Sunday, March 1, 2009

We,the Foolish

1: One bunch of fools burns an idol (Kali Maa, for instance)/attacks a church/desecrates the Koran/insults the 10th Guru/spews venom about a language or region or religion/you-get-my-drift, inspired by some insanely foolish idea/thought/ideology/man/I-hope-you-get-my-drift.

2: The second bunch of fools, who could and should do something about it, do nothing. Maybe, their hands are proverbially tied.

3: The third bunch of fools, who shouldn’t be doing something drastic, irrespective of their proximity with the Zone where the incident took place, attack/burn (living and non-living entities)/rape the people belonging to the community of Bunch 1, who, in all likelihood had nothing to do with the incident.

4: The fourth bunch of fools, who wield the power, and are elected by all the other fools, sit-on-their-asses, wait and watch , spell check the speech they will deliver once the blood-and-the-dust settles down , ruminate over how can it be used to gain some political mileage . I speculate.

5: The fifth bunch of fools do some Live-Action-Reporting , preferably in English , present a one-sided story , unequivocally condemn the other-side , bandy with words like freedom,democracy,secularism,Gandhi,truth, non-violence, constitution etc., have open air/closed room debates on it , air their own opinions , go blah,blah and blah till your ears bleed and file a law-suit or two if anybody dare criticize their incessant idiotic rant. These bunch of fools, apparently, no nothing about investigative journalism (my personal opinion).

6: Bunch 3 and Bunch 4 swing into action. They go blah, blah and blah this time, count the dead bodies, start the blame game, declare compensatory packages, justify the actions of Bunch 1 or 2 depending upon their ideology and appoint another bunch of fools, which go by the name of “an enquiry commission”.

7: Bunch 6 , the enquiring bunch , fools around , digs up some stuff , makes-up the rest(Once again, I speculate) , presents a report , hopefully in a few years time from the incident . This report does nothing but makes a fool out of you. By this time, either Bunch 1 or Bunch 2 has swung into action again. So all this tom-foolery starts again.

8 : Bunch 7 , everybody else(you and I included) , who have been fooled through 1 to 7 in varying degrees and different ways, scratch their head , wonder what the hell the truth is , question the who,why,where,how and what of the now years old incident, talk about it , may be blog about it , and sigh dejectedly . :(


Bunch 5, is still going on and on and on. I loathe Bunch 5. If I were a cannibal, I would munch that bunch. I wish I was rich enough to fling a brick at my TV every time one of them came on. I wish I was even richer to start my own TV channel , and hire Russel Peters to make fun of them , 24/7 . Why don't they shut up ?


Fool me once , shame on you , fool me twice , shame on me , fool me so bloody many times that I have lost count , Welcome to India .

22 comments:

Winnie the poohi said...

Ahhh I concur!

Kartikey said...

Aha!

Vinod_Sharma said...

Solution? Get rich, start a channel.......and find yourself encouraging Bunch 5. It's the moolah that matters at the end of the day!

Kislay said...

@Winnie
:)
@Kartikey
Eh ?
@Vinod Sharma
If I ever do that , it will be on the lines of Comedy Central :) . And making fun of B 5 will be top priority .

nimis540 said...

ha ha..How true and sad :(

Indian Home Maker said...

:)

It can be frustrating, but nothing will bother me too much if nobody was killed or lived in fear of violence. That makes it really horrible.

Ordinary Guy said...

Number 7 has a large population and we believe in all the crap which is thrown at us..... :(
Jai Hind

Indyeah said...

Russell Peters..:) a damn smart choice Kislay :)Charkha and her ilk will rue the day:D
Russell Uncle would love to do that...(and even HE is smart enough to not want to get anywhere close to religion)


flinging a brick eh?:D
you would only make another giant corporation richer nothing else..LG or whatever your tv brand is..:D

I have now come to loathe bunch 5 too.
from the days of awe to this,its been a long journey..
and these were apt categories...

Like Ajit said we believe in the crap thats thrown at us..

I would put it as we sometimes believe that
we shouldnt and somtimes disbelieve that which we should..

Maald said...

For those not ready to turn LOOSE

Mothers Against 'Loosers'

http://maald.wordpress.com/

manju said...

Unfortunately, not everyone in category 7 is really fooled, they nod their heads to be PC.

Nice post!

Kislay said...

@Nimmy,Ajit,Indyeah
To believe or not to believe !
@Manju
Thank you . I completely forgot about the PC's . Further proof of me being a fool . :)

mesoliloquy said...

Sad state of affairs, Kislay! :(

Kislay said...

@Solilo
Can't disagree .

Nam said...

Kislay, need your help to propagate this facebook group against the Congress Party and its monarchical trend:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=66789049448

Rahul Gandhi - India's Own Sarah Palin!

Please join and get all the people you know to join :)

Anrosh said...

commedy is the way to go -- at least one stays healthy laughing

Kislay said...

@Nam
I will try my best . :)
@Anrosh
Sure it is . The only way to keep your sanity .

cool cancerian said...

Oh boy! You said it and how!! Now I concur totally, especially with the brick throwing exercise.

Kislay said...

@Cool Cancerian
:D Brick-throwing is one of them .

Smitha said...

You have summed it beautifully - 'Fool me once , shame on you , fool me twice , shame on me , fool me so bloody many times that I have lost count , Welcome to India ' Agree with everything you've said here..

Kislay said...

@Smitha
Thank you .

The Quirky Indian said...

Kislay, I don't know how I missed this incredible post! A great summary of our continued foolishness.

Fool me over and over again, using the same trick....welcome to India.

Wah!

Quirky Indian

Kislay said...

Dhanyavad Quirky Jee :)