Recently in reply to my post … Wayne Rooney breaks child’s wrist
A Fellow Blogger commented thus :
Bikramjit Singh Mann March 23, 2012 at 15:17
Not good , we have made these players into gods which they are not … They get paid to play and that too much… NOT GOOOD..
This got my UNUSED Brain Cells Working .. Running on amped up power .. IS THIS TRUE ?
I don’t know about the UK or the STATES or EUROPE. But I know about INDIA. I can write about INDIA.
And the answer was very clear to me .. YES .. In INDIA .. We WORSHIP HUMAN BEINGS ..
We Worship CRICKETERS. The moment a Player scores good runs or plays well on the field .. in our eyes he is a GOD. He will be showered LAVISHLY with gifts and Awards, Commercial Deals etc etc etc. In short he becomes a MILLIONAIRE overnight. But this is only LIMITED to CRICKET. Hockey players ARE treated like crap compared to Cricketers. It gets even worse for other sports.
Sachin Tendulkar is a GOD in INDIA. No grudges against him . HE DESERVES THE ACCOLADES.
On one hand you have HERO WORSHIP ,, and other the other hand you have BUDDING athletes being treated like animals.
INDIA also has TEMPLES dedicated to MOVIE STARS. I have no idea how people JUSTIFY this. They are not GODS, that you build a temple and worship them. At the premiers of MOVIES of certain MOVIE STARS, their giant cut-outs are placed outside the MOVIE THEATER and same are worshipped by FANS, they even bathe the cut-out with 1000’s of liters of MILK. The same MILK which could VERY WELL Quench the hunger and thirst of the 45000 children who die of MALNUTRITION in the state of MAHARASHTRA alone.
Politicians are showered in MONEY,. Bathed in MILK and HONEY, gifted their weight in GOLD and SILVER, when they clearly do not NEED IT. The farmers who commit suicide due to being RIDDEN with DEBT, need it. But no1 bothers about them.
The country has LOST its IDENTITY and DIRECTION. The COUNTRY is moving towards a state of TOTAL ANARCHY because sooner or later factions are gonna form based on this HERO WORSHIP and that will lead to enmity between RIVAL FACTIONS.
Leading to total CHAOS.
I sometimes wonder. If these PEOPLE are worshipped as GODS, Why don’t they tell their FOLLOWERS to stop wasting money and FOOD on STAR ADULATION and instead help the POOR AND NEEDY