This via a post on FB, written by a gentleman named Vistasp Hodiwala….
Well put and bravely said…. nothing to add really….
India has entered its darkest hour post Independence. I have no qualms in admitting that the task of coping with this new, violent, bigoted, intellectually dishonest and largely indifferent India that has become an apologist for unconstitutional and indefensible acts and experiments that has knocked the stuffing out of everyone who has believed for so long in the virtues of a morally just and modern nation-state, the way our founding fathers envisaged it to be…is going to be nothing short of gargantuan.
Surely, everything wasn’t right, rosy or reasonable even before 2014, but yet, there was an abiding semblance of faith in the self-healing properties of our constitution, there was the sense that despite everything, we the people, can summon up enough stamina to challenge what’s not working and fix or throw out those who are ill-suited to wield the reins of power; that if all of us just speak up against systemic injustices at the right time and challenge the official narrative from time to time, there is a fair chance that the rulers can be shamed into embarrassment or at least discredited.
While that might still happen, the fact that millions and millions of people have bought into the hardcore anti-Muslim bigotry of this party is what makes this task a lot more onerous for regular citizens like us.
Unlike Congress, they cannot and will not be booted out by mere administrative failures. They have to fail and fail colossally on multiple fronts, and along side that, the vast majority of Hindus have to have an epiphany of sorts, a mass self-realisation as to why religious fundamentalism is not an answer to the country’s ills. Until that happens, I am afraid the BJP will be near-impossible to dislodge.
Because when gau rakshaks kill or hurt innocents, we will be reminded of the metros they are building. When Bajrang Dal makes life hell for Muslims we will be reminded of Swachch Bharat. And on and on it will continue…
They do this because they know they have the mandate, not just to govern but also to further the unsaid agenda that people voted them in for.
India has entered its darkest hour post Independence. And it remains to be seen where the ray of light that is going to set things right will emerge from. For most of us, without a doubt, have been displaying the mental agility of a befuddled moron in the face of a raging fire that threatens to engulf and consume us all.
No words needed…
and steep drops in reading attention spans.
When I started blogging 9 years ago, people still read.
I still read.
But it seems
are the order of the day.
I will henceforth be your memeologist…
The Eye is the i, the candle and the flame. And the sagittal suture is the key…. via Wiki, please note the names…. the LAMBDOID SUTURE is the bow.
Think they are trying to tell us something there?
The sagittal suture is a dense, fibrous connective tissue joint between the two parietal bones of the skull. The term is derived from the Latin word sagitta, meaning arrow. The derivation of this term may be demonstrated by observing how the sagittal suture is notched posteriorly, like an arrow, by the lambdoid suture…….
i suggest that most of us awaker people have open sagittal sutures and thus our i of i’s can see, though somewhat hazily…..Sagittarius, shooting our arrow into the great VIOlet VOId….
Two of the highest paid Groups of people in the world today are
1) Those that Kill other humans, via the bloated military industrial complex worldwide
2) Those that Distract all of humanity, so they will not wake up to this uncomfortable reality…. and these would be the entertainers, the bread and circuses people, the actors, the singers, the athletes….
what does that say about the state of humanity?
For anyone cheering India’s increasing westward, US/Israel centric tilt in every sphere, here is a sobering set of charts during Obama’s two terms…
In them is written India’s very predictable future, all the accompanying social misery coming right along with the package…
Demonitization was a systemic shock…the cattle-prod…
Watch out below India…