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Low-life loafers

  • We the people have resigned ourselves to the fact that our politicians will not change and we leave it to them to take this country down the drain
- Guffadi

Feb 18, 2017-Our Emperor should learn a thing or two from Amriki President Trump when it comes to coming up with new nataks every week. The man in the West has been coming up with new tricks every week even if it pisses off the rest of the world. Of course, most of the stuff is against what Amrika stands for but he is busy making sure that he keeps his voters happy and is already thinking about another four years in office. 

We don’t know how the Trump administration will deal with the courts, intelligence agencies and the federal civil service. Some say, he will be Nixon XXL. But I guess Trump is now learning that it is hard to destroy the temple when you are inside it. It is much easier to attack the government from the outside. Our Emperor has his experiences doing that, but once you are part of the government, it is difficult to destroy it from the inside. Our Emperor also knows how that will turn out as well.

Our Emperor must have lost touch with his magic skills lately. He is busy trying to keep the Madhesi netas happy so that they can all agree whether to hold the local and general elections this year. We all know that it is easy to announce the date for the elections but will the government really hold the elections on time?

I think our incompetent government seems to forget that it must pass the constitutional amendments to pave way for elections in the country. King Deuba is already itching to get to Baluwatar and begin his rule of ‘Pajerocracy’. Yes, our lawmakers will love him for he is known to be a very generous man when it comes to looting the state funds to provide perks and benefits to the folks in the House.

If Oli was still hanging out at Baluwatar, he would have at least pledged to build a wall and make India pay for it. If we had made Baidya Ba our Prime Monster, he would have gone a step further and declared war against India. If our comrade Biplab had his way, we would be fighting a new war not against the state or the people or even India but against business houses. No wonder, they seem to want to blow up towers and what not and extort money from our byaparis.

It seems that our politicians are not interested to rebuild the homes and the lives of the folks displaced by the earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of children are affected because they have no schools to go to and our government is least interested to begin any projects to rebuild the schools. 

Our politicians don’t care about the children, women or senior citizens. If they did, then our kids would not suffer. They would have at least a building to go to attend their classes. They would receive their textbooks on time and our public school teachers would show up for work and on time instead of just receiving their paychecks while playing cards and drinking local raksi. Yes, most of our government teachers in the rural areas are known for their great work ethic. They spend most of their time indulging in extra-curricular activities in the villages rather than teaching our kids in the schools.

If our government really cared about our women, then our CDO sahebs would not hesitate to give citizenships to our kids in their mother’s name. This is probably the only country in the world where government agencies refuse to follow the ruling of the Supreme Court. North Korea doesn’t count because Lil’ Kim is everything there. When he says your time is up then your time is really up!

Our senior citizens get a few thousand Rupees but most of it goes to our village and ward secretaries who embezzle the funds meant for the poor, needy and the old. Most of our politicians, especially the so-called top loafers, are senior citizens but they don’t need to worry because they get free medical treatment abroad at the expense of the taxpayers.

This so-called ‘transition’ phase has been great for our politicians, civil servants and con artists. We, the common folks just have no opportunities and do not receive any help from the government at all. Our young folks have lost hope in this country. All they want to do is go abroad by any means and are ready to face harsh inhumane conditions to make a Dinar or more.

Our Emperor tells us that his government will follow international laws and practices of transitional justice. Our politicians should learn a thing or two from Amriki President Trump. Just go out there and tell us what you really think and not the opposite. Our politicians do not even follow the laws of the land and yet they tell us all that our peace process in unique. No, it’s not. 

Look at the partners in the ruling coalition today. The man who put a price on the head of the other man is now enjoying drinking sessions with the same person. So what was the so-called civil war all about? Thousands killed and disappeared both by the state and our comrades and what did we get? We got the same two crooks shaking hands and enjoying the power game. 

Our government does not want to empower the commissions formed to investigate the conflict-era cases. More than 60,000 complaints have been filed and it will take another 60 years with the current human resources to go over all the complaints and forget about investigating anything due to lack of legal framework, resources and interference from the political parties and the security forces.

Our politicians are a lucky bunch. Trump’s National Security Adviser had to resign because of his ‘love talk’ with the Russians. Here in this land, our politicians meet with foreign agents every other day and nobody has to resign. We get to watch or even listen to tapes of our politicians asking for Karods from bideshis or boasting about fudging the numbers to embezzle billions of Rupees from the state and nobody has to resign. 

We seem to live in a completely different world. We the people have resigned ourselves to the fact that our politicians will not change and we leave it to them to take this country down the drain. What this country needs is a good sewage system to flush down all the waste and trash that seem to block this country from peace and prosperity! 

Published: 18-02-2017 08:54

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