Joel Stein recently wrote a trivial little post about what we all knew -- Edison, N.J., his hometown, is a slumdog infested hellhole, thanks the to Desi bodyshops that have taken over the whole fuckin' town.

Titled "My Own Private India", this was a tongue-in-cheek story bemoaning the changes in the place he grew up.  Here's a clip:

My town is totally unfamiliar to me. The Pizza Hut where my busboy friends stole pies for our drunken parties is now an Indian sweets shop with a completely inappropriate roof. The A&P I shoplifted from is now an Indian grocery. The multiplex where we snuck into R-rated movies now shows only Bollywood films and serves samosas. The Italian restaurant that my friends stole cash from as waiters is now Moghul, one of the most famous Indian restaurants in the country. There is an entire generation of white children in Edison who have nowhere to learn crime.   

BTW, no mention of the corrupt bodyshops and and guest houses packed with exploited H-1Bs.

But he did have this to say about the "best and the brightest":

For a while, we assumed all Indians were geniuses. Then, in the 1980s, the doctors and engineers brought over their merchant cousins, and we were no longer so sure about the genius thing. In the 1990s, the not-as-brilliant merchants brought their even-less-bright cousins, and we started to understand why India is so damn poor.

And for this benign humor, Stein has been excoriated by slumdogs and Desis far and wide.  The Wall Street Journal chimed in, and the comments had more than a fair share of anti-Semitic crap, and a call to boycott Time magazine.  I think this slumdog meant  "I hope the Indian diaspora does not [let] him get away...":

I hope the Indian diaspora does not get him away.. It is time Indians show their influence and not cow to these racists. Jews can only get away in this country making such comments. I guess the holocaust has not taught them a lesson

Again with the fuckin' threats!  What is with these people?


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