Saturday, April 12, 2014

I Elect Humor

Election 2014 is turning out to be a great pot boiler, more than any other election in the history of India. No matter how stiff the fight and how serious the situation there is always scope for humor and the build-up to this crucial election is no different. I soak in some of the election time humor.

AAPMark Twain said never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. But looks like that’s exactly what AAP has done and their leaders get generously bathed with ink. Ofcourse one might ask, in this digital age when pen is hardly used, leave apart the ink pen, who is buying so much of ink? Also AAP seems to have found the easiest tool to differentiate the good from the bad – A Cap!! Unfortunately AAP supporters have been given only two choices to make, either they could be a Congress B team or they are wrong; no middle path exists.
BJP – this is where things get very interesting. At the moment this party seems to have answer for every problem of mankind and that answer interestingly is a four letter word, in fact it’s a name. This party is busy finding MS272. No it’s not another flight that went off the radar but it is Modi Sarkar with 272 seats. Such is the fervor around this one man that unfortunately either you support him or you are wrong; no middle path that exists today.
Congress – No, no don’t start laughing just yet.  So, this is a party for whom nothing seems to be going right. Even an interview! The whole party is desperately trying to help a certain individual gain maturity and wisdom, possibly with the help of crash courses. They strongly hope that this was 2004 all over again and probably that is what all members have set their calendars too as well and living in a make believe world. Such is the negativity surrounding them that unfortunately either one is a national traitor or a Congress hater; no middle path exists here either.

While politics is considered to be a field of compromises and middle path, looks like this election there are none. Probably people have become objectivist like Ayn Rand. She once said there are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil

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