Three years ago you made a tryst with destiny, and now that time comes when you shall redeem your pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps in peace, you will awake again to the nightmare of loot and plunder. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when you step out from the common sense to non sense, when the reason ends, and when the poor of a nation, long stolen, finds despair.
However, it is better for you that at this moment you take the pledge of dedication to the service of rich and elite, to the still larger cause of Corporate, with humiliation or guilt or whatever.
At the dawn of historic three years Mallyas and Ambanis started on their unending quest for money, and trackless months which are filled with bloodsucking of the downtrodden and the marginalised remained mostly successful.
Through JIO and Demonetization, these capitalists have never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the tricks which gave them strength.
You will get nothing of “whatever left fortunes” and they will accumulate alot again.
The achievements they celebrate today are but a step, an opening of opportunity, they created by funding politicians in elections for the greater fortunes and achievements that await them.
Are you resilient enough to sustain this tragedy and accept the challenge? Loot and plunder brings miseries. Mind it.
These miseries are although not new for the poorest and the already left ones- the illiterate, sick and homeless; Dalits and Muslims.
Before the birth of new miseries you had endured all the pains of demonetization and your hearts must be heavy with the fear of being lynched. These pains and fears will continue to haunt you.
Nevertheless, the past three years are over and it is the future that you must be scared of. You never know what future holds.
Still, that future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant struggle to survive. And work hardest so that Adanis and Ambanis might fulfill their pledges they have so often taken and the one they shall take today.
The service of corporates means the starvation of the millions who are undernourished and malnourished. Hungry, thirsty and sick. It means the continuation of poverty and ignorance, disease and inequality of opportunity.
The ambition of the “greatest” man of your generation has been to take out every rational eye and make you blind.
You may protect yourselves, but so long as there are corrupt corporates and blood-sucking money lenders, so long your sufferings will not be over. So better work, and work hard, to give them all, you earn.
These monies are not only for them, but they are also for the their next generations and their friends as they are too closely knit together. You can’t imagine but they can’t exploit alone.
Peace seems to be inivisible; so is freedom, so is prosperity now, and so also is ‘Vikas’ that never was yours.
To the millionaires and trillionares, you must have already started reaping from this great adventure that has nothing for the poor.
Nonetheless this is no time for petty and destructive criticism on lynchings, demonetization and unemployment.
You still have to build the Great mansions for Corporates wherein all their children eat and drink without working and gain a lot of weight uptil they become human-hippopotamuses.
The Chosen day has come – the day appointed by them – and you stand forth again, in deep slumber, hungry, homeless, and uneducated.
The past clings on to you still in some measure and you have to do much, before you redeem the pledges Anil, Mukesh, Vijay and others have so often taken. Yet the history begins anew for you, the history which you shall live and act and others will laugh about.
A new devil rises, the devil of lynchings in the east- a hopelessness for minorities, a vision long cherished, materializes. It may accompany you all for long.
On this day your first thoughts must go to the architect of this systematic loot, the father of such great adventures, who embodying the old spirit of looting, held aloft the torch of theft and robbery up.
You have often been worthy followers of his and have believed everything he said. Alas! You shall never overcome the debt and loss however high he shouts or promises.
You have bad times ahead. There is no resting for any one of you till you redeem “their” pledge in full, till you make all the corporates what they intended them to be.
You may call yourselves to be the offsprings of Great Aryans but you have to live up to the expectations of Capitalists.
All of you, to whatever caste, religion you may belong, are equally the servants of the corporates and the privileged ones. And to them belongs your resources and sweat. Pay your hard earned money to them and blind yourselves afresh in the name of Gau Raksha and [pseudo] Nationalism.
Love you all. Jai Hind Jai Hind
Based on Jawaharlal Nehru’s Tryst with Destiny, this critical piece was written by the author on July 01, 2017. Views expressed by the author are personal.
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