MEDIA IN INSENSITIVE CARELESS UNIT OPPOSITION HIDING SOULS IN DRACULA'S CABIN
Some Things You Just Can't ExplainA farmer was sitting in the neighborhood bar getting drunk. A man came in and asked the farmer, "Hey, why are you sitting here on this beautiful day, getting drunk?" The farmer shook his head and replied, "Some things you just can't explain."
"So what happened that's so horrible?" the man asked as he sat down next to the farmer.
"Well," the farmer said, "today I was sitting by my cow, milking her. Just as I got the bucket full, she lifted her left leg and kicked over the bucket."
"Okay," said the man, "but that's not so bad." "Some things you just can't explain," the farmer replied. "So what happened then?" the man asked. The farmer said, "I took her left leg and tied it to the post on the left."
"Well, I sat back down and continued to milk her. Just as I got the bucket full, she took her right leg and kicked over the bucket."
The man laughed and said, "Again?" The farmer replied, "Some things you just can't explain." "So, what did you do then?" the man asked.
"I took her right leg this time and tied it to the post on the right."
"Well, I sat back down and began milking her again. Just as I got the bucket full, the stupid cow knocked over the bucket with her tail."
"Hmmm," the man said and nodded his head. "Some things you just can't explain," the farmer said.
"So, what did you do?" the man asked.
"Well," the farmer said, "I didn't have anymore rope, so I took off my belt and tied her tail to the rafter. In that moment, my pants fell down and my wife walked in ... Some things you just can't explain."
Some things are just can't be explained. Soon after a young boy is detained for a gruesome crime like a terrorist act, a rape, a murder, a robbery or road rage, the immediate reaction of the parents, more so the mother, is "My son has been a very disciplined boy since childhood." There are two aspects to this psychology in parents. The first psychic reaction is, "How can our son commit such a gruesome act? May be he was truant. He was irresponsible. He was picking his Dad's pocket now and then. He might have pawned my jewels. But committing terror act, rape, murder? How is it possible at all?" So goes the thinking. True! A mother never accepts that his son can commit such a crime. It may not have been there in their family genes. A reasonable reaction by any standards.
The second aspect comes from a "holier than thou, sanctimonious, self-righteous and pharisaical" thinking. It is driven by an urge to defend the indefensible by throwing at will all kinds of alibis. "We are being targeted because we are poor, we are not majority community, we are marginalized, our son is top in the class, meritorious etc.," Once, this argument is put forward there jump the opportunistic politicians. This is not much worrisome. The recent phenomenon of Media jumping the gun soon after and adding eye-burning spices in the form left liberals, ultra gangs, award wapsi gangs who are ageing fast but do not miss an opportunity to come back on the Idiot boxes again, the Chief Ministers who have no work but to hate and tweet. This phenomenon can not be explained easily. Take Dadri incident.This was mass frenzy. There was nothing communal about it. The whole debate was scripted in TV studios and party offices to try and give it a communal color. The attackers were arrested under NSA and whisked away without giving them a chance to explain the real motive behind their heinous crime. The same gangs that attacked the culprits wanted Afzal Guru defended during midnight waking up sleeping judges. They wanted to celebrate his "hanging day" as martyrdom day. They supported Yakub Memon. They wanted Kasab to have a fair trial. These were mass killers. "It one kills a single person it is murder, if scores are killed it is statistics." These guys are statisticians not mass murderers and statisticians deserved all respect! What a pity!!!!!!
Let us imagine a scenario that is the other side of the coin. Suppose the victim belongs to one of the groups mentioned supra. The whole country reverberates with cries of victimizing the marginalized. "We love animals but can't resist eating beef and bacon" are traded freely on Social Media and Main Stream Media. Politicians rush as far from Aspen. Governments inimical to the Right Wing Government at the Centre splurge huge funds as compensation to victims's family. If we say it may be a ruse to silence the victim's family to speak truth, we may be termed communal and Rahul Kanwals may demand that law catch up with us. No! You have no freedom of speech as you support Modi. Those who oppose Modi have Freedom Speech, Freedom to eat, Freedom to kill animals, poach birds, debate all controversial issues, call the most respected Prime Minister of the most respected nation a "psychopath" , call him "mass murderer" , call him "Hitler" or "Butler" , a Chaiwala and still this Kanwals remain in a coma.
Let us see the third side of the coin. Wonder! In this when the coin is tossed, you can see neither side as it just stands on its rounded tip without falling. This is the third side. This can not be explained easily too! This is the Delhi lynching. A group of youngsters (let us not take their names or religion) reportedly brushed past a dentist in the crowded streets of Delhi. An argument reportedly ensued. The neighbors intervened and issue was settled. But the dentist was taken unawares when a furious mob attacked him with bats and sticks and killed him. This was a replica of Dadri incident. None knows why the doctor is killed. It is just "Mad mob mania" like Dadri. But there the inexplicable phenomenon started. As I said somethings are beyond explanation.
The Media suddenly went into Comatose state. They retreated into the ICU (INSENSITIVE CARELESS UNITS) of their studious. There was SPHINX like silence from 24x7 blabbering anchors. They withdrew their necks like Ostriches as the Social Media storm started brewing. The reluctant CM who rushed everywhere if the victims were of particular caste, creed, religion tweeted that he could not meet the victim's family. Did he try to meet? All these guys hid their souls in Dracula's coffin.
The Social Media started attacking the silence of the MSM. They did not try to color the Delhi incident on communal lines. They asked a simple question, "When you overplayed Dadri on communal lines, what prevented you from even expressing sympathy to the family of the Delhi victim?" was the question asked by the SM activists. Attacks intensified as the day passed.
All the souls hiding in the Vampires' coffins woke up. A counter attack was started. One Senior and tired Journo called them sickos. One young journo trying to take baby steps in Journalism said this would lead to communal riots. His intent might be to provoke one using Social Media. Another lady Journo said she was feeling like sleeping in the Dracula Coffin.
It is the Frankestein's Monster they created during Delhi Church attacks, the Dadri incident, the Hardik Patels, the Kanhiya Kumars, etc., When their house started burning, they are crying wolf. During the whole saga the main opposition maintained silence. They are caught between the devil of appeasement politics and the deep sea of Hindu renascence
It is time for Social Media activists to continue to pressure the MSM to change their outlook and reporting. They are already half-dead horses in the middle of a race to win.