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Just Shoot Me

Bala, 28, Gordon Gekko in the making, pseudo-intellectual, cynic, bibliophile, obsessive compulsive ranter...

We are all bigots..

November 14, 2008

Life in the Tamil caste hierarchy is pretty funny. Everybody has the same philosophy - those who rank above me are bigots and those who rank below me are quota addled welfare parasites. What happened in Chennai law college is something that happens everyday everywhere. The differences are that this time cameras were rolling and the numerical balance was in the dalit group's favor.

Maybe i will get burnt tomorrow along with a bus or maybe not. Since i am a non contributing member to the whole caste hierarchy circus, i hope they will burn the bus only after throwing me out.

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posted by Bala, 9:17 PM

4 Comments:

i kepp wondering if things will ever change. we just keep passing on the hate, generation after generation. sad
commented by OpenID bitterscotch, 1:03 AM  
Planemad,

Things arent that bad. infact they are getting better and better. We have come a long long way from where we were. Tamil country used to be far more worser before. For instance, we are only fifty years removed from mudukuLathoor/sivakasi riots, hardly forty from KeeLvenMani, and just 10 years from the veeran sundara lingam transport corporation incident.

Tamil country was no idyllic samathuvapuram. It was a shit hole of casteist prejudices and bigotry. It has changed a lot.
commented by Blogger Bala, 6:53 PM  
Dalit kids beat Thevar kids in retaliation for a Dalit kid being beaten up. and because the Thevar kids were dismissive of Ambedkar -- and your response is things are always the same?

If things were always the same there wouldn't be an Ambedkar college, Dalit students, Thevar students or the police cosigning (which was wrong, of course) the Dalit retaliation. The numbers were on the Dalit side in Keezhvenmani, too -- power or justice aren't about numbers.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 11:04 PM  
Anon,

1) the point of the post was "caste clashes are nothing new in tamil nadu" and only this time dalits have beat up thevars while it is usually the other way around.

2) you are right about the numbers, i should have said "power" or "the upper hand" or something similar to the effect
commented by Blogger Bala, 12:01 AM  

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