Liberals aren’t exactly known for being the sharpest knives in the drawer, but the anti-CAA protest march brought out some truly amazing specimens.
On Thursday, while the rest of India went about their jobs as productive members of society, a bunch of left-liberals descended upon Mumbai’s August Kranti Maidan to protest the Citizenship Amendment Act. In an atmosphere that would’ve been more appropriate at a picnic than a somber protest about citizenship, they help up placards, sang songs, and took selfies for their Instagram. But when prodded about on details around the Act that they were protesting, they didn’t come out looking so good.
This girl, who was presumably a feminist, said that her chief opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act was that it would be discriminatory against women who had happened to get married and changed their names.
Yet another person said that they were protesting because they didn’t “want India to be divided.” When pressed for information on how the supposed division was going to take place, they said they didn’t want to continue the interview any more.
This person was concerned that people who changed their gender might find it hard to find the right documentation.
This girl gave a whole lecture on existential crises including morality, discrimination, and fairness, but could only grin sheepishly when asked why exactly the Citizenship Amendment Act was discriminatory.
And it wouldn’t be a liberal protest without a token gora. This Frenchman angrily said that the Act was “horrifying” and “terrifying”, because it would oppress gay and trans people.
And we reached peak woke when this individual, who was holding up a “Stop trans bill” placard, sought to earnestly explain how it actually meant that the country was being transformed, before later admitting that someone else had handed him the placard and he didn’t really know what it meant.
And these people wonder why no one takes them seriously.