The Quote -

"Nope, I don't really have anything new to say. but then, I always have something amazing to tell about things that you already know!!"

-Muthu

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Words and Politics :

How more trivial and how more silly can politics be played –

At a time when the politicians should be giving good future plans and assurances that would solve the various tangles India seems to be perceptually lost in, they are playing blame game in the most childish manner. How more can a important national leader Mr.Advani degrade our entire political system by calling the present Prime Minister of India, the weakest PM ever. Of course he has the right to give criticisms but he should be critiquing the flaws in his plans, activities or on his agenda. And what’s more worse, The PM crediting his words by replying him.

The above is just a pint of the gallons of words that are thrown by the politicians on one another. There is no need to write those cock and bull stories and glorify them like the media is unconsciously doing so now by publishing every crap that gets thrown around. One can never become better by calling others names.

Good politics comes only through respectable politics which every single politician in our country seems to have forgotten, a country which has cradled the best of the diplomats and leaders - Gandhi, Nehru, Anna, Patel to name just a few.

May be Respectable politics is a bit too much to ask, so how about decent politics. Is that too hard for people who are campaigning today (assuring free TVs and stuff on their agenda instead of a good futuristic plan to boost the country) to contrive.

I remember the quote from the movie –

V for Vendetta –

“While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation. Words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning and for those who will listen the enunciation of truth and the truth is there is something terribly wrong with this country, Isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerability and depression……….. How did this happen who is to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than the others and they will be held accountable and again truth be told if you are looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.”


Brutal may be the above quote but I believe that naked truth in it is what makes it so brutal. Remember Chanakya’s words the country goes into ruins not because of the action of the bad people but because of the inaction of the good people……


So spread the word to vote for those people who will act responsible, form a public opinion on who would be the best candidate in your area, Look into the history of these people who ask for your votes, don’t get off track listening to people having word battle, you have a more important job in your hand than them – selecting them, I still strongly believe……


Words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning and for those who will listen the enunciation of truth.


So spread the word……..

10 comments:

introspection said...

Hi Muthu, I am over from your comment on Shobhaa's blog and Jo's blog, which r 2 common blogs that we both seem to follow. This is an interesting post, and we are all watching this election Drama that is being unfolded in front of us. Wondering at the out come.
Thanks for leaving yr kind comment on aashyana. If you have time pls visit me at 'inner feelings'
Peace:)

introspection said...

oops..!!

Jo said...

What an interesting post! It seems that wherever you have politics (which is everywhere) you have people trying to discredit other people, instead of working together. It becomes so difficult when it is bipartisan.

You live in a very intersting country, by the way!

muthu said...

@ introspection - I visited your blog, an intense read.... I left you my comment.... :)
and whats that oops for??? ;)

@ jo - Yup jo. I live in quite an interesting country... :) and yeah Politicians always do discredit each other and You are worried abt a bipartisan system and India has a multiparty system..... Imagine the chaos tat always accompanies the general elections.......

introspection said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my post and leaving a great comment.

Ooops, was bcoz I had forgotten to enable (click) follow uo comments by email. I like to read the thread of the subject you see. so I had to send another cooment and the window would not accept a blank post. Hence the Ooops.! I m not so tech savvy u see.

peace.

Rajlakshmi said...

thats a hard hitting quote... so true ... politics is one big drama... media adds a little more zigg to it... if only people were considerate enough to look into the welfare of others than mud-slinging and treachery...

muthu said...

Rightly put rajlakshmi......

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

You know, the tragedy is that it's not just India, it's everywhere. Politicians seem to think it's so much easier to attribute blame than to find a solution.

Vinnie said...

yes, i will sir!
now i know how big a fan u r of V for Vendetta :)

thanks for sharing this..

muthu said...

@ absolute vanilla - yup... It's really a pity and whats more even pathetic the honest politicians get involved in this mud slinging defending themselves.

@ vinnie - I love the movie Vinnie. I am a sucker for these kind of movies that romanticize the idea of fighting for freedom, respect and stuff. Brave heart, the last samurai.... Man i love those movies....