Hand, foot, mouth is a disease that is spreading in Chennai. When kids put their hands in their mouths they catch an infection which causes rashes all over. The doctors say that it will subside in a few days and there is no cure. That is with kids who do not understand the gravity of the action; these days we have grown up idiots who are suffering from foot in mouth disease and they go and put their dirty shoes also for good measure.
I am talking about these idiots who are making inane comments to the media about things which they frankly seem to have no clue about but will still speak because they have been given a VIP status. VIP also means velai illatha p!@#$%^&* and every idle mind lends himself to the devil said a wise man. A spiritual leader has just joined the foot in mouth club with a statement I don’t think worthy of repeating, he was preceded by a political leader insinuating a state for throwing up rapists, another leader has clearly told everyone where he keeps the lady of his house and you know now that you can give a hate speech and holiday abroad if you are a MLA. Sadly the most memorable words spoken by a leader are the words that should not have been, teek hai.
These opinion leaders govern the thought processes of their respective flocks and I shudder to think what will come of them. It looks like there is no process to muzzle these people and when the supposed law makers cock a snook at the law it appears that there is not much we can do.
On second thought there is something we can all do, we can simply ignore these idiots and influence those we know to do likewise. A “nobody” becomes a VIP only because the people give him importance, time we take it away and encourage others to do likewise. Will it make a difference? I do not know but it is still better than doing nothing. It only takes a spark to get a fire going…
P.S. Watch Jackie do this in style