Friday, October 26, 2007

Why do I get cynical?

Listen, I never said that nothing happened in Gujarat. There is and actually has never been much doubt that there was a systematic murder of individuals from a particular community. Yet, I still believe that the timing of the 'sting' is awful. Plus, back in 2002, soon after the riots there were elections too, and Modi was voted back into power. We get the leaders we deserve, unless of course, you're a communist where you can just win a JNU election once in your life and thus become an expert on global geo-politics, because Hu Jintao says you are.
Why did Manmohan Singh lose South Delhi in the Lok Sabha in 1999? After all, isn't the South Delhi LS constituency one of the more rich, urbane and better educated constituencies in India, next only to South Mumbai LS perhaps? Because he denied 1984 and tried to claim that the BJP caused 1984. I didn't vote for him, and I am pretty certain I won't vote for the Congress going forward either.
Yes, the awful truth in India is that we make leaders out of rioters. This isn't just true in Gujarat, look at Jagdish Tytler and that murderer who was given a life-term yesterday. Despite the case on him, the guy did win election to the Legislative Assembly. See, at the end of the day, no matter how 'explosive' and how 'shocking' any revelations are, if we keep on voting these people to power, we, as a people, only have ourselves to blame. I do not believe that the Tehelka 'sting' will have any impact, because the people of Gujarat will most likely vote Modi back. They care about the more money, nice roads and development (as do most voters), in Ahmedabad actually that depends on which side of the river one stays.
We get the leaders we vote for! he problem is that everyone who stands for election is a crook or a son/daughter of a crook, so we're in a damned if you do or damned if you don't situation. Anyway, this blog isn't supposed to be about politics, it is supposed to be about the crazy antics of the media and nothing will be crazier than the massively overhyped Fortune 'Global Forum' taking place at The Imperial next week. The only Indian journalist invited as a participant is Ms Dutt (she of the Kargil fame), I am pretty surprised that Mr Sardesai isn't there, because isn't Fortune part of Time-Warner and isn't CNN a part of that?
Anyway, India Today's and Daily mail's new paper - Mail Today is expected to hit stands sometime towards the end of next week and INX is also going to starting soon judging by the billboards... Weird advertising campaign though!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hamen malum hai tum kiski aulad ho. Aur ab toh tumne clear kar diya hai

radical said...

baaah..you sound so much like those pathetic singhals or ravi shanker prasads using the overused 'timing' card to cover their sins.

Lets for the sake of argument treat tehalka as a unit of congress..also accepted that congress goons were as lethal & murderous during 1984.. so what? Even if this sting operation was carried out directly by congress itself with eyes on polls, would it invalidate the evidence in the form of taped video confessions? Isn't uncovering sins and crimes of rival parties a part of the job description of political parties?

You call yourself a journalist but don't even understand the basics of justicial system...simple concepts like a crime is a crime is a crime..and whoever exposes any crime with whatever motive is absolutely irrelevent as long as the evidence presented to prove the crime is strong enough.

I don't give a eff whether Tejpal is a a congressman in disguise or not. As a journalist he has done a damn good job and provided us with evidence that no investigative agency has provided so far. And if such outstanding efforts to provider evidence of one of the most despicable crimes of state-sponsered genocide yields nothing more than cynical rant from you, than shame on you and your brand of journalism.

Prudent Indian said...

@Anon above,
come on man u betray the true hereditary linage! sic.

@radical,
"..also accepted that congress goons were as lethal & murderous during 1984.. so what?"...SO WHAT?!!!
In Gujarat,256 Hindus too were killed.If it was a 'Holocaust' or 'Genocide' or State sponsored killing of Peace loving Islamists,then please explain why and how were 256 Hindus 'too' got killed?
While at it,kindly explain why EVEN a single 'NON' Sikh rioter was not killed in 1984,either in 'riots' - as Sec Soc (Secular Socialist) MSM refers to it (!) - or in police firing?????

K,I agree that essentially your blog is for Media and what is happening around or in it.But as I am a regular reader and most of times keep my counsel to self on other matters.But,this time I am in no mood to let these 'barbs' go unchallenged.
PI.

radical said...

