WHY IAM SICK OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING URBAN ELITE.

Let me start by acknowledging the fact that like many English medium products, I too was a part of the crowd that Iam about to rant against.so this article is sort of a self realisation piece which unfortunately would not get wider publicity as I do not belong to any “persecuted minorities”.Many before me have written tons of literature about the Indian class which apes the west like the canines therefore I will be skipping that part and moving directly to the crux of my outrage.

Iam sick of the Black Lives Matters thing . Yes African Americans are a persecuted minority and it is an universally acknowledged fact , But tell me , how is it relevant in India?. Racism( except against the people from North East or Africa) is not a pertinent issue in our country and you trying to equate it with colorism or cultural/ religious chauvanism is ridiculous and pathetic at the same time. The English speaking elite’s tendency to draw Indian parallels to American political events is not new but this intellectual slavery to the west must stop somewhere. Why can’t you look inward and question issues within our country. I am talking about the real issues not the politically motivated CAA NRC fiasco or the Naxal insurgency.  But , for that you will have to come out of the bubble and work with the plebs , the cattle class whom you despise. This hypocrisy of this pretentious wannabes is what made me question my indoctrinated beliefs and allegiances.

My story is no different from any (Upper?) Middle class Indian. From day one we are taught the greatness of the west and how we should work towards achieving that zenith of human evolution. You are also told that India was beyond redemption and it would be better to migrate to the garden of eden than to live in this hell. But in the mid 2000s something changed , the rising racist attacks forced them to redraw the curriculum  and it became fashionable to be Indian. If you can’t go to paradise why not make it’s miniature here ?. This resulted in the proliferation of gated communities. But we were not satisfied , 2010s saw the elite taking up causes to bring “change” (Anna Hazare Gandhi) which actually caused a counter revolution and polarisation , pushing BJP to power.  But by that time I was slowly opening up to the real India. So 2014 was not a shock to me unlike many of my compatriots . Then came the awakening in 2019 when the hypocrisy started to unveil as I became a plebian for real. The Class divide became a reality as I was now on the other side of the fence. After the initial repulsion I began to start liking my new world. It was dirty, loud and uncouth , but was Indian to the core. They were proud of this identity and wore it on their sleeves. Today I feel a sense of belonging that I never had in my previous life , one that is rooted in my land.

Though I care nothing about the things that happen in their world , the things like George Flyod is pushed down my throat via the media that cater to them.  My usual response is to swipe down my mobile screen , but you cannot escape it for long. I sincerely hope for an all India English news media outlet that would cater to people like me , so that we don’t have to go through this torture every day.

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