This is intended to congratulate PT. Sunil Seetahal Maharaj for taking a warrior stand on not just the increase of gas prices but for having taken offense to Imbert’s reiteration that he has rubbed our noses in shame and we have not rioted.
Pandit take a bow for living up to the Lord Krishna’s exhortation in the Bhagavad Gita where he says to Arjuna: “O, Son of Kunti, rise up, for if you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost.”
I don’t know whose son you are Pandit, but you have displayed the noblest of qualities in speaking out and throughout history the voice of one man has been enough to inspire armies into action into making wrong right. It was Julius Caesar, Alexander, Martin Luther King, Mandela, Gandhi who led their people to rise and shine.
Are we going to say now that Pandit Sunil is the one who got us thinking that we should not continue to live like wussies and let one lesser mortal, a weasel more like it, laugh sneeringly at us, an entire population, because he has the backing of a raging bull? A single matador easily takes care of a raging bull in the ring because the more enraged he gets, the more vulnerable he becomes.
Pandit, too, has embarrassed us, simply by doing what the rest of us should have been doing; that we have left it up to a man of God to speak out when it should be us who should be at the forefront of the riot Imbert is begging for.
We should reaffirm the warning, be careful what you ask for, in this case beg for, because you might get it, you know.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh, was near to being deified as a Saviour of that country when one morning the people woke up to the news that Mujibur and over a dozen members of his family had been slaughtered for allowing the country to slip down the economic abyss of poverty and hardship.
He did not beg his people for it, but they gave him what they felt was right and what he deserved. Today, Bangladesh is a prospering country only because the people did what they had to do. Pandit you said what you think has to be said, so Jai Krishna to you.
L. Siddhartha Orie