Racism Factoid Venkey Mankey Style
I was really disgusted at the way Indian students were being beaten up down under. Umpteen number of cases have come up just recently about racial abuse. . Do you remember Venkey and Mankey, my inner personalities? A few things were going on in my turbulent mind about this issue. Here it what happened.
Venkey: Do you know ? Indian students are being attacked by the rogues in Australia, all News channels are reporting about this thing.
Mankey: Wow what a discovery? The Aussies are racists, they have a history of this.
Venkey: you cant present a picture on the whole country like that, it’s not fair.
Mankey: what? fair do they even know the meaning of fair, it shows in their cricket.
Venkey: Don't bring sport into this.
Mankey: Lame excuse! I don't know how Symonds lives there, probably because he is not a Indian. hahaha
Venkey: Ok I will play by your rules , what did Harbhajan do in Australia and what did the crowd do in India to Symonds, did they offer flower garland and worship Lord Hanuman. They were abusing him, you silly!
Mankey: no comments next question please.
Venkey: now that's a lame excuse!
Mankey: Ok, let us change the topic! so do you say the attacks were not racial?
Venkey: Of course not, but you can't say the whole country is racist.
Mankey: You make me laugh.
Venkey: Do you even know the meaning of racism.
Mankey: I know
Venkey: I know you don't know anything about it. I will give the UN definition of racism.
"racial discrimination shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life."
Mankey: Hey peter ( one who speaks too much English) explain it, so that other people can understand.
Venkey: I knew you would not understand, it is so like you. Falling on the ground face first and saying there is no mud in my mush.
Mankey: OK enough! enough!, I don't have mush in the first place.
Venkey: i will tell you what racism is
"Racism is not just calling names like chinky, monkey, blacky, negro and that sort, yes it hurts ,it amounts to abuse and racism is much deeper. It is depriving people of their human rights in that society based on race"
Mankey: Stop your lecture, do you mean to say India is free of racism.
Venkey: No, we have our own share in the form of casteism, that doesn't mean India as a whole is racist or casteist. So you cant personify a whole country as racist.
Mankey: You clearly don't know which side you are in.
Venkey: I am on the right side.
Mankey: huh! I am on left side, stupid don't think you are too smart.
Venkey: Say whatever you want Truth always triumphs.
Mankey:We will see, what happened last time? muhahahahaha!
Hmm longggg conversation wasn’t it? Took me hell a lot of a time to decide which one i should go with. This time sanity prevailed i went with Venkey in me, he made some sense. Score now 1-1 . Now probably you guys could make make out the difference between racism and abusing people with filth words. If you encounter abuse, think they are suckers and just ignore it, fight if your fundamental rights are being taken of in a civilized, taking the law in your hands only makes the problem worse.
Swami Venkatanda says
" Do not portray a country as racist, because of some unclean souls, cleanse your soul. Chant the mantra 'Racist Oligaya namaha' "