“evil has wings. To build a house takes time. Its destruction takes none. So the railways can become a distributing agency for the evil one only. ”
This seems a concentrated critique around speed of action. Are all hasty things evil? If so, we are in so much trouble. Internet? evil. 4g? evil. This blog post? evil.
I worry that this line of reasoning leads to a “small is beautiful” fallacy, but I don’t think that is what the swaraj is all about. When I seriously look at my own life, I recognize the slow things, the built things as the most beautiful in the tagorian sense of the word.