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One More Salvo on the Vatican!

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From my latest tweets: [ Edited for Emphasis. ]

Swami Yesudas @SwamiYesudas

@Pontifex_es:

Just noticed a video in You Tube: ‘The Revolution has entered the church.’

WHAT Revolution? Is somebody from Africa going to be the next pope? Or from China, or any such?

Has there been a Diktat against ‘Caste-ism,’ SO prevalent in India, particularly in the South?

There is a rather famous story of the Barber who became Busy shaving Cats because he had no other business.

Let the #Vatican address the Serious issues.

Not because I say it.

But because Matthew 25 does.

HE is Hungry yet; and is going around Homeless and Naked.

It is NOT enough, to Open a few more Soup kitchens.

#Paul and #Peter and #John THUNDERED through their writings.

‘It is not right to Neglect the preaching of God’s word in order to handle finances.’ Acts 6:2.

Speak about Mexican #Children held in #Cages. About #Freedom being destroyed.

SPEAK ON PARTICULAR INSTANCES.

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Phil Hughes, RIP, and Victims of Rape and Acid Attack

Phil Hughes demise is a sad thing. My Condolences to his family. EXCELLENT article on this, reference at bottom. Even Queen Elizabeth II gets involved in this. Australian govt declares National holiday. Calls him one of great sons. His demise postpones a Whole Cricket match, a Test! BILLIONS involved, with ticket and TV rights.

Phil Hughes died. Are ‘his’ problems Not over? (Except for hell for what wrongs he might have done, but is that not another matter?) His demise has been made into Big news, and bigger bucks. WHEREAS…Victims of Rape and Acid Attack are mere 9 day wonders.

A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka

Phil Hughes’ wife and children, if he had them, might have needed support. WHEREAS Victims of Acid Attack and Rape NEED Support.

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My Full Sympathies to Phil Hughes’ family. His govt declared a National holiday. Great. BUT WHY DO WE NOT DECLARE SAME over Rape and Acid Attack? Pains of Phil Hughes ended. But DO AGONIES and SHAME of Victims of Acid Attack or Rape EVER END? They Cancelled a Test Match over Phil Hughes. DO THEY EVEN WEAR A BLACK RIBBON When Rape and Acid Attack happen? Phil Hughes’ family must have received much support. But do Victims of Rape and Acid Attack get support even for Medical bills?

Alisha Gawri acid att victim

As We remember Phil Hughes, let us examine Our Hypocrisies. Here is Sonali Mukherjee, before and after Acid Attack.

Sonali-Mukherjee-acid attack victim

Here is the reference to the Excellent article I was talking about:

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/02/hugh-d02.html

The Hypocrisy of the Media

Today, a Protest is taking  place. By the AAP, the Aam Aadmi Party, specifically asking that the Delhi police be under the Administration of the Delhi govt.

Interestingly, This is the written Manifesto of not only the AAP, but also that of the Congress and the BJP.

The AAP is also asking for the suspension, or at least the Transfer, of police officials guilty of Inaction in many stated circumstances.

Taking just the reactions of the media, we have, they have used words like:

  • ‘Is this the way?
  • Is the AAP going too far?
  • Complete Anarchy,
  • Arvind protecting his ministers!
  • Arvind’s dangerous tactics,
  • Reducing governance to drama,’ etc.

Protests are Nothing New, after all. As far as I remember, in the recent past, it all started from Egypt, with the People taking on the govt there. In India:

  • The gujjars protested, resorting to Uprooting Rails!
  • Express and Long Distance Trains are Regularly Stopped,
  • Buses are Burnt and Road traffic is severely disrupted.
  • Absolute Violence takes place during protests, with the Shedding of Blood a commonplace occurrence.

The media Did NOT cover the instances named above with the same enthusiasm.

Whereas, as I write this, and glance at my TV behind me, at 18.22 hours, I see both the Protesters and the Security Personnel standing Peacefully, except for a White Haired, White Mustached policemen, who seems to be used to Hitting and Shoving People around.

What more do the media want? For Whom is Arvind and the AAP fighting? Somnath Bharti directly asked a Woman Interviewer if she would dare to go to a police station with a complaint. She quietly sidestepped the question. Poor thing, she has to earn her salary.

It comes down to the media bosses. Granted that we have govts at the centre who have No problems with Cancelling Licences of TV stations that do not take the govt stand. But still, does the media have to be so enthusiastic about it?