3 Oct (11 pm). We are the best nation at it! None can beat us. At whiling away our time, and squandering others’ property. Call it ‘bundh’ or ‘strike’ or whatever you wish. Politicians and pseudo patriots have it all.
We are back to what we can do the best and most unscrupulously! Strike at others’ expense. We have proved it time and again. Tomorrow is just one more ‘bundh’, JUST ONE MORE BUNDH. If a hundred lives are lost, they are not ours – somebody else’s! If a hundred crore rupees are lost in the bargain, who cares? Government? The last one to! The public? If have any voice! The companies? They have hardly any time and resources to waste going after litigations! Common wo/man? If at s/he has a voice to be heard!
What else can we do? Now that mid-term-elections (like mid-term-exams for students) are in the offing in Karnataka, political parties are trying to prove one better than the other. Hence, they call for bundhs.
In the meantime, we will hundreds of crores of rupees tomorrow -in less than 12 hours! The government, companies and firms will have to pay no matter bundh or no bundh. But there won’t be any production taking place! There will be short supply of goods and commodities, and prices will see upward rise. There won’t be transport – even private vehicles will not dare venture out – for the fear of stones from pseudo patriots. It is as if damaging national goods and national (real) pride and its people, future, and means of survival is the only way know to express their patriotism.
Why cannot our politicians and pseudo patriots work a bit harder and longer with black badges (or whatever they want) to show their displeasure to the Central Govt? By distroying our private and public property, and forcing laziness, eschewing work, we are making ourselves weak!
Of course, politicians come and go; they hardly bother about the good of people. They get their fill – at the expense of government and people. At least, people could think of their future? their country? novel ways of protest (a la Munna Bhai – Lage Raho?)!
I really wish to be freed from chota mota politicians who take our country for ransom in the name of national pride, state-determination, desi samskriti! God save us!