Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Are we going to let hypersensitive half-wits ruin our country?
I'm just about sick and tired of all the touchy people in this country. Someone should firmly explain to them that freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to be violent. A bunch of lunatics attacked an editor's house because he rightly said that the state government shouldn't squander money on erecting a statue in the sea when that money was badly needed for more humanitarian purposes- like saving farmers lives. Yesterday a bunch of Sikhs attacked the MTV office because their sentiments were hurt by an ad- a reasonably funny ad, I might add, that no one in their right mind would object to. Some wierdos chucked bombs at a theatre because they believed that the play hurt Hindu sentiments. All this and more happened in just the last 2 weeks. In and around Mumbai, India's hippest city. Yeah, right. Now where do I go?