Ruled by Scoundrels !

Monday, June 23, 2008

"Those who criticize politics as the last resort of a scoundrels are condemned to be ruled by scoundrels"

- Plato

It is really surprising to see how a statement as the above one made some 2000 years ago can so accurately describe the state of affairs of a country like India in 2008.

Consider this; 40% of MLAs in Uttar Pradesh are in Jail. Most of them booked under heinous crimes like loot, murder, kidnapping etc. And the rest of the nation does not present a very rosy picture either. Mob violence in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal, water wars between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Infiltration problems in North East.. all these issues along with the rampant corruption and misuse of Power and public money point out to an inefficient and dishonest leadership.

The majority of Indians are young men and women now. Then why should they be ruled by power hungry and corrupt old Netas whose only interest lies in clinging to their "Throne"? Why is India opting for an 85 year old CM whose idea of welfare is distribution of color TVs when the state is reeling under funds crisis; or another moron whose sole aim in life is to have more and more statues and parks build in her name? More than half of the nation consists of working class, then why are they allowing the Politicians to squander the hard earned public money in "Tughlaqi projects" which have the capacity to astonish even Tughlaq himself? Why is a resurgent India letting an inefficient leadership curtail its might ?

The answer lies in the attitude of a general Indian. Like me, he too wishes for a change, BUT, he doesn't want to be the carrier of change himself. In other words, he wants Bhagat Singh to be born again and bring revolution, but in the neighbor's home, not his. He, the usually argumentative Indian, becomes totally silent when it comes to join the fight against this corrupt system. And it is the silence of a common Indian which allows a mob of thousands to control a population of millions. Simply because we fail to react, and we never protest if something is wrong.


So where is the solution for this ordeal? Are we going to allow these scoundrels rule us forever? Or are we going to do something ?

15 comments:

alex paul k said...
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alex paul k said...

The political state in our country is such that common man wil never think in your terms....we the pple ve allowed the political parties 2 b d undisputed kings n it wil take anothr 50 years if at all the common man can make his voice count

good post though

Da Eternal Rebel said...

Just look at Nepal ! They put an end to the Kingship there .... Why can't we show these false "kings & queens" of ours who have no right to remain as our "Bhagya Vidhaata"?

C R D said...

very true dude. we only mock at them politicians..but in the end its we ourselves who bring em to power. its a shame but its true, we are a nation of hypocrites.

intelligent post.keep writing

Prabha Mohan said...

almost half of a state's MLAs in jail? now, how cool is that! :D

ok. im just kidding.

but like some other great person said.. politicians don't make a great nation, people do.

it takes one individual to change this world and when lots of individuals working independently towards the same goal come together, (hopefully not in jail), which they will invariably (as has been proved throughout history), everyone else will follow to create one exemplary nation.

Gagan said...

very very interesting !!!


keep posting ~~

RINZU said...

THANK GOD SOMEONE THOT OF WRITING SOMETHING ABOUT BHAGAT SINGH...

HE IS AN UNHEARD HERO...WHEN PEOPLE LIKE MR.GANDHI GOT ALL THE MILEAGE IT WAS THE BLOOD OF PEOPLE LIKE HIM THAT SOWED THE FIRST SEEDS OF REVLOUTION AND REBELLION US...

REALLLYYYY INSPIRING POST.........


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKKKKKKKK


:)

Alisha said...

glad tht sumone still thinks this way..

suren said...

well well.... lets dream big and progress towards realizing those dreams.. we shall and we will.....

Da Eternal Rebel said...

Yes we will for sure.. may be not during my lifetime, maybe after that!

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Attila said...

well written bro.. so when do we start our political party??

relying on current parties would be disastrous, as the common men who have been the worst affected are not rising up, it is only the politician's families that are participating in India's democracy.. and they who have been born with silver spoons would have little will to change the state of affairs.

dynasties are becoming all too common, like the Gandhis, Pilots, Scindias and what not,..

do we need to tell them 'Quit India'?

Sanket Kakkad said...

Appreciate your thoughts; however, I don't want them to be just 'thoughts'. I feel quite a lot like those words in your posts.

There has to be a planned attempt rather than thoughtful thoughts. But am not sure as yet, how? However, an attempt, as they say, has to be sincere, not serious, in order to fetch the best results. So be cheerfully optimistic and keep thinking, until you feel its time to execute!