Thursday, December 26, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal - An Agent of Chaos

India is going through some really interesting political drama. Arvind Kejriwal, the man of the moment is extremely peculiar and surely the odd one out in the corridors of party politics. After witnessing umpteen number of debates, for and against Kejriwal, I get reminded of that one character which awed us a few years back - Joker.
Replace Joker with Kejriwal in the following dialogues from Dark Knight and you would be amazed at the uncanny resemblance. Chaos!

The Joker: Tonight you are all going to be part of a *social experiment*.

The Joker: This town deserves a better class of criminal… and I’m gonna give it to them. Tell your men they work for me now. This is *my* city.
The Chechen: They won’t work for a freak…
The Joker: [mocking his accent] A freak…
[pulls out his switchblade and tosses it to some goons who grabs the Chechen]
The Joker: Why don’t we cut you up into little pieces and feed you to your pooches? Hmm? And then we’ll see how loyal a hungry dog really is. It’s not about money… it’s about… sending a message. Everything burns.

The Joker: [speaking to Two-Face] Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just, do things. The mob has plans, the cops have plans, Gordon’s got plans. You know, they’re schemers. Schemers trying to control their worlds. I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how, pathetic, their attempts to control things really are. 

The Joker: [Joker hands Two-Face a gun and points it at himself] Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh and you know the thing about chaos, it’s fair.

P.S. – This post was written while sitting at the ticket sales counter of CHAOS, IIM A’s cultural fest. Take that!

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