Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, we Indians take the definition of a word to a whole new level. 'Specially political terms. This time, secularism gets a whole new definition. Adding a simple prefix pseudo to it, Secularism in India is defined to perfection.

First, the Madras high court made a good move by banning slaughter of camels in the name of religion by Muslims. "The interim injunction granted by the honourable court is that no animals (camels) should be slaughtered during Bakrid or for any religious purpose. The reason is that this will spread diseases like anthrax to the native cattle and also it brings some bacteria that will affect the humans"

Then rather surprisingly, the next day, the ban was vacated! Reason: "There is no law in the state against the slaughter of animals. Besides, under sections 296 and 298 of the Chennai Corporation Act, the Corporation Commissioner could authorise the slaughter of animals even in places other than abattoirs."

And no one bothers about the anthrax and bacteria and the human lives all of a sudden? Of course they don't. There are far more dangerous things than anthrax or bacterias (or is it bacterium? I suck at biology, so pardon me), like the Islamic extremists, who might - putting it politely - protest the move. A poor little bacteria would kill far less people than a religious fanatic deprived of err... "religious rights" would.

And damn right this is pseudo secular. I'll tell you why. In a moment. Let me bash the religious fanatics a little more. "According to the Holy Quran, God appeared in Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham's) dream and asked him to sacrifice something that was most dear to him. Prophet Ibrahim decided to sacrifice his own son, Ismail. However, when he put a knife on Ismail's throat, God replaced his son with a goat through a miracle. The festival seeks to convey that sacrifice is supreme," reasons the article.

If sacrifice is supreme, why not sacrifice your barbaric nature for the sake of secularism? For the sake of the survival of the poor animals. Hey, animals are people too... in a way. Heck, if that doesn't convince them, one of the biggest goats of the century was "sacrificed" a few days ago. A goat named Saddam. Why not consider it as the last animal "sacrifice" and turn over a new leaf? For the sake of Democracy. And by the way, I don't see the animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi fighting for camels' rights. Is she being racist towards camels???

Right, pseudo secularism... When its time for a non Muslim festival, like Diwali, there are millions of restrictions. Like "no bursting crackers after 9 pm" (Yeah right, as if people go to bed at or before 9). "No bursting crackers that have a decibel of more than 125". Right, as if we have a sonograph or whatever to measure the sound. And as if there is someone going around the neighborhood with a sonograph, enforcing this stupid law. Personally, I hate fireworks. Its for dimwits. But still, a restriction is a restriction. And when restrictions/rules don't apply to particular sections of the society, particularly the "minority", its pseudo secularism. This just goes to show that the Government is full of tiny balled idiotas, who can't face a minority group and say, "Fuck you, Sparky. You're part of a Democracy, and rules apply to you too."

Heck, muslims seem to get away with anything these days. In the name of their religion. And this gives me an idea. I could convert into a mulsim, kill the snoring grandpa next door, rape a hot chick because I'm getting really desperate, then drive around town running over pedestrians to please my psychotic alter ego, and get away with it all. Just like a black person would, after raping and brutally murdering a nun by saying, "You fuckin' cracka ass racist! It's juz cuz I'm black ain't it? You say that fuckin' word like you know what you be talkin' bout! You is ignorant!"