holi can be celebrated using watercolors?

“So, Can I Not Celebrate Diwali Without Crackers? Must I Burn Crackers On Diwali?”

Of course not.

Diwali is a festival of sweets, lights, and firecrackers. But, you can choose not to burst crackers, provided that’s your decision—your own understanding. And not because a bunch of dumb-ass Hindu hating clowns brainwashed you against your own culture.

Don’t feel like adding to the smoke and noise on Diwali? Alright. Say no to crackers; go green.

But remember this:

You can’t be selective if you genuinely care about the environment. So how can you keep your lips stitched the whole year and display ‘concern’ only on Diwali? Otherwise, what’s the point in celebrating Green Diwali.

You may laugh at me for saying this, but Green Diwali is a subtle attack on the Indic civilization. If you think such hateful attacks will remain limited to Diwali, you’re living in a fool’s paradise. It won’t stop till your Hindu identity is decimated.

I am serious. Just think for a moment—right now, it’s about Diwali. What’s next?

“Hindu incense sticks don’t let me breathe; Hindus must stop using them. ”

“Cremating Hindu dead bodies pollute the air. Why cremate? Why not bury?”

“Hindus release carbon dioxide while exhaling. So why don’t they stop breathing?”

(Okay, the last one was a bit over the top, but you got the point.)

“But I Am Worried About the Poor Air Quality on Diwali”

I understand.

But, again. Are you concerned about poor air quality? Or poor air quality on Diwali? They are two very different things.

Is pollution just a one-day challenge? I mean, is it like you don’t burn crackers for a day, and you’re done? Or is it a battle we must fight the whole year?

I can see where you’re coming from, though.

You’re worried about the environment. And that’s why you feel strongly about Green Diwali.

Fine.

Then run ‘Stop Production of Crackers’ campaigns because banning crackers only on Diwali makes the ‘saving the environment’ thing smell fishy. It hints that the real intention is to ban Diwali, not firecrackers.

And that’s unacceptable.

Now, if you still think that the sickening Green Diwali propaganda does not concern you, here’s what Shri Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ had to say:

“समर शेष है, नहीं पाप का भागी केवल व्याध”
“जो तटस्थ हैं, समय लिखेगा उनका भी अपराध!”

Sure, you can hate me for what I just revealed, but that won’t change anything, not a damn thing! As a Hindu, you had the right to know the reality of Green Diwali.

And now you do.

Should You Celebrate Green Diwali and Say No to Crackers?

Why not, if that’s what you want.

But, again, your decision to celebrate a Green Diwali must be yours. And not because you’re duped at the cost of your culture and values.

Remember, the onus of saving the environment is on We-The-People-of-India and not just, We-The-Hindus-of-India.

Because Green Diwali is not what you think it is, anyway.

What is the True Reality of Green Diwali?

Remember how I said that Green Diwali is not about Saving the Environment?

Want to know the dark truth of green Diwali?

Well, it might be a little tough to swallow, but here you go:

You, the Hindu, are a thorn in the eyes of the anti-Hindu groups worldwide. They are pained to see that despite being ruled over, butchered, and humiliated for years by Muslim invaders (and Christian missionaries), 85% percent of India’s population is still Hindu.

And their frustration is understandable because many countries converted in just a blink of an eye. But, then, how come you—the tree hugger, the cow worshipper, the idolater, the Qafir is still a Hindu?

That’s the real issue.

But that doesn’t mean you start hating Muslims.

No, that’s not the point.

The reality is that Indian Muslims (along with Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) are also victims of Islam—they were Hindus who couldn’t stand up and fight for Dharma. And Muslim barbarians spared their lives only because they converted to Islam.

Historical records describe the barbarism committed by Taimur in Delhi. He had 100,000 Hindu captives by the time he reached Delhi. And he executed all of them and created a pillar with the heads. He spared those who converted to Islam. Vincent A Smith in his book The Oxford History of India: From the Earliest Times to the End of 1911 wrote How Taimur’s attack was targeted on the Hindu population. His forces spared only Muslim neighborhoods and massacred or enslaved the Hindus.

— Manoshi Sinha Rawal, Yogaditya Singh Rawal

Page 24, Saffron Swords: Centuries of Indic Resistance to Invaders

 

But there’s a catch:

Do not hate anybody but also don’t turn a blind eye to what’s happening around you.

Always stay alert.

Now, here’s an interesting thing:

As the times are changing, using Sword to convert people is becoming harder, and so the Hindu haters are replacing the sword with subtler tactics.

One such tactic is information warfare.

It’s a subtle way to mislead, confuse, and convert.

No, I am not asking you to take my word for it.

Just open your eyes and notice what’s happening around you:

Observe what’s going on in TV debates. Take notice of how major English newspapers are crafting their headlines. See what’s being projected in TV and Youtube commercials. Analyze which trends are being promoted on Twitter. Pay attention to the Facebook adverts.

And you’ll realize what I am talking about.

The anti-Hindu groups have only one agenda: They want to make you feel inferior as a Hindu, so they could intimidate and eventually convert you. And they aren’t going to stop at anything.

The fact of the matter is…

Sanatan Dharma: Hindus

Your Hindu values, Hindu pride, and Hindu Identity are at stake, and history has millions of pieces of evidence for that:

Barbaric, uncivilized, and bigoted invaders demolished 47,000+ Hindu temples, converted millions of Hindus with force, and persecuted countless others beyond imagination.

Like it or not, O mighty Hindu, you are in a war. The question is: how prepared are you to reverse this impending civilizational doom?

Today there is a great Dharma Yuddha going on in the world, a battle between the forces of dharma and adharma, the energies of higher awareness and ignorance. This is occuring on many levels from our own psyche, to the political, economic, intellectual and media realms. Each one of us is called to fight in this battle and there are no neutral parties. One is either promoting the forces of dharma or those of adharma. To not do anything is to allow the forces of adharma to prevail.

— Dr. David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri)

Page 34, Awaken Bharata: A Call for India’s Rebirth

So, essentially, you have only two choices:

Throw in the towel, get on your knees, and hang your head in shame.

Or Stand tall, hold your ground, and fight back.

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