Published on November 7th, 2014 | by Sandeep Patil6
This post is not so much against acts like kissing in public places and similar ‘tokens of affection in the modern days’, for personally I am hardly bothered. This post is rather about the hypocrisy that has become such a characteristic symbol of the so called modernism in India. I had earlier written a post “The ostrich syndrome” reflecting similar views, and perhaps in future would be provoked to write more on this line.
So far as this kissing ‘revolution‘ is concerned, it’s an open and shut case. Expectedly, not many from the society are liking it, barring the ‘revolutionaries’. This incident in Kerala can reflect the distaste amongst the common people towards these acts of
indecency affection. So far about the news coverage it has got, I think media is interested in the masala part of the revolution and looks at it more on the lines of ‘Poonam Pandey would strip for Indian Cricket Team‘. Yet, a couple of points that should be pondered upon.
1. We are against moral policing of whichever organization – First wrong point! Moral policing was, is and will be there. It’s part and partial of any society. Just that we are so much accustomed to it that we do not realize it. What our parents, teacher and elders in the family do to us is moral policing. That’s precisely the reason we are shy of doing certain things in front of them. Now expecting the freedom to the same things in public places is hypocrisy in its purest form.
Dear #KissOfLove ‘revolutionaries’ , please do your act at home in front of your parents, if you can. for they are your true moral police.
— Sandeep Patil (@pppsandeep) November 6, 2014
2. What should be really condemned is the manhandling/abusing part in the Moral policing – Those who call themselves protector of culture and abuse, beat the ordinary people under the name of culture are in fact the biggest enemies of culture. I would very much like to see some Moral Police instead following Gandhigiri and offering roses to these couples.
3. The killer of all ideas, kiss-of-love – I was pretty much amused by the intellect and maturity of those who would have come up with kiss-of-love idea, but the most hilarious part was the use of terms ‘revolution’ and ‘revolutionaries’ in the whole affair. I mean, when someone says revolution one remembers of ideals, life-depending issues, revolts, prisons, bloodshed, executions, sacrifices, self immolations and other overwhelming stuff. But this kiss-of-love is then piece-of-cake revolution! All you need is one willing partner ‘revolutionary’ and lo… there is revolution. These days its difficult to tell what is news and what is satire.
4. The last point –
I would really like to catch hold of some revolutionary in some 5-star hotel on a buffet.
“Do you eat with spoon at home? or do you change plates for every course at home?”, I would ask.
“Grow up man! How would it look here if I eat with fingers. Or if I carry the half finished plate to the buffet table? There is something called decency. We should follow it in public places”, he would reply.