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For Pete’s Sake

Posted in Current Affairs, European History, History, India, Islamic Demonization, Media, politics, Religion, Satire by Anuraag Sanghi on September 5, 2010

Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren, an Swedish model and the ex-wife of Tiger Woods enacshed on her insecurity. (By Mike Lester, The Rome News-Tribune - 6/30/2010 12.00:00 AM; ©Copyright 2010  Mike Lester.).

Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren, a Swedish model and the ex-wife of Tiger Woods encashed on her insecurity. (Cartoon By Mike Lester, The Rome News-Tribune - 6/30/2010 12.00:00 AM; ©Copyright 2010 Mike Lester.). Click for larger image.

Iran in Stone Age

On the Islamic side of the world, in Iran, courts reopened a 2005 adultery case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. After the trial, it was decided that Sakineh would be stoned to death for her ‘crime’.

This would have been just another case of Desert Bloc justice, till the French First Lady, Carla Bruni sprang to the ‘defence’ of this ‘victim’. The case become more high profile, after Brazil’s President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, offered asylum to Sakineh – which Iran rejected.

Iran has reportedly sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani – the 43-year-old Iranian woman who faces execution after being convicted of adultery – to 99 lashes in prison for “spreading corruption and indecency” after allowing an unveiled picture of herself to be published in a British newspaper.

The claim, which could not be confirmed, comes from her family and a lawyer representing Mohammadi Ashtiani, based on reports from those who have recently left the prison in Tabriz where she has been held for the last four years. (via Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to be lashed over newspaper photograph | World news | guardian.co.uk).

The "Free' Press had a gala time with a 'free' victim. Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 4/16/2010 12.00.00 AM

The "Free' Press had a gala time with a 'free' victim. Cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette - 4/16/2010 12.00.00 AM. Click for larger image.

On the other side

In the USA, over the last 12 months, we have a modern-day spectacle – The Hounding of Tiger Woods.

His crime?

Tiger Woods had sex with willing women. With a lot of willing women. No pedophilia, no rape or forced sex, no violence.

Just simple sex.

OK. May not be simple sex. Maybe in complicated ‘kamasutra‘ positions, in unusual locations, with varied partners. But does all this, change the issue. Make it  any different.

Guys, he just had sex.

Nothing more than sex. How can consensual sex be a sin, immoral, crime, shameful, and all that baggage of guilt? If there is an injured party, I can only see Tiger. All those willing and able women quite ‘enjoyed’ both the kissing, and the telling. Not to forget the money they made for both the kissing and the telling!

What exactly is it that Tiger Woods did? Cartoon by Mike Smith from the Las Vegas Sun.

What exactly is it that Tiger Woods did? Cartoon by Mike Smith from the Las Vegas Sun.

Mebbe …

Coming from the land of kamasutra, where काम kaam (desire, including sexual) is my right, probably I am under-developed. Maybe these advanced, monotheistic Desert Bloc religions and societies are more advanced than the primitive culture I am from! Maybe, the social system of भारत-तंत्र Bharat-tantra has ‘corrupted’ me.

Who can object

Not Elin Nordegren.

She made US$400 million (or is it US$500 /600 /750 /1000). For her insecurity. That Tiger may abandon her and the children, while he is chasing all these women. A fear that is fair and legitimate. For a mother to two of Tiger’s children.

Not a bad deal. Or is there something more? Am I missing something?

Jesus tried, God knows! (Cartoon By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 9/4/2008 12.00.00 AM; cartoon courtesy - politicalcartoons.com.). Click for larger image.

Jesus tried, God knows! (Cartoon By John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune - 9/4/2008 12.00.00 AM; cartoon courtesy - politicalcartoons.com.). Click for larger image.

What’s the difference

Now.

I really don’t see a difference between Iran’s stoning of Sakineh and the American stoning  of Tiger Woods.

Except that the stones are different. The US and world media has tried to kill Tiger with stones made of words, ill-will and smear, imputations, cans of tar and brushes. All of them, ganged up, against one man. One lonely man.

Just because a married man had sex with a few women!

Now Iran is doing much the same thing as the stoning of Tiger Woods. Only the stones in Iran are different. The Western world has made Desert Bloc ideals of shariat into Liberal-Christian dogma.

Did the world have to hound him for having sex? Cartoon by Christo Komarnitski, Bulgaria - 4/9/2010 12.00.00 AM

Did the world have to hound him for having sex? Cartoon by Christo Komarnitski, Bulgaria - 4/9/2010 12.00.00 AM

Although the West has become ‘educated’, ‘advanced’, ‘developed’, ‘civilized’, rich – they have not given up. Stoning people.

Jesus tried, God knows.

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  1. samadhyayi said, on September 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    now you are getting too critical.
    now people will say you just are trying to find fault with the western world on purpose.
    you should learn some politics and abstain from making
    comments on certain things.

  2. Sita said, on January 20, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Loved your post for its ironical look on what is happening around us.A thought occurred to me that in both cases the Stones are Literal.So there is not much difference,I suppose.except one kills socially and the other physically.

  3. Amit Kumar Gupta (@amitgupta_lnct) said, on October 5, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I could not have agreed had these words not being coming from you. Still I do feel that while it may not be illegal, it should be immoral and is disloyalty on part of TigerWoods. Yet this is the matter between husband and wife, no one else should be allowed to poke in the middle. Your views?

    • Anuraag Sanghi said, on October 5, 2011 at 8:01 am

      this is the matter between husband and wife, no one else should be allowed to poke in the middle. Your views?

      Exactly the point. Did global media have to force us to know about this?

      • Radhika said, on July 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

        We know what Aniston and her boyfriend did in Paris, we know how Jolie and Brad met and the subsequent divorce……, and we know when every other famous couple has Cheated in US.

        Not just celebrities even, but many Politicians from the past and present. It is juicy celebrity news. Without it, us laymen would not know the consequences of immorality. Tiger was not stoned any more than any other Celebrity….was he? Same thing goes on IN India, celebrity gossip is splashed over all the newspapers. Isn’t it just fact of life.

        • Dhiren Kinger said, on July 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

          Brad Pitt was ostracized slightly by media but Tiger Woods got it worse due to the * scandalous nature of his liasons…….All the dirty texts which were revealed. He was also **scandalously having sex with strippers, hooters girls, and so on and a whole barage or harems of them.

          Brad cheated with 1 woman. Difference.

          But absolutely India does same exact thing…..all juicy info about celebrities is aired for the world. That is why they make trillions and we make nowhere near. It is the **price of fame**. All your dirrrrrty laundry is aired when you are a celebrity, whether past or now. But the media can put its spin to worsen or lessen these indiscretions.


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