I have had some concerns for quite a while about a certain phenomenon I have noticed about the “discourse”. As I see it it’s a simple mutation of an earlier Hindu trope.
EDIT: Since I wrote this post, IndiaFacts has very graciously published this on their portal here. I recommend reading that piece since it corrects some errors I made in this piece (such as using rasa when i meant svabhava) and it is a little clearer and uses precise sanskrit terms.
I have long been fascinated by the idea of karma. The notion itself is just built on simple empiricism (that of causality) but once you accept a single metaphysical prior – that of rebirth and the quest for moksha from the cycle – it changes into a beautifully complex meme.
One of the greatest problems Liberalism has wrought on us, is the equalization of spaces.
Spaces are places in which certain types of behaviour is acceptable or better stated; where certain priors are accepted. The space is demarcated either physically or mentally by the groups of people who create and are then accepted into the space.
If you were wondering what I meant by a framework, in my hypothesis of thinking, I am hinting at a religious conviction. Secularists, leftists, neo-atheists and the like all believe they are above religion in some sense and do not hold any religious convictions. Some go to the extent of believing religious convinctions are silly and outdated, the irony being that this is a religous conviction in itself. Let us go through some of their religious beliefs:
Do you believe rape can be justified?
Human wisdom is finite. All that you will experience has been experienced by your ancestors before you. The rules that tradition has laid down before us are not ill-thought they were guided by years of human evolution. Society progressed in a certain way and within a certain manner under different civilizations.
In the 8th century BC, Sparta conquered Messenia a neighbouring territory, rich with agricultural land. It was also rich with a labour force, that later came to be known as the helots. Now the helots outnumbered the Spartans 10:1 but were unarmed.  Spartans were known for their military prowess and it is not an urban legend that their newborn male children were subject to physical scrutiny for it’s continued life. Spartans killed malformed male babies, most likely because of their male privilege I’m sure.
The Rule of Law is a fundamental idea in governing. It concerns itself with the set of rules, codes and laws that a group adheres to uniformly i.e all members of this group adhere to it. However all rules of law are universal, or in other words all rules of law are not Christian in that they believe that there is one law for all of man. As Atavisionary describes, the ancestral heritage of this egalitarian view of life comes from Martin Luther during the age of the Reformation.