No chicken games please !
Let me ask a question. In what way could you rewrite the constitution that does not place equality of all its citizens as the centrepiece. It is impossible in a democracy. If any detours need to be taken from the right to equality in the name of social justice – it must be backed with compelling data of backwardness. You only have a right to social justice – not to caste justice. The moment of truth for the entire dravidian movement appears to be near. I hope better sense prevails upon the current UPA government to talk sense into the parties concerned.
I am afraid that we are playing a game of chicken on a scale never seen in this country. For those not familiar with the game, it works like this. Two guys drive cars at full speed directly at each other on a narrow road. If both guys maintain their course, a fatal collision is sure to happen. If one of them swerves away from the road into the dirt, the other guy wins and get to shout “chicken”. Read here for more.
This sounds like a simple game, but there are a whole lot of war games and international strategy based on it. Say you are playing this game against another guy. You both have revved your engines and are ready to go. Now, say the other guy comes out , strips naked, plucks out the brake cables, empties a quart of cheap liquor into this throat, then throws up and rolls in the vomit and then gets back behind the wheel of his car yelling crazy stuff. You have seen his crazy behaviour. Clearly this dude does not care about shit ! Is he really crazy (or) is he just acting crazy in order to win the chicken game ? What do you do ? If you stay your course and the guy really was crazy, then you may die. Maybe you should also act crazy, perhaps even more outrageously.
The recent Ninth Schedule ruling is turning out to be a chicken game. The government must step in NOW and defuse the situation. Once the cars are on the way and the accelerator is floored the game is on. The innocent bystanders must not be affected.