Thursday, December 1, 2016

Patriotism

Fiction

Every scoundrel I come across these days preaches patriotism. Or nationalism. A few months back it used to be also called Hindutva or the great Indian Culture. I often wondered why only scoundrels preached patriotism while all gentlemen and ladies went to work to earn their living.

Nowadays more people think of becoming patriots.  Earning your living is almost impossible otherwise.  The scoundrels make the rules.  They decide who will have how much money with them. And they know how to look after themselves and their chelas.

And also to make us sing the national anthem in the theatre of the absurd.

Ignorance is patriotism, my boy.  It's a game.  You make rules.  More rules.  Bind people by rules.  After taking away their cash so that they have no means to fight anything.  Make people beggars.  Then they will lick your feet.  You become a god.  And you decide who are patriots.  And who are traitors.

Shoot the traitors.  Call it encounter killing.  You are an expert at it, aren't you?  You became a patriot through encounter killings, after all. 

10 comments:

  1. That's the reality of today Sir. It's a pity that the apex court of the nation has also joined the league of such people.

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    1. Yes, Mathur ji. It's indeed a great pity that even the Supreme Court has been politicised.

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  2. Out of irritation these sentences have come....am i right Sir?

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    1. Dr Samuel Johnson was the first to arrogate patriotism to scoundrels. Not irritation, but indignation.

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  3. these self declared patriotic people not even knows the basic values on which our nation is build and stands

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    1. I'm of the firm conviction that they don't know anything at all. Patriotism of their type thrives on ignorance.

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