The tyranny of the rich and the ignorance of the poorEverywhere in India, we seem to be seeing a huge army of educated unemployed and also the uneducated unemployed, who are used as use and throw pens or something to the same effect. The leaders seem to have perfected the art. You pay some amount, organize free food and water and the crowd can be transported in lorries like cattle. There were at least two accidents in Tamil Nadu, killing some poor people. Why are the poor so ignorant that can cheat themselves in this game of the rich?
Can we, the common people, do something? Do Members have some constructive suggestions? For example, one method is to approach the NGOs already operating in so many areas and make them aware that they are literally taken for a ride. How is that the same person sings paeans of praise for different persons of different parties? Is this not ridiculous? How do we stop this nonsense? And as reported from Tamil Nadu and AP, how do we make people aware that taking money for votes is a very dangerous game that can do them no good?