Friday, July 15, 2011

Raj Thackeray's Dhim-wit

Raj Thackeray split from Shiv Sens founded by his uncle Bal Thackeray and founded Maharashtra N Sena. Raj fell prey to Congress strategy. Of course the old man, Bala, was favoring his own son over his own nephew. But what was the cause and what was the effect has never been clear. Whether it was Raj's fissiparous tendencies that cause the older Thackeray favor his son or the other way round remains a matter of surmise.

Both Shiv Sena and MNS are parties with some sense and much non-sense. Demanding Mumbai/Maharashtra for Maharashtrians is like the SP-BJP talk of Indian Nationalism, calling India for Hindus. Both the groups are confused about their subject matter. Ask SP-BJP leaders who a Hindu is and they will tie themselves into knots. And ask Shiv Sena and MNS who a Maharashtrian is and they will tie themselves into more convoluted knots.

When Lalu Prasad was Railway minister, he ran special trains to examination centers from Bihar to facilitate the recruitment of Biharis in the Railways. And if Shiv Sena or MNS oppose that, it sounds sensible. But going beyond this is foolishness. Fairness must prevail.

One abominable fact is that Indian polity is so abysmally stupid. And an electorate with dim-wit (low intelligence) almost always have an extractive view of democracy. They do not ask their elected leaders to do what is right, rather they merely demand more as their rights! Vote bank politics of the past sixty years is a standing example. The large have-not vote-banks are voting for themselves the earnings of the haves, all this in the name of pro-poor and socialist affirmative action policies.

Shiv Sena, MNS, and such parties want linguistic vote-banks for themselves. This is not new. The old rat from Chennai, M Karunanidhi (dbuh) has been doing it for much longer. And they do the people of their states much disservice. Will Raj offer all Maharashtrians in the USA lucrative jobs if the Americans indiscriminately threw the Marathi-Manus out of USA?

This time the occasion is Mumbai Blasts. Raj made imbecile comments today blaming "immigration" for the blasts! This is not to say that Raj's criticisms of the Congress and the BJP are wrong. On the contrary, they are spot on. However, Raj besides being a dim-wit proved himself a dhim-wit by blaming the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. Does it mean that legal immigrants from that place would be better? Was Mohammad Atta, who flew one of the planes into the twin towers on 9/11 an illegal immigrant to USA?

No Mr. Raj, and also Mr. Bal, for you will open your mouth shortly, you need to know better. Immigration may be a problem. But in this case, the diagnosis is simple. It is Islam stupid! No covering up of the facts will do. Pakistan is a problem, because of Islam, Bangladesh is a problem because of Islam, Muslims are a problem because of Islam. Speak that out! If you don't, and in stead of that if you talk of unrelated non-sense regarding immigration (which may be valid in some other context, we grant that to you), you are not only being a dim-wit, rather you are being a dhim-wit (dhimmi dim-wit).

P.S. dbuh = death be upon him.

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