“Haan kuch log marenge… it’s cool.”
In one line, AIB hits the proverbial nail on the head. They have never been ones to shy away from polarising topics and the demonetisation issue is not different. One might even wonder why they’re late to the party! But late or not, they’re here and have brought their biting criticism along.
While one could say they have covered pretty much every argument associated with the issue, the one that really stands out is how much the common man is expected to put up with some ‘inconveniences’ for the so-called good of the nation. Never mind the fact that the common man makes up the nation and anything not good for them does not really bode to well for the rest of the country.
And of course, everybody has to grin and bear it as they’re denied everything – from everyday groceries to medicines – because the notes they have are no longer legal tender.
The video also covers the absurdities of the situation – the fact that very little of black money is in cash to begin with, the fact that people shouldn’t mind standing in lines “because our soldiers are standing at the border and you can’t stand in a queue?” (This army officer gave an excellent rebuttal to this argument, by the way.)
But shouting “Think of the soldiers!” cannot be the answer to every argument, especially if the common man is being trampled over, as the video literally shows.
And if everyday citizens are dying for the “good of the nation”, then we have a very big problem, and if we can’t see it, we might be part of the problem.
AIB shows us how.