Ernst Gaines, the American author had once mentioned in one of his short stories-“Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken, Everything”.
Have we really forgotten this ‘rule’? In our fast-paced lives, we hardly stop to question so many things around us. There are a lot of things lying around us which don’t deserve to be there. But, we have given them a chance because we simply didn’t question their existence. (If we did question, we didn’t get the answer and we conveniently ignored this and moved on with our lives) And by the time, we wake up and try to make a change, we are already deep into that shit. Be it Natural calamities or Terrorist activities or Illegal encroachments or Scams and Scandals, just name it and we can see that these things are always in the limelight at the very last minute, when we really can’t do much about it.
We are responsible for our own actions and due to our failure to act at the right time, we have been exploited at every stage. The promoters of such antagonistic movements/operations have succeeded in cheating us handsomely. They have simply taken advantage of our lenient behaviour and sold their defunct ideas, products and schemes leaving us at a loss. For us, Indians, this has been happening for the past so many years, first the British than the Politicos, Heads of Corporate Organizations, Sports and welfare organizations, educational institutions, et al.
Every single time we have had to bow down and take the consequences in our stride. How long can this go on? How long do we remain vulnerable to such occurrences? Isn’t it time for us to wake up and take a stand- that We are not ready to accept dishonesty or fraud or any kinds of other unethical or unacceptable acts, anymore.
Whoever, in his Leadership capacity or non-Leadership role tries to do so should be severely and QUICKLY prosecuted and punished. We need to make sure there are no more cases of Harshad Mehta’s, Ramalinga Raju’s or Suresh Kalmadi’s. The people concerned with the above mentioned rogues kept quiet and didn’t interfere with the state-of-affairs. This led to those crooks continuing with their illegal operations and fulfill their quest for greed and power. And the resultant was shame and embarrassment. For Mehta and Raju, it was limited in terms of the people involved but in Kalmadi’s case, it was a National disgrace.
So, its time for us- the people to Wake up and Take a stand against all this claptrap. Ask questions to those in-charge and seek answers, only then can we and make India a better place to live in for our future generations.