"I think I literally have a better understanding of who killed Kennedy than I do, what is, offside.”
It really is not that hard.
I will be honest. This is not how I pictured Pyongyang.
We like taking things for granted. We expect a world class civic system but stiff on taxes. We are ceaseless in our complains about our government(s) but cannot come to terms with the fact that we are part of the government. The list goes on. It’s high time we accept the fact that we are actually part of the problem.
That does not let our masters of the past, the present & the ones to be, go scot-free. Being apathetic towards people’s mandate usually does not go unpunished1. Just look at the Delhi assembly elections. The party that won the mandate decided to throw it away in a fit of immaturity and a bout of anarchy. People decided put them in place in a span of the next few months2.
In the same vein, I hope the current clique of the ruling class won’t misuse the very same mandate. Getting elected does not mean every policy or legislation will be well received by the populous who voted for them. It also means they are responsible to serve the people who did not vote for them3. Painting constructive criticism towards the government as an agenda against the mandate is as insulting as being apathetic.
And as I have mentioned a few times, apathy, is for _douchebags_.
Albeit it might take its own time.
And rightly so, to the dismay of this writer.
India, for all its idiosyncrasies, has been a harmonious plurality for the most part. Let’s try to keep it that way.
Be it the fact that they were head & shoulders above the next best team in the tournament, or that the Bundesliga mandates that at least 51% of every club is owned by the supporters and not by corporations, or that they don’t try to profit off of the fans by keeping ticket prices low (as low as ~$12! a game) enabling them to have the highest average attendance over a season of any football league around the world creating an atmosphere bar none, a football fan could not have asked for a better result.
And yes, they tend to play a very elegant brand of football!
A beautiful flow-motion film of the city of Barcelona.
A fantastic TV spot for The Sunday Times recreating 6 pop-culture icons in about 50 seconds.
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