Terror needs to be politicized
Terrorists struck Delhi today killing more than 20 and injuring more than 100 innocent citizens. Bloggers, news agencies, TV Channels, are looking at the Home Minister with hope. “Is he going to talk tough at least now ?” – they wonder. Maybe he will sound macho one day and go “We will smoke you out like we do bandicoots from sewers. As you scurry out we will grab you by the tail and smash you against the road”. Is that macho enough ?
Sorry fellas – look elsewhere. Neither he, nor the PM, nor Sonia, nor Lalloo will do anything worthwhile about it. Our democracy is not set up like that any more, if you haven’t noticed.
Even today, on a TV Channel I saw a young anchor castigate a Delhi MLA (BJP) for trying to “politicize it“. He should have grabbed the microphone and said, “Look honey, I am going to damn well politicize this thing. That is the only hope we have against the terrorists. Of course, I could start politicizing it tomorrow – but you will be celebrating Bipashas status as the 5th sexiest asian. So, bear with me will you.”
Our fight against terror looks bleak. The political system here is held hostage completely to adhoc benefits to various groups. This blast or the dozens before will not make a dent at the poll booth. Every election ballot has only one box : “Would you like your group’s benefits to be scrutinized?” HELL NO – will be the resounding answer and we will move on to the next Lok Sabha. Neither this, nor Kashmir, nor inflation can win against the behavior of a rational man.
I know most of you are tired of me by now.
How can such a simple thing bring an entire country to its knees ? We wonder,
How can one little street
Swallow so many lives