Four thousand hungry children leave us per hour from starvation
While billions are spent on bombs creating death showers
The lines are from the song ‘Boom‘ by System of a Down. They were the lyrics that came to my mind when I heard today about the multi-million dollar nuke submarine that was being imported to India from Russia and the whole multi-billion dollar submarine deal. India is home to many billionaires, but it’s also a country with billions of people below the poverty line. For how many days could the Indian government have fed those mouths if they hadn’t wasted the money on the stupid subs? Think of all the money they spend trying to win a piece of land in Kashmir. And to show the rest of the world that they’re a super power.
Why, India, why?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the windThe answer is blowing in the wind.
PS: Wrote and compiled the whole post while on a Colombo-Matara bus.