The Prime Minister of UK, this week stated, that UK would no longer offer AID to the Indian poor as it is the Indian rich who should help their poor bretheren (Sic). But the Indian rich don’t usually help their poor bretheren. They don’t even consider the poor their brethren. Instead they have so blinded the world with the vulgar display of their wealth that the so far generous Western world is also no longer willing to extend financial aid to India.
It is saying that if your rich have so much money they should take care of their own. Note also that the World Bank chief was in India a few months ago. He came not to give but to take help from India! Asking for financial assistance from a country where 40% of the population does not get two square meals a day! In our vanity to show our wealth we are unknowingly starving our poor. It is still not too late. I have said before in my writings- Hosh mein aao. Do not show off your wealth to the world. Rationing has started. Robbery could follow.
If we don’t learn from the past it will come back to haunt us.