Whoring is an ancient human tradition and some primatologists even say that it is not restricted to human animals alone. Cynics definitely believe that everyone has a price and can be bought to assume any desired position. I am a cynic and Diogenes of Sinope is a hero of mine.
The Acorn reports that Aamir Khan has decided to carry the Olympic torch on its journey through India. He is paid by the Coca Cola company to do so. Whoring for the Chinese government indirectly through the commercial interests of a peddler of soft drinks is no shame. Aamir Khan is a past master of the game.
Aamir Khan is especially notable for his ability to make movies that press the right buttons — and
the idiots the general public just laps it up with great relish. I am sure that quite a few bucks change hands under the table for a movie to be given the “tax free” stamp. Both parties — the political whores and the bollywood whores — must have quite a hearty laugh at the clueless millions who fall for the tripe.
What does Aamir Khan take the general public to be — stupid? Actually, yes, and correctly so. Honestly, I am not the one to take the holier-than-thou attitude towards this. I am sure I would readily support anyone who is willing to pay me a few million bucks. Oh that reminds me of a joke that reveals human character rather starkly.
Thus have I heard that George Bernard Shaw once met a famous actress (if memory serves, it may have been Isadora Duncan) at a party. He asked her if she would sleep with him for five million dollars. She thought for a moment and said perhaps she would. Then he asked her if should would do so for a hundred dollars. She indignantly replied, “Most certainly not. What do you take me for, a whore?” To which he said, “My dear, we have already established that fact. Now we are just haggling over the price.”
Anyway, the Tibetans are being raped by the Chinese government and the Chinese government has enough money to buy a lot of goodwill. Aamir Khan is not all that expensive. He will bend over as directed. B Raman has wasted a lot of words thinking that it is ignorance of history that Aamir is guilty of. Ignorance is only part of the explanation. In fact, but for the ignorance Aamir would find his position psychologically quite painful. After all, his rhetoric about patriotism is quite elevated and his opinion about India’s human right record very low. Telling him some home truths is most likely not going to suddenly make him see the light.
OK, enough of this rant. Note to self: Watch “Taarey Zamin Par” soon.