Friends, the internet today is full of posters celebrating Janmashthami. As such, for easy reference of our beloved liberals, I have compiled here a handy guide of all the things wrong about yet another Hindu festival.
First of all, tell me, is this photograph Supreme Court approved or not?
Secondly, why is it that we celebrate Janmashthami but never the birth of any female? Is this not yet another symptom of the deep rooted patriarchy in our traditions? By participating in Janmashthami, are we not sending a clear message to daughters that their birth is not worth celebrating?
Now, take a look at the kind of behavior this festival encourages:
As Ravish Kumar would ask, what is the caste of the boys on whose shoulders the young Krishna is standing? Look at the young Krishna, decked with jewels, clearly richer than the Dalit and Adivasi children beneath him. And he stands on their shoulders as he reaches for the rich treats in the pot above him. This festival is a metaphor for India as it has always been, with Manuvadis enjoying a rich feast as the deprived keep looking on…
The others helped young Kanhaiyya reach for the pot of butter, but he is always shown enjoying the treats all by himself. Sense of entitlement, my friends:
Not to mention that images like this, showing a little child feeding on copious amounts of butter and ghee do not encourage a healthy lifestyle among kids and the larger population. One can imagine the thrill of major multi-national corporations at the religious images telling children its okay to eat unhealthy.
Is it really surprising that this entitled and selfish young boy grows up to become a warmonger?
And he led the Pandavas to fight against their own estranged cousins. A metaphor perhaps for pushing us into war with our cousins in Pakistan? And don’t miss the fact that Krishna was a ruler from Gujarat. Coincidence?
Be a liberal. File a PIL in the Supreme Court against Janmashthami. NOW!
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