Some things happen for disturbance. Things like WikiLeaks, RTI and Jan Lokpal. WikiLeaks is an expat, but RTI and Jan Lokpal are home grown terrorist groups. They assault the government. It is said, more than Five Lakhs RTI applications were fired in Maharashtra in 2010. Similar Lakhs are boasted in other states. Besides increasing workload, these non-state actors have instigated vested interests to run for cover. The best remedy is to kill the activists. Someone’s doing a good job.
While RTI is a bomb, Jan Lokpal is a missile. Terrorism has improved. Instead of petty skirmishes, they have launched a full blown legislative war. Some citizens have suddenly realized that they can make some miniscule differences by gathering in a field. The rest watch the drama on TV and update their knee-jerk thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.
You see; half our life time is spent listening to FM Radio in traffic jams. The other half is spent holding the mobile to our ears. Either ways, we can claim to be expert listeners. When two senses, tongue and ears, has succumbed to recreational hijack, what about our eyes?
After a lifetime in a Jam when we see the cause of it, we take detours like herded sheeps. We have no emotions left to express, when we see workers pouring sand and dust to cover the potholes. We know it’s not gonna work. One shower and the landscape is back to normal. Our thoughts and emotions too follow the same beeline – It’s not gonna work!
Change should always happen elsewhere. We are good. We are what we are. One must see the glass half full. I’m OK, you’re OK. Nothing should disturb our snail-pace. We are used to two Hours in Traffic. That’s our gym. Without workout, we don’t feel like working. Travelers of buses and trains need sauna too. That’s the exercise of life.
Any idiot causing deviation is Draconian. We need not know what he wants. He sits on a fast, gathers mankind and swears to change the system. He wants to make a Quasi-governmental organization. By the way, Quasi is a terrorist from Afghanistan. This “Quasi” is planning an assault on our Gyms and Saunas and our snail-pace. We have to avoid this. Or else, we will be forced to commute without exercises. Worse – we will be on time.
Enlightened souls must have a humanistic approach. If bribes stop, hawkers will be history. Then where do we buy Cheap Crashable Helmets. Despite our snail-pace, we enjoy jumping signals. Another good reflex-exercise! Now that too will have a cost. We can’t pay a bit and escape. We have to pay in full. Also, we can’t afford a house now. When everything is white, we might as well live in a tent – like Gaddafi!
Any systemic change will increase the cost of living. It is economically and financially deplorable. Lokpal threatens to address all levels of administration. And we have to suffer the overheads. Like VAT, we will now have LPT – Lokpal Tax. Anna can fast. Heck, we need a drink or four in the evenings.
We don’t need a monopoly-system. We need a Hoi Polloi System. A Lokpalic-Biryani. All Draft Inclusive. Confusion begets Fusion. From each according to his fancies, to each according to his desires! Shakespeare was lying when he said – “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”
In fact, our sweetest song is this which tell our real thoughts;
“The old order must prevail, un-yielding its place to new,
And MAN fulfils himself in many ways,
Lest one good custom should deform the world.”
Long Live our Status Limbo.