[Reader-list] ..and these newspapers say Australians are racist
Sudeep K S
sudeep.ks at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 09:03:25 IST 2009
Could you explain why (and what parts) of this argument do you find 'cogent'
and 'sane', and why?
And why is it politically incorrect if it is indeed cogent and sane?
On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM, DULALI NAG <dulali.nag at gmail.com> wrote:
> Very sane and very cogent argument. And such positions tend to be
> politically incorrect. Keep it up.
> Dulali Nag
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Karthik Natarajan <
> karthik.natarajan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hi.i complete agree with you. we are racists. but i dont think its because
>> jug suraiya made fun of mayawatis statue making romp. but because you were
>> looking for a racist/casteist and gender-insensitive comment in a cartoon
>> strip that may be a little over the top funny. i wonder if you would still
>> call it racist/casteist and gender insensitive, if say advani would have
>> erect these statues and the cartoon strip was made with him instead of
>> the strip,, makes fun of mayawatis feeble shot at immortalizing herself in
>> indian political history, by means of a series of staues. i wonder how she
>> is justifying this move morally? is the state doing so well that we are
>> spending obscene amounts of money on cosmetic efforts and not aesthetics.
>> dont think this wil be like the bruce lee of mostar for lucknow? <
>> http://www.reason.com/news/show/33300.html>. it could have the exact
>> opposite effect if that.
>> who is to benefit from these statues? does a resident care if he sees a
>> statue of a deceased/alive politician on the way to work each day? or is
>> life going to be better because of this move? does this help the
>> and the homeless? have our politicians become this insecure of their place
>> in time that they have to resort to such meaningless moves?
>> tho' i agree with the idea that indians are racists, and we shall be
>> racists, unless we stop making issues of things as trivial as cartoon
>> strips, and bearded students in school and head scarves. 62 years after
>> independence if we cannot focus on better things i think we should
>> rethink our strategies and more so our representatives. calling them
>> would just be demean the idea of democracy.
>> i sincerely hope that in the future, we shall stop being so paranoid about
>> such non issues and look at progress as the only issue.
>> 2009/9/16 Sudeep K S <sudeep.ks at gmail.com>
>> > http://blog.insightyv.com/?p=738
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