See any resemblances to our own fair country and the politics of caste, class, gender and community here? So familiar are the doubts expressed, questions raised, biases proudly stated, you could be pardoned for thinking it’s not the US of A, but Mera Bharat Mahan.
Most strikingly, you will hear the perennial and self-righteous question patented by the right-wing globally:
If you are outraged about X, why don’t you express anger about Y?
In this equation, for X fill in any of the following:
a) Israel’s bombing of Gaza
b) State Violence
c) Hindu right-wing communal violence
d) Violence on Women
e) Violence on Dalits
f) Exploitative conditions of work for labour
And for Y – correspondingly:
c) Islamic Terrorism
d) Misuse of Laws by Women
e) Merit being Eroded by Reservations
f) Production losses for corporate capital due to strikes
And while you are at it, do fill in the corresponding Indian terms and Indian parallels into Jon Stewart’s speech – you’d save us the work of having to frame a fitting response every single time the right-wing trolls spam us.