Friday, June 10, 2011

Death of a Pervert: May His Soul Burn in Hell

Death of a Pervert: May His Soul Burn in Hell: "

Death totally destroys any sense of perspective in most people. The more famous a death is, the greater the perspective-destruction. Every idiot will become intelligent in death and the vilest degenerate will be sanctified. It’s not their fault, it’s the fault of the everyday idiots who are still living, who want to sound composed and dignified and saintly and even philosophical. The evil that men do lives after them, and the good may or not oft be interred in their bones but what of a lifetime spent in the limelight behind which lies some shrewd deception ? Death doesn’t somehow automatically nullify that.

May his soul burn in hell. Whatever be his technical expertise and skill at painting and the rest, he was primarily a pervert who created a fake aura around himself and routinely hid under the blanket of freedom of expression he selectively applied to himself. It is for this reason barring all other reasons that this man deserves nary a kind word. Even in death.

Let’s think about the whole eruption of the Husain controversy. When can we reasonably date Husain’s run-ins with the deadly Hindu groups? Answer: the mid-90s. But these paintings were first done by the arch-degenerate sometime in 1970. A Hindi magazine ran these pictures in 1996 terming them offensive. So why didn’t anybody take notice of his pictures for 26 long years? The answer: politics, control of information and the Progressive clique. The ‘70s was truly the most oppressive decade since Independence. And look what happened after the Communists and Congress lost ground ever since. A good case is how the “art” films died as quickly as they were born. Subsequent political and social developments broke this control and voices previously unheard began to spread throughout the country. An indicator of these developments is the fact that the Progressives were at their rabid worst in the ‘90s, which was the decade when there was a resurgence of sorts among Hindus.

I’d have said this was a case of bad behaviour but this isn’t merely bad behaviour. Every society grants a wide latitude to its men and women of the arts. Normal societal mores don’t apply to them because they have earned the right to indulge in bad behaviour, immorality, etc—or so goes the general reasoning. Which is perfectly fine. But then they’re citizens first and nobody is above the law of the land. Even the Icon of Artistic Debauchery. But that’s not all: this arch-pervert not only does not disregard the law, he flees the country, takes a Qatari citizenship and whines via remote control about how his right to free expression was constantly threatened in India. But the real reason is the fact that he’s above the law to appear before any court. Ok, I made that up. A non-bailable warrant means spending some time behind bars. The very thought is sufficient to sully his fair name. And when does his remote-control whining happen? After he has received long years of singular support from the secular-liberal brigandry, after he’s accepted both the Padma awards from the government, after he has sat in the Rajya Sabha and after he has savoured the magnanimity of a majority of Hindus throughout his career. Hussain was not only a coward but a deeply ungrateful person who bit the hand that fed him with a golden spoon.

May his soul burn in hell.