The Greater Kashmir
on those who live in glass houses or moralize
Junaid complains that “guilt is shoved down my throat repeatedly”, but forgets he might be doing the same, shoveling guilt into the bruised psyches of millions. One doesn’t begrudge him his own swift evolution from Omar Abdullah-Kodak-moment aspiring politician to one desirous of gaining moral high ground “to condemn fascism and violence”. But it seems clear that one thing he had missed out from his nuanced reading of Edward Said is that all fascists were moralists. The second most written about philosopher in the history after Aristotle, Martin Heidegger, was a card carrying Nazi.