@prudent - you sanghis are truly pathetic.. i'm not a congress sympathizer and wish to see every congress goon involved in 84 riots shot to death..and I agree with K's opinion on Manmohan Singh.. As a sardar and as a secular human, it was shameful for him to accept tainted rioteers in his cabinet..

Let BJP do a 'sting' against Tytler or any congressman involved in anti-sikh riots..If the evidence is good enough all of us would demand punishment of congress goons..Why is it so hard for you political types to understand that rioteers need to be punished whatever be their political affiliations?

As far as 254 hindus being killed, if true, it only proves that some muslims retaliated back..and if some of these hindus died from police firing, it only proves that not all cops from gujarat are communal and only-muslim-blood thirsty.. such statistics do not disprove that the riots were directed by Modi himself..

What is wrong with you people? When you see someone brag on tape how he ripped apart womb of a pregnant woman, how could you think of secondary aspects like timing of the sting and political affiliations of the stingmasters?

We have truly reached a nadir..we have videotaped confessions of criminals explaining how they did their ghastly crimes and instead of demanding action against these criminals, we are reducing this to another bjp-congress mudslinging..

Prudent Indian said...

@radical:-
"@prudent - you sanghis are.."
Sweetheart,even if I am then I am proud of being one.Period.

"...wish to see every congress goon involved in 84 riots shot to death..."
We too want the same. But since 1984 how many Tehalka operations to bring out the 'Delhi Ka Sach' or 'Delhi Ka Kalank' or how many big fights or we the people has been done?

"As far as 254 hindus being killed, if true,..."
Correct self dear 'Moderate' radical the figure is 256 not 254...but any way since we are talking about Hindus...so who cares? HUH!
NOW,'if true' as quoted above is interesting!What do u mean by 'if true'? For one self confessed 'radical' official figures are 'questionable' but 'Tehalka's words are Gospel truth! Thanks u failed to become even a municipal officer.

"...you political types ...".
U vote? Did U ever vote? If No,then get out you have no right to debate.And if yes - well not going to ask whom,as this is your right- then you too are a 'Political animal' as the voting class is.Period.

As for those 'bragging' about on 'supposed' tapes,let the verdict comes,if true let them be hanged publicly.I support you on that.

Now the decisive question as u raised...in any case I hold no brief for this blogger,this very blog) too,and as i understand and believe she/he is capable enough of defending/arguing for self. I am just responding as the query was pointed to me by name.

PI.

radical said...

@PI

"We too want the same. But since 1984 how many Tehalka operations to bring out the 'Delhi Ka Sach' or 'Delhi Ka Kalank' or how many big fights or we the people has been done?

So why the eff does Modi not create his own tehelka type front and let it loose on delhi's rioting thugs? Could it be possibly because he know that while congressmen can be as corrupt and barbaric as sanghis, they are not absolute idiots to brag about their killings to every tom, dick and harry who tries to get the truth out of them?

Now K in his last post has presented a new angle which I hadn't considered that certainly looks more plausible than to believe that sanghis are downright morons apart from being barbaric communalists.. But since for the moment its still only a conspiracy theory, my reply to your ask would be that the reason there has been no sting operation against congress is because they are not blabbermouthed fools like sanghis...

"What do u mean by 'if true'? For one self confessed 'radical' official figures are 'questionable' but 'Tehalka's words are Gospel truth!"

Tehalka's words??? All I've heard so far are words coming out of the mouths of barbaric sanghis.. tehalka only videotaped their words..

""...you political types ...".
U vote? Did U ever vote? If No,then get out you have no right to debate.And if yes - well not going to ask whom,as this is your right- then you too are a 'Political animal' as the voting class is.Period."

I vote only for candidates I like.. Voting doesn't make anyone a political animal.. A political type is one who is wedded to the party of his choice to the point of being an activist.

Prudent Indian said...

@ radical
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ...
Well,Sweet Heart,as I m in a good mood and have to take wife for shopping for tomorrow ... I think an answer to you can wait for a day. So be a good boy/girl and i ASSURE u will have an answer by tom morning ok? Is it ok?.
Love u,
PI.

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