Cockroaches Too Are…’Still Here’

Samy Vellu has apparently opined that while other ‘Indian-based parties’ have come and then ‘fizzled out,’ it is the MIC that ‘is still here.’

By G. Krishnan (Imagine…)

Of course on one level, the reference about the longevity of the MIC is nothing more than self-evident. And of course when one has had a monopoly and iron-fisted grip on a people, longevity, as apparent as it might seem, is frankly not that impressive. Indeed, that merely longevity itself often becomes a source of much dislike. Well, at least it really doesn’t do much for me. After all, one of the main hallmarks of dictators is their longevity and inability to see their own irrelevance. Think of a dictator – any one, and I am sure most people who have been subjected to endure the dictator would submit that the dictatorial machinery certainly overstayed its welcome.

Actually, reading what Samy has to say about the MIC’s longevity got me thinking. Haven’t cockroaches also been around for a very, very long time? Now, I’m no expert but I would bet you a nice meal at McCurry Restaurant that these pests have a very impressive record of longevity. [Hey, I’m referring to the cockroaches, la. I know, you thought I was referring to the MIC, no?]

Interestingly, notice that we invest so much on a day-to-day basis to get rid of these pests, don’t we? But no matter what we do, they keep coming back. In fact, they just never seem to go away, la! I don’t know about you, but I have a very low tolerance level for these creatures. Some people claim these pests actually do have some redeeming value. As I said, I’m no expert about their relevance, but you’re not going to impress me no matter how well you dress them up, so to speak.

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