Saturday 25 June 2016

The opiums of the Indian people

Some persons are gloating over the fact that today, on 25th June , 33 years ago, India won the World Cup in cricket.

This reminds me of the film song ' Sikander ne Porus se ki this ladai, to main kya karoon ? '
We have to see what is happening in our country today, not what happened 33 years back.
Moreover, cricket is an opium of the Indian masses.

The Roman Emperors used to say " If you cannot give the people bread, give them circuses "
The Indian establishment says " If you cannot give the people dal or employment, give them cricket "
How does it matter whether we won the World Cup in cricket, or whether our cricket team beats Pakistan ? Does it reduce poverty, unemployment or price rise or child malnutrion or ensure healthcare and good education for our masses ?

Cricket is an opium of the Indian masses. But that is not enough. To keep them safely drugged other opiums are also required. So these too have been properly arranged for, and they are religion, babas, astrology, film stars, T.V. shows, petty politics, etc, etc

It is a beautiful racket, to ensure that the 90% remain 90%, or even become 95%
Hari Om

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