The nation was in a state of dynamic equilibrium till the government rolled out its grand scheme of demonetization. Prior to demonetization, the nation was going through the diurnal political process where the opposition and the government were busy playing the blame game. Wherever they faltered, they faltered, no opportunity was let go to pose themselves as mere scapegoats. But something happened in the penultimate month of the year that, in a kind, ransacked the nation completely.
The demonetization drive commenced by government shook the whole nation through its foundation. There could have been no person who wouldn't have felt the tremors of the "GREAT DEMONETIZATION GAMBLE."
It all started with a great intention, the intention to curb the black money (which remains unfazed by such poor actions), to eradicate terrorism ( after just two weeks, fake currencies came up for the new Rs.2000 tender) and to annihilate Naxalism (Naxalites subdued and exploited the benign tribals and villagers to get their money exchanged). The intentions were worth exaltation but the execution of the process on ground zero was pitiful.
The nation received the shocking news from none other than our own Prime Minister when even he didn't know what his words would do to the nation and the rest which followed is a miserable present. The very next day, denizens of the nation were stuck up in the bank line. People didn't go to their job and stood in the bank lines but banks were helpless too, the government had forgotten to deliver cash to the bank. But this was a small mistake, who cares if the daily wage workers, farmers, bourgeois of the nation had to stand in queues only to be returned back with no money in hand.
Some series of "minute" mistakes followed on.
Since now, the middle class had got its 85% of money scrapped (their Rs.500 and Rs. 1000 notes amount to nothing but "a piece of paper"), the great Indian consumption theory came to an in-toto halt. The middle class' consumption broken down. It doesn't require you to be an economist to understand that if the middle class recedes back in its spending, the lower classes are the ones who are affected most harshly. The same happened here. People working as labourers, carpenters, workers etc. had to bear the brunt, since now all their potential employers were busy getting their money exchanged from the banks. But does it matter if lakhs of people are left unemployed by just one decision? Who cares actually!
All the farmers were left with nothing except desperation. People didn't have any money in cash, so they resorted to buying things from big supermarkets leading to complete undoing of the small vendors of fruits and vegetables. Now, since a deluge of vendors were left with no money, they stopped buying from the farmers, and lakhs of farmers, in just one day, were left hapless. But, farmers are worth nothing. They are innocent people who can be easily swayed at the time of elections. Who cares about them!
Auto drivers, shopkeepers, small scale business etc. were left with no employment. Now, since people were left with no money, they couldn't buy new clothes, accessories etc. which led to a nosedive in the sale of each and everything ranging from food to clothes and to all the basic need. People now couldn't hire auto leading to complete disaster of so many drivers who had no means of making both ends meet except running their vehicle. Their children and family could do nothing except succumbing to starvation. But who cares! These people are poor and insensible. No matter what you do to them, they will still vote for you, and hence they don't deserve anything.
The nation's condition was so much bad that people couldn't ever perform cremation rituals of their parents, relatives etc. I saw a woman, whose daughter died because she didn't have enough funds to get her operated. Due to demonetization, she was also made deprived of the money she had. So, she borrowed money from people in order to perform final rites of her daughter. But since she had to pay back the money, she was standing in a long bank queue completely left distressed by the death of her daughter. But what could she do? The nation doesn't care for her. Imagine a situation, where a person
who meant life to you, died and you can't even weep for him or her because our Prime Minister says that we need to give him 50 days, because some cynical bastards say that if you don't stand in a line you are not a patriot, because some foolish teenagers say that if they can stand in lines to get movie tickets, why can't they stand in lines to collect money and above all because some insane so-called economics(who certainly have not studied anything about economics) say that this is for the betterment of the nation. But who cares!
The kind of tomfoolery that I observed in the last few days of 2016 will surely suffice for so many days but still WHO CARES!!