Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hammers & Helmets

Our incompetent government just can't seem to get anything right. Hundreds of thousands of folks have yet to receive tents while our government has already moved on and now want to provide Rs 15,000 for each affected family so that they can buy zinc sheets to build temporary shelters.

Cash is not everything. Even if you have a bora of cash, what good is it if you can't buy the stuff you need? Our lazy civil servants very well know that they can't buy or even import enough zinc sheets to help the affected families. 

They want the easy way out by providing Rs 15,000 and we all know that it will take months before the affected families receive the money. Most of the funds will be distributed not to those in need but the near and dear ones of our local leaders in the affected areas.

Monsoon will be here in a few weeks and our government does not seem to be in a hurry to help the affected families to build temporary shelters to protect themselves from the rain. 

Our politicians and civil servants are never in a hurry to do good for the country and its citizens. But they are always in a hurry to get from one part of the city to another with sirens blazing and armed security personnel waving at us to either stop or give way to the speeding vehicles of our corrupt and inefficient politicians. 

Yes, our politicians are always in a hurry to get to meeting where they will decide how to loot the state treasury and make the lives of the loved ones better while the affected families will get a few Rupees and nothing more.

Our inefficient government failed to provide enough tents to the affected families. We hear that our government has already received half a million tents. I guess those tents will be out in the market soon and our byaparis and bureaucrats can make some dough while our buffoons will get a piece of the cut as well.

Our politicians visit their constituencies and promise our brothers and sisters the moon during election times. Now, when they need help, our politicians offer nothing but yet another promise to help them rebuild. 

Our political parties are busy hosting press conferences to tell us that they will mobilize their cadres to help those in need. We all know that it is just another of their empty promises which will never be fulfilled.

Our comrades seem to be competing with each other on how to come up with outlandish gimmicks. Comedian Oli plans to mobilize thousands of his cadres to help the most affected districts. Our Emperor doesn't want to be left behind. He has also promised that his comrades will go out there and help rebuild homes, schools and whatever they think they can rebuild.

Our comrades invite the media to listen to their hawa-tari promises and do photo-ops with helmets and hammers. We all know that they will ask the government to provide the funds to their cadres in their so-called 'rebuilding project'. The top leaders will make millions while the cadres will get some chiya kharcha. 

If our political parties are really pumped up to help the affected families then they should not focus only on their cadres but call upon able citizens to help as well. Ask the government to form a 'national volunteer campaign committee' and mobilize able citizens to the affected areas to work with our security personnel, engineers and other relief workers.

Our political parties think they will earn some goodwill and win the hearts and minds of the common folks. They are wrong. If you really want to help then mobilize your cadres to cross the border and buy zinc sheets with your own party funds and then distribute it to the affected families in remote areas. 

Do not cook up schemes in the name of rebuilding with the only intent to somehow to get hold of the funds meant for the needy for your own party leaders. The cadres may have good intentions but the leaders only want to use them for their self-interest. 

It's about time our cadres open their eyes and see the true colors of the venom-spewing reptiles. Help the affected families as a citizen of this country. Work with other brothers and sisters as a Nepali not in the name of a useless political party. 

Do it for the country and its citizens. Do not be the pawn of our corrupt clowns. These clowns will use you and dispose you when you are no longer beneficial to them.

If you really want to help then help the lazy bums at our district administration offices to collect information about the affected families and their homes. Help the government to provide the funds to the real victims. Make sure that our civil servants are doing the right job. Help them to be transparent and efficient when distributing the funds to the needy families. Do not misuse the funds for yourself and chamchas.

We all know that we can get on the right track if our political parties work together and help our civil servants to effectively mobilize the funds and materials for the affected families.  But our politicians simply lack the political will to get things done. 

We all know that they have had enough of wine and dine. Now, it's about time we do something to straighten their spine. Let us support each other and not be a bystander when cadres beat up a person for exercising his freedom of speech. It seems that common citizens are the enemy of our angry savages while they follow their corrupt clowns with blind zeal.

Let's hope our politicians and their cadres will not use the helmets and hammers as mementos in their living room for the work they will never do. It's good to hear that our Emperor wants to mobilize his 'Peace' army to help our brothers and sisters. 

Let us all hope that they will do a good job instead of the top leaders asking for a piece of the rebuilding funds to rebuild their own homes and fatten their bank accounts.

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