Quite a few people are talking about India electing someone who is "genocidal".
Whatever the reasons, at the end of the day, I happen to disagree with
you. I am not a crazy hindu fundamentalist. My difference in opinion
with you on this one issue does not mean that I have suddenly lost all
respect for you. If you feel otherwise - if you feel that you can no
longer tolerate someone who holds a different opinion from yours, then I have nothing more to say.
I know what your opinions are. I have followed the evidence, the
courts, and the news, and reached my own conclusions, which happen to
differ from yours. I have spoken to many of you about this stuff, and
have found many of you as stuck in your beliefs as any religious
fundamentalist. It is clear that (a large portion of) you think that you
know best, that your opinions are correct, and that the people of India
are misguided morons.
Maybe you are right. Bad people have
been elected before. In this case, I happen to trust the courts, the
statistics, and the evidence that I have seen. I do not trust opinions. I
do not trust immensely well written, moving essays. No doubt you have
"counter-statistics" and well thought out arguments - I have probably
heard most of them. I have spent hours upon hours reading every pro and
anti Modi article I could get my hands on.
Please don't send
me any of them. Just.. stop. My facebook feed is filled with this stuff. I am not
an ignorant moron who knows nothing about the world - if you do not
have that modicum of respect for me, then, again, I have nothing more to
It's funny how I keep writing after saying "I have
nothing more to say" - perhaps it's because I do have something left to
say: let's be friends and know that we are all trying to make the world a
Have a nice day.