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Friday, April 15, 2011
Kill Bill vs Will Bill…..
Is it wrong to tar all politicians with one brush dipped in public angst against corruption?
There are some upright politicians who might seem like beacons for the future.I think we surely have some ideas mixed up here….instead of lookin at politicians elected by a democratic process in order to enable and ensure good governance and set high public standards like transparency empathy and diligence, it’s the vain glory that is reflected.Armed security guards,escorts,red lights flashing imperilously on their cars are all we see.They are elected onto a byzantine empire the foundations of which most often are black money and corruption.They take bribes and demand favours in return as perks for post.
It takes two to tango.The giver of a bribe and the taker are equally corrupt.Maybe its our way of getting around a system that denies us fair opportunities but please remember each time we pay a bribe we break the system a little more!Despite moaning about corruption we don’t hesitate to vote the same representative back to power!Many politicians are endorsing the anti corruption movement forgetting that they themselves are involved in scams and frauds.
My problem is not only with the politicians but with some Toms and Dicks ,Janes and Marys who have leapt onto the Hazare platform!Swamijis,Sants,NGO’s and so called social activists who may wax eloquently on morality and corruption but whose personal ethics are on the wane.For some in fact totally eclipsed!;-)
I am of the firm belief that a cause is known by the company it keeps!..Especially in case of the Lokpal Bill. In any struggle its imperative that transparency and vigil are maintained.One must slash friends as strongly as foes.This movement is beginning to seem like a bandwagon where deadweight may destabilise the move even before it takes off!
Hope global power has not begun to flow from the barrels of a new medium called Facebook! Websites and pages are cropping up by the minute! If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution,you must take part in revolution. All ideas originate in direct experience.No revolution is just a Pani puri party! Not even in a white kurta/kurti! Not to forget the crowning Topi!
In the words of the Mahathma himself “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean¸ if a few drops of the ocean are dirty¸ the ocean does not become dirty”
We maybe rid of politicians though but find ourselves in deeper trouble!