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Making a fool out of you

A few months ago I read this tweet by Viraj Sheth:

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and I wondered how many of the people that consume social media and news everyday perceive it for what it is? A managed campaign!!

When people are always taking what the see at the face value, it becomes way too easy for the manipulators to get what they want.

Take Patanjali for example. For years they wrapped their campaigns in Ayurvedic keywords, painted it in metaphorical saffron colour, and with some political backing they reached the market cap of almost ₹50,000 cr!!
But then when it came to prove that their medicines actually work and do what the say they do, they simply apologised in the court and admitted to committing false advertising that they won’t be doing henceforth!! What about the all the money spent by millions of people till now? Nobody cares!!

Let’s come to the master manipulator. He not only convinced the public that sudden demonetization and half thought GST reforms were actually good for them, but people should actually celebrate them. (and people danced and marched on the streets for him!!)

Currently there’s been a big expose of how the central government extorted money from the big companies that have evaded taxes in the way of electoral bonds for their own political party instead of that money going to the welfare of people of India.
Yet nobody is asking that if Kejriwal can be picked up by the agencies on the basis of a statement given by an accused turned into approver, why can’t the supreme leader or his party president be picked up for a clear case of quid pro quo?

This is not only limited to one political party, everyday someone gets up and joins the party he’s been slandering for years. Corruption charges disappear overnight.

The road in front of your building gets rebuild 3 times in a year, then that same road is occupied for religious festivals 3 times a year as well, causing traffic jams.

Your credit score goes down 30 points for one delayed payment, whereas a company with billions in revenue gets tax breaks every year.

You are asked by political and corporate leaders to give your sweat and blood in the building of this great nation, while their families build their lives outside of India.

Everyone that you’ve put up on the pedestal, is making a fool out of you one way or the other. That’s why we should always try and go a layer deeper before believing in anything and everything. Try to gather more information, analyze and cross-examine everything before believing in it.

This quote by Steve Jobs should be always remembered:

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

Steve Jobs

Happy April Fool’s!!

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