It’s Up To Us Now – Part 12
In any country, the only segment of the population that can bring about radical change is the middle class. The people at the top of the heap are too invested in the status quo and too comfortable where they are to risk upsetting the great deal they have by trying to change things. They correctly do not want to fix something that they don’t believe is broken.
Those at the bottom of the heap, the unwashed huddled masses, are too busy keeping body and soul together. All their energies are focused on getting two meals a day.
That leaves only the middle class.
The middle class in India has been historically disinclined to help bring about change. That’s one of the reasons why it took so long for India to rid of a few thousand Britishers ruling the country. It was not some great revolutionary action that made the British to leave. They left because they had finished with looting the country and it was time for them to leave. (However, that is not what we were taught in school.)