Wednesday, September 9, 2009

And that's how you secure the Indian-American vote for 2012

On Tuesday, the students of Wakefield High School in Arlington Virginia were welcomed back to school by President-Comrade Obama so that he could indoctrinate them and turn them into socialist zombies. One of the little Zombies had a very interesting question for Dear Leader. A question whose impact can be felt from across the Atlantic Ocean.

STUDENT: Hi. I'm Lilly. And if you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Dinner with anyone dead or alive? Well, you know, dead or alive, that's a pretty big list. (Laughter.) You know, I think that it might be Gandhi, who is a real hero of mine. Now, it would probably be a really small meal because -- (laughter) -- he didn't eat a lot. But he's somebody who I find a lot of inspiration in. He inspired Dr. King, so if it hadn't been for the non-violent movement in India, you might not have seen the same non-violent movement for civil rights here in the United States. He inspired César Chávez, and he -- and what was interesting was that he ended up doing so much and changing the world just by the power of his ethics, by his ability to change how people saw each other and saw themselves -- and help people who thought they had no power realize that they had power, and then help people who had a lot of power realize that if all they're doing is oppressing people, then that's not a really good exercise of power.
So I'm always interested in people who are able to bring about change, not through violence, not through money, but through the force of their personality and their ethical and moral stances. And that's somebody that I'd love to sit down and talk to.

[via The Chicago Sun-Times Blog]

Dear Times Now, why haven't you procured a you tube video of the event and  broadcasted it every five minutes branding it as an "exclusive"? C'mon Headlines Today, isn't this representative of the fact that India-US relations have FINALLY been de-hyphenated from the country who shall not be named? And TOI, isn't this more irrefutable proof that the Obama administration is full of people who heart India? Isn't this another feather in our collective caps? Isn't it another example of how India has finally made it on the world stage and that we are a superpower now? Why aren't you guys covering the "real" issues here? Do your job and tell us what we need to think. Hold our hands and guide us through the treacherous clusterfuck called real life. Thank you, good people. Thank you.


abhishek said...

Bang on target. All your comments.

arayans said...

as (hugely) politically incorrect as you may sound, you really ought to consider a news anchor job (or the job of the guy who writes everything that the-guffoon-of-a tv anchor says). i'm sure u end up writing much (much^n, n->infinity) better than most copywriters that work for those channels..
at-least, ur commentary seems to drive home a sense of purpose, as opposed to the contemporary indian (and other) media that is [1] dictated by forces too heavily biased (politically, or otherwise) [2] downright shit [3] lacking purpose [4] overly sensationalist
well, yeah, 4 is something that you are guilty of too, and you do tend to be overly pessimistic (which, actally, i like) but then, there's a sense of freshness in the humour u use.

ps. i'm completely ignoring a million other qualities that u'd probably need for such a job - but, it's always fun to bash the deplorable media.. so what if i needlessly praise you a bit in return..
it's not like ur ever going to take any of my ideas seriously.

(shit) are you?

Over Rated said...

@Abhishek: Thanks, appreciate that!!

@Arayan: Firstly, I have a face which is ugly even for Radio. So therefore, teevee is out of the question. Secondly, I love my current position as Cranky Blogger #79896986982175.

As for being overly pessimistic, guilty as charged.

See, I take everything you say seriously. (Except of course, when you said that I was overly sensationalist. I'd chalk that to your recent bout of illness!!)

Cheers, :P . . .

RukmaniRam said...

do you want to be the new jon stewart? or colbert?