Non-violent mayhem

I like Raj Thackeray. Unlike the garden variety rabble-rousers who call for tongues to be cut off and heads to be chopped off and rape women because they think they should get reservations, the guy has a gentle, caring heart. Vide this exhortation to his followers:

Now I will tell you what you should do. When you see any new rickshaws with new number plates, stop them, take the passenger and driver out of the vehicle and burn the rickshaws,” he said.

In his concern for the lives of his fellow men, the MNS chief is an example to us all.

In passing — how the hell is it that in a country where sloganeering invites the full might of law and government, politicians of every stripe routinely call for violence without even the raising of an official eyebrow?