Friday, May 15, 2009

the joy of indoor plumbing...

You know there are a lot of things that just ain't clean in the milk with folks living in this country. Yeah, yeah don't even front.  We all know that Americans definitely contribute to our fair share of tomfoolery (i.e the group of punk ass white boys that savagely beat and killed a Mexican immigrant for kicks in Texas). But I gotta tell ya, even if this isn't necessary the land of milk  & honey that my parents imagined it  to be when they moved here from Panama, it SURELY beats the hell outta living next to sewage drain in Mumbai, India.  Mmm-hmmm... And that's exactly where Azharuddin Ismail, the nine year-old star of the not one, not two, not even  five, but EIGHT Oscar award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire has been chilling with his family since returning from the red carpet 3 months ago.

But wait on it... why did the government literally tear down his home the other day?  Talking about, "the 'town' (which is really just a group of families living in shanties attached to a drain) was squatting on government property."  And with monsoon season around the corner, the drains needed to be cleaned out so they BULLDOZED everyone's shit. Yep, just like that. 

Mind you, when they first came under scrutiny for the squalid conditions that these kids were going to have to return to after all the glitz and glamour of being big Hollywood and Bollywood star for a season, everyone promised them the world.  Specifically, the same gov't that kicked in their tent flap, assured them that they would be moved to a house. Err-um, guess that didn't happen, huh?

So basically, months being called a national hero and going to visit Mickey at Disneyland this kid is homeless.  SMH.

Jesus take the wheel, I'm jumping out here.

1 comment:

  1. You should read this also