Stockholm Syndrome is a condition where the people who have been imprisoned, either mentally or physically, will start growing affection with the prison and when someone is trying to free them of their shackles, they will resist it with their lives. This is the exact same thing happening with Indian Farmers. Farmer in India has been conditioned, reconditioned in such a way by successive govts to make him fall in love with his misery.
The opposition to these agriculture bills is mainly two folds, both equally stupid. One is the idiotic assumption that govt will stop giving MSP which is Minimum Support Price, but which has been turned into Maximum Selling Price. There is no indication, either by govt or in the bill, that govt is going to stop MSP, though I don’t see logical reason not to do it, but those intellectuals who pretend to be the champion of farmers are speculating it, mostly with the help of astrologers. Second being the rate at which private mandis are going to buy from farmers will be higher than govt mandis, I don’t understand the problem with our farmers, if you are going to get better price why the hell you want to sell it in govt mandis.
The draconian laws which were formulated, to control food grains in colonial India, to help British govt manage its wars are still in use. The inability of farmers to store the food grains they grow is ultimate inhumanity shown by govt on farmers. Just imagine govt dictating Maruti Suzuki company to hold its new release of cars till the festival season is over in India.
The Bharath bandh on Sep-25th is clear indication how farmers have lost their mind. As we know this -cycle of govt buying grains from farmers and let it rot in its go-downs is not going to go for long. Farmers should realize that they have to first diversify their crops and second, should start cooperation societies to have private contracts with major private players to increase their profits.
So long you, farmers, be the pawns in the hands of ruling elite and depend on govt to sell your goods you will be used just as disposable pawns.