I am a nationalist,
believe me ’cause I say that
It does not matter what are my deeds.
I may not have contributed anything to the country,
but I am a patriot, a true nationalist – ’cause I do change my DP ,
And, I have those 140 characters ready to go on the independence eve.
I care so much about my Bharat Mata,
so what if my tax returns are zero and my charity contributions nil.
I don’t think twice before vandalising my surroundings,
I issue rape threats as a part of my routine.
I know shit about the history or the origin of the country,
I know not how my country always stood for peace and equality,
when I never even bothered to look at the history.
I do remember a few things from the 1940s,
But I know not we were only fighting the injustice with no intention to harm the ‘enemy’ .
But guess what, I do have my saffron and my tika,
I write in Devanagiri on my wall, isn’t that enough to be a national idol ?
Tolerance is anathema to me,
Trust me sometimes I just get angry when the toll guy asks me for the toll,
and thats when I shoot him in the head- fuck’em all !
I don’t have it in me to take a rejection from a girl,
and that’s when I make some acid fall.
So tell me how do I deal with it when you talk about peace for all .
or reconcile with how a 20 year old has the courage to not hate the enemy.
I also have all my priorities sorted,
I just ignore all the inconvenient facts , leave out the relevant contexts,
and pick whatever serves me well.
Oh you would be wrong to assume that I am an ignorant dumb,
In fact I am often a celebrity, a journalist and a common man.
I secured the best ranks in my school, and gave the most eloquent speeches,
Its just that I am a product of an educational system without any values.
Believe me when I say I am a nationalist,
after all what’s in the deed?
And if you don’t , you know what’s coming – I will declare you anti-nationalist !