A few days back, the Indian National Congress tweeted out this picture from their official handle, in usual sycophantic fashion:
Such is the expression of the Shehzada here and so are the expressions of the gathered “janta” around him that I couldn’t stop laughing. I felt this picture deserved a caption that truly captured the sycophancy and entitlement mentality underlying this moment that was dutifully tweeted out by the INC. But I am not particularly good at these things and so I dithered, thinking and waiting to find the “perfect caption”. From the way Rahul baba looks in this photo and the faces of the people around him, the working title I had in mind was “The Adarshliberals“.
But something happened yesterday that suggests that these lines are not for simple comic value. If at all there is humor, it must be dark humor. For yesterday, the Vice President of the Indian National Congress Shri Rahul Gandhi decided to elevate the following person to the post of Vice President of the Indian National Congress in Uttar Pradesh:
As if we need to be reminded, here is Mr. Imran Masood’s famous threat of chopping Narendra Modi into pieces:
Consider the two events together and you have to wonder what Rahul ji meant by “protecting India from Narendra Modi” a day before he elevated Imran Masood to the post of state vice president in Uttar Pradesh…
I suggest you click on Imran Masood’s speech not just to listen to the (in)famous “boti-boti” part, but also hear out the first 4 minutes of the speech, where he makes various statements about what % of people are Thakurs, what % are Dalits and what % are Muslims in various parts of the country, including his own local area. Then listen to him point out which communities are getting more representation in MLA/MP faces than their % of the population. Please listen to it in full, my friends, to get a nice unabridged version of the totally non-divisive, unifying rhetoric of the peacemongering secularists of our country. This is the famous Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb my friends, this is the “idea of India” that secularists are so intensely proud of. If there is one thing that truly inspires national unity and harmony among the people, it is a proper headcount of which castes and religions are unfairly getting too many of their members in elected government and how other castes and religions should practice proper strategic voting to keep the enemy castes and religions out. It’s just lovely…the all embracing human spirit of brotherhood in the secular rhetoric will bring tears of joy to your eyes…So, friends, please listen to the entire video…
Finally, I wanted to say something about a certain state whose name rhymes with Vindhyachal Pradesh, but I am scared to be in contempt of the powerful. As free people of a democratic country, it is important to remember that we do not have the right to speak out against those who have power over the citizens. In fact, the whole of democracy depends crucially on this. And of course if the class of people who have this power over citizens are not actually elected nor accountable to elected officials, but have the privilege of choosing their members through internal consultations among themselves, well that just makes our democracy all the more vibrant, doesn’t it?
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