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For Shame, India. February 13, 2008

Posted by K in contemporary, Disgust, Politics.
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For shame, Maharashtra.

I’m finding it hard to believe that in our country we allow politicians to openly avow hate for a region WITHIN the country, and encourage party men to embark on a violent rampage against North Indians. The deaths have begun.

We bristle when charges of primitivism and barbarism are levelled against us. We are not ‘backward’ we like to claim, we are ‘right up there’ with the best in the world.

Yeah right. Sure. Whatever. Like, how many “PROGRESSIVE” countries have frightened women giving birth in a dirty train toilet?

It’s scary to think Narendra Modi is not an aberration, he might just be the norm.

Sick.

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1. pr3rna - February 13, 2008

The bigger shame is only those politicians who have little or no importance are speaking openly against him.Rest are quiet or have given a mild response.

2. ish - February 13, 2008

Well, a month or so back when I made a post about how on a news channel, a person had held north Indians responsible for the molestations that had happened at Mumbai on New Year’s Eve, I had never imagined it would go this far.

I wonder why this started happening suddenly. You know..Mumbai..city of dreams where everyone gets to realize their dream is suddenly turning into something completely different. We have such stuff happening in Punjab already. Anybody from Uttar Pradesh or Bihar is treated as inferior, more like they are treated like shit. It’s still a very caste based system in here, though it doesn’t seem that way. So I can’t blame the Maharashtrians because we ourselves are guilty of such stuff. But anyhow, it’s wrong and there’s no justification to that.

History books say India is a country of many religions and many people and stuff but it’s still one. I say it’s anything but one. It’s completely divided, on the basis of religion, region, caste…precisely everything. And the politicians aren’t helping matters, they are simply making things worse. I can see people wanting to create mini India and Pakistan’s in every state and every place. And it’s sad.

I think Narendra Modi is a norm too, and it’s very sick.

3. aa - February 14, 2008

it’s not maharashtra or gujarat or modi or thackeray. it’s the fact that everywhere in this country the “aam aadmi” will take to the streets in mobs, shout and bash mindlessly and attack whoever happens to be the target for the day. the cause is irrelevant. elitist point of view? yes. unfortunately it is also true. forget national politics, you’ve seen it in colleges, schools even. (and I say “you” because anyone in du would have seen it). in conclusion, it is a fact of life. remember to run when they come for you.

4. sporadicblogger - February 16, 2008

Aunty- Yes. Worse- he has the backing of the rich industrialists.

Ish-yeah,exactly. Thanks for putting it so well 🙂

aa-:) How old were you when you decided to become a cynic?
I wonder how soon I will make that turn…

5. aa - February 17, 2008

do you think that we are a nation of level-headed, sensible people, somehow being manipulated by horribly evil politicians? or that we get led into mob hysteria pretty easily, and that our politicians represent the people quite well? I’d say the latter. of course we are pretty good compared to certain other peoples…

6. sporadicblogger - February 18, 2008

aa- Eh, no man, I don’t 🙂 But I am not yet a cynic; I believe there are enough sane people still available for recruitment :B

7. aa - February 19, 2008

you’d be surprised how quickly sanity disappears in such situations.


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