Raj Thackerey has a dream  

Posted by Praveen in , ,

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for regionalism in the history of our nation.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Maratha Manoo dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are not created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the saffron streets of Bandra, the sons of Marathis can chop the sons of North Indians in the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Uttar Pradesh, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of north Indians, will be transformed into an oasis of Mumbaikars and Maratha Manoos.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by their patriotism but by their regionalism.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Kerala, with its vicious communists, with its politicians having their lips dripping with the words of incomprehension and stupidity; one day right there in Kerala, little Maratha boys and Maratha girls will be able to join swords with little Kerala boys and Kerala girls as enemies.

I have a dream today.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into an even bigger cacophony of attacks and fights. With this confusion we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for regionalism together, knowing that we will perish one fine day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let regionalism ring."

And if India is to be a great nation this must become true. So let goondaism ring from the prodigious hilltops of Western Ghats. Let goondaism ring from the mighty mountains of Himalayas. Let goondaism ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Parassala!

Let goondaism ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Kupwara!

Let goondaism ring from the curvaceous slopes of Aandippetti!

But not only that; let goondaism ring from Stone Mountain of Gundalpet!

Let goondaism ring from Lookout Mountain of Raibareily!

Let goondaism ring from every hill and molehill of Mumbai. From every mountainside, let goondaism ring.
-'I have a Dream' speech as delivered by Raj Thackerey


Yesterday, with the arrest of Raj Thackerey one of my long standing dreams was fulfilled. His high handedness been going on for too long. It was ridiculous to even think that in such a big country, a not so well built man and his band of Goondas been unleashing terror and still not even a single little finger was raised against them. Every other day he gives an inflammable speech on North Indians. His party(Is that a party? Its like another terrorist outfit) workers go on a rampage with little or no provocation attacking North Indians, not even sparing poor taxi drivers. MNS(I have made a really filthy abbreviation for that, which is too spicy to post here) is shivsena served in a new bottle. Sena used to go around(they still does that) moral policing and attacking whatever they found to be against their ideology. So, Valentines day cards were burned, couples were beaten up, rock concerts were stopped, art exhibitions were vandalised. Bal Thackerey once even called the great A.R.Rahman a traitor and accused him of purposefully disrespecting the national song by releasing the album 'Vande Mataram'. I dont know who gave them the license to decide what we should do, what we should hear or what we should wear.

MNS, on the other hand is less of a moral police. Its more of a regionalistic bastard. And its even more dangerous. Though Shiv Sena also promotes regionalism, MNS took it to a whole different level so that it became an unwritten rule that 'If you are not a Maratha, you don't have a place in Mumbai'. So, they set out on this whole excercise of regional profiling where even young street vendors from other states were beaten up and terrorised. The latest in these attacks is what happened this weekend at the recruitment to central and west Railways. All the north Indian candidates were beaten up and their certificates torn apart. A peculiarity of Raj is he never denies that the attacks were done by his men. Rather, he proudly says, 'We did it' and starts telling you the reasons for it. Such haughtiness arises from the fact that he knows nobody would even dare touch him. Thankfully, yesterday he was arrested under a non-bailable offence and is on remand till November 4. I really wish MNS was banned along with Bajrang Dal and Raj is tried as a traitor alongwith Arundathi Roy, who by the way has put out another stupid opinion on the Batla house encounter.


So, onto the closing words of the 'I have a dream' speech(this time in my own words)
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, South Indians and North Indians, Hindus and Muslims, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Christian spiritual, "Dead at last! Dead at last! thank God Almighty, he is dead at last!"

PS- No offence meant to any community or religion. All offence meant to Raj Thackerey, MNS and the rest of the saffron brigade.

Unrelated PS- Sorry for breaking my promise of not blogging till next Tuesday. I was so happy that I do to post this. Wish you all a Happy Diwali once again. See you next week.

your crusader Praveen

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12 comments

now this is a super post man....actually Its was just the crap happening in mumbai..I felt ..r we not Indians before we r northies or southies or maharashtians..

hmmm

I wud just wish a strict action is taken on him...

9:15 AM

well said dude...regionalism to certain extent is ok but the kind that Raj is trying to impose in Maharastra is certainly not permissible.

the sad thing is that we let him do all this all this while...remember his earlier run in with the law...they should have made a stronger case out of the earlier incident and thrown in jail for eternity....

just to quote some figures here..8000 policemen were placed on duty in mumbai alone to prevent any untoward incident resulting from Raj's arrest..more CRPF personnnel are being brought in to maintain law and order...look at the obvious drain of resources of the official machinery so that this man can speak his mind...

i think its high time that we have a public debate on whats free speech and whats not and how the offenders should be punished..

p.s. we are happy that u broke ur promise...cos i have been wanting to write on this too...Happy Diwali to u too...

11:23 AM

What is happening to our country? One the one hand, we are all set to launch our first moon rocket and on the other, we have people like him who are pulling us down!

Where will our country head if we have demons like social segregation and regionalism plaguing and shaking the roots of the society? It's a very sad situation :(

One correction, you have by mistake written that Bal Thackerey was arrested (Yesterday with the arrest of Bal Thackerey....) :)

God save this country!

12:06 PM

Unrelated PS(he he..)- And yes, I forgot to add, Happy Diwali! Have a gala time! :)

12:07 PM

Praveen,
Raj will happily get back to playing the regionalism card soon.
He is powerful!

-Nikhil

3:50 PM

Awesome post buddy
Cudnt agree more!
Bajrang Dal and MNS deserve to be banned!
I am writing a post on the same
I was so happy when he was arrested; at least somebody dared to arrest him

Mumbai came to a standstill yday..security was beefed up..offices/skools shut..shops were shut..now they’ve taken him to the Kalyan court

4:33 PM

Great going there!

And the utter irony of it all is delivered beautifully through the parody of Martin Luther King Jr. 's speech!

Here's another Indian, who's happy that finally someone is sitting up and doing a bit of something about it!!

5:04 PM

interesting..!!

6:31 PM

Are we losing our "Unity in Diversity"?

No "INDIANS" these days..

South Indians,North Indians....etc

Politicians are dividing India on the basis of Region,Religion,language..what else...?

11:11 PM

loved it man.. first time here. will frequent :) cheers:):)

9:45 AM

:D Way to go buddy..! God save this country from such maroons...

And a very happy Diwali to you and all your family. Peace.

2:44 AM

@Priya
strict action is a dream for us:d

@Ramanathan
my god..Never knew so much resources were used up for this.
about public debates, i think debates are happening all over. But he does things the way he likes it

@Tara
thnks 4 pointing out the mistake:)
and 3 cheers to your keen eye.

@Nikhil
am too optimistic. Hope something will happen soon.

@swats
thnks
will checkout your post soon.

@Usha
thanks:)

@Vinz
hmmm

@Nishanth
even the media is addressing people as north indians, south indians, Indian muslims etc

@Preeti
thnks.Hope to c u here in the future

@Kartz
thnks:)

7:22 PM

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