For Hindu Americans, I expect Election 2020 to end up being the worst of both worlds.
I expect a 5-10% swing of Hindu votes to the Republicans but with the overwhelming majority of Indian Americans (at higher rates than other Asian American groups) continuing to support Biden.
This means: there will be a negative swing of Hindu votes that's NOT enough to actually impact the Democrats' electoral chances, but it WILL be enough to annoy them-- prompting them to flag Hindu assertiveness as a "problem to be addressed".
Remember, Democrats love Social Engineering. Given their close ties with Leftist Indian discourse, they will immediately equate Hindu assertiveness with Hindutva, and Hindutva with Wahhabi Islamism. Accordingly, they will move swiftly to "nip the threat in the bud".
What will this mean? Well, there are ALREADY efforts afoot on Campuses... the Democrats' laboratories of Social Engineering... to shape Hindu behaviour in accordance with certain preferred norms. To establish a "good way" and a "bad way" to be an American Hindu.
Case in point: Sunita Vishwanath.…
Sunita Vishwanath is the founder of Hindus for Human Rights, Sadhana, & Coalition Against Fascism in India.
Her agenda is to divert Hindu assertiveness towards a pan-South-Asian, Nehruvian-Secular formula of identity expression. One that doesn't openly abuse Hinduism, but protests against CAA, calls Modi a Fascist, attacks "RSS Hindutva", calls for Indian compromise in Kashmir etc.
She is being propped up as the Officially Approved face of Hindu Identity by a major Liberal University. She is not someone who would actively participate in aggressive smear campaigns like "Holi Against Hindutva" (which the Democrats judge, correctly, to be counterproductive).
But if Sunita ever hears Islam or Christianity being criticized-- even obliquely-- she'll be the first to come out with caste, cow-lynching, and Brahminical Patriarchy whataboutery.

She won't attack, but is always ready to shame you for even thinking about defending yourself.
If the Democrats win in 2020, and there is a 5-10% Hindu vote swing against them, you will see more people like Sunita Vishwanath being aggressively promoted. "Good Hindus" to oppose and shut down Bad Hindutvavadis.
Worst case scenario: a Biden-Harris govt will double down on the Social Engineering. Along with soft measures like Sunita Vishwanath clones, there will be harder punitive measures. RSS-linked charities like IDRF, Ekal Vidyalaya will come under investigation, & perhaps sanctions.
It may never get to the point of FBI informants, moles & wiretaps (as with post-9/11 Muslim Americans) but the demonization of any unapproved Hindu assertiveness on campuses, in media, in society will be kicked up several notches.
And it doesn't take very much to scare our people into keeping their heads down. 🙁

The problem, as always, is our lack of organisation.
If Hindu Ams organised in a determined fashion, either to swing in a big way for Trump (35 to 40+%)... OR to go all in for Biden, while also aggressively lobbying his office to counter the propaganda of Islamist factions in the Democratic Party... that would show our muscle.
But we won't. We will show a piddling 5 to 10% swing to Trump (meaningless at our numbers).

Rich Desi individuals will continue backing whoever they always back, simply for the photo ops.

Message: Hindus don't have their act together, so it's fine to take them for granted. /n

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