Step back in time, about fifty years or so. The citizens of the country are tired of living in the conditions that they live in. There is extreme wealth on one hand and undeniable poverty on the other. A family of three lives in a house with 8 bedrooms, sleeping snugly with full stomachs. On the other hand, a mother gives up her ragged blanket and tucks in her five starving children as they shiver on the cold, damp floor of their hut. Times are tough, but the people have had enough.
A revolt breaks out, seeking to overthrow the existing government, for they believe that the reason for heir despair lies in the inefficient functioning of the political powers. The revolution has ended and the people have overthrown the government. India is now a fully communist country. The Communist Party has absolute control over the lives of the people, be it involving their education, their employment or their marriage. So basically, at the beginning of the revolt, these people had no clue that things would get slightly hectic and out of hand.
Sure, the idea of a communist nation seems pretty reassuring. Everyone gets an equal share of property and capital, leading to the abolition of the class division and the caste system. The entire economy is in the hands of the government, which ensures employment to those seeking Jobs. All in all, the big picture is that of one big happy nation. Is it really? Or are looks, like always, deceiving? True, communism provides a lifestyle that fulfills the necessities of man practically, but what about emotionally?
What about having a dream and working towards it? Where does that come in when the government has made equalization so strict that it’s basically the same as chaining up your dreams and goals and aspirations? What about falling in love? What about self confidence ND pride in the fact that you’ve worked hard and achieved something? Communism, my friends, is a prince with a heart of stone. Appealing in every way, though from a far. Though the minute you get close enough, you see the blunt, emotionless side to him.
The kind makes you want to pick up your dress and run as fast as you can in the opposite direction while making sure not to drop your slipper, so that he doesn’t come looking for you. While looking at India as a communist country, there are a lot of factors to consider. In a country with such vast political and cultural diversities, its impossible to figure UT a whole story from only a single point of view. A change that seems to fit in perfectly well with one person may be the same change that devastates another.
We may never be sure of the exact impact anything has on a person, but we can always try to understand, try to assume, and that is what we shall do through this essay. If anything, in today’s world India is recognized by it’s elaborate variety of religions. And it’s true! I don’t think there is any other country in the entire world that shows the kind of religious diversity that is shown by India. Although we can’t forget, religion n communism is something completely different than what it would have been pre- communism. And in this case scenario, India is a communist country.
The Communist Party works towards the suppression to religion, seeing as their goal is to attain equalization and that would never be possible with the differences in religion. This attempt, of trying to abolish the idea of religion, ignites heavy, wrath filled rebellious fires within the handful that strongly believe in religion and are willing to stand against the ways and workings of communism, not out right, but in more of a hushed manner. Not through violent riots and aggression but through silent prayers and headstrong belief. They are rebelling, simply by believing.
Although, religion isn’t the only thing that once divided people. There is always caste differentiation, gender discrimination and class division. Seeing that the top priority of The Communist Party is to rid the country of bases of differentiation and attain a state of total equality, the people are now closer than they were. Women are treated with respect and put on a high platform, alongside men. Money is no longer the basis on which a person is defined, for now the financial condition of the Ashtrays is bout the same as the Brahmins and the Dalais.
Everyone is given an equal share, making the most of it is in their hands. Sometimes, there are minute rebellious breakouts from an individual or two, claiming that they are better than the others and that communism is the reason that they have lost the high seat. To some extent, that is correct, but then again, that isn’t communist. Criminality, on the other hand, seems to have packed up and taken off. Due to the fairly equal living standards of all people, the need for theft and unethical meaner of income has dropped a considerable amount.
With the constant need of paying attention to crime being gone, the people of India now take time to appreciate and celebrate their culture and heritage. Ironically, all the different forms that build up this vast culture of ours seem to have faded with time. People can no longer dance away their worries or sing their confessions. They can no longer speak of their fears, or their beliefs. Though the government of India works hard towards preserving the heritage and art of the people, the voice behind each piece no longer calls out.
Art has become a mere display of talent and craftsmanship, rather than it being a mode wrought with people come out and shine as the person that they really are. Their right of expression has been forcefully snatched away from each and every individual, and they are made to follow the ideologies and philosophies of the communist power. Theirs, and theirs only. And anyone who stands against it, even in the tiniest manner, is punished. After all, the government knows that if even a single human is allowed to point a finger towards the working of the country, soon they’d be facing thousands of hands.
The courage of one may fuel that of another and soon lead to a rebellion. Even though Indian heritage and skill is something that is recognized and appreciated globally, art no longer seems to be art. Art is simply work. Apart from being stripped of their individual voice, the people have also lost their right to knowledge. After centralization of communication, India no longer shows the kind of rapid progress that it used to. Since everyone is oblivious towards then happenings of the world, there is no medium for the exchange of ideas and technologies and hence, development NAS reduced to an incredibly slow pace.
Media, which was a crucial part of communication, is not under government control. While being a down point for the people of India, this is actually an advantage to the political power. Liberal media would have highlighted the various flaws and cons in the functioning of the Indian government, possibly leading to an outbreak of fury from the people. The citizens are only fed half truths and whole lies, seeing and hearing only what the government wishes for them to. We know that the lives people live depends solely on their income.
Though some may say that fate and karma play a role as well, we have to admit, money matters. A communist nation works towards blurring the line between rich and poor. Their aim s to provide proletariat’s which the necessities required to upgrade their living standards to match those of the bourgeois. Although living in a country with financial equality may seem like the right thing to do, it leaves a trail of problems behind. Centralization of industries has lead to everyone being employed and getting income.
A person who puts their blood and sweat into their work still earns the same amount as a person who does nothing but lazy around and couldn’t care less. With this being the case, where would the drive to work and achieve something come from? Why would someone want to work if their luxuries are already limited? What would they work for, knowing that it doesn’t matter how much sincerity they put into their work because at the end of the month, their pay queue will still have the same amount on it as anyone else?
The lack of competition has increased the employees’ denomination and will to come up with something better an more efficient. This has led to a dip in the economy of the entire nation and has begun to degrade living standards. They say a country grows in the direction of it’s youth. Growth is happening. India, a country that was previously in the list of highest illiteracy rates, has suddenly shot skywards. The youth of the nation, hungry for knowledge, is now provided with the platform they require to excel in all aspects of life.
With education now being free, every child is enabled to attend school and complete his education, which in turns has brought about the end of child labor, because children are no longer burdened with the task of earning a living for their families. The only disadvantage is that the students aren’t be as educated in the matters of the world as students were before. India is rising as a nation, but in ways it is falling. The country is moving forward, but as an individual, life is progressing towards nothing. People are denied their right of expression and personal choices.
They cannot decide for themselves, because everything is pre-decided for them. They have no room to be who they really are, because their minds are made to follow the path chosen for them by communist powers. The do not know what it meaner to stand up for what they believe in and what they think is right. Their infinite threads of ideas have been cut off and the purpose of life has been lost. The people have nothing to work towards, no aims to achieve, no greater purpose to work for. Why live in a place where living has no purpose?