Hem-Locked in Ignorance

9 Jul

It’s extremely tragic to hear of the 86 deaths that occurred in Gujarat. It’s politically incorrect to take an objective stand on such an issue, for the sake of sounding insensitive.

For instance, it’s politically incorrect to say that all those men pretty much invited this fate upon themselves by drinking illegally obtained alcohol in large quantities, when in fact that money could’ve been used for the welfare of their family… that lots of destitute wives and children suffer because the “bread-winners” don’t bring as much food to the table as they are capable of.

It’s also politically incorrect to say that the bootleggers are hardly at fault for simply selling the liquor under the table that they have no way to distinguish from poison. That maybe if the government wasn’t such a nut-case and instead legalised alcohol in the state so that it wouldn’t have to be sold illegally, genuine alcohol could be sold, the state wouldn’t live in denial and such incidents wouldn’t arise.

But one shouldn’t make politically incorrect statements, should one.

2 Responses to “Hem-Locked in Ignorance”

  1. v July 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    😦 in gujarat its available in five and 4 stars hotels for non gujarat residents…so if i am from mumbai and i got permit i can drink…so double standard…if it was allowed atleast this lives would have been saved….this happens every couple of years… but the state is adopting holier than thou standards….:( 😦 😦

    • unsungpsalm July 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm #

      OMG is that true?? Indeed, what double standards and what pure folly!

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