My Patriotism Doesn’t Allow Me to Let People Die for Anyone’s ‘Greater Good’
NB: The post has originally appeared on Facebook.
Alright I’ve had enough! I work at PNB, rural area. And if tomorrow I have to tell another mother that we can’t give her enough cash for her child’s treatment, I will breakdown. If tomorrow I see another shivering old lady in the queue, I will breakdown. Because I can’t really look them in the eye and explain to them that it’s all for greater good and for national interest and that black money will go away.
Black money or no black money. The system has always failed them every single time. And govt hospitals don’t exist everywhere, Pvt ones aren’t taking old currency, and for crying out loud your elitist asses wouldn’t trust a govt hospital either with the life of your loved ones.
Please be honest. Please drop this elitism. This is NOT ‘inconvenience’. It’s a crime now. It’s a violation of human rights. People have DIED. Died waiting in queues, died in hospitals that didn’t take old currency, died working in banks.
How can you justify DEATH because of a poorly executed policy in the name of greater good! I don’t want any good that has someone’s blood on it. And will this good mean income parity? WILL IT? What was the rush when your infrastructure wasn’t ready?
People have died because you couldn’t wait to hit headlines. Black money can’t be your excuse for apathy. If this is your idea of deshbhakti then to hell with such patriotism. My patriotism doesn’t allow me to let people die for anyone’s ‘greater good’.