Karl Marx , Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, Introduction..., p. 1 (1843)
India poses as the worlds largest democracy, the second most populated country, and has the third largest standing army on earth. It is riddled with corruption and hobbled by an ancient caste system. Capitalism can't seem to get past the tribal feudalism stage. That wouldn't be so bad, if it stayed in India. But if you live in a large Canadian urban center you soon realize how dangerous these primitive constructs can be to a modern western democracy. Now link that up with the hard right political views and the ever regular honour killings of certain Indian sects, exploited by a once virtually invisible hard right conservative government and the results could be an utter catastrophe for the future of Canada
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India is also home to the second largest film industry on earth. As a citizen of Canada this was rudely brought to my attention in the last month. As an ethnic group in Canada, East Indians amount to only a little over 3% of the entire population! Yet with the constant Bollywood media bombing that I and my fellow Canadians have been experiencing you would think that little India of Toronto had a larger population than that of the entire province of Quebec! This humble scribe of the virtual cloud was at a total loss of why the second largest film industry on earth would bring its award night to Canada? But upon scanning the dregs of my cable television offerings one could easily understand the reluctance of the so called Bollywood elite to risk showing off their success in old Bombay.
One could easily come to the correct solution of why this happens. You make a ton of money off of the misery of millions of people by regularly jacking them off, of their money, hopes, and dreams. The reason the Indian Film Industry does not hold its award night in India is that it has a paranoid nightmare of the masses finally cluing in and rising up. And besides that, Bombay is hot as hell and it smells really weird. Plus all these world junkets can be a great tax rip-off or rather tax deduction. Revenue India should investigate!
In the time of Karl Marx, religion was the opium of the oppressed people. In the India of today the opium of the people is the Bollywood film. For all its press, good and bad, Hollywood is the still the heart of cinema. One of the reasons for this is the incredible power of cinema to implement social change. This is even more pronounced in the Canadian and European film industries. Market and government driven. The main purpose of the Bollywood film is to prevent any social change from ever happening. The feudal interests must be protected at all costs, along with the insane rate of return from the said peasants! Why the Indian film industry wasted their time and gold to party in Toronto has totally eluded me. We are wise to you guys, the T-shirt middlemen of the world!
Canada's deployment to Afghanistan is coming to its end. We and our Allies, the United States, and the various members of the European Union have pissed away much blood and treasure. With friends such as India we are all grateful that we don't have too many enemy's. Why is it that Canada had to lock and load to the farthest spot on earth from Canada, when our "good friend" of India was on the doorstep of this problem? Are not they more familiar with the situation in their own corner of the world? Why couldn't we have left it to India to sort this shit hole out? India has an Army of 1.3 million standing troops. Canada has a standing force of 67,000 some odd! Hey! What are friends for?