Is and the Ought

I don’t subscribe to your version of Hinduism, I ought to be pseudo-secular

I don’t subscribe to your secularism, I ought to be communal

I don’t like ultra-nationalism, I ought to be anti-national

I don’t like anti-nationals, I ought to be ultra-nationalist

I don’t like laissez faire capitalism, I ought to be communist

I don’t like communists, I ought to be be laissez faire capitalist

I don’t like exploitation to benefit few, I ought to be Naxal

I don’t like Naxals, I ought to be unscrupulous

I don’t like to traditions, I ought to be a stooge

I don’t like stooges, I ought to be traditionalist

I like Tamil, I ought to hate Sanskrit

I like Sanskrit, I ought to hate Tamil

I like morality, I ought to disrespect law

I like all things legal, I ought to be immoral

I am a theist, I ought to be irrational

I am rational, I ought to be an atheist

I am unsuccessful, I ought to be unlucky

I am unlucky, I ought to be unsuccessful

I am successful, I ought to be lucky

I am lucky, I ought to be successful

After nearly three centuries, David Hume still resonates in our midst, albeit, unknowingly.

Let there be light!

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