Ravi: Hello Madonna
Madonna: Dr Ravi, oh what a delight
Ravi: I’m pleased to see you too.
Madonna: How did you know?
Ravi: How did I know what?
Madonna: How did you know I was thinking about you?
Ravi: You were? Boy, what an honour.
Madonna: Please don’t go there. I know you; you didn’t flatter or patronize your audiences
Ravi: That’s very kind of you, Madonna
Madonna: What am I supposed to do?
Ravi: Do with what?
Madonna: You mean you didn’t hear about the recent incident that brought me untold grief
Ravi: Tell me about it
Madonna: I posted something on my platform. In fact, I shared something I had seen somewhere else, and it was pulled down for not being true
Ravi: I’m sorry, what did you share on your platform?
Madonna: I shared a video which claimed that a proven cure for Covid-19 has been available for months but it was being kept secret to let the rich get richer and the poor and the sick get sicker.
Ravi: And you said it was pulled down for not being true or that it was a false claim?
Ravi: I see. What bothered you the most about the incident?
Madonna: I’m surprised you’d ask that. You of all people, Dr Ravi.
Ravi: Please indulge me
Madonna: Wasn’t one of your more frequent presentations the definition of truth? What is truth and those four components you spoke about so passionately?
Ravi: I never knew you paid attention
Madonna: We all want truth, Dr Ravi
Ravi: Can I quote you on that?
Madonna: You may
Ravi: And would you want us to explore that path more closely because there are many surprises along the way?
Madonna: I’m sorry Dr Ravi, not right now. Maybe another time
Ravi: Ok. So, you were worried that your material was pulled down because they say it was a false claim
Ravi: Why did that worry you so?
Madonna: Why was I singled out?
Ravi: Your words carry weight
Madonna: Everybody’s word carry weight
Ravi: But your word, dear Madonna carry more than the usual weight
Madonna: But why was I singled out when I’m not the only guilty party?
Ravi: I’m sorry
Madonna: I’m sorry too if I posted something that is not true but look around you, Dr Ravi, aren’t we swimming in a pool of all kinds of false claims, in politics, business, entertainment, religion, academics, everywhere, things we generally accept as normal and ok? And here I was singled out
Madonna: Is that all you are going to say?
Ravi: What’s your bigger worry, that you were singled out or that the pool of false claims is flowing everywhere?
Madonna: What do you think Dr Ravi? Oh, wait a minute. Is that what it feels like?
Ravi: Is that what what feels like?
Madonna: Questioning the questioner?
Ravi: And opening him within the framework of his own assumptions
Madonna: I knew you’d complete it, Dr Ravi
Ravi: You sound like you are feeling better
Madonna: I am. thank you so very much