Sunday, February 12, 2012

PROLOGUE









Ladies and Gentleman
, I have to tell you that I am disgusted and offended having heard what happened at the Karnataka state assembly. First, the guy was caught watching porn, which is OK, I guess. Second, he resigns? Can someone explain to me what the hell is going on ? 
 
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So, the guy's having a little entertainment in the middle of work. BIG GODDAMN LOSS IN PRODUCTIVITY FOR THE NATION. If any of news bulletins over the last few years can be believed, we should be relieved that a politician is taking a break from his work ... taking a break from scamming the public a little more - may be, the country saved a couple of million rupees because three politicians were not concentrating for 5 minutes. Who knows? Also, what's so fascinating about an assembly proceeding that you can't miss it for 5 minutes. Instead of watching and listening to a bunch of fat politicians ram their chee-chees everyday into our virgin country's chaa-chaa, our hero was watching the same manifestation of this general idea in more visually striking format - PORN. To me, the guy's act was poetic and a befitting symbolism of what's happening every day in the country. Instead of witnessing our country's economy and people being screwed in the most explicit and vulgar fashion, he chose to watch a video idolizing the same core essence. Big deal. Technically, the politician was still on the job. To all those pretentious urban middle class people with gifted abilities to enjoy large amounts of small talk, the politician might be a sick personality but I am willing to generously grant the accused a benefit of doubt because he got the metaphor better than anyone.

Another point. It's after all his cell phone. He owns that piece of crap. What he does with it is his business, at the end of the day. Isn't it? Suppose, he was tracking the stock-market or catching up on cricket scores or just reading a text from his wife not to forget 3 kgs of fresh tomatoes on the way back from work. Would we still behave the same ridiculous way ? No, it's not even news then. I am beginning to worry that the double standard is somehow because we got "porn" in the story. In fact, if all these so-called moralistic, decent, gentile class are so concerned about a politician's productivity in the assembly, they should demand outlawing the smart phones. Because nothing distracts and screws up your attention at work like a smartphone. I am confident that if you own a smartphone these days, you have a permanent incurable medical condition of poor presence of mind, addiction to instantaneous gratification and an overall self-confidence of an enslaved consumer zombie. Henceforth, I say, beat it !!!

The thing that really beats me is that he had to resign because according to the Chief Minister, "nothing that went against Indian culture would be tolerated". Ok, folks, I am not even trying to analyze a statement that's so full of hypocrisy masquerading as spectacular bull-crap. Honestly, don't you agree that there are worse things a politician can do than watching dirty videos - like lying ... or deceit … or participating in the assembly proceedings and carving out an economic policy that strangles poor people of decent standards of living ? In an age when we are finding it hard to remove people from the office even after strong evidence of them being involved in burning economic holes larger than our Milky-way galaxy's rear, this guy is out on his all-horny ass in a jiffy ... Tch Tch. I really hoped that our nation would display a sense of humor, poetry, reality and perspective on this issue but I must say that we simply blew our chance to look cool.

THE REAL METAPHOR

Have you wondered how porn represents the ultimate metaphor for "completely forgetting the context". Humankind's relationship to porn magnificently captures our instinctive response to any titillation which removes us from the reality of our experience at that instant. Just the same way when a young boy's mind exclaims "OMG !!! She took her top off … " and his body proceeds to act out the natural hormonal rhythms of that simplified thought, the media today behaves exactly like that, rushing with cameras and running wild with a story completely devoid of context after a simple news-event like "OMG !!! A politician is watching porn … ". The context of why the woman had to take her top off is hardly of any relevance anymore … That's what porn is all about - provoking reactions to the events rather than the processes. Welcome to the 21st century media.

Have you ever wondered about this kind of stuff? I just did.

Good day !!!

4 comments :

BK Chowla, said...

Has any one ever bothered to find out, how the hell were cameras focusing there at that particular moment?
Was it a sting opertaion?
I can expect any thing from present day biased media.

Sash! said...

yeah ... the double standards come full circle when they show 6 hrs of promos for movies like "dirty picture" in prime time ... :)

SHREY said...

A humourous take on events....very well written...

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