Priceless Contribution of our political class- fundamentalists in a secular democracy!

This goes out to all enlightened Indians, across the globe, and definitely in India.

I hope that these series that I propose to write regularly as the contribution of our political class will become a platform for serious debate on what has really transpired under the guise of “parliamentary democracy” for the past 65 years.

These thoughts in these blogs are also meant to highlight the reality of the Indian democratic system and its evolution ( de-generation) over the past 65 years.

Thoughts, inputs, and ideas are very welcome, obviously.

Today Kamal Hassan made a heart rending appeal to his fans and the common man , demonstrating his utter helplessness to fight a political heavy , and skewed system, that will not even listen to independent thought leaders, and will use power to buttress power brokers, and illiterate voting populations ( ever heard of the VOTE BANK…if you haven’t , it exists in India, and has been nurtured for the past 65 years by the political class by keeping these voting banks, illiterate, un-educated and on the fringes of poverty and deprivation…cool strategy hunh!!)

His latest movie, VISHWAROOPAM, has been embroiled in controversy, which was ostensibly started by a fringe Muslim group, protesting the depiction of terrorists as being from the Muslim faith!! This was ably fanned by political class of ALL hues!!

Now the question you must ask, is why did ALL political parties start supporting the muslim protesters–……well, didn’t I just tell you about voting banks!! NONE of these political leeches, would wanna fritter away the opportunity to get the muslim vote now ..isnt it ?

So here is this artist, who should have freedom of expression of interest under our “democratic” constitution and institutions, BUT has to run around the courts of the land to scree his film, whose future has been hijacked by a few protesting muslims, supported by the political class, who have kept these muslims illiterate for the past 65 years, and the muslims dont even realize who is to blame for their pathetic situation, and are therefore for lack of any substantial cause in life, take to the street, at the behest of their equally illiterate, uneducated leaders to protest an assault on their religion!!!

Is this convoluted or what!!

Has not this country not been converted to a dignified banana republic in a matter of 65 years , and its potential quashed by the political class through the following INITIATIVES… (Yes folks ..the following are the ONLY INITIATIVES that the political class have been serious about , since taking our rule from the British and ruling this country..)

  • Siphoning off tax payers money into overseas accounts.
  • Converting money laundering ( tax payers and bribe money) into an art and a science ( Mafia , eat your heart out, come to the academy of the Indian political class, and they will teach you tricks you didnt even know existed )
  • Using graft and bribe money to buy into vote banks- over and over and over again, till death did them part from their office!
  • Dodging responsibility by converting “passing the buck” to an art and a science- slippery as an eel has a different level in India and for the political class.
  • Turning QUID PRO QUO to an art and science- One political party uses state instruments, which are supposed to be independent, as gatherers of dirty secrets on political opponents, and leveraged to ensure that their very own dirty secrets are never revealed by their opponents, should they come to power in the veneer of our democratic institutions!! So all these political parties, the political class know each other dirtiest of secrets and make for a perfect understanding under classic quid pro quo terms!!

While the political class has ensured its continuity into geriatric politics, they have deliberately done nothing about investing in educating the teeming uneducated masses, that remain uneducated, illiterate to the day. This has proven beneficial to them in many ways, most notably these illiterates have lost the faculty to think rationally and analyze logically, laying them open to emotional and casteist exploitation by the political class over 65 years….the nest result, ready to use, ready made , illiterate , fundamentalists in our secular democracy!!

If there ever was a strategy that worked for you this would be it !! Kudos to our Indian political class!!

 

Saga of Godmen, Guile and Guilt

It is pathetic to watch the self proclaimed god man and spiritual leader , Asa Ram Bapu addressing his flock of followers, 50% women, and speaking utter crap against women and their rights in India, with his women congregation listening to every word of his in rapt attention- absorbing each and every word , every syllable of his, as if they were pearls of wisdom from GOD himself!!!

You have to wonder whether these women in the congregation even comprehend the meaning of what Asa Ram is saying with such conviction??

Do they even understand what Asa Ram means when he says that a rape victim is to blame for the crime if she does not invoke the name of GOD in front of her rapists and does not plead with them to spare her????!!!!

The implication of this self proclaimed god man’s utterances and the enormity of what he says, so nonchalant , will make any sane , educated man numb!

What is even more bewildering is the dazed, almost hypnotized look on the women in the congregation- to be able to get an entire congregation in such a state at one go , seems nothing short of a miracle.

Isnt it a miracle that this congregation of women are simply rooted to their seats, listening in rapt attention to the non sense being uttered so effortlessly by this self proclaimed holy man and absorbing that as verse from GOD.

As a saNe logical, educated individual, it is easy to see that this is  nothing short of a grand exercise in successfully beguiling an entire audience of targeted followers, by leveraging their illiteracy, ignorance, lack of education, economic and socially repressive backgrounds to lead them into a state of collective trance, where the entire congregation loses its capacity to think logically, and act appropriately!! TOUCH DOWN!!!

Do you really expect these women to come out into the streets to protest and demand their rightful and equal place in our society??

NOT IN A MILLION YEARS going by the realistic state of the country, its weak constitution and its corrupted , defiled democratic institutions AND an entire population of people , deliberately kept illiterate for 65 years.

NOW the next logical question would be..is there a sense of guilt in our leaders ( rulers, may I correct), the political class ( de facto, neo royalty in India), the godmen and spiritual leaders ( HOPE sales men), and wanna be politicians ( criminals, trying to get legit)???

NONE AT ALL!!!

Face it people, your future is doomed under this political class and its underlings!!!

Is it time for India’s Tahrir Square?

As the events of the last 24 hours unfold on national television, I am taken back to the peoples revolution that changed the government of Hosni Mubarak despite the very violent and desperate attempts of the Govt. to scuttle the protests.

Tahrir square became the beacon of hope for oppressed peoples across the Middle East, in Qatar, in Saudi Arabia and Syria- we all know how Syria panned out.

The govt. of Hosni Mubarak was despised because he did nothing for the masses, with an elitist cliche at the very top living in the lap of luxury. The undoing of Mubarak was that he refused to believe that his “beloved people”, the Egyptian masses did not live better lives under his 25 years “GOLDEN RULE”!! He was like the proverbial ostrich with his head firmly planted inside the sand, living in his minds utopia, and believing that the Egyptian people loved him for his great rule, that they were thankful that they got Mubarak as a leader to lead them out of their misery!! of course we all know now that that was a myth being played out in Mubarak’s geriatric head over and over again – he was suffering from dementia.

Doesnt the above summary remind you of our elitist politicians and the ruling cliche that believes that they are Gods gift to the Indian population, without which India would not have “progressed”. The myth of progress that they are perpetrating to the largely illiterate Indian population and the world at large is, that there are far less Indians under poverty than there were when the British left the country some 60 years back ( poverty figures based in PPP, figures that the world needs to question and audit for themselves, illiteracy at a govt. stated figure of 40% overall, and all this is deemed as great performance over a 60 years of democratic rule!!).

These politicians have usurped the tenets of democracy and crudely perverted it to ensure their unquestioned rule over a largely illiterate voting population knowing that the laws they formulated to protect themselves and their own kind, DID NOT GIVE THE VOTER THE RIGHT TO RECALL!! A clever, strategic masterstroke to favor their 5 years of undisputed stay in their constituencies, even if they decided to sit back and relax on tax payers money- and this is exactly how this pans out , in each and every state, in each and every district,  after each and every election. This is what our politicians have been doing and WILL CONTINUE TO DO till they and their like are virtually kicked out of the system , and the people take it on themselves to confront this abomination in the name of democracy.

Assurances and hopes provided by these despots will only prove to be the opium of the restive Indian masses- a time tested, time gaining tactic that has paid handsome dividends to these self serving politicians- they have learnt to leverage the innocent trust of the restive people, to beguile them with their histrionics and claim to comprehend the pain of the common man, and for too long this tactic has been bought, hook line and sinker by the restive youth of the country.

Is Raisna Hill now India’s Tahrir Square? It is time for India’s youth to come out in every city and town in India and to create their own peoples movement and their own local Tahrir square?

I think the time for India’s Tahrir square is here and it is now!!