The dark knights rise…

Don’t worry, I’m not talking about Batman.

I’m talking about knights. I’m talking about Knights in today’s world. I’m talking about politicians in our country. They are appointed for the same reason knights are. To protect the Nation, and help it become all that it can become. Where there’s power, there’s responsibility. There also are two ways ahead. One which is of the greater good, and the other which satisfies all the petty and selfish things. It is upon a knight, to choose which way he needs his horses to turn.

Many in India have chosen to take the second path. The path is easy, its painless and is devoid of any kind of thought towards others. Hence, the knights took a dark turn, becoming the dark knights of India. These dark knights are willing to do anything it takes, black or white, to get re-elected, so that they can enjoy the next 5 years, like leeches on a common taxpayer. They have no boundaries, and will do anything to stay in power. Anything. Even if it means flirting with sensitive issues that can weaken the country. 

Just like fighting their battles wearing a mask of religion. In India, its a very sensitive topic, as a number of religions live together in one country. This issue is not left untouched by those parasites who call themselves politicians. Of there are breakouts among the public. If there are as much as 2 people living under one roof, arguments are obvious. This is a whole country with a population of more than 1 billion people we are talking about.

Isn’t it the duty of our ‘Knights’ to resolve these clashes with minimum damage? Instead, they see these events as a fuel. A fuel which can provoke people to turn against each other. People listen to politicians, they idolize them. And our ‘Knights’ always, somehow, seem to decide to abuse their powers and use them for the worse. Their words drip of venom when they speak in campaigns, the power in their voice when they speak of a religion, and their conniving tact to taunt the leader from the other team…

Sometimes, news about such things make me sick to my stomach. They are suppose to be role models, icons, leaders who people will follow without a second thought. Not some men in white Kurtas who were caught watching porn on their mobile phones, not some people with VIP cars, not some people who’ve got Swiss accounts full of money which could feed India for 15 years…

Nope. That wasn’t in the cards when we rested our faith in them. If we have voted for you, and brought you up to the point where you are now, then it is our god-given right to pull your hand so hard that when you fall, you won’t even know what hit you. Because in the end, the government is of the people, for the people, and by the people.

Our voices are suppressed  we are undermined. But till when? There will come a time when they won’t have the strength to raise a finger to stop us.

While growing up, we are taught one thing. There is only one identity. We aren’t Hindus, or Muslims  or Christians first.

We are Indians first. And that is a bond that runs so deep, that thousands of such knights can’t break even if they try to.


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