I am NOT the scum of the earth

By Dr Oscar Rebelo
11 February 2018 18:21 IST

I betray Goa, joyfully, at the drop of a hat, 

I seek to sell every inch of her pristine land, 

But I protest at the failing standard of our living, 

Hence, I am NOT the scum of the earth. 


I gleefully, twist the law and triumphantly break every regulation,

I bribe and get bribed, Its always Me Mine and Myself 

But I go to the church, temple and mosque every week 

Hence I am NOT the scum of the earth. 


I make my deal with the same devil and the same politician, year after year 

I stick to my caste and religion whatever its wrongs 

But I curse and swear at the system in my choicest foul words

Hence I am NOT the scum of the earth 


I hate you because you speak Romi and Marathi and Kannada or Portuguese

I define myself by how loudly and crassly I defend the language that defines me 

And then I comfort myself that Goans are all about Love, Happiness and Honey 

Hence I am NOT the scum of the earth. 


I encourage the drug and sex and casino brand of tourism with gay abandon 

I get the maximum bang for my buck 

I know my same loving MLA and neighbourhood cop is on the take 

But, me the Niz Goenkar is NOT the scum of the earth. 


I'm destroying the natural and historical heritage of GOA

With ruthlessness unimaginable 

I'm replacing it with a faux Las Vegas/Pattaya culture. 

Then I wonder how the violence and filth of vice descends on us 

Since I wonder I couldn't possibly be the scum of the earth. 


Finally, despite descending the depths of he'll 

Despite having bartered all my values and morals that defined an erstwhile Goan 

I will canvas and vote for Congress and MGP and BJP and Goa Forward

Because they truly define me 

Everyone else is, but oh not I. 


I am a proud Goan with my brain in my knees and my values in my buttocks.

I can NEVER EVER be the scum of the earth 


Peace be to you and all that jazz 

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Dr Oscar Rebelo

Dr Oscar Rebelo is one of the leading social activist of Goa and a practicing doctor. He led the historic peoples’ movement in 2006-07 to get the anti-Goa Regional Plan scrapped and save Goa from total destruction of Goa’s ecology and natural beauty. He is a Goa-based leader of Aam Aadmi Party. He is also a columnist.

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(1) 24x7 Water & Electricity to each Goan houses in Goa.

(2) Free Education & Free Health Care for each Goan in Goa (same like AAP’s Delhi model).

(3) Scraping of Mopa Airport.

(4) Recovery of Rs.35,000/-Crores from Congress.

(5) On-Time & Home-Delivery System of Government Services (same like AAP’s Delhi model).

(6) Demanding Ballot Paper for Goa’s election (EVM already set in favour of BJP).

(7) Best & Free Facilities for Farmers & Fishermen.

- Jack De Goan, Goa | 18 th February 2018 15:53


Dr.you a genious person.

I APPRECIATE YOU from depth of my HEART.

- Dr.R.S.Bhadoria, Gwalior | 13 th February 2018 00:21


I agree at what Doc Oscar has written, we need to come together as one.

- Geary Machado , Mumbai | 12 th February 2018 22:08


Very well said Dr.

It's become each one for himself N God for all

V V V sad indeed

V see no future

- Lulu Fortes, Salcete | 12 th February 2018 04:29


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