These people refer to others as “Bhakts”
From time to time, I am sure you must have wondered like I do : what is behind this unending loyalty of certain elements to the Dynasty? Their political party is decimated to just 44 seats. It’s out of power pretty much all across the map. What institutional favors could these Karan Thapar types possibly be chasing?
Well, you need to understand that these people are not like most of us. And Karan Thapar explains exactly how. Read what he says :
That’s right. In 1976, the Emergency was at its peak. All the Fundamental Rights of the Indian people had been gutted. Numerous leaders were in jail. The PEOPLE were suffering.
But the Karan Thapars of the world weren’t suffering. They were having breakfast with Indira Gandhi at Safdarjung Road and then heading off with the Prime Minister to watch movies at Rashtrapati Bhavan!
Do you think Karan Thapar did not enjoy the fact that he and his family were chilling in the President’s royal mansion on Raisina Hill while common folk were filling jails and/or striving under the boot? Their BOOT!
Being ruling class is awesome. It really does feel great. It’s not for nothing that people do so much for power.
Have you ever felt “exclusive”? Do you realize how seductive that is?
I’ll try to tell a story as well. In my whole life, I think I have had only 4 hours of being “exclusive”. I was coming home to India after some 2 years… and striving for the cheapest possible flight, I had booked a journey requiring a horrific 20 hour connection time at Abu Dhabi airport!
Okay … so after a gruelling 19 hours on the floor of overcrowded Abu Dhabi airport, I sleepwalked myself to be the first person in line to board.
And then… the gate agent ripped my boarding pass straight out of my hand. I was scared for a second, but then she smiled and said this:
Sir, you have been UPGRADED to FIRST CLASS!
I’ll never forget the next 4 hours of being in freaking FIRST class. Never ever. I was really disappointed when the flight began to descend into Mumbai.
The feeling of being in luxury, the feeling of being served and obeyed and treated as special while the “cattle class” fought for breath in the back of the plane. When I got off the plane, I felt like I was 6 inches taller.
That’s just a few hours of being “exclusive” by pure chance. Now think how Karan Thapar felt his whole life.
No wonder it is difficult for Karan to accept today that one of those same teeming millions could be walking up the steps of Rashtrapati Bhavan, while he is limited to writing syrupy reminiscences in cheap newspapers.
We have to understand that “THEY” are not like us. When you or I see Rahul Gandhi today, we see a young spoilt brat who has achieved nothing in his life. We don’t have fond memories of breakfast at Safdarjung Road or movies at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
This reminds me of the time Rahul Gandhi tried to present himself as a “man of the people” by telling people that he got bitten by mosquitoes while visiting Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh.
Here’s the thing. We have actually been bitten by plenty of mosquitoes in our lives. When a mosquito bites me, it’s not such a big event that I can actually remember the date and time and place years later 🙂
It’s not really the fault of the Shehzadas of the ruling class that they were born this way. I am not a socialist or communist that I will rail against inherited wealth. But political power is a different thing. In a democracy, that belongs to all of us. And for parasites who have made their money and power by hanging out with powerful political dynasts, I have nothing but contempt. Hatred if you will.