So much uninformed commentary on Jayanagar. Starting with supposed desertion of middle class to it being a safe seat to the impact of a supposed INC-JD(S) alliance. To start with Jayanagar was not a safe seat. A simple glance at 2013 1/n
Margins would show this. Vijayakumar won only due to cutting of votes by the JD(S) candidate who was a Muslim. Amazingly, the margin did not improve in 2014 unlike other neighbouring seats such as Basavangudi and Padmanabhanagar. Jayanagar 2/n
behaved like Chickpet in 2014. It has maintained that trend as the only reason BJP won Chickpet this time was the SDPI cutting Muslim votes. Also important to note that the Muslim candidate of the JD(S) in 2013 had been bought out by Ramlinga Reddy 3/n
If there’s a key difference between the Left and the Right, it’s clearly the naïveté almost tending to stupidity that’s characteristic of RW. It comes in many hues like..
#BlissfullyIgnorantRW#SueTheirPantsOffRW - Has seen every episode of Suits and Boston Legal. Doesn't know what a sessions judge in India is. Thinks that suing for defamation for a tweet will lead to fairer tweeting tomorrow. While the court will list the case in 2022.
#BlissfullyIgnorantRW#JailThemRW Teesta Setalvad can't be arrested for a year. Chidu has immunity for a month. Karti enjoys London. Salman shoots overseas *after conviction*. But Modi is an idiot to not jail Sonia and Rahul.
Parents of the 90s, themselves starved by pre-liberalisation India, worked hard in the new economy to create better circumstances for their kids so they don’t have to make career choices based off pressure to earn & provide. Instead of writers & artists, they’ve created chutiyas.
Turns out, if you tell your kids they’re special, that they can do anything in the World, and foster disrespect & condescension for their fathers’ boring office work (that put food on the table), you end up with overgrown infant ponces at best & social justice warriors at worst.
This is why a certain amount of suffering is necessary to keep things real. The greatest human endeavours in Art, Science & Literature are a product of that. Unbeknownst, you’re just a wanker in a comedy club saying things about people or circumstances you don’t fully understand.
Whether Left, Right or Centre there inhabits a breed that is common across the spectrum: IYI (Intellectual Yet Idiot). This class is bereft of any skin in the game, yet claims a stake in most matters of public life, from what's on one's plate to the kind of healthcare we deserve.
1/ #PolicyIYI -the IYIest of the IYIs. Work in think tanks, policy institutions & other public funded orgs. Usually over-educated young men & women who had the luxury of not picking engineering, medicine or accounting for graduate studies. Cannot explain what they do to most ppl.
2/ #ReligiousIYI - do not have to practice base rituals of higher morals they preach. Usually blog on arcane topics & want the mass of people to go directly from Saturday night drinking to chanting mantras for every insignificant occasion. Usually unmarried, usually in labs/Unis.
Time for a thread on types of Liberals. If you do consider yourself one, you might want to sit down for this. If the biting satire doesn't get you, the truth will. I assure you.
Feel free to tag the most appropriate handles to their relevant descriptions. So..
1/ #PerfumeWaleLiberals - love the aesthetics of poetry, prose and music unconnected with anything Hindu. If it is Hindu, then it mustn't be ritualistic - enjoyed by common men & women. For it must require a certain je ne sais quoi to appreciate it. More pictures than words.
2/ #ScrollWaleLiberal - pardon the tautology, but this kind is special. Will cite any arcane reference, if one can call it that, to malign, defame, contort dharma for their white slave masters. But, will leave you with a renewed appreciation for common sense, which they lack.