It seems that a small part of this world is still stuck up in the colonial imperialist era. But it is high time that all of us teach such people about culture, equality and civilized living.
We have been hearing about racism in the Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders team as well Indians on an Air France flight. It makes me furious when I hear that fellow Indians and human beings have been treated in such a way. We need to stand up and take action.
Now it is high time we stop accepting false apologies and statements from anybody and need to take control of things. We need to change their mindset and for this we need to take more powerful and aggressive steps. Do you remember how Laxmi Mittal taught Guy Dole of Arcelor a lesson about the modern day world?
The best way is to collectively vote against racism. It isn’t just enough to talk about racism and condemn it on website and blogs, but also to take real world action. I’m not talking political voting, but something even more powerful. I am talking about Financial Voting. According to me this is one of the most powerful non-violent forces which can bring about the change our world needs.
All of us are indulging in the process of Financial Voting every single day. Many of us are not even aware we are doing this and that is one thing we need to change. Every time we buy something – we are voting for it. We are voting for the manufacturers, suppliers and employees that work there.
When you fly an airline that has racist employees and management, you are voting in favour of racism and inequality. When you watch a match and support a team by buying its merchandise, you are supporting everyone involved in that team and what they stand for. However if people stop voting in favour of such practices, airlines will be forced to fire racist employees and change management. Cricket teams will be forced to remove coaches and management that dare to insult the great nation of India and us Indians.
Imagine what would happen if most of us stopped flying with racist Airlines or stopped buying products of a company that treats Indian employees unfairly? Our combined vote today has the power to wipe out any major corporations from the face of the earth and we need to make sure our message is clear.
We should vote against anything that is wrong, right from policies that destroy the environment to practices that spoil our culture and heritage. We have the power to decide what newspaper we buy, what TV channel we watch and whose financial services we use. If we find that anyone of them is not respecting our intelligence and not treating us with dignity or is doing things that harm our nation, we should vote against it by simply boycotting the use of their services and making sure our friends and loved ones do the same.
Financial Voting has much more power than political voting and isn’t something that comes just once in five years. It is my vision that one day we will have the entire society pushing for financial voting and financial literacy on a mass scale. That is when The Happionaire Way will truly be powerful. If we think a corrupt politicians or gangster is running a restaurant or hotel, we can simply boycott ever visiting it and making sure people know who is behind it. We can even go a step further and boycott institutions that cater to such corrupt politicians. This way we can all boycott such people on a mass scale.
The power of Financial Voting is so much more, because it directly hits these people where it hurts. These people might not have the intelligence, conscience or understanding of what we are trying to explain and that is why we need to make sure that they are punished more directly.
Imagine if all of us boycott racist Airlines. This will hit their revenues and profits, and in turn they will be forced to fire employees and ask for bailouts from their governments. The fired employees now will take a direct hit and will realize that they have been fired because of their racist attitude. This will force them to think and change their ways. When there is no food on the table and no roof on the head, they will realize their mistakes. This will also force governments and organisations to make sure they serve everybody equally.
Financial Voting is so powerful that it can bring down the most arrogant of empires and nobody is immune to it. We do have the power to change the world with it. Do fellow Happionaires agree? I would love to hear from you here.
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