India - What's The Beef?
Therefore, we must turn to banning books and beef, must discover enemies to beat up, inside and outside. We must create a culture of spectacle, all the foreign tours and Louis Vuitton suits, nice little rainbow logos laden with promise but little else. The point, of course, is - we have been here before! This combination of free-for-all economics and majoritarian society, backed by lynch mobs and gaudy spectacle, is a throwback from past, a dark past, rather than symptoms of a promising future. This road of unsustainable economic promise, followed by social designs and strife, have led to disaster before. This is indeed the past India wanted to escape (while so many new nations fell into it, notably in Africa) when it won its independence, but that experiment is now unraveling. Yes, this one death has that pointed significance - a bigger political design that we must urgently watch out for and guard ourselves from! It is time to be political, as all this, inherently, is political indeed.