An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
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Vol 1 - An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!
49. When antique traditions come back
When a person behaves in a very soft manner, without exhibiting any pseudo power and authority, persons who are in lower positions would act in a most nasty manner. To some extent, this is directly spurred by the ‘Upstartedness’ mentality created by feudal languages.
When seen from this perspective, government office workers (employees) behave in a terrorising manner towards the common citizen, just to forestall this, and to create a defensive shield against this. However, things are quite complicated. It is possible to untie the complicated knots inside this and examine them one by one. However, I am not attempting to do that as of now.
However, it can be very categorically mentioned that in any feudal language location, if the people are not very clearly demarked and placed in varying arrays of subordinated slots, things will be like this. For, otherwise, they would have to be individually or collectively subordinated using artificial rude and rough behaviours and manners.
Or else, it should be statutorily encoded that government officials are some kind of feudal lords. After that, in the thus newly written-in-feudal-language Constitution, there should be very clear instruction on what all actions of obeisance and servitude, the common man has to exhibit to each level in this feudal lord set-up. What body-language of subservience should be displayed to each of the levels should be mentioned in a most unambiguous manner.
In the local schools, the teachers and the students are connected to each other in this manner. The more the teacher acts rough and oppressive, the more the student will exhibit his or her ‘respect’ and love for the teacher.
In such a social ambience, paying ‘homage’ would be a social ritual and such. It then cannot be defined as a ‘bribe’.
This was the traditional social atmosphere of this subcontinent. Splintering of this took place only in those areas where the English rule came into prominence.
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The above-given picture is a depiction of servitude the common person in china had to display inside a government office in the earlier century.
In most of the Asian locations such as China, Japan &c., language-wise, there was a feudal mentality encompassing the whole social system. Even to this day, this might be continuing powerfully. I feel that such nations as China, Japan etc. the native word-codes do have the power to make a person bend his or her body, to the higher positioned person.
If the government office worker is declared to be a superior lord, and if the people are made to acknowledge this, with a sort of military regimentation, then the common citizen will stand with his head bent before the government office worker. The government office worker would then give the official papers to the common man in a pose of bestowing divine blessings.
The social system will automatically arrange itself as per the codes in that particular language of the society.
As per the feudal social atmosphere which India has received from the antique traditions of this subcontinent, the most natural social structure is one in which the common citizens are arranged in an array of hierarchical layers
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