Did you hear that there is a tremendous nationwide shortage of candles right now?
Most probably this is one of the lingering effects of demonetization that wiped out small business in this country.
Not only is there a shortage of candles, there is a shortage of pen, paper and ink. In fact, there is even a shortage of paint in MsPaint software. Not to mention a shortage of internet.
How else do you explain the feminists who have NOT been out on the streets with candles for the nun who was raped 13 times by a Bishop of the Catholic Church? How else do you explain India’s cartoonists who can’t seem to find the pen, paper and ink to express their anger and “dissent” against the powerful Catholic Church?
Perhaps our cartoonists are all drawing cartoons somewhere but there is a shortage of internet and so they can’t find the means to upload their work to the web? Come on liberals, where is your imagination? Here is a Christian cross.
Remember the cartoons showing Trishuls inserted into women’s private parts that were circulated when the Kathua case was at the peak of the news cycle?
When thinking about the serial rape faced by the Kerala nun, I see no dearth of ‘artistic’ ways of drawing the Christian cross to express my anguish over the incident. What is failing our cartoonists, journalists and commentators is not their imagination, but a disastrous lack of courage of conviction.
The rape accusations against Bishop Franco have been in the public domain and before Kerala Police for weeks now. During this period, the Bishop, various agencies associated to the church and powerful politicians have left no stone unturned to sully the character of the victim.
The always prickly gang of feminists are observing an oath of silence on this one. They will speak up when the BJP govt does something outrageous, like making sindoor a GST free commodity.
The case in Kerala ticks the box on every issue that generally triggers our liberals and feminists. A powerful man, backed up by the establishment of a patriarchal religion, is accused of committing rape against a woman who was in his power. Big politicians and major religious establishments come out openly in favor of the powerful man and throw all manner of vile slander at the victim.
And just where is the “Akeli – Awara – Azad” gang from JNU? On odd days, they militate against celebration of Holi, checking water balloons for semen content. On even days, they roll into their burqa of secularism and disappear.
The problem for liberals in this case is that there is not the remotest possibility of dragging the BJP/RSS into this issue. It’s a Bishop of the Catholic Church … the Kerala Police is under control of CPIM government and the Bishop is in Punjab … where the police is under Congress government control.
What bad luck for the liberals that NDA should be controlling 21 states but the entire crime trail in this case just happens to be based in the handful of states outside Modi’s grasp.
If not in protest, Ravish should at least darken his screen mourning such bad luck.
Some journalists, in their defense, say that they have “spoken out” against the matter. Are you kidding me? I wasn’t born yesterday. We know the tone in which you have “spoken out” and we remember the tone in which the liberal establishment takes on so called “Hindu Godmen.”
Get a load of this:
Oh look how convenient. Please stop covering them live. I guess it is better that people do not find out the real face of Indian liberalism. Go look for that person who may or may not be wearing a shade of saffron and give him the 24 x 7 coverage so that we can all agree on how evil Hindus are.
Or take this example of “speaking out”
You can just feel the anger and the helplessness in that tweet, can’t you? Now if only Kerala and Punjab were both part of some kind of union, you know … something like a “Republic of India” … and the CPIM govt of Kerala could simply ask the Congress govt of Punjab to arrest this Catholic Bishop.
A Republic of India? No way our liberals are having that! It has “Republic” in it. The NBSA recently showed how to deal with Republic journalists who get sexually harassed on the street by left wing goons.
You know, I am waiting for the first celeb journalist who will tweet out that “Northies” like me should stay away from demanding arrest of Bishop Franco because we do not understand the secular and tolerant culture of Kerala.
Yesterday I happened to catch on Twitter a snippet of a primetime news show with a prominent female anchor. Before getting to the real crime and condemning the Catholic Church for its shameful behavior, she didn’t forget to criticize “the ones who were asking on Twitter.”
I couldn’t shake off the feeling that she might be more angry with Hindu RW on Twitter than with the rapist.
I couldn’t shake off the feeling that mainstream media has been dragged, kicking and screaming, to finally open its mouth on Bishop Franco due to incessant online outrage.
This is the truly disturbing part. Both during the coverage of the Kathua incident and the coverage of the Bishop Franco case, celebrity journalists have been more angry with Twitter RW than with the actual rapists. It kind of tells you what sort of people we are dealing with.