In keeping with what he did last year, this year too Sandeep has compiled a list of 16 India’s Most Loathsome People. The prime minister makes it next to the top spot; Sonia Gandhi wins the coveted top of the list. I disagree. I think that the top of the list, like the Time’s Person of the Year, must be “YOU — the average Indian.” My comment on Sandeep’s blog:
Sandeep, as I read down the list, it occurred to me that these exalted loathsome ones are there — up there in the higher reaches of power — not because they are loathsome but because someone put them up there.
Then I read Ravi’s comment (first in the list) where he says, “Last but not the least I wish you give a thought to putting ‘us’ all the unwashed millions right on the top for being so absolutely knaive and unprepared to learn.”
I agree. The top of the list has to be “You — the average Indian.” You are collectively the most loathsome because these others on the list are there because you — through your apathy, ignorance, stupidity, and general worthlessness — you allow this disasterous farce to go on without rising up in revolt and getting rid of them.
The sentence: that you will continue to be ruled by your even more worthless leaders.
We have met the enemy and he is us.