A: "A long time ago I was in Burma. My friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of local leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being invaded in the forest by a bandit. So we went looking for the stones. But for six months, we never met anyone who traded with him. One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had thrown them away."
B: "So why steal them?"
A: " Oh, because he thought he was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for something logical like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."
B: "That bandit, in the forest of Burma. Did you catch him?"
A: "We burned the forest down."
I hope that this time, our leadership does something other than giving the lip service that we are all used to hearing now. It is time that we took decisive action. It is time that India mustered global support and took a few bold steps in the right direction instead of crying about "dastardly attacks that we condemn in the strongest possible terms and that the terrorists do not love humans or humanity and that they are cowards" and shit like that.
We have heard it a thousand times till now. We have heard it over and over again. We heard it when Bangalore burnt, when Surat/Rajkot/Ahmedabad burnt, when Malegaon was affected, when Assam burnt and as Bombay has burned. We are sick and tired of the stupid and miserable excuse for a government that we have. A President who has no personality, a Prime Minister who is a puppet, and a Home Minister who is just an innocent bystander.