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Ersatz patriotism is the winner!!!

Wow… the Taj Mahal finally made it to the “New” Seven Wonders of the World… all thanks to the patriotic fervour of the Indians. And then, good credit needs to go to the media also who implored millions of Indians to vote for the Taj in the interest of national loyalty. And as if this exploitation of nationalism wasn’t enough, one commercial even had a blind boy appealing Indians to vote in an emotional baritone, “I have heard its beautiful!”

Now for some facts which all foolish voters failed to realize… that this N7W campaign was a private commercial venture and that the rightful authority to decide the Seven Wonders of the World is the UNESCO. It was so surprising that even the learned few failed to question the integrity of a private body which orchestrated the whole campaign just to overtly exploit the nationalism of people aroun the world.

finally made it!!!

And when you look @ the commercials… for every 1 rupee of SMS costing a voter,
15 paise went to the government as a wireless planning coordination fee
64 paise went to the mobile operator used to vote
9 paise went to the voting mediation company responsible for security of the votes
9 paise went to the media partners
3 paise went to the organizers (New Open World Corporation)

With fairly 500 millions votes from Indians (all the more coz some people voted many times), we have easily gifted the organizers… 15million rupees i.e. 400000 USD with no result!!

Talking to the people who matter or hold right to speak on this, this is what one got to hear, “absurd”, “in addition to the commercial aspect, the vote has no scientific basis”!

In the midst of all this, the Taj is yellowing. The pollution around it is slowly destroying it. The Yamuna, on whose banks this monument has stood for centuries, is a national embarrassment. And Agra continues to be a miserable, filthy town, an unworthy host to a magnificent symbol of love.

Saving the Taj will require the kind of heroic political effort that has not been witnessed in free India in the last 60 years. And it is improbable that such an effort will be undertaken. When it comes to expressing vacant patriotism, Indians have always chosen the easier option!!!

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  1. Deepz
    July 8, 2007 at 9:19 am

    This is so ridiculous!
    I knew there were some disguised misleading intentions behind it all, the voting and everything seemed so duped..and even though I asked some of my colleagues not to, they continued to vote 😐
    Thank God! at least I wasn’t one of those 500 million fools.

  2. July 8, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    @ Deepz

    It was unfortunate to see our fellow literate Indians fall prey to these gimmicks… and to make it worse, these 500 million odd votes were from around 100 million voters… which means, each of these were not making a mockery of themselves once but more than once 😀

  3. Deepti
    July 9, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    Goshh!! :O Incredible! 😐

  4. Kees Droog
    July 10, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Christ my Redeemer

    About 100 million people over the whole world have chosen the seven new wonder of the world. … Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro …

    Since Jesus Christ is Eternal God, it is blasphemy to make any kind of an “image” of Christ in ANY form. These are the words of God to the whole human race:
    Exodus 20:4-5 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD [JEHOVAH] thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” (This is repeated in Deuteronomy 5:8-9)

    Romans 1:22-25 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

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