So what’s the criteria for becoming a minister in India? Utter idiocy? According to Manohar Parrikar – the defence minster of India – the rishi Dadhichi performed advanced metallurgy to gift Indra the “Vajra”, an indestructible mythical weapon.
Mind you, this isn’t some crazy fringe loon of the BJP. It’s no less than a top functionary. It’s merely the latest idiotic pronouncement about India’s glorious past that produced flying vehicles and nuclear weapons. Mind you, there’s nothing wrong with talking about ancient achievements, but to take stories and mythology and treat them as god’s truth? What bullshit is this?
Imagine if 1000 years later, some guy finds old Superman comics and uses them as proof that we could fly in the 21st century, that people could shoot laser beams out of their eyes and could also time travel? Yeesh! All this points to a stunning lack of critical thinking skills. In ordinary people, it’s laughable. In a defence minister, it’s scary!
Why are we tolerating insane individuals in our government? Statements like this prove that Manohar Parrikar is mentally damaged and isn’t fit to hold a ministerial post. The fault lies with us for putting up with his inane pronouncements and not expecting any better of our leaders.