Social outlook and social commitment are not one in the same. Social commitment is developed from a social perspective.
The social perspective is how an individual observes and evaluates his own community. Social commitment is about recognising one's responsibility to one's community and trying to fulfill it.
Social outlook, social commitment, social service and social transformation are not natural phenomena. Just because a person is a social being does not mean that he has such qualities. One does not have to have higher education to have such qualities. Without education, social outlook and social commitment will be developed in human beings.
It was evident that the social outlook and social commitment of Kerala was very high during the Great Flood. The high social outlook of the people of Kerala has also helped to prevent further communal riots as is the case in northern India.
The controversy surrounding the entry of women in Sabarimala has disappointed. Kerala The Sabarimala controversy was a disgrace to the world. Even in religious countries, at a time when women are being given more freedom, the streets are being turned into a land of rebellion by saying that women should not enter a church here.
When a change occurs, it does not have to be accepted by everyone. Protests and protests are natural. What happened in Kerala was not natural protests and struggles. The Sabarimala controversy was a planned move to turn Kerala into a riot ground. The common people here know that the blind intellect of the Sangh Parivar is behind it. Although many organizations, including the Congress and the Muslim League, have degenerated into puppets moving along the lines of the Sangh Parivar, the majority of the people of Kerala have been working for the protection of democracy with a high social outlook.
The Sabarimala issue is not the reason why the Left was dealt a heavy blow in the parliamentary elections held after the Sabarimala controversy. If it was the Sabarimala issue, then the Left would not be able to raise its head here. We have seen a wave of popular support for the Left in the local body elections and the Kerala Assembly elections.
The people of Kerala were to retaliate by dealing a heavy blow to the Congress and keeping the Sangh Parivar out of the Assembly without giving it a single seat. The victory of the Left was not due to excessive worship of the Left. What a society with a high social outlook has done is to keep anti-socials at bay.
In Kerala, the majority of people, whether pro-left or pro-right, have a high social outlook. This is the main factor in favor of the Left here. In other states there is no such factor now.
Non-formal educational activities that provide a social perspective have been going on in Kerala for a long time.
Although the Parai clan can be described as a folk belief, it means that there was a high social outlook and thirst for knowledge even among the Parai. The story of Maveli Thampuran also indicates the period of high social relations in the area now known as Kerala. Although it was the poet's dream to be a liar, it seems that the people here had the social vision to dream of such a time.
The myth of the Great Sacrifice also gives us an indication of where those good times are lost. It may be a myth that a Brahmin known as Vamana asked for three feet of land, measured the three worlds, and then trampled the Great Sacrifice into the abyss. There are many truths in that story. The story goes that the good times here have come to an end since the domination of the Brahmins.
Hell is a world of darkness. It is a world of tragedy and misery. It is a world of great diseases. Freedom is forbidden there. Getting there is slavery. When the Brahmins came to power, the place became an underworld. Working people lost their right to education, lost the right to walk, lost the right to think and speak like human beings, and were bound to a more miserable standard of living than animals, and that bond lasted for centuries.
Those who worked in the fields and meadows, those who climbed coconut trees, those who rowed boats, those who carried teeth, those who protected horses, elephants and cows, those who collected wild honey and wild fruits, those who collected medicinal plants from the forest, those who trampled on stones, soil and mud to protect themselves from mud and water. The ruthless were driven out of the mainstream. That chase continued for centuries.
The Brahmin and Kshatriya chiefs were constantly trying to create the mentality that dalits and Avarners should not be given rights. It is too late for even Shankara Acharya, who ascended the Sarvajna Peetha, to be freed from that state of mind. Shankara Acharya corrects a mistake in his social outlook by a crematorium worker. Even there, the Brahmin Kshatriya chiefs hide their ignorance by spreading the false story that Lord Shiva has disguised himself.
The working class in India is basically a people of dalits and lower castes. Sweaty jobs in history have been done by dalits and non-dalits. The Brahmins and Kshatriyas were the ones who did the untiring and sweaty work. The mental illness that sees workers as the worst has not started today, and the remnants of the past are still not lost in the blood of some.
To date, Kerala has not reached the lofty social point of view in which any occupation is decent. Attempts have been made many times to drag Kerala back to the old days and are still going on.
Kerala is moving forward even as the gang of spies is constantly attacking the high social outlook of Kerala. There is still a long way to go. It needs speed. Judas is the one who asks why there is so much speed. Not all poets are cultural heroes. Some are people who want to pull the culture back. They are the ones who give fertilizer and water to the poisonous plants of the Sangh Parivar. They have no social outlook, they are anti-social.
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