Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Illiterate Coins!

Some people need to be kept permanently anesthetized, just like their brains.

I just read this paranoid outburst from this very 'patriotic' asshole, who was absolutely horrified at seeing a new Indian 2-rupee coin (which has since been withdrawn)

Don't get me wrong! I just love people who think the entire world is a CIA conspiracy! I mean, just read this guys post!
Seeing a shiny, metallic piece of change got him thinking about Italian-led governments, the prospect of a Christian takeover of Hindu India, conspiracy, the sacrilege of replacing the 'beautiful' map of India with a hideous 'cross', the sinister 'motives', shady theories about Sonia Gandhi baptizing the Reserve Bank of India - not to mention the blasphemous act of 'smudging or omitting' of the words 'Satyameva Jayate' from the coin.

Of course, the RBI mumbled something about a National Integration Cross, and then withdrew the coins. :-/
On the other hand, his post is a brilliant example of paranoid, xenophobic, fundamentalist and outrageous - oh, I mean - 'mainstream' thinking.

This 'mainstream' thinking has led to the withdrawal of the aforementioned coins, and circulation of a completely new design, that appears to be more 'handy'. The new two rupee coin actually shows 2 fingers (Ah! Not those!) I mean a hand indicating TWO!
Come again?! For the benefit of the illiterate aam aadmi? I wonder what's the logic behind these 'illiterate coins'. If you ask me, they look DUMB! Visual depictions of the value! I wonder if even the ancient kingdoms in this ancient land resorted to such lunacy.

What next, I wonder?
10 rupee notes showing Gandhi's T-E-N carefully stretched-out fingers? 100 rupee notes depicting smoke signals to indicate 100? Coins showing 5 fishes swimming in the Indian Ocean? Idiots.

At the end of his post this retired IAS officer, Mr. V Sundaram puts forward the following truly terrifying 'possibilities':

How many Hindus have noticed the new two-rupee coins bearing the 'Christian Cross'?

* Is the secular government of India openly using the sign like the Cross on Indian coins to encourage the spread of Christianity in India?

* Is the UPA-led government of Manmohan Singh favouring the Christian community just to keep the Italian Christian Sonia Gandhi in good humour?

* Is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acting as a mere puppet of Sonia Gandhi who is behaving like a de facto Empress of India?

First of all - why Hindus? Are these sacrilegious coins just targeted at Hindus? Last time I checked there were Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Jains, Parsees, Tribals, Agnostics and even Atheists living in this country. Why then does Mr. V Sundaram call upon 'Hindu' Patriots to join his 'cause'? Curious huh?
Erm... since he talks of people who don't subscribe to his perverted ideology as 'Hindu baiters', I presume I'm one too. Just to keep Mr. Sundaram happy, I hereby state that YES, India was indeed trying to use the Cross on Indian coins as part of a sinister plan hatched to spread evil Christian ideologies throughout the holy motherland, and financial geniuses like Manmohan Singh have no better job than to design coins to keep 'Italian Christian' Sonia Gandhi in good humor, and oh yes, Sonia is just on the verge of officially crowning herself the Empress of India! And you will lose your knickers today, and the beasts under your bed are about to grab you! Everything you ever feared is true! AII-E-E-E-E-EEEE-EAGH-H!
Your worst fears are hereby confirmed!!



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