Politically incorrect rant against all irritations - major & minor.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
INDIA IS DEAD .. LONG LIVE INDIA !
This Republic Day, I sadly declare that India - the idea of an Indian Republic - lies shattered. India is dead - for its full of citizens and a Government, who are.
I wont dwell into last year's corruption scams. They were worse but certainly, not life threatening for our country. However, its the recent "National Flag controversy" that has proved beyond doubt that India is a country which is on a life support system and can go anytime soon. The controversy surrounds BJP's decision to march upto Srinagar's Lal Chowk and hoist the Tricolor there on the 26th. J&K and Central Govts are trying their best to stop them from doing so - in the name of stopping violence.
We may argue that Kashmir is a part of India and anyone can hoist our flag there. We may also say that this is just BJP's gimmick and symbolism. Some morons will even say that India should "let go off" Kashmir. Watever. I dont give a rat's ass for BJP or the state and Central Govts. But what kills me from inside is that people can easily hoist Pakistani flags at Lal Chowkbut hoisting the Tricolor will cause violence? Have the Central and State Govts lost their backbones? I hereby term both of them as traitors - for playing into Pakistan's hands. Mind you, I dont support BJP either. They could have organised a low key affair instead of grand gimmicky march but atleast they are saying the right things that whole of J&K is a part of India.
This brings us to a larger issue - We the people. Citizens of this country. Totally dead from inside. And thats why, India is about to go bust.
We are the biggest liabilities on India. We crib about corruption but dont we indulge in that? Who the fuck pays bribes to policemen and politicians? Who believes in "jugaad" instead of a genuine solution to something?
We are hypocrites. We dont support casteism, sexism etc openly but who votes on caste , religious lines when elections come? Who observes fast during Navratris but brutally kills a 2 hour old girl child? Nowdays, people even travel to Bangkok to select the sex of their unborn child. And I wont even start on all those "fairness creams" ads.
The biggest culprits are ofcourse majority of the urban, educated youth - people like you and me - who are expected to vote intelligently, be good thinkers and be the future of this nation. We have developed such a thick skin that nothing important affects us anymore. Most of us are just glad that we have a "cute, young leader" ready to take over the throne once Manmohan Singh retires , even though that "cute leader" doesnt have an opinion on major issues.
But perhaps the biggest blasphemy that we have committed is that we have actually turned against our own country. I am sure the Tricolor issue wont mean anything to majority of people - who btw will be more than eager to attend candlelight marches in support of issues like the one that involved 'My Name is Khan'. Most of us behave like judgmental pseudo - intellectual fucks lambasting everything and everyone which / who talks about nationalist issues. For them, Maoists/Kashmiri terrorists are angels and Indian army is the villain.
We have lost the plot. We have become a nation of dead people. The proof screams from the rooftops in the form of issues we debate among ourselves and in mainstream media - Rakhi Sawant, Big boss winners (News channels went ballistic on the result day), IPL Auctions and what not. Thousands of farmers commit suicide everyday, terrorists are planning to make our lives a living hell, Govt gives a shit about us but who cares. Unless ofcourse, it affects someone "like us". When Salman Khan said that major hue and cry over Mumbai 2008 was there coz elite people were targeted at Taj and Oberoi; he wasnt wrong.
I can go on and on .. enough that someone will surely comment "Stop being preachy you ass" on this post. But its not worth it. An obscure blogpost in a large blogosphere wont make even 0.0001% difference. I cant expect anything from a nation where its a blasphemy to praise Narendra Modi for his developmental work or where terrorists like those involved in Parliament attack in 2001 and Kasab arent put to death for fear of "hurting minority sentiments". The Govt is stupidly happy to equate every Muslim to a terrorist. Bravo!
Time to sign off. The idea of India is dead - Long live India.