When the whole world is witnessing citizen revolutions, why are we Indians left behind? This change is enforced by the people on their governments. The governments all over the world must know that they are installed to serve people and not rule them. We pay taxes for development and reforms. Not for scams!
On the last working day of February, another budget will creep in. We will be paying more taxes. Prices will continue to rise indefinitely. We'll witness more scams in the future, and all we'll do is switch TV channels and pray to god.
After being ruled for centuries together, have we Indians become habituated to dictatorship? Have we lost our backbones. Why can't at least stand up for protest, if not for fighting?
What happened to Sukhram's telecom scam? Madhu Koda? Laloo's fodder scam? Ketan Parekh's scam? The Government waits for these bastards to die, or the nation to undergo carbon decay. There are over 100 scams that you and I have allowed the state to get away with. Who pays for it? You and I!
I Wont Pay. This is a wonderful idea. This can be implemented in India as well. Don't pay road tax if our roads are in a mess. Don't pay for water if we don't get any. Don't pay electricity bills if there were continuing power cuts. Stand up against every failure of the State. Shout for accountability. Don't pay for what we don't get to see utilised. This goes for both the residents and non-residents of India. Stop letting our beloved nation get consumed by the states. Stop being a such a sucker.
We have lost the capacity to break out from our comfort zone and protest. This is why the oil mafia flourishes - and the builder mafia, the cricket betting mafia, the foodgrain hoarding mafia, the stock market mafia. This is why we insist that our daughters to come home early in the evening. Human life has lost it's meaning in the blind run for money. The government is not responsible. We let this happen!
Everything is corrupted because it is so easy to corrupt. We never stand up and protest. We have lost guts. Lets' talk to our neighbours, our friends, our colleagues, everyone we trust. Let's learn to create protest against gross injustice and corruption. Only then will we be able to create conditions for change. If we continue to behave like sheep, they will continue to shave us beyond the realm of mindless nudity.
Or we can sit back and pay more taxes each year. Switch TV channels. Suffer silently. Pray to god. Die someday.