Can such a country and such a society become anything in the world if it continues to be so small minded? Mera Bhaarat Mahaan (My India is Great) is what we proclaim. A country full of little people can never be great. It does not deserve to be.
It is sorely incorrect to blame the politicians for this situation. They haven't created it, but merely exploited it. Do we have the guts to ask ourselves as to how such a hideous system could be devised and implemented? The answer is that we, the great cultured people as we like to call ourselves, have the inherent desire of being rewarded without doing anything worthwhile to deserve it. If you are poor, abusing someone wealthy is not going to make you any better. If you are useless, abusing someone efficient is only going to make your condition more pathetic than it is already. Self lamenting and self pity makes you a lesser person. Striving to be better is what takes you ahead. But who cares about this?
The attitude that we have developed is :-I belong to so and so caste/group/regionality etc etc, therefore I must get this benefit. It is very secondary that I'm no way good for it and that I will certainly ruin it. I will not elect a leader because he is efficient. I will elect him because he belongs to my caste and could extend me some benefits. I don't want to belong to a progressive community, but to an influential lobby. It is not important if the leader I elect indulges in scams worth millions or is involved in anti-national activities. What is important is that he keeps on giving me freebies that I ask for. Everything starts and ends for me with my caste and that is the sole thing that makes me great.
That my friends, is the common man of an aspiring superpower.
As far as I am concerned, looking at today's times, this is how the caste system should be constituted:-
A Brahman, regardless to what caste he was born under, is the one who imparts knowledge to students in schools, colleges, higher educational institutes, does research and innovation and strives to make the life of the countrymen better alongwith his own. He is the one who creates better countrymen for the next generation. He is also person who ensures that the laws are updated from time to time and are stern enough to keep the society safe.
A Kshatriya, regardless to what caste he was born under is the one who is the protector of the country against external and internal threat. He is also the one who ensures rule of the law in the land and inspires his countrymen to belong to their country.
A Vyshya, regardless of what caste he was born under is the one who brings prosperity to the country by creating new businesses and creating employment. He is the one who is the biggest countibutor to the country's wealth.
Who is a Shudra then?
A Shudra is the one who, regardless of the caste he was born under, wants everything without doing anything for it. He is the one who thinks that living off the fat of the land and being inefficient is the way of life. All the evils in any society stem from this "shudra" attitude. This is what India has to end, if it has to stand a chance of being anything in the world.
Call me crazy or a dreamer, but this is how it should be.
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