Saturday, January 12, 2008

Yo, what's with this recent attitude, Dudleybouy?

Yea I am just so puzzled with this strange, bizarre retort attitude which has been making beeline in many(lets say all) media channels, papers and all taking side of a "player"and making a big story of the country not being racist. Yea, I am talking about a player calling another player something and it sure helped the billion dollar - media industry big amends by making great shows literally 24 hours talking the same stuff over and over and again. Suddenly a small issue in the field several thousands miles away became a burning issue within the country and we did not feel sorry for involving the country's premier in this as well by putting him in a spot ! Why is it that we always over react? Why is it that we get so emotional about somethings that pertain to just a game?

Well how about we look at it as a sport and get so ridiculously fanatic and radical about each and every crazy move the player makes. A football player in Columbia , Andrés Escobar, who was shot and killed in Medellín. Some attribute the murder to the own goal that Escobar scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup! I guess this is what radicalism takes you to. People make a living on the game outcome, betting, scandal blah blah. Hey, how about that there have been many dubious decisions that go into any sport and people take it and move on as it is just a game. I would not be surprised if any of the players in the Indian Cricket team would be taken down by the gun sometime, someday. With all the love they give there is the surprise "shot" hidden elsewhere, I reckon.

May be that we are so emotional and we have this immense inferiority complex over the whites that the media take so advantage of to their own benefit? I don't know. We all talk about a fall out in civilization when we offend a particular sect of people - Afro Americans. And these days racism is such a big F word, you just don't say a word against them and oh ! they are the most predominant drug peddlers and dealers making it all so bad to themselves but yet we are so biased and we don't mean it when we really say "Well don't abuse this guy because he is the only guy who is "different", strange".

It is bizarre to me that the country suddenly thought the allegation against one player, who is not culpable of his flaws, was against the whole country. Hello! If something is about the country, it is for them to figure out how to make sure women are not openly vandalized and abused in public. That is something that the leaders and people who rule the country should be worried about and not talk about and eventually take sides to recommend actions on what should be done - Unsolicited though. Suddenly the policies of the country, meeting agenda everything was side tracked and everyone were talking about - hey are we racists? This is a new word to us all and started crying foul.

I think we should leave the ONLY sport of India alone, which has more than a billion people in the country and yet we patronize only this sport, where we are not even 100% competent. I was suddenly quite interested in the number of sports Indians play and Wikipedia, my best mate, came up with this bizarre count. Sadly, how many sports do we excel in? Where is our attitude towards all this? Are we even complaining about this? Are we even doing anything to it? Is media going to do anything to it? We are all so busy crunching numbers, how to make it big that we hash, rehash the same point over and over for which they get several billions. Well nothing against it, but how about showing some maturity and move on?

Let's make a small comparison with Australia, who have clearly dominated the whole world of sports and name a game there would be a competent sportsman representing the country. They nearly threw Brazil out in their FIRST ever encounter in world cup soccer and they had to deal with a harsh decision and I guess they would have moved on. May be raring to have a go at the next world cup. We are so put off with the decisions in the latest game against them in Sydney, isn't it? We talk about it over and over again, we deal with the situation by abusing the guy - umpire, dishonoring the guy by making him a donkey and suddenly start stoning the animal to a surprise death when it had not done anything wrong. Poor soul in middle of heartless people ! WE suddenly become the god's good children vindicated by what had happened and forgetting that there are so many atrocities happening within the country and still have a long way to go in any sphere of work towards world domination. In the same line, How about the bad decisions they got when they were in India under the leadership of Steve Waugh. Do we remember umpire Bansal? Hello?!?!? and did they talk this loud over what had happened, this long?

I think IF we had not taken much into reading the news beyond what it should have been worth, it would be a great feeling to all. Sadly, we don't.We will continue to beat and kick the dead horse. We will talk about the decisions for another 20 years, we will blame the work done by the opposition to eke a win, we loathe players who will genuinely put up a good effort, we will burn effigies, we will bad mouth, we will abuse parenting and we will never move on. Obviously the country, the second populous country and would still be the second best team fighting among ourselves and being so lame, unable to stamp the authority over the game like Australia did.

This is a sport after all. Why is it that the politicians get so overly involved? Why is it that the media talks only about this sport? Why is it that we don't approve any other sport? Why is it that we don't have the ability to patronize other sports and convert ourselves to a winning team? Oh now don't talk about Daniel Chopra, he is not an Indian, he is a swede. Oh yea we will continue to do just one thing, that is to counter oppose the Supreme Court's decision to stop the cruel, worthless sport - Jallikattu -, where the whole village would run amok over a poor, hapless animal and bring it down to only kill it - sometimes by sheer weight? Just reminds me of the same sport elsewhere in Spain ! Guess we are second to them there too !!

Anyway this point has been so cooking along inside me for a while on how and why are are for what we are. I think it is safe to conclude it is always beneficial to use the emotional side of the cult and that is what is happening in India, we know what it takes to cause a problem and we will hurt them and would feed on the scab and definitely poke the wound to ensure it does not heal so that we feed on that issue for years to come and the end result - lots of money in form of glamor and advertisement for an issue that is not worth and was never worth this much of time. Hit people below the belt with some worthless discussion and response. Mabbe that just sums up why are we always second to all?

Sigh ! Why are we, what we are ?

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