A country where almost a billion people lie below the poverty line, clawing at each other and ensuring that forward movement is as restricted as possible.. Illiteracy raises its head above and beyond all sense of good conscience. Birth-control is something that the intelligent minority of the population embrace. The majority, the illiterate, the backward masses tend to exercise virtually no restraint. What we end up with is a much smaller intelligent population when compared to the mindless millions.
We've blamed the British all these years.... When will we start taking care of ourselves? Frankly (I've talked about this issue before in two earlier posts located here: On Misplaced and Misinterpreted Patrioticism) and here: Reserved!) it is we who should be blamed, not the British. If the British were still ruling us, we'd have been forced to improve our ways.
If they were alive today, I'd love to see how the so-called fathers of the nation would react to the situation our country is currently in. We can't trust our fellow men to do anything right. I'd trust a foreigner with bad intentions toward me and my race before I could bring myself to trust a fellow countryman. Why?? Why are we always fighting ourselves? Why do we have the closed minds of the past?
If someone so much as sneezes into a handkerchief printed with little Indian flags, the guy's going to probably get life in prison and be stashed in a dark, dank jail cell before he's through with the third sneeze! However, the Politico who justify mass injustice in the name of the country are supported in every way by the very people who claim the country’s image lies in a handkerchief with little bits of coloured ink on it!
Have we lost our brains somewhere along the way?
I've been told a thousand times that speaking against your country is not a good thing. I've been threatened by people, I've even been approached by certain (unnamed) officials requesting that I take some posts off my public pages. But they don't worry me. I have a better understanding of the legal system than they apparently do. I know my rights, and I know what's good for a country. Maybe not better than all other people.. Just more than those running mine. :)
We've got SO MUCH potential as a country. I'd be the first one to claim that we could rule the world single handed! But alas, we're too busy attacking each other and curbing our brilliance that we're doomed to eat from the trashcan of human civilized. What happened to the once monumental figure of a country? What happened to the center of the world? Whatever happened to greatness? No, it was'nt the British. It was _us_! Every step of the way, it was us. We grabbed the edges of the carpet under our own feet and gave it one huge mighty tug!
We claim to want what's good for us as a country. But do we really know what that is? Bah!
We're such brilliant people, we have such immense potential.... From the early past, our culture has such amazing ideals and ingrained concepts.. We have (or had?) the best brains in the world! And yet, we have nothing to show for it.
No wonder we're so alone. Our closest friends are called terrorists. We don't even know who they are! :(
God bless this mighty nation.. We can't seem to do without divine intervention (if such a thing exists at all!).