Sunday, February 14, 2010
More "anonymous" appreciation on Fumiko Nagano's blog
The Hokey Herd ?
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 23:09.
It is instructive that while most of your participants go on and on about this hokey zero rupee note idea, only one appears to have taken the trouble to visit Divakar's Sathyagraha - a live, non cooperation struggle against corruption in India.
The herd that will scramble to seek favors from a Big Power by flattering its silliness and ignore individuals like Divakar who are trying real things - that is the corruption.
Maybe I am being too hard on the zero rupee note, but why not try the real thing ? Why not hand out real greenbacks ?
Surely, the honest, suffering Indian may deserve them more than the so called "good Taliban " ?
But the most repugnant aspect of the zero rupee note is that the giver of the note puts himself on a pedestal not through any struggle, evolution or suggestion of equity but merely through an alienated, mechanistic and capitalist process.
The fact that neither the President nor the Prime Minister of India have been able to respond to Divakar's documented criticism indicates the awful grimness of the abject helplessness of the Indian state in dealing with its lawlessness.
If the President and Prime Minister are "helpless", then God alone can help and zero rupee notes are merely cute distractions.