Why left wingers often fail to get the people of India?Intellectuals who often talk about freedom of speech and presents a narrative of a country where their voices are being suppressed in a way contradicts their own thinking.
They contradict their own thinking when they don't allow any ideology other than theirs to be a part of political discourse. They contradict their own reasons when they try to impose their definition of secularism, intellect, history and society on others.
The problem is they remain in their cabins of AC room in the cities read books written by big writers of the west. But don't want to go to the ground, they don't want to talk to the common people try to tell them the right thing which they believe. Instead, they consider a normal common man incapable of understanding of there so-called knowledge of society.
That's where they fail to understand the mind of a common man who is well read. At least to an extent that he knows what is good and what is bad for him, he is not some sort of novice which they believe him to be who will fall for anything. If that would have been true why are they not able to convince that common man?
So ultimately when they are not able to convince anyone through their writings which is read by a handful of people mostly their own student who have no choice other than to read them and they don't want to be a part of a discourse where a common man will sit in front of them to argue. Why because it is their prejudgement that he will not be able to understand the discourse?
They come up with the notion of fear to be spread in the society. Especially among minorities suppressed people trying to be supporters of human rights a messianic figure to come for the rescue of suppressed people. With whom they have never sat or met before.
But this is not the tragedy; the tragedy is that they are at the top of our educational institutions writing about our history, society and polity. Moulding and remoulding everything in accordance with themselves so even if someone in the authority is doing quite well in the society, polity or economically. He is not going to be represented that way in the text written for future generations